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March 30, 2015

Mar 30 14:12

Russian Strategic Missile Forces to Begin Counter-Terrorist Exercise

Russian Strategic Missile Forces' counter-terrorist exercise will start on Tuesday as part of inspection of the southeastern Orenburg Missile Army, the Defense Ministry's press service said in a statement Monday.
The complex inspection is carried out from March 30 to April 11 in line with the Strategic Missile Troops combat readiness training program.
Russia's Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have completed command and staff exercises testing troops' combat readiness for war
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Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Check Combat Readiness During Drills
"During the inspection, special attention will be paid to the exercise that will be conducted under supervision of the Strategic Missile Forces Commander-in-Chief and will take place between March 31 and April 4," the statement published on Russia's Defense Ministry official website read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Russian military is telling the world, in not too subtle a manner, that it will be ready for ANYTHING, if there is provocation against Eastern Ukraine.

Mar 30 14:12

Greece and Germany in Open Hostility Over Bailout Program

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has admitted his country’s relations with Germany over its latest bailout have declined into a state of "open hostility."

Mar 30 14:08

Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum

/r/DarkNetMarkets has received its first known LE subpoena: a request for 5 accounts' data, including mine, related to Evolution and the supposed doxing/leaks.



Mar 30 14:04

Palestinian Loss of Land 1947 to Present

Mar 30 14:04

Obama invokes JFK as Iran nuclear talks enter sensitive stage

US President Barack Obama has invoked former President John F. Kennedy’s words about negotiations as talks over Iran’s civilian nuclear program nears a self-imposed end-March deadline for reaching a mutual understanding approaches.

Mar 30 14:02

America’s ‘Media Watchdogs’ Hide US Ukrainian Nazification and Ethnic Cleansing

America is trying to conquer Russia, and the placement of nuclear missiles right next door to Russia, in Ukraine seems to be Obama’s objective. America’s ‘news’ media, and their ‘watchdogs,’ are doing a terrific job of hiding all of this from the American people.

Mar 30 13:53

Russia fears no sanctions, considers them economic, political blackmail — Duma Speaker

Russia fears no sanctions and qualifies them as economic and political blackmail, Speaker of Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of the country’s parliament) Sergey Naryshkin said during his visit to Yerevan on Monday.



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Mar 30 13:46

Nabi Saleh Land Day Protest met with extreme violence and M16 live ammunition

On the 28th of March 2015, close to 200 protesters from all over the West Bank gathered in Nabi Saleh to protest the occupation in commemoration of Land Day. The protest was met with extreme violence as the Army and Border Police fired large amounts of tear gas and rubber-coated metal bullets as well as several rounds of M16 live ammunition at the protesters.

Mar 30 13:40

76% Of Doctors Approve Use of Medical Marijuana

In a 2013 survey, 76% of polled physicians said they would prescribe cannabis (if legalized) to aid their patients

Mar 30 13:30

Lawmakers Declare Vaccines Essential to ‘National Security’ After Taking Money from Big Pharma

The absurdly titled “Vaccines Save Lives” initiative declares into existence an alternate universe in which vaccines are 100% safe and effective. Introduced by Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Charlie Dent (R-Penn.), Thomas Marino (R-Penn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.), the resolution “affirms [that] vaccines and immunizations save lives and are essential to maintain the public health, economic and national security of the people of the United States.”

By dressing up in patriotic terms such draconian nonsense, the politicians behind this decree aim to crystallize in the public groupthink the idea that vaccines are nothing less than God’s gift to mankind. Without them, claims these corporate hacks, there would be “a true public health crisis” that puts mostly children at risk.

Mar 30 13:28

Queen’s staff prepare to take industrial action over low pay

For the first time in history, the Queen could face industrial action among disgruntled palace staff. Workers at one of the royal family’s most iconic residences, Windsor Castle, are preparing to ballot in a dispute over pay.



Mar 30 13:22

Israeli forces shoot, injure 3 Palestinians in southern Gaza

Three Palestinians where shot and injured by Israeli forces in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, a medical official said Monday.

Mar 30 13:20

Japanese minister vetoes local governor on new US military base

Efforts on the part of residents of a rural town in Okinawa to block construction of a new US military base faced a major setback when the Japanese fisheries minister intervened on behalf of the new development.

Mar 30 13:15

Letting a Warmonger Rant

Just as the New York Times promoted fake facts to rationalize invading Iraq, it has just published a deceptive op-ed to justify bombing Iran, the ranting of one of America’s most notorious warmongers, John Bolton.

Mar 30 13:07

More failed Western 'Russian Tanks' propaganda exposed

There’s a clear intended meaning when one casts out that there are ‘Russian tanks’ on the side of Novorossiya Forces. And it isn’t that it’s a ‘Russian tank’, which in any case it almost certainly is, the vast majority of Ukraine’s 2500+ tanks built in Soviet times as Ukraine’s tank building production collapsed post 1991 independence (Kharkov’s Malyshev factory which produced 800 a year in Soviet times, down to fewer than 10 a year in Ukrainian).



Mar 30 12:58

Latin America, China and USA

The US-unleashed propaganda war against China has reached unprecedented level in Latin America. Americans use all means at their disposal for that purpose, including hundreds of TV channels, thousands of radio stations and films telling about “Chinese threat”. Puppet journalists are regularly used now to make skillfully prepared fakes go around. Ballyhoo is raised by “ecologists” concerned over the China’s plans to build the Nicaraguan Canal or the joint China-Venezuela gold mining project in the Venezuelan national park. Even a furtive look is enough to pinpoint the source of this stories circulating around the Western Hemisphere from Mexico to Chile.

Mar 30 12:54

Fair and Imbalanced

From the moment Fox News was founded in 1996, its goal was to offer a partisan view of the news. Accordingly, Roger Ailes turned Fox into a propaganda machine.

Mar 30 12:41

A burst of snow heading toward part of southern Michigan tonight

A burst of snow is heading toward part of the southern half of Lower Michigan tonight and very early Tuesday morning.

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Mar 30 12:01

FEDS CHARGED WITH STEALING MONEY DURING SILKROAD INVESTIGATION

The charges against the agents could end up causing complications for the government’s case against Ross Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts”, the Silk Road founder. Ulbricht was found guilty last year of aiding drug trafficking with his site. He is awaiting sentencing. As a result of the case against Ulbricht and others, the federal government seized bitcoin that it said at the time was valued at over $33 million.

Mar 30 11:59

Homework Gives Kids Answer to Question: Are GMO Vaccines Safe to Eat?

6th grade homework asks "Are gmos safe to eat" and then lets school students know all the "benefits" including human vaccines...

Whether the answers are right or wrong, the message is clear - GMO vaccine food is a healthy part of a complete breakfast.

SEE

Mar 30 11:58

Britain Prepares for Nonexistent Russian Attack

Stephen Lendman
RINF Alternative News

Britain is run by the same kinds of lunatics infesting America. Prime Minister David Cameron and other UK officials hype nonexistent "Russian aggression."

Last summer, Cameron said NATO must show Russia it "means business." It won't be "intimidated."



Mar 30 11:56

Boehner to Obama: If Iran talks fail, sanctions will come

US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner has vowed to impose more sanctions on Iran should President Barack Obama fails to reach an agreement over Tehran's nuclear energy program.

I an interview with CNN on Sunday, Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, said, "The sanctions are going to come, and they're going to come quick.”

Officials from Iran and the P5+1 – the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany – are engaged in intense negotiations to reach a comprehensive deal on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program as a self-imposed end-March deadline for reaching a mutual understanding over the outstanding issues approaches. The two sides have set July 1 as the deadline for a final agreement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, John!

Mar 30 11:55

FORMER MONSANTO EMPLOYEE FIRED FROM MAJOR SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL’S EDITOR POSITION

Ex-Monsanto employee Richard Goodman has been removed from the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology. Goodman was appointed Associate Editor shortly before the Seralini study was retracted by the journal. Former Editor-in-Chief, A. Wallace Hayes will be replaced by someone else as well. It looks like one scientific journal has decided to get real, replacing a pro-GMO editor in a major scientific journal. An ‘unbiased’ Editor-in-Chief will be replacing the completely biotech-biased A. Wallace Hayes,who retracted the controversial paper by the Seralini team which showed the toxicity of GMOs beyond any shadow of doubt.

Mar 30 11:55

Seed Sharing Deemed Illegal in the United States

Mar 30 11:53

US war on terror has claimed over 80,000 lives in Pakistan: Report

It also said that around 1.3 million people were directly and indirectly killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of US-led wars in the regions during the the same period.



Mar 30 11:49

Don’t See Evil

As it turns out, the national security state has been involved with Google from the very beginning: even in those fabled grad school days when Google was nothing but a research project, as investigative reporter Nafeez Ahmed has shown. Founder Sergey Brin’s work at Stanford University on what would later become Google received funding and even oversight from the CIA and the Pentagon through a program created to seed and incubate technology research that could later prove useful for information warfare.

Now, as discussed below, Google may even be actively taking part in that information warfare, especially the branch known as “perception management,” and in addition to its participation in mass surveillance.

Mar 30 11:41

Bombs and Booby Traps: ISIS Keeps Iraq Stalled in Tikrit

Iraqi troops continue to battle ISIS fighters around Tikrit today, showing little sign of gaining serious ground and conceding that there are too many bombs and booby traps to quickly take the city.

Mar 30 11:39

U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq

During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.

A quarter of a century later, the troops nearest the explosions are dying of brain cancer at two to three times the rate of those who were farther away. Others have lung cancer or debilitating chronic diseases, and pain.



Mar 30 11:37

Armed Forces – Ministry admits problems with assault rifle G36

“The G36 apparently has a precision dilemma at higher temperatures, but also in the scorching situation scoring,” explained Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) on Monday. Add to operations this kind of as in Afghanistan and in the West African Mali assault rifle is now to be used only to a limited extent. Von der Leyen not rule out that it is the medium entirely withdrawn from the marketplace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In short, the German infantry weapon isn't very accurate.

Mar 30 11:36

The world is ignoring Netanyahu

To ensure that the national, religious or private demon of a single person or couple will not send Israel to oblivion, a completely different leadership is necessary here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mar 30 11:35

Watch what Netanyahu does, not what he says

Israel has again voted for a national leader who acts as if he considers one-fifth of its country's citizens -- including me and my family -- to be an existential threat. We were born into the wrong tribe, so to speak.

Mar 30 11:34

Saudi Coalition Rejects Diplomacy, Readies Long War in Yemen

The United Nations has loaded the last of its staff in Yemen quietly onto airplanes, sending them to safety in Ethiopia, and capping their failed effort to start peace talks in the war-torn country.



Mar 30 11:31

Bombs continue to fall on Yemen as Arab states announce new millitary force

At conclusion of Arab League Summit, leaders vow that attack will continue until rebels surrender

Mar 30 11:31

Saudi king: Yemen intervention won't stop until country safe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... for the return of its US puppet ruler!

Mar 30 11:31

‘That will show Putin!’ Britain’s RAF stages biggest drills in 13 yrs

More than 30 UK Royal Air Force planes took to the skies for Rising Panther, Britain’s largest aerial exercises in more than a decade. Military sources confirmed the drills were in response to increased Russian presence around UK shores.

Mar 30 11:30

Aristocrats 'feel entitled to abuse people' says son of the 10th Earl of Sandwich who was raped by his father as a child

Those from noteworthy families often feel entitled to abuse young people according to Robert Montagu, the son of the 10th Earl of Sandwich who was abused by his own father as a boy.

He made the comments at the Oxford Literary Festival while discussing his book, A Humour Of Love, in which he reveals years of abuse, including a single rape, carried out by father Victor.

Mr Montagu said that, during his years at Eton, rape was common, adding that people with 'entitled backgrounds' were given 'more opportunities' to be abusive towards children.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Carried to the extreme, this attitude created monsters like Erzabet Bathory, a real life model for the Vampire Queens of films!



Mar 30 11:28

IRS plan to require tax forms for wins of $600

Casino operators in South Mississippi are coming out against an IRS proposal that would require players to file tax forms any time they win $600 or more on slot machines, keno or bingo.

The threshold currently is $1,200. Hit that amount or higher and the slot machine freezes and stays locked until the Internal Revenue Service form is complete.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But you cannot deduct gambling losses, of course!

Mar 30 11:28

American People Should Hold War Lobby Accountable for Libya Debacle

Will America ever again be at peace? A new war always seems to start before the last one ends. The U.S. is bombing targets in Syria and sending troops back into Iraq. Yet Washington's involvement in Afghanistan persists as the administration slows the withdrawal of American forces.

Worse, pressure is building for the U.S. again to intervene in Libya. It took a decade before the sectarian flames fed by the invasion of Iraq lit the Islamic State. It took less than three years for the administration's intervention in Libya to blow up spectacularly. Observed Glenn Greenwald, "Libya has rapidly unraveled in much the way Iraq did following that invasion: swamped by militia rule, factional warfare, economic devastation, and complete lawlessness." The country of Libya has ceased to exist.

Mar 30 11:20

Swiss Fund Manager Warns Unprecedented Fed Intervention Leaving “Markets More Distorted Than Ever”

Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

Billionaire Swiss fund manager Felix Zulauf sounded off about the instability of the market and the potential for major ups and downs as currencies go volatile and the impact of loose money takes hold. Investors today face a difficult landscape due to the possibilities for major currency devaluations and economic conditions that are manipulated to a level the world has never before seen.

Zulauf warned:

“The current cycle is very unusual, because never before have we seen authorities, central banks in particular, intervening on such a large scale and pumping so much money into global financial markets. Hence, global financial markets are more distorted than ever before and accordingly, the risks are very high.”



Mar 30 10:51

BEX Alert - "Germanwings hero: Captain remembered for attempts to save flight 4U9525"

While media are talking about Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing flight 4U9525, the man who tried save the passengers and crew seems to be left in the shadows. So what do we know about him?

“Open the damn door! For God's sake, open the door!” These were the last words of captain Patrick Sondheimer, desperately pleading for his silent co-pilot to let him return to the cockpit.

His numerous appeals were in vain. Lubitz didn’t react at all, and then the captain is heard grabbing an ax and trying to smash the door.

(Note: Is this another "United 93 Let's Roll" Hero meme being created for emotionally manipulative propaganda purposes as a diversion???)

Mar 30 10:48

Schweich spokesman found dead in apparent suicide

The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police described Monday as an apparent suicide. The death comes about a month after the state auditor also killed himself.

Robert "Spence" Jackson was found was found dead Sunday evening in his home in Jefferson City after police responded to a well-being check, the Jefferson City Police Department said in a written statement. Police said they are investigating the case as a suicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure!

Mar 30 10:46

India's Warplanes Go Missing During Upgrade In Ukraine



Mar 30 10:36

Operation Terror Trailer 2015 HD

Operation Terror puts together the under reported events of the 9/11 attacks into a gripping political thriller. The movie includes Able Danger, the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui, BBC announcing the collapse of Building 7 before it happened, nanothermite in the World Trade Center, the empty hole in Shanksville, the small hole in the Pentagon, Dick Cheney in the White House EOC, the NASA facility in Cleveland, and much, much more. Even though there are fictional characters mixed in with the real perpetrators and victims, viewers will discover more truth in this feature film than they would by watching a decade of nightly news programs.

Mar 30 10:21

Panhandler Party

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Mar 30 10:06

FUKUSHIMA NEW DATA/CANNOT BE STOPPED!

200-year wait faced at Fukushima — Plant Chief: “No idea” how to
decommission reactors… “the technology does not exist”; “No viable
method” to deal with melted fuel; “So many uncertainties… we don’t have
accurate information” — Engineers declared problems ‘insurmountable’

Mar 30 10:04

BEX ALERT - The co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus was a convert to Islam

All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of "radical", ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he - as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York - received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.

Mar 30 09:55

Greek Energy Minister Slams "Unscrupulous, Imperialist" Germany, Will Seek "Bold Alternatives" In Russia

With fresh rumors springing late on Friday that "this" just may be the weekend Greece - with close to no funds left in either the financial or government sector - imposes capital controls, a precursor to a full-fledged Grexit, the situation in Athens is on a knife's edge. Yesterday is also when the Syriza government submitted its list of 18 proposed reforms to the Troika: a reform package which the Guardian dubs "reform-for-cash", as Greece hopes the roughly €3 billion in revenue generated from the reforms will unlock €7.2 billion in financial assistance.

Rather, make that promises of reforms to generate €3 billion in revenue. Because the question, and problem for Athens, is which comes first: does Greece implement the reforms and generate the revenue or does Europe disburse the funds. It is a problem because the reforms will be extremely unpopular if and when they pass.

Mar 30 09:55

Irish Government plan to deny human freedom to protect their revenue stream

A story of serious concern has finally hit the mainstream papers today involving the Gardai, your PPS numbers and the unlawful removal of your freedom.

RTE report (see below) that the Criminal Justice Working Group set up early last year have made a number of suggestions including giving Gardai access to PPS numbers of all drivers. This however is the tip of the iceberg as the plan is to use them to identify people to prevent them from traveling or trading.

We are seeing the construction of a system that will be used to curtail human rights in an attempt to maximise the revenue government generates form old and new legislation, through penalty charges and fines.

We have already experienced this, with the government preventing people selling their own homes until they pay back charges and fines lumped onto the household charge or property taxes, and even the cost of energy audits.

Mar 30 09:54

Finally! Donetsk Rebels to Start Own Pension Fund, Pay Retirees Abandoned by Kiev

This is huge news. The rebel Donbass republics are finally going to start their own pension fund, and pay the pensions for Donbass retirees abandoned by Ukrainian government

Mar 30 09:54

Ukraine's Right Sector Leader Wants Donbas Residents Deported

In an interview for Ukrainian newspaper Obosrevatel published on Sunday, Ukrainian Right Sector leader and Rada deputy Dmitri Yarosh stated that the unruly residents of eastern Ukraine should be deported and deprived of their civil rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Pogrom begins!

Mar 30 09:49

Fracking Town’s Desperate Laid-off Workers: ‘They Don’t Tell You It’s All a Lie’

From the looks of it, the nation’s boomtown is still booming. Big rigs, cement mixers and oil tankers still clog streets built for lighter loads. The air still smells like diesel fuel and looks like a dust bowl— all that traffic — and natural gas flares, wasted byproducts of the oil wells, still glare out at the night sky like bonfires.

Not to mention that Walmart, still the main game in town, can’t seem to get a handle on its very long lines and half­ empty shelves.

Mar 30 09:49

Skype Messages Show Former Spy Chief Verusevski Discussed about a Ukraine Scenario in Macedonia

Additional details from the investigation over Zoran Verusevski, the former head of the UBK State Security agency, reveal that he was discussing the possibility of a Ukrainian style protests that would bring down the Government in Macedonia and bring the opposition SDSM party in power. Verusevski, who held high positions in the security services appointed by SDSM, is charged, together with SDSM leader Zoran Zaev and several others, of trying to blackmail the Government to bring SDSM into the ruling coalition, and also of cooperating with foreign intelligence agencies.

Mar 30 09:48

Huge march held in Tunis to protest against terrorism

Tunisians have held a mass rally against terrorism attended by tens of thousands of people including some world leaders, as the country is reeling from a recent terror attack that killed close to dozens in the national museum, Press TV reports.

Mar 30 09:47

New Pirate Bay Blockade Foiled by Simple Dns Trick

The world's newest blockade of The Pirate Bay has been thwarted in a matter of minutes. After a court in Spain ordered the country's ISPs to block the notorious site on Friday, users who tweaked their connections to use Google's DNS instead of the one provided by their service provider were back on the site in seconds.

Mar 30 09:46

Thousands protest against austerity in Brussels

Some 17,000 Belgians coming from various cities participated in the protest rally on Sunday, police sources said.

A number of the protesters shouted slogans like, "Yes, there is an alternative" to government savings. They also called for a fair tax system and a better distribution of government spending.

The demonstration came a day before a series of strikes which are scheduled to be staged across the country.

Mar 30 09:45

Report: US Stationing Marines In Ghana On Eve Of Nigerian Elections

According to a report by Nigerian Watch, a UK-based magazine for Nigerian communities, hundreds of US Marines are now being stationed in Ghana as the Nigerian elections begin to take place.

The Marines are allegedly being stationed in Ghana so as to be available to remove American personnel from Nigeria if the elections result in violence, a possibility that some analysts are expecting.

Mar 30 09:44

Washington Wants Its Big Lying Machine Revved Up

Reuters previewed a new report claiming America is losing the information war to Russia - written by two former US propagandists, S. Enders Wimbush and Elizabeth Portale.

They along with 30 foreign policy/diplomacy professionals polled want America's Big Lying Machine revved up.

They want it top-to-bottom overhauled. "US international communications strategy should be rebuilt from the ground up," their report says.

"(A)nti-US messaging forment(s) an information war (it's) winning."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We cheated. We have the truth on our side! :)

Mar 30 09:44

Exclusive: ISIL strikes with chemical warfare as PressTV reporter explains situation in Tikrit

Mar 30 09:42

A Middle East Holocaust — Paul Craig Roberts

I have been around for a long time and have experienced more than most. The current situation in my experience is the most dangerous time of all for humanity.

Nuclear weapons are no longer restrained by the Cold War MAD doctrine. Washington has released them into pre-emptive first strike form.

The targets of these pre-emptive strikes–Russia and China–know it, because Washington proudly proclaims its immorality in public documents describing its war doctrine.

The result is to maximize the chance of nuclear war. If you were Russia and China, and you knew that Washington had a war doctrine that permits a surprise nuclear attack, would you sit there waiting while Washington cranks up its anti-Russian and anti-Chinese propaganda machine, demonizing both countries as a threat to “freedom and democracy”?

Mar 30 09:41

ADL RELEASES THIS YEAR’S ‘AUDIT’ OF ANTI-SEMITISM

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism.

During the war last summer between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, anti-Semitic incidents more than doubled compared to the same period in 2013. The ADL said it does not count criticism of Israel or Zionism as anti-Semitic except when it crosses the line “from legitimate criticism to anti-Semitism by invoking classic anti-Jewish stereotypes or inappropriate Nazi imagery and/or analogies.”

Mar 30 09:41

ISRAEL TO BE ERASED FROM CYBERSPACE

A video released this week by the Anonymous hacker collective vowed to inflict an “Electronic Holocaust” on Israel.

The video shows a masked individual in a suit delivering a prepared statement, in which he announces April 7 as the date of a concerted attack on Israel’s online servers. “As we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, and Israeli institutions,” he said.

“We will erase you from cyberspace in our Electronic Holocaust.”

Mar 30 09:40

IN PHOTOS ~~ 5K GAZA RUN

On Saturday morning, March 28th, the sky over Prospect Park in Brooklyn was leaden, the temperature was more appropriate to January than March, and it seemed to get worse as the hours passed. However, that did not stop a spirited group of about 600 participants which included every race, ethnicity, and age from gathering to run, or walk, a 5K loop in the park. The event was organized by UNRWA in order to raise money to provide mental health services for the traumatized children of Gaza. Buoyed only by the comradery and love for the children of Gaza, the runners took off at about 9:30 AM with the swifter among them crossing the finish line fairly shortly thereafter. The walkers returned much later.

Mar 30 09:40

‘First time in 30 years’: Japan whaling ships return from Antarctic trip EMPTY

Two of Japan’s whaling ships have returned home from Antarctic with no catch onboard for the first time in nearly 30 years, local news reported. The news comes after a UN court ordered an halt to Japan’s annual “scientific” whale hunt.

Mar 30 09:39

Arab League agrees to create joint Arab military force - Egypt’s president

Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force at a Sharm el-Sheikh summit, hosting Egyptian President Abdel Sisi has announced. The meeting was dominated by the situation in Yemen, where Saudi Arabia leads a bombing campaign against rebels.

"The Arab leaders have decided to agree on the principle of a joint Arab military force," Sisi said Sunday as the summit wrapped up. The summit final communique called for "coordination, efforts and steps to establish an unified Arab force" to intervene in countries such as Yemen.

The Egyptian leader said a high-level panel will work out the structure and mechanism of the future force. The work is expected to take four months.

Mar 30 09:38

US National Guard sends 12 F-15 interceptor jets to Europe to guard against Russia

Florida Air Guard is to deploy 12 F-15C jets and about 200 airmen to Europe as part of Washington’s military build-up, which it claims is necessary to protect European NATO members from ‘Russian aggression.’

Mar 30 09:38

Beijing calling: Australia & Denmark defy US by applying to join China-led bank

Australia and Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund.

Mar 30 09:37

Bill Nye aligns himself with greatest science fraud of the century: GMO 'safety'

Many of today's young adults grew up watching him on public access television. But Bill Nye "the Science Guy" has taken an unfortunate turn for the worse as it pertains to his position on genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), degenerating rather suddenly from an honest position of concern about their impacts on the ecosystem to open acceptance of this disproven technology.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bill Nye also supports the idea of human-caused global warming.

Mar 30 09:36

ONE DEAD, ONE INJURED AFTER MINIVAN AND POLICE SUV COLLIDE AT ENTRANCE TO NSA

Fort Meade, Maryland – A shooting reportedly broke out at the NSA this morning after a car crash involving a police vehicle and a van that seems to have belonged to a civilian. One person on the scene has been reported dead, and at least two others were rushed to the emergency room to be treated for unknown injuries. It was reported that there was at least one police officer among those injured. The Anne Arundel County Police Department and Fire Department responded to the scene, but neither are able to make any statements on the incident because it occurred on NSA property.

Mar 30 09:34

Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Previously Had Suicidal Thoughts, Prosecutor Says

Prosecutors in Germany said today that the co-pilot of the downed Germanwings plane had been treated by a psychotherapist because of previous suicidal tendencies.

Dusseldorf prosecutor Christoph Kumpa's update came six days after authorities say Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew the jetliner into a mountain. Kumpa said that they still do not know the motive of the crash and they have not found a suicide note.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last week they were insisting that Lubitz was NOT being treated for depression (but wouldn't say what he was treated for).

At this point, Lubitz' medical condition is a moot point. The official story is laced with lie after lie after lie. As posted before, the initial CNN report indicated that the plane had issued an emergency call, and had suddenly lost airspeed before the descent. The White House had issued that weird statement that the crash was not caused by an act of terror before anyone supposedly knew what the cause was. The French reported finding the Digital Flight Recorder, then said it had not been found, then said they found the empty case, then revised that to say that the memory card had become dislodged. As documented below, Digital Flight Recorders do not have a single memory card that can be removed. The claim was made that Lubitz was breathing normally as heard on the cockpit voice recorder, yet cockpits are very noisy during flight, noisier than the cabin, in which the sound of normal breathing would be lost to the sounds of air streaming past the cockpit windows. The whole "locked out of the cockpit" story breaks down because there is a mechanism by which the crew can open the cockpit door from outside.

We are seeing another badly-organized "chase its own tail" botched propaganda effort to cover up something else. Maybe France is trying to protect the reputation of Airbus. Maybe Germany wants to protect the reputation of German airliners. Maybe we have another one of those getting-too-frequent accidental military shoot downs.

But what we clearly do NOT have coming from the government and media, is an accurate telling of what actually did happen!

Mar 30 09:32

Copyright Troll Perfect 10 Ordered To Pay $5.6 Million Over Bogus Lawsuit

Earlier this year, we noted that famed copyright trolling operation Perfect 10 had lost big time in its lawsuit against Giganews. Perfect 10 is a copyright trolling operation that pretends to be a pornographic magazine publisher, but whose main line of business has long been threatening online platforms to pay up linking to or hosting some of its content that users uploaded. While some online websites have paid up to avoid lawsuits, in basically every case that went to trial, Perfect 10 has lost big time, often setting very useful and very important precedents on copyright and fair use. If you haven't gone through Perfect 10's Hall of Fame in setting up great precedents for fair use and intermediary liability protections, check out some of the classics:

Mar 30 09:25

Jon Stewart Mocks US Joining Up With Iran: We're 'Punching Ourselves In The D*ck'

Mar 30 09:19

FLASHBACK - Authorities: Plane distress call 'emergency, emergency'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the first CNN coverage of the Germanwings crash, showing that there was a distress call, and that prior to the descent, the plane suddenly slowed down, then regained speed. So, once again, we are being fed a load of "pilot suicide" bovine excrement about what caused this plane crash.

Mar 30 09:12

HOW CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT WORKS: WE GROW FRUITS, NUTS AND VEGETABLES IN A DESERT WITH GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDIZED WATER

Agriculture is the heart of California’s worsening water crisis, and the stakes extend far beyond the state’s borders. Not only is California the world’s eighth largest economy, it is an agricultural superpower. It produces roughly half of all the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in the United States—and more than 90 percent of the almonds, tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli and other specialty crops—while exporting vast amounts to China and other overseas customers.? Consuming 80 percent of California’s developed water but accounting for only 2 percent of the state’s GDP, agriculture thrives while everyone else is parched.

Mar 30 09:11

What’s REALLY Going On In Yemen

For years, the Americans saw President Ali Abdullah Saleh as a key ally in the fight against al-Qaeda. He allowed his air bases to be used by US drones to strike at the movement’s operatives, and gladly received Western aid in development cash and arms supplies.

Yet according to claims in a United Nations report last month, one of the first things Mr Saleh did when his three-decade rule was threatened by the 2011 Arab Spring was strike a secret deal to give an entire southern province to al-Qaeda. The more he could portray Yemen as falling into militant hands, he calculated, the more the West want to keep him in office at all costs.

The U.S. brokered Saleh’s replacement by Yemen’s current president, Hadi. Hadi was a long-time high-level assistant to Saleh.

The presidential election “ballot” had only one choice … Hadi:

Mar 30 09:10

‘Reuters lied’: MH17 witness says reporter falsified testimony

“When interviewed by Reuters, Fedotov, the witness who described the 'wiggling' rocket, at first said on camera that it was fired from territory held by the Ukrainian army. Later, off camera, he said it was launched from a nearby rebel area. Asked why he had originally said the opposite, he said it was because he was afraid of the rebels," the news agency said.

RT contacted Fedotov who, after some persuasion, agreed to be filmed. He told RT that Reuters correspondent Anton Zverev was "less than accurate" with Fedotov's testimony.

“When we talked about the Boeing on camera, I explained everything as it was. The things that I allegedly said off-camera were just made up by the journalist. It's all lies.

Mar 30 09:08

China to provide Total with $15 billion for development of Yamal LNG plant

French oil company Total is to receive $15 billion in Chinese credit to contribute to the financing of a $27-billion LNG plant on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula in cooperation with the Russian natural gas producer Novatek. This is the first time that Beijing has issued credit on such a large scale.

Mar 30 09:08

Isn't it obvious? If Operation Jade Helm were happening in any other country, it would be immediately labeled a military drill for martial law

Most Americans remain totally unaware of the fact that a massive military drill spanning 10 U.S. states will soon put military troops, helicopters, armored transports and military weapons directly on the streets of communities across the nation. "Operation Jade Helm begins in July and will last for eight weeks," reports the Daily Mail. "Soldiers will operate in and around towns in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado where some of them will drop from planes while carrying weapons loaded with blanks in what military officials have dubbed Realistic Military Training."

The military drill labels Texas and Utah "hostile territory," where military special ops personnel are supposed to try to covertly move among the public, undetected.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A lot of people are worried about Jade Helm, and so am I as it telegraphs plans by the US Government to impose martial law at some point in the future. However I don't think it will happen during Jade Helm, as taking control of just ten states would provoke immediate hostile reactions from the remaining 40. When the dictatorship truly arrives, it will happen in all 50 states at once.

Mar 30 09:05

Nashville prosecutors require sterilization as part of plea deals

Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.

In the most recent case, first reported by The Tennessean, a woman with a 20-year history of mental illness had been charged with neglect after her 5-day-old baby died mysteriously. Her defense attorney says the prosecutor assigned to the case wouldn’t go forward with a plea deal to keep the woman out of prison unless she had the surgery.

Mar 30 09:04

After claiming to down Saudi coalition plane, Houthis say they're holding Sudanese pilot

Houthi sources have claimed to have shot down a fighter jet over Yemen and captured its Sudanese pilot.

"Anti-rocket defense systems shot down a plane in northern Sanaa and captured its Sudanese pilot," one of the sources told The Anadolu Agency on Saturday.

The claim could not be verified.

There was no comment from either Sudan or the Saudi-led Arab coalition, which has been striking Houthi positions in Yemen since Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See my comment below about the F-15 story.

Mar 30 09:03

Two Saudi pilots rescued by US forces during Yemen offensive

US forces have rescued two Saudi pilots after their F-15S fighter jet crashed during an air mission over Yemen.

"The F-15S suffered a technical difficulty over the Red Sea late Friday," a source in the Saudi Defense Ministry was quoted as saying by the official SPA news agency on Saturday.

"The two pilots have been rescued in cooperation with the US side and they are well and in high spirit," the source added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technical problem? It's possible. The F-15 is problematic like the F-22 and F-35. But maybe they just don't want it known that the people of Yemen are able to shoot fighters down!

Mar 30 09:00

Mr. Apocalypse; the Hardest Working Archetype in Show Business.

The countdown continues... to what? That remains to be seen. Everywhere on the planet, Mr. Apocalypse is at work. He's the hardest working archetype in show business. He's the James Brown of The End Times. He can't be stopped. He can't be bribed. He can't be bought. Once... a few years ago, I was told that Mr. Apocalypse intended to show up right in the middle of the high and mighty and catch them with their pants down. He's doing that. Over in Banker Central, the exposures are an every day affair He's nailing them at the hoi poloi level and he's nailing them up at the top of the totem pole. Let's not forget Cyril Smith either.

Mar 30 09:00

Temperatures Drop to Record Levels in Danville, Lynchburg

Residents in Danville and Lynchburg woke up to record cold temperatures on Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service says the temperature in Danville dropped to 21 degrees. That broke the old record of 23 degrees in 1982.

Lynchburg's low temperature was 17 degrees, which also broke a record set in 1982. The old record was 23 degrees.

Mar 30 08:59

Frozen harbors leave local fishing charters out in the cold

Unseasonable cold weather has set records in four West Virginia cities.

The National Weather Service says temperatures in Bluefield and Morgantown on Sunday morning were the lowest in more than 40 years.

The temperature in Bluefield fell to 18 degrees. The old record was 19 degrees in 1966. Morgantown's low temperature was 14 degree. That broke the old record of 20 degrees in 1966.

Mar 30 08:58

Unseasonable cold sets records in 4 W.Va. cities

Unseasonable cold weather has set records in four West Virginia cities.

The National Weather Service says temperatures in Bluefield and Morgantown on Sunday morning were the lowest in more than 40 years.

The temperature in Bluefield fell to 18 degrees. The old record was 19 degrees in 1966. Morgantown's low temperature was 14 degree. That broke the old record of 20 degrees in 1966.

Mar 30 08:57

Record cold set Saturday; snow and sleet on the way

A low temperature of 12 degrees at the Akron-Canton Airport Saturday tied an all-time record low set in 1982, according to National Weather Service.

Mar 30 08:57

Record cold reported at Greenville-Spartanburg airport

The cold weather Sunday morning set a record at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

A low of 25 degrees at 5:54 a.m. set a record low for March 29, according to the National Weather Service. The old record was 26, set in 1899.

The normal low for March 29 is 44 degrees, according to the Weather Service. The normal highs and lows for this time of year are in the upper 60s and mid-40s.

Temperatures will move in that direction this week, with highs mostly in the low 70s and lows in the 50s.

Mar 30 08:56

Going to ‘turn all my lights on’: Eco-hypocrite Al Gore’s ‘going dark’ #EarthHour pledge inspires

Al Gore is excused from this strictly symbolic exercise because he has a Autorenewing Plenary Indulgence from the AGW Church.

Mar 30 08:54

Fitch downgrades Greece’s rating to 'CCC'

International ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece’s sovereign rating from B to CCC ahead of the agency's next scheduled review, amid worries that the country is defaulting on its sovereign debt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I know I keep saying this, but it bears repeating. Default is inevitable in any nation or alliance where a privately-owned central bank is allowed to issue all of the public currency as a loan at interest, because by design the debt always exceeds the available money supply. Debt grows until it crashes the system. And along the way, governments are forced into more and more confiscation from citizens, and when that fails, wars of conquest to try to delay the inevitable outcome. Private Central Banks are the common enemy of all mankind.

Mar 30 08:44

US dodges accusation of killing Iranian advisers in Iraq

The US has indicated no involvement after accusations from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which said an American drone strike killed two of its military advisers helping the Iraqi forces fight against the radical Islamist organization Islamic State.

The Revolutionary Guards said its people were killed in March 23, just after the US-led coalition started delivering airstrikes near Tikrit, where Iraqi forces are trying to take the city from the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS.

The advisors were identified as Ali Yazdani and Hadi Jafari, according to a report published by the Guards’ website, sepahnews.ir. Both were buried on Sunday, it added.

Mar 30 08:43

Rafsanjani: Iran interference in Yemen baseless

The Chairman of the Expediency Council, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has termed the accusations leveled against Iran in regard to interference in Yemen as totally baseless and unjust, while naming the military attacks on Yemen as a major woe for the region.

Mar 30 08:43

UK Government refuses to stop spying on rendition victims

The UK government is refusing to guarantee that it will not misuse the intercepted lawyer-client communications of two rendition victims in their legal cases again the British government.

Yunus Rahmatullah and Amanatullah Ali, from Pakistan, are bringing legal action against the British government for its complicity in their torture and rendition. The men were captured in Iraq in 2004 by British forces, before being rendered by the US to Bagram prison, Afghanistan. They endured a decade of secret US detention and torture in Bagram before their release last May without charge or trial.

The UK Government is refusing to agree to a request by the men to take “reasonable” steps not to “read, listen to or otherwise use” their communications with their lawyers. Those communications are confidential, and enjoy protected status under the longstanding principle of legal professional privilege (LPP).

Mar 30 08:40

What is the Deep Web

A cool infographic about the other side of the Internet – the one that cannot be accessed via search engines

Mar 30 08:39

Yemen, Ukraine, and the Hypocrisy of ‘Aggression’

Eric Draitser
Activist Post

The military intervention in Yemen by a US-backed coalition of Arab states will undoubtedly inflame the conflict both in Yemen, and throughout the region. It is likely to be a protracted war involving many actors, each of which is interested in furthering its own political and geopolitical agenda.

However, it is the international reaction to this new regional war which is of particular interest; specifically, the way in which the United States has reacted to this undeniable aggression by its Gulf allies...

Mar 30 08:38

How Big Oil Frackers Get Away With Polluting Your Drinking Water With Dangerous Chemicals

We were twenty minutes into one of the most boring Power Point presentations I have ever seen. While we looked at “shaded areas of cross-sections of multiple productive zones of oil fields,” the regulator was droning on and on. You’d think I’d be nodding off. But no, my heart was beating and my palms were sweating. I was about to do one of the boldest actions I have done since becoming an activist three and a half years ago.

Mar 30 08:26

Geoffrey R. Pyatt - Skirmisher of Euromaidan

Mar 30 08:23

US Military Gloats Over ISIS Victories In Iraq, Rushes In To Save It From Iran

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

After Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias backed by Iran were unable to liberate the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Western-backed ISIS forces in a swift manner, the US military establishment is now gloating in a rather obvious and even childish fashion that the Iraqi military has been forced to return like a battered wife to the arms of the abuser yet again.

According to the Military Times, nearly 20,000 Shiite militias withdrew from the Tikrit battleground after the Iraqi government agreed to pause its cooperation and coordination with the Iranian government. The Iraqi government agreed to take control of all the military operations from here on...

Mar 30 08:22

Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone on Saturday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone has reported nearly 12,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths since the worst Ebola epidemic in history was detected in neighboring Guinea a year ago.

New cases have fallen sharply since a peak of more than 500 a week in December but the government says the lockdown, its second, is necessary to identify the last cases and to buck a worrying trend towards complacency.

Mar 30 08:19

Israeli Fighter Jets Join Saudi Arabia in War on Yemen

Israel’s fighter jets have taken part in the Thursday Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, sources in Sanaa disclosed on Friday.

“This is for the first time that the Zionists are conducting a joint operation in coalition with Arabs,” Secretary General of Yemen’s Al-Haq Political Party Hassan Zayd wrote on his facebook page.

He noted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had issued direct orders for the Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen.

Mar 30 08:18

US-Sponsored Slow-Motion Genocide in Yemen

Stephen Lendman
RINF Alternative News

Bush and Obama administrations murdered Yemenis for years – through drone terror-bombings and internal subversion killing mostly civilians. Yemen is the region’s poorest country. 

Mar 30 08:17

Operation Clambake - Exposing Scientology since 1996

People should be free to believe whatever they want, including Scientology. What I have against the Church of Scientology (CoS) is its deceitfulness, its lack of compassion for its members (especially the hard-working staff), its aggressive hard sell, its arrogance, its attack on free speech, its litigiousness, its harassment of its critics, its lack of concern for families, its gross neglect and abuse of children, etc.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of my encounters with Scientology took place at the very same time I got black-listed from Hollywood over the Vince Foster murder and in the very same building, which also housed CNN's Hollywood division. The owner of the computer animation company I was doing a project for at the time was deep into Scientology and the literature was all over the office. As it turned out, there was another company in the building named something-Interactive (I do not recall the exact name) which billed itself as a web design firm, but which was totally staffed with uniform-wearing Scientologists, one of whom (trying to recruit me) told me that it was actually the church's cyber-warfare center engaged in sabotaging websites critical of Scientology (such as Operation Clambake) and if that failed, planting evidence on those websites to get them shut down and if possibler, their owners arrested. They had even hacked into the FBI's computers to acquire damaging information to use on their enemies.

Mar 30 08:17

The US Government Wants Your Data (Almost) More Than Any Other Country–Combined

Be careful what you search for–the US government seems to be pretty hungry for knowledge on its residents’ interests.

Mar 30 08:14

Alps crash: Lubitz 'had treatment for suicidal tendencies'

Andreas Lubitz and SSRIs --- Could antidepressants have caused the Germanwings tragedy? YES!

Read more: http://whatreallyhappened.com/user/409/frontpage

Mar 30 08:12

Israel’s Netanyahu Quickly Losing All Credibility

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, no longer allowed to sit at the adult table because of his past food fights, has been reduced, as Haaretz observed, to whining from the sidelines. Now he is complaining about an “Iran-Lausanne-Yemen” axis.

Mar 30 08:05

How Scientology controls John Travolta and Tom Cruise, according to ‘Going Clear’

HBO hired 160 lawyers when the network decided to air “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” the two-hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright’s book. This makes sense when you watch the film, directed by Alex Gibney, which aired Sunday night. Ex-Church of Scientology members and officials reveal secrets of the organization, and tell horror stories of psychological and physical abuse during their time in the controversial religion — and after they escaped. (For the record, the church unleashed a series of attack ads against the film and says that it’s “bigoted propaganda” and ” built on falsehoods invented by admitted liars.”)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One interesting story is how the Church of Scientology intentionally wrecked Tom Cruise's marriage to Nicole Kidman, who was seen as a threat to their control over Cruise, then created a "replacement" girlfriend to lure him back to the church.

Mar 30 08:03

16 Shocking Allegations In Scientology Documentary 'Going Clear'

The Church of Scientology has long been a controversial institution among both the religious community and entertainment business. But the latest documentary from Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," explores the secrets of the organization through interviews with former high-ranking officials and former members in a way never seen before.

Mar 30 08:01

Patrick Moore Lobbyist Monsanto's Roundup Is Safe To Drink.


Says Glyphosdate is safe to drink, then storms out of the studio when offered a sip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One of the most interesting parts of last night's "Going Clear" documentary was how many of the former spokespeople for Scientology now admit that what they said for the news cameras was all lies, and they knew it at the time. Because that is what spokespeople are paid to do, lie to the news cameras.

Mar 30 07:59

Benjamin Netanyahu scaremongers some more.

Baby Bibi throws a fit

Israeli PM lashes out as Iran nuclear talks intensify

Mar 30 07:58

Yemen's president calls Houthis 'stooges of Iran'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sayeth the stooge of the USA!

Mar 30 07:52

News vs. sub-news: how the game works

On January 15, 2009, the NY Review of Books published a devastating quote from a woman who, for 20 years, was an editor at one of the most prestigious medical journal in the world:

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine.” —Marcia Angell, MD, “Drug Companies and Doctors: A story of Corruption.” NY Review of Books, Jan. 15, 2009.

For any ambitious medical reporter, the quote could have been the jumping-off point for an investigation aimed at taking down medical journals and the whole peer-review system that underpins medical publishing.

But nothing happened. No dots were connected. The quote was left hanging in mid-air like a Hindenburg whose explosion had been indefinitely postponed.

Mar 30 07:49

Ukraine: A Creationist Museum?

So where is the parallel with regards to the coverage of Ukraine? First parallel: the facts, the evidence, the exhibit. In general, the impressive display in Petersburg is consistent with the latest findings of modern paleontology, size and shape of the bone fragments and skeletons, as well as rather believable depictions of full size majestic dinosaurs; certainly all of them could be proudly exhibited in any natural science museum. Furthermore, the offspring of Adam and Eve also looks quite realistic and could be a part of any ambitious curator strategy depicting the dawn of early human settlement.

The only problem is that all of that is pure falsification! It is a well known fact that the world is not 5,000 years old, but 13.2 billion years old and humans, amoeba, killer whales and bacteria responsible for dysentery were not created in 6 days before God’s well deserved weekend. So where is Ukraine here?

Mar 30 07:48

Gallup Finds: Among Conservatives, Education Increases False Belief

100% agreement among scientists does not exist on anything, not even on basic laws of physics; but there are some scientific topics where the degree of expert consensus is near 100%, and human-caused (or “anthropogenic”) global warming is one of them, with more than 97% of the scientific experts in the field agreeing that this phenomenon is real.

Mar 30 07:48

Canadian cop smashes car window, drags out driver

The video shows a Vancouver police officer standing next to a vehicle that has been pulled over, repeatedly demanding the driver, who identifies himself as Bodhi Sattva on YouTube, to “open the door.”

"Sir, why have you pulled me over?" the driver replies, refusing to comply with the officer’s order.

"I’m not playing this game,” the officer warns. “I'm gonna break the window now in two seconds.”

Before proceeding to smash the window and physically remove the driver, the officer can be heard telling his colleague that he can smell marijuana smoke coming from the vehicle.

The motorist claims he was physically assaulted and traumatized by the experience, and was not found to be under the influence of any drugs at the time.

Mar 30 07:46

Vehicle rams gate at NSA headquarters, shots fired

Gunfire was heard after a vehicle appeared to ram the gates of the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade in Maryland, on Monday morning. One person has apparently died at the scene of the attack.

Police sources say two more are being treated for injuries as a result of the attack. Emergency workers were seen carrying a person in uniform to one of the ambulances.

Mar 30 07:46

Chuck Schumer—Friend Of Wall Street and War—Ready to Be Anointed Head of the Senate Democrats

Last week, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would be retiring after a career that spanned three decades. Less than 24 hours later, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had secured the support of numerous senators, including Reid himself, to succeed him as the next leader of Senate Democrats when he retires at the end of 2016.

Mar 30 07:45

The counted: Inside the search for the real number of police killings in the US

the United States has no uniform count of people killed by police officers. The problem of missing data stems from more than just police obstructionism or oversight. A national infrastructure for data collection has never been built. Instead a confusing mosaic of city, state and county reporting leaves too many cracks for data to fall through, without imposing consequences for local police failing to report when they kill those they are sworn to protect.

“The reality is that there is not a good national data – or even a regional, state or local data on officer-involved shootings,” Laurie Robinson, a professor of criminology at George Mason University and co-chair of Barack Obama’s task force on community policing, told the Guardian.

Mar 30 07:44

Netanyahu: P5+1 rewarding Iran for aggression, Israel first to be harmed

Netanyahu: P5+1 rewarding Iran for aggression, Israel first to be harmed
Prime minister also criticizes world powers at Lausanne for ignoring ongoing events in Yemen, where Iran-backed forces are gaining territory.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle, Bibi...

Mar 30 07:43

Sussex students join UK’s wave of Israel boycotts

Students at the University of Sussex in the UK have voted overwhelmingly in support of their student union being part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

In a cross-campus referendum that closed on Friday, 806 students voted in favor of BDS (68 percent of votes cast), compared to just 373 votes against.

Mar 30 07:42

Mahmoud Abbas calls for Arab military intervention against Hamas in Gaza

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas issued a thinly veiled call for an Arab military intervention to overthrow Hamas in Gaza, along the lines of the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen.

But the kind of intervention Abbas may be setting the stage for would likely consist of ground troops rather than airstrikes.

Abbas made the suggestion at the Arab League summit hosted by the Egyptian military regime in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh on Saturday.

Abbas’ speech indicates that a similar call by his religious affairs advisor in a Friday sermon in Ramallah represented official PA policy, and not the views of a maverick. Hamas has condemned the PA leader’s statements.

Mar 30 07:41

Home News NationalFormer Israeli Prime Minister Olmert found guilty in 'cash envelopes affair' retrial

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, already facing a six-year prison term after a corruption conviction, was found guilty on Monday in a separate case of unlawfully accepting payments from a U.S. businessman.

In the retrial of the “cash envelopes affair," the Jerusalem District Court convicted Olmert on a serious charge of illicitly receiving money, as well as charges of fraud and breach of trust.

"His behavior constitutes a breach of trust which harms the public, harms morality, and harms the public's trust, in how he behaved corruptly," prosecutor Uri Korev said following the verdict.

Mar 30 07:40

Germany Accuses NATO of “Dangerous Propaganda”. America’s Strategic Objective is to Prevent a German-Russian Alliance

Mr. Ganser, the German Chancellery accuses NATO chief Philip M. Breedlove, of “dangerous propaganda”. Breedlove exaggerates Russia’s military involvement in East Ukraine, for example. What is going on here? Is the German government just accusing NATO of war propaganda?

The German Chancellery is right with its critique. In my opinion, something dangerous is happening right now: US generals like Breedlove are trying to provoke a war, where Germans and Russians would kill each other in order to weaken both countries. This is a cynical, actually a diabolical plan. But this is exactly what US strategist like Georg Friedman, director of the Stratfor think tank, are suggesting. United, Germany and Russia are the only power that could threaten the US, Friedman said in a speech in February 2015 in Chicago.

“Our primordial interest [preventing a German-Russian alliance] is to ensure that will never happen,” said Friedman.

Mar 30 07:40

Plane Crashes In Pennsylvania, Two Deaths

A small plane smashed close to an airplane terminal in southeastern Pennsylvania, killing the two team members of airplane, authorities said.

Emergency authorities reported that the tragedy happened around 1:30 pm Sunday close to the Brandywine Airport, around 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of Philadelphia.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA for its acronym in English) reported that Piper PA28 airplane took off from the air terminal and dropped around three kilometers (two miles) away and afterward light. Evidently the pilot lost control of the plane, authorities said.

http://whatisusa.info/plane-crashes-in-pennsylvania-two-deaths/

Mar 30 07:40

5 Brainwashing Tricks That Work No Matter How Smart You Are

Everyone is talking about Scientology again, and why not? It's a billion-dollar cult apparently based on convincing actors they have superpowers. But there's no reason to single them out -- look around and you'll see the world is full of people who've either gotten brainwashed into doing something weird (like that co-worker who's way too into yoga) or murderous (like, you know, all those people who keep joining ISIS). You would never do something like that, of course, so what makes those people different?

Why is it so easy for evil/stupid movements to find followers -- including intelligent, well-educated ones? I'm pretty sure the future of civilization hangs on figuring this out, so here's what I've got:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Claire and I did watch (and record) HBO's "Going Clear" documentary last night. I already knew much of it from occasional encounters with them when I worked in Hollywood. If you have not seen "Going Clear", make a point of catching the rebroadcast!

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