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Jul 19 23:03

Academic Oligarchy: Majority of Science Publishing is Controlled by Just Six Companies

The flow of science in this modern age is largely controlled by just six corporate publishing groups, which by calculated design have been gobbling up the journal market since at least the 1970s. And a new study out of Canada reveals that this mass consolidation of publishing power is, to a large extent, skewing what passes as scientific progress.

Jul 19 22:08

What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie?

By: Gregg Prescott, M.S.

www.in5d.com.

There is a war going on right now and it doesn’t involve guns or the military industrial complex.
It’s a war on consciousness and most people are clueless that it even exists.

In the beginning… there was religion and government.
It is blatantly obvious that religion has been teaching either half truths or full out lies, right from the start. According to the Christian bible, God created Adam and Eve and told them to be fruitful and multiply.

Based under this premise, we would all be the products of incest.

Jul 19 19:44

Jimmy Carter says he'd rather be a bad president than a 'warmonger' following Obama comparison

“He wants to go to war in this country and that country, and when President Obama refrains from taking the most extreme military action that’s when John McCain compares him to me.

“I was lucky enough, when I was president, to keep our country at peace and provide peace for others. I was lucky enough to go through my four years — we never dropped a bomb, never fired a missile, we never shot a bullet.”

Jul 19 19:39

Map: All the Countries John McCain Has Wanted to Attack

Syria, Iraq, Russia, North Korea, and nine other nations the Arizona senator has been eager to bomb, invade, or destabilize.

Jul 19 16:37

NSW snow: Big freeze causes snowfalls from Goulburn to Katoomba

A DEEP freeze not seen in NSW for at least 20 years has caused havoc on the roads, closed schools and services, and put Sydney commuters through one of their coldest mornings on record.

The apparent temperature in Sydney’s CBD dropped to -1C at 7am today, believed to be the coldest for the city since hourly wind chill readings began in the 1990s, with rain exacerbating the discomfort.

Further west it was snow causing most of the trouble.

More than 40 schools in the Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands had to be closed because of snow.

An estimated 9500 homes in those regions were without electricity on Friday morning after snow-laden tree branches hit power lines.

Jul 19 16:28

Ice makes a rare impact on Australian flights

Jul 19 16:02

Microsoft to spoofed Skype users: Change your account passwords NOW

An unknown number of frustrated Skype customers have been pestered by spoof messages on the Microsoft service for weeks, but the company is yet to close what appears to be a gaping hole in its software.

Instead, Redmond has advised Skype users to change their account passwords.

But complaints are building up about the lack of communication coming out of the Microsoft camp regarding what seems to be a Skype security flaw.

Jul 19 15:34

Finland Prepares New Military Buildup at Russian Border

Finland's defense ministry has begun preparing new military units to be deployed at its border with Russia, and is pushing for more defense budget allocations.

Jul 19 15:32

New Study Shows GMO Soy Accumulates Cancer Causing Chemical Formaldehyde

Breaking Bombshell: Right now Congress is getting ready to cut a deal with Monsanto to try to kill GMO labeling and common sense regulations on new GMO foods. Incredibly, at the same time, a groundbreaking new study released this week reveals that genetic engineering significantly disrupts basic cellular functions in GMO plants at an alarming level.

In the first of its kind systems biology approach, scientists at the International Center for Integrative Systems analyzed more than 6,497 lab experiments to discover an alarming accumulation of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, and a dramatic depletion of glutathione, a key antioxidant necessary for proper detoxification of cells and maintain a healthy immune systems in plants, animals and humans.

Jul 19 15:28

Iraqi Forces Shoot Down ISIL's Israeli-Made Spy Drone in Western Iraq

Iraq's popular forces reported that they have brought down a hostile surveillance aircraft over the Southeastern Fallujah in Anbar Province.

They said that the wreckage of the ISIL's spy drone carried 'Israel-Made' labels.

Jul 19 15:25

FLASHBACK - Anti-depressants and psychiatric drugs can lead to 'long-term harm'

A Nevada seventh-grader who went on a deadly shooting rampage at his school nearly seven months ago had been teased at school and was taking a prescription antidepressant, police said Tuesday.

Jul 19 15:24

‘Not the son we knew’: Tennessee gunman’s family says he suffered from depression

“For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its expression in this heinous act of violence," the Abdulazeez family said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet again we look behind the screams about "Muslims" and "gun nuts" to another brain melted by these dangerous prescription psychiatric drugs!

Jul 19 14:58

The fund they want Greek assets transferred to is managed by … Schäuble

“Valuable Greek assets of [EUR 50 bn] shall be transferred to an existing external and independent fund like the Institution for Growth in Luxembourg, to be privatized and decrease debt.”

Jul 19 14:52

Germans Demonstrate in 14 Cities Against Merkel’s Tough Stance on Greece

Germans, angry at their government’s handling of Greek debt negotiations and what they perceive to be unfair treatment against Greece, have organized demonstrations in 14 German cities, including a large one outside the German finance ministry in Berlin— seat of Dr. Wolgang Schauble.

Jul 19 12:29

Angry clashes in South Carolina as Ku Klux Klan and New Black Panther Party come face-to-face in battle over Confederate flag

Angry clashes have erupted between members of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party as both groups rally at the South Carolina statehouse.

Confederate flags were stolen and ripped up to cheers and applause from the New Black Panther demonstrators - while KKK members stood on the steps of the capitol performing Nazi salutes.

The white supremacists came out in force on Saturday afternoon to condemn the governor's decision to remove the Confederate Flag due to its associations with racial hatred.

Countering their demonstration, around 400 people with links to the New Black Panther Party marched in the name of racial equality - calling on politicians to do more than simply bring down a flag.

Jul 19 12:29

LIES, DAMNED LIES & STATISTICS

The government released their monthly CPI report this week. Even though it came in at an annualized rate of 3.6%, they and their mouthpieces in the corporate mainstream media dutifully downplayed the uptrend. They can’t let the plebs know the truth. That might upend their economic recovery storyline and put a crimp into their artificial free money, zero interest rate, stock market rally. If they were to admit inflation is rising, the Fed would be forced to raise rates. That is unacceptable in our rigged .01% economy. There are banker bonuses, CEO stock options, corporate stock buyback earnings per share goals and captured politician elections at stake.

Jul 19 11:16

Hillary’s secret war

Does she really think the American voters will overlook her criminal behavior and put her in the White House where she can pardon herself?

Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.

What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.

Mr. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer.

Jul 19 10:44

Obama Is in a Bind on Drugs That Could Cost Consumers Billions of Dollars

The Obama administration is caught in a trap as it tries to bring home a trade deal with its Pacific Rim partners. Some of the chief beneficiaries may be big drug companies like Novartis AG, Roche Holding AG, and Pfizer Inc. while the losers could be consumers in both the U.S. and the region.

The administration says it’s bound by congressionally imposed instructions to try to get as much current U.S. law as possible into trade accords -- including stringent protections for patented drugs that it’s repeatedly tried to ease at home to encourage more cost-saving generics.

Jul 19 10:44

Ukrainian forces shell Donetsk: 1 civilian killed, hospital hit (PHOTO, VIDEO)

At least one person was killed and several injured in Donetsk as Ukrainian forces shelled a hospital and several residential blocks in the city's center. Almost 50 cases of ceasefire violations on Saturday have been blamed on Kiev by the rebels.

A city hospital was hit during the attack, RIA Novosti reported citing Donetsk city hall. A doctor and several patients were injured.

Jul 19 10:38

Police investigating claims of child sex abuse against a senior Labour MP

Police are investigating allegations of sexual abuse and corruption made against a senior Labour MP.

Detectives were told two weeks ago that the politician had abused children and other vulnerable people over the course of more than a decade. They also received a report claiming that he had charged constituents fees to take on their cases.

Jul 19 10:24

Whistleblower prison guard paid the price for reporting abuse

“This inmate was cowering under a blanket in the corner of his cell,” Pisciotta recalled in an interview this week. “He was an older man, very frail and mentally ill. He wasn’t trying to fight anybody. He was just scared. He was no threat to anyone.”

He saw everything that happened, and wrestled with what to do.

“I knew that it was morally wrong. They wanted us to prepare statements and not say anything. I told them I just couldn’t go along with it,” said Pisciotta, 41.

Pisciotta told the truth, and Wilson was arrested. After testifying against Wilson, Pisciotta was fired and lost almost everything: his home, his friends, his pension and his career.

“I knew once I did the right thing, and I stepped forward...my career would be over,” Pisciotta told a jury during Wilson’s 2009 federal criminal trial. “It’s something you don’t do. You don’t go against other officers. Because my life has been a living hell ever since.’’

Jul 19 10:19

We Are All Greeks Now

The poor and the working class in the United States know what it is to be Greek. They know underemployment and unemployment. They know life without a pension. They know existence on a few dollars a day. They know gas and electricity being turned off because of unpaid bills. They know the crippling weight of debt. They know being sick and unable to afford medical care. They know the state seizing their meager assets, a process known in the United States as “civil asset forfeiture,” which has permitted American police agencies to confiscate more than $3 billion in cash and property. They know the profound despair and abandonment that come when schools, libraries, neighborhood health clinics, day care services, roads, bridges, public buildings and assistance programs are neglected or closed. They know the financial elites’ hijacking of democratic institutions to impose widespread misery in the name of austerity. They, like the Greeks, know what it is to be abandoned.

Jul 19 10:18

Pope Calls on World Youth to Rise Up Against Global Capitalism

The latest call for a youth uprising against global capitalism came not from grassroots groups, but from the leader of the Catholic Church, who on Sunday gave a rousing speech during which he told a crowd of young people in Paraguay that it is their time to "make a mess."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that what we are all dealing with is not capitalism, but fascism!

Jul 19 10:17

How Does Bernie Sanders' Turnout in Maine Compare to Other Democratic Rallies? It Was Epic.

What was scheduled as a town hall forum had become a full-blown rally by Monday night. Sanders’ speech was delayed by 20 minutes as organizers let in the throngs of people still awaiting entry. Estimates pegged the crowd at 8,000 to 9,000 people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary is probably hiring Photoshop experts to "amplify" her crowds the way Romney did!

Jul 19 10:15

Israel wants US 'compensation' for Iran nuclear deal

Israel is preparing to deliver a list of aircraft and weapons it wants from the USA as a “compensation package” for the recent agreement with Iran that limited Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sun comes up, Israel demands money. Sun goes down, Israel demands money. Moon waxes, Israel demands money. Moon wanes, Israel demands money. Weather is sunny, Israel demands money. Weather is rainy, Israel demands money.

I sense a pattern here!

Jul 19 10:11

Human sewage eating away sewer pipes throughout drought-stricken California

As if California doesn't have enough problems, ranging from its severe drought to the ongoing threat of forest fires, it's now experiencing the possibility that human sewage may soon be strewn about its streets. The problem is facing San Francisco in particular; there, pipes are about 150 years old and considered a "working relic." The term working puts it kindly since they're basically so old that they're much more prone to problems than newer ones.(1)

Couple an already fragile piping system with 1) less water flow due to water conservation efforts, and 2) the amount of human waste traveling through them remaining the same, if not more than before, and you've got a recipe for disaster. Simply put, you've got an old system which now has less drainage capability grappling with a great deal of human waste trying to make its way through. Yet it can't very easily, and therein lies the problem.

Jul 19 10:01

Arctic Sea Ice Continues To Track 2006

With the Arctic melt season rapidly winding down, sea ice is following an almost identical track to 2006 – the year with the highest minimum of the past decade.

Jul 19 10:00

Capital Of Greenland Having Their Coldest Year Since 1993

Nuuk is located on the southwest coast of Greenland, near the area where peak melting occurs on the ice sheet. They are having one of their coldest years on record, and coldest since 1993, which was cooled by Mt. Pinatubo. Temperatures have been plummeting there since 2003.

Meanwhile, the center of the ice sheet has seen no melt this season, and won’t see any melt the remainder of the season. It is very cold there and scientists are disappearing under the ice.

Jul 19 09:46

Buckingham Palace considers legal action over leaked Queen Nazi salute film

Buckingham Palace is considering taking legal action over leaked footage that shows the Queen as a child performing a Nazi salute with her family.

The Palace has launched an inquiry into how the 17-second black and white film came into the hands of The Sun newspaper.

It shows the Queen, aged six or seven, join the Queen Mother and her uncle Prince Edward in raising an arm in salute as she played alongside her younger sister, Princess Margaret.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another "We decide what the symbol means" moments, not unlike the contrived flap over the Confederate flag. Why is what the Queen did a Nazi salute? After all, American children in the 1930s were taught to make the exact same gesture while pledging allegiance to the US flag!

You need to study history more to understand why this is such a tempest in a teapot. In 1933 WW2 was still 6 years away. Hitler had just started the revival of Germany's economy. It was called the German Miracle and it worked so well that Hitler was TIME Magazine's Man of the Year in 1938. In 1930, Germany looked good! To everyone! But behind the scenes, bankers in Britain and the US realized that the German Miracle was based on Hitler's shutting down the private central bank imposed on Germany by the treaty of Versailles at the end of WW1, and issuing a government currency that freed the German people from usury paid to the private bankers. As a result, of course Germany was going to be an economic powerhouse no nation still enslaved to a private central bank could possibly compete with. The private central bankers were worried that the people of other nations would see how well Germany was doing and want to free themselves of the private central bankers as well. In 1933 the private central bankers organized a global boycott against Germany, trying to crush this upstart who thought he could run a country by creating his own money (the same reason they supported the Confederacy to destroy Lincoln's Greenbacks) . In 1936, Winston Churchill started arguing for a new war with Germany in British Radio broadcasts. All that was needed was to provoke Germany into an overt move that could be used as a pretext to blame Germany for the war, much as Germany had been made the villain in WW1, which was actually between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.

Jul 19 09:42

Netanyahu Goes NUTS Over The Iran Deal

It wouldn’t be the first time he’s gone nuts either.

Earlier in the year, we picked out the top 10 points from Netanyahu’s speech to congress proving he had gone completely mad. He’s apparently out to go one better now the Iran Deal has passed, claiming that we can’t allow Iran to ‘have their yellow cake and eat it too’. Hilarious…

Despite the sane among us seeing the deal as a world historic moment that could mark the beginning of an incredibly prosperous relationship with Iran, Netanyahu has a lot of problems with the deal. Hillary Clinton has put on a facade of contentment, underlined with a promise to essentially go to war with Iran if things go sour.

In the following video, Trends Forecaster Gerald Celente explains exactly why Netanyahu has gone NUTS over the Iran deal…

Jul 19 09:40

WOAH!! Largest Gun Grab EVER 4.2 Million Americans to be Disarmed Or Denied

Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many Social Security recipients are perfectly fine, but choose to let a financial planner handle their bills for convenience' sake. And when was the last time you saw a 70-year old do a mass shooting?

Jul 19 09:37

UK says it's once again illegal to rip CDs for personal use

Brits: we hope you enjoyed that brief, glorious year of legal media ripping, because you're once again flouting the law. In the wake of a challenge from the music industry, the UK's High Court has overturned regulation that allowed format shifting (such as ripping CDs and DVDs) for the sake of personal use. Supposedly, the government was in the wrong when it didn't implement compensation for copyright holders when you dumped those albums and movies on to your hard drive. Officials could reintroduce exceptions, but they'd have to take a different tack if they want these measures to survive.

Jul 19 09:18

Which countries still need to approve a Greek bailout – and how will they vote?

Greece may have voted to authorise the deal but it also needs to be approved by other eurozone parliaments before any funds are released

Jul 19 09:18

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over 'Kafkaesque' Harassment

"I'm filing this lawsuit because the government uses the U.S. border to bypass the rule of law," Poitras said. "This simply should not be tolerated in a democracy. I am also filing this suit in support of the countless other less high-profile people who have also been subjected to years of Kafkaesque harassment at the borders. We have a right to know how this system works and why we are targeted."

Poitras has spoken openly about her harassment at U.S. borders, which included reportedly being placed on the government's No Fly List after returning home from filming My Country, My Country, a 2006 documentary which profiled Iraqi critics of the U.S. occupation.

She has also had her laptop, camera, mobile phone, and reporter notebooks seized and their contents copied, according to the suit. On one occasion, Poitras was allegedly threatened with handcuffing for taking notes during her detention, as border agents said her pen could be used as a weapon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But all those NSA people who violated the highest laws of the land, the Bill of Rights, got raises and promotions, even though the NSA can't actually find any real criminals or terrorists!

Jul 19 09:13

ONE MOTHER LOOKS BACK AT LAST YEAR’S EID IN GAZA

Um Bilal al-Ghoul found it difficult to celebrate the Eid holiday this year, after she lost most of her family to Israeli air strikes a year ago during last summer’s devastating Gaza war.

Last summer’s war was the third in Gaza in six years, and by far the deadliest and most destructive of the three.

Jul 19 09:12

Israel and U.S. Will Cooperate on Cybersecurity

The U.S. deputy secretary of Homeland Security and the top Israeli official handling cybersecurity cosigned a statement committing to U.S-Israel cooperation in the area.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is now legal for Israel's hackers to wreck US websites.

Jul 19 09:08

Martin Martinez: 3 Children, 2 Adults Slain In California Home, Martinez ‘Armed And Dangerous’

Police in California are hunting tonight for 30-year-old Modesto resident Martin Martinez in connection with what appears to be a gruesome and horrifying mass slaying in a home located on Nob Hill Court in the Central Valley city of about 200,000.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But since Martinez doesn't fit the "Muslim Jihadist" or "Gun-loving Southern White Boy" mold (and worse, validates Trump's comments) there will be scant mentioning of this by ABCNNBBCBSFOX! That would, after all, be politically incorrect!

Jul 19 08:37

Aloha, summer! Snowstorm hits Hawaiian volcano (TIMELAPSE)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"That's not snow! That's global warming dust!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Jul 19 06:30

Bankruptcy of the planet accelerates – 24 Nations currently facing debt crisis

As you are about to see, there are 24 nations that are currently facing a full-blown debt crisis

Jul 19 06:11

QSB suspends sale of silver, demand crushes supply

Several SGT report readers alerted us to this one: Quality Silver Bullion announced this weekend that at least for the immediate future, they are no longer taking any new orders for PHYSICAL silver or gold.

Jul 19 06:03

Forced water cut-offs begin in California as drought-stricken state’s leaders consider depopulation program

In Detroit, the city is cutting off water to residents who are months delinquent on paying their bills. In California, water is being cut off by various levels of government because there is less and less of it to go around.

Jul 19 04:36

Argentine president invokes Shylock in perceived anti-Semitic slur

Kirchner tells students to study Shakespeare villain to better understand debt crisis; local Jewish leaders and ADL outraged.

Jul 19 04:29

More than 2,800 people are dead in Yemen – so why aren’t we outraged?

In the summer of 2014, our screens were inundated with videos of the carnage from the streets of Gaza. The European media was outraged, and the sense of moral urgency was amplified across social media. Similar outrage greeted the destruction of UNESCO heritage sites in both Iraq and Syria with the condemnation of Islamic State’s barbarism reaching a crescendo when it overtook Syria’s majestic city of Palmyra.

Compare this coverage to the almost universal silence on the ongoing war in Yemen, which is largely absent from our TV screens, Facebook and Twitter trending topics sections and the front pages of broadsheet papers.

Jul 19 02:45

Tsipras Boots Syriza's Left from Government

Former financial minister Yanis Varoufakis warns that new reforms will "go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever."

Jul 19 02:39

Sweden Ponders NATO Membership

Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises as an element of its anti-Russia policy. It will increase the number of training events with NATO, including those on Swedish NATO territory, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told Dagens Nyheter on June 26.

Jul 19 02:24

Russia Vetoes "Genocide"

I love Russia’s vetoes. Sparse, strong, hard hits, they mark the limits of the Empire’s power. They said “No”, and Zimbabwe remained at peace, its old maverick Robert Mugabe still alive and kicking and proposing Obama his hand in marriage. They said “No”, and Burma could grow at its own pace. They said “No”, and Syria… well, Syria still suffers immensely, but it was not destroyed by the Sixth Fleet. All US vetoes are similar, – usually for Israel; Russia’s vetoes are fewer and evenly spread. The recent Russian veto (last week) stopped misuse of this terrible cliché “genocide”, and this is a good thing. It would be good to ban this word altogether.

Jul 19 02:09

Was Afghanistan’s Invasion Also Based on Lies? It's Time for a Real Investigation

There appears to be a bigger lie than “weapons of mass destruction.” It’s not simply that the illegal invasion of Iraq was based on lies, but that the entire “war on terrorism” is likely based on lies.

We were told by our government that Afghanistan was invaded for giving shelter to Osama bin Laden, who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Mainstream press have pushed this so repeatedly that “9/11? and “Osama bin Laden” have become interchangeable.

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