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August 11, 2015

Aug 11 04:10

Western Officials Ratchet Up Russia War Rhetoric

If you want a sleepless night – or month – just listen to what Western security officials are saying these days about a possible confrontation with Russia.
“If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential threat to the United States,” warned General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, “I’d have to point to Russia.”
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former head of NATO, similarly inveighed about impending regional conflict. “Putin wants to restore Russia to its former position as a great power,” Rasmussen insisted. “There is a high probability that he will intervene in the Baltics” as he has in Ukraine.
To compare Russia to the power of Nazi Germany or even the Soviet Union of old is to stretch credibility beyond the breaking point. So why are people doing it? The answer is complex because there are multiple actors with different scripts.

Aug 11 04:01

Ukrainian troops given official permission to shoot to kill in Donbass

Officials at Ukraine's General Staff informed OSCE representatives and Western partners about violations of the Minsk Accord by militia forces. It was said that Ukrainian officials would have the right to shoot to kill in the Donbass.
According to the Ukrainian side, militia forces committed acts of rough violation of the Minsk Accord. The message from Ukrainian officials says that the Ukrainian troops would "show adequate response to militants including with the use of fire weapons." It was also said that the Kiev troops had been instructed accordingly.
On August 10, officials at the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said that the Ukrainian military repulsed an attack of militia forces on Monday night near the village of Starognatovka. In the counterattack, Kiev troops took the key heights that were previously controlled by the self-proclaimed republics.

Aug 11 03:53

Council of Europe fears Transnistria may become part of Russia

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland believes that a full-scale armed conflict in Transnistria was unlikely. Yet, even one episode of violence may take the situation out of control.
Jagland wrote in an article for The New York Times that "many in Moldova worry that Transnistria could become the next Crimea." "Transnistria's leaders complain that Moldova is conspiring with Ukraine to keep them under economic blockade and have now ordered Transnistrian army reservists between 18 and 27 to mobilize." Jagland wrote.
According to TASS, the term of the recruiting campaign in Transnistria was extended till the end of 2015. "The recruiting campaign shall be carried out throughout the calendar year 2015," the decree of the President of the unrecognized republic Yevgeny Shevchuk said.
Another decree from the head of state announced the recruitment of reserve officers during the entire 2015 as well.

Aug 11 03:41

Ukraine bans 38 Russian books

According to media reports, the list includes books by Russian authors Nikolai Starikov "Ukraine. Chaos and Revolution - Weapons of the Dollar", Alexander Dugin's "Russia's Eurasian Revanche," Andrei Fursov's "A Cold Eastern Evening of the Russian Spring", Eduard Limonov's "Kiev Kaput," Sergei Dorenko's " Donbass, Putin's Smokescreen?", Sergei Glazyev's "Catastrophe. From American War to World War", Lev Vershinin's "Euromaidan. Who Destroyed Ukraine?" Yuri Mukhin's "Mass Violations of Human Rights in the Course of Civil Confrontation in Ukraine, 2013-2014" and others.
Ukrainian TV viewers may soon be deprived of the possibility to watch Russian TV shows, Pravda.Ru reports. Instead, Ukrainians will have to watch Korean films, officials at the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting said.

Aug 11 03:23

Ukrainian rescuers fail to put out fire in Chernobyl exclusion zone

Rescuers have been unable to extinguish fire in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear plant for the third day in a row, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service said on Tuesday.
"The effort continues to extinguish wildfire between the abandoned villages of Buda Varovichi and Kovshilovka on the area of around 60 hectares. As of 7.00 a.m. local time on August 11, the situation is under control," the service said in a statement.
A total of 99 people and 27 units of equipment, including three firefighting aircraft and a helicopter, are currently involved in the effort.
A major fire broke out in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl on June 29 when dry grass caught fire. The fire spread to the area of some 130 hectares.
On July 1, Ukraine’s nuclear inspectors measured a significant increase in radiation in certain areas hit by fire near the Chernobyl NPP. The firefighters later managed to extinguish the fire, but the peat bog continued smoldering for two more weeks.

Aug 11 03:22

Lavrov to meet with Syrian opposition leader

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is scheduled to meet with the leader of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces, Khaled al-Khoja, a senior Russian diplomat Mikhail Bogdanov has said.
"They have asked for such a meeting, and we have invited them," Deputy Foreign Minister Bogdanov, who is the presidential envoy for the Middle East and Africa, said.
"The date will be announced possibly today or tomorrow," he said.
The delegation of Syria’s coalition of opposition groups, founded in November 2012, is expected to arrive in Moscow in the coming days. The representatives of other movements of the Syrian opposition are also due to visit the Russian capital.

Aug 11 01:09

John Key backs law changes for SIS

The law that controls the activities of the country's domestic intelligence agency will be changed to fix deficiencies, Prime Minister John Key says.

The Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) are currently being reviewed by Sir Michael Cullen and Dame Patsy Reddy.

The first regular review of the agencies, it will examine the legislative framework governing them, and consider how they are placed to protect New Zealand's interests and security.

Mr Key said he agreed with SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge's opinion that the legislation governing the agency needed to change.

"At the end of the day it's not fit for purpose in the modern world...what we are trying to do is get bipartisan support, so I hope that they [the review team] will be able to come up with some recommendations that Labour can support."

August 10, 2015

Aug 10 22:05

Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III

In an extraordinary speech delivered Wednesday, US President Barack Obama went public with a warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus are determined to carry out a war against Iran that would have incalculable consequences.

Aug 10 21:36

DC’s Absurd Choice: a Nuclear Deal or War on Iran

snip: We already know, because the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors have repeatedly inspected Iran’s nuclear energy programs and reactors and verified the fact, that no bomb-making work has been going on in Iran for years. Iran has no weapons-grade uranium 235 and no plutonium. Even the US intelligence services and Israel’s Mossad leaders past and present have said that Iran has no nuclear weapons program underway.

Aug 10 21:34

What If Bibi Wins?

snip: Since this diplomatic agreement is obviously good news for the world, the UN Security Council has unanimously approved it and only one of the UN’s 193 member states, Israel, is currently opposed to it. The choice before members of Congress is thus a clear and simple one: Do they owe their primary allegiance and loyalty to the United States of America or to Israel? [...] All the signs suggest that, if Obama “wins”, even by a hair’s breadth, he will immediately seek to “compensate” Israel for his unprecedented act of disobedience though a significant increase in the amount of America’s annual tribute payment to Israel, through even deeper military largesse and cooperation and through continuing American diplomatic and political support at the United Nations and elsewere.

Aug 10 21:21

Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America

snip: “We the people” now belong to a permanent underclass in America. It doesn’t matter what you call us—chattel, slaves, worker bees, drones, it’s all the same—what matters is that we are expected to march in lockstep with and submit to the will of the state in all matters, public and private. Through our complicity in matters large and small, we have allowed an out-of-control corporate-state apparatus to take over every element of American society.

Aug 10 20:33

Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is a much more positive attitude by Putin towards Syria. He is no longer approaching the matter like he used to. No longer is it, ‘We’ll stand with Assad till the end.’ I expect that he will abandon Assad.”

Aug 10 20:32

Little-Known Facts About the Fox News Republican Debate

TIME has posted the transcript of the August 6th Fox News Channel Republican Presidential candidates’ debate, and there are a number of interesting features in it that have not generally been covered in the press:

Aug 10 20:25

Ryan Dawson Hiroshima, Nagasaki the immorality of total war.

Ryan Dawson joins the show again to discuss the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We also talk about the conventional bombing campaign against Japan and Germany and the origins of the Pacific War. Later we discuss how under the pretext of national security the US government fostered the growth of powerful organized criminal syndicates.

Aug 10 19:59

This Wasn't Supposed To Happen: Household Spending Expectations Crash

For the past 8 years, the US consumer has dutifully spent, spent and then spent some more. This all came to a screeching halt earlier today when courtesy of the latest New York Fed Survey of Consumer Expectations, we learned that the US consumer has finally tapped out. Households reported that they expected to increase their spending by just 3.5% in the next year, a major drop from the 4.3% the month before. This was the lowest reading in series history.

Aug 10 19:54

The Rent is Too Da*n High – San Fran Residents Pay $1,000 a Month to Live in Shipping Containers

There’s nothing quite like a grotesquely lopsided “economic recovery” in which a handful of cities boom, while the rest of the nation stagnates. Even worse, millennials living in such chosen cities face one of two options. Either live in mom and dad’s basement, or face a standard of living far more similar to 19th tenement standards than the late 1990’s tech boom.

With that out of the way, I want to introduce you to what a $1,000 per month rental in the San Francisco Bay area looks like. Shipping containers.

Aug 10 19:33

Donald Trump just launched 'World War III' on a top GOP pollster

Donald Trump is all but accusing a top Republican pollster of trying to shake him down.

After the presidential debate last Thursday, Fox News featured a focus group conducted by Frank Luntz that utterly slammed Trump. On Monday, Trump told Business Insider that he believes he was panned by Luntz's group because he declined to hire Luntz's research firm.

"This has been going on, he's putting the arm on me all the time and then he does these polls that are totally in violation of every other poll that was done," Trump said of Luntz.

Trump argued post-debate polls that show he remains ahead of the GOP field prove the focus group was wrong. He further described Luntz, who is a regular contributor to Fox News and one of the country's best-known conservative consultants, as "unfair," and "terrible."

Aug 10 19:14

Cybersecurity Bill Would Destroy Privacy Rights

You know the assault on our privacy has reached an unthinkable level when even the DHS are calling it a bad idea.

Aug 10 18:55

Flashback - GOP insiders: Donald Trump is biggest loser

Donald Trump’s first presidential debate was a disaster.

That’s the assessment of Republican insiders in this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top strategists, activists and operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Aug 10 18:46

Teflon Don: Trump at 32 Percent in New Post-Debate Poll

Republican frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump has jumped seven points—a remarkable hike in the polls—after the GOP debate in Cleveland, Ohio, last week and a subsequent spat with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

The Morning Consult poll of 746 self-identified Republicans and GOP-leaning independents has Trump with a commanding lead over the entire rest of the field at 32 percent. That means he leads the next three candidates—former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—combined. Bush, who came in second, got only 11 percent. Carson came in third with 9 percent. Walker and Rubio tied with 6 percent each.


Trump’s 32 percent is also up seven points over last week’s Morning Consult poll, which had him at 25 percent.

Aug 10 18:42

Phony Israeli Crackdown on Violent Settler Zealots

snip: Israeli journalist Nahum Barnea took issue with his comments saying:

“This criminal behavior must be rooted out, and everyone knows where the roots are: in the incitement of the settler rabbis, in the Israeli governments that over and over again approved the settlers’ illegal acts, in the leniency of the judges and in the powerlessness of the Shin Bet, the army and the police.”

Israeli law enforcement agencies have plenty of power. They don’t use it against violent settlers. They target innocent Palestinians repressively - for political and racist reasons, not for criminality.

Ultranationalist infrastructure minister Uzi Landau supports extremist settlers. He calls Palestinians critical of their radicalism “anti-Semites…seek(ing) to undermine our right to exist here.” He claims violent elements are few in number - ignoring near daily incidents.

Aug 10 18:40

Red Pill Philosophy to the Woodshed, insecure Man-gina

I cannot stand feminist but Redpill is the male equivalent. What kind of man feels the need to say a woman can't be the athlete of the year unless she gets in a ring and beats up the men? hahahahahhaa what a loser. Also Also Fallon Fox never challenged Ronda to a fight. He is not even in the UFC. Ronda was not asked if she would fight Fallon. She was asked if Fallon and Transgenders should be allowed to fight in female MMA. She said he couldn't because he didn't start HRT until after he was 20 but she said its a case by case basis. When asked about girls fighting guys she laughed and said "it's a STUPID idea," then added on top of that its bad to have men hitting women on TV as it could add to domestic abuse.

Aug 10 18:11

Emails Show Secretary Clinton Disobeyed Obama Policy And Continued Funding For Honduras Coup Regime

Buried in the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails made public last week are some missives that shed new light on the former Secretary of State’s role in seemingly undermining President Barack Obama’s policy in dealing with the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras.

The official emails recently made public by the State Department —more than 3,000 pages worth — were sent or received primarily in 2009 through Clinton’s private email account — via an email server set up outside the government’s system and used to conduct official business.

One email exchange discovered in the recently released batch of State Department communications reveals that Clinton personally signed off on continuing the flow of US funds to the putsch regime in Honduras in the fall of 2009 — even as the White House was telling the world that such aid had been suspended.

Aug 10 17:57

US counters ‘Russian messaging’ in the Baltics with $500k ‘innovative’ journalism program

In order to counter what it delicately called “Russian messaging,” the US State Department has announced a $500,000 grant to a non-profit that offers an “innovative” journalist training program for “credible” news reporting in the Baltic states.

Washington has announced, via its embassy in Lithuania, that public and private non-profit organizations have until the end of August to apply for the grant entitled “Investigative Journalism Training to Counter Russian Messaging in the Baltics.”

The program offers financial aid for the training of early-career Russian-language journalists in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia so they can become providers of a “fact based and credible” take on world events.

Aug 10 17:46

OK, who unplugged the modem? North Korea's internet disappeared for four hours today

North Korea disappeared from the internet on Monday for roughly four-and-a-half hours.

At around 6.30pm local time (or 6pm if you take the starving nation's recent decision to create its own time zone seriously) through to 11pm, the routes for the country vanished from the internet's routing tables, meaning nothing was coming in or out.

You can imagine that when an entire country's internet disappears at prime Netflix time, there will be an enormous online howling when it gets back up. So far, we've seen one tweet.

Of course that's what happens when your country has just four advertised networks (as opposed to, say, South Korea's 18,000 or China's 41,000), there are just 5,500 websites, and the 4,000 people that are allowed on the broader internet have to get special government permission to do so.

North Korea hacked Sony? http://recode.net/2015/01/18/how-the-u-s-knew-north-korea-was-behind-t.... Really?

Aug 10 17:43

The Bravenhearts of Wadi Al Nasera, Syria

by Dr. Franklin Lamb (reporting from Syria)

According to an aide to His Beatitude Youhanna X Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All The East, who briefed this observer on 8/4/2015 at the 6th century monastery of St. George, before the current crisis there were approximately 1.2 million Christians in Syria. Today there are estimated to be fewer than 400,000

Aug 10 17:40

W is for WTF: Google CEO quits, new biz Alphabet takes over

Details are still coming in, but here's El Reg's take. It looks like Page and Brin are bored of Google, and want to go full Tony Stark. So they've handed the day-to-day business dealings of their advertising empire to a safe (if uncharismatic) pair of hands. Now they don't have to do all the boring stuff they hate: office meetings, company administrivia, and so on.

This lets the pair spend their time investing in all sorts of madcap ideas and startups, from transport and education to food and medicine, using Google's billions – but at an arm's length from Google. This unties Google, the corporation, from Page and Brin's adventures, and most likely makes the tax situation a lot easier for all the companies involved.

It's also particularly handy for Google at a time when the web goliath is facing antitrust probes and a few other legal challenges.

Aug 10 16:34

U.S. Marshals Raid Wrong Apartment, Force Mother and Children to Stand Outside Naked at Gunpoint

A Washington, D.C. woman is traumatized after U.S. Marshals mistakenly raided her apartment in the early AM hours this past Thursday morning. Hannah Lanes, her daughter, and her 4-year-old son were still sleeping when they heard a knock on their door at 6:30 AM on Thursday but when her daughter went to see who it was knocking on the door, one of the officers had apparently covered the peephole.

Aug 10 16:30

U.K. conducted chemical weapons experiments on “unconsenting participants”

In 1963 the U.K. Ministry of Defense’s Porton Down military science center carried out the first of a series of tests to release zinc cadmium sulphide in the atmosphere over Norwich. It was one of many examples of secret experiments conducted in the name of military research during the 1950s and 1960s, now chronicled for the first time in a new bookby University of Kent historian Professor UlfSchmidt.

Aug 10 16:29

Showdown soon in Los Angeles: Lawsuit against Monsanto for Roundup false advertising

Aug 10 16:28


Hollywood studio Warner Bros. and the Tolkien Estate are cracking down on a British couple building a "Hobbit house" campsite. The pair are being forced to change the project's name and remove all Hobbit references from their Kickstarter campaign. According to Tolkien's lawyers even words that rhyme with Hobbit are not permitted.

Aug 10 16:25

U.S. Army in Secretive Purchase of “Riot Control” Agent

The U.S. Army is buying an undisclosed number of riot control CS gas canisters in order for troops to “become familiar with the effects of the agent,” as concerns grow about civil unrest inside the United States. According to asolicitationposted on August 5, the U.S. Army is looking to secure a five year contract for the procurement of K765 CS Capsules. “The CS (ortho-chlorobenzylidene malono-nitrile) Riot Control Agent Capsule is used in training scenarios for troops to become familiar with the effects of the agent,” states the solicitation.

Aug 10 16:21

World’s Secret Shadow Government: Conspiracy Theory or Frighteningly Real?

Conspiracy theories — hypotheses claiming that historical events could have occurred due to the nefarious actions by hidden parties — still remain largely neglected by researchers and considered as implausible and irrelevant.

On the other hand, conspiracy theories usually attract a lot of attention from a wide array of people, prompting heated debate on issues ranging from the world's shadow government to the chances of an alien invasion taking place. While most researchers do not take these theories seriously, some scholars insist that they do deserve attention.

Aug 10 16:20

HTC caught storing fingerprint data in unencrypted plain text

For the past few years, both Apple and the various Android manufacturers have been pushing the idea of fingerprint readers, typically on the dubious grounds that biometric security is a better choice compared to a good passcode. New research from the security firm FireEye seems to blow that claim wide open, however. According to FireEye, multiple Android manufacturers protect your fingerprint so poorly, it can be read by plugging the phone into a computer and knowing which folder to access.

Aug 10 15:57

CDC says 40% of teen girls are skipping recommended HPV vaccines

The CDC has recommended routine vaccination against HPV at age 11 or 12 for both girls (since 2006) and boys (since 2011). But the new report, published on Wednesday, suggests that a large portion are still not getting the jab.

Currently, the full HPV vaccine requires three doses, spaced several months apart. Among teens aged 13- to 17-years-old, 60% of girls had received one dose of the vaccine in 2014, up from 56.7% the year before. Coverage among boys rose more aggressively to 41.7% from 33.6% during the same period. But just under 40% of teenage girls and 22% of teenage boys had received all three doses of the HPV vaccine last year.

For comparison, 87% of English girls aged 12-13 had completed the course of three HPV vaccines between September 2013 and August 2014, according to data from the National Health Service. More than 91% had received a single dose.

Aug 10 15:45

Windows 10 makes diagnostic data collection compulsory

Microsoft has expanded its diagnostic data collection with Windows 10, making mandatory what had been a voluntary telemetry program.

Windows 10 includes a telemetry and diagnostics service that cannot be fully disabled. In earlier editions of the OS -- including Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 -- Microsoft's data gathering was optional. Users had to agree to join the "Customer Experience Improvement Program," or CEIP, for telemetry to be collected and sent to the Redmond, Wash. company from those operating systems. And if users changed their mind, they could stop it.

Aug 10 15:44

TAIWAN ANIMATION - Trump wins GOP debate: Teflon Don takes first Republican presidential debate

Aug 10 15:36

Gates, Google Join $120 Million Funding for Genome Editing Firm

Editas Medicine Inc. has raised $120 million from investors to support development of a technology that can precisely edit DNA and potentially treat fatal genetic diseases.

Aug 10 15:27

Another day, another stunning security flaw in Android – this time hitting 55% of mobes

Fresh from sorting out the Stagefright flaw, Google has another serious security vulnerability in Android on its hands.

A privilege escalation hole allows normal apps to gain superpowers to snoop on a device's owner, smuggle in malware, and wreak other havoc.

The vulnerability, CVE-2015-3825, affects about 55 per cent of Android handsets – basically version 4.3 and above, as well as the current build of Android M.

Aug 10 15:05

US preparing for unconventional warfare against Iran: Analyst

An agreement by the United States to increase weapons sales to Arab allies in the Persian Gulf signifies that Washington is preparing for unconventional warfare against Iran, A US military analyst in California says.

Aug 10 14:43

Who is EXECUTING the real doctors?

How have all of these doctors been murdered, in some cases bludgeoned in their own homes and no one is investigating these homicides as linked events? Where is the Florida Department of law Enforcement? This certainly looks like domestic terrorism to anyone with a brain.

Interesting how these doctors were all making vast progress in achieving remission states in cancer patients without the use of Big Pharma aka $$$$$$$$ profit drugs.

Fascinating how these doctors were making progress studying GcMAF and how to prevent and cure cancer in non-toxic ways.

Aug 10 14:41

She's Lost Control- Megyn Kelly and Trump - Beltway Right Apparatchiks Are Just Leftists a Couple Years Behind the Times

The Beltway Right’s critiques of Trump are weak objections offered up by weak men. Take Eric Erickson’s prissy fretting about Trump’s attack on Kelly being a “bridge too far” and pompously lecturing about common decency. This from a guy who called a justice of the Supreme Court a “goat fucking child molester,” as the Trump campaign delightedly reminded reporters.

Aug 10 13:41

Vaccinated Soccer Star Gets Mumps, Sidelined for Championship… Despite Being Vaccinated

The sports world is ablaze right now with news that Barcelona’s star soccer player, Neymar, has to sit out of the UEFA Super Cup game and miss two weeks because he came down with a case the of the mumps.

He will be back though. Despite what MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine manufacturer Merck has people who were born in the last few decades believing via mainstream media fearporn, mumps is only very rarely fatal, and like other communicable diseases, it takes the heaviest toll on those with extremely compromised immune systems. Anyone healthy enough to play professional soccer is unlikely to fall into that category.

But the kicker (pun intended) is that Neymar was vaccinated.

So… just how exactly did he get the mumps in the first place?

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Aug 10 13:38

Scotland to Issue Formal GMO Ban; Meanwhile in America, We Still Don’t Even Get to Know if We’re Eating It

While commercial GMOs are beginning to spread in England, Scotland ministers are about to officially ban the cultivation of commercial GMO crops for good in a move to further distance itself from the UK government (and probably from the nation’s horrifying shebeast queen).

“There is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our £14bn food and drink sector,” Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s environment secretary, told the London Guardian.

Aug 10 13:36

Here We Go Again: Ferguson PD Shoot Gunman During Vigil

Late last night, protestors gathered in Ferguson to mark the one year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. A candlelight vigil was held and the crowd observed a moment of silence for Brown. However, one year after the shooting in Ferguson, it’s obvious that tensions are still high in this community.

According to mainstream sources like CNN, a man exchanged gunfire with an unknown person on Sunday, which drew the attention of several detectives in an unmarked SUV. A gunfight ensued between the police and the suspect, who was shot several times and is now in the hospital. The police claim that his weapon was stolen. Alternative sources like Cop Block however, report that the suspect in question was Tyrone Harris, whose father was a friend of Michael Brown.

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Aug 10 13:29

Two teenagers receive serious wound running into WWII mine in Moscow region

Two teenagers received serious wounds as they ran into a WWII mine in the Moscow region, a spokesman for the regional police told TASS on Sunday.

The incident took place in the Michurinskoye township some 78 kilometers west of Moscow. The two boys reportedly spotted a mine of the World War II period in a field. As the mine went off, the two boys were seriously wounded and taken to hospital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

World War is a very real memory for the people of Europe and Russia.

Aug 10 13:19

Obama Isolates Netanyahu as Head of Warmongers

The most worrisome part of Obama’s address was his reference to the Israeli government’s opposition to the nuclear agreement. What he said is liable to be seen in the not-so-distant future as a real turning point in the strategic relations between Jerusalem and Washington.
Obama marked Netanyahu not as a major ally, but as his greatest political rival. While he noted that he understands Netanyahu’s concerns and believes his intentions are sincere, this expression of empathy was merely an introduction to a sharp attack on the prime minister. At times you could hear Obama’s disdain for Netanyahu, as when he unconsciously imitated the latter’s baritone from his speeches against the nuclear agreement. “It’s a bad deal, we need a better deal,” he said, as he deepened his voice.

Aug 10 13:17

Massive Recall Effort Now Underway to Kick Calif Sen. Pan out of Office

Aug 10 13:02

Colorado mine spill three times worse than first reported - EPA

Three million gallons – not one million, as first predicted – of toxic mining sludge has leaked into the Animas River from a mine in southwest Colorado, the EPA says. The Navajo Nation plans to sue, as the toxic water is running through their territory.

Aug 10 12:57

Missouri Declares State Of Emergency Over Ferguson Protests; Cornel West, Other Activists Arrested

Aug 10 12:51

Cannabis residue found in Shakespeare’s tobacco pipes

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That explains "Titus Andronicus!" :)

Aug 10 12:18

Shocker: ‘NYT’ runs front page press release for AIPAC warning Obama to cool his jets

This is a shocker. The New York Times has thrown in completely with the biggest Israel lobby group, AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, in its battle with President Obama. The Times‘s front page story titled “Fears of Lasting Rift as Obama Battles Pro-Israel Group on Iran” is a public relations release for AIPAC, written by Julie Hirschfeld Davis.

Aug 10 12:13

Greece: Raped, Humiliated, Frightened But Standing!

Distomo was not the only place where German troops performed despicable crimes against humanity. During the WWII, Greece lost around 8% of its population.

But Distomo became one of the symbols of Fascist madness on European soil, not unlike Guernica or Lidice.

Aug 10 12:13

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray resigning

The lieutenant governor also said his departure had nothing to do with an ongoing investigation into whether his political committee improperly accepted campaign contributions raised by former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin.

Aug 10 12:13

Germany made €100bn profit on Greek crisis – study

Greece’s biggest creditor Germany has made a huge profit on the country’s debt crisis over the last 5 years as it saved through lower interest payments on funds borrowed amid investor "flights to safety."

Each time investors got bad news about Greece, they rushed to the ‘safe haven’ of Germany, with the interest rates on German government bonds falling, according to the study from the private, non-profit Leibniz Institute of Economic Research, Agence France-Presse reported Monday.

Aug 10 12:11

Cornel West, many other activists arrested at St. Louis court

About 40 protesters, including prominent activist Cornel West, have been arrested during the rally in front of the federal courthouse in St. Louis. The rally was organized on the anniversary of Michael Brown's killing.

The 'Day of civil disobedience' march started at one of the churches in St. Louis and ended at the Federal Courthouse, where dozens formed a living chain.

Aug 10 11:52

Illegal Alien Pedophiles: 4,317 Charges Filed Against Illegals in ONE YEAR… in ONE STATE (and it’s only our 10th largest)

I can only imagine what the numbers might be like in California, Texas, and New York. 4,317 charges of sexual assault on minors were recently recorded in a 12 month period in America’s 10th largest state — North Carolina.

Universal Free Press reports:

Between November 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014, there have been 4,317 charges of child sexual assault filed against illegal aliens in North Carolina, according to the citizens advocacy group known as NCFIRE.

Are you kidding me?

Aug 10 10:59

Hollande Shot Himself in the Foot by Canceling the Mistral Deal

The events surrounding the contract between France and Russia on the construction of two Mistral ships for more than a year have been the focus of different countries. Particular interest to this deal was paid by Washington, where policymakers were convinced that their “training leash” will not allow the sitting authorities in the Elysee Palace to follow the path of the self-determined Charles de Gaulle.

Even more attention to this deal was paid by the states that have already made their first steps toward the development of economic and military cooperation with Paris, or are considering such options. Those were the state sof the Arab world, Africa and Asia. After all, the credibility of a business partner plays a pivotal role in any trade deal, and when this partner is deprived of its own opinion, while being fully dependent on its masters overseas, it provide little assurance.

Aug 10 10:58

Netanyahu to Democratic Congressmen: I Won’t Tell You How to Vote on Iran Deal

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"But if you guess wrong,. no more AIPAC money for you!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Aug 10 10:52

GOP Party Bosses Plan to “Take Out” Trump

The people who own this country don’t like euthanizing one of their own. But they’ll do it in heartbeat if they think their world of privilege, patronage and power is at risk. Last Thursday, Donald Trump overstepped his bounds and crossed a line. In off-the-cuff remarks to a Fox moderator during the GOP presidential debates, Trump provided a window into a corrupt political system that is thoroughly marinated in the money of private donors. He explained in detail how the system is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful, and he admitted that wealthy donors contribute to political candidates so they “do whatever the hell you want them to do.” In one short 20-second exchange, the brash Trump revealed the quid pro quo that assures that the coffers at both the Democrat and Republican headquarters remain full-to-the-brim.

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Aug 10 10:49

Marco Rubio Pretends Those Billionaire Bucks Don't Buy Any Influence

Marco Rubio wants us to believe that all of that money flowing his way from the millionaires and billionaires funding his super pacs and political campaign don't have a bit of influence on his agenda.

And once again we can give Meet the Press host Chuck Todd the award for the false equivalency of the day for conflating the Clinton's charity with a political pac and treating them like they're the same thing with the framing the questions for Rubio. We all know you're never allowed to ask someone about Republicans behaving badly without the appropriate "but the Democrats" thrown in there as well, which is exactly what Todd did here.

Aug 10 10:49

Dollar Death Sentence

Rather than stimulus, the USFed’s Quantitative Easing is a death sentence for the USDollar. It might provide an ongoing backdoor bailout opportunity for Wall Street banks, and even a window for China to switch from long dated to short dated USTreasurys, but QE is death sentence. It guarantees that the USDollar will be removed from the global premises and placed in the dustbin of history. Foreign banking systems are largely devoted to USTBonds as the foundation for their entire reserves system. The African type of hyper monetary inflation blessed as good and fine stimulus is a sentinel signal by the US Federal Reserve itself, given to the Eastern producing nations who save in the $billions. They will start a caravan to exit the USDollar in their banking systems. They have great challenges in doing so, and must follow a prescribed path. That path is the Chinese RMB as an intermediary device, a transition tool.

Aug 10 10:48

Israel frees suspects in Palestinian toddler's death

Israel has released all suspects held in connection with the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed an 18-month-old baby and his father.

An Israeli official said on Monday that all the suspects arrested on Sunday were freed, but did not provide further details, including their number.

A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death in an arson attack by Israeli settlers against his house in the village of Duma in the West Bank on July 31.

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If a Palestinian throws a rock at an Israeli, they go to jail for twenty years (if they are not shot dead on the spot).

Aug 10 10:31

Activist who organized searches for missing Mexican students found dead

While Democrats in U.S. continue to lambaste anyone who complains about the murders, rapes, robberies and other criminal acts perpetrated by illegal aliens, especially Mexican immigrants, a popular community activist who disregarded the dangers of his activity was discovered dead near his home in Mexico, according to international news organizations on Sunday. The departed 30-year-old regularly volunteered to organize and lead search parties in Mexico to find missing children and teenagers in that violent and crime-ridden country.

Aug 10 10:30

US ‘recognized’ E. Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk as independent (56yrs ago...)

It looks like a legalistic joke, but US authorities formally recognized independence of the territory, part of which is now Donbass, back in 1959 when adopting the Captive Nations Week Resolution, reissued annually for the last 56 years.

The Captive Nations Week Resolution (also known as Public Law 86-90) was introduced under President Dwight D. Eisenhower over half a century ago, reports Global Research, but has retained its relevance and significance until now.



Aug 10 10:22

Greece – A Dramatic Appeal by Mikis Theodorakis

The signatories are calling “all the peoples of the world, to realize that the struggle of the Greek people is also their struggle”.

Friends of Greece,

On 3 August 2015, MikisTheodorakis, the Greek world famous music composer and Resistance figure, called upon the Greek people – and the peoples of the world – to respect Democracy – the very Democracy, born in Greece some 2500 years ago and given to the world as a set of values for respect for each other, for humanity – for equal rights and for free expression.

The following text summarizes MikisTheodorakis’ appeal to stop the Syriza Government from selling out the Greek people’s country and stop the currently – almost in secret – ongoing negotiations with the troika on the modalities of the € 86 billion loan and the details of the new austerity measures – “negotiations” to be concluded by about 20 August 2015.

Aug 10 10:17

Trump trumps them all in Republican debates — Pepe Escobar

"Our country is in serious trouble. We don’t win anymore..." Donald Trump

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz has said that the US, on the financial front, is “on the wrong side of history.” As for the Republican candidates chasing the nomination for the 2016 US presidential race, well, they may qualify only for the ‘wrong’ side of the bargain, as they hardly know what ‘history’ means.
And that brings us to a mammoth specimen of entertainment/reality TV; the first Republican debate, no less than a seemingly-eternal 15 months before the actual US presidential election.

It definitely started with a – what else? – celebrity TV bang. Would anybody raise their hands if they were mulling running as a third-party candidate, and ignore the eventual Republican nominee?

Aug 10 10:14

Ukrainian military suffered losses during the shelling of its positions in Starognatovke - Defense Ministry of DPR

Ukrainian military shelling their own positions on the outskirts of the village in the occupied part Starognatovka Telmanovskiy area led to the loss and destruction.
This was stated by Deputy Commander of the Corps of the Ministry of Defense Edward Basurin DPR.
"We were particularly impressed by cynicism of ATO command... during the shelling their own positions on the southern and eastern fringes of the purpose Starognatovki they blame army of DPR - said Basurin.
As a result of these provocations Ukrainian units suffered losses, several apartment buildings were destroyed.

Aug 10 10:13

10.08.2015 Military Report of Novorossia

The hot phase of the conflict has reportedly started. Yesterday, the clashes between Kiev forces and Novorossian warriors were observed at the most part of the contact line. Today, the contact line has turned to the frontline.

Aug 10 10:08

California to throw adults in JAIL if they refuse government-mandated vaccines

If passed, SB 792 would represent the first adult vaccine mandate in the U.S. that disallows exemptions for personal reasons, and that threatens criminal penalties for those who fail or refuse to comply. Here's how Vaccine Impact describes SB 792:

SB 792, would eliminate an adult's right to exempt themselves from one, some, or all vaccines, a risk-laden medical procedure.

This bill would make California the first state to require mandated vaccinations for all childcare workers, including all private and public school early childhood education programs (Headstart, Private preK and preschools), family daycares, and daycare centers.

Aug 10 10:07

Two people shot the US Consulate in Istanbul

On the morning of August 10 a man and a woman opened fire on the US consulate in Istanbul.
Arrived at the scene, police officers entered into a gunfight with the attackers, but they managed to escape from the scene.
Later, law enforcers managed to detain the woman, the suspect in the attack on a diplomatic mission. About the arrest Reuters reported citing local TV channel NTV. Information about the victims of the attack on the consulate there.