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April 1, 2015

Apr 01 12:43

BRICS leadership passes to Russia, $100bn development bank ‘main priority’

As Russia assumes the chairmanship of the BRICS business council, the launch of the New Development Bank for its members will begin as an alternative to the US-dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Apr 01 12:41

High fail: Afghan opium production rises as ex-Blackwater profits

Opium production has been on the rise in Afghanistan over recent years despite US counternarcotics efforts. Infamous mercenary firm, formerly known as Blackwater, has creamed off $569 million from the Pentagon in this unsuccessful drive.

The money the company received from US tax-payers was used for “training, equipment, and logistical support” for Afghan forces engaged in counternarcotics operations. These agencies included the “Afghan National Interdiction Unit, the Ministry of Interior, and the Afghan Border Police,” says a report from The Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, cited by the Guardian.

Formerly known as Blackwater, and later rebranded as Academi, the notorious company has been the biggest beneficiary of counternarcotics expenditure in the war-torn country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nobody wants the opium to stop!

Apr 01 12:41

Conservatives will ‘rip up’ human rights laws, halt war crime claims, say Tory ministers

Soldiers will be safe from the “persistent human rights claims” that have dogged the British military for years because the Conservatives will “rip up” human rights legislation if they win the general election, two top Tories have pledged.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon called for an end to what he called the “abuse” of the Human Rights Act to bring about costly inquiries into the conduct of British soldiers during wartime operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Apr 01 12:33

Coalition Denies Landing to Russian Evacuation Plane en Route to Yemen

The Arab Mayadeen news channel reported earlier on Wednesday that an international coalition led by Saudi Arabia prevented a Russian plane from entering Yemen to evacuate its nationals from the crisis-hit country.

Apr 01 12:32

EU warns of Saudi attacks’ alarming impact on civilians

EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has warned about the alarming impact of the ongoing Saudi attacks on the civilian population in Yemen.

“The attacks on hospitals and medical facilities ... as well as the deliberate targeting and destruction of private homes, education facilities and basic infrastructure cannot be tolerated,” Mogherini and EU humanitarian aid commissioner, Christos Stylianides, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Apr 01 12:30

EU Surprised About Kiev Plans to Spend Loan on Border Wall Construction

In early April, Ukraine plans to start wall building on the border with Russia. Brussels is not delighted about the fact that Kiev will spend a substantial part of the EU aid package for this purpose.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Does the phrase "Maginot Line" ring a bell?

Apr 01 12:25

Kerry to Negotiate with Iran Until Thursday - US State Department

US State Secretary John Kerry is trying to reach a political agreement on Iran's nuclear program and will stay in Lausanne, Switzerland until at least Thursday morning to continue negotiations.

Apr 01 12:25

No, Really, Monsanto Has a "Discredit Bureau"

A company functionary discusses Monsanto's 'Ministry of Truth'

It stands to reason Monsanto would have a propaganda wing that disseminates information and decimates those who stand in the way. Snippets of proof have surfaced before. Although shrouded in secrecy, this time someone from the company got a little too gleeful at the thought of "debunking" naysayers whether they be scientists, activists, bloggers or you.

Apr 01 12:24

McCain's Obstructing US Policy in Iran Talks is 'Treason' - Alan Hart

Alan Hart, a former ITN and BBC Panorama correspondent spoke to Sputnik regarding the suggestion made by Republican US Senator, John McCain about the nuclear deal with Iran.

Alan Hart, a former ITN and BBC Panorama correspondent and now an author covering Middle Eastern issues, spoke to Sputnik regarding the suggestion made by Republican US Senator, John McCain, that Israel should “go rogue” regarding the nearing nuclear deal with Iran.

“Does he really believe the propaganda nonsense that he speaks?” said Hart regarding McCain’s suggestion.

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At the very least. McCain is in violation of the Logan Act!


Apr 01 12:20

Witnesses: Police Let K-9 Maul Handcuffed Unconscious Man’s Face as they Beat Him to Death

Ricardo Garcia, another eyewitness, is outraged. “The guy was out cold,” stated Garcia. “They punched him, stomped him, kicked him and then they let the dog out of the car. The dog bit him on his face and around his body. There’s no call for that. Once a man is handcuffed and unconscious, you should have stuck him in the patrol car and take him to the police station. Instead, they decided to beat him right here.”

White was taken into custody around 11am Tuesday morning and died shortly thereafter.

Vineland Police Chief Timothy Codispoti has not released any details about the incident but has offered condolences to the family of the victim.

Apr 01 12:18

LA area police executives met their counterparts in Israel on ADL mission

Three senior law enforcement officials in the Pacific Southwest Region participated in an Anti-Defamation League counter-terrorism training program in Israel in September 2014.

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Now you know why the American police treat the American people the way the IDF treats the Palestinians!

Apr 01 11:54

Federal Agents Arrested for Bitcoin Money Laundering and Fraud

Two former federal agents have been charged with money laundering, wire fraud, and related offenses during their investigation of the online black market, Silk Road. Former DEA special agent Carl Force allegedly abused his authority by stealing from the government and selling sensitive information to the target of their investigation, while former Secret Service special agent Shaun Bridges reportedly diverted over $800,000 Silk Road bitcoins into his personal account instead of confiscating the funds as government property. By taking advantage of encrypted communications, multiple aliases, and hacked administrator accounts, these federal agents operated in the shadows and above the law

Apr 01 11:45

NAT GEO BEX - Antarctica May Have Hit Highest Temperature on Record

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I used to love National Geographic and not just for the pictures of topless native girls. I no longer bother buying it.

Apr 01 11:44

Reggie Middleton - Greece Most Dangerous Threat to the Global Economy

Could we have another financial disaster this fall? Financial expert Reggie Middleton contends, “There are a lot of powerful forces trying to kick the ball down the road, but the longer you kick it, the greater the recompense when it’s time to pay the piper. The most dangerous threat to the global economy would be a contagion from Europe and from Greece, but not because Greece defaults. This is the danger Greece causes, and that is Greece’s success is by far the greatest danger. Suppose Greece drops out of the Eurozone, and there are going to be hard times, and they pull it off . . . then every other country that is subjected to extreme austerity say why in the world are we allowing ourselves to be subjected to this by the Troika and Germany? Greece was able to pull out . . . and they did no worse than they did while being subjected to austerity. Then, now they are truly a sovereign nation. . . .


Apr 01 11:42

April Is Here, But Spring Weather Remains Elusive

This was a brutal winter. I don’t use superlatives too much, but unless you are old enough to remember 1904, than the past three months have been the coldest and in most cases snowiest, you have ever experienced. The past 12 weeks have forced us to further hone the term “hardy New Englander”

It looks like Providence, Worcester and Portland will all end up with the coldest January through March period on record and even though by some measures that time period isn’t entirely winter, it might as well be.

Apr 01 11:41

Spring is taking its time to arrive in Southwestern Pennsylvania

March 2015 had a bit of lamb to it at mid-month, but the lion roared back by the end when temps plummeted, setting a cold-temperature record Monday.

Arctic air swooping down from Canada has chilled Southwestern Pennsylvania unmercifully for the past two months.

And it's not done yet, according to the National Weather Service Pittsburgh.

Apr 01 11:38

CNY says goodbye to one of the coldest months of March on record

It's official: Central New York just wrapped up another Top 10 coldest months of March.

March 2014 was the fifth-coldest March on record. March 2015 has become the eighth-coldest, with an average temperature of 26.8 degrees. That's 7.2 degrees below a typical March.

That comes after February marked the coldest month in the history of the weather records, which date back to 1902. The average temperature in February 2015 was 9 degrees, nearly 17 degrees below normal.

Apr 01 11:37

This Month was One of the Coldest Marches on Record

After looking deeper into the data, I found that the past two months were the coldest February-March in recorded history in Providence!


Apr 01 11:37

Frigid March among the coldest on record for New Jersey

In fact, this March was the 12th coldest on record with average temperatures statewide of 35.6 degrees and only three-tenths of a degree warmer than March of 2014, according to New Jersey State Climatologist Dr. Dave Robinson.

Apr 01 11:36

Providence off to a record-cold start

With an average temperature of 26 degrees, Providence set a record for cold over the first three months of 2015, according to the National Weather Service.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But really, it's scorching everywhere else. Why, in both the Arctic and Antarctic it's so hot you would be amazed, and we know you can't go there to check for yourself, so just take our word for it that humans are warming the planet and the heat is just hiding at the poles, in the deep ocean, and so forth.

And don't forget to pay your carbon tax!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 01 11:12

61,000 U.S. bridges 'structurally deficient'.

More than 61,000 American bridges are structurally deficient, according to a new analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.


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Apr 01 11:09

Liberty University students faced $10 fine if they skipped Ted Cruz presidential speech

Every politician likes a packed house, and when Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced that he was officially running for president this week, he got one. About 11,000 students at Liberty University in Virginia were on hand when Cruz came to their campus. But as Jess McIntosh, the spokeswoman for the abortion rights group Emily’s List noted, they weren’t there necessarily by choice.

Apr 01 11:03

Identify One Of The Attackers Of The Offices Of The NSA

Security features of the NSA fatally shot one of the suspects, while the second was seriously injured.

Authorities in Maryland identified as Kevin Fleming a man who was injured near one of the entrances of military complex where work premises of the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Meade, Maryland, where another man passed on ied.

http://whatisusa.info/identify-one-of-the-attackers-of-the-offices-of-...

Apr 01 10:57

Federal judge denies FOIA request for secret CIA document

A federal judge has determined that the CIA can keep secret a closely guarded internal analysis at the center of an intense fight between the agency and Congress.


Apr 01 10:37

Jewish UK Politician Calls for Obama Kidnap

As Michael Collins Piper reported over three years ago, “Andrew Adler, editor and publisher of The Atlanta Jewish Times—joining an ever-more-boisterous chorus of angry voices—wrote a column declaring Israel had three options (all violent) to ensure its security. The first option was to attack its enemies in Hezbollah and Hamas. The second was to attack Iran. The third option: ‘Give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place, and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.’”

Now, another Jewish radical, Jeremy Zeid, a UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) candidate, said Israel should “do an Eichmann” on U.S. president Barack Hussein Obama.

Apr 01 10:22

INDIANAPOLIS: First woman in US sentenced for killing a fetus - "20 years in prison on charges of feticide ... Patel was arrested in July 2013 after she went to the emergency room, bleeding heavily. ...[T]he baby died within seconds of being born."

On Monday, the state of Indiana sentenced 33-year-old Purvi Patel to 20 years in prison on charges of feticide -- an act that causes the death of a fetus -- and neglect of a dependent. She received a 30-year-sentence on the felony neglect charge, 10 of which were suspended. A six-year sentence for feticide will be served concurrently.

Apr 01 10:22

This One Image Sums Up Exactly Why the Media is Rigged and it’s Terrifying

There are 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radios stations, 1500 TV stations, 2400 publishers and all of them are operated by only 6 corporations.

Now here is where the scary part comes into play. If you don’t believe that the major news agencies are rigged to help defend and cover up the Obama administration, this should help you crawl out from the rock you’ve been living under.

Apr 01 10:13

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended to Wednesday, Negotiators Say

The United States and its negotiating partners on Tuesday extended their deadline for reaching a preliminary accord with Iran on its nuclear program until Wednesday.

But that one-day extension came with a White House warning that the Obama administration was prepared to step back from its diplomatic efforts if it concluded that the initial accord could not be reached.

Apr 01 10:08

Boycott Israel

As Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian lands grinds on, economics and commerce are becoming new battle lines, an embargo being the latest weapon of resistance for Gaza and the West Bank.

Apr 01 10:05

Meet the man who can stop the TPP’s Internet censorship plan

A huge leak just revealed that the TPP would establish a secretive, shadowy international court that could be used by Big Media giants to kick Internet users around the world offline.

Apr 01 10:01

Propaganda on Steroids: Iran Might have “Secret Nuclear Weapons in North Korea”?

It is unclear that a nuclear deal between the U. S. and Iran will take place. However, if there is a deal, it is guaranteed that those who opposed it from the start will try to sabotage it. The Republicans and several Democrats in Washington, the Likud government of Benjamin Netanyahu and special interest groups such as American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) do not want any deal that will benefit Iran’s peaceful nuclear program because they say that Iran wants to build nuclear weapons.

Apr 01 09:59

Monsanto pledges $4 million to help save monarch butterflies

According to a study by the Center for Food Safety, close to 99 percent of milkweed in the Midwest’s corn and soybean fields has been destroyed by pesticides such as Monsanto’s Roundup, the most common herbicide in American agriculture today, used in tandem with the company’s genetically-engineered Roundup Ready crops. Milkweed plants are the only spots where monarch butterflies lay eggs and the only food source for their larvae.

Since Roundup’s introduction, the number of monarch butterflies has drastically dropped, from one billion in 1997 to 56.5 million this past winter, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The finding was cited in a February lawsuit filed by the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over the agency’s approval of Roundup for use.

Apr 01 09:56

?Remove US military bases from Latin America - UNASUR chief

Latin American countries should discuss removing all US military bases from their soil, a top official of integration organization UNASUR suggested. The issue may be discussed next month at the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Panama.

The Summit of the Americas on April 10 and 11 is to be attended by regional leaders, with 31 nations already confirming attendance. UNASUR Secretary-General Ernesto Samper suggested that the summit would be a good place to “reassess relations between the US and South America.”

“A good point on the new agenda of relations [in Latin America] would be the elimination of US military bases,” the former Columbian president told the news agency EFE.

He added that the bases were “a leftover from the days of the Cold War and other clashes.”

Apr 01 09:51

America's Future: Being Crushed By A Mountain of Ever-Growing Debt

America, without question, is drowning in a sea of debt, barely holding its head above water. There is the massive national debt of the U.S. government, personal/consumer debt, student debt, and an increasing number of U.S. cities and states that are in debt over their heads.

Apr 01 09:49

World-famous scientist Jane Goodall condemns GMO food and fraudulent industry 'science'

If Europe weakens its standards to allow the cultivation and import of untested genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it will be making a monumental and irreversible mistake based on corporate lies and pseudoscience. This was the emphatic warning recently given by primate expert and world-renowned scientist Jane Goodall, who boldly came out in condemnation of efforts at the political level to usher more "Frankenstein Food" into Europe against the collective will of the European people.

Apr 01 09:48

San Diego sues Monsanto for poisoning environment and wildlife with toxic chemicals

The city of San Diego, California recently initiated a lawsuit against Monsanto, home of GMO-produced foods, dangerous chemicals such as glyphosate and of course, denial.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court claiming that Monsanto is polluting the San Diego Bay. Officials from San Diego allege that chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), have been found in both water samples and in the tissues of marine life living in the area. The complaint also alleges that these Monsanto chemicals, some of which were banned over 30 years ago, are still active in the city's waterways.

Apr 01 09:44

Border patrol agent arrested on child molestation charges

The probable cause statement states early Friday in Chandler the mother of three girls saw Cole coming out of her 12-year-old daughter's room and said "... he was looking for towels to take a shower." The mother then spoke to all three of her daughters ages five, 12 and 14. All of them had gone to bed before Cole arrived.

The 5-year-old told her mother and then described more to police about a bald man whom she said "pulled off my panties." She said he touched her private area with an object. The 14-year-old also said she saw a man, believed there was "a man presence" in her room and it wasn't her mother's boyfriend.

The statement says Cole works for the Border Patrol. Cole did not answer the mother's calls, then pleaded for her to call back in a voicemail.

Chandler Police arrested Cole Friday night.

Apr 01 09:43

Right-wing Website Reboots to Fight Harper's Anti-terror Bill C-51

A controversial right-wing Internet forum, which muted its members' posts after a series of defamation lawsuits, will start-up once again to fight Bill C-51 and Stephen Harper, according to its founder.

Connie Fournier, founder of Free Dominion, said there are many Canadian conservatives who don't support the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act. The long-time Conservative party supporter and former volunteer said she is considering casting a vote for the New Democrats over the issue.

Fournier said the NDP is the only major party with a position on the bill that she can support.

"I feel like we're in some kind of alternate universe," she said. "You spend your life working for the Conservative party, and the Conservative party finally gets in, and [now] you're saying, 'I hope the NDP really steps up and protects us from our Conservative government.'"

Apr 01 09:43

New Discovery Reveals Egyptians Brewed Beer 5,000 Years Ago in Israel

Over a dozen pits used to store ancient beer have been found by archaeologists in Tel Aviv. This archaeological find from approximately 5,000 years ago is reportedly the first evidence of an “Egyptian occupation” in the center of Israel, writes news site The Daily Star.

Many pottery pieces were located in 17 pits under a building site in Tel Aviv, Israel. The broken basins were used 5,000 years ago to make and store beer - an alcoholic brew with a long and widespread history dating back millennia.

Israeli Antiquities Authority excavation director Diego Barkan said that these basins would have been used to hold beer during the Early Bronze Age, from 3500 to 3000 BC.

Apr 01 09:42

Obama Signs Order Creating New Cyber Sanctions Program

President Barack Obama on Wednesday created the first-ever sanctions program to penalize overseas hackers who engage in cyber spying and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of that espionage, potentially including state-owned corporations in Russia and China.

"Cyberthreats pose one of the most serious economic and national security challenges to the United States," Obama said in a statement after signing an executive order creating the sanctions.

Apr 01 09:36

Holocaust Denial Laws: Evidence Inadmissable, Defense Forbidden

In the speech, Stolz discusses her experiences as a defence lawyer for so-called Holocaust deniers in Germany, and describes the Orwellian system of state-enforced repression there which denies defendants (and their lawyers!) the right to explain themselves under threat of additional charges for the “repeat offence” of expressing a forbidden idea, even in their own defence in a court of law. Stolz further relates how the subject of the Holocaust itself has never been clearly or adequately defined by the German courts through the normal channel of judicial findings-of-fact in precedent decisions. Instead, the courts have relied on the arbitrary doctrine that the facts of the Holocaust are “self-evident” and thus in no need of proof, despite the obvious objection that the arguments of the “deniers” themselves clearly demonstrate that those facts are indeed contestable and thus cannot be “self-evident” by definition.

Apr 01 09:30

Stolen Valor: Fake Delta Force vet cons parents of abducted children

The founder and director of a group that advertised itself as a non-profit organization with a mission to locate and rescue children who were abducted and/or missing was arrested Tuesday morning in Brooklyn, New York, and was charged with wire fraud before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein. according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. The suspect may face additional charges since he passed himself off as a former special forces veteran who served with the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force.

Apr 01 09:29

Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen May Not Be So Decisive

The Gulf Cooperation Council, known as the GCC, is continuing its Saudi-led, U.S.-backed air campaign in Yemen to bring Yemeni President Mansur Hadi back to power. He is at this time in exile in Riyadh. Yemeni foreign minister, in the meantime, is calling for ground invasion against the Houthis. According to the UN, so far almost 100 civilians have been killed since the fighting began last week.

Just days after the air campaign began, the Arab League announced the creation of a military force that would intervene in conflicts to protect the national security of Arab states, which probably means to fight against the allies of Iran, and on behalf of the interests of the Saudi-led GCC.

Apr 01 09:21

Don’t Fall for the “Recovery” Myth

Apr 01 09:19

Palestinian funds seized: Israel accused of more war crimes

A human rights group in Ramallah has dubbed Israel's seizure of nearly $400m of funds belonging to Palestinians - for acceding to the International Criminal Court - a "war crime" prosecutable by the Geneva-based tribunal.

Apr 01 09:15

New York Lawmakers Carve Out Sales-Tax Exemption for Struggling Yacht Buyers

A version of New York’s state budget includes a major sales-tax exemption on yacht purchases. That means those who pony up for boats over $230,000 would only pay taxes on the first $230,000, regardless of how much higher the price of the yacht climbs.

Apr 01 09:14

Activists Save Mexico From Water Privatization

The ruling party (PRI) and its allies, the National Action Party (PAN), the Partido Verde and New Alliance, were forced to back down in the Chamber of Deputies. The privatization offensive launched this time against water, will have to wait for another day—preferably for its promoters, not around elections.

Apr 01 09:14

Obama pardons 22 convicts in one day, including a man who was sentenced to life for marijuana offenses

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 individuals on Tuesday, more than doubling the number of commutations he has issued in the six-plus years he's been in office.
The men and women granted the reprieves had been imprisoned under an "outdated sentencing regime," the administration concluded. Eight of the 22 inmates had been sentenced to life imprisonment and would have died behind bars.

Apr 01 09:13

Market Momentum Slows As Stocks Struggle

Apr 01 09:10

Terrorism, Violence, and the Culture of Madness

George Orwell’s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian society casts a dark shadow over the United States. The consequences can be seen clearly in the ongoing and ruthless assault on the social state, workers, unions, higher education, students, poor minorities and any vestige of the social contract.

Apr 01 09:08

Tories Plan To Destory Human Rights Laws

Soldiers will be safe from the “persistent human rights claims” that have dogged the British military for years because the Conservatives will “rip up” human rights legislation if they win the general election, two top Tories have pledged.

Apr 01 09:07

France Moves in the Direction of Banning Cash

One country that is leading the charge against its people is France, who hide behind the illusion that the changes they are moving towards are simply an effort to combat terrorism. Again, “the war on terrorism” has become the common scapegoat that western governments have used whenever they are taking away privacy or ramping up control over its people.

Come September, France will begin more closely monitoring its citizens’ transactions and withdrawals of money. People will not be able to make cash payments of more than 1,000 euros in one transaction, this is down from the already low 3,000 euro limit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The western nations are heading into a major financial reset, and governments are moving to be able to locate the wealth of their citizens for eventual confiscation, which is why we are being forced to use electronic transactions, shopping cards, etc. We ran an article yesterday that said much of the NSA's prying into the lives of Americans is to locate people's wealth for eventual confiscation. Of course, before they do that, they have to confiscate the guns, so that we may be robbed with impunity.

Apr 01 09:06

AI INTERNS: SOFTWARE ALREADY TAKING JOBS FROM HUMANS

People have talked about robots taking our jobs for ages. Problem is, they already have – we just didn't notice FORGET Skynet. Hypothetical world-ending artificial intelligence makes headlines, but the hype ignores what's happening right under our noses. Cheap, fast AI is already taking our jobs, we just haven't noticed.

Apr 01 09:05

Abenomics Flops (Again)

Apr 01 09:05

Meet Wall Street's next headache:

Apr 01 09:05

Loan firms sell financial secrets to cold-call conmen... Vulnerable people desperate for cash bombarded by calls 60 times a DAY

Highly sensitive financial details from loan applications are being sold to scammers and cold-calling firms, the Mail can reveal.

Details of how much money applicants asked for, why the cash was needed and why the application was rejected are all being stored on lists and traded.

Vulnerable people desperate for cash are then bombarded up to 60 times a day by cold callers and targeted by scammers who have apparently obtained access to the data. The loan records of more than 3,000 applicants were passed to undercover Mail reporters by one data firm.

When the Mail contacted people on the spreadsheet, they said their lives had been made a misery since they applied for the loans. Some said they have been targeted by scammers because their bank details had been made widely available.

Apr 01 09:01

AT&T charges more for fiber internet if Google's not in your town

Only weeks ago, AT&T announced gigabit fiber broadband service in Kansas City for $70/month. Granted, customers have to give up their right to privacy to get that rate, but at least it’s the same price being charged by Google Fiber, which also happens to operate in KC. But when it comes toAT&T’s impending gigabit offering in Cupertino — the land of Apple — that $70/month rate is nowhere to be found; probably because Google Fiber is not around.

Apr 01 09:01

This Is What Liberals Now Want To Do To The NYPD And Their Guns

An anti-cop group want’s to disarm the NYPD, force police out of “their” neighborhoods and replace them with “conflict resolution bodies.”

Apr 01 09:01

How the corporate media keeps history hidden

While I have always been puzzled at why Americans endorse the existence of a religious and therefore discriminatory nation, Israel, and at why we give more of our tax-money to that nation than to any other; and while I would not pretend to be an authority on those matters; I was stunned on 31 March 2015 to read a news report at counterpunch, “American Historical Association Censors Ad for Book on Israel, Palestine & the US Keeping ‘Hidden History’ Hidden,” by Alison Weir, someone I’d never heard of before. She says there that AHA refuses to accept a paid advertisement for her historical book about the U.S.-Israel relationship — a historical matter that I have always found puzzling, and so was curious to know more about.

Apr 01 08:58

NETANYAHU AND BOEHNER CHANGE PLACES

Seems like a new phenomenon exists today ….

Israeli politicians campaign for reelection in the USA

WHILE

American politicians do their campaigning in Israel

Apr 01 08:58

ADL BLASTS JON STEWART’S REPLACEMENT EVEN BEFORE THE SHOW AIRS

Comedy Central stands by Jon Stewart’s replacement Trevor Noah as rightwing sites suggest he has a “Jewish problem.” The real problem is that he is likely to be critical of Israeli militarism.

Since his appointment was announced Monday by Comedy Central, Noah has come under fire for past tweets about Jews and Israel, including one from 2010 that read “South Africans know how to recycle like Israel knows how to be peaceful.”

As I always say; ‘If the sandal fits, wear it!’

Apr 01 08:44

Forget aliens, meet the 'INTRAterrestrials': Strange new viruses discovered beneath the ocean floor

Those hoping to meet an alien creature may well do better to look beneath the waves than beyond our own atmosphere.

Scientists have discovered strange new organisms that infect the primitive forms of life that live deep below the ocean floor.

While examining species of bacteria that thrive on the fossil fuel deposits deep inside the Earth - known as archae - they have found a new type of virus that infects them.

They now believe it may be viruses like this that actually hold the secret that have allowed archae bacteria to adapt to some of the harshest environments on Earth.

Apr 01 08:42

The Lusitania and WW I - The Big Lie That Tricked America Into a Big War!

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Something to keep in mind while listening to the screeches about eeeeeevil Russia and eeeeeevil Iran and eeeeeevil ... whoever that needs to be attacked!

Some of the war material the Lusitania was smuggling to Britain.

The advertisement taken out in the New York papers by the German government warning passengers not to sail on the Lusitania as it was a legitimate target of war.

Apr 01 08:39

Dick Cheney: No Good Can Come From Iran Nuclear Talks

Former Vice President Dick Cheney attacked the Obama administration over its effort to seek an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, and said that the next president needs to repair the U.S.’s relationships with Europe and the Middle East.

At a Republican Party dinner in this New Jersey suburb Tuesday night, Mr. Cheney said he was worried about the state of the affairs in the U.S. under President Barack Obama’s tenure.

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"He refuses to do what Netanyahu TELLS him to do!!!"

Apr 01 08:38

OECD Economic Review Chair Warns, Central Bankers "Are Doing More Harm Than Good, Policy Must Be Reversed"

"I fear that central bankers may have been inadvertently drawn into what they are currently doing... [QE] won't work and may have many undesired side effects that will build up over time. Many of the central bankers at Davos this year said explicitly that they were only buying time for governments to act but, seven years into the crisis, it already seems we have been waiting forever... the effectiveness of monetary policy in terms of stimulating aggregate demand goes down with time, because you're constantly bringing spending forward from the future... Logically, at this point, central bankers should say, "We are doing more harm than good. This policy must be reversed." But I don't see anybody actually doing it."

Apr 01 08:35

Hillary Clinton’s Legal Downfall to the U.S. Presidency

Hillary Rodham Clinton, as an attorney who, therefore, cannot plead ignorance of the law, has broken one specific law of the United States that, probably, should have her fined and/or in jail—or both! And with no exceptions, exemptions or presidential pardons! That law is U.S. Code Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 101, Section 2071.

Paragraph (a) specifically states that the perpetrator should be fined or imprisoned for 3 years, or both.

Paragraph (b) says such a perpetrator is thereby disqualified from holding any office under the United States of America.

Apr 01 08:34

IRS chief to GOP: You can't abolish us

The IRS commissioner on Tuesday brushed aside GOP proposals to abolish his agency, insisting the U.S. would have to have a tax collector one way or another.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The arrogance is staggering. First off, the Constitution bans non-apportioned direct taxation on the people, and that provision has never been repealed. Awareness that the 16th Amendment was not actually ratified is starting to gain traction among a population now aware that the government lies about everything! When this nation was founded, taxes were collected from businesses, tariffs, and import duties, which did not require a massive bureaucracy prying into the lives of every citizen.

Yes, the IRS can be abolished (along with the personal income tax).

Apr 01 08:30

Plot thickens in Hillary Clinton's Benghazi email probe

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the news media's heir apparent to the U.S. presidency admitted that all of the emails on her unauthorized private server have been permanently deleted. Her attorney, David Kendell claims the server had been wiped clean before turning over documents to the special committee investigating Benghazi. And Clinton's army of attack dogs, including James Carville, Lanny Davis and attorney Kendell, are predicting the investigation of Clinton and her shenanigans will go nowhere, according to Sunday television news shows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I agree that Hillary is not likely to face any real legal consequences for her actions, even though under 18 U.S. Code Section 2071 (b) her mishandling of government documents disqualifies her from holding any office. However, politics is perception, and this story will still be fresh in everyone's mind as we head into the primaries next year. Even the Democratic leadership is mumbling about her "unwinnability' to the point where they are openly talking about bringing back Al "Global Warming" Gore as their star candidate, despite the likelihood of another hard winter before the next election.

Apr 01 08:22

MSNBC: Police Lives In Danger Because Of Armed Law-Abiding Citizens

On March 28, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry suggested the push away from gun control and toward expanded gun rights–which means more armed, law-abiding citizens–actually puts police lives in danger.

Apr 01 08:19

Congressman Says Militias On High Alert Due To Announcement Of Jade Helm Exercise

Now we see that former Georgia Congressional 4th District candidate Greg Pallen posted on Facebook on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, "From a reliable, well-connected inside source, we have word that the militias are on high-alert

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This supports the theory I put forward yesterday that the Jade Helm infiltrators will stage a mock armed revolt across ten states, to create a justification for a National Emergency, Martial Law, the suspension of the Constitution, followed by confiscation of all guns (and gold).

Apr 01 08:17

More Universities Now Requiring Students to Apply For “Free Speech Permits”

The public university recently required student Nicolas Tomas, who was handing out flyers, to not only get a “free speech permit” but to also seek approval from school officials over the content of his hand-outs and to restrict his activity to a campus “free-speech zone.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is not free speech. That is permitted speech.

Apr 01 08:14

Tomorrow at noon: Netanyahu and Boehner give statements to the press at the top of their meeting in Jerusalem. It will be interesting

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If they discuss anything to do with foreign policy, that puts Boehner in violation of the Logan Act, which carries a prison sentence!

Apr 01 08:11

Benghazi panel summons Clinton

Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, sent a request to Clinton's personal attorney, David E. Kendall, requesting that Clinton appear before the committee no later than May 1 for a transcribed interview about the server and email.

The request comes after Kendall told Gowdy that the server had been wiped clean and that it would be impossible to recover the 30,000 emails Clinton deleted last year.

Apr 01 08:11

Google Says 5% Of Visitors To Its Sites Have Ad Injectors Installed

When it comes to malware, ad injectors may seem relatively benevolent at first. They put an ad on your Google Search page that didn’t belong there, for example. That’s annoying, but doesn’t seem dangerous. But ad injection was pretty much what Lenovo’s Superfish was doing and that created plenty of security issues for users. Indeed, the research, which is based on the analysis of 100 million pageviews across Google’s sites from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer, classified about a third of these injectors as “outright malware.”

Given that these kinds of ad injectors are often bundles with legitimate software — and desktop developers and download sites often see them as a relatively easy way to make a bit of extra money with their installers and download wrappers — it’s easy enough to install one of them inadvertently.

Apr 01 08:10

Ebola Cases Top 25,000

The outbreak has infected 25,178 people and killed 10,445

Apr 01 08:07

Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obviously, I view this whole climate issue as another hoax to trick people out of money and obedience, but at the same time, I don't think I have ever seen a Congress so openly undermining the President in my life!

Apr 01 08:04

Russian strategist suggests nuking Yellowstone

The best way for Russia to solve its problem with America would be to trigger a nuclear weapon at Yellowstone National Park and hope it would set off a supervolcano, destroying the continent, according to the chief of a Russian think tank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I assume this is an April Fool's joke!

Apr 01 08:03

Golden rice: Is it vaporware?

Despite the cover of TIME magazine proclaiming a decade and a half ago, "This rice could save a million kids a year” and the project having been launched as far back as 1985, golden rice still is not ready, as is clear from the revealing collection of quotes below.

And it's important to emphasise that this delay is entirely down to over-promising and failure to deliver and not, as the likes of Patrick Moore like to claim, due to pushback from golden rice's critics. The New York Times reporter Amy Harmon, who has reported sympathetically on golden rice, confirms that she has never seen any convincing evidence activism has significantly delayed the production of Golden Rice.

Apr 01 08:02

20 Reasons Why Hillary Would Wipe Her Server Clean

3. If she gave the Benghazi Committee electronic access to the emails, they could easily determine whether any had been edited or altered. It would have been extremely difficult to delete just some of the information in the emails. If she tried to doctor them, the system would likely show when it was last edited. Any edits after she left the State Department would be highly suspicious and the earlier versions could probably be retrieved anyway. So, it would be much easier to give out only hard copies, which can be easily doctored without detection and which would be difficult to search electronically.

Apr 01 07:59

US Rabbi Calls on Jews to Rally Against Obama's Israel Policies

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think there is a word for when the people of a nation are more loyal to a foreign government than to their own. Gimme a minute; it will come to me! :)

Apr 01 07:55

The Economic Collapse Is Getting Closer And The U.S. Gov. Is Getting Ready

Apr 01 07:36

Saudi channel publishes photo ‘from Yemen’… but really from first Gulf war

The Saudi TV channel Al Arabiya has come under fire for publishing a fake photo online. On Monday, it posted the following photo to its official Twitter account. The description, in Arabic, reads: “Al Arabiya exclusive: Saudi Arabia’s Operation Decisive Storm destroys a Houthi military convoy in Saada [Yemen].”

There’s just one problem: that photo is an iconic photo from the first Gulf War. According to information provided by the US Department of Defense, which put the image in the public domain, it was taken by a military photographer on March 4, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. The photo shows Iraqi military vehicles that were destroyed by coalition forces.

Readers quickly recognized the photo and started deriding the channel on Twitter. The post was deleted on Monday, but it remained online in cached form.

Apr 01 07:35

FDA Pushing To Regulate Homeopathy Out of Existence

Dr. Martha Grout, MD, MD(H)
Activist Post

Why is there a sudden push by the FDA to label homeopathic remedies as dangerous? Why is there a need to regulate substances that have been used for hundreds of years with out any issues? What does the FDA have to gain?

The FDA has published two documents recently, which suggest that WAR is being declared on the profession of homeopathic medicine – or at least on the manufacture of homeopathic remedies, which comes to the same thing in the end. What is a homeopath without homeopathic remedies?...

Apr 01 07:35

From Gaza To Southampton – We Are All Palestinians

For the second time in just a month, a British academic institution has been intimidated by an orchestrated Zionist lobby.

Yesterday we learned that Southampton University has decided to withdraw its permission to hold the academic conference on International Law and the State of Israel. The decision was taken on the grounds of “health and safety” with the university claiming it did not have enough resources to mitigate the “risks.”

This comes just one month after the Royal Northern College Of Music cancelled a concert of mine for similar safety reasons. Like Southampton University, the RNCM was bullied by a violent pro-Israel group and it took us only a few hours to learn that the spokesperson for the pro-Israeli body was an infamous crook as well as a football hooligan (see here).

Apr 01 07:23

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

First though, a short bit of background. In 2011, Utah became the first State to take a step towards constitutional money again, when Governor Gary Herbert signed legislation removing all state sales taxes on gold and silver purchases, and declared bullion to be legal tender. Many other states soon followed suit, including: Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas, to name a few. Other states can be checked at statelegaltender.com.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And oddly enough, many of these are the states being targeted for Jade Helm this summer!

Apr 01 07:20

China Gloats

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, a total of 46 countries had applied to be founding members of #AIIB. Founding membership will be finalized on April 15

And while Washington has proclaimed Russia as "isolated", we wonder what the AIIB applications makes America?

Apr 01 07:13

5 Reasons Why Scientology Keeps Winning

Thanks to HBO's continual insistence on killing it in any given genre, the documentary Going Clear shocked the world last weekend with the revelation that an alien-worshiping religious group founded by a tax-evading sci-fi writer wasn't so great after all. Yes, Scientology sure is America's scary uncle, right down to the fact that it refuses to leave no matter how many court orders get sent.

So how is it that a group almost universally accepted as a grifting cult could still be able to operate legally? The reasons are more diabolically genius than you think, even if you watched the documentary -- because while the Church of Scientology is just regular ol' crazy when it comes to most things, it is crazy like a fox when it comes to legal matters.

Apr 01 07:12

What is the WINSXS directory in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista and why is it so large?

A commonly asked question among people looking at a Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 installation is “why is the WinSxS folder so big?!” To answer that question I need to first describe componentization, and how components are managed in Windows Vista.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So basically Microsoft designed these systems to eventually overflow their own disks to "encourage" the customer to buy a new machine!

Apr 01 07:09

Updated: ADP Shows 189K Private Sector Jobs Created In March

U.S. companies further slowed the pace of hiring in March, falling below 200,000 jobs, according to the latest employment data released by payrolls processor ADP Wednesday.

Apr 01 07:07

US military creates fake online personas to influence Social Media

Apr 01 07:05

4 senators urge Obama not to impose peace conditions on Israel

Four senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to bypass direct negotiations and impose conditions on Israel in an effort to create a two-state solution.

The senators — Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) — wrote in a letter Monday that while they are committed to a two-state solution that would keep Israel secure and ensure economic opportunity for the Palestinians, they are against efforts to let the United Nations and other international bodies impose the terms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The residents of Maryland, Maine, Virginia, and Mississippi need to get on the phones to those Senators and tell them their jobs are Maryland, Maine, Virginia, and Mississippi, and not Israel! Because there is an election next year and I don't think "Friend of Israel" is the vote-getter it used to be.

Apr 01 07:01

Boehner playing dangerous game by mixing Israel, race

Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) trip to Israel this week is so blatantly political that even the avowedly impartial Associated Press describes it as looking “like a jab at the White House.”

It is worse than that. President Obama can jab back in any political fight.

The real issue here is the way Boehner is recklessly sowing division along party lines on Israel. He is also — intentionally or not — heightening the silent but simmering racial tensions that increasingly divide Americans on the subject.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Boehner is proving that he is an Israeli stooge, and Obama has every right to arrest Boehner and every member of Congress currently in violation of the Logan Act and toss them in prison!

Apr 01 06:56

How Israel’s military stopped Netanyahu attacking Iran

A release of top-secret documents indicates that Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has exaggerated – and possibly lied – with his repeated claims that Iran is on the brink of a nuclear bomb.

In September 2012, Netanyahu, armed with a cartoon, put it very bluntly at the UN General Assembly:

By next spring, at most by next summer at current enrichment rates, [Iran] will have finished the medium enrichment and move on to the final stage. From there, it’s only a few months, possibly a few weeks before they get enough enriched uranium for the first bomb.

However, as Netanyahu spoke, his military and intelligence services were assessing that Tehran was not enriching uranium to a level beyond that needed for a civil programme. They conclude: “Iran at this stage is not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons.”

Apr 01 06:55

Netanyahu: Now is time for international community to stand ground for better deal with Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that now was the time for the international community to stand its ground for a better deal with Iran, in a special press statement in Jerusalem shortly after negotiations resumed in Lausanne over Tehran's nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This from the leader of a nation that has nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation agreement, refuses IAEA inspections, was caught trying to sell a clandestine nuclear weapon to the former government of South Africa, and a history of constant belligerence to neighboring nations. Netanyahu demands the world get a better deal from Iran, which HAS signed the nuclear non-proliferation agreement, DOES allow IAEA inspections, and has not initiated a war of conquest against another nation in over 200 years!

Apr 01 06:54

Government Corruption Has Become Rampant

This headline may come as a bit of a shock...

Apr 01 06:52

World Gold Reserves May Run out in 20 Years

Recently, Goldman Sachs came out with a new prediction for the gold mining industry. With new gold discoveries on the decline, it appears that there may only be about 20 years worth of known reserves left to mine, and that gold production may hit its peak this year.

Apr 01 06:51

Divestment referendum blocked at Northeastern

Activists at Northeastern University in Boston say they have been silenced by their student government after it blocked a divestment referendum from appearing on an upcoming election ballot.

The referendum would have asked students whether they would support divestment from four US companies that profit from Israel’s violations of Palestinians’ rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Israel has subverted our education system, along with the government!

Apr 01 06:51

In photos: Gaza fishermen “in God’s hands”

Hundreds of mourners gathered outside of al-Shifa hospital to protest the killing of Tawfiq Abu Reyaleh, a 34-year-old fisherman shot by the Israeli navy just hours before.

Along with his shipmates on the overnight shift, the late father of five was struck by a bullet when Israeli forces opened fire on their boat on 7 March, as they sailed within the six-nautical mile limit that Israel has imposed on Gaza’s sea vessels, according to the fishermen.

Abu Reyaleh was survived by his wife and four children, who live in northern Gaza.

Apr 01 06:49

Truck Hits Utility Pole, Thousands of People’s Smart Meters Explode

So now, instead of just having to worry about continual data collection and surveillance, or the negative health effects of electromagnetic frequency exposure, or the potential for a random house fire, there’s also the possibility of a truck randomly hitting a pole and causing your smart meter to straight up explode, also damaging your home and leaving you and yours without power for at least a week, maybe longer until it can be replaced… to possibly happen all over again?

How “smart” is this smart grid again?

Apr 01 05:53

Palestinians join International Criminal Court

Palestinians have formally become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a membership that enables Palestinians to sue Israeli officials for war crimes.

The Palestinian Authority officially joined the ICC on Wednesday, becoming the 123rd member of the Hague-based court.

The membership enables the Palestinians to file lawsuits against Israeli officials over crimes committed on Palestinian territory, including offenses committed during Tel Aviv’s war on the besieged Gaza Strip last year.

The Palestinian decision to join the ICC was made in January after decades of negotiations with Israel failed to put an end to Tel Aviv’s policy of expanding settlements on the occupied Palestinian lands.

In response to the decision, Tel Aviv cut off more than USD 120 millions in tax funds to the Palestinian Authority.

Apr 01 05:11

The Threats Against Russia - Canada’s Political Mainstream Backs War in Ukraine

On the increasingly dangerous issue in world politics—the war in eastern Ukraine and accompanying military threats and expansion of NATO in eastern Europe—there is an astonishing unanimity in the Canadian political and media establishment.

Apr 01 05:01

Disregarding Human Rights Concerns, US Resumes Arm Shipments to Egypt

Despite widespread repression of human rights activists, political opponents, and journalists that have garnered worldwide condemnation, the Egyptian government will once again be the recipient of U.S. weapons shipments and military aid after the Obama administration announced it was ending a freeze of such support on Tuesday.

Apr 01 04:58

Another CFR-Rhodes Agent for Secretary of Defense

Ashton B. Carter, who is a Rhodes Scholar and CFR member, will be the twenty-seventh United States Secretary of Defense.

Apr 01 04:54

U.S. Asian, European "Allies" Pivot away from Washington

President Barack Obama’s much-heralded «Pivot to Asia» lies in tatters as European and Asian «allies» of the United States march away from the heavily U.S.-influenced Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as the American-led World Bank, to join China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Apr 01 02:55

Election 2016: PACs Under Fire

Election 2016: Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Martin O'Malley PACs Under Fire From Campaign Watchdog Groups

The Campaign Legal Center has filed complaints against four likely presidential candidates for violating federal law by using outside groups to serve as shell campaigns before they officially declare a run. The complaints filed with the Federal Election Commission identify Republicans Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum and Scott Walker and Democrat Martin O’Malley as acting like candidates while not following federal finance regulations.

Apr 01 02:32

Palestinians join ICC in politically charged move

The Palestinians joined the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Wednesday, in a politically charged move that will open both Israeli and Palestinian officials to possible future war crimes prosecutions.

Apr 01 02:24

North Dakota launches oil rules hoping to curb U.S. rail disasters

North Dakota will from Wednesday require the more-than 1.2 million barrels of crude extracted each day from the state's Bakken shale formation be run through machines that remove volatile gases linked to recent crude-by-rail disasters.

The controversial step is designed to abrogate the damage North Dakota crude oil - 70 percent of which is transported via rail - can cause during derailments.

In the absence of concrete regulations from the U.S. Department of Transportation, North Dakota's new rules become the de facto national standard on the treatment of crude before tankcar loading.

March 31, 2015

Mar 31 22:03

AVAAZ, “White Helmets”, HRW, PHR, Amnesty & More Humanitarians for War on Syria

A massive campaign in support of foreign intervention against Syria is underway. The goal is to prepare the public for a “No Fly Zone” enforced by US and other military powers. This is how the invasion of Iraq began. This is how the public was prepared for the US/NATO air attack on Libya.

Mar 31 22:00

Saudi Arabia prepares for possible ground offensive in Yemen, Iran calls for ‘dialogue’

Yemen’s ousted officials have requested a ground intervention to bolster a Saudi-led air offensive against the country’s Houthi rebels. Meanwhile, neighboring Iran has made calls for diplomacy, saying the military campaign is a “strategic mistake”.

Mar 31 20:33

Australia to Start Taxing Bank Deposits

Mar 31 20:22

The Stock Market In 2015 Is Starting To Look Remarkably Similar To The Stock Market In 2008

Are we watching a replay of the last financial crisis? Over the past six months, the price of oil has collapsed, the U.S. dollar has soared, and a whole bunch of other patterns that we witnessed just before the stock market crash of 2008 are repeating once again.

Mar 31 18:55

Chinese scientists mull power station in space

The battle to dispel smog, cut greenhouse gases and solve the energy crisis is moving to space.

Chinese scientists are mulling the construction of a solar power station 36,000 kilometers above ground.

If realized, it will surpass the scale of the Apollo project and the International Space Station, and be the largest-ever space project.

The power station would be a super spacecraft on a geosynchronous orbit equipped with huge solar panels. The electricity generated would be converted to microwaves or lasers and transmitted to a collector on Earth.

Mar 31 18:52

AT&T wants $139 a month, or your privacy, for superfast Internet

On Monday, Cupertino became the first West Coast city to offer AT&T’s GigaPower, which promises Internet speeds so fast customers can download 25 songs in less than a second.

But that speed comes at a price: $139 a month, or $110 for those who allow AT&T to monitor their browsing habits.

With its Internet Preferences program, AT&T hopes to turn customer data into extra revenue. The company plans to compile the information about online activity — what users are Googling, which sites they favor, and what products they click on — to sell higher-priced personalized advertisements.

Mar 31 18:28

Ohio Girl, 10, Dies in House Fire Hours Before Rape Suspect's Trial Begins

A 10-year-old Ohio girl died in a house fire early Monday just hours before a trial she was set to testify in against her accused rapist was supposed to begin, officials said.

Mar 31 18:15

John Bolton’s Love of Bombs - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

And indeed, given John Bolton’s influence on the right, his public advocacy of a nuclear attack on Iran in 2009, and his having become a foreign policy advisor for presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he might be judged the most dangerous man in the U.S.

Mar 31 16:25

OBAMA UNBLOCKS DELIVERY OF F-16S TO EGYPT

Mar 31 16:02

BIGGEST CASH HOARDERS ON EARTH

Mar 31 16:01

Google ‘Thought Police’ to rank websites based on their “truth”

In the near future the pro Obama search giant plans to rank websites based on their so-called truthfulness

Mar 31 15:45

FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton Fired From Watergate Investigation For ‘Lying, Unethical Behavior’

Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.

Why?

Mar 31 15:40

All of the Ways Big Brother Is Watching You

Privacy as we once knew it is dead. We now find ourselves in the unenviable position of being monitored, managed and controlled by our technology—specifically the technology employed by the government against the American citizenry.

Mar 31 15:37

Judge boasts of his “political” role in Detroit bankruptcy conspiracy

Recent remarks by US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes further confirm the assessment made by the World Socialist Web Site of the anti-democratic and conspiratorial character of the Detroit bankruptcy case.

Mar 31 15:34

Government Discrimination vs. Private Discrimination

The new religious freedom controversy in Indiana reminds us that discrimination and exclusion are foundational aspects of private property. Without the right to exclude, a right to private property does not exist, since forced inclusion implies coerced action and accommodation under the threat of violence from the regulating state agency in question.

Mar 31 15:10

ITS ON! Gowdy Summons Clinton...says "technically possible" to get her emails!

WEBMASTER ADDITION: That was before Hillary had the hard drive formatted.

Mar 31 15:09

Useful Idiot at Tampa Bay Times: “Shall Not Be Infringed” Doesn’t Mean What It Says

In an editorial piece in the Tampa Bay Times titled Public Safety Sacrificed on Altar of NRA, Scott Keeler seems to be having a problem with the right of Americans to keep and bear arms,

Mar 31 15:08

Racketeering conspiracy trial begins for 6 former Philly narcotics cops

In the trial for six ex-Pennsylvania narcotics officers accused of conspiracy, robbery, extortion, kidnapping and drug dealing during a six-year racketeering scheme, opening statements began with a verbal sparring match between the lawyers.

Mar 31 15:03

You can Fool Yourself some of the Time but not All of the Time.

There are many serious, critical and world changing; nature attacked by the unnatural events LOOMING on the horizon. The most populous state in the US is soon to run out of water. This is an imbalance and every imbalance trends for further states of imbalance. Dry conditions trend toward runaway fires. It's not just California that is due to be hit in this manner. There are a number of surrounding states that are in line for the same. Consider the size of Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas, just to name a few. This is a condition that marches like an invading army and it will leave the same results in its path as would an army.

Mar 31 15:01

Boston Bombing: What’s Not Being Revealed in the Tsarnaev Courtroom

The prosecution pulled a couple of astonishing 180°s in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial Thursday.

Mar 31 14:59

Facebook tracks logged-out users in ‘violation’ of EU law, study says

study commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC) has found that Facebook is tracking all users of its social networking site, even if they’ve opted out of tracking.

The research also found that logged out users, and people who don’t have an account at all, were having their Web movements tracked by Facebook through its use of social plugins, primarily the ‘Like’ button.

Mar 31 14:46

AD Networks Ripe for Abuse via Malvertising

Major websites have been identified as hosting malvertising, cutting a wide swathe across the Internet, including big news and entertainment sites, search engines and many more. The scale at which campaigns can ramp up is undeniable–if hackers so choose. Their profits from these campaigns too are not limited to click fraud, which until the last six to nine months has been the most damaging outcome of malvertising forays.

Almost all campaigns lead to exploit kits, and some kits such as Angler are rigged with ransomware that can force users to cough up a few hundred dollars via Bitcoin to regain control of their machines, or worse, unlock files encrypted by the malware. Invincea, for example, told Threatpost it has discovered that malvertising displaying on popular real estate resource Zillow.com was recently redirecting users to sites hosting Cryptowall ransomware.

Mar 31 14:45

Gold In Fed Vault Drops Under 6,000 Tons For The First Time, After 10th Consecutive Month Of Redemptions

Two months ago, when looking at the most recent physical gold withdrawal numbers reported by the Fed, we observed something peculiar: between the publicly reported surprise redemption by the Netherlands (122 tons) and the just as surprise redemption by the Bundesbank (85 tons), at least 207 tons of gold should have vacated the NY Fed’s gold vault.

Instead, the Fed reported that in all of 2014 “only” 177 tons of gold were shipped out of the massive gold vault located 90 feet below 33 Liberty Street.

Mar 31 14:44

Man shot three times by Cedar Rapids police gives his account

Kyle Orth says he expected a couple of tickets for speeding after he backed his borrowed BMW into a utility pole.

What he got instead was three bullet wounds.

In an interview Tuesday, Orth, 27, once a salesman of the month for Zimmerman Auto Center, said he's still in shock over his run-in early Sunday with Cedar Rapids police — an incident in which no charges have been brought, but remains under investigation.

“It was stupid,” Orth said. “I was driving fast, but you don't get shot for driving fast.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right out of Judge Dredd!

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