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Aug 25 11:10

30 stats to show to anyone that does not believe the middle class is being destroyed

The 30 statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class in America is being systematically destroyed. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a staggering pace.

Aug 25 10:59

Israel caught spying on Iranian nuclear site

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Sunday claimed their soldiers shot down what they say is an Israeli surveillance drone flying in Iranian airspace, not far from the Natanz nuclear facility located in the central part of the country.

"A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," said a statement released by the IRGC.

Aug 25 10:59

Ron Paul: Ferguson Brings The War Home To America

The increasing use of military equipment by local police is a symptom of growing authoritarianism, not the cause. The cause is policies that encourage police to see Americans as enemies to subjugate, rather than as citizens to “protect and serve.” This attitude is on display not only in Ferguson, but in the police lockdown following the Boston Marathon bombing and in the Americans killed and injured in “no-knock” raids conducted by militarized SWAT teams.

Aug 25 10:50

French goverment resigns amid rancor over German austerity pressure

The French government has resigned despite being formed just 4 months ago. They quit after ministers slammed President Francois Hollande's plans for taxation and cuts, while also being critical of Germany’s austerity program.

The statement published on Monday said the new office would be formed on Tuesday and would be in the "direction he (the president) has defined for our country."

Following the 2008 financial crisis, Germany has taken the lead to try and resurrect the EU’s economy. This has been marked by cutbacks and taxation, which have not proved to be universally popular within the eurozone. Economics Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, an outspoken critic of Germany, believes that country has hindered France’s development. . .

Aug 25 10:46

Nazis Splitting With Kiev Regime?

After months of denying the new regime in Kiev installed in the wake of the so-called "Euromaidan" had any significant ties to Nazism and regiments of Neo-Nazi militants found fighting in eastern Ukraine, the BBC in an article titled, "Ukraine crisis: Russian aid convoy arrives at border," reported that:

...the leader of the ultra-nationalist Right Sector threatened to withdraw volunteers fighting on the government side.
Dmytro Yarosh said Right Sector would launch a "campaign in Kiev" if its demands, including the release of detained members, were not met within 48 hours.
He called on President Petro Poroshenko to "immediately bring order" to the Interior Ministry, which he accused of harbouring "revanchist forces".

Aug 25 10:43

IRS enforcement agent numbers could drop to lowest levels since 1970s

Budget pressures (aka lost hard drives) at the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division are cutting the number of investigators there to the lowest level in four decades, and officials say the changes are forcing the division to scale back its fight of (dysfunctional hard drives) financial crime.

Aug 25 10:41

Steven Salaita's Academic Lynching

Criticizing Israel is the third rail in American politics, the major media and academia.

Cynthia McKinney twice lost her congressional seat in 2002 and 2006. Supporting Palestinian rights was costly.

DePaul University denied Norman Finkelstein tenure for his outspokenness and books like "The Holocaust Industry."

It did so despite calling him "a prolific scholar and an outstanding teacher." It went further. It cancelled his classes.

It placed him on administrative leave. He became persona non grata. He resigned following his academic lynching.

Aug 25 10:38

D.C. area schools brace for wave of illegals

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 40,000 Central American minors detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with their parents or relatives in the U.S. About 6,000 of them are in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Hundreds will be attending local schools while they wait for their immigration cases to conclude, and most area school systems are gearing up to address the educational and emotional needs of these often traumatized kids.

Aug 25 10:38

‘Independent Scotland may be blocked from EU’

Former president of the European Union's finance council Ruairi Quinn has warned that an independent Scotland could be blocked from joining the EU.

“All [EU] member states have to agree before a new state can become a member. In my opinion, it is highly probable that at least two member states, maybe more, will vote no," Quinn said in a statement on Monday.

He also cited Spain and Belgium as the countries that would probably reject the application of an independent Scotland to join the 28-member bloc with the aim of discouraging secessionist sentiment in Europe.

In the "unlikely" event that Scotland was admitted into the EU, it would be required to agree to join the euro, Quinn added.

Aug 25 10:33

Hillary Clinton just lost the White House in Gaza

Famously, Hillary Clinton lost her bid to be president in 2008 six years before the election, when she cast a vote for the Iraq war. Barack Obama, who’d been against that war as a nobody state senator in Illinois, was able to run to her left in appealing to the Democratic Party base, and win the nomination.

Hillary’s done it again. Her pro-war comments in that famous interview two weeks ago have painted her into a right wing neoconservative corner. In 2016, a Democratic candidate will again emerge to run to her left and win the party base, again because of pro-war positioning on the Middle East that Hillary has undertaken in order to please neoconservatives. . .

. . . And once again, Hillary Clinton will pay for this belligerency; she won’t tenant the White House.

Aug 25 10:20

Cops more dangerous to America than ISIS

“The Ferguson incident has exposed the underbelly of the United States and now everyone is starting to pay attention that there is a higher risk of being killed by police even when they chase or shoot at people who need not be you. The risk is 800% greater that you will be killed by POLICE rather than a terrorist,” writes Martin Armstrong.

Aug 25 10:15

New York Marches Against Police Brutality

Thousands of people attended a march in the New York City borough of Staten Island on Saturday to oppose police violence in New York and around the US. The march assembled on the corner where 43-year-old Staten Island resident Eric Garner was killed in July by police officers when they put him in a chokehold.

Aug 25 10:09

Palestinian-American teen denied access to Israel's airport (to go back to the USA)

Dina Shehadeh, 17, was about to begin her senior year of high school in Ohio where she was born and raised. But two weeks ago, after spending the summer with her extended family in the West Bank, she was separated from her mother and detained inside of Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv. Israeli security then told Dina that she was not allowed to leave the country—at least not through the airport.

While detained on the night of June 13, 2014 when she was scheduled to fly on El Al flight 1, Dina learned to her surprise that Israeli security no longer considered her an American citizen with American travel privileges. The Palestinian identification card her family filed for her the year before, a registry requirement for children of West Bank Palestinian ID holders, erases her rights as a U.S. citizen.

Aug 25 10:03

Police Screening Dates with Unethical Database Use

Court documents show that Fairfield Police Officers Stephen Ruiz and Jacob Glashoff used company time and equipment to search for women on internet dating sites.
The documents also show that two used the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System – a statewide police database – to screen the women they liked.

Aug 25 09:53

New Ice Bucket Challenge? Gazans Launch 'Rubble Bucket Challenge'

An appeal to garner support for Gaza which imitates the wildly popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but uses rubble and dirt instead of cold water is picking up steam on social media.

Aug 25 09:51

US imperialism desperetly tries to hold domination of oil-rich regions

The Obama administration is moving rapidly towards launching air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border, in a major escalation of US military intervention in the oil-rich Middle East.

Aug 25 09:51

Scientists suggests IQ scores are falling

Are people dumber than they used to be? Were previous generations mentally sharper than us? You may have suspected that people are getting stupider for quite some time, but now we actually have scientific evidence that this is the case. As you will read about below, average IQs are dropping all over the globe, SAT scores in the U.S. have been declining for decades, and scientists have even discovered that our brains have been getting smaller over time.

Aug 25 09:48

Federal Law Ordering US Attorney General To Gather Data On Police Excessive Force Has Been Ignored For 20 Years

Are police officers getting worse or is this apparent increase in excessive force nothing more than a reflection of the increase in unofficial documentation and public scrutiny? What we do know is that as crime has gone down, police forces have escalated their acquisitions of military gear and weapons. With options for lethal and less-lethal force continually expanding, it seems that deployment of force in excess of what the situation requires has become the new normal, but it's tough to find hard data that backs up these impressions.

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