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April 7, 2015

Apr 07 15:56

Louisiana Makes It Illegal To Use Cash To Buy Used Goods

Apr 07 15:32

Al-Qaeda militants attack Yemen-Saudi Arabia border post - reports

Suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists reportedly attacked a remote Yemeni military post near the Saudi border on Tuesday, killing several officers. The attack comes amid turmoil in Yemen which has already claimed over 540 lives, according to the WHO.

A remote border base was stormed by suspected Al-Qaeda militants near Manwakh, about 440 km (270 miles) northeast of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, Reuters reported, citing sources in the country's eastern Hadramawt province.

Apr 07 15:29

Police Chief Magazine: Possible New Revenue Streams For Law Enforcement

In the April edition of The Police Chief magazine, Paul LaCommare, Commander of the West Covina Police Department in West Covina, California, discusses new ways for law enforcement to raise money in light of dwindling revenue streams. This article was sent to us by a reader who said, “If war is a racket, policing is even more so…”

Apr 07 15:17

Israel’s nuclear gun pointed at Obama’s head

It is possibly the greatest of American political myths, repeated ad nauseam by presidential candidates in their election campaigns. President Barack Obama has claimed that the United States enjoys a special bond with Israel unlike its relations with any other country. He has called the friendship “unshakeable”, “enduring” and “unique”, “anchored by our common interests and deeply held values”.

His Republican rival, Mitt Romney, has gone further, arguing that there is not “an inch of difference between ourselves and our ally Israel”. A recent Romney election advertisemnet, highlighting his summer visit to Israel, extolled the “deep and cherished relationship”.



Apr 07 14:58

Ukrainian Gov’t. Condemns Russia’s Celebration of Victory Against Nazis

The Ukrainian Government said on April 7th that any country sending representatives to Russia’s celebration of the 70th anniversary of their victory against Adolf Hitler, will be blacklisted by Ukraine. That celebration will take place on May 9th.

Apr 07 14:57

Ukraine’s Car-Production Plunges 96%; Many Banks Also Fail

On Tuesday April 7th, Ukravtoprome (the Ukrainian Association of Automobile Manufacturers) reported that, in the three-month period January-March 2015, as compared to the same three months of 2014, production of passenger cars plunged 96%, commercial vehicles 23%, buses 43%, for an overall decline of 92%.



Apr 07 14:49

Slap-Happy Cop Gets Slapped Back: Battery Charges Filed

A Fort Lauderdale cop who was caught on cell phone camera slapping a homeless man across the face is now facing charges.

On February 22, a bystander recorded the altercation between Officer Victor Ramirez, 34, and Bruce Laclair, 58.

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Apr 07 14:43

U.S. NGOs Kicked Out of Eritrea: Foreign Aid Is Meant To Cripple People

“Anyone who takes aid is crippled. Aid is meant to cripple people… Governments in Africa and elsewhere are not allowed to write their own programs. And when it comes to implementing programs, it deprives you of building institutions and the capacity to implement your programs…We need to write our own programs in the first place. We need to articulate on the projects we write. We need to have a comprehensive strategy, plans on how to implement those programs…Unless we do that on our own, we can’t possibly imagine that we are achieving any of the goals – millennium or non millennium.” — President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea

Apr 07 14:18

British accountant falls to his death from 14th floor apartment in suspected suicide in Manhattan

A British tax advisor has plunged more than 100ft to his death from an apartment window in a suspected suicide while on a business trip to New York.

Duncan Hodgetts, 25, fell from the 14th floor window of the Executive Plaza building in midtown Manhattan at 8.30am yesterday morning.

He was found on a third-floor balcony of the neighboring Michelangelo Hotel, near the Rockefeller Center, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood the tax specialist for Ernst and Young, based in Birmingham, had been on a business trip when he fell from the balcony of one of the corporate apartments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Because we all know that successful people on a trip to a foreign country get reeeeeeally depressed and suicidal, right?



Apr 07 14:08

The US and Israel: Diverging interests

Lawrence Davidson says the US’s interests in the Middle East have diverged from Israel’s, with Washington prioritising the jihadist threat while Israel and Saudi Arabia see the jihadists as allies against Iran.

Apr 07 13:57

ANALYSIS: Stocks continue to climb a wall of easy money.



Apr 07 13:45

Jade Helm Precursor: The Phoenix Program



Apr 07 13:44

BEX ALERT - So Far, 2015 Is Hottest Year Yet

The dramatically rapid melting of the earth's poles is the biggest news in this month's climate dispatch.

Increasingly fast melting in Antarctica, which will be discussed in more detail below, is now expected to increase sea levels by 10 feet worldwide in less than 100 years, according to recent NASA satellite calculations.

This will "recurve" heavily populated coastlines and reshape the world in which we live, according to one geophysicist with whom Truthout spoke. In addition, a second geophysicist, from Harvard, said that parts of Antarctica are thawing out so quickly that the icy continent has become "ground zero of global climate change, without a doubt."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are you kidding? We just had record cold across the US. One town in Italy got 100 inches of snow in just 18 hours. We had a blizzard here in Hawaii 3 weeks ago. Much of the nation had a white Easter!

Are you paid by the lie, or are you on salary?

Apr 07 13:27

The 'Big Event' in America: JADE HELM 15

Apr 07 13:19

Glenn Greenwald: NSA Surveillance Program is ‘Antithesis’ of Fourth Amendment

Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and journalist who became a left-wing celebrity for his articles helping whistle-blower Edward Snowden expose the NSA’s mass-surveillance program, admits enjoying the reaction when critics discovered he would be in North Texas to appear on Glenn Beck’s right-wing radio show—and then to address the conservative National Center for Policy Analysis.

Apr 07 13:18

FAA hit by cyberattack, finds no damage

The Federal Aviation Administration discovered malicious software from email in its computer system in early February, but the agency said Tuesday it found no damage from the cyberattack.

Apr 07 12:53

SOP 303 MOBILE-PHONE KILL-SWITCH: COURT MULLS REVEALING SECRET GOVERNMENT PLAN TO CUT CELL PHONE SERVICE

EPIC originally asked for the document in 2011 in the wake of the shut down of mobile phone service in the San Francisco Bay Area subway system during a protest. The government withheld the information, EPIC sued and won, but the government then appealed and prevailed.?

A federal appeals court is asking the Obama administration to explain why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to shutter mobile phone service during "critical emergencies."

The Department of Homeland Security came up with the plan—known as Standing Operating Procedure 303—after cellular phones were used to detonate explosives targeting a London public transportation system.

Apr 07 12:50

No chump change! TSA netted $675K in lost coins

Going through airline security can be hectic, so it's not surprising that passengers sometimes forget to pick up a quarter or dime that's slipped out of a coat and into a security bin.

That's adding up to a small fortune for the Transportation Security Administration, which last year collected almost $675,000 in spare change left behind by travelers, according to agency data.

Apr 07 12:48

Authentic Journalism that Challenges Empire and Its Centers of Power

Exposing Lies of the Empire is a monumental work.

Some years back, I was approached to come up with a story that I’d really like to cover. There were many, but right away I was drawn to a story whose angle was completely marginalized in any media I had checked. I was interested to go to Zimbabwe and get a genuine impression from Zimbabweans of how they view the direction of their country under the government of Robert Mugabe. How they viewed the redistribution of land within the country.

In the case of theft, when the stolen property is recovered, the usually accepted, and rightful, custom is that the property be returned to its rightful owner(s).

Apr 07 12:48

Judge Sides With Dershowitz, Strikes Claims in Epstein Case

A federal judge today granted law professor Alan Dershowitz’s request to strike allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct from an ongoing lawsuit against convicted sexual offender and former Palm Beach financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The lawsuit, filed in 2008, seeks to undo a non-prosecution agreement between federal prosecutors and Epstein, who the woman said arranged the sex with Prince Andrew and Dershowitz.

Apr 07 12:46

Dozens Injured as Saudi Authorities Crack Down on Yemen War Protests

Amid public opposition to the ongoing military campaign in Yemen, the Saudi government has purportedly cracked down on potential protests in the Eastern Province. During a series of security raids, conflicting reports suggest dozens may be injured, and that one police officer has been killed.



Apr 07 12:45

Protesters in Ukrainian's Kiev call for PM resignation

Led by Ukrainian far-right groups, the protesters took the square in front of Ukrainian Parliament in a rally against endemic corruption in the government in Kiev.

The protesters demand establishment of a special parliamentary commission to investigate the corruption schemes in which they think the prime minister and his allies are involved.

The protest was triggered by the recent scandal around Prime-minister Arseniy Yatsenuk. The head of the state financial inspection Igor Gordienko accused him of covering up corruption schemes. The head of the government however, dismissed the charges.

Apr 07 12:44

Breaking News: Whooping cough outbreak in only vaccinated children

An alarming outbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) is currently sweeping through the Park City, Utah area. And the news is not good for the vaccine industry – as you’ll soon see.

This whooping cough outbreak marks the first time in many years that the area has experienced even one case of pertussis. So far, 19 kids have been diagnosed with the illness.

Apr 07 12:43

Saudi Arabia has dispatched paratroopers to Yemen + Pics

Reports say Saudi Arabia has dispatched paratroopers to southern Yemen to help the forces loyal to fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Apr 07 12:43

Top Donor to Clinton Foundation (jewish) Oligarch in Ukraine

Follow the Money

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, based in Kiev, Ukraine.

In 2008, Mr. Pinchuk made a five-year, $29 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a wing of the foundation that coordinates charitable projects and funding for them but doesn’t handle the money. The pledge was to fund a program to train future Ukrainian leaders and professionals “to modernize Ukraine,” according to the Clinton Foundation.

It said that if Mr. Pinchuk was lobbying the State Department about Ukraine, “this cannot be seen as anything but a good thing.”

Oh certainly, all you have to do is take a brief look at Ukraine to see what a wonderful thing it has been.

Apr 07 12:37

RAP NEWS 24: ISRAEL & PALESTINE

“America’s last taboo” Edward Said.

Decades of failed peace talks have led nowhere; but do not lose hope just yet. Join Robert Foster as he attempts to host the first ever Middle East Peace Raps, using rhyme and reason to bring together Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, and a representative of Hamas. The picture would not be complete however, without a discussion of “America’s last taboo” (as Edward Said once referred to it): the USA’s role as Israel’s best – and only – buddy in the world (Ok, together with Australia). Featuring special cameos from prominent American Jewish scholar, Dr. Norman Finkelstein, and Palestinian rap legends, DAM, this is an episode for the ages. Join us as we bravely (or perhaps stupidly) take on one of the most bitter, divisive and controversial conflicts of our times: Israel & Palestine.

Apr 07 12:34

BEX ALERT - Climate change deniers are selling - and we're buying

Directed by Robert Kenner and based on a book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, "Merchants of Doubt" is a meticulous examination of the disinformation campaign mounted against climate change, which is - let's not fool around here - a well-documented phenomenon.

Nothing makes this point more plainly than a 2004 article by Oreskes, published in Science Magazine: Oreskes decided to review the scholarly work on climate change, some 928 abstracts published between 1993 and 2003. None rejected the consensus of the scientific community, that climate change is occurring and that the activities of humanity have contributed to that change.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Several record-settings winters in a row (we even had a blizzard here in Hawaii 3 weeks ago) and still the Carbonazis are pushing their human-caused global warming hoax, in a desperate bid to salvage their reputations (and collect a carbon tax).

Climate always changes. And climate is dominated by solar output (which is at a 100 year low) and the slowly oscillating shape of Earth's orbit, changing from elliptical (where we get the ice ages) to more circular(where we get the interglacial periods) and back again. So until Al Gore and his ilk can control the sun, or move the Earth in its orbit, there isn't a thing they can do about climate change. They are as impotent as Nero, who had his soldiers flog the ocean for daring to spoil his beach picnic with a rising tide!

Contrary to the hype, warming (were it actually happening) is a good thing, and the Roman and Medieval warm periods were times of abundant food, which allowed the flowering of Roman and later Renaissance civilization.

There is one effect that has been noticed following an uptick in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Plants are growing faster and larger, providing more food, and deserts are shrinking. The Earth is getting greener, because CO2 is not a pollutant, but an essential component of the chain of life on Earth.

Apr 07 12:06

Monsanto's Dream Bill Returns to Block GMO Labeling Forever

HR 1599 is the delight of the Grocer's Manufacturer's Association (GMA) - which supports corporations like Monsanto, Nestlé and Dow et al. The "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014" fizzled out last year, but the GMA worked to get it introduced in the current Congress.

Apr 07 11:45

Record cold temperatures in northern Maine

The National Weather Service said a 4-below-zero reading Monday morning set a record for the month of April in Caribou. Records also fell in Houlton and in Presque Isle, where it was 13 below zero.

Apr 07 11:34

RAND PAUL'S TWITTER FEED EXPLODES WITH NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT HIS BID FOR THE PRESIDENCY!

Apr 07 11:32

Corker Says Support Growing to Give Congress Vote on Iran Deal

The Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he’s within a few votes of being able to override a threatened presidential veto of his bill giving Congress a say in any nuclear deal with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Congress can declare or refuse to declare a war. Short of that, the Constitution states that foreign policy is exclusively the jurisdiction of the White House and the US Department of State. Every member of Congress championing Israel's agenda against Iran is in violation of the Logan Act.

I hope all Americans are watching the Congress as they undermine the office of the Presidency to whore themselves to a foreign leader!

Apr 07 11:31

Zio-media lied about Iran while burying Pentagon report revealing Israels nukes!

While the Zio-media was reporting on a daily basis Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s insistence that Iran never be allowed to develop the technology to build nuclear weapons, it conveniently buried the astounding news that the Pentagon declassified a report showing that Israel acquired nuclear weapons technology, including a hydrogen bomb capability, decades ago.

Apr 07 11:30

Thorium Remix - Is Thorium a Safe and Extraordinarily Alternative to Traditional Nuclear Power?

Thorium is readily available & can be turned into energy without generating transuranic wastes. Thorium’s capacity as nuclear fuel was discovered during WW II, but ignored because it was unsuitable for making bombs. A liquid-fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) is the optimal approach for harvesting energy from Thorium, and has the potential to solve today’s energy/climate crisis. LFTR is a type of Thorium Molten Salt Reactor (Th-MSR). This video summarizes over 6 hours worth of thorium talks given by Kirk Sorensen and other thorium technologists.

Apr 07 11:26

The Crimes The New York Times Believes Should Go Unpunished

The New York Times recently published an editorial lamenting the “shameful impunity of the Islamic State” and encouraging the United Nations Security Council to refer the group’s crimes to the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.). The editorial, titled “The Crimes of Terrorists” (4/2/2015), should more accurately be titled “The Crimes of the U.S. and Its Allies Should Go Unpunished.”

Apr 07 11:24

Major utility to begin closing down power plants next month

One of the country's largest coal utilities will begin closing power plants next month in four states, as strict federal environmental regulations begin to kick in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apparently they started with Washington DC! :)

Apr 07 11:22

Death toll rises quickly as conflict rages in Yemen

Residents of central Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, have learned the hard way that key strategic bombing targets are located in their neighborhoods: Detonating ordnance has been shattering their windows and doors.

And fighting has killed hundreds of people in less than two weeks.

Apr 07 11:21

Eastern European civilians undergo military training amid Russia threat

NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they're safe from Russian aggression.

But these days, ordinary people aren't taking any chances.

Apr 07 11:17

Fleas test positive for plague near Flagstaff

Coconino County officials are taking precautions after finding fleas collected in Picture Canyon northeast of Flagstaff have tested positive for plague.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported Friday that the County Public Health Services District is conducting additional tests and disinfecting prairie dog burrows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, I wonder who brought that across the border into our nation.

Apr 07 11:16

Mumia Abu-Jamal Supporters Claim Prison Plot to Execute by Medical Neglect

Family and friends of former Black Panther and political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal delivered a letter of demands to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections on Friday, with supporters alleging the prison is deliberately attempting to kill the former death row inmate through neglect and medical malpractice that equates to torture.

Apr 07 11:16

Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fos

Environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer served notice on Monday that he will use his wealth to try to bring climate change into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, vowing to target Republican hopefuls who deny the connection between burning fossil fuels and rising global temperatures.

Apr 07 11:15

'Skeptical' Canada Won't Lift its Iran Sanctions

The Canadian government has not shared US President Barack Obama's enthusiasm over the deal reached with Iran over its nuclear program last Thursday, by which the Islamic regime continues enriching uranium at reduced levels in exchange for the removal of sanctions.

Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson responded to the deal, warning that the Islamic regime may still be able to obtain a nuclear weapon even with the agreement.

Apr 07 11:15

Mitch McConnell: Congress to 'respond legislatively' to Iran nuclear bill

Fresh off a trip to the Middle East, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is insisting that Congress get a chance to review and approve a nuclear deal with Iran.

"To the detriment of international security […] the Obama administration has always approached the goal of these negotiations as reaching the best deal that is acceptable to Iran, rather than what should be our national goal: ending Iran's nuclear program," the Kentucky Republican said in a statement Monday.

McConnell visited Israel, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan last week with a Senate delegation. On Thursday, a framework for a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers was announced — much to the dismay of many Republican lawmakers.

Apr 07 11:14

Chuck Schumer Defies White House On Iran

Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of Capitol Hill’s most influential voices in the Iran nuclear debate, is strongly endorsing passage of a law opposed by President Barack Obama that would give Congress an avenue to reject the White House-brokered framework unveiled last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Apr 07 11:10

Russian ruble seen as world’s best performing currency, hits 2015 high

The Russian ruble has hit 55.3 to the dollar Monday, its highest value this year. The currency has become the best performer during the first three months of the year, after it finished 2014 as one of the biggest losers.

Apr 07 11:08

Canada and US Looking At Conscription? Michael Rivero

Apr 07 11:07

The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes

The New Yorker has a long investigative report on a recent geological phenomenon: man-made earthquakes. The article describes how scientists painstakingly gathered data on the quakes, and then tried to find ways to communicate the results — which are quite definitive — to politicians who often have financial reasons to disbelieve them. Quoting: "Until 2008, Oklahoma experienced an average of one to two earthquakes of 3.0 magnitude or greater each year. (Magnitude-3.0 earthquakes tend to be felt, while smaller earthquakes may be noticed only by scientific equipment or by people close to the epicenter.) In 2009, there were twenty. The next year, there were forty-two. In 2014, there were five hundred and eighty-five, nearly triple the rate of California.

Apr 07 11:06

Heavy ice causes delay in season opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway

The St. Lawrence Seaway’s 56th shipping season is getting off to its latest start in five years as harsh winter weather has created some of the worst ice conditions in decades.

Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers have been working feverishly to clear a path from the Upper Great Lakes through the end of the key shipping route.

Apr 07 11:04

Debt Cancellation Is The Best Way To Take Down Bilderberg

The Bilderberg Society will be meeting from June 11th to the 14th at the Interalpen hotel near the Austrian town of Telfs. It will follow the G-7 Summit at the Elmau castle in the Bavarian Alps on June 7th and 8th. The two sites are less than an hour’s drive away. The photo below would indicate that demonstrations outside the 2015 Bilderberg meeting will not be successful. But what good are demonstrations anyway? Why not use Worldwide Debt Cancellation to defeat the Bilderberg Society and undo their power over us?

Apr 07 10:58

Israel to push Congress to pass bill to hamper Iran deal

Israel will try to persuade congressmen and senators to introduce a clause stipulating that the deal with Iran should be seen as an international treaty requiring Senate ratification and not an agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All Americans need to watch this display of a US Congress working with a foreign government to undermine the office of the Presidency!

Apr 07 10:57

MONETARY REFORM - A BETTER MONETARY SYSTEM FOR ICELAND - PDF

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the report/proposal on Iceland's monetary reform.

That is, changing from a fractional reserve system to a sovereign money system.

Apr 07 10:53

How Big Money Is Buying Off Criticism of Big Money

Not long ago I was asked to speak to a religious congregation about widening inequality. Shortly before I began, the head of the congregation asked that I not advocate raising taxes on the wealthy.

He said he didn't want to antagonize certain wealthy congregants on whose generosity the congregation depended.

Apr 07 10:52

‘Saudi Arabia saving democracy in Yemen? That’s a cruel joke!’

Saudi Arabia, one the most undemocratic states in the world where people have absolutely no say, is incapable of saving democracy in Yemen, said Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst. That is an insult to the intelligence of people globally, he added.

Apr 07 10:51

Ecstasy & steak-outs: NYPD expenses show eclectic shopping list, says report

The New York Police Department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on an eclectic assortment of items over the past five years, DNAinfo reported, purchasing everything from crime-fighting costumes and steak dinners to robots and hallucinogenic drugs.

More than $13,000 was spent on hallucinogenic mushrooms and ecstasy (MDMA, also known as Molly) from chemical and laboratory suppliers, though the NYPD wasn’t stocking up for police officers to expand their consciousness. Rather, they were buying samples to compare to what’s sold during street buys.

Apr 07 10:51

Donbass leaders to Germany, France: Make Kiev pay pensions approved by Minsk deal

Kiev is pocketing the money it has to transfer for social payments in war-torn areas, the rebel leaders said, calling on Germany and France to put pressure on President Poroshenko. Ukrainian officials claim they cannot transfer the pensions.

Apr 07 10:50

Czechoslovak Reservists Issue Memorandum against NATO

For the first time since the end of the 2nd World War we see a genuine threat of war yet again. Consequently, we consider it necessary to issue the following statement.

We, the Czechoslovak soldiers in reserve, unanimously reject any participation in battles that are geopolitical acts of aggression of the global elite by way of NATO and the support of our governments.

Apr 07 10:49

Delivery driver questioned under anti-terror laws after taking THIS innocent picture of police parked in a bus stand

A delivery driver was questioned under anti-terror laws after taking pictures of police vehicles parked at a bus stop.

Kieron Power’s wife had previously been given a £110 ticket for stopping in the same place for 45 seconds behind a police car and van.

A week after she received the ticket given out by a council CCTV ‘spy car’, he went back to gather evidence of police cars parked at the stop in Kingston upon Thames, South-West London.

Apr 07 10:49

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over facial recognition data

A new class action lawsuit claims Facebook violated its users’ privacy rights in acquiring what it describes as the largest privately held database of facial recognition data in the world.

Apr 07 10:49

'Disarm NYPD' movement grows in New York

An activist group calling itself Disarm NYPD is seeking to strip officers of their firearms and boot them from select neighborhood streets, all in the name of keeping city citizens safe.

Apr 07 10:48

A disaster waiting to happen in Oklahoma? The link between fracking and earthquakes is causing alarm in an oil-rich town

Oil is stored in vast quantities at Cushing in above-ground storage containers that litter the fields surrounding the town. This is a place where “oilfield” has nothing to do with drilling, in a state where the oil and gas industry has become as powerful as it is anywhere in the United States.

Now, thanks to fracking, it’s also one of the most active seismic areas in the entire United States.

Apr 07 10:48

US Agribusiness, GMOs and the Plundering of the Planet

Small family/peasant farms produce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of global food production. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quarter of the planet’s farmland. The world is fast losing farms and farmers through the concentration of land into the hands of rich and powerful land speculators and agribusiness corporations.

Apr 07 10:47

Mind-destroying drug Chantix to receive new black box warning label

In response to a request from drug giant Pfizer to remove the "black box" warning on the smoking-cessation drug Chantix, the FDA has decided to not only retain the warning but expand it.

Apr 07 10:47

Land grab in Ukraine is Monsanto’s backdoor to the EU

The quest for Ukraine’s legendary black earth is almost complete. To the dismay of French, Polish, German farmers, the multinational agricultural corporation Monsanto, as well as DuPont Pioneer and John Deere, have all lobbied for access to the largest agricultural market in Eastern Europe. This will soon reshape the market for agricultural products in the EU and spell ruin for Europe’s farmers.

In Nov. 2013, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation drafted a legal amendment that will benefit global ag producers by allowing the widespread use of genetically modified seeds. Taking a backseat to the dramatic political developments there, this turn of events went almost unnoticed, although Monsanto has been lobbying within Ukraine’s agricultural market for quite a while. Back in 2007 the US embassy in Kiev demanded that the Ukrainian government take action against sellers of “fake” seeds (i.e., producers competing with TNCs).

Apr 07 10:46

‘They’re afraid we'll protest Yemen operation,’ say Saudi Shiites

Street battles raged for hours on Sunday between Saudi security forces and locals in the town of Awamiyah, a hotbed of Shiite activism in the country’s east. According to one of our Observers, the authorities are cracking down on Shiites, who represent a minority in the area, in an attempt to stop them from organising protests over Saudi Arabia’s military operation against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen. The consequences of global tensions between Sunni and Shiite countries, he says, are now exacerbating divisions at home.

Apr 07 10:46

Zero Deforestation arrangement for Palm oil to be implemented by KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut

Yum! Brands, the organization that claims KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, on Thursday reported a zero deforestation arrangement for its palm oil sourcing. The move came after forceful battles by ecological gatherings that argued that the restaurants weren’t doing what’s needed to guarantee the palm oil they used to cook food wasn’t connected to human rights misuses, obliteration of peat lands, and logging of rainforests.

Apr 07 10:46

IT TAKES MORE THAN ISLAMOPHOBIA TO BE PRO ISRAEL

Pamela Geller’s antics are an embarrassment to zionist groups

Indeed, mainstream pro-Israel groups like Anti-Defamation League have condemned Geller and the anti-Islam message of the Philly bus ad.

Apr 07 10:45

‘Toy Gun Free Zone’ Coming to a Tennessee School Near You

The Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill Monday night that makes it illegal to take a squirt gun — but not a real gun — within 150 feet of a school.
The new ban was included in a larger bill that would nix any local laws prohibiting people with gun permits from taking guns to parks.

Apr 07 10:45

WORLD TURNS A BLIND EYE TO ISIS’ MASSACRE OF PALESTINIANS

More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, took over about 90 percent of the camp in last week.

Further proof that ISIS and Mossad are one!

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Apr 07 10:31

U.S. – Iran Deal — A Battle Between Radical Zionist Crazies & More Cunning Radical Zionists!

The nuclear deal reached with Iran has been cause for celebration in the streets of Tehran, while Netanyahu was offered the platforms of three major U.S. news networks to decry the agreement. One would think that Iran was offered major concessions, special privileges, even exemptions from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that forms the basis of international law regarding nuclear weapons.

Apr 07 10:28

The SPLC, PayPal, and Tortious Interference

Dr. Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents Publishing declared on his website recently that his project is “under siege” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which—along with other leftist outfits—is putting pressure on PayPal and Amazon to cease permitting him to raise funds and sell books.

Dr. Johnson relays in his article that Heidi Beirich “has been writing letters to Amazon.com and PayPal to get them to stop doing business with Counter-Currents. The SPLC wants to put us out of business because they fear the ideas that we advocate.”

Apr 07 10:27

Washington, D.C., Including the White House, Hit by Power Outages: Reports

Several buildings in the Washington, D.C., area, including the White House and the State Department, were without power Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.

Utility provider Pepco confirmed that there were calls of scattered outages for "unknown" reasons, CNBC reported. It said around 1 p.m. ET that it had recorded 79 active outages and 794 affected customers.

The State Department's daily briefing was cut short because of the blackout, while the U.S. Capitol complex was running on a backup generator, a congressional aide told CNBC.

Apr 07 10:20

20 Reasons I Will Not 'Stand With Rand'

Apr 07 10:08

Will Israel's New Advanced Submarines Carry Nuclear Weapons?

In recent days, a number of Israeli and other news sources have said that the INS Tanin is nearing the end of its testing, and will soon enter service with the Israeli navy. The Tanin first arrived in Israel from Germany in September of last year. It is the first of three new Dolphin submarines that Tel Aviv is purchasing from Germany.
Note: Purchased???

Apr 07 10:02

Judge orders Prince Andrew sex allegations struck from court record

Allegations that a 17-year-old was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew, which prompted a crisis at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, have been removed from a federal court case by a judge in the US.

Judge Kenneth Marra ordered Virginia Roberts’s accusations about Andrew to be struck from the record as he denied her attempt to join a lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein, a friend of the prince and a convicted sex offender.

“At this juncture in the proceedings, these lurid details are unnecessary,” Marra wrote in his order, issued at the US district court in southern Florida on Tuesday morning. “These unnecessary details shall be stricken.”

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Apr 07 09:59

The 73 year old reserve deputy sheriff who accidentally shot a suspect instead of tasering him was one of several "wealthy donors" to the sheriff's office.

Robert Bates, the reserve Tulsa County deputy who fatally shot a man who was in a physical altercation with another deputy last week, has donated thousands of dollars worth of items to the Sheriff’s Office since becoming a reserve deputy in 2008.

Apr 07 09:59

An incredible 97 percent of Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike, agree: the time has come to end government corruption in America.

Turn on the TV, and you'll be hard-pressed to find a news story about Americans uniting across ideologies. Our nation appears mired in controversy on every topic imaginable, from parenting to religious freedom to who should host the Daily Show.

Apr 07 09:53

Palestinians seek UN timetable to end Israeli occupation

The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has voiced the Palestinians’ willingness to see the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution for ending the Israeli regime’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian state.

Riyad Mansour on Monday expressed hope to see the 15-member council’s “political will” over the adoption and implementation of a resolution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

After Netanyahu's speech to Congress, he can no longer rely on a US veto, so he'll have to use another puppet, like Hollande, to do his dirty work at the Security Council.

Apr 07 09:46

Billions down the drain: Costly US missile defense project turned into major flop

Webmaster's Commentary: 


The SBX as seen from my back yard this morning.

Apr 07 09:27

Ukraine’s annual inflation sees surprise rise at 45.8%

Official data show the annual inflation rate in crisis-hit Ukraine has jumped to 45.8 percent.

The increase follows a steep acceleration of 10.8 percent in March, according to the country's statistics office.

The eastern European nation, which had been the scene of a year of deadly clashes between its army and pro-Russia forces in the east, had a month-on-month inflation of 5.3 percent in February and 3.1 percent in January 2015.

A fragile deal between the Kiev government and pro-Russians signed in February almost ended the tensions. However, the country is left in the hands of a combination of monetary, budgetary, industrial, banking and energy crises that could make Kiev reliant on outside help for years.

Apr 07 09:26

Israel recognition not part of Iran deal: Obama

US President Barack Obama says recognition of Israel cannot be a part of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Obama said in a Monday interview with NPR that requiring Tehran to recognize Israel is a "fundamental misjudgment".

The Israeli regime has outspokenly voiced opposition since talks began between Tehran and the P5+1 –the US, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany -- in an effort to reach a comprehensive accord on Iran’s nuclear program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier that recognition of the regime by Iran must a part of the deal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Iran (and the rest of the Arab nations) have said they will recognize Israel's right to exist as soon as Israel recognizes Palestine's right to exist!

Apr 07 09:24

Greece offers 5 key points for consensus with intl creditors

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has unveiled his plan on reviving the Greek economy by both meeting the IMF requirements and circuiting the austerity measures. A preliminary agreement over proposal is expected on April 24.

Apr 07 09:23

Nuclear submarine catches fire at Russian shipyard

A fire has broken out on a Russian nuclear submarine undergoing repair work at a shipyard in Severodvinsk. The cause of the fire is believed to be related to welding work.

The incident occurred at the Zvezdochka shipyard, in the Arkhangelsk region in northern Russia.

Firefighters have then decided to submerge the burning submarine in water to put off the flames, the shipyard’s spokesman said.

Apr 07 09:17

Garcia-Emanuel Runoff in Chicago Divides Unions, Blacks and Latinos

Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says in spite of the 15% undecideds, with the support of some blacks, Latinos and labor, as well as Obama, it will be difficult to unseat Emanuel

Apr 07 09:16

Republicans and Some Democrats are Seeking a Veto-Proof Bill on the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, says some Republicans are acting on their prerogative, while others are maliciously trying to destroy the president and his legacy

Apr 07 09:13

Best government — governs least

RALPH WALDO EMERSON WROTE IN AN ESSAY TITLED “POLITICS”: “THE LESS GOVERNMENT WE HAVE, THE BETTER.”

Apr 07 09:12

All 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies have begun to prepare for the biggest American collapse ever.

CIA Insider: “I was handed Janet Yellen’s playbook and what’s in it keeps me up at night”…

Should the contents of Janet Yellen’s playbook serve as a warning sign that something much more dangerous is approaching?

According to Jim Rickards, the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, the answer is yes.

In a startling interview

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he reveals that all 16 U.S. Intelligence Agencies have begun to prepare for the biggest American collapse ever.

Making matters worse, his colleagues believe it could begin within the next 6 months.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let us say you own a business, and you hire a manager to run the business, then years later discover that this manager has not done a good job. Worse, he has been stealing from you, and lying to you to cover his tracks. So you decide to fire him, but the manager, your employee, pulls a gun on you and tells you you will not fire him, and indeed must give him a raise. That is what is happening today in the United States. The US Government, the employee of the people, has mismanaged the nation onto the edge of bankruptcy, lied to us, stolen from us, and now wants to point guns at us and tell us they should be allowed to keep their jobs, to go on stealing from us and lying to us.

Apr 07 09:11

Never mind the doom-mongers! Earth is greener than 10 years ago: Total amount of vegetation found to have increased significantly over past decade

For years we have been told mankind is destroying the planet, felling trees and systematically ripping up forests.

So it may be a surprise to some that Earth is actually greener today than it was a decade ago.

In an authoritative new study, scientists have calculated that the total vegetation on the planet increased substantially between 2003 and 2012.

While tropical jungles are still disappearing – felled for timber and to make way for cattle pasture – tree growth elsewhere has outstripped the loss.

Apr 07 09:10

PRISON GUARDS RESIGN AFTER VIRAL BEATING PHOTO POSTED TO FACEBOOK

This picture was allegedly taken inside a Georgia correctional facility and posted on Facebook. The aunt of the man shown leashed in the picture, Cortez Berry, said the family got a phone call when it turned up on the social media site. She sent a screenshot to NBC News. Berry was 17 at the time the photo was taken. The faces of the men with Berry have been blurred by NBC News.

Apr 07 09:01

Phase Two of Jade Helm 15 Is Emerging

As many of us have suspected since the announcement of Jade Helm 15 and their desire to “Master the Human Domain”, there is a lot to Jade Helm 15 that is not being released. We know the “drill” is a “dissident extraction” exercise which many of us fear could go live at any time. A week ago, I received information that the United Nations, including Russian troops, were going to have a presence in the drill. Subsequently, I reported that the United Nations would have an “observer” in every unit in every part of the Jade Helm 15 drill.

Common sense would dictate that Jade Helm 15 personnel do not need 60 days (July 15-September 15) to practice/complete extraction drills. Most researchers as well as my insider sources concur there is more to Jade Helm than the announced purpose. Although the drill is not scheduled to start in over 3 months, it actually began in Ft. Lauderdale with extraction of dissidents on March 27, 2015.

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