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"It required the whole bottomless falsehood of the Jews and their Marxist fighting organization to lay the blame for the collapse on that very man who alone, with superhuman energy and will power, tried to prevent the catastrophe he foresaw and save the nation from its time of deepest humiliation and disgrace. By branding Ludendorff as guilty for the loss of the World War, they took the weapon of moral right from the one dangerous accuser who could have risen against the traitors to the fatherland. In this they proceeded on the sound principle that the magnitude of a lie always contains a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people in the very bottom of their hearts tend to be corrupted rather than consciously and purposely evil, and that, therefore, in view of the primitive simplicity of their minds, they more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be ashamed of lies that were too big. Such a falsehood will never enter their heads, and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous misrepresentation in others; yes, even when enlightened on the subject, they will long doubt and waver and continue to accept at least one of these causes as true. Therefore, something of even the most insolent lie will always remain and stick -- a fact which all the great lie-virtuosi and lying-clubs in the world know only too well and also make the most treacherous use of." -- Adolph Hitler

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September 4, 2015

Sep 04 09:20

Officer shot his own patrol car, Massachusetts police say

CNN)A police officer lied when he said somebody shot at his patrol car, causing it to crash and catch fire, said Millis, Massachusetts, police Sgt. William Dwyer on Thursday.

"We have determined that the officer's story was fabricated," Dwyer said. "Specifically that he fired shots at his own cruiser as part of a plan to concoct a story that he was fired upon."

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Sep 04 09:14

Jeb Bush Endorsed By Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels

Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week’s comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia’s 2014 primary election.

Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor’s support is not like landing a prized marlin. It’s like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world’s ugliest creature.

Sep 04 09:12

Hundreds of military families urged to leave Turkey

Hundreds of U.S. military families are urged to leave southern Turkey amid new concerns about safety, a defense official said Thursday.

The voluntary evacuation potentially affects about 900 people and comes after Turkey recently authorized U.S. combat aircraft to fly missions over Iraq and Syria from a key Turkish military installation.

"This decision was made out of an abundance of caution following the commencement of military operations out of Incirlik Air Base," said Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook.



Sep 04 09:11

FBI Working to Determine if Hillary Clinton’s Email Server Was Hacked

Was Hillary Clinton’s private email server hacked? The FBI is trying to answer that question as part of its investigation into possible mishandling of classified information.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a first indication that the FBI is once again going to cover-up the Clintons' crimes. As I mentioned before, the incident which inadvertently launched my career as a truth activist was when I discovered in the FBI's own records a fraudulent attempt to claim that the dark blued revolver found next to Foster's body in Fort Marcy park belonged to him.

So now the FBI, which has promised to "investigate" Hillary's email server, is wondering if it has in fact been hacked. This question has already been answered. The hacker Guccifer has already admitted breaking into the server and provided many emails to Russia Today which published them. There is a more recent claim that another hacker has over 30,000 emails from the server for sale for a half million. So, the FBI are total morons, or are planning to claim that they found no evidence Hillary's server was broken into and we should all forget this nonsense about risks to National Security.

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.

Sep 04 09:01

Netanyahu vows to continue fight against Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama’s enlistment of sufficient support in Congress to push forward the nuclear deal with Iran has dealt a final blow to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign in Washington against the accord.

Yet the prime minister is giving no sign that he is about to change course or halt his public criticism of the accord, which sets curbs on Iran’s nuclear program but that Netanyahu warns still would allow Iran to retain the means to build a nuclear bomb.

Diplomatically sidelined as the deal was signed and with Congress now offering no hope for a reprieve, Netanyahu suggested Thursday that he would take his message to the American people

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: the American people are totally fed up and disgusted by your attempting to continually put a chokehold on US foreign policy to force it conform it to Tel Aviv's narrative.

The reality here is that you are not afraid of an Iranian nuclear bomb, but are afraid of Iran's ascendence in non-weapons nuclear technology in which Iran could go toe to toe with Israeli companies, competitively, like the manufacture of radioactive isotopes, used in treating disease.

And while I am being blunt here, let's face the following, incontrovertible fact; ISRAEL IS A COMPLETELY NUCLEAR ARMED COUNTRY.

The leadership in Tehran may be many things, but stupid is not one of them. They understand, painfully clearly, that should they bomb Israel, there will be a massive US/Israeli counterstrike which will turn the country of Iran into a sea of molten glass.

Forgive me, sir, but I think they would really want to avoid that outcome.

Also, there will be no more American military ready to die and be maimed for life to "neutralize" any more of Israel's alleged "existential threats" in the region. The IDF can handle that, solo, if you decide on regime change in Tehran; after all, US taxpayer dollars have created one of the most formidable armies in the world, by support of the Israeli military.

Americans are war weary, and war skeptical, after the debacles in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia (and all the other places in which the US military is fighting, overtly or covertly.

Your bellicose hubris regarding Iran has gained you no friends in this country, and has drastically hurt AIPAC's position.

Remember that little box on an elementary school report card where there is a statement "works well with others"?!? Well, right now, the country of Israel would get an F- on that particular area, in terms of Israel's unrelenting belligerence toward all of its neighbors in the Middle East.

You could do something unimaginably heroic here, and fly to Tehran to create a peace and cooperation treaty with Iran; that would settle the whole region down.

But, of course, that will happen when pigs fly.

The bloodlust fever of war has gripped your brain, and appears to show no signs of letting up.

But with regard to a war against Iran, the Israeli military will need to fly solo this time.

You just might want to think about that for awhile, before you do something for which history will ultimately brand you as the monster assassin of the 21st century.

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Sep 04 08:59

Whites Only Soap Dispenser Debunked

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another "Racist" incident revealed as a hoax!



Sep 04 08:37

Al Qaeda: The Database

This article originally published by Global Research in 2005 sheds light on the nature of Al Qaeda, an intelligence construct used by Washington to destabilize and destroy sovereign countries, while sustaining the illusion of an outside enemy, which threatens the security of the Western World.

In recent developments, the Obama administration has intimated that it will be supporting “moderate al Qaeda rebels” in Syria in its “counter-terrorism” campaign (i.e. bombing raids) allegedly against the ISIS, formerly known as al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).

Al Qaeda goes after Al Qaeda? The fact of the matter is that both al Nusra and the Islamic State (ISIS) are supported by Washington and its allies.

Sep 04 08:36

REPOST - IMAGE OF THE DAY ~~ THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER TRUMP’S ELECTION

Sep 04 08:35

REPOST - SPOOF ON WEST BANK TERROR

Sep 04 08:35

Norwegian bank offended Jews with ‘anti-Semitic’ credit card

One of the biggest Norwegian banks DNB has issued a credit card with a picture of “a hook-nosed Jew, laughing gleefully against a backdrop of gold coins,” according to The Jerusalem Post.

The card annoyed The Hallelu Foundation, which tries to create a positive image of Israel in the world. The foundation has accused the bank of anti-Semitism.

The foundation contacted the bank and asked to clarify the situation. DNB said that the design of the card was chosen by a customer of the bank.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Whine, whine, whine, whine, WHINE, whine, pity us, pity us, pity us, whine come more..."

SHUT THE HELL UP ALREADY!




Sep 04 08:33

Catalan project harvests unwanted fruit and veg for people in need

Barcelona-based Espigoladors sends volunteers into the fields to pick leftover produce for distribution to the vulnerable and unemployed

Sep 04 08:30

ISRAEL BANS JOURNALISTS FROM VOICING OPINIONS IN NEWSCASTS

The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country's public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air.

The law, passed early Thursday in the middle of the night, drew criticism from journalists, who accused the government of trying to stifle dissent.

The law says broadcasts should "avoid one-sidedness, prejudice, expressing personal opinions, giving grades and affixing labels."

The Israel Press Council urged parliament to cancel the law, saying it violates free speech.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "only real democracy in the Middle East"?!?

In the immortal words of the TV character Tony Soprano, "FUGGETABOUTIT!", under Netanyahu's watch!!

Sep 04 08:30

UNBELIEVABLE! DOJ Fines Company $200,000 for checking its employees citizenship status and forces them to backpay illegals they layed off.



Sep 04 08:27

Regime Change Refugees: On the Shores of Europe

snip: Children like Aylan Kurdi are disposable in the world’s imagination. Over a thousand Syrian children have died in this conflict. Tens of thousands of children die in conflicts around the world. The United Nations estimates that half of all deaths in conflict zones are of children. In 1995, UNICEF reported that two million children had died in conflicts over the previous decade. The rate has not decreased. The statistic harms the consciousness. But it is the picture of Aylan Kurdi that has unsettled our ethics – does the world really care about the damage done to children as a result of war and diabolical trade policies? The evidence suggests that the world does not care at all. What care there is comes in the brief instance when we glance at a photograph such as that of the dead body of Aylan Kurdi. He breaks our heart. But he will do little to change our politics.

Sep 04 08:24

32,000 emails sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server being sold by mystery ‘computer specialist’ for $500,000: report

More than 30,000 emails sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server have been put up for sale, a new bombshell report claims.

RadarOnline.com reported Thursday that a “a person claiming to be a computer specialist” is asking for $500,000 for 32,000 emails from the former secretary of state’s private server.

“Hillary or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box,” a source told the entertainment and gossip website.

The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sep 04 08:23

Syrian Suffering vs. Palestinian Suffering

The tragic photo of the body of a three-year old Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, drowned in the sea when attempting to flee that war-torn nation with his family, is seared on the minds of all but the most heartless of people who have seen it. Still wearing his little sneakers, he would seem to be only asleep, where he not lying alone, face down, on a Turkish beach, having been washed ashore by the tide. The unspeakable horrors that his desperate family fled, at great and, as it turned out, tragic risk, can only be imagined by anyone who has not experienced them. The entire world is crying out for a resolution to the problems that led to the death of this child, his brother, mother and countless other desperate refugees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But the Independent Media did!

Sep 04 08:22

BREAKING: South Korea to start discussions with China on peaceful reunification of North and South Korea



Sep 04 08:20

Record 94,031,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Stuck at 38-Year Low for 3rd Straight Month

A record 94,031,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month -- 261,000 more than July -- and the labor force participation rate stayed stuck at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, for a third straight month in August, the Labor Department reported on Friday, as the nation heads into the Labor Day weekend.

Sep 04 08:20

Downsized Blues - by Claire K. Rivero

Sep 04 08:16

U.S., Ukraine kick off annual Black Sea exercise

The U.S. Navy continues to wave its flag at Russia’s front door.

The United States and Ukraine on Sept. 1 launched exercise Sea Breeze 2015 in the Black Sea. Officials tout the 14th annual multinational exercise as a way to strengthen regional security in a volatile riven by Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and the continuing civil war in Ukraine, which borders Russia.

The exercise’s at-sea phase will include maritime interdictions, anti-submarine warfare, air defense and self-defense against small boat attacks in the Black Sea — and will unfold under Russia’s watchful eye. A report from the Russian news agency Interfax said Russian intelligence is monitoring every move. For example, the Russian frigate Ladny was ordered to shadow destroyer Donald Cook when it entered the Black Sea in late August.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"in a volatile riven by Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and the continuing civil war in Ukraine, which borders Russia".

As someone who is a reasonably successful speaker and reader of English, I really need to know: what the hell is a "volatile riven"?!?!?

And also, to the writer of this piece of very raw tripe, why are you lying about what really happened in Crimea, and what in heaven's name makes you think you can get away with it?!?

The world (and that includes thinking Americans) understand full well what happened.

The previous, legitimately elected government was OVERTHROWN by a USA/NATO/IMF putsch, and Poroshenko was "installed" as President in an alleged "election" that was more crooked than a dog's hind leg.

Crimea, which had previously been a part of Russia before it was annexed by Ukrainian born Nikita Kruschev in the 50s, understood that the government of Ukraine had become illegitimate.

At this point, the Crimean government held a referendum about rejoining the Russian Federation; and in what was judged by international observers to be a free and fair election, the referendum passed. Russia then welcomed Crimea back into the Russian Federation.

This demonization of Russia, for something it absolutely DID NOT DO, reeks of desperation on the cusp of madness.



Sep 04 08:12

Why They Hate Us

A frequent theme nowadays is “Why do they hate us?” meaning why does so much of the world detest the United States. The reasons given are usually absurd: They hate our freedom or democracy. They hate us for our cultural superiority. They hate us because we are wonderful.

No. Actually the reason is simple if unpalatable. They hate us because we meddle, and have meddled. They hate us because we are the most murderous nation on the planet. They hate our insufferable smugness.

Sep 04 08:11

Average SAT score drops as students, colleges focus on other parts of application

The average score for the Scholastic Aptitude Test has continued to fall over the last five years, even as a larger number of more diverse students take the exam as part of the college application process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another success for Common Core!

Sep 04 08:10

‘Black Lives Matter for Target Practice’ Spray-Painted on Veteran’s Home

A serial vandal with a racist streak is making the rounds in Florida, and the latest victim is a 51-year-old Iraq war veteran who had “Dumb n****r, black lives matter for target practice,” spray-painted on the side of his home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The "serial vandal" is probably an undercover informant, trying to create a race war in the streets of America so that the government can declare a national emergency and martial law, dropping what remains of the Bill of Rights into a shredder.

Sep 04 08:09

Glenn Greenwald Destroys NYT Myth That US Abides by Cluster Bomb Treaty

American journalist Glenn Greenwald has systematically picked apart and refuted an article published Thursday by the New York Times, which claimed that the United States has abided by the provisions of the international Convention on Cluster Munitions.

The Times article by Rick Gladstone appeared on the tails of the annual report from advocacy group Cluster Munition Coalition, which found that cluster bombs have been used in Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ukraine and Sudan this year.

Gladstone wrote that while the United States has not ratified the treaty, it has abided by its provisions. That’s a flat out lie, according to Greenwald, who provided a detailed and specific account of their use.

Sep 04 08:09

Globalist, Anti-White Programming in Falling Skies "Reborn" Finale

The long, painfully overdue, Falling Skies series finale finally happened and what uncreative, anticlimactic reason did the Espheni Queen reveal for the invasion? 1,500 years ago her daughter died in a previous failed invasion and she wanted revenge. Yep, boring. How many writers were behind this show?

Sep 04 08:08

Tragedy of Drowned Syrian Children May Doom Canadian Government

As the migrant crisis continues in Europe, the death of the three-year-old boy whose body was found on a Turkish beach may also highlight Canada’s refusal to welcome refugees.

The boy was identified on Thursday as three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who was onboard a ship that capsized in the Mediterranean. While Europe has taken much of the criticism for the deaths of refugees like Kudri, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is also coming under fire.

Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150904/1026568600.html#ixzz3kmaxBsM8

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The refugee crisis could be ended overnight ... by shutting down the US/Israeli war machine!

Sep 04 08:08

Syrian War-Islamic State (ISIS) Creation Timeline

This document is meant for all those interested in the lead up and current events surrounding the war in Syria and the creation of the Islamic State (ISIS).

Below is a timeline ranging from 1992-2015 with related articles to the war in Syria, ISIS and geopolitical events that tie them all together. Purposely the author of this document provides No commentary.

You will notice that each citation is met with origin of the article, date published and key quotations. Also, the author attempted to find sources that many “Westerners” would consider “mainstream”, with the exception of a few. Lastly, at the end of the timeline, one can find longer articles and videos that the reader can dive into if interested.



Sep 04 08:07

Feds Want Evidence They Let Mexican Drug Cartels Buy Guns Kept Quiet

Prosecutors in the trial of a murdered US Border Patrol agent are trying to keep details about guns found on the murder scene from the jury because of their connection to a scandal-ridden federal program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, at the same time the US Government is trying to take guns away from law-abiding citizens, they were spending your tax dollars to give guns to their partner drug cartel in Mexico, to use against rival drug traffickers.

Sep 04 08:05

Flashpoint: White House Confirms Russian Presence In Syria, Warns It Is "Destabilizing"

Two days ago we reported something which we had anticipated for a long time but nonetheless did not expect to take shape so swiftly: namely, that with Assad's regime close to collapse and fighting a war on three different fronts (one of which is directly supported by US air and "advisor" forces), Putin would have no choice but to finally intervene in the most anticipated showdown in recent history as "Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state."

This was indirectly confirmed the very next day when an al-Nusra linked Twitter account posted pictures of a Russian drone and a Su-34 fighter jet - the kind which is not flown by the Syrian air force - flying over the Nusra-controlled western idlib province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Putin has played this beautifully. The US created and supplied ISIS in Syria to use as a proxy army against Assad and to justify US bombing of Syrian assets under the guise of attacking ISIS. Now Putin has turned the US propaganda back on itself, going into Syria on Assad's side and really attacking ISIS, and the US cannot object without admitting that ISIS and indeed the whole "War on Terror" is a fraud concealing an agenda of invasion and conquest.

Sep 04 08:02

Israel bans journalists from voicing opinions in newscasts

The Israeli parliament has passed a law banning journalists working for the country's public broadcast authority from expressing their opinions on air.

The law, passed early Thursday in the middle of the night, drew criticism from journalists, who accused the government of trying to stifle dissent.

Sep 04 08:01

Former Clinton aide has rebuffed FBI and State Department investigators in email probe

The former aide to Hillary Clinton who helped set up and maintain her private email server has declined to talk to the FBI and the State Department inspector general’s office, as well as a congressional committee, invoking his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself, sources familiar with the investigation confirmed to Yahoo News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which confirms in the minds of the voters that there IS a cover-up, and as Nixon said, it is the cover-up that destroys you!



Sep 04 07:57

Too Many Judges, State Department Says of Clinton Emails

The government asked a federal court Thursday to assign to a single judge the cases involving Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server during her stint as secretary of State.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You know, like that Clinton-appointed judge in Florida who just tossed out Larry Klayman's RICO lawsuit against the Clinton Foundation. He's not busy at the moment! :)

Sep 04 07:56

Obama, Saudi King Salman set to meet amid disagreements

King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Friday will make his first visit to the White House since acceding to the throne in January, a meeting that comes as the long-time allies find themselves at odds on several issues, particularly over Iran’s increased role in the region.

“The importance of Obama’s meeting with King Salman, however, goes well beyond the politics of the Iran deal,” said Philip Gordon, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who served as the Obama’s administration’s White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. “Because the reality is that the United States cannot deal successfully with any of the main challenges it faces throughout the Middle East without at least a degree of strategic alignment on key issues with Riyadh, an alignment that in recent years has been lacking.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Obama wants to insure that the bombs a US government-enabled Saudi Army will continue to reign terror down on Yemenite civilians until the Houthis crumble, and let the al-Hadi government back into power.

To what extent the Iranian government and military are supportive of the Houthis is a matter of speculation; however, there is one thing I would almost be willing to bet on.

The Yemenite people want their country back, and want a voice in its future and its destiny.

Sep 04 07:56

Petition to overturn California's forced vaccination bill gains traction, despite one politician's refusal to sign after his own son was injured by vaccines



Sep 04 07:55

Hillary Clinton email trove shows concern with Netanyahu’s psyche

A batch of emails released this week as part of the trove related to the controversy over Clinton’s use of a personal email address while serving as secretary of state includes the solicitation of advice on how to deal not just with the Israeli prime minister’s policies, but with his personality.

Some of her interlocutors advise embracing him. Others suggest slapping him down. No one much likes him.

Sep 04 07:53

Video: Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear fleeing unrest again, may head to Europe

More than a million Syrian refugees feel unwelcome guests in Lebanon, where anti-government protests are only worsening.

Sep 04 07:44

John Kerry's Seen The Picture Of The Dead Syrian Refugee And Believes The U.S. Can Do More

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Thursday that the United States would play a greater role in alleviating the increasingly high-profile Syrian refugee crisis, which the United Nations believes to be the worst refugee dilemma in 25 years.

"We could do a lot more to protect those people," Kerry told The Huffington Post's Sam Stein.

Speaking from the State Department, Kerry acknowledged that while America has donated over $4 billion in humanitarian assistance to help Syrians, the situation in their war-ravaged country and in neighboring states remains dire for millions.

Kerry did not suggest that the U.S. should be taking in more refugees. Rather, he indicated that any increased American effort would focus on working with existing refugee camps in other countries.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Since the United States Government created this mess, with its ongoing wars without end, it has a moral responsibility to resolve the problem.

And BTW, where PRECISELY did that "...over 4 billion dollars in (alleged) 'humanitarian assistance' actually go?!?

Forgive me, but I want to see the books on that one.

Sep 04 07:38

Frustrated Dick Cheney Hints At Nuclear First Strike On Iran

Besides the basic vulgarity of seeing an aging war criminal baying for face time, Cheney’s fundamental problem is that he’s already a throw-back. After hiding in the shadows since his regime expired in 2008, Cheney returns, but with nothing new to bring to the table but a whole lot of bad memories, for us anyway. So far this week, his numerous and unapologetic interviews have ranged from hawkish diatribes about the recycled cut-throat neoconservative platitude of “American exceptionalism” (the subject of his new book), to proto-fascist rantings about how the US needs to be more aggressive militarily with the world (as if that’s possible). The usual sycophantic middle-aged rightwing media pundits have been gushing over Cheney’s secondhand ideologies, crowing, “Here’s someone who’s not afraid to tell it like it is”. Watching Cheney try to reinvent himself by attempting to rearrange yesterday’s failures is like watching an aging Hollywood diva going in for that final face lift.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I see it as a sign of desperation that the corporate media keeps trotting out these relics like Karl Rove, Charles Krauthammer, Josh Bolton, and Dick Cheney, all of whom are out of touch and clearly past their prime.

Sep 04 07:38

Edward Snowden says Hillary Clinton 'ridiculous' to think emails were secure

On Thursday, Snowden was asked what he would say to Clinton now that she is being investigated for sending emails containing classified information while using a private server.

“This is a problem,” Snowden said, “because anyone who has the clearances that the secretary of state has, or the director of any top-level agency has, knows how classified information should be handled.”

He added: “If an ordinary worker at the State Department or the CIA … were sending details about the security of embassies, which is alleged to be in her email, meetings with private government officials, foreign government officials and the statements that were made to them in confidence over unclassified email systems, they would not only lose their jobs and lose their clearance, they would very likely face prosecution for it.”

Sep 04 07:36

FEDS WANT EVIDENCE THEY LET MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS BUY GUNS KEPT QUIET

Prosecutors in the trial of a murdered US Border Patrol agent are trying to keep details about guns found on the murder scene from the jury because of their connection to a scandal-ridden federal program.

??Between 2006 and 2011, the Arizona field office of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) used a tactic known as “gunwalking” in a secretive program known as Operation Fast and Furious. During that time period, the ATF purposely allowed licensed firearm dealers in Phoenix and Tucson to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, with the hope of later tracking them to Mexican drug cartels.

The operation turned out to be an embarrassing failure for the Bureau, as the ATF ended up losing track of 2,000 weapons. Since then, the Mexican government has claimed that some of these firearms have turned up in at least 10 crime scenes in that country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every BIT of information about "Fast and Furious" needs to see daylight.

If, in fact, what is alleged here really happened, considering the US government's bellicose pronouncements about waging war on drugs,(actually, it appears to be a war on drugs the CIA is not bringing into the country), then this practice could be construed as "providing aid and comfort to the enemy", the cartels.

Everyone who signed off on this practice needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and jailed, period, end of discussion.

Of course, that will only happen when pigs fly.

Sep 04 07:36

US Troops in Ukraine Violate Minsk Deal - Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that deployment of US soldiers on Ukrainian territory violates the ceasefire deal agreed earlier this year.

Sep 04 07:35

West to blame for Europe's migrant crisis, say Erdogan, Putin

Who's to blame for Europe's deepening refugee crisis? To hear Erdogan and Putin tell it, it's the West.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian leader Vladimir Putin both point the finger at Europe and the United States for what has now become one of the biggest mass migrations of people in modern times.

"To be honest, the whole Western world is to be blamed in my opinion on this issue," Erdogan told CNN on Thursday.

Putin, talking to reporters Friday, said it's the West's wrong-headed foreign policy in the Middle East and Northern Africa that's at the root of the crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It's caused by GLOBAL WARMING! Honest!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Sep 04 07:28

DOJ SAYS FEDERAL AGENTS MUST SEEK WARRANTS FOR STINGRAYS; FORBIDS COLLECTION OF COMMUNICATIONS

Federal law enforcement agencies of America: prepare to get your Stingray house in order. The DOJ has just issued itsofficial guidance for Stingray use and it's full of stipulations that won't make the FBI, DEA or any other participant in a federal investigation very happy.

The seven-page document opens by reminding readers that Stingrays are used for Very Important Work (fugitive apprehension, recovery of kidnapped children, narcotics investigations, etc.). And certainly this is true. But they're also used to hunt down people suspected of misdemeanor theft and used regularly in other non-critical law enforcement work.

After that, it gets to the new rules for Stingray use. Casual use and concerted cover-ups are no longer allowed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just because the DOJ has come down with this ruling is no reason to believe that the various US intelligence and law enforcement agencies will actually comply; and just what, pray tell, is the penalty for non-compliance, other than having their cases potentially thrown out of court?!?

Sep 04 07:27

Ahead of Greek election, Syriza's 'lost generation' deserts Tsipras

So divided has Syriza's youth wing become over the direction of Greece's leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. Too many of its 71 members were on the point of quitting.

The incident showed the disillusionment Syriza's twenty-somethings feel with leader Alexis Tsipras, the former Communist student activist they once celebrated as one of their own.

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Sep 04 07:22

TOP BANK EXECUTIVE SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FRAUD IN TARP BANK FAILURE CASE

A senior executive at a U.S. bank is actually going to prison for his actions following the financial crisis.

Ebrahim Shabudin, the ex-chief credit officer for United Commercial Bank, was convicted of fraud for falsifying records to hide major loan losses from auditors and investors after the federal government stepped in to help the failing bank under its Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He was sentenced to eight years.

“This massive criminal scheme defrauded investors, including Treasury who became an investor through TARP,” Christy Romero, the Special Inspector General for TARP, said, according toHousingWire. “He was essentially gambling with taxpayers’ bailout dollars, and it was taxpayers who ultimately lost more than $300 million when the bank failed one year after receiving TARP funds.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's a good start, but what about the rest of the bankster fraudsters?!?

And I have to tell you; I hope this guy isn't going to a Club Fed!

Sep 04 07:20

Will Uncle Sam Confiscate Gold Again?

There are growing concerns internationally that in the event of another Wall Street or global stock market crash and a new systemic crisis – a Eurozone debt crisis or another Lehman Brothers collapse – there could be enforced bank closures or extended bank holidays in the EU and U.S. as seen in Greece recently.

The New York Times

In this scenario, deposit boxes and vaults in U.S. banks and financial institutions could be sealed and gold confiscated again.

There is a legal precedent for this. April 5th, 1933 – at the height of the Great Depression – was the day when U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt instructed all American citizens to hand over all their gold coins and bars to the Federal Government.

Every coin, bar and certificate had to be handed in to Roosevelt’s government or else one would face a very large fine of $10,000 or 10 years in jail. That is whopping fine of $180,000 fine in today’s money.

Sep 04 07:19

PUTIN: ASSAD WOULD "ACCEPT" SNAP ELECTIONS TO AVOID "TOTAL CHAOS"

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to early parliamentary elections and to share some power with his opponents, a concession that may facilitate a broader international coalition against Islamic State, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

Russia would consider participating in the coalition and the Russian president has already discussed the issue with U.S. President Barack Obama, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Putin told reporters in Vladivostok on Friday. Russia has been pushing for a wider campaign against Islamic State that would include Assad, something the U.S. and Europe have opposed.

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As always, Putin has played this brilliantly.

Sep 04 07:18

Statistician Finds Proof That Our Elections Are a Sham

Many of us have suspected for years that American elections are a sham. Not only does it seem like nothing changes no matter how many times we vote the bums out, but sometimes the votes themselves don’t seem to add up. Especially now that we have electronic voting machines, which don’t provide a whole lot of accountability and are notoriously easy to hack.

Fortunately, you can still tell when the votes don’t make sense, even with electronic voting machines. In states like Kansas, where in some counties they use electronic voting machines that also record the votes on paper tapes, there seems to be some blatant inconsistencies with the voting results from the past few elections.

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Sep 04 07:18

‘West creates refugees by destroying Islamic nations’ – Chechen leader

The head of Russia’s Chechen Republic claims the current asylum seeker crisis in European countries originated in the aggressive policies of the United States and the EU. He also called upon all Muslim nations to jointly fight the root of the problem.

“If today no one rises against the inhumane policies of the Western countries, tomorrow the disaster may come to any Muslim country. I call upon you to urgently discuss this problem, to develop a unified position and to save the lives of thousands of people,” Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his Instagram account (Kadyrov uses Instagram as a social network for public statements).

“Tens of thousands of Muslims are dying. Women, old people, children and young people as well. Under such conditions the leaders of Islamic countries has no right to remain silent, to stand aside and remain simple observers,” he added.

Sep 04 07:18

Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy

On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and the 2014 McCutcheon decision, both decisions by the five Republican judges on the U.S. Supreme Court. These two historic decisions enable unlimited secret money (including foreign money) now to pour into U.S. political and judicial campaigns. Carter answered:

Sep 04 07:17

Pushing back migrants to Serbia with rifles

In order to defend against waves of migrants from the Middle East, apart from the already installed a barbed wire fence on the border with Serbia, will soon be deployed strong forces of the Hungarian army and police. Hungarians intend that migrants returning to Serbia, where they were first recorded. Analyst Dragomir Andjelkovic believes that Serbian authorities must clearly says that migrants entered Serbia from the EU countries - Greece and Bulgaria.

- If the EU intends to be back in Serbia, it is a serious fraud and the new occupation of Serbia. State leaders Serbia, would commit treason if he accepted it. I believe, however, that the current government will not agree to the intention of the EU, but that the citizens in local communities self-organize and tell the whole world that a small and poor Serbia is not ready, nor is it able to house tens or hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers - says Andjelkovic.

Sep 04 07:17

Virginia Reporter’s Father, Andy Parker, Drops Everything to Focus Full-Time on Gun Control

Alison Parker’s father Andy has announced he is dropping out of the race for the Henry County Board of Supervisors to focus all of his attention on his new “bigger mission” — gun control.

“I lost my daughter. And I’m not going to lose this fight,” Parker said. “We just want to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people. When I take on something, I go at it with a bulldog’s tenacity.”

Citing Sandy Hook, the Aurora shooting, and the Gabby Giffords shooting as what should have been “tipping points” for gun control, Parker says he has to believe “this is the one”.

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Sep 04 07:17

RUSSIAN Ambassador Chepurin: The EU and the United States making of Serbia collection center for migrants

Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin, today at the international conference dedicated to migrant warned Serbian public about the plan of America and the European Union.

US and UK have distanced themselves ocean and the wall of migrants and Serbia should help the EU to a problem that is not created. Because of acquis Serbia can sprinkle a new wave of migrants, but in the north, as some EU migrants will come back - said Chepurin.

He once remarked that Serbia will become a buffer zone and EU migrants.
In Greece can not because it is declared unsafe state, and since Serbia's EU Brussels will most migrants sent to collection centers that will be everywhere in Serbia - so the Serbian state will be a buffer zone, said Russian Ambassador Alexander Chepurin internationally konferciji dedicated to migrants which is being held today at the Russian House.

Sep 04 07:13

BEX ALERT - Climate change to blame for Syrian refugee!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"It has nothing to do with our trying to bomb Assad out of office for four years, or our clandestine support for Al Qaeda and ISIS. It's HUMAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

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Sep 04 07:10

How EU officials shrugged off aid to Israeli settlements

During the past few years, the European Commission, the EU’s executive bureaucracy, has been questioned by many Palestine solidarity activists on why it approved scientific research grants to the cosmetics-maker Ahava.

The EU hierarchy was — rightly — made to feel awkward by these questions. Ahava’s main factory is located in a Jewish-only settlement in the West Bank; like all other nations in the world, EU governments regard Israel’s construction and expansion of those colonies as contrary to international law.

Sep 04 07:09

Double displacement: Palestinians flee violence in Syria, then Lebanon

Having fled Yarmouk, a besieged camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria, during 2013, they took shelter in Lebanon’s Ein al-Hilweh camp. Last week, they were uprooted because of fighting between armed groups within that camp.

In the Musalli Mosque — just outside the camp — Najem, his wife and his four daughters have been sleeping on the floor alongside hundreds of others who fled the violence.

“We had nowhere else to go,” he said. “A lot of people came to the mosques for shelter but others had to sleep in the streets.”

Sep 04 07:08

US public school program comes under Israel lobby pressure

An Israel advocacy group’s campaign to thwart implementation of an Arabic language program in San Francisco public schools has ended in failure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So now Israel wants to decide what American children can and cannot learn? It is bad enough with all the mandatory Holocaust education, but to demand that no other education other than Israeli education be taught to American children is crossing the line!

Sep 04 06:53

TOP BANK EXECUTIVE SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR FRAUD IN TARP BANK FAILURE CASE

A senior executive at a U.S. bank is actually going to prison for his actions following the financial crisis. Ebrahim Shabudin, the ex-chief credit officer for United Commercial Bank, was convicted of fraud for falsifying records to hide major loan losses from auditors and investors after the federal government stepped in to help the failing bank under its Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He was sentenced to eight years.

Sep 04 06:42

TEXAS SHERIFF SAYS YOU HAVE TO OBEY THE POLICE BECAUSE THEIR ‘AUTHORITY COMES FROM GOD’

A Texas sheriff recently lashed out at critics, saying that citizens have a moral obligation to “obey the police” because their “authority comes from God.” Randy Meeks is the Hunt County sheriff, and he believes he is doing “God’s work.” Meeks recently published a guest editorial in the local Herald-Banner. In it, he cited Bible verses that he claims argue that any one the government puts in charge of you must be obeyed.

Sep 04 05:38

Abusing Dead Syrian Children

the reason for the refugee crisis is the endless wars/regime change violence in the Middle East and Africa

Sep 04 04:29

Bond markets shouting slowdown

Sep 04 04:06

In Missouri, 11-year-old child shot a juvenile thief

Google translation:
When he got home thief, an eleven-year resident of the US state of Missouri was not taken aback, and shot him in the head. Arriving police found in the house of a four-year boy and his sister killed the attacker. The deceased was 16 years old.

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Sep 04 00:17

John Key has got it wrong on refugees - doing nothing is not an option

Note:read comments at end.

It's been a very interesting week for John Key and the National Party.

I think the party's strategists thought their centre-right voter base would support them when it came to the refugee crisis. But as more and more horrific images have been beamed around the world, it's become clear that an increasing number of New Zealanders feel we should be doing more.

READ MORE
• 'My children slipped from my hands' - Father describes devastating loss
• Refugee crisis: What can you do to help?
• Another harrowing image: Father throws his wife and child on train tracks

The images are horrendous. Dead Syrian children washing up on European beaches.

Distraught mothers holding their babies and looking through razor wire. People dying, suffocating in trucks trying to flee their desperate and dead-end situations.

The situation has deteriorated and rapidly. It is nothing, if not emotive.

Sep 04 00:15

Tracey Barnett: Would you host a refugee?

You've gotta love those crazy Icelanders. They may be a small country, they may be tucked up in a corner of the world few notice, but every once in a while, they come out with rare brilliance.

In the midst of the worst refugee crisis the world has seen since WWII, the good Icelandic government gave their answer to this worldwide humanitarian crisis. Their government stumped up to announce they would take a walloping 50 more places for refugees. The Icelandic public was not amused.
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So what did they do? An Icelandic author asked how many folks would be willing to house or help a refugee, despite the government's lack of initiative. Suddenly the Icelandic public flooded his website with 10,000 offers of help.

You can guess where I'm going with this. Well, what do you know, I happen to be a Kiwi author.

Sep 04 00:12

Chinese buyers want 50 per cent of Silver Fern Farms

Chinese interests may be close to acquiring 50 per cent of Silver Fern Farms, in a deal that would increase the dominance of New Zealand's biggest meat exporter and erode farmer control of the industry, say shareholders pushing for a merger with Alliance Group.

Dunedin-based SFF has been seeking a $100 million capital injection to strengthen its balance sheet before banking facilities expire in October and hired Goldman Sachs last year to assess options.

Its shares were halted from trading on the Unlisted platform last month and the company has been briefing influential farmer shareholders around the country this week, ahead of an expected public announcement next week.

Shareholder Allan Richardson, who heads the SFF merger group, said the word from farmers attending those meetings is that a foreign-owned company is looking for a 50/50 joint venture and equal boardroom control in addition to making a $100 million investment.

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Sep 03 18:41

Hillary Clinton’s unfavorable rating approaches record territory: poll

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unfavorable numbers are approaching record territory, according to a poll released Wednesday.

Fifty-three percent of Americans said they view Mrs. Clinton unfavorably, up 8 points since midsummer, while 45 percent said they view her favorably, down 7 points, the ABC News/Washington Post poll said.

Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years, which came in April 2008, during the 2016 Democratic presidential front-runner’s last run for the White House.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is weighing a 2016 run for the White House, had an even 46 percent/46 percent favorable/unfavorable split.

Sep 03 18:39

Trump hits 30 percent in new poll

Donald Trump has reached a new high in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

According to a Monmouth University survey released on Thursday, Trump takes 30 percent support nationally, a four-point gain over the same survey from before the first GOP debate.

Ben Carson is a distant second place in the poll, taking 18 percent support. The retired neurosurgeon has risen sharply in the polls over the past month. He was at only 5 percent support in the same poll from early August.

The rest of the Republican field isn’t even in the same ballpark.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) take 8 percent support each, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Florida) at 5 percent, and former businesswoman Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee at 4 percent a piece.

Sep 03 15:40

‘Gravity’ Is Returning to the Markets

Sep 03 13:44

Police in Texas Hospital Shoot Patient in the Chest

Christian's worst fears proved true.

Somehow in the 10 minutes between the call to pick up Alan and his parents' arrival, two off-duty Houston police officers working security at St. Joseph were summoned by hospital staff to help them control Alan, who had allegedly become combative. During the violent encounter, according to the police and the family's legal team, Alan struck the two officers in the head, leaving one of them with a concussion. After using a Taser weapon to subdue Alan, one of the officers unholstered his gun and fired a single bullet into Alan's chest.

Fortunately, the bullet missed all of his vital organs. But the news utterly broke his parents. How, they wondered, could trained medical professionals have sicced armed police on their son, a registered mental health patient in the hospital's care?

Sep 03 13:39

Solicitation for “role-players” confirms DoD training in Boston on heels of JADE HELM 15

After the Sandy Hook School Shooting and the Boston Bombing took to center stage in the press well-researched investigative journalists along with portions of the general public who did their Due diligence began to realize that “crisis actors” or “role-players” were being used by the mainline press to trick the unwitty

Sep 03 13:30

Blacks make up 17% of all California arrests, but just 6% of population – state data

Newly released data shows that African-Americans account for 17 percent of all arrests in California while only constituting six percent of the population. They also account for a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to state-run website Open Justice.

Sep 03 13:27

Who Is Listening to Dick Cheney?

Dick Cheney is a former vice president who had an enormous effect on public policy, and therefore on history. He should be interviewed by media outlets. He should be asked tough questions about every single aspect of his tenure in the White House. We cannot pretend that Cheney does not belong in history books, or that he will vanish if we just wish hard enough.

Sep 03 13:21

Meet the American Chef and Cheese Maker Living the Life on a Russian Farm

The story of the American chef and traveler Jay Close who left behind everything, moved to Russia, and bought a farm, where he makes cheese that flies off the shelves in the farm products section...

Sep 03 13:17

Judge Refuses to Drop Charges Against Officers Responsible for Killing Freddie Gray

A Baltimore judge denied motions on Wednesday to dismiss charges against the six officers responsible for causing the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody. Although defense attorneys for the officers argued that State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby should be removed from the case because of prosecutorial misconduct, the judge also denied the recusal motion.

Sep 03 13:09

‘Groundbreaking’ Torture Charges Put US Rendition Tactics in Spotlight

‘We need to see more accountability happening in Canada, in the U.S., in Jordan and in Syria. The ones who tortured and the ones who helped these horrible acts to happen should face justice.’

Canada on Tuesday filed charges against a Syrian intelligence officer for torturing Maher Arar, the Canadian citizen who was handed over to the Syrian government in 2002 by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Sep 03 13:05

Heartbreaking Monument Listing 66 Children Killed by Poroshenko's Civilian Bombings

...Children were caught in the crossfire. And they died from war, not by natural death. Their lives were just beginning, but they ended at the start. Logically, a normal government would declare mourning in the country. But we didn’t see this. Instead, they reported on television that Russian invaders had seized power in the city, as separatists shelled their own cities, killing themselves, and the Ukrainian army is protecting innocent people from terrorists. Everywhere, on all channels, the Ukrainian flag was hung with the inscription in two languages: “united country.” But there was already nothing left of this country. Then I realized that, no, we are not one country. If there is grief in the country, then the whole people would together experience this and grieve for the dead, especially the children. But there was no such grieving in Ukraine.

Sep 03 13:04

35% of backlogged VA healthcare applicants died waiting for benefit approval

The Department of Veterans Affairs still has a massive backlog of nearly 900,000 healthcare applications ? including more than 300,000 from veterans who died waiting for their benefits to be approved, a report by the agency’s inspector general found.

Sep 03 13:00

BREAKING: IMF Officials Helped Steal Ukraine Funds - US Investigating

Highly unusual for US Department of Justice to be investigating a pro-western oligarch like Igor Kolomoisky.
But apparently his PrivatBank hiding $1.8 billion of IMF funds was too much even for Washington.
Now it appears, the bank had help from IMF officials who are running for cover and refusing to answer questions.
Ukraine Bailout Funds Discovered in Oligarch's Cyprus Kitty (Igor Kolomoisky) http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/ukraine-bailout-funds-discovered...

Sep 03 12:58

Central Banks At Play

Sep 03 12:52

Poroshenko Blames Kiev Grenade Deaths on...Wait for It...Russia!

In an interview with Sky News, Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko accuses Russia of extending its “campaign of destabilisation”...
Ukraine Rightists Kill Police - New York Times Blames Putin http://russia-insider.com/en/media-criticism/ukraine-rightists-kill-po...

The Daily Beast Blames the Rise of ISIS on...Wait for It...Russia
Daily Beast editor tells us how Russian security services are funneling Russia-born Jihadists to Syria http://russia-insider.com/en/media-criticism/daily-beast-blames-rise-i...

Sep 03 12:48

The Pentagon Persecutes Chelsea Manning

Supporters of Chelsea Manning rallied to her defense after the Army threatened the whistleblower with indefinite solitary confinement for “crimes” that included possessing an issue of Vanity Fair with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover and “expired” toothpaste.

Sep 03 12:34

Stiglitz: Inequality kills US' future

The French newspaper Le Monde published an interview with Joseph Stiglitz, where the Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences and a critic of the European austerity policy, reveals the reasons of economic inequality in the US and Europe as well as its political and social consequences.
In his new book "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them" Stiglitz names inequality to be the reason of the crisis in 2008.
As he noted, today it also impedes the economy recovery. "Inequality becomes a dangerous trap," the expert said.

Sep 03 12:33

More signs of global downturn send stocks plunging again

Global stock markets staged yet another selloff Tuesday following the release of negative economic data in the US and China and downbeat assessments of the global economy from officials at the Federal Reserve and International Monetary Fund.

Sep 03 12:32

Islamic State has access to chemical weapons production

Maria Zakharova, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, claimed that the IS fighters' usage of chemical weapons will rise to large-scale and transboundary level.
The IS is known to have obtained access to scientific technical documents on the production of chemical weapons. They also seized chemical enterprises and engage foreign specialists in the synthesis development of the chemical warfare agents.
According to Zakharova, there is a threat of the extension of their terror activity beyond the territories of Syria and Iraq, as well as the whole Middle Eastern region.

Sep 03 12:28

DOD’s Inspector General Investigating Administration Propaganda Again

In the last few weeks, there have been several reports that senior intelligence officials were skewing the intelligence on how (un)successful the military campaign against ISIS has been. “Officials at United States Central Command – the military headquarters overseeing the American bombing campaign and other efforts against the Islamic State – were improperly reworking the conclusions of intelligence assessments prepared for policy makers, including President Obama, the government officials said,” the New York Times was the first to report.

Sep 03 12:27

Russia launches 3D-printed UAVs

The Russian research and development company Lutch designed a short-range unmanned aerial vehicle.
The sample could have been printed via a 3D printer and thus, the production of such drones may be put into effect. The Russian designers spent only a month and a half for this type of UAV, that is a record-breaking term. At present, the trials of newly designed drone are being carried out.
Pravda.Ru reported, that first mass production of new age UAVs opens in Russia on 3 September.
Today, Russia is also capable of neutralizing cruise robots of an enemy. A microwave gun created to serve the interests of the Ministry of Defence will be demonstrated behind closed door of the "Army-2015" forum.

Sep 03 12:24

Czech President Zeman pays no attention to Western supremacy

The Czech President is known for his independent stance on both Russia and the Ukrainian crisis. The problem of Western politicians is that they do not express the will of their peoples - Zeman is an exception at this point. The Czech politician proposed creating mobile anti-terrorist group and asked Putin's support in the endeavor. On September 3, Milos Zeman was the only representative of the West at the victory parade in Beijing. US President Obama pointed out the feat of "soldiers of the allies," but did not mention China in his written statement about the 70th anniversary since the end of World War II.

Sep 03 12:19

Berlin promises Kiev €200 mln

Germany and Ukraine signed an agreement, according to which Kiev will get €200 million.
The funds from the German's State Bank are to support the Deposit Guarantee Fund, i.e. the Ukrainian depositors.
The German taxpayers should have a lot spare money, as their government decided to support the Ukrainian banks via depositors.
As Pravda.Ru reported, Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day at the end of August. Despite abundant mottoes for the unity and independence, the Kiev authorities seem to be fully dependent on the West.
Yatsenyuk was also very glad with the 20% write-off of the debt. As he wrote on his Facebook page, "the default our enemies are awaiting for, will not happen!" But his joy didn't last long. Fitch lowered the Ukrainian rating from "CC" (highly vulnerable) level to that of "C" (perhaps in bankruptcy).

Sep 03 12:14

Chagall’s works not going to Sweden for fear of arrest on YUKOS case — Russian Museum

The decision had disappointed the Russian Museum’s partners in Sweden because they had spent money on the project.
According to the Russian Culture Ministry department for cultural heritage, the ministry recommended the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg not to send Chagall’s pictures to Sweden because the Russian side had not received the necessary guarantees that the exhibits would safely return to Russia.
"There are risks that Russian property abroad can be arrested in connection with the YUKOS case. We had those risks. That is why we (the museum) and the Ministry of Culture decided that the risks were higher than possible positive results from this exhibition. We can see many unfriendly moves these days. It was supposed to be an exposition of paintings of Marc Chagall and his contemporaries".

Sep 03 12:10

Moscow hands over to Kiev Ukrainian national freed in Afghanistan — Foreign Ministry

"An official procedure to hand over to Ukrainian diplomats Ukrainian national Dmitry Bely, who had been for a long time held captive by illegal armed groups in Afghanistan, took place at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kabul on September 2," it said.
Embassy sources said the Ukrainian national had received all he needed, including qualified medical assistance, as he stayed at the embassy compound. "We are glad that Russia has managed to save the life of Dmitry Bely and set him free," the Foreign Ministry said.
Last week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariya Zakharova said Dmitry Bely has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan thanks to Russia’s efforts, and the Russian side was ready to hand him to Ukraine’s representatives.
"As a result of active efforts of Russian agencies in close cooperation with the Afghan side, Ukrainian national Dmitry Konstantinovich Bely, who was long held captive by illegal armed units, has been freed in Afghanistan," Zakharova said.

Sep 03 12:09

Scientists call for urgent debate on ‘designer babies’ as GM technology advances

Scientific research bodies in the UK are calling for an urgent debate on the ethical implications of genetically modifying human embryos to cure diseases and create “designer babies.”

Sep 03 12:06

Intercontinental ballistic missiles, drones on display at China’s WWII parade

"We, the Chinese people, love peace. No matter how much stronger we will become, China will never seek hegemony or expansion. China will never make other countries suffer," the Chinese leader said at a parade commemorating China’s WWII victory over Japan 70 years ago.
Xi Jinping, who is Commander-in-Chief of the Chinese Army, said the present-day world was far from being tranquil. "A war is that sword of Damocles that is still hanging over the humankind. We must draw a lesson from history and devote ourselves to peace," the president said.
China will cut the numerical force of its armed forces by 300,000 people, President Xi Jinping unveiling the parade.

Sep 03 12:01

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space junk

"A fragment of the spent third stage of a Japanese carrier rocket, launched in 1989, happened to be on the spacecraft’s flight path. Ballisticians of the Russian mission control and their American colleagues worked jointly to prevent a collision," Roscosmos said.
According to the agency, the manoeuvre was conducted at 08:40, Moscow time. "The manoeuvre ensured absolutely safe avoidance of a collision with the object expected to approach at 11:30 - 11:40, Moscow time. The Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft continues its nominal flight to the ISS," Roscosmos reported.
The spacecraft is to dock to the ISS on September 4 at 10:35, Moscow time.
Russian tourism agency suggests opening Vostochny spaceport for tourists http://tass.ru/en/non-political/818403

Sep 03 11:59

Russian ruble approved as sole accounting currency in Donetsk republic

All prices, tariffs and budget payments in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic will be calculated in the Russian rubles, as follows from a resolution by the Cabinet of Ministers effective since September 1, Finance Minister Yekaterina Matyushchenko said on Wednesday.
"Under the resolution the Russian ruble was approved as the sole accounting currency," the Donetsk News Agency quotes Matyushchenko as saying. "The ruble is the sole mandatory currency used to calculate prices, tariffs and budget payments."
Matyushchenko said the share of the ruble in the budget of the Donetsk Republic currently stood at 92%, and of the Ukrainian hryvnia, at 8%.
Russian ruble takes up 85% of Luhansk Republic’s currency market — LPR head http://tass.ru/en/world/792934

Sep 03 11:56

China displays several advanced weapon systems at victory parade in Beijing

According to official statements, about 12,000 troops, including around 1,000 foreign soldiers and officers, have taken part in the parade. Politicians from 49 countries attended the victory parade. 30 countries were represented by their heads of state and government.
Advanced Type 99A main battle tanks, Type 05A amphibious vehicles, Type 04A infantry fighting vehicles and 155-mm Type 05A [the other designation PLZ-05A] self-propelled howitzers.
Spectators could also see DF-115B (Dongfeng-15B) short-range ballistic missile systems and mobile launchers mounting DF-10A (Dongfeng-10, earlier known as Changjian-10) strategic cruise missiles, DF-16 (Dongfeng-16), DF-21D (Dongfeng-21D) and DF-26 (Dongfeng-26) intermediate-range ballistic missiles and DF-5B (Dongfeng-5B) and DF-31A (Dongfeng-31A) intercontinental ballistic missiles in downtown Beijing.

Sep 03 11:53

Japanese businesses in US are hostages of anti-Russian sanctions — JBIC

Japanese businesses operating in the United States have become "hostages" of US sanctions against Russia, Tadashi Maeda, senior managing director of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), told TASS on the sidelines of the first Eastern Economic Forum.
"The newly-emerged threat is the negative effect of sanctions, in particular, those by the United States," he said. "We are unable to use the dollar in granting credit lines. We can use only the yen, and this entails technical problems," he said.
Maeda acknowledged the existence of certain political disagreements, but at the same time remarked they had no effects on the business community.
"The economy and politics are different things. The US sanctions are the worst obstruction," he added.

Sep 03 11:50

Attacking Zionists that back Iran accord ‘offends’ Obama

US President Barack Obama says he is offended by attacks against American Jews who have voiced support for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the global powers.

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