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February 25, 2015

Feb 25 08:32

Spy agency watchdog ‘incapable of holding govt to account’ – human rights group

Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) is a “hopelessly inadequate” watchdog that has failed to hold UK security services to account for 15 years, human rights charity Reprieve warns.

The human rights group's damning criticism surfaced in the wake of Sir Malcom Rifkind’s resignation as committee chair. Rifkind stepped down from the role on Tuesday, following abuse of power allegations.

Commenting on the Rifkind scandal, executive director of legal charity Reprieve Clare Algar said it should not detract from the ISC’s key problem: that it is unfit for purpose.

Feb 25 08:32

US Supreme Court: FISA surveillance stays secret

Lawyers for Adel Daoud requested access to the surveillance application that prosecutors submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to show that the teenager was targeted by an FBI-orchestrated sting because of computer searches related to a term paper. Last January, US District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman ruled that for the first time such access ought to be granted. After the 7th Circuit Court overturned the ruling, Daoud’s lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court.

"Without access to FISA materials, it is virtually impossible for defendants to challenge the lawfulness of the government's surveillance of them," Daoud’s appeal said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Convictions based on secret evidence. That is how far this government has sunk!

Feb 25 08:31

Video footage counters Philadelphia police version of fatal shooting

The Philadelphia Police Department has maintained that Tate-Brown was pulled over by officers because the lights of his 2014 Dodge Charger were not turned on. They say one officer was knocked to the ground in a tussle with Tate-Brown, who was then shot and killed by another officer once he reached into the passenger side of his car for a stolen, loaded handgun.

Yet the new footage given to the Philadelphia Daily News by Brian Mildenberg, an attorney for Tate-Brown's mother, Tanya Brown-Dickerson, revealed that Tate-Brown stopped at a 7-Eleven moments before his death. Identified by his mother, Tate-Brown had his car lights on in the footage.

Feb 25 08:29

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars

The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

Due to a US trade embargo with Cuba, Cubatabaco cannot sell its Cohiba cigars in the United States while they are sold worldwide and in Cuba. US company General Cigar sells its Dominican Republic-produced Cohiba cigars in the US. The legal dispute is over whether the Cuban company has to the right to challenge General Cigar’s trademark in the US, despite the embargo, as reported by Agence France Presse.



Feb 25 08:23

Rare shooting spree in Czech Republic

The Czech government has ruled out terrorism as the motive for a resident's fatal shooting of eight people in a restaurant in the eastern town of Uhersky Brod. Police say the gunman then killed himself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason this story isn't getting a lot of coverage in the US is the shooter did not have an Arab name!

Feb 25 08:23

Bill C-51 threatens to sacrifice liberty for security

Four former Canadian prime ministers (including a Conservative) and five former Supreme Court justices have warned Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper that protecting the security of Canadians and their most important freedoms is not a zero sum game.

In their own words criticizing his anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, they warn: “Protecting human rights and protecting public safety are complementary objectives, but experience has shown that serious human rights abuses can occur in the name of maintaining national security.”

Feb 25 08:21

U.S. military vehicles paraded 300 yards from the Russian border

U.S. military combat vehicles paraded Wednesday through an Estonian city that juts into Russia, a symbolic act that highlighted the stakes for both sides amid the worst tensions between the West and Russia since the Cold War.

Feb 25 08:20

US and British army parade 300 yards from Russia border

US army vehicles and British soldiers paraded through the streets of an Estonian city just 300 yards from the Russian border yesterday, in a display of Western unity against the encroaching threat from Moscow.

Armoured vehicles from the US Army's Second Cavalry Regiment and British troops were officially taking part in a military parade marking Estonia's Independence Day, but the choice of location was deeply symbolic.




Feb 25 08:18

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
Shackling for prolonged periods.
Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.

Feb 25 08:16

Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | 100+ Year Temperature Records Dropping Like Flies & 10.7cm Flux Down 30%


So yet again, the sun has fallen absolutely silent, and has been so for three days. This comes at the presumed height of the current solar maximum in April ’14. We can see that the F10.7cm flux – a measure of UV radiation – is down approximately 30% from 3 months ago.

NASA’s own website (http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/pre...) states that the F10.7 flux is “an important indicator of solar activity because it tends to follow the changes in the solar ultraviolet that influence the Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere.” Decreasing UV radiation, lower solar winds, allow for more cosmic radiation from interstellar space to interact with the upper atmosphere and leads to greater cloud formation. More clouds means more sunlight refracted before hitting the surface of the planet, which leads to more cooling effects.

Feb 25 08:13

Netanyahu's office denies top aide opposed to Congress speech

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in The Atlantic that Netanyahu's national security adviser Yossi Cohen worried about the timing of the speech, just before elections, and about tension with U.S.

Feb 25 08:13

Israel cutting power to parts of West Bank, for second time this week

The Israel Electric Corporation cut power flow to the West Bank cities of Nablus and Jenin for about 30 minutes on Wednesday morning, for the second time in two days, in response to the Palestinian Authority's unpaid bills.



Feb 25 08:12

Booking.com offers hotel rooms in Israel’s illegal settlements

I travel frequently to Palestine. Usually, I avoid tourist attractions but last year I decided to make a short trip to the Dead Sea. Searching for a place to stay, I checked the travel website Booking.com.

Immediately, I felt uneasy. Could some of the hotels it had listed be located in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank?

Rather than making a reservation, I drove to one of these hotels. Although the address given for the Kalia Kibbutz Hotel on Booking.com indicates that it is inside present-day Israel, the truth is quite different. It can be found within Kalia, a settlement in the West Bank that is one of the main shareholders in the cosmetics company Ahava.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Booking dot NO!

Feb 25 08:11

Sex, blackmail and theft: leaks detail Israeli spy operations

A section dealing with the operational practices of Israeli field intelligence officers says Mossad puts no pressure on female agents to use sex as a “weapon” but it is expected. It adds: “If sexual blackmail or entrapment is an integral part of the mission, however, Mossad often employs actual prostitutes.”

There is less hesitation among Mossad chiefs about using male agents to become intimate with embassy secretaries, airline stewardesses and others who might provide valuable information.

Feb 25 08:10

Black History Biden: Veep calls for 'emancipation' of people's wealth

Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order.

“A lot of wealthy white and black people aren't bad but they control 1 percent of the economy and this cannot stand,” Biden told about 100 guests, including past civil rights activists and NBC weatherman Al Roker.

Feb 25 08:02

Apple ordered to pay $533 million in iTunes infringement lawsuit

The tech giant must cough up roughly half a billion after being found guilty of using Smartflash patents without permission.



Feb 25 08:02

BREAKING – Bank of England Admits 22% of Austria’s GOLD IS GONE

The article below is translated from German language. Later this week Sean, from SGTReport and I will be speaking with Peter Boehringer about this situation, along with other current affairs. Peter sent this news to me around midnight Tuesday February 24, 2015. This is significant due to the fact the Bank of England has now admitted Austria’s gold is gone!! What other gold is missing?

Feb 25 08:00

Nobody Puts Nouri in the Corner

Kicked to the curb by the United States, the former Iraqi prime minister is quietly plotting a return to power. And it won’t be pretty.

Feb 25 07:59

The White House-Israel rift just got deeper

In a searing rebuke of the Israeli prime minister, US National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coming speech in front of a joint session of Congress had cast a partisan pall over the ties between the two close allies and threatened "the fabric of the relationship."

In an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Rice faulted both Netanyahu and John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the house who extended the invitation to the prime minister to address Congress on Iran, for creating the "destructive" situation.

Feb 25 07:57

Syrian army's advances near border rattle Ankara

Ankara had been dreading this scenario. On Feb. 16, the Syrian regime army launched an offensive to besiege opposition-controlled areas of Aleppo, lifting the opposition's 18-month siege on two Shiite villages and severing the opposition's supply lines to Turkey. If Aleppo falls, the next front to intensify will be Turkey's border. Beirut daily Al-Akhbar reported the situation with the headline: “A blow to Ankara: Syrian army makes advances in Aleppo offensive.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ankara has nothing to say about it unless Syria crosses the border into Turkey. Complicating the issue is Turkey's incursion into Syria supposedly for the tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the Ottoman empire's founder, Osman I.



Feb 25 07:44

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal, you've never heard of

Feb 25 07:43

Nuclear arsenals

Nine countries together possess more than 16,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With all the screeching about Iran's nuclear weapons (which even Mossad agrees are no more real than Saddam's) it is worth recalling what nations actually do have nuclear weapons, and which nation has actually used them against the civilians of another country.

Feb 25 07:36

Mitch McConnell Announces a Vote on Clean DHS Funding Is Coming

With the Homeland Security Department set to shut down on Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday offered Senate Democrats everything they wanted.

Feb 25 07:32

What Is FCC Hiding? Show Us

The Federal Communications Commission plans sweeping new regulations on the Internet that it claims will help consumers. If so, why are they keeping these rules hidden before voting on them Thursday?

For years, the FCC has been trying to impose itself on the Internet in name of "net neutrality," only to be thwarted by the courts. Even net neutrality backers can point to only fear, not harm, as justification for such intervention.

Rather than admit net neutrality is a solution in search of a problem, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler decided — at the urging of President Obama — to regulate the Internet under what's called Title II. That's the part of the law that established the FCC and would let the government regulate competitive Internet service providers as though they were Ma Bell circa 1935.

Wheeler has refused to release the 332-page plan he wants the commission to approve on Thursday, citing FCC tradition as the reason.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Net Neutrality can be described on a single page. So what are in the either 331 pages the FCC doesn't want you to see? Licenesed required (with heavy fees) for globs? Content control under "Standards and practices" as is now done with TV? Transfer of the public bandwidth into corporate control (again, as was done with radio and TV)?

It looks like the government created the whole "Net Neutrality Crisis" to get us to go along with allowing the White House to seize control of the internet, which has become a major threat to those who rule by lies and deception.



Feb 25 07:26

Obama's regs will make Internet slow as in Europe, warn FCC, FEC commissioners

“These Internet regulations will deter broadband deployment, depress network investment and slow broadband speeds. How do we know? Compare Europe, which has long had utility-style regulations, with the United States, which has embraced a light-touch regulatory model. Broadband speeds in the United States, both wired and wireless, are significantly faster than those in Europe. Broadband investment in the United States is several multiples that of Europe. And broadband’s reach is much wider in the United States, despite its much lower population density,” the two wrote.

They also joined to warn about the Democrat-chaired Federal Election Commission eyeing regulation of political speech on the Internet.

Noting recent votes on the issue that ended in a political deadlock, the two wrote, “these close votes and the risk of idiosyncratic case-by-case enforcement inevitably discourage citizens and groups from speaking freely online about politics.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But that's the whole POINT! People shouldn't discuss politics. They should just believe what I tell them as if it is the word of God ... which, it kinda is!" -- Official White Horse Souse

February 24, 2015

Feb 24 18:53

Betrayed By Science, The Church of Global Warming Can Still Burn a Heretic or Two

To appreciate the psychology of the global-warming cult, one must understand a few contextual details. Most importantly, these are times of panic for the Church of Global Warming. Science has failed them. The global warming they predicted is going into its third decade of not happening. Polar ice and sea levels aren’t doing what they predicted. Much of their seminal research has been exposed as academic fraud, based on cute little games like ignoring large periods of history that don’t conform to their man-made climate change models, fudging temperature measurements, and changing the methodology for recording and estimating global temperatures at during different historical periods. Their recent attempts to scare up a few headlines favorable to the movement, such as the big media fuss about 2014 being the “hottest year in history,” have collapsed under scrutiny as exaggerations or outright falsifications.

Feb 24 18:08

The Reason Why The Eurogroup Rushed To Approve The Greek Reform Package?

As we noted earlier today, there was some confusion over the plight of the Greek reform proposal document, which initially was said to have been delayed until today, only for the Troika, pardon, Institutions, to flip around and say they had actually received it before midnight on Monday. How could the two be possible? Courtesy of Yannis Koutsomitis, who had the simple but profound idea of looking at the properties tab in the leaked Varoufakis draft of the agreed to proposals, we now know.

As it turns out, the reason why not only the Troika received an agreed to version of the Greek reform proposals "before midnight on Monday", but rushed these through with a favorable agreement today, is that, drumroll, the European Commission drafted the entire letter!

Feb 24 18:07

ISIS Is Back With A Super-Duper Scary Training Video To Intimidate Western Infidels



Feb 24 17:04

Climate researcher questions Cyclone Marcia’s category 5 status

A CLIMATE researcher at Central Queensland University has claimed the weather bureau’s Cyclone Marcia forecasts were inaccurate and irresponsible.

Jennifer Morohasy said the bureau had used computer modelling rather than early readings from weather stations to determine that Marcia was a category 5 cyclone, not a category 3.

Feb 24 17:03

Views on global warming led to weather bureau staff exaggerating strength of Cyclone Marcia, claims scientist

WEATHER bureau staff are so blinded by the view that global warming will produce more intense cyclones that they exaggerated Cyclone Marcia’s size, a scientist says.

Jennifer Marohasy said the bureau had invested hundreds of millions in having researchers investigate the impacts of human-induced global warming and this had coloured its views.

“They want to have more intense cyclones. (As Marcia passed) they ignored the observational data and it’s not good enough,” she said.

Feb 24 16:45

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Feb 24 16:31

Cop brutally attacks 78-year-old grandma for bringing cupcakes to her grandchildren

78-year-old grandmother Mary Poole was brutally assaulted and pepper-sprayed by a police officer when she attempted to deliver cupcakes to her grandchildren at school.



Feb 24 16:06

Spy cables: Israel airline used as intelligence 'front'

Leaked documents reveal South Africa challenged Mossad over alleged clandestine security operations under El Al cover.

Secret cables obtained by Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit confirm that South Africa's spy agencies concurred with allegations that Israel uses its flag-carrier, El Al Airlines, as cover for its intelligence agencies.

Leaked documents from South Africa's intelligence agency support claims made on a 2009 South African television programme by a former El Al employee-turned-whistleblower.

Despite official Israeli denials, the whistleblower's claims prompted an emergency meeting between senior officials from both sides, as well as a separate note of enquiry from Canada's intelligence agency.

Feb 24 15:32

ICE AGE NOW: Global Cooling Continues - Hudson River Freezes Over In New York, 120 Miles Of 1.5 FEET OF THICK SNOW; Minnesota Records A "TEETH-CHATTERING" -41C Degrees!

In some places the 120-mile long river is coated in ice 1.5ft thick, forcing the authorities to deploy icebreakers.

Feb 24 15:32

Market Whispers: The stinks!

The Euro Group has agreed to the proposals of Greece to reform - but the author of the proposals is unlikely to Greece, but the European Commission have been! That explains why the European Commission already praised the paper before ever it was clear that it was received by the institutions - later Dijsselbloem then claimed that the paper was shortly before midnight and thus received on time. Very strange ..

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, it looks like the Troika had a ringer inside Syriza!

Feb 24 15:29

Bloody safari: shoot aliens Ukrainians as animals

Google translate: Militia Donetsk People's Republic reported on the Elimination of two army outposts Kiev near Donetsk. According to Defense Minister Igor Strelkov DNR, one of the roadblocks kept people in the NATO camouflage and with foreign passports, presumably mercenaries. Although in recent months among the executioners appeared and those who do not receive money from Kiev - on the contrary, is willing to pay for the opportunity to shoot at people with impunity. Ukrainian authorities to convert the combat zone in the park extreme entertainment for foreign tourists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That is just a little sick.



Feb 24 15:05

David Tredinnick, Tory MP, Says NHS Doctors Could Use Astrology To Treat Patients

A Tory MP has said the NHS could use astrology to treat its patients, while branding anyone that doesn’t believe in it "racist" (that’s astrology – as in the belief that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world).

David Tredinnick (who sits on both the Health Select Committee and the Science and Technology Select Committee) said on Tuesday that divination could have a "role to play in healthcare" and that employing prophecy in 21st century medicine could relieve "pressure" on doctors". In an interview with the Astrological Journal, the MP for Bosworth in Leicestershire said: "I do believe that astrology and complementary medicine would help take the huge pressure off doctors."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh .......... Kay!

Feb 24 14:46

Some with insurance still slammed with high bills when they get sick

Stephanie and Daniel Dufek did everything they were supposed to do in building a middle-class life for themselves and their daughter. They lived modestly. They had health insurance. They saved.

"We had a normal life," Stephanie Dufek said.

Then her husband got sick.

In roughly a year, the family incurred more than $20,000 in medical bills, shattering their finances and leaving them with a tenuous hold on the life they had built.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Tell me about it!

Thanks, Obamacare!

Feb 24 14:44

White House Economic Report Calls for Cutting Corporate Taxes

On Thursday, the White House released its “2015 Economic Report of the President,” presenting it as an argument for “middle-class economics.”

The document seeks to justify Obama’s scheme, spelled out in his most recent budget proposal, to slash corporate taxes by up to ten percentage points. The report attempts to obscure the fact that such a windfall for the corporate-financial elite will dramatically increase social inequality, claiming instead that it will “increase productivity, output and living standards.”

The document falsifies both present economic reality and the development of the US economy in the post-World War II period in order to argue for further pro-corporate “reforms.”

Feb 24 14:19

Cameron has threatened Russia disconnecting from the SWIFT system at the deteriorating situation in Ukraine

Google Translate: British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday the possibility of disabling Russian banks from the SWIFT system in the event of deterioration of the situation in the Donbass.



Feb 24 14:18

Russia may refuse American Rating agencies service

Google Translate: Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak has warned that Moscow's reaction to the actions of the international rating agencies may not only verbal.

We add that the cancellation of the agreement to maintain a rating in which the issuer pays for the work the agency does not mean automatic termination of rating.

Earlier, the international rating agency Moody's downgraded the sovereign credit rating of Russia to «Ba1» with «Baa3» with a negative outlook. Thus, the country's rating dropped to "junk" level. As explained in the release of Moody's, in 2015, Russia's economy is waiting for a deep recession in 2016, the reduction will continue. The main reasons for lowering the agency points out the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis, falling oil prices, and the exchange rate.

Feb 24 13:59

Swastikas spray painted on cars lead to hate-crime probe in Montreal

Montreal police are looking into a possible hate crime after swastikas were spray painted on four cars in an apartment building's parking garage in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood. ?

A resident of the building told CBC News that envelopes were left on each of the hoods.

One of the envelopes had a bullet inside along with a threatening note, said the resident, who asked not to be identified for safety reasons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another hoax, in all probability.

Feb 24 13:46

E. Ukraine artillery withdrawal focus of FMs meeting – as Poroshenko buys UAE weapons

While the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine were meeting in Paris to talk about the Eastern Ukraine peace settlement, it was revealed that the Ukrainian president has struck a deal on arms supplies from the UAE.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess that's where a big chunk of that IMF funding went!

Feb 24 13:45

President Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

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Feb 24 13:41

Possibility of New Anti-Russian Sanctions Increases - White House

White House Press Secretary said that the chances to impose new sanctions against Russia have increased amid continuing unrest in eastern Ukraine.

Feb 24 13:36

Algeria police prevent anti-shale gas protest

Riot police prevented a protest in the Algerian capital Tuesday against state energy giant Sonatrach's controversial exploitation of shale gas in the southern desert.

Sonatrach announced plans last month to invest at least $70 billion (62 billion euros) over the next 20 years to exploit the gas despite huge public opposition in the In Salah area of the central Sahara, where successful test drilling was announced in December.

Schools, businesses and public offices in the region closed over concerns about possible environmental consequences, and demonstrations have been taking place regularly for two months.

Feb 24 13:35

Qatar emir in US amid accusations of backing Islamist groups

It may be a meeting of allies, but when Qatar's emir holds talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington on Tuesday, there are several issues which could test that friendship.

The meeting will be the first official visit to the White House by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who has been Qatar's ruler since June 2013.

The meeting was announced cordially, with the White House saying in a statement last week that Obama was looking forward to discussing "political, economic, and security issues of mutual concern to our two countries".

But those security issues -- which are set to dominate the talks -- could also provide the greatest friction between the two leaders, analysts said.

Feb 24 13:34

$1,200-a-Day Union Workers Force Shut-Down of 29 West Coast Ports

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that loading and unloading operations at all 29 West Coast ports would temporarily be suspended this weekend in response to union slowdowns that brought freight movements at the ports to a near standstill.



Feb 24 13:33

Western "Boots On The Ground" In Ukraine: Britain Sends 75 "Military Advisers" To Combat "Russia-Backed Aggression"

In what we believe is the first touchdown of Western 'boots-on-the-ground' in Ukraine, Britain's David Cameron stated today that British military personnel are to be deployed to Ukraine for the first time in the next few weeks to provide advice and training to government troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that we already know that American and British English speakers have already been caught on video supporting Kiev's forces.

Feb 24 13:22

Retail Sales Plunge Twice As Much As Expected. Worst Back-To-Back Drop Since Oct 2009

Following last month's narrative-crushing drop in retail sales, despite all that low interest rate low gas price stimulus, January was more of the same as hopeful expectations for a modest rebound were denied. Falling 0.8% (against a 0.9% drop in Dec), missing expectations of -0.4%, this is the worst back-to-back drop in retail sales since Oct 2009. Retail sales declined in 6 of the 13 categories.

Clearly it has been a very cold winter, with both December and now January big disappointments.

Feb 24 13:06

Heavy snow en route to Grand Rapids, low visibility reported along Lakeshore

The heaviest batch of Tuesday's snow now is hitting the Lakeshore, with visibilities less than a quarter mile being reported, according to the weather service.

And it's making a beeline for the Grand Rapids metro area.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for all of West Michigan concerning snow, windy conditions and brutally cold wind chill readings.

Feb 24 13:04

[eng subs] UAF 25th bat. "Kiev Rus" commander reveals truth about Debaltsevo cauldron

Feb 24 12:49

Snow makes travel hazardous, shuts Mackinac Bridge

Snow and wind are making travel difficult in parts of Michigan, forcing officials to shut down the Mackinac Bridge.

State police say the shutdown Tuesday morning comes amid near-zero visibility from blowing snow in the Straits of Mackinac. The five-mile bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas.

Feb 24 12:48

USA army invasion in Estonia!!! Next stop Ukraine!!!

Feb 24 12:47

US resets the Afghan chessboard

Two things to emerge out of the visit in the weekend to Kabul by the newly appointed US Defence Secretary Ashley Carter are: first, the strong indication that the US military presence in Afghanistan will be, after all, open-ended; and, second, that the Afghan peace process involving the reconciliation with the Taliban is, finally, taking off. No doubt, the two templates are inter-related but all the same each is a stand-alone development, too.

Feb 24 12:46

80% of buildings destroyed during fighting in Debaltsevo — city mayor

A total of 80% of buildings have been destroyed during combat activities in the city of Debaltsevo in the Donetsk Region, city mayor Alexander Afendikov said Tuesday.

"Kindergartens, schools and other institutions do not work," the Donetsk news agency quoted Afendikov as saying. "The key task for us now is to restore housing, provide food and drink for people. The city has been 80% destroyed. Still, we are arranging peaceful life: we recently celebrated Pancake Week."

Feb 24 12:45

Heavy weapons pullout only in DPR and LPR — Russian envoy to joint control center

The self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have submitted to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination schedules of heavy weapons pullout, Alexander Lentsov said

Feb 24 12:45

Kiev bans all ways into Ukraine for civilians of self-proclaimed Luhansk republic

Residents of the militia-controlled areas of east Ukraine may travel elsewhere in Ukraine only through the territory of Russia

Feb 24 12:45

CNN set for Russia broadcasting comeback — media supervisor

American cable news channel CNN is set to receive a new Russian broadcasting licence, one month after leaving the country in December, says communications supervisor Roskomnadzor.

"The licence is being finalised and could be signed this week," said Vadim Ampelonskiy, from the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media.

Feb 24 12:44

No plans to ask Russia for loan restructuring — Cyprus government

Restructuring of a 2.5-billion-euro loan Russia extended to Cyprus in 2011 is not on the agenda of upcoming talks in Moscow of Cyprian President Nikos Anastasiadis, Cyprian government spokesman Nikos Christodoulides told TASS on Tuesday.

"We are very grateful and satisfied with terms for the repayment of Russian loan," he said. Russia has recently revised the initial terms of the loan, reducing the lending interest rate from 4.5% to 2.5%, while the deadline on the main debt has been moved from 2016 to 2018-2021.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Greece take note!

Feb 24 12:42

Why does Britain have a problem with Russia?

In recent days, the hyperbole has risen to hysteria level with senior members of the British government outdoing each other to make the most infantile, irresponsible, insolent and insulting remarks against Russia and its President, Vladimir Putin. What is Britain's problem with Russia, the country that shed rivers of blood to free Europe from Fascism?

Feb 24 12:41

American war machine ramping up for revenge

Over the past two decades the United States and Western Europe have been burned badly by the shoddy thinking of its strategists, economists, financiers, policy makers, politicians, academicians and military leaders.

Feb 24 12:39

Our languages, our heritage, our culture

Lose a language, lose a culture and a collective history. Lose thousands of languages, and the world's wonderful cultural diversity becomes impoverished. This is precisely what is happening - globalization has played its part in placing under threat around half of the world's current seven thousand languages. For UNESCO, the loss of a language goes deeper: "Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression - valuable resources for ensuring a better future - are also lost".

Saturday February 21 was International Mother Language Day, observed since 1999 and named after the same day in 1952 when demonstrators calling for Bangla to be accepted as a second official language in Pakistan, alongside Urdu, were attacked and murdered by the police.

Feb 24 12:39

A Ukrainian's Letter to John Kerry

I am a citizen of Ukraine – a poor country, located in Eastern Europe. They say that George Bush Jr. couldn’t find it on the map. Maybe that’s why the war here began only now, after Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and other countries were freed from authoritarianism and to which the great USA brought democracy and prosperity.

But our time has now come. Desperate Ukraine is becoming more and more like the good old USA of your youth – the USA of Senator Joseph McCarty, Dr. Strangelove and the war in Vietnam. Our economy is in deep crisis, the Euromaidan ‘reforms’ are bringing catastrophic success, and the army is heroically retreating before the enemy.

Feb 24 12:38

British Foreign Office Wants UK Journalist Graham Phillips out of Donbass

British journalist Graham Phillips, who became a national hero of Novorossia after being wounded near Donetsk, recently published a letter that he obtained from the British Foreign Office. «We have been alerted to a number of social media updates that have caused some to raise questions about your presence in Ukraine in a journalistic capacity. — the letter says. — Particular things that have raised concerns include being photographed while wearing military uniforms, separatist insignia, or holding firearms. We are very concerned that you may be putting yourself in danger through these types of activities which could be seen as a blurring of the line between journalism and active involvement in a conflict».

Feb 24 12:37

Crimeans' Choice Should Be Respected - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged to respect the choice of the Crimean people who voted for reunification with Russia at a referendum on March 16, 2014.

"As regards the state affiliation, the people living in Crimea made their choice, it should be respected, and Russia could not have done otherwise," Putin said in an interview with the journalist Vladimir Solovyov on the Russia One television on Monday.

Feb 24 12:37

Search for 8,000 Draft Evaders Unleashed in Ukraine’s Western Region

Many of the targeted men in Ivano-Frankivsk region have left for abroad or are refusing draft notifications

Feb 24 12:36

Gazprom: Gas Supplies to Ukraine Can Stop in Two Days

Cessation of natural gas deliveries to Ukraine will jeopardize supplies to Europe

Feb 24 11:39

Many Americans Are Deeply ‘Enslaved’ And Dont Even Know It

Most Americans spend their lives working for others, paying off debts to others and performing tasks that others tell them that they “must” do. These days, we don’t like to think of ourselves as “servants” or “slaves”, but that is what the vast majority of us are. It is just that the mechanisms of our enslavement have become much more sophisticated over time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Like that 1040 form!

Feb 24 11:23

BEX ALERT - Group: Iran Operating Top Secret ‘Parallel Nuclear Program’

An Iranian dissident group known for exposing key aspects of Iran’s secret nuclear work claims it now has evidence of “an active and secret parallel nuclear program” operated by Tehran.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), also known as the MEK, said in a report released Tuesday it has found concrete evidence of an “underground top-secret site currently used by the Iranian regime for research and development with advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment,” according to a copy of the findings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

MEK was the group that produced the "Laptop of death", which was claimed to be proof that Iran was building a nuclear weapon. But, the laptop turned out to be an Israeli propaganda hoax full of major technical errors. Looks like MEK has been called up to counter the revelation that Israel's Mossad did not think Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons.

Feb 24 11:07

Former FCC Chairman ‘Shocked’ By The FEDs Rush To Regulate The Internet

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell told CNBC today that he was shocked by the federal agency’s rush to regulate the Internet as a vote looms on a 332 page plan that remains secret.

Feb 24 11:06

82% of viewers LITHUANIAN TV "RUSSIA telling the truth" (Feb 23)

February 23, during a news program, viewers were asked
"You notice that in Lithuania growing propaganda (by russia)?".
At the end of transmission leading sounded live results of
the survey: 12% answered "Yes";
6% do not notice the growth of propaganda,
82% said "This isn`t propaganda, Russia just telling the truth"

Feb 24 10:37

I strongly oppose 'Audit the Fed,' Yellen says

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Tuesday after presenting her semiannual monetary policy report.

The Federal Reserve will not hike rates for the next few Federal Open Market Committee meetings, according to Yellen's prepared remarks.

During the question-and-answer session, Yellen addressed a range of questions from the committee about the Fed's structure, its inflation measurement and the movement to "audit the Fed."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And no one in that room had the guts to ask her WHY she was opposed to the audit?!?

I swear, had I been in that room, I would have, asking her for her rational, logical reasons against an audit.

IF the Federal Reserve were acting completely in compliance with how they are supposed to be acting, she would have nothing to fear.

So what kind of "funny business" has been going on here, that she is frightened of the light of day on the actions of the Fed?!?

Feb 24 10:24

Three Fronts For Russia: How Washington Will Fan The Flames Of Chaos In Central Asia

2015 will be marked by preparations for widespread destabilization in Central Asia and the transformation of AfPak into an Islamic State subsidiary on the borders of Russia, India, China, and Iran. The start of full-scale war, which will inevitably follow once chaos engulfs the region, will lead to a bloodbath in the “Eurasian Balkans,” automatically involving more than a third of the world’s population and almost all the United States’ geopolitical rivals. It’s an opportunity Washington will find too good to miss.

Russia’s response to this challenge has to be multifaceted: involving the region in the process of Eurasian integration, providing military, economic, and political assistance, working closely with its allies in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS, strengthening the Pakistani army, and of course assisting with the capture of the bearded servants of the Caliphate.

Feb 24 10:20

BETWEEN STORYTELLING AND REPORTING A STORY ~~ A LONG BUT MUST READ

Every culture has stories, whether for entertainment, education, cultural preservation, or instilling moral values. Many times, stories address more than one goal simultaneously. These stories are sometimes repeated so often in a family or community that they take on the characteristics of a fairy tale, but not without retaining a hint of the underlying truths. The life cycle of a story from fact to fiction is a discussion for another time, but let’s bear in mind that when a story’s main medium of travel is oral, a mix of fact, improvisation and embellishment are usually present in the final result.

Feb 24 10:19

ZION’S TWISTED LOGIC REGARDING JEWISH SUPPORT OF THE BDS MOVEMENT

The dominoes are falling one by one. The student governments of major and highly prestigious universities, comprised of giant Jewish student populations, are voting to divest from major companies doing business with Israel.

The latest to succumb is Stanford University, which this past Tuesday voted in favor of BDS. Stanford, with its large Jewish student body, is a particular blow seeing as it is such a very important university in the world in relation to hi-tech and the Internet as well as the large and influential Jewish presence in Silicon Valley and the Bay area.

Feb 24 10:19

AMERICA’S ONE SIDED JUDICIAL SYSTEM

A US jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218 million for providing material support to terrorists, a victory for Americans suing over attacks in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago.

But

Who has been funding the Israeli terrorists responsible for the murders of Rachel Corrie and Furkan Do?an, both American citizens. What about the attack on the USS Liberty?

Both of the above murders and attacks and many more were outrightly funded by the US Government themselves. Where is the judgement against them? Will there ever even be one??

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The judge in the above case said, "The message is clear, “If you kill or injure Americans, the long arm of the American law will come after you."

What about Rachel Corrie and Furkan Dogan? When does the long arm of the American law go after their killers?

Feb 24 10:13

RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT CONCORD NH

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -21 DEGREES WAS SET AT CONCORD NH
TODAY FEBRUARY 24. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -17 SET IN 1894.

Feb 24 10:06

European Banks vs. Greek Labour

Michael Hudson says Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is proposing austerity on the banking class, rather than the working class, to balance the budget.

Feb 24 10:01

Mandatory Military Service for Congress

For US foreign policymakers, war is not unlike a video game. Press a few buttons here, issue a few directives there, and presto, events take a different turn. At night, they still sleep safely in their own beds, risking nothing more than their own political power.

Maybe mandatory Congressional military service wouldn’t do anything to change their perspective. Maybe they’re so permanently deranged that experiencing the terror of war wouldn’t cause them to waver a bit. I don’t think so, though. I think politicians are self-interested human beings like the rest of us, and that forcing them to immediately confront what they’ve done to the world would make for a lot fewer wars. Or a lot fewer politicians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am for such a mandate, 1,000%!!!!!

Feb 24 09:56

Ukraine Won’t Abide by Ceasefire Deal’s Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons

One of the most important aspects of the Minsk ceasefire for eastern Ukraine was the removal of heavy weapons from the front lines. Both sides were a bit slow in getting this going, with the rebels just finally starting the pullback over the weekend.

The two sides were supposed to do the pullbacks within two weeks of the ceasefire, and the rebels were about a week in when they began. That’s far better than the Ukrainian military, however, which is now refusing to pull weapons out at all.

The army is claiming that the rare skirmishes ongoing in the nation’s east justify them keeping their military assets on the front lines, even though that’s the opposite of what the ceasefire deal said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting woman, I would not bet against the Ukrainian military launching another vicious attack against the breakaway Eastern republics; by refusing to withdraw their weapons, they have their weapons in position to do just that.

Feb 24 09:48

Syracuse sets record-breaking cold temperatures, receives above average snow accumulation for month of February

The last few weeks in Syracuse haven’t just been cold — they’ve been historically cold.

As of Monday, this month marks the coldest February in the city of Syracuse since 1902.

Feb 24 09:47

Boulder Breaks Snow Total Record For February, Denver’s February Also One Of Snowiest

Snow totals continue coming in for the storm system that has been hitting Colorado over the past few days, and there are some impressive stats.

Boulder broke a record for the month of February — for both the snowiest and wettest February on record.

Westminster checked in with 20.5 inches, apparently the highest snow total we’ve seen in the Denver metro area.

Feb 24 09:47

Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver’s All-Time February Snow Record

With two more storms to arrive before the month ends, Denver is inching toward a new mark in the record books.

This past weekend’s long-duration storm event brought 10.5 inches officially, bringing the total snow so far in February to 17.2 inches.

That’s just 4.9 inches shy of tying the all-time snowiest February on record when 22.1 inches fell in 1912.

Feb 24 09:46

Weather: More Record Cold For Delaware Valley

In what is now a record setting month for much of the region, 5 new daily record lows fell this morning.

Philadelphia is now 9.2° below average for February – a number that is sure to fall even further by the end of the week – which puts it into the top 5 coldest Februaries of record. Except for a quick surge into the 30s on Wednesday, highs will remain in the 20s.

Feb 24 09:46

Record cold at DC-area airport as region’s freeze continues

Bitter temperatures have broken a record at Dulles International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area.

Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service, says the temperature dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, shattering the previous record of 14 degrees, set in 1967.

Feb 24 09:45

Daily Record Low Smashed – February Record Low Tied

It’s yet another morning with record cold! This is the 6th day this month temperatures have fallen to record levels. We smashed the record for today which was -5 set back in 1948. It’s one of the coldest mornings in western Massachusetts recorded history. Just like Saturday morning when we tied the all-time lowest February temperature at Westover (-19), we did again this morning. We got down to -19 once again! The coldest winter morning for *any* month ever recorded at Westover is -22. By the way, on this day in 1985 we hit 71 degrees, the warmest temperature recorded in the month of February!

Here are some morning lows from across the area. Orange -21, Westover -19, Fitchburg -15, Barnes -12, North Adams -12, Bradley -8, Worcester -7, Hartford -4, Providence, -3, Boston +2.

Feb 24 09:45

Record cold start for Tuesday morning

This is the 5th record low set this month.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold dips Portland to frosty 11 below

The icy temperature breaks a record set in 1956.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold temperatures grip Akron area as thousands endure power outage

Ohio Edison crews restored power to thousands of residents in southeast Akron Monday night as the temperature plunged to break two all-time records.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold: Check out frigid temps across Maine, NH

How cold was it at your house overnight? Many areas saw record cold temperatures this morning.

Check out some of the bitter cold temps from across the area.

First Connecticut Lake, NH: -35
Whitefield, NH: -33
Estcourt Station: -30
Berlin, NH: -27
Sidney: -24
Gorham: -23
Sebago: -22
Wiscasset: -21
Sanford: -20
Lewiston: -17
Portland: -11 (New record)

Feb 24 09:43

More Record Cold…

More record cold is on the way tonight! Oh I have been just full of good news lately. Another arctic cold front moved through during the day today and with it comes frigid temperatures and brutal wind chills through tomorrow. But let’s start with tonight, the forecast calls for -2°F for the shoreline towns, this would SHATTER the 47 year old record of 12°F which was set back in 1968. Inland, even colder, the forecast calls for -10°F, some towns in the higher elevations will likely be -15°F. This would also SHATTER the 108 year old record of -4°F which was set back in 1907, which is before the Titanic sank in 1912!

Feb 24 09:43

Temperatures dip to minus 11, setting record low

This morning’s temperature of minus 11 just after 5 a.m. broke a 101-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record of minus 1 was set in 1914.

Feb 24 09:42

Title 47 CFR Part 15

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With the revelations about NSA back doors into our digital devices, it is time to take a look back at a very strange requirement that appears on electronic devices. Certainly nobody can argue that causing interference is a bad thing, but the second half of that warning seems very strange, that the device must accept interference that causes unwanted operation!

What does that mean? Am I not allowed to put my device in a Faraday cage to protect it from government jamming?

FCC Defenders insist that this requirement to accept interference is to protect operators of legally compliant devices from being harassed by their neighbors, yet 47 C.F.R. 15.5 makes it clear that reports of interference to the FCC are enforced and the operator of the interfering device has to make corrections.

Frankly, it sounds like an open door to government jamming of radio and TV devices and a prohibition from taking any steps to prevent such mischief!

Feb 24 09:25

Netanyahu Lied to UN about Iranian Nuclear Program, Mossad Files Show

n Sept. 2012, Netanyahu stood before the UN General Assembly with a cartoonish diagram of a bomb and warned that Iran was about a year away from completing its “plans of building a nuclear weapon,” calling for action to halt the process and justifying Israel’s rights to act militarily if necessary.

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And a memo to those members of Congress who have been "arm-twisted" by AIPAC to attend the Joint Session of Congress Netanyahu will address next week; I would bet even money that he will lie to you again about the state of Iran's nuclear program.

He will do anything within his power to prevent the P5+1 from reaching a viable agreement with Iran, including a unilateral attack against it.

And as an American who cares deeply about the direction of this country's foreign policy, I am angry that this will be a closed session of Congress he will be addressing.

And I have to ask: what is he afraid of the American people hearing that he is going to say in this speech?!?!?

Feb 24 09:18

Reported plan to ‘invade’ Iraq last year rocks Australian politics

Over the past year, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made a number of international headlines for his unique brand of Aussie conservatism. In just a few months, he threatened to body slam Vladimir Putin, announced plans to knight Queen Elizabeth's husband and was repeatedly accused of sexism.

Yet a story published Friday in the Australian newspaper claimed to show that Abbott had taken his macho behavior into the realm of geopolitical absurdity – by suggesting a unilateral Australian "invasion" of Iraq.

Feb 24 09:16

Azerbaijan devalues currency by a third over falling oil price

Azeribaijan's central bank devalued the manat on Saturday (21 February) by 33.5% to the dollar and by 30% to the euro, as slumping oil prices and an economic crisis in major trading partner Russia put pressure on the currency.

Feb 24 09:16

NSA director defends plan to maintain 'backdoors' into technology companies

The National Security Agency director, Mike Rogers, on Monday sought to calm a chorus of doubts about the government’s plans to maintain built-in access to data held by US technology companies, saying such “backdoors” would not be harmful to privacy, would not fatally compromise encryption and would not ruin international markets for US technology products.

Rogers mounted an elaborate defense of Barack Obama’s evolving cybersecurity strategy in an appearance before an audience of cryptographers, tech company security officers and national security reporters at the New America Foundation in Washington. In an hour-long question-and-answer session, Rogers said a cyber-attack against Sony pictures by North Korea last year showed the urgency and difficulty of defending against potential cyber threats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only cyberthreat is the NSA itself!

Feb 24 09:15

CIA Planning Major Expansion of Cyber-Espionage Capabilities

The CIA, usually known for it’s human-based intelligence gathering work, has announced plans to expand its cyber-espionage operations.

The changes will come as part of a restructuring effort after the agency decided that in the age of digital media, it’s traditional, human-centered approach to intelligence gathering is behind the times, US officials told the Washington Post.

“[CIA Director John] Brennan is trying to update the agency to make sure it is prepared to tackle the challenges in front of it,” said a U.S. official familiar with the plan told the Post, adding that “I just don’t think you can separate the digital world people operate in” from the CIA’s traditional methods.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This announcement makes me feel anything but more safe.

Rather, in the hands of this particular organisation, such capabilities are going to be used to chill free speech even further, and and attempt to forcibly manufacture consent, where none actually exists.

Even though Brennan would probably love to see the internet suppressed completely, except for limited commercial application, free honest (and peaceful) discussions of what is going on with government will still exist, in some incarnation or another; as the old phrase goes, the genie is out of the bottle, and unlikely to be re-bottled any time soon.

And I will state again: I am a Christian pacifist, who never advocates violence of any kind. I look for peaceful, workable, logical solutions to this country's problems, and those of the world.

But the most monumentally simple way to avoid threats to this country, and her people, would be for this government to stop mucking about in other people's countries for resources to which it has absolutely no moral right whatsoever.

I look at what China and Russia are doing to get what they need; they are making deals.

What does the US government do to get what it needs, and prevent the financial and political aspirations of other countries whose currencies might eclipse the US dollar? It wages wars.

And what is wrong with this picture?!?

BLOODY EVERYTHING!!

Feb 24 09:15

Pentagon Weapons Chief To Meet With Ukrainians

Even though they are not allowed to sell to them, U.S. arms makers are meeting with Ukrainian military officials, listening to their weapons wish list.

Feb 24 09:15

Rev. Wright’s Daughter Headed To Prison

Jeri Wright, the 48-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama’s mentor and former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is heading to jail.

Free on bail while awaiting sentencing for money laundering in connection to a government-funded jobs training program, a U.S. District Court Judge found “there was probable cause to believe Wright committed a separate theft while on bail, thereby violating terms of her supervised release.”

Feb 24 09:14

White House may not send a cabinet-level official to largest annual gathering of pro-Israel Americans - and the president won't go either

The White House confirmed on Monday that President Barack Obama doesn't plan to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's conference next week, held annually in Washington, D.C., and that no cabinet-level U.S. official is currently scheduled to make an appearance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to have to take back some of the bad things I have said about this President!

Feb 24 09:13

Team Bibi schools Team Obama in speech boycott showdown

“Here’s the difference: Obama doesn’t have to run for re-election again. A lot of these guys do,” Mr. Brog said. “So if they’re doubling down with the White House on what is increasingly proving to be a naive approach to this evil, they could pay with their jobs.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These members of Congress are making their true allegiances clear to the American voters, who may well surprise them next election. No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot and will not serve the American people. A friend of Israel is no friend of America. In these dark times America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third!

Feb 24 09:03

Benjamin Netanyahu racing off a cliff built on his own hawkish bluster

The leak of a top-secret document showing Benjamin Netanyahu’s warnings about Iran producing a nuclear bomb that contrasted sharply with Israel’s intelligence agency could not have come at a worse time for Netanyahu.

Feb 24 09:01

Poroshenko Vows to 'Regain Control' of Crimea, Gets Rebuke from Crimean PM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed early Monday to return "occupied Crimea" to Ukraine, prompting a rebuke from internet users, and later from Crimean authorities as well.

In a pair of tweets published after 2am Monday morning, Poroshenko stated that "Ukraine will regain control of occupied Crimea," noting that "this is inevitable," and promising that "Ukraine will never give up its sovereign rights" to the region. Moreover, the president stated that Ukraine would "protect [the] rights of its people with all available means," and that "together we will build a new Crimea."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: sir, forgive me, but have you gone absolutely barking, frothing at the mouth mad, to make such a statement?!?

It appears that you know absolutely nothing about Crimea's history; otherwise, you possibly would not have opened your yob and made this threat. Crimea was, historically, a part of Russia, and Russian-speaking, until it was annexed by Nikita Kruschev, himself a Ukrainian native, in the mid-50s.

When the legally elected government of Ukraine was overturned in an EU/US putsch last year, Crimea, in what was universally judged as a free and fair, referendum, voted to rejoin the Russian Federation.

Russia did not "annex" Crimea, and Russia has done nothing wrong here.
This was a move by the Crimean people, to separate themselves from an unlawful change of government.

Feb 24 08:59

Gaza in Ruins After Receiving Only 5% of Pledged Reconstruction Funds

Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), discusses the causes and consequences of the fact that only about 5% of pledged donations have reached Gaza.

Feb 24 08:59

The Tax Wall Street Party: America’s Answer To Syriza

Now that is has been proven that a political party standing in opposition to the Anglo-American Oligarchy is capable of coming to power, it is time to bring the same values to power on home-turf. You won’t find those values in the Republican or Democratic parties, but you certainly will in the breakout and politically savvy Tax Wall Street Party.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The HSBC scandal underscores the fact that the very rich do not, in fact, "Pay their fair share."

Setting that aside, economies only work if money is able to recirculate over and over, from bottom to top back down to bottom, to feed back into that pyramid. Fascist economies trap all the wealth at the top and thereby sew the seeds of their own eventual destruction.

Feb 24 08:54

Witnesses slam security at Copenhagen shooting

Police sat with their backs to the entrance drinking coffee and a cafe employee was the first to notice the gunman, witnesses to the first of two fatal shootings in Copenhagen have stepped forward to say.

Feb 24 08:54

Lies and Fabrications: The Propaganda Campaign in Support of Genetically Modified Crops (GMO)

Instead of parroting the corporate spin of the pro-GMO lobby, Paterson would do better to consider more viable options that he likes to denigrate as ‘backward-looking and regressive’ by listening to what Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated in April of last year:

“We don’t have a goal of developing GM products here or to import them. We can feed ourselves with normal, common, not genetically modified products. If the Americans like to eat such products, let them eat them. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.”

Feb 24 08:53

Minnesota activists demand state pull funds from Israel’s occupation

For nearly a decade, Palestine solidarity activists in Minnesota have been organizing and campaigning to have state funds pulled from millions of dollars worth of bonds invested in Israel’s occupation.

Activist Phil Benson of the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign (MN-BBC) says that the state must divest from its Israel bonds — and public support for their campaign is growing.

“The more people we talk to, the more people agree with us,” Benson explains in an interview with The Electronic Intifada.

Feb 24 08:52

Rights group: Palestinian teen imprisoned by Israeli military court to deter student protest

An Israeli military court judge’s comments made during the trial of Palestinian university student Lina Khattab indicate that she is being used as an example to deter other youths from protesting the occupation, says Palestinian rights group Addameer.

Feb 24 08:52

Hillary Clinton’s War on Women

Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years’ salary data.

During those years, the median annual salary for a woman working in Clinton’s office was $15,708.38 less than the median salary for a man, according to the analysis of data compiled from official Senate expenditure reports.

The analysis compiled the annual salaries paid to staffers for an entire fiscal year of work from the years 2002 to 2008. Salaries of employees who were not part of Clinton’s office for a full fiscal year were not included. Because the Senate fiscal year extends from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, Clinton’s first year in the Senate, which began on Jan. 3, 2001, was also not included in the analysis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For all women bandying about the word "inevitability" when discussing Hillary's potential run for the Presidency in 2016, please think again; she is not the champion of workplace equality you have allowed yourself to be hoodwinked in to believing she is.

With Hillary as President, we will see more wars, more income inequality, more US poverty, and infinitely less freedom of the press, particularly for the independent media, which she despises with almost missionary fervor.

Feb 24 08:44

Iraqi Army Downs Two British Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL Terrorists

Iraq’s army has shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons for the ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province, a senior lawmaker disclosed on Monday.

“The Iraqi Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL,” Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

Feb 24 08:39

Netanyahu Invited to Closed-Door Meeting with Democrats

Senators Richard Durbin and Dianne Feinstein invite Israeli PM to meet with Democrats when he visits Washington for his Congress speech.

Feb 24 08:38

Leaked cables show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb claim contradicted by Mossad

Brandishing a cartoon of a bomb with a red line to illustrate his point, the Israeli prime minister warned the UN in New York that Iran would be able to build nuclear weapons the following year and called for action to halt the process.

But in a secret report shared with South Africa a few weeks later, Israel’s intelligence agency concluded that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”.

Feb 24 08:37

Solving the Bad Cop Problem (And Creating Jobs)

There are too many bad, violent or mentally jacked-up cops roaming around. Worse, expecting the people who hire them to supervise them properly has apparently become too much to ask. So what to do? I have a bold idea.

States should pass laws requiring the termination of any law enforcement employee who through their actions generates civil liability upon the state. Correspondingly, cops should pay for malpractice insurance like lawyers and doctors.

Feb 24 08:35

Fresh leak at Fukushima nuclear plant sees 70-fold radiation spike

Another radioactive water leak in the sea has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator TEPCO announced. Contamination levels in the gutter reportedly spiked up 70 times over regular readings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In another story further down, it is reported that remote cameras are showing still-molten corium (the fused remains of the reactor core) flowing out of the ruined reactor into the ground. If a sufficient mass collects together in one spot, spontaneous fission is possible. Worse, when the corium hits the ground water, radioactive geysers will result, blasting radioactivity into the atmosphere.

I still would like to know if STUXNET was in those Siemens controllers on the safety systems that failed to operate correctly during the disaster.

Feb 24 08:33

SoCal train derailment leaves dozens injured

At least 30 people were reportedly injured early Tuesday when a commuter train derailed in the Southern California city of Oxnard. The number of casualties is not yet clear.

According to the Los Angeles Times, a spokesperson for Metrolink — the LA area’s passenger rail system — said that the pre-dawn crash occurred just before 6 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning when a commuter train collided with a tractor trailer.

Feb 24 08:31

Bail-Ins have begun: J.P. Morgan to Start Charging On Some Deposits

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is preparing to charge large institutional customers for some deposits, citing new rules that make holding money for the clients too costly, according to a memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the plan.

The largest U.S. bank by assets is aiming to reduce the affected deposits by up to $100 billion by the end of 2015, according to a bank presentation Tuesday morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We will, most likely, see this move from large institutions to very much smaller to, finally, the place where you do you banking.

And paired with that, I would be willing to bet, currency controls, which will only allow you to take out relatively small amounts of cash out of your checking account at one time.

PLEASE, do not have any more money in your checking account than you absolutely need to pay your bills; place the rest under your personal control. And do not hold anything in a safe deposit box you value, because those are now the property of the US government, in case of "national emergency."

Feb 24 08:29

The vaccine witch hunt is on: Arizona doctor under investigation for not conforming

Free speech seems to be on its deathbed in the United States of Censorship, where blind conformity is now the only accepted form of expression. One of the few brave voices of honesty and reason amidst the current measles hysteria, Dr. Jack Wolfson, is reportedly under investigation by the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners after he vocalized opposition to vaccines on national television.

Feb 24 08:29

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

Raiu said the authors of the spying programs must have had access to the proprietary source code that directs the actions of the hard drives. That code can serve as a roadmap to vulnerabilities, allowing those who study it to launch attacks much more easily.

"There is zero chance that someone could rewrite the [hard drive] operating system using public information," Raiu said.

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So much for the claims by the hard drive makers that they did not know what the NSA was doing!

Feb 24 08:24

Israeli and European weapons belonging to ISIS seized east of Ramadi

Anbar Provincial Council announced on Saturday, that the security forces and tribal fighters have seized Israeli and European weapons belonging to the ISIS group east of Ramadi, calling for the liberation of the Ramadi-Hit road to secure the humanitarian aid arriving in Baghdadi area.

A member of the council Khalaf Tarmoz stated in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The security forces and the tribal fighters managed, in a security operation in Bo-Ghanem area, to seize a number of Israeli weapons and European arms belonging to the ISIS organization,” pointing out that, ” The weapons arrived through international intelligence.”

Feb 24 08:22

Kiev troops abandoned large amount of military equipment and ammunition in Debaltseve

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Skip forward to the 1:30 mark and start watching. They are showing an English/Ukrainian translation guide for a radio operator. So why do Kiev's forces need ENGLISH radio guides? It suggests that English-speaking forces were in control of Kiev's forces on the ground, most likely American mercenaries.

Remember this video?


Feb 24 08:17

Jack Straw to take job for firm he lobbied for in Commons

Jack Straw is to take a job with a firm which won a £75 million government contract after he lobbied a minister on its behalf, The Telegraph can disclose.

The former foreign secretary boasted to undercover reporters that he had helped the furniture firm “get on the ladder” and secure contracts to supply the Government.

Feb 24 08:15

Islamist group suggests attacks on shopping malls

Westfield have responded to a report that a Somalia-based insurgent group has posted a video on the internet suggesting attacks on shopping malls mentioning “the 100 or so Jewish-owned Westfield shopping centres dotted around the Western world.”

The group, known as Shebab, posted a documentary type video of the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi which claimed the lives of 67 people.

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This "Shebab" group is another fake. We know that because the 2013 mall attack in Nairobi was a fake. Look at the picture of one of the "victims."

Note how the red stain on the back of the jacket has separated into a clear liquid and red coloring as it travels through the fabric. Real blood does not do that. Fake special effects blood does! And, had this man really been shot where the marks on the jacket appear, he would be unable to stand, let alone walk. Spine shattered, fragments of the scapula and ribs driven into his lungs; this guy should in fact have died on the spot if those were real wounds!

Feb 24 08:08

Pakistan to send back millions of Afghan refugees

Pakistan is forcing more than 2.6 million Afghan refugees to return to their country, a move international rights groups call as “inhumane” and “unlawful.”

Feb 24 08:07

Tobruk parliament boycotts UN talks on Libya

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament has decided to boycott a series of talks sponsored by the United Nations to find a solution for the ongoing conflict in the country.

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Libya’s internationally recognized parliament is the US puppet regime that the people of Libya just kicked out.

Feb 24 07:59

Israel troops fire upon Gazan farmers

Palestinian farmers are constantly fired upon by Israeli troops stationed at the border to prevent them from reclaiming their lands.

Feb 24 07:59

NSA and GCHQ: Big Brother Would Have Never Believed

On February 16, researchers at the Moscow-based security group Kaspersky Lab announced the discovery of the ultimate virus which has virtually infected all spheres of military and civilian computing in more than 40 countries around the world. They’ve managed to discover a piece of malware that must have been installed on hard disks while they were still being manufactured, and due to its complexity and a certain number of features that it shares with Stuxnet, it’s safe to assume that it was created by US secret services.

On February 18, The Guardian confirmed that for the last 7 years Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) had been sharing personal intelligence data en masse with America’s national security agencies, regardless of the fact that it had interceptedmillions of foreign citizens’ conversations. The ruling of a UK court clearly suggests that these actions were illegal on top of being carried out in violation of the the European Convention on Human Rights.

Feb 24 07:58

Flu deaths keep mounting in people vaccinated against the flu

Known affectionately as "Cheddar Chad" among locals, Rattray had recently been hired as a bus driver for the Spokane Transit Authority (STA). And like millions of other Americans, he followed the advice of health authorities in getting a flu shot this year, which he presumably believed would help protect him against flu infection.

Instead, he fell deathly ill and had to call in sick just one day after driving his first, and only, route for STA. According to The Washington Times, Rattray had been scheduled to drive a bus on Monday, January 19, but had to be admitted to Sacred Heart Medical Center's intensive care unit for treatment.

Specific details regarding Rattray's death haven't been reported in the media, other than that he died of "the flu." But reports clearly indicate that he had received a flu shot and was previously in excellent health prior to the shot.

Feb 24 07:56

Wikileak Cables: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington's Pocket Since 2006

The evidence that the U.S. was behind the toppling of the Ukrainian government early this year is so overwhelming at this point that the subject really isn't up for debate, however initially it was unclear how the election of Petro Poroshenko fit in. The ecstatic response by Washington when he was declared the winner, and their unbending support in spite of his ongoing military assault against civilians in the east, made it clear that he was the chosen one, but the paper trail wasn't immediately obvious.

As it turns out, the evidence that Poroshenko is in the pocket of the U.S. State Department has been available all this time, you just had to know where to find it. In a classified diplomatic cable from 2006 released by Wikileaks.org, U.S. officials refer to Poroshenko as "Our Ukraine (OU) insider Petro Poroshenko".

Feb 24 07:55

BUSTED: Hillary Caught in Massive Act of Corruption That Should END Her Career

When it comes to where Hillary Clinton gets her campaign money, the putative 2016 Democrat presidential front-runner has made her position clear: what difference does it make?

The Clinton Foundation certainly doesn’t think it makes any, since the giant nonprofit silently removed its rules forbidding foreign governments from making donations. Now, the fundraising arm of Bill and Hillary, Inc. can watched the money roll in.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “the foundation has raised at least $48 million from overseas governments” since 2001. And some of this money comes from worrying sources.

For instance, one of the biggest donors is Saudi Arabia, whose Shariah-on-steroids government has donated no less than $10 million of that total.

Feb 24 07:53

Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran's nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that could be used to make atomic arms.

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Has Kerry been informed that Israel's own Mossad does not think Iran is trying to build a bomb?

Feb 24 07:50

Ten Banks, Including JPM, Goldman, Deutsche, Barclays, SocGen And UBS, Probed For Gold Rigging

No matter how many times the big banks are caught red-handed manipulating precious metals, some failed former Deutsche Bank prop-trader (you know who you are) will take a vociferous stand based on ad hominem attacks and zero facts that no, what you see in front of you is not precious metal rigging at all but a one-off event that has nothing to do with a criminal banking syndicate hell bent on taking advantage of anyone who is naive and dumb enough to still believe in fair and efficient markets.

Feb 24 07:47

When MEDICINE becomes MURDER: America's vaccine narrative now mirrors Nazi eugenics propaganda

The very arguments used by today's vaccine pushers to claim that the government should force everyone to be vaccinated against their will closely resemble the eugenics justifications of Nazi Germany.

The collection of Nazi propaganda posters you see below has been translated by Natural News in order to show the parallels between Nazi crimes against humanity and today's fanatical vaccine mandate schemes that are based on very similar moral justification and distorted logic.

Today, people like Oregon State Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward are marching America down the path of Nazi Germany, using the exact same arguments and attempted moral justifications that were once invoked by Adolf Hitler.

Feb 24 07:46

ALL WARS ARE BANKERS' WARS!

I know many people have a great deal of difficulty comprehending just how many wars are started for no other purpose than to force private central banks onto nations, so let me share a few examples, so that you understand why the US Government is mired in so many wars against so many foreign nations.

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Feb 24 07:42

Abbott says 'there was talk' of sending Australian troops into Ukraine

Tony Abbott has denied ever discussing unilaterally sending in troops to Iraq but says he did consider putting troops on the ground in Ukraine.

Feb 24 07:41

Qatar an ‘important ally,' UK defence sec claims amid terror backing allegations

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon praised Qatar as one of the UK’s “most important allies” during a meeting with his Qatari counterpart on Monday, amid allegations that the Gulf state supports terrorism.

Fallon met with the Qatari Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Hamad Bin Ali Al Attiyah, to discuss areas for military cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

After the meeting, Fallon praised the Gulf state for being among the UK’s “most important allies.”

Feb 24 07:38

FLASHBACK 2010 - UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.

The IPCC's remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

Feb 24 07:36

FLASHBACK 2010 - UN report that said Himalayan glaciers would melt within 25 years was all hot air

Claims by the world's leading climate scientists that most of the Himalayan glaciers will vanish within 25 years were last night exposed as nonsense.

The alarmist warning appeared two years ago in a highly influential report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

At the time the IPCC insisted that its report contained the latest and most detailed evidence yet of the risks of man-made climate change to the planet.
The Himalayas

But the experts behind the warning have now admitted their claim was not based on hard science - but a news story that appeared in the magazine New Scientist in the late 1990s.

That story was itself based on a telephone conversation with an Indian scientist who has since admitted it was little more than speculation.

Feb 24 07:35

FLASHBACK 2010 - United Nations caught out again on climate claims

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny - and ignored warnings from scientific advisers. The report's author later withdrew the claim because the evidence was too weak.

The link was central to demands at last month's Copenhagen climate summit by African nations for compensation of $US100 billion from the rich nations.

Feb 24 07:34

FLASHBACK 2013 - IPCC 's Bogus Evidence for Global Warming

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up by the United Nations in 1988 and has been trying very hard to demonstrate the threat of a dangerous human influence on climate due to the emission of greenhouse gases. This is in line with their Charter, which directs the IPCC to assemble reports in support of the Global Climate Treaty -- the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) of Rio de Janeiro.

It is interesting that IPCC "evidence" was based on peer-reviewed publications - but (reluctantly) abandoned only after protracted critiques from outside scientists. E-mails among members of the IPCC team, revealed in the 2009 'Climategate' leak, describe their strenuous efforts to silence such critiques, often using unethical methods.

Feb 24 07:32

Settlement rush: Record Israel construction tenders in occupied territories

Israel was accelerating construction of the new settlements on the occupied Palestinian territories throughout 2014, setting a 10-year record for the number of construction tenders issued. The overall increase in construction starts reached 40 percent.

With the US-brokered talks with the Palestinian Authority breaking down last April, the Netanyahu government has been putting out an unprecedented number of construction tenders, maintains the group Peace Now in a report published on Monday.

Feb 24 07:31

Home / News /20% of Germans want revolution, majority say democracy 'isn't real' - study

Twenty percent of Germans believe that their current living conditions won't be improved by reforms and only a revolution can reshape society. That's according to a study released by the Free University of Berlin.

The study, titled "Against the state and capital - to revolution" focused on opposition to capitalism, fascism and racism, and concluded that Germans are more left-wing in their attitudes than previously thought. The challenge for the researchers was to analyze the core structural similarities between right and left-wing extremism.

Feb 24 07:28

Gold: The Good, Bad, and Truly Ugly

“Central Bankers will eventually do the right thing and return to a gold standard after they have exhausted all other alternatives.”

While central bankers are exhausting all other alternatives, I worry about the collateral damage to 90% of the population who are not first in line on the fiat money gravy train that benefits the financial and political elite.

Feb 24 07:27

Album Launch – Pizza Express Jazz Club Residency – March 11th-14th

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient House Ensemble will be launching their 8th album "The Whistle Blower" in a four night residency at The Pizza Express Jazz Club in London Soho.

The hardest working jazz band in the UK and one of the leading ensembles in Europe is currently on a 35 date tour in the UK and Europe playing their new music as well as old favourites.

The Orient House Ensemble are celebrating their 15th year in 2015.

Gilad is the saxophonist on the new Pink Floyd album The Endless River.

Feb 24 07:25

Yahoo exec grills NSA director over ‘backdoor’ access to private data

“It sounds like you agree with [Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James] Comey that we should be building defects into the encryption in our products so that the US government can decrypt,” Yahoo’s chief information-security officer, Alex Stamos, said during the 'Cybersecurity for a New America: Big Ideas and New Voices' conference.

Rogers cut the question off, saying: “That would be your characterization.”

Stamos then proceeded further, asking the NSA director whether US tech firms should also build backdoors for foreign countries requesting access to private data.

Feb 24 07:24

US jury orders Palestinian govt to pay $218 mn for terror attacks

“The message is clear,” Kent Yalowitz, the Arnold & Porter LLP partner who represented the plaintiffs, told The Wall Street Journal. “If you kill or injure Americans, the long arm of the American law will come after you.”

Feb 24 07:23

Despite US/Israel Demands, 'Isolated' Russia Offers Iran Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missiles

With proxy wars mounting and "isolated" Russia ratifying The BRICS Bank this week, we are sure Washington is preparing to double-down on 'costs' (to Europeans) as Reuters reports, Russia has offered Iran its latest Antey-2500 missiles (ironically after a deal to supply less powerful S-300 missiles was dropped under Western pressure in 2010). While the United States and Israel lobbied Russia to block the missile sale, the head of Russian state defense conglomerate, Sergei Chemezov, says, "as far as Iran is concerned, we offered Antey-2500 instead of S-300. They are thinking. No decision has been made yet."

Feb 24 07:23

New Zealand soldiers to train Iraqi troops

New Zealand will send its military instructors to help train Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State, Prime Minister John Key has announced. The deployed troops are not meant to engage in combat.

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Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure...

Feb 24 07:22

Antibiotics cause dangerous bacteria communities to appear, study says

Antibiotics can cause the appearance of new harmful bacteria, new research suggests. The findings come as concerns grow that the overuse of antibiotics is creating resistance to bacteria, and the appearance of so-called “superbugs.”

"For a long time we have thought that bacteria make antibiotics for the same reasons that we love them – because they kill other bacteria," Elizabeth Shank, assistant professor of biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, told Science Daily.

Feb 24 07:21

Turkey's Invasion Of Syria Shows Turkish Connection To ISIS; NATO Agenda

Turkey has now officially proven that Israel and the United States are not the only nations that can brazenly violate the sovereignty of other countries, Syria in particular, without fear of reprisal due to NATO support and a blatant culture of aggression.

The Turkish invasion of Syrian soil on February 22 under the guise of protecting and securing the tomb of Sulayman Shah is case in point.

The tomb is largely recognized as a Turkish exclave since the early 1920s when, in 1921, it was agreed in the Treaty of Ankara that the Turks would be allowed to raise the Turkish flag over the tomb and place a small number of Turkish guards around the mausoleum given that Sulayman Shah bears such significance to Turkish history. The tomb is located about 23 miles from Turkey itself and thus is located inside Syrian territory.

Feb 24 07:17

Florida police used warrantless 'Stingray' surveillance over 1,800 times

Law enforcement officials in Florida have used ‘Stingray’ surveillance to track cell phone locations on more than 1,800 occasions, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). And they did it without obtaining warrants.

Feb 24 07:17

Twitter comes out for #NetNeutrality

One after another, web giants are openly backing ‘net neutrality’ reforms proposed by the FCC. Twitter endorsed the plan on Monday, calling the open internet the “heart of Twitter.”

The internet not only “provides the lowest barrier to competitive entry” for businesses, but also serves “as a great equalizer in the access to information and in reaching a global audience,” Twitter public policy manager Will Carty wrote in a statement. “If you have an opinion or a new innovative web-based service, you don’t have to get permission to share it with the world at large.”

Feb 24 07:16

Fluoride in water is 'linked to thyroid problem which causes weight gain, depression and tiredness', study claims

Weight gain and depression caused by an underactive thyroid is linked to high levels of fluoride in the water supply, scientists have claimed.

A study published today has revealed water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30 per cent higher than expected rates of hypothyroidism in England.

Feb 24 07:16

Racism is in the air: Video showing racist exchange between Israelis and a flight attendant goes viral

The headlines are pretty much the same all over, and include the words: “Watch: The Ugly Israeli,” in reference to what Israelis see as the rude behavior they are notorious for worldwide.

However, few (including mainstream media) paid attention to the little gem hidden in the video, a one-liner that epitomizes the casual racism so widespread in the Jewish state.

The flight attendant refuses to sell chocolate to a passenger (apparently he was busy with another passenger, it’s difficult to discern the exact reason). Things heat up. Then, her sister sitting across the aisle says at 0:28 in the video below: “She just wants to buy chocolate, what is she – an Arab?”

……Of course, this is understandable. The only reason a flight attendant refuses to sell chocolate to someone is because they’re Arab.

#Facepalm.

Feb 24 07:12

Pachauri Quits UN Climate Panel After Harassment Allegation

Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel studying the science after allegations he sexually harassed a colleague.

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wrote in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that he would resign on Tuesday because he may be unable to provide the panel the leadership it needs.

His decision removes from the climate debate one of the most prominent and authoritative voices calling for the reining in in greenhouse gases.

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"Authoritative?" Read his background. He is an electrical engineer who spent most of his career working for India's Railroads. He is not a scientist. He is not a climatologist. He is, like Al Gore, only peripherally knowledgeable about the subject he promotes.

Feb 24 07:06

Apple patents iPhone tracking system

Your next iPhone may be trackable even when it's turned off, if Apple’s newest patent is anything to go by. The Cupertino tech giant has just patented a technology that would “periodically exit an unpowered state and transmit location data.”

Feb 24 07:05

Greece Crisis Opinion : Troika Rises From The Dead As Draghi Leads The Charge, And Varoufakis Employs Brave Face

I don’t actually think the five-point italic hand-tying target codicils matter a damn to be honest, because they’re all unachievable anyway.

Far more relevant is what EC behaviour has been found acceptable to the Greek Government.

Did you know, for instance, that both the Gang of Four revisions, the Friday ambush, and the ELA threats/leaks to Greek banks were driven by Draghi?

Did you know that – in a direct sideswipe at rehiring Ministerial cleaners – there is a blanket ban under the agreement on any more public sector hiring?

Did you know that, just to rub in really hard that how they think the Greeks shit on their shoes, eurogroup told Varoufakis Friday that they were “handing over the judgement process to the organisation formally known as the Troika” – Draghi’s exact words. This was a direct hit on Syriza’s refusal to deal with the Troika. “Eurogroup will leave the details to this institution, who will present their view to eurogroup” he added.

Feb 24 07:01

The Spy Cables: A glimpse into the murky world of espionage

Feb 24 06:57

Snowden Calls for Disobedience Against the U.S. Government

Ultimately, if people lose their willingness to recognize that there are times in our history when legality becomes distinct from morality, we aren’t just ceding control of our rights to government, but our agency in determining our futures.

How does this relate to politics? Well, I suspect that governments today are more concerned with the loss of their ability to control and regulate the behavior of their citizens than they are with their citizens’ discontent.

How do we make that work for us? We can devise means, through the application and sophistication of science, to remind governments that if they will not be responsible stewards of our rights, we the people will implement systems that provide for a means of not just enforcing our rights, but removing from governments the ability to interfere with those rights.

February 23, 2015

Feb 23 19:28

IT BEGINS: Turkey INVADES Syria to spark war, bring about new GRAND CALIPHATE

Almost 600 Turkish troops made an unprecedented incursion into Syria on Saturday night, rescuing dozens of soldiers guarding a historic tomb which had been surrounded by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, said he “personally monitored” the operation, and claimed that no shots had been fired.

The 38 soldiers were brought back to Turkey with the 13th century tomb, which contains the remains of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the Ottoman Empire’s founder.

Feb 23 16:45

Republican FCC Commissioners Ask Wheeler To Delay Net Neutrality Vote, Release Proposal

Three days before the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on the most significant Internet regulations in history, two commissioners are asking Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay the vote and release his proposal to the public.

“We respectfully request that FCC leadership immediately release the 332-page Internet regulation plan publicly and allow the American people a reasonable period of not less than 30 days to carefully study it,” Republican Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly said in a statement Monday. “Then, after the commission reviews the specific input it receives from the American public and makes any modifications to the plan as appropriate, we could proceed to a final vote.”

Feb 23 16:44

Broward terminal Police slaps man

Feb 23 16:18

Dubai Tower Torched – Reminds Us Of What Building Again – WTC7

Hundreds of people were evacuated after a fire broke out in Dubai’s Marina Torch tower, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds fanned the fire in the 79-storey skyscraper, which is 336 metres tall and opened in 2011.

Well – remember this building (below), Building 7. NIST said it came down as a result of fires at 5.20pm on September 11, 2001.

Building 7 was demolished

And it once again reminds us that we are being lead by criminals and liars, and that the media giants are colluding in this massive cover up. What a shameful fraud. And shameful on society for accepting the lies.

Feb 23 16:17

Former Jones County deputy pleads guilty to burning down house, fraud

A former Jones County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty for burning down his empty house in 2013 and defrauding his insurance company for over $66,000 Friday in federal court.

James M. Plower, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one count of use of fire to commit a felony in U.S. District Court.

He faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a $500,000 fine, a fine equal to the greater of twice the gross gain to Plower resulting from the offenses or twice the gross loss resulting from the offenses.

Feb 23 14:30

Ukraine Prepares for FULL SCALE WAR! Military Industrial Complex Profits!

Feb 23 14:18

"Ukraine will go to war in late March"--Zakharchenko

The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko announced that Ukraine is bringing up heavy equipment to the conflict zone and, in his opinion, might resume combat operations in late March or early April.

“We are beginning the withdrawal of heavy equipment, while Ukraine is bringing it up from Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk. Seems to be there will be a provocation. Ukraine will go to war in late March or Early April. Ukraine needs war,” Zakharchenko said during a Monday briefing.

Feb 23 13:32

Filmmaker, Author Who Is Suing Corporate Media Over Sandy Hook Conveniently Lands In Jail

On January 31st, William Shanley was arrested in New London, CT and charged with a felony attempt to assualt a police officer along with two misdemeanors of interfering with a police officer/resisting arrest and 2nd degree breach of peace. To me, this seems awfully convenient and not only a way to try and silence him, but also a way to scare him, in other words, trying to make an example of him. From what I have learned, Shanley is not yet in tight with people such as me and others in the activist community, which can get very scary as we all prefer to stick together and have each others backs incase something of this nature happens.

Feb 23 12:46

Car Hacking Report Refuels Concerns About Michael Hastings Crash

Those still wondering what really happened in gonzo journalist Michael Hastings’ fiery demise likely sat up straight during 60 Minutes’ recent piece on how hackers can hijack the controls of a car.

After Hastings died in a bizarre one-car crash along a straight Los Angeles street, former counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke noted the accident was “consistent with a car cyber attack” and that it was easy to hack cars. It seems he was right, as 60 Minutes demonstrated in a chilling fashion.

Feb 23 12:36

Bank of Israel slashes rates

The Bank of Israel has joined the easing party.

In an announcement on Monday, the Bank of Israel cut its main interest rate to 0.1% from 0.25%.

Feb 23 12:31

Making Me Pay For My Crimes Would Send “Message of Uncertainty to the Markets”: Bank President to Spanish Judge

The first to hit back was Rodrigo Rato, the bank’s former chairman and one-time IMF president. In a 75-page notice of appeal that was leaked to the Spanish press, Rato cautioned that Judge Andreu’s “premature” decision to force the six defendants to compensate the thousands of shareholders they are accused of defrauding could end up provoking a “much greater evil” than that it is supposed to address.

In the worst case scenario, the document warns, it could send a “message of uncertainty to the markets,” which could in turn exert downward pressure (otherwise known as gravity) on the already semi-defunct bank’s share price. This is not the first time that a panicked banker has used this argument; indeed, it is the preferred alibi of all 21st-century banking racketeers.

The argument is simple:

Don’t touch me, or the bank gets it. And if the bank gets it, so will everyone else.

Feb 23 11:55

Bankers Rally Against ‘Audit the Fed’

A growing number of bankers – including representatives of smaller community banks -- are joining the ranks of those opposed to congressional legislation that would allow Congress to weigh-in on monetary policy decisions made by the US Federal Reserve.

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I dare anyone to show me where in the Constitution where anyone BUT the US Government is authorized to make monetary policy for the nation!

Feb 23 11:54

Poroshenko Vows to 'Regain Control' of Crimea, Gets Rebuke from Crimean PM

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed early Monday to return "occupied Crimea" to Ukraine, prompting a rebuke from internet users, and later from Crimean authorities as well.

Feb 23 11:45

94-Year-Old Charged With Serving in Auschwitz Death Camp

German prosecutors have charged a 94-year-old man with 3,681 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served in the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.

Schwerin prosecutors' spokesman Stefan Urbanek said Monday the suspect was an SS sergeant who served as a medic in Auschwitz in an SS hospital. In that role, Urbanek said the man helped the extermination camp function and could thus be charged as an accessory to the 1944 killings.

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This is just getting silly. But then, with a lack of real war criminals to wag at us, Israel is getting desperate. We are at the point where soon there will be no more people who were alive back then. What will Israel do, start burning the witches that "channel" the spirits of dead Nazis?

Feb 23 11:43

Dancing with the Lizards on the way to Kansas City.

Four in the morning. This part of the world sleeps. Then again, they sleep everywhere but... with the exception of few things, not forever. It's coming folks. We've been talking about it for awhile. Yes indeedy, Mother McCreedy! We've been talking about that here for some time. We've been talking about Mr. Apocalypse and his walking stick. We've been talking about the the march of programmed circumstance that leads, inevitably, to the sum total of itself. Programmed how? The taste and virtue of a soup is determined by its contents and the process of its manufacture. It tastes like what it is. Because of planetary interplay, the forces expressing themselves in and us, manifest accordingly. Think of this interplay as the vibrationary soundtrack for the time. It goes through movements, just like a symphony. Music is something you feel. I give it an 88 cause it has a good beat and you can dance to it; intended for humor and irony, not truth.

Feb 23 11:38

Ukraine army puts off withdrawal of heavy weapons from frontline of conflict

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry says the army will not withdraw heavy weapons along the frontline in the conflict-stricken east as long as a full ceasefire with pro-Russia forces has not come into force.

Feb 23 11:38

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

Feb 23 11:36

The Math Doesn't Add Up

Oh, you didn’t notice that World War Three is underway, actually has been for more than year? Well, that’s because most of it has been taking place in the banking sector, which for most people is just an alternative universe of math. The catch, which many people either miss or don’t care about, is that the math doesn’t add up.

For instance, the runaway choo-choo train of linked European sovereign bond obligations with its overloaded caboose of interest rate swaps and other janky derivatives of mass destruction. That train left the station in Athens a few weeks ago bound for Frankfurt. Ever since, the German government and its cohorts in the EU, the ECB, and the IMF have been issuing reassurances that the choo choo train will not blow up when it reaches its destination.

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When you have a privately-owned Central Bank issuing all of the public currency, by design the debt will always exceed the available money-supply, trapping the nation and its people in debt-slavery, until the system collapses. Having the entire world under such a system is great for the owners of those private-central banks, who eventually buy up all the real assets for pennies on the dollar, dut destructive to human civilization as a whole.

Feb 23 11:32

Measles virus circulating in Ontario is a variant previously unknown to WHO

The measles outbreak in Canada’s largest city was already a minor epidemiological puzzle when scientists discovered something that deepened the mystery.

Of the 11 Greater Toronto Area patients diagnosed with the highly contagious illness since the end of January, none are connected to each other in any way that public health staff could discover through interviews with the patients or their parents. None had recently travelled outside Canada to a place where they might have caught the measles.

Public health officials had hoped that genetic analysis of the measles viruses in these cases might shed light on where the Toronto outbreak came from.

Instead, scientists found something new: The version of the measles virus circulating in Ontario is a variant that has never before been reported to the World Health Organization database that contains descriptions of more than 22,000 slightly different viral sequences of the measles virus found across the globe.

Feb 23 10:58

Russia will never ‘submit’ to U.S.

Will Americans ever feel the pain — of other nations? We Americans tend to see ourselves as above such sentimentality. Yet, perhaps we might make an exception for Russia. To see why, let us reflect on our responsibility for its desert wandering since 1991.

History shows how banishing a celebrated power to the wilderness can be like stripping people of their identity. Russians do not wish to return there. We Americans should not wish Russians to see us as the main agent of their exile.

Feb 23 10:57

Top NATO Commander Sounds as Crazy as General Ripper

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, appointed last year as Nato’s deputy commander of forces in Europe, said the alliance needed to develop both fast-reacting conventional forces and capacities to counter Russian efforts at coercion and propaganda, as seen in Ukraine.

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Feb 23 10:56

Savings of Ukrainian Jewish refugees from Donetsk stolen in Kiev

Several Jewish refugees fleeing the civil war raging in eastern Ukraine have found themselves penniless after their life savings were stolen from a bank in Kiev, local media reported.

According to JewishNews.com.ua, a number of Jews who left the separatist stronghold of Donetsk to escape the violence had their money stolen from a safety deposit box at a branch of Alliance Bank belonging to community member Sergei Nuzbrokh, who was holding their money for them.

According to a letter obtained by the Ukrainian Jewish website, Pinchas Vishedski, Donetsk’s rabbi, accused the SBU, the Ukrainian Security Service, of stealing the funds.

Feb 23 10:55

Report: Leaked intelligence document shows Mossad didn't think Iran sought nuclear weapon

Al Jazeera says one of hundreds of intelligence documents it has obtained shows that Mossad assessment of Iranian nuclear threat differed with Netanyahu's statements on the issue.

Feb 23 10:54

Weekend storm dumps more snow on still-buried Northeast

A winter storm dropped another sizable amount of snowfall in the area over the weekend with some places recording upwards of 10 inches. (Video via The Weather Channel)

When it's all said and done this weekend, Washington, D.C., could get 6 inches, Baltimore up to 10 and Boston adding to snow-filled streets with 5 inches.

In Boston especially, the silver lining is hard to make out, buried as it is under record snowfall.

Feb 23 10:53

Winter Weather: Southern Plains, South Hit by Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow

Snow, sleet and freezing rain made a mess of Texas on Monday — part of a winter weather pattern that threatened a 2,000-mile stretch of the country from California to the Carolinas.

More than 1,100 flights were canceled at the Dallas airports, more than 700 schools were forced to close, and authorities warned that roads were dangerously slick. Thunder and lightning accompanied the wintry mix, and a driver was killed, The Weather Channel reported.

Feb 23 10:53

PHOTOS: Winter Storm Snarls Travel in the Virginias, Turns Deadly in Tennessee

A robust winter storm, covering a stretch of nearly 2,000 miles, spread a swath of snow and ice from the central U.S. to the Northeast over the weekend. The storm began Friday night over the central Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley before departing from the Northeast Sunday morning.

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam elevated the state of emergency declaration to a level two due to "major impacts to infrastructure power and roads" throughout the state, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), reported. The storm death toll in Tennessee increased to 22 on Sunday afternoon. More than 44,000 customers remained without power in the state as of Sunday afternoon, according to TEMA.

Feb 23 10:53

More snow forecast for Colorado, 4 Corners

More snow was in the forecast Monday for parts of the Rockies and Southwest after a storm brought heavy snow over the weekend, a welcome dose of moisture after a month of fairly dry weather.

Feb 23 10:50

Class action lawsuit claims Purina’s Beneful Dog Food is killing dogs

Lucindo filed the lawsuit on February 5. He owns a Labrador Retriever, an English Bulldog, and a German Shepherd. He bought a bag of Beneful for the first time in late December of 2014 or early January 2015 and began feeding it to his dogs exclusively. Soon after that, all his dogs experienced significant health problems, and one died.

According to the lawsuit, the German Shepherd began to lose a large amount of hair and began giving off a unusual odor on Jan. 15. Two days later it became“violently ill.”

A veterinarian who examined the dog determined that it was suffering from internal bleeding in its stomach and the liver was also malfunctioning, which the veterinarian said was “consistent with poisoning.”

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Photo sent in by a reader whose dog has become ill after eating that brand of dog food.

Feb 23 10:45

Amid record cold temperatures, watch for snow

Monday's sunny skies aren't much comfort amid -35 wind chills, and soon even the sun will be a casualty of Ontario's bitter winter.

As extreme cold warnings cover almost the entire province from north to south, meteorologists are warning of more snow, coming down in the afternoon for the northwest and reaching the south through the day Tuesday.

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Reader photo from New England. Note the stop sign.

Feb 23 10:44

More record cold this week

Our weather pattern is a record breaking machine. After several record lows last week, 5 record lows are in jeopardy this week. We are also on pace now to come very close to the all time record for the coldest and snowiest February since 1871. Not only could this February be the coldest on record, but it has the chance to be the 2nd coldest month ever on record for Toledo. So think about it, out of the 1,730 months on record, this month will either end up as the 2nd or 3rd coldest. Not even the historic winter of 2014 can compare with this February in terms of cold or snow. Currently the coldest February ever recorded was in 1978 with an average temperature of 11.8° (we will be around 11.5° to 12.0° this year if the forecast holds). The coldest month on the books for Toledo was January of 1977 with an average temperature of 9.6°.

Feb 23 10:44

Toronto breaks 43-year-old temperature record as frigid cold continues

Toronto has broken a 43-year-old temperature record for this date as an arctic air mass continues to hover over the city.

At 5 a .m. the temperature hit – 20.1 C at Pearson International Airport, breaking the previous record for February 23 of – 19.4 C (1972).

Things aren’t going to improve anytime soon either.

According to Environment Canada, the temperature will not surpass – 16 C today and the wind chill will make it feel closer to – 33.

Feb 23 10:44

Harrisburg on track to surpass coldest February on record, weather service says

With more bone-chilling temperatures expected this week, Harrisburg has a strong chance of surpassing the coldest February on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Through Sunday, the average temperature this month sat at 20.7 degrees, said Aaron Tyburski, a meteorologist with the weather service. That average factors in the high and low temperatures from the month's 22 days.

Harrisburg's all-time record-low average for February is 21.4 degrees. That record was set in 1934, according to weather service records, which stretch back to 1888.

Feb 23 10:42

Erie breaks another record for cold temperatures

Erie continues to shatter weather records during this brutally frigid winter.

Today's low of minus 7 degrees, recorded in the city at 7:45 a.m., is the coldest temperature ever recorded in Erie for Feb. 23, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

The previous record low for today's date was minus 4, which was set in 1889.

Wind chill temperatures this morning in Erie hovered around minus 20.

Feb 23 10:41

Toronto's extreme cold breaks record for Feb. 23

e are off to a chilly start to the week as an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada remains in effect for Toronto.

While the morning temperature hovers between -19 to -21 C, winds will make it feel like -30 to -40 C — well below the seasonal normals of 1 to -7 C.

According to The Weather Network, the 5 a.m. temperature of -20.1 C at Pearson airport broke the 1972 cold record of -19.4 C for Feb. 23.

Feb 23 10:40

Record cold morning, more Arctic air on the way

Monday morning is one for the “record books” as Grand Rapids has broken the record low for this date of -4 degrees, which had stood since 1989. As of 6 a.m., the mercury dropped to -5 degrees, with areas to the north and east of Grand Rapids dropping to -20 to -35! At least two more strong waves of Arctic air are on the way over the next 10 days.

Feb 23 10:39

Are Conspiracy Theorists Nuts?

The Magna Carta, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and other founding Western documents were based on conspiracy theories. Greek democracy and free market capitalism were also based on conspiracy theories.

But those were the bad old days …Things have now changed.
The CIA Coined the Term Conspiracy Theorist In 1967

Feb 23 10:37

U.S. helped Israel develop hydrogen bomb: Obama releases documents

Officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran claim they have documents that prove the United States assisted Israel in its development of a hydrogen bomb, which they claim is a crime according to international laws, according to the Iranian news media. And there is suspicion that President Barack Obama declassified the documents and released them to a left-wing think-tank to hurt Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Feb 23 10:36

Worship The State (Performed By School Children)

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Lena Riefenstahl would be proud!

Feb 23 10:29

Winter returns with snow in Las Vegas Valley

After a night of showers, some Las Vegas valley residents woke up to a cool surprise: Snow!

Parts of Summerlin were dusted with about one to two inches of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Stan Czyzyk said.

At least one to two inches of snow was recorded in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. But Czyzyk said he wouldn’t be surprised if they received more.

Las Vegas police said three hikers were reported stranded in Red Rock Canyon near the Ice Box Canyon trail about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The search and rescue team were forced to delay the search until early Monday morning due to inclement weather. The hikers were advised to conduct a shelter in place until then.

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