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Dec 29 16:06

Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature

We analyze the evolution of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, examining 11?944 climate abstracts from 1991–2011 matching the topics 'global climate change' or 'global warming'. We find that 66.4% of abstracts expressed no position on AGW, 32.6% endorsed AGW, 0.7% rejected AGW and 0.3% were uncertain about the cause of global warming. Among abstracts expressing a position on AGW, 97.1% endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming. In a second phase of this study, we invited authors to rate their own papers. Compared to abstract ratings, a smaller percentage of self-rated papers expressed no position on AGW (35.5%).

Dec 29 16:05

Police May Confiscate Guns without Notice to Owner Starting January 1

Beginning January 1, police in California may confiscate firearms from gun owners thought to be a danger to themselves or others without giving the owner any notice.

Dec 29 16:05

Trey Gowdy Show Season 2 Cancelled!

One of the biggest wake up calls regarding Gowdy’s intent, went ignored a year ago in a televised interview when Gowdy told Bill O’reilly that he did not want to impeach Obama because Bidon would be a worse president. Please read that last sentence again. Ponder it. Does that sound like justice? Since when does justice operate in measurements that allow one to break the laws because another might break them too?



Dec 29 16:03

Criminal investigation launched into police killing of unarmed man in London

The shooting death by a police firearms officer of father-of-two, Jermaine Baker, on December 11, has provoked an angry response within the north London area of Tottenham.

Dec 29 15:56

London’s blushing! Mistletoe on Tube network causes awkward commute

London commuters were forced to interact with one another on the capital’s crammed Underground trains when sprigs of mistletoe, synonymous with a festive smooch, popped up in carriages on the District, Northern and Victoria lines.

Dec 29 15:56

Corbyn challenges Cameron to annual TV debates

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has challenged Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron to take part in annual televised debates, events usually reserved for election time. The call has won the backing of political rivals.



Dec 29 15:47

EXPERTS ADMIT THAT FLUORIDE MAY BE COMPLETELY USELESSS

So this whole time they’ve been telling us that fluoridated water is good for us, there wasn’t any real evidence to support that assertion? And they dumped it into our water supply for what reason exactly? To wait and see what it does to our bodies? Lovely.

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Dec 29 15:33

You Could Be Fined 250,000 Dollars If You Offend A Transgender Woman In New York City

Political correctness is officially out of control in New York City. According to brand new rules that were just issued by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, you could potentially be fined $250,000 if you purposely offend someone that is transgender. This includes such offenses as calling a transgender woman “him” when she wants to be called “her”, or not allowing a transgender woman to use the women’s bathroom. These guidelines are particularly focused on the behavior of landlords, employers and businesses, but they will undoubtedly create a chilling effect on speech all throughout New York City.

Dec 29 15:32

'Newly Awakened' Russian Navy Has Pentagon Shaking in Its Boots

In the fight against Daesh in Syria, Russia has demonstrated its state-of-the-art naval prowess. According to a new Pentagon report, the proven effectiveness of the Kremlin’s fleet has Washington worried.

Dec 29 15:30

99% Of Costa Rica’s Electricity Came From Renewable Energy In 2015

The country’s plans included utilizing the region’s plentiful rainfall to power impressive new hydroelectric infrastructure. They also planned to use geothermal sources, wind, biomass, and solar energy. A new year-end report…



Dec 29 15:24

‘Toxic stress’: Max blood lead levels in Flint children 7 times higher than CDC guidelines – doctor

Experts who blew the whistle on lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, and its impact on children said some kids had blood lead levels far higher than those US health officials consider “elevated” – and that the state knew kids were being poisoned.

As Michigan officials scramble to help the affected community, a lead researcher who helped expose the toxicity of the water, Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, said city and state officials should have known that the Flint River was highly corrosive before they decided to switch from the Detroit water system in 2014. He called the lack of water treatment “unprecedented.”

Without phosphate treatment, the corrosive water flowed from the Flint River through the city’s lead pipes for 17 months and became contaminated. Failures at multiple levels of government exacerbated the problem and delayed the response to the developing crisis.

Dec 29 15:21

Investors Should Be Worried

Global investors should be concerned about potential economic turmoil as the United States is embarking on a recession and the greenback continues to be unsound, says Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings and bestselling author of “Hot Commodities.”

Dec 29 15:20

Elie admits his true stories never happened

In his autobiography, Wiesel recounts a time when, visiting Israel, he went to see the “young” Rebbe of Wizhnitz, whose father he remembered with reverence from his childhood. At the end of the visit, which took two pages (273-75) to tell, the Rebbe questioned the young writer without being satisfied with his answers. Then:
The conversation became more relaxed. He asked me about my work. He wanted to know if the stories I told in my books were true, had they really happened. I answered not too convincingly: “In literature, Rebbe, certain things are true though they didn’t happen, while others are not, even if they did.”
I would have loved to have received his blessing.1
Notice that he first says he is writing “literature”2, not faithful accounts of his own experience.

Dec 29 15:19

When and Where Will the Next ISRAELI FALSE FLAG HIT?

That another Israeli backed and sponsored False Flag will hit it is a given, the question's to answer are where and when? The 'when' could be anytime, and the 'where' will be here in the USA. Another Israeli backed False Flag, like the San Bernardino FF, again blamed on Muslims, even though it will be some American terror outfit like this one pulling the trigger.

Israel needs these False Flags to happen on a regular basis to keep Americans scared out of their wits so they'll continue to demand vengeance against some ME country Israel doesn't like and wants to destroy so Jew Inc can steal their land and to keep the 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel' hot for decades to come.

Dec 29 15:15

It’s Official: Over A Trillion Dollars A Year Will Be Added To The Debt During Obama’s Presidency

Under Barack Obama, the U.S. national debt has risen from $10,626,877,048,913.08 on January 20th, 2009 to $18,795,033,928,275.59 on December 21st, 2015. That means that the debt that we are passing on to future generations has increased by 8.16 trillion dollars since Barack Obama was inaugurated. There is still a little more than a year to go in Obama’s presidency, and it is already guaranteed that Obama will add more than a trillion dollars a year to the national debt during his presidency.

Dec 29 15:07

Holocaust denial on the rise in Eastern Europe

the entire ‘Hollercost’ meme is losing its steam for 2 reasons-

(1) Organized Jewish interests DEMAND sympathy from those they oppress and terrorize, therefore the ‘sympathy’ that is maintained towards them is not genuine, and

(2) Holocaustianity has become like one of those aged Hollywood stars that has undergone 100 plastic surgery procedures and now has become a freak. Jews demand that Gentiles keep the ‘holy of holies’ fixed as an item of foremost importance in their lives, all the while that the world and all its systems are falling apart.

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Time makes ancient truth uncouth.



Dec 29 15:06

Psychological domestic abuse, social media trolling could carry 5yrs in prison

Domestic abusers who subject their victims to a pattern “coercive and controlling” behavior could now face up to five years in prison under a new law. Brought into force on Tuesday, the law also targets abusive social media users.

Dec 29 15:06

Unarmed man shot by police in Detroit, family wants answers

Relatives of a man shot and killed by a Dearborn, Michigan police officer say he was mentally ill but not violent. Protesters have called for an investigation into the death of Kevin Matthews, which the Wayne County medical examiner has ruled a homicide.

Dec 29 15:06

Your Business Been Hacked? Thanks NSA!

It appears that the NSA (“or someone”) hacked into the code of a popular firewall and planted a password in there that would allow them access as needed.

That means the NSA (“or someone”) would be able to bypass the security features of a network and do what they wanted inside. This is basically an act of sabotage. Given that American organizations as well as foreign ones use these same firewalls, and that the planted password could be discovered by others outside the NSA, the act made vulnerable a multitude of innocent, untargeted systems.

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Dec 29 14:30

John McCain Blows Lid as US-Russian Sanctions Fall Apart – US Orders Russian Rockets for New NSA Spy Satellite

Does McCain have a financial interest in ULA’s domestic competitors who are vying for this same deal? Or is the geriatric war hawk simply upset because his own Cold War-style diplomatic house of cards is starting to collapse? Certainly, this latest breach will send ripples back across the Atlantic as European nations currently suffering under the US-led sanctions regime will be left wondering, “what’s the point?”

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Dec 29 13:59

Serbia has reasons for concern, NATO is arming Croatia

Whether, on an economic exhausted Balkans two decades after the wars, the looming arms race? Croatian intention to acquire rocket launcher MLRS M270, a potential range of up to 300 kilometers, was announced in the local media the past autumn, encouraged Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to think about the procurement of adequate weapons. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, yesterday, on this occasion, said that Serbia will have to respond to the arming of Croatian.

Dec 29 13:56

Chechen leader: Much more in Russia is in line with Islamic canons than in Turkey

"Turkey acted vilely when it downed our jet, and the pilot whom they killed was ours as well. A total of 26 million Muslims live in Russia, and this vile act was committed against us as well," the Chechen leader noted adding that Turkey is a secular state by the Constitution, and there are also many Christians living in the country. "Much more in Russia is in line with Islamic canons than in Turkey," he stressed. "I will also remind that Chechens are the third-largest nationality in the country. We are part of this country and are interested in the stability and well-being of our Motherland," Kadyrov said.

Dec 29 13:54

Russian minister expects no collapse in case of Turkish light industry product import ban

No collapse in the sector will take place if Russian government decides to further expand sanctions against Turkey and imposes a ban on import of light products from that country, Minister of Industry Denis Manturov said on Tuesday in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV Channel. "No collapse will take place. If we mean ready products, our companies are ready to support the substitution and other countries are ready. To avoid illusions that Turkey is a major supplier, it accounts for less than 6% of the whole supplies range in the light industry," the minister said.

Dec 29 13:50

Russian court compels Google to pay penalty for reading private e-mails

In September, the Moscow city court ruled to recover 50,000 rubles from Google payable to Anton Burkov. The company said that letters were only automatically scanned to prevent spam. However, Burkov was sure that this was not true. "Google’s robots are programed to collect information about users and provide contextual advertising," said the Urals city resident, noting that Russia's Constitution established the right to privacy of correspondence and that a Google user agreement was against the law. "I discovered it quite by accident," he revealed then. "On the right side of my letters I saw an advertisement and realized that it contained data from my letters...

Dec 29 13:48

Russian diplomat notes rivalry of Taliban, Islamic State in Afghanistan

The relations between the Taliban movement and the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization can be described as rivalry, Russian special presidential envoy on Afghanistan, Foreign Ministry’s second Asian department director Zamir Kabulov told TASS on Tuesday. "The rapid growth of this group [IS] that appeared in Afghanistan in summer of 2014, its intention to ‘swallow’ other extremist groups, draw militants of all kinds into its ranks, in particular Taliban fighters themselves, redistribute sources of income, including such lucrative sources as drug trafficking - all these factors are very worrying for the Taliban leadership," Kabulov said. "The Taliban movement has been strengthening its positions across Afghanistan lately, including in the north of the country," he continued.



Dec 29 13:45

Politician urges Georgia to lend an ear to Putin’s call for dialog with Abkhazia, Ossetia

"We may have internal skepticism as to Russia’s policy towards Georgia, but we should at least show constructiveness in response to such statements of the Russian president and by no means leave such statements without attention," Georgy Kvirikashvili said. "It is necessary to use all possibilities and potentials of such statements from the Russian leadership," he said. "It is very important that we continue pragmatic, oriented to peace with Russia policy to ensure a peaceful and stable development for Georgia," the candidate said. At a news conference in Moscow on December 17, President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to mend relations with Georgia and to scrap visa requirements with that country. "We are ready to restore relations. Territorial integrity of Georgia is first of all the business of the Georgian, the South-Ossetian and Abkhazian people," the president said, noting that Russia would accept any decision Georgia would agree with South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Dec 29 13:44

Medical Mafia threatens to take doctor's license to punish his charitable service



Dec 29 13:42

Kiev expects West to offer price for gas below $200 per 1,000 cubic meters — PM

"We expect the price from western partners below $200," he said, adding that "the pricing environment will further decline." Ukraine’s Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said earlier that the government expects average gas price for Ukraine to stand at $225 per 1,000 cubic meters in 2016. The discounted price of Russian gas for Ukraine equals to around $230 per 1,000 cubic meters in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Dec 29 13:30

Drone Buzzes President Barack Obama's Motorcade in Hawaii

The Secret Service quickly intervened and said the pilot of the small, quadcopter-style drone was "completely unaware" that Obama's motorcade would be traveling through the area on Oahu.

The man "immediately complied with law enforcement requests to cease and desist," the statement added. No charges were filed and the motorcade did not stop or slow down because of the incident.

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There were announcements on the Hawaii media not to fly drones while Obama was here and given that this guy was released without charges I suspect it was a PR stunt as the government now has an excuse to remind everyone that quadcopter drones over a half pound weight are now regulated and must be registered with the FAA ... for a $5 fee. Americans are buying 15,000 drones per month. You can work out the cash windfall the FAA gets for their registration program. What other use it has is questionable as most drones do not have serial numbers nor radar transponders and thus cannot be tracked or managed.

Dec 29 13:26

Freeway Sign Showing Support for Donald Trump Goes Viral

Dec 28 - A couple driving on a Southern California freeway took video of an electronic road sign touting support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The hacked sign read: “Inland Empire supports Donald Trump. Merry Xmas. Vote Donald Trump.”

The video posted by Nikki Worden has gone viral, picking up more than 440,000 views since it was uploaded Saturday.

Dec 29 13:19

Erdogan’s Family Caught in New Scandal

It is hardly necessary to remind anyone of all the scandals in which the members of this family have been engaged. Here are just some examples of its connections with the Islamic State (ISIL) and other terrorist groups:

Erdogan’s daughter – Sümeyye Erdogan – has been running a covert military hospital, which is treating Islamic State militants.

With the consent of Erdogan, Turkish intelligence experts have been training Islamists at secret bases in the Konya Province inside the Turkish border.

The Islamic State is secretly cooperating with the third son of the President, Bilal Erdogan, to smuggle stolen oil through seaports that remain under his direct control. These criminal activities are covered by the BMZ Group Denizcilik ve ?n?aat Sanayi Anonim ?irketi company that transports stolen Syrian and Iraqi oil to international markets.

Dec 29 13:17

International Space Station crew to celebrate New Year 15 times

The International Space Station (ISS) crew will be able to celebrate the New Year for 15 times in a row, the Russian mission control center told TASS on Tuesday. For the first time the crew will celebrate the New Year flying over New Zealand. The ISS crew lives on Greenwich Mean Time, so the station will be above the Pacific Ocean when the New Year comes to Greenwich. The New Year in Moscow, where the mission control center is located, will come when the crew will be between the South America and Africa. The astronauts will be flying over the Pacific when the NASA control center in Houston will meet 2016. The 15th celebration may take place to the south-east of New Zealand. The ISS crew includes Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Korniyenko, Sergey Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronauts Timothy Kopra and Scott Kelly, and European Space Agency’s Timothy Peake.

Dec 29 13:04

About 200 tons of yellowcake delivered to Iran from Russia — official

"The operation to exchange 197 tons of so called yellowcake [uranium concentrate used as fuel for reactor] from Russia for almost 11 tons of enriched uranium has been completed," the IRNA news agency quoted Ali Akbar Salehi as saying. The key provision of the agreement negotiated by Iran with P5+1 (the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany is Tehran's commitment to reduce its stockpile of low-enriched uranium to below 300 kg. Iran will be selling any excess amounts of its enriched uranium to keep its stockpile under 300 kilograms. In exchange, Iran has the right to buy uranium ore or its concentrate on the market.

Dec 29 13:01

Russian Foreign Ministry worried by Israeli plans to build more homes in West Bank

"As follows from a number of media reports the Israeli authorities are considering plans for building about 8,300 homes in an area lying between Eastern Jerusalem and the Maale-Adumim settlement (so-called zone E1) in the Israeli-occupied West Bank," the Foreign Ministry said. "Moscow has found this piece of news rather alarming," the statementy runs. "The international community in 2013 came out with fair criticism of the intention to go ahead with housing construction in the E1 zone." "The implementation of these plans may bring about separation of East Jerusalem from the Palestinian territories and the split of the West Bank into isolated enclaves," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Dec 29 13:00

DuPont To Lay Off 25% Of Delaware Workforce

Dec 29 12:59

7-year-old chased by notorious Israeli settler in Hebron

A Palestinian father living in Hebron’s Old City told Ma’an that his 7-year-old daughter was injured while being chased by notorious Israeli extremist Baruch Marzel on Monday.

Raed Abu Irmeileh said that he had to take his daughter, Dana, to the Hebron Governmental Hospital “after she had fallen to the ground while being chased by Baruch Marzel near the Ibrahimi mosque.”

Irmeileh told Ma’an that Israeli forces present in the area did not stop Marzel from chasing his children, and assaulted his 10-year-old son Hutasem as well as two brothers Nabil, 14, and Farhat Nader al-Rajabi, 10.

Dec 29 12:57

The Dangerous Cult of 9/11

A new religious movement was born September 11th, 2001. This movement was conceived by the American government and comprises many members of the American and European elite, politicians, editors of mass and so-called alternative media, publishers and academics. The movement's unifying faith is the legend of 9/11, namely that 19 Arab terrorists hijacked four airliners and flew these airliners into the known landmarks in a suicide operation. The legend of 9/11 is composed of a number of distinct beliefs. Here are ten of the most tenacious beliefs that unite cult members:

Dec 29 12:54

Putin signs law limiting immunity of foreign states and their property in the Russia

Russian legislation is currently based on the concept of absolute immunity, which means that the property of a foreign state is not arrested and a court ruling against it is not enforced. The law for the first time sets the limits of immunity for foreign states and their property in the Russian Federation and defines cases when the state and its property do not enjoy jurisdictional immunity. The document has been developed in line with modern approaches and court practice of foreign states, and its adoption will boost the efficiency of judicial protection of Russia’s interests and property when considering disputes.

Dec 29 12:35

Russia Leaving No Chance for Washington, Ankara to 'Split Syria Up'

While Turkey has dreams to re-establish itself as the Ottoman Empire by grabbing Syrian territories, US warhawks are planning to balkanize Syria into different "buffer zones;" however, Moscow has upset both Washington and Ankara's applecart, Salman Rafi Sheikh remarks.

In this photo taken on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, Syrian army personnel fire a cannon in Latakia province, about 12 from the border with Turkey in Syria
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'Delusional': US State Dept Credits Washington With Bringing Peace to Syria
Neither Washington, nor Ankara is interested in Moscow's successful completion of its military operation in Syria aimed at preserving the country's integrity and sovereignty.

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Putin is one thousand chess moves ahead of Obama every minute in this campaign.

Dec 29 12:35

Joining NATO: Ukraine a Warning to Others

Ukraine was not exactly clamoring to get into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the antiquated military alliance created in the wake of World War II to prevent a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

In order to even raise the prospect of Ukraine’s inclusion, first NATO itself would have to overthrow the elected government via an armed coup. Then it would have to ensure its new client regime remained in power. To do that, it organized, trained, funded, armed and militarily backed a patchwork of military units, including “volunteer battalions” openly founded upon Nazi ideology.

Dec 29 12:31

‘No-Grow Zone’: Israel Admits to Spraying Poisons Inside Gaza Strip

The Israeli Army has admitted that they used crop-dusters to kill hundreds of acres of Palestinian crops, claiming that it was to “enable security operations.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
© REUTERS/ CARLOS BARRIA
Spanish Court Orders Netanyahu 'Arrest Warrant' Over Gaza Flotilla Attacks
Palestinian officials have stated that over 420 acres of land inside the Gaza strip were damaged by the poisons sprayed to kill vegetation.
“For years now, the IDF has unilaterally maintained a lethal ‘no-go zone’ on the Palestinian side of the border with Gaza. Now, it seems, it has also implemented a ‘no-grow zone,’” Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man wrote for +972.

Israeli planes were seen spraying the toxins for several days straight, destroying spinach, pea, parsley and bean crops.

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I have to wonder how carcinogenic some of those plant killers are to human beings.

Josef Mengele would have been ...so proud of the IDF for this; what a novel form of genocide against the Palestinian people, don't you agree?!?

Dec 29 12:26

The Dark Side Of A Record $5 Trillion In Mergers: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Imminent Layoffs

Yesterday afternoon, Dealogic announced the for the first time in history, global announced M&A volume in 2015 would surpass $5 trillion. This record eclipses by 9% the previous all time high of $4.6 trillion set during the previous market bubble year of 2007.

The report adds that there were 10 $50 billion M&A transactions announced in 2015 worth a combined $798.9bn. That's five deals more than the previous record high activity set in 1998, 1999, and 2014. US targeted M&A ($2.5tr) accounts for half of 2015 volume and seven of the top 10 transactions.

Breaking down by total by sector, Healthcare ($723.7bn) and Technology ($713.1bn) were the leading sectors. The biggest deals announced in 2015 were Pfizer and Allergan's pending $160bn merger, followed by Anheuser-Busch Blevins's $117.4bn bid for SABMiller, two of only eight $100bn+ transactions announced on record.

Dec 29 12:23

No Matter Who Becomes President Israel Wins

The next American president will almost certainly be bought and paid for by the Israel Lobby. Hillary Clinton has already declared that that when she is elected president she intends to take relations with Israel “to the next level” and has also promised to invite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit on her very first day in office.

Dec 29 12:22

Turkish, Greek Jets Engage In Dogfight Over Mediterranean

Well don’t look now, but Turkish and Greek fighters just got into a dogfight over the Aegean.

Here’s eKathimerini:

Greek and Turkish jets engaged in a brief dogfight over the Aegean Sea on Tuesday after Turkish aircraft violated Greek national air space several times.

A formation of six Turkish jets, flanked by two CN-235 aircraft that were not in formation, violated Greek air space nine times, according to Greek defense officials.

Greek and Turkish jets engaged in a brief dogfight over the Aegean Sea on Tuesday after Turkish aircraft violated Greek national air space several times.

A formation of six Turkish jets, flanked by two CN-235 aircraft that were not in formation, violated Greek air space nine times, according to Greek defense officials.

In all cases the Turkish jets were chased off by Greek aircraft. Two of the eight Turkish aircraft were armed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It has become painfully obvious that Erdogan's "job" for NATO is to start World War III.

In spite of whatever delusions of grandeur this man may harbor, history will characterise him is one of the great villains of the 21st century for these acts.

Dec 29 12:15

“Nostradamus, Jr.” Kaliher’s Annual Top 101 Predictions for 2016

Dec 29 12:07

Good Morning, (Baby, It’s Cold Outside….)

LA Record Cold, Terrible Tornadoes, and F-f-f-reezing Tempertures …that's a snapshot of the nation's weather this morning.

Dec 29 12:06

Temperatures likely to remain low

A holiday cold snap is expected to keep Laramie’s daily high temperatures in the frigid teens and subzero temperatures during the night through the rest of the year.

Dec 29 12:05

Sunday’s 7.6 inches s of snow is third highest on record

Sunday’s total is the third highest recorded in the area. The record is 10.6 inches on Jan. 9, 2012, followed by the 9.8 inches on Dec. 11, 1998.

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Dec 29 12:04

Tractor driver says he saved 13 people in New Mexico storm

The 31-year-old Gonser recused Jimmy and Betty Anderson on Sunday after the couple were trapped in the snow for nearly 20 hours. He says he almost stopped looking for the couple until he spotted a “weird looking mound.”

Dec 29 12:02

Freezing temperatures and record snowfall leaves Grand Junction with hazardous roads

Christmas weekend Grand Junction received more than five inches of snow; the largest Christmas snowstorm on record.

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Dec 29 12:02

Local agencies still open after record snowfall

A record snowfall in Green Bay isn’t keeping some agencies from making services available for residents.

The Salvation Army of Brown County opened the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center two hours late at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Dec 29 12:00

New Mexico cities reopen after record snow storm

Southeastern New Mexico cities still are working to clear icy roads two days after a storm dumped record snow.

Dec 29 12:00

Winter storm dumps record snow on South Plains

Record snow in Lubbock with 11 inches from late Saturday through early Monday morning.

The heavy snow was not just in Lubbock. According to the Lubbock weather office totals range from 4 inches in Crosbyton to a whopping 20 inches in Friona. In addition to the snow amounts snow drifts range from 1-4 feet in Lubbock and from 7 to 10 feet in areas along the Texas/New Mexico border.

The 11 inch mark for Lubbock is now the 3rd greatest amount in a 1-2 day period over the last 50 years.

Dec 29 12:00

For the Record: Snow Day!

Iowans got a brief respite from candidates on Monday thanks to heavy snowfall that canceled several town hall events; power outages also helped some residents avoid relentless TV and radio ads. Lucky!

Dec 29 11:57

Why WWIII Is On The Horizon — Paul Craig Roberts

Russia cannot allow a jihadist Caliphate to be established in an area comprising Syria/Iraq, because it would be a base for exporting destabilization into Muslim parts of the Russian Federation. Henry Kissinger himself has stated this fact, and it is clear enough to any person with a brain. However, the power-crazed fanatical neoconservatives, who have controlled the Clinton, Bush, and Obama regimes, are so absorbed in their own hubris and arrogance that they are prepared to push Russia to the point of having their Turkish puppet shoot down a Russian airplane and to overthrow the democratically-elected government in Ukraine that was on good terms with Russia, substituting in its place an American puppet government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wish that I could find any fault with Dr. Robert's reasoning here; unfortunately, I cannot.

As you are contemplating the New Year, make sure you have plans to take care of yourself and those you care about, should such an international catastrophe come to pass.

I know I sound like a chipped CD on this, and perhaps like Mrs. Chicken Little of Oahu, but please: remember to have extra food, potable water, a first aid kit, and extra medicines for yourselves and your pets on hand. Have a plan to rejoin your family, should you be separated from them, and a viable bug-out kit in the car.

Making contingency plans like this may well make the difference between surviving such an event, or not surviving it.

Dec 29 11:54

The Lost Home Owner: “Soaring House Prices And Lack of Decently Paid Jobs” Affect Young

Millenials are delayed from becoming real grown-ups because economic opportunity to advance has been destroyed.

Home ownership among young people is at its lowest level since records began, according to new figures released today.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 29 11:50

Storm drops as much as 12 inches on southern Wisconsin

Local snow totals hit double digits after winter arrived in the form of a fierce storm that snarled traffic, turned roads into ice rinks, knocked out power and canceled many flights, according to updated totals from the National Weather Service Tuesday morning.

One report from the Fond du Lac area was for 12.2 inches. Ten inches was reported in Taycheedah, and 9.8 in the city of Fond du Lac.

In Plymouth, which is in Sheboygan County, 11 inches of snow fell.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The El Nino current. created by undersea volcanoes, may have delayed the start of winter, but it is here, and as predicted by those not pushing the Carbonazi agenda, it will be a nasty one!

Dec 29 11:39

The Ugly Truth About Avoiding War With China

While ISIS is the threat that keeps Washington policymakers up at night, it’s the rise of China that has international relations theorists in a panic. Graham Allison argues persuasively that China’s rise portends a classic Thucydides Trap. His research shows that in twelve of the last sixteen cases over the past five hundred years, when a rising power challenged an established one, the result was war. John Mearsheimer, somewhat more bluntly, warns that “China cannot rise peacefully.” It’s an impending great power clash that makes the threat from ISIS look like child’s play.

But China threatens the United States only insofar as America insists on being the dominant power in China’s backyard, a policy that actually contributes very little to U.S. security. If we abandon our strategy of primacy, the risk of a clash will shrink away. If we try to contain China’s rise, on the other hand, these predictions of doom may prove right.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

War with China would be one of the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid things the US government could do; unfortunately, that characterisation of such a move is utterly no guarantee that the US Government won't do it.

The economy is in a shambles, and some kind of national economic collapse is eminent; the fundamentals are not there in a way to provide a viable recovery for working people. So what the US government appears to be doing is to create a war as a misdirection for the anger Americans will feel when everything starts to really fall apart.

But the problem is, the US government doesn't have the money, the troop strength, or the manufacturing to ensure a positive outcome to a conventional war against China, and that is what makes the military scenario here so scarily dangerous.

Dec 29 11:27

Peace Now: Israel Plans Another 55,000 West Bank Settlement Units

Israeli settler watchdog Peace Now is warning in a new report that the Israeli Housing Ministry is seeking a massive series of new settlement expansions cutting across all sections of the West Bank, totaling 55,548 new housing units, including two new settlements.

The new settlements would be in the E1 area, and would further divide the remaining Palestinian parts of the occupied West Bank. The possibility of building in the E1 has caused considerable concern that it would effectively prevent a contiguous Palestinian state.

Israeli officials tend to announce settlements in the few thousands of units at a time, dealing with limited diplomatic fallout each time, but avoiding the major condemnation they’d face from announcing such huge expansions as they have in recent years all at once.

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A memo to Secretary Kerry; please, sir, I am begging you: in the last year of Obama's administration, do not take any more trips to Tel Aviv.

If you cannot understand that this move practically prevents any evolution of a two-state solution, you never will.

And I say this because every bloody time you go there, talking about a two-state solution, Prime Minister Netanyahu and his team collectively relieve themselves in your face... and tell you it's raining.

You and the entire Obama administration been geopolitically cuckolded on this issue by this guy and his minions: enough is enough!!

Dec 29 11:25

ISIS ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves

ISIS theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females.

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The propagandists have made a mis-step here. It is true that the Quran has verses supportive of chattel slavery, but so does the Bible. Slavery was an accepted practice in ancient times. Modern Islam, like modern Christianity, opposes slavery. Hence ISIS, a creation of CIA, are clearly not devout Muslims, but actors trying to create shock and disgust to push the war agenda.

Dec 29 11:15

Syria army advances against rebels in south

Government forces seized a military base from rebels in southern Syria on Tuesday and were locked in heavy fighting in a nearby opposition stronghold, activists and state media said.

Government troops captured the Brigade 82 base outside Sheikh Miskeen in Deraa province and were clashing with rebels inside the town, state news agency SANA said.

Dec 29 11:07

State Dept. counts 'bringing peace' to Syria as a 2015 win

The State Department is counting "bringing peace" to Syria as one of its wins in 2015.
A boastful recap of the State Department’s accomplishments, written by spokesman John Kirby, includes the bold subheadline of "Bringing Peace, Security to Syria" above a more modest entry talking about U.S. aid for those affected by the country's turmoil and the U.S. push for a political transition from President Bashar Assad.

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REALLY?!?

Wow! I didn't know that being completely delusional is now a requirement for working for the Department of State!!

Dec 29 11:03

Obama Program That Hurt Homeowners and Helped Big Banks Is Ending

When President Obama announced the Home Affordable Modification Program, or HAMP, on February 18, 2009, in Mesa, Arizona, he promised it would assist 3 to 4 million homeowners to modify their loans to avoid foreclosure. Almost seven years later, less than 1 million have received ongoing assistance; nearly 1 in 3 re-defaulted after receiving inadequate modifications; and 6 million families lost their homes over the same time period.

Now the program is ending.

Tucked away on page 1,983 of the omnibus spending package, signed into law earlier this month, is the following language: “The Making Home Affordable initiative of the Secretary of the Treasury, as authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 … shall terminate on December 31, 2016.”

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This is yet another component to Obama's epic-fail, big government projects, which do the polar opposite from what they are supposed to do.

In spite of President Obama's faux populism, history will judge Obama's administration as one which was no less beholden to the large financial institutions which own them than were their Republican colleagues.

Dec 29 10:59

Former TalkNetwork.com host Rebekah Roth exposed as possible government plant sent to infiltrate 'truth movement'

Realizing that this person was a fraud, other researchers such as former U.S. Attorney Kurt Haskell and journalist Jim Fetzer started doing independent research on this Rebekah Roth/Monika Gainor personality. What they found was shocking, and revealed more than a simple multi-level marketing pyramid scheme. In fact, it could even go as deep as the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Dec 29 10:57

Why Engineers Can’t Stop Los Angeles' Enormous Methane Leak

One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now, and you’ve probably never heard of it.

An enormous amount of harmful methane gas is currently erupting from an energy facility in Aliso Canyon, California, at a startling rate of 110,000 pounds per hour. The gas, which carries with it the stench of rotting eggs due to the addition of a chemical called mercaptan, has led to the evacuation 1,700 homes so far. Many residents have already filed lawsuits against the company that owns the facility, the Southern California Gas Company.

Footage taken on December 17 shows a geyser of methane gas spewing from the Earth, visible by a specialized infrared camera operated by an Earthworks ITC-certified thermographer. The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) released the footage last week, calling it “one of the biggest leaks we’ve ever seen reported” and “absolutely uncontained”:

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Southern California Edison cannot stop the leak because their engineers are still guessing.

There has to be someone on this planet who has dealt with this kind of problem successfully before; Southern California Edison has to collectively swallow its pride, and call in some consultants who understand how to get this leak to stop.

Otherwise, this utilities company may well get sued out of existence.

Dec 29 10:53

7 Christians Jailed for Refusing to Convert to ... Catholicism

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven Evangelical Christians in Chiapas, Mexico, were incarcerated on December 15 after refusing to convert to Catholicism. State and federal authorities had been informed of threats to illegally expel or incarcerate members of the Evangelical community weeks in advance but have refused to intervene.

Dec 29 10:50

REVISED ID REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR TRAVEL, IF ENACTED, MAY PUT PASSENGERS’ PRIVACY AT RISK

A battle between the Department of Homeland Security(DHS) and privacy advocates may soon claim its first victims—holders of driver’s licenses the agency deems not secure enough for boarding airliners.

A decade ago Congress adopted the Real ID Act (pdf), which was recommended by the 9/11 Commission to enhance the nation’s security and reduce identity theft and fraud. The law hasn’t been enforced, but now DHS is threatening to do just that.

Some states as well as privacy experts, civil liberty organizations and libertarian groups say the law’s requirements for secure identification would amount to something like a national identification card. More than 10 states’ motor vehicle departments are forbidden from complying with the law.

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And if you are behind in your taxes, and trying to travel even domestically using a passport, because your driver's licence is non-compliant, according to DHS, your passport can be immediately rescinded and revoked by the IRS, courtesy of the Omnibus Spending Bill, which just got passed in Congress.

Dec 29 10:45

A CRISIS WORSE THAN ISIS? BAIL-INS BEGIN

While the mainstream media focus on ISIS extremists, a threat that has gone virtually unreported is that your life savings could be wiped out in a massive derivatives collapse. Bank bail-ins have begun in Europe, and the infrastructure is in place in the US. Poverty also kills.

That is all happening in the EU. Is there reason for concern in the US?

According to former hedge fund manager Shah Gilani, writing for Money Morning, there is. In a November 30th article titled “Why I’m Closing My Bank Accounts While I Still Can,” he writes:

[It is] entirely possible in the next banking crisis that depositors in giant too-big-to-fail failing banks could have their money confiscated and turned into equity shares. . . .

Dec 29 10:29

Inflation hits 44pc in Ukraine amid economic collapse

Inflation will hit 44pc in Ukraine this year, as the embattled economy has seen prices soar amid economic collapse.

Consumer prices have hit eye-watering levels in 2015, according to the country's central bank governor. Inflation averaged 24.9pc in 2014.

Dec 29 10:28

Man dies after blowing up condom machine, says German police

A man died on Christmas Day in Germany after he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal from a condom machine that he and two accomplices blew up in an apparent robbery attempt, police said on Monday.

The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital in the western town of Schoeppingen, near the Dutch border, by the two other men who fled the scene of the explosion in a car, leaving behind condoms and money scattered around the gutted vending machine.

Dec 29 10:20

Bernie Sanders: Audit the Department of Defense, contractors wasting money while soldiers are on food stamps.

At an event Monday night in Storm Lake, Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that, "when we talk about making government more cost effective, it doesn't simply mean cutting Medicaid and food stamps."

Dec 29 10:15

Israel Police Arrest Groom From 'Wedding of Hate' Video Clip

Four other revelers arrested, including prominent right-wing extremist, in relation to wedding video which showed guests brandishing guns and knives.

Dec 29 10:15

Neocons Object to Syrian Democracy

President Obama has infuriated Official Washington’s neocons by accepting the Russian stance that the Syrian people should select their own future leaders through free elections, rather than the neocon insistence on a foreign-imposed “regime change,” reports Robert Parry.

Dec 29 10:14

TSA Moves Closer to Rejecting Some State Driver's Licenses for Travel

s soon as next year, a driver’s license may no longer be enough for airline passengers to clear security in some states, if the Department of Homeland Security has its way.

Federal officials said they would soon determine whether Transportation Security Administration agents would start enforcing a 10-year-old law that required states to comply with a set of federal standards when issuing driver’s licenses.

Dec 29 10:13

The rich will get richer while two million more children slide into poverty, 2030 economic forecast suggests

Another two million UK children will be living in poverty in 15 years time if the Government continues its current policies, a new analysis has said.

The calculations by Landman Economics and the Fabian Society however suggest that the incomes of the richest will increase significantly over the same period.

The study of policies introduced since the 2015 general election and their impact over the long-term if left unchanged found that the proceeds of any growth will overwhelmingly be distributed to the country’s richest, the report’s authors say.

Dec 29 10:11

Defuses Hostage Situation Only to be Fatally Shot by Cops

Bobby Daniels was a peace officer by trade – a private security guard employed at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. When he learned that his emotionally troubled 25-year-old son Bias had suffered a breakdown and was holding a fellow security guard at gunpoint in a mobile home park in Douglasville, Bobby raced to the scene. Using the skills of persuasion and patient de-escalation upon which a private peace officer must rely, Bobby persuaded his son to relinquish his handgun and place it on the hood of a car.

Just seconds later, Daniels was fatally shot – not by his mentally ill son, but by the sheriff’s deputies who had arrived on the scene.

In familiar fashion, law enforcement officials insist that the victim of this police shooting – at least the 960th to occur in 2015 – was to blame, and they have provided contradictory accounts as to how it happened.

Dec 29 10:07

Immoral Patsy – How the FBI Groomed Mentally Disabled Teen With a 51 IQ into an “ISIS Terrorist”

By William N. Grigg

It isn’t clear what use ISIS or the Pakistani Taliban would have for an 18-year-old American student with an estimated IQ of 51, is marginally verbal, and has little ability to perform routine tasks like tying his shoelaces. Peyton Pruitt, described by family and school officials as a developmentally stunted child, displays little understanding of terrorism and has no skills a terrorist group would covet...

Dec 29 10:07

Ouch: Donald Trump Unleashes Brutal Attack On Trey Gowdy For 2 HUGE Reasons

On Sunday morning, during an appearance on Fox and Friends, Trump spoke about Gowdy. “His hearings were a disaster. Everybody was looking forward to something that was going to be really productive,” he said. “And he didn’t win with those hearings. It was a total not-good for Republicans and for the country.”

He continued, “I mean, beyond Republicans, it was very bad for the country. So I hope he does a lot better for Marco than he did for the Benghazi hearings. Because they were not good. That was not a pretty picture.”

Dec 29 09:51

RECENTLY BOUGHT A WINDOWS COMPUTER? MICROSOFT PROBABLY HAS YOUR ENCRYPTION KEY

One of the excellent features of new Windows devices is that disk encryption is built-in and turned on by default, protecting your data in case your device is lost or stolen. But what is less well-known is that, if you are like most users and login to Windows 10 using your Microsoft account, your computer automatically uploaded a copy of your recovery key – which can be used to unlock your encrypted disk – to Microsoft’s servers, probably without your knowledge and without an option to opt-out.

Dec 29 09:49

VIDEO ~~ CARLOS LATUFF SPEAKS OF HIS BAN IN TURKEY

Dec 29 09:45

'Jesus was gender fluid!' Comedian Sarah Silverman sparks fierce backlash with controversial Christmas Day tweet

Sarah Silverman has sparked fury among conservatives with a controversial joke about Jesus Christ.

The Grammy-nominated comedian had tweeted to her 7.5 million followers 'MERRY CHRISTMAS! Jesus was gender fluid!' on December 25.

The joke has triggered a fierce backlash online from Christians who were outraged at the suggestions that their Lord and Savior identified as both male and female.

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Dec 29 09:42

Donald Trump: An Evaluation

Trump is popular not so much for his stance on issues as for the fact that he is not another Washington politican, and he is respected for not backing down and apologizing when he makes strong statements for which he is criticized. What people see in Trump is strength and leadership. This is what is unusual about a political candidate, and it is this strength to which voters are responding.

Recently I watched a video of a woman described as a "Trump advisor" who repeated neocon nazi William Kristol's statement: "What's the use of nuclear weapons if you can't use them?"

How did a William Kristol neocon nazi get on Trump's staff? What more proof do we need that even if Trump is elected, the establishment will prevail despite Trump.

Dec 29 09:41

Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was

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Thank you Common Core!

Dec 29 09:40

Social media bosses face two years in jail if they warn users MI5 is watching them after ministers lose patience with tech giants

Bosses at Twitter and other social media giants face prison if they tip off their customers about spying operations by police and the security services, under a sweeping new law.

Ministers have lost patience with the tech giants after it emerged that some companies were warning users of requests for communications data by MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.

Bosses of any technology firm which ignores the Home Office edict to keep operations secret will face up to two years in prison.

It will become an explicit criminal offence to notify the subject of a surveillance operation that requests for their data have been made, unless they have permission to do so. This could include tweets, text messages or emails.

Dec 29 09:39

Winter Storm Goliath Spreads Snow, Ice Through New England Tuesday

The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for several states in the Northeast, from northern Pennsylvania to Maine.

Dec 29 09:35

Silver Depleted Within 20 years? | Bix Weir

Dec 29 09:34

Bad habit: Cocaine traces found in UK’s most famous churches

Traces of cocaine have been found in churches across Britain, including in the world-famous Canterbury and St. Paul’s cathedrals.

Dec 29 09:33

Ruthless cuts in West Virginia public employee health care

The West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), which provides health insurance coverage for more than 200,000 public employees and retirees throughout the state, has announced, in the words of its executive director, “draconian” cuts to its members’ health care benefits.

Dec 29 09:32

Those Demanding Free Speech Limits to Fight ISIS Pose a Greater Threat to U.S. Than ISIS

In 2006 – years before ISIS replaced Al Qaeda as the New and Unprecedentedly Evil Villain – Newt Gingrich gave a speech in New Hampshire in which, as he put it afterward, he “called for a serious debate about the First Amendment and how terrorists are abusing our rights–using them as they once used passenger jets–to threaten and kill Americans.”

Dec 29 09:23

Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 22, Wounds 45 In Pakistan

(AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a government office in a northwestern Pakistani city on Tuesday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 45. A breakaway Taliban group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Dec 29 09:22

A fifth of 14th round fracking blocks have significant flood risk

Almost 20% of fracking licence blocks offered by the government substantially overlap with zones at significant risk of flooding according to a new analysis by Energydesk.

The news comes in the wake of severe flooding in Cumbria and Lancashire – some of the fracking blocks also appear to overlap with areas which have recently been flooded.

23 out of 124 blocks offered to firms as part of the 14th licensing round were significantly covered by areas at a high or medium risk from flooding, while almost all of the rest of the blocks are partially covered.

The analysis highlights one of the challenges faced by shale gas operations, which must ensure chemicals and flow-back water from drilling is kept from entering the ecosystem.

Dec 29 09:22

‘Arabs get out’ – Violent anti-Muslim protests spark in Corsica, France

Hundreds of protesters on the French island of Corsica, have ignored a recently imposed ban, to continue anti-Muslim demonstrations.

Dec 29 09:19

Carson Just Described His Presidential Campaign In Two Words That Could Be A Sign Of Where It’s Heading

While controversy surrounding some of his autobiographical information preceded his decline in the polls, however, he admitted what likely played the biggest role in his current middle-of-the-pack standing.

“Unfortunately, Paris happened,” he said. “San Bernardino happened. Somehow the narrative has been projected that if you’re soft-spoken and mild-mannered, there is no way you can deal with terrorism, with national security – that you’re not a strong person. That’s the narrative that is out there. Is that true? I’m not sure it is.”

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Dec 29 09:17

Where Are They Now? Lawyer Who Represented Israelis Arrested after 9/11: Son of 'Holocaust Survivors,' Shilling For Open Borders on MSNBC

This is very rich. I've been researching some of the finer details of the 100's of Israelis who were arrested in the United States following the 9/11 terror attacks. I will be featuring several updates on various people who were associated with these cases, and what they are doing today. The first person featured in this series is Ohio immigration attorney David Leopold. Leopold represented some of the Israelis detained in Ohio. He insisted at the time, in TIME Magazine and HAARETZ, that his clients they were not Mossad agents. Today Leopold is a big fan of Hillary Clinton, even re-tweeting her twitter posts. He advocates open borders, accepting Syrian Refugees, and seems to have a particularly strong fixation against 'white supremacists.' And he absolutely CAN'T STAND Donald Trump.

Dec 29 09:16

“Zero Confidence”: 8 In 10 Americans Think Obama Is Losing To ISIS

Apparently only 2 in 10 Americans think the U.S. is winning the war on terror, and see the ISIS Islamic State as holding the upper hand. In terms of public opinion, it may as well be zero.

The hearts and minds have been lost – right here at home.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Dec 29 09:13

Muslims tell ISIS they'd rather see Star Wars than fight in Syria

ISIS released a message it claims is from the terrorist organization's leader Saturday, asking Muslims to join him in Iraq and Syria. Many Muslims, however, took the opportunity to mock him on Twitter instead.

Dec 29 09:13

Russian Spies Have Taken Photos and Video of 12,000 Oil Smuggling Trucks Parked At The Turkey-Iraq Border-Turkey Denies It's ISIS Oil

Russian intelligence officers say they have spotted approximately 12,000 tanker trucks carrying oil parked at the Turkish-Iraqi border.

Russian intelligence identified the oil route during reconnaissance missions, and Russia says the vehicles' final destination was Turkey. It is widely believed that most ISIS oil goes to Turkey and is sold at low prices there.

Dec 29 09:12

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis

Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

Dec 29 09:11

Virus outbreak causing babies with tiny brains could spread to U.S.

The CDC is reporting increasing numbers of babies being born with microcephaly, that is, babies born with smaller than expected heads. The virus that may cause this has been named the Zika virus, and Brazil, who is hosting the summer Olympics in 2016, reported its first case of Zika virus disease back in May, 2015.

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Washington DC has suffered an ongoing epidemic of this problem for decades!

Dec 29 09:09

France Proposes Changing Constitution to Further Curtail Rights, Remove Citizenship

Prime Minister Manuel Valls informed Wednesday that his cabinet will introduce legislation in Congress that will strip French citizens with double nationality of their French one, “in case they committed a terrorist crime or harmed the nation’s interests.”

Dec 29 09:09

Daniel Ellsberg: US Military-Industrial Complex Also Includes Big Corporations and Congress

“[The] CIA particularly represents the views of the Wall Street investment firms and the multinational corporations that they invest in,” noted the whistleblower who leaked “The Pentagon Papers.”

Dec 29 09:08

US 'affluenza' teenager Ethan Couch arrested in Mexico

A Texas teenager who avoided jail over a fatal drink-driving crash by claiming he suffered from "affluenza" has been detained by police in Mexico.

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The United States has become a nation where the very rich are above the law, from the Wall Street money-junkies protected by Congress and propped up by your taxes, down to Ethan Couch, whose "Affluenza" defense was ludicrous on the face of it! The United States was founded on the principle that all people are equally subject to the laws of the land, from the brick layers up to the President. The Affleunza case has exposed to the world that the US Government has abandoned that principle.

Dec 29 09:07

US pursuing regime change in Iraq, Syria, aiming for Iran – Pres. Candidate Jill Stein

The US presidential elections are just around the corner, the great fight for the seat of power.

Dec 29 09:03

Why People Can't Face the Truth about Obama

Research has demonstrated countless times that cognitions do not have to be true to create dissonance, they just have to be believed. Barack Obama was elected to reduce the dissonance between the beliefs 'America is the land of the free', and the falsehoods 'America is still racist' and 'President Obama will go a long way to solving the problem of racism.' Because 'America is racist” is false, its corollaries are equally false. 'We must elect a black Democrat -- not black Republican -- because Republicans don't emphasize America is racist. Obama is fabulous, no need to know much about him, or whether he can lead the nation. He will make us feel better about ourselves'.

Dec 29 09:03

Israeli court sentences Ehud Olmert to 18 months in prison

An Israeli court has sentenced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to 18 months in prison over a bribery case, forcing him to serve behind bars in early 2016.

The supreme court of the Tel Aviv regime announced on Tuesday that an initial six-year jail term given to Olmert over his involvement in sweeping bribery scandal was reduced to 18 months, saying that he will begin serving behind bars on February 15.

Olmert, 70, known for his responsibility during the aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip in 2008 and the war against Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah in 2006, will be the first Israeli leader to be ever imprisoned by the regime.

Dec 29 08:54

‘Prominent shift in consciousness’: EU steps up terror security over winter holidays

Capital cities across Europe are stepping up security over the winter holidays – following warnings from Austrian police that possible attacks could take place.

Dec 29 08:47

Russia accuses U.S. of protecting ISIS

The Russian Defense Ministry is accusing the Pentagon of fighting the Islamic State in ‘word only’ after the U.S. military refused to share targeting and intelligence information with Vladimir Putin’s forces.

Pentagon spokeswoman Michelle Baldanza recently said the U.S. would not “cooperate with Russia on Syria until they change their strategy of supporting Assad and instead focus on ISIL.”

That posture drew the ire of the Russian military.

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I told you the talk about allowing Assad to stay was just talk!

Dec 29 08:45

Juárez declared in state of emergency

Chihuahua state authorities have declared a state of emergency in Juárez after the heavy snow and cold weather paralyzed the border city over the weekend.

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