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January 22, 2016

Jan 22 17:26

Job cuts mount as global economy falters

Major corporations around the world announced sharp cuts in their labor forces this past week. The job reductions come amidst growing signs of a general economic crisis, as commodity prices and share values plummet.

Jan 22 16:51

Lottery winner aged 20 murdered in home invasion

A young lottery winner has been murdered during a robbery at his home.

Craigory Burch Jr, 20, scooped almost half a million dollars in the Georgia state lottery Fatasy5 draw in November.

On Thursday night, armed raiders broken into Burch's home, where he was with his girlfriend and children, WALB reported.

The three masked robbers burst into the property and held Burch at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, girlfriend Jasmine Hendricks said.

Jan 22 16:46

Ukraine and USA to take efforts to stop Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko held talks with US Vice President Joseph Biden on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. After the meeting, Poroshenko stated that Kiev and Washington intend to prevent the implementation of Russia's North Stream-2 project. The project stipulates the construction of two lines of offshore gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. 'Ukraine tries to act and raise gas transit prices, that shows its noncompetitiveness in the market. The Ukrainian pipeline is being destroyed, and will keep to. Thus, the European companies subscribed to the construction of the Nord Stream-2. And none of the European or American companies expressed a wish to take part in the modernization of the Ukrainian gas transportation system,' Sergey Pravosudov explained. 'Thus, Poroshenko can say everything he wishes, but not all of the decisions in the EU are taken by him. The US threats are also clear, they are afraid of the Russia-Germany union.

Jan 22 16:46

Deagel - United States of America

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is the website Mike in Vermont mentioned, and the forecast for the US is indeed troubling.

Go to the country rankings page and hit "2025 forecast".

UPDATE: This site may be bogus.

Jan 22 16:43

A Russian startup allows Americans to test air quality

A Russian startup offers a service to analyse and forecast air quality in towns and cities. It's currently available only in a few major cities in the U.S. and Europe, but developers expect it will be in great demand on the mobile health market...

Jan 22 16:41

Governor Knew About Flint Water Poisoning for Nearly A Year, Tried To Shift Blame

“Somebody needs to go to jail for this, man.” Redacted emails released Wednesday by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder show that his administration was informed of problems with Flint’s water almost a year ago, many months before the embattled governor or his staff begrudgingly admitted to bearing any responsibility for poisoning a city - or for fixing the problem. “They’re poisoning an entire community. A generation of kids will never recover from this. And it’s all just to save a few dollars. They played a game of chess with our lives and we lost.”

Jan 22 16:33

Land of the Greed; Home of the Slave — Paul Craig Roberts

Not content to bully weak countries, Washington threatens powerful countries such as Russia, China, and Iran with economic sanctions and military actions. Consequently, much of the non-Western world is abandoning the U.S. dollar as world currency, and a number of countries are organizing a payments system, World Bank, and IMF of their own. Some NATO members are rethinking their membership in an organization that Washington is herding into conflict with Russia.

Jan 22 16:22

UK authorities are ‘not immune from the law’

Neither the British Army nor the British government are above the law when it comes to Britain’s legacy in Iraq, law firm Leigh Day has said.

The company was criticized by Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday for pursuing what some are calling spurious allegations of abuse by British forces on Iraqis.

Jan 22 16:22

Michigan residents sue Gov. Snyder after being lied to about toxic lead in their drinking water

The people of Flint, Michigan, are suing Governor Snyder, the city of Flint, and the state for injuries obtained from drinking lead-contaminated water – water which was been known to be harmful, yet which went ignored. As a result of this blatant shunning of public health, there have been legionnaires’ disease outbreaks (87 since June 2014 to be exact, 10 of which have led to death).

Jan 22 16:22

Fury over pro-EU leaflet posted through YOUR door riddled with 'fear' propaganda

CLAIMS in a new leaflet that if Britain leaves the European Union there will be a hike in food bills have been branded “project fear” scaremongering by Brexit campaigners.

Britain Stronger in Europe (BSE), the lead pro-Brussels organisation in the EU referendum campaign, has made the claim in a leaflet sent to 10 million homes.

Jan 22 16:19

The UK has missed out on 'TRILLIONS' of pounds in trade due to EU membership

He found that a number of small, independent countries that apparently had no "collective clout" were still successful in agreeing trade deals.

Chile, Korea, Singapore and Switzerland had all been more successful than the EU in agreeing trade deals with other countries, the report showed.

The report said: "This data gives no support to the view that small independent countries are less able to negotiate with large economic powers, or that the latter are less willing to negotiate with them, and no support either to the view that they will be slower in concluding such agreements.

"Those particular disadvantages for smaller, independent countries are clearly imaginary, and along with it surely the notion that the UK would be unable to negotiate agreements on its own."

Owl 1
Jan 22 16:19

‘Save us Bill Gates!’ Satirical video game slams billionaire’s philanthropy

Anti-poverty campaigners have launched an online video game satirizing Bill Gates' global philanthropy and featuring a pixelated version of the billionaire flying across stereotypical African landscape.

‘Save us Bill Gates’ was released on Friday by UK campaign group Global Justice Now in a bid to highlight the business magnate’s role in international development.

Jan 22 16:18

EU could go UNDER in 6 WEEKS, Dutch PM claims as France admits 'we weren't built for this'

THE Dutch prime minister said the future of the European Union could be decided in just six weeks if the bloc doesn't get a handle on the migrant crisis, as panicking France begs Britain to stay in the union.

"The Eurotanic may have hit an iceberg, but please stay on-board."

Jan 22 16:14

George Osborne warned he faces legal action if Government tries to fix EU referendum

GEORGE Osborne has been warned that he will face legal action if the government tries to fix the European Union (EU) referendum by publishing skewed or false information about the alternatives to staying in.

Jan 22 16:05

Davos Q&A: ‘ If Trump is the Republican Nominee’ Obama Won’t Get His Asia Trade Deal

FP: Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership be done before Obama leaves office?

Behravesh: TPP will be priority for the Obama administration. There is support for it on both sides of the aisle. However, if Trump is the Republican nominee, then the chances of passage will be lower.

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One more reason to support Trump!

Jan 22 16:03

No prison time for woman who left nephew in hot car

Deported!!! What the......!

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The day care worker, who left her nephew in a hot car, killing him, will not spend any time behind bars.

The long-running case finally came to an end Friday with prosecutors bending over backward to help keep her out of prison and to keep her from being deported.

Jan 22 16:02


“The President cannot simply announce sweeping new rules and implement them by giving a speech or issuing an executive memorandum”

Jan 22 16:02

Pollard to meet with US Jewish leaders

Recently paroled American naval analyst Jonathan Pollard will hold a historic meeting at a New York synagogue on Monday with US Jewish leaders, many of whom worked tirelessly for his release for 30 years.

Jan 22 15:56

Ron Paul Says to Watch the Petrodollar

By Nick Giambruno

“The chaos that one day will ensue from our 35-year experiment with worldwide fiat money will require a return to money of real value. We will know that day is approaching when oil-producing countries demand gold, or its equivalent, for their oil rather than dollars or euros. The sooner the better.” – Ron Paul

Ron Paul is calling for the end of the petrodollar system. This system is one of the main reasons the U.S. dollar is the world’s premier reserve currency.

Essentially, Paul is saying that understanding the petrodollar system and the forces affecting it is the best way to predict when the U.S. dollar will collapse...

Jan 22 15:53

El Chapo Arrest Won’t Change Narco-Governance in Mexico

John Mill Ackerman says the real problem facing the rule of law in Mexico is Obama’s blind support for the Nieto government.

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Jan 22 15:52

Catherine Pugh: Police Officers Should Live in Baltimore

Cpverage of the race for mayor in 2016 with State Senator Catherine Pugh discussing her take on tax breaks for developers, police reform, and how to implement a living wage in Baltimore

Jan 22 15:45

State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal “oversight.”

In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails believed to be work-related.

Jan 22 15:33

Kerry believes sanctions against Russia could be lifted in 2016

The U.S. may be able to consider lifting sanctions imposed on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine later in 2016 if the Kremlin complies with the Minsk peace agreements, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on January 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. While the original peace accord, which was signed in February 2015 in Minsk, was due to be completed by the end of 2015, a new timetable has not been set.
Kudrin: Sanctions against Russia could start to ease late 2016-early 2017 http://rbth.com/business/2016/01/22/kudrin-sanctions-against-russia-co...

Owl 2
Jan 22 15:32

Entertainment Weekly 1-12-16… “Fox’s X-Files revival has controversial new theories”

“The most eyebrow-raising moment in the premiere is when O’Malley brings the 9/11 terrorist attacks into his conspiracy framework. “9/11 was a false flag operation,” O’Malley declares on his Truth Squad with Tad O’Malley show, echoing on Infowars theory.

Jan 22 15:31

Putin slams Big Pharma and GMO foods

Vladimir Putin stated in a report prepared by the Security Council that Russians should be protected from GMO foods and pharmaceutical companies “at all costs.” The Russian leader judged that human evolution is at “grave risk” and that Western powers are “intentionally decelerating the process for personal gain,” YourNewsWire reported.

According to the report, Putin believes that “we as a species have the choice to continue to develop our bodies and brains in a healthy upward trajectory, or we can follow the Western example of recent decades and intentionally poison our population with genetically altered food, pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, and fast food that should be classified as a dangerous, addictive drug. We must fight this. A physically and intellectually disabled population is not in our interests,” the report revealed.

Jan 22 15:31

Russia cuts investments in U.S. bonds by $20 billion since 2014

Russian investments into American treasury bonds have decreased by $20 billion over the last year. This information comes from data recently published by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In November 2015 Russia held $88 billion in American bonds, while in November 2014 the amount was $108.1 billion. In April 2015 investments into American government bonds totaled $66.5 billion, however, after that the country started gradually increasing investments in them again. Russia takes 15th place worldwide in terms of the amount of American bonds it holds. The first place belongs to China: in November 2015 that country owned more than $1.2 trillion in bonds.

Jan 22 15:22

Litvinenko: The Russophobia show must go on

The hype from the British media has reached hysteria point yet again - the media version of pre-menstrual tension mixed with post-natal depression-cum-the desire to find an international ogre (a nice big "them") to justify the "us" at home. More drum banging, more hype, more Russophobia and more plain, unadulterated and libelous bullshit, which one hopes will be followed with lawsuits to clear the name of Russia's President, which towers above the mudslinging guttersnipes manning the British media... The western media in general, and the British media in particular, have evolved little since the days of the witch hunt. An airplane crashes in very suspect circumstances (with two military aircraft seen and filmed tailing it) and lo and behold, we have close-ups of Dutch mothers blaming "Mr. Putin" some three thousand kilometers away.

Jan 22 15:20

Sanders Proves the Pundits Wrong

The problem with applying conventional wisdom to political campaigns is that it can suddenly be upended by an unconventional campaign.

Jan 22 15:16

America's chemical-soaked, hormone-filled meats impede trade deal with Europe

Earlier this year, many people in the United States were angered over the fact that the USDA was on board with having US chickens sent to China for processing, then shipped back to the States for human consumption. Questionable food practices in China, as well as the illogical nature of such an elaborate import/export process, rendered Americans' stomachs -- and finances -- uneasy.(1)

How interesting it is then, that the United States, which fears China's iffy food security, is now entertaining signing a bill which is providing Europe with those same fears. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), if signed and passed, is poised to create a global megamarket of 800 million consumers spanning from Hawaii to Greece and Alaska to Finland.(2)


Jan 22 15:05

China prepares nuclear strikes against US

Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, claims in his article for the National Interest that China is ready to deliver a nuclear strike on the US territory. One particular graphic of the Chinese ballistic missile strikes by nuclear-armed rockets against the United States, published in the Naval & Merchant Ships counts for a lot! There are even marked the best points for a hit in New York, that would make the Chinese nuclear arsenal more effective. The Chinese Navy is also being developed on a long-term horizon and is being equipped with nuclear capabilities. This data, according to the National Interest, confirms that Beijing works on some of its far-sighted nuclear plans to become a reality one day.

Jan 22 15:01

Qatar's bubble to burst any moment

It is an open secret that Qatar is one of the main sponsors of Syrian terrorists. It should be noted in fairness that Qatar was attempting to play the role of a mediator since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. Qatar suggested keeping Syrian President Assad in office while restricting his powers to the benefit of the government. Qatar offered to keep Assad the chief of the armed and security forces of Syria to subordinate the police to the prime minister. In essence, Qatar offered Syria to refuse from secular principles and divide the Syrian people on the basis of confessional principle...

Jan 22 14:59

The New Black Militants

Chris Hedges sits down with two activists from Ferguson’s Hands Up United, Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O, to discuss the oppression of Black people in and around Ferguson, and the importance of international solidarity in the fight for racial justice.

Jan 22 14:59

14 Presidents Before George Washington and 7 Black Presidents Before Barack Obama

Jan 22 14:57

The Emerging Dystopian Republic: Systems Engineering the Human from Birth thru Death

Here in the United States there is a significant convergence of events that together are catalyzing the development of a future dystopian, deterministic republic. The survival of this system-and its primary mission to retain unmatched global military and economic dominance--will depend largely on channeling individuals, and clusters of individuals, into life-slots to meet the system's needs, not individual aspirations based on some mythical American dream (which, like the Gods of old, will eventually fade away). Individuals/groups will be subjected to life-long genetic testing, health monitoring and performance based measurements of effectiveness at study, work or play. They will be engineered to support the system.

Jan 22 14:52

US Air Force keeps A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft for possible war with Russia

he United States has decided not to decommission A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft against the backdrop of ongoing operations against the Islamic State and a "resurgent Russia". First Deputy Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General David Goldfein, told Defense News that the plans to decommission the A-10 were presented in the draft budget for fiscal year 2015. "When we made the decision on retiring the A-10, we made those decisions prior to ISIL, we were not in Iraq, we were coming out of Afghanistan to a large extent, we didn't have a resurgent Russia," Golden said. The US Air Force will have to make a difficult decision. On the one hand, one needs to remain vigilant, on the other hand, one needs to cope with budget problems. The A-10 Thunderbolt is a US single-seat twin-engine attack aircraft, the serial production of which was discontinued in 1984. The aircraft was designed to destroy tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets.

Jan 22 14:49

US Generals disappointed: NATO preventive strike to split upon Kaliningrad

The US generals are concerned over an unprecedented fortification of Kaliningrad, according to the Italian newspaper Il Giornale. Now the military group in this isolated region from the main part of the Russian Federation is capable of delivering a decent response to the NATO's preventive strike. While the alliance keeps advancing emphatically to the borders of Russia, a powerful defence system, which is able to set a no-fly zone for a considerable distance, has appeared in the Kaliningrad region. Thus, a third part of the Polish air space can be blocked. Il Giornale says Pentagon has been actively watching the region since 2012, but realized the real scape of the Russian Forces deployment just lately.

Jan 22 14:47

Clintons For Prison 2016: Perverts And Murderers

Jan 22 14:45

FLASHBACK - Litvinenko Case: "Lugovoy NOT GUILTY in Litvinenko DEATH" - UK lie detector EXPERTS




Jan 22 14:18

Chief Israeli rabbi calls for executing Palestinians

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem –Chief Israeli Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu has called for executing Palestinians in order to afford safety for the Israeli occupation states.

“Israeli army has to stop arresting Palestinians,” he posted on his Facebook wall, “but, it must execute them and leave no one alive.”

Jan 22 14:15

Poroshenko: "The Trident Will Return to Donbass and Crimea"

Ukraine can only be unitary, trident and yellow-blue flags will return to Donbass, to Crimea and Sevastopol. This was stated by Poroshenko in an address, published on the occasion of day of Catholicity.

Jan 22 14:06

Robert Gates, 'Odds are pretty high' that Russia, China and Iran have compromised Hillary's server

Jan 22 14:01

Planned Parenthood Sold Hearts and Brains of 18-Week-Old Babies Minutes After Aborting Them

A shocking new report reveals the Planned parenthood abortion business in Wisconsin lied about and attempted to cover up its sales of body parts of aborted babies. The new report reveals Planned Parenthood sold the hearts and brains of 18-week-old aborted babies to the University of Wisconsin and harvested the body parts just minutes after aborting the babies.

Jan 22 13:57

New York Times - America’s Best Days May Be Behind It

The idea that America’s best days are behind us sits in sharp tension with the high-tech optimism radiating from the offices of the technology start-ups and venture capital firms of Silicon Valley. But it lies at the heart of the current political unrest. And it is about to elbow its way forcefully into the national conversation.

Jan 22 13:55

United Airlines shuts down operations from D.C. to N.Y.C. ahead of storm

United Continental Holdings Inc.’s United Airlines will shut down operations at airports in the Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., areas through Saturday ahead of a winter storm expected to drop as many as two feet of snow in parts of the East Coast.

The shutdowns will affect operations out of Baltimore-Washington International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, Philadelphia International, Washington Dulles International, and Washington National, United UAL, +3.33% said. The company said it hopes to resume operations on Sunday.

”Expect additional delays and cancellations at all airports in the storm’s path,” United said. It directed fliers to check its website for a list of airports affected.

Jan 22 13:55

Germany Should Be Colored, Refugees Should Be Gifted Flowers, Anyone Who Thinks Otherwise Is a Nazi

"In Germany there is a saying: never wake the Russian bear and the Deutscher Michel. At the moment our Michel is still sleeping, says Mr. Weber. "Russian bear wakes up in case something threatens mother Russia. The first American soldier who puts his foot on Russian soil, will not survive. Nobody will survive. As soon as the Russians see a threat, they instinctively unite and are ready for any sacrifice. With this no one can ever do anything. I like the Russian story of the ataman, where the Crimean Khan sent the Persian-beauty, and he threw her into the Volga. What was his name?" "Stenka Razin", I laughed. "It was not like that, but she was thrown into a river. Sure enough." "You see. Your bear is quite logical. But the Deutscher Michel is a simple peasant boy, but it is useful to brainwash anyone. If you build it right, it will go to conquer Europe or march to perdition in Russia itself.

Jan 22 13:51

U.S Troops Go to Sy-Raq to Reinforce Democracy

The coalition will involve ground troops in the fight against the terrorist group IS in Syria and Iraq, said the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter. As was reported by the Agency Reuters, referring to TV channel CNBC, "Carter said a ground operation will be a part of a strategy to combat ISIS in Iraq and Syria". "We do a lot, because we have to do a lot, because we have to defeat ISIS. I'm sure we'll manage, but I want to speed up this process", — said Carter. Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the U.S. is not going to get involved in new large-scale war in Syria and Iraq. Also, during his address to the nation on December 7th, Obama said that it would lead "to the death of thousands of troops and the draining of resources".

Jan 22 13:49

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Announces Chess as a Sin

Chess is contrary to Islam, and therefore considered sinful. This statement was made on television by the Supreme mufti of Saudi Arabia Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah al ash-Sheikh, reports The Guardian. According to him, chess provokes animosity between players. "Chess is included on the list of gambling, it's a waste of time and money, and is the reason for hatred and enmity among the players," said the Mufti. He likened chess to gambling, together with idolatry, spirits and divination forbidden by the Koran. The publication stressed that a complete ban of the game is unlikely. Most likely, chess will be announced as a "minor blemish," like music. According to The Guardian, over a period of time the game has been banned in Iran, but now it is rehabilitated. As a rule, Muslim preachers do not refuse religion in chess, however, stakes are strictly prohibited.

Jan 22 13:48


The question stems from an exclusive Infowars interview earlier this month in which former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino reported that Clinton continued using her private email to discuss classified information despite knowing her server had been compromised.

“A source fed to me… and by the way Alex, an unimpeachable source by any measure… This is an unimpeachable source who said, ‘Not only was the email server hacked,’ which is breaking news… but not only was it hacked Alex, but the Clintons knew it was hacked and they kept using it,” he said.

Jan 22 13:47

Did Einstein's Wife "Discover" Relativity?

Einstein's plagiarism was widely known and publicly discussed just prior to the time the Nobel committee awarded Albert Einstein the Nobel Prize in 1921. Rallies had been held in Germany where Nobel laureates condemned Einstein. Professor Oskar Edvard Westin, of Stockholm, informed the Nobel Foundation Directorate of the unoriginality of Einstein's work, its metaphysical delusions, and of the accusations of plagiarism outstanding against Einstein, some of which Einstein never denied.

Jan 22 13:44

Women suspected of drugging men, stealing Rolexes, Hollywood police say

Police in Hollywood say they're looking for two women suspected of drugging two men and stealing their Rolex watches after they met at a bar.

Local media outlets report that the men told detectives they met the women the night of Jan. 7 at the Porterhouse Bar & Grill in Sunny Isles Beach and invited them back to a man's Hollywood home.

Officer Meredith Elrich says the men believe they were drugged after the women made them drinks.

When the men awoke the next morning, Elrich says they realized their watches were missing, as well as five other watches that had been inside a safe at the home. The watches are worth approximately $70,000.

Jan 22 13:44

Russian Marines Arrive at Kuweires Airport

The first batch of Russian Marines have arrived to the Kuweires Military Airport as part of an advisory unit that is meant to overlook the Syrian Arab Army’s military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside. According to a field source with the Tiger Forces in the Al-Bab Plateau, a little less than 50 Russian Marines were deployed to the Kuweires Military Airport on Thursday morning after a short stint in the Latakia Governorate that included trying and advising the new recruits from the National Defense Forces (NDF). While the military source was unable to provide much detail regarding their contingency, he did inform Al-Masdar News that the Russian Marines brought their heavy weaponry with them, including several missiles that were housed in the Kuweires warehouses near the helicopter airfield.

Jan 22 13:42

British Parliamentarians pay Homage to Dick Cheney

On 3rd December 2015 at the United States Capitol in Washington a statue was unveiled in honour of Richard “Dick” Cheney, former vice President to George W. Bush. In line with all other past vice-presidents a marble bust will now rest alongside all other United States vice-Presidents.

Coincidentally, the previous day witnessed the British parliament, specifically the House of Commons, inadvertently honour Cheney in the debate on whether to extend the military intervention aimed at ISIS in Iraq into ISIS’s supposed heartland in Syria.

Jan 22 13:34

Expert says $7 bln IMF loan makes possible for Ukraine to stabilize currency exchange rate

The crisis in the foreign trade was developed not least because of serious decline in trade turnover with Russia, the expert said. "This is loss of billions dollars," Suslov added. The free trade zone agreement between Ukraine and the European Union effective from January 1, 2016 "will not save the situation at once, because it will lead to further decline of currency earnings because of canceled duties on European goods," Suslov said. The situation will also be aggravated by the banking crisis, the expert said. "Expected bankruptcy of fifty more banks in 2016 will result in outflow of funds from the banking system, increasing the currency demand and exerting an extremely adverse influence on the hryvna rate," he added.

Jan 22 13:33

Russia’s new manned spacecraft to be 3.5 times cheaper than US Dragon

Russia’s State Corporation Roscosmos intends to spend over 58 billion rubles ($734 million) on a new manned spacecraft or 3.5 times less than NASA has allocated to SpaceX on the Dragon space vehicle, according to a document published on Friday. The promising new-generation transport spaceship developed by Energiya Rocket and Space Corporation is designed to deliver humans and cargoes to the Moon and near-Earth orbital stations The spacecraft will have a crew of up to four persons. The new space vehicle will be able to operate autonomously for up to 30 days and its flight as part of an orbital station can last up to one year... As was reported earlier, SpaceX will receive $2.6 billion from NASA to develop the Dragon 2 manned spaceship.

Jan 22 13:30

Syrian government forces launch offensive in 10 directions due to Russian operation

Out of 15 directions, offensives are launched in 10, preparations for launching an offensive are underway in 3 directions, and 2 directions are on the defense, Russia's Chief of General Staff says. However, militants continue receiving supplies of weapons and ammunition from other countries, he added noting that terrorists’ finances considerably shrank as Russian jets continue bombing convoys of fuel trucks and oil extraction facilities. "In general, if we describe the dynamic of military actions on the Syrian territory, I would say that government forces hold strategic initiative and initiative in most directions, that is they are conducting active military actions. Sooner or later ISIL will be defeated". http://tass.ru/en/world/851615

Jan 22 13:27

Kremlin refutes media reports that Moscow offered Assad to resign

"No, this did not happen," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS. The Financial Times wrote today citing unnamed sources in Western intelligence services that Colonel-General Igor Sergun, director of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, went to Damascus and deliver a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin and ask Assad to resign. According to FT, Assad refused. Sergun passed away on January 3 aged 59.

Jan 22 13:23

Anti-government protests in Moldova

On January 21, riots occurred outside the parliament in Moldova where the new government was endorsed. Thousands of opposition supporters stormed the building saying the cabinet was illegal. Later, supporters of the opposition Party of Socialists, Our Party and the Dignity and Truth (DA) civic platform staged a picket of the building. Moldova’s political crisis has been smoldering since September 2015, when the first protest rallies swept Chisinau. They have already resulted in the arrest of a former prime minister, leader of the Liberal-Democratic Party Vlad Filat on corruption charges and the dismissal of the Valeriu Strelet-led Cabinet.

Jan 22 13:23

Spain: Rajoy Turns Down Offer to Form New Government

Spain's incumbent conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy turned down an offer Friday by King Felipe VI to try to form a new government following last month's inconclusive elections, the Royal Palace said.

The palace announced the decision shortly after the monarch met with Rajoy to wrap up a week of talks with party leaders before nominating a candidate.

Jan 22 13:20

Now the bankers’ triumph is complete

The UK release this week of the Oscar-nominated The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’s book of the same name, is a fitting bookend to a time when we still believed that the broken financial system might be fixed. But the banks have won. Not a single “top banker” has been jailed and few, if any, have had to return undeserved bonuses. Measures taken since 2008 are being watered down before our eyes and, most dangerous of all, the deeper causes of the crash remain essentially intact. The Occupy movement should call a reunion so we can have a ceremony to bury all remaining hope.

Jan 22 13:19

Video: The Deeper, Uglier Side of TPP

In his State of the Union address, President Obama said the Trans-Pacific Partnership was about staying on top as a global economic power, but a close look at the text shows how that only applies to multinational corporations.

Jan 22 13:18

Sanders is no longer an underdog

Hillary Clinton's supporters and allies are now attempting to paint the same picture: You might like Sanders now, but if this self-proclaimed democratic socialist actually becomes the nominee of the party, he will not only get clobbered, but drag down the entire Democratic ticket. Do you want that to happen? You are being dreamy and idealistic; that's commendable, but totally unpractical and unrealistic.

Their message is: Wake up and face the facts. Sanders will not only lose and lose big, but any chance that the Democrats will regain the Senate (they need to pick up four seats) is out the window. Sanders is just plain unelectable.

This cry will become even louder if Sanders wins the first two contests (Iowa and New Hampshire).

Jan 22 13:18

Kiev decides to fine Russia's Gazprom for $3.4 bln

Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee has decided to fine Russian company Gazprom for 85 billion hryvnia (about $ 3.4 billion), the committee’s Chairman Yuri Terentyev said on his facebook page. "Today we have made a decision about the abuse of dominant position on the natural gas transit market with the use of the main pipelines on the territory of Ukraine by Gazprom company as a monopoly buyer. The amount of fines is 85 billion hryvnia,"-Terentyev said.
Germany helped in negotiations on Ukraine’s $3 bln debt to Russia — Ukrainian minister http://tass.ru/en/world/851564

Jan 22 13:17

Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton is far from chill

Bernie Sanders tried to fend off a kitchen sink’s worth of attacks from Hillary Clinton and her allies yesterday, accusing the former Secretary of State of “panicking” amid his surging poll numbers in New Hampshire and Iowa — as both campaigns are set to collide ?here today.

“I think it’s fair to say that we have a lot of momentum,” Sanders told a few hundred supporters here last night. “In my view, we will win in Iowa and we will win in New Hampshire if — and it’s a big if — there is a large voter turnout.”

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Jan 22 13:04

OSCE Minsk Group calls on PACE to refrain from resolutions on Nagorno Karabakh

Neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan fell out with each other in the late 1980s because of Nagorno Karabakh, the disputed territory that had been part of Azerbaijan before the Soviet Union break-up but was mainly populated by Armenians. In 1991-1994, the confrontation spilled over into large-scale military action for control over the enclave and some adjacent territories. Thousands left their homes on both sides in a conflict that killed 30,000. A truce was called between Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh republic on one side and Azerbaijan on the other in May 1994...

Jan 22 13:02

This Month Marks 25 Years the U.S. Has Been at War in Iraq

Saturday, January 17, marked 25 years — a full generation — since the 1991 launch of a U.S.-led air war, “Operation Desert Storm,” that devastated Iraq, causing extensive damage to the country’s electrical, water, and sewage infrastructure, with terrible public health consequences.

Jan 22 13:01

Kyrgyzstan endorses draft agreement with Tajikistan on identifying borderline

Following the meeting, Bishkek and Dushanbe agreed to submit the draft agreement to the governments "for intra-state voting procedures". "To date, the Kyrgyz side has held the approval procedure," the document said. "The Cabinet approved the work of the country’s government delegation on delimitation and demarcation of the Kyrgyz-Tajik state border in the agreed areas with the length of 519,9 kilometers." The total length of the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan is about 1,000 kilometers. Some of its sections have been considered disputable after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Jan 22 12:30

Russian relief aid delivered to blocked Syrian cities — Russian Defense Ministry

"We have clear confirmation that all the platforms [with humanitarian aid] have been received by the local [Syrian] authorities ‘on the ground’ in the blocked cities. They have confirmed this fact and, indeed, humanitarian aid is being distributed among people in need". Earlier, the Russian defense ministry said that more than 50 tons of relief aid had been delivered from Russia to Syria since January 15.
Russia to help Syria restore cultural heritage after defeating IS: "Russia is ready to provide its restoration experts. Naturally, only the monuments that lend themselves to restoration can be restored. Unfortunately, many monuments have been severely damaged or completely ruined," Ordzhonikidze said. http://tass.ru/en/society/851691

Jan 22 12:27

Russia slams US’ decision to withdraw accreditation of Russian honorary consuls in US

"We are outraged at Washington’s decision to withdraw the accreditation of five of six honorary consuls of Russia in the United States — in California, Utah, Minnesota, Florida and Puerto Rico," the ministry said. "Moreover, they are even threatened with prosecution." "Attempts to accuse us of escalating tensions in the bilateral affairs to justify such inadequate actions do not stand up to criticism," the ministry said. "It is common knowledge that it was the United States that unleashed the sanctions aggression against Russia and is carrying out large-scale Russophobic propaganda all over the world trying to shirk responsibility for supporting the armed coup in Ukraine and the bloody war in Donbass.

Jan 22 12:22

Relatives of MH17 disaster victims ask Russia, Ukraine to provide radars data

The message was signed by 22 citizens of the Netherlands, Britain, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, who recall that all countries should comply with their commitments to full cooperation in investigating the tragedy (being investigated by the Netherlands). Ukraine has said it does not have the related data, because its radars were allegedly undergoing technical maintenance at the moment. Expert Piet Van Genderen said in parliamentary hearings on Friday that that claim looked very doubtful to him... Earlier, the relatives turned for assistance to US Secretary of State John Kerry, who immediately after the tragedy said that the United States had at its disposal the full information about the disaster, but produced no proof.

Jan 22 12:20

Russian defense ministry denies the shooting of Russian warplane by Turkish Air Force

The Russian Defense Ministry has described as "absolute nonsense" reports appearing in foreign social networks that the Turkish Air Force has hit another Russian warplane. "These reports are absolute nonsense. All our planes which are destroying terrorist infrastructure in Syria have safely returned to an air base," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov told journalists on Friday. He said that about 50 journalists from leading foreign media outlets of the United States; Britain, France, Italy, China, Vietnam and other countries had visited the Hmeymim air base. It would have been impossible to conceal that fact from them, Konashenkov said. "Now they have seen the true worth of these false speculations, which various "sofa analysts" regularly church out in Western media," the general added.

Jan 22 12:18

Ukrainian troops open mortar fire at Donetsk’s western suburb — media

"At about 19:00 local time, Ukrainian troops opened intense fire at the settlement of Staromikhailovka," the Donetsk News Agency. Fire, according to the source, was opened from the positions of Ukrainian troops in Krasnogorovka with the use of mortars and armored vehicles. No information about damage or casualties is available. Earlier on Friday, the DPR defense ministry said that Ukrainian troops had committed 153 ceasefire violations over the past day.

Jan 22 12:15

Donbas militia report shellings of unrecognized Luhansk republic

The Ukrainian armed forces have shelled the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) twice from mortars over the past 24 hours, LPR militia told the LuganskInformCenter news agency on Friday. "Between 14:30 and 14:45 (LPR territory) was shelled from the village of Krymskoye, Hill 175.9 near the village of Sukhodol from a 82-mm mortar (10 mortar bombs). At 15:40 (the Luhansk republic) was shelled from Troitskoye urban-type settlement near the village of Veselogorovka from a 120-mm mortar (2 mortar bombs), the LPR Defense Ministry said.

Jan 22 12:02

Oregon Protesters find and Remove HIDDEN "Goverment" SPY Cameras

Jan 22 11:55

Poor Italians Homeless While Refugees Live in New Buildings

Jan 22 11:54

Shooting of Kurds waving white flag caught on camera (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

An incident in which several civilians with a white flag came under fire has been caught on camera. The victims are reported to be Kurds in the town of Cizre, where they were allegedly shot at by Turkish troops.

Jan 22 11:53

US to use 'boots on the ground' to fight ISIS: defense chief

The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS needs to take back the cities Mosul and Raqqa and will use "boots on the ground" as part of its strategy in doing so, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

"We need to destroy them in those two places, and I'd like to get on with that as soon as possible," Carter, speaking from Davos, Switzerland, said in an interview on CNBC.

He said the coalition is using raids and bombs to take control of the routes between the two cities and cut off communication between them.

"That'll essentially separate the Iraqi theater from the Syrian theater," he said.

Jan 22 11:32

Pakistan Mourns New Taliban School Massacre in Latest Blowback from Internal Conflict, Afghan War

Pakistan is once again mourning mass casualties from an armed assault on one of its schools. At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured on Wednesday when gunmen stormed the northwest Bacha Khan University under the cover of morning fog.

Jan 22 11:25

When will Hillary Clinton be indicted

A Clinton indictment could lead to a brokered Democratic national convention

With the revelation that Hillary Clinton stored above top secret documents on her unsecured email server, the question being discussed on the news talk shows is not whether she will be indicted but when. Two scenarios have arisen concerning a possible Clinton indictment under the Espionage Act and perhaps other, related charges.

The first scenario has Clinton being indicted before she locks up the nomination.
The second scenario has the indictments being handed down after Hillary Clinton locks down the nomination, presuming that she can fend off the stiff challenge from Sanders. Then, the theory goes, she is forced to withdraw from the race and release her delegates to vote for whom they wish. That hypothetical development means that the Democratic National Convention will be brokered.

Jan 22 11:09

GM Wins Big in First Trial Over Deadly Ignition Switch

Robert Scheuer, 49, will walk away empty-handed, ending a lawsuit that was supposed to serve as a guide for hundreds of others against GM over the ignition switch, his lawyer said in a filing Friday in Manhattan federal court.

Jan 22 11:06

Will the DNC Use Super-Delegates to Steal the Primary Election from Bernie Sanders

The Democratic party has a built-in system to eliminate popular candidates with the populace but not as favorable to party leaders by the way of Super Delegates. Super Delegates carry just about 20% of the voting power in the nomination of a Democratic presidential candidate. These Super Delegates do not have to answer to a voting public. They do not have to follow what the people have voted and they can make a choice solely on their personal discretion or relationship with the candidates.

In a tight race, which this one will surely be, it is very likely that Bernie could win the electorate primary pledges but he could lose the nomination by way of his peers. There are 4047 total pledges to be made in the party, 794 by the super delegates.

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And the Democratic Superdelegates have all been given to Hillary by Debbie Wasserman Shultz!

Jan 22 10:58

GOP Drops National Review From Debate Sponsorship Over Trump Attack

Republican National Committee spokesperson Allison Moore said that "debate partners can't have a predisposition towards or against any candidate."

Jan 22 10:40

What is open source software?

Open source software is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone.

"Source code" is the part of software that most computer users don't ever see; it's the code computer programmers can manipulate to change how a piece of software—a "program" or "application"—works. Programmers who have access to a computer program's source code can improve that program by adding features to it or fixing parts that don't always work correctly.

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Recent changes in policy by corporate software vendors is boosting interest in open source software development. I was talking with an IT guy just yesterday whose clients are enraged because the vendors they bought software from (and are now dependent on) are moving to month-to-month subscriptions at elevated prices. One wonders what happened to the laws we have in this nation against monopolies, but that is a matter for another article.

The problem is there are no controls on the subscription prices, which means no matter how hard these clients work, most of the profits are now going to the software companies, who because of the month-to-month payment plan, have no real incentive to improve their products, as they have no need to worry about future sales. As a result, America is starting to lose its competitive edge against other countries, where future sales are dependent on coming up with better products.

I have already commented on the long-term effects of refusing to sell perpetual licenses to software as a single slump in business can shut an entire company's computer systems and productivity down completely. Having dusted off my programming skills during the NSA code challenge I find myself writing more and more of my own utilities rather than go through the hassle of licensing from a corporate vendor, and I suggest that it may be time for a programming renaissance among young people, going back to the early days of computers when we wrote most of the software we used. No, it won't have all the whiz-bang of a corporate product, but be honest, have you ever actually used all the bells and whistles in corporate software products, or just the core function? After my experience with Windows 10 (and I did give it a fair test) my next computer will be a Linux open source box. It is really all I need to keep doing what I do now. Yes, I still love to play with my animation software (at least the one that would actually install properly) but I can live without it.

Ancient Rome was built on the development of new technologies, but then as now technology must be maintained. When Rome could no longer keep the roads and aquaducts in working order, Rome started to fall. The same thing is starting to happen with our computers. Even today we are left to find the problems for ourselves and customer service from the software giants has become an industry joke.

Jan 22 10:36

Pentagon Frantic on How to Counter Successful Russian/Syrian Campaigns Against ISIS

they need to keep their mercenary proxy army from being wiped out in their entirety

Jan 22 10:33

Texas high school student suspended after carrying classmate having an asthma attack to the nurse

A Killeen mother is defending her son who was suspended after helping a fellow student having an asthma attack.
Anthony Ruelas, 15, said his eighth grade classmate was wheezing and gagging for three minutes Tuesday morning while no one did anything. But when Ruelas did do something, he apparently broke the rules.

Jan 22 10:32

Independent economists: TPP will kill 450,000 US jobs; 75,000 Japanese jobs, 58,000 Canadian jobs

Proponents of the secretly negotiated Trans Pacific Partnership -- which lets companies force governments to get rid of their labor, environmental and safety rules in confidential tribunals -- say it's all worth it because it will deliver growth and jobs to the stagnant economies of the rich world.

Jan 22 10:13

Germany starts confiscating refugees' valuables; Denmark finalizes bill to do same

Germany's southern states are confiscating refugees' valuables in order to pay for their stay, according to local authorities. It comes as Denmark moves ahead with a plan to do the same, part of a controversial bill aimed at curbing asylum seekers' rights.

Jan 22 10:08

Netanyahu calls for more US aid against strengthened Iran

At World Economic Forum, PM makes case for expanding military aid, which 'pales in comparison to enormous funds Iran gets.'

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Jan 22 10:06

Detroit Student: “I Want to Be Able to Go to School Without Worrying About Being Bitten by Mice”

As a federal emergency is declared over lead poisoning in the Flint water supply, the state of Michigan is facing another crisis over basic services—this time in Detroit.

Jan 22 10:05

The Clinton Foundation: Hillary Beholden To Banks, Corporations, And Foreign Governments

By Brandon Turbeville

Much has been made of the questionable actions and connections held by Clinton’s foundation enterprise over the last year. Many allegations have been made but what is entirely undebatable is the fact that the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation works closely with Wall Street banks and is also heavily funded by them ... then there is the apparent loyalty to foreign governments...

Jan 22 10:03

They Tell Us Nothing But Lies — Paul Craig Roberts

A British governmental inquiry has concluded that Russian President Putin “probably approved” the killing of Alexander Litvinenko by polonium poisoning. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44002.htm

As no evidence is provided for the surmise, we can conclude that this report on an unresolved event that happened a decade ago is part of the lies being used by the West to demonize Putin, just as the lies about MH-17 and “the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”

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Jan 22 09:48

Cashless Society War Intensifies During Global Epocalypse

By David Haggith

In the fall of 2015, the world descended into an economic apocalypse that will transform the globe into a single cashless society. This bold prediction is based on trends in nations all over the earth as shown in this article.

As we enter 2016, we are only beginning to see this Epocalypse form through the fog of war. The war I’m talking about is the world war waged furiously by central banks against the Great Recession as the governments they supposedly serve fiddled while their "capital" burned...

Jan 22 09:46

China braces for record cold snap with temperatures expected to drop to minus 30

SCHOOLS have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said on Thursday.

Jan 22 09:45

D.C. region braces for epic blizzard; Metro to shut down subway, bus lines

With an epic blizzard virtually certain to pummel the Washington area this weekend, Metro threw up a white flag Thursday, announcing that it will shut down the nation’s second-busiest subway and all bus service Saturday and Sunday in a move that apparently is unprecedented in the transit system’s 40-year history.

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Jan 22 09:42

Historic winter storm begins in Charlottesville; record snow event is possible

Just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, the snowflakes began to come down on Charlottesville. And, according to records, it could be an historic snowfall when it's finally done.
The National Weather Service office in Sterling predicts Charlottesville could see anywhere from 19 to 31 inches of snow on Friday and Saturday. The record, kept by the McCormick Observatory, for a major snow event is 24 inches, accumulated over two days in January 1922.

Jan 22 09:42

Several states, DC urged to brace for potentially historic snowstorm

The powerful winter storm bearing down on Washington, D.C. and several states has "life and death implications," Mayor Muriel Bowser warned Friday as she urged people to prepare for more than 2 feet of snow

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Jan 22 09:41

Six senators accidentally just admitted they are clueless about internet speeds

Congress has struggled to understand the internet for a long time, and a group of six US senators joined a chorus of ignorance today when they submitted a letter to the FCC criticizing it for changing the definition of high-speed internet, The Hill first reported. Last January, the FCC made an obvious and reasonable decision to raise minimum download and upload speeds for "broadband internet" from a measly 4Mbps/1Mbps to 25Mbps/3Mbps.

Jan 22 09:40

Hillary Clinton angers Iowa fans who waited hours for five-minute speech

Hillary Clinton left her audience cold in Iowa City on Thursday night, after she spoke for less than five minutes to a crowd of more than a thousand people, some of whom had lined up for more than an hour to see her.

Jan 22 09:38

BEX ALERT - Iran was moving towards producing nukes, Kerry claims

US Secretary of State John Kerry has once again accused Iran of moving towards producing nuclear weapons before Tehran reached a nuclear deal with P5+1 group of countries.

Kerry said on Thursday because of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), all pathways for Iran to make nuclear bombs are blocked.

"Iran was hurtling towards an unaccounted for, uninspected, full-fledged nuclear program with high levels of enrichment where they had enough enriched material to make 10 to 12 bombs," Kerry told CNBC's "Squawk Box" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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And where is your proof, John? And why aren't you talking about Israel, which already has hundreds of nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the NNPT, refuses IAEA inspections, and was caught trying to sell a clandestine nuclear weapon to the former government of South Africa; the very activity the NNPT is supposed to prevent!

Jan 22 09:31

Billionaire CEO of Blackstone Trolls the American Public – He Doesn’t Get Why People Are Angry

DAVOS MAN: “A soulless man, technocratic, nationless and cultureless, severed from reality. The modern economics that undergirded Davos capitalism is equally soulless, a managerial capitalism that reduces economics to mathematics and separates it from human action and human creativity.”

– From the post: “For the Sake of Capitalism, Pepper Spray Davos”

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Jan 22 09:29

Bernie Sanders Surges Ahead of Hillary Clinton in New Iowa Poll

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is now beating Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in Iowa, according to a new poll, just over a week away from the Iowa caucuses.

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Hillary's new campaign logo

Jan 22 09:27


A primary goal of Los Angeles County’s child welfare system is keeping kids out of lock-up. In this pursuit, the county took a surprising step: It used a predictive analytics tool as part of a program to identify which specific kids might end up behind bars, says Pacific Standard magazine. The process wasn’t incredibly complicated: It involved analyzing data about a child’s family, arrests, drug use, academic success, and abuse history. The goal was abundantly clear: separating out the good kids from the potentially bad.

Jan 22 09:23

Jews Criminalize Un-Kosher Laughter

In the past, Mr. M’Bala M’Bala has raised his voice either in support of Holocaust Revisionism or in protest against the oppression of Palestinians. The verdict was gleefully cheered by Eric Lemmens, a lawyer for Belgium’s Jewish organizations,” For me this is more than satisfying, this is a major victory,” Ibid. A major victory for Censorship. A Major Defeat for Free Speech... Western governments have piously lectured the rest of the World on how the West protects Free Speech (as in the Perinçek case.) The continued persecution of Dieudonne is an example of the hypocrisy and dishonesty of Western governments. Maybe they think the rest of the World won’t notice?

Jan 22 09:23

Strange and Crazy in the Financial World!

t’s been crazy so long it feels like normal …

Jan 22 09:22

Britain had more motivation to kill Aleksandr Litvinenko than Russia, brother claims

The brother of Aleksandr Litvinenko says the UK government had more motivation to kill him than Russia did, despite a British public inquiry which concluded that President Putin “probably” approved the assassination.

Maksim Litvinenko, Aleksandr's younger brother who lives in Rimini, Italy, responded to the Thursday report by saying it was “ridiculous” to blame the Kremlin for the murder of his brother, stating that he believes British security services had more of a motive to carry out the assassination.

"My father and I are sure that the Russian authorities are not involved. It's all a set-up to put pressure on the Russian government,” Litvinenko told the Mirror, adding that such reasoning is the only explanation as to why the inquiry was launched 10 years after his brother's death.

Jan 22 09:22

Exclusive: Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core publisher – tells the Project Veritas undercover journalist that “conservative voters are afraid of everything,” and proceeds to say why Common Core is important in her view.

She explains that those behind Common Core and the new AP U.S. History framework have attempted to minimize the Constitution and remove Christianity from the core concepts, while they also stress the importance of teaching about Islam:

Jan 22 09:19


Israel confirmed on Thursday it was planning to appropriate a large tract of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, close to Jordan, a move likely to exacerbate tensions with Western allies and already drawing international condemnation. In an email sent to Reuters, COGAT, a unit of Israel's Defence Ministry, said the political decision to seize the territory had been taken and "the lands are in the final stages of being declared state lands".

Jan 22 09:16


An incident in which several civilians with a white flag came under fire has been caught on camera. The victims are reported to be Kurds in the town of Cizre, where they were allegedly shot at by Turkish troops. The series of short video clips published on social media shows a procession of people going along a street, pushing a cart with what appears to be two covered bodies. The walls of the buildings are dotted with holes, possibly from bullets. A tank is shown in the distance.

Jan 22 09:11

Davos elite alarmed at the prospect of 'embarrassing' Trump being the GOP presidential nominee 

The surprise emergence of a billionaire real estate developer who has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States as the front runner to become Republican nominee for president is one of the hot topics of conversation among the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

While calling Donald Trump 'unbelievable', 'embarrassing' and even 'dangerous', business executives and finance leaders said he had nevertheless 'hit a vein' with his direct talk.

Jan 22 09:00

Oregon standoff Day 21: What you need to know Friday

The coverage by the Oregonian IMHO is inflammatory and incendiary. They and the governor would appear to be trying to motivate the feds to go in and massacre these people. The trolls in the comments section calling for Bundy and his supporters to be killed is appalling. Rivero's Rangers need to kick some butt,commentarily speaking that is!

Jan 22 08:56

Outsiders are in: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders lead in latest Iowa poll

According to the poll, Trump leads the Republican race, with 37 percent support compared to 26 percent for Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has an eight point lead as the preferred Democratic presidential candidate over rival Hillary Clinton, leading her in Iowa 51 percent to 43 percent.