THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

"The few who can understand the system (check money and credits, will either be so interested in it's profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no oppositions from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." -- Rothschild Brothers of London

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October 8, 2014

Oct 08 09:46

ADD Is Either A Real Disease Or School Sucks

by Deep Space

Oct 08 09:38

End of the Empire

If the top 1/100th of 1% crowding airports with their private jets isn’t afraid of impoverished, disenchanted debt-serfs with pitchforks, they should be.

By End of the Empire I refer not to the collapse of American Imperial power but to the excesses and anxieties that characterize the decay of Empire. I have covered the dynamics of Imperial decay before: How Empires Fall (April 17, 2013):
The imperial tree falls not because the challenges are too great but because the core of the tree has been weakened by the gradual loss of surplus, purpose, institutional effectiveness, intellectual vigor and productive investment.

Oct 08 09:34

India, Pakistan exchange fire over Kashmir border for second day

Tens of thousands of villagers fled their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating their portions of the disputed region. At least nine civilians were killed.

Indian officials said the flare-up left five villagers, including one child, dead and 35 injured on the Indian side of the border. The Pakistani army reported four civilians killed on its side, including two children, and three injured.

Monday’s violence — one of the worst violations of a 2003 cease-fire between India and Pakistan — followed several meetings between the commanders of the two countries’ border forces aimed at calming tensions. Two of the three wars between the nations have been fought over their competing claims to Kashmir, though the 2003 cease-fire has largely held despite small but regular skirmishes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The top leadership of both countries need to check their collective testosterone at the door of a conference building, and have the door locked behind them, until an understanding is reached which prevents any more bloodshed from happening.

How long with this have to keep going, before the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir get the frequently promised referendum asking if they want to continue to be controlled by India, or become an independent state?!?

Oct 08 09:32

EBOLA IN AMERICA - WE'RE SCREWED! Says Major Garrett in OPEN MIC


Oct 08 09:29

China builds military airstrip on disputed island, reports state media

Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area.

The newly built facility stretches across Woody Island, part of the Paracel chain, China’s Xinhua news agency said late Tuesday.

The Paracels are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan, and tensions between Beijing and Hanoi rose this year over Chinese construction and oil exploration there.

The runway is Beijing’s latest physical assertion of control in the area, two years after it declared a city named Sansha centered on Woody Island — known as Yongxing in Chinese — to administer vast swathes of the South China Sea.

Vital shipping routes run through the waters and they are believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits. Parts of the sea are also claimed by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.

Oct 08 09:25

DEFCON Router Hacking Contest Reveals 15 Major Vulnerabilities

It's clear from the fact that the list spans many different manufacturers that the problem is not unique to any one company.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe they stumbled on one of the NSA back doors!

Oct 08 09:18

No charges against SWAT officers who maimed toddler during raid

Georgia law enforcement officers responsible for a bungled SWAT raid that left a toddler burned and disfigured will not face criminal charges, a grand jury has decided. The case is now being reviewed by federal officials.

News of the decision first broke on Monday, when a 23-person grand jury in Habersham County, Georgia, called the investigation “hurried and sloppy” but chose not to indict any officials involved in the SWAT operation’s planning or execution, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

During the May drug raid, 19-month-old infant Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh had his face severely burned and disfigured after a flashbang grenade landed in his playpen while he was asleep. The baby – who underwent more than one surgery as a result of his injuries – had his nose detached from his face and suffered from an open gash in his chest as well as a collapsed lung.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very obviously, the disfigurement of an innocent toddler is how Georgia police interpret the motto "...to protect and serve." But what is frightening is that the grand jury just let these cops walk.

I think this state just made my "never visit, EVER!" list.

And take a look at the following, just so you understand that police departments in Georgia are "equal opportunity killers" when it comes to age range of the people they try to (and do) assassinate in botched drug raids. As reported at policestateusa.com:

A drug task force gunned down a grandfather in his home during a botched late-night raid that was based on the word of a self-confessed meth addict and burglar who had robbed the property two nights prior. His grieving widow is disputing the official story regarding the no-knock raid that led to her husband’s untimely death. The devastating incident occurred the evening of September 24, 2014. David Hooks and his wife of 25 years, Teresa, had settled in for the evening; Mr. Hooks was asleep and his wife was upstairs in her craft room. At approximately 11:00 p.m., she noticed a vehicle abruptly race down her driveway. She saw men jump out of the vehicle and approach her home, donning black and camouflage clothing, shrouded in hoods. Mr. Hooks, a 59-year-old businessman, sprang from his bed and picked up a firearm, then took a defensive stand to protect his wife and home from the intruders. As he exited his bedroom, the back door of the house was breached, and gun-wielding home invaders charged in. What happened next was described as “chaos.” The intruders used their weapons to send a hail of gunfire into the residence; a total of 16-18 shots from rifles and .40 caliber handguns. When the gun smoke cleared, it became evident that the intruders were actually a Drug Task Force and members of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Response Team (SRT). Mr. Hooks was killed without returning fire. The officers claimed to be looking for methamphetamines. After searching the home forty-four (44) hours, not a single trace of narcotics was retrieved. Police kill Georgia grandfather during no-knock raid on wrong home

Oct 08 09:14

Russia Central Banks Scrambles To Halt Plunging Ruble, Spends Over $2 Billion In Last Three Days As Inflation Soars

Recently, not a day passes without the Russian Ruble hitting new record lows against the US Dollar due to a combination of both capital outflows from Russia, tumbling prices of crude - Moscow's most important export - which deteriorates Russia trade and current account position, coupled with the most acute USD strengthening in history in the past few months over fears of a tightening Fed.

In other words, the sanctions foreplay of the past year is finally coming to a head, and very soon one party or the other, either Europe or the Kremlin will have to cry uncle. That event, and what follows immediately after, should be the most interesting development of the next 3-6 months.


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Oct 08 09:05

US Air Raids: The Unlearned Lesson of Libya

In 2011 NATO air strikes against Libya that were carried out under the pretext of the urgent need of protecting civilians from a “violent dictator“, cleared the road to power for radical militants. Three years ago, once Muammar Gaddafi had been brutally murdered in October 2011, these militants took over Libya by filling the vacuum created by foreign intervention. From that moment on the country had been plunged deeper into bloodshed created by the former revolutionaries as they cut each other’s throats in a fight for rich oil-producing regions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So far, the only thing US military intervention has done in Iraq, Libya, and (soon) Syria, is to make the situation worse.

Oct 08 09:04

“Voters will remember this”: Scott Walker administration says $7.25 an hour is a “living wage”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has rejected a labor group’s effort to increase the state’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that a coalition led by the group Wisconsin Jobs Now had seized on a provision in Wisconsin law which states that the minimum wage must be a “living wage” – defined as “reasonable comfort, reasonable physical well-being, decency and moral well-being.” However, the Journal-Sentinel noted, state law also allows governors to weigh such factors as the wage’s impact on the labor market. (Studies show that state increases in the minimum wage don’t harm job growth.)

Citing the living wage provision, the coalition last month urged the Walker administration’s labor department to raise the state’s minimum wage. In rebuffing the effort, the Walker administration isn’t just citing the other factors a governor is allowed to consider – it’s actually asserting that $7.25 an hour is a living wage.

Oct 08 09:04

South Africa spent billions on war toys it can't operate, maintain or afford.

South Africa acquired three submarines that spend most of the time on the 'hard' at Simon's Town and 50 BAE Hawk and BAE/Saab Gripen fighter aircraft for which the country had almost no pilots to fly them, mechanics to maintain them, or even the money to fuel them.

The arms deal was a confidence trick played at huge socio-economic cost to the people of South Africa, which has seriously undermined our still-fragile constitutional democracy," said Crawford-Browne.

The commission was appointed by President Jacob Zuma three years ago to investigate alleged corruption in the arms procurement deal in 1999.

Oct 08 09:01

Wealth of Richest 400 Americans Surges to $2.29 Trillion

The wealthiest 400 people in the United States had their combined net worth grow thirteen percent to $2.29 trillion this year, amidst a surging stock market and record corporate profits. The figures come from the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans, compiled every year since 1982 by the American business magazine of the same name.


Oct 08 09:00

Yahoo Is Laying Off Everybody In India

Oct 08 08:59

IMF: China overtakes US as world’s largest economy

Chris Giles at the Financial Times flagged up the change. He also alerted us back in April this year that it was all about to happen.

Basically, the method used by the IMF adjusts for purchasing power parity, explained here.

The simple logic is that prices aren’t the same in each country: A shirt will cost you less in Shanghai than San Francisco, so it’s not entirely reasonable to compare countries without taking this into account.

Though a typical person in China earns a lot less than the typical person in the US, simply converting a Chinese salary into dollars underestimates how much purchasing power that individual, and therefore that country, might have. The Economist’s Big Mac Index is a great example of these disparities.

So the IMF measures both GDP in market exchange terms, and in terms of purchasing power. On the purchasing power basis, China is overtaking the US right about now and becoming the world’s biggest economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the reason that we may well be looking at a major war between the US and China; it would be the US government's (ill-advised) attempt to put China's economic growth on hold.

Oct 08 08:56

Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

During the project's groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, which was webcast on Thirty Meter Telescope's official website, yelling could be heard in the background of the blessing.

Stephanie Nagata, director of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, told The Associated Press that several dozen protesters even blocked the roads to the telescope, prevented a caravan of vehicles from taking visitors, which included dignitaries from around the world, to the event. But the protest group denied they had blocked any traffic, pointing instead to the police.

"They laid down the road right there," said Kealoha Pisciotta, who was with the group Mauna Kea Anaina Hou. "That's what stopped the caravan." Pisciotta also said her group didn't intend to stop the blessing and later apologized for interrupting it. "We said aloha to each other and we hugged."

Oct 08 08:45

flashback: Charlotte TV Station Blows Lid Off Swine Flu H1N1 (Pharma) Pandemic Hoax

This Friday will mark the one year anniversary of the start of the H1N1 pandemic. But a new joint report from the British Medical Journal and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism questions the pandemic and alleged conflicts of interest between confidential World Health Organization advisors and their reported financial ties to pharmaceutical companies producing the vaccines.

Oct 08 08:42

Black Man Flying Confederate Flag Arrested For Living In National Forest

Terry L. Sharkey is a man who can be described as a modern-day homesteader. He set up camp in the Cherokee National Forest in the mountains of East Tennessee, and had planted a garden, pitched a tent, formed a bathtub made of rock, and flew a rebel flag. Unfortunately for him, the land he chose purportedly belongs to the federal government, and they won't stand for the likes of Sharkey.


Oct 08 08:42

Breaking: The US Media Announces the Death of Ebola Patient in Dallas

Following the mysterious announcement from an Israeli news source over the weekend, the American media has finally released information that Thomas Duncan has died from Ebola.

Oct 08 08:42

Spanish Nurse Says She Reported Her Ebola Symptoms Several Times

In Spain, Teresa Romero Ramos, the nurse who was admitted to a hospital in Madrid after caring for an infected priest who'd returned from West Africa, reportedly told health authorities three times that she had a fever before she was placed in quarantine.

There were also reports that she may have become infected by touching gloves to her face while she was removing a protective suit she wore while caring for an Ebola patient.

Meanwhile, despite an appeal from Romero's husband, protests in the streets of Madrid and an online campaign to save the couple's dog, El Mundo newspaper reports that Excalibur was put down at a veterinary hospital in the capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look, I love dogs. But I have to wonder about the sanity of the people who were protesting to keep the dog alive even though it potentially was a vector for contagion. Are these people not thinking this thing all the way through?

Oct 08 08:37

Files on Winona Diocese clergy who abused children are made public

Long-sealed records of 14 Catholic priests who worked in four high schools and 45 parishes across southern Minnesota were opened to public scrutiny Tuesday, revealing hundreds of documents indicating that the Diocese of Winona did not report claims of child sex abuse to law enforcement, did not remove offenders from ministry, and continued to financially support the priests even as the patterns of abuse became clear.

The documents also show that the Winona Diocese “anticipates eventual bankruptcy” as a result of that lawsuit and others being filed under the new Minnesota Child Victims Act.

The 14 priests worked in all four high schools in the diocese.


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Oct 08 08:32

Syria is Still The Main Target

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, the former employee at US National Security Agency,revealedthat US, UK and Israeli intelligence worked together to create ISIS. In her book “Hard Choices” former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, confessed that the American administration created ISIS, whose primary goal was the destruction of the Arab World. ISIS leader, reported by western media as Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, is actually an Israeli Mossad agent with the name of Elliott Shimon.

Oct 08 08:31

flashback: Pentagon Ignores Staff Child Porn

'The US Department of Defense has reportedly refused to investigate hundreds of purchases of child pornography by its personnel. According to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the Pentagon identified over 260 employees who purchased child porn in 2006, The Upshot news blog reported on Friday.

Oct 08 08:31

Former Ebola Patient Dr. Rick Sacra Released From Second Hospitalization

Former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra has been released from his second hospitalization since returning to the United States from Liberia, according to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with and treated for an upper respiratory infection over the weekend.

Oct 08 08:30

Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died

Thomas Duncan, the man who had been diagnosed with the first case of Ebola in the United States, has died today at the age of 42, according to NBC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess that new experimental drug didn't work.


Oct 08 08:29

Standing At A Precipice In The Truth Movement

Nobody Said The Truth Or Freedom Would Be An Easy Climb '

Oct 08 08:26

The Left Right Paradigm is Over: Its You vs. Corporations

We now live in an era defined by increasing Corporate influence and authority over the individual.

Oct 08 08:25

CDC Suggests "Hermetically Sealed Caskets" For Ebola Victims - AKA "Fema Coffins"

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

I remember years back when we came across a then little known video of airtight "coffin liners", hundreds of thousands, stacked in a field in the middle of Madison, Georgia in close proximity to Atlanta and the home of the CDC. We helped break that story which immediately swept through independent media circles.

Owners of the property leased to store the hermetically sealing plastic coffins stated that it was the CDC that had rented the land for storage of the coffins. Confirmation from the CDC has not been forthcoming.

I have been keeping my eyes open for any mention of these kinds of coffins since that story was released, knowing that one day, they would suddenly be touted by the government as if they had always been in use. It appears that day is close at hand...

Oct 08 08:24

Michigan Officer Gives Young Mom Car Seat Instead of a Ticket

Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Ben Hall has gained a lot of attention after a traffic stop last Friday.
While responding to a call of a child riding in a vehicle unsecured in a car seat, he met young mom Alexis DeLorenzo and her 5-year-old daughter.

Oct 08 08:23

Student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion, putting a crimp in The American Dream of owning a home and starting a family. And it’s affecting the broader economy too.

Student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion, putting a crimp in The American Dream of owning a home and starting a family. And it’s affecting the broader economy too.
“People cannot participate in the American dream because of student debt,” said Natalia Abrams, executive director and co-founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org.

Oct 08 08:23

A woman is suing the US government after it created a fake Facebook page containing photos of her

A woman is suing the US government after it created a fake Facebook page containing photos of her, including one that showed her half-clothed.
The Department of Justice acknowledged that one of its agents had created the page without telling Sondra Arquiett.

Oct 08 08:22

13 photos that sum up the US role in Afghanistan these last 13 years

The Afghanistan War is now 13 years old. It's America's longest war, a record no one is celebrating or even really talking about. And while military operations are drawing down, they aren't exactly ending.

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, just signed a deal with the United Sates that would allow 9,800 troops to remain in the country. Military operations will also likely continue in other forms, like the targeted US drone strikes still happening all the time in neighboring Pakistan. And military contractors will continue to be busy. Ten thousands of them are expected to be based at Bagram Airfield, alongside 5,000 US soldiers.

So what have 13 years of war accomplished? Not much if you look at recent events:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 13 year war in Afghanistan accomplished a lot! The oil companies got their pipeline right-of-way at a bargain basement price. Oil consortium consultant Hamid Karzai got to be the puppet ruler. And whereas the Taliban had eradicated opium production, under US rule a veritable tsunami of heroin is flooding out of Afghanistan and onto the streets of America, making American drug lords rich.

Don't it makya proud? :)

Oct 08 08:13

Sears shares tumble after report of vendor halting shipments

Shares of Sears Holding SHLD, -14.76% tumbled as much as 14%, before paring some losses, following a report that at least one vendor was halting shipments to the department store chain because insurance firms for the suppliers are seeking to reduce coverage.

Oct 08 08:11

Exclusive: Missouri police plan for possible riots if Brown cop not charged

Missouri authorities are drawing up contingency plans and seeking intelligence from U.S. police departments on out-of-state agitators, fearing that fresh riots could erupt if a grand jury does not indict a white officer for killing a black teen.

The plans are being thrashed out in meetings being held two to three times a week, according to people who have attended them. The FBI said it was also involved in the discussions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Still trying to kick off race riots in order to declare martial law!

Oct 08 08:11

Financial Regulators Bend Rules for Banksters

The cozy relationship between financial institutions and their respective regulators has long been known. Concern from reformers and activists comes from all stripes of ideological perspectives. With the attention that Carmen Segarra, the whistleblower of Wall Street, has gained, the noise from the banking establishment pushes back. Here comes the expected spin from the Fed, The New York Fed Slams Tape-Recording Whistleblower, Says She Was Fired After Just 7 Months Over Performance. Read their Statement Regarding New York Fed Supervision. So what is this controversy all about?

Oct 08 08:11

Banker Pleads Guilty Over Libor Manipulation, In Secrecy

Oct 08 08:10

Millions of Cases of Dengue Fever Are Going Unreported in India

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Indian government has been systematically underestimating the number of dengue fever cases, reporting 20,500 cases a year on average when the actual number is likely closer to 6 million.

Oct 08 08:09

US firm Raytheon wins $149m missile contract with Israel

Raytheon, a major American defense contractor and the world’s largest producer of guided missiles, has won an Israeli contract to supply $149.3 million in Tamir missiles, the projectiles used in Israel’s Iron Dome defense system.

The Iron Dome system was jointly developed and funded by the US. It is credited by the IDF with shooting down over 700 rockets from Gaza that were headed for Israeli population centers, a “kill ratio” of about 85-90 percent of the total rockets fired at population centers. (Most of the 4,500 rockets fired from Gaza fell in uninhabited areas in Israel or, in some cases, inside Gaza.)

The contract, from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., is intended to expand Israel’s supply of Tamir missiles, according to a Raytheon press release last week.

Oct 08 08:09

Ocala, Florida breaks 84-year old cold record

Children were bundled at bus stops. Workers left home in sweaters and light jackets. Heat pumps switched on earlier than normal.

Monday morning, the temperature dipped to 49 degrees in Ocala - a record low for the day.

The previous record was 50 degrees, set in 1930. The official measuring site is the city water plant at Southeast 36th Avenue just north of Maricamp Road.

Oct 08 08:08

Definitive data on the global warming climate change scam

There is only one piece of US climate data which correlates with CO2 - the amount of data tampering NCDC is applying to US temperature.

Oct 08 08:08

NHS supplier risking complicity in nine US executions

A major supplier to the NHS is at risk of becoming involved in American executions, after Alabama altered its lethal injection ‘cocktail’ to include a drug for which they are the only US supplier yet to put in place sufficient distribution controls.

Oct 08 08:08

US Military Finds a Target Weak Enough to Debut F-22 'Superjet'

In a move designed to amaze Americans and awe enemies and allies alike, the United States Military at last eased--gently, ever so gently--the now legendary F-22 wonder jet into 'combat.' The most sophisticated and expensive warplane in US history (which as of last week was still untested in combat) was inserted into a combat scenario that was essentially the military equivalent of taking on a newborn baby kitten: bombing ISIS training camps in Northern and Western Syria.

Oct 08 08:00

Ebola screenings to be implemented at U.S. airports

Passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken nations will have their temperature checked upon landing in the U.S., CNN reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which can be defeated in the passenger takes ibuprofen.

Oct 08 07:59

US Airstrikes Kill 22 Civilians in Iraqi Market

A Monday US airstrike against the ISIS-held town of Hit has killed at least 22 Iraqi civilians, and wounded many more, according to locals. The strikes hit a marketplace, along with apartments alongside the market.

Locals say they believe the intended target was a building containing ISIS fighters, just down the road, but the indications are that that building wasn’t hit, with locals saying it was likely a “mistake.”

Oct 08 07:58

LATEST ISIS SPOOF

Who would they target if they got rid of ISIS so soon? Gotta keep them around at least until the next election

Oct 08 07:58

IN PHOTOS ~~ VIGIL IN NEW YORK TO STOP ARMS TO ISRAEL

As a preface, yesterday Mondoweiss posted a letter by Alan Levine written to Schumer & Gillibrand urging them to follow the Leahy law which states that countries who use arms against a people in a way that violates international law and creates war crimes will no longer receive arms or $ for arms from the US.

Oct 08 07:57

The Greatest Speech Ever Made - Charlie Chaplin

why Charlie Chaplin was so hated by the US, Israel, and other fascists :-)

Oct 08 07:53

Koch Industries Responds to Rolling Stone – And We Answer Back

I find it, frankly, amusing that a company that has been convicted of six felonies and numerous misdemeanors; paid out tens of millions of dollars in fines; traded with Iran, and been so reckless in its business practices that two innocent teenagers ended up dead, attempts to impugn my integrity, and on the basis of my association with Mother Jones — where I worked as an editor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, on a team that was twice nominated and once awarded a National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

Oct 08 07:53

The Sad, Sad Inactive Epiphany of the Doomed Lab Rat.

When you're crazy, you constantly do irrational shit that proves to people that you are what awakened people say you are. When you are crazy, you act out in public and you punctuate your insanity while practicing genocide on helpless people whose land you stole. Because you are crazy, you can't help yourself. Because you are crazy and internationally connected to a cabal of other crazies, while residing in a country teeming with the psychopathically insane, it is a given, it is an inescapable conclusion that you will destroy yourself. That hotbed of twisted psyches will soon be no more. Next year? Five years from now? It's going to happen.

Oct 08 07:51

US says it can hack into foreign-based servers without warrants

The US government may hack into servers outside the country without a warrant, the Justice Department said in a new legal filling in the ongoing prosecution of Ross Ulbricht. The government believes that Ulbricht is the operator of the Silk Road illicit drug website.

Monday's filing in New York federal court centers on the legal brouhaha of how the government found the Silk Road servers in Iceland. Ulbricht said last week that the government's position—that a leaky CAPTCHA on the site's login led them to the IP address—was "implausible" and that the government (perhaps the National Security Agency) may have unlawfully hacked into the site to discover its whereabouts.

Oct 08 07:50

The West Is Partly Responsible for the Ebola Crisis In Africa

The U.S. Backed the Dictators Whose Warmongering Destroyed the Healthcare System

Oct 08 07:50

Ancient Mystery: 1,000 Year Old Australian Skull is Not Aboriginal

The jawbone of a 1,000 year old skull of a young child has been found after being washed ashore, and now the investigation begins to find out where it originated from. You’d expect that maybe it is the remains of an Aboriginal child, only it’s not.

Forensics scientists will find out whether or not this skull is either Polynesian, or Asian in origin… or from somewhere else. Evidence of ancient mariners in Asia and the Pacific Islands date back to before the time of Christ. The Polynesian culture of the Pacific Islands are regarded as the perhaps the region’s oldest seafaring culture, but they are not alone.

Oct 08 07:49

Double-reverse on Ebola military mission

In yet another Obama administration reversal adding to the confusion surrounding the mission of U.S. troops in West Africa, Defense Department officials said Gen. David M. Rodriguez misspoke when he told reporters Tuesday that U.S. troops would be in direct contact with Ebola patients.

Rodriguez, commander of U.S. African Command, said at a Pentagon news conference Tuesday that teams of U.S. soldiers will work alongside Liberian troops and will staff mobile medical labs that will test people for Ebola.

The Defense officials, however, now insist U.S. military lab technicians will only be testing specimen samples from suspected Ebola victims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One dropped test tube and there will be a problem.

Oct 08 07:47

FLASHBACK - DHS Orders Bagpipes? So Much for Sequester Cuts

Apparently the head of the Department of Homeland Security is not even trying to save the government any money. Yesterday DHS ordered a new supply of musical instruments including bagpipes and drums. There is music writing software included in the order as well as the many small parts that go into caring for bagpipes.

I guess Napolitano didn’t get the memo. We are supposed to be saving money here! How exactly are we “securing the homeland” with bagpipes and drums? The problem here is, that Democrats keep saying that the sequester cuts were too much and that we weren’t going to be able to continue life as we know it without this money. Well obviously, that’s just not true.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No, no, no, no, NO! You don;t understand. The austerity is for you slaves, not us! You silly!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 08 07:45

CDC Chief Frieden on Ebola: Sealing Borders 'Increases People's Distrust of Government'

On his blog on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), director Dr. Tom Frieden wrote that sealing borders, restricting travel to and from countries with widespread cases of Ebola, and otherwise isolating communities infected with the deadly disease “increases people’s distrust of government, making them less likely to co-operate to help stop the spread of Ebola.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Frieden has been given is marching orders to keep the borders open, keep Americans buying airline tickets, keep them going to the malls for the Christmas shopping season, make sure they show up to vote, and especially not let them forget that what they are SUPPOSED to be afraid of are those eeeeeeeevil mooslims that need a good bombing.

Oct 08 07:42

Texas ground beef recalled due to possible metal pieces

Texas groceries had likely removed by Sunday morning all ground beef from store shelves that was subject to a recall due to possible contamination from tiny pieces of metal, an executive at the company which recalled the product said.

Sam Kane Beef Processors, based in Corpus Christi, Texas, recalled nearly 91,000 pounds of ground beef shipped between Sept. 9 and Sept. 18 to Texas retail outlets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a news release on Saturday.

Consumers in four separate incidents reported finding pieces of metal about 3 mm in size in beef products, and one of them reported getting a chipped tooth, the USDA said. The USDA classified the health risk from the metals as low.

Oct 08 07:41

Canada at war: Vote to launch combat mission against ISIS passes 157-134 in House of Commons

Canada is again at war.

One by one, Conservative MPs in the House of Commons led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper voted late Tuesday to join the war in Iraq, passing a controversial motion that clears the way for Canadian CF-18s to embark on airstrikes in the Middle East.

After two days of debate, the motion to launch a combat mission against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) passed 157-134.

Oct 08 07:40

Diplomat: Syria has four chemical weapons facilities it didn't disclose

Syria has four chemical weapons facilities that it did not previously disclose to the United Nations, a Western diplomat told CNN on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What they are not saying is that Syria disclosed them now. And even the UN is admitting there are no chemical weapons at these facilities. The US is desperate to trick Americans into a war on Assad.

Oct 08 07:37

AIG sues taxpayers FOR bailing them out

Oct 08 07:35

CNN: Inside Liberia's Ebola crisis

No audio because this was recorded at a Starbucks. Of particular interest is the scam nature of this video, which is most clearly shown at the end where a kid, supposedly dying of "Ebola" obviously falls down in the most incredibly fake acting job ever. Though there is no audio, the scam nature of this video is perfectly preserved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CNN has yanked the video from their website.

Oct 08 07:29

General: If Ebola Reaches Central America, 'There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.'

Those looking for good news on the fight against Ebola will not find much encouragement from Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command. As Jim Garamone of Department of Defense News reports, Kelly told an audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday that, if the disease reaches Central America, "it’s literally, ‘Katie bar the door,’ and there will be mass migration into the United States."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like there isn't already?!?

Oct 08 07:28

Obama: 'There’s A Sense ... The World Is Spinning So Fast and Nobody Is Able To Control It'

At a DNC fundraiser today, President Barack Obama voiced a concern many Americans might now have. "[T]here’s a sense possibly that theworld is spinning so fast and nobody is able to control it," Obama told Democrats at the White Street Restaurant in New York, New York.

But Obama suggested that he has things under control.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"like that Ebobo, Ebalo ... Ebola thing. It starts with an E, so I know you need a computer for it!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 08 07:26

Swiss Move to Back Franc with Gold for Real?

Asking the Swiss National Bank to hold a fixed portion of its assets in gold would hinder monetary policy, the government said today. Switzerland will vote on the initiative "Save Our Swiss Gold" on Nov. 30 that would force the central bank to hold at least twenty percent of its assets in gold. It would also forbid the sale of any such holdings and require all the gold be held in Switzerland. – Bloomberg

Oct 08 07:24

The Question of State Legitimacy - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Zionist lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz,finds “imperative” is that drone attacks and the like be made legal by, for instance, allowing someone in the government to obtain a warrant that allows an assassination (and its “collateral damage”) to take place.

Oct 08 07:22

The Student Loan Debt Bubble In America Is Spiraling Out Of Control, And It Is Financially Crippling An Entire Generation Of Young Americans.

At this point, the grand total of student loan debt in the United States has reached a staggering 1.2 trilliondollars, and an all-time record high 40 million Americans are currently paying off student loan debts.

Oct 08 07:21

A Century of Mainstream Media Lies

Newspapers were the first vehicle that mainstream media (MSM) used to manipulate Americans into war. The Spanish-American War (1898) was fought over Cuba, which had been a colony of Spain since 1511. By the 19th century, Cuba had become the world’s wealthiest colony and largest sugar producer, and its assets were coveted by the Illuminist cabal, which also wanted Spain neutered as a world power. National City Bank, then America’s preeminent bank, controlled the McKinley White House, loaned the government $200 million to fight the war, and took control of Cuba’s sugar industry afterwards (see Ferdinand Lundberg’s classic 1937 book, America’s Sixty Families).

Oct 08 07:17

'Shame on you, Turkey!' Massive protest in London demands protection for Kobani Kurds

Protesters have returned to the streets of London as they rally in solidarity with Syrian Kurds in Kobani, the town Islamic State militants threaten to seize next. Earlier on Monday activists occupied one of the busiest Tube stations.

Hundreds of people march though London carrying banners which read: “Turkey stop supporting ISIS”

Oct 08 07:16

Twitter sues US for right to disclose government requests

Internet giant Twitter is suing the Department of Justice in hopes that the United States government will let the web company publish more details about requests made for user data.

Oct 08 07:16

Serbia proposes free trade zone with Russia

Serbia’s foreign minister Ivica Dacic has proposed a limited free trade zone with Russia and has assured Moscow the South Stream gas pipeline project is safe. Russian companies meanwhile expressed readiness to invest up to $1bn in Serbia’s infrastructure.

Under the plans put forward by the Serbian official, who is in Moscow until Wednesday for a session of the Intergovernmental committee on trade, economic and scientific and technical cooperation, the two countries should instantaneously drop tariffs on a number of goods, such as sugar, meat, poultry, cigarettes, alcohol and cars.

Oct 08 07:15

Toxic exports allowed: EU drops labeling of Canadian tar sands as highly polluting

The European Commission has proposed a directive that abandons obligatory labeling of tar sands oil as highly polluting, opening way for Canada's sands crude imports and drawing criticism for putting oil producers' interests above the environment.

Oct 08 07:15

The U.S. Preparing For The Real Mission In Syria, The Removal Of Assad

Japan is in a triple dip recession. IMF slices Euro zone growth. Unemployed people protest the European central bank. US hiring plummets and the corporate media reports that the holiday retail season looks promising. One third of auto loans are sub-prime. Research study concludes Obamacare will destroy jobs. Walmart will not insure those employees who work less than 30 hours. Many protocols not followed during Ebola treatment, is Ebola a hoax or is there another agenda. Islamic state gives rules to journalist, everything must be approved by them. US clearing the path to clear the northern border of Syria and Turkey for a no fly zone and the ability to attack Assad.

Oct 08 07:14

Adobe Spyware Reveals (Again) the Price of DRM: Your Privacy and Security

The publishing world may finally be facing its “rootkit scandal.” Two independent reports claim that Adobe’s e-book software, “Digital Editions,” logs every document readers add to their local “library,” tracks what happens with those files, and then sends those logs back to the mother-ship, over the Internet, in the clear. In other words, Adobe is not only tracking your reading habits, it’s making it really, really easy for others to do so as well.

And it’s all being done in the name of copyright enforcement.

Oct 08 07:12

Ebola: Why don't we just ban flights from Africa?

The World Health Organization has said repeatedly it does not recommend travel bans on the countries affected by the Ebola outbreakl because that would leave the countries cut off from the rest of the world, “resulting in detrimental economic consequences, and hinder relief and response efforts, risking further international spread.” http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-2nd-ihr-meet...

The key problem in travel bans, says the WHO and others, is that ending flights in and out of affected countries hinders these countries’ ability to receive the new supplies they so desperately need. As well, there are already not enough health workers on the ground in the affected countries. What foreign worker would willingly fly into the epidemic to offer assistance knowing they might not be allowed to fly back out?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is about protecting the profits of the airline corporations as we head into the holiday travel season. The fact is that the United States maintains a military airlift capability that is the rival of any commercial airline and can go wherever they need to go. The US Government is still treating Ebola as a political and economic issue. They want people to keep buying airline tickets. They want people to flood into the shopping malls for the Christmas shopping season. They want to make sure everyone shows up to vote next month. And mostly they don't want people to start thinking that maybe it is time to stop waging wars against countries on the other side of the globe and spend the taxpayer's money to protect the US from a major epidemic.

Oct 08 06:55

Illegal Alien Disease Epidemic – Doctors & Nurses Gagged, Threatened With Arrest If They Talk

The message to doctors and nurses was simple; you talk, you go to jail. That message was delivered by officers of the government security contractors hired to police the Lackland Air Base illegal alien induction facility.

Some have spoken up anyway, because the risks are so great. They say the American taxpayers and citizens have a right to know what disease epidemic risk is being brought into our nation. They were interviewed confidentially by Todd Starnes of Fox News.

Oct 08 06:53

First USA bombs Syria to get ISIS. Now they claim they must remove Assad to get ISIS

The airstrikes ordered by President Barack Obama have begun to degrade the Islamic State (ISIS), but will not be capable of eradicating the militant group unless Syrian President Bashar Assad is overthrown, say Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, John and Lindsey, if you really feel that way, here are your rifles! Here are your parachutes. We ran out of the desert camo but here are a couple bright day-glo jumpsuits left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your heads climbing into that transport plane, and we will call Assad and tell him you are on your way to kick his gluteus maximus all by yourself.

But We The People remember how the US Government has been trying to take over Syria using hired mercenaries for the last three years. We The People remember how you lied about Assad gassing his own people to trick us into war, which didn't work because we still remember how you lied about Saddam's nuclear weapons and stolen incubators to trick us into war with Iraq, and we remember how you lied about torpedoes in the Gulf of Tonkin to trick us into war with Vietnam, and how you lied to us about the Lusitania not carrying weapons to trick us into WW1, and how you lied about a Spanish mine in Havana harbor sinking the USS Maine to trick us into war with Spain ... need I go on?

So you will forgive us if we sit this next war for conquest and enrichment out and keep our children safe at home. But feel free to attack Assad all by yourself, and we will watch safely from home, as you in the government have always done when it was our children being killed and crippled in wars ultimately fought for the bankers!

Oct 08 06:42

So THAT'S why toothpaste ruins the taste of food! Chemicals in paste destroy receptors on the tongue and cause a bitter sensation

Ever wondered why a drink of sweet orange juice turns horribly bitter after brushing your teeth?

According to experts, the sensation is down to a specific chemical, known as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), a detergent commonly found in toothpaste.

This detergent specifically suppresses sweet taste receptors on the tongue, and destroys compounds designed to inhibit bitter sensations.

Oct 08 06:40

Two leading HSBC directors quit in protest at tough new rules that will punish reckless bankers with jail terms

Two directors of HSBC’s operations in the UK have quit in protest ahead of tough new rules that could result in jail terms for reckless bankers.

Alan Thomson, who is on the board of the international bank’s UK subsidiary, is planning to leave at the end of this month - and John Trueman, the deputy chairman, is preparing to resign but has not yet formally done so.

The moves come as proposals for rules to make senior bankers more accountable were unveiled by the regulators.

Oct 08 06:39

Did Cops Use Excessive Force During Traffic Stop?

October 07, 2014 - Lisa Mahone, 47, and her boyfriend, Jamal Jones, have filed a federal lawsuit against the Hammond, Indiana Police Department. They accuse the police of using excessive force and false arrest and battery during a September 24 traffic stop. Police stopped Mahone allegedly for not wearing a seat belt. Both Mahone and Jones were asked to show officers their IDs, but Jones did not have one. When Jones refused to exit the vehicle, officers smashed the car window and used a stun gun on him.

Oct 08 06:38

CDC now endangering all Americans by pushing five irresponsible assumptions about Ebola transmission

There's no subtle way to say this, so I'll just state it outright: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become a clear and present danger to the public health of all Americans. The agency's continued repeating of lies based on false assumptions is already contributing to a dangerous, casual attitude about Ebola transmission that could cause this outbreak to explode across the United States.

Oct 08 06:38

Dr. Gill Mobley 'The Government Is Lying' About Ebola

October 07, 2014 - President Obama met with health and national security aides on Monday to discuss Ebola. He told reporters the White House is developing protocols to screen airline passengers "both at the source and here in the United States." Obama also downplayed the chances of Ebola spreading within the U.S., saying the odds of an epidemic are "extremely low."

Oct 08 06:37

The Titanic of the occupation — SodaStream (Update)

SodaStream stocks dropped another 21% today, an all time low for the home seltzer corporation whose principal manufacturing facility is located on a Jewish settlement in apartheid Occupied Palestine. Officially the story is revenues:

Unofficially, it’s the boycott.

Oct 08 06:36

Gitmo Force-Feeding Trial: 'A Cry of Humanity from Person with No Choice Left'

Though cleared for release, prisoner says he should not be brutalized by U.S. for protesting indefinite detention

Oct 08 06:35

First nuclear power station in a generation given go-ahead... but costs soar £8 BILLION before construction even starts

A nuclear power plant will be built in Britain for the first time in a generation after the EU finally signed off the project today – but will cost £8 billion more than expected.

The new plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset will be funded by a levy on household electricity bills, amounting to around £8 a year, for 35 years.

Oct 08 06:35

US lifts sanctions on Turkish arm of Russia’s biggest lender

The US Treasury Department has taken a bank off its “naughty” list, Turkey’s DenizBank, a subsidiary of Sberbank. Russia’s largest bank was placed under sanctions in September, and now DenizBank is no longer blocked from American capital markets.

Istanbul-based DenizBank fell under sanctions because it is more than 50 percent (99.85 percent) owned by Sberbank, which acquired it in September 2012. The Department of the Treasury sanctions apply to any bank that is majority-owned by a sanctioned Russian bank.

Sberbank acquired Denizbank, Turkey’s eighth largest, from Belgium’s Dexia for $3.5 billion, as part of an effort to grow outside the former USSR.

Oct 08 06:34

Lights, Camera… Covert Action: The Deep Politics of Hollywood

A variety of state agencies have liaison offices in Hollywood today, from the FBI, to NASA and the Secret Service. Few of these agencies, though, have much to offer in exchange for favourable storylines, and so their influence in Hollywood is minimal. The major exception here is the Department of Defense, which has an ‘open’ but barely publicized relationship with Tinsel Town, whereby, in exchange for advice, men and invaluable equipment, such as aircraft carriers and helicopters, the Pentagon routinely demands flattering script alterations. Examples of this policy include changing the true identity of a heroic military character in Black Hawk Down (2001) due to his real-life status as a child rapist; the removal of a joke about “losing Vietnam” from the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), and cutting images of Marines taking gold teeth from dead Japanese soldiers in Windtalkers (2002).

Oct 08 06:33

Antarctic sea ice hits record levels as it reaches 20 MILLION square kilometers for time time since records began in 1979

Sea ice surrounding Antarctica has reached a new record high.

Nasa says it now covers more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.

They say that even though Antarctic sea ice has been increasing, 'the planet as a whole is doing what was expected in terms of warming.'

Oct 08 06:33

Russia to force card issuers to use domestic payment system

Two Russian deputies have submitted a bill to the State Duma that would require all foreign and domestic payment card issuers to work exclusively with the new National Payment System in Russia.

"National System of Payment Cards (NSPC) will be an operational and payment center, banks and international payment systems shall interact only with NSPC - we need to understand what processes are happening in the territory of Russia,” Vedomosti quotes Marina Mukabenova, one of two deputies who submitted the bill.

Some countries, like Turkey, are already using such a scheme, Mukabenova said.

Oct 08 06:32

Powerhouse Germany gets own spoonful of austerity

German industry is feeling the most pressure since the peak of the global financial crisis in 2009, putting Berlin in a difficult position as it preaches tough austerity to its neighbors. Russian sanctions are only exacerbating the economic misery.

Industry orders tumbled 5.7 percent in August from July, the fastest since January 2009 when they dropped 7.7 percent, the Germany Economy Ministry in Berlin said Monday. The drop was much higher than economists at Bloomberg (1.5 percent) and Reuters (2.5 percent) forecast.

Germany factory orders, adjusted for seasonal swings, were 4 percent less in August than in July, the biggest drop since 2009.

Oct 08 06:31

Britain's fracking trespass law flouts UK citizens’ democratic rights – Naomi Klein

Recent legislative changes, which enable fracking firms to drill beneath UK citizens’ land without their permission, flout Britons’ fundamental democratic rights, author and activist Naomi Klein warns.

Speaking at an event chaired by Guardian columnist Owen Jones on Monday evening, Klein emphasized that the British government’s recent overhaul of trespass laws – orchestrated to make it quicker and easier for fracking firms to drill beneath Britons’ land – was fuelling nationwide resistance.

Speaking to an audience in London, the Canadian writer and campaigner said an underlying factor driving the anti-fracking movement was the necessity to defend democracy.

Oct 08 06:30

Anti-terror police powers used against journalists denounced by UK Lord

Britain’s former Lord Chancellor has condemned police deployment of snooping legislation to gain access to private journalistic records. A senior police official conceded on Tuesday the force's powers to uncover journalists’ sources require revision.

Oct 08 06:30

Heading for Ground War in Syria and Iraq

Believe nothing Obama says. His policies are polar opposite duplicitous rhetoric. Big Lies repeat one after another.

His word isn't his bond. His pledge to avoid more Middle East ground war is meaningless. All signs suggest it's coming.

Oct 08 06:18

Kiev Stages Provocations to Disrupt Peace! U.S. Leading War In Eastern Ukraine!

Oct 08 06:05

WHO advisory admits coughing and sneezing can spread Ebola

I am getting dozens of emails a day concerning Ebola. No surprise about that, but the vast majority are concerned with airborne transmission. In short, as many have said already, and as I have said repeatedly getting sneezed on by someone with active symptoms of Ebola is not advisable.

ALL body fluids are infected, that includes the respiratory droplets emitted when a person sneezes and any sputum thrown out when they cough or sneeze. Body fluids also include breast milk and tears. Here's what the World Health Organization says about it:

Oct 08 05:46

3.7 percent of voters in Burlington’s last big election not on rolls

Unpublished data from Burlington’s last big election reveals a significant number of votes were cast by individuals whose names were not on the statewide checklist.

In the 2012 presidential election, 17,383 votes were cast in Burlington, according to city-published data. According to data not published by the city, but made available to Vermont Watchdog, 639 of those votes, or 3.7 percent, came from election day walk-in voters whose names were not on the voter rolls and whose registration status was unknown.

Oct 08 05:44

Israel blocks entry of construction materials to Gaza

Israel has prevented dozens of trucks loaded with building materials from entering the besieged Gaza Strip, despite earlier promises to allow such a move.

“We were notified by the Palestinian National Company that Israel has indefinitely delayed the entry of the 60 trucks into the Gaza Strip,” the official Anadolu Agency quoted Mounir al-Ghalban from Gaza’s border authority, as saying on Tuesday.

The Palestinian official further noted that the move came despite “promises” by Israeli authorities to allow the entry of the construction supplies into the besieged Palestinian territory.

Oct 08 05:30

Time running out for Ukraine to stockpile gas for winter - Gazprom CEO

Winter is around the corner, and Kiev will not have enough time to fill its underground storage facilities with the 18-20 billion cubic meters of gas needed to survive the winter, and ensure EU supplies, warns Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller.

Every year before winter, Ukraine stores up gas in its underground storage facilities in preparation to distribute it to homes and buildings when the cold weather hits.

“With regard to the volume of gas pumping into underground storage facilities in Ukraine, if we are talking about time remaining before the start of winter withdrawals, of course, Ukraine won’t have time to pump the necessary amount; 18 billion cubic meters at minimum, even better 20 billion cubic meters,” Miller told journalists.

Oct 08 04:48

Illegal aliens will help re-elect Democrat Kay Hagan in North Carolina

In 2013, the state of North Carolina began issuing driver's licenses to illegal aliens who qualified for President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (better known as 'executive order amnesty'). Officials had originally planned to place an easily distinguishable pink stripe at the top of the license, along with the words "NO LAWFUL STATUS" in large, red letters, but under pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), that plan was abandonned.

Now, the DACA license is indistinguishable from any other North Carolina license, save for the phrase "NO LAWFUL STATUS.
LEGAL PRESENCE EXPS: 00/00/0000," which appears in very tiny print and could easily missed by a poll worker.

Oct 08 04:45

Illegal alien charged with repeatedly raping 9-year-old girl in New Jersey

On Monday, Bergen County Prosecutor Marybel Mercado Ramirez offered Luis Remache, 25, a plea deal in which he would be sentenced to 20 years in prison on two counts of child rape. The Ecuadorian national began raping the victim in Sept. 2009, when she was only 9-years-old, according to court documents.

In March 2014, Remache was arrested by Moonachie police when the girl told her parents about the continuous sexual assaults, in which she was repeatedly molested over a period of four years.

Oct 08 04:34

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: How 'lawfare' has become a weapon

Wherever there is war in the modern world, there are allegations of war crimes. But he also said: "The basic presumption that every death has to be translated into a breach of the laws of war is just wrong because death, even of civilians, is not an unreasonable consequence of war.
Note: It is not complicated. Israel murdered over 2100 human beings, wounded another 10,000, and caused 7 billion in damages. Case closed.

Oct 08 01:51

Stephen Hawking 'Contributes Vocals to New Pink Floyd Song 'Talkin' Hawkin''

'The Endless River' will be released in November and the full album credits recently emerged online. Consequence of Sound reports that theoretical physicist Hawking is credited as a vocalist on one track. This would mark his second collaboration with Pink Floyd, having previously appeared on their 1994 album 'The Division Bell'.

October 7, 2014

Oct 07 23:32

"We're Screwed": MSM Caught on Hot Mic at White House Ebola Press Briefing

For a little insight into what our mainstream media really thinks (but will never say), check out what CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and two of his colleagues said when Garrett apparently forgot his mic was still on after the White House's October 3rd press briefing on the government's Ebola response ended.

Now, Aaron and I are in no way saying "we're screwed." We're just trying to show you these mainstream reporters obviously don't believe the government's b.s. any more than we do...yet they go on prime time TV and tell everyone exactly what the government wants us all to hear night after night. It really is all just a big fat dog and pony show, and this clip is just one more (obvious) proof of that.

Oct 07 22:30

Israel Lobby: in Defense of Christians?

Oct 07 21:03

James Corbett - Shut Up, Conspiracy Theorist!!!

it's nice to see James Corbett as PO'd as I am

Oct 07 19:37

K9 dies of heat stroke after being left in police cruiser for hours

A K9 officer with the Montville Police Department died late last month after being left in a police cruiser for several hours.

Oct 07 19:34

Fighting ISIS: $1.1bn already spent, ‘30 years of war’ to come

As the Pentagon reports spending of over $1 billion on bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ex-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the fight against the Islamist movement may take as long as 30 years.

Oct 07 19:22

112 trucks carrying German humanitarian aid enter Ukraine

Over 100 trucks with humanitarian aid from Germany have successfully passed customs clearance in Poland and entered Ukraine. The aid is to be delivered for Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where essentials are needed badly.

Oct 07 19:20

Connecticut declares preemptive Ebola health emergency, allows quarantines

Connecticut’s governor declared a public health emergency in the Nutmeg State. The precautionary order, signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, allows public health officials to coordinate a targeted quarantine in case Ebola arrives in the state.

The Democratic governor’s order ? which is not in reaction to any specific case of the virus ? gives Department of Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen the power to quarantine any person or group who may be exposed to or infected with Ebola.

Oct 07 18:28

NYPD Officers Swing on 16-Year-Old With His Hands Raised, Then Hit Him in the Face With a Gun.

The latest video evidence of police brutality in New York City comes not via a bystander with a smartphone but from good old-fashioned surveillance footage. DNAinfo has the disturbing tape showing two officers catching up to 16-year-old Kahreem Tribble in Bed Stuy, just after 2 a.m. on August 29. The first cop takes a big swing at Tribble’s face and misses. As the teen backs into a security grate with his hands up, the second officer runs up, gun drawn, and smashes him in the teeth with the weapon. Once on the ground, Tribble gets hit again.

Oct 07 18:09

Food Stamp Recipients Top 46 Million for 35th Straight Month

The number of Americans on food stamps has topped 46,000,000 for 35 straight months, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Oct 07 18:02

FBI Asks Public to Help Identify Homegrown Terrorists

One day after a Bolingbrook teen was accused in federal court in Chicago of plotting to travel to the Middle East and join Islamic State, the FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify other individuals who have traveled — or are planning to travel — overseas to fight alongside terrorist organizations.

Oct 07 18:00

F.B.I. asks for help identifying masked individual in ISIS propaganda video

F.B.I. FORMALLY ASKS FOR THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE LOCATING TERROR TRAINEES AND MASKED ENGLISH-SPEAKING MAN IN SEPT. ISIS PROPAGANDA VIDEO

Oct 07 17:59

Stefan Molyneux: The Truth About Ayn Rand

Her warnings about fascism/crony capitalism were prophetic (but her books and those of other Russian authors very, very, very long)

Oct 07 17:41

Gun rights advocates see win in destruction of firearms records (VIDEO)

Ever since a Jim Crow-era firearm registry in Durham County was repealed by the North Carolina legislature in June, a battle has waged over what to do with cabinets of leftover records that have finally seen their conclusion.

Oct 07 17:33

VIDEO: NYPD Officer Hits Unarmed Teen in the Face With His Gun

Two NYPD officers are under criminal investigation after punching and bashing a 16-year-old suspect in the face with a gun despite the teen raising his hands to surrender, according to a video obtained.

Oct 07 16:58

Pentagon intelligence gaps and eased targeting rules pave way for disaster; U.S.-led coalition airstrikes kill 22 civilians in Iraq

The National Iraqi News Agency reported on Tuesday that U.S-led coalition airstrikes killed 22 civilians, including numerous women and children, in its arial assault on the Euphrates River Valley city of Hit.

Oct 07 16:43

Outsourced Jobs Are No Longer Cheap, So They're Being Automated

Remember when a majority of new tech jobs were going to India and China? Well, increasingly, those jobs are going away altogether. Outsourcing, it turns out, is in the early stages of being automated. This morning, news broke that Yahoo would be laying off at least 400 workers in its Indian office, and back in February, IBM cut roughly 2,000 jobs there. Cisco has been considering cuts in India as well.
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Oct 07 16:41

Rockefeller Foundation fictional scenario depicts pandemic to be used for “top-down government control”

Rockefeller Foundation fictional scenario depicts pandemic to be used for “top-down government control”

A Rockefeller Foundation white paper published in May of 2010 titled Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development takes a look at hypothetical future scenarios which may be used to benefit privy globalist corporations, businessmen and organizations at a later time.

Oct 07 16:02

Feds Stole Woman’s Identity, Made Fake Facebook Page for Her

A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that.

Oct 07 15:53

CNN axes 300 jobs

Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, will cut its total workforce by about 10% in the coming weeks through a mix of buyouts, layoffs and other measures, the company said Monday.

Oct 07 15:47

Is Former Israeli IDF Officer Behind Fake Videos of Beheadings?

Both videos when viewed are strangely similar. In both, a black-hooded executioner, nicknamed in the British press as “Jihadi John” for his strong London accent (!), supposedly takes a sharp knife to the throat of a kneeling, orange-clad James Foley and Steve Sotloff. Then, curiously, Jihadi John begins ostensibly slashing the throats of each, not once, but six times….not a drop of blood. Both Foley and Sotloff bravely kneel, head upright, no knee-jerk avoidance reaction one would expect. Then, just when the heads should be severed, in each, there is a blackout. Next scene: body on ground, head sitting atop. Professionally staged. Look for yourself.

Oct 07 15:31

CDC planning new travel-related measures to fight Ebola

CDC Director Tom Frieden didn’t say whether the new recommendations would include a ban on flights from the three West African countries that have suffered an Ebola outbreak. But he did say the steps are related to travel, and said he knows many Americans are worried about how international travel could contribute to an outbreak in the United States.

Oct 07 15:30

US To Unveil New Ebola-Related Travel Bans As WHO Admits More Cases "Unavoidable"

U.S. TO ANNOUNCE FURTHER TRAVEL MEASURES VS EBOLA IN DAYS: CDC

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too little too late?

Oct 07 15:21

Australia to pass NDAA style indefinite detention law

Oct 07 15:18

Few Dozen U.S. Troops to Test Lab Samples for Ebola

A few dozen U.S. troops will have exposure to laboratory samples from potential Ebola patients by running testing facilities in Liberia, the head of U.S. Africa Command said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't drop that test tube!

Oct 07 15:17

CNN Sued for Age Discrimination While Layoffs Target 55 and Older

CNN's woes got even more woeful Tuesday when it was announced that CNN's parent company, Turner Broadcasting, would slash 8.5% of CNN's workforce, and a longtime CNN producer filed a $5 million age and racial discrimination suit against the leftwing cable network.

Oct 07 14:59

Twitter Sues the Government for Violating Its First Amendment Rights

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, so it can release more information about national security requests.

Oct 07 14:56

*Video* Possible seat belt infraction prompts cops to smash car window, tase passenger and terrify kids

7-year-old girl cries in terror as monster cops smash window, tase man, for possible seat belt violation

Oct 07 14:43

Man Arrested, Charged with Criminal Mischief After Shooting Drone with Shotgun

Russell Percenti was charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and criminal mischief last week after blasting a camera drone/quadcopter/DJI Phantom out of the sky with a shotgun.

Oct 07 14:38

Who Rules Public TV? Corporate sector overwhelmingly dominates public TV governing boards

The corporate and financial sectors have an overwhelming presence on the governing boards of major public television stations, a new FAIR study finds.

The study looked at the occupations of the current trustees of WNET (New York City/Newark), WGBH (Boston), WETA(Washington, DC), WTTW (Chicago) and KCET (Los Angeles).

Oct 07 14:01

Dublin city councillors vote against fluoride

City Councillors in Dublin, Ireland passed a motion last night against the addition of fluoride to Ireland’s water supply.

Oct 07 13:55

Yoplait Yogurt Boldly Pronounces "No More Aspartame!", But They Swap It With Sucralose (Splenda)

Yoplait yogurt has a bright new label which prominently states "NOW: NO ASPARTAME!" This is an example of a mega-corporation pandering to the consumer demand for healthier products such as no MSG, no GMO, no BPA in drinking bottles or food containers, no aspartame, etc. However, a quick perusal of the Yoplait label reveals that the product contains something just as bad: sucralose. Let's take a brief look at 'SPLENDA,' aka sucralose, and see if its really better than aspartame.

Oct 07 13:54

After 13 Years, President Obama, 'Time to End Our Endless War in Afghanistan'

As the U.S. expands its air bombardment of Iraq and Syria, Tuesday marks another milestone for a nation at war: the 13th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, the longest officially recognized war in U.S. history.

"One of the dangers around the ongoing war in Afghanistan is that people have wanted it to end for years, so it's as though we wished it away some time ago," Peter Lems, Program Officer at the American Friends Service Committee, told Common Dreams. "Yet it hasn't gone away."

Oct 07 13:48

If Minsk Agreement is Fully Implemented, US Could Lift Sanctions Against Russia: Official

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland confirmed Tuesday that if the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, the United States could lift a number of sanctions against Russia.

Oct 07 13:30

Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare

An interview with Danish medical researcher Peter Gøtzsche on the topic of his recently-released book "Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare" as featured on MadInAmerica.com

Oct 07 13:26

James Corbett - How to Herd Your Tax Cattle

“Because the horror of Communism, Stalinism, is not that bad people do bad things — they always do. It's that good people do horrible things thinking they are doing something great."
? Slavoj Žižek

This shows how easy brainwashing is

Oct 07 13:01

Ebola: The Fine Line Between Medical Martial Law and Common Sense

A man in Texas who is thought to be infected with Ebola may be taken into custody against his will. Is this the beginning of medical martial law, or is this a common sense practice to prevent the spread of a deadly disease?

Thus far, due to medical privacy laws, the man is unnamed.

Oct 07 12:59

A Syrian Woman in Syria gives her views on the War


it was 3:30am when I took this call. I don't know if she knew I am in the Japan not the US or what. But she got my book and was touched by it. This is not a political analyst or anything just a woman living in Syria. She's watching her nieces because their father was a Syrian officer he and his brother were killed by the US supported terrorists. Im glad the people of Syria are getting ANC news and realizing that not all Americans are psychotic or fooled. I am leaving her name off on purpose.

It makes me so mad. I'm furious and frustrated. How long, how many times can our government just pull a stunt and lie in order to generate more wars of choice? It is not going to end until we end it. No one but the American people have the power to stop American aggression. I saw these little girls. That's why the Syrians are fighting, to protect their own children from religious fanatics and power hungry monsters.

Oct 07 12:54

Waldo, Florida Votes to Disband Disgraced Police Department

A scandal laced police department in Florida has been forced to close following an exposed ticket quota scheme and lack of funding.

Oct 07 12:41

Gov Emergency Manager: “Ebola Outbreak is Being Conducted On Purpose; Violates All Protocols”

To say that the handling of the Ebola crisis from the get-go is a disaster would be an understatement. For months, as the virus took hold in town-after-town, country-after-country in West Africa medical professionals and emergency services experts warned that unless drastic containment measures were implemented it would eventually make it’s way to Europe, the United States and the rest of the world.

It is now clear that all containment efforts, if we can call them that, have failed to prevent the spread of the virus.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I go with Occam's razor on this one; meaning total incompetence. The handling of Ebola matches the US Government's ineptitude in handling Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, the Gulf Oil disaster, and Fukushima.

Oct 07 12:37

The FBI Is Searching For Mystery Man With 'North American Accent' Who Appeared In ISIS Video

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help identifying an "unknown individual" with a "North American accent" who appeared in a propaganda video released by the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) last month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Have you tried Central Casting? Rita Katz' boyfriends?

Oct 07 12:33

3D printer for creating untraceable AR-15 rifles hits market

The US does allow for creating a firearm from parts or kits, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which states: “[An] unlicensed individual may make a 'firearm' as defined in the GCA for his own personal use, but not for sale or distribution.”

As a way to get around that law, manufacturers can make a semi-finished lower receiver that “isn’t technically a gun, but gets as close to the line as possible,” Ars Technica reported. The metal piece is usually 80 percent finished, and can be purchased from a variety of companies. The Ghost Gunner machine will finish the lower receiver, and then customers can purchase the rest of the AR-15 parts online, without being subjected to waiting periods or background checks.

Oct 07 12:22

Small Farmers of the World Being Crushed by Lavish Subsidies in Wealthy Nations

Lavish subsidies for commodity agriculture products like cotton, corn, and soy beans in the world's wealthiest nations continue to put small-scale farmers and consumers in less-developed nations on the short-end of the stick in the global food economy, said policy experts and top ministers from African nations at a United Nations food summit in Rome on Monday.

Oct 07 12:18

Michael Bloomberg knighted by the Queen - just don't call him Sir Mike

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire philanthropist and former mayor of New York, has been made an honorary knight by the Queen.

The 72-year-old American was knighted in honour of his "prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours", the British embassy announced.

Mr Bloomberg, a well-known Anglophile with a £12 million house in Knightsbridge's Cadogan Square, will not be able to style himself "Sir Mike" because he is not a British citizen.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about 'Sir Asshole?"

Technically, he can be called "Sir Michael" while on British soil. Good reason for him to move there.

Oct 07 12:02

WARREN BUFFETT: 'Hillary Is Going To Win ... I Will Bet Money On It'

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made a bold prediction about the 2016 presidential race at Fortune's "The Most Powerful Women" summit in California on Tuesday.

Buffett said, "Hillary is going to run." Furthermore, he added that he's positive she will make it to the White House.

"Hillary is going to win," Buffett said, adding, "I will bet money on it, I don't do that easily."

Oct 07 12:02

Hillary Clinton embraces ‘endless war doctrine’

At event in Ottawa, former secretary of state says war against ISIS will be “long-term commitment”

Oct 07 11:58

Most recent ISIS munitions US-made during Iraq occupation - study

An analysis of cartridges used by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria shows that their newest ammunition is of American origin. China and the Soviet Union were identified as the biggest sources of munitions, but with bullets made 25 years ago.

Oct 07 11:58

Kangaroo Court Toll-Road Ticket system eviscerates Due Process: No Officer Required To Testify, No Photographic Evidence Required By Law

We're always told that if the officer who issues a traffic ticket doesn't show up to court, we win- right? Even the red-light camera tickets have to have a picture of you. But not in the case of toll-road violations in California. Toll roads are issuing upwards of 15,000 tickets in Orange County, CA alone. Yet no photographic proof is even required by law and no witness is required. It's simply an outrageous "WE SAY- YOU PAY" system. The best way is to avoid the toll roads altogether. But this page will show how the toll-road system and DMV says you can challenge the citations.

Oct 07 11:56

Defense Department Admits US Troops In Liberia Will "Come In Contact" With Ebola-Infected Individuals

With boots-on-the-ground heading to Liberia to help 'manage' the anarchic dystopia that a frightened nation has become, General David Rodriguez (Commander, US Africa Command) held a briefing today to explain US troops' role:

QUESTION: Will they be in contact with individuals or just specimens?
RODRIGUEZ: They come in contact with the individuals.

Of course this was followed by a stream of qualifiers that all protection possible will be taken (just like the nurses in Madrid?)

Oct 07 11:54

Why Won’t Obama Ban Air Travel From Countries Where Ebola Is Out Of Control?

Why does Barack Obama refuse to take even the most basic steps to protect Americans from Ebola? Even though it has already been demonstrated that Ebola can be brought over to the United States by a passenger on an airplane, Obama refuses to do anything that would even restrict air travel from nations where Ebola is spiraling out of control. Back in September, Obama said that it was "unlikely" that any individual with Ebola could get through the "extensive screening" at our airports and pose a threat to the general population. But he was wrong. That has already happened. And yet the official White House position is that there is "no consideration of a travel ban" at this point. What possible explanation is there for such gross negligence?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"I gotta keep everyone focused on hating the eeeeeeeeeeevil mooslims! That is the priority right now! Ebola Schmebola; I gotta a war to fight! Also gotta keep the suckers going to the shopping malls, buying airline tickets, and heading to the polls next month!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Oct 07 11:43

Volatility returning to currency markets

Oct 07 11:37

Pentagon Claims Ebola Not a Huge Risk to Troops in West Africa

The 4,000 service members being deployed to “combat Ebola” in West Africa will be “kept safe” from the virus, the Defense Department claimed, despite the fact that health officials have failed to contain Ebola which is now spreading on multiple continents.

During a Pentagon news conference today, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), said the military is using “strict protocols” to protect the troops and will implement “careful reintegration” once they return to the U.S.

Oct 07 11:30

“Genetic Strains of Ebola that have Never been Seen Before”. Media Lies and US Government Coverup

The current outbreak (which actually began on or before December, 2013) presents genetic strains of Ebola that have never been seen before. The Guinea variant of Ebola was itself novel enough to form its own clade. Now, via Recombinomics and with respect to Sierra Leone, we have:

“The June Sierra Leone sequences have evidence of some drift from the March sequences from Guinea. A prior Zaire sub-clade, which was found in apes and a chimpanzee and was associated with an outbreak in Gabon in 2002 had strong evidence of recombination, which raises concerns of more evolution in the current sub-clade, which has produced a record number of reported Ebola cases and deaths.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is only a matter of when, and not if, we have an ebola outbreak in the US, and that is something those tasked with the responsibility of attempting to keep Americans safe from disease outbreaks do not seem to be taking very seriously right now, which concerns me.

Oct 07 11:28

A black flag two miles from Turkish border, and Isis on the verge of an unlikely victory in Kobani

Isis is close to capturing the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, just a short distance from the Turkish border, after a three-week siege in which US air strikes turned out to be ineffective in preventing Isis winning an important victory.

With Isis fighters also making advances into western Baghdad, which may allow them to close the city’s airport with artillery fire, President Obama’s strategy of containing the Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria is in ruins.

Kurdish militiamen are battling to stop Isis capturing Kobani, but a Kurdish spokesman in the city was quoted as saying that the town “will certainly fall soon”. Fighting has reached the eastern outskirts of Kobani where Isis fighters raised their black flag over one building at the entrance to the town.

Oct 07 11:27

Washington Is Destroying The World — Paul Craig Roberts

The arrogant fools in Washington, wallowing in their hubris as “the indispensable nation,” have provoked Moscow to the point that Russia now has more deployed nuclear weapons than the US. As a result of Washington breaking its word and putting ABM missile bases on Russia’s border, Russia has developed supersonic ICBMs that can rapidly change their trajectory and cannot be shot down by any missile defense system. Of course, the US corporations making billions of dollars selling Washington a useless ABM system will deny this.

Moreover, those countries, such as Poland, whose governments are sufficiently stupid to accept US ABM bases, would be obliterated before the bases could function. The utter stupidity of Eastern Europe’s bought-and-paid-for governments to put trust in Washington is likely to be the main cause of WW III.

Oct 07 11:22

Ebola: Husband of quarantined Spanish nurse says officials want to put down their dog

THE husband of the Spanish nurse infected with Ebola has attacked health chiefs in Madrid after claiming they threatened to put down the couple's pet dog

Teresa Romero Ramos and Javier Limon Romero are being held in quarantine in separate rooms at the same hospital in the Spanish capital.

Teresa, 44, one of the medical team that treated the two repatriated Spanish priests who died from Ebola, was diagnosed with the killer disease yesterday.

Today, her husband Javier, who is being looked after at the Carlos III Hospital, claimed health chiefs in Madrid were trying to get their pet dog Excalibur put down.

An SOS message he sent to a friend ended up on the Facebook page of an animal welfare association.

Javier, who lives in the Madrid suburb of Alcorcon, said that he had left the dog with all the provision it needed while he was in hospital.

Oct 07 11:17

Walmart Cuts Health Care Coverage For Most Part-Timers In Wake Of Obamacare

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that starting Jan. 1, it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week. The move affects 30,000 employees, or about 5 percent of Wal-Mart's total part-time workforce, but comes after the company already had scaled back the number of part-time workers who were eligible for health insurance coverage since 2011.

"We had to make some tough decisions," Sally Welborn, Wal-Mart's senior vice president of benefits, told The Associated Press.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And what do you want to bet that starting 1 January 2015, NO ONE WILL BE WORKING OVER 30 HOURS AT WAL-MART?!?

Sometimes, workers may have pre-existing conditions which may make it impossible to find adequate health insurance, particularly with what Wal-Mart pays them.

Corporations, in their lust for profitability over everything else, tend to have the morals of a trout; this decision makes that painfully clear on the part of to Board of Directors at Wal-Mart.

Oct 07 11:15

Your Curiosity Fix is Enhancing Your Memory and Intellect

Curiosity allegedly killed the cat - but no one ever mentions how satisfaction brought him back.

"Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information - like a vortex that sucks in what you are motivated to learn, and also everything around it," explains Dr. Matthias Gruber.

Oct 07 11:11

The new AIG lawsuit should enrage every American taxpayer

Imagine you have a friend who drinks a lot and often.

Until now, they always seem to have a good time. He tells the best stories, gets all the girls. He’s the life of the party.

Then, one day, he wrecks his car. And you and some buddies, who happened to be in the neighborhood, see your pal trapped. Of course, you rush to the rescue. You try to break open the door with a tire iron. Ultimately, you smash the window and pull the poor fellow out. And just when you’d think this guy would sober up and see the recklessness of his ways, he looks you in the eye and says without blinking: “You need to pay for my door and windshield.”

This is the story of American International Group Inc. AIG, -2.10% and its longtime leader, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THAT is real Chutzpah!

Oct 07 11:10

7 Revelations From Those Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes

The secret Goldman Sachs tapes released this week by ProPublica and This American Life are attracting a lot of attention, and rightly so. They were clandestinely recorded by Carmen Segarra, an investigator for the New York Federal Reserve Bank who was eventually fired -- either for being uncooperative or, as she says and the tapes suggest, for attempting to be a strong regulator.

Financial cases can seem complicated, especially in situations when there are multiple parties involved. But the reality that is revealed in these tapes is clear enough, and can be summarized in seven takeaways:

1. The New York Fed's investigators are surprisingly fearful and defensive.

Oct 07 11:05

Experimental medication given to Ebola patient

The Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital is receiving an experimental antiviral drug called brincidofovir that was authorized on an emergency basis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, officials announced Monday afternoon.

The “investigational medication” was first administered to Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, at 2:14 p.m. Monday, said Candace White, a spokeswoman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.

Oct 07 11:04

Countries warn of risk of war as new Nile treaty delays

Countries that share the Nile waters on Monday warned that the region could go to war unless a new treaty on the use of the Nile waters is drawn up.

Nile Basin countries have increased pressure on Egypt to get back to the negotiating table for discussions on how the waters of the world’s longest river can be used.

On Monday, participants gathered at Nairobi’s InterContinental Hotel for the Fourth Nile Basin Development Forum warned the region might face conflicts over water in future if a new agreement is not reached.

“We are hoping that cooperation around the Nile is going to increase security and stability. The key words are equitable and responsible use of the Nile resources.

“That is the only way we can do this peacefully. Otherwise if we don’t do it, we are going to be at war because of water,” Prof Judi Wakhungu, the Environment, Water and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us hope that these negotiations go responsibly and smoothly.

IF not, the world may well have another war zone on its hands, and THAT...could get very messy indeed.

Oct 07 10:55

Poland urges NATO to push ahead with missle shield

Poland on Monday urged NATO's new secretary general to push ahead with a missile shield system amid the West's worst standoff with Russia since the Cold War.

"We firmly support the creation of this (missile shield) system as a pan-NATO one because only this makes deep sense both politically and in terms of defence," Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski said at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

The Western defence alliance insists the role of the planned shield is a "purely defensive" response to external threats, notably from so-called "rogue states", and is in no way directed against Russia.

But Moscow has taken a dim view of the project, seeing it as a security threat on its very doorstep.

The escalation of tensions with Russia since January over its role in the Ukraine crisis has sounded the alarm on NATO's eastern flank in countries that were under Moscow's thumb during the Soviet era.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Excuse me, but WHAT Russian "...role in the Ukraine crisis..." are we talking about here?!?

The duly elected government of Ukraine was overthrown in a Western, ECB, EU, US-manufactured putsch, and thrown under a bus, at a cost of over 5 billion US dollars (while homeless Vets sleep in our streets, and US infrastructure crumbles.) As reported at hangthebankers.com in February of 2014:

The problem that has arisen between the US and EU with regard to Ukraine is that Europeans have realized that the takeover of Ukraine is a direct threat to Russia, which can cut Europe off from oil and natural gas, and if there is war completely destroy Europe. Consequently, the EU became willing to stop provoking the Ukraine protests. The response of the neoconservative, Victoria Nuland, appointed Assistant Secretary of State by the duplicitous Obama, was “fuck the EU,” as she proceeded to describe the members of the Ukraine government that Washington tended to impose on a people so unaware as to believe that they are achieving independence by rushing into Washington’s arms. I once thought that no population could be as unaware as the US population. But I was wrong. Western Ukrainians are more unaware than Americans. The orchestration of the “crisis” in Ukraine is easy. The neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told the National Press Club in Washington on December 13, 2013, that the US has “invested” $5 billion in agitation in Ukraine. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article37599.htm The crisis essentially resides in western Ukraine where romantic ideas about Russian oppression are strong and the population is less Russian than in the eastern Ukraine.

After this happened, Crimea, in what was considered a free and fair election, with observers, decided to join the Russian Federation.

Russia has done nothing wrong here.

What the EU and US here has been wrong, period, end of discussion.

Oct 07 10:51

Dallas County prosecutor considering criminal charges against Ebola patient in Texas

“It’s the issue of holding someone accountable, that you can’t just get on an airplane and lie on a travel document and get to the United States and lie on a hospital document,” she said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you think that is going to stop Ebola, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Oct 07 10:49

The Postmedia-Quebecor deal: Welcome to newspaper hell

If you want proof the Canadian newspaper business is on its last legs, look no further than yesterday's announcement Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is about to take over Quebecor Media Inc.'s 175 English-language newspapers and a few other assets, including the five wretched Sun dailies, for a paltry $316 million.

Yes, $316 million would be quite enough for most of us working sluggos to enjoy a spectacular retirement, thank you very much, but it nevertheless is a piddling sum in terms of what newspaper "properties" fetched not so long ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody likes a liar!

Oct 07 10:47

Weather warning for snow in Lincolnshire during November

North Lincolnshire could be in for its worst winter in decades, with heavy snow in November.

Freezing conditions and strong winds will combinbe to create severe blizzards, forecasters suggest.

There is even talk of record-breaking November snowfalls.

Oct 07 10:45

A brief history of quarantines in the United States

Oct 07 10:44

Cultivated lie? Most US food labeled ‘natural’ contains GMOs, watchdog says

Nearly all US packaged food with a “natural” label in fact contains high levels of genetically modified ingredients, tests by the product testing watchdog Consumer Reports reveal.

Consumer Reports said its study included more than 80 different processed foods containing corn or soy – the two most prevalent genetically modified crops in the US – to determine if the "natural" labels was in fact true, Reuters reports.

Oct 07 10:35

Ebola outbreak: Spread of deadly disease across Europe is 'unavoidable', warns WHO chief

Health officials in Spain today said four people - the nurse, her husband and two others - were being monitored in hospital in a bid to stem the spread of the virus.

Oct 07 10:17

Ferguson Cop to Live-Streamer : "Get the fuck out of here... or you're getting shot"

--- FLASHBACK ---

There are extremest on both sides dividing and distracting the issues. This protest should be focused on the un-checked use of deadly force in the police state, and the repeated brutal - unconstitutional police attacks on peaceful protesters everywhere.

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Oct 07 10:03

Global Inequality Keeps Getting Worse

You need to know this. Global inequality just keeps getting worse. According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – the OECD – income inequality has reached levels that we haven't seen in almost 200 years. The report reviewed data from eight regions around the world, and discovered that the gap between the rich and poor has returned to the levels of the Industrial Revolution. And, while the study's author may not have come right out and said it, much of this inequality was brought on by the disastrous economic policies of Ronald Reagan.

Oct 07 10:01

Hong Kong Protests: Now the Hard Part, Kick out the US, Build National Consensus

When protests in Hong Kong exploded people looked for US involvement. It was not hard to find. The overt intrusion of the US is available in budgets, documents and websites; the covert involvement has not yet been uncovered but is no doubt there. What does US involvement mean for the credibility of the protest movement and the future of Hong Kong?

Oct 07 09:55

The new subprime is in auto loans: One third of all new auto loans are of the subprime variety. Repossession are up 70 percent.

Leave it to Wall Street to resurrect the subprime loan. This time, subprime has found a comfortable home in the automotive industry. In the car addicted US culture, subprime debt is back in a massive way. Subprime auto debt is the new risky debt product. This is a big deal. $924 billion in total auto debt is rummaging around the economy. What is even more disturbing is that delinquencies on auto debt are surging. Repossessions are up 70 percent because people simply can’t make their auto payments. What do you expect when you are pumping out subprime debt trying to churn more sales on marginal buyers? Most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck so taking on another debt payment isn’t necessarily a wise move. How big is this market? The latest data shows that a stunning one third of new auto loans are in the form of subprime debt. This is telling given that FICO is planning on being more lax with credit scores.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is not people who do not have credit. The problem is people who cannot find jobs to pay those car loans!

Oct 07 09:41

All These Countries Are One Flight Away From Ebola Pandemic

Many people are asking why flights from known Ebola affected countries are not banned. As you will see below many countries have taken it upon themselves to do just that. Please note the calender below of current Ebola Affected areas during the month of October and their relationship to the flight map I have included above.

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