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"The major media are large corporations, owned by and interlinked with even larger conglomerates. Like other corporations, they sell a product to a market. The market is advertisers - that is, other businesses. The product is audiences, [and] for the elite media, [they're] relatively privileged audiences. So we have major corporations selling fairly wealthy and privileged audiences to other businesses. Not surprisingly, the picture of the world presented reflects the narrow and biased interests and values of the sellers, the buyers and the product." -- Noam Chomsky (from Take the Rich Off Welfare - Odonian Press, p133)

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January 21, 2016

Jan 21 11:52

Up to 3 killed, 17 other injured in Cairo bomb blast – security officials

Three policemen were killed in a bomb blast near a road that leads to the famous Giza pyramids in south-eastern Cairo on Thursday , security sources told Reuters. 17 people have been injured. The blast occurred as security forces arrived to a building to carry out a raid as there were suspected militants inside. Islamist militants have stepped up attacks targeting soldiers in retaliation for the army overthrowing President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.

Jan 21 11:49

Digging Up a Mountain of Debt

For the first time in more than 30 years, the federal government has decided to hold off on authorizing new leases for coal mining on federal land. It will undertake a review to see whether taxpayers are getting a fair deal while assessing the program’s environmental costs.

Jan 21 11:48

Gun Background Check System Overwhelmed, Attorney General Says

The nation’s system for conducting background checks of would-be gun buyers is overwhelmed with the growing demand for weapons, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told Congress Wednesday.

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Jan 21 11:47

Dozens of Jewish settlers take over buildings in West Bank

Israeli officials say dozens of Jewish settlers have taken over a number of Palestinian buildings in the heart of the West Bank city of Hebron.



Taboola
Jan 21 11:47

NY Times buries the news of Clinton's classified emails

Some of the information contained on Clinton's unauthorized email server was so highly classified that McCullough and his team reportedly had to seek special permission just to look at it. Fox News was one of the first media outlets to obtain a copy of the IG letter, and broke the story late Tuesday afternoon.

But the story didn't seem to interest the Times, which buried the story in the bottom right corner of A16 in its print edition Wednesday morning.

Jan 21 11:46

DHS admits it's not deporting most visa overstays

A pair of Department of Homeland Security officials told the Senate Wednesday that the government does not search for most of the people who overstay their temporary visas, a day after DHS said that nearly 500,000 people were still in the U.S. after having overstayed their visas last year.

Jan 21 11:40

Obama regime moves to suppress Gitmo force-feeding footage

The U.S. Government has moved to suppress footage of a Guantanamo detainee being force-fed, appealing against a US federal judge’s order to release the tapes.

Jan 21 11:39

GMO scientists now developing techniques to intentionally pollute natural organisms' genomes to permanently alter DNA

Due to recent breakthroughs in genetic engineering (GE) technology, scientists are now talking openly about deliberately attempting to modify the genomes of entire wild species to suit human ends – embracing "genetic pollution" as a goal, not a risk.



Jan 21 11:35

M6.6 - 215km SW of Tomatlan, Mexico

Jan 21 11:15

Dow Jones Industrial Average massaged by PPT to save Wall Street!

Jan 21 11:07

That South Carolina bill to register journalists? It was a ruse.

After submitting the “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law,” state Rep. Mike Pitts, a Republican, basically told the Post and Courier of Charleston that he was trolling the media; he knew journalists would flip out over the proposal to curtail 1st Amendment freedoms (we did), and he figured that reaction would stand in contrast to their lack of outrage over efforts to limit 2nd Amendment rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good one!



Jan 21 11:00

CBC retracts supplement report

Last fall, Marketplace commissioned lab testing for samples of fish oil, vitamin C and protein powder supplements to see if consumers are actually getting what they pay for.

Based on those test results, Marketplace reported that Emergen-C and two protein powders: GNC Lean Shake 25 and Cytosport Muscle Milk failed to live up to label claims.

However, subsequent re-testing of the samples has found that the lab results and analysis provided to Marketplace were incorrect, and that there is no evidence of problems with those products.

Jan 21 11:00

'It beggars belief': Victims' fury as leaked Savile report concludes that NO ONE at the BBC is to blame for paedophile's reign of terror even though 107 witnesses said they knew of child abuse rumours

More than 100 witnesses including major stars told Dame Janet Smith they heard rumours that Savile was a depraved pervert but her inquiry concluded: 'Nobody in a senior position was aware'.

Lawyer Liz Duz said today the 168 Savile victims she represents would not accept the retired judge's 'incredible' decision to clear all bosses for failing to intervene.

Mrs Dux said it 'beggars belief' and is 'not credible' because the inquiry also found Savile struck in studios, dressing rooms, corridors, staircases and even on camera.

She said: 'I find it incredible that 107 people gave evidence to having heard rumours of his depravity and inappropriate sexual behaviour yet no-one in a position of authority seemed to be aware'.

Jan 21 10:59

Best Second Amendment Video Goes Viral

Jan 21 10:45

Winter storm Jonas: 'All-out blizzards' to hit 50 million Americans by weekend

Up to two feet of snow, rain and strong winds are expected

Jan 21 10:44

'Jimmy Savile raped children as young as nine' while working at BBC, leaked report unveils

Jimmy Savile raped and sexually abused victims as young as nine and was caught on camera carrying out his lechery at least once while working for the BBC, according to a leaked draft of a report examining the paedophile’s misconduct at the corporation.



Jan 21 10:36

Iran and the Diplomatic Jackpot

In 1748, as part of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, France regained Cape Breton from Great Britain. The island, off the coast of Nova Scotia, had passed back and forth between the two countries over the years, and previous treaties had been as binding as toilet paper. But as part of the 1748 treaty, Great Britain sent several British peers to Paris as a guarantee of the British king’s good faith in the latest agreement.

Jan 21 10:36

Guantanamo guard: ‘CIA killed prisoners and made it look like suicide’

A FORMER Guantanamo Bay guard has spoken for the first time about what he claims was a CIA murder of detainees, covered up as a triple suicide.
Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman was on guard at the Cuban prison camp on the night they died, and calls the official version of events “impossible”.

Jan 21 10:35

For defying no-call lists, Dish may be fined $24 billion

Dish’s telemarketers allegedly failed to heed no-call lists, and the satellite-TV provider may be fined up to $24 billion, a sum larger than the company’s current market value.



Lockerdome
Jan 21 10:31

Now California state wants to ban sale of encrypted smartphones

California: home of the world's biggest technology companies, terrible bagels, and the only place that can suffer both drought and floods at the same time.

Despite the state's deep tech roots, California's legislature is considering banning devices that come with unbreakable encryption.

California assembly member Jim Cooper (D-9th) introduced the legislation -- bill 1681 -- which requires any smartphone manufactured "on or after January 1, 2017, and sold in California after that date" to be "capable of being decrypted and unlocked by its manufacturer or its operating system provider."

Any smartphone that couldn't be decrypted on-demand would subject a seller to a $2,500 fine.

Jan 21 10:31

NORTHEAST BRACES FOR SNOWMAGEDDON

Jan 21 10:30

Rally in front of Moldova Parliament as protesters broke inside building

Protesters have clashed with police and broken into the parliament building in Moldovan capital Chisinau, after lawmakers approved the appointment of a pro-EU politician to the post of prime minister.


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Jan 21 10:26

Thousands fled TalkTalk after gigantic hack, confirm researchers

Around 250,000 broadband customers left TalkTalk following its major hack in October, according to research.

Overall seven per cent of its broadband customers left for another provider during the quarter in which the hack occurred, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

However, the operator gained 100,000 more customers during the period, resulting in a total net loss of 150,000, it said. Kantar confirmed that TalkTalk’s net loss of 150,000 broadband customers in the fourth quarter was larger than all the other broadband providers combined.

Jan 21 10:24

MIGRANTS GANGRAPE 13 YEAR-OLD GERMAN GIRL FOR 30 HOURS

Jan 21 10:12

Institutionalizing the US-Iran Detente

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif have built a personal trust that has enabled diplomacy to begin overcoming decades of distrust, but this promising U.S.-Iranian relationship remains fragile and could disappear once a new president takes office, warn Trita Parsi and Tyler Cullis.


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Owl 2
Jan 21 10:12

DON’T BUY APARTHEID FOR YOUR VALENTINE

Join Adalah-NY in front of occupation-profiteer Lev Leviev’s diamond store in NYC to demand Leviev stop taking Palestinians’ land, rights, and lives!

This Valentine’s shopping season join us in supporting Palestinians as they shake off Leviev’s practices of hate.

There’ll be parodies, signs, chanting!

For two years in a row, Leviev’s store has been closed for our December Anti-Apartheid Holiday Carols protest. Come out to see if we can shut him down right before Valentine’s Day as well!

Jan 21 10:11

POTUS MARCHES ON WASHINGTON

Jan 21 10:06

Ukraine plans new diplomatic push to recover Crimea: Finance Minister

Ukraine plans soon to launch a fresh diplomatic initiative to recover the Crimean peninsula from Russia which annexed it in 2014, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko told Reuters on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia did not annex Crimea. Following the US-backed coup coup in early 2014, Crimea held a referendum to secede from Ukraine. This was followed by another referendum to merge with Russia. Crimea ASKED Russia to join the Federation and Russia agreed.



Jan 21 10:03

CBO Issues Dire Warning on U.S. Government finances

Government estimates of debt over the next decade have gone from adding
$1.5 trillion in debt to $9.4 trillion due to recent tax legislation.
That will put the country up over $30 trillion in debt assuming there
are no further recessions.

This is the decade of no return.

Seems blowing up peoples countries and importing their poor and putting
them on benefits is no longer working. We have also tried closing all our
factories and letting the world scam us out of jobs in the “free trade”
system. World’s highest tax rates…not seeming to help either. Cramming
people into “universities” and loading them with debt has failed as well.

If this doesn’t get better soon we may have to go back to that old free
market economics crap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to mention nationalizing the central bank, as Britain was forced to do!

Jan 21 10:00

Americans are flooding the government with appeals to have their student loans forgiven on the grounds that schools deceived them with false promises of a well-paying career—part of a growing protest against years of surging college costs.

In the past six months, more than 7,500 borrowers owing $164 million have applied to have their student debt expunged under an obscure federal law that had been applied only in three instances before last year. The law forgives debt for borrowers who prove their schools used illegal tactics to recruit them, such as by lying about their graduates’ earnings.

Jan 21 10:00

McDonald’s Latest Marketing Ploy Shows Just How Desperate the Food Giant Has Become

By Nick Bernabe

Fast food giant McDonald’s has been having a rough time. Considering its recent decision to close 700 locations in 2015, dire predictions from franchise owners claiming the company is facing its “final days,” and a June announcement that the company was shrinking for the first time in its long history, it’s safe to say McD’s is looking for something — anything — to turn its struggling business around.

The advertising geniuses at McDonald’s may have found that interesting, albeit disturbing something...

Jan 21 09:59

These Sister Act-Ivists Grow Medical Marijuana, But Their Town Wants To Shut Them Down

A “glitch” in California’s revision to its medicinal marijuana law could lead established growers like “Sisters of the Valley” without a crop. Sister Kate and Sister Darcy are on a mission to share the healing benefits of cannabis with the world – that is if their business doesn’t get shut down first.



Jan 21 09:59

BREAKING NEWS FROM BURNS, FBI SETTING UP BIG TENTS @ THE AIRPORT

Jan 21 09:58

Obama addresses 'terrible tragedy' of Flint water crisis while in Michigan

President says he would be devastated if his children’s health was jeopardized, in reference to contamination that has put health of tens of thousands at risk

Jan 21 09:57

Russia’s Air Assault in Syria Forces US, Turkey to Scale Back Ambitions

Russia’s aerial onslaught against militants in Syria has entirely changed the dynamics in the region, giving boost to Assad’s army and forcing the US and Turkey to scale back their ambitions: the US has softened its demands for Assad’s departure and Turkey has reduced its support for anti-government fighters, according to Middle East experts.

Jan 21 09:57

Vietnam Warns China Not Drill for Oil in Disputed Area

Following a recent rig settlement by Beijing, Vietnam has demanded that China not drill for oil in disputed waters to avoid a repeat of the 2014 deadlock over resource exploration and extraction in the South China Sea.



Owl 3
Jan 21 09:56

Netanyahu Signs Off on Israeli Seizure of West Bank Farmlands

Despite international criticism over its settlement policy, Israel plans to seize a large tract of farmland in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Army Radio reported on Wednesday.

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Jan 21 09:55

Ukrainian Forces Shell Donetsk Region Settlements in Violation of Ceasefire

Ukrainian forces have shelled several settlements in the southeastern Donetsk region, despite the ceasefire agreed upon in Minsk, the Donetsk News Agency reports.

Jan 21 09:54

Merkel's Last Stand? Chancellor Running Out of Time on Refugee Issue

Angela Merkel has repeatedly said that it will take time to solve the refugee crisis. But impatience is growing, particularly following the sexual assaults in Cologne. Voices of discontent are getting louder and the chancellor's hold on power may be weakening.

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Jan 21 09:54

U.S. to Issue Visas to 300,000 Muslim Migrants



Carambola
Jan 21 09:53

Bankruptcy may not solve Atlantic City’s problems, expert says

While Atlantic City officials talk about a possible bankruptcy filing, one expert calls the notion a really bad idea.

Jan 21 09:52

N.H. Poll Indicates Sanders Will Win Democratic Nomination

The latest New Hampshire Democratic primary poll indicates not only a current reality in that state, but an underlying and far more important national trend, a trend exhibited in N.H. that has bearing more broadly throughout the country, and that shows U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders already well on the road toward locking up the Democratic nomination, barring any future game-changing disclosures about one or both candidates, which are always possibilities in any political contest, and can never be ruled out. The same poll also shows Sanders performing more strongly against any Republican than Hillary Clinton would. This is not the way things looked to most prognosticators back on April 30th when Sanders started his campaign.

Jan 21 09:45

Why you should not develop apps for Windows 10

Since Windows 10 arrived, the sales of all of my apps, which have been very low compared to other apps stores, have gone down significantly, nearly to zero (even the one I upgraded to Windows 10).

Jan 21 09:44

How 37 Banks Became 4 In Just 2 Decades, All In One Astonishing Chart

If you were wondering how banks got “too big to fail,” here’s a good place to start.

Jan 21 09:40

Hacking Democracy - Documentary investigating mass voting fraud

Jan 21 09:39

FLASHBACK - Dem Conn. State Rep Arrested For Allegedly Voting 19 Times

State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.

Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

According to the Connecticut Post, Ayala’s mother, Santa, was also investigated by the Elections Enforcement Commission. The commission also recommended criminal charges be filed against Santa Ayala, the Democratic registrar of voters in Bridgeport, but none have been filed as of Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This year's elections are going to be so crooked they'll have to screw those ballots into the ballot boxes!

Jan 21 09:33

Efforts to plug Porter Ranch-area gas leak worsened blowout risk, regulators say

Southern California Gas Co.'s effort to plug its leaking natural gas well involves higher stakes than simply stopping the fumes that have sickened many residents of Porter Ranch.

The company also is trying to avoid a blowout, which state regulators said is now a significant concern after a seventh attempt to plug the well created more precarious conditions at the site.

Jan 21 09:32

Fracking Danger: Natural Gas Production Contaminates Drinking Water in Texas

Now it’s clear! Fracking is dangerous as natural gas production is responsible for methane contamination of drinking water in Texas!

This new scientific study poses challenge to gas industry assertion that energy boom hasn’t hurt water supply!

Jan 21 09:31

ISIS attacks oil infrastructure near Ras Lanuf port in Libya, threatens sequel

Militants affiliated with Islamic State reportedly attacked oil installations and set fire to several crude storage tanks near the port of Ras Lanuf, Libya. Photos posted on social media show huge plumes of black smoke rising from the ground.

Jan 21 09:30

Neocon revenge?

With the end of the original sanctions now in play, Washington’s neocons and allies are down, but certainly not on the run. What is their greatest fear? That peace and prosperity will break out? In the meantime, what will be the impact on Iran – the country that is the clear winner in all of this?

Jan 21 09:28

Russia, NATO Must Reduce Tensions, West Ready to End Conflict - MSC Head

Russia and NATO need to reduce tensions between them, and the alliance has already shown willingness to put an end to the confrontation, the chairman of the Munich Security Conference told Sputnik.

Jan 21 09:27

Terrorism in 2015: Following a False Flag Formula

In 2015, there were 385 terrorist incidents around the world according to Wikipedia. Of these, 94% were attributed to Muslim perpetrators or occurred in Muslim countries surrounding the world’s most resource-rich region. The geographic pattern behind these and previous attacks suggests that terrorism is more a function of the need to seize resources than it is about religious or political beliefs. The terrorist events of 2015 continue to fuel speculation that most terrorism is government-sponsored and focuses on achieving political objectives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Seriously, when a group wants to change he system they need public support, and will not carry out actions that destroy that support. How far do you think George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the boys would have gotten in their revolution if they were shooting children in the colonial schools? Hence, ALL terror attacks are false-flags.

Jan 21 09:26

Journalism is not terrorism. Criticism of the government is not violence

In a huge win for press freedom, a UK court of appeal ruled that the detention of journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, under the Terrorism Act violated his human rights as a journalist. Perhaps more importantly, though, the court rebuked the government’s unprecedented and dangerous definition of “terrorism” that would have encompassed all sorts of actions regularly made by law-abiding citizens.

Miranda was detained and interrogated for almost nine hours without a lawyer at Heathrow airport in 2013 while returning to his home in Brazil after visiting Academy award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras in Germany. He was assisting her and Greenwald’s reporting on the Snowden documents; Greenwald was working for the Guardian at the time.

The court overruled a part of a prior ruling, making clear that “the stop power [under the Terrorism Act], if used in respect of journalistic information or material is incompatible” with the European convention on human rights.

Jan 21 09:23

Cab driver suspended from school run for kissing own daughters

A cab driver says he was suspended from taking children to school after he was seen kissing and hugging his own daughters.

Jan 21 09:22

Fears of global liquidity crunch haunt Davos elites

Rising Fed interest rates means "liquidity could drop dramatically, and that scares everyone", warns IMF deputy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no liquidity crisis. The private central banks can create new liquidity all they want. The problem is wealth inequality where all the money is concentrated at the very top and there isn't enough currency flowing through the rest of the world to allow commerce to function.

Jan 21 09:20

Israel Plans to Seize Large Chunk of West Bank Farmland

In a move that seems determined to fuel more international backlash against them, the Israeli government is preparing to seize a large plot of Palestinian farmland near Jericho, allowing nearby settlements to access the land for themselves.

The 380 acres of farmland is in territory which was intended to be part of an eventual Palestinian state, but settlers objected to this, as they’ve been illegally farming the outskirts of the land for years. Since it is in Israeli military administered land, the Palestinian owners weren’t allowed to use it at any rate.

The government seizure, then, is the latest in a long line of retroactive legalization of illegal moves by settlers to appropriate privately owned Palestinian land. The argument will likely center on them using “abandoned” land after the military barred the Palestinians from it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the US government is, as usual, impotent to even try to stop this.

Jan 21 09:18

Flag Failure! Russian flag upside down just before Lavrov-Kerry meeting

The Russian flag was spotted hanging upside down just before a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Zurich.

Jan 21 09:18

Report: Turkish Troops Enter Syria to Stop Kurdish Advance

According to Turkish media reports, a “large number” of Turkish troops have crossed the border into neighboring Syria, moving into ISIS-held Jarabulus uncontested by ISIS forces, and were said to be preparing to fight against Kurdish YPG forces advancing against the town.

The report comes just a day after Turkish forces bombed a YPG headquarters in Tel Abyad, and Turkish officials have repeatedly vowed to prevent the Kurds from crossing the Euphrates River at Jarabulus at all costs.

The report, however, suggests they moved right into ISIS territory without any skirmishes, and if confirmed are likely to raise more speculation that the Turkish government is secretly working with Islamist factions against the Kurds.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If in fact these reports are true, it appears that Turkey is goading and daring Russia to do something against this incursion.

If, in fact, Russia responds militarily, look very much for Turkey to invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter, and we will well and truly be in a war against Russia in Syria.

Jan 21 09:13

Political Cartoon Perfectly Explains Hillary’s Debate Gaffe

Sunday’s Democratic debate had its fair share of head-scratchers and face-palm moments but one of the most ridiculous moments was what Hillary Clinton said while she was railing against the big banks.

Jan 21 09:11

Top US Brand of Children’s Vitamins Contains Aspartame, GMOs, & Other Hazardous Chemicals

The #1 Children’s Vitamin Brand in the US contains ingredients that most parents would never intentionally expose their children to, so why aren’t more opting for healthier alternatives?

Jan 21 09:11

Two hurt after 'knife fight' at asylum centre

One person was being held on suspicion of attempted manslaughter on Wednesday morning and two were left injured after a row at an arrival centre for asylum seekers in southern Sweden.

Jan 21 09:11

‘Britain taken to Yemen war without approval’ - David Cameron challenged during Prime Minister's Questions

DAVID Cameron was challenged yesterday to admit that Britain is “effectively taking part in a war in Yemen” without any parliamentary approval.

During Prime Minister’s Questions, SNP Westminster group leader Angus Robertson asked what the UK Government was doing “to support peace in Yemen”. Cameron replied to say the Government was doing everything it could to encourage all sides in the conflict to get round the negotiating table.

“We have got to make sure that both Sunni and Shi’a are properly represented in that country,” Cameron said.“That is the only way that we will meet our key national interest, which is to back a government in Yemen who will drive the terrorists, including al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula out of Yemen, because they have been, and are, a direct threat to the citizens of Britain.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, that's the way the Americans wage war in the Middle East and beyond, so if it's good enough for the Yanks, it's good enough for us... and think of all that money the Saudis are spending on our weapons!!"

- Official 9 3/4 Downing Street Souse.

Jan 21 09:10

'Drastic' cap on asylum numbers mooted

The ranks of EU countries closing their doors to migrants swelled further on Wednesday, with hotspot Austria announcing it would "drastically" cap the number of asylum-seekers this year.

Jan 21 09:10

APPALLING VIDEO SHOWS COWARDLY COP TASER A NON-VIOLENT 74-YEAR-OLD MAN, LEADING TO HIS DEATH

74-year-old Roger Charlet recently died in a hospital just a week after police used a taser on him during a traffic stop. On January 4th, Charlet was pulled over by police on Interstate 10 and was accused of being drunk. He was quickly ripped from his car and tased without being given any chance to comply and leave willingly. Police claim that he was “resisting arrest,” however, the video clearly shows that he was not a threat and had no chance of getting away.

Jan 21 09:09

Millions Unfriend Facebook

Facebook is not good at math. The forum is notorious for including lapsed subscribers when head counting. The network claims over one billion subscribers but these are not necessarily one billion users; those using the forum are likely a fraction of this figure.

Facebook is notorious for abruptly disabling accounts or imposing user bans for silly things like subscribers posting images of lightly clad ladies. The social forum was recently ridiculed for refusing to allow an image of the celebrated Little Mermaid figurine situated at Copenhagen’s harbour. Reason, the figurine’s nipples could be seen. Bizarrely, FB defended a user’s posting a video of him burning to death a tethered puppy.

Dual passport holder, Israeli-American Mark Zuckerberg, whilst cracking down on pro-ethnic European posts, offers free internet access to millions of illegal immigrants.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again, we see Israeli support for the masses of refugees pouring into Europe!

Jan 21 09:06

US Mint Sees “Astounding” Demand For Silver Coins

The U.S. Mint is seeing “astounding” demand for gold and particularly silver coins as covered by us in recent months and as noted by Frank Holmes of U.S. Funds writing in Gold Seek today.

Jan 21 09:06

Flight attendant accused in North Dakota, Virginia threats

A flight attendant accused of making a phony bomb threat that forced a flight he was working to make an emergency landing in North Dakota is accused in a similar incident in Virginia.

Justin Cox-Sever, who was a SkyWest Airlines flight attendant from Tempe, Arizona, was charged last week in a Virginia federal court with making a bogus bomb threat that forced a SkyWest flight to Chicago to return to Charlottesville last July.

Jan 21 09:04

Judge Orders Anti-Gun Group to Pay Ammo Companies Legal Fees After Dismissing Lawsuit

A Federal Judge ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer for it’s failed lawsuit over the Aurora movie theater shooting.

Senior District Judge Richard Matsch, who also presided over the Oklahoma City Bombing trial, dismissed the anti-gun group’s lawsuit against Lucky Gunner and other online gun dealers who they claimed were responsible for James Holmes mass shooting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jan 21 09:02

You don't need guns. The police will protect you!

It’s unusual to hear that police officers are instructed to run and hide if an active shooter situation breaks out. But that is the protocol at Chicago airports O’Hare and Midway.

CNN uncovered internal aviation documents that officers are instructed, “If evacuation is not possible: hide,” and then lock doors, turn off lights, and remain quiet and calm.

Jan 21 09:00

At Davos, IMF to urge EU nations to open job markets to refugees

The tide of Middle East refugees should boost European economic growth over the short term, but their longer-term impact will depend on efforts to integrate them, the IMF said Wednesday.

In a new study to be presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, the International Monetary Fund said that governments making strong efforts to bring refugees into the workforce can lessen the chance that they will become a burden on the state budget.

"Quick labor market integration can unlock the potential economic benefits of the refugee inflow," said the IMF study, "The Refugee Surge in Europe: Economic Challenges."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Illegal immigrant labor always cuts down the cost of doing business, which corporations always love.

But what about those Europeans who are displaced from the jobs they had, by doing this?!? Where are they going to go, geopolitically?!?

My guess would be, when these Europeans become displaced by illegal immigrant labor,the anger at the governments which betrayed them will cause the mood across Europe to swing hard right, and we will see a floodgate of ultranationalist sentiment the world hasn't seen for quite some time.

Think Germany in the 1930s.

Those politicians, like Angela Merkel, who have been advocating the acceptance of all alleged political refugees will find herself gone from German, European, and international politics so quickly that she will barely have time to catch her breath.

But the one thing no one in Davos is advocating is for the United States to stop its endless military interventions in the Middle East which are generating this flood of refugees which has overrun Europe!

How the 1% do love their wars!!

Jan 21 09:00

Why America Should be Worried About China’s New Military Base in Africa

China’s plans to build a military base in Djibouti could be the first step toward Beijing’s deeper involvement in Africa – a strategy that should make the United States "very nervous," according to journalist James Poulos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Africa is the world's largest chunk of undeveloped resources; resources coveted by US corporations. So, hate the Chinese and say goodbye to your military age children!

Jan 21 08:58

Seymour Hersh says US Military Officials Have Great Respect for Russian Achievements in Syria

In an interview with German media, the renowned investigative journalist also claimed that former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey urged support for Assad against ISIS

Jan 21 08:58

Monsanto Buys Up Heirloom Seed Suppliers

The NM Tree and Garden Center located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico has discovered that Monsanto is buying heirloom seed companies. They are also buying the trademarks to a number of heirloom seeds. This means that you may think you are supporting an heirloom seed company but in reality the company is owned by Monsanto. The seeds themselves are still non-GMO and heirloom and they can be saved at the end of the harvest and resown next season, but you are still giving money to Monsanto.

Monsanto are also buying trademarks so that no matter where you buy certain seeds, they get money from it.

Jan 21 08:57

Kicking the Poland 'Putinization' Can

From the Polish media we learn that German authorities ordered the destruction of CCTV evidence of the Cologne attacks.

We know that the Polish media cannot be trusted because Law and Justice (PiS) has been busy stacking the state media overseeing with its own cronies. To be sure the previous pro-EU leftist government had done the exact same, but that is okay because it was done in pursuit of the goals of social justice. As exemplified by, say, the German and Swedish media, which have been ordered at the highest levels to avoid reporting on minor political issues, such as the mass rape of their own women by refugees. What refugees? What rape? What Turkish sponsorship of ISIS? Hey, look over there – isn’t Julian Assange a chauvinist pig for not wearing a condom during consensual sex?

Jan 21 08:56

OBAMA’S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LIKES CRIMINALLY PROSECUTING PEOPLE, BUT NOT CORPORATIONS

Fewer than one in eight federal agency criminal referrals of corporations led to actual criminal prosecutions between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, according to Justice Department data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University.

Jan 21 08:54

U.S. envoy remarks on settlements rile Israel's leadership

Jewish state demands a retraction

Jan 21 08:53

Palestinians Seek UN Security Council Resolution Declaring West Bank Settlements Illegal

As Palestinian leadership works to muster international support, Netanyahu set to discuss matter with Kerry and Biden in Davos amid fears regarding U.S. veto.

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Jan 21 08:50

More money for the rich, fewer jobs for everyone else: The price of the coming AI revolution

Financial analysts forecast AI and automation will drive "greater income inequality" and lower wages for low and middle-skilled workers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is an obvious flaw in that concept.

Robots don't buy products! They don;t drive cars because they never go home. They don;t buy food, or big-screen TV sets, or even clothes!

No sales, no money.

Jan 21 08:50

WAR ON CASH ESCALATES: CHINA READIES DIGITAL CURRENCY, IMF SAYS "EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL"

Remember when Bitcoin and its digital currency cohorts were slammed by authorities and written off by the elite as worthless? Well now, as the war on cash escalates, officials from The IMF to China are seeing the opportunity to control the world's money through virtual (cash-less) currencies. Just as we warned most recently here, state wealth control is the goal and, as Bloomberg reports, The PBOC is targeting an early rollout of China's own digital currency to "boost control of money" and none other than The IMF's Christine Lagarde added that "virtual currencies are extremely beneficial."

These limits are broadly called “capital controls.”

WHY NOW?

WHY ARE GOVERNMENTS SUDDENLY SO KEEN TO BAN PHYSICAL CASH?

Jan 21 08:48

Stabbing death of 15yo schoolboy by ‘Arab migrant’ classmate in Sweden sparks outrage

A school murder in Sweden, where a Lithuanian pupil was allegedly stabbed by a Syrian migrant classmate, is stoking racial tensions. Families of the victim and the alleged killer are trading accusations, but police are staying silent.

Jan 21 08:48

Pentagon: Hundreds More Trainers Needed for ISIS War in Iraq

Pentagon officials are saying “hundreds” of additional trainers are needed for the ISIS war to give the Iraqi military a chance of capturing Mosul, the largest city presently under ISIS control, with spokesman Col. Steve Warren saying the trainers will be offering new types of training ahead of the attack.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The US is invading Iraq for the .... I've lost count!

Jan 21 08:47

Is Hillary Clinton Above The Law Now?

Jan 21 08:46

LIMITS OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER TO BE DETERMINED BY SUPREME COURT RULING ON OBAMA USE OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS

The U.S. Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama's immigration policies could have an impact far beyond determining whether millions of undocumented immigrants can remain in the country. The case has the potential to constrain the power of Obama's successor to bypass Congress and act alone.

Should Obama’s order blocking deportations for certain immigrants be invalidated by the justices, the decision could hamper future presidents' ability to craft policy through executive fiat, legal experts told Reuters.

"The question is not the merits of the immigration issue,” said T. Gerald Treece, a constitutional law professor at the South Texas College of Law in Houston. “The question is what the president's power is.”

The high court said Tuesday it would hear the lawsuit brought by 26 states that seeks to overturn Obama's 2014 executive order that shields more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally from deportation proceedings.

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GOOD!!

Jan 21 08:43

The CIA’s Syria Program and the Perils of Proxies

Almost every aspect of the Obama administration’s policy toward Syria has been scrutinized, lambasted or praised in recent months, but one of the most significant facets, the CIA’s covert aid program to Syrian rebels, has largely slipped below the radar.

It is time that we start paying attention, since this initiative is benefiting the very jihadist groups the U.S. has been fighting for the past 15 years.

Jan 21 08:43

Defying court ruling, French figures call for Israel boycott

A group of prominent intellectuals and activists is defying France’s crackdown on the Palestine solidarity movement by publicly calling for the boycott of Israeli goods.

This comes just as the French prime minister has announced that his government plans to intensify its restrictions on free speech targeting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

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#jesuisBDS

Jan 21 08:42

Arrests signal intensifying crackdown on Israeli human rights groups

Israel has arrested three human rights defenders amid what appears to be a concerted campaign, backed by authorities, to sabotage domestic organizations documenting Israeli abuses of Palestinians.

Jan 21 08:41

The Kochs & the Nazis: Book Reveals Billionaires’ Father Built Key Oil Refinery for the Third Reich

New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer explores how the Koch brothers and fellow right-wing billionaires have funded a political machine aimed at shaping elections and public policy.

Jan 21 08:40

FLASHBACK - 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”

Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.

The document shows that as early as 2012, U.S. intelligence predicted the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), but instead of clearly delineating the group as an enemy, the report envisions the terror group as a U.S. strategic asset.

Jan 21 08:38

LIMITS OF PRESIDENTIAL POWER TO BE DETERMINED BY SUPREME COURT RULING ON OBAMA USE OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS

The U.S. Supreme Court challenge to President Barack Obama's immigration policies could have an impact far beyond determining whether millions of undocumented immigrants can remain in the country. The case has the potential to constrain the power of Obama's successor to bypass Congress and act alone.

Jan 21 08:36

Obama authorizes US troops to target new ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan

Known as ISIL-K, the Afghanistan group claiming to be a branch of Islamic State can now legally be targeted by US troops, thanks to White House authorization. Military officials welcomed the move as a “significant step.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: The US needed an excuse to invade Afghanistan ... again ... and make sure that opium keeps flowing to US drug lords!

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In Afghan fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses
Row on row.

Jan 21 08:26

Pictures of Massive Donald Trump Rally in Oklahoma…

It is reported that 15,000 to 17,000 people were in attendance with approximately 5,000 who could not get in. Judging by the pictures that might be an understatement. Wow.

Jan 21 07:22

Netanyahu powwows with Biden

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday met with US Vice President Joe Biden at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss regional interests.

Jan 21 07:12

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $-0.10 EPS

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The company’s revenue was down -15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.61 EPS.

(*Union Pacific operates North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United State}

Jan 21 07:03

Barclays Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Barclays Cutting 1,000 Jobs, About 230 Eliminated in Asia

Barclays will cut about 1,000 jobs in investment banking worldwide and close its cash equities business in Asia as new Chief Executive Jes Staley wields the axe in a bid to reduce costs and boost returns.

Jan 21 06:55

Alabama set to carry out 1st execution in more than 2 years

Christopher Eugene Brooks, 43, is set to die at 6 p.m. CST at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, authorities said.

Jan 21 06:48

Capital of World’s Most Powerful Country Crippled by One Inch of Snow

A single inch of snow was enough to paralyze Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening, causing massive traffic delays throughout the region.

The light snow led to icy road conditions that morphed the evening drive home into an absolute nightmare for many commuters.

Jan 21 06:40

A Timeline of the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

A look at some of the key events in the development of the Flint water crisis:

Jan 21 06:39

Another high-profile global vaccine conspiracy exposed — This time it’s the HPV vaccine

As a researcher who’s been tracking vaccine issues, including scientific hijinks, since the 1980s, I cannot express what a pleasure it is to report the following unfolding vaccine geo-political drama. This alleged conspiratorial action is about the fourth or fifth one to break into daylight.

Jan 21 06:37

Leftists cheer book censorship

Social justice warriors cheer censorship of book "A Birthday Cake for George Washington".

Jan 21 06:05

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services

Every false flag in the making is detected ahead of time by somebody’s intelligence services—usually more than one country—because spying today is so effective and so universal. Officials in possession of this secret information often pass it on to the country that’s targeted, in the sincere belief that a heads-up will be appreciated.

But often the information isn’t welcomed—-because the fix is already in. Treasonous assets within the targeted country’s chain of command, who are prepared for the possibility of a leak, take measures to block the information from reaching those who might act on it in a meaningful way.

Jan 21 06:03

Russian journalist banned from visiting Moldova for five years

According to the journalist, the incident shows the wish of Chisinau officials to close the information flows...

Jan 21 06:00

Russian lawmaker compares Ukraine Finance Minister’s statements to VOA broadcasting

Jaresko said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Ukraine will make new diplomatic efforts to return Crimea. "US citizen Natalie Jaresko delegated as part of [US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria] Nuland’s cookies export to the post of Ukraine’s Finance Minister, has uncovered the plan of diplomacy ‘the American way’," Yarovaya told reporters adding that Jaresko "is broadcasting like the Voice of America.""Jaresko’s statement about new diplomatic steps to return Crimea is in fact a statement on new provocations and illegal actions against citizens of this sovereign jurisdiction established by the supreme form of civilized democracy in international law — the referendum among residents of Crimea and Sevastopol," she added.

Jan 21 05:55

Moscow calls London’s investigation into Litvinenko case politically motivated

The diplomat said it was evident that the decision on suspending the coroner investigation and launching a public inquiry into Litvinenko’s death was clearly politically motivated. The reason that London’s inquiry was not transparent is clear taking into consideration that the materials were considered under pretext of "secrecy," Zakharova said. Moscow had no grounds to expect that the final report of the inquiry chairman, Sir Robert Owen, on the circumstances of Litvinenko’s death could be objective and unbiased, Zakharova noted. Earlier in the day, a public inquiry in Britain named Russian citizens Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitry Kovtun as those who put to death Litvinenko in London in 2006. The judge also suggested the "operation to kill Mr Litvinenko was probably approved by Mr Patrushev and also by President Putin."
UK inquiry says Russians Lugovoy, Kovtun poisoned Litvinenko http://tass.ru/en/world/851158

Jan 21 05:52

Kiev launches probe against Coca-Cola for mapping Crimea as Russian territory

The Russian representative office of PepsiCo also showed the Black Sea peninsula as part of Russia.

Jan 21 05:50

Terrorists interested in recruiting adherents among prisoners — CIS anti-terrorism center

"The expert meeting was held not only due to a general increase in terrorist activities in the world and the activities of international terrorist and extremist organizations but also due to the need to promptly track and prevent major threats to the national security for CIS member-countries in Central Asia," the Anti-Terrorism Center said. "Currently, we register interest of international terrorist organizations in recruiting adherents from among prisoners with a view to using the destructive potential of criminal elements while committing acts of violence up to incitement to carrying out terrorist attacks and involvement in anti-constitutional actions."

Jan 21 05:47

Kremlin urges all sides in Moldova to refrain from violence, comply with law

Moldovan protesters set to resume rallies: The leaders of the Party of Socialists and the Our Party have criticized the latest move by Moldovan President Nicolae Timofti to approve the new cabinet of Pavel Filip overnight. "This is an illegal government and an illegal parliamentary majority. The fact that the cabinet has taken the oath secretly and the president has signed a respective decree changes nothing," Dodon said. http://tass.ru/en/world/851102
On Wednesday, riots occurred outside the parliament in Moldova after the new government was approved. Thousands of opposition supporters stormed the building saying the cabinet was illegal. Later, thousands of supporters of the opposition Party of Socialists, the Our Party and the Civil Platform DA (Dignity and Justice) staged a picket at the building. The opposition plans to resume protests on Thursday demanding the resignation of the authorities and early elections.

Jan 21 05:39

Woman, 91, faces 260,000 counts for Auschwitz role

Prosecutors accused the unidentified woman of being a member of the SS, the armed wing of the Nazi Party, and a radio operator for several months in 1944 for the camp commandant of the Auschwitz, Poland, concentration camp. They argue she can be charged because she facilitated in the deaths of inmates at the camp. Her trial, in the city of Kiel, is likely to begin next year.
Note: holocau$t and the lies continue.

Jan 21 04:28

Russia’s ex-finance minister says oil price may plunge to $16-18 per barrel

"Today there is a wide range of factors putting pressure on [oil] price. It will be lower than today. It may reach 18 and even 16 [dollars per barrel] but for a short period of time. Indeed, it will be the lowest point," Kudrin said.

Jan 21 04:27

Around 80 settlements in south Ukraine remain without power after heavy snowfall

"On Wednesday specialists from utility companies completed works on restoring electricity to settlements that were left without power as a result of complicated weather conditions - gusts of wind, snowfall and icing," the press service said. Seventy-two settlements in the Kherson Region, five in the Mykolaiv Region and one settlement in the Odessa Region currently remain without electricity. Repair works are underway.

Jan 21 03:03

War Crimes

Jan 21 01:57

Aus PM and Obama both say the TPP is about 'rules' not trade

Malcolm Turnball, the Goldman Sachs partner who rules Australia on behalf of the Cartel clearly states that the TPP is about locking in "rules" to maintain the control by US corporations.
This is the transcript:
Malcolm from Goldmans:-I just said to the US chamber of commerce, encouraging them to encourage their congressmen and senators to support it. The TPP is much more than a trade deal. (arrow below for rest)

Jan 21 00:18

US top general spoke twice to his Russian counterpart "on wide range of issues" — NYT

At the same time, the United States maintains the right to conduct military operations in Syria separately from Russia, he said adding "we are not doing anything now that is characterized as coordinating" in Syria... Russia’s Defense Ministry has numerously urged foreign counterparts to exchange information on targets in Syria but the Pentagon has repeatedly said that it won’t provide reconnaissance data to Russia as long as Moscow supports Assad. Meanwhile, Russia and France agreed in late November on coordinating their activities against terrorists.

Jan 21 00:15

Kiev denies another Donbas proposal on prisoner exchanges — LPR envoy

The Ukrainian side has turned down yet another prisoner exchange proposal of the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine, Vladislav Deinego, LPR’s representative in the Contact Group, told LuganskInformCentre after Wednesday’s meeting of the Contact Group for the Ukraine settlement. "The LPR and DPR made their proposals on prisoner swaps clearly in accordance with the OSCE requirements but Ukraine turned them down," Deinego said.

Jan 21 00:12

US Senator Rand Paul suggests labeling Russia as 'highly dangerous country'

US presidential candidate, Republican Senator Rand Paul, put forward an initiative to tighten the rules for issuing visas to Russian citizens. The politician also suggested including Russia on the list of so-called "highly dangerous countries," from where terrorists may enter the territory of the United States. The project that the senator develops is called the "Security Act." there time for issuing a US visa to Russian citizens may increase up to 30 days. The document also empowers the State Department with the right to impose a moratorium on accepting refugees from the list of "dangerous countries." The list, in addition to Russia, includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen and the Palestinian Territories.

Jan 21 00:09

US attempts to put pressure on China hopeless

The United States demanded China should stop supplying oil to North Korea and terminate imports of anthracite from North Korea, the Japanese newspaper Asaji wrote. The US gave a reason for its requirements: sanctions for the fourth nuclear test that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) conducted on January 6... "China reacts very badly to ultimatums. One can only negotiate with China. As for anthracite, North Korea supplied 15.5 million tons of it to China in 2014 worth $115.5 million dollars. The shipments made up about 40 percent of the total volume of North Korean exports. Anthracite is coal. The Chinese provinces that are located close to North Korea, use coal in their industry. This is a matter of economic import only," said Sergey Lukonin. "If the Americans discuss this question instead of presenting their claims as an ultimatum, then this issue could be resolved," the expert added.

Jan 21 00:05

Dad and brother of Daesh agree to fight against it. Or 'for' it?

Presidents of the US and Turkey Barack Obama and Recep Erdogan have agreed over a phone conversation of 19 January to enforce cooperation in fight against the Islamic State, according to the White House... 'The Turks need the IS for commercial reasons, they supply oil and get decent profits. For the US the IS is a tool to destabilize situation in the Middle East, which is necessary to dethrone regimes, that don't obey the Washington Administration. But the IS exhausts its mission and satisfies the currents demands of Washington less and less. And as usual in such cases a group is being used and then annihilated, while they can even cooperate with current opponents of this group. In this case the US should join the winning side and pretend that it also fights against the global terrorism, that is also very important from the image point of view. Obama's aim, as he used to say it, is to raise the Syrian opposition to power.

Jan 21 00:02

What Europe can learn about immigration from Russia

Although it is the hot topic of the moment, this certainly isn't a new debate. The issue of Muslim integration has been a major political issue in places like France, Germany, Britain, and Scandinavia for decades now. But aside from the odd news about Chechen terrorism, one very rarely hears about the Muslim demographic in Russia. It will probably come as a surprise to many European to learn that Russia has a Muslim population almost twice as large as France in percentage terms (14%) and far higher than any of the other major European countries. Also for a country that is often portrayed as isolationist, it will come as a shock to many westerners to learn that Russia comes second in the world in terms of total immigration. Only the USA is ahead. The vast majority of this immigration into Russia is from Muslim countries. So why is it that we hear so little about this in the West, given our own obsessive debates about the effects of Muslim immigration?

January 20, 2016

Jan 20 23:58

Argentina, think before you vote, or become another Ukraine

A little more than a month has passed since the moment when Argentina elected its new president - pro-American politician and neoliberal Mauricio Macri. His election raised tensions in the country in connection with an abrupt change in the political course. Today, Argentina hopes for Washington's help. Ukraine has been there and done that... When Cristina Kirchner was in power, the Argentine authorities would speak to protesters. Today, they shoot rubber bullets and throw tear gas at them. This is how a peaceful demonstration against public sector layoffs ended on January 8 in the city of La Plata. Opposition journalists lose jobs as well. For example, famous journalist Victor Hugo was fired from Radio Continental. It is worth recalling that Macri is a former mayor of the capital of Argentina.

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