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Aug 11 07:59

Stunning move: NYPD to spend $4.5 million on more Tasers

The New York Police Department will spend some $4.5 million to buy a host of new Tasers for its officers, the New York Post reported.

Officials at NYPD said they want to give police officers more options in terms of non-lethal force, and so the move to significantly augment their stock of stun guns was portrayed as a way to make confrontations with residents less deadly.

Aug 11 07:55

Israeli Missteps Take a Toll

How the mighty have fallen! Was it really such a short time ago that Israel could demand that the United States jump, and the U.S.’s immediate response was ‘how high’? Was it in just the last year, that whatever Israel wanted from the U.S., all it had to do was hint at it, and the desired prize, whatever it was, would be immediately delivered? From vetoes in the United Nations, to bombs to kill Palestinians, to lies about Israeli security risks, to defending genocide, if Israel wanted it, the U.S. delivered it.

Aug 11 07:53

Netanyahu anti-Iran drive strains U.S. ties, isolates Israel: president

Israel's president suggested on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been overzealous in opposing the Iran nuclear deal, opening a "battlefront" with Washington and isolating his country.
Reuven Rivlin, who holds the largely ceremonial head of state post, argued in three separate newspaper interviews that Netanyahu's vigorous campaign against last month's nuclear deal between world powers and Iran could ultimately hurt Israel.

Aug 11 07:50

Former Bond Girl Jane Seymour Explores Family's Holocaust Past

“This has been the most incredible ­experience to learn about Jadwiga and Michaela’s stories because in my family were two incredibly strong women who survived against all the odds,” she says. “I just think the fact I had the privilege of following both of their stories and that they found each other in the end… it’s about the indomitable human spirit.”
Note: "indomitable human spirit and bullshit 6 feet high!

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Aug 11 06:48

Police state USA: California cops arrested after ‘beating & kicking’ kids at boot camp

Four police officers in California have been arrested for alleged child cruelty. They stand accused of abusing 15 children who attended a youth camp in the state. Parents claim that their kids had been “kicked and “beaten,” while one suffered a broken hand.

Aug 11 06:39

POLICE UNION CALLS FOR “DARREN WILSON DAY” TO CELEBRATE KILLER COPS. SERIOUSLY

Columbia, Missouri — Sunday, August 9th marked the one year anniversary of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. That day would seem appropriate to come together in unity and reflect on the heroics of such an “innocent, but persecuted, officer.” Wait. . .What?! That’s what the Columbia Police Officers Union had to say about Wilson in a post to its Facebook page exactly one year after Brown was gunned down by him. In fact, they led the nation as the only organization calling to commemorate the day officially by renaming it “Darren Wilson Day.”

Aug 11 06:39

FRENCH STUDENTS BUSTED IN ‘BREAKING BAD’ COPYCAT CRIME, DISSOLVING MURDERED WOMAN IN ACID

A 23-year-old French student’s body has been discovered decomposing in acid in the city of Toulouse. Investigators were shocked to find the murder plot was inspired by the hit US series ‘Breaking Bad’. Four French students, including a young woman, have been arrested in connection with the killing. Investigators believe Eva Bourseau was murdered by the two of them when they came to her place to collect a $6,600 drug debt on July 26. The alleged murderers are between 19 and 22 years old.

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Aug 11 02:48

50 people looting a Walmart in Georgia

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Aug 10 21:36

DC’s Absurd Choice: a Nuclear Deal or War on Iran

snip: We already know, because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors have repeatedly inspected Iran’s nuclear energy programs and reactors and verified the fact, that no bomb-making work has been going on in Iran for years. Iran has no weapons-grade uranium 235 and no plutonium. Even the US intelligence services and Israel’s Mossad leaders past and present have said that Iran has no nuclear weapons program underway.

Aug 10 21:34

What If Bibi Wins?

snip: Since this diplomatic agreement is obviously good news for the world, the UN Security Council has unanimously approved it and only one of the UN’s 193 member states, Israel, is currently opposed to it. The choice before members of Congress is thus a clear and simple one: Do they owe their primary allegiance and loyalty to the United States of America or to Israel? [...] All the signs suggest that, if Obama “wins”, even by a hair’s breadth, he will immediately seek to “compensate” Israel for his unprecedented act of disobedience though a significant increase in the amount of America’s annual tribute payment to Israel, through even deeper military largesse and cooperation and through continuing American diplomatic and political support at the United Nations and elsewere.

Aug 10 21:21

Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

snip: “We the people” now belong to a permanent underclass in America. It doesn’t matter what you call us—chattel, slaves, worker bees, drones, it’s all the same—what matters is that we are expected to march in lockstep with and submit to the will of the state in all matters, public and private. Through our complicity in matters large and small, we have allowed an out-of-control corporate-state apparatus to take over every element of American society.

Aug 10 20:14

VIDEO: Man Who Led Search For Missing Students Found Dead In Mexico

Mexican community activist Miguel Angel Jimenez led the yearlong search for the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students. On August 8, he was found dead in a car in the state of Guerrero.

Aug 10 19:35

President Bernie Sanders

Stuck in a perpetual post-9/11 milieu of uncontested false flag terror: the never ending war on terror only benefiting Israel; impoverished by an economic collapse engineered by an unprosecuted banking cabal, homeless, penniless, jobless; imprisoned in a high-tech DHS police state, spied upon by space-based and weaponized drones; living in an open air toxic waste pit: vaccinated, chem-trailed, fracked and Fukushima irradiated Americans will receive Bernie Sanders as their savior. But, Sanders, the good Kibbutz'er, Zionist will only take the continuity of government tools already made available; open up the FEMA camps in preparation of the "final solution" for millions of Americans.

Aug 10 18:53

Street Thugs vs Thug Cops: Ferguson Anniversary Sparks Street Gunfight

Peaceful commemorations turned violent late Sunday night. What was marketed by activists and community organizers as a “peaceful event” quickly morphed into a scene out of New Jack City, albeit without the bling. All bets were off when armed street agitators and police exchanged gunfire last night.

Aug 10 18:42

Phony Israeli Crackdown on Violent Settler Zealots

snip: Israeli journalist Nahum Barnea took issue with his comments saying:

“This criminal behavior must be rooted out, and everyone knows where the roots are: in the incitement of the settler rabbis, in the Israeli governments that over and over again approved the settlers’ illegal acts, in the leniency of the judges and in the powerlessness of the Shin Bet, the army and the police.”

Israeli law enforcement agencies have plenty of power. They don’t use it against violent settlers. They target innocent Palestinians repressively - for political and racist reasons, not for criminality.

Ultranationalist infrastructure minister Uzi Landau supports extremist settlers. He calls Palestinians critical of their radicalism “anti-Semites…seek(ing) to undermine our right to exist here.” He claims violent elements are few in number - ignoring near daily incidents.

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Aug 10 17:48

Protesters Declare They Are Ready For War As America’s Impoverished Inner Cities Threaten To Erupt

Are we about to witness a new round of racially-charged protests, riots and demonstrations all across the United States? On Sunday night, a protest that had been organized to commemorate the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri took a very violent turn.

Aug 10 17:43

The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria

by Dr. Franklin Lamb (reporting from Syria)

According to an aide to His Beatitude Youhanna X Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All The East, who briefed this observer on 8/4/2015 at the 6th century monastery of St. George, before the current crisis there were approximately 1.2 million Christians in Syria. Today there are estimated to be fewer than 400,000
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Aug 10 16:34

U.S. Marshals Raid Wrong Apartment, Force Mother and Children to Stand Outside Naked at Gunpoint

A Washington, D.C. woman is traumatized after U.S. Marshals mistakenly raided her apartment in the early AM hours this past Thursday morning. Hannah Lanes, her daughter, and her 4-year-old son were still sleeping when they heard a knock on their door at 6:30 AM on Thursday but when her daughter went to see who it was knocking on the door, one of the officers had apparently covered the peephole.

Aug 10 16:20

HTC caught storing fingerprint data in unencrypted plain text

For the past few years, both Apple and the various Android manufacturers have been pushing the idea of fingerprint readers, typically on the dubious grounds that biometric security is a better choice compared to a good passcode. New research from the security firm FireEye seems to blow that claim wide open, however. According to FireEye, multiple Android manufacturers protect your fingerprint so poorly, it can be read by plugging the phone into a computer and knowing which folder to access.

Aug 10 15:51

Flashback: Donald Trump Calls for ‘Execution’ of Edward Snowden

And he is a Bud of Netanyahu.

“I think Snowden is a terrible threat, I think he’s a terrible traitor... you know what we used to do to traitors, right?"
Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump called for the execution of Edward Snowden during a 2013 appearance on “Fox & Friends,” labeling the whistleblower a “traitor” for disclosing the National Security Agency’s illegal activities.

Aug 10 14:41

She's Lost Control- Megyn Kelly and Trump - Beltway Right Apparatchiks Are Just Leftists a Couple Years Behind the Times

The Beltway Right’s critiques of Trump are weak objections offered up by weak men. Take Eric Erickson’s prissy fretting about Trump’s attack on Kelly being a “bridge too far” and pompously lecturing about common decency. This from a guy who called a justice of the Supreme Court a “goat fucking child molester,” as the Trump campaign delightedly reminded reporters.

Aug 10 13:41

Vaccinated Soccer Star Gets Mumps, Sidelined for Championship… Despite Being Vaccinated

The sports world is ablaze right now with news that Barcelona’s star soccer player, Neymar, has to sit out of the UEFA Super Cup game and miss two weeks because he came down with a case the of the mumps.

He will be back though. Despite what MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine manufacturer Merck has people who were born in the last few decades believing via mainstream media fearporn, mumps is only very rarely fatal, and like other communicable diseases, it takes the heaviest toll on those with extremely compromised immune systems. Anyone healthy enough to play professional soccer is unlikely to fall into that category.

But the kicker (pun intended) is that Neymar was vaccinated.

So… just how exactly did he get the mumps in the first place?

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Aug 10 13:38

Scotland to Issue Formal GMO Ban; Meanwhile in America, We Still Don’t Even Get to Know if We’re Eating It

While commercial GMOs are beginning to spread in England, Scotland ministers are about to officially ban the cultivation of commercial GMO crops for good in a move to further distance itself from the UK government (and probably from the nation’s horrifying shebeast queen).

“There is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our £14bn food and drink sector,” Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s environment secretary, told the London Guardian.

Aug 10 13:36

Here We Go Again: Ferguson PD Shoot Gunman During Vigil

Late last night, protestors gathered in Ferguson to mark the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. A candlelight vigil was held and the crowd observed a moment of silence for Brown. However, one year after the shooting in Ferguson, it’s obvious that tensions are still high in this community.

According to mainstream sources like CNN, a man exchanged gunfire with an unknown person on Sunday, which drew the attention of several detectives in an unmarked SUV. A gunfight ensued between the police and the suspect, who was shot several times and is now in the hospital. The police claim that his weapon was stolen. Alternative sources like Cop Block however, report that the suspect in question was Tyrone Harris, whose father was a friend of Michael Brown.

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Aug 10 10:22

Greece – A Dramatic Appeal by Mikis Theodorakis

The signatories are calling “all the peoples of the world, to realize that the struggle of the Greek people is also their struggle”.

Friends of Greece,

On 3 August 2015, MikisTheodorakis, the Greek world famous music composer and Resistance figure, called upon the Greek people – and the peoples of the world – to respect Democracy – the very Democracy, born in Greece some 2500 years ago and given to the world as a set of values for respect for each other, for humanity – for equal rights and for free expression.

The following text summarizes MikisTheodorakis’ appeal to stop the Syriza Government from selling out the Greek people’s country and stop the currently – almost in secret – ongoing negotiations with the troika on the modalities of the € 86 billion loan and the details of the new austerity measures – “negotiations” to be concluded by about 20 August 2015.

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Aug 10 10:17

Trump trumps them all in Republican debates — Pepe Escobar

"Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t win anymore..." Donald Trump

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz has said that the US, on the financial front, is “on the wrong side of history.” As for the Republican candidates chasing the nomination for the 2016 US presidential race, well, they may qualify only for the ‘wrong’ side of the bargain, as they hardly know what ‘history’ means.
And that brings us to a mammoth specimen of entertainment/reality TV; the first Republican debate, no less than a seemingly-eternal 15 months before the actual US presidential election.

It definitely started with a – what else? – celebrity TV bang. Would anybody raise their hands if they were mulling running as a third-party candidate, and ignore the eventual Republican nominee?

Aug 10 10:07

Two people shot the US Consulate in Istanbul

On the morning of August 10 a man and a woman opened fire on the US consulate in Istanbul.
Arrived at the scene, police officers entered into a gunfight with the attackers, but they managed to escape from the scene.
Later, law enforcers managed to detain the woman, the suspect in the attack on a diplomatic mission. About the arrest Reuters reported citing local TV channel NTV. Information about the victims of the attack on the consulate there.

Aug 10 10:05

Michael Savage: ‘Megyn Kelly has gone over to the dark side’

FOX News host “Megyn Kelly is working for the other side […] Hillary Clinton”, said radio talk show host Michael Savage on Friday’s broadcast.

“It’s as clear as a bell that Megyn Kelly has gone over to the dark side […] The more she sells out the wider her nostrils have become”.

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Aug 10 09:26

WESTERN MEDIA CRIES FOR DOG BURIED ALIVE

Now that the mourning period for Cecil the Lion is over, the Western Media has found a new member of the animal kingdom to cry about …

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Aug 10 09:23

Video: Violence erupts in Ferguson on one year anniversary, at least one shot amid heavy gunfire

Update: The name of the person shot during the gunfire that erupted last night in Ferguson has been released. Tyrone Harris Jr, apparently a “close friend” of Michael Brown, came out of surgery early Monday morning after being shot by police Sunday night

Aug 10 09:20

VIDEO: UKRAINIAN POLITICIANS KNOCK EACH OTHER OUT IN PARLIAMENT

Ukrainian politicians have been known for their impulsiveness and willingness to get their point across by throwing a perfectly-timed right cross at their opponent’s face. The world witnessed some of the most amazing fights in the Ukrainian Rada in the past, but after Petro Poroshenko assumed the presidency he promised Ukraine will move towards Europeanization, including getting rid of the bad habit of fist fighting in the parliament.

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Aug 10 09:17

DISTURBING PHOTOS OF THE COLORADO RIVER TOXIC WASTE SPILL

The Environmental Protection Agency has admitted to spilling a 1 million gallons of toxic waste into the Colorado River while attempting to clean the inactive Gold King Mine. Communities along the banks of the nearby Animus River have declared a state of emergency as their water turns orange with metal toxins, in a environmental catastrophe that lead New Mexico’s governor to declare: “The magnitude of it, you can’t even describe it.”

Vocativ used geo-location technology to find photos posted by locals on social media, revealing the extent of the contamination. The Animus River runs through the middle of a town called Durango, where the economy is largely reliant on tourism from the local rafting industry. They also rely on the Animus River for part of their drinking water and irrigation. Durango has been deeply impacted since the spill last Wednesday, when the river was declared a public health hazard and closed.

Aug 10 09:09

SEATTLE PRIMED FOR GUN AND AMMO TAX HIKE, REGULATIONS

The Seattle city council is ready to vote on a measure that would add a $25 tax to the price of every weapon and a nickel to every box of ammo as well as certain regulations that might make criminals out of law-abiding citizens.

Aug 10 08:26

Police Murder and Class Rule in America: 16 More Lives Claimed over the Past Week

snip: There have been so many unarmed people killed by police in recent months that it is impossible to list them all. It is one year since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Since then, 1,144 people have been killed by the police, or more than three per day. By way of comparison, fewer than 10 people are killed by police each year in Germany, and less than three in Great Britain.

The political establishment, led by the Obama administration, has responded to growing popular opposition to police brutality with empty gestures of concern, while helping shield the vast majority of killer cops from prosecution and seeing to it that the killing machine continues.

Aug 10 08:16

The Origins of ISIS

more palatable explanation you can use for people who are still asleep

Aug 10 08:09

Judge Nap: Hillary Clinton Approved Arms for Terrorist Enemies of U.S.

Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed this morning what he has concluded after reviewing hundreds of pages of documents and emails related to Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

The judge wrote today in a Washington Times column that the documents "persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress."

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Aug 10 07:47

Judge asked to seize USB flash drive containing Hillary Clinton's email

A federal judge is being asked to seize the USB flash drive that holds copies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private emails.

Conservative legal activist Larry Klayman on Wednesday filed a motion to have a judge take control of the flash drive, which is being held by David Kendall, Clinton’s lawyer, as part of his ongoing racketeering lawsuit against the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

“This court has a responsibility to preserve evidence and must do so to avoid its destruction,” Klayman wrote in the new motion. “Importantly, plaintiff has not requested to see the documents, hard and thumb drives at this time, but simply asked that this court take them into its custody for safekeeping.”

Aug 10 07:23

Socialism in Seattle

Posing as a liberal Bess from ANC went to Seattle and interviewed Bernie Sanders supporters. So glad I moved to Japan after watching this train wreck.

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