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"Communism and socialism are themselves forms of monopoly. The only difference is that in this case, the monopoly is operated by the government. But what if an international banker, through loans to the state, manipulation of a central bank, campaign contributions, or bribes, is able to achieve dominion over a government? In that case, he would find socialism welcome, for it would serve him as an instrument to control society." -- James Perloff

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April 17, 2015

Apr 17 14:32

Expert Says “Banning Cash” The Only Solution to Negative Interest Market Problems

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

The Federal Reserve’s main tool in economic warfare has become hyper low interest rates and, thus, extremely cheap money for large institutions via quantitative easing.

Now, the how-low-can-you-go climate has created negative interest rates, meaning not only that many investments carry no return but that many deposits cost money.

Well-known Citigroup economist William Buiter says the solution to this backwards market is to reign in the appeal of normal currencies like cash – because it is “causing problems” for central bank manipulation:

Apr 17 14:31

GE posts first quarter loss of $13.6 billion

Apr 17 14:20

Abbas: “Releasing All Detainees Is The Foundation Of Any Future Peace Deal”

On Thursday evening, just a few hours before April 17, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the release of all political prisoners, held by Israel, is a top priority and one of the cases to be filed to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Apr 17 14:16

The History of Ukraine told by assassinated Ukrainian writer Oles Buzina

Can you imagine what would happened if, in Russia, three opposition figures, a well-known writer and two politicians, were killed in the span of two days? We have a vague of idea of what that would look like, after the Western hysteria about Nemtsov.

Oles' assassination was the third in a row of political killings in the last four days: Sergey Sukhobok (April 13); Oleg Kalashnikov (April 15); and Oles Buzina (April 16).

Apr 17 14:15

US Taxes Returning to Economy-Killing Level

Apr 17 14:12

Anti-Islam Hate in City of Brotherly Love

Though the First Amendment protected the right of American Nazis to march through Jewish neighborhoods of Skokie, Illinois, in 1978, the provocation was universally condemned. Now, an Islamophobic group is posting Muslim-bashing ads on Philadelphia buses.

Apr 17 14:06

Obama Likely to Veto Republicans’ Estate Tax Repeal Bill

The White House on Tuesday said Democratic President Barack Obama’s advisers would recommend that he veto a pending Republican-authored bill to repeal the estate tax.

Apr 17 13:44

Gazprom Just Made Its Disgust with EU Felt

First, I was a little skeptical. Then more and more sources confirmed what seems to be a fact: Russia will completely stop the delivery of gaz through the Ukraine and all Russian gaz will now flow through Turkey (see Bloomberg and LifeNews).

Not only that, but the Russians have told the Europeans that if they want Russian gaz, they will have to build their own pipeline to Turkey at pay for it all.

The Europeans appear to be shell-shocked. Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission’s vice president for energy union, declared that this decision made "no economic sense".

As if the nonstop economic and political warfare waged by the EU against Russia did make any sense!

Apr 17 13:30

Israel May Send Arms to Ukraine If Russia Delivers S-300 to Iran

Israel may start sending arms to Ukraine in response to Russia’s decision to lift its five-year embargo on the delivery of the S-300 missile system to Iran, NRG reports Tuesday, citing unnamed Israeli military source.

Apr 17 12:48

U.S. lawmakers coach illegal aliens on how to beat the system

Democratic Party lawmakers are offering another helping hand to illegal aliens, especially those from Mexico and Central American countries, according to reports on Thursday. An Illinois Democrat serving in the U.S. House of Representatives who once called federal agents the "Gestapo" is taking the lead in aiding Latinos he euphemistically calls "undocumented immigrants" so that they will be able to avoid deportation.

Apr 17 12:48

Congress is Attempting to Reauthorize Key Patriot Act Provisions by Sneaking it Into “USA Freedom Act”

Yet with Section 215’s lifespan now stretching to a matter of weeks, supporters of broad surveillance powers have yet to put forth a bill for their preservation – evidence, opponents believe, that the votes for reauthorization do not exist, particularly not in the House of Representatives.

More likely, according to a multiple Hill sources, is a different option under consideration: making the major NSA reform bill of the last Congress the point of departure for reauthorizing 215 in the current one.

The bill would not abridge NSA collection of Americans’ international communications, nor prevent the NSA or the FBI from warrantlessly searching through its troves of them for Americans’ identifying information. Nor would it restrict a constellation of surveillance efforts authorized by a Reagan-era executive order. Even a recently disclosed bulk domestic phone records collection dragnet by the Drug Enforcement Agency would be untouched.

Apr 17 12:40

Fukushima Fallout? Emergency Closure of Fishery Along Entire West Coast: Alarming Die-Offs, Mass Reproductive Failures, Strange Diseases

[Regulators] approved an emergency closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California… Earlier this week, the council shut down the next sardine season… [R]evised estimates of sardine populations… found the fish were declining in numbers faster than earlier believed… [Stocks are] much lower than estimated last year… The reasons are not well-understood.


Apr 17 12:38

Saudi Terror-Bombing Massacres Dozens of Yemeni Schoolchildren

Saudi warplanes target US intelligence-designated sites. Civilian men, women and children are considered fair game. They suffer most in all wars.

Deliberately targeting them is longstanding US policy – a shocking war crime by any standard.

Tuesday was the latest example. Reports indicate Saudi warplanes struck a populated Ma’rib area. A local source said dozens of defenseless schoolchildren were massacred in cold blood.

The exact number of dead and wounded isn’t known. The source indicated massive Saudi terror-bombing killed dozens.

Yemeni army spokesman Col. Sharif Luqman said:

“Saudi attacks have left over 2,265 housing units totally demolished.”

Apr 17 12:37

US Global Hawk drones flying over Black Sea, Ukraine

As of this January, U.S. Global Hawk drones have been spotted regularly over the Black Sea, Gen Andrei Kartapolov, Chief of the Main Department for Operations at the Russian General Staff said on Thursday at the 4th Moscow conference on international security.

"And in March 2015, the drones appeared for the first time in the airspace over Ukraine," he said, adding that the utilization of these unmanned aircraft increased the depth of data gathering on the territory of Russia by 250 kilometers to 300 kilometers.

"Also, up to thirty combat jets, about 300 armored vehicles, and more than 1,500 ground troops and U.S. marines are present on the territories of East-European countries on the rotation basis now," Gen Kartapolov said.

Apr 17 12:37

DPR Leader Zakharchenko: 90 Percent Chance of Full-Scale War with Ukraine

This is actually one of the first mainstream media interviews with Zakharchenko that we can recall in quite some time. We encourage you to read the entire piece, but we found Zakharchenko's comments about Mariupol to be particularly interesting (although he's been talking about retaking Mariupol for quite some time):

Apr 17 12:35

So You Want To Get Out Of The USSA -- Or EU?

Unfortunately, the USSA and other NATO countries continue to ratchet up the military pressure. USSA regular military forces have now begun to arrive in the Ukraine. Canadian troops are also being sent to the Ukraine. As the Russians watch the foreign military build-up on their border, they may very well decide at some point that enough is enough, and retaliate. If they do the risk of a nuclear war surges dramatically.

This is not an academic question. The USSA and NATO are very openly targeting the Russian government and the Russians recognize that. The USSA and NATO are the aggressors in this conflict, the violent powers behind the neo-fascist regime in the Ukraine that has unleashed a war of aggression against its own Russian-speaking population in the eastern provinces of the Ukraine.


Apr 17 12:33

Ehud Barak to US: Tell Iran to abandon nuclear aspirations 'or else'

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak Wednesday urged the United States to present Iranian leaders with a clear choice: abandon your nuclear aspirations "or else."

"The Pentagon and the forces of America under the backing and probable directive of the [US] president [could] create an extremely effective means to destroy the Iranian nuclear military program over a fraction of one night," the former Israeli leader told CNBC.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Ehud!

Apr 17 12:32

Half Yemeni population is going hungry as violence worsens: WFP

Worsening violence in Yemen has made almost half the country's population "food insecure", with flour shortages, closed shops and disrupted supply routes driving up food prices, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday.

Apr 17 12:32

China Building Airstrip in Spratly Islands, Satellite Images Show

Fresh satellite imagery released Thursday shows that China has begun building a concrete runway on reclaimed land around a disputed reef in the South China Sea

Apr 17 12:31

A US-Russia War Over Ukraine?

"Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?"

This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest.

The answer the authors give, in "Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict," is that the odds are shortening on a military collision between the world’s largest nuclear powers.

The cockpit of the conflict, should it come, will be Ukraine.


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Apr 17 12:27

Former Obama pilot: TWA Flight 800 was not blown up by a faulty fuel tank; it was shot down. I’ll always believe that, and here’s why

Was TWA Flight 800 shot out of the sky?

As a former pilot, that is a question I get asked about all the time.

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but let’s be clear: Yes. I say it was. And I believe the FBI covered it up.

There are many reasons to disbelieve the official explanation of what happened to TWA 800 almost 19 years ago, on July 17, 1996, off the South Shore of Long Island. There’s hardly an airline pilot among the hundreds I know who buys the official explanation — that it was a fuel-tank explosion — offered by the National Transportation Safety Board some four years later.

Lots can go wrong with an airplane. Engines can fail; they can catch fire. Devices can malfunction. Pilots make errors.

But jets do not explode in midair.

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Apr 17 12:26

Hillary Clinton Is Grooming A Former Goldman Banker To Become America's Next Treasury Secretary

For years on end, many wondered how it is possible that Gary Gensler allowed Wall Street firms to manipulate, rig, and otherwise abuse the US commodity market which he, as head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2009 until 2014, was supposed to regulate.

Some, such as this website, suggested that what Gensler was doing was simply protecting his former colleagues from civil or criminal investigation and prosecution. After all Gensler is far better known for not only having worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years most recently as co-head of finance, prior to joining the CFTC, but for becoming the youngest ever Goldman partner, at the tender age of 30.

Apr 17 12:17

Paetec aka Windstream Communications Paetec knowingly provides VioP Services to scammers allowing them to harrass and rip off people - they don't respond to complaints, Internet

Paetec Communications owned now by Windstream Communications provides VoiP phone services. They sell these services to scammers who use their VoiP lines to call consumers in violation of the national do not call list. These scammers attempt to BS consumers out of credit card, bank account, and SSN info. The scammers use a variety of ruses such as a "free alarm sign in your yard and free alarm system", etc.

While I've not been taken in by any of these scammers - my complaint is that Paetec is aware these companies are committing fraud and violations of Federal law and they do not respond to any complaints made to them about the fact their customers are doing this. They are providing the means for theft and they are aware of it and yet they choose to do nothing. Case in point a phone # 718-732-1022 which is owned by Paetec but being used by a bunch of scammers overseas. Paetec has been informed of this and has chosen to take no action.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have been getting calls from a Paetec number this morning. Nothing but beeping on the other end. We are on the National Do Not Call List but the scammers ignore that. And as usual the US Government cannot be bothered finding actual criminals.

Apr 17 12:17

PRISON LABOR COMPANY FEATURES PROMO VIDEO TOUTING “BEST-KEPT SECRET IN OUTSOURCING”

Searching for the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” one that can “provide you with all the advantages” of domestic workers, but with “offshore prices”? Try prison labor! That’s the message of Unicor, also known as Federal Prison Industries, a government-owned corporation that employs federal workers for as little as 23 cents an hour to manufacture military uniforms, furniture, electronics and other products.


Apr 17 12:07

A new civil rights movement emerging in the wake of police shootings

Recent widespread attention to shocking instances of alleged police misconduct – the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and now Walter Scott – have rallied voices across the country in defense of equal protection under the rule of law.

What once had been seen as local law enforcement issues are now national concerns – with every new incident gaining a national spotlight.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The killing of blacks by the police gets the national spotlight while the killing of whites by the police is ignored, even though studies indicate police are 25 times more likely to shoot a white suspect than a black! Someone is trying to morph the issue of police brutality into a racial issue for political gain.

Apr 17 12:05

Cop accused of tickling feet of man killed by police

A Bakersfield police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after he allegedly tickled the feet of a man shot dead by police and said, “tickle, tickle.”

Apr 17 12:05

‘This is not Bundy Ranch’: Oregon miners beg militia nuts to stop threatening federal agents

The owner of a southwestern Oregon mining claim embroiled in a land-use dispute with federal authorities asked militia groups Thursday afternoon to stop sending volunteers to back him against government agents.

“We don’t need any more volunteers, we’re not under attack, this is not the Bundy Ranch,” said Rick Barclay, co-owner of the Sugar Pine Mining Claim, told the Mail Tribune. “Please stop calling the BLM and threatening their personnel.”


Apr 17 12:04

Missouri National Guard's term for Ferguson protesters: 'Enemy forces'

"It's disturbing when you have what amounts to American soldiers viewing American citizens somehow as the enemy," said Antonio French, an alderman in St. Louis.

The documents obtained by CNN also detail that the Missouri National Guard was concerned about perceptions of its deployment, with superiors later telling troops to stop using heavily militarized language to describe protesters.

Apr 17 12:03

India Scraps Major Arms Purchase with France, Inks Major Deal with Russia

India has essentially annulled it gigantic arms contract with France for the purchase and combined construction of 126 Rafale fighter planes; the Indian Prime Minister agreed to buy only

36 of them during his visit to Paris last week, a responsible government source stated. Instead, India will buy 127 fifth generation Russian fighter jets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because of the Mistral scandal, nobody wants to buy arms from France or any other nation that would obey a US order not to deliver the weapons.

Apr 17 12:02

The Hospital Told Him His Son Was Brain Dead, but He Didn’t Believe It. That’s When He Grabbed His Gun and Witnessed a ‘Miracle.’

With a 9mm handgun in his waistband, George Pickering, 59, said he went into his son’s room at Tomball Regional Medical Center’s intensive care unit on Jan. 10 and was informed that the life support keeping him alive could soon be removed. The tragic news set Pickering off. He pulled out his handgun and ordered everyone to get out of the room because, the dad explained to TheBlaze, it was his time to be with his son.

After four tense hours, Pickering surrendered to police peacefully, believing he had done enough to prove that his son should be kept alive. Prior to the incident, he reported being disturbed by hospital staff’s hasty discussions about harvesting his 27-year-old son’s organs. He said he did not have the medical power of attorney over his son.

Later that night, his son woke up.

Apr 17 11:52

Obama's "most transparent administration in history" sets record for censoring public government information

Once pledging to be the most transparent administration in U.S. history, the Barack Obama presidency just set a new record for being the opposite of transparent. Call it another "you can keep your doctor and health insurance if you want" moment in this administration.

Apr 17 11:34

Tower of Greed

As citizens we simply expect to be treated with dignity and a certain amount of respect. Speaking for myself, is it too much to ask that when I go to a place of business for that business to operate in a manner that is comfortable and that I don’t feel like I am being lied to and my money stolen? Well, if you do business with a bank that is all you can expect to receive; dishonor and theft. If you read the article in full, as I requested, you now know exactly what I am talking about. The ECC (Economic Consultative Committee), fewer than 50, (yes FEWER than 50 people) meet twelve times a year to determine how we, the citizens of the world, are going to be sheered like sheep by the ruling and banking class. Can you imagine if we met, in secret, to plot against the government, the banks and the corporations? Wouldn’t we have a missile or rifle shoved up our back side? Wouldn’t we be thrown in prison, if we were lucky, as an enemy of the state?

Apr 17 11:33

Footing Israel’s Bill

Every year, Washington sends $3.1 billion of taxpayers’ hard-earned money to Israel. It’s only fair to ask what Americans are getting in return.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is busy badmouthing the tentative nuclear deal with Iran, a major diplomatic achievement for the United States. And a few weeks ago, he declared his opposition to a Palestinian state, a longstanding U.S. priority.
Note: the 3.1 billion is only on budget! Estimates are another 3.1 billion off budget! Had enough yet.

Apr 17 11:18

6 Arrested at BP Headquarters in Week of Action for Gulf Oil Spill Anniversary

On April 20, 2010 BP’s offshore oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 workers, causing the largest oil spill ever in U.S. waters and the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. It impacted wildlife and people, caused health problems from exposure to oil and dispersants, and decimated oyster, shellfish and finfish populations and damaged livelihoods and economies in towns dependent on fisheries. Five years later, much oil remains in the Gulf, but no one is sure how much. BP has fought in court to minimize its responsibility.

Apr 17 11:07

Republicans place Israel's interests over America's: Poll

Americans self-identifying as Republicans place Israel's interests ahead of America's and feel more sympathetic to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than to President Barack Obama, a new poll finds.

Republicans by a ratio of more than 2-to-1 say the US should support Israel even when its policies are in contrast with US interests, according to the Bloomberg poll.

Apr 17 10:48

Countries Around The World Are Now Dumping The Petrodollar

Apr 17 10:35

"In late March, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal government could take more than $60,000 of [Mark] Brewer’s cash with civil forfeiture, even though he was never charged with a crime..

Mark Brewer is a decorated Air Force veteran who fought in the global war on terror. But last month, he became a casualty in the drug war.

Apr 17 10:34

State seizes 11-year-old, arrests his mother after he defends medical marijuana during a school presentation

On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when police and counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials. “My son says different things like my ‘Mom calls it cannabis and not marijuana.’ He let them know how educated he was on the facts,” said Banda in an exclusive interview with BenSwann.com. Banda successfully treated her own Crohn’s disease with cannabis oil.

Apr 17 10:33

As in 1982 in Odessa beat Victoria Nuland

Nuland really visited the USSR in 1982, where she worked on exchange counselor in the pioneer camp "Young guard" in Odessa.
Writer Inna Metelsky-Sheremetyeva: I had a bloody fight with American girl, also a counselor, exchange, amused herself by throwing seeds in the dust and laughing, looking like Ukrainian kids picks it up and eats those dirty, sucked seeds. For fighting, I flew from camp and was reprimanded by the Komsomolskaya line. All my life I remembered the name of that bastard - Viki.
And today I was surprised to read in the biography of Victoria Nuland, in 1982 she worked as a counselor in the Young guard and kept about the Soviet Union a very negative impression...

Apr 17 10:27

Obama praises South Korea for paying teachers as much as doctors, engineers

Obama’s latest “airhead” moment comes in the form of praise he decided to heap on South Korea for paying teachers as much as doctors and engineers.
There’s just one problem.
It’s not true.

Apr 17 10:26

Mind-Blowing Snow Route Through Japan’s Northern Alps Opens for Tourist Season

The amazing Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route in Japan, where you can walk between enormous 65-foot tall walls of snow, opened for public tours this week.

The route sits in the Northern Japan Alps, and it’s completely inaccessible from December to mid April, according to the Japanese tourism site Japan-guide.com.

The snow here can be so epic, even meteorologists are impressed.

Apr 17 10:25

Coors Field is currently covered in snow

The 2015 season is a little more than one week old right now, yet baseball weather has not yet arrived at Coors Field.

Apr 17 10:24

Spring Snow Surprises Some Estes Park Visitors

The spring snowstorm was a surprise to some people visiting Estes Park on Thursday.

Some visitors described the conditions as a winter wonderland. In downtown Estes Park the scenery looked more mid-winter than early spring.

Apr 17 10:24

Two carports at Aurora apartment complexes collapse under weight of snow

Two carports collapsed under heavy, wet snow at two apartment complexes in Aurora on Friday morning.

The Aurora Fire Department said a carport collapsed about 1:30 a.m. at the Liberty Creek Apartment Homes complex at 12513 E. Kansas Drive. Heavy, damaging eight to 10 vehicles. There were no injuries.

Apr 17 10:24

Forecasters say more rain and snow to come

The storm that dumped up to a foot of snow across portions of Wyoming may leave the state this weekend only to be followed by another weaker one.

A system from the northwest is expected to move into Wyoming on Saturday and could bring more snow and rain into Monday, said Chris Jones, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Riverton.

Apr 17 10:23

Snow Falls in Parts of Rockies, Causes Pileups in Wyoming

Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.

Heavy snow was being blamed for several pileups involving some 60 cars and trucks on Interstate 80 in southeastern Wyoming. No fatalities were reported, but about two dozen people were taken to a Cheyenne hospital.

Apr 17 10:23

Colorado snow totals for April 16-17, 2015

The following Colorado snow totals have been reported by the National Weather Service for the April 16-17, 2015 storm, as of 1 a.m. Friday:

Allenspark — 10 inches

Aspen Springs — 10.5 inches

Aurora — 4.2 inches

Bergen Park — 7 inches

Black Hawk — 8.3 inches

Boulder — 3.7 inches

Breckenridge — 2.7 inches

Brookvale — 8 inches

Broomfield — 4.5 inches

Central City — 6 inches

Conifer — 7 inches

Denver — 1.5 inches

Denver International Airport — 4.1 inches

Eldorado Springs — 6.2 inches

Elizabeth — 6.5 inches

Evergreen — 8 inches

Apr 17 10:15

Jade helm ? National guard in Ontario California

Apr 17 10:12

Polish General renounced support of Ukraine

"I renounce all that I used to say about the support of Ukraine", - said in an interview with Gazeta Prawna General Waldemar Skrzypczak, former commander of Land forces and Deputy Minister of defence of Poland.
This reaction is caused by the adoption of the Ukrainian Supreme Rada of the law with the glorification of leaders of the Ukrainian insurgent army, who are responsible for killing 100's of thousands of peace poles during the Volyn massacre 1943-1944.

Apr 17 10:12

It’s Official: The Worldwide Bail-ins Are Coming

In case you missed the announcement, Cyprus-style bail-ins are coming to a bank near you.

On November 16, leaders of the G20 Group of Nations – the 20 largest economies – made an important decision. The world’s megabanks now have official permission to pledge depositor accounts as collateral to make leveraged derivative bets. And if they lose a bet, the counterparty to the contract has first dibs on your money.

The governments of these 20 countries are now supposed to put these arrangements into law. Most, including the US, have already done so.

Apr 17 10:11

Food Chain Catastrophe: Emergency Shut Down Of West Coast Fisheries: “Populations Have Crashed 91 Percent”

Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.

What’s worse, the collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean isn’t something that will affect us several decades into the future. The implications are being seen right now, as evidenced by an emergency closure of fisheries along the West coast this week.

Apr 17 10:10

Bell faces $750M lawsuit over allegedly selling customer data

A $750-million national class-action lawsuit has been filed against Bell Canada over alleged breaches of privacy arising from its recently discontinued target ads program.

The suit against subsidiaries of Bell alleges that the defendants used the program to track, collect and sell the sensitive account and internet browsing information of their customers to advertisers.

It seeks $750 million in damages for breach of privacy, breach of contract and breach of the Telecommunications Act.

Apr 17 10:00

Junk food companies buy off health professionals to boost sales of diabetes-causing soda

In an era where more Americans are discovering that sugary soda and other junk foods are some of the leading contributors to a range of health problems

Apr 17 09:59

Bathurst shooting victim's widow will get names of officers involved

Annick Basque filed a motion with the Court of Queen's Bench on Feb. 12 over the death of Michel Vienneau, 51, of Tracadie-Sheila, and her arrest and detention immediately following the Jan. 12 shooting.

Vienneau was fatally shot by police outside the Bathurst Via Rail station, just after Basque says they were returning from watching a hockey game in Montreal.

Police said the following week that Vienneau had been shot during an investigation being conducted with the New Brunswick RCMP, but have not spoken publicly since.

Apr 17 09:58

US objects to Boston bomber’s lawyers’ call that jurors ‘look deep inside’

Thursday’s objection by prosecutors was in response to an earlier filing by the defense that, like a great many in Tsarnaev’s case, was submitted under seal and barred from public view. The prosecutions’ description of the defense filing could not be independently verified.

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Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Apr 17 09:56

Major ‘Dirty Bomb’ Drill Set for This Weekend in Northern California

“About 200 California National Guard, civilian law enforcement and firefighting personnel will be involved in a coordinated interagency response at the Richmond Fire Training Center to the discovery of a “dirty bomb.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And JUST in time for Patriot's Day! Remember yesterday when a Coast Guard officer sent out an email warning of potential terror attacks on that day?

Apr 17 09:55

France wants to fight terrorism by spying on everyone - Prime minister says proposed surveillance law 'is not a French Patriot Act,' but civil liberties groups say it goes too far

French lawmakers have spent the past four days debating a controversial anti-terrorism bill that, if passed, would dramatically expand the government's surveillance powers. The law's backers describe it as a necessary measure to thwart terrorist attacks, and it has strong support on both sides of the aisle. But the bill has drawn sharp criticism from French internet companies over fears that it could harm business, and from privacy advocates who say it would severely curtail civil liberties.

Apr 17 09:55

The bank moved to seize a widow’s home. But it didn’t tell her the loan was insured.

For more than a decade after her husband died, Laura Coleman Biggs paid her mortgage to a Bank of America subsidiary. She was never told, even as she was weeks from losing her home, that her husband had actually protected her against foreclosure.

Apr 17 09:51

Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

Apr 17 09:51

Cop Sexually Assaults 19-Year-Old and Only Sentenced on Misdemeanor Charges

A cop took a deal in relation to charges of sexually assaulting a teenage girl and will not receive a felony conviction, will not have to register as a sex offender, will only serve a year in jail, and still currently has his law enforcement certification.

Apr 17 09:34

M6.5 - 183km SSW of Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Apr 17 09:28

Iraq news: Saddam Hussein's notorious ginger deputy Izzat Douri 'killed fighting with Isis'

Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the feared former deputy of Saddam Hussein, believed to have allied to have joined the Islamic State (Isis) insurgency last year, has allegedly been killed in Hamrin, northern Iraq.

Apr 17 09:21

Many Christians are leaving the military due to hostile work environment

I often find myself fascinated by how mainstream Christians are so enamored with the military

Apr 17 09:13

NATO activity near Russian borders increased by 80% – General Staff

There was a sharp increase the intensity of the training of NATO troops near the borders of Russia last year, Russian General Staff said.

“In 2014, the intensity of NATO’s operational and combat training activities has grown by 80 percent,” said Lieutenant General Andrey Kartapolov, head of the Main Operation Directorate of General Staff.

The leadership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization made no effort to hide the clear anti-Russian orientation of these activities, he added.

Apr 17 09:13

Former Peachtree City police chief indicted in shooting of ex-wife

Former Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom has been indicted in connection with the New Year’s Day shooting that left his former wife paralyzed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Maybe the gun-grabbers ought to stop harassing us law-abiding citizens and disarm the police!

Apr 17 09:12

Cop charged with aggravated assault, accused of threatening his wife

A Memphis police officer was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of pulling out his pistol and threatening to shoot his wife’s car if she didn’t return home.

Apr 17 09:11

US Army Morale Program Fail: Soldiers Don’t Feel Good About What They Do

Despite spending $287 million on a 6-year-long “optimism” program for soldiers, the results show that soldier morale is at an extreme low. Instead of finding ways to combat the pessimism in its ranks, the Army just lowered the threshold for what is considered a “positive” result.

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New definition of "Positive Result?" Did not commit suicide!

Apr 17 09:10

Oregonians protest Nestlé's proposed bottle plant in Gorge

Dozens of people ascended to Hawthorne Bridge in Portland Thursday morning to protest Nestlé's proposed bottling plant at the Columbia River Gorge.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife last week applied to transfer part of its water rights at Oxbow Springs to the city of Cascade Locks, which would free up the area for Nestlé to bottle water.

Nestlé's plans to build the bottling plant have been stalled for years, while environmental groups protested and appealed the construction. Initially, the city of Cascade Locks had planned to exchange the water at Oxbrow Springs for city well water.

Apr 17 09:09

State Auditor Troy Kelley indicted on charges of tax evasion, keeping stolen money

Washington state Auditor Troy Kelley kept stolen money, lied under oath and evaded taxes, a federal grand jury has charged.

The grand jury in Seattle charged the state’s top fiscal watchdog with 10 counts of felony criminal activity Wednesday in an indictment made public Thursday.

Apr 17 09:04

10,000 migrants enter Italy in last week alone

The wave of migrants arriving at Italy’s ports is showing no sign of let up, as hundreds more arrived in Pozzalo on Friday morning.

Ten thousand people have entered the country in the last week alone, after risking the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean in overcrowded boats.

Apr 17 09:03

Greece: See anarchists fling FIREWORKS at police as Athens erupts

Clashes erupted between anarchists and riot police in the district of Exarcheia in Athens, Thursday. The clashes follow a demonstration by around 4,000 workers from a Canadian-run gold mine in northern Greece over fears of job losses, after the Greek government revoked the company's license to develop the mine.

Apr 17 09:01

FBI director: U.S. Holocaust museum program mandatory for new agents

James Coney calls Holocaust most significant event in history, says new agents must attend 'Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust' program.

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How about reading the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as a mandatory requirement for new agents? Were these not historical and significant?

Apr 17 08:59

WILL NEW SETTLEMENTS REPLACE THE WALL OF APARTHEID?

Planners eye Jerusalem Hills as site for new city of 100,000

Apr 17 08:59

IN PHOTOS ~~ NEW YORKERS DEMAND MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

Apr 17 08:58

Billionaire Tells Americans to Prepare For 'Financial Ruin'

The United States could soon become a large-scale Spain or Greece, teetering on the edge of financial ruin.

That’s according to Donald Trump, who painted a very ugly picture of where this country is headed. Trump made the comments during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

According to Trump, the United States is no longer a rich country. “When you’re not rich, you have to go out and borrow money. We’re borrowing from the Chinese and others. We’re up to $16 trillion in debt.”

He goes on to point out that the downgrade of U.S. debt is inevitable.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Magnificent grasp of the obvious, Don!

Apr 17 08:57

Holocaust descendants in US sue France’s railway over Nazi death camps

Descendants of Holocaust victims have filed a US lawsuit claiming France’s national railway seized the property of tens of thousands of Jews and others sent to Nazi concentration camps.

The class-action suit seeks compensation for the confiscation and sale of personal property and for third-class train fares billed to the Nazis even though the victims were packed into cattle cars.

The suit was filed on Thursday, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in US federal court in Chicago.

Apr 17 08:56

Hillary: a Disaster in the Making

But on the Democratic side, no less a worthy than Hillary Rodham Clinton, lawyer, former First Lady, former senator, former Secretary of State, has slow-balled her tattered hat into an otherwise empty ring.

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Apr 17 08:48

The Minister of defense of Greece Panos Kammenos on the reunification of Crimea with Russia: it was necessary to protect the Greeks from the fascist government of Ukraine

- Greece for many years the friend and ally of Russia. Together we confess the Orthodox faith, and we have a common history. In Russia there are more than 300 thousand Greeks. Russia supported us in difficult times, including during the Cyprus crisis.
- In service with Greece's worth of Russian weapons, including the famous s-300...
- Yes, except that there is still a system of "Thor" (tactical anti-aircraft missile complex "Kornet" anti-tank missile system) and many other systems. They will emphasize integrated into the NATO system. So, of course, we can't end the relationship with Russia.
It is widely known that we have with Cyprus General system security, and their defensive system is one hundred percent from Russia, therefore, to suspend relations with Russia in this area, we will cease to defend and Cyprus, and it is crucial for Greece.

Apr 17 08:40

Boehner 'represents neocon Zionists': Analyst

US House Speaker John Boehner is “representing neocon faction, these pro-Israeli war hawks, they’re good buddies with the defense contractors and big oil companies,” Dean Henderson said.

America’s foreign policy and military interventions in the Middle East have been a “total disaster,” Henderson told Press TV on Wednesday.

Apr 17 08:39

Militia Moves to Prevent Another Waco

Apr 17 08:30

Ukraine a Vector for GMO Poison’s Spread Through EU

Ulson Gunnar
Activist Post

When the Washington Post chooses to pen an insulting, condescending editorial targeting entire nations speaking up against Western impropriety, one can just as well assume the precise opposite of whatever narrative the Post is trying to push forward is true.

Regarding American biotech companies and their attempts to infest the planet with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and in particular their attempts to corrupt the whole of Europe with their unwanted poison through a backdoor (Ukraine), has prompted Russia to speak up for their Eastern European neighbor. Up until the armed coup in 2013-2014, also known as the “Euromaidan,” Ukraine had adamantly rejected GMOs.

With an obedient client regime now installed in Kiev, a series of political, economic and military decisions have been made that have more or less extinguished Ukraine as a sovereign nation state...

Apr 17 08:28

Oregon gold miners in BLM dispute call on armed supporters to stand down

A man who owns a gold-mining claim on federal land in southwestern Oregon asked for help defending it after U.S. authorities ordered him to stop work, but he is now telling his armed supporters to back off.

Rick Barclay said Thursday that he hoped to prevent his fight with federal regulators from turning into the kind of high-profile standoff at a Nevada ranch last year.

Apr 17 08:26

Moscow slams Kiev's accusations of OSCE observers

International observers monitoring the ceasefire in Ukraine have drawn renewed harsh criticism from Ukrainian officials, their attacks condemned by Russia's deputy representative to European security watchdog OSCE on Friday as "slanderous and vilifying".
"Slanderous rumours are being spread in Ukraine vilifying observers as ‘foreign spies’," Andrey Rudenko, Moscow’s deputy permanent representative at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, told the OSCE permanent council in Vienna, according to comments cited by Russia's Foreign Ministry.
"Media publications are not only tarnishing the image of the SMM [the OSCE special monitoring mission to Ukraine], but they are also threatening the safety of the observers," Rudenko said.
"Such statements are inadmissible," Rudenko went on. "We have to remind the Ukrainian side that under a memorandum of understanding with the OSCE, it [the Ukrainian government] is fully responsible for the observers’ safety."

Apr 17 08:25

Harry Reid threatens Republicans: ‘I will force a vote’ on Loretta Lynch nomination

The tense political struggle to make Loretta Lynch the next US attorney general threatened to break into all-out partisan warfare on Thursday, as Senate minority leader Harry Reid broke out a new procedure to force a vote on the heated nomination, which has been held up for more than five months by Republican objections.

“I know parliamentary procedure around here. And we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid told the MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “I’m going to force a vote. If we don’t get something in soon, I will force a vote.”

Apr 17 08:25

Woman raises her voice, stands her ground, pulls out her camera phone and saves homeless man from being killed by swarm of Killer Cops.

Apr 17 08:16

NYPD officials embarrassed and powerless as cop blog fills up with disturbing racist comments

Week after week, racist posts appear on Thee Rant, a blog for current or former New York City police officers: African Americans are called “apes;” a retired officer says one of the blessings of retirement is not having to work the Puerto Rican Day parade, with its “old obese tatted up women stuffed into outfits that they purchased or shoplifted at the local Kmart store; a Middle Eastern cab driver berated by an officer is termed a “third worlder” who should have his “head split open.”

Apr 17 08:16

House Republican leading transportation panel reportedly dating airline lobbyist

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, a Pennsylvania Republican, is in a relationship with Shelley Rubino of Airlines for America, an airline industry lobby group, Politico said, citing multiple sources familiar with the situation.

Apr 17 08:15

Court will not reconsider key ruling on insider trading

The decision not to rehear the case leaves intact strict requirements for what the government must prove in order to win an insider trading conviction and could help defendants who are appealing their insider trading convictions, including former SAC Capital portfolio manager Michael Steinberg.

The Justice Department has already dropped charges against multiple defendants it previously accused of trading on inside information, including several who had already pleaded guilty. Earlier this year prosecutors said they couldn’t prove their case five men accused of trading on tips about International Business Machine Corp.’s 2009 $1.2 billion acquisition of software company SPSS Inc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Money junkies are now above the law, it seems!

Apr 17 08:13

Political Pedophilia: An open source investigation

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is starting to look like buggering children is part of the sociopathology of rulers in general! Why do we allow ourselves to listen to and obey such obviously sick people?!?

Apr 17 08:12

Top Gear 'fracas': the Stig speaks out

I suppose there are three potential outcomes.

One: Everybody leaves, perhaps with the three amigos moving to a new network, and the BBC’s Top Gear starts from scratch.

Two: Wilman stays, hauls that dragon boat around and rekindles the magic with a new format, perhaps with new faces.

Three: Everybody stages a comeback. “It’s all been a PR stunt!” Labrokes recently slashed their odds on this scenario to 5/1. I’m off to the bookies.

Apr 17 08:09

Oil Bust Empties Out Private-Jet Parking Lot in Texas

The oil boom last year was easy to see at the airport in Midland, Texas, the gateway to the biggest crude-producing region in the U.S. The 30 or so spaces for private planes were often filled.

On one day in early February, a lone corporate jet sat on the tarmac, the empty spots a harbinger of the slowdown looming in a city that is 85 percent dependent on the oil and gas industry.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This slump would explain why Walmart closed their stores in Midland and Tulsa for "plumbing problems."

Apr 17 08:08

A Prisoner Sentenced To Death In Alabama Was Released

An Alabama demise column detainee came to a supplication bargain Thursday that makes him the second detainee to escape capital punishment in the state in less than two weeks.

William Ziegler, 39, consented to confess to supporting and abetting in the killing of Russell Allen Baker, and a Mobile County judge issued him credit for the over 15 years he as of now has served in jail.

http://whatisusa.info/a-prisoner-sentenced-to-death-in-alabama-was-rel...

Apr 17 08:03

Arctic sea ice gains can be seen on new government map of Canada

At first blush, the newest edition of the federal government's map of Canada will likely surprise some climate-change scientists.

The updated map shows what appears to be more Arctic sea ice than its 2006 predecessor, despite warnings about global warming accelerating the loss of sea ice.

Apr 17 07:59

Uncle Sam Wants Your Keys, Says 'Trust Me'

For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue: Should tech companies be obliged to guarantee government access to encrypted data on smartphones and other digital devices, and is that even possible without compromising the security of law-abiding customers?

Recently, the head of the National Security Agency provided a rare hint of what some U.S. officials think might be a technical solution. Why not, suggested Adm. Michael S. Rogers, require technology companies to create a digital key that could open any smartphone or other locked device to obtain text messages or photos, but divide the key into pieces so that no one person or agency alone could decide to use it?

Apr 17 07:58

If Virginia Elections Weren't Hacked, It's Only Because No One Tried

Yes, it's true that almost any system will have security vulnerabilities, but he's ridiculously, laughably wrong, in suggesting that these machines are likely secure enough. These machines don't require a sophisticated hacker (especially now that the VITA revealed all the necessary passwords). Basically anyone can change the votes however they want based on the information that has been revealed.

For years, whenever we'd point to concerns and problems with e-voting machines, people would argue that it was just conspiracy theories and that these machines were mostly "secure enough." Yet, time and time again, we've discovered that the machines weren't even the tiniest bit secure -- and this is just the most egregious example so far.

Apr 17 07:54

There is nothing quite like the smell of stock correction in the morning

Is that the acrid smell of correction in the air?

It certainly seemed that way as U.S. stocks swiftly fell out of bed Friday on the heels of what appears to be a pair of odd events in the global markets.

Apr 17 07:54

20 Palestinian journalists being held in Israeli jails

Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian journalist on Wednesday after raiding his home in Nablus, bringing the total number of journalists imprisoned by Israel to 20.

Apr 17 07:45

Unsound Banking: Why Most of the World’s Banks Are Headed for Collapse

You’re likely thinking that a discussion of “sound banking” will be a bit boring. Well, banking should be boring. And we’re sure officials at central banks all over the world today—many of whom have trouble sleeping—wish it were.

Apr 17 07:45

Al Saud regime on verge of collapse: Iran cleric

A senior Iranian cleric says the rule of Al Saud dynasty is on the brink of collapse as the Riyadh regime continues its brutal military aggression against Yemen.

The logic of Saudi attack on Yemen is not clear. Saudis are doing a “very heinous deed” in the impoverished country, said Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahhedi Kermani in a sermon to worshippers at weekly Friday Prayers in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

“You [Saudis] have triggered a bloodbath in Yemen and have killed more than 2,500 innocent people in the country,” he added.

Apr 17 07:44

VIDEO: Abolish Cash? Austerity? How About A Solution That Actually Benefits The 99%!

There seems to be a resurgence of cries from all quarters to abolish cash. In fact, this is merely the effect of talking points, generated by the inexorable Agenda of the 1%. Don't be fooled: if you think it is hard to protect privacy now, it is near impossible in a cashless society...

Apr 17 07:43

Vaccine pusher Paul Offit says aluminum supports a healthy fetus - have vaccine fanatics been brain damaged by toxic metals?

Maniac vaccine fanatic Paul Offit of Philadelphia Children's Hospital, who believes that a newborn child is capable of sustaining 10,000 vaccinations at once, now says that aluminum is an essential metal that plays an important role in the development of a healthy baby.

This grim reaper of the vaccine death cult wrote the following on his website back in 2013, as reiterated during a recent presentation on vaccine safety given by expert nephrologist Dr. Suzanne Humphries:

Aluminum is considered to be an essential metal with quantities fluctuating naturally during normal cellular activity. It is found in all tissues and is also believed to play an important role in the development of a healthy fetus.

This insanely ridiculous statement is clearly a foundational tenet of Offit's bizarre vaccine worldview -- and like most of his other pet beliefs, it flies in the face of sound science.

Apr 17 07:43

Revisiting the Prophetic Memoir of Clinton's Top Russia Adviser

First, re-examination of this memoir of Strobe Talbott’s years in government is timely because the author is reportedly the first choice of Hilary Clinton to be her Secretary of State if she wins the presidency. Hilary has just announced her candidacy for the 2016 election. and by general agreement of the pundits, she is the front runner. The book provides invaluable information about Talbott, the respected friend and adviser to the Clintons.

Apr 17 07:40

One thousand Ukrainians flee persecution for political motives to Donetsk

The number of people fleeing persecution in Ukraine for political motives to the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has reached 1,000, DPR People’s Council speaker Andrey Purgin said on Friday.
"There are 1,000 Ukrainian political refugees in our republic now," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Purgin as saying. "The republic is ready to accept people persecuted for political motives," he added.
Several political refugees got to DPR from Ukraine as a result of prisoner exchanges held earlier, Purgin noted.
"Among prisoners held on the territory of Ukraine were not self-defense forces, but rather those detained for an opinion that differs from the Kiev’s official position," he added. "Many people don’t have any documents, they are wanted on the territory of Ukraine. There are many people from Odessa and Kharkiv among political refugees," the speaker stressed.
Purgin also noted that 200 people were recently detained in Kharkov for "dissent."

Apr 17 07:39

The US Embassy In Kyrgyzstan Has Refused To Talk About The Resulting Diplomatic Pouch 150 Tons

In the US diplomatic mission in Bishkek refused to comment on reports of local media that for the “parcel”, weighing 150 tons embassy received as a pouch.

“Comments on this issue will not be” – RIA reported the press service of the US Embassy in Bishkek.

http://whatisusa.info/the-us-embassy-in-kyrgyzstan-has-refused-to-talk...

Apr 17 07:38

Ukraine Blocks 10,000 Websites, Confiscates a Newspaper

As I reported yesterday, the Security Bureau of Ukraine, on April 7th, had seized and disappeared two Odessa bloggers, who were trying to get an independent investigation, and ultimate prosecution, of the individuals who participated in the 2 May 2014 massacre of regime opponents, and who burned, shot, and clubbed to death perhaps over 200 in the Odessa Trade Unions Building - the event that precipitated the breakaway of Donbass from the rest of the former Ukraine, the country's civil war.

And I also reported that April 7th saw the official announcement that, "The security service of Ukraine ... has discontinued operation of a number of Internet sites that were used to perpetrate information campaigns of aggression on the part of the Russian Federation aimed at violent change or overthrow of the constitutional order and territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine."

Apr 17 07:36

Russian decision to build national space station to have impact on space exploration

Russia’s decision to build its own space station will also have an impact on the international space exploration cooperation, President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) Roberto Battiston said on Friday.
The Russians have created a very powerful and complex space exploration system. This sphere is under efficient, including political control, and Russia has all the needed technology to build its station, Battiston said, commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statement during his Thursday’s TV call-in session regarding the intention to build a space station by 2023.
According to the ASI head, for the United States space exploration will be shifting to the private business sphere, and the Americans do not intend to build an orbital station, but perform flights to asteroids and to the Moon.

Apr 17 07:36

Secret Documents: US Turned Blind Eye to Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program

The CIA proceeded with the investigation and soon found out more peculiar details of Israel’s cunning plan. However, it seems that Washington's policy makers found themselves on the horns of dilemma: they had to disclose the secret Israeli project and at the same they not aggravate tensions with Jerusalem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even back then the US Government trembled in fear of Tel Aviv!

Apr 17 07:34

U.S. stocks stage selloff as global jitters take hold

U.S. stocks tanked on Friday as news of stock market regulation from China triggered a selloff in global equity markets, where investors were already on the edge due to fears that Greece may default on its international debt.

Apr 17 07:32

North Korea wants to develop space cooperation with Russia — official

North Korea seeks to develop cooperation with Russia on peaceful use of outer space, a deputy head of the North Korean committee on space technology told TASS on Friday.
"The DPRK will develop proactive cooperation in the sphere of peaceful use of outer space with foreign organizations and countries, including Russia, on egual and mutually beneficial basis," Pak Hyon Su said.
He expressed hope that Russia and North Korea would "open a new page of bilateral space research cooperation" in 2015.
"The DPRK space program has peaceful purposes, and this country, like Russia, is against militarization of space," the official said.

Apr 17 07:31

Nuclear waste: Bury nuclear waste down a very deep hole, say scientists

Scientists at the University of Sheffield calculate that all of the UK's high level nuclear waste from spent fuel reprocessing could be disposed of in just six boreholes 5km deep, fitting within a site no larger than a football pitch.

The concept -- called deep borehole disposal -- has been developed primarily in the UK but is likely to see its first field trials in the USA next year. If the trials are successful, the USA hopes to dispose of its 'hottest' and most radioactive waste -- left over from plutonium production and currently stored at Hanford in Washington State -- in a deep borehole.

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The problem, as we have discovered with fracking, is that toxic and radioactive materials do not stay at the bottom of those holes!

Apr 17 07:30

EU CLEARS PATH FOR 17 NEW GM FOODS

Europe currently imports around 58 GM products from abroad, mostly US maize, cotton, soy bean and sugar beet.? Seventeen new genetically modified food products will be authorised for import to Europe before the end of May in a significant acceleration of biotech trade, the Guardian has learned.

Apr 17 07:27

When it comes to Ukraine, hawkish Stephen Harper can’t be stopped: Walkom

Deep in his secret heart, Stephen Harper should whisper a quiet thank you to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Conservative prime minister’s tough-on-crime agenda is on the ropes following a landmark decision Tuesday by Canada’s Supreme Court.

But thanks in part to Putin’s intransigence, Harper is able to forge ahead with his tough-on-Russia agenda.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Stephen. Here's your parachute. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane, and we'll call Putin and tell him you are on your way to kick his butt all by yourself! The rest of us, however, are tired of war and tired of the lies we are told to trick us into war, so you will understand if we sit this one out and keep our kids safe at home. Have fun. Don't forget to write.

Apr 17 07:25

The Murderers of Kiev

There seems to be a “suicide” epidemic afflicting opponents of the current Ukrainian government – nine opposition politicians and two journalists have mysteriously died since the beginning of the year. Here is the timeline of terror that has opponents of the regime fearing for their lives:

Apr 17 07:25

Lebanese Army seizes arms cache after Tripoli raid

Based on a tip-off, a military unit late Thursday recovered the arms cache located in the vegetable market in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, a Lebanese Army statement said.

It said 50 mortar shells, four rocket launchers, ammunition, 25 kg of explosive material and various other types of military equipment had been confiscated during the raid.

Apr 17 07:24

Pyongyang calls US plans to deploy THAAD in South Korea provocation

North Korea dismisses the United States plans to deploy the THAAD missile defense system in South Korea as a dangerous military provocation, a spokesman for Pyongyang’s National Peace Committee said on Friday.
In case of the deployment of THAAD, which is a key element of the US anti-ballistic missile defense, "South Korea will turn into an American nuclear arsenal aimed at carrying out a preventive strike at any time on the territory of North Korea and a number of other countries of the Northeast Asia," according to the organization.
This step "should be considered as a dangerous military provocation that can cause a nuclear catastrophe," the statement stresses.
In response to the THAAD deployment, North Korea "will strengthen its nuclear deterrence forces," the statement reads.

Apr 17 07:24

Gen. Dempsey: US Could Still Attack Iran Despite Defensive Missiles

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey sought to downplay the impact of Russia removing a long-standing ban on selling S-300 defensive missiles to Iran, saying the US option to attack Iran remains “intact.”

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"We have plenty of F-35s to send in!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 17 07:23

'Mowing the lawn' in Iraq by turning it into a jihadist's land

After decades of waging war in Iraq and beyond with disastrous results, now is the time for the US to use a bargain with Iran to bring peace to the region

Apr 17 07:22

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program; The Former Soviet Union As America’s New Frontier

Since Hillary Clinton announced without any surprise that she was running for president, it is worth taking a look at her record. As U.S. Secretary of State during the conflict between Russia and Georgia, Clinton claimed that the U.S. was committed to “Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” and that the “United States does not recognize spheres of influence.”

In the meantime she was pushing for the military integration of countries from the former Soviet Union with NATO. Rick Rozoff commented at the time: “Despite Clinton’s claim to the contrary, the United States most decidedly recognizes spheres of influence. In its own hemisphere – the entirety of it – in the South Caucasus and everywhere else on the planet.”

Also in the double standard category, Washington is applying sanctions on Iran for its non existent nuclear weapons, even though the Pentagon has “officially” recognized that Israel is a nuclear power.

Apr 17 07:22

Russia will insist on creating nuclear weapon free zone in Middle East at NPT Conference

Russia will insist on establishing a nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East at the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) Review Conference in New York, head of the Department for non-proliferation and weapons control at the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov said on Friday.
"These are sensible issues for everyone, including Israel, because then Israel’s nuclear potential will be in the center of attention," Ulyanov said.
Ulyanov called the atmosphere ahead of the NPT Review Conference unhealthy, saying there are considerable imbalances.
"The atmosphere there is unhealthy, there are complaints about the implementation of the Treaty [NPT]," he said.

Apr 17 07:21

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Major General Killed in Yemen

Major General Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, a senior commander of the General Staff of Saudi Arabia's Armed Forces, was killed during a mission in Northwestern Yemen, sources disclosed on Tuesday.

The Saudi major general was killed, while he was on a mission in Al Majda village in Quatabir district of the Sadah governorate in Northwestern Yemen on Saturday, a member of his entourage during the visit to Majda, who asked to remain unnamed, told an FNA correspondent in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The source added that two other senior officers accompanying General Fahd were also killed during the attack.

According to the source, Saudi princes have been visiting General Turki bin Abdulaziz's palace since Sunday to express their condolences to his bereaved family.

The slain General was the grandson of King bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Apr 17 07:18

The U.S. Discovery of Israel's Secret Nuclear Project

This "discovery," which came as the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower was drawing to a close, caused apprehension in Washington by raising concern about regional stability and nuclear proliferation, but it also produced annoyance because Israeli officials at all levels repeatedly provided less than credible answers to U.S. questions about Dimona.

Apr 17 07:17

How the Global Warming Scare Began


A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born. Revelle tried to calm things down years later, but Gore said Revelle was Senile and refused to debate. John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how our tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.

Apr 17 07:02

Op-Ed: Attack Now – Russian Interference Leaves Israel No Choice

The Obama Doctrine – scorn your friends, reward your enemies – has finally reaped the whirlwind, namely Russia and its pledge to provide Iran with an array of the most advanced “defensive” missiles on earth. This leaves Israel with no choice except to act BEFORE those missiles are deployed.

Israel must attack to remove those nukes before it’s too late.

If it was difficult to successfully strike Iran’s nuclear facilities today, tomorrow will be near impossible.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I was worried that Russia's sending defensive missiles to Iran might provoke this reaction.

I would like to remind everyone of three important facts before a lot of people die in yet another war.

1. Israel was at the forefront of screaming that Iraq had nuclear weapons, and bombed Iraq's nuclear power station at Osirak under the claim that it concealed a clandestine bomb factory similar to the one Israel maintains under Dimona. Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq (again supported by Israeli claims of nuclear weapons) experts examined the ruins of Osirak and found no evidence of a weapons facility, nor has any evidence to support Israel and the US' claim that Iraq had nuclear weapons ever been found. Israel has a very poor record of accuracy in knowing who does or does not have nuclear weapons, other than their own.

2. Iran has not launched a war of aggression against another country in over 200 years, standing in sharp contrast with Israel, which these days cannot seem to go six months without attacking one of their neighbors.

3. Iran has signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, So has the United States. Everything Iran is doing with nuclear power is allowed to them under that treaty. Recently declassified US documents support the conclusions from earlier documents released by South Africa, and Mordechai Vanunu's photos of the Dimona weapons factory. Israel does have nuclear weapons, has had them since the 1970s, including hydrogen bombs. Israel refuses to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections. IN short, Iran is playing by the rules. Israel is not.

Iran is not going to attack Israel. The result would be Iran melted down into a giant glowing slab of green glass. What the Russian missiles do is make it impossible for Israel to bully Iran, or attack it to remove an economic rival, as Netanyahu himself admitted to only last week.

Apr 17 06:51

Hologram Protests In Spain Are Demonstrators' Way Of Speaking Up, Despite Government Ban

A new group of “citizen safety laws” that will ban protests in front of government buildings in Spain has outraged citizens across the country. After the laws were passed by the governing Popular Party in December, there were protests in 30 cities, according to the The Daily Mail. But activist group No Somos Delito, which means “We Are Not a Crime,” came up with a strategy that mocks the absurdity of the laws: The group is using holographic projections of thousands of protesters in Spain to show the government that these “gag laws” won’t actually silence them.

Apr 17 06:49

Getting the Cure Right for a Sick Democracy

Apr 17 06:48

Biden to attend Independence Day event at Israeli embassy in Washington

United States Vice President Joe Biden will attend the annual Independence Day celebration at Israel's embassy in Washington DC next week.

Apr 17 06:48

Government, Military, & Business Use Humans as Guinea Pigs

Below is a list depicting the rampant use of humans as guinea pigs in government, military, and medical experiments over the last century. Links to reliable sources are provided to confirm the information on each item presented. There are still today officials in the government, military, and even business leaders who sadly feel no need to inform us when we are used in potentially hazardous experiments.

Note that some of these experiments specifically targeted minorities and those in poor areas. Thankfully, this kind of unethical experimentation is rare now, but it continues in hidden pockets around the globe. And large-scale experimentation with risky technologies like genetically modified foods, nuclear power, and nanotechnology used in consumer goods is still rarely questioned in the media or government.

Apr 17 06:47

The Moving Line in the Sand for Greece

Apr 17 06:44

DOW JONES FALLS OFF A CLIFF

Webmaster's Commentary: 

-213 just a half hour into the trading day. No Friday happy ending!

Apr 17 06:44

Abolish the TSA

Apr 17 06:37

Thousands of students boycott state-mandated exams

Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father’s shoulders while protesting Gov. Cuomo’s education policies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in March. Stephanie Keith/for New York Daily News It’s an anti-testing tsunami.

Apr 17 06:37

How Reliable Is Reuters?

People see their own nation, and foreign nations, through the filter of the press that’s available to them; so, if that filter is systematically distorting (distorting in ways that most of the others similarly do), then democracy cannot function, public opinion can be manipulated and warped; and wars might even start that shouldn’t — something Americans have tragically been experiencing lots of, during recent decades, such as when we invaded Iraq in 2003 (just to cite the most famous of many examples).

Apr 17 06:30

Video: Armed National Guard troops patrol neighborhood

A video recently released by a concerned citizen in Ontario, California shows armed National Guard soldiers patrolling a residential neighborhood.

Apr 17 05:41

Netanyahu slips, Reveals reason for Opposition to Iran Deal

US television news isn't very good and it has clearly gotten worse over the past 20 years. In the aftermath of the Kerry-Zarif initial framework deal on nuclear energy in Iran, it seems obvious that an interview with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would be newsworthy. But to my knowledge none of the networks or major cable news shows had him on ... Instead, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was given repeated access to millions of Americans to talk trash about the deal over the weekend and to make mostly false allegations about its contours ... Netanyahu has showed his hand. He wants to use the USA and the Treasury Department to sanction Iran into penury, to keep its middle classes small and shrinking and to cut people's income, education and health care.

Apr 17 05:37

Revealing Israel's Nuclear Secrets

In early February, the Pentagon declassified a 386-page report from 1987, exposing for the first time ever the actual depth of top-secret military cooperation between the United States and Israel — including, amazingly, information about Israel’s unacknowledged nuclear program.

In view of the caustic tension that has increased lately between Washington and Jerusalem, the timing of the publication’s declassification, after a long legal process, might raise a few eyebrows. I have some knowledge about the build-up process of Israel’s nuclear capacity and after reading the report in question I must express my astonishment: I have never seen an official American document disclosing such extensive revelation on subjects that until now were regarded by both administrations as unspeakable secrets.

Apr 17 05:34

Michele Bachmann Predicts Return of Jesus Due to Obama

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., believes that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, and his opposition to Israel, is going to bring on the biblical End Times, plunging the U.S., and the world, into Armageddon.

On the radio show, "Understanding the End Times" with Jan Markell, Bachmann insisted that Obama's actions will bring economic and natural disaster on the U.S
Note: From former candidate for president of the U.S. Wonder why we are in trouble!

Apr 17 05:08

Visit to the Mount Carmel Branch Davidian Massacre Site: Waco 22 Years Later

Last summe my wife & I visited the site of the Waco massacre. . Upon our arrival we were greeted by two very nice labs. On April 19, 1993 the government slaughtered 82 innocent men, women, and children at the property. One year later, the survivors were acquitted of all murder charges in the deaths of four federal agents. The jury found that the Davidians acted in self defense. Joe Biden told the Senate " David Koresh and the Davidians set fire to themselveves and committed suicide.The government -DID NOT- DO THAT". Come on a video tour of the eerily serene location given by a longtime WRH member.

Apr 17 04:54

Is Mario Draghi Stupid, Crooked Or What?

Apr 17 04:53

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA DEBUTS 'SMART CITY' PROJECT WITH HIGH-TECH STREETLIGHTS — AND THEY'RE WATCHING YOU

General Electric and the city are teaming up in a pilot program that will start out with street lights using LED bulbs that operate 70 percent more efficiently. The program will not cost the city a dime with GE picking up the tab. The street lights are very high tech and equipped with technology that has many applications. "What we are going to do is have a camera in every street light, really a computer in every street light that will be able to put information about available parking into the cloud," said Jamie Irick with General Electric.
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