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May 24 08:29

French Police Break Up Refinery Blockade In Anti-Reform Showdown

French police using water cannon and tear gas broke up a strike picket that was blocking access to a large oil refinery in the southern port area of Marseille on Tuesday in a government versus union showdown over contested labor law reforms.

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Vous faire avec moins de sorte que les banquiers peuvent avoir plus, et vous l'aimerez!*

*You will make do with less so the bankers can have more, and you will like it!

May 24 08:30

Russia killed 28,000 militants in Syria, third of all ISIS forces – Russian deputy security chief

Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of Islamic State fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia’s top security body revealed.

May 24 08:31

The Man Who Lives In Detroit's Abandoned Packard Auto Plant

The story of Allan Hill, the man who has legally lived inside Detroit's abandoned Packard Auto Plant for the past 7 years.

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May 24 08:35

ISRAEL WILL REAP WHAT IT SOWS ….

Is Sharp Turn to Right Planting ‘Seeds of Fascism’ in Israel?

May 24 08:36

Liberation of Raqqa Similar to ‘Capture of Berlin in WWII’

The upcoming liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the terrorist group Daesh can be compared geopolitically to the capture of Berlin during World War II, member of political division of the Social-Nationalist Party of Syria, Tariq al-Ahmad said.

May 24 08:36

"PRE-CRIME" ARRIVES IN CHICAGO - BIG DATA TELLS COPS WHO'S NEXT TO BE SHOT

In Chicago, where homicides are out of control and estimated to top 550 in 2016 (the most since 2012), police are so desperate to correct the problem that they are throwing good old fashioned police work to the wind, and turning to 'Minority Report'-esque algorithms to do the work for them.

Authorities assume that by narrowing down the key players that are most likely to be involved in violence will allow them to stop it. Of course, civil liberties being irrelevant in today's world, the program is in use already. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson says that there is a small segment of people driving the violence, and although homicides are on the rise after three years of the program, the "Strategic Subject List" generated by the fourth revision of the algorithm is the answer to stopping them. Supporters of the program point to statistics such as 117 of the 140 people arrested in a drug and gang raid last week being on the list.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Grinding poverty, coupled with the offshoring/outsourcing of meaningful, well-paying jobs, are two of the biggest culprits in spawning violence in our inner cities, because in American society, if it is done intelligently and brutally enough, crime does pay.

The people living in America's inner cities understand this, because they see politicians at the highest level of American government (literally) get away with murder, when it suits their political agenda, and can do it with absolute impunity.

While the "special interest list" may help a little, it does nothing to actually address the root causes of such violence at all, because the answers here are economic, and they cannot be resolved by more repressive policing, or more algorithms.

Rahm Emanuel's tenure as mayor of this city has been an absolute, epic fail at every level, and the explosion of crime under his watch has been no exception.

Yet I have to wonder, just for speculation, and to "cement" her relationship to Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at an even deeper level, if Hillary Clinton might be contemplating a Vice Presidential nomination for Mayor Emmanuel at the Democratic Convention, to utterly insure all the political clout of AIPAC is behind her, and her alone.

After all, he was senior adviser for policy and strategy in the Clinton Presidency.

Stranger things have happened in American politics, and right now, given the reality that Trump is pulling ahead of Clinton in the national polls, I would not bet against such a move.

May 24 08:36

Details of Ukrainian Equipment Losses Confirm Scale of Ukraine’s Defeat

Data published by the International Institute of Strategic Studies confirms that during the fighting in the Donbass in 2014 and early 2015 Ukraine lost more than half its military equipment.

May 24 08:38

The Latest: Russia denies losing helicopters at Syrian base

The Russian military says it has called for a 72-hour cease-fire in Syria between government and opposition forces in two Damascus suburbs.

In a statement issued late Monday, Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko says this would allow Russian war planes to carry out airstrikes against the Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida.

May 24 08:38

What Britain Forgot: Making Things Matters

At the root of this inability to stage a real recovery is the serious imbalance that has developed in the past few decades – namely, the over-development of the UK financial sector and the atrophy of manufacturing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The same problem we have here in the US!

May 24 08:39

The Unraveling of Zionism?

Ideological movements, be they religious or secular, are demanding and Procrustean movements. By ideological movements I mean those that demand of their adherents resolute belief in some “deep set of truths” posited by a deity, by supposed immutable historical laws, or by some other equally unchallengeable source. Their followers, once initiated, or even just born into the fold, are expected to stay there and, as the saying goes, “keep the faith.”

However, in cultural, political and religious terms there are no eternal deep truths. History has an abrasive quality that erodes our beliefs in this god and that law. Though the process might take a longer or shorter time to manifest itself, yesterday’s faith will at some point start to ring less true. At some point followers start to fall away.

May 24 08:39

Hollywood Director And Scientist Michael Crichton Explains Why He Became Skeptical Of Global Warming

How The Harvard-Trained Scientist Converted From Climate Disciple To Global Warming Skeptic...

This is really good...

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May 24 08:39

Israeli Weimar: It Can Happen Here

The main sentence was: “If there is something that frightens me about the memories of the Holocaust, it is the knowledge of the awful processes which happened in Europe in general, and in Germany in particular, 70, 80, 90 years ago, and finding traces of them here in our midst, today, in 2016.”

All hell broke loose. What!!! Traces of Nazism in Israel? A resemblance between what the Nazis did to us with what we are doing to the Palestinians?

May 24 08:41

Silenced Before We Could Speak! Washington State Sanders Supporters Blocked At Caucus

Bernie Sanders won Washington by almost 3 to 1, but now all of the problems are obvious to me; as a duly elected county level delegate, I was not allowed to speak for my presidential candidate.

It is very clear to me the DNC is abnegating this Washington state victory by blocking some of his strongest and most consistent supporters, like me.

I arrived at the Washington Congressional District caucus and went to the table to get my number to give my speech as a national delegate, but was told that I wasn't on the list.

I am not upset that I didn't get selected to go to the National Convention; I am upset that I wasn't even given a chance to be elected.

May 24 08:42

Brainwashing Methods: How They Program Your Mind

YOU ARE BEING BRAINWASHED. You don’t have to like it, but most people do. There has always been an “opiate for the masses”. It is a necessary part of the civilized world. Imagine if everyone was running around with a free thinking mind of their own. People would work less and less, demanding more and more pay. Parents would trust their children to make decisions on their own. Teachers would teach information based on research, instead of curriculum. Students would learn, instead of achieving grades.

Fortunately, You don’t have to worry about that. You are being brainwashed.

May 24 08:44

Israel: Assad must go

It's time for Israel to take a stand on the war in Syria: Moral and strategic concerns dictate that we must oppose Assad and work to push him out of power.

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"Moral?!?"

May 24 08:44

OBAMA LIFTS ARMS EMBARGO TO THE “POLICE STATE” OF VIETNAM

Don’t let anyone tell you Barack Obama’s a lame duck. Our CEO of war was recently spotted in Southeast Asia spreading around some of that famous peace and democracy.

Vice News reports:

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that Washington would fully lift an embargo on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, despite human rights organizations describing it as “among the world’s most repressive regimes.”

The decision to lift the arms trade ban, which followed intense debate within the Obama administration, suggested that US concerns about China’s assertiveness outweighed arguments that Vietnam had not done enough to improve its human rights record and that Washington would lose leverage for reforms.

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The unrelenting state of siege against human and political rights by the Vietnamese government against its own people means absolutely nothing to President Obama, or the people around him; this is all about the money the US military/industrial complex will make off of the coming weapons sales to Vietnam.

May 24 08:46

The Amazing Glyphosate Revolt Grows

There is an absolutely amazing international revolt against the most deadly and most widely used weed killer in world agriculture–glyphosate. Those of you who have followed my earlier writings can detect my feeling of pessimism that mere “democratic” grass-roots protest, combined with a scientific assessment from an agency of WHO that glyphosate was a “probable carcinogen” would be enough to stop the pending, twice-postponed EU Commission renewal of the expiring license for glyphosate in the EU. It almost doesn’t matter at this point what the ultimate vote is when the next EU Commission glyphosate meeting is convened. The genie is out of the bottle. One of the world’s most important eugenics projects to maim and ultimately reduce human population is on the brink of being banned much as DDT decades ago.

May 24 08:47

Cameron Says Turkey Unlikely to Join EU Before 'Year 3000'

Turkey is unlikely to join the European Union any time soon, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday, forecasting that Ankara would not accede to the block before year 3000.

May 24 08:48

World’s 16 biggest banks, including RBC, ordered to face Libor lawsuits in ruling court warns could ruin them

Sixteen of the world’s largest banks including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. must face antitrust lawsuits accusing them of hurting investors who bought securities tied to Libor by rigging an interest-rate benchmark, a ruling that an appeals court warned could devastate them.

The appellate judges reversed a lower-court ruling on one issue — whether the investors had adequately claimed in their complaints to have been harmed — while sending the cases back for the judge to consider another issue: whether the plaintiffs are the proper parties to sue, in part because their claims, if successful, provide for triple damages that could overwhelm the banks.

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It will be interesting to see how far this case is allowed to progress, as the rich rarely eat their own.

May 24 08:48

Prominent British professor turns down Israeli prize

The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine described Hall’s decision as “a significant endorsement of the campaign to end ties with Israeli institutions.”

Hall’s share of the million dollar prize will now be given to three economists involved in the fight against poverty, three nano-science researchers, and two historians of social history.

May 24 08:48

Bibi to Israelis: Stop crying, I lead ops now Ya’alon is gone

With Moshe Ya’alon having abdicated the post of Israeli minister of military affairs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls on Israelis to stop “crying and moaning," saying he can “lead the operations” himself.

May 24 08:49

Leaked Tapes Expose Coup Plot Against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff

On Monday, Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo revealed a recording of a conversation between the country’s planning minister Romero Juca and Sergio Machado, former CEO of state-owned oil company Petrobras subsidiary Transperto, calling for a carefully orchestrated and arguably-legal coup against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

May 24 08:49

Dire consequences if Taliban chooses radical warlord Haqqani as new leader – Moscow

There will be severe consequences if Sirajuddin Haqqani, considered one of the most dangerous warlords in the Middle East, becomes leader of the Taliban following the reported killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said.

May 24 08:50

Anti-malarial drug linked to psychosis among soldiers could finally be banned in UK military

An almost total ban on the anti-malaria drug Lariam may soon come into effect, amid fears that hundreds of UK soldiers could sue over the affects it has had on their mental health.

May 24 08:50

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defense minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: “Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel.”

May 24 08:51

Military Sources: Russia to Give Crushing Response to Terrorists' Ceasefire Violation

Syrian opposition groups put out a statement on Monday, saying that they will no longer abide by a ceasefire agreement if the Syrian military doesn’t halt a major offensive on their positions in the suburbs of Damascus within 48 hours.

Now military officials say that the terrorist groups' threats which means non-commitment to the ceasefire will give Russia a pretext to intensify its attacks against the militants' positions.

"Russia is now preparing for a crushing response," they add.

May 24 08:51

Russian diplomat: Euronews discredited by its English language service

The English language service of Euronews is discrediting the entire news television channel, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook account on Monday in comments on a screenshot of Russian foreign minister’s nonexistent Twitter account.

"As an official Russian reaction to a resolution adopted by the regional council of the Italian region of Veneto, urging to recognize the de-facto status of Crimea and lift anti-Russian sanctions, the English language website of the TV channel posted ‘a screenshot of Sergey Lavrov’s Twitter account’," Zakharova wrote. "All is fine except for one thing - Sergey Lavrov has no Twitter account. The Russian language website, as you see, did not post the fake," she went on.

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