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September 29, 2015

Sep 29 15:21

$1 billion contract to protect US government networks goes to Raytheon

The US Department of Homeland security has awarded Raytheon a five-year contract, which could be worth up to $1 billion, to protect government agencies from the growing number of cyber threats, in one of the largest civilian cybersecurity measures in years.

Sep 29 15:19

Obama Deifies American Hegemony — Paul Craig Roberts

It is not clear how much good the UN has done. Some UN Blue Hemet peacekeeping operations had limited success. But mainly Washington has used the UN for war, such as the Korean War and Washington’s Cold War against the Soviet Union. In our time Washington had UN tanks sent in against Bosnian Serbs during the period that Washington was dismantling Yugoslavia and Serbia and accusing Serbian leaders, who tried to defend the integrity of their country against Washington’s aggression, of “war crimes.”

Sep 29 15:17

The Secret Service at Booker Elementary:The Dog That Did Not Bark

If the events of 9-11 were truly a surprise to the United States Government then there is no way the Secret Service could have known there wasn't a hijacked or stolen plane heading towards Booker Elementary School that very second.

The Secret Service did nothing. The dog did not bark.

The Secret Service should be in that video, but they are not. It is clear from their inaction that they KNEW FOR A FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT A TARGET OF ONE OF THE HIJACKED PLANES. The intended targets of the planes had to have been known.

The dog did not bark because the criminal was its master.

Quod Erat Demonstradum, the Bush administration was part of the 9-11 plot.

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Sep 29 15:17

THE CONTROLLED COLLAPSE OF WTC 7

Take a close look at the manner in which WTC 7 collapses straight down. For the building to collapse in this fashion, all of the load bearing supports would have had to fail at exactly the same time.

The claim that the collapse was the result of a fire requires the fire be equally distributed throughout the entire floor of the building, providing equal heat for an equal amount of time, so that all the load bearings members would fail at the exact same moment.

Do you find this plausible?

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The video of the collapse, the raw unedited version, captures the sounds of explosions that precede the collapse of the building.

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Sep 29 15:15

The Taliban Just Captured Their First Major City in 14 Years

It should be abundantly clear now that our military’s mission in Afghanistan is following the same exact path as their mission in Iraq. After we steamrolled through their country, we were met with a prolonged resistance movement that is now slowly retaking lost territory, as our military tries to make its exit without losing face.

While there is still a small US military presence lingering in Afghanistan, we pulled out of that nation in much the same way that we pulled out of Iraq. We managed to suppress the insurgents long enough to claim a victory, and then left behind a wildly corrupt system that could not protect its people from the crazies in their midst (or in the case of Iraq and Syria, the crazies that we trained and funded). Now these people are overrunning the ill-equipped and morally bankrupt forces that we left in charge.

Sep 29 15:10

This 1926 Eugenics Exhibit Sums Up What the Elite Think About You and Your Family

According to eugenics, “some people are born to be a burden on the rest”.

You see, the eugenics movement — which steadily gained popularity for the first nearly 40 years of the 20th century and is the direct reason for forced sterilization laws implemented across America — sought to “breed out” people the elite that ultimately funded and promoted it (the Carnegie Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation, etc.) determined were genetically defective “riff raff” by way of pseudoscience parading as science.

Victims of eugenics included minorities, the children of Caucasians who interbred with minorities, poor people, people with physical disabilities or who were considered “feeble-minded,” those who were deemed “delinquent,” and really, the list goes on and on (the slope got more and more slippery over time). Eugenics only disappeared from public view when the PR disaster of World War II forced it to. Guess it looked pretty bad after the Nazis began so heavily promoting it.

Sep 29 15:09

Irresponsible Putin Bashing Following His UN Address

It’s always open season on irresponsibly bashing him - instead of embracing his sensible solutions to major world problems.

Western media are relentless, marching to the drumbeat of imperial regimes they represent, partnering with America’s killing machine - polar opposite Putin’s global peace and stability agenda, respecting the sovereign rights of all nations, urging unity to achieve common objectives benefitting everyone.



Sep 29 15:05

Pentagon's top Russia official resigns

The Pentagon’s top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine is resigning amid the ongoing debate within the Obama administration over how to respond to Russian moves in Ukraine and Syria.

Sep 29 15:04

Oscar Nominee Subjects Are Going to Be a Heavy Dose of Lesbians, Transgenders, Pedophile Priests

Get ready. This is going to be an interesting year at the Oscars.

The movies that are getting into position for Best Picture nominations are not “Driving Miss Daisy” material.

One of the leading candidates is “Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy’s exciting telling of how Boston Globe reporters unmasked 90 pedophile priests. The film has an all star cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Liev Schreiber. They will all be contenders in the Best Supporting Acto race.

“Carol” is a love story about two lesbians in 1952 New York. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are the lovers, and their work is exceptional. Director Todd Haynes, the actresses, and cinematographer Ed Lachman will all be up for awards.

“Grandma” stars Lily Tomlin as a hippie grandmother, pot smoking lesbian who’s trying to help her granddaughter raise enough money for an abortion. Tomlin is absolutely sterling, and leads my list of potential Best Actress nominees.

Sep 29 15:02

Israel Escalates ‘Water-Apartheid’ As Illegal Settlers Contaminate Palestinian Water

In coming years, Israel would make clear that it had no intention of ever ending its control of Palestinian water. A June 7, 1997 order reiterated its longstanding policy: “All the water in the land that was occupied again is the property of the State of Israel.”
Note: Israel is and has been the most wicked immoral country in the world and the U.S. supports Israel.

Sep 29 14:59

The Fascist World of ‘Minority Report’

“The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows about us. The thrilling thing is, that will make us feel we’re part of the medium. The scary thing is, we’ll lose our right to privacy. An ad will appear in the air around us, talking directly to us.”

—Director Steven Spielberg, Minority Report



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Sep 29 14:26

Jeremy Corbyn to gatecrash Tory conference by speaking at rally

Jeremy Corbyn is to gatecrash the Conservative conference in Manchester next week by speaking at a rally organised by the postal workers’ union.

A series of anti-austerity protests are scheduled in the city during the conference. On Monday, the opening day, Corbyn is due to address a rally, one of a number of events during a national week of action organised by the People’s Assembly, an anti-austerity campaign group.

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Sep 29 14:14

‘Surveillance bill in disguise’ might make a Senate comeback this week

As Congress scurries to avoid another government shutdown, lawmakers may be ready to once again bring up a controversial information-sharing bill for consideration this week, which critics dubbed “a surveillance bill masquerading as a cybersecurity bill.”

Sep 29 14:01

Is Boeing Helping the Feds Cover Up the Worst Nuke Disaster in US History?

Aviation giant Boeing Co. is spending money on lobbyists and court cases in an effort to cover up one of the worst nuclear disasters in American history and avoid paying millions to clean up the still-contaminated site. In 1959, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) north of Los Angeles leaked more than 300 times the allowable amount of radiation into surrounding neighborhoods, according to an in-depth investigation by NBC4 Southern California. That contamination is now linked to up to a 60% increase in cancer in the area...

Sep 29 14:01

District Attorney on New York’s Long Island bans prosecutors from owning guns



Sep 29 14:00

Mitt 2016? GOP angst keeps Romney talk alive

Mitt Romney barely paused last week while making the rounds during a recent reception in the Capitol rotunda when reporters attempted to ask him about speculation he could make a third run for the White House.

"You can ask, but I won’t answer,” Romney said before moving on to mingle with some of the state's most powerful people, there to celebrate his close friend, Kem Gardner, the namesake of a new University of Utah public policy institute.

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Trump must have them really scared if they are talking about bringing Mitt Romney back!

Sep 29 13:56

Banking Industry On The Verge Of A Massive Dump

Sep 29 13:52

"The Attempted Siege of Donetsk" - Film | English [video]

A 6 minute trailer for the next installment of Roses Have Thorns

Sep 29 13:51

Edward Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

Edward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter.

Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden.



Sep 29 13:50

Archeologists find 18th century Turkish ship sunk by Russian admiral off Crimea coast

"It may be one of the ships drowned by Admiral Ushakov during the famous naval Battle of Kerch Strait in 1790 against the Ottoman Empire." The Kerch Battle took place on July 19, 1790 near Kerch, Crimea, and was a slight victory for Imperial Russia over the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War of 1787-1792. Admiral Ushakov was defending Crimea from Turkish conquerors, drowning several enemy’s ships, one of which was found recently. According to Vakhoneev, the ship was found in a good condition and the research work will continue next year.

Sep 29 13:48

The Superpower as Victim: Three Exceptional Facts About America

Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned silence of shock and triumph in Washington, Eastern Europe was freed, Germany unified, and the Soviet Union vanished from the face of the Earth? At that epochal moment, six centuries of imperial rivalries ended. Only one mighty power was left.

Sep 29 13:44

Volkswagen Launches $250 Mln Auto Factory in Russia

Volkswagen Group Rus launched the 250 million-euro auto engine factory in Kaluga in central Russia on Friday.

The facility is located on the territory of the Grabtsevo technological park close to the Volkswagen auto factory.

“The enterprise will produce Series EA211 gasoline-powered engines with a capacity of 1.6 liters for Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Rapid cars produced at Volkswagen’s Kaluga auto plant. A part of engines will be supplied to the Nizhny Novgorod factory for Skoda Octavia, Skoda Yeti and Volkswagen cars,” Technical Director of Volkswagen’s new factory Vitaly Nakhtigal said at a presentation of the new facility’s products.

Sep 29 13:43

VW, Ford Open Engine Plants in Russia Amid Car Market Plunge

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are sticking with long-planned investments in Russian engine factories even as car sales there head toward a six-year low.

Volkswagen opened a 250 million-euro ($279 million) plant on Friday, with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attending the inaugural ceremony. The factory near Kaluga, an industrial city southwest of Moscow where Volkswagen already produces vehicles, will have capacity to make 150,000 engines a year for Russian-made VW-brand and Skoda cars, helping reduce prices, Marcus Osegowitsch, head of the carmaker’s Russian unit, said at the event.



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Sep 29 13:43

Vladimir Putin's speech to the 70th session of the UN General Assembly - Full Transcript

I would like to note one more sign of rising economic selfishness. A number of nations have chosen to create exclusive economic associations, with their establishment being negotiated behind closed doors, secretly from those very nations' own public and business communities, as well as from the rest of the world. Other states, whose interests may be affected, have not been informed of anything, either. It seems that someone would like to impose upon us some new game rules, deliberately tailored to accommodate the interests of a privileged few, with the WTO having no say in it. This is fraught with utterly unbalancing global trade and splitting up the global economic space.

Sep 29 13:42

Robert Reich: How the Pro-Corporate Elite Has Rigged the System Against the Rest of Us

You often hear inequality has widened because globalization and technological change have made most people less competitive, while making the best educated more competitive.

Sep 29 13:30

Labour says no to austerity, vows aggressive tax crackdown

Britain's opposition Labour Party on Monday voiced strong anti-austerity sentiments and said it would enforce an aggressive policy of collecting taxes from the wealthy if it won the next election.

The Party's top economic spokesman John McDonnell emphasized that major businesses will be forced to pay their "fair share" of taxes to help end austerity policies.



Sep 29 13:28

Bandera pirates launch Crimean blockade from the Black sea

Ukrainian nationalists will rob not just food trucks on the border with Crimea, but also ships in the Black sea. The "Right Sector" decided to establish control of the sea borders of Crimea. Press-secretary of PS Artem Skoropadsky, as former resident of Sevastopol called for a total blockade of Crimea, including by sea. Ukrainian nationalists got these ideas from merchants whose access to the peninsula was recently denied.

Sep 29 13:26

Eurononsense for Ukrainians - blessed are those who believe?

The entire European agitation in Ukraine has always been a kind of mythology and fairy tales. For some, it has become almost a religion of sectarian type. Ukrainians were promised a resettlement to some magical land-Europe if only they signed an association agreement. Homegrown storytellers tried to convince Ukrainians that the Europeans’ only dream was to see them within the golden Schengen, that Ukraine's membership in the EU was a matter of mere ... years (under Yushchenko). Later this period began to increase to "10-15 years after the signing of the agreement". And after the victory of "Maidan" democracy over common sense this period became very hazy. Even the timing of the introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens went in the same direction where the European functionaries regularly send Ukraine with its "European choice". The prospects for a visa-free regime have been replaced by stricter requirements for obtaining European visas...

Sep 29 13:23

An Important New Reason to Keep Pesticides Away from Children

Despite major improvements in treatment and survival, children’s cancer rates are rising in the United States, leaving parents and scientists alike searching for evidence of what’s behind the trend. A new report sheds light into one avoidable risk: household pesticides.

Sep 29 13:18

Trump-Unemployment Rate As High As 40%



Sep 29 13:17

Massive Layoffs Reported At Chesapeake Energy

Sep 29 13:16

Václav Klaus - An Appeal of the European Citizens to their Governments and Parliaments

We, the undersigned citizens do not wish to look on in passivity, seeing our state institutions and political representatives are wasting time at this crucial hour, failing to fulfil their duty, which is – first and foremost – the defense of the security and interests of their citizens. Massive immigration is a fundamental threat to the stability of Europe as well as individual EU countries. We are confronted with a serious threat to the future of our country.

Sep 29 13:15

Russia and US to Resume Talks on Joint Mission to Venus

Talks stopped last year over US Russia sanctions.
Russia and the US will resume talks on a joint mission to study Venus — a year after sanctions stopped the talks, head of the Space Research Institute Lev Zeleny said on Monday. “The negotiations will begin early next week,” he told TASS. Prior to that, during a news conference in Moscow he said talks on a joint mission to study Venus “were due a year ago,” but were stopped because of the sanctions against Russia. He said the mission may take place after 2025. “The NASA delegation has been discussing the project as a joint one,” he said. The project will use Russia’s Venera-D (Venera is Venus in Russian), where “D” stands for Dolgozhivuschaya (long-lasting) — the first Russian project in the post-Soviet period aimed to explore Venus.



Sep 29 13:10

US national debt is so bad now that the U.S. Treasury has simply stopped reporting it

"Officially," the U.S. national debt has frozen in time, though "unofficially" it continues to grow at a frenetic pace.

What's going on? Did the federal government suddenly become fiscally responsible and we are no longer accumulating country-destroying debt?

If you believe the U.S. Department of the Treasury, yes. As reported recently by CNS News, the national debt froze for more than 21 days.

Sep 29 13:05

Sabotaged? Grassroots effort to overturn SB277 forced vaccine bill claim hundreds of thousands of signatures are missing

Despite the positive social media posts leading up to the deadline, things started to go awry once volunteers began submitting their signatures, with petitioners citing huge discrepancies in various counties and some claiming that they only received credit for a third of what was turned in to referendum managers Donnelly and Lauren Stephens, who were responsible for submitting the petitions to validation companies.

Below are some estimates of the discrepancies:

• San Diego County submitted eight boxes of signatures but only received one in return
• Orange County is missing 6,000 signatures
• San Bernardino County is missing 8,000
• Sacramento County is missing 15,000 – 20,000 signatures

While signature totals are still unknown, only an estimated 100,000 of the potential half a million signatures have been accounted for – meaning somehow, hundreds of thousands of signatures are missing.

Sep 29 13:04

STATINS RED ALERT: Widely prescribed drugs act as cellular poisons that accelerate aging... deactivate DNA repair... promote diabetes, muscle fatigue and memory loss

The statin drugs prescribed to over 100 million people around the world have now been exposed as cellular poisons that accelerate aging and promote muscle fatigue, diabetes, memory loss and more.

Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans found that statin drugs -- which generate tens of billions of dollars a year for pharmaceutical companies -- "deactivate" the stem cells responsible for cellular repair throughout the body. While statin drugs have been aggressively pushed by for-profit drug companies as "miracle" medicines, in truth they can lead to disastrous (even fatal) side effects in many patients.



Sep 29 13:02

Your daily dose of booga booga - Isis planning 'nuclear holocaust' to wipe hundreds of millions from face of the earth', claims reporter who embedded with extremists

Islamic terrorists Isis want to wipe the west off the face of the earth with a nuclear holocaust according to a journalist who spent ten days with the group while researching a book.

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Sep 29 12:58

Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first formal meeting in two years on Monday.

Sep 29 12:58

Elites Use Immigrants to Forge a New European Empire

The separate identities of European states are being dissolved to create an undemocratic new European empire which will inevitably clash with Russia...

Sep 29 12:52

Soviet atomic project prevented nuclear war

Soviet scientists started research in the field of nuclear physics in the early 1920s. Yet, the history of the Russian nuclear industry officially tarts from 1945. A nuclear bomb was built. A committee was formed, headed by Beria, and the committee's goal was to create nuclear weapons, because two weeks before that the USA had bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Russia still exists owing to Stalin and nuclear bombs... The USA was planning to strike the first blow on the USSR by launching 250 nuclear warheads. Eight of them were for Moscow, seven were for Leningrad. The second wave of the nuclear attack consisted of 120 warheads and so on. The Americans shelved those plans because of our air defense system and because of our own nuclear weapons. The Americans thought that the USSR would build an A-bomb some time in 1958, but we did it in 1949.

Sep 29 12:47

Snowden: Intelligence agencies keep a file on every internet user

Snowden has claimed recently that the British Government Communications Headquarters had launched a secret Karma Police program in 2009 to collect and analyze data on the internet users. According to him, the program analyzes people's network likings, including the websites and radio stations they get in, as well as their social network activity and search history. All the data is checked to make a so-called dossier and reveal further suspect activity of the user. Snowden noted, that the program had been launched without any preliminary talks and the Parliament's approval. Such a mass data collections favours anyone but the society. As he said, the government does not launch these programs without a reason. They collect data under the competitive nature of relationship between the states. The process is carried out secretly without any serious surveillance and open trials.

Sep 29 12:44

Soros obliges Europe to adopt million Muslim migrants a year

The American billionaire George Soros, who owns the Soros Fund, offered Europe his own way to tackle refugeese problem. He believes that the EU countries should adopt up to a million Muslim migrants annually. Soros noted that if Europe is ready to carry it out, he will support this initiative and allocate his funds to the European governments as long-term bonds. According to him, the Muslim refugees, that arrive to Europe, may choose jobs and further accommodation on their own, as well as claim social safety net along with other citizens. The United Nations states the current influx of 8,000 refugees per day entering the continent is merely "the tip of the iceberg."

Sep 29 12:41

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Wicked’ Syrian Choice

Key leaders from around the world are present at the United Nations this week to discuss critical issues; one of the most pressing is Syria. How did we get to this point with half the Syrian population (almost 12 million) displaced and under-populated but huge areas of Syria now controlled by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Al Qaeda (Nusra) and other fanatical fundamentalist groups?

Sep 29 12:40

Lavrov: Outside invasion brought Iraq and Libya to brink of extinction

Sergey Lavrov, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, claimed that the outside invasion with the purpose of democratization turned Iraq and Libya into a chaos, and brought these countries to the brink of extinction. Political reforms in Syria should be promoted, but not repeating the mistakes of Iraq and Libya, he stated. Lavrov explained in his interview to RT, that we want "to make sure that whatever political reforms are necessary must be promoted. But promoted in a way which would not repeat the mistakes of Iraq, the mistakes of Libya, when outside intervention with the purpose of democratization of these countries turned out to be an invitation for chaos, an invitation of huge dangers risking the disappearance of these countries, and splitting these countries into three, four, and five smaller enclaves".

Sep 29 12:35

Main Stream Media Hack Chris Matthews Finally Exposed On Slander and Lies

In this video Luke Rudkowski finally get a chance to catch up with MSNBC star anchor Chris Matthews about his on air slander and lies.

Sep 29 12:32

Unknown assailant throws incendiary devices at US embassy in Tashkent

The US embassy in the capital of Uzbekistan has been attacked by an unknown assailant, who threw incendiary devices at the diplomatic mission, the embassy said in a statement. "At approximately 7:30 am (local time) on Monday, September 28 an unidentified assailant tossed two improvised incendiary devices on to embassy grounds. One of the incendiary devices exploded. Immediately following the explosion the embassy went on lockdown. No one was injured in the blast," the embassy said. "The embassy is no longer on lockdown and is open for business. At this time there is no specific threat information against Americans and/or American interests. Visitors to the US Embassy will notice an increased security presence as a result of this event," it said. "An investigation on the event is underway and the US Embassy is cooperating with local authorities," the embassy said.

Sep 29 12:27

Moscow notifies Kiev of ban on Ukrainian air carriers' flights to Russia

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Service, or Rosaviatsiya, has notified Ukrainian air companies about a ban on flights to Russia from October 25, 2015, the Rosaviatsiya press service said on Tuesday. "At the instruction of the Russian ministry of transport and in line with the agreement on air service between Russia and Ukraine, the Federal Air Transport Agency has notified Ukrainian air carriers making or planning to make flights to Russia about a ban imposed on such flights from October 25, 2015," the press service said. The ban came as a response to Ukraine’s ban on flights to that country for Russian companies also from October 25, 2015.
UTair to increase number of flights to Ukraine within 2 weeks http://tass.ru/en/economy/824527

Sep 29 12:24

Russian Foreign Ministry: Kiev does not give up disastrous idea of Donbas blockade

Despite the ceasefire in the conflict zone, the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine and the human rights situation throughout the country "remain alarming," Director of Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights Anatoly Viktorov told the 30th session of the UN Council on Human Rights in Geneva on Tuesday. "Ignoring numerous complaints from international humanitarian and human rights organizations, including UN monitors, Kiev has not abandoned the disastrous idea of the economic blockade of Donbas," he noted... The reports of the UN mission contain "numerous violations of human rights by the Ukrainian military and mercenary battalions: torture, extrajudicial executions, abductions and arbitrary detention." However, "the investigation of these crimes is actually not carried out, this is confirmed by monitors as well," the Russian diplomat said.

Sep 29 12:18

Broad coalition against Islamic State hardly possible now — expert

"Full-fledged coalition is hardly possible today," Naumkin said. "However, there are common interests, exchange of information, and this is important. Not many people want IS to exist," he noted. "The main task now is to coordinate actions, exchange information, agree on informing each other about each other’s actions," Naumkin explained. The expert said "it is important to involve other interested countries that also face a terrorist threat." Among such countries are India, China, Pakistan and Egypt.

Sep 29 12:16

Russia says not only NATO representatives should moderate Syria working groups

Russia does not agree that moderators of working groups on Syria are proposed exclusively from NATO member states, Vitaly Naumkin of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday. Naumkin, who twice acted as moderator at intra-Syrian consultations in Moscow, told TASS: "Formation of four working groups under the mandate of the UN Security Council is now under way." But despite assurances from Syrian opposition leader Qadri Jamil that chairs of the groups had already been appointed, Naumkin noted that "not everything is all right there so far. In particular, it has not yet been decided who will lead these groups," he said, adding that the groups were expected to include many members. Asked who will moderate the groups, Naumkin said "the issue is still under discussion", noting that Russia and its partners wanted to see there "neutral people", not only "representatives of great powers".

Sep 29 12:15

Fall is here: It was 23 degrees in northern Minnesota this morning

The lowest recorded temperature in the state was 23 degrees in International Falls and 25 degrees in Embarrass, the National Weather Service tweeted. The last time it was this cold was April 29.

Sep 29 12:14

Coldest So Early

It's turning cooler after a very warm September. Just how cold can it get at this time of the year? Here are a couple of examples:

September 28: Coldest so Early

Ironwood and Iron Mountain both have record low temperatures for so early in the season set on this date.

For Ironwood, it is September 28, 1907 with a low of 21 degrees. September 1907 was a cool month. The U.S. Weather Bureau in Marquette recorded a mean temperature of 2.2 degrees below average.

Sep 29 12:13

Syria’s UN envoy says Putin understands situation in Middle East right

"Putin is reading the map of the Middle East correctly and he has the right analysis ant categorization of what’s happening. And he knows the root causes of what’s going on," the diplomat told a TASS correspondent. The diplomat noted the Russian leader for the first time said that the Islamic State terrorist group "is the making of the West designed in the laboratories of the Western intelligence."
Putin said at the session of the UN General Assembly on Monday that the activity of any state in bypassing the UN Charter is illegitimate and called to establish an international anti-terrorist coalition. The Russian leader also said the UN Security Council should consider a possibility of adopting a resolution on coordinating all the forces fighting against the IS.

Sep 29 12:09

Putin: Russia not planning to take part in field operations in Syria

"Russia will not take part in any field operations in the territory of Syria or in other states; at least, we do not plan it for now," he stressed. "But we are thinking of how to intensify our work both with President al-Assad and our partners in other countries," he continued. "Our armed forces will not take part in hostilities directly and they will not fight. I mean war, combat operations on the territory, the infantry and motorised units," the Russian leader explained. "There would be no war if these terrorist groups were not supplied with arms and money from the outside," Putin said. "It seems to me that somebody wants to use either certain units of ISIS or ISIS in general in order to overthrow al-Assad and only then think about how to get rid of ISIS. This task is difficult and, in my opinion, practically impossible," the Russian leader said.
Fight against terrorism in Syria should run parallel with political reforms — Russia FM http://tass.ru/en/politics/824435

Sep 29 12:06

US spend up to $5 billion to overthrow Viktor Yanukovych - Putin

"They [the United States] openly admit to providing assistance, training people and spending a specific amount of money on it," Putin told US journalist Charlie Rose in an interview with CBS and PBS. "They are naming large sums of money: up to $5 billion; we are talking about billions of dollars here. This is why it is no longer a secret; no one is trying to argue about that." According to Vladimir Putin, the outcome of any actions aimed at overthrowing the legitimate government "is very negative". "Libya's state is disintegrated, Iraq's territory is flooded with terrorists, it looks like the scenario will be the same for Syria, and you know what the situation is in Afghanistan," Putin added. The president recalled that "the coup d'etat in Ukraine has led to a civil war."

Sep 29 12:04

US blocks UN SC draft statement for settlement of MidEast conflicts - Churkin

The United States has blocked Russia’s draft statement by the UN Security Council president on the settlement of conflicts in the Middle East that was expected to be adopted at the ministerial level meeting on September 30, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told TASS. "The statement was blocked. The Americans said they will not work on our statement," he said.

Sep 29 12:02

Coalition with participation of Assad is only reasonable way of combating IS — expert

"Of course President Putin's proposal is a sensible one, indeed the only coherent response to the ISIL threat. President Rouhani of Iran said basically the same thing at an event in New York yesterday: the first order of business must be eliminating the terrorist threat in Syria," the expert noted. He added that one of the obstacles to the stabilization of the situation in Syria was Washington’s stance, according to which the Syrian government should be excluded from the peace process, and Assad’s resignation is the condition for the settlement. "The truth is that US-led insistence hitherto on Mr Assad’s departure as a precondition for ending violence has been a major obstacle," the political scientist said. According to Speedie, "it seems that a priori removal from office would hardly act as an incentive for the Syrian leader to participate" in the negotiation process.

Sep 29 11:56

German pilot in WWII spared an American B-17 pilot over Germany only to reunite 40 years later and become fishing buddies

"You follow the rules of war for you -- not your enemy. You fight by rules to keep your humanity."

Sep 29 11:55

Imperial legacy: Jamaica demands slavery reparations from Britain

Prime Minister David Cameron has been reminded of his family’s links to slavery as he faces calls for Britain to pay Jamaica millions of pounds in reparations ahead of his first official visit to Kingston on Tuesday.

Sep 29 11:53

U.S. Goods Exports Plummet as Dollar Rises, Commodity Prices Fall

U.S. goods exports fell to a multiyear low in August, a potential drag on the economy amid falling commodity prices, slow overseas growth and a stronger dollar.

Exports of goods slid a seasonally adjusted 3.2% to $123.09 billion as overseas sales of industrial supplies--which includes oil--autos, consumer goods and foods all fell, according to the Commerce Department's advance report on trade in goods. While the report's historical data only reaches back to 2013, other figures suggest that exports dipped to the lowest level since mid-2011.

Sep 29 11:49

Michele Bachmann: Americans aren’t as excited about end times as ‘obsessed’ Islamic countries

Former presidential candidate and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) is apparently very envious of Middle Eastern countries because she believes they are “obsessed with end times and bringing about end times” while Americans are overly blasé about it, Right Wing Watch reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, Michele; the rapture happened!

 

 

 

You didn't make it!

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Sep 29 11:40

Fourteen years after U.S. invasion, Taliban offensive claims major city

The U.S. military launched airstrikes against targets in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Tuesday, just a day after Taliban fighters caught the U.S. Army, the Afghan National Security Forces, and local security forces off guard by staging a massive military offensive to capture the key northern city.

Sep 29 11:40

Chicken-swinging ritual spurs two lawsuits

Kapparot, the pre-Yom Kippur folk custom of swinging a chicken around one’s head as a way of purging sin, is one of those Jewish practices that doesn’t always, ahem, dovetail with 21st-century mores.

The ritual has often encountered clucks of disapproval, and this High Holiday season is no different. In the United States this year kapparot has been the subject of at least two lawsuits: an anti-kapparot suit filed by animal-rights activists in New York City and a pro-kapparot suit filed by a suburban Detroit Chabad congregation encountering red tape.

Sep 29 11:29

'Putin Has Just Demonstrated the Principle of the Flank'

We can no longer stand the state of the world.Vladimir Putin at the United Nations

Inside, outside, and at great distance from the United Nations on Manhattan's East Side today, it was obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin is changing the strategic shape of world events, and has substantial support among Americans as well for a real international coalition to defeat terrorism.

He said that rapidly spreading terrorism, impoverishment, and loss of respect for life has been generated across the Mideast, North Africa and South Asia by regime change wars, or "wars for democracy," which are in violation of that UN Charter and of international law, and that this devastation would spread until it were stopped.

Sep 29 11:29

How Henry Kissinger Helped Create Our "Proliferated" World

The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key figure in Nixon and Kissinger’s move into the Middle East, wanted to be dealt with as a serious person.

Sep 29 11:25

The warmonger presidential candidates

Perceptive political watchers know all too well that foreign policy seldom changes from one administration to the next. Oh, the edges may soften and the emphasis may project modifications, but the core thrust of the State Department and the military-industrial-complex keeps on

Sep 29 11:05

Nikonov: Americans are the discovery of water on Mars tried to coincide Putin's speech

Putin's speech was the focal point of the UN General Assembly. For him, even before the universal attention was riveted, and not by chance that the United States carried out an unprecedented action that would be - for all media in English - Putin's speech combined with a press conference at NASA , where it was announced that on Mars found water, which was placed as a major world event - stressed Vyacheslav Nikonov who is the grandson of the famous Vyacheslav Molotov.

"It means that Putin's speech had to coincide with something very serious," - he concluded.

Talking about the key moments in the speech of the Russian president, Nikonov, otherwise, he said that "Putin held a very comprehensive and strong language, not The supporting under US and its allies, formulated the principles on which the proposed construction of international relations, and has also proposed a concrete steps for solving major international problems. "

Sep 29 10:50

Human rights abuse rampant in Turkey – British lawyers

The Turkish government is guilty of systemic human rights violations, according to a report written by Britain’s top lawyers and commissioned by President Erdogan’s exiled rival and outspoken critic Fethullah Gulen.

Sep 29 10:35

Clinton ripped for 'outsider' candidate claim

Hillary Clinton is getting ripped for trying to claim “outsider” status in the presidential race, with Republicans pointing to her nearly four decades in politics.

“Hillary is the ultimate insider,” Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn told Fox News on Monday night. “We’re talking about a woman that hasn’t driven a car in over 26 years because someone that’s on the government payroll has been doing that for her. She is an insider and there is no way she can say outsider enough times to make people believe that.”

Sep 29 10:34

German Refugee Camps Suffering From Ethnic, Religious Violence

Sunnis and Shiites, two main groups in Islam, are fighting each other in refugee camps in Germany, attempting to enforce their rules, while Christians in the camps are being oppressed, according to the chairman of the German Police Union (DPolG).

Sep 29 10:33

Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Story Continues to Crumble

The FBI has managed to extract some of Hillary Clinton’s work-related emails off her private email server, which was turned over to the agency earlier this summer. Though Clinton deleted all of her emails in 2015, and despite reports that she had the server wiped clean, she never properly managed to erase the information on the physical server.

Since she only turned over to investigators emails that her own team considered “work-related,” she managed to skate by for a while without coughing up all of her records. Now, the party’s over.

FBI investigators are able to pull up at least some emails that Clinton thought were gone forever.

Sep 29 10:08

SDSU students facing possible expulsion for refusing to remove American, military flags from balcony

Two San Diego State University students are facing possible expulsion after hanging the American flag and other military flags on their balcony.

The students claim it is their freedom of expression, while the school argues the flags pose a safety issue.

Sep 29 10:07

Video shows IDF soldiers attacking AFP photographers

IDF soldiers were caught on film apparently breaking a camera and attacking photo journalists during clashes in the West Bank village of Bet Furik on Friday.

The clashes took place in the village, which is just east of Nablus, after the funeral of Ahmad Khatatbeh, a Palestinian who died after being shot by troops during an attempted attack on IDF checkpoint last week.

Palestinian youths took to the streets after the funeral and began clashing with IDF troops in the village.

During the clashes, the soldiers were filmed pushing back two photographers from the French news agency AFP, who were standing alongside them. One of the soldiers is seen picking up the photographer's camera from the ground and smashing it on the road, the soldier then tosses the camera off to the side.

Sep 29 10:06

I.M.F. Cautions on Concentrated Positions in U.S. Mutual Funds

The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday of the large positions that mutual funds in the United States have built in high-yielding bonds issued by risky companies here and in emerging markets around the world.

Sep 29 10:06

Anti-Marijuana Politician Charged With Possession of Marijuana

A New York State Republican assemblyman who opposed medical marijuana legislation at every turn was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. The police found the marijuana after they pulled him over for speeding.

A statement released shortly after the March 2013 incident, law enforcement officials reported that state police discovered Steve Katz had a “small bag” of marijuana on him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I love the smell of burning hypocrite in the morning!

Sep 29 10:06

This Prank Proved That Americans Don’t Read Past Headlines

A social media April Fool's prank spearheaded by NPR in 2014 is - ironically - drawing some reflection.

After the trick, commenters squawked:

We totally do, NPR. Shut up. We read all the time. We’re reading your article right now!

Which only proved that they didn’t.

Sep 29 10:05

Army Kidnaps Nine Palestinians In Jerusalem, Attack Worshipers

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, nine Palestinians, including three women, in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked several men and women near Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented them from entering it.

Sep 29 10:04

Why Are FBI Agents Trammeling the Rights of Antiwar Activists?

It’s certainly not the first time the FBI has engaged in the harassment of political dissidents. Indeed, the FBI’s surveillance of antiwar activists dates back to at least World War I, to include surveillance of Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams. The bureau has been an equal opportunity abuser of the rights of antiwar activists, whether on the left (like Addams and the FRSO) or on the libertarian side of the spectrum.

These incidents, while separated in time by nearly 100 years, also share another feature. No FBI agent or manager has ever been fired or prosecuted for violating the constitutional rights of those individuals or groups wrongly surveilled, harassed or charged.

Just four days prior to the FBI raids against the Anti-War Committee and the FRSO, the Department of Justice Inspector General [IG] released the results of an investigation into post-9/11 surveillance of peace groups and other domestic dissidents up through 2006.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let me be very open with the FBI (and any other US "alphabet soup"- named agency): I am a Christian pacifist who never endorses, or condones, violence: DEAL WITH IT!

Sep 29 10:00

‘Iran will not forget imposed war & sanctions’: Iranian President

Video: UNGA lunch for world leaders with UN chief

Sep 29 10:00

Rush Limbaugh: NASA Using Mars as Proof of Climate Change

Radio host Rush Limbaugh came down hard Monday on NASA's claim of finding water on Mars, stating that the dubious science would be used to promote the climate change agenda here on Earth.

Limbaugh read from a U.S. News & World Report article on the finding, saying, "quote, 'Eons ago, ancient Mars had "an extensive atmosphere," along with "an ocean two-thirds the size of the northern hemisphere and a mile deep," said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA said during a press conference on Monday.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Carbonazis have tried to use Mars as a scarecrow, claiming that if we humans do not change our ways, Earth will lose most of its atmosphere and water the way Mars did.

But there is another factor they are ignoring.

If you look at a height map of Mars...



... you will notice a huge bulge in the planet underneath the Tharsis region, where the massive volcanoes are located. On almost the opposite side of Mars is a feature called Hellas, which is clearly the remains of a massive impact.

An impact sufficient to create such a vast crater and bulge out the opposite side of Mars, would "splash" the planet's atmosphere and water out into space, and I suggest that this event, rather than Martian Caused Barsoomic Warming, is why Mars has scant atmosphere and water today.

Sep 29 09:59

‘No intl leaders in position to lecture other nations’ – Alex Salmond on Catalonia independence

German leaders say Catalonia should follow the rule of law, both with regard to EU treaties and the Spanish constitution.

Sep 29 09:49

The United States still has two major parties. But one of them is no longer interested actually in governing. And we’re dealing with the consequences

Here’s another challenge for the press — and members of the American public, and people in the rest of the world affected by U.S. debates — in reckoning with this moment in U.S. political history. It’s one that Paul Krugman, with whom I’ve sometimes disagreed about politics, mentions almost as a throwaway line in his column early today, as shown at right.

Sep 29 09:49

The Bankruptcy of America – 1933

HINT: A LOT MORE HAPPENED THAN JUST THE CONFISCATION OF THE PEOPLE’S GOLD!

Sep 29 09:47

Reality Check: Marijuana Did Not Kill Carly Fiorina's Daughter, So What Did?

Sep 29 09:46

Holocaust Lobby condemns Austria

On September 24, 75 Jewish, Christian and Hindu Holocaust historians including the conman Eli Wiesel sent a petition to Austria’s ambassador in Washington, Hans Peter Manz, demanding that Austrian president Heinz Fischer (a ceremonial post with not much power) pardon Austrian Jewish Holocaust historian Stephen Teml.

Stephen Teml was sentenced in 2003 by a Vienna criminal court for falsifying Austrian history during WWII by claiming that his family property worth millions of dollars was seized and not returned after the Nazis led the Anschluss of Austria in 1938. In April 2013, a judge at Vienna criminal court upheld the charges against the so-called Holocaust survivor, saying Teml was “greedy” and wanted the “highest amount of money for himself”.

The ‘Holocaust survivor’ is expected to serve his one year jail sentence soon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Shades of Leo Frank!

Sep 29 09:42

Obama stands up to Putin, rejects Russian’s strategy against ISIS in Syria

A day after tangling with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Syria, President Obama said Tuesday that he is leading a “global movement” to defeat the Islamic State with a strategy that includes replacing Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is receiving more military aid from Moscow.

Defeating the Islamic State in Syria “requires, I believe, a new leader,” Mr. Obama told foreign leaders at a U.N. summit.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Barack...

Sep 29 09:41

WHAT ISRAEL CRIES FOR …. AND WHAT THEY DON’T

All the dogs that were found in the compound after the fire have been transferred to “Let the animals live” ambulances, which are now treating them on the scene according to the organization. The majority of the animals will spend the night in a different animal shelter.

As far as I know a ‘Let the Palestinians Live’ organisation DOES NOT EXIST

Sep 29 09:40

A WANTED POSTER YOU WON’T FIND IN YOUR POST OFFICE

In Memory of Hadeel al-Hashlamon, 18-yo Palestinian Student murdered by Israeli Troops in Hebron

Sep 29 09:40

NASA FINDS WATER ON MARS AS PALESTINE REMAINS DRY

Tens of cattle owned by Palestinians died after Israeli water firm cut off water supplies for Palestinian village in Nablus.

Sep 29 09:21

Liberal candidate says Facebook posts questioning 9/11 were her 'truth' at the time

Responding to an inquiry from CBC News, Manna said: "At the time of those Facebook posts, it was my truth. I have since moved on," she said.

In a subsequent email after CBC made a request for comment to the Liberal Party, Manna clarified her position.

"I want to be extremely clear. I do not question any aspects of what occurred during the tragic events on September 11th, 2001. Let there be no doubt about it," she wrote.

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Sep 29 09:20

"Minority Report" Is 40 Years Ahead of Schedule: The Fictional World Has Become Reality

We are a scant 40 years away from the futuristic world that science fiction author Philip K. Dick envisioned for Minority Report in which the government is all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful, and if you dare to step out of line, dark-clad police SWAT teams will crack a few skulls to bring the populace under control. Increasingly, the world around us resembles Dick’s dystopian police state in which the police combine widespread surveillance, behavior prediction technologies, data mining and precognitive technology to capture would-be criminals before they can do any damage. In other words, the government’s goal is to prevent crimes before they happen: precrime.

Sep 29 09:16

Bible-thumping Texas public school principal accused of covering up student molestation for ‘PR’ reasons

A high school principal in Texas –already under fire for conducting daily Bible readings with his students — has been accused of harassing a whistle-blower teacher for going to the cops about a fellow teacher sexually assaulting a student, reports the Dallas Morning News.

According to former teacher MariBeth Thomas, Prosper High principal Greg Wright called her on the carpet for turning to the police after a student confided in her that a teacher had been touching her and making sexual advances.

In a lawsuit filed against the school district, Thomas claims Wright was upset with her for going to the police, saying he viewed news of the molestation as a public relations issue.

Sep 29 09:08

Shilling For Washington, Charlie Rose Gets Shellacked By Vlad

Did Charlie Rose look like a fucking idiot last night on 60-Minutes, or what, asking Vladimir Putin how he could know for sure that the US was behind the 2014 Ukraine coup against President Viktor Yanukovych? Maybe the idiots are the 60-Minutes producers and fluffers who are supposed to prep Charlie’s questions. Putin seemed startled and amused by this one on Ukraine: how could he know for sure?

Well, gosh, because Ukraine was virtually a province of Russia in one form or another for hundreds of years, and Russia has a potent intelligence service (formerly called the KGB) that had assets and connections threaded through Ukrainian society like the rhizomorphs of the fungus Armillaria solidipes through a conifer forest. Gosh, Charlie, it’s like asking Obama whether the NSA might know what’s going on in Texas.

Sep 29 09:07

Migrants trampled on the food and demanded money - English subtitle

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Sep 29 09:02

USA - Joke to the World

The US Congress passed another bill condemning Russia and Putin. Now that's pretty funny. The Clown from out of town and his minions are pretending to be rule makers in a world where they think they are king. They've constructed a "New World" Order" of money and power for the privileged few. The punks in public office continue to lie to themselves and their voters hoping Russia's power and wealth will magically vanish through propaganda, terrorism and sanctions. The US eagle can poop everywhere but the Bear can still do whatever it wants.

Sep 29 09:02

AMERICANS TRUST IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA HITS ROCK BOTTOM

Four in 10 Americans say they have "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. This ties the historical lows on this measure set in 2014 and 2012. Prior to 2004, slight majorities of Americans said they trusted the mass media, such as newspapers, TV and radio.

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Sep 29 09:02

Taliban storms into northern Afghan city in major blow for security forces

Taliban insurgents fought their way into a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing for safety.

The fall of Kunduz would be a huge blow to the Western-backed government in Kabul and would give Taliban insurgents a critical base of operations beyond their traditional strongholds in Afghanistan’s south. Afghan government leaders and the U.S.-led coalition here view the battle for Kunduz as a key test of the Afghan security forces in their continuing fight with the Taliban.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another conquered province refuses to stay conquered!

Sep 29 09:01

Public school suspends 8-year-old girl for wearing wrong shade of green

An elementary school in the pleasantly named town of Sicklerville, New Jersey suspended an 8-year-old girl for the crime of wearing a kelly green polo shirt. According to AP, "Winslow Township School's code on dress and grooming says 'school attire can influence a pupil's behavior and potentially impact the academic environment.'" School clothing must be white, dark green or navy.

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Sep 29 09:01

Putin Just Made US Obsolete in the Middle East

So, now we know Russia, Iran, and Syria are all cooperating and now we also know Iraq HAS, in fact, joined the party! Gosh, and the poor United States now feels left out. Aww…Uncle Sammy wasn’t invited to the party? Now Obama and Kerry have been scrambling, trying to talk to Iran about Syria and Yemen. Iran probably feels like Kerry is trying to invite himself to the soiree and use the old “Iran invited me!” shtick to crash the party. Now here goes Obama saying, “Oh, um, well, we want to cooperate with Russia! Seriously! But, Assad still needs to go, you guys!” Yeah, still trying to save face after all this time, even though there’s egg all over it. Give it up, clowns. You just got outflanked. You lost this chess game for keeps.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is proof positive that you can never, ever believe anything the US government says, ever again.

Sep 29 08:59

People who live in France will not be allowed to make payments of more than 1,000 euros ($1,123) in cash, down from 3,000 now. – France steps up monitoring of cash payments to fight ‘low-cost terrorism’

Terrorism is just an excuse, they want to monitor every transactions to fight tax dodgers, but only for the pleb. Politicians and other elite can still hide their money off shore.

Sep 29 08:58

Conservatives Wonder: Why Aren’t Planned Parenthood’s Poll Numbers Falling? "...the group's favorable rating is slightly up since the July release of the videos"

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) was perplexed. Two long months had passed since the Center for Medical Progress started releasing undercover videos in which current and former Planned Parenthood employees described the grim economics of fetal tissue harvesting. Since then, a long congressional recess had come and gone and Republican-run states had redoubled their efforts to defund the family planning titan. Yet in the most recent poll from Reuters/Ipsos, 54 percent of voters still favored federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Sep 29 08:58

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed its employees to stay on the job despite internal investigations that found they had distributed drugs, lied to the authorities or committed other serious misconduct, newly disclosed records show.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has allowed its employees to stay on the job despite internal investigations that found they had distributed drugs, lied to the authorities or committed other serious misconduct, newly disclosed records show.

Sep 29 08:56

TV ADS ARE ABOUT TO GET PERSONAL WITH NEW TARGETING TOOLS

A phone company’s ad reaches a consumer looking for a new wireless plan. A car commercial is seen by a driver whose auto lease is about to expire. A bank gets its message in front of a small business owner who needs a loan. Such surgical marketing messages are taken for granted on the Internet. Yet, they are just now finding their way onto television, where the audience is big though harder to target. As brands shift more of their spending to the Web where ads are more precise, the TV industry is pushing back.

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Sep 29 08:53

NATIONAL ARCHIVES ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY CLASSIFYING DETAILS OF CIA TORTURE PROGRAM

Details of the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) torture program have been unlawfully kept from public view, according to a complaint filed with the National Archives.

OpenTheGovernment.org listed in a complaint (pdf) five areas of concern that have been classified or redacted from the version of the Senate’s torture report executive summary, released in December 2014.

“Secrecy regarding ‘black sites’ and torture has played a major role in ensuring that no CIA personnel could be prosecuted for torture, war crimes, destruction of evidence, or other relevant federal crimes. It has ensured that civil courts were closed to victims of torture, indefinitely delayed trials of the accused perpetrators of the September 11 attacks, and put the United States in breach of its obligations under the Convention Against Torture,” according to the complaint, signed by OpenTheGovernment national security fellow Katherine Hawkins.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Torture has been a huge, dark, and literally bloody stain on this country's history, and needs to be made completely public.

And the reason it needs to be made completely public is so it never happens, ever, again.

Because when the US tortures, or outsources torture, that demonstrates to the world that this country has no morals; it makes a mockery of every value we allege we hold dear, like human rights and democracy; and gives carte blanche to other government leaders to do precisely the same with military and civilians.

Sep 29 08:52

UK Veterans for Peace protest outside Downing Street

Three members of Veterans For Peace UK met in Trafalgar Square, London and walked down Whitehall towards the residence of the Prime Minister in Downing Steet where where they discarded their oaths of allegiance, berets and medals outside the Prime Minister's residence in Downing Street in protest against war and the culture of militarism among British elites.

Sep 29 08:43

VA OVERTAKES DEFENSE DEPT. AS LEADING GOVERNMENT SOURCE OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES

The leader in the federal government when it comes to mistreating whistleblowers is now the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to the legal office that keeps track of such cases.

The Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent agency that deals with whistleblower retaliations, told Congress last week that for the first time, the VA “surpassed the Department of Defense” in the total number of whistleblower cases filed with it as of 2014.

The VA accomplished this ignominious feat “even though the Defense Department has twice the number of civilian employees as the VA,” Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner told senators during a hearing of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Although I abhor war, I want every Vet to get the same level of care that a Dick Cheney gets.

They have earned it; and anything that prevents this from happening should be rooted out of the VA like a contagious weed.

Sep 29 08:39

JEB BUSH FAMILY VALUES: METH AND DIRTY TRICKS

I have long been fascinated with how that clan has been able to ride the wave of public indignation over “abandoning traditional values” while shilling for some of the most values-deficient practices imaginable.

So I was intrigued to learn that Jeb Bush’s campaign manager has a track record of making money from some pretty questionable clients.

Perhaps the main revelation in an article from Lee Fang of The Intercept, is that Danny Diaz (Latino … Score!) waged an aggressive battle to make sure that a core ingredient crucial to meth dealers’ deadly brew stayed in circulation: Pseudoephedrine.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jeb Bush would do well to remember that politically, in this country, one is judged by the company one keeps.

And the US's "war on drugs"?!? Please; this is primarily a war on drugs the CIA is not importing at the moment.

Sep 29 08:35

Women Switching Support from Hillary to Trump. Michael Rivero - September 28, 2015

Sep 29 08:35

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert negotiating a guilty plea over charges he paid $3.5M in 'hush money' to 'cover up sexual contact with a male'

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert have told a federal judge they're talking about a possible plea deal in the Republican's hush-money case.

The disclosure came Monday during a hearing in federal court in Chicago for the 73-year-old Republican. Details weren't immediately released.

The one-time teacher and wrestling coach has pleaded not guilty to violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

Sep 29 08:33

ORGANIC FARMERS SUFFER 77-FOLD INCREASE IN LOST REVENUE FROM GMO CONTAMINATION IN LAST 3 YEARS

Monsanto has many weapons in its arsenal when it comes to eliminating competition from non-GMO and organic farmers. After more than two decades of pushing their products onto US farmland with purposely flawed safety studies, the sheer presence of genetically modified crops poses an existential threat to the business of traditional and organic farming.

A new report has come out showing the extraordinary costs that non-GMO and organic farmers incur from GMO contamination of their crops.

“Results from the newest USDA survey indicate that of the farmers who chose to answer the question, 92 had experienced monetary loss between 2011 and 2014 averaging approximately $66,395 per farmer during that timeframe. Overall, GMO presence cost organic farmers at least $6.1 million over four years. This figure is 77 times that reported during the 2006 to 2011 timeframe—a staggering increase.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Monsanto, and all the other GMO corporations, should be sued out of existence for the health damage they have caused in the US.

Of course, in this country, politicians on the take will make absolutely certain that this will never happen.

Sep 29 08:32

Hillary's 'favorable' number plummets to 38 percent as Ben Carson's headline-grabbing comments about Muslims have made him MORE popular

Hillary Clinton’s long, slow slide in the polls on the Democratic side of the 2016 presidential race continues in a new, national poll, while Donald Trump's hold on the top spot among the GOP candidates has proven unshakable so far.

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Sep 29 08:31

State Department says classified material on Hillary's home-brew server was so sensitive that the safe it gave her lawyer to store the emails wasn't secure enough

The State Department has told Senate investigators that it didn't provide Hillary Rodham Clinton's lawyer with a secure-enough method to read now-highly classified material from her homebrew email server because it didn't anticipate that the messages would be deemed so secret.

In July, State Department officials installed a safe at the office of attorney David Kendall after the government determined some of Clinton's emails may have contained classified information.

But it said last week the safe wasn't suitable for so-called top secret, sensitive compartmented information, known as TS/SCI, which the government has said was found in some messages.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary's lawyer, David Kendall, did not have a security clearance sufficient to view those TS/SCI emails, which makes Hillary's giving him a copy a violation of the espionage act!

Sep 29 08:30

Flashback, Bishop Richard WIlliamson: "Not One Jew Killed By Gas Chambers. It Was All Lies Lies Lies."

Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson caused an international incident when he dared to speak the truth about the holohoax in 2009. Williamson was subsequently arrested for 'incitement' and went through a long series of trials and appeals, and his fine was eventually lowered. We also include a little known in-depth follow-up interview with Bishop Williamson about all these matters from 2010, conducted by Nicholas Kollerstrom. Must hear.

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