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September 9, 2015

Sep 09 09:54

UN Report: 13,000 Palestinian West Bank Buildings To Be Demolished

Sep 09 09:48

Sheldon Adelson Is Ready to Buy the Presidency

In a few weeks, when the nuclear deal Barack Obama negotiated with Iran comes before Congress, it’s all but certain that not a single Republican will vote in support of it. With the possible exception of Maine’s Susan Collins, who has yet to reveal her position, each of the 246 Republicans in the House and 53 Republicans in the Senate has indicated his or her opposition to the deal. Not that a mere vote could possibly express the intensity of even that unanimous opposition — or the fervid support for Israel that lies behind it. “It is a fundamental betrayal of the security of the United States and of our closest allies, first and foremost Israel,” Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz has said. Cruz’s 16 Republican-primary opponents have denounced the deal in similar terms. One of them, Mike Huckabee, has gone so far as to argue that Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Sep 09 09:45

Armata is shooting...first view from inside...

First footage from inside of Armata ..So guys here is it "tank from a cardboard"...Do you remember guys? Some users claimed that this tank is made from cardboard resp. doesn´t exists...I don´t have to write their names because everyone knows these funny liars....I still ask myself why some LL users make fools of yourselves..

Sep 09 09:41

INCALCULABLE FOLLY: Warmongers Exploiting Migrant Crisis Will Confront Russia

In what can only be described as deception Western leaders have sought to blame Syria’s Assad for the current Migrant Crisis facing Europe, while forgetting to mention that their actions destroyed the lives of the thousands of fleeing people in the first place.

As far as world leaders go, only Russia’s President Putin has pointed out this fact. Putin also made it clear that Russia is supporting the Assad government militarily, in an entirely legal fashion we might add, to wipe out the invading terrorist armies trained by the West in Jordan.

What this essentially means is that new attempts to exploit the crisis, to push for further Western military intervention, will end up crashing head first into Russia.



Sep 09 09:37

Why ‘that’ photo mattered this time: Our children could be on that beach, too

Most of us have seen him by now, whether we wanted to or not: soaked red shirt, blue shorts, tiny hands in the sand, their palms turned upward. The photos of a 3-year-old lying on the beach of Bodrum in southwest Turkey have gone around the world. Memefied, commented, re-drawn with angels or Arab leaders, they are credited with changing international opinion about the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Sep 09 09:35

Time for Obama to admit he has failed in Syria

The human tragedies of the refugee crisis are beyond anything one could bear. The photographs of drowned Syrian children whose bodies washed up on Libyan coasts and Aylan Kurdi, a 3-year-old boy found dead on a Turkish beach, shocked the world last week, as if no one knew how many people had to flee Syria to neighboring countries since the conflict started and who left those children to this fate.

U.S. President Barack Obama publicly praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her leadership in dealing with the so-called chaotic migration crisis but forgot to mention his policy on Syria has been a failure and that he paved the way for such a crisis.

Sep 09 09:35

Obama’s muddy policy on Syria blamed for refugee crisis

The White House acknowledged Tuesday that the U.S., along with other nations across the Middle East and Europe, must do more to alleviate the worsening Syrian refugee crisis — but that admission highlights how the administration often has seemed several steps behind as Syria sunk into chaos, a fact Republican critics, fellow Democrats and international leaders have pointed to in recent days and weeks.

Obama administration officials said the State Department has begun a review of what steps the U.S. can take to aid in the crisis, which has seen more than 4 million Syrians flee their war-torn country after years of bloodshed.

Sep 09 09:23

Children in England unhappier in school than their peers elsewhere

Children in England, one of the richest countries in the world, are unhappier at school than those in almost all of the other 14 countries surveyed, according to a Children’s Society report.

Overall, the report concludes that only children in South Korea, a country with a record of high levels of stress among its children and young people, are unhappier than children in England.



Sep 09 09:20

Academics Who Criticize War on Terror Are ‘Lawful Targets,’ West Point Professor Says

Legal scholars who criticize U.S. tactics against terrorists are committing treasonous acts in support of an enemy, and they and the law schools that employ them should be regarded as “lawful targets” for military attacks, a law professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point argued in an article published recently by a student-edited law journal.

Sep 09 09:19

FLASHBACK - Muammar Gaddafi Fought for his Peoples Freedom from THE BRITISH ISRAEL MONARCHS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And when was the last time you saw an American leader have the courage and confidence to stand up in an open-top car and wave at the people?

Sep 09 09:15

How three million Germans died after VE Day

The two million German civilians who died were largely the old, women and children: victims of disease, cold, hunger, suicide - and mass murder.
Apart from the well-known repeated rape of virtually every girl and woman unlucky enough to be in the Soviet occupation zones, perhaps the most shocking outrage recorded by MacDonogh - for the first time in English - is the slaughter of a quarter of a million Sudeten Germans by their vengeful Czech compatriots. The survivors of this ethnic cleansing, naked and shivering, were pitched across the border, never to return to their homes. Similar scenes were seen across Poland, Silesia and East Prussia as age-old German communities were brutally expunged.



Sep 09 09:15

Seattle teachers go on strike; superintendent is going to court

Seattle teachers are on strike Wednesday, which was supposed to be the first day of school. In response, the School Board voted to seek legal action to stop them.

Sep 09 09:15

As Predicted: Overthrow of Qaddafi Led to Horrific Migrant Crisis in Europe

With the death toll in one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis continuing to climb, many are pointing to the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, and the destabilization of Libya, as a factor in the deaths of nearly 1900 individuals in the Mediterranean Sea.

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"It was a small price to pay to get rid of that @#$% Gold Dinar!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 09 09:12

Kerry’s Double Assisted Suicide: Russia Oil Gains, America Loses from Sanctions

Secretary John Kerry and friends have managed what can only be called a brilliant double suicide. The September 2014 deal with Saudi Arabia to crash oil prices, then at $103 a barrel for US WTI grade crude oil, not only has managed to bring the US shale oil industry—Washington’s new strategic card allowing the US to essentially abandon her Saudi and Gulf Arab allies–to the brink of bankruptcy and collapse. The oil price collapse, ironically, also gave Russian oil beautiful profits and forced the companies to turn east for far larger and more lucrative new markets. Team Russia-Saudi Arabia: 2 to 0 for Team USA-Canada.

Sep 09 09:12

One country that won't be taking Syrian refugees: Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected a call to host refugees from Syria and elsewhere, saying that while Israel is "not indifferent to the human tragedy of the refugees," it is not in a position to take them in. .
Note: Not Indifferent! Look at Gaza. And if those refugees were Jewish there would be plenty of room and asking the U.S. for money to help bring them in. Israel stinks!




Sep 09 09:11

Fox News Reaches New Heights of Panic That 7th Graders Are Being Converted to Islam

On “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, concerned parent Brandee Portfield spoke to co-host Steve Doocy about an assignment her seventh-grade daughter had to complete in a world history class that required her to write the words “Allah is the only God” and “Muhammad is his prophet,” which to her “seems like it’s indoctrination.”

Why it seemed like that to Porterfield is more than a little perplexing, given that early in the interview, she provided the context for her daughter having to write those words. “They did this assignment where they wrote out the Five Pillars of Islam,” she said, “including having the children learn and write the Shahada, which is the Islamic conversion creed.”

Sep 09 09:11

Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Amazon Vs. Chevron

Ontario court can hear the case of Ecuadorian Amazon Villagers Vs Chevron. We call on Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch and Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London West, Ontario, for comment

Sep 09 09:11

Anyone Who Believes The Comex Numbers Is Very Naive

“The information in this report is taken from sources believed to be reliable; however, the Commodity Exchange, Inc. disclaims all liability whatsoever with regard to its accuracy or completeness. This report is produced for information purposes only.” – disclaimer now posted on the Comex gold and silver daily warehouse stock report as of Monday, June 3, 2013 – Investment Research Dynamics – June 4, 2013

Yesterday I published an article detailing the Comex gold futures to deliverable physical gold ratio that is now north of 200:1. But an erudite colleague of mine, John Titus of “Best Evidence,” correctly pointed out that: “They are probably bluffing. In other words, the real number is significantly higher than 200:1.”

Sep 09 09:06

Spectacular show of latest Russian military hardware crammed into 1 min



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Sep 09 08:48

Clinton apologizes for email scandal

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday apologized for the scandal surrounding her private State Department email server, and said in a new interview with ABC News that she takes full responsibility.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay then, time to move onto the next question. Is the combination of a weak personal email server loaded with America's top secrets coupled with a "charitable" foundation receiving 40% of its donations from often concealed foreign sources a repeat of the Clintons' China-gate secrets-for-campaign-cash scandal in 1996, and possibly the greatest spy scandal in US history?

Sep 09 08:46

Black People and Their Labor are “Disposable”?

Activist, organizer and producer of “An American Nightmare: Black Labor and Liberation” Kali Akuno discusses the “disposable” nature of Black life and labor.



Sep 09 08:41

Hillary Clinton Was Warned Benghazi Terrorists Used Youtube Video as ‘Cover’

Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was warned that the Benghazi terrorist attack was carried out by a terrorist group using Youtube video protests as “cover,” in a memo that she received the day after the attack.

Nevertheless, Clinton still went ahead and pushed the false talking point that spontaneous protests incited by the Internet movie Innocence of Muslims caused the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The next question is whether the Ansar Al Sharia Islamist group, like Al Qaeda and ISIS, was a US creation. Because that would be the only logical reason for Hillary to keep them hidden during a time when terror was being wagged at us. At least one CIA email suggests the attackers had inside assistance!

Sep 09 08:35

No Mr Bond, I expect you to be politically correct! 007 set for a makeover as author of latest novel suggests chain-smoking and sexist spy could be on the way out

Webmaster addition: A politically correct James Bond will be as much of a success as the recent politically correct Fantastic Four. People go to movies for escape and entertainment, not more indoctrination!

Sep 09 08:33

The 'Refugee' Crisis and the Creation of Greater Israel

It has become increasingly obvious that the flood of refugees from the Middle East is serving the jewish agenda of creating Greater Israel (Eretz Israel). In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, Greater Israel is the vast tract of land supposedly promised to the Israelites by Yahweh, stretching from the Nile to the Euphrates.



Sep 09 08:29

Sierra Leone officials confirm 3 new cases of Ebola

The head of Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Center says that three new cases of Ebola have emerged in an area where a 67-year-old woman died in late August, bringing the total new cases in treatment to four.



Sep 09 08:27

THE TRUTH ABOUT NUMEC part 1 of 2 Documentary

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Part 1

Part 2

Sep 09 08:24

‘Terrorist don’t move by timetable, our borders completely open’ – Frmr German Deputy Defense Min

The unending influx of migrants has reinvigorated fears that Islamic State fighters could be hiding among the crowds storming Europe’s borders.

Sep 09 08:24

Syrian official says Russian experts expand their presence

Russian military experts have expanded their presence in Syria over the last year, a Syrian military official said on Wednesday, pointing to a deepening of ties which Washington fears may be a buildup to support President Bashar al-Assad.

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Sep 09 08:18

Drilling begins at third Golan Heights oil exploration site

“We are very pleased with the progress of the work and the findings, which have thus far matched our expectations,” said Afek Oil chief geologist Dr. Yuval Bartov.

Sep 09 08:15

Pluto Probe Starts Beaming Home 'Treasure Trove' of Flyby Data

That transmission — which involves tens of gigabits of information — began in earnest on Saturday (Sept. 5) and should take about a year to complete, mission team members said.



Sep 09 08:12

Media Manipulation

Photo journalists have moved the dead body of the Kobani child refugee to a better location for photos.

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Sep 09 08:11

Does Your Candidate Support Workers’ Interests? David Brooks Thinks You Have a Psychological Problem

New York Times columnist David Brooks discussed the rise of Jeremy Corbyn on the left in the Labor Party in the United Kingdom and Bernie Sanders on the left in the United States, along with Donald Trump and Ben Carson on the right. He argues that none of these people could conceivably win a national election. He therefore concludes that their support must stem from a psychological problem, which he identifies as “expressive individualism.”



Sep 09 08:10

WhatsApp bug could affect millions of users

A bug in the popular messaging service WhatsApp put up to 200 million of its users at risk, security firm Check Point has warned.

The flaw allows hackers to distribute malware, including ransomware, which demands victims pay a fee to regain access to their files.

The vulnerability affects only the web-based version of the service.

Sep 09 08:09

Cinnamon Improves Glucose and Lipids of People With Type 2 Diabetes

The results of this study demonstrate that intake of 1, 3, or 6 g of cinnamon per day reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Sep 09 08:07

Video: Mysterious NightLights Spark Widespread Reports

According to information released by the DoD’s Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB in CA, the object was likely the Cosmos 1315 payload launched in 1981. Gene Stansbery, Program Manager for NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office confirmed the report with Maui Now this morning.

Sep 09 08:07

How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

To the Ashley Madison “guest,” or non-paying member, it would appear that he was being personally contacted by eager women. But if he wanted to read or respond to them, he would have to shell out for a package of Ashley Madison credits, which range in price from $60 to $290. Each subsequent message and chat cost the man credits. As documents from company e-mails now reveal, 80 percent of first purchases on Ashley Madison were a result of a man trying to contact a bot, or reading a message from one. The overwhelming majority of men on Ashley Madison were paying to chat with Angels like Sensuous Kitten, whose minds were made of software and whose promises were nothing more than hastily written outputs from algorithms.

But the men were not fooled. At least, not all of them. An analysis of company e-mails, coupled with evidence from Ashley Madison source code, reveals that company executives were in a constant battle to hide the truth.

Sep 09 08:05

A Hypothesis That Will Make You Uncomfortable

New research suggests that half of all U.S. adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

The study of government health surveys echoes previous research and shows numbers increased substantially between 1988 and 2012 although they mostly leveled off after 2008. Overall, 12 percent to 14 percent of adults had diagnosed diabetes in 2012, the latest data available. Most of that is Type 2 diabetes, the kind linked with obesity and inactivity.

Almost 40 percent have pre-diabetes, meaning elevated blood sugar levels that could lead to full-fledged disease. Studies have shown lifestyle changes can delay or prevent diabetes in these people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Diabetes is a huge problem here in Hawaii, and yes, there are indications the local diet is part of the problem.

Sep 09 07:58

French Agent Breaks Silence on Bombing Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior in 1985

Thirty years ago, French secret service blew up Greenpeace’s flagship Rainbow Warrior ship in Auckland, New Zealand, killing a Portuguese photographer.

Sep 09 07:57

Will the $6.4 Million Gray Family Settlement Change Policing in Baltimore?

The Real News gets local responses to the $6.4 million dollar settlement awarded to the family of Freddie Gray.

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Sep 09 07:54

Social Security Disability Fund Will Be Broke Next Year

The 2015 annual report from the Social Security Board of Trustees shows that the program’s disability component is in immediate trouble. Data from the latest report show that the disability fund will be depleted as soon as next year and unable to pay full benefits to beneficiaries.

Sep 09 07:54

The US Is Betraying the Kurds – Again

Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region – the Kurds

Sep 09 07:52

Senior Israeli Officials: Netanyahu's Fight Against Iran Deal Not a Failure

Even though Obama gained the support of 41 senators in favor of the nuclear agreement, sources claim PM was instrumental in changing American public opinion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the American people saw that Israel was trying to sway their opinion about Iran. Just like Israel did with Iraq, telling us all to be afraid of Iraq's nuclear weapons, which turned out not to exist!

Fool me once!

Worse for Israel, We The People saw how Israel's whores in Congress clearly serve Israel rather than We The People. Iran didn't like being under foreign puppet rule. Neither did Cuba, Chile, Yemen, Iraq, etc. What makes anyone think the American people are going to like it, now that we see our foreign ruler for who they are, and the puppet strings running through the Congress! A little over a year from now We The People will have a chance to peacefully scrub the entire House of Representatives and 1/3 of the Senate of Israel's whores. I suggest we make good use of it!

Sep 09 07:52

Read This Before The Mainstream Media Uses A Drowned Refugee Boy To Start Another War

A baby boy turned to flotsam. Washed up on the shore, face down in the mud. Warmongers in government and the media are perversely but predictably trying to conscript Aylan’s corpse into their march to escalation. They are contending that Aylan died because the West has not intervened against Syria’s dictator Bashar al-Assad, and that it must do so now to spare other children the same fate. Um, no, Aylan’s family were Kurdish refugees from Kobani who had to flee that city when it was besieged, not by Assad, but by Assad’s enemy: ISIS.

Sep 09 07:44

Spain Defense Minister Warns Army May Intervene Unless "Catalonia Obeys The Rules"

With Spain's Catalan region on the verge of electing pro-independence parties and seeking autonomy from central rule, the government (clearly worried) has ramped up the rhetoric on what consequences lie ahead. In a rather stunning outburst for a supposed democracy, CNA reports, the Spanish Defence Minister, Pedro Morenés, assured that the army won’t act in Catalonia as long as "everybody fulfills their duty." The Catalan minister for the presidency exclaimed Morenes statement was "out of this world," and could only be made by "someone who is afraid of democracy." The army will "enforce the Constitution," Morenes concludes, unless "members strictly obey the rules." As one pro-independence minister opined, "threatening and trying to intimidate means that you are only left with stupidity."

Sep 09 07:40

It's still 2015, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a webpage

PATCH NOW – 56 security holes, and at least two are already under attack

Sep 09 07:38

Ukrainian economist: Goodbye Russia, goodbye economy

Breaking ties with Russia and other countries of the Eurasian Economic Community has caused many companies to close their doors, says an expert on Ukrainian economy.

The fall in production recorded in several branches of Ukrainian industry is a very bad sign, said Ukrainian economist Alexandr Koltunovich on the digital information portal "Ukrainian choice".

After analyzing the data on industrial development in Ukraine, Koltunovich indicated that production levels had dropped in mining (23.4%), automotive (22.1%), textiles (8.5 %), iron and steel (25.4%) and in refineries and companies producing coal (38.5%).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yet the money-junkies continue to pour in funds to Poroshenko (soon to be replaced by Saakashvili?) to get war with Russia going, knowing that in the process, they have destroyed any chance for the Ukrainians to ever repay those loans.

Sep 09 07:38

Heigh ho, oh no! Politically correct panto dumps Snow White’s dwarfs

Culturally sensitive audience members attending this year's Christmas panto at Leicester's De Montfort Hall will be pleased to find that Snow White's seven dwarfs have been cut in favour of a septet of "friends".

According to the Leicester Mercury*, a spokeswoman for the theatre explained that the term "dwarf" is "generally not a word that people feel comfortable with", so it's off to the dole office for Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sneezy and Sleepy.

However, De Montfort Hall's piece of political correctness has not found favour with Harry Potter and Star Wars actor Warwick Davis.

Expressing doubts that De Montfort Hall had "questioned the audience about whether or not they think the word dwarf is offensive", he said: "Personally, I find it quite patronising when people are offended on our behalf."

Sep 09 07:36

Alert! Freeway Sniper In Arizona Strikes Again, 9 Shootings In Past 10 Days

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is either a gun-grabber false-flag campaign, or the shooter is on prescription anti-depressants!

Sep 09 07:34

The Star of David is fair game

The argument that the use of the Star of David in such contexts is evidence of anti-Semitism seems simple: the Star of David has been a symbol of Judaism for centuries, and any deprecatory depiction of it in works of art or in demonstrations necessarily represents hatred or fear of Judaism or Jews.

The flaw in this argument is that the Star of David is not merely a religious symbol but a national one as well, as it is the central constituent of the flag of the State of Israel. By using the Star of David thus, Israel has made the Star its de facto symbol, especially since the official emblem of Israel, the Menorah, is relatively unknown outside of that country. It is therefore no surprise that it is the Star and not the Menorah that is usually used to symbolize the state of Israel in the worlds of art and politics.

Sep 09 07:33

Rochester General Hospital in New York tells parents that kidnapping is part of its policy to enforce "mandatory" medical treatments

Be careful where you give birth. The hospital you choose could try to kidnap your child if you fail to abide by its rules for "mandatory" medical treatment. Rochester General Hospital (RGH) in New York appears to be one such hospital. If you refuse to inject your baby with a vitamin K vaccine or give him the antibiotic erythromycin, hospital workers could hold him there indefinitely against your will.

An audio recording of a voicemail left by a hospital worker for a patient reveals that RGH's policy is to basically assume "medical custody" in cases where parents refuse to allow administration of these two particular drugs to their newborns. An unnamed RGH employee, who opted to remain anonymous for privacy and protection purposes, stated the following in a voicemail response to a patient's inquiry about the hospital's newborn release policy.

Sep 09 07:30

US Tries to Stop Russian Humanitarian Mission to Syria – German Media

The US ordered Bulgaria to close its airspace to Russian humanitarian aircraft headed to Syria in a bid to tighten control over the situation in the war-torn country.

The measure sparked justified outrage in Russia which is determined to curb the Islamist threat near its borders, the German media outlet Telepolis reported.

The future of the Syrian conflict depends on Moscow and Washington, the journalist wrote.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Too late: Iran has just offered its airspace for shipments of humanitarian aid to Syria!

Sep 09 07:29

While Refugee Crisis Explodes, Elite Burrow Into Bunkers: “They Want More Refugees to Distract”

After dragging the rest of the world into seemingly endless wars in the Middle East, policy makers and the major media outlets are now happy to flood the public with guilt-inducing reports about the refugee crisis.

[I]t is not us, as a collective, who is responsible for this catastrophic state of affairs. It is a relatively small number of people, each of whom is quite insane... that have, for example, created the current refugee crisis in Europe.

Elites want more refugees partly because it helps to distract us from analysing and resisting what they are doing overall.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Sep 09 07:28

In Damage Control Mode, Cory Booker Invites Jews to Emergency Summit

The Observer has learned that Senator Cory Booker, who is under fire from Jewish supporters who had long treated him as one of their own, has convened an unusual emergency meeting to shore up his support in the wake of his decision to support President Obama’s deal with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is more than just a fight over the P5+1 deal. This is a fight over who runs the United States, Israel or We The People. If you can, please support Cory Booker. We have to break free of our slavery to Israel!

Sep 09 07:25

7 Middle East crises that are a bigger problem than Iran’s nuclear program

The Obama administration secured vital support for the Iran deal this week, after it emerged that at least 42 senators endorsed the proposed agreement, announced in July in Vienna at a summit between Iran and world powers. The White House likely won't have to veto a congressional bill aimed against it, meaning the pact's smooth passage is now more or less a fait accompli.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It isn't over yet. Netanyahu is desperate enough to try a false-flag stunt of some kind and frame Iran for it.

Sep 09 07:25

Plan B: Iran Opens Airspace to Russian Aid Flights to Syria

Iran has opened its airspace to Russian aircraft delivering humanitarian aid to Syria, the Russian Embassy in Tehran told RIA Novosti.

Russian EMERCOM plane with humanitarian aid for the people of Syria arrives to Latakia Airport in Syria.
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Perfect Duo: Russia, Iran May Create New Way to Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Syria
Iran has satisfied all of Russia's requests and opened the country's airspace for the delivery of humanitarian supplies to Syria, the Russian Embassy in the Islamic Republic told RIA Novosti.
"Several requests have been sent [to allow Russian aid flights to Syria via Iran's airspace] and the Iranian side approved all of them," the embassy's press attaché Maksim Suslov said.

He emphasized that it "concerns only the delivery of humanitarian aid."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Before the Anti-Iran and Anti-Russia crowd collectively get their nickers in a twist, please remember: this is all about humanitarian aid, which thousands of displaced Syrians desperately need: not weapons.

Sep 09 07:21

United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek Resigns Amid Investigation By The United States Attorney In New Jersey

Amid an ongoing federal investigation, United Airlines announced that CEO Jeff Smisek and two other officials had stepped down, according to the New York Times.

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Smisek gets $5 million in severance pay!

Sep 09 07:19

In China, a Forceful Crackdown in Response to Stock Market Crisis

The police have been dropping in on investment firms and downloading their transaction records. Senior executives at China’s biggest investment bank have been arrested on suspicion of illegal trading. A business journalist has been detained and shown apologizing on national television for writing an article that could have hurt the market.

The Communist Party’s response to China’s monthslong stock market crisis has been swift and forceful. In addition to spending as much as $235 billion to buy shares and bolster prices, the authorities have imposed a range of extraordinary restrictions on the sale of stocks — and backed them with the full weight of a security apparatus usually more focused on political dissent than equity trades.

Sep 09 07:18

Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama, threatens war to enforce Iran deal

“I will not hesitate to take military action if Iran attempts to obtain a nuclear weapon,” Mrs. Clinton said in a speech at the Brookings Institute, a liberal think tank in Washington.

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Here's your rifle, Hillary. Here's your parachute. and here is your bright day-glo orange jumpsuit. Be sure to take the kids and send us all a selfie from Tehran!

Sep 09 07:16

Tom Cotton Is Desperate For Dick Cheney's Validation On Iran Deal

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has tried so very hard to destroy the Iran deal.

First, he ditched the softer rhetoric of the deal's other critics, who said they supported the talks between the U.S., five fellow world powers and Iran but simply didn't trust that the agreement would be strong enough. Cotton made it clear that he wanted to increase sanctions -- taking a step that the Obama administration warned would shatter nuclear diplomacy -- precisely so that he could put the U.S. on a path to causing regime change in Tehran. The end of peaceful negotiations was "a feature, not a bug" of the sanctions proposal, he told an audience at the Heritage Foundation in January.

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Sep 09 07:13

3 readings on the Iran nuclear deal and the Palestinians

Since the final agreement was signed in June, Israel and its US lobby have escalated their campaign to undermine it, putting out a great deal of outlandish and lurid propaganda.

One of the main claims is that past failures in preventing nuclear proliferation in India, Pakistan and North Korea serve as warnings that this deal too will fail.

In the venerable Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Leonard Weiss, a lead Senate staffer on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978, and now a visiting scholar at Stanford University, debunks this argument as put forward by David Harris, executive director of leading Israel lobby group the American Jewish Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Left unsaid; Israel's nuclear arsenal and its refusal to sign the NNPT or allow IAEA inspections.

Sep 09 07:10

Heads Up: It’s a Trap

First, there are repeated reports that the federal budget will not be finalized by the September 30 deadline. This means that both the new fiscal budget and a needed increase in the debt limit will be in flux when the Pope addresses a joint session of Congress on September 24. The next day he will address the UN General Assembly, followed by a mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Sunday, September 27.

On Monday, September 28, with the U.S federal budget still presumably in play, the following world leaders will address the UN General Assembly:

Obama
Xi Jinping
Putin
Hollande
Rouhani
others

There are rumors that Hollande will propose a Palestinian state. What is not a rumor is the UN’s new Post-2015 Development Agenda. This is being referred to as Agenda 21 on steroids.

Sep 09 07:07

Craig Murray: I Can Reveal the Legal Advice on Drone Strikes, and How the Establishment Works

David Bethlehem had developed, in his work for Israel, an extremist doctrine of the right of States to use pre-emptive self-defence – a doctrine which would not be accepted by the vast majority of public international lawyers. He clinched his appointment by Blair as the FCO chief legal adviser by presenting a memorandum to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in 2004 outlining this doctrine, and thus de facto defending the attack on Iraq and the Bush/Blair doctrine.

A key sentence of David Bethlehem’s memorandum is this

“It must be right that states are able to act in self-defence in circumstances where there is evidence of further imminent attacks by terrorist groups, even if there is no specific evidence of where such an attack will take place or of the precise nature of the attack.”

There is a fundamental flaw in this argument. How can you be certain that an attack in “imminent”, if you are not certain where or what it is? Even if we can wildly imagine a scenario where the government know of an “imminent” attack, but not where or what it is, how could killing someone in Syria stop the attack in the UK? If a team were active, armed and in course of operation in the UK – which is needed for “imminent” – how would killing an individual in Syria prevent them from going through with it? It simply does not add up as a practical scenario.

Sep 09 07:07

Cheney: Nuke Deal Enables Iran to Eradicate Israel In ‘One Day’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that the recently inked nuclear deal with Iran is “madness” and that it will enable the Islamic Republic to wage a new Holocaust against Israel that would destroy the Jewish state in just “one day.”

“This deal gives Tehran the means to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S. homeland, it threatens the security of our Arab allies across the middle east, it threatens the security of Europe, and it should not be forgotten this deal has vast implications for the future security of the Jewish people,” Cheney said during a speech Monday morning at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

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Sep 09 07:00

Bob Dylan Entrevista Time Magazine Interview 1965 - Legendado HD

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Check out 1:32!

Sep 09 06:58

“Silent Invasion”: The US and the Militarization of Latin America

However, recent years have borne witness to a growing independence and assertiveness from many nations in the region, owing in no small part to the rise of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Indeed, with Venezuela as the exemplar, and Chavez as the initiator of the process of regional integration and collective security, Latin America has grown increasingly independent of its imperial neighbor to the north.

And it is precisely this political, economic, and cultural independence that the U.S. has moved to counteract in the most effective way it can: militarily. Using pretexts ranging from the “War on Drugs” to humanitarian assistance, and the “War on Terror,” the U.S. seeks to regain its military foothold in the region, and thereby maintain and further its hegemony.

The Silent Invasion

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And we wonder why we have a "refugee problem" from the south, as people are fleeing the very terror and destabilization the US government has brought to those countries?!?

Sep 09 06:58

Immigration by the Numbers -- Off the Charts

Sep 09 06:57

Hungarian journalist fired after kicking, tripping up refugees on video

A journalist for Hungary’s N1TV channel associated with the far-right Jobbik party has been fired after her colleagues filmed her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing from the police.

Camerawoman Petra László was filming at a migrants’ center near the village of Roszke on the Hungarian-Serbian border when hundreds of migrants broke through a police cordon in a field.

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Sep 09 06:11

Former Fukushima Worker Who Got Cancer Is Suing TEPCO

In a first, a former worker at the Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant has filed a lawsuit against the majority-Japanese-government-owned Tokyo Electric Power Company for cancer he says he developed after exposure to radiation from the March 2011 disaster.

Via The Japan Times:

According to his complaint, cancer was detected in his bladder in June 2012, in his stomach in March 2013 and in his sigmoid colon in May 2013 after he worked as a heavy equipment operator at Fukushima No. 1 between July and October 2011.

It would be the first time someone has officially, directly linked the Fukushima incident to cancer, so authorities are probably going to want to discredit him and make this one go away as fast as possible.

In fact, the man tried to file for workers compensation, but he was denied.

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Sep 09 06:08

Dick Cheney Floats Military Action As Alternative To Obama's Iran Deal

In a speech slamming President Obama's Iran deal -- which Congress is debating this week -- former Vice President Dick Cheney suggested that only the threat of military action could prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons program.

"As soon as President Obama went on Israeli TV and effectively ruled out the option of force, the Iranians knew that they had won," Cheney said, speaking Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute.

Instead, Cheney said, the U.S. should have insisted that Iran halt its enrichment processes, halt its ballistics program, agree to anytime-anywhere inspections, and provide an accounting of its nuclear program.

"If Iran chooses not to do so, they must understand the U.S. stands ready to take military action to ensure they do not acquire a nuclear weapon," Cheney said, receiving applause from the audience. He went on to outline previous circumstances when the U.S. and its allies used force to attack a country's nuclear weapons program.

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So, the incompetent Liar Incarnate, Tricky Dickey Cheney,who never saw a potential war he didn't love (as long as other people's kids were fighting in it), is advocating war against Iran as an alternative to Obama's and the P5+1's agreement with Iran?!?

Let's back up here and talk some sense, shall we?!?

First, Israel is a nuclear armed nation, and has been since the late 80s; Mordechai Vanunu blew the whistle on Israel's nuclear weapons program, for which he was jailed in solitary confinement for years by the Israeli government, for having the temerity to tell the truth on this issue.

I would postulate that although the Iranian leadership might be many things, one of them is not stupid. They fully understand that a nuclear attack against Israel would result in such a fierce US/Israeli retaliation strike that would cause Iran be bombed back to the stone age, and the country would be turned into a sea of molten glass.

Call me silly, but I cannot believe that this is the outcome the Iranian leadership wants for their country.

But there is another elephant in the living room, snoring gently, draped over the Bosendorfer piano; that is Russia, which Cheney, in his ranting, ignores completely.

Russian military and civilian leadership has stated, consistently, that should Iran be attacked, Russia will come to its aid militarily.

War with Russia over Iran, Mr. Vice President?!?This could well be the outcome if the US attacks Iran.

And you, of all people, sir have to know that the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome with a conventional war against Russia.

Sep 09 05:50

Turkish Military Invades Northern Iraq, Escalates Airstrikes Against Kurdish Targets

With no signs of a return to the ceasefire even being considered, Turkey’s military is dramatically escalating its war against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), launching a ground invasion of northern Iraq today in what officials are calling a “short-term operation” to root out PKK forces in the area.

Opposition MPs are slamming the announced invasion, saying the move against the Kurdish PKK hands another major victory to ISIS, against whom Turkey is also nominally fighting. Nazmi Gur, one of the leaders of the pro-Kurdish opposition, says Turkey “could not have helped ISIS more if it had tried.”

Throughout the US occupation of Iraq, beginning in 2003, Turkey launched several limited military invasions of northern Iraq, again focusing on attacking PKK forces in the area. The renewed attacks have raised tensions between Turkey and Kurdish factions across the region, and fear that the war is just getting worse.

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Turkey invades Iraq, and there is no breath of a mention of this on the whoreporate news networks?!?

Sep 09 05:43

Shooting Children Becomes Israeli Policy

Netanyahu’s most recent foray grew out of a late August incident on the West Bank. A series of photographs plus video footage from a protest in the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh appeared in the media. They showed a masked IDF soldier trying to arrest a young boy accused of throwing stones, followed by scenes of his mother and teenage sister trying to rescue him. The pictures and video reveal a crying and struggling 11 year old Mohammed Tamimi, with his broken arm in a cast, being held in a headlock and sat upon by the soldier, armed with an assault rifle. The boy’s mother then intervened, pulling on the mask while Mohammed’s 15 year old sister joined in to bite the soldier’s wrist, compelling him to free the boy. The soldier released him, backed off and then threw a grenade at the family.

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So, selective, military genocide against Palestinian children becomes a hardened Israeli policy, courtesy of Netanyahu.

In the great classical tales of Greece, one of the most ugly personality traits in many of the very flawed heroes was hubris, an overweening pride, which causes these people to not see things as they really are.

And ultimately, it will most likely be his hubris which will bring Netanyahu down, geopolitically; he will be judged by history as a thoroughly failed leader who could have made much better choices for the Israeli people in terms of peace and prosperity for the country than he has done to date.

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Sep 09 05:33

Coalition strikes Yemen capital, more foreign troops reported arriving

Al Jazeera on Monday said that 1,000 Qatari soldiers had crossed the al-Wadia border crossing from Saudi Arabia.

"A second contingent of Qatari soldiers has entered the al-Wadia border crossing," an Al Jazeera correspondent in southern Saudi Arabia was quoted as saying.

BOMBING, AIR POWER

A source close to the Qatari military confirmed the report.

"The operation in Sanaa will use extensive bombing, air power, to support the ground offensive," the source said.

Qatari and coalition officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Egyptian officials told Reuters that an unspecified number of Egyptian troops would arrive in Yemen on Tuesday and Saudi-owned Arabiya newspaper quoted sources as saying that 6,000 Sudanese troops would soon join the fight inside Yemen.

The Sudanese government did not comment on the report but it was corroborated by the source close to the Qatari military.

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IF you think that the refugee crisis from the US-enabled wars against Syria was bad, wait until Yemenis start fleeing across the borders in terror, unable to remain in their home.

I would politely like to remind the House of Saud, the US government, the UAE government, and the Saudi government, that collective punishment of civilians is a war crime.

Sep 09 05:19

David Cameron draws up 'kill list' of Isis fighters who can be taken out at a moment's notice

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David Cameron has drawn up a secret hit-list of Isis fighters who can be taken out at a moment's notice if the opportunity arises, it has emerged.

The National Security Council, which is chaired by the Prime Minister and meets weekly, authorised a list of about 10 jihadists earlier in the summer and included the two British Isis fighters who were killed by the RAF in a drone attack in Syria last month.

It means the RAF can launch another drone attack on anyone on the hit list without having to go back to the NSC or the Attorney General for approval.

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Looks as though Cameron has swallowed the "Obama Kool Aid" on extrajudicial assassinations.

But this is a nastily slippery slope, morally and judicially, for the UK to be walking at this time in its history.

And THIS, from the country which gave the world the Magna Carta?!?

I don't even know where to begin, folks!!

Sep 09 05:13

"DESPERATE" CHICAGO SCHOOLS NEED HALF BILLION TO AVOID MASS LAYOFFS, PARTIAL SHUTDOWN

Chicago Public Schools—with 394,000 students and nearly 21,000 teachers—has closed more than half of a projected $1.1 billion shortfall through cuts, borrowing and other means, but is looking to the state to come up with the rest. The school board warns of deep cuts later this year if Illinois, which faces its own fiscal crisis, doesn’t deliver an additional $480 million in the coming months, representing roughly 8% of annual district spending.

“It is like the board is a desperate gambler at the end of their run,” said Jesse Sharkey, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, in a recent speech.

“We are really now at a point where further cuts would reach deep into the classroom,” said Forrest Claypool, who was named chief executive of the city schools in July.

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For Mayor Emanuel and his cronies, the kids who are hurting the most are simply expendable, and are of no value, or use.

Were I a parent of one of these kids, I would be making sure this gentleman was voted out of office, and handed his hat, at the earliest possible opportunity.

Sep 09 05:07

AMERICAN FALSE FLAGS THAT STARTED WARS

This is a tried-and-true method in the U.S. of getting wars started: Tell lies about some situation that can be construed as a threat to U.S. security (or in this case, Israel’s national security, which seems to be threatened by just about everything), get the populace riled up with jingoistic fervor, watch pompous politicians proclaim their great patriotism on the evening news, and then go bomb some country or other.

The U.S. again gets to flex its international muscle, the citizenry is, for some bizarre reason, proud of the destruction the country has caused, the weapons manufacturers spend all their time tallying their astronomical profits, and all is once again right in the twisted world of U.S. governance.

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Lying to get this country into war is standard operating procedure from DC; this is why one cannot believe anything this government says, anymore, because its credibility no longer exists.

In the onslaught of the propagandized demonization of Iran, China, the Syrian leadership, and Russia, one has to be very careful, and check the facts for yourselves; the only thing you will get from the US government is yet another pack of lies to sell you yet another war.

And please remember; Charlie Rangel's bill to reinstate the draft is still sitting in the House Armed Services Committee, and has been for the last two years. This does not happen by accident.

And this time, this legislation will not be coming just for our young men, but also our young women.

Congressman Charles B. Rangel introduced legislation on Friday that would reintroduce the draft and would require all women to register for the Selective Service. These two bills aim to challenge the decisions that are made to send our troops into harm's way. Ten years ago on February 15, 2003, fifteen million people across 800 cities protested the invasion of Iraq, making it the largest antiwar rally in history. "Now that women can serve in combat they should register for the Selective Service alongside their male counterparts," said Rangel. "Reinstating the draft and requiring women to register for the Selective Service would compel the American public to have a stake in the wars we fight as a nation. We must question why and how we go to war, and who decides to send our men and women into harm's way."http://rangel.house.gov/press-release/rangel-introduce-legislation-reinstating-draft-and-requiring-women-register-selective

Sep 09 04:57

"GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH": THE LOSS OF OUR FREEDOMS IN THE WAKE OF 9/11

What began with the passage of the USA Patriot Act in October 2001 has snowballed into the eradication of every vital safeguard against government overreach, corruption and abuse. Since then, we have been terrorized, traumatized, and acclimated to life in the American Surveillance State.

The bogeyman’s names and faces change over time, but the end result remains the same: our unquestioning acquiescence to anything the government wants to do in exchange for the phantom promise of safety and security has transitioned us to life in a society where government agents routinely practice violence on the citizens while, in conjunction with the Corporate State, spying on the most intimate details of our personal lives.

Ironically, the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks occurs just days before the 228th anniversary of the ratification of our Constitution. Yet while there is much to mourn about the loss of our freedoms in the years since 9/11, there is virtually nothing to celebrate.

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There are a number of wars going on against the American people; economic, social, educational, and pseudo-military, in terms of how ordinary citizens, many of whom have done nothing wrong, are treated by this country's police, high on testosterone and adrenaline, and convinced that every single citizen in "the enemy".

And please remember; we have a president who believes that in spite of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, he has the power to order an extrajudicial assassination against Americans anywhere in the world. How long do you think drones in American skies will be armed to "take care of" people who have the nerve (and do it peacefully) to think differently than the current administration?

Unfortunately, under President Obama's watch, it may not take that long at all.

The best thing you can do right now is to protect those you care about deeply from what may well be an economic and societal collapse in this country. Have a plan, and use it. Make sure that everyone knows how to stay in touch, during a crisis; that you have reliable communication (two way radios are a good thing), and a plan to "bug out" if that is what circumstances dictate. Make sure you have adequate storable food, potable water, and extra medications for yourselves and your pets.

I wish I had a more upbeat scenario to share with all of our readers right now; unfortunately,however, in looking at the reality I am seeing, we are most probably looking at a major world war, or a major world-wide economic collapse.

Sep 09 04:35

ELITES WANT MORE REFUGEES: WHY?

There is much being written about the refugee crisis in Europe at the moment but none of what I have read explains why the problem is occurring and what will need to be done for the problem to be addressed. Refugees are just one symptom of a deeper crisis. Moreover, like other symptoms of this deeper crisis, the global elite is happy to use this symptom to keep us utterly preoccupied; after all, the immediacy of the refugee problem is all too demanding of our attention and our compassion.

Sep 09 02:48

No More Regime Change - Refugee Crisis' Lesson for US and Europe

People's Daily Online sharply criticized the US and Europe for adhering to aggressive foreign policy strategies, calling them "dangerous and stupid." According to the newspaper, they emerge from what is essentially the key element of western democracy: choosing visionary and well-informed politicians is impossible in countries ruled by money and populism.
The United States and Europe should view the influx of refugees as a warning, People's Daily Online noted. The time has come for the West to rethink its foreign policy and learn the following: Don't do unto others, what you wouldn't want done unto you.

Sep 09 02:44

ISS Crew Enjoy Kharcho Soup, Mare’s Milk in Orbit

The Kazakh member of the crew brought a number of national dishes into orbit. Weary of regular space-food consumed via tubes, ISS inhabitants were now able to enjoy the taste of mare’s milk, two types of curd and kharcho soup.
Late last month Japanese researcher Kimiya Yui brought on board the orbital station among other things, six liquor samples.
The mishap with the Russian Progress cargo ship and the American Dragon forced the ISS crew to start saving food and other staples but the subsequent arrival of a second Progress ship and a Japanese space truck made life a lot easier for the crew who now have everything they need, Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka said during a video linkup with Mission Control.
No drama in space! ISS crew members open up about life in orbit (VIDEO) http://www.rt.com/news/314755-iss-crew-press-conference/

Sep 09 01:46

Amateur Dutch choir sings song of welcome to the illegal muslims who throng the shores

Basically this is that scene from Independence day where idiots party and chant welcome to the aliens from a rooftop right till they get blasted

(warning: text and singing awful lol)

Sep 09 01:17

Macy’s to Shutter Up to 40 Stores

Sep 09 00:48

Russia’s Food Embargo Ruining French Farming Industry

The food ban imposed by Russia in response to Western sacntions is one of the main reasons behind the ongoing agricultural crisis in Europe. The crisis which has hit the European agricultural industry in many respects was provoked by a food embargo imposed by Russia in response to Western sanctions, Bertrand Venteau, former chairman of the French Rural Coordination and current administrator of the ASP, told Sputnik France.

Sep 09 00:39

Russia Preparing for New Sanctions Disregarding Donbass Developments

Russia needs to brace for a new wave of Western sanctions regardless of the situation in eastern Ukraine, Russian Deputy Foreign Ministry Sergei Ryabkov said Wednesday.
“We believe that regardless of what’s happening in Donbass, we should expect a further clampdown in sanctions in several areas,” Ryabkov said.
Last week, the United States implemented new sanctions against Russia that included limitations on Russian legal entities, including against the country’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport.
“In the sphere of international financial discussion, our US and EU colleagues will apply further force in order to fill all the cracks. We understand this and we need to learn to work in these conditions,” Ryabkov added.

Sep 09 00:24

EU Can't Sell Ukraine Any More Russian Gas

Kiev is eager to see the capacity of 'reverse flow' increase, but Slovakia is meeting with technical and financial difficulties in making this happen.
A planned increase in eastbound pipeline capacity to flow natural gas from Slovakia to Ukraine may not happen this year, a source at the Slovak grid operator Eustream has told ICIS. “This is not an easy task, this project requires both investment and construction,” the source at Eustream said. “We are conducting a technical analysis and waiting for permissions from different government agencies at the moment.”

Sep 09 00:21

Bulgaria Eyeing Working With Russia on Gas Again

Yes, this would be the same Bulgaria that just banned Russian Syria aid flights from its airspace - nobody said Sofia's policies have to make an ounce of sense - any they don't.
Bulgaria's natural gas strategy over the past few years experienced impressive transformations from overly relying on Gazprom for a project such as South Stream, to outright hostility against Russia.
As of late, a new trend is emerging where Sofia is eyeing Russia again, while also appearing to be settings its sights on Iranian gas supplies.

Sep 09 00:19

Confirmed: Saudi Arabia Offered Russia Oil Alliance and OPEC Membership

Igor Sechin, the powerful head of Rosneft, Russia’s big state oil company, has now confirmed that OPEC - the Saudi dominated oil producers’ cartel - has offered Russia membership.
This comes on the heels of media reports that the Saudis have been pressing the Russians for an “oil alliance” whereby Russia and Saudi Arabia, the world’s two biggest oil producers, would coordinate their production so as to dominate the oil market together.
The Saudi proposal makes complete sense from Saudi Arabia’s point of view...
For the moment the Russians are saying no.
This could be a negotiating tactic.

Sep 09 00:13

Russia to continue supplying humanitarian aid to Syria on alternative routes — diplomat

Russia will continue to supply humanitarian aid to Syria on alternative routes, bypassing the airspace of Greece and Bulgaria, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told TASS on Wednesday on the sidelines the Russia Arms Expo-2015 (RAE-2015) exhibition. "Of course, alternative routes will be found," he said, answering a question about the way Russia intends to deliver aid to Syria after the closure of the Bulgarian and Greek air corridors."I regret that under pressure from Washington and apparently under pressure from Brussels, where the NATO and EU headquarters are located, some countries are deviating from, what I would call, their international duty, namely, the provision of air corridors to the aircraft involved in the settlement of humanitarian problems," Ryabkov said. According to him, the international community is well aware of the humanitarian situation is Syria, the suffering and sacrifices of the Syrian people.

Sep 09 00:04

Saakashvili’s comeback? 30,000 sign petition to appoint Georgian ex-president as Ukrainian PM

Saakashvili, who is wanted in his home country of Georgia on charges of abuse of power, embezzlement, masterminding an armed attack, and murder, responded earlier by saying there are other people with better knowledge of financial issues who are more suited for the position...

Around 30,000 people have signed an online petition asking Ukrainian President Poroshenko to appoint the southern Odessa region’s governor, Mikhail Saakashvili, as prime minister. Supporters hope the ex-head of Georgia will usher in much-awaited reforms.
Poroshenko will now officially have to look into the possibility of replacing current Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk with Saakashvili. Poroshenko personally appointed the fugitive Georgian ex-president, who is also his university pal, to head the strategic Odessa region in May.

September 8, 2015

Sep 08 21:12

Anti-Virus Software Maker John McAfee Is Running for President

Anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee plans to run for President, the developer confirmed on Tuesday. He will run under his own newly created “Cyber Party.”

Sep 08 20:13

Is the USA the Real Cause of the European Migrant Crisis? Michael Rivero - September 8, 2015

Sep 08 19:27

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the ‘Do Something’ Lie

we had to destroy the country to save the country: this lie didn't work in the Vietnam era and still doesn't work now

Sep 08 19:05

‘Tis The Season For Selling War

snip: Using such reports (all, it must be said, originating from a lone Israeli publication), Secretary Kerry phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday to express Washington’s “concerns about reports of an imminent enhanced Russian military buildup” in Syria. One wonders if Lavrov was permitted the opportunity to express his own concerns about the U.S. jets already cross-crossing Syrian skies, or the presence of U.S. boots already known to have been on the ground. Not that any of this would likely have gotten through to Kerry. The secretary, one will recall, is the same man so taken aback by Russia’s annexation of Crimea that he publicly shrieked, with no apparent shame, that invading foreign countries on trumped up pretexts is simply not something one does in the 21st century.

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Sep 08 18:36

It’s time to reopen the American and Iranian embassies and promote reconciliation

To paraphrase British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond at a ceremony the other day here in Tehran to mark the reopening of his country’s embassy, as Iran reopened its embassy in London, removing the barriers from the Iranian and American embassies is the logical next step for our countries.

And it will help build confidence and trust between two great nations. This observer submits that both the Iranian and American people are ready for reconciliation.

And we should direct our leaders accordingly.

Sep 08 17:40

Behind The Euro Immigration Crisis; Who Is Responsible And Why

By Brandon Turbeville

As the migrant crisis in Europe grows ever more precarious, violence between security personnel and immigrants reaches a new level and tension between citizens and non-citizens inches higher and higher, any informed observer should be asking themselves the question – “What is the ultimate goal here?”

The immigration crisis has not formed organically nor has it formed in a vacuum...

Sep 08 15:49

California to Label Monsanto’s Roundup as ‘Carcinogenic’

By Jay Syrmopoulos

The state of California’s Environmental Protection Agency has moved to begin labeling glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, as a known carcinogen.

Biochemical giant Monsanto has found itself under increased scrutiny after the World Health Organization recently announced that glyphosate is likely carcinogenic to humans...

Sep 08 15:46

How Debian Is Trying to Shut Down the CIA and Make Software Trustworthy Again

In response to the Snowden revelation that the CIA compromised Apple developers' build process, thus enabling the government to insert backdoors at compile time without developers realizing, Debian, the world's largest free software project, has embarked on a campaign to to prevent just such attacks. Debian's solution? Reproducible builds.

In a talk at Chaos Communication Camp in Zehdenick, Germany, earlier this month (full text here), Debian developer Jérémy Bobbio, better known as Lunar, told the audience how the Linux-based operating system is working to bring reproducible builds to all of its more than 22,000 software packages.

Reproducible builds, as the name suggests, make it possible for others to reproduce the build process. "The idea is to get reasonable confidence that a given binary was indeed produced by the source," Lunar said. "We want anyone to be able to produce identical binaries from a given source."

Sep 08 15:44

Native American Student ‘Not Expelled' In Genocide Argument

Sacramento State University said Monday a student who firmly disputed a history professor’s interpretation of genocide was not expelled from the course for her conduct as initially reported. History professor Maury Wiseman ended class early Friday after Native-American student Chiitaanibah Johnson allegedly hijacked the class by presenting her argument for why genocide is an apt description of what happened to native people at the hands of European colonizers and their descendants.

“The university would like to make it clear that our student, Chiitaanibah Johnson, was not expelled or disenrolled from this history course. Under university policy, a professor cannot unilaterally disenroll a student from a class,” said a statement released Monday by President Robert S. Nelsen, who said he is investigating what happened before taking any action.

Sep 08 15:43

Senators offer immunity to Hillary Clinton staffer for testimony on email server

Two top Senate investigators offered immunity Tuesday to Bryan Pagliano, the staffer who set up the email server in former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home, in exchange for testimony about her activities.

Mr. Pagliano last week said he would assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions about the matter, but Sens. Charles E. Grassley and Ron Johnson, the chairmen of two key committees investigating the situation, said they have authority to extend immunity if Mr. Pagliano is willing to talk.

Sep 08 15:30

Vaccine-derived polio breaks out in Ukraine and Mali

Polio problems. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced polio had paralyzed a 4-year-old and 10-month-old in Ukraine, marking Europe’s first polio outbreak in five years. And on Monday, WHO said a child in Mali, a nation in West Africa, had contracted polio and been paralyzed.

In both cases, the polio came not from a virus circulating in the wild but from oral polio vaccines, which use weakened, live versions of the virus that carry a rare but persistent possibility of mutating into a dangerous strain. Once a child with a mutated strain excretes it (polio is primarily spread by fecal matter), the virus may begin circulating among unimmunized people. In Ukraine, only about half of children have been fully vaccinated. Including the Mali case, there have been 13 instances of vaccine-derived polio paralysis around the world so far this year. There were 55 such cases in 2014.

Sep 08 15:17

Chief: Officers didn't know infant was in car until after shooting mother and boyfriend

The four police officers who shot and killed two people inside a vehicle during a gunfight in a convenience store parking lot didn't realize there was an infant in the back seat of the car until after the gunfire stopped, police said Tuesday.

Angelo Delano Perry, a 35-year-old Virginia Beach resident with an extensive criminal history, and 28-year-old postal carrier India Kager of College Park, Maryland, were shot to death Saturday night less than 15 seconds after officers approached the parked vehicle they were in. The couple's 4-month old son, Roman, was sitting in the rear of the vehicle in a car seat and escaped uninjured, said Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera.

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Oh yes, someone planning a violent act always takes along a 4-month old baby!

Sep 08 14:39

Agency to Leave Children Unprotected and Public in the Dark on Cancer Risks Around Nuclear Power Facilities

Beyond Nuclear, a leading U.S. NGO of record on the health, safety and environmental dangers of nuclear power facilities, today decried the outrageous decision by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to cancel a study that would have examined cancer incidence and mortalities and the connection to U.S. nuclear facilities.

Sep 08 14:37

Russia's #1 Blogger Explains How the US Plans to Destroy the World

On Monday, the whole world was following events on stock markets. The baton for the next collapse of the Chinese stock market was picked up by Asian, European, and then American “sweepstakes.” It wouldn’t be worth talking about it if not for a strong feeling of artificiality.
What alerted me
The bubble on the Chinese stock market wouldn’t have such a global impact if it all that it was was a bubble on the Chinese market...

Sep 08 14:34

A Touching Tribute to Banned Pianist Lisitsa - a Spokesperson for East Ukrainians

There are many lies about Val. Some are just silly, like the mentioning of a wrong nationality and citizenship. Other lies are harming and hurting Val personally and professionally. Lies upon lies, spread in media and all thinkable online platforms. Spreading faster than anyone can counter. Picked up and multiplied at the speed of light. Repeated until the masses start to believe the lies and lies become truth in the eyes of the unknown. This is how propaganda is designed to work…

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