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April 24, 2015

Apr 24 10:23

Statue of Liberty Evacuated - Suspicious Package

Apr 24 10:19

Snow begins to fall in Sierra; Valley gears up for rainy weekend

A dusting of snow was already falling in the Sierra early Friday morning. The snow is expected to continue throughout the day.

Apr 24 10:18

You call this springtime? Yes, it snowed this morning in Boston

Thought you were seeing things this morning?

Don’t worry, your eyes weren’t playing tricks. It really did snow.

Apr 24 10:18

Study: Global Warming Has Slowed But Could Heat Up Again

A study led by Duke University of 1,000 years of temperature records has shown that global warming is not occurring as fast as some have suggested, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported.

"Based on our analysis, a middle-of-the-road warming scenario is more likely, at least for now," Patrick Brown, a doctoral student in climatology at Duke University, said of the analysis of the research. "But this could change."



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Apr 24 09:57

Columbia University sued by male student in ‘Carry that Weight’ rape case

Last fall, Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz began carrying a mattress around campus — a protest, she said, of how the school handled her sexual assault complaint against a fellow student. She didn’t name her alleged assailant, but as Sulkowicz’s story and the image of her mattress went viral, his identity soon became obvious. By the end of the term, Paul Nungesser had been denounced on fliers and at rallies and former friends crossed the street to avoid talking to him.

Apr 24 09:56

Back to old tactics: US envoy tweets ‘Russian BUKs in Ukraine’ with pic of Moscow show

US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has claimed that Russia’s military is continuing to expand its presence in eastern Ukraine. As for proof, Pyatt posted a two-year-old picture of an air defense system from an air show near Moscow.

“This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” the ambassador tweeted, attaching a picture of BUK-M2 missile defense system apparently taken at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2013, which actually took place just outside Moscow.



Apr 24 09:54

Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran

And in their eagerness to conform to the general theme of an Iran vs. US-Saudi proxy war in Yemen, the media’s treatment of alleged Iranian arms to the Houthis has ignored the fact that the Houthis had forged an alliance by early 2014 with a far larger source of arms: former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. It was that alliance that propelled the Houthis into power last September, not their ties with Iran.

After Saleh was forced to step down as president in 2012, the government supposedly reorganized the military and Saleh’s son Ahmed Ali Saleh was ousted as commander of the Republican Guard. But in fact Saleh continued to control the military through his allies in most of the command positions. When the Houthi advanced on Sanaa last September, it was all carefully choreographed by Saleh. The Houthis were able to take one Yemeni military facility after another without a fight and enter the capital easily.

Apr 24 09:53

Fracking-Induced Earthquakes Highlighted in New USGS Map

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday released a landmark new study and map highlighting the location and frequency of earthquakes thought to be caused by human activities such as drilling or hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

In a statement, the USGS said that the sharp increase in earthquake activity in the central and eastern United States since 2009 "is linked to industrial operations that dispose of wastewater by injecting it into deep wells."

The study is the first comprehensive assessment that includes what the USGS calls "induced" earthquakes into its forecast maps, which detail the likelihood of an earthquake occurring within a 50-year period. The maps are used for building codes, insurance rates, and emergency preparedness plans, among other applications.

Apr 24 09:52

Tensions Boil Over After Baltimore Police Call Protesters 'Lynch Mob'

Demonstrators still seeking answers over the mysterious and troubling death of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department, circled City Hall on Thursday after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that he had called in state troopers to help quell the protests.

Anger seems to be reaching a boiling point. On Wednesday, the Baltimore Police Union issued a statement comparing the peaceful demonstrators to a "lynch mob"—the irony of which has only inflamed tensions.

Apr 24 09:52

Finally: list of 80 people with as much money as 1/2 of humanity

Since the “financial repression,” the most powerful people have only gotten more powerful. A 2013 Oxfam report found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity, and a few months later Forbes said the number had dropped to 67. Many of us asked who exactly these people are, and now the list has been released.



Apr 24 09:51

Congress: Don’t Back Settlements, Vote NO on Fast Track

Members of Congress should vote no on the Ryan-Hatch bill for fast track authority to negotiate trade agreements. The Ryan-Hatch fast track bill threatens European efforts to uphold international law concerning Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Apr 24 09:48

Netanyahu's fantasy

In the world according to Netanyahu, the great threat, what he called "the foremost sponsor of terrorism", remains Iran. "We must," he insisted, "stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror."

Apr 24 09:42

Houthi Weapon Bonanza - a Gift From USA

"Information Clearing House" - "MEE" - As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organised decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and United States on the other.

USA Today responded like Pavlov’s dog this week to a leak by Pentagon officials that it was sending the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to the waters off Yemen, supposedly to intercept Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthis. It turned out that the warship was being sent primarily to symbolise US support for the Saudis, and the Pentagon made no mention of Iranian arms when it announced the move. But the story of the US navy intercepting Iranian arms was irresistible, because it fit so neatly into the larger theme of Iran arming and training the Houthis as its proxy military force in Yemen.

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Apr 24 09:40

Legislation penalizing boycott of Israel snuck into Fast-Track trade bill

An amendment, included in the bill and sponsored by Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), stipulates that, as a principle of trade negotiations, the U.S. should put pressure on other countries not to engage in BDS against Israel of any kind, including refusal to do business with settlements.The passed amendment has not yet been made public, but Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, told Common Dreams that Cardin’s office confirmed that the language was based on the Senate legislation S.619, which states:

To include among the principal trade negotiating objectives of the United States regarding commercial partnerships trade negotiating objectives with respect to discouraging activity that discourages, penalizes, or otherwise limits commercial relations with Israel, and for other purposes.

Apr 24 09:39

Civil Disobedience Necessary to Protect Victims of Police Brutality, Says Activist

Tensions between police and the community are fraught in Baltimore as the anger over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody enters its fifth day on Thursday with protests planned city-wide, beginning at City Hall at 3:00 PM. State troopers were dispatched to the city and workers were encouraged to leave downtown prior to the protest starting.

With no word from city officials on the status of the investigation into the details of the West Baltimore man whose spine was severed while in police custody, protesters say their efforts are just beginning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See story about "Nickle Ride" below. And a reminder that right now the US Government WANTS riots in order to declare a national emergency and martial law, so keep it all cool, and remember the smelly kid with the dynamite trying to get you to blow up a building is probably an FBI informant.

Apr 24 09:37

The Footwear Liberal Feminists Forced Cadets to Wear Has Sparked an Outrage

Under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Armed Services have taken quite a beating because of the Administration’s insistence that the military become a testing ground for social experimentation instead of protecting Americans.

Apr 24 09:37

South Gate, the Town Where the U.S. Marshal Smashed a Citizen’s Camera, Rakes in Millions from Federal Forfeiture Rules. More is seized in this small town than in San Francisco.

Brian Doherty took note yesterday of an incident, caught on citizen video, of a U.S. marshal in South Gate, California, smashing the cell phone camera of another citizen who had been filming some police activity in her neighborhood.



Apr 24 09:34

Armenians mark 100 years since Ottoman massacres

Armenians Friday marked the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces as France called on Turkey to recognise the 1915 slaughter as genocide.

At an emotional ceremony in the capital Yerevan, the French leader called on Turkey to use "other words," referring to Ankara's refusal to recognise as genocide the Ottoman Empire's massacre of Armenians.

"Important words have already been said in Turkey, but others are still expected, so that shared grief can become shared destiny," Hollande told an audience that included Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leaders of Cyprus and Serbia and delegations from some 60 countries.

Apr 24 09:33

Clinton Cash Author Is Targeting Jeb Bush Next

That landed Schweizer squarely in the crosshairs of the Clinton team and allied liberal groups, which have launched a campaign to discredit Schweizer as “disreputable” and blinded by partisan animosity. Anyone familiar with Schweizer’s work knows better: he wrote a well-regarded book about the Bush dynasty and another, detailing insider trading in Congress, that led to a new law, the bipartisan STOCK Act of 2012, which aims to curb these abuses.

That hasn’t quieted the left-wing clamor that Schweizer is simply out to get Hillary Clinton. But maybe this will: Schweizer is working on a similar investigation of Jeb Bush’s finances that he expects to publish this summer.

Apr 24 09:33

Bill Clinton Cashed In When Hillary Became Secretary of State

After his wife became Secretary of State, former President Bill Clinton began to collect speaking fees that often doubled or tripled what he had been charging earlier in his post White House years, bringing in millions of dollars from groups that included several with interests pending before the State Department, an ABC News review of financial disclosure records shows.

Where he once had drawn $150,000 for a typical address in the years following his presidency, Clinton saw a succession of staggering paydays for speeches in 2010 and 2011, including $500,000 paid by a Russian investment bank and $750,000 to address a telecom conference in China.

Apr 24 09:32

Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo Evidence



Apr 24 09:31

Seeking Hillary's Favor: Dyson Attacks Cornel West

As the clock unwinds on the nation's first Black presidency, much of the Black political class is scrambling to rewrite the history of their own behavior over the past six or seven years. Suddenly, all of them claim to have been "constructive critics" of the Obama administration, despite the absence of any public record of such criticism when it might have made a difference.

Apr 24 09:31

Behold, the new world order of negative government-bond yields

Update: This report has been updated from an earlier version to include the most recent government bonds offering low or negative yields, including Switzerland and Spain.

Apr 24 09:30

The Decline and Fall of the United States

After a speech I gave this past weekend, a young woman asked me whether a failure by the United States to properly surround and intimidate China might result in instability. I explained why I thought the opposite was true. Imagine if China had military bases along the Canadian and Mexican borders with the United States and ships in Bermuda and the Bahamas, Nova Scotia and Vancouver. Would you feel stabilized? Or might you feel something else?

Apr 24 09:29

Biden: We'll Deliver New F-35s to Israel in 2015

Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday the United States would deliver new F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year, saying the move would help the Jewish state maintain its military edge in the Middle East.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like Joe hasn't been paying close attention to the F-35!



Apr 24 09:28

Miami's ''HunchLab" is Latest Police Move Toward Pre-Crime Detection

By Nicholas West

Even mainstream media has started to compare emerging police technologies to science fiction. The problem is that it can't be called fiction if it's actually happening. Hence the Miami Herald's headline, "Not science fiction: Miami wants to predict when and where crime will occur."

Pre-crime Internet systems already continuously scour and collect data for potentially incriminating patterns. And, as you'll read, these systems are trickling down to America from war zones overseas...

Apr 24 09:28

Joe Biden Vows No Iran Deal That Threatens Israel

Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.

Addressing an Israeli Independence Day celebration in Washington, Biden insisted that Barack Obama “has Israel’s back,” despite a recent strains between the U.S. president and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks and Middle East diplomacy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Careful, Joe. It sounds like you are angling for Mossad to kill Obama, so you can get the Oval Office and a run in 2016!

Apr 24 09:27

EU Steps Up Police and Military Operations against Refugees after Special Summit

Following an official moment of silence “in remembrance of the dead in the Mediterranean,” the leaders of the EU member states reached an agreement on the “ten point plan on migration” that the foreign and interior ministers had prepared on Monday. Its chief aims are to escalate police and military operations against refugees while laying the foundations for a massive military intervention in Africa.

The strategy of the EU is murderous in two respects. After the European powers, in league with Washington’s war policy in Africa and the Middle East, destroyed entire societies, they made the conscious decision to let refugees drown to keep them out of Europe.

The war against refugees will now be intensified. The European elite has responded to the chaos in Africa, which they themselves created, and the mass deaths in the Mediterranean exclusively with police and military means. This underscores the reactionary character of the EU and its institutions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europe and the US have created the conditions in Africa where dangerous, life-threatening immigration may be the only way out; and yet, these Africans have no way out, courtesy of the EU's response.

Of course, there is one other way of curbing the African population rather than immigration: the forced sterilization of African women via vaccine jabs, as has happened with women in Kenya As reported at globalresearch.ca, 16 April 2015:

Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization. A whopping 2.3 million young girls and women are in the process of being given the vaccine, pushed by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame Ngare of the Mercy Medical Centre in Nairobi told LifeSiteNews. “They were all laced with HCG.” Chemical causes a woman’s body to destroy its own fetus with vaccine-induced antibodies HCG is a chemical developed by the World Health Organization for sterilization purposes. When injected into the body of a young woman, it causes a pregnancy to be destroyed by the body’s own antibody response to the HCG, resulting in a spontaneous abortion. Its effectiveness lasts for years, causing abortions in women up to three years after the injections. Dr. Ngare explained “…this WHO campaign is not about eradicating neonatal tetanus but a well-coordinated forceful population control mass sterilization exercise using a proven fertility regulating vaccine.”

I am almost willing to bet that in other countries in Africa, which contain a great embarrassment of riches the US and Europe are working to rapidly exploit, this has been, or will be, tried.

However, that being said, is painfully obvious that to come to this decision at the EU, every single contributor to this policy has had their conscience surgically removed.

Apr 24 09:27

Why I keep writing about Monsanto vs. Maui

First, an important development in the case I’ve just become aware of. There has been virtually no discovery process.

Meaning: The people of Maui want to know specific details of Monsanto’s years of experiments with unapproved pesticides and GMOs in their county. They want records, files, internal communications; the whole nine yards.

They’re getting nothing.

Monsanto’s history of unbridled human experimentation is still obscured in a cloud of mystery. And danger.

And this is five months after the people of Maui voted in favor of putting a temporary ban on all such experimentation.



Apr 24 09:26

Ukraine’s Membership in NATO is Impossible – German Media

Ukraine’s membership in NATO is impossible under current conditions, Bundestag deputy Roder Kiesewetter told Deutsche Welle.

According to him, Ukraine's entry into NATO would automatically “activate” the article on collective defense, taking into account the military operations in the eastern regions of the country and "the annexation of Crimea".

Apr 24 09:25

Why Is Yemen Our War?

The Saudis have hit airfields, armor and arms depots, and caused a humanitarian catastrophe. Nearly 1,000 dead, 3,500 wounded and tens of thousands homeless. The poorest nation in the Arab world is near collapse. Dependent upon imported food, Yemen faces malnutrition and starvation.

And the United States has been an accomplice in the Saudi bombing of Yemen.

Why? Why is Yemen’s civil war America’s war?

What did the Houthis ever do to us?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is really quite simple, Pat. back in 2012, the US "intervened" in Yemen to kick out the legitimate government of Yemen that wanted to rule Yemen for the benefit of Yemen and installed a US puppet that ruled Yemen for the benefit of American corporations. This is something the US has attempted against the governments of more than fifty other nations since the end of WW2, succeeding about half the time. The successes include Cuba in 1952, Iran in 1953, Chile in 1973, and Egypt in 2013. Obama bragged about the Yemen success in 2012! But the old model is starting to fall apart. The US plan of covert overthrow only works when the people of a nation follow the new Junta as they followed the previous leaders. But that has started to break down. The people of Cuba kicked out their US puppet in 1959. Iran kicked out their US puppet, the Shah, in 1979. The people of Eastern Ukraine responded to the US backed coup in Kiev by simply breaking off and trying to go their own way.

so now in Yemen, their people are tired of the US puppet Hadi and want their own President Saleh back. The American Empire, alarmed at how the pesky conquered provinces are refusing to stay conquered, is going to make an example of Yemen, one of the poorest nations in the Middle East, that you accept and love your US puppet rules or bad things will happen to you such as starvation blockades and the bombing of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

That clear it up for you?

Apr 24 09:11

Top Gear to have all-new team as Richard Hammond rules himself out

Richard Hammond has joined James May in confirming he will not be returning to BBC2’s Top Gear following the axing of Jeremy Clarkson and the departure of its executive producer, Andy Wilman.

It will mean the BBC2 show will have an entirely new presenting team and senior backroom staff when it returns in a new incarnation next year.

Apr 24 09:11

More Clinton Cronyism: Selling Uranium Interests To Russia While Hillary Was SecState

As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.

Apr 24 09:10

Wikileaks: Sony emails reveal Hollywood execs work for Israel

Top Hollywood bosses enjoy a strong relationship with the Israeli government and various pro-Israel lobbying groups across the United States, according to a cache of Sony internal emails leaked to Wikileaks and published for the first time last week.

The emails reveal a dinner between Sony executives and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; the presenter of American X-Factor chiding actress Natalie Portman aggressively for her views on Israel; meetings between top entertainment chiefs and the Israeli consulate-general; close ties between Sony’s Co-Chairperson and various pro-Israel lobbying groups; and film chiefs planning, in detail, a new documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, about which the emails also reflect rising concern.

Apr 24 09:10

Judge orders NY transit agency to run 'Killing Jews' ad

U.S. District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which had previously run in Chicago and San Francisco, was protected speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The ad portrays a menacing man wearing a scarf around his head and face, includes a quotation "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah" attributed to "Hamas MTV," and then states, "That's His Jihad. What's yours?"



Apr 24 09:09

An Ex-Cop Keeps The Country’s Best Data Set On Police Misconduct

Stinson, 50, has become an indispensable source for researchers and reporters looking into alleged crimes and acts of violence by police officers because he has built a database tracking thousands of incidents in which officers were arrested since 2005. His data has shown that even the few police officers who are arrested for drunken driving are rarely convicted and that arrests spike for cops who have been on the force 18 years or longer, contrary to prior research showing it was mostly new officers who were acting out.

Apr 24 09:09

Neil Young Announces Anti-Monsanto Album ‘The Monsanto Years’

Legendary music icon Neil Young will be taking a stand against Monsanto in his latest album release, The Monsanto Years. In a move that highlights just how far awareness on the issue of Monsanto’s toxic creations has come, Young will be working with the Willie Nelson sons in highlighting Monsanto’s activities within the new album.

Apr 24 09:08

Boehner Opens Door to House Subpoena of Clinton's E-mail Server

In his ceremonial office in the Capitol building, the speaker flared with outrage at Clinton’s conduct, asserting she broke the law by failing to use a government e-mail account as secretary of state.



Apr 24 09:08

Secret Hold Placed on Senate FOIA Bill, Limited Time to Suggest which CIA Operational Files Should be Removed from Exempted Status

Unknown Senators are placing a secret hold on the Senate’s FOIA bill, S 337. The bill was introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-Tx) and cosponsored by Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) and Charles Grasssley (R-Ia), the ranking member and chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and is virtually identical to the bill that passed the Senate via unanimous consent last session. The bill (now at risk due to the secret hold) would strengthen transparency by: increasing the independence of the FOIA Ombuds Office, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS); improve access to digital records; codify a presumption of openness; require agencies to update their FOIA regulations within 180 days of the bills passage; and make clear that “unusual” FOIA requests (that are fewer than 50,000 pages) get the standard FOIA extension of 10 days.

Apr 24 09:07

Hillary Clinton Hires Former Monsanto Lobbyist To Run Her Campaign

Hillary Clinton recently announced that she will be appointing long-time Monsanto lobbyist Jerry Crawford as adviser to her “Ready for Hillary” super PAC.

Crawford has mostly worked with Democratic politicians in the past, but has also put his support behind Republican candidates as well. Anyone who was willing to support Monsanto’s goals would receive support from Crawford.

In the past, Crawford has worked with Bill Clinton, Al Gore, John Kerry and Bill Northey. Over the years, Crawford has been instrumental in fighting against small farmers in court and protecting Monsanto’s seed monopoly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How completely, ironically fitting that Clinton should hire this man, known for pushing GMO poisons on the US and the world, and destroying small farmers who want to keep using natural, sustainable seed that does not have to be purchased every year.

This is an absolutely PERFECT MATCH for the destructive poison her leadership will bring to the White House, should she get elected.

Apr 24 09:06

The US built a secret replica of Iran's nuclear facilities deep in Tennessee's forest to help gain an edge in negotiations

Scientists there are dedicating themselves to figuring out technical formulas that could stop Iran from developing a weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Or how to sabotage it!

Apr 24 09:04

OREGON SHERIFFS Tell Gun Grabbers To Shove It

Just a few weeks ago, Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer made headlines for his staunch opposition to the gun registry bill moving through the Oregon Legislature. He is now being joined by several other Sheriffs across the state.

Just yesterday the House rules committee held their hearing on SB941, which is being sold as a “universal background check” bill. Among the folks testifying against the bill were Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson and Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin.

“My fear with SB 941 is that these citizens will now be at risk of being charged and prosecuted for acts they have done several times before with no negative effect on our community” said Sheriff Svenson. He added “There’s no consideration of the financial impact on the already stressed court system” and “SB 941 will not provide any additional protection of Oregon citizens against violence… SB 941 will create new layers of legal barriers to already law abiding citizens.”



Apr 24 08:59

Israel fires at Gaza ‘terror site’ after rocket strike

Israeli forces struck a site in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday night, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave at southern Israel broke months of a shaky truce between the sides.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in Gaza.

Israeli news site Ynet reported tanks were used to shell the strike, though the Haaretz news outlet said the site was hit by Israeli air force jets.

The strike came shortly after a rocket exploded in an open field in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any reports of deaths or injuries will be suppressed, as much as possible, by the Israeli media.

This is precisely what Mike predicted would happen on the radio show yesterday.

Apr 24 08:51

Israeli Air Force Chief Confident He Can ‘Get Job Done’ Attacking Iran

Last week’s announcement by the Russian government that they are cancelling a ban on selling S-300 defensive missiles to Iran seems to be sparking a flurry of comments from US and Israeli officials insisting they can attack Iran whenever they want, with or without the S-300.

Yesterday it was President Obama, but today was Israeli Air Force commander Major General Amir Eshel’s turn, insisting he is confident he can “get the job done” if ordered to attack Iran.

Eshel confirmed the S-300 is a “very sophisticated system,” but said he had no doubts that Israel, which had invested “immense resources” in preparing to attack Iran, could get around it in a strike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is extremely regrettable that Israel has invested "...immense resources into preparing to attack Iran...", rather than investing those resources in figuring out how to live with an Iran using nuclear energy for power.

I would like to politely suggest to Major General Eshel that an attack against Iran would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong move the Israeli government and military could make right now, just as the technical framework for a nuclear deal has been established, and the P5+1 is working to agree on the technical ramifications of how this agreement is going to work.

I would like to suggest that the US government may well decide NOT to participate against such a strike, as Obama has committed himself to the potential success of such a deal, but Russia may very well, ultimately, join the fray on the side of Iran.

Hezbollah could attack Israel from the North, and the potential for Israeli casualties is far greater than the MOD will ever state.

Oh, and one last thing, Major General Eshel; by bombing Iran, you will also be bombing one of the oldest, continually practicing Jewish communities in the world, which have chosen to stay in their homeland, Iran, rather than immigrate to Israel.

How you, and the other war-hawks in Israel consider your Jewish brothers and sisters here as merely "collateral damage" in such a potential strike, just confounds me to the depth of my soul.

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Apr 24 08:48

Minnesota Takes Aim at Egg Farmer Co-op Member for Third Time

Ironically, instead of running to Alvin for advice on preventing disease outbreak, they set their sites on him in particular and he was written up in the press.

How do inspectors, er..."advisers" react when hearing the word "No" while they advise? Show up with two armed local army officers, of course. You read that correctly.

You've entered the Food Freedom Zone...

Apr 24 08:47

Palestinians march in Israel to mark historic displacement

Thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel marched in protest on Thursday as their Jewish compatriots partied, each group in its own way marking the 67th anniversary of the State of Israel's founding.
The anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948 is celebrated according to the Jewish calendar, this year falling on April 23.

Palestinians usually mark the day on May 15 by commemorating what they call the Nakba -- or "catastrophe" -- of Israel's creation.

But thousands of Palestinian citizens of Israel, many waving Palestinian flags, gathered Thursday in the Galilee for a protest march timed to coincide with the Israeli celebrations.
It centered on the ruins of Al-Haditha, near Tiberias, one of nearly 400 Palestinian villages destroyed in the war that erupted after Israel's founding.

"Our grandfathers who suffered displacement asked us not to sell our land and to return to it and not give up," activist Hammad Abu al-Haija told the crowd.

Apr 24 08:46

False economy - 98% of cars can't match their mpg claims

If you bought a car advertised as offering fuel economy of 148 miles-per-gallon, but it then failed to deliver more than 67mpg – less than half – you’d be pretty disappointed. You’d also be spending a whopping £459 more a year on fuel than you expected.

Astonishingly, that’s exactly the situation you could be in if you bought a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – a plug-in hybrid that is marketed on the strength of its efficiency.

But Mitsubishi’s SUV is far from the only car that fails to reach its official fuel economy figure – in fact, Which? testing has found that 98% of the 200 cars we assessed over the past two years couldn’t match or beat their mpg claims, with all but three missing their official figures.

Apr 24 08:45

FLASHBACK - Lord James of Blackheath $15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOO FRAUD EXPOSED February 16 2012


Lord James of Blackheath, House of Lords February 16 2012
Breaking news Lord James of Blackheath has spoken in the House of Lords holding evidence of three transactions of 5 Trillion each and a transaction of 750,000 metric tonnes of gold and has called for an investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And nothing ever happened!

Apr 24 08:41

Police Murder by Van Ride

Philadelphians don’t have any problem figuring out what happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old black man who died as a result of a severed spine at the neck while being transported in a police van by Baltimore Police.

Here in Philadelphia, Police have long enjoyed giving arrested men who mouth off to them during arrests what is known fondly in the department as a “nickel ride.” That’s where they put the prisoner in the back of the van, hands bound behind their backs so they cannot hold on to anything or protect themselves, and otherwise unrestrained. Then the driver of the vehicle accelerates repeatedly, whips around corners and periodically slams on the breaks, causing the helpless captive in the back to slam against various parts of the vehicle, often with his head.

Apr 24 08:41

Judge Sentences Petraeus to 75% of One Speaking Fee

The only “surprise” of the hearing is that, rather than getting slapped with a $40,000 fine, Judge David Keesler more than doubled the fine to send a message.

To $100,000.

According to SpeakerPedia, Petraeus makes upwards of $132,750 for each speech.

Apr 24 08:40

Gov. Mark Dayton declares Minnesota bird-flu emergency

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday declared a peacetime emergency to deal with the growing avian influenza attacking turkey flocks across dozens of farms.

At least 2.6 million birds already have been killed to stop the highly infectious virus from further devastating Minnesota poultry.

"Obviously, we're worried. There's no question about it," said Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson.

Apr 24 08:40

Procter & Gamble's sales fall for fifth straight quarter

Procter & Gamble Co sales fell for the fifth straight quarter as a stronger dollar took its toll, with currency fluctuations likely to hurt 2015 sales by 6-7 percent.

The world's largest household products maker, which gets roughly two-thirds of sales from outside the United States, reported a steeper-than-expected 8.3 percent fall in quarterly sales on Thursday.

Apr 24 08:37

Megasquirt - Open Source Software for Cars

MegaSquirt® EFI controllers are for experimental and educational purposes. No warranties are expressed or implied. Neither Al Grippo nor Bruce Bowling are responsible for the construction, installation, or targeted use of this unit. This unit has been tested on many engines, however, it is an experimental unit and the end-user assumes all responsibilities for its use and application. Do not use in an aircraft which, if the unit fails or ceases to operate properly, can fall out of the sky. Do not use on a boat where, if there is a failure, results in a situation where the vessel is stuck in a hurricane and sinks to the bottom of the ocean. In other words, follow the manual carefully, and seek authoritative help if you have questions. This FAQ, our manual, and our forums are solely for the support of MegaSquirt® boards by Bowling and Grippo.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is against the law for owners of modern cars to peek inside the electronics as the software is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in theory to protect the software from being stolen and in fact to prevent car owners from finding and disabling government-mandated spyware and remote control. Now major car manufacturers are trying to move one step further and make it a crime for car (and tractor) owners to work on their own vehicles at all! Talk about dictatorship!

So it was inevitable that we would see the birth of an open-source system for car owners in which you simply toss the DMCA-protected, malware-infested, locked-against-the-ownet controller in the trash bin and install one that you can play with to your hearts content.

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Apr 24 08:34

The belly of the Yellowstone beast: Scientists find huge reservoir of hot magma under the surface that could fill the Grand Canyon ELEVEN TIMES

In the heart of Yellowstone National Park, a supervolcano releases around 45,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide each day.

But the magma chamber lying directly beneath its surface is not considered large enough to produce such levels, so researchers have been searching for an alternative source for years.

Now, by tracking seismic waves, a team of geophysicists has discovered an enormous secondary chamber deeper underground that's so large its partly-molten rock could fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over.

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Apr 24 08:31

Jewish Defense League in Canada threaten to “derail” conference

The Canadian branch of the Jewish Defense League has threatened to “confront” and “derail” a conference on Christian Zionism this weekend.

The comments, made on the extremist organization’s website, raise the specter of anti-Palestinian street violence, something the JDL is synonymous with.

Taking place in Vancouver, this weekend’s conference is titled “Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice” and is organized by Canadian Friends of Sabeel (Sabeel is a Palestinian liberation theology group).

Its featured speaker include Christian clergy and Jewish rabbis, as well as Palestinian and Israeli human rights advocates and journalists.

Apr 24 08:31

With Israel’s help, EU seeks new ways of being cruel to refugees

European Union leaders have responded in a callous manner to the mass drowning of migrants in the Mediterranean.

Rather than investing in a system that would save lives and guarantee protection to people fleeing oppression and poverty, the EU’s governments have put themselves on a war footing. Their proposals to attack boats used to transport asylum-seekers look eerily similar to what far-right parties and tabloid pundits have been advocating.

Such plans have not emerged out of nowhere. For some time, the EU has been discussing migration as if it is a military threat. One recurring theme is the possibility that drones could be deployed in border surveillance operations.

Apr 24 08:30

Truth-teller Cornel West stands up to Israel lobby bullies

It is notable that West, unlike the overwhelming majority of public figures in the United States, has been forthright in criticizing Obama’s support for Israel’s massacre in Gaza, and recently urged Princeton University to divest from companies complicit in Israeli human rights crimes.

“[Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal not because he’s Jewish but because he has chosen to promote occupation and human annihilation,” West said at a mass rally during the Israeli attack on Gaza, in Washington, DC, last August.

“Barack Obama is a war criminal, not because he’s Black or half African and white but because his drones have killed 233 innocent children and because he facilitates the killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank,” West added.

It is precisely because of his support for the Palestinian struggle that West has also become a target of Israel lobby groups.

Apr 24 08:29

Kennewick Police Officer and Omar Confrontation

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"I'm the guy that can make that record look dirty!"

Apr 24 08:26

US INTELLIGENCE: HOUTHIS ARE NOT IRAN PROXY

“It remains our assessment that Iran does not exert command and control over the Houthis in Yemen,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council, told The Huffington Post.

Instead of rescuing US citizens trapped in Yemen, the US has been rescuing Saudi bombers, refueling Saudi bombers, directing Saudi bomb-attacks from within and outside of Saudi Arabia, and re-arming Saudi Arabia with bombs and ammunition – all openly announced by US officials in public statements. Such behavior is standard operating procedure and unsurprising to people who seriously follow US actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the Americans have been left stranded to provide more bloody shirts to wave in an attempt to get the American people on board with a US ground invasion of Yemen (as though that has not already most probably begun).

And I have a short memo to President Obama: you're selling us war; but we're just not buying, thank you very much!!

Apr 24 08:26

Maidan snipers were trained in Poland

Janusz Korwin-Mikke: "Maidan it was also our operation. Snipers were trained in Poland. Terrorists shot on the Maidan 40 protesters and 20 police officers, just to provoke riots" - said in an interview with the Virtual Poland presidential candidate and Memer of the EU Parliament Janusz Korwin-Mikke.

Apr 24 08:23

THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AND THE DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC

A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens, and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law. In The Federalist Papers, James Madison defined a republic as “a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people . . . .” On April 22, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee approved a bill to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade agreement that would override our republican form of government and hand judicial and legislative authority to a foreign three-person panel of corporate lawyers.

Apr 24 08:23

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack

The revelation about the planned attack against the Vatican came Friday as police said they were arresting 18 suspected extremists, including two purported bodyguards for Osama bin Laden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know that the real Osama died of natural causes in late 2001, and that all subsequent Osamas were fakes, which means these claimed bodyguards are also likely fakes as well, which suggests that this was a false-flag attack in the making, to attack the center of Catholicism and frame it on Muslims, to enrage Catholics (if not all Christians) into a new (un)Holy Crusade!

Apr 24 08:19

Drone Strikes Reveal Uncomfortable Truth: U.S. Is Often Unsure About Who Will Die

Every independent investigation of the strikes has found far more civilian casualties than administration officials admit. Gradually, it has become clear that when operators in Nevada fire missiles into remote tribal territories on the other side of the world, they often do not know who they are killing, but are making an imperfect best guess.

The president’s announcement on Thursday that a January strike on Al Qaeda in Pakistan had killed two Western hostages, and that it took many weeks to confirm their deaths, bolstered the assessments of the program’s harshest outside critics. The dark picture was compounded by the additional disclosure that two American members of Al Qaeda were killed in strikes that same month, but neither had been identified in advance and deliberately targeted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it bitterly ironic that as a former lecturer in Constitutional law, President Obama has embraced the tactic of extrajudicial assassinations, which kill and maim the innocent more often than not.

Right now, this country's leadership looks like a jaysap's nether regions to much of the rest of the world, because the US government talks about human rights, and the critical importance of participatory democracy, while continuing to support our tinpot dictators around the world, such as Al-Hadi in Yemen; the al-Khalifa monarchy in Bahrain; and the Saudi monarchy.

Add to that the deaths and maimings caused by extrajudicial assassinations, and you are looking at a perfect storm of profound hatred in the Middle East against the United States.

Apr 24 08:17

DIET PEPSI DROPPING ASPARTAME ON CUSTOMER CONCERNS

?The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas. Competitor Coca-Cola said this week that sales volume for Diet Coke, which also uses aspartame, fell 5 percent in North America in the first three months of the year.

Executives at Coke and Pepsi blame the declines on perceptions that aspartame isn’t safe. That’s even though the Food and Drug Administration says aspartame, best known by the brand names Equal and NutraSweet, is “one of the most exhaustively studied substances in the human food supply, with more than 100 studies supporting its safety.”

Apr 24 08:14

Preview of Military Hardware to Take Part in Russia's 2015 V-Day Parade

This year Russia is celebrationg the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. A traditional military parade is to be held on Moscow’s Red Square on May 9. Over 78,500 military servicemen and almost 2,000 pieces of military hardware, including 238 aircraft and 51 battle ships, will participate in Victory Day parades in Russia’s 28 cities. Invitations to attend the military parade in Moscow have been sent to 68 heads of state, as well as UN, Council of Europe, UNESCO and EU chiefs.

Apr 24 08:00

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE DRUG WAR AND PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX CONNECTION

?In Idaho the drug warriors and the prison-industrial complex are working hand-in-hand to deliver big profits to the corporatists by maintaining one of the highest prison populations in the country.
Watch the Liberty Report to see what happens to Idaho families seeking to use cannabis oil to provide relief for their very ill children. Join us with special guest Will Norman Grigg.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The alleged "war on drugs" is a war on people using them, with for-profit prisons making unseemly profits, and drug money getting laundered by major banks, and more than occasionally being used to fund various candidates for high office.

Apr 24 07:59

Montana Bill to Help Block Federal Militarization of Police Signed into Law

By Michael Maharrey

The new law will prohibit state or local law enforcement agencies from receiving drones that are armored, weaponized, or both; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded; grenades or similar explosives and grenade launchers; silencers; and “militarized armored vehicles” from federal military surplus programs.

But, handouts of such equipment from the Pentagon are far from the only way that the federal government has been militarizing local police...

Apr 24 07:57

Regarding the farcical prosecution of Oskar Groening, the "Accountant of Auschwitz"

The Times elaborated on the purported "atrocities" Mr. Groening's allegedly witnessed at Auschwitz:

…one night in December 1942 when he was roused from bed to help hunt down fleeing prisoners. In the process, he told the court, he saw prisoners herded into a farmhouse and an SS superior tip gas out of a can into an opening. The screams of the prisoners inside “grew louder and more desperate, and after a short time became quieter and then stopped completely,” Mr. Gröning said.

“That was the only time I saw a complete gassing,” he said, emphasizing that “I did not take part.” [...]

In November 1942, he recalled, a crying baby was found amid trash discarded by arriving prisoners. The baby’s mother had evidently abandoned it in hopes that she would then be chosen for a work crew and not sent to the gas chamber. A fellow SS member, angered by the cries, beat the infant to death, Mr. Gröning said, adding that he complained to a superior but that no action was taken.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As it turns out, Oskar Groening has made a career out of starring in media propaganda about the holocaust, including the BBC Auschwitz series back in 2005, another at PBS as well as non-stop interviews in establishment magazines. He has been well rewarded with media attention for his confirmation of the holocaust claims for over a decade.

Google finds numerous references to Oskar Groening dating back to the last century, but only now is he actually being put on trial? Clearly this is a show trial, to bolster the collapsing hoax, or worse, to give Israel political cover for an upcoming atrocity such as attacks on Gaza or Iran. And just like the women who made up fantastic gang-rape claims to get on Oprah and Donahue during the militant feminism of the 1990s, the media which drives the illusion, can always find someone to say what they want them to say, just to get a little attention.

Apr 24 07:00

Video: Police officer knocks mother unconscious in front of her screaming daughter

Footage taken by a bystander in Texas shows a police officer slamming an already detained women headfirst into the pavement.

Apr 24 05:53

Marines practice riot control for future American civil unrest

Video footage shows marines practicing riot control, complete with armed troops taking on angry protesters.

Apr 24 04:52

OBAMA URGES SAUDI DICTATOR ABDULAZIZ TO KEEP ATTACKING YEMEN

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”. The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on the impoverished and starved country, with a Saudi Prince announcing that he will reward the terrorists physically carrying out the bombings with Bentleys, a brand of ultra-luxury automobile.

Apr 24 04:46

WE CAN’T LET JOHN DEERE DESTROY THE VERY IDEA OF OWNERSHIP

IT’S OFFICIAL: JOHN Deere and General Motors want to eviscerate the notion of ownership. Sure, we pay for their vehicles. But we don’t own them. Not according to their corporate lawyers, anyway. In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delusion, John Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery maker —told the Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors. Because computer code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers receive “an implied license for the life of the vehicle to operate the vehicle.”

Apr 24 04:42

Flashback 2007 - JEWS PLOTTED THE ARMENIAN HOLOCAUST

1891: Out of the Donmeh a Zionist political group forms called The Committee of Union and Progress, later called The Young Turks. The group is headed by a Freemason Jew by the name of Emmanuel Carraso who organizes the secret Committee of Union and Progress in Geneva with the help of the Rothschilds.

1902 & 1907: Two Congresses of The Young Turks meet in Paris to plan, prepare, and effect the penetration the Sultan’s army leading to the military coup of 1908.

1908: The Jewish Young Turks revolt and force the Sultan Abdul Hamid II into submission.

1909: The Jewish Young Turks rape, torture, and slaughter over 100,000 Armenians in the city of Adana, also known as Cilicia.

1915: The Armenian Holocaust engineered by the ruling Jews of The Young Turks, leaves 1.5 million Armenian Christians starved, tortured, and murdered.

Apr 24 04:25

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Apr 24 04:24

Iran Armenians honor massacre centennial

Armenians claim that up to 1.5 million Armenian Christians were systematically slaughtered in eastern Turkey through mass killings, forced relocations and starvation, a process that began in 1915 and took place over several years during World War I and the breakup of the Ottoman Empire.

Turkey fiercely opposes the use of the term “genocide,” saying that the conflict saw many people from both sides killed.

Apr 24 04:18

Armenia, Turkey still at odds a century after 1915 massacre

Some 2 million Armenians were living in the Ottoman Empire at the start of the World War I in 1914, which increased turmoil in the Middle Eastern realm and led to its eventual demise.

In the next eight years, the size of the Armenian population in Turkey decreased to less than half a million.

The mass killings, which historians believe led to the demise of over 1.5 million people, began on April 24, 1915, when 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were detained by the authorities and later executed in the then-capital, Constantinople (now Istanbul).

The violence was committed under the rule of the Young Turks movement, later known as the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP), which led the rebellion against the absolute movement, but at the same time shifted towards policies of Turkish nationalism.

Apr 24 04:01

MEAGA BEX Alert!!! - "Auschwitz guard offers Germans something rare: A Nazi who admits what he did"

BERLIN — On the opening day of his trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, the man known as the "accountant of Auschwitz" told of the moment he lost his "euphoria for Adolf Hitler."

He was standing on a train platform after Hungarian Jews had been unloaded at the Nazi death camp. The unwitting condemned already had been sent to the gas chambers. The newly arrived slave laborers had been sent in a different direction.

Left behind on the platform was a crying infant. As the child cried, one of the now 93-year-old Oskar Groening's fellow SS officers approached it, grabbed it by the leg, dashed its head against a nearby truck, then tossed the lifeless body into the truck.

As horrific as that story is, what might have been more shocking was Groening's next observation.

"I don't know what else I could have expected the guard to do with the baby," he mused. "I suppose he could have shot it, though."

Apr 24 03:49

What Happens When You Challenge Mainstream Ancient History?

Author Graham Hancock is again shunned by mainstream thinkers for his compelling ideas…

It’s interesting to watch what happens when an idea becomes so entrenched that people’s careers and fortunes become dependent on resisting change to it.

Researcher and author of some of the most exciting and credible alternative theories about our ancient origins, Graham Hancock, is well-accustomed to having his works censored and ridiculed by establishment intellectuals and celebrity materialists. In 2o13 his mind-opening and widely viewed TED presentation, The War on Consciousness, was taken down by the editorial board of TED because they deemed his inspiring talk to be ‘unscientific.’ The resulting public relations nightmare for TED brought much needed attention to how an intellectual establishment can control the flow of ideas to a public hungrier than ever for new paradigms.

READ: 3 TED Talks the Establishment Would Prefer You to Miss

Apr 24 03:31

Hillary the Hawk

Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has long championed military campaigns that have killed scores of “everyday” people abroad, from Iraq to Yemen. As commander-in-chief, there’s no reason to believe she’d be any less a hawk than she was as the senator who backed George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, or the Secretary of State who encouraged Barack Obama to escalate the war in Afghanistan. If her nomination is as sure a thing as people say, then antiwar organizing needs to start right away.

Apr 24 03:00

Washington is Israeli occupied territory

Apr 24 02:14

Saving Palestine’s Children under The Arms Trade Treaty

Israel, the world’s largest exporter of aerial drones, killed at least 164 children in drone attacks during its assault on Gaza.5 In a number of incidents, evidence suggests that Israeli forces directly targeted children

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Apr 23 23:50

Chase To Charge 1% Fee For Deposits, Beginning May 1st

Apr 23 22:05

US Paratroopers Entering Ukraine Fighting Zones, Claims Russia

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed Thursday that United States paratroopers conducting training missions had entered combat zones in the embattled country.

Apr 23 22:04

Al-Aqsa Sheikh: Situation in the city is very dangerous

Grand Sheikh of Al-Aqsa Mosque Ekrema Sabri yesterday warned that the situation in Jerusalem is "very dangerous" because of the continuous settler desecration of Al-Aqsa.

Speaking to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Resalah, Sabri said that the situation in the mosque has been intensified by the "provocative" acts being carried out almost on a daily basis in the third most holy site for Muslims.

Apr 23 21:57

Palestinians’ rich archaeological heritage at risk

The Gaza Strip contains many archaeological artifacts and remnants belonging to different historical ages - from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Hellenistic (323-31 B.C.), Roman (65 B.C.-330 C.E.), Byzantine (395-634), Islamic (636-1099), Mamluk (1250-1516) and Ottoman (1516-1917). However, the ministry says that due to Israel’s ongoing siege on Gaza, both archaeological and scientific exploration, as well as tourism, have suffered greatly.

Apr 23 21:52

100 armed Israeli settlers raid villages near Nablus

Settlers frequently attack locals and prevent farmers from reaching their lands, in addition to attacks on olive trees themselves.

Apr 23 21:14

Baltimore Police And Demonstrators Clash In Fifth Day Of Protests

Baltimore inhabitants and police conflicted as individuals walked downtown to dissent the strange passing of Freddie Gray in police care. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said he will send 32 state troopers to the city with a specific end goal to supervise showings.

http://whatisusa.info/baltimore-police-and-demonstrators-clash-in-fift...

Apr 23 20:19

Potent, in-the-wild exploits imperil customers of 100,000 e-commerce sites

Criminals are exploiting an extremely critical vulnerability found on almost 100,000 e-commerce websites in a wave of attacks that puts the personal information for millions of people at risk of theft.

The remote code-execution hole resides in the community and enterprise editions of Magento, the Internet's No. 1 content management system for e-commerce sites. Engineers from eBay, which owns the e-commerce platform, released a patch in February that closes the vulnerability, but as of earlier this week, more than 98,000 online merchants still hadn't installed it, according to researchers with Byte, a Netherlands-based company that hosts Magento-using websites.

Apr 23 19:51

Argentine independent scientists support WHO on glyphosate cancer link

While the rest of the world takes on board the WHO’s verdict and moves forward, the UK Science Media Centre is in denial. Claire Robinson reports

In the wake of the re-classification of glyphosate herbicide as a probable carcinogen by the IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organisation (WHO), support has poured in from independent scientists and agencies worldwide. The quotes listed below this article were collected from independent scientists in Argentina by the journalist Dario Aranda (English translation by GMWatch) in an article for the newspaper Pagina12.

For example, one quote is from Rafael Lajmanovich, professor of the Department of Ecotoxicology, National University of Litoral, and a researcher at CONICET, the main national research council of Argentina. Lajmanovich said, "The international scientific community has warned for years, backed up by studies, that glyphosate is carcinogenic. It is good that WHO has recognized this fact.”

Apr 23 19:51

Sony should not be able to tell journalists what to print

Sony, which spent weeks holding itself out as a free speech martyr after North Korea allegedly hacked its emails, is now trying to do more damage to the spirit of the First Amendment than North Korea ever did. The corporation is using high-powered lawyers and lobbyists in an attempt to stifle the rights of media organizations to publish newsworthy information already in the public domain. Ironically, some of those emails include Sony and the MPAA’s attempts to censor the Internet on a much larger scale.

Apr 23 19:23

When Hillary Clinton Pitched the Iraq War to CodePink

Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has long championed military campaigns that have killed scores of “everyday” people abroad, from Iraq to Yemen.

Apr 23 19:07

Ukraine Partnering with NATO…to the Surprise of No One

Despite more than a year of claiming otherwise, the US-backed government of Ukraine is now openly acknowledging their close association with NATO. Although the rhetoric is carefully guarded so as not to admit that Ukraine has become a de facto NATO member, the inescapable fact is that it is in all but name.

Apr 23 18:44

ZAHI HAWASS STORMS OUT OF DEBATE WITH GRAHAM HANCOCK BEFORE IT BEGINS

Hawass demanded that Hancock censor his talk to remove all references to Robert Bauval and the Orion correlation theory. When Hancock explained that the alternative view of history that he was on stage to represent could not exclude the Orion correlation and therefore could not exclude Robert Bauval, Dr Hawass, again shouting, marched out of the debating room. One member of the audience who was present managed to record part of Dr Hawass’s meltdown which is the subject of this video.

Meanwhile, as the audience began to arrive, frantic negotiations took place off stage between the conference organisers and Dr Hawass. Finally Dr Hawass agreed to return and give his talk and answer questions from the audience, but he refused absolutely to hear or see Hancock’s talk, or to engage in any debate with Hancock. Hancock therefore gave his talk to the audience without Dr Hawass present (Dr Hawass sat in a room outside the conference hall while Hancock spoke).

Apr 23 18:27

‘Killing Jews is Worship’ Ad Allowed on NYC Transportation Services

A free speech lawsuit brought by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), in which they sued New York City’s MTA (Manhattan Transportation Authority) to have the right to pay for specific ads.
The ads state “Killing Jews is Worship and that draws us close to Allah” and it appears to be a quote from Hamas MTV.

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Apr 23 18:07

Stop AIPAC, Seth Morrison

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