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January 26, 2016

Jan 26 13:37

Here’s why the news about Apple is so bad

The bad news about Apple is likely to keep on coming.

And that’s really saying something, since over the past six months the news about the company’s earnings and growth prospects already has been lopsidedly negative.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem is that the planned obsolescence model is breaking down. Companies like Apple got rich because consumers would rush to buy the latest and greatest device even if their current one was still working. That isn't happening any more. IN the current economy, people are using whatever it is they have now until it is totally worn out, and only then will they buy a new version. Apple (and others) got used to a certain degree of device turnover per customer, so many per decade forecast sales, and that number has plunged.

Jan 26 13:34

10 SYNGENTA EMPLOYEES SENT TO HOSPITAL IN KAUAI FOLLOWING PESTICIDE USE

The Kauai agricultural workers were exposed to the insecticide chlorpyrifos, used on corn, which is currently under consideration for a ban by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More than 3.5 tons of the pesticide were used in Hawaii in 2014 despite concerns over its environmental effects, as well as adverse health implications. The insecticide was also recently found in what were once considered protected water sources. Joshua Uyehara, Syngenta Hawaii’s continuous nursery site manager, said in a phone interview that a field supervisor realized that the employees shouldn’t have been in the field within a few minutes after they entered it. Syngenta would not tell anyone what symptoms the 10 workers endured, but they were severe enough that after taking them to Syngenta’s offices and ‘cleaning them up,’ they still needed to go to the hospital.

Jan 26 13:32

6 Cleveland cops fired over 2012 chase, 137-shot barrage

The Cleveland Police Department announced Tuesday that six of its officers involved in the 137-shot barrage that killed an unarmed pair after a car chase have been fired.

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Additionally, another six officers face suspensions ranging from 21 to 30 day and a 13th officer involved in the incident will be retired early.

Jan 26 13:31

After Collecting Six-Figure Speaking Fees, Clinton Criticizes "Unjustifiable" Tuition Hikes



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Jan 26 13:26

El Niño storms erode Pacifica bluff as homes teeter on the edge

Apartment buildings lining a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean in Pacifica, Calif., are in peril after recent El Niño storms severely eroded the crumbling bluff.

City Manager Lorie Tinfow declared a local emergency after the storms not only wreaked havoc on the cliffside, but also caused damage to Pacifica Pier and the Milagra Watershed. Rains also triggered the failure of a seawall along Beach Boulevard and Santa Maria Avenue in the coastal Bay Area city, about 15 miles south of San Francisco.

Jan 26 13:21

GOVERNMENT GOES AFTER MAN WHO TOLD NYT ABOUT BUSH’S WARRANTLESS WIRETAPPING

Don’t ever say the government doesn’t hold officials accountable for their acts in office. Whenever someone does something that upsets the national security state, they get hammered! As the National Law Journal reports, someone is finally going to be held accountable for the shocking 2005 disclosure of the Bush administration’s unconstitutional, warrantless wiretappi



Jan 26 13:20

IS THE ZIKA VIRUS IN BRAZIL BEING SPREAD BY GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES FUNDED BY BILL GATES?

The Zika virus, which has been detected in 18 of the 26 states in Brazil, is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. A generically modified version has been developed by a British biotech company called Oxitec.

The results of a trial in Brazil published this summer involved genetically engineered mosquitoes that allegedly fight the spread of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika virus.

But scientists have warned the study had too few controls in place to ensure that the mosquitoes released into the wild did not end up spreading dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika virus.

Jan 26 13:18

Pyatt - Godfather of Ukrainian Revolution Helping Ukraine to Defend Itself ... From Itself

"I welcomed the chance to hear from Deputy Minister of Defense Dolgov and Ukrainian Special Operations Forces Commander Major General Luniov on the status of Ukraine’s special operations reform efforts, and to witness first-hand the classroom and field training U.S. and Allied special operations forces are providing Ukrainian special forces to enhance Ukraine’s capability to defend itself in the face of relentless Russian aggression. Since 2014, we have provided more than $266 million in equipment and training to help Ukrainian forces better monitor and secure their border, operate more safely and effectively, and defend their country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. What I saw on my trip reaffirmed my confidence that the Ukrainian military is committed to moving forward with the process of reform — moving toward European institutions, a NATO-standard military, a NATO-standard special forces capability. We’re very proud that the United States is part of that project"...

Jan 26 13:18

Paper company Verso files for bankruptcy

erso Corp., a leading U.S. producer of printing and specialty papers and owner of the paper mill in West Duluth, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday to cut its debt in the face of falling demand for catalogs and magazines and cheaper imports.



Jan 26 13:15

Russian Communists Claim U.S Using Influenza as a Bioweapon

USA is to blame for the spread of a flu epidemic in Russia, according to the Deputy of the state Duma from the CPRF, Vadim Solovyov. "The Americans fought for a long time and continue to lead an active bacteriological war with Cuba when they let the plague loose constantly on Cuba from their base, I do not exclude that their technology has developed very seriously. The wave went to Ukraine. I do not exclude that the Americans, as a warning in advance in this situation, are starting a war against our country", — said the MP. According to him, the MPs will send the appropriate requests to a number of state agencies, including, possibly, the FSB...

Jan 26 13:14

The seven most extreme childhood allergies coincide directly with vaccine ingredients

During the first year of life children are injected with known carcinogens and neurotoxins. Then, children develop strange food allergies, some so severe they can't even be in the room when someone takes out that food, like peanuts. Let's take a hard look at vaccines like the MMR, DTaP and HPV, and see just what these extreme allergies root themselves in, sending the body into a panic when it senses that same allergen, thinking it might be INJECTED into muscle tissue again. The immune response is overwhelming. It's fight or flight, and anytime you inject processed emulsifiers, genetically modified bacteria, human albumin, MSG, egg protein, reduced animal hide and cartilage (gelatin), and heavy metal toxins, into your muscle tissue 50 times in less than seven years, you might stop wondering why you or your child has EXTREME ALLERGIES to the SAME EXACT ingredients used to manufacture the majority of today's vaccines.

Jan 26 12:58

Motion filed to block State from delaying release of Clinton emails

The journalist who forced the State Department to release thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails is opposing the government’s efforts to delay the final release by one month, warning the extension would cause "irrevocable harm."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fox News is reporting that this motion is moving forward.

It was ridiculous for the State Department to blame the weekend snowstorm for a one-month delay, and it is clear that the real goal was to delay the next batch of emails until after Iowa and New Hampshire ... which tells us there is something really damning in this coming batch.

Jan 26 12:56

FLASHBACK - FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.

The probe, conducted by one Republican and one Democratic state prosecutor in Utah, has received accusations from an indicted businessman and political donor, interviewed other witnesses and gathered preliminary evidence such as financial records, Congressional Record statements and photographs that corroborate some aspects of the accusations, officials have told The Washington Times and ABC News.

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Owl 1
Jan 26 12:55

FLASHBACK - Justice Department reportedly blocked FBI probe over Reid, Lee accusations

The Justice Department reportedly has blocked the FBI from launching a federal probe into accusations involving Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, leaving agents to work with local prosecutors to examine the evidence on the side.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hillary has created one hell of a mess; a scandal too big to sweep under the rug or blame on the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (Reg TM Clinton).

Normally the FBI would just pretend to investigate and declare that although there were some "mistakes", they did find a "shred" of evidence. But that can no longer work with the public aware of the hard facts, including the damning instruction from Hillary to her staff to delete the classification headings on a document so that it could be sent unsecured (a felony) and the presence of Top Secret/SAP documents on her private server when they are not supposed to exist anywhere outside the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System. The FBI cannot drop the case without destroying their own legitimacy and credibility (in the minds of those who do now know the real FBI). So I am going to reverse myself; I think the FBI will recommend charges. It will be a watered-down list, and not even address the question of whather Hillary was selling secrets from her private server to foreign governments and collecting/laundering the payments through her "charity."

That drops the whole mess into Obama's lap, via his Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

If Lynch refuses to prosecute, then Obama is seen as covering for Hillary for the next election. That is not a stain Obama wants in his final year in office as he works on his legacy. And it is not secret that the Obamas and Clintons hate each other. Obama would probably be perfectly happy to let Lynch actually do her job.

But according to Larry Nichols, Hillary has already sent a message that if she is charged with any crime, she will blow the whistle on all the dirt she knows and bring down the entire government.

Hillary has become a live liability for the establishment, and live liabilities do not stay alive very long. As concerned as I am about someone taking a shot at Trump, I think Hillary has worked herself into a situation where she is in real danger.

I note that Biden is starting to surface again, publicly regretting his decision not to run, apparently warming up in the bull pen to step in as Hillary's relief and ride the wave of sympathy for her into his first term in office.

Jan 26 12:40

Maker of Oreos, Ritz Crackers Shedding 1,000s of Chicago Jobs, Outsourcing to Mexico

Mondelez bakeries, which makes Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers, and Cadbury chocolates, has announced yet another round of layoffs at its Chicago bakery.

The company is enlarging its Mexico facilities as it closes nine bakery lines in the Windy City, some of which have been operating for 60 years.

Jan 26 12:36

I Side With

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a quick online test on various issues, and after taking it they show you which candidate you are closest to on these issues. I came out closest to Trump, and farthest from Hitlery.

Jan 26 12:13

Russian mechanic designs home-made tank using old Lada as chassis

Siberian frosts and snow-covered roads led mechanic Andrei Romanov to design an off-road ‘tank’ built using an old Lada Samara vehicle as a chassis.

Jan 26 12:08

Homeless Woman Who Protested War Outside White House For 3 Decades Straight Dies At Age 80

By John Vibes

Concepcion Picciotto, a homeless anti-war protester has died at age 80, after occupying an area outside the White House for over 30 years. Ms. Picciotto is a Spanish immigrant, who is known by many as “Connie” or “Conchita.”

She began the longest running political protest in US history out front of the White House in 1981. Since then she has literally lived at the spot, spending 24 hours per day and 7 days a week at the vigil that she created...

Jan 26 12:02

Virginia House Votes Unanimously to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullifying Federal Law

By Michael Boldin

Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to authorize the farming, and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes, setting the foundation to nullify in practice the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. The vote was 98-0.

Introduced by Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Norge), House Bill 699 (HB699) would amend current state law on hemp by removing a provision that authorized the licensing of hemp farming only upon approval of the federal government...



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Jan 26 12:01

Living Dead Railroad: Stalin’s secret railway became grave for GULAG prisoners

Thousands of miles from the tropical jungle and a world away from the Burma railway stands the real-life Bridge over the river Kwai.

Jan 26 12:00

FLASHBACK - American scientists controversially recreate deadly Spanish Flu virus

The extinct influenza virus that caused the worst flu pandemic in history has been recreated from fragments of avian flu found in wild ducks in a controversial experiment to show how easy it would be for the deadly flu strain to reemerge today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And to be weaponized!

Jan 26 11:55

Ted Cruz’s Claim That He Was Uninsured Because of Obamacare Was 100 Percent Untrue

Last week Republican presidential candidate Ted "T-Bone" Cruz complained in New Hampshire that he was uninsured because of Barack Hussein Obama's sinister Affordable Care Act.


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Jan 26 11:49

Plaintiffs' lawyers wary of taking on Flint water scandal

The water scandal in Flint, Michigan has many of the ingredients for a mass, class-action lawsuit: danger signs that may have been ignored, many thousands of potential victims, the possibility of lifelong health problems, and the alleged systemic failure of people in charge.

Even consumer activist Erin Brockovich, the main subject of a 2000 movie named after her, has drawn attention to Flint's plight on her Facebook page and in public appearances.

Jan 26 11:48

Can the Truth Survive the Left’s Onslaught in Flint?

If you happen to read the left-wing, mainstream press or listen at all to the words of the Democratic presidential contenders, you know that there are few more important stories in the United States than the water troubles in Flint, Mich. Unfortunately, however, to the activist Left, the story is much less important for the sorry, sordid truth of the matter than it is for advancing the Narrative — that racist Republicans care little for the environment, hate the poor, and crush the little guy to save a buck.

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Jan 26 11:44

U.S & Russia Are Preparing Public Opinion for the Partition of Ukraine

The State Department chooses whoever becomes the main villains in Hollywood action movies, thus forming the opinions of slow-witted American citizens, badly distinguishing reality and fiction. So due to shifts of accents in a Hollywood TV series it is quite possible to judge the shift of vectors and priorities of U.S. foreign policy. And here, literally in recent days, two top American TV series, "Elementary" and "Madam Secretary" shows the Kiev regime as dictatorial, and its militants as terrorists. The funny thing is the interpretation of Ukrainian events in "Madam Secretary"... after such events I have serious doubts that the Pig will be able to escape to the US when the time comes; someone has to be labelled the culprit, and the candidate is already chosen. And then there's Putin, who said at a ONF forum that the Donbass region was attached to Ukraine wrongly by mistake. The Russians, too, are preparing public opinion, just in a different way, not so "prominently" as Americans.


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Jan 26 11:42

9-11 TRUTH Advocate Mr. Christopher Bollyn Adds Venues To "Solving 9-11 Tour - From Sea to Shining Sea" Tour

Christopher Bollyn, author of Solving 9-11, will be on a speaking tour in the United States this winter, starting in January. The theme of the tour is "Solving 9-11 Ends the War." The presentation is aimed at helping people grasp the 9-11 deception and freeing themselves from fear.

Updates:
Added Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on March 5;
New venue in Tucson, February 10;
Added San Francisco, Feb. 23;
Louisville venue change, Jan. 30

Jan 26 11:39

Trump Threatened To Skip The Next Debate, And Fox News Just Responded In A Way He’ll Hate

Fox was very clear in its response.

“Sooner or later Donald Trump, even if he’s president, is going to have to learn that he doesn’t get to pick the journalists—we’re very surprised he’s willing to show that much fear about being questioned by Megyn Kelly,” Fox said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue isn't the President picking the journalists but the journalists trying to pick the President!

Jan 26 11:37

Russians Teach Migrants a Lesson in Germany

Abuses of migrants in Germany has forced local men to take up arms and teach foreigners a lesson. The editorial office of "top secret" received a message about a massacre that was conducted on the town of Bruchsal by Russian immigrants. It was attended by about 400 "Russian Germans". According to police the scene (Hostel) was attended by around 120 cars with 3-4 men in each. The "southerners", the Arabs and the Moroccans, tried to resist and fired guns. But they were beaten with baseball bats and bar stools. The "Rusaki" (as the Russian migrants in Germany call themselves) strolled across all floors — said the source to "top secret" about the number of Russian migrants residing in Germany. Currently, men from the Netherlands are protesting against the excesses of foreigners by walking in the streets in mini-skirts. Russian migrants were the first who rose to defend their families with the use of arms.



Jan 26 11:33

Hidden Camp No: Frmr Gitmo guard claims suicides really CIA killings

The CIA is being accused of murdering three Guantanamo-Bay detainees in 2006.

Jan 26 11:32

U.S. Lab Eyed As Source For Deadly Flu Virus Escape Killing Ukraine Soldiers, Hospitalizing Hundreds

The uncontained U.S. lab virus is being dubbed “Californian Flu” and is killing Ukraine soldiers

The U.S. mainstream media has yet to report on a serious situation brewing in Ukraine that reads more like a Stephen King horror. While the western media are busy spinning geopolitical narratives, the Donbass International News Agency is alerting the world of…

Jan 26 11:32

Putin : "Transfer of Donbass to Ukraine in the USSR Was Unjustified"

"Moreover, that at a border of multi-ethnicity, in fact, of a unitary state, with borders remotely determined arbitrarily are not always justified. Well, so they put Donbass into Ukraine. Under what pretext? The rising interest of the proletariat in Ukraine for there to be more social support there. Well just look at such nonsense! And this is not the only example," he said...

Jan 26 11:31

Harmony Over Hatred: Ethnic Conflict in Crimea is a Western Media Myth

Russia's Crimea is a territory where the rights of each and every nationality are observed, according to Polish journalist Mateus Piskorski. His remarks came after he visited the Crimean Peninsula as a member of the delegation of Polish journalists earlier this month. He said that during the visit, he along with his colleagues managed to talk to representatives of Crimea's Tatar population and other ethnic communities, including the Poles. "We realized that only now has Crimea become a multinational territory where, I emphasize, the rights of all nationalities, including the Ukrainian minority, are being respected," Piskorski pointed out. He expressed regret over the Western media showing a biased approach to covering the latest events in Crimea.



Jan 26 11:25

"I will not fight!" - But no asylum in Germany for Ukrainian men refusing to go to war; Ukrainian ambassador sabotages their asylum

Ukrainians facing deportation. Thousands of Ukrainian refugees in Germany are receiving requests to leave; they have hardly any chance of asylum. Neighbors and friends are fighting against their deportation...
The seventh wave of mobilization in Ukraine will fail... or so thinks the Deputy of the people's Council of Donetsk People's Republic, the head of the Committee for security and defence DPR Anatoly Koval. He noted that Ukrainian citizens do not want to go to the fratricidal war and carry out the criminal orders "of a bunch of oligarchs." http://fortruss.blogspot.ru/2016/01/the-seventh-wave-of-mobilization-i...

Jan 26 11:23

Ross Ulbricht Prepares for Appeal of Silk Road Verdict

By Derrick Broze

In February 2015 Ross Ulbricht was found guilty of operating the online black-marketplace known as the Silk Road. It took a jury just three hours to convict Ulbricht on seven charges related to distributing narcotics, fraudulent documents, money laundering, and continuing a criminal enterprise. On May 29, 2015 U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest sentenced Ulbricht to life in prison, plus 40 years with no possibility of parole...

Jan 26 11:22

"Six Million Myth"

The Holocaust is a Hoax plain and simple. (video = approx. 1 hour)



Owl 3
Jan 26 11:18

Montenegro Rebels Against NATO and Djukanovic

Since the autumn of 2015, Montenegro has been restless. The mass protests outside the government building in Podgorica have not subsided. The situation in the country is heating up with each passing day... Over the past 24 hours in Podgorica, anti-government demonstrations have been chanting the slogans: "Montenegro against NATO and European integration", "Traitor Milo Djukanovic, need to overthrow the government," "We love Russia and Putin", "We — the nightmare of Euroregio Djukanovic", reports News Front. In addition, activists insist that Montenegro should change the course towards Russia and advocate a military and economic union with Russia. It is noteworthy that when they began to broadcast the speech of the Prime Minister before the rest of the government, the crowd heard his voice and started to rebel even more. While Djukanovic spoke at the meeting, activists chanted "Milo - thief!".

Jan 26 11:11

USAID - Good for Al-Nusra, Good for Kiev

"Today, I’m delighted to announce a new partnership with the Association of Ukrainian Cities to support implementation of decentralization through our USAID PULSE program. The PULSE project will work with the Association and with the Government of Ukraine to strengthen local governance, deepen democracy, and improve local services. We know from our own experience with American democracy the importance of local governance"...
The US Ambassador has stressed the need to bring privatization to Ukraine in compliance with international standards. http://fortruss.blogspot.ru/2016/01/pyatt-urges-rada-to-adopt-law-on.html

Jan 26 11:05

Police officers flee angry mob in Swedish refugee center through back door

A police patrol of 10 officers was forced to flee a refugee center in Sweden after being surrounded by a mob of violent migrants. Law enforcement officials had arrived to relocate a 10-year-old boy after reports of his repeated rape at the facility.



Carambola
Jan 26 11:03

Could Flint Fiasco Poison Austerity As Stupid, Wasteful & Cruel?

In severity of health damage, media staying power, and political indefensibility, the Flint, MI lead poisoning looms as a national turning point. What disgrace better spotlights Republican government that poisons one hundred thousand of its own people -- failed austerity at its worst? Rarely does stupid and wasteful, if not immoral, merge so dramatically.

Jan 26 11:02

San Diego Naval Medical Center on lockdown after shots reported

A local Fox affiliate reported that someone fired a gun into the air three times at the barracks, but nobody was hurt.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In other words, it's a propaganda stunt to distract the public and media from ... what? Impending WW3? Toxic water pouring out of your faucets?

Jan 26 11:00

The Fed Passes The Buck: Blame Oil And China

There are a handful of themes out there on recent market action that are either totally wrong or otherwise highly misleading. For instance, regarding the recent calamity in the capital markets, one especially apparent dichotomy has presented itself as offering two choices as to what, exactly, is causing the painful turbulence.

There are some who, in a complete echo of the news headlines, are quick to point the finger at both oil and China. And yet there are others who point the finger at the Fed for “raising rates too early.” Along with the second is the observation that “inflation is totally MIA” and therefore it was ludicrous that the Fed felt the need to “raise interest rates.” Both of these tend to express anguish over the “strong dollar.”

Jan 26 10:59

Citing Terrorism Concerns, John Kerry Supports Saudi Bloodbath in Yemen

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed his support for Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen, a conflict that has killed over 2,400 civilians. As justification, the secretary reiterated false claims that Riyadh is battling al-Qaeda.

Jan 26 10:59

Israel Approves Construction of 150 Homes in West Bank - Reports

According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the construction plans were adopted last week and include settlements in Ariel and Hebron areas.

The construction of 153 units denotes an end to an informal construction freeze, which lasted 18 months, and that had been imposed over fears that the United States might not approve it, according to the newspaper.

Jan 26 10:58

HomeOp-Edge‘We are calling on the French government to deploy the military in Calais’

As tension flares over the migrant crisis in the EU, residents of the French city of Calais are demanding that their homes be protected from refugees. Residents gathered to call attention to the impact Europe's migrant crisis is having on their town. On Saturday a group of migrants stormed a UK-bound ferry, with tear gas and water cannon were used to disperse the crowd.

Jan 26 10:58

New Beijing-Tehran Axis in the Making

The strategic relationship that matters is Beijing-Tehran – from the energy sphere to Eurasia integration via One Belt, One Road. But Beijing also needs Saudi oil

Jan 26 10:57

Flint water crisis: Residents concerned about toxic contamination, officials play blame game

Barack Obama has given personal assurances to locals in the city of Flint, Michigan, that they have full government support - that's after they've been exposed to toxic water for months.

Jan 26 10:57

Lavrov's Snub Was a Signal to More Than Just Nuland

The stand-offish treatment of Victoria Nuland by Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov may have been aimed at two other men - Vladislav Surkov and Dimitri Peskov

Jan 26 10:57

US Army Apache helicopters deploy to Hawaii to take part in multiple exercises

During their six-month deployment at Wheeler, 16th CAB aircrews will not only take part in several exercises, including Lightning Force and RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific), but will also fill the void of attack/reconnaissance coverage for the 25th Infantry Division after the retirement of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Jan 26 10:56

Things are so bad in Brazil they had to cancel Carnival

Following the unwelcome news that Brazil is canceling its popular Carnival, GRI takes a look at what the Brazilian people can expect for their country in 2016 and what changes Brasília needs to make to increase investor confidence.

Jan 26 10:56

Man who says he feared mass shootings accidentally shoots stranger in movie theater, police say

Police say the man suspected of accidentally shooting a stranger at a Renton movie theater told them he carried a firearm because he feared mass shootings.

Dane Gallion, 29, told officers he took the gun to Regal Cinemas 14 at the Landing on Thursday night because he was “concerned about recent mass shootings in public places,” according to a police account in a probable-cause statement released Saturday.

Jan 26 10:56

Report: Americans Dodged Sanctions by Buying Iranian Machinery

American companies found a way around their own sanctions to purchase Iran-made machinery while the US administration was forcing other countries to implement them and punishing those who didn’t.
Commander: Iran Speedboats Outpace US Vessels http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941105000285

Jan 26 10:55

Rearming for the apocalypse

Obama’s proposed “modernization” increases our vulnerability, not our security. The first and most obvious reason is that it will certainly lead other countries to seek equivalent arsenals of their own. It is especially upsetting to Russia, which already feels under increasing American threat as a result of our military maneuvers on its borders and the fact that many of our missiles are positioned in Germany, Turkey, and other countries near its territory. The Russian defense minister recently announced that in response to Obama’s plan, Russia will “bring five new strategic nuclear missile regiments into service.” China would surely match that escalation. If it does so, India will follow. Then Pakistan will jump into the race. It is a recipe for disaster.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This money would be far better spent on restoring our American infrastructure, which is crumbling to dust as I type this.

Jan 26 10:53

Russian Military Denies Rumors of New Air Base in Syria

Russia’s Defense Ministry has denied speculations about constructing second air base in Syria. The rumor could be a false flag operation by Ankara to cover up the concentration of Turkish forces on the Syrian border, MoD spokesman said.

Jan 26 10:52

Spoils of War: US Worried Anti-Daesh War Will End Without Their 'Help'

On Friday, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that elements of the 101st Airborne Division would deploy to Iraq and Syria to help crush Daesh. For their part, Russian military experts are convinced that the US operation is merely an attempt to get in on the action before the war ends, so that Washington can share in the spoils of victory.

Jan 26 10:52

U.S. & Allies Make bin Laden Admirer a Negotiator in Syria Peace Talks

On January 25th, which was the date when peace talks on Syria were to start, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the organization founded by Osama bin Laden admirer, Zahran Alloush, represent the anti-Assad forces in the upcoming Syrian peace talks, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov very reluctantly accepted.

Jan 26 10:51

Report: ISIL Transfers Cash from Nineveh Banks

The source noted that the ISIL's move came after the terrorist group sacked a large number of bank employees on the suspicion that they helped the Iraqi forces to hit the ISIL's banks. The Iraqi forces have pounded and destroyed the two banks of Al-Rafedin and al-Zahour in Mosul city. The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq. Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country. The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

Jan 26 10:51

Fly from New York to London in 11 MINUTES: Radical ‘Antipode’ concept plane that uses rocket boosters revealed 

The engineer behind the Skreemr jet has unveiled another radical, much faster design for future air travel.

Charles Bombardier latest concept jet is capable of reaching Mach 24 - more than twice the speed of the Skreemr and 12 times faster than Concorde.

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That is close to orbital speed!

Jan 26 10:49

ISRAEL, SAUDI ARABIA, DEFENSE AND OIL SPENT NEARLY ONE TRILLION URGING DC FOR MORE WAR IN 2015

The defense industry spent millions lobbying the federal government last year, but they weren’t the only ones urging the country toward more war. Countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia, and even oil and computer industry representatives, also got in on the act.

According to OpenSecrets, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics, the defense and aerospace industries spent a combined total of $56,272,948 on D.C. lobbying efforts last year. That’s down from the all-time high in 2013, when the industry spent over $78 million on lobbying.

Jan 26 10:48

Donald Trump soars to a new high of 41 points - more than double his nearest rival

Less than week before the first proper votes are cast in the 2016 presidential election campaign, Donald Trump has soared to a new high of 41 per cent, according to a new poll.

The national poll by CNN//ORC found that four out of ten Republicans now say they wold back him to be the president. The tycoon’s support is more than double that of his nearest rival, Ted Cruz, who trails on 19 per cent. No other Republican candidate makes it out of single digits.

Jan 26 10:46

Iran plans to buy 114 Airbus planes

Iran plans to buy 114 aircraft from the European company Airbus by March, and is looking for other deals, senior Iranian officials said on Sunday as their country emerges from sanctions and international isolation.

The republic could need 500 new planes over the next three years, lawmaker Mahdi Hashemi, the chairman of the parliament’s development commission, said at Tehran’s first major post-sanctions gathering of global business people.

The transport minister, Abbas Akhoondi, told journalists Tehran would discuss details with Airbus next week and was also interested in negotiating with the US plane maker Boeing for aircraft.

Jan 26 10:45

Killing of Investigating Judge, Destroying Judiciary Buildings Shows Saudi Arabia's Confusion

The Saudi-led forces' intensified attacks against Yemen's judiciary buildings and judges investigating the Arab country's officials who have cooperated with Saudi Arabia shows their fear from exposure of the facts related to the corruption of the pro-Saudi camp. The Saudi fighter jets bombarded the headquarters of Yemen's Criminal and Penal Documents Headquarters in Sana'a just two weeks after they had pounded the Arab country's Security and Intelligence Organization in the Yemeni capital. The Saudi warplanes also killed Yemeni Judge Yahya Rubaid along with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren at his home in Sana'a on Monday.

Jan 26 10:44

MI5 'was warned by IRA informant about Shankill Road bombing that killed nine but did nothing to stop it'

British security services were warned about a infamous IRA bombing which killed nine people in Belfast in 1993 but failed to stop it, it was claimed today.

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This sort of thing is nothing new. The FBI Allowed the 1993 WTC Bombing to Happen!

Jan 26 10:43

Is Apple going rotten? Analysts say iPhone sales may have reached their peak

Apple could soon face one of its biggest challenges to date: Peak iPhone.

Most analysts believe Apple surpassed its own record by selling more than 74.5 million units of its flagship product in the final three months of 2015.

But there are signs that iPhone sales in the first three months of 2016 will — for the first time ever — show an abrupt decline from the same period a year earlier.

Jan 26 10:42

A Short History of Paper Money

Jan 26 10:42

Military Sources: US Delta Forces On Secret Mission in Iraq

"The CIA is the mastermind of the secret dispatch of the US special forces who are now in Iraq under the name of Delta Force," the Arabic-language media outlets quoted retired Iraqi Army Officer Brigadier General Talal Abdel Rahman al-Hamdani as saying on Tuesday. He, however, underlined that the number of the US Delta forces is not so high, adding that they are hidden in residential areas among the Iraqi people. "The Delta forces have been trained to assassinate Iraq's political figures and carry out dangerous military operations," Brigadier General al-Hamdani added. He did not provide any further details about the US Delta Forces in Iraq. Meantime, senior Iraqi MP Rasoul al-Tayee called on the Iraqi government to probe into the presence of the US Delta forces in Iraq.

Jan 26 10:40

Gov't Forces Complete Control over Key City of Sheikh Meskeen South of Syria

The Syrian Army alongside the popular forces, backed up by the Russian and Syrian fighter jets, drove the militant groups back from the entire districts of the strategic city of Sheikh Meskeen in the Northern part of Dara'a province following hours of heavy battles, the army said Tuesday.
Hundreds of Fresh Forces Join Army for Massive Operation in Northern Syria http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941106000807
Hezbollah fighters in a successful operation in Idlib province opened their way into the areas controlled by the terrorists of Jeish al-Fatah (the Army of Conquest) and inflicted heavy losses on them. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941106000747
Militants' Supply Route Cut by Gov't Forces' Offensive in Damascus Province http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13941106000581

Jan 26 10:40

The Story of Your Enslavement

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Reposted at reader request.

Jan 26 10:38

What a let down! Major air-sea search recovers blow-up SEX DOLL 

The rescue comes after the town banned Borat-style Mankinis and cracked down on offensive clothing and blown-up sex toys.

Newquay Coastguard Association chairman Dave Bulley said the now-deflated doll has since been 'put in the bin'.

The town's lifeboat, search and rescue helicopter and the coastguard were called out at 6.45pm on Monday and witnesses reported seeing flares being set off to illuminate the scene.

Jan 26 10:37

This dangerous official state poster encouraged Flint residents to bathe babies in poisoned water

Flint, Michigan continues to grapple with the poisoning of its water supply system. For months the city government of Flint and the state government of Michigan— led by Governor Rick Snyder— ignored scientists, researchers and the citizens of economically depressed Flint who rang alarm bells about the toxic water supply. Instead, they encouraged the people of Flint to drink the water, bathe in the water, and, generally, that the water was safe. Of course the government was terribly wrong.

The debacle of neoliberal policies (Michigan’s government prioritized saving money over safe water) didn’t stop state officials from circulating an online flyer that read, “Hey Flint! It’s Safe to Wash.”

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The governor, and every state and Flint official who signed off on this outrage should resign en masse, and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of Michigan law for reckless public endangerment.

Skin is porous; and if you don't believe that, rub some garlic on your feet, and see just how soon you taste it.

The real upset to me is how long ago city, county, and state officials knew this water was poisoning people, but chose not to fix it because, after all, the people living here were poor, so they didn't matter, and their health, and the health of their children, was irrelevant.

HOW THE FLIP DARE THEY ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?!?!?

The State of Michigan should be offering free chelation therapy to every kid who got exposed to this poison, and right the heck now.

What chelation therapy does is gently remove toxins in the system, which are then excreted through the kidneys. This is even recommended by the CDC.

http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/acclpp/blood_lead_levels.htm

Doctors need to test kidney function first, but the chemical used is calcium disodium EDTA, and it is introduced into the body though an IV. Treatments take a couple of hours, and there may be several times it needs to be done, but then the lead levels in the blood are tested again, to make sure that the lead has been completely eliminated from the child's system.

Jan 26 10:37

FLASHBACK - CNN's Wolf Blitzer Jeopardy Fail -$4600

Jan 26 10:32

Clintons's $200,000 an Hour Pay From Goldman Sachs is Nothing to Laugh At

Goldman Sachs -- the investment bank that was so instrumental in causing the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression -- pays Hillary Clinton $200,000 an hour or more to speak to their executives and investors. (The median income for an American family is $52,259 a year.)

What do Hillary and the Wall Street bank discuss that's worth over $200,000 an hour? And what does Goldman Sachs, and other Wall Street firms who have paid Hillary $2.5 million in the past two years, expect in return?

If you ask Hillary, you'll never find out.

Jan 26 10:32

MU professor charged with 3rd degree assault for actions during campus unrest: Melissa Click was captured on video attempting to force reporters out of protest space

ABC 17 News confirmed Monday night through her lawyer Chris Slusher that Dr. Melissa Click will plead "not guilty" to that charge. Slusher said they will waive her arraignment as well.

Jan 26 10:32

Clinton Foundation Pockets Massive Payoffs From Russia for Mining Rights In Wyoming And Oregon- Hammond Ranch Part Of The Deal!

It appears, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation from Russia wanted to expand their operations into America and needed a way in. So, in 2013, Rosatom acquired a Canadian company named Uranium One as part of a slick side deal involving multiple parties. The deal allowed the Russian’s to maneuver their way into the Continental United States as part of a vast and extensive plan to mine Uranium ore out of states like Wyoming and Oregon.

The deal was essentially brokered by Hillary and was run through the Clinton Foundation using Canadian-backed contributions as a cover. It seems Hillary learned from Obama the art of how to use a pen to sign away America to foreigners, or did Obama learn that from the Clintons? For with bleeding ink, Hillary sold one-fifth of America’s uranium resources to the Russians.

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Jan 26 10:29

Professor Encourages ‘White Supremacist’ Students Who Support Inviting Conservative Author to Campus to Meet Him at the Gym: ‘Heads Up Though, I Lift…’

Members of a California State University, Los Angeles conservative club have have found themselves under intense scrutiny from their peers and at least one faculty member after the group invited a controversial conservative speaker to campus.

The public university’s Young America’s Foundation student group extended an invitation to author and senior editor at large for Breitbart News Ben Shapiro to lecture on “When Diversity Becomes a Problem” — a topic that encompasses trigger warnings and microaggressions. In a public Facebook event page to promote the lecture, several students have decried the event as being “unsafe,” a “right-wing attack,” “a hostile event” or damaging to students’ mental health.

Jan 26 10:28

'It is Swedish politicians' fault that she is dead.' Family of murdered Swedish refugee worker blame migration crisis for her death as police warn they cannot cope with rising violence

The mother of the young social worker who was allegedly stabbed to death by a 15-year-old asylum seeker at a shelter for refugee children today spoke of her anguish as the family blamed Sweden's migration crisis for her death.

Alexandra Mezher, 22, was working alone with ten youths aged between 14 and 17 when she was attacked at the home for unaccompanied young refugees in Mölndal, near Gothenburg. She later died of her injuries in hospital.

Jan 26 10:28

IRA TERRORIST BEHIND 1993 BELFAST BOMBING WAS ‘MI5 INFORMANT’ – LEAKED DOCUMENTS

Northern Ireland’s police watchdog is investigating allegations that the IRA operative who planned the 1993 Shankhill Road bombing was an MI5 informant who gave intelligence that could have helped security forces stop the atrocity. Nine civilians, including two children, were killed in the attack on a fish shop in Belfast’s loyalist heartland in 1993. The bombing became one of the most notorious atrocities of The Troubles, prompting a wave of sectarian revenge murders in its wake. Inside job?

Jan 26 10:27

Frankenscience? Human organs grown in animals to be reportedly approved in UK

The UK Home Office is expected to give the green light this week to a controversial scientific technique developed in the United States. It allows human organs be grown inside animals.

Jan 26 10:24

DUKE GRAD STUDENT EQUATES FREE SPEECH TO WHITE SUPREMACY

“I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism—on our campus and across our country—has been derailed by a diversionary and duplicitous obsession with the First Amendment,” grad student Bennett Carpenter wrote in an op-ed for the Duke Chronicle last week. “I am thinking about how quickly the conversation has shifted from white supremacy to white fragility—and how this shift is itself an expression of white supremacy.”

Jan 26 10:23

PRANK WEBSITE CAUSES SAFARI TO CRASH AND FORCES IPHONES AND IPADS TO REBOOT

The prank site contains code that causes a never-ending string of characters within the address bar. As the string continues to grow, the browser will struggle to load it, thus causing a memory issue.

If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, those devices will heat up as they try to handle the code, and they will eventually reboot due to exhaustion. It takes about 20 seconds from when the site first loads to when the reboot takes place. Mac users will end up with Safari crashing, but won’t suffer an automatic reboot.

The prank site even affects Chrome users on Android, PCs, and Macs, as they will become very sluggish as Chrome attempts to load the code. Users will be forced to initiate a reboot in order to stop it.

Jan 26 10:23

Will Palin Endorsement Help Trump? Michael Rivero

Jan 26 10:22

NEVADA RANCHING FAMILY LOSES FEDERAL LANDS COURT CASE

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the federal government in a long-running dispute with the late Nevada rancher Wayne Hage, remanding the case to a new federal judge because of apparent bias on the part of U.S. District Judge Robert Clive Jones.

In a separate unpublished memorandum also filed Friday, the panel of the appeals court reversed a finding of contempt against BLM employee Thomas Seley and U.S. Forest Service employee Steven Williams, finding that Jones "grossly abused the power of contempt."

In the main opinion, the 9th Circuit, in a ruling written by Judge Susan Graber, granted the request by the U.S. government to reassign the case.

"Defendants openly trespassed on federal lands," she said. "Rather than simply resolving the fact-specific inquiries as to when and where the cattle grazed illegally, the district court applied an 'easement by necessity' theory that plainly contravenes the law."

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If you are wondering why the government is grabbing all the land it can, it is because they have nothing else to pledge as collateral on further government borrowing. One day you will wake up as tenants rather than citizens, the bankers will own the nation, and all it cost them was ink and paper!

Jan 26 10:20

Land Grab: BLM Is Considering Taking Half Of Texas Rancher's Land In Government Sanctioned Move

Texas rancher Ken Aderholt is fuming at the notion that the Bureau of Land Management could take the land he owns that has been in his family for generations, according to News Channel 6 Now. The red river land in Harrold Texas is where his family has run cattle since 1941, but now the BLM is claiming the land was never actually theirs, saying Texas should never have given his family a deed to the 1250 acres.

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This is just getting silly!

Jan 26 10:18

Texas Farmer Wins 30 Year Battle with BLM – Gets Land Back

A Texas farmer finally received land back that was taken from him by a court and given to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more than thirty years ago. The victory puts land back into his undisputed possession and control that has been in his family since 1904. It also brings hope and a pathway to victory for other farmers who stand to lose up to 90,000 acres of land to the BLM.

Jan 26 10:17

Time: '2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record'

The first month of the year isn't even over yet and as people in the Northeast are digging their way out of one of the biggest snowstorms in recorded history, Time magazine has a message for you: "2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record." Yes, they couldn't even wait for the temperature readings to be evaluated in the months to come to make that prediction. Just as much of the mainstream media have already declared 2014 and 2015 based on highly questionable evidence, they are already declaring 2016 to be even hotter based on absolutely no evidence other than pretending to read future temperatures.

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Jan 26 10:16

GRAND JURY INDICTS PLANNED PARENTHOOD FILMMAKERS

A Texas grand jury has cleared a Planned Parenthood clinic of wrongdoing, and instead indicted two pro-life filmmakers who published videos alleging the abortion organization’s á la carte fetal organ harvesting.

On Monday, a Harris County Grand Jury charged Center for Medical Progress President David Daleiden and activist Sandra Merritt with “tampering with a governmental record,” a second degree felony. Daleiden was additionally charged with a misdemeanor count regarding human organ procurement.

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said they were left with no choice but to charge the filmmakers after an investigation on the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast clinic in Houston turned up clean.

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The grand jury here was most likely either bribed, coerced, or intimidated, to come up with these indictments.

Attempting to punish the messengers here, to stifle any further investigations of Planned Parenthood's practices, reeks of corruption.

Hopefully, the truth will come out though the state investigation of these facilities.

Jan 26 10:14

Active shooter reported at San Diego Navy medical center

The hospital reported the active shooter just after 8 a.m., prompting staff to advise all non-emergency personnel to stay away from the compound in the 34800 block of Bob Wilson Drive in San Diego.

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"Well, THAT oughta get their minds off that toxic water scandal!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 26 10:14

Turkey knows Middle East going to blow up, should stay out of it – ex Margaret Thatcher advisor

From its clampdown on democracy to the downing of Russia's warplane, Turkey has made a departure.

Jan 26 10:12

Militia in Flint join calls for justice in water crisis

On Sunday afternoon, about 30 militia supporters clad in camouflage gear and bearing “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, gathered outside of City Hall to demand accountability amid a national discussion over how the city’s water supply became contaminated.

“We’re here to defend this community," said Matthew Krol, the militia's executive officer, addressing the crowd in a full camouflage outfit with a handgun strapped to his hip. “We’re not going to allow (the government) to step on the people of Flint any longer.”

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Jan 26 10:10

Russia: Iran Likely to Join Eurasian Development Bank in Weeks

Eurasian Development Bank Chief Dmitry Pankin announced on Tuesday that Iran will most likely become a member of the EDB by the end of March.
Pankin said India and Vietnam could follow suit as they are also interested in joining the regional development bank.

Jan 26 10:09

REVOLUTIONARY TOONS ~~ ‘WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN’

It’s Time for Egypt To Throw Another Shoe In The Face Of A Tyrant!

Jan 26 10:09

Russia slams US move on honorary consuls, provocations

Russia has condemned a US decision to withdraw credentials of most of the Russian honorary consuls as well as Washington’s “provocations” against Moscow.

Jan 26 10:09

Islamic State 'enjoyed Turkish money for oil': Israeli minister

Israel's defense minister said on Tuesday that Islamic State militants had been funded with 'Turkish money', an assertion that could hinder attempts to mend fences between the two countries after years of estrangement.

Jan 26 10:08

Oil prices tumble below $30 amid global oversupply and fresh concerns over China slowdown

Oil prices extended the previous session's losses on 26 January as they plunged below the $30 (£21.1, €27.7) a barrel threshold amid ongoing concerns over a global oversupply and fresh worries over a slowdown in China.

Jan 26 10:07

Opposition Figure: Syrians Oppose Presence of Terrorists in Geneva Talks

"Introducing Mohammed Alouch, the politburo chief of Jeish al-Islam terrorist group, as an opposition activist to attend the Geneva-III, and another political activist named as Z'abi as head of the Syrian opposition's negotiating team by Saudi Arabia showed that the team appointed by Saudi Arabia is paradoxical in nature," a founding member of Syria's Majd opposition current Ikhlas Ghosa told FNA on Tuesday. His remarks came after Saudi Arabia introduced Mohammed Mustafa Alouch as an opposition activist to attend the Geneva-III. Mohammed Mustafa is the cousin of Jeish al-Islam commander Zahran Alouch who was recently killed by Syrian forces. "It is quite clear for everyone that the Syrians will oppose the presence of those who have played important roles in the killing of the Syrian nation," Ghosa said.

Jan 26 10:07

NEW STUDY QUANTIFIES U.S. FASCISM — NEARLY HALF OF ALL RETIRED CONGRESS MEMBERS BECOME LOBBYISTS

As a member of the U.S. Congress, one can expect to earn a substantial income of $174,000 per year – a very comfortable sum to live on. But it doesn’t stop there, now legislators are frequently using their political careers as a stepping-stone to a much larger payday upon retirement, often quintupling their income as an industry lobbyist.

Three political scientists have tracked data all the way back to 1976 to analyze the lobbying activity of former members of Congress in an eye-opening new study.

The results of the study, “Who walks through the revolving door? Examining the lobbying activity of former members of Congress,” appearing in the journal Interest Groups & Advocacy, make clear that there has been a substantial increase in the number of members becoming lobbyists after retirement.

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And please remember: members of AIPAC do not have to register as the domestic "capo" of a foreign government!!

Jan 26 10:06

22 Dead, over 100 Wounded in ISIL Double Bombing in Homs, Syria

The ISIL terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the two explosions which took place minutes apart from each other in the residential areas of Al-Zahra. According to provincial Governor Talal al-Barazi, first explosion happened when a car, stuffed with explosives and parked in a densely populated quarter, was blown up, then almost on the same spot a suicide bomber blew himself up. "The aim of the terrorists was the checkpoint of the Syrian security forces," he said, and added, "Among the dead there were several on duty policemen at the checkpoint, but most of the victims are civilians."

Jan 26 10:06

BERNIE SANDERS BLOCKS OBAMA'S FDA NOMINEE, CITING TIES TO PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Tuesday blocked President Barack Obama's nominee to oversee the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, citing the presidential pick's ties to drug companies.

Jan 26 10:05

Koch Brothers Accused Of Hiring Former NYPD Chief To Dig Up Dirt On Journalist

The Koch brothers, who control the second-largest privately held company in the United States, hired former NYPD commissioner Howard Safir to dig up dirt on journalist Jane Mayer, she claims in a new book.

Jan 26 10:05

Possible Active Shooter Reported at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Naval Medical Center San Diego warned of a possible active shooter at the military hospital Tuesday morning and urged those at the facility to "run, hide or fight."

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"Run, hide or fight?" These officials think we are so stupid we don't know that already?

Jan 26 10:04

8 Saudi Forces Killed, 10 Wounded in Yemeni Attack on Jawf

At least 8 forces of the pro-Saudi camp were killed and 10 others were wounded in the Yemeni forces' attack on their strongholds in Jawf, Yemen's Arabic-language media outlets reported. Meantime, the Saudi fighter jets pounded the military bases in Hajr region in the Eastern part of Jawf after the Yemeni forces took control of four military bases of Saudi Arabia. In a relevant development on Monday, a senior Saudi army officer and five of his forces were killed in an ambush of the Yemeni army and popular forces in Najran province in Southern Saudi Arabia. The Saudi officer and five of his companions were killed in Al-Sharfa region in Najran province when they came under the Yemeni forces' ambush...

Jan 26 10:03

ISRAEL, SAUDI ARABIA, DEFENSE AND OIL SPENT NEARLY ONE TRILLION URGING DC FOR MORE WAR IN 2015

The defense industry spent millions lobbying the federal government last year, but they weren’t the only ones urging the country toward more war. Countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia, and even oil and computer industry representatives, also got in on the act.

According to OpenSecrets, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics, the defense and aerospace industries spent a combined total of $56,272,948 on D.C. lobbying efforts last year. That’s down from the all-time high in 2013, when the industry spent over $78 million on lobbying.

In all, the defense industry employed 376 lobbyists on behalf of 42 clients, with 249 of those lobbyists, or about 66 percent, considered “revolvers” by OpenSecrets.org — lobbyists that were formerly employed in the defense industry and able to potentially use their insider knowledge and connections for more influence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Always comforting to know who is cheerleading for more wars.

Of course, it's never their kids who serve, die, and get maimed for life as a result of the US government's choosing war over good faith negotiations to resolve geopolitical differences.

Jan 26 10:02

Iranian Ambassador: Former UN Envoy to Libya Plotted Anti-Mursi Coup in Egypt

Iranian Ambassador to Tripoli Hossein Akbari underlined the futility of the United Nations' 18-months efforts to restore peace and stability to Libya, saying that former UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon had planned the coup against former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi.

Jan 26 10:00

US LAUNCHES AIRBASE IN SYRIA

U.S. special operations troops have reportedly taken over an airfield in northeastern Syria, potentially clearing the way to flow more American military support to friendly militias fighting the Islamic State group.

A small team of U.S. troops is setting up a base camp at Rmeilan Air Base in the Syrian Kurdish region near Syria’s Iraqi and Turkish borders, according to local reports.

American helicopters operated at the base over the past couple of weeks as local workers expanded the runway, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Rmeilan is near some of Syria’s major oil production facilities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would not put any stock in any claim from the alleged "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights", which is run by one propagandist out of the UK from his home.

However, this story emerged at globalresearch.ca and zerohedge.com last week, and appears to be a very real development.

And let us remember; Russia was invited by the Syrian government to get rid of the bad guys; neither the US nor Turkey have been invited to this dance.

So the operative question is, what will Russia do now, with US boots on the ground in Syria?!?s

Jan 26 09:56

False Claims and Flawed Conclusions Being Used to Push GM Crops into India

Writing in India’s Deccan Herald newspaper on 26 January 2016, Kalyan Ray places great store in a flawed year-old British Parliament document to promote a pro-GM agenda. According to Ray, the document ‘Advanced Genetic Techniques for Crop Improvement: Regulation, risks and precaution’ from the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee reflects several arguments in favour of GM crops that certain Indian scientists have been voicing for years.

Jan 26 09:54

TO ADDRESS POLICE VIOLENCE, RAHM EMANUEL HIRES NOTORIOUSLY ABUSIVE COP AS HIS ‘CIVIL RIGHTS’ ADVISER

Seeking to placate growing public outrage over corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability in the Chicago Police Department — including an apparently endless string of unjustified police killings, the maintenance of a Gitmo-style “black site,” and a still-festering decades-long scandal involving interrogation through torture — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought help from a veteran obstructionist who has performed a similar service as head of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing: Former Washington, D.C. police chief Charles Ramsey, who recently retired after a scandal-plagued term as Police Commissioner in Philadelphia.

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable!!

YES, I know I have become cynical; but sometimes, I just cannot keep up!!

Jan 26 09:53

What Are They Thinking?

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Time for a repost in light of toxicwatergate!

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Jan 26 09:53

Under The New World Order

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Time for a repost in light of toxicwatergate!

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Jan 26 09:48

Irish priest punished by Florida bishop for informing on pedophile colleague

A priest, originally from County Tyrone and now based in the United States, claims he has been “frozen out” of the Catholic Church after calling the police to investigate a fellow clergyman who had shown child-porn images to 14-year-old parishioner.

Jan 26 09:46

Community Currency Guide.pdf

Community Currency allows localities and regions to create real wealth in their local economy by matching the unmet needs with the underutilized resources. It also provides a way for the wealth that is produced locally to benefit local people, rather than being siphoned off to distant companies. This workbook takes you through four basic steps to evaluating, choosing, and implementing a local community currency that improves your economy and builds local capacity.

These four basic steps are as follows:

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When the dollar collapses, local communities will need local currencies, created by the community and NOT borrowed at interest from a bank. Here are some guidelines on how to make it work.

Jan 26 09:42

Lawyer for Walter Scott Family Switches Sides to Endorse Bernie Sanders

The lawyer for the family of Walter L. Scott, who was fatally shot by a police officer in South Carolina, is withdrawing his support from Hillary Clinton and endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday afternoon.

Jan 26 09:42

Monsanto Supplied Chemical Weapons to Israel – Guilty of War Crimes

Monsanto’s history in the food and pesticide business has become well documented. The Big Agricultural giant has found themselves in many a headline from the production of synthetic marijuana patents to Indian farmers committing mass suicide, to the run of the mill lawsuit over cross pollination of crops. In short, Monsanto is on every turn in the agricultural world; yet in another terrifying turn they’ve now been linked to the use of White Phosphorus on Palestinians in Gaza 2008 and 2009.

Jan 26 09:41

Printable List of Bottled Water Containing Fluoride

The world is slowly waking up to the fact that fluoride, a by-product of the phosphate fertilizer industry, wreaks havoc on the brain and body. Despite peer-reviewed scientific evidence against it, fluoride is still added to 70 percent of U.S. public drinking water supplies.

What’s more is that processed beverages and food, tea, and even bottled water contain fluoride. That’s right, many popular brands of bottled water have a known neurotoxin added to them.

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Even the safe bottled water is toxic!

Jan 26 09:36

Israel Demands World Internet Censorship

The Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has unveiled plans to censor the Internet’s worldwide social media platforms with the building of an “international coalition” to counter criticism of Israel.

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Israel DESERVES criticism!

Jan 26 09:35

Westminster’s (vast) fracking lobby exposed

It’s well known that the shale gas industry has spent millions on PR trying to sway public opinion in its favour. Less visible is the extraordinary political influence it potentially wields via some of the world’s most controversial lobbying firms.

Jan 26 09:35

Libya’s parliament votes to reject UN-backed unity govt

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament in Tobruk has voted to reject a UN-backed initiative to form a unity government with a Tripoli based militia alliance. The proposal was aimed at resolving the political deadlock in the crisis-ridden country.

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"Internationally recognized" meaning the imposed US puppet regime.

Jan 26 09:34

Erdogan Says 'Won't Tolerate' 2nd Russian Airbase in Kurdish Syria

Erdogan will oppose everything that makes Kurds more secure. Question is what can he do about it?

Jan 26 09:33

Colorado city pays $262,500 to family whose dog was killed by cop

Commerce City will pay a $262,500 settlement to a family whose 3-year-old dog, Chloe, was shot and killed by a police officer in 2012.

Jan 26 09:31

Young voter tells Clinton: 'My friends think you’re dishonest'

Hillary Clinton was confronted at the Democratic forum Monday night by a young man who informed her that his friends don’t find her trustworthy.

Jan 26 09:31

To Address Police Violence, Rahm Emanuel Hires Notoriously Abusive Cop as His ‘Civil Rights’ Adviser

Seeking to placate growing public outrage over corruption, abuse, and a lack of accountability in the Chicago Police Department — including an apparently endless string of unjustified police killings, the maintenance of a Gitmo-style “black site,” and a still-festering decades-long scandal involving interrogation through torture — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought help from a veteran obstructionist who has performed a similar service as head of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing: Former Washington, D.C. police chief Charles Ramsey, who recently retired after a scandal-plagued term as Police Commissioner in Philadelphia.

Jan 26 09:30

A Tidal Wave of Corporate Migrants Seeking (Tax) Shelter

Congress approved a bailout plan worth almost $80 billion for General Motors and Chrysler, saving the automakers and, indirectly, suppliers like Johnson Controls. By 2010, with its business back on track, Johnson Controls doubled the pay of Stephen Roell, then its chief executive, to more than $15 million.

Despite the federal government’s rescue — and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks over the last several decades from states like Michigan and Wisconsin — Johnson Controls said on Monday it was renouncing its United States corporate citizenship by selling itself to Tyco International, based in Ireland, a deal struck in large part to reduce its tax bill, which it said should drop by about $150 million annually.

Jan 26 09:29

The Craziest Conspiracy Theory of Them All

The British government’s report on the death of Alexander Litvinenko reads like a bad thriller

Jan 26 09:26

'Snowzilla': Time lapse video of blizzard in Maryland

Jan 26 09:23

Netanyahu: Extremist Islamists, ISIS and Iran using technology to take the world backward

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This from a man who runs a nation based on the beliefs of a group of bronze-age goat herders!

Jan 26 09:21

Hungarian Holocaust film faces backlash at home

Prize-winning Oscar nominee 'Son of Saul' sparks anti-Semitic reactions, with social media users slamming it as 'Jewish propaganda'.

Jan 26 09:20

Winston Churchill: Britain’s “Greatest Briton” Left a Legacy of Global Conflict and Crimes Against Humanity

The myth of Churchill is Britain’s greatest propaganda tool because it rewrites Churchill’s true history in order to whitewash Britain’s past imperialist crimes against humanity. The Churchill myth also perpetuates Britain’s ongoing neo-colonial and neo-liberal policies, that still, to the is day, hurt the very people around the world that Churchill was alleged to have helped civilise.

Jan 26 09:19

Iran’s President Rouhani begins three-leg Europe tour

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has arrived in Italy on the first leg of his trip to three European destinations following the implementation of a nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

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