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Jul 03 16:37

France 24 : Another Propaganda Machine

The English edition of France 24 website claims exposing an Iranian fighter jet used by Iraqi forces against ISIS.

(Source: France 24 )
The official French propaganda machine has called the event : "Image analysis shows Iraq's new jets are from Iran".
As neutral observers, one must be open-minded to understand the whole picture as it really is. However, the Argument is not whether the Iranian government involved in the conflict of Iraq. In fact, the Islamic republic is officially supporting both regimes of Iraq and Syria.
The US administration announced support for Iraqi government against ISIS and sent about 150 'military experts' to Iraq. Apparently, the American and Iranian interests are met again in Iraq, so they support US-designed Iraqi regime since it maintains Iranian and American interests in the region.

Jul 03 16:28

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

Overall, older wells -- those drilled before 2009 -- had a leak rate of about 1 percent. Most were traditional wells, drilling straight down. Unconventional wells -- those drilled horizontally and commonly referred to as fracking -- didn't come on the scene until 2006 and quickly took over.

Newer traditional wells drilled after 2009 had a leak rate of about 2 percent; the rate for unconventional wells was about 6 percent, the study found.

The leak rate reached as high as nearly 10 percent horizontally drilled wells for before and after 2009 in the northeastern part of the state, where drilling is hot and heavy.

The researchers don't know where the leaky methane goes -- into the water or the air, where it could be a problem worsening man-made global warming.


Jul 03 16:27

Fracked Oil, Gas Well Defects Leading to Methane Leaks

A recent Princeton University study showed that plugged and abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania leak methane at different rates, and producing wells could be similar, he said.

Well cementings and casings have a long track record of being imperfect, and sometimes lead to underground leaks.

Pennsylvania state inspectors’ records show that the steel or cement well casings were compromised in up to 9.1 percent of the active oil and gas wells in the state that were drilled since 2000, with a higher risk coming from the newer wells drilled since 2009.

Failure rates of the casings or cementings tend to be higher in northeastern Pennsylvania than other parts of the state, but it’s unclear why, he said.

Jul 03 15:32

How Police Agents Provocateur Frame People During Protests

Video clip demonstrates clearly how agent provocateur-police officers frame peaceful demonstrators to get them arrested.

Jul 03 15:22

Hillary Clinton Goes to Bat for GMOs at Biotech Conference

The potential presidential candidate's old industry ties resurfac


Jul 03 15:19

The Uncanny Parallels Between 4th of July Then and Now! by Doc Vega

It was 238 years ago that the 13 Colonies would declare independence from Great Britain with Thomas Jefferson writing the famous words that would characterize the meaning of American exceptionalism

Jul 03 15:14

Tsa pat down my 2 and 6 year old

Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Jul 03 14:36

Washington’s War Crimes Spread from Africa and the Middle East to Ukraine

A person might think that revulsion in “the world community” against Washington’s wanton slaughter of civilians in eight countries would have led to War Crimes Tribunal warrants issued for the arrest of presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and many officials in their regimes. But the vocal part of “the world community”–the West–has become inured to Washington’s crimes against humanity and doesn’t bother to protest. Indeed, many of these governments are complicit in Washington’s crimes, and there could just as well be arrest warrants for members of European governments.

Jul 03 14:25

Crushing Occupy Wall Street: It Was All About the Pitchforks

The Department of Homeland Security funded a high-tech, joint spy center in the heart of Wall Street where the New York Federal Reserve, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and other Wall Street mega banks had their own personnel working alongside NYPD officers

Jul 03 14:18

On Israel’s genocidal nature”

Gilad Atzmon argues, in a debate on Iran’s English-language Press TV, that Israel’s ongoing killing of Palestinians reflects the “murderous and genocidal and plunderous nature of the Jewish state”.


Jul 03 13:57

Video: Obama’s “Moderate Rebels” Hammer & Stab Syrian Soldier to Death

A gruesome video out of Syria shows Barack Obama’s “moderate rebels,” to whom the White House has pledged to send $500 million dollars, brutally hammer and stab a Syrian soldier to death as their wives and children join in for good measure.

Jul 03 13:48

WHOA! In Florida, Non-Submission to a Police Beating is “Attempted Murder”

expect to be punished for impudence

Jul 03 13:46

The IRS Has Unleashed a Massive New Regulation

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - FATCA - took effect July 1

Jul 03 13:39

U.S. Forces: Stay Out of Iraq

The headlines and pundits alike are spouting the traditional clichés about Iraq: Baghdad is falling. Iraq is splitting into three parts. Shias and Sunnis have been fighting for a thousand years.

We heard many of the same claims during the heightened sectarian conflict in Iraq from 2005 to 2007. But it’s useful to remember that Iraq has been around in one form or another for 7,000 years. Much of what’s happened recently is a direct result of U.S. policy and regional tumult, not ancient history.

Jul 03 13:35

Controversy Rages Over 'Acid Fracking' in Florida

An 'acid fracking' operation near the Everglades in south Florida has generated a court battle, protests, and outrage among the public and elected officials alike, with community members and county commissioners accusing state regulators of not doing enough to protect public health and the environment.

Jul 03 13:32

NSA sued for hoarding details on use of ‘zero day' exploits

The National Security Agency has been hit with several lawsuits since leaks began to expose its spy programs last year. Now the latest legal challenge, filed this week, finds fault with the NSA for its unwillingness to explain its use of certain exploits.


Jul 03 13:32

A tribute to Cassini: 10 years spent revealing the secrets of Saturn and its moons

NASA’s Cassini space probe has been one of the agency’s most successful missions ever. It has been collecting intelligence on Saturn for a decade now, giving astronomers amazing new insights while several times exceeding expectations for its overall lifespan. Perhaps more importantly, the probe has supplemented its scientific data with incredible optical photos that have captured the public imagination on more than one occasion; Cassini actually managed to squeeze some real enthusiasm from a jaded and desensitized population.

Now, though, its time has finally come. In 2016, after more than 11 years spent circling the famously ringed planet, Cassini will embark on its last mission ever. Now that we have a plan for the probe’s final days, it’s worth taking a look back at its incredible, decade-long history.

Jul 03 13:30

NOW HIRING: Government (NO THANKS)

The recent hiring spurt—one of the best stretches since the late 1990s—has gotten a surprising lift by a major sector: government.

Jul 03 13:25

U.S., Iran Join Forces Against ISIS in Iraq

In the ultimate twist of irony, U.S. military forces have joined with Iranian forces to confront ISIS in Iraq.

Jul 03 13:20

U.S. Government Sues American Co. For Requiring Workers to Speak English

The United States government is actually suing a private American business for discriminating against Hispanic and Asian employees because they don’t speak English on the job.

It involves a Green Bay Wisconsin metal and plastic manufacturer that fired a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers over their English skills, “even though those skills were not needed to perform their jobs,” according to the feds. More importantly, forcing employees to speak English in the U.S. violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, says the Obama administration.

Jul 03 13:18

Confirmed: Texas Spending Millions to Send Texas Rangers, State Troopers to Secure Open Border

The Texas Department of Public Safety has admitted it is spending millions to transfer Texas Rangers and state troopers to the border for “saturation patrols.”

Jul 03 13:13

July 4 Barbecue Costs Climb to Record: Chart

Rising prices for beef, ice cream and lettuce mean Americans will spend the most ever for Fourth of July barbecues this year.

Jul 03 13:09

Why America Hates and Despises Victims

Here are photos of residents in southeastern Ukraine and of their homes that we bombed yesterday, and you see the corpses, and the grieving survivors.

But Americans call them "terrorists," even though these people never were that, and even though America is funding the terrorism against all the residents in southeastern Ukraine, to force them to either die or else flee, so that they won't be able to vote in future Ukrainian elections, and so that the government we installed in a February coup in Kiev will stay installed, even if Ukraine becomes again a democracy.

Jul 03 13:07

Record 92,120,000 Americans Not Working, Not Looking

The number of Americans 16 and older who did not participate in the labor force climbed to a record high of 92,120,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Jul 03 13:02

MILITARY BASES ‘TURNING INTO REFUGEE CAMPS’

Texas officials appealed to the Obama administration on Thursday to secure the U.S.-Mexico border once and for all as waves of illegal immigrant children overwhelm the system, with one lawmaker saying U.S. military bases effectively have been transformed into camps to handle the influx.

Jul 03 12:56

Banker pays £160,000 for ‘ultimate tennis match’ with David Cameron and Boris Johnson

The wife of the former deputy finance minister of Russia last night won an auction at the Conservative summer party to play “the ultimate tennis match” with David Cameron and Boris Johnson.

The auction took place at the Hurlingham Club, west London, where secretaries of state sat at tables sponsored by hedge fund tycoons, senior oil executives and property developers.

Jul 03 12:53

Hilary Clinton supports GMOs

In a 65-minute keynote appearance at the BIO International Convention on Wednesday, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly supported the use of genetically modified crops and crop biotechnology.

Jul 03 12:47

Expropriation Is Back - Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World?

I have gone on record that the most dangerous organization is the now French led IMF with Christine Lagarde at the helm, which has presented a concept report that debt cuts for over-indebted states are uncompromising and are to be performed more effectively in the future by defaulting on retirement accounts held in life insurance, mutual funds and other types of pension schemes, or arbitrarily extending debt perpetually so you cannot redeem. Yes you read correctly, The new IMF paper is described in great detail exactly how to now allow the private sector, which has invested in government bonds, to be expropriated to pay for the national debts of the socialist governments.

Jul 03 12:46

Cryptome: Snowden Doc Dump Will Prevent July War

According to John Young and Cryptome Snowden documents rumored to be released this month will prevent a war planned by the United States...

Jul 03 12:45

ECONOMIC REALITIES: Those euromyths in full

Jul 03 12:41

In Iraq and Syria: U.S. Backing "Both Sides of Same Conflict"

Available for a very limited number of interviews, Jarrar is an Iraqi-born Arab-American architect, blogger and political advocate (bio below). He said today: "Last week, the Obama administration requested hundreds of millions of dollars to support Syrian armed opposition groups, and other hundreds of millions to support the Iraqi government.

Jul 03 12:41

Airlines put on alert for phoney shoe-bombers

Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: U.S.

HAPPY 4TH !
-DHS

Jul 03 12:41

Big Central Bankers: The Root of Pure Evil. The Major Source of Instability around the World.

To the central bankers. To have a currency that competes with their debt based currency scheme that threatens their monopoly on controlling the money supply must not stand. Through their tax free foundations funding NGOs(Non Governmental Organizations). These organizations that are foreign agents of a power outside the jurisdiction foment ethnic or sectarian violence playing divide and conquer in order to try to overthrow governments that does not want a central bank.

Jul 03 12:36

What was the Israeli connection to the 3 settler kidnappings?

Evidence that came to light after Israel removed its gag order on information regarding the June 12 kidnapping and murder of three Jewish Israeli students indicates that it was an Israeli government operation that was intentionally used to punish Hamas and break up the new Palestinian unity government.

Jul 03 12:17

Gaza is Burning: Here's What the Corporate Media isn't Telling You

Abby Martin reports on the latest violence in Israel, and speaks with author and journalist Max Blumenthal about the aspects of the story that aren't being discussed in the corporate media.

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Jul 03 12:16

Cheerleader's hunting pics spark outrage

Hundreds of thousands of people are petitioning Facebook to shut down the page of a 19-year-old cheerleader

Jul 03 12:02

AMA ‘junk science’ study used to falsely label vitamins and minerals as dangerous

The mainstream media is awash and abuzz with news about a new study which purports to show that taking vitamins, minerals and other supplements can be dangerous. However, even a perfunctory look at the study reveals it to a seriously flawed study using junk science.

The study, published in the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) Archives of Internal Medicine, actually consisted of nothing more than an analysis of a series of three questionnaires given to almost 39,000 women over a 19 year period.

The researchers analyzed the self-reported results and determined that there was a 2.4 percent increased risk of death associated with the use of multiple vitamins. Though such an amount is statistically insignificant, that did not keep the media from jumping on the story as proof of the danger of taking vitamin and mineral supplements. And the study authors themselves declared:

“We see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements”.

Jul 03 12:00

CDC CONFIRMS ACTIVATION OF “EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER” IN RESPONSE TO IMMIGRANT INFLUX

After months, federal health agency responsible for “disease control and prevention” breaks silence..

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to the public health crisis spurred by the recent surge of illegal immigrants by activating an emergency facility designed to monitor and coordinate “emergency response activities to public health threats,” the agency admitted. (video)

Jul 03 11:59

Veteran dies waiting for ambulance in VA hospital

500 yards from the emergency room

Jul 03 11:55

Long Island Teacher disciplined and reassigned because her students test scores were too high

An East Rockaway teacher has accused the school district of ousting her from the classroom because her students' strong performance on standardized tests has backfired. Voula Coyle, a veteran fourth grade teacher at Rhame Avenue School, said her strong teaching skills have dragged down her school's state rating. Coyle alleged she has been falsely accused of misconduct after she brushed off administrators’ calls for teachers to do a lackluster job in order to rig the state's ranking system.

Jul 03 11:55

Obama Intentionally Exposing YOU to Deadly Diseases

How would you like to have a job where you were shot at by drug traffickers on the ground and from aircraft and where you were exposed to serious diseases such as tuberculosis, swine flu (H1N1), Ebola, dengue fever and chicken pox? Then consider the fact that working at this job really didn’t make much of a difference because the president undermined most of what you were working for.

Jul 03 11:54

Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

The European Union's new law giving people a "right to be forgotten," which requires Google to remove links to information about them,

Jul 03 11:53

Goldman Sachs asks judge to force Google to unsend an email

There exists a nifty Gmail feature called "Undo Send" that lets you take back a hastily shipped email -- and it's something a certain Goldman Sachs contractor probably wishes she'd used after accidentally sending a report containing confidential client information to a complete stranger. Now the investment bank is asking a US judge to force Google to delete the email to prevent a "needless and massive" privacy breach. The complaint was filed Friday in a New York state court in Manhattan, according to a report by Reuters.

Jul 03 11:49

Tensions in Gaza Strip intensify

Israel began moving troop reinforcements to its border with the Gaza

Jul 03 11:42

Orwell’s Dystopian Future Is Almost Here: A Conversation With Glenn Greenwald

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, best known for his reporting on the U.S. surveillance state, told me that in the year since he first met whistle-blower Edward Snowden, he went back and re-read Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984.”

Jul 03 11:33

Vatican formally recognises exorcists and grants priests the right to perform their rituals for the first time

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Demon season is open! I wonder what the bag limit is?

Jul 03 11:23

June Full-Time Jobs Plunge By Over Half A Million, Part-Time Jobs Surge By 800K, Most Since 1993

Is this the reason for the blowout, on the surface, payroll number? In June the BLS reports that the number of full-time jobs tumbled by 523K to 118.2 million while part-time jobs soared by 799K to over 28 million!

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!a

Jul 03 11:15

US describes Kiev's punitive operations in eastern Ukraine as 'adequate'Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_03/US-considers-Ukrainian-military-operations-in-the-east-of-the-country-to-be-adequate-3178/

The US Department of State believes that the Ukrainian military operations in the east of the country are adequate, spokesperson Jen Psaki said at a briefing in Washington. According to US opinion, operations of the Ukrainian security forces have a moderate and restrained character.

"In terms of events of what’s happening on the ground, our view is that the Ukrainian security forces' operations have been moderate and measured; they’ve been taking steps to maintain calm within their own country," Psaki supposes.

Jul 03 11:07

NYPD brutally arrest man on subway 'for sleeping on way from work' (VIDEO)

A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home for work.

The incident occurs at the 57th street station stop in Manhattan in a mostly-empty carriage.

The video posted to YouTube on Tuesday does not show what sparked the police confrontation, though from the man’s reaction and those who viewed and filmed the scene, he was confronted by police for sleeping on the train.

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So THIS is how NYPD is interpreting "to protect and serve"?!?

And sleeping on public transport is now a crime?!?

Jul 03 11:02

Real ‘Battle of Iraq’ is only beginning

The Islamic State's assault did not fortuitously start in Mosul, just beyond the so-called Sunni Triangle (areas north and west if Baghdad which are not very rich in oil resources). But, according to Stony Brook Professor Michael Schwartz, the Sunni Triangle "has almost the entire length of the only substantial pipeline that exits the country (to Turkey), a significant refinery in Haditha, and the Baiji petroleum complex, which contains an electrical power plant serving the northern provinces and a 310,000 barrel per day oil refinery producing a third of the country’s refined petroleum", in addition to a "number of small oil fields".

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Whatever you want to say about these people, their leadership has thought through their tactics very, very carefully.

Ultimately, this should be an internal settlement between all the people of Iraq, with a fair power and revenue sharing between the Sunnis and Shiites; unfortunately, it does not appear that the US Government is going to let that happen.

But the assets on the ground in Iraq have been too few, and too late, to really stem the drive of ISIS. And when Baghdad falls, so will the US government's ability to dictate who gets Iraq's oil, and in what currency it will be sold.

This will mean that, for all the blood and money spent, the US government will have lost Iraq twice, militarily, and once economically.

As a Christian pacifist, the older I get, the more viscerally anti-war I become, because I see it not as something which "protects our freedoms" ( it doesn't), but protects private corporate profit.

And hey, I have a great idea; if heads of corporations like wars so much, they, and their kids, should be compelled to fight those wars, and get maimed for life, or die, protecting their profits.

But unfortunately, for these captains of industry, it is always other people's children who are the expendable victims of war, whether they live, or die; that is none of their concern.

Jul 03 11:01

Family Calls 911 As Son Threatens Suicide, Cops Show Up And Kill Him

In yet another instance of police making a bad situation infinitely worse, a Virginia family was left reeling when an officer shot their son to death despite being called to out to help stop the boy killing himself.

Seventeen-year-old Christian Alberto Sierra was suffering from depression which led to a full scale breakdown and attempted suicide.

Jul 03 10:59

Students and graduates speak out against growing debt

The total level of US student loan debt hit more than $1 trillion in 2011, surpassing the total amount of credit card debt and home mortgage debt. The class of 2014 had an average debt load of $33,050, more than triple the level in 1993.

The already intolerable burden of this debt was made worse this month, when interest rates on federal student loans went up by almost one percent on July 1.

Jul 03 10:37

Ukraine: Aftermath of bombing of civilians by Ukrainian air force *GRAPHIC VIDEO*

Seven people were killed and more injured in fighting between the Ukrainian military and militia on Wednesday over the settlement of Staraya Konsrashovka, located 20 km from Lugansk. According to witness reports, bombs were dropped on the village from an Su-25 fighter jet.

The attack hit a residential area, causing widespread death and injury among civilian targets. Dozens of buildings in the settlement are partially or completely destroyed.

News of the attack comes on the same day as Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin agreed on a ceasefire plan at a conference in Berlin together with German, French and Russian foreign ministers.

Jul 03 10:27

July 4th Militarist Bunkum (an encore by request) - Paul Craig Roberts

Did you know that 85 to 90 percent of war’s casualties are non-combatant civilians? That is the conclusion reached by a nine-person research team in the June 2014 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The deaths of soldiers who are fighting the war are a small part of the human and economic cost. Clearly, wars do not protect the lives of civilians. The notion that soldiers are dying for us is false. Non-combatants are the main victims of war.

Keep that in mind for July 4th, which is arriving tomorrow.

Jul 03 10:24

Drone memo should reverse Gitmo convictions, attorneys claim

Attorneys for a Canadian man who spent a decade detained by the United States military at Guantanamo Bay say details in the Obama administration’s recently released “drone memo” exonerates their client of war crimes.

Omar Khadr was only 15 years old when he was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and taken to the Bagram Air Base, then Guantanamo, where he later pleaded guilty to murder in violation of the laws of war — according to military prosecutors, Khadr tossed a grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer.

Jul 03 10:21

Establishment Pushing “Cashless Society” to Control Humanity

The global establishment is increasingly pushing the notion of what it calls a “cashless society” — a world in which all payments and transactions would be conducted electronically, creating a permanent record for governments to inspect and track at will.

Jul 03 10:15

Gun Control Works

Jul 03 09:55

EXAMPLES OF HATE SPEECH BY ISRAEL AGAINST PALESTINE

"We enthusiastically chose to become a colonial society, ignoring international treaties, expropriating lands, transferring settlers from Israel to the occupied territories, engaging in theft and finding justification for all these activities. Passionately desiring to keep the occupied territories, we developed two judicial systems: one - progressive, liberal - in Israel; and the other - cruel, injurious - in the occupied territories. In effect, we established an apartheid regime in the occupied territories immediately following their capture. That oppressive regime exists to this day."
(Michael Ben-Yair, 3 March 2002) (emphasis added)

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Jul 03 09:53

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Jul 03 09:52

Ceasefire in E. Ukraine, OSCE observers at Russian checkpoints agreed at Berlin meeting

A roadmap of measures that will point a way out of the Ukrainian crisis has been agreed during four-way talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine, German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

In their joint statement, the ministers called for the Contact Group to resume its work “no later than July 5 with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed, sustainable ceasefire.”

The group should include representatives of both Kiev and the self-defense forces of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said.

While Russia only has limited influence over the self-defense forces in southeast Ukraine, Lavrov said that their representatives, including Donetsk People's Republic leader Aleksandr Boroday, have already “publicly stated that they are ready to answer Russia’s and the OSCE’s calls to start consultations on a ceasefire.”

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Fingers crossed on this one, folks.

Jul 03 09:51

Is Israel Preparing New Military Offensive Against Gaza?

TRNN Middle East correspondent Yousef al-Helou says that Israel is punishing Gaza despite no evidence that shows Hamas was responsible for the deaths of the Israeli teenagers.

Jul 03 09:49

The Dow Jones Industrial Average: A Fata Morgana

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) Index is the only stock market index that covers both the second and the third industrial revolution. Calculating share indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and showing this index in a historical graph is a useful way to show which phase the industrial revolution is in. Changes in the DJIA shares basket, changes in the formula and stock splits during the take-off phase and acceleration phase of industrial revolutions are perfect transition-indicators. The similarities of these indicators during the last two revolutions are fascinating, but also a reason for concern. In fact the graph of the DJIA is a classic example of fictional truth, a Fata Morgana.

Jul 03 09:44

Activists mobilize as Palestinians face Israeli onslaught

Palestinians face an onslaught by Israeli forces in the wake of the killing of three Israeli settlers.

Warplanes bomb Gaza and bulldozers demolish houses in the West Bank – yet growing numbers of Israelis demand still more revenge.

Mohamed Abu Khdeir, 16, was a victim of their calls.

Jul 03 09:33

Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza

The Algerian World Cup team has decided to donate their team prize money of $9 million they got after their Round of 16 match with Germany to the people of Gaza, revealed one of the squad’s forwards.

“They need it more than us,” 26-year old striker Islam Slimani said.

Jul 03 09:32

TIMELY POSTERS OF THE DAY

Finally some sanity regarding Israeli terrorism …

Jul 03 09:32

RABBI CALLS FOR MORE BLOODSHED VIA FACBOOK

The head of the World Bnei Akiva youth movement called for the “blood of the enemy” in revenge for the murder of Eyal Yifrah, Naftali Fraenkel and Gil-Ad Shaer on Facebook post he wrote after the discovery of the slain teenagers.

In a post written on Monday, World Bnei Akiva secretary general Rabbi Noam Perel wrote: “Three corpses of our youths were found cast on the field, an entire nation and thousands of years of history demands revenge, the government of Israel is convening for a revenge hearing which is not about mourning, the master of the house has gone crazy at the sight of the corpses of its sons, a government which will turn the army that was searching into vengeful soldiers, soldiers that will not stop at 300 Philistine foreskins.”

Jul 03 09:31

PRICE TAG WARFARE

The Palestinian village (and Refugee Camp) of Shuafat is located at the bottom of the hill from where I live. It was there that a 16 year old youth was kidnapped and brutally murdered.

Jul 03 09:30

Liberal Zionists’ denial of Israeli racism heightens danger to ‘everyone living in this land’ — Blumenthal

Here’s an interview I did with Max Blumenthal in West Jerusalem last September near where he made the video “Feeling the Hate in Jerusalem.” I asked him about criticisms that he had distorted the character of Israeli society in that video, and Blumenthal said the opposite was the case: he had captured a rising strain in that society. He said that racism is rampant inside Israeli discourse and that the lynching of a Palestinian near where we stood was straight out of Alabama in the 1940s.

Jul 03 09:29

FIFA World Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo refuse to exchange Jersey with Israel players

Ronaldo said: “I do not exchange my shirt with ASSASSINS”

After the match, an Israeli player removing his shirt offered it to Ronaldo, who refused because he could not agree to wear a jersey on which there was the flag of the State of Israel.

In the locker room when reporters asked him why he had refused to exchange his jersey, he said “I do not exchange my shirt with murderers” (Google English translation).

This is not the first time the Portuguese star Ronaldo has shown his solidarity with Palestinians, last year he auctioned off his soccer boot in gold, to help Palestinian victims of Israeli bombing.

Jul 03 09:23

Lavrov Expresses Concern About Lack of Foreign Media Attention to Ukrainian Refugees

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov intends to draw foreign media attention to the Ukrainian refugee problem, the government of Russia’s Rostov Region said Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, Russia’s top diplomat, Sergei Lavrov, met with the governor of Rostov Region, Vasily Golubev, to discuss the flood of refugees coming to the region from troubled Ukraine.

Lavrov in particular asked Golubev about foreign media attention to the issue.

“Judging by Vasily Golubev’s comments, there is no particular interest. The Russian foreign minister expressed his concern over the issue. He intends to draw foreign media attention to this problem,” the statement by the regional government said.

Over 21,000 Ukrainian citizens have found shelter in Rostov Region, including 8,000 children. The bulk of the refugees have been taken in by families, the rest have been housed in temporary accommodation centers. Some of the refugees are also being moved to other parts of the country.

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Foreign Minister Lavrov, we at WHATREALLYHAPPENED.COM do care, greatly, about the flood of Ukrainian refugees streaming into Russia, and the plight of refugees everywhere.

When a country has refugees flooding out of it, that means that the country is badly broken; unsafe; economically non-viable, and violent.

The Eastern Ukrainians deserve far better by Poroshenko's government in Kiev; and because they have not received it (at least in terms of being refused a hearing of their grievances), they are "voting with their feet", as the old American saying goes.

Jul 03 09:16

Prescription drug use now causing more driving fatalities than alcohol

According to a study published in the Public Health Reports, driving under the influence of prescription drugs is becoming a large problem in society, causing more fatal driving accidents than ever before.

Jul 03 09:13

Putin Under Pressure as Fighting Rages in Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin has been slammed for arming rebels and fanning flames of separatism in eastern Ukraine. But there is strong evidence recently that it's just the opposite: He now wants to bring about a truce.

To do so, however, Putin must face down nationalists at home pressuring him to send in troops to support the rebels occupying town halls and border posts and fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine after the new Ukrainian president ended a mainly one-sided cease-fire.

Putin's strategic aims have not changed: He wants to keep Ukraine at least partly in Russia's orbit and prevent it from joining NATO.

But he is also mindful of Russia's other global relationships, and he needs to move carefully to avoid more sanctions from the European Union and the United States.

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Putin, unlike some other world leaders, is very shrewdly capable of thinking scenarios through to their most logical conclusion.

I do not know just how hard he will push Ukraine not to join NATO, but I would be willing to bet that military violence against Ukraine is not in the cards for him.

The pressure on Ukraine, which still depends mightily on Russian energy, will not be military, but economic.

Poroshenko's attacks against Eastern Ukraine, if continued, will result in a bloodbath against his own people. And the international court of public opinion will not allow this to go on much longer before he is viewed as a pariah, so he, too, has reasons for wanting a truce which lasts here.

Jul 03 09:07

CIA Terrorism Brought Home

Ten years after the publication of The Phoenix Program, I wrote a series of articles on the subject for Counterpunch magazine. The Clinton administration had popularized neoliberalism, hammered labor through NAFTA, and dismantled welfare. Conservatives were speaking of a “new American century” based on belligerent nationalism. The time seemed right to warn of the dangers.

Jul 03 09:04

Whooping cough affects vaccinated children at nearly the same rate as rest of population

The effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine at preventing whooping cough has been called into question by a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Researchers from the University of Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and Public Health England found that whooping cough prevalence among vaccinated children is roughly equal to that of unvaccinated children, suggesting that the shot may, in fact, be useless.

Jul 03 09:04

ISIS Captures Syrian Towns, Key Oil Field

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages and the country's largest oil field as rival rebel factions gave up the fight, activists said.

The extremist group -- which controls large parts of northern Syria and captured vast swaths of northern and western Iraq last month -- is now in almost full control of a corridor stretching from the Syrian border town of Boukamal to the government-controlled provincial capital of Deir el-Zour to the northwest.

Led by an ambitious Iraqi militant known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant this week unilaterally declared the establishment of an Islamic state, or caliphate, in the lands it has seized in Syria and Iraq. It proclaimed al-Baghdadi the head of its new self-styled state and demanded that all Muslims pledge allegiance to him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight: with all the surveillance the NSA does, around the world, they bloody couldn't see this coming?!?

IF they did not see this coming, then every bit of surveillance done by the NSA is NOT about allegedly "keeping Americans safe"; it is about keeping Americans cowed and terrified.

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Jul 03 09:04

Goldman Sachs goes to court to ‘un-send’ email to Google user

If you’ve ever hit ‘send’ on an email only to regret it later, Goldman Sachs can sympathize with you. It’s seeking a court order to have one containing client data, sent by mistake, to be ‘un-sent’, or at least tracked down to the person who received it.

Jul 03 08:57

Six months after marijuana legalization: Colorado tax revenue skyrockets as crime falls

At the Native Roots Apothecary, a discreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denver’s busy 16th street shopping mall, business is so brisk that customers are given a number before taking a seat to wait their turn.

There are young men in ball caps, nervous-looking professionals in suits, and the frail and elderly. Staff say customers have been flocking to their outlets since Colorado voted to allow recreational pot use for adults from January.

Six months on, Colorado’s marijuana shops are mushrooming, with support from local consumers, weed tourists and federal government taking a wait-and-see attitude.

Tax dollars are pouring in, crime is down in Denver, and few of the early concerns about social breakdown have materialized – at least so far.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like good news all around, at least for the moment!! :-)

Jul 03 08:56

People Not In Labor Force Rise To New Record, Participation Rate Remains At 35 Year Lows

Those following the labor force participation rate (which as even the Census Bureau showed is declining not so much due to demographics but due to older people working longer and pushing younger people out of the labor force as we showed yesterday) will hardly be surprised to learn that alongside today's impressive NFP print, the reason why the unemployment rate took another big step lower from 6.3% to 6.1%, was once again as a result of the number of people not in the labor force, which in June rose to a fresh record high of 92,120K, up 111K from June.

Jul 03 08:56

Impeach Obama protestor arrested for flying flags on overpass

A COLLEGE STUDENT IN NEW YORK IS HEADING TO COURT AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR EXERCISING HIS FIRST AMENDMENT ON A LONG ISLAND OVERPASS

Jul 03 08:54

The Arms Race Is Back... With A Twist: US Congressman Urges NATO To Purchase French Warship Destined For Russia

In a note written in the Atlantic Council's website, Democrat representative for New York's 16th district, Eliot Engel, has proposed that instead of letting France conclude its deal with Russia, now that even the BNP "blackmail" has failed to dent Hollande's intention to see the delivery to its end, that NATO (read the US) should step up and "collectively purchase or lease the warships as a common naval asset."

Jul 03 08:52

The Acute Danger of Iraqi Dams

It’s been apparent at least since the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 that the Mosul Dam, Iraq’s largest, could spell devastation for Iraq due to a combination of faulty construction, governmental indifference, and an ongoing civil insurrection. Were it to collapse, it would lead to the largest human-induced loss of life in history. (For more on this problem, see my coverage here and here.)

The conquests in 2014 by what used to be known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), now known just as the Islamic State, have dramatically shown that other dams in Iraq can also pose problems, if not on so catastrophic a scale.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This unfolding catastrophe is largely to be laid at the feet of absolute lack of planning on the part of US civilian and military leadership.

ISIS did not come out of nowhere; it took a long time to build up, but apparently, no one in the US government saw it coming until it may well be too late to contain the movement in the region.

Jul 03 08:46

The BRICs Are Morphing Into An Anti-Dollar Alliance

Slowly but surely the BRICS – that proud Goldman acronym which was conceived to perpetuate the great American way of life by releasing trillions in US-denominated debt in heretofore untapped markets – are morphing into an anti-dollar alliance.

Before the crucial visit to Beijing next week, the governor of the Russian Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina met Vladimir Putin to report on the progress of the upcoming ruble-yuan swap deal with the People’s Bank of China and Kremlin used the meeting to let the world know about the technical details of its international anti-dollar alliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There should be a sense of urgency here by the BRIC nations, because the US is already, at least in proxy mode, at war with both Russia and China.

The US government's policies concerning the Ukraine and the support of Japan toward a more aggressive "self-defense" policy ( just approved this week) are testaments to this reality.

Jul 03 08:38

Revealed: US operating secretly in Somalia since 2007

American military advisers have been operating secretly in Somalia since around 2007, a revelation that shows the United States has had a presence in the African country for years without acknowledging the situation publicly.

Jul 03 08:37

Saudi Arabia deploys 30,000 troops at border after alleged Iraqi withdrawal

Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 troops to its 800km border with Iraq following an alleged withdrawal of Iraqi border guards amid the ongoing battles against Sunni Islamist militants. Baghdad denied pulling off the guards.

Saudi state-owned news channel Al Arabiya released a video apparently showing Iraqi soldiers saying the government ordered them to retreat from their positions along borders with Syria in the west and Saudi Arabia in the south despite no evident danger.

“We didn’t know why,” an officer says in the video, which was obtained by Al Arabiya’s sister channel Al Hadath. The report didn’t clarify whether the alleged withdrawal includes Iraq’s borders with Jordan and Kuwait, both in the southern part of the country, or Turkey in the north.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Arabia would not be deploying these troops if they did not think that there was a huge issue with Iraqi border security.

I am getting a nasty feeling in the pit of my stomach that we may be looking at some truly horrendous events coming, particularly in Iraq, because what the US military has deployed has been far too little and far too late.

And if ISIS takes Baghdad, it is all over.

Jul 03 08:35

BBC Reporter: Google Moving to “Suppress Legitimate Journalism”

BBC economics editor Robert Peston warns that Google’s implementation of the controversial “right to be forgotten” ruling is working to “suppress legitimate journalism” after one of his articles about Merrill Lynch boss Stan O’Neal was scrubbed from the search engine.

Jul 03 08:32

Fukushima: The genocide of the human race

Three years have passed since the explosion at the Fukushima Daiihi nuclear plant in Japan. What has been done to halt the nuclear crisis since then?

Jul 03 08:29

Black Listed NewsBombings Continue as Israeli Troops Mass on Gaza Border

A Palestinian argues with Israeli border police in Jerusalem on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (Photo: AP)As tensions rise and violence continues between Israeli military forces and Palestinians, a buildup on the border of the Gaza Strip on Thursday is creating worry that a large scale bombardment or military operation of the sealed-off enclave may soon occur.

Israel has launched dozens of airstrikes into Gaza this week as street-level skirmishes in the occupied West Bank have followed the murder of both Israeli and Palestinian teenagers and other civilians in recent weeks.

Outlets report a surge in IDF forces moving to the border region on Thursday amid continuing airstrikes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would bet that this American 3 day weekend, starting tomorrow, will be a time when Israel's IDF will inflict as many massive casualties in Gaza as they think they can get away with.

And I have to wonder if we will see the following tee shirts on display in Israel soon:

Jul 03 08:28

Two Thirds of the World Vow to Push Back Against America and the New World Order

Why is the G77 representing 133 countries facing off against America, the United Nations and the New World Order ?(see attached link below) Aren’t we being told daily this is a good thing, a mechanism to unite the globe for a better, richer future for all humanity. Could it be this is more elitist propaganda and lies meant only to placate and pacify us into complacency and conformity?

Jul 03 08:24

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs

Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South

Jul 03 08:22

Several Virginia school systems sued for $20 million by parents of autistic kids for being "bullied and assaulted."

The county’s School Board, superintendent and three principals are among a large group of Virginia administrators, teachers and attorneys named as defendants in a $20 million civil rights lawsuit.

Jul 03 08:22

The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring

There is little that Dr. Lindsay Irvin has not done for the children’s vaccines in her office refrigerator: She remortgaged her home to afford their rising prices. She packed them in ice chests and moved them when her office flooded this year. She pays a company to monitor the fridge in case the temperature rises.

Jul 03 08:21

Privacy Tools: How to Block Online Tracking

Many sites track user behavior using a variety of invisible third-party software. This means any time you visit a web page, you're likely sharing data about your online habits, from clicks to views or social shares, whether you realize it or not. But there are a few ways to combat online tracking – although none can block some of the more sophisticated tracking techniques, such as 'fingerprinting' and 'onboarding.' Here are three tools that block the most common trackers.

Jul 03 08:15

Bombings Continue as Israeli Troops Mass on Gaza Border

Leaders speak of calming tensions, but violence continues as tensions burn

Jul 03 08:14

US denies petition to reconsider TWA Flight 800 conspiracies

Twelve minutes after taking off from New York's JFK airport on July 17th, 1996, Trans World Airlines Flight 800 exploded, killing all 230 people on board. Now, almost 18 years after the Boeing 747 crashed, the National Transportation Safety Board has denied a petition that would see it reconsidering its findings, drawn up by people who believe the plane was the target of terrorism, missiles, or even a secret microwave weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the "secret microwave weapon" tossed in there to make it look like anyone doubting the NTSB is a nut case. As for TWA 800, it appears to have been an accidental shoot down during a US Navy test. Hardly the first time civilian aircraft have been killed mistakenly by the military, it is looking more and more like Malaysian Flight 370 was the victim of a joint US/Thai naval exercise gone wrong.

Jul 03 08:08

Daniel hann bygga en "hagelgubbe"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The article is in Swedish, but if you don't want to bother with Google translate, it's about a guy who built a snowman from the hail that fell on his house today.

Jul 03 08:08

So Much Warrantless Surveillance, Feds Can't Keep Track

The National Security Agency (NSA) conducts warrantless surveillance of millions of people around the world and very little of it has anything to do with stopping terrorism.

Not that this is any sort of revelation to those who pay attention to the contraction of constitutional liberty, but recent reports from mainstream news outlets are highlighting not only the vacuuming up of metadata in violation of the Fourth Amendment, but the use of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act to justify untold spying operations carried out under cover of this federal statute.

Jul 03 08:07

Israeli Police Falsely Report Murdered Palestinian Boy Was Gay, Flooding Social Media with Disinformation

Yesterday night, I noticed several Israeli Facebook users infecting my feed with false claims that Mohamed Abu Khdeir, the 16 year-old who was murdered by suspected Jewish terrorists, was killed in an honor crime because he was gay. With the help of an Israeli friend, I traced the rumor to, of all places, the Israeli police.

Jul 03 08:06

"Civil liberties board" allows government to destroy ours

The five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), appointed by President Obama, released a report this week upholding core components of the US government's surveillance apparatus. Specifically, the panel affirmed the constitutionality of operations conducted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008, which authorizes PRISM and other bulk electronic data collection operations run by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Jul 03 08:02

Big-Pharma Vaccines Deemed "Safe" by Big-Pharma Funded "Study"

by Tony Cartalucci

The report's conclusions are hardly convincing. But what's more troubling, is the immense conflict of interest from which the report itself was written. The authors include Margaret A. Maglione, Lopamudra Das, Laura Raaen, Alexandria Smith, Ramya Chari, Sydne Newberry, Roberta Shanman, Tanja Perry, and Courtney Gidengil, all of the corporate-funded think tank, RAND Corporation.

While the report itself was funded by the US government, the RAND Corporation from which its authors were drawn is funded by the very corporations (.PDF page 70) that manufacture various vaccines, including the MMR vaccine which was the primary focus of the report...

Jul 03 07:57

WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES:Our Handiwork. Hidden from Us, by America’s “News” Media (which have the audacity to lie calling THEM “Terrorists”)

July 2nd, Ukrainian planes attacked the village Lugansk Cossack village and village Kondrashovka. Consequences of military action:

Jul 03 07:41

As Iraq Burns, US Plans $500 Million to Terrorists in Syria

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The New York Times in its article, “Obama Requests Money to Train ‘Appropriately Vetted’ Syrian Rebels,” stated:

"President Obama requested $500 million from Congress on Thursday to train and equip what the White House is calling “appropriately vetted” members of the Syrian opposition, reflecting increased worry about the spillover of the Syrian conflict into Iraq."

The reportage is a stunning entanglement of contradictions, claiming that the additional funding for terrorists fighting in Syria will somehow address “spillover” that is in fact a direct result of US, NATO, and their Persian Gulf collaborators’ creation, expansion, and perpetuation of the war in Syria in the first place...

Jul 03 07:39

Pump it: Dow hits 17,000 for first time

U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, lifting the Dow industrials above 17,000, after the government reported the economy created a better-than-expected 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.

Jul 03 07:30

XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users as 'extremists'

The NSA marks and considers potential "extremists" all users of the internet anonymizer service Tor, German media reports. Among those are hundreds of thousands of privacy concerned people like journalists, lawyers and rights activists.

Searching for encryption software like the Linux-based operating system Tails also places you on the NSA grid, says a report by German broadcasters NDR and WDR. The report is based on analysis of the source code of the software used by NSA’s electronic surveillance program XKeyscore.

Tor is a system of servers, which routes user requests through a layer of secured connections to make it impossible to identify a user’s IP from the addresses of the websites he/she visits. The network of some 5,000 is operated by enthusiasts and used by hundreds of thousands of privacy-concerned people worldwide. Some of them live in countries with oppressive regimes, which punish citizens for visiting websites they deem inappropriate.

Jul 03 07:29

(Another) Idiot Economist Says We Need "Major War" to Save the Economy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle...

Jul 03 07:18

Syngenta Stalks Scientist who Proves their Herbicide Toxic

Three years earlier, Syngenta, one of the largest agribusinesses in the world, had asked Hayes to conduct experiments on the herbicide atrazine, which is applied to more than half the corn in the United States. Hayes was thirty-one, and he had already published twenty papers on the endocrinology of amphibians. David Wake, a professor in Hayes’s department, said that Hayes “may have had the greatest potential of anyone in the field.” But, when Hayes discovered that atrazine might impede the sexual development of frogs, his dealings with Syngenta became strained, and, in November, 2000, he ended his relationship with the company.

Hayes continued studying atrazine on his own, and soon he became convinced that Syngenta representatives were following him to conferences around the world. He worried that the company was orchestrating a campaign to destroy his reputation. He complained that whenever he gave public talks there was a stranger in the back of the room, taking notes.

Jul 03 07:16

Nevada woman whose Obamacare enrollment was delayed died of cancer

A cancer-stricken Nevada woman whose health insurance coverage was delayed due to enrollment troubles with her state’s Obamacare-mandated health care exchange has died.

Linda Rolain, who has battled an aggressive brain tumor but didn’t receive insurance coverage until it was too late — despite numerous attempts to enroll in Nevada’s problem-plagued insurance exchange — succumbed to her cancer Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"See? I told you Obamacare would lower costs! It is based on the same tried and tested method we use over at the VA. Ignore 'em 'til they die! HUGE savings!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 03 07:13

Treasurys sink as ADP stokes jobs day jitters

Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday that the U.S. added 281,000 private-sector jobs in June, substantially higher than the 179,000 added in May. The reading, which was the highest since the end of 2012, beat expectations of 210,000.

The report is often used as an early reading on the more heavily-watched nonfarm payrolls report, which is due out on Thursday. Economists expect the report to show 215,000 new jobs in June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That include the people hired to keep watch on those 65,000 illegal kids?

Jul 03 07:03

Yes, There’s Wood Pulp in Burgers…Here’s Why I Think it Matters

On Monday, Quartz published an article by Devin Cohen titled, There is a Secret Ingredient in Your Burgers: Wood Pulp. Given the headline and people’s already present suspicion regarding all of the shady and potentially dangerous ingredients hidden in food items, the article gained a lot of traction. In subsequent days, most journalists and bloggers have focused on the dangers of this additive (unclear) and whether or not it is pervasive throughout the food chain as opposed to just fast food (it appears to be).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So how do they all get away with saying it is a 100% beef patty?!? Has "beef" been redefined from "meat from a cow" to "anything that sort of looks and tastes like beef can be called beef?"

Jul 03 06:55

The West's hypocrisy when Palestinian life is disposable but Israeli life is sacrosanct

It seems the whole of Israel is calling for Palestinian blood, reminiscent of American southern lynching rallies that went after black men whenever a white person turned up dead.

Jul 03 06:55

The Handbook of Human Ownership

"Hey - seriously - congratulations on your new political post! If you are reading this, it means that you have ascended to the highest levels of government, so it's really, really important that you don't do or say anything stupid, and screw things up for the rest of us. The first thing to remember is that you are a figurehead, about as relevant to the direction of the state as a hood ornament is to the direction of a car -- but you are a very important distraction, the "smiling face" of the fist of power. So hold your nose, kiss the babies, and just think how good you would look on a stamp. Now, before we go into your media responsibilities, you must understand the true history of political power, so you don't accidentally act on the naive idealism you are required to project to the general public.

Jul 03 06:53

The world’s sympathy cannot be limited to Israeli victims

In an apparent effort to shame the world community away from considering the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the AJLJ brought to Geneva the three mothers of the teens kidnapped on the West Bank to share their pain. It was not a friendly forum in Geneva. Rachel Fraenkel, who has become the spokesperson for the mothers, was less confident, less impressive here than in interviews we have seen with her since. The young lawyer representative of the Association was also ill at ease. She spoke too fast. She tripped over her scolding words. She projected anger at the world community: How dare they question Israel’s human rights record when it’s so clear that Israel is the victim here. The emotion was heartfelt.

Jul 03 06:52

Climate Change ‘Experts’ Didn’t See This Coming: Rising Water Levels In The Great Lakes

After the International Joint Commission’s warning that the Great Lakes were in serious trouble and to expect lower water levels, they’ve encountered quite the surprise.

The Great Lakes’ water levels are rising, and drastically.

Jul 03 06:51

RussiaTwo Buildings Damaged in Russia Following Artillery Firing in Ukraine

A bus and a customs terminals have been damaged as a result of an artillery firing from the Ukrainian territory which hit Novoshakhtinsk border crossing post located in Russia, a representative of Southern regions’ customs service told RIA Novosti Thursday.

“At the moment, the specialists are looking for dud munition,” he told RIA Novosti, adding that two buildings have been damaged following the firing.

He also said that a number of officers working at the checkpoint have been evacuated in the early hours of Thursday.

“At 4:40 a.m. local time (00:40 GMT) officials of Novoshakhtinsk were evacuated due to combat operations in Ukraine,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may be Poroshenko trying to goad Russia into crossing the border.

Jul 03 06:49

Russia may legalize bitcoin – Bank of Russia deputy chairman

The Bank of Russia has signaled it is ready to legalize the world’s first mainstream cryptocurrency, despite the big risks and setbacks the digital money has experienced. The Bank’s recognition means it can better regulate it, and even collect tax.

Jul 03 06:48

Obama grants wind industry permit to kill eagles, ruffling more than feathers

By sacrificing a few bald eagles, the Obama administration may have opened a can of worms.

In a bid to give alternative energy sources a boost, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly granted a California wind energy farm a permit to kill a limited number of endangered bald and golden eagles that get sliced up in its giant turbines. But last week’s free pass is sparking anger from wildlife advocates and from free market advocates who ask why they don’t qualify for the same dispensation.

Jul 03 06:47

Father shoots dead armed robbers using his teenage daughter as human shield during home invasion

A teenage girl was used as a human shield by two masked, armed men who tried to forced their way into her home on Monday.

The 17-year-old had been fetching items from her car outside her home in St Louis, Missouri around 11pm when the two men grabbed her, put a gun to her head and forced her up to the front door as a human shield.

The girl's father, 34, saw the men approaching with his teen daughter and grabbed his own gun to fire shots at them from the home where a five-year-old boy was also present.

The father shot and killed one robber and wounded the second man as they came through the front door.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

Jul 03 06:45

The Debate -Israel's Warmongering (Gilad Atzmon vs Richard Hellman)

Jul 03 05:44

IRS held a conference on Tea Party targeting in 2010

Lerner, the Obama administration, and Congressional Democrats have been lying through their teeth on a daily basis since February 2010 and the major media has been covering for them.

Jul 03 05:42

Mainstream Media Hails New Vaccine Safety Study...by the RAND Corporation

Are you paying attention, kids? THIS is how propaganda works.

The mainstream media is falling all over themselves to hail the latest vaccine safety study. That's right. This study proves that vaccines are safe as safe can be, so we should all go out and shoot ourselves and our kids up right away.

Jul 03 03:22

UN: ISIL terrorists have created very dangerous situation for Iraqi children

“It’s all very well for the United Nations to write reports…

Reports are no good, unless something is done about them…The United Nations has known that this situation was developing since 2011, the UN had its eyes on it.

“These militants, the fact that they still exist is because they got aid and training…This is not something that developed from nowhere…The culprits are the people who are responsible for supporting and funding ISIL… the United States and its Arab allies need to be held accountable for the fate of these children… says Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich an independent researcher and writer with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and the role of the lobby.

Jul 03 00:40

US Food Manufacturing – Science Based or Reckless?

Waking Times

Historically, the European Union (EU) has taken a far stricter, more cautious stance with regards to genetically engineered (GE) crops and foods. Not only must GE foods be labeled in the EU, but resistance to growing GE crops is high in general.

July 2, 2014

Jul 02 21:56

Moscow urges Kiev to refrain from attacking peaceful cities

Moscow has demanded Kiev to stop firing on peaceful cities if it is still able to consider the consequences of its criminal policy, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary published on its website Wednesday.

Jul 02 21:50

Ukrainian forces resume shelling of Kramatorsk and Donetsk regions

Heavy artillery fire once again rocked Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, late on Wednesday, a representative from people’s militia told Tass, adding that Ukraine law enforcers were possibly using cluster ammunition.

Jul 02 21:45

600 tons of Syria's chemical arsenal loaded onto US ‘neutralizer’ ship

Hundreds of tons of the most hazardous Syrian chemical arsenal have been handed over to the US vessel which has special equipment to neutralize a dangerous stockpile. The chemicals have now left Italy to be destroyed at sea.

Jul 02 20:49

Tom Lehrer - Send the Marines

A little musical editorial comment from the Great Mathmetician,Satirist and self described Agnostic Atheist Tom Lehrer! Things haven't really changed!

Jul 02 19:10

"When Drones Fall From The Sky"

Jul 02 18:56

What Did the President Know, and When Did He Know It? President Obama's 'Nixon Moment' Is Here

Howard Baker, the former ranking member of the Senate committee investigating Watergate, posed the decisive question, whose question finally forced President Nixon, faced with the threat of impeachment, to resign: "What did the President know, and when did he know it?" Exactly the same question could be posed now in respect to what President Obama knew about the terror attack in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his coworkers were murdered, as the most decisive among many issues which could lead to Obama's removal from office.

Jul 02 18:29

Privacy And Civil Liberties Board Mostly Unconcerned About PRISM Or Backbone Tapping By NSA

As expected, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has now issued its analysis of the Section 702 surveillance done by the NSA (and, as revealed earlier this week, passed on to the FBI and CIA).

Jul 02 18:21

ISIS Is Taking Over Iraq Using Captured American Weapons

ISIS is marching through city after city in Iraq, and they are doing it with American weapons. Thanks to a series of stunning victories in recent months, ISIS has captured a vast array of U.S. military equipment including trucks, Humvees, rockets, artillery pieces and Stinger missiles. When the U.S. was pulling out of Iraq, we were extremely generous to the new Iraqi army. We basically armed them to the teeth with equipment that U.S. taxpayers paid for. But now that the new Iraqi army is folding like a 20 dollar suit in the face of ISIS jihadists, vast quantities of that military equipment are falling into the hands of some of the most radical jihadists the world has ever seen. And considering the fact that ISIS also recently seized the equivalent of nearly $500 million in cash from a bank in Mosul, the leadership of ISIS won't be having much problem buying anything else that they might need either.

Jul 02 18:19

The U.S. Elite Run a Ukrainian Genocide While American Public Are Ignorant of It

Here are videos and photos of the Obama Administration's sponsored ethnic cleansing to reduce the population in the areas of Ukraine that had voted overwhelmingly "the wrong way" in Ukraine's final nationwide election, in 2010: the areas of Ukraine that overwhelmingly chose as Ukraine's President the man whom Obama's coup overthrew in February 2014. After this ethnic cleansing, maybe Ukraine can have another nationwide election, which will produce the type of outcome that the U.S. Government likes. But on 25 May 2014, we held in Ukraine an election where people voted only in the pro-American portion of Ukraine, and only leaders who were acceptable to the U.S. White House were allowed onto the ballot.

Jul 02 18:19

Palestinian teen murdered in suspected ‘revenge kidnapping’

Palestinian teen murdered: Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir was walking to morning prayers for Ramadan after 3 a.m. Wednesday morning when a car pulled up and a number of passengers forced him in. Police later found his burned body in a Jerusalem-area forest. Speculation that the killing was a nationalistically motivated and perpetrated by Jewish Israelis as revenge .

Jul 02 18:16

America’s Real Foreign Policy – A Corporate Protection Racket

The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs. In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keeping to the United States for several reasons. First, the U.S. is unmatched in its global significance and impact.

Jul 02 18:08

What on Earth Is Going On at the FCC?

The main battlefield for the net neutrality fight right now is at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a “rulemaking” underway this summer, which asks for public comment about a new set of proposed rules that the FCC claims will protect the open Internet. This process is one of the most important ways Internet users, businesses, trade groups, and public interest organizations can make their voice heard in this critically important national debate. To help that along, let's take a close look at the process and the proposal the FCC has put on the table.

Jul 02 16:34

Ikea, Gap Raise U.S. Workers Minimum Wages

Jul 02 16:15

PHOTOS OF THE BOMBING OF EASTERN UKRAINE THE AMERICAN MEDIA DOES NOT WANT YOU TO SEE!

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As an experiment I converted all these images to black and white, and they could have been taken in WW2.

Jul 02 16:08

Landmark Agriculture Bill Now Law in Virginia

Activist Post

New Law Reaffirms the Right to Farm and Grants Freedom from Government Overreach

In 2012, Virginia officials of Fauquier County threatened Martha Boneta with $15,000 per-day fines for hosting a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit, and for advertising pumpkin carvings. That fine eventually reached $2 million.

Seeing the county’s action against Boneta as a brazen effort to drive her off her land, Virginians from all walks of life rallied to her defense. Supporters gathered in Warrenton, the county seat, for a peaceful “pitchfork protest” to vent their anger over what an out-of-control local government had done to a law-abiding citizen...

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