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Dec 04 17:01

Israel Just Jailed An 11-Month-Old Child

11-month-old Balqis Ghawadra just became the youngest prisoner in the world, when Israeli authorities jailed her after visiting her father in Eshel Israeli prison in occupied Beer Sheva.

Balqis was arrested alongside her sister and mother on November 26, 2014, as they arrived for a long awaited visit with the children’s father.

Dec 04 16:44

Gov’t and ISP’s Master Plan for Throttling Online News Sites

In any forward operating theater of any war, the first battle to be waged is for the control of information, and hence, the US and other government have contingencies in place to block or obscure online news sources by way of regional internet hubs.

The idea is simple: keep citizens from seeing any alternative reporting or analysis in times of crisis or domestic strife, and to reinforce the corporate monopoly of information and commentary by state-sanctioned, or ‘trusted news sources’ only, namely, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, MSNBC and CNN.

A number of top alternative news site (including this one) have noticed that our website has been offline in certain regions at certain times. Others have noticed, and documented, the same observations.

Dec 04 16:33

It’s official: America is now No. 2

Hang on to your hats, America.

And throw away that big, fat styrofoam finger while you’re about it.

There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just say it: We’re no longer No. 1. Today, we’re No. 2. Yes, it’s official. The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet.

It just happened — and almost nobody noticed.

Dec 04 16:29

Las Vegas Makes It Illegal to Feed Homeless in Parks

Las Vegas, whose homeless population has doubled in the past decade to about 12,000 people in and around the city, joins several other cities across the country that have adopted or considered ordinances limiting the distribution of charitable meals in parks. Most have restricted the time and place of such handouts, hoping to discourage homeless people from congregating and, in the view of officials, ruining efforts to beautify downtowns and neighborhoods.

But the Las Vegas ordinance is believed to be the first to explicitly make it an offense to feed “the indigent.”

Dec 04 15:18

New York Times propagandists exposed: Finally, the truth about Ukraine and Putin emerges

It has been a long and lonely winter defending the true version of events in Ukraine, but here comes the sun. We now have open acknowledgment in high places that Washington is indeed responsible for this mess, the prime mover, the “aggressor,” and finally this term is applied where it belongs. NATO, once again, is revealed as causing vastly more trouble than it has ever prevented.

Washington, it is now openly stated, has been wrong, wrong, wrong all along. The commentaries to be noted do not take on the media, but I will, and in language I use advisedly. With a few exceptions they are proven liars, liars, liars — not only conveying the official version of events but willfully elaborating on it off their own bats.

Dec 04 14:47

Sears to accelerate closings, shutter 235 stores

Sears shares fell Thursday, after the struggling department store announced an adjusted net loss of $296 million—in line with the updated guidance it gave in November.

The retailer also said it's accelerating the number of stores it plans to close this year, boosting its list from the 130 underperforming stores it announced in its second-quarter earnings release, to a total of 235 stores.

Analysts called the move a step in the right direction for the company, which has been tapping into its real estate in creative ways to compensate for downward-spiraling sales. Still, they said the haircut won't be enough on its own to turn the tide at Sears, adding that it needs to close even more stores—and figure out how to become profitable.

Dec 04 14:45

RETAIL CHAINS ON DEATHWATCH

Here, four retailers with years of sales declines that could use a good holiday season:

Dec 04 14:02

North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love it!

Dec 04 14:00

“Hell No”: Garner’s Wife Won’t Forgive as Protests Mount Over Choking Death

Ultimately, the rather clear case of excessive force and abuse of power by police – who were after Garner on a tax matter – will be mixed up in the larger national wave of increasingly racially divided politics.

The controversial decision comes only a week after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, which led to riots, outrage and a media storm in Ferguson and beyond. However, the Brown case was much less clear cut, while video makes clear that Eric Garner was a victim who didn’t not deserve death. He did not resist arrest, and his alleged crime was too petty to cost him his life:

Dec 04 13:44

Police Clear Largest Homeless Encampment In America

Police and social services in Silicon Valley are starting to clear away what likely had been the nation's largest homeless encampment.

Animal control and a construction contractor are also helping dismantle the square-mile site that once was home to more than 200 homeless people, San Jose homelessness response manager Ray Bramson said.

People living in the camp, known as The Jungle, were told Monday they must be out by Thursday or face arrest for trespassing. The encampment stands in stark contrast to its surrounding area in the heart of the Silicon Valley, a region leading the country for job growth, income, innovation and venture capital.

Dec 04 13:13

Israel confiscates 231 dunams from West Bank villages

Israel has issued new military orders to confiscate and ban the use of tens of dunams of the Palestinian land west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, Safa news agency reported yesterday.

A Safa correspondent said that yesterday morning; Palestinians found copies of the Israeli orders at the entrance of the Palestinian village of Rantis.

The orders included information telling the villagers that the Israeli army had confiscated 231 dunams from the villages of Rantis, Shuqba, Qibya and Badras for security reasons. They told the villagers to appeal against the decision or claim compensation.

According to Safa, the land which is being confiscated is located along the Separation Wall. The agency believes that it will be used to widen the Wall.

Dec 04 12:54

House votes to block Obama amnesty amid escalating constitutional clash

House Republicans rebuked President Obama Thursday over his deportation amnesty, voting almost exclusively along party lines to try to nullify his new policy, and further escalating what’s quickly become a full-blown constitutional crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, while newsworthy, worthless. Even if the Senate concurs on the Bill, Obama can veto it. The House lacks a veto-proof majority on this. The proper course of action Congress should take is impeachment, but that would put Biden in the White House with the advantage of being an incumbent going into 2016, which is why I predict the GOP will not consider impeachment and let the Democrats sink with the President for the next two years.

Dec 04 12:45

Extreme Cold Warnings for Ontario Far North

The far north of Ontario is being plunged into the deep freeze. For Fort Severn, the forecast is calling for a few clouds tonight. Winds will be northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming light this evening. Low minus 34. Wind chill minus 46.

Dec 04 12:44

Cold weather pushes shelter use to capacity

Cold weather shelters are packed to capacity and numbers of people seeking shelter are up over previous years.

Dec 04 12:44

BEX ALERT* - Nancy’s Almanac, Dec. 4, 2014: It’s cold; Where’s your global warming?

If it’s so cold, goes the reasoning, how could global warming be real?

University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist Ken Dewey has had a succinct answer for years now: “It’s called global warming, not Nebraska warming.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the Carbonazis are back to the "It may be freezing where YOU are, but trust us, the rest of the Earth is an oven" excuse.

* For those who have been writing in and asking what "BEX" means, it is a reader-created contraction for "Bovine EXcrement", signifying an obvious piece of crap coming from the corporate media.

Dec 04 12:40

Cold snap puts Extreme Weather Protocol into effect

Thanks to a recent bout of cold weather, the Extreme Weather Protocol has been put into effect, helping the homeless population of the Comox Valley who have a hard time staying dry and warm.

In times of extreme weather, an extra 30 shelter beds will be made available through the Northgate Foursquare Church.

The protocol goes into effect when temperatures are near zero with rainfall, where there is sleet/freezing rain, snow accumulation, sustained high winds or temperatures are at or below -2C.

Dec 04 12:40

November 2014 finishes Top 10 Coldest across parts of Northern Ohio

Yes, you knew it was cold in November across Northern Ohio. The numbers prove it. In fact, November finished in the Top 10 COLDEST Novembers for some of the major cities across the region.

For Cleveland, November was FRIGID! The average temperature for the month was 37.1 degrees. That's a whopping 6.8 degrees below average for Novembers here. This ties 1910 for the 8th COLDEST November on Record in Cleveland.

19.4 inches of snow fell at Hopkins Airport during November 2014. That makes this past month the fourth SNOWIEST November on Record!

Mansfield's average temperature was 36 degrees... 5.3 degrees below average for the month. That's good enough for the No. 7 spot in the Top 10 COLDEST Novembers on record.

Dec 04 12:33

US sending armored vehicles into Eastern Europe to deter Russia

The US Army plans to bolster US armored presence and keep rotations of American troops in Eastern Europe to provide “deterrence against Russian aggression.”

Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges, the new Army commander in Europe, said that 100 Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles would be deployed into Eastern Europe.

Dec 04 12:20

Mexican criminal aliens stealing Puerto Rican identities ignored by media

In the past, whenever an American citizen or a police officer complained that there are illegal aliens from Latin American countries impersonating Puerto Ricans in order to avoid arrest and deportation, he or she would be met with ridicule and contempt by politicians and their cohorts inhabiting the nation's newsrooms. But now that a case has gone through the criminal justice system and adjudication was completed on Wednesday, the same journalists -- many of whom work at the nation's major news outlets --and politicians are ignoring the story, according to a former New York police detective, who was one of the first Puerto Rican first-grade detectives in city history.

Dec 04 12:00

White House confirms failed secret mission to rescue American held by al Qaeda

The Obama administration revealed Thursday that a secret mission launched by U.S. forces inside Yemen last month failed to rescue American Luke Somers — held hostage by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula since September 2013.

White House officials said President Obama personally authorized the mission to rescue the 33-year-old Mr. Somers, the lone American among roughly a dozen hostages held by the extremist group, known by the acroynym AQAP.

Dec 04 11:10

Russia's Central Bank Hit by Accusations of Sabotaging Ruble

The Prosecutor General's Office is looking into the Central Bank's operations after a ruling party lawmaker accused it being an "enemy of the country" by supposedly driving down the ruble and plotting "evil" against Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ahh, those central bankers stick together!

Dec 04 10:55

BDS is working! Sign the HP Pledge

Hewlett Packard (HP) is best known for producing our printers and laptops. But it is also complicit in Israel’s brutal occupation of Palestine and grave breaches of international law. HP provides Israel with specialised technologies which are integral to Israel’s system of oppression of the Palestinian people. HP provides the Israeli navy’s IT infrastructure. The Israeli navy is used to bombard Gaza and enforce the illegal blockade from the sea.

Dec 04 10:51

Tulsa cop accused of killing his daughter's boyfriend while off duty retired and got $162,000 severance

Pension board records show a Tulsa police officer accused of killing his daughter’s boyfriend retired from the force last month and collected a $162,000 pension in a lump-sum payment.

While state law would prevent officers convicted of felonies from collecting monthly payments, the state Police Pension and Retirement Board won’t be able to reclaim Shannon Kepler’s lump-sum payment if he is convicted.

“Our position is that we haven’t been able to do that. We are going by kind of the plain reading of the statutes,” said board executive director Steven Snyder.

Dec 04 10:49

A THREE MINUTE EXPERIMENT IN RACISM …. A MUST WATCH

The cancer is spreading. Ferguson was bad enough, New York isn’t much better …. this is how it starts;

Dec 04 10:47

Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.

The directive contains noncontroversial provisions on support to civilian fire and emergency services, special events and the domestic use of the Army Corps of Engineers.

The troubling aspect of the directive outlines presidential authority for the use of military arms and forces, including unarmed drones, in operations against domestic unrest.

Dec 04 09:58

Two Egyptian artists accused of treason for criticising Sisi

Egyptian Attorney General Judge Hisham Barakat yesterday ordered actor Khaled Abol Naga and singer Mohammed Attia to be investigated for charges of espionage and treason following public criticism of President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, the Anadolu Agency quoted a judicial source as saying.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have always wanted to walk in the Valley of the Kings but as of now, Egypt just fell off my bucket list!

Dec 04 09:34

UK weather: Snow set to fall and temperatures plunge as gritters put on alert

A bitter Arctic blast from Iceland is expected to see temperatures plummet to as low as -6C in parts of the country - colder than Moscow

Dec 04 09:31

ECB 'steps up' plans for more stimulus measures

The European Central Bank (ECB) has "stepped up" plans for more stimulus measures aimed at revitalising the eurozone economy, bank president Mario Draghi has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meaning they will print up more money to give to the banks to lend to the people at interest!

Dec 04 09:28

'Where are they going to go? We can't magic up homes for them': As the police move in to clear the squalid Silicon Valley homeless camp, charities fear that its 300 former residents will just set up another camp

Dilapidated, muddy and squalid though it was, it was all they had to call home.

And today signaled the end for more than 300 residents of a shantytown known as the 'The Jungle' - who have been forced out of their makeshift abodes and underground homes.

But with many having nowhere else to go, charities say the evacuated residents will simply set up camp elsewhere.

Its location is of note - at the heart of opulent Silicon Valley, home to tech giants Google, Apple and Facebook, and its dismantling has stirred up controversy.

Dec 04 09:12

Congress Agrees to Troop Pay, BAH Cuts in Budget Compromise

Service members next year will be paying more for prescriptions bought off base, getting less of a housing subsidy and a picking up a smaller pay raise under an agreement reached between Senate and House lawmakers.

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Dec 04 09:02

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

The truth is that far from being the poor victim it likes to portray itself as, Israel is in fact the most aggressive and belligerent nation in the region, having invaded pretty much everyone it shares a border with.

The following maps show just who is wiping who off of the map!

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Dec 04 09:01

Israeli warships 'shell Gaza coast,' critically injure fisherman

A Palestinian fisherman was critically injured on Wednesday after Israeli warships fired several shells toward the coast near Gaza City, a union official said.

Nizar Ayyash, head of the Gaza fishermen's union, told Ma'an that fisherman Fakher Nizar Abu Riyaleh, 32, was critically injured in the head by shrapnel from Israeli shells.

Abu Riyaleh was taken to al-Shifa hospital for treatment.

An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an she was not familiar with any shells fired at the Gaza City coast.

Dec 04 09:01

Punitive Israeli House Demolitions

Since June 1967, Israel demolished over 48,000 Palestinian houses and other structures. Dispossessing occupants.

Dec 04 09:00

Even the Israeli president says Israel is 'sick' and has forgotten how to be human

Israel has declared itself a Jewish nation-state belonging to Jews around the world but not its own citizens, who awkwardly happen to include over 1.5 million Palestinians.

Dec 04 08:58

Christian Pastor Wants 'Aids-Free World By Christmas' Through Mass Extermination Of Gays

An American Baptist pastor has called for the mass killing of all homosexuals and transgender people to bring about an “Aids-free world by Christmas”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clergy like this make Atheism look really good!

Dec 04 08:42

Red Cross exposed as scam in searing investigation published by ProPublica

A pair of massive, once-in-a-generation storms lambasted regions of the U.S., leaving in their wake destruction, some death and havoc. Hundreds of thousands of people were without food, shelter and power, many for weeks on end.

But Americans responded like they always do after such disasters, whether they occur on home soil or abroad: They opened up their pocketbooks and donated to charities ostensibly aimed at helping victims.

In particular, according to a recent investigative report by ProPublica and National Public Radio, Americans sent the Red Cross hundreds of millions of dollars because they believed that their donations would be well used to relieve the suffering of victims pounded by Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac.

It didn't happen. Per the report:

Dec 04 08:40

Ice and winds cause havoc in east and central Europe

Cold weather has been causing havoc in east and central Europe.

In Serbia emergency workers “risked their lives”, according to the electrical grid company EMS, to mend power cables which had been brought down by high winds and ice up to 20 centimetres thick.

Power supplies have finally been restored to the eastern town of Majdanpek, where for three days people had been without electricity, heating or running water.

The local hospital kept going thanks to an emergency generator.

Elsewhere in Europe, there has been similar disruption to daily life.

Dec 04 08:40

HRW: Kiev fails to probe cluster bomb use against Donbass civilians, should invite ICC

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Kiev has failed to investigate its army’s use of prohibited cluster bombs against civilians in the country’s east. It also recommends Kiev invite the International Criminal Court to investigate.

Dec 04 08:37

L E A K E D ! ????Did Time Magazine name Putin "Person of the Year"?

This could be a troll, but it is likely that in the on-line polling, Putin is winning hands-down.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The White House absolutely will not allow TIME to make Putin their man of the year.

Dec 04 08:36

Antarctic Sea Ice Is Actually Thicker Than We Thought

The measurements, covering an area of about 5.4 million square feet (500,000 square meters), were made in 2010 and 2012 using a so-called Autonomous Underwater Vehicle dubbed SeaBED launched off a British and an Australian ship at three sites around the Antarctic Peninsula.

The scientists found sea ice thickness in some places up to about 55 feet (17 meters), with average thickness much less. The findings indicate the ice cover may be thicker in some areas than previously thought.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So basically, the carbonazi claim that the arctic ice caps only look bigger because they are actually very thin but spread out more just cratered!

Dec 04 08:34

Obama administration launched hiring binge of 1,000 permanent staff to implement immigration amnesty ONE DAY after president announced executive actions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services waited less than one day to launch a hiring drive – seeking 1,000 new federal workers – after President Obama announced November 20 that he would act on his own to provide legal papers for millions of illegal immigrants.

Dec 04 08:34

LAPD’s New Catch, Violate and Release Policy

With over 379 arrests, as of now Los Angeles leads the nation in arrests of protesters protesting police brutality and what many people see as state sponsored killing and terrorism of Black and brown people.

Dec 04 08:32

Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit

Bankrupt Detroit’s thousands of empty buildings are being flogged at rock-bottom prices — and Chinese investors are answering the siren call of unbeatable deals, reports NBC News.

Dec 04 08:32

Now that's a useful gadget! Researchers reveal robot that can find, clean and fold your dirty washing (although it does cost $280,000)

It could be the ultimate home help - able to find your dirty clothes, wash them, and even fold them before neatly putting them away.

Researchers at Berkeley today revealed their robotics team has almost cracked the problem.

It can wash and fold clothes, even recognising different items, and folding them all neatly when it's done.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire already wants one! :(

Dec 04 08:25

US citizen hired as finance minister of Ukrainian govt

Ukrainian president says Ukrainian citizens are too corrupt to serve their country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And he should know!

Dec 04 08:25

NYPD Former ‘Cop of the Year’ busted trafficking 10 effin kilos of Coke in Florida

A Queens police officer who once won his precinct’s “Cop of the Year’’ award has been busted on cocaine-trafficking charges, sources said Tuesday.

Officer Philip LeRoy, who works in the 114th Precinct, was nabbed just before midnight Monday in Sunrise City, Fla., with two other men while allegedly buying 10 kilos of cocaine, sources told The Post.

Dec 04 08:24

Peter King says Eric Garner would not have died from chokehold were he not 'so obese'

Rep. Peter King defended a New York City grand jury decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, a white NYPD officer, in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, during an arrest on Staten Island in July.

"You had a 350-pound person who was resisting arrest," King told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "The police were trying to bring him down as quickly as possible. If he had not had asthma and a heart condition and was so obese, almost definitely he would not have died from this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey Peter. Let me put you in a chokehold and see how you do!

Dec 04 08:15

Congress passes watered-down bill on U.S.-Israel ties

Bill doesn't include Israel joining U.S. Visa Waiver Program, something Netanyahu, pro-Israel lawmakers pushed for during almost two years of legislative wrangling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bill gives Israel all kinds of support and access, but what do they whine about? The part they DIDN'T get!

Dec 04 08:13

US, Israel are the only countries to oppose UN ban on weapons in outer space

Israel and the United States were the only two countries to vote against a UN resolution calling for the prevention of an arms race in outer space.

The resolution was among several dealing with international disarmament passed by the General Assembly on 2 December, including one calling on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and bring its rogue nuclear program under international supervision.

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Dec 04 08:07

Hardly A Debate – Gilad Atzmon vs. Geoffrey Alderman

Yesterday I was invited by Press TV to participate in their daily program, ‘The Debate.’ In the last few years I have occasionally participated on the show. Usually I am confronted with banal Hasbara mouthpieces. I tend to demolish their arguments within the first round of questions.

Yesterday, I was asked to debate professor Geoffrey Alderman – an avid Zionist academic. To my great surprise Alderman and I agreed on pretty much everything: we had similar views on Israeli politics, the nature of the Jewish State, Netanyahu's Politics, Netanyahu’s engineered crisis, Jewish Lobby Domination in the West and other topics. Fascinating exchange but hardly a debate.

Dec 04 08:06

U.N. ‘Torture Watchdog’ Group Says U.S. Police Brutality Must Be Stopped

The U.N. Committee against Torture urged the United States concluded that the international body should fully investigate and prosecute police brutality in the United States, including but not limited to shootings of unarmed African American youth, who are statistically more likely to come under police fire, even while unarmed.

Dec 04 08:05

Florida Judge Just Lifted Controversial Ban On Feeding Homeless

The Fort Lauderdale ordinance that has become infamous throughout the world in just one month has now been suspended by a Florida judge.

Broward Circuit Judge Thomas Lynch suspended enforcement of the ordinance restricting the all public feeding of homeless people. But the suspension is only for 30 days so far. During that time, the judge has ordered mediation on the issue.

Dec 04 08:04

White House: Obama Was ‘Speaking Colloquially’ When He Admitted To Violating Constitution

Being White House Press Secretary these days seems to involve doing a lot of back peddaling and trying to persuade the nation that the President meant something completely different to what he actually said.

Such is the case once again this week as Josh Earnest attempted to convince the media that when Obama admitted last week that he was violating the Constitution by acting on his own to “change the law” on immigration, he didn’t literally mean he was changing the law.

Faced with pro-immigration hecklers during a speech in Chicago, a frustrated Obama asked them to stop yelling at him because “I just took an action to change the law,” on immigration.

Dec 04 08:02

Breastfed, Homebirthed Babies Taken Away From Parents For Not Using Hospital

Attorney to court: Charge parents or give babies back

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Dec 04 08:01

BEX ALERT - Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms: report

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cylance is a tiny compny out of Irvine Californbia looking to make a name for itself, and what better way to garner headlines than to claim to have discovered those eeeeeeevil Iranian hackers are a threat!

Dec 04 07:56

NASA postpones test launch of Orion spacecraft due to valve problem

The Orion spacecraft is still to blast off for its first test flight from Cape Canaveral - this time on Friday. NASA's replacement for the retired Shuttle, the Orion may one day take humans to an asteroid or even Mars.

The spacecraft will lift off aboard a Delta IV heavy rocket and will orbit the earth twice before splashing down in the Pacific. The flight, which is to test Orion's performance, will be unmanned. However, the the spacecraft will be loaded with 1,000 sensors to record and measure all aspects of the flight.

Dec 04 07:53

Bombshell: Bombastic Police Chief Mark Kessler Worked With Feds To Bait Patriot Groups

On Tuesday former police chief Mark Kessler appeared on Fox News' The Alan Colmes Show and claimed all the video rants he produced were actually on behalf of the Federal Government. He says he contacted the Joint Terrorism Task Force and he was then put into operation by undisclosed federal agencies to bait patriot groups.

Dec 04 07:51

Utah to seize own land from government, challenge federal dominance of Western states

In an unprecedented challenge to federal dominance of Western state lands, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert in 2012 signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act,” which demands that Washington relinquish its hold on the land, which represents more than half of the state’s 54.3 million acres, by Dec. 31.

Dec 04 07:47

American, Georgian & Lithuanian get key jobs in Ukraine’s new govt

The natives of the US, Georgia and Lithuania were hastily granted Ukrainian citizenship in order to become key ministers in the new government of Ukraine, which was approved by the country’s parliament on Tuesday.

President Poroshenko has also announced he will sign a decree to grant citizenship to foreigners fighting on Kiev’s side in the east of the country.

Dec 04 07:46

FLASHBACK - Safety concerns over Ukraine’s switch to US nuclear fuel played down — official

Mikhail Gashev, the first deputy chairman of the Ukrainian State Inspection of Nuclear Regulations, said last week that he signed three fundamental documents regarding supplies of upgraded nuclear fuel TBC-WR from US company Westinghouse.

According to Gashev “the fuel will be delivered to the South-Ukrainian NPP in December and uploaded into the third power unit of the plant in late December or early January.”

Sergei Kondratyev, a senior expert with the Russian Institute for Energy and Finance, voiced concern last week over the sharp switch from Russian-to US-produced nuclear fuel as it could pose a threat to the safety of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, which were built in the Soviet Union era.

In an interview with ITAR-TASS Kondratyev said that Ukraine’s decision to switch to the US-produced upgraded nuclear fuel did not take into account technical characteristics and peculiarities of the Soviet-built NPPs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This might explain why the recent accident to Ukraine's nuclear power station has not received much attention in the US corporate media.

Dec 04 07:33

Online news sites to be blacked out during next major catastrophic event?

According to what I'm hearing from several sources in my network of contacts, the U.S. government is putting systems in place to black out online news sites like Natural News, Drudge Report, The Blaze and many others. A practice run that took place earlier this week in California has already achieved this result and confirmed the technical ability to make it happen at will.

The recent outage of news sites experienced by internet users in California was reported by this article on BeforeItsNews.com and confirmed by The Washington Times, The Blaze and other sites. The Natural News reader service team also recorded numerous complaints from California users who were unable to reach our website even though our site was fully functional and serving pages worldwide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We got a few complaints here at WRH as well.

Dec 04 07:30

Racing Down the Highway in Stolen Cars.

It is truly impressive how the force of false media can control public perception. Sandy Hook is a good example. When you think about all these staged events, orchestrated by intelligence agencies, with crisis actors and the outrageous numbers of people who must be involved for this to take place and who have obviously sold their souls for money or are kept in silence by fear... it boggles the mind that it can even happen but it does; The Bombing of the Boston Marathon, obviously a government op, all those staged shootings elsewhere. Then there's the phony shooting in Ottawa and that bizarre fabrication in Woolwich. Nothing else besides being a willing automaton for the forces of darkness makes sense and then? There's all the evidence of exactly that.

Dec 04 07:29

Iran seeks post on key U.N. committee, Israel deems it "absurd"

Iran is seeking a senior post on a United Nations committee that decides accreditation of non-governmental organizations, a move that Israel on Tuesday compared to gangster Al Capone running the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Iran was elected to the 19-member committee in April for a four-year term from 2015. The United States and Israel are also members of the committee, which acts as a kind of gatekeeper for rights groups and other NGOs seeking access to U.N. headquarters to lobby and participate in meetings and other events.

Dec 04 07:28

Arabs Are the Michael Browns of Israel

The shooting took place in early November and was captured on video. The assailant, whose skin shade was different from the cops’, was carrying what has been described by the police as a knife, which he used to bang on the window of a parked police car. After a few moments, four officers exited the vehicle, causing the man to turn and walk away quickly. As can be seen in the video, one police officer then shot the man several times in the back. After the shooting, the police dragged the man’s limp body from the street to the police vehicle. He died a short time later.

Scene from an American city? Nope. Try Israel. The victim was 22-year-old Khayr al-Din Hamdan, an Arab-Israeli citizen, and the shooting by Israeli security forces took place in the northern Israeli city of Kafr Kanna. But it sounds disturbingly like too many incidents that happen in America, and in the past week or two, a number of observers have made the comparison.

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