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Dec 10 16:32

Flashback: Hillary Clinton Traveled 956,733 Miles During Her Time as Secretary of State

If you're keeping track at home, that equates to an average of 28 countries per each year of Clinton's tenure. Imagine all the frequent-flier miles!

http://www.aef.org.uk/downloads/Howdoesairtravelcompare.doc

The average mileage for a car in the UK is around 9,000 miles per year (14,500 km). The average fuel consumption of UK cars now is about 32 miles per gallon (13.6 km per litre). This requires about 280 gallons of petrol (1280 litres of petrol) per year, and that generates about 2,940 kilos (2.95 tonnes) of carbon dioxide.

How does UK average car use compare to an air journey? Taking the 1.9 factor into account, a return flight to New York for one person, would produce about the same climate effect as one year's motoring in an average UK car.

Dec 10 16:31

2015 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL COINS SELL OUT



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Dec 10 16:10

War Against the People: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

Stuart Littlewood reviews Jeff Halper’s book, War Against the People, which “exposes the evil intent behind Israel's occupation and creeping annexation” and aims to enable activists to “formulate an effective anti-security and counter-hegemony agenda”.



Dec 10 16:05

Geller: The Third Man

One eyewitness, Sara Abdelmageed, gave extensive detail to Scott Pelley on the CBS Evening News. Here’s the exchange: “I heard shots fired and it was from — you know — an automatic weapon,” Abdelmageed said, “we looked out the window a second set of shots goes off…and we saw a man fall to the floor. Then we just looked and we saw three men dressed in all black, military attire, with vests on. They were holding assault rifles. As soon as they opened up the doors to building three one of them started to shoot into the room.”

Abdelmageed said that she “couldn’t see a face, he had a black hat on — black cargo pants, the kind with the big puffy pockets on the side, long sleeve shirt, gloves, huge assault rifle six magazines I just saw three dressed exactly the same.”

Pelley asked her: “You are certain you saw three men?” Abdelmageed answered: “Yes. It looked like their skin color was white. They look like they were athletic build and they appeared to be tall.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

First Rush Limbaugh questions the official story and now Pamela Geller?!?

Dec 10 15:44

Students Demand Building Called ‘Lynch’ Be Renamed Because of Racial Overtones

Students at a small Pennsylvania college are demanding that administrators rename a building called “Lynch Memorial Hall'' because of the racial overtones of the word “lynch.''

The building is named after Clyde A. Lynch, who was president of Lebanon Valley College from 1932 until his death in 1950.

Dec 10 15:43

British trucker is GASSED by gang of migrants desperate to stow away in his lorry at Calais to get to the UK

A British lorry driver has revealed he was gassed by migrants who wanted to hide in his lorry in a desperate bid to get into the UK.

Stephen Paul Morecroft, from Merseyside, said he was targeted as he left his vehicle to go and get food.

The 43-year-old added that the situation in France had changed in the last couple of years and claimed that some of the migrants were now carrying blades, guns and ammunition.

Dec 10 15:31

The Economy Is In Full Recovery, The US Government Wouldn't Lie To You



Dec 10 15:30

PUTIN ACCUSES US OF lSlS OIL COVERUP

Dec 10 15:18

Valerie Jarrett: Obama Finalizing More Gun Control Executive Actions

Here comes more gun control without congressional approval. It is currently being reported that Obama’s advisers are putting the finishing touches on numerous gun control executive orders.

The Obama administration has been busy working on finding ways to tighten gun laws ever since the college shooting in Oregon back in October, according to Valerie Jarrett, who spoke last night at a vigil for Sandy Hook victims.

Dec 10 15:17

FBI Will Finally Start Keeping Track of How Citizens Are Killed by Police

The Director of the FBI admitted in October that it is “ridiculous and embarrassing” that citizen groups and newspapers know more about these deaths than the government does.



Dec 10 15:10

Texas Police Chief Warns Obama That Gun Control Will “Cause A Revolution… You’re Not Our Potentate, Sir”

An East Texas police chief has cautioned the president against trying to enact further gun control measures and called upon all Americans, and particularly those in his tiny town, to arm themselves legally to withstand the threat of terror attacks or mass shootings on U.S. soil.

Police Chief Randy Kennedy sounded off in a video posted to Facebook after President Obama’s recent speech on terrorism, advising him to change his course, stating “if you try to disarm us, sir, then you will cause a revolution in this country to occur.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 10 15:09

Did Linus Pauling Really Get It Right Regarding Vitamin C’s Healing Powers?

Vitamin C is well known for its healing powers having a multiple of health benefits. Health benefits include its ability as an antioxidant to mop up those electron hungry free radicals capable of doing much oxidative damage to the body in the long-term. Thus, Vitamin C has an effective role in disease prevention…



Dec 10 14:51

HOT BREAKING: High-Yield Fund Blocks Investor Withdrawals

Prepare for panic in the junk bond market.

Dec 10 14:46

MOSCOW: Our military helicopters did not fly even close to the border with Georgia

Moscow has rejected accusations by Georgia that its military helicopters twice violated the airspace of the country.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of RF, General Igor Konashenkov, pointed out that Russian military helicopters were not even flying in recent days along the border with Georgia.

"Our planes are over the past 24 hours even approached the border of Georgia. It is indicative that the military leadership in Tbilisi in their call charges to some unnamed "locals" from the village Mereti-Zardijantkari who allegedly saw something and it entrusted the Ministry of Defense in Tbilisi.

Konashenkov simultaneously advised "the Georgian colleagues that" next time - when they eventually accused Russia of some offer any evidence, and it would be best - data of "objective control". Radar recordings or unmanned aircraft.

Dec 10 14:11

Renowned American Military Expert Explains How Turkey Ambushed Russia’s Su-24

Pierre Sprey, one of the brainchilds behind two of America's most successful fighter aircraft, the F-16 and A-10, explains in detail how the Turks set up an ambush for Russia's Su-24



Dec 10 13:51

Goldman Sachs CEO: "It's Our Job To Accelerate And Lead The Trend Towards Fighting 'Climate Change'

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein is determined to be a leader in fighting 'climate change' and has released a number of videos discussing the company's 'updated Environmental Policy Framework, highlighting our expanded target to deploy $150 billion to finance clean energy by 2025.'

Dec 10 13:49

Strippers Suffering From Low Oil Prices

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I first saw the headline I thought .... ummmmm, never mind what I thought! :)

Dec 10 13:48

Huge fire erupts at Moscow factory

A huge blaze has erupted in a five-storied building on the grounds of a machinery plant in northwest Moscow, producing flames rising into sky.

The fire engulfed the area of some 15,000 square meters, Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

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Ever notice that when any nation gets on the US' bad side they start having major industrial accidents?


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Dec 10 13:36

Connecticut Governor To Sign Executive Order Banning Gun Sales To Americans On "Watchlists"

Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to sign the first executive order in the nation to ban the sales of guns to people on government watch lists.

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You can be placed on a watch list if you are ...

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”

7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”

8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”

9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of the environment and/or animals”

10. “Anti-Gay”

11. “Anti-Immigrant”

12. “Anti-Muslim”

13. “The Patriot Movement”

14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”

15. Members of the Family Research Council

16. Members of the American Family Association

17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union'”

18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol

19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform

20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition

21. Members of the Christian Action Network

22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”

23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”

24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21

25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps

26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”

27. The militia movement

28. The sovereign citizen movement

29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”

30. Anyone that “complains about bias”

31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”

32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”

33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”

34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”

35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”

36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”

37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”

38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”

39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”

40. “Militia or unorganized militia”

41. “General right-wing extremist”

42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.

43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”

44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”

45. Those that are “anti-global”

46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”

47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”

48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”

49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”

50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”

51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”

52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”

53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”

54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”

55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”

56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”

57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”

58. “Rightwing extremists”

59. “Returning veterans”

60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”

61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”

62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”

63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”

64. “Anti-abortion activists”

65. Those that are against illegal immigration

66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner

67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations

68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”

69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr

70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)

71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies

72. Evangelical Christians

Dec 10 13:12

THE U.S. SCHOOL THAT TRAINS DICTATORS & DEATH SQUADS

On November 22, thousands gathered at the gates of Fort Benning, GA at the 25th annual protest of the School of the Americas to memorialize the tens of thousands of people who lost their lives at the hands of the U.S. Empire’s brutally repressive juntas it used to rule Latin America by force.

Dec 10 13:04

ISRAEL SHIPPED $400K IN GOLD TO NORTH KOREA DESPITE UN BAN

Israel shipped in recent years $400,000 in gold to North Korea in defiance of a UN ban, it emerged in a hearing of the Knesset Economics Committee on Wednesday. Israel was required to give explanations for the exports. The committee approved Wednesday the import and export order regarding the regulation of export goods to North Korea and forbidding luxury exports, as per UN Security Council Resolution 1718, adopted in 2006.

Dec 10 12:56

InfoWars article on Sandy Hook book ban scrubbed – even from Google cache

After Amazon pulled the book, Alex Jones’ InfoWars noticed – and published this article exposing Amazon’s book ban.

But within hours after that article was published, InfoWars suddenly deleted it from the Web. The InfoWars article simply vanished – without explanation.

This left onlookers wondering who removed the InfoWars article – and why.

Fortunately, some web services save copies of material. Thus, the deleted InfoWars article was recovered – in its entirety – from a copy stored by Google Cache:

As folks reacted to this curious censorship (by Amazon; then by InfoWars), the Google Cache copy of the InfoWars article was suddenly deleted as well – replaced with this “404 Error” message.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many of the recent DOS attacks on my server specifically target the PDF of "Nobody died at Sandy Hook." Everyone needs to save a local copy of this book, as it is clear the government trying to ban it!

UPDATE: No sooner had I posted this than DOS attacks against the PDF of "Nobody died at Sandy Hook" resumed. This is a call to Rivero's Rangers to take your copy of the PDF, email it to ten friends, and ask them to forward it to ten of their friends, who will then send it along to ten more friends and so forth.

There is clearly something in here the government is terrified of!

Dec 10 12:04

Universal Vaccinations For Children Will Be Overseen By Committee Which Accepts Vaccine Manufacturer Monies

A House of Representatives Bill, short titled “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015,” has been referred to the Subcommittee on Health and is awaiting committee action. HR 2232 was introduced by Frederica Wilson, Democrat from Florida and is largely modeled on the California student vaccination act, which was signed into law by Governor…



Dec 10 12:01

The shrinking impact of mainstream media

The media deny this, but their denials — indeed, the very idea that the way to address this matter is to deny or contest it — change nothing. The bottom line is that perhaps one-half of the potential audience for these media outlets holds negative opinions about them.

Dec 10 11:56

Azerbaijani tanks shell breakaway region killing one: rebels

- Azerbaijani tanks on Wednesday shelled positions in the breakaway Nagorno Karabakh region for the first time in more than 20 years, the rebel defence ministry said, as Armenia arrested a former army officer accused of spying for its archfoe.

Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a bloody conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh territory in the 1990s before reaching a tenuous ceasefire in 1994 but they have not signed a peace deal and clashes erupt regularly.

The ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan enjoys the backing of the Armenian authorities.

"For the first time since the ceasefire, Azerbaijan has used tanks on the Karabakh frontline," killing one soldier, the rebel defence ministry said in a statement.

"Some 1,500 shots were fired from tanks and grenade-launchers," the statement added.

Azerbaijan offered a different version of events, saying Armenia had fired mortar rounds at settlements in Azerbaijan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another tinder box, just waiting for a match to explode it.

And if Moscow is supporting Armenia in this issue (as it has many troops and military supplies here), is the US arming and supporting Azerbaijan in making this move now, to generate yet another proxy war against Russia?

As reported in April, 2015 at www.nationalinterest.com:

Diplomacy is barely keeping the lid on a conventional war in Ukraine; from Nigeria to the Fertile Crescent war is about as common as peace. But to make accurate predictions about tomorrow’s conflicts, we need to look away from the preoccupations of the moment and turn our attention to the places that trouble is festering unnoticed. To that end, let me introduce readers to my choice for 2015’s sleeper hotspot: Nagorno-Karabakh. What is it that makes Nagorno-Karabakh particularly dangerous? First, there is virtually no room for compromise between the two sides: Azerbaijan refuses to settle for anything less than full control of the entire area, while Armenia will not countenance anything more than a purely symbolic restoration of Azeri sovereignty. It is difficult to imagine Azerbaijan surrendering its claim to almost one-fifth of Azerbaijan’s official territory for any reason. Azeri President Ilham Aliyev continues to assert Azerbaijan’s claim with increasing forcefulness. Armenia is also unlikely to relinquish any land, because Nagorno-Karabakh effectively increases the size of Armenian territory by one-third, which is very valuable for a small, thin and landlocked nation with little strategic depth and historic enemies on almost all sides. The Karabakh conflict is a zero-sum game.

I could find no specific evidence of Azerbaijan buying weapons from the US government, but the reason for this may be that the UK is taking care of this for the US; please note, as documented at https://www.caat.org.uk/issues/arms-fairs/dsei/it-starts-here/azerbaijan from November of this year, that Azerbaijan was invited, directly by the British government,to their Arms Fair:

Issues Arms Fairs DSEI It Starts Here It starts here - Azerbaijan and DSEI 2015 Three uniformed police officers holding back a protester Police repression in Azerbaijan, 2012 Emma Hughes of Platform on Azerbaijan's invitation to DSEI 2015 So our government have invited Azerbaijan to attend the London Arms Fair. To those of us who know people fighting for democracy in Azerbaijan it doesn't come as a surprise. The Aliyev family have been in power in Azerbaijan since the early 1990s. In 2003 Heydar Aliyev died and was replaced by his son Ilham Aliyev ensuring the continuation of this brutal dynasty. The family have ruled through a combination, of rigged elections, a tightly controlled media and a determination to stamp out dissent – which means anyone who opposes the government is likely to find themselves in a cell or a hospital. The Aliyev's rule has been cemented by the oil company BP. In 1994 the British oil company signed a deal with the Azerbaijani government that allowed them to extract oil from beneath the Caspian sea. known as the Contract of the century this deal bought huge wealth and influence to the Aliyevs. One government over whom they have the most influence are the UK who for twenty years have been cheer leaders for the Aliyev regime. What will be on Azerbaijan's shopping list at the arms fair? A personal shopper from Hacking Team might have some suggestions...Hacking Team work with governments and corporations to increase their surveillance capability. This means monitoring the communications of internet users, deciphering encrypted files and emails, recording skype conversations and remotely activating microphones and cameras. The company has been heavily criticised for providing their products to governments with seriously shady human rights records. They'll no doubt find some more at the Arms fair – including an old customer – the Aliyev regime. Azerbaijan's invite comes on the back of a terrible crackdown in the country that has seen lawyers, activists, journalists, politicians, historians, bloggers and human rights defenders imprisoned, including Platform allies like the talented human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev and the charismatic democracy activist Rasul Jafarov. In August the peace activist Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus were sentenced to 8.5 and 7 years respectively. Both Leyla and Arif are in extremely poor health. There are growing concerns they will die in jail. And just over a week ago investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil was imprisoned for seven and a half years

So the bottom line here is that the UK is pimping its war wears to a country with a human rights record JUST to the right of that of Attila the Hun, and we are surprised to see this kind of aggression against Nagorno Karabakh right now, when Azerbaijan understands that brand new instruments of death and destruction are on their way, courtesy of the British government, and their weapons manufacturers?!?

I have long since abandoned the notion of "coincidence" when it comes to geopolitics.

Dec 10 11:42

WaPo Map of 2015 mass shootings with Muslim incidents in red.

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LINK FIXED - I'll bet you were surprised, given the corporate media focus on the Muslim incidents!

Dec 10 11:20

Russia asks: Why is Turkey bombing Kurds in Syria who are US allies?

Why has Turkey been bombing the Kurdish forces in Syria that the United States considers allies in the war with ISIS, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked in an interview with reporters Wednesday.

Speaking to Italian journalists, Lavrov said that the Kurds were the most effective fighters on the ground, the Russian Sputnik news agency reported.

Turkey considers "these Kurdish militias as enemies. So we need to understand how Turkey, as a member of the US-led coalition, is fulfilling its duties?” Lavrov said.

“Why is Turkey not bombing terrorists -- if it is bombing them at all -- but also the Kurds, who are considered to be potential US allies?" he asked.

Turkey is an important NATO ally, yet it has allowed what amounts to open trade and movement across its borders to jihadis in Syria and Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Erdogan believes his government can do anything it likes, and with impunity, as a NATO member, because it has been enabled as the "picador' by the US against Russia, hoping that Russia will make a stupid move and respond militarily, rather than diplomatically.

And so far, that thinking has failed utterly. Putin, a master chess player, has so far out-thought, and out-maneuvered Obama in everything he has done here that it is almost embarrassing; it is as though the White House, Pentagon, and State Department have collectively engaged in "magical thinking" to get Al-Assad out of Damascus and institute regime change.

But as long as Russia remains in Syria, and gets rid of all the jihadists (including those funded, trained and supported by the US government, like ISIS), Al-Assad is going absolutely nowhere, thank you very much.

Dec 10 11:18

FIRST STEP for Puerto Rican Bailout

Dec 10 11:12

ONE YEAR AFTER THE SENATE TORTURE REPORT, NO ONE’S READ IT AND IT MIGHT BE DESTROYED

One year ago today, the Senate Intelligence Committee published a highly redacted executive summary of its investigation into the CIA’s torture and rendition program. The 525-page summary was shocking in many of its details, revealing the torture and rape of detainees held in CIA custody and encompassing treatment far in excess of even the torture techniques formally authorized by the Bush administration.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, Justice Department: I want to read this, as do so many of my brother and sister Americans, who really want to know what has been done with our tax dollars, and in our names.

Where can I buy this, please?!? This country, and the world needs to know what was done here!!



Dec 10 11:11

American Indian Activist, Poet John Trudell Passes On

John Trudell, an American Indian poet, actor, spoken word artist, and political activist well-known for his involvement with the radical Red Power movement of the 1960s and 1970s, died on Tuesday. After a battle with cancer, Trudell died in Santa Clara County, located in Northern California, at the age of 69.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

John played a major role in the film, "Thunderheart."

Dec 10 11:07

Rush Limbaugh - A San Bernardino Cover-Up?

"And I do remember the first reports, there were three shooters and they were all decked out in camouflage gear, all black, it was a professional hit. In fact, the original stories on this were how unlike terrorism this attack appeared. The three were professionally attired, they had vests on, they didn't want to die. They came in, they shot the place up, and then they got out, and they escaped. And for a short period of time after the event, nobody knew where they were. And so the original stories were this could not have been terrorism. This could not have been Islamic extremism because they claim victory, they die for the 72 virgins, they martyr themselves, they die in the event. These people didn't want to die. They didn't want to get caught. They just ran around, they got away, very professional. That was the first substantive report that I remember getting, including with the third shooter. "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Rush Limbaugh starts to question the official story, you know the government in trouble!

Dec 10 11:05

Number of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons doubles

Marah Bakir, 16, was leaving school in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on 12 October when she was shot and injured by Israeli police. They allege she intended to stab an officer.

However, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that Marah had been walking with a friend when they were harassed by an Israeli who accused her of being a “terrorist.” Witnesses said police quickly surrounded her and opened fire four or five times.

Marah is now one of three Palestinian teenage girls held in Ramle prison with Israeli women convicted of criminal offenses.

Filthy cell
The Palestinian rights group Addameer says keeping the girls in this prison amounts to psychological torture because they are isolated from other Palestinian female political prisoners, who are held at Hasharon prison.

The girls live in constant fear and avoid sleeping, the group says. The three are being held in a filthy cell with two bunk beds, a blanket and a mattress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What the Israelis are trying to accomplish, in this treatment of these teens, is psychological ethnic cleansing at its deplorably finest.

The purpose of this Israeli carceration is to create a sense of "learned hopelessness", just as were the torture techniques used at Gitmo and Abu Ghraib.

If the Israelis cannot keep the Palestinian population down, by only allowing Palestinians sub-standard medical care, then the Israels will do their best to beat it into their brains, both physically and psychologically, that their aspirations for freedom, and a Palestinian state will never be allowed to happen.

Josef Mengele would have LOVED the current crop of politicians in Tel Aviv, and would have been very proud of their treatment of Palestinian kids in this manner.

After all, wasn't this the same kind of thing the Nazis did to Jews during World War II, right?!?



Dec 10 11:02

Turkish accusations of Russia’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Syria groundless – Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied Turkish accusations that Russia is conducting ethnic cleansing in Syria, saying they are groundless and demonstrate Ankara’s detachment from reality.

Dec 10 11:01

Ankara's Mosul miscalculation

After the tension that followed Turkey shooting down a Russian jet, Turkey is now caught up in a controversy with its other critical neighbor, Iraq. When the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) sent soldiers accompanied by tanks to the camp at Bashiqa, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mosul, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued an ultimatum for Turkish troops to leave within 48 hours. He said Iraq will consider all options, including turning to the Security Council, should Turkey fail to withdraw.

Dec 10 10:56

Officer Grilled Over Inconsistent Statements in Freddie Gray Trial

Today Officer William Porter, the first of six officers to face trial for the death of Freddie Gray, took the stand in his own defense, where prosecutors asked him if he failed to protect Freddie Gray's life. Their two main allegations are that he didn't provide prompt medical care, and he failed to seatbelt in Freddie Gray. Porter responded no, Gray was not injured when he interacted with him. If he was injured he would have called a medic. But in cross-examination the prosecution seized on several key inconsistencies between Porter's testimony and what he had previously told police investigators.

Dec 10 10:55

IAEA Report Finds Many Allegations on Iran's Nuclear History Are Baseless

Robert Kelley says the IAEA had failed to adequately investigate charges that were made in the past by U.S. and Israel against Iran in order to derail negotiations.

Dec 10 10:53

Today Fusion Reactor Wendelstein 7-X starts working for the first time.

The assembly of the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device from 2005 until 2014 is condensed into three minutes. The device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Greifswald/Germany comprises five large and almost identical modules, which were preinstalled and then assembled in a circle in the experimentation hall. Wendelstein 7-X is to show that fusion devices of the stellarators type are suitable for power plants. Today is the first run of the machine.

Dec 10 10:49

Turkish jets strike Kurdish positions in Iraq amid rising tension between Ankara & Baghdad

Ankara carried out airstrikes targeting Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) forces in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said on Wednesday. The action comes in the wake of rising tensions between Ankara and Baghdad over the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq.
Ten F-16 fighter jets launched an attack between 10pm and 10:50pm on Tuesday, targeting PKK positions in the Kandil, Hakurk, Zap and Avasin-Baysan regions in northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. It added that the targets were “destroyed in an aerial campaign.”

Tensions have been rising between Ankara and Baghdad after Turkey deployed hundreds of troops equipped with tanks and artillery to Iraq’s northern Nineveh Governorate last Thursday, saying they will train forces battling Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Dec 10 10:44

Russia to bolster Chinese presence in South China Sea with Su-35 planes in light of tensions

China has been at odds with Southeast Asian nations and the United States following its island construction in the South China Sea region. World leaders have called out the move but Beijing appears unfazed at it is expected to acquire Su-35 planes from Russia to bolster its military presence in the disputed region.

Tensions have been brewing over the South China Sea region and China is at the frontlines. The nation is also on the verge of boosting its military presence in the disputed region, thanks to its deal with Russia. Beijing and Moscow are set to escalate their military weapons. Following a series of negotiations, Russia will be supplying China with 24 Su-35 planes.

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As reported in defenseindustrydaily.com on 30 November, 2015:

SU-35 flight, 2008 (click to view full) “…(known as Su-35BM by some sources- ie. T-10BM to the original Su-27s internal T-10S designation). Differences and features largely speak for themselves in the video, but a short summary follows as related in various other sources follows: 1 – N035 Irbis-E PESA (Passive Electronically Scanned Array) Radar, a follow-on to the Bars-M. 2 – No canards 3 – Rear-looking self-defense radar in shorter tail sting 4 – AL-37FU/ 117S thrust-vectoring turbofan engines rated at 142-147kN 5 – Extended high-lift devices with large flaperon occupying the full trailing edge of the wing 6 – L175M Khibiny-M electronic-warfare self-defense system 7 – Reduced-area empennage 8 – Larger Air Intakes 9 – New and lighter systems, including quadruple digital fly-by-wire flight-control system. 10- New man-machine interface with fully-glass cockpit with two large LCD screens and helmet mounted display.” SU-35 rear Movable nozzles (click to view full) Sukhoi says that the fighter’s structures have been reinforced because of the increased takeoff and landing weight of the aircraft, and the front bearing has 2 wheels for the same reason. Performance is touted as 1,400 km/h (Mach 1.14) at sea-level, and 2,400 km/h (Mach 2.26) at altitude, with a ceiling up to 10 km/ 60,000 feet. Sukhoi has not touted loaded supercruise (Mach 1+, with weapons and without afterburners), which is likely to require improved engines. Thrust vectoring adds new dimensions of maneuverability, however, once pilots understand when to use it and when to avoid it. The SU-35S will also depend on its sensors. It couples an electronically-scanned array radar with a 2-step electro-hydraulic drive unit, which creates a maximum radar beam deflection angle of 120 degrees. The NIIP Tikhomirov Irbis-E passive phased-array can reportedly detect and tracks up to 30 air targets, simultaneously engaging up to 8. It can also reportedly detect, choose and track up to 4 ground targets, and engage 2. Detection ranges of over 400 km/ 240 miles have been reported for airborne targets, which are the easiest, but resolutions are unspecified. Detecting a 747 passenger jet at 400 km is much easier than detecting a JAS-39 Gripen lightweight fighter, and information about the radar’s resolution would be needed before its real capabilities would be clear. Full stealth jets like the F-22A Raptor, of course, create drastic reductions in radar detection range that make them a special case. In an emerging age of stealth fighters, therefore, the 80+ km detection range of the SU-35S’ IRST (infra-red search and track) system is very significant.

Bottom line: this is one capable, powerful bird.

And, of course, we have the abysmally, and consistently, clueless Obama Administration to thank for for pushing China and Russia closer together militarily by sanctioning Russia for something it did NOT do, the "alleged" annexing of Crimea, which never actually happened.

Dec 10 10:37

THE FBI IS ROUNDING UP MUSLIMS AND CHARGING THEM WITH TERRORISM FOR BUYING CELLPHONES

In the past week, people in various different states have been arrested and held on terrorism charges for buying too many cellphones. In each case, FBI investigators have been unable to prove that the suspects have any links to terrorism, but they are still holding many of them on frivolous terrorism charges, despite their lack of evidence. It seems that if the suspects are telling the truth, they are all cell phone wholesalers, who drive across the country buying cell phones in areas where they are cheap and then reselling them in areas where the demand is higher and the supply is lower.

Dec 10 10:35

THE DEATH-SPIRAL OF AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURISM

If American Entrepreneurism is in a death spiral, then so too is the U.S. economy and the state that lives off the surplus generated by American Entrepreneurism. The self-congratulatory rah-rah about American entrepreneurism rings hollow, as the evidence is conclusive: entrepreneurship, new businesses and the source of new businesses, self-employment, are all declining.

Dec 10 10:32

US KEEPS WRAPS ON NEW COMMANDO FORCE FOR IRAQ

The commando force that President Barack Obama is dispatching to Iraq to conduct clandestine raids against the Islamic State group does not fit neatly into a picture of the U.S. military strategy for defeating the extremist army. Even the name — “specialized expeditionary targeting force” — is a bit of a riddle. The main point is that the force is intended to ratchet up pressure on the Islamic State by using a small group of special operations troops — possibly fewer than 100 — to more aggressively use intelligence information, to include capturing and killing the group’s leaders. In theory, this would generate even more and better intelligence, feeding what the military calls a “virtuous cycle” of intelligence-driven air and ground operations.

Dec 10 10:31

AP: Over 2,400 Killed In Saudi Hajj Stampede

The September stampede during the hajj in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,411 pilgrims, a new Associated Press count shows, three times the number of deaths acknowledged by the kingdom three months later.
The AP figures establish the Sept. 24 crush at Mina as the deadliest in the history of the annual pilgrimage. It occurred just weeks after a fatal crane collapse in Mecca.

Saudi Arabia rebuffed criticism from its regional Shiite rival Iran and efforts by other countries to join a probe into the deaths. And while King Salman ordered an investigation into the tragedy almost immediately, few details have been made public since.
The AP count is based on state media reports and officials' comments from 36 of the over 180 countries that sent citizens to the hajj. Hundreds of pilgrims remain missing. The official Saudi toll of 769 people killed has not changed since Sept. 26, and officials there have yet to address the discrepancy.

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Memo to the Saudi Government and the House of Saud; before the 21st century and the internet, you could stonewall with impunity, but not any more, and particularly not with a tragedy involving the deaths of so many worshippers.

With pilgrims relying on the Saudi government to keep them safe, you absolutely need to find ways of doing so. Taking responsibility, figuring out what went wrong, and fixing that will go a long way to restoring faith of Muslim worshippers that if they want to participate in this religious observance, that they can do so safely.

Dec 10 10:27

A letter FROM the North Pole

Dear Customer

Thank you for all your letters in the past. Yes, I have been remiss in replying, but please understand that things get very busy at the North Pole, we only have daylight for 6 months, and being in the middle of an icecap floating on an ocean, everything we use at the toy shop has to be flown in. We're outside the usual Fed-ex routes, so we're still using the reindeer. Letters take paper. Paper requires trees. See any trees up here on those National Geographic specials? Okay, you get the idea.

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Dec 10 10:25

U.S. Is About to Be Kicked Out of Iraq and Replaced With Russia

Now Baghdad appears to be preparing to oust American military influence in their country. The Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee recently called to reassess their nation’s security agreement with the United States, and again asked Turkish forces to leave their sovereign borders. According to one of the Committee members “The [Iraqi] government and the parliament need to review its security agreement with the US, because Washington is not serious about its implementation. We will demand its cancelation.”

Dec 10 10:19

Global Pacification, the Matrix of Control and other nasties…War Against the People’: a timely jolt to spur civil society action

If you want something to scare the pants off you this Christmas ask Santa for this excellent book.

It is not difficult to imagine what a wretched Christmas awaits the starving, shivering children of Gaza, still living among the ruins of their bombed-out homes, and by communities right across the West Bank now fragmented and separated from friends and family by Israel's merciless Matrix of Control. There is so much to learn about the hideous consequences of Israel's occupation and theft of the Holy Land... before it's too late.

Dec 10 10:19

China and Japan Just Dumped Billions of Dollars

Recent signs suggest that the dollar’s rally may be coming to an end. Among them, is the fact that China and Japan, the world’s two largest holders of U.S. Treasury Debt, have just dumped a ton of dollars.

Dec 10 10:19

AMERICA CROSSES THE TIPPING POINT: THE MIDDLE CLASS IS NOW A MINORITY

Americans have long lived in a nation made up primarily of middle-class families, neither rich nor poor, but comfortable enough, notes NPR's Marilyn Geewax, but this year - for the first time in US history, that changed. A new analysis of government data shows that as of 2015, middle-income households have become the minority, extending a multi-decade decline that confirms the hollowing out of society as 49% of all Americans now live in a home that receives money from the government each month. Sadly, the trends that are destroying the middle class in America just continue to accelerate.

Back in 1971, about 2 out of 3 Americans lived in middle-income households. Since then, the middle has been steadily shrinking.

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Interestingly, it doesn't seem to matter which of the two major American parties are on the ascendency; this offshoring/outsourcing of American jobs continues at breakneck speed, and it is primarily this factor which is dumping Americans out of the middle class, and throwing them under the proverbial bus of severely limited economic opportunities.

And our alleged Congressional representatives?!?

In the immortal words of the TV character Tony Soprano, "Fuhgeddaboudit!", in terms of trying to stem the practice.

At this point in the devolution of the American political process, these people only represent the corporations which fund their election cycles, and Israel, through campaign donations coming from AIPAC.

Yes, we have "elections" to make us think we have at least some kind of control over the political process; but between corporate allegiances which have been purchased, coupled with massive vote fraud, we have absolutely no control whatsoever.

Dec 10 10:17

BBC ‘Surprised’ Parents Upset by Isis-style Beheading in Children’s Cartoon

They don’t call it “TV programming” for nothing. Introducing the war on terror fear narrative a little young, aren’t we?

Dec 10 10:08

THE NEW CRYPTO WARS – FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY THREATENS SILICON VALLEY

I’ve covered in detail how the U.S. establishment has beenaggressively pushing against the American public’s right to private communications, i.e. encryption, ever since the terror attacks in Paris. This push continues unabated, with the latest shots fired earlier today by FBI chief James Comey at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

We learn the following from the Intercept:

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday called for tech companies currently offering end-to-end encryption to reconsider their business model, and instead adopt encryption techniques that allow them to intercept and turn over communications to law enforcement when necessary.

Comey had previously argued that tech companies could somehow come up with a “solution” that allowed for government access but didn’t weaken security. Tech experts called this a “magic pony” and mocked him for his naivete.

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A short memo to FBI Director Comey, who obviously hasn't gotten the memo: the bad guys and bad countries already have theIR end-to-end encryption fully bullet-proofed.

What it appears you want is to spy on every electronic communication every American individual or company creates, no matter how innocent that communication might be.

Smart people already understand to keep their business and personal communications as vanilla as humanly possibly, with nothing that could possibly be seen as "suspicious" in any way.

So, sir, I say directly to you, aAnd you can shout this from the rooftops, should you so choose: I am a Methodist, a Christian pacifist who believes, passionately, in good faith negotiations as the best possible way to resolve geopolitical tensions.

I believe in logic, and not "magical thinking", so I cannot be cowed by a governmental narrative which tries to bend the facts of an issue, or outright lie about it.

I would never would advocate violence, because that only begets more violence.

DEAL WITH IT!!

Dec 10 09:56

HOW HILLARY CLINTON ABUSED HER STATE DEPARTMENT ROLE TO HELP HER HEDGE FUNDER SON-IN-LAW

While Hillary Clinton may have had some entertaining problems when using her Blackberry (or was that iPad) as US Secretary of State, one thing she excelled at was nepotism.

According to the latest set of emails released by the State Department, and first reported by the Daily Caller, Hillaryintervened in a request forwarded by her son-in-law, Marc Mezvisnky, on behalf of a deep-sea mining firm, Neptune Minerals, to meet with her or other State Department officials.

One of the firm's investors, Harry Siklas who was Mezvinsky's coworker at Goldman (which donated between $1 and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation) had asked Mezvinsky, who married Chelsea Clinton in 2010 and who currently runs his own hedge fund (in which Goldman CEO Blankfein is also an investor) for help setting up such contacts,an email from May 25, 2012 shows.

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Nothing changes for the Clintons; nepotism,and money for influence, are the way the White House was run when Bill was President; this will be absolutely the same if Hillary wins, or steals, the White House in 2016.

And what we will see, if there is a next Clinton Presidency, is foreign, and domestic policy for sale to the highest bidder, and anyone's, or any country's money, will be perfectly acceptable to her.

Dec 10 09:53

TOON FOR THURSDAY ~~ ERDOGAN, THE GOLLUM

A man in Turkey is on trial for comparing President Erdogan to Gollum. But was it really Gollum? Stephen makes the defendant’s case in the courtroom of being on television.

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Latest word is that Gollum is suing the man for saying he looks like Erdogan!

Dec 10 09:52

SPOOF OF THE HOUR ~~ REMEMBER THE GAZA SLAUGHTER

Dec 10 09:50

Mysterious hackers attempting to bring down entire internet by DDoS-ing critical servers

Mysterious hackers are yet again trying to bring down the entire internet by bombarding crucial servers that support it with a gigantic, sustained distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which has caused webpages to load slowly in some locations.

There are 13 internet root name servers in the world that run the internet, and these servers are responsible for helping your web browser to locate top-level domains such as .com, .org, .net or any country-specific top level domains like .uk, .fr, .sg, .de, .ae and .cn. The servers function as a sort of internet address book and they make up what is known as the domain name system (DNS) system.

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In the weeks before 9-11 the FBI shut down the websites of Muslim charities in the US so that nobody could post doubts about the official story of the eeeeeevil Muslims who destroyed the World Trade Towers. Today the problem is much greater if the US is planning a major false flag. They have to shut down the entire Independent Media so there is no questioning of the official narrative (which will include blaming the crash of the internet on the designated patsy). You may want to write this next part down. Should DNS go down, you can still reach What Really Happened by typing http://173.236.29.251/ into the address bar of your browser.

Dec 10 09:50

THE IMF JUST ENTERED THE COLD WAR – FORGIVES UKRAINE’S DEBT TO RUSSIA

“The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day or so.”
Since 1947 when it really started operations, the World Bank has acted as a branch of the U.S. Defense Department, from its first major chairman John J. McCloy through Robert McNamara to Robert Zoellick and neocon Paul Wolfowitz. From the outset, it has promoted U.S. exports – especially farm exports – by steering Third World countries to produce plantation crops rather than feeding their own populations. (They are to import U.S. grain.) But it has felt obliged to wrap its U.S. export promotion and support for the dollar area in an ostensibly internationalist rhetoric, as if what’s good for the United States is good for the world.

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Money has always been a weapon of war, but rarely, in the 21st, century have we seen something so completely blatant as what is happening between Ukraine and the IMF here.

The ultimate ramifications of this decision, on the part of the IMF, are going to be economically, and geopolitically, intense.

Dec 10 09:44

FLASHBACK 2012 - Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned.

The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the independent Broadcasting Board of Governors, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee’s official website.

Dec 10 09:40

EU MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT: NATO SEEKS WAYS TO SHUT RT DOWN

A Spanish member of the European Parliament accused NATO Thursday of openly saying they need to stop Russia Today from continuing their news coverage and operations in general.

“The greatest military in the world, NATO, allows itself to speak in Wales that RT needs to be stopped,” lawmaker from the United Left party of Spain, Javier Cuoso, said during RT’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

The move is likely to lead to further deterioration in NATO’s relations with Russia, which sees the alliance’s expansion eastward as a threat to its national security.

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Looks like NATO is horrifically afraid of www.rt.com, because its narrative on a lot of issues may well be far closer to the truth than are the narratives of western-centric outlets.

My "canary in the coalmine" sites, in English, three from Russia, and two from Iran, are:

www.rt.com
www.sputniknews.com
www.tass.ru/en
www.presstv.com
www.english.farsnews.com

When any, or all of these sites, suddenly become unreachable here in the US, you can bet your sweet bippy that something wicked this way comes.

Dec 10 09:31

British spooks 'could hack into children's toys for spying'Tech expert warns that 'smart toys' could be hacked in to under powers being proposed in draft Investigatory Powers Bill

Britain’s intelligence agencies could take over children’s toys and use them to spy on suspects, MPs have been told.

Antony Walker of techUK said that anything connected to the Internet could “in theory” be hacked into remotely.

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill being considered by MPs would put a legal duty on Internet providers to assist in hacking devices.

With a growing number of toys now including Internet software it would be possible for Britain’s spooks to hack them, Mr Walker suggested.

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To Brits looking to buy Christmas toys for your kids; get board games, books, and soft, cuddly toys for your kids.

And in terms of books, depending on the age of your child, you may want to look at Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince", or - for your teens, Orwell's "1984",. or "Animal Farm". Talk to them about what they are reading, and ask them what they see which is relevant for today. Encourage critical thinking in your kids.

Then, politely call the heads of marketing departments of all smart toy companies which have been advertising mightily on your telly, and tell them, politely, that you refuse to bring a toy into your home which can be hacked. The data isn't that hard to come by.

That SHOULD cure the problem, at least for thinking parents and their children.

Dec 10 09:27

NASA : Antarctica Cooling And Ice Growing

Antarctica is cooling and the ice is expanding.

Scientists respond to this by saying that global warming threatens penguins.

Climate science is the first fully fact-free science.

Dec 10 09:25

Massive Increase In Global Sea Ice Area Over The Past Decade

Since this date in 2005, the amount of sea ice on Earth has grown by about the area of California and France combined. In a few days it will likely be back above the 30 year mean.

Dec 10 09:21

Trump Polling Lead Surges After Anti-Muslim Comments

As we said earlier this week, voters will ultimately decide what Trump is or isn’t and render their judgement at the polls and make no mistake, the Donald’s controversial suggestion that Muslims should be banned from entering the country has resonated with large swaths of the electorate and a new poll shows that in South Carolina, Trump has opened up a commanding lead since creating a firestorm on Monday.

“It’s no wonder Trump is leading,” GOP mouthpiece Fox News (which has had its differences with Trump this year) says. “He’s ahead among both those who prioritize national security and economic issues. He’s the top pick among voters on the two most important candidate qualities -- strong leader and, to a lesser degree, honest and trustworthy. Plus, he’s considered the most electable -- by a lot.”

Dec 10 09:16

The bravest thing I've done as a military veteran is discarding my medals in front of 10 Downing Street

Loading high explosive Paveway bombs onto the RAF’s latest jet - to be dropped on people in Libya who posed no threat to my country - was the final straw in my military career

Dec 10 09:15

The Taboo of Radiation Exposure in Japan: The Social Effects of Fukushima

By Erin O’Flaherty

It is understood that radiation is physically harmful to those who are exposed to it. However, it is also harmful on a social level. Those who become exposed to radiation form a new class within society, one that is discriminated against and even feared by many ordinary people. This has certainly been the case with the Fukushima nuclear incident. This discrimination is worsened by the government and mainstream media’s treatment of the incident. This essay will discuss the social effects of the Fukushima incident by comparing it with the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It will also explain how the media play into this discrimination and attempt to understand why Japanese society is reacting in such a way...

Dec 10 09:08

It's "THE JEEEWWWS!" Alex Jones Angry Rant Against "All These Mentally Ill Jew-Obsessed People."

Alex Jones went on an irritated rant about "THE JEEEEWWWS," discounting anyone who criticizes the Jews and referring to them as "these mentally ill Jew-obsessed people." Alex recently said that the Saudis pulled off 9/11, that he's going to Israel, and he vehemently agreed with Trump that the people cheering in New Jersey on 9/11/01 were Muslims, instead of Israeli Jew Mossad agents, who were actually arrested and named in police reports and court records. "No one has any power but JEEEEEWS. Literally. It's because of 'THE JEEEWWWS.' Always the same moronic idiocy," Alex complains, concluding "I know who the bad group is, it's the lobbyists! It's the Saudi Arabian scum government. That's who it is."

Dec 10 09:07

Hacked Japanese space probe sends back first pictures of Venus

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has released the first photographs of Venus taken by its much-delayed Akatsuki planetary probe.

Akatsuki (meaning Dawn) was due to have been in orbit five years ago, but its main engine failed as it was making its final maneuver, off around the Sun. Years of careful rocketry from the probe's auxiliary thrusters have now put it into a stable (if lopsided) orbit around our second planet.

Dec 10 09:04

'Legacy' Wordpress blog site of The Independent serving malware

The Independent has become the latest big-name publisher to serve malware.

Trend Micro is warning that the UK news site's Wordpress-based blog section has been compromised.

The company says the attack seems to have begun on November 21, with a compromised page serving the Angler exploit kit, taking advantage of visitors with old Flash version to hit them with the Cryptesla 2.2.0 ransomware.

Dec 10 08:54

Israel stops entry of cement into Gaza

Dec 10 08:46

Third Eyewitness To San Bernardino Shooting Says It Wasn’t ‘Terror Couple’ Who Carried Out Attack

Now, a third prominent eye-witness, Chirs Nwadike, has stepped up to challenge the mainstream narrative. He recently told reporters he received a phone call from an unknown person around 7 p.m., on the evening of the shooting, who told him that he must say that Sayd Farook was the shooter.

You read that right, he says that he was called and told to change his story and say that Farook carried out the attacks with his wife, even though that is very different than what he witnessed.

Dec 10 08:44

Ron Paul - Internet, RIP?

The adoption of these FCC rules on the Internet represents the largest regulatory power grab in recent history. The FCC’s newly adopted rule takes the most dynamic means of communication and imposes the regulatory structure designed for public utilities. Federal regulation could also open the door to de facto censorship of ideas perceived as threatening to the political class – ideas like the troops should be brought home, the PATRIOT Act should be repealed, military spending and corporate welfare should be cut, and the Federal Reserve should be audited and ended.

The one bright spot in this otherwise disastrous move is that federal regulations making it more difficult to use the Internet will cause more Americans to join our movement for liberty, peace, and prosperity. The federal government should keep its hands off of the Internet!

Dec 10 08:43

United Nations day for Solidarity with Palestine 2015

Dec 10 08:43

The City of Kingman is missing 1.1 million dollars

Estimated theft from the City of Kingman by a trusted employee has escalated dramatically. A statement issued Wednesday, December 9 indicated the city has determined that at least $1.1-million is missing, more than three times the amount noted at the start of an investigation and review of city records on November 16.

Dec 10 08:36

Long Train of Abuses ...

Following the advice and form of the Declaration - That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive…it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, - it is their right, it is their DUTY, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. - To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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I disagree with number 12. We may be TOLD that defense spending has been cut, but clearly the money being spent for the US to carry out military operations across 3/4 of the globe is ocming from somewhere!

Dec 10 08:36

INSANITY! 100,000 foreign troops incl. Americans to be deployed in Iraq, MP claims

The US is to send some 10,000 troops to Iraq to provide support for a 90,000-strong force from the Gulf states, a leading Iraqi opposition MP has warned. The politician said the plan was announced to the Iraqi government during a visit by US Senator John McCain.

Dec 10 08:35

San Bernardino False Flag: Multiple Witnesses Reported Three White Men Shooting

Now that the government’s narrative on the San Bernardino shooting has been put into place by the corporate media previous eyewitness reports contradicting the official storyline will be assigned to the memory hole.

Dec 10 08:34

Media Refusing to Cover Police & Witness Accounts of “3 White Male Shooters” in San Bernardino

On the night of December 2, after the tragic shootings at the Inland Regional Medical Center, CBS Evening News interviewed a witness to the shooting.

The interview, which took place live and over the phone, has not been covered by any other mainstream outlet despite the vastly different details provided which completely contradict the subsequent ‘official’ narrative, while backing up several other eyewitness accounts.

Dec 10 08:34

San Bernardino Shooting Parallels Recent Oregon College Massacre

While the media is making the most out of the recent mass shooting event in San Bernardino, California, details are emerging that are making a strong case that this supposed shooting was in fact Just Another C.I.A. False Flag.

Dec 10 08:33

Check out the new law that Obama quietly signed over the weekend

Rome’s government did whatever it took to remain in power and maintain the status quo for a little while longer, no matter what.

We’ve seen this over and over throughout history, enough times to recognize that when superpowers go broke, it is not a consequence-free environment.

It’s happening again today.

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The last official act of any government is to loot the nation.

Dec 10 08:31

Reality Check: The NSA Hasn’t Actually Stopped Spying on Anybody

Dec 10 08:31

Talking freedom but practicing fear

The most memorable line in President Obama’s Oval Office Sunday speech was his declaration that “freedom is more powerful than fear.” That epigram might have made John F. Kennedy’s speechwriters beam. But it is ludicrous to hear such a comment from a president who has spent almost seven years fear-mongering to promote one federal power grab after another.

Dec 10 08:29

Christian groups urge US to bar Israeli rights abusers from receiving aid

Representatives of 11 churches and faith-based organizations submitted evidence to the US State Department on Wednesday of specific gross violations of human rights by Israeli forces.

They are demanding that the Obama administration apply US laws that would halt military assistance to the Israeli units responsible.

Dec 10 08:29

Three generations face imminent expulsion from Jerusalem home

This short video highlights the struggle of Nora Sub Laban and her family to stay in their home in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Israel plans to evict them as soon as 14 December from the house they’ve lived in since 1953, so it can be taken over by a group of Jewish settlers whose aim is to create a Jewish majority in occupied East Jerusalem.

The family has already faced two attempts this year by Israeli occupation forces and settlers to remove them from their home, which is steps from Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque.

Dec 10 08:28

Is new UK Zionist group funding settlements?

A UK-based “solidarity campaign” for Israel is facing questions about whether it has given financial support to war crimes and ethnic cleansing.

Dec 10 08:24

Turkish Special Services behind Terrorist smuggling, training: Whistleblower

A Turkish terrorist "EK", who lives in Istanbul, said that Turkish security officials in northern Syria were preparing, providing security, and smuggling terrorist groups. He added that even the names of these terrorist battalions "Sultan Murad", "Sultan Salim", "Muhammad Fateh", "An-Nur Din Zenko" and others were given by the Turkish special services.

Dec 10 08:23

BEX ALERT - Top Climate Expert: Crisis is Worse Than We Think & Scientists Are Self-Censoring to Downplay Risk

Ahead of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, France, more than 180 nations pledged to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but many climate justice groups say far more needs to be done to keep global warming in check. We speak with one of the world’s leading climate scientists who has come to the Paris talks with a shocking message: The climate crisis is more severe than even many scientists have acknowledged. Kevin Anderson is deputy director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester in Britain. He has said many scientists are self-censoring their work to downplay the severity of the climate crisis.

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The global warming hoaxers have been dealing with the problem of a growing number of recognized experts casting doubt on the hysterical fear-mongering the carbonazis are using to scare us into doing what they want us to do. For a while, critics were denounced as being in the pay of the oil companies, but such claims have been discredited, and some critics (including this one) have openly challenged the Carbonazis to prove we have received anything at all from anyone for our position, only to be met with continued silence. So the "they are paid to doubt us" smear has been dropped and replaced with the "They know there is a real problem but are hiding it."

Dec 10 08:18

MSNBC Beats Drum for 'Christian Extremism'

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MSNBC tries to bash Trump but polls show most Americans agreeing with him. After years of the corporate media feeding the public an image of eeeeevil Muslim jihadists, this should not be a surprise, but the agenda for war has collided head on with the agenda to blend the populations of the world together, and the corporate media doesn't seem to understand that the public can't be told to hate Muslims and then to accept and like them the very next day.

Dec 10 08:12

The Vast Majority of Muslims HATE ISIS and Terrorism

Nearly 70,000 [Muslim] clerics [from around the world] came together and passed a fatwa [i.e. Islamic legal decree] against terrorist organizations, including IS, Taliban and al-Qaida. These are “not Islamic organizations,” the clerics said to a sea of followers, adding that the members of these outfits were “not Muslims”.

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The solution to the refugee crisis is not to flood the rest of the world with refugees but to end the wars that make them refugees.

Dec 10 08:11

Immigration Laws are SUPPOSED to Discriminate … by R.E. Sutherland, M.Ed.

FACT: For the record, the purpose for having “immigration laws” is to discriminate against individuals who have announced they are enemies of the people living in the United States of America. The immigration laws were also supposed to prevent too many people from living off the “goodness” of the U.S. coffers without working. That idea was used in the Jamestown colony….old idea…and it is still a good idea!

Dec 10 08:11

Congress to Consider Easing Passage into U.S. for Immigrants

Congress is set to vote on Thursday on what some have called an “unprecedented” right that would allow immigrants easier access to relocate to the United States, according to new legislation offered by a Democratic senator.

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Dec 10 08:10

Cover Letter for Anti-ISIS Leaflet Distribution to Non-Muslim Neighbours

Dear Friend or Neighbour,

I am a Muslim who lives locally and consider you my neighbour. Without doubt, you will be just as shocked and disturbed by the recent acts of terrorism as I am. However, I have greater reason to be disturbed because they are being perpetrated in the name of my religion, Isl?m.

As a non-Muslim, you will most likely be unaware that the ideology behind these actions of terrorism has been well known to Isl?mic scholars for 1400 years. It is documented in great detail in scholarly
works dating back to the earliest centuries of Isl?m.

Dec 10 07:53

Dead, Disabled, Displaced or Destroyed – Democracy Delivered

By Graham Vanbergen

Six months ago, the Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study over the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks. It was largely ignored by the world’s press.

The 97-page report accompanied by hundreds of studies, reports and investigations by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctors’ group is the first to tally up the total number of civilian casualties from US-UK led interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. This article uses much of the content from that report called the IPPNW Body Count publication...

Dec 10 07:51

Blaze rips hole in Takapuna high-rise

Firefighters have brought a large fire under control after an explosion ripped a "massive hole" in the side of a 12-storey commercial building in Takapuna.

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"Any second that building will fall into its own footprint, just like the World Trade Towers. Any second. Gonna happen. Gonna come right down. Any second. Any second now. Gonna come down ... Let's go grab a beer."

Dec 10 07:50

Donald Trump to postpone Israel trip until 'after I become US president'

Donald Trump has said he will “postpone” a trip to Israel and a meeting with the country’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, until “after I become president of the US”.

Dec 10 07:48

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Family to Select the West’s ‘Moderate’ Jihadists Who Will Take Over Syria

‘The Saud family, Saudi Arabia’s royals, have called together a meeting on December 15th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, of their fellow fundamentalist Sunnis who are fighting against the secular Assad government to take over Syria, and the Sauds will announce after the conference which groups will have the West’s blessings.

Dec 10 07:48

Initial jobless claims rise more than expected

Initial jobless claims rose more than expected last week, by 13,000 to 282,000.

Economists had estimated, according to Bloomberg, that first-time claims for unemployment insurance totaled 270,000 last week.

Dec 10 07:46

FLASHBACK - San Bernardino Shooters' family attorney: A lot of things don't add up

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As more witnesses come forward stating that the shooters were most definitely NOT the Farook couple, with one witness reporting receiving a threatening phone call telling him to change his story of the three tall athletic white men doing the shooting, it is clear that indeed the official story for San Bernardino makes no sense at all, just like Sandy Hook, just like the Boston Bombing, just like 9-11, etc.

Dec 10 07:43

Google - Obama no boots on the ground search results

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How many times does the government have to lie to you before you understand the government is lying to you?

Dec 10 07:41

Sifting for facts: 6 things we learned from Secretary Carter’s Senate testimony

There were, however, genuine insights to be found in Carter’s marathon appearance before the committee, chaired by Arizona Republican John McCain. Here are six things that caught our eye.

Dec 10 07:40

What Stinks in Saudi Ain’t the Camel Dung

In recent weeks one nation after another is falling over themselves, literally, to join the turkey shoot known, erroneously, as the war in Syria, ostensibly against the Islamic State or Daesh. The most wanted but most feared question is where will this war frenzy lead, and how can it be stopped short of dragging the entire planet into a world war of destruction?

Dec 10 07:39

Johnson & Johnson Admits: Our Baby Products Contain Cancer Causing Formaldehyde

If you buy special shampoo for your baby, the last thing you’d expect it to contain would be known or suspected carcinogens… But if you live in the U.S., this may in fact be the case. For the past two years, health and environmental groups have been urging Johnson & Johnson to remove two potentially cancer-causing chemicals from its baby shampoo.
One of these ingredients is quaternium-15, which releases formaldehyde; a skin, eye, and respiratory irritant, and a known carcinogen (formaldehyde exposure has been associated with leukemia specifically). According to SafeCosmetics.org:

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"But if your baby gets cancer, that's a GOOD thing, because then you have to take the baby to the cancer treatment hospital and that makes MONEY, and that makes it okay! Maybe your kid will get to be the star of one of those fundraising commercials. And that makes us MORE money! Ever think of that? You people are just so selfish. Really!" -- Money Junkies

Dec 10 07:33

West Lake Landfill Fire Close to Nuclear Waste: Radiation Danger?

There’s now even more attention focused on the fire, as the Bridgeton Landfill fire is currently only 1,000 feet away from West Lake Landfill site, OU-1 – a site that could contain radioactive waste dumped illegally in the past.

If the fire burns into radioactive material, it could send it into a smoke plume spread throughout the region.

Where did the radioactivity come from, what is it, and – most importantly – will the fire release radioactive material through the area?

Dec 10 07:31

High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Hidden Under a New Name

Food producers have many tactics for hiding food ingredients which have become unpopular with consumers, and such has happened to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) following numerous scientific studies that have linked it to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and autism. In order to stop using the HFCS name in the ingredients list, food makers have taken to calling a sub-category of HFCS as “fructose syrup” or, plainly, “fructose”.

HFCS is a highly-processed chemical sweetener used in many processed foods, including breads, cookies, candy, condiments, and soft drinks. HFCS extends the shelf life of products, and it is often cheaper than sugar, which are the main reasons why manufacturers like it. But HFCS has gotten a bad rep, considering the circumstantial evidence that links it to various metabolic diseases, so Big Food and the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) decided to get creative.

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"We don't care if it is bad for you. It makes MONEY, and that's all we care about! AND YOU WILL BUY IT AND YOU WILL LIKE IT! " -- Money Junkies

Dec 10 07:29

US Army to Complete Equipment Move in Europe by 2017 - Commander General

The US Army in Europe will complete its pre-positioning of equipment for use by a Heavy Brigade in six European countries by the end of 2016, Army Commander General Ben Hodges told a Department of Defense briefing.

Dec 10 07:29

World’s First Hoverbike Could Make Star Wars a Reality

By Kevin Samson

...Although the Hoverbike still hasn’t been made available for purchase, a recent update indicates that the military has shown interest; which, as we know, is an indicator that this technology will most likely trickle down to the rest of us in one form or another...

Dec 10 07:29

What Money? Belgian Defense Minister Refuses to Pay for New NATO Building

Belgium Defense Minister Steven Vandeput has officially refused to provide 83 million euros for the construction of a new NATO building, RTBF broadcasting company reports citing the Belgian Chamber of Representatives Karolien Grosemans.

Dec 10 07:28

US Has Sent More Than $250Mln in Weapons to Ukraine - Senior NATO General

The US government has sent the Petro Poroshenko regime in Ukraine more than a quarter of a billion dollars in weapons and other army ordnance, US Army Europe Commanding General Ben Hodges told a Department of Defense briefing.

Dec 10 07:19

Russell "Texas" Bentley: If the Ukrainian army finds itself in Donbass, not destroy

Dec 10 07:15

Why Bother? John Kerry Admits American CO2 Cuts Would Be Pointless

The fact is that even if every American citizen biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes, if we each planted a dozen trees, if we somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions, guess what – that still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world.

If all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions –- remember what I just said, all the industrial emissions went down to zero emissions -– it wouldn’t be enough, not when more than 65% of the world’s carbon pollution comes from the developing world.

Dec 10 07:15

Search underway for Afghan trainees missing from air base

Two Afghan men who were training with the U.S. military are missing from a base in south Georgia, but officials say that they were screened before entering the country and that there's no indication they pose a threat.

Dec 10 07:14

Savers aged 90 are being sold 20-YEAR plans: City watchdog says investment firms are exploiting elderly customers and not checking if they can afford to lose money

Savers in their 80s and 90s are being persuaded to place 20-year bets on the stock market, according to the City watchdog.

Four years after reading the riot act to investment bosses for providing shoddy advice, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said that two-thirds of firms still need to raise their standards.

It revealed some companies in the £600billion wealth management industry were exploiting elderly customers, or not bothering to check if clients can afford to lose money in stocks and shares.

Dec 10 07:14

Syrian Forces to Cut off Terrorists' Supply Routes from Jordan

The Syrian army advanced against terrorists in the province of Dara'a, sources said Thursday, adding the troops are on the verge of capturing a Syrian-Jordanian border crossing.

Dec 10 07:11

Canada's maple syrup 'rebels'

Redheaded grandmother Angele Grenier doesn't look much like a criminal, but she is one of Canada's most wanted women.

And as such, she faces the likelihood of lengthy jail time, and fines of about 500,000 Canadian dollars ($368,000; £245,000).

Her crime? She's a self-confessed smuggler and illegal dealer, someone who sells contraband across province lines.

But what exactly is she selling that has so incensed the Canadian authorities, and seen the police search her property? Drugs? Guns?

Nope, maple syrup - the lovely, sweet stuff that you pour on your breakfast pancakes, or add to your biscuit recipes.

Dec 10 07:11

Tick Tock: Time Running Out for Struggling Oil and Gas Drillers

The 18th oil and gas driller so far this year is in the process of filing for bankruptcy protection, as the company ran out of funds. As reported by Fuel Fix, the Fort Worth-based Energy & Exploration Partners, which drills for oil and gas in East Texas, had the unfortunate timing of going public in 2014 just as oil prices began collapsing.

Dec 10 07:08

The Nobel Foundation taken to court on the Peace Prize

Can such a prize, with a so clearly stated goal, be changed to serve the opposite idea and be given again and again to recipients who promote arms races and believe in militarism and war?

This question will soon be answered, after Mairead Maguire, Jan Oberg, David Swanson, and Lay Down Your Arms took the case to the Stockholm District Court on Friday 4th of December 2015.

The specific case to be tested is the 2012 award to the European Union.

Dec 10 07:07

BOUND FOR BRITAIN: The depraved Calais migrant muggers who targeted teenage schoolgirls

CALAIS migrants waiting to smuggle themselves into Britain have targeted teenage girls walking home from school and tried to mug them for their cash and mobile phones, it can be revealed today.

Dec 10 07:06

UK Government Prepared War in Syria Two Years Before 2011 Protests. France’s Former Foreign Minister Roland Dumas

France’s Former Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, had stated in a televised program on LCP that UK government officials had told him about preparations for war in Syria two years prior to the start of the 2011 protests and conflict.

Dec 10 07:06

Media: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Jordan may send 90,000 military to fight IS

Iraq Press Agency quoted politician Hanan Al Faltawi as saying she received that information from reliable sources after talks between US Senator John McCain and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

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Meaning that Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Jordan are not actually going to fight ISIS but to support the US' removal of Assad!

Dec 10 07:02

Netanyahu's dog says 'Happy Hannukah' by biting 2 guests at official event

The pets of politicians often find themselves surrounded by important people – but they’re not always on their best behavior. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recently-adopted pup Kaiya sank her teeth into two visitors at a Hannukah event.

Dec 10 07:01

Donald Trump Bashes Time Magazine, Says Angela Merkel Is Ruining Germany

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is slamming Time Magazine’s decision to name German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the Person of the Year.

He blasted Time for going with the person “who is ruining Germany.”

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It isn't like TIME hasn't made that same mistake before!

Dec 10 06:58

Advertising Genius? ‘Want to Piss Off Obama? Buy a Gun!’

The town of Simpsonville, South Carolina has never attracted national attention like this before. A local gun shop has hung a rather provocative signboard in the wake of President Barack Obama’s recent address to the nation in support of tighter gun control.

Dec 10 06:58

NSA and CIA Contractor Says U.S. Mercenary Group Carried Out San Bernardino Attack

A former NSA and CIA contractor says he has to come clean about the San Bernardino shooting, which he says did not happen the way the media and law enforcement are claiming.

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