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November 21, 2015

Nov 21 19:17

Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates.

Nov 21 19:16

Man who escaped killings at Bataclan had survived 9/11

An American who escaped from terrorists at the Eagles of Death Metal gig in the Bataclan the night of the Paris attacks had also survived the 9/11 attacks in New York.
The 36-year-old named Matthew was shot in the leg by attackers in the Bataclan, but pretended to be dead and dragged himself to safety as the killers reloaded their weapons.

Nov 21 19:10

Has Free Trade Wrecked American Manufacturing?

This criticism of free trade is wrong.

To understand why it is wrong, first consider this chart of the per capita output of American manufacturing. It is not a chart that most Americans have ever seen. Economist Mark Perry has provided it.

Nov 21 18:27

Blindfolded Muslim man with sign “Do you trust me?” hugs hundreds in Paris



Nov 21 18:23

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

Nov 21 18:14

Former Israeli double agent shot dead near Putin's office

Shabtai Kalmanovich, a former Israeli double agent who penetrated Golda Meir's government on behalf of the KGB, has been shot dead in Moscow.

According to the CIA, Kalmanovich was responsible for passing on to Moscow sensitive American intelligence that Israel had acquired from Jonathan Pollard, an American national now serving life in prison for spying for Israel.



Nov 21 17:36

America’s Great Lie. Europe’s Great Shame. Russia’s Great Case

The West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology, and a welcome into Europe, of which Russia has been and is an extremely important nation, and very unjustly denied its rightful place there. What doesn’t belong in Europe is the U.S., not in any way whatsoever, especially since the U.S. is now a dictatorship. (Anyone who says it’s not a dictatorship and who doesn’t click onto that link to find out that he’s been snookered to think it’s still a democracy, should just stop reading here right now, because this aricle is going to be suitable only for people with open, critical, inquiring minds — not for closed-minded or stupid readers.)

Nov 21 17:25

U.S. Congresswoman introduces bill to stop “illegal” war on Assad; says CIA ops must stop

Last month, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard went on CNN and laid bare Washington’s Syria strategy.

Nov 21 16:28

Corporate media bigotry of ‘Muslims’ could easily apply to ‘Americans;’ same history as Jews, Blacks, Protestants, Catholics, women, gays, lefties

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

bigotry: habitual state of mind with obstinate, irrational, and/or unfair intolerance of ideas, ethnicities, or beliefs different from one’s own. Etymology: “religious hypocrite.”

In the Now’s 2-minute video compilation of CNN orchestrating blame of all Muslims for terrorism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bH772NovdY

Earth’s history includes bigotry against religions, ethnicities, women, gays, and even left-handed people. This uncontested history is so well-documented and uncontested that I won’t bother to provide links. Because bigotry lives in irrational language, the same attacks on Muslims the above video reveals from corporate media could just as easily be applied to another group: “Americans.”

From my article that imagines if the US does to Iran was done to the US by China:



Nov 21 16:08

Letter to to Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson from a Greek Orthodox Priest

Dear rabid dog Dr. Ben Carson,

I hope this word will not offend you, doctor. If it does, I don’t care because you have offended each one of the 9 million Syrian refugees by calling them rabid dogs. You, along with every politician who caused Syria—the land of Saint Peter and Paul, the Apostles and the saints—to bleed to death, are evil rabid dogs.

Nov 21 15:47

Fundão dam burst exposes failings in Brazil’s mining industry

Samarco disaster leaves a dozen dead and turns the focus of attention on an out-dated mining code and a decrepit regulatory system

Nov 21 15:25

On the Nobility of Jews: Practical Idealism and Communism

The main representatives of the corrupt as well as the upright brain aristocracy: of capitalism, journalism and the literate are Jews.
The superiority of their spirit predestines them to become a main factor of the future nobility.
One look at the history of the Jewish people explains its lead in the struggle over the governance of humanity. For two thousand years Jewry was a religious community, made up of ethical and religious predisposed individuals from all nations of the classical cultural area, with a national Hebrew centre in Palestine..
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Nov 21 13:58

In the Fight Against ISIS, Russia Ain’t Taking No Prisoners

The so-called Islamic State should have learned by now: they’ve picked a fight against the wrong guys. We have entered “take no prisoners” territory. For Russia, now all the gloves are off.

Nov 21 13:31

Give war a chance? Corbyn could allow Labour MPs free vote on bombing Syria

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to allow his MPs a free vote on extending airstrikes against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) from Iraq into Syria after party whips warned scores will rebel in order to back intervention.

Nov 21 12:49

Russian president to visit Iran on Monday: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to arrived in Tehran, the Iranian capital, on Monday and meet with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei during the visit, the Kremlin says.

Nov 21 12:48

Defence Minister cautious on F-35 jets despite party pledge

Canada’s new Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on Friday said it was premature to discuss which aircraft would replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fighter jets, caution that just might offer a glimmer of hope to Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jet.

Nov 21 12:47

Leaked: New F-35 fighter jet beaten by F-16 from 1970s

Nov 21 12:09

SHARE THIS VIRAL: JOURNALIST SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PARIS ATTACK, & MUCH MORE

Please do all you can to circulate this Viral interview far and wide. You will never see this interview in CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, ABC, Fox



Nov 21 12:06

Anonymous Publishes List of ISIS Targets for Sunday Attacks

By Joe Wright

Hacktivist group Anonymous has declared all-out cyber war on ISIS following the Paris terror attacks. #OpParis went live just days ago, which involved Anonymous issuing a guide to the world on how to disrupt ISIS recruiting via social media. Despite documenting their results of over 20,000 hacked ISIS Twitter accounts, some US officials appeared dismissive of the tactics saying it would only be nothing more than an “annoyance.”

However, it appears that the U.S. government is now paying closer attention to what Anonymous is saying...

Nov 21 11:30

Austria: Anti-refugee protesters rally against government in Vienna

Nov 21 11:29

Spain: Anti-NATO protesters rally outside US military base near Seville

Nov 21 10:38

Cracks found in nuclear power plant that is less than 60 miles from Ireland

Cracks have been found in bricks around the core of a nuclear reactor at Hunterston B power station, which is situated less than 60 miles from the island of Ireland.

Nov 21 10:33

F35 Joint Strike Figther Not Ready

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The F-35 might be the explanation for that $3.5 trillion that went missing from the Pentagon!

Nov 21 10:32

Iraq - Weapons and Money found in a German plane, Seized in Baghdad

not much infos on this, the money (apparently around $5.000.000 and €2.000.000), and weapons were seized in Baghdad airport on a "German plane" heading to Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdish region.


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Nov 21 10:29

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015)

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." -- Carl Sagan

"The real deniers are people who think our climate was and should remain static and unchanging." -- Paul Driessen and Chris Skates

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -- Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

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Nov 21 10:28

Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Ahead of UN Summit ‘Irrational’ – ‘Based On Nonsense’ – ‘Leading us down a false path’

MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen: 'Demonization of CO2 is irrational at best and even modest warming is mostly beneficial.' - 'When someone says this is the warmest temperature on record. What are they talking about? It’s just nonsense. This is a very tiny change period.'

Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer: 'Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?'

Greenpeace Co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore: 'We are dealing with pure political propaganda that has nothing to do with science.'

Nov 21 10:28

“Massively Altered” …German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets

Veteran journalist Günter Ederer* writes a piece reporting that massive alterations have been found in the NASA GISS temperature data series, citing a comprehensive analysis conducted by a leading German scientist. These results are now available to the public.

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NASA - Never A Straight Answer!

Nov 21 10:25

Hillary Clinton sings I Will Survive, Katy Perry, Journey and OPP - TomoNews



Nov 21 10:22

Product Recall Issued for Bible Amid Health and Safety Concerns

Nov 21 10:22

Belgium raises threat level for Brussels to highest possible level

The threat level for the Belgian capital of Brussels has been raised to the highest possible level, the interior ministry reports, citing a “severe and imminent threat” in connection with last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

Nov 21 10:21

Germany could send troops into streets for first time since war

Berlin debates contentious move as France extends state of emergency and Italy boosts protection

Nov 21 10:21

EVERY traveller entering Europe will be checked against terror watch lists under emergency plan to be agreed by EU ministers today

Every traveller coming into Europe will have their name checked against anti-terror watch lists, under a plan to be agreed by ministers today.

Border guards will scan all passports using computers to compare their details with those kept on wanted persons and suspected terrorists.

At the moment, European Union rules prevent countries in the Schengen Zone systematically vetting European citizens as they enter the 26-nation travel area.



Nov 21 10:19

BEX ALERT - Polish nationalists burn Jew in effigy, prompting probe

Polish prosecutors are investigating after far-right nationalists burned an effigy of an Orthodox Jew during an anti-migrant demonstration.

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Israel is trying to push the refugee crisis by linking it with the Jewish persecutions of the last century. This is an obvious PR stunt to support that message.

Nov 21 10:18

Fed To Hold An "Expedited, Closed" Meeting On Monday

Given how awesome everything appears to be, judging by stocks and the tidal wave of FedSpeak of the last week confirming that rates are rising in December, we found it at least marginally 'odd' that out of the blue, The Fed would announce an 'expedited, closed' meeting on Monday...

Nov 21 10:18

US approves sale of Global Hawk drones to Japan

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of three unmanned drones worth $1.2 billion to Japan, the Pentagon said Friday.

Nov 21 10:17

Japan considers sending navy to aid US in South China Sea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told President Barack Obama he’ll consider sending the country’s maritime forces to back up U.S. operations in the South China Sea.



Nov 21 10:15

Paris Attackers Fought In Syria, Trained In Israel: Report

Hosein Mortada has provided details about one of the individuals who carried out the Paris attack on Saturday November 13th with the rest of his crew of jihadists. His name is Abo Talha Al Jazaeri (Aljazaeri means ‘Algerian’).

Abo Talha, a French national, has been trained in the Occupied Golan Heights, along with his crew who carried out Paris attack operation.

Nov 21 10:14

More U.S. Plants Closing Thanks to Washington's Trade Negotiators

The Obama Administration continues its misguided focus on poorly negotiated trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), while ignoring market distorting factors that are harming U.S. economic growth.

Nov 21 10:13

Congressman Chides Refugees, Says If He Were Syrian, He Would Stay and Fight

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., appearing on talk radio this week to discuss his opposition to resettling Syrian refugees, said the “first thing” that needs to be done is to “get away from” referring to the individuals fleeing Syria as “refugees.”

Perry explained that while “some of them” are leaving a civil war, he would have stayed.

“With all due respect, if there’s a civil war in my country, I stay and fight for my country,” Perry said during a discussion with Clarence M. Mitchell IV, known as “C4,” the host of a program carried by WBAL radio in Baltimore.

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I made the same comment about the illegal immigrants.

We keep hearing that the illegals are fleeing oppressive government in their own lands. Why they would think life will be any better here is a mystery as the US now ranks 36th on the global freedom scale, pretty much at the bottom of all industrialized nations.

But let us look at history for how to deal with a repressive regime.

When the British discovered that King Charles 1 had hired Scottish troops to oppress the British people, the British didn't swim across the English Channel to France and say "Let us in! Let us in!" They arrested the King and cut off his head! Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

When the French living under King Louise XVI realized their were being systematically looted by the French monarchy, they didn't swim across the English Channel to Britain and say "Let us in! Let us in!" They arrested the King and sent him and his money-junky friends to the guillotine! Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

When the Italian people realized that Benito Mussolini had gotten them into a war on the side that was going to lose, the Italians didn't flock to the border of Austria and say "Let us in! Let us in!" They arrested Mussolini and shot him! Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

When the Romanians lived under a repressive regime, they didn't flock to the border with Serbia and scream "Let us in! Let us in!" They took responsibility for the future of their nation, and machine-gunned Ceausescu live on Romanian National TV. Things got a lot better in their own nation after that!

We the people of the United States are not responsible to make the lives of Bolivians, Nicaraguans, Peruvians, Brazilians, etc. better. We have plenty of our own problems. Our current government doesn't even want to take care of America's homeless and hungry who are LEGAL citizens!

So, instead of flocking to our borders and screaming "Let us in! Let us in", maybe you need to man-up, show some courage, and fix your own problems.

That being said, Scott Perry seems to be unaware that many of the refugees pouring into Europe have admitted they were lured to Europe with promises of lots of free stuff being made by the various Soros-sponsored NGOs fueling this migration. Promises which have not been kept, which is adding to the hostility and friction.

Nov 21 10:02

TOON OF THE DAY ~~ WANNA REALLY PUT AN END TO TERRORISM? ~~ HERE’S HOW …



Nov 21 09:59

‘Je Suis Netanyahu’: Again, BBC Caves To Israeli Pressure To Rewrite Headline

Imagine if Russia, or any other country was caught trying to run a media racketeering scam like this. The western media would be awash with righteous indignation. But when Israel does it? Not even a mention anywhere in the press. So it should come as no surprise how Israel has been able to get away with running a brutal, racist apartheid state for long.

What’s even more ridiculous is the meme we hear so often – that “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East” (no if you are Palestinian, and not if you are western press).

Nov 21 09:58

Kingman might hold off on tax measure due to finance scandal

A finance scandal that has rocked Kingman City Hall has sparked elected officials to contemplate withdrawing the tax proposal they were placing before voters in a special election in May.

They fear allegations that the No. 2 officer in the northwestern Arizona city's finance department stole more than $300,000 from the city to cover her gambling debt could create an unfavorable climate for asking voters to impose a primary property tax upon themselves. The city does not now assess a primary property tax.

Nov 21 09:54

Reality Check: Proof U.S. Government Wanted ISIS To Emerge In Syria

Nov 21 09:44

NSA doc shows US email surveillance continued despite program ending

Although the US government says an NSA program collecting email records of Americans was shut down in December 2011, it is likely the practice still continued, according to documents obtained by the New York Times under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Imagine my shock!

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Nov 21 09:37

US GOVERNMENT SPYING ON LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE FURIOUS ABOUT IT!

First off, this scandal is not new. Government spying on law-abiding citizens has been going on for a very long time. Most people assumed (and we know what "assume" means) that the government only spied on people engaged in criminal or terrorist activity. Now we know better; the government is spying on everyone, by every means possible. We The people must be quite powerful, if the government is that afraid of us! But I digress. Let us start way back near the beginning, when the US Government started to "go rogue."

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Nov 21 09:26

Yatsenyuk: "We will not pay the aggressor state our $3 billion debt"

Kiev will not pay Russia the $3 billion debt owed to it, unless other conditions of the restructuring are applied. This was stated by Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

"I said to other lenders there are other conditions to be met or you will not receive the debt. The basic condition is reducing debt by 20%, the transfer of all debts of four years. If you do not like this, then you will receive the decision of the government of Ukraine via a moratorium on paying Russia the $3 billion. It is very easy to explain to our neighbours and the aggressor state: we will not pay $3 billion ",— quotes "RIA Novosti" citing the Prime Minister of Ukraine

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"Okay, then we simply force you into bankruptcy and buy Ukraine during the sale!" -- Put-In

Nov 21 09:23

Putin calls for stepping up operations, Shoygu: 10 ships, 69 warplanes participating

Russian President Vladimir Putin called upon the Russian army personnel to preserve the momentum of the operations against the armed terrorist groups in Syria.

During his meeting with senior officials of the Russian Ministry of Defense in Moscow on Friday, President Putin said the current operations will be intensified.

He also tasked the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces to make regular reports on the missions and progress made by the Russian army in Syria.

Nov 21 09:23

FRANCE 'COLLECTS' COLONIAL TAX: FROM 14 AFRICAN COUNTRIES ANNUALY RECEIVES $ 500 BILLION

Fourteen African countries, the former French colonies, although they have long gained independence, are still paying tribute to his colonizer - France!

When Sekou Toure in 1958 decided to liberate Guinea from colonial bondage and take the road to independence, the elite in Paris was so furious that it decided to destroy all that her administration has created in that country. Three thousand Frenchmen shortly after that fled Guinea bringing with them all the assets that they could carry, and destroying everything that they could not take with them: schools, kindergartens, public buildings, cars, tractors ... Some have even leaving poisoned horses and cows on their farms and food in warehouses destroyed. The meaning of this furious act was to send a message to other French colonies that the price of their emancipation will be very high.

Free, but poor

Nov 21 09:22

Islamic State supporters purchase weapons in Ukraine

On November 19, the police of Kuwait arrested five supporters of the Islamic State. The extremists were purchasing weapons in Ukraine, officials at the Interior Ministry of the country said.

Nov 21 09:19

FLASHBACK 2008 - Israel funding Hamas, Olmert admits

The office of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted on Wednesday that it is allowing the transfer of hundreds of millions of shekels to the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip every month.

Most of the funds enter Gaza in currency exchanges for the dollars and euros Hamas smuggles into the territory following fund-raising trips to Iran and other supportive Middle East regimes.

In a letter to the Prime Minister's Office earlier in the week, the Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center warned that the government was actively aiding the perpetuation of Hamas rule in Gaza, despite its own stated policies.

Nov 21 09:16

Philly Passengers Pulled off Flight for Speaking Arabic. "If that person doesn't feel safe, let them take the bus," Khalil said to a Southwest Airlines gate agent. "We're American citizens just like everybody else."

A Philadelphia pizza shop owner and his friend had to call 911 in Chicago's Midway airport Wednesday night in order to get on their flight home.

Nov 21 09:16

43% of Americans feel that discrimination vs. whites is as big as a problem as discrimination vs. blacks and other minorities

In a new poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) on Tuesday, a whopping 43 percent of Americans told researchers that discrimination against whites has become as large a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minority groups. And an even bigger share of Americans — 53 percent — told pollsters American culture and "way of life" have mostly changed for the worse since 1950.

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Nov 21 09:05

ALTERNATIVE SATURDAY CARTOONS: NOVEMBER 21, 2015

Here is another round of Saturday Cartoon from Snippits. Enjoy!!!

Nov 21 09:04

Poison DUst: Health Consequences of Depleted Uranium Home and Abroad [Full Film]

Poison DUst: Health Consequences of Depleted Uranium Home and Abroad tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't. Of a veteran's young daughter whose birth defect is strikingly similar to birth defects suffered by many Iraqi children. Of thousands of young vets who are suffering from the symptoms of uranium poisoning, and the thousands more who are likely to find themselves with these ailments in the years to come. Of a government unwilling to admit there might be a problem here. Filmmaker Sue Harris skillfully weaves the stories of these young veterans with scientific explanations of the nature of "DU" and its dangers, including interviews with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez, noted physicist Michio Kaku, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Major Doug Rokke- the former U.S. Army DU Project head. Every American who cares about our troops should watch this film. Everyone who cares about the innocent civilians who live in the countries where these weapons are used should watch this film. And everyone who cares about the hatred of Americans that may result from the effects of our government's actions in using these weapons, should watch this film. Is there a cover-up?

Nov 21 09:04

Pressure Mounts for DEA Head to Step Down After Medical Marijuana Remarks

DEA head Chuck Rosenberg called medical marijuana "a joke." Today, petitions with 100,000 signatures calling for his head were delivered to the DEA.

Nov 21 09:03

Take a Wild Guess About Why Koch Brothers Got So Interested in 'Criminal Justice' Reform

As the GOP-controlled Congress drafts a major criminal justice reform package to unshackle millions of poor and people of color from a predatory legal system, House Republicans are ensuring that corporate America will also get what it wants: tougher legal hurdles for prosecutors to go after white-collar crimes.

Nov 21 09:03

For Activists, Information Is Not Free

Just because it’s called the Freedom of Information Act, doesn’t mean the information is free. In fact, if you’re an activist or a journalist trying to investigate the police, chances are it’s going to cost you, as reporters discovered last year when they tried to obtain documents pertaining to the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

In their efforts to report the story, reporters were being charging exorbitant fees for records that are supposed to be released to the media for free. Missouri has an open records law, yet according to the Associated Press, news agencies were being charged thousands of dollars, “nearly ten times the cost of a government employee's salary" to retrieve government records.

Nov 21 09:02

Koch Spy Agency Targeting Progressives Led by Notorious GOP Voter Fraud Huckster

The Kochs have been complaining about a "lack of civility in politics" as they seek to boost their public image--but one of their top operatives helped propel perhaps the most egregious case of race-baiting voter fraud hucksterism in recent years.

At the same time that the Kochs have been on a PR blitz, publicly spinning an image of themselves as well-intentioned patriots trying to make the world a better place and decrying "character assasination," they've been quietly ramping up a clandestine surveillance and intelligence gathering operation focused on their perceived political enemies, Ken Vogel reports at Politico.

Nov 21 09:01

Religious Children are Meaner and More Punitive than Secular Kids, Study Finds

In a study to find out if kids who grow up with a strong religious background are nicer, more compassionate and more kind than secular children, it was revealed that religious kids are simply more mean, less-tolerant, more-punitive, and less-forgiving than kids who don’t grow up in a religious household.

Nov 21 09:01

J’accuse: Those Responsible for the Friday the 13-th Attacks in Paris

The Soros gang’s griping about casting blame on any migrants for the terrorist attacks was a cynical attempt to divert attention away from the fact that it was Soros groups that enabled the terrorists to enter Europe by embedding themselves as Trojan horses inside the migrant stream. At a recent meeting in Istanbul, Soros called for the spending of 10 billion euros to facilitate the movement of more than a million Third World and mainly Muslim refugees into Europe.

Nov 21 08:58

The House Science Committee Chair is harassing US climate scientists

Lamar Smith has targeted government climate change researchers with a subpoena that demands all their notes and correspondence relating to a recent study

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How is requesting copies of taxpayer funded research "harassment?"

A foundation of scientific method is reproducibility. That is, if scientist A conducts and experiment or an analysis, scientist B can can take the raw data, follow the procedure, and reproduce the same result. That principle exists to guarantee the accuracy of the results. However, it has become the hallmark of the promoters of human-caused global warming that reproducibility is to be avoided at all costs, with examples such as the Hadley Climate Change Unit at the University of East Anglia erasing all their raw data, claiming they didn't have room on their computer hard drive, to the current case where NOAA is refusing to provide the documents leading to their issuance of a report stating that there has been no pause in global warming at all, despite several record setting winters since 2000, when the Carbonazis declared "Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past" in the UK Independent, March 20, 2000. (Don't bother looking at the UK independent website; the article has been "Orwellized.")

The Royal Astronomical Society confirms the sun is heading into a repeat of the Maunder Minimum, a period of lower output which triggered the Little Ice Age from 1300 to 1870. A whistleblower with NOAA itself revealed that many NOAA scientists disagreed with the NOAA report and thought it was issued solely to support the case for imposing a carbon tax on the American people by a desperately broke and hopeless in debt US Government.

Given all of this, it is prudent and valid to want to look at the process by which this report came to be issued, and this is a proper function of Congressional oversight, not "harassment!"

Nov 21 08:51

Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-in

In uncertain times, “cash is king,” but central bankers are systematically moving to eliminate that option. Is it really about stimulating the economy? Or is there some deeper, darker threat afoot? Remember those old ads showing a senior couple lounging on a warm beach, captioned “Let your money work for you”? Or the scene in Mary Poppins where young Michael is being advised to put his tuppence in the bank, so that it can compound into “all manner of private enterprise,” including “bonds, chattels, dividends, shares, shipyards, amalgamations . . . .”?

Nov 21 08:48

Saudi Arabia Sentences Poet to Death for Atheism

A Palestinian poet and leading member of Saudi Arabia’s nascent contemporary art scene has been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam.

Nov 21 08:47

Revolutionary Study Shows Cannabis Protects Traumatized Brains and Helps them Heal

By Justin Gardner

The medical uses of cannabis and its derivatives are continuing to be discovered at an astonishing rate. This is despite the fact that U.S. government clings to an absurd, baseless classification of cannabis as a Schedule I drug, which severely limits research and scientific advancement...

Nov 21 08:47

Ex-state trooper who stole from dying crash victim is denied his pension

Though it was revealed by Edward Snowden in June 2013, the National Security Agency's (NSA) infamous secret program to domestically collect Americans’ e-mail metadata in bulk technically ended in December 2011. Or so we thought. A new document obtained through a lawsuit filed by The New York Times confirms that this program effectively continued under the authority of different government programs with less scrutiny from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

Nov 21 08:46

Putin Warns US Citizens DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR GUNS

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We won't.

Nov 21 08:43

Strike Three! Crown’s third attempt at imposing draconian bail conditions on RadicalPress.com fails By Arthur Topham

Crown prosecutor Jennifer Johnson was seeking what turned out to be a series of extremely harsh conditions that would have seen Topham charged with an additional criminal offence for allegedly publishing Crown disclosure documents as well as severe restrictions that would have prevented him from operating his website. In addition to those added Orwellian features Crown was also seeking unconstitutional conditions that would have prevented outside media from speculating on the reasons for the jury’s decision to find Topham guilty of Count 1. And finally, new conditions that were ostensibly meant to protect jury members from being subject to criticism or harassment.

Nov 21 08:42

Syria War - Russia Rolls Out Its Super Fighter

This shows parked near to the TU22M3 as it is being prepared for the mission, what is unmistakably a MiG31BM.

This is the most powerful interceptor aircraft in the world.

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And it makes the F-35 look like a ruptured duck!

Nov 21 08:41

Reactions to news that Pollard the traitor will go free

Comments from New York Times readers regarding Jonathan Pollard’s forthcoming release:

Pollard betrayed his country and the sacred trust it placed in him. He seems to be totally unrepentant. His crimes were motivated by allegiance to another nation. I don’t see why America should be releasing Pollard, and at the same time trying to imprison a man who leaked secrets to the American people, motivated by love of the Constitution and concern for our disappearing freedoms. I’m talking, of course, about Edward Snowden.

Nov 21 08:40

The Power behind the Throne

Investigating into today’s power structure in the UK and the role played by the British monarchy, this eye-opening documentary reveals the grossly disproportionate and undemocratic wealth and power of Britain’s Royal Family. The programme educates the viewers about the sheer wealth of Britain’s unelected monarchy and trails through the various assets and sources of income to which a random family, born into a historic mesh of multiracial kings and queens, unfairly believe they are entitled. The UK with its dark and scattered history of political struggles has become the playground of monarchic power and influence. The documentary exposes all the main instruments of wealth of the British monarchy and provides clear commentary as to why Britain may be the most contradictory democracy in the world.

Nov 21 08:39

Knesset caucus vows to fight Pollard’s parole restrictions

MK Nahman Shai: Committee ‘won’t rest’ until ex-spy allowed to move to Israel, but Knesset speaker limitations may be lifted ‘if we don’t make waves’

Nov 21 08:37

Off Your Knees, Germany! Ernst Zundel 1983 - 2003 (Full Video)

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The reason for the Holocaust hoax is simple. The world had just united against Nazi Germany on the principle that one nation does not have the right to march into another nation and steal it for their own. But the founders of Israel proposed to do just that, march into Palestine and take it for their own. They needed a propaganda device so powerful it would trick the world into allowing Israel to do to Palestine exactly what Nazi Germany had been prevented from doing to France, Poland, etc. And that propaganda remains one of the most fiercely protected secrets of modern times, enforced by laws in many nations.

And that in and of itself betrays the lie, for truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma.

Nov 21 08:35

First VP: Iran Rejects ‘Selective’ Fight against Terrorism

Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri has dismissed a “selective” approach to the fight against terrorism, calling for firm determination at the international level to battle the phenomenon.

Nov 21 08:32

Israeli army closes Palestinian radio station in Hebron

A West Bank-based Palestinian radio station has been shut down for six months on charges of incitement by order of Israeli authorities, according to radio officials.

Israeli soldiers raided Radio Hebron, located in the Palestinian-controlled area of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and handed radio officials a military order closing down the station for six months.

Amjad Shawar, director of the radio station, said soldiers raided his station in the early hours, seized transmission equipment and ransacked the offices before handing him the closure order on charges of incitement to violence.

Nov 21 08:29

Children as young as EIGHT shown a video of a young boy shooting himself in the head during anti-bullying class at their primary school

Primary school pupils as young as eight were left in floods of tears after they were shown a film of a boy shooting himself in the head during an anti-bullying class.

Parents with distraught children at St Luke's Church of England Primary School in Cambridge were furious today.

Students were seen 'crying' and 'distressed' after the short clip was accidentally played after it followed a video produced by an anti-bullying charity.

Nov 21 08:23

YOUR DAILY DOSE OF BOOGA BOOGA! ISIS's chilling new tactic: Terror group tells British-based fanatics to stay hidden in the UK and wait until they get a signal to attack

British jihadis are being ordered by Islamic State to forget travelling to Syria, remain in the UK and wait for a signal to attack.

Nov 21 08:21

People unlikely to change their mind, even when facts contradict their views - study

A fresh study has confirmed that people are reluctant to change their minds and adapt their views, even when new information has been presented. This holds true even if they stand to lose money.

The research from the University of Iowa is based on previous studies indicating that people are particularly likely to stick to their original viewpoint when they’ve had to write their beliefs down– a phenomenon known as the ‘explanation effect’, which also affects future actions.

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This is not new. In fact this is the reason religion and government grab children as young as they can to indoctrinate them with beliefs that serve the church and state, knowing that as people get older, their identities grow up around those beliefs, locking them in place. Beliefs are chains used to hold free minds in slavery. No chains of steel ever bound a human tighter than the chains made of beliefs.

Nov 21 08:16

Venezuelan President Calls NSA Spying On State Oil Company “Vulgar,” Orders Official Inquiry

Venezuela will conduct a “comprehensive review of relations with the United States” and submitted a formal protest over new evidence that the National Security Agency spied on state-owned oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, the country’s president announced.

President Nicolas Maduro spoke about the latest spying revelations at an event late Wednesday night. Earlier in the day, The Intercept and teleSUR jointly published reports, based on a top-secret document provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, detailing how the intelligence agency gained large-scale access to PDVSA’s internal computer network and successfully targeted top executives for electronic surveillance.

Nov 21 08:15

THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [NOVEMBER 14, 2015]

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The video of "Priest-off" in the article is being blocked, so here is another one.

Nov 21 08:12

Manufacturing Terror

An FBI Informant Seduced Eric McDavid Into a Bomb Plot. Then the Government Lied About It.

Nov 21 08:09

Hillary Clinton equates ISIS and Hamas

The argument that the U.S. and the west are finally undertaking the war Israel has been fighting for years is of course a major theme of pro-Israel commentary post Paris. Militant Israeli policies re Palestinian resistance are being offered as a role model to the west; and the Palestinian political party Hamas is being put on the same plane as ISIS– a longstanding propaganda claim of the Israeli prime minister, or as long as ISIS has been in the news.

Hillary Clinton echoed that point in her Council on Foreign Relations speech yesterday:

In September I laid out a comprehensive plan to counter Iranian influence across the region and its support for terrorist proxies such as Hezbollah and Hamas. We cannot view Iran and ISIS as separate challenges. Regional politics are too interwoven. Raising the confidence of our Arab partners and raising the costs to Iran for bad behavior will contribute to a more effective fight against ISIS.

Nov 21 08:03

Bamako attack shows Mali fight goes on, two years after French intervention

On 2 February 2013, five days after French forces had driven out the occupying jihadists, a victorious François Hollande arrived in Timbuktu, the emblematic desert city in north Mali.

It had taken just 23 days for the French to retake most of a swath of territory that for nine months had been proclaimed the Islamic Republic of Azawad, occupied by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) and its allies.

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This was just a few weeks after Germany had asked the Bank of France to return Germany's gold stored there.

Nov 21 07:57

Poland Censors Commercial Radio Station That Airs Sputnik

The Polish National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) canceled the broadcasting license of Radio Hobby, which airs Radio Sputnik Polska.

"But you promised there will be no censorship," Sputnik Polska reader Jan Kowalski commented on the story.

The reason why Radio Hobby's license was cancelled was due to the fact that the radio station was allegedly selling its airtime to a foreign government, Pawel Kubalski, the founder of Radio Hobby, told Sputnik Polska.

Nov 21 07:56

Ex-CIA Chief: Bush and Cheney Knew 9/11 Was Imminent, Concealed Intelligence

A new report from POLITICO corroborates a suspicion long held by critics of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. It affirms the former president and vice president not only had intelligence warning the terror attacks of 9/11 were imminent, but that they repeatedly ignored the CIA’s warnings. The most shocking assertion is that Bush and Cheney actively attempted to hide the paper trail documenting the fact that the evidence was presented to them.

Nov 21 07:56

Russia to push for adoption of its draft antiterror resolution in UN Security Council

Russia will push for the soonest possible adoption of its draft resolution on the fight against terrorism in the United Nations Security Council despite the adoption of a France-proposed document, Russia’s Permanent Representaive to the global organization Vitaly Churkin said Friday.

He said the attempt by "some members of the Council" to block the document submitted for the Security Council consideration in September is "politically shortsighted".

"It’s impossible to fight terrorists with one hand and actually play along with them with the other while being guided by opportunistic reasons. We plan to continue active work to coordinate our draft for it to be adopted as soon as possible," Churkin said.

Nov 21 07:54

Pope Declares Christmas a ‘Charade’ Amidst So Much ‘War and Hate’

Festive Christmas celebrations seem hypocritical in light of the violence, bloodshed and hate that plague the world, says the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church.

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I agree 100%.

Nov 21 07:47

False Flag Alert! Obama Caught Smuggling in Refugees on UPS Planes?

Is history repeating itself? Is Obama circumventing the law once again to bring in refugees, just like he did with the “refugees” from South America who were actually given rides on D.H.S. buses for protection???

Without knowing precisely what is going on, there is no doubt something nefarious is afoot. There is no reason for 30 buses of people to be flying on a UPS flight designated for parcels, under the cover of night, filled with people, who are met on arrival with buses already waiting, and whisked away in secret.

Nov 21 07:46

Australians charged in Kuwait over alleged Islamic State plot to smuggle anti-aircraft missiles into Syria

Two Australians are accused by the Kuwaiti government of being part of an Islamic State gun-running network that was trying to smuggle high-tech anti-aircraft missiles into Syria.

Nov 21 07:46

Israel has 115 nuclear weapons says US institute

Israel developed its first nuclear weapon shortly before the 1967 Six Day War, making it the sixth nation to develop nuclear weapons.

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Nov 21 06:52

2-minute video: Criminal corporate media blame ALL Muslims for terrorism

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: InvestmentWatch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bH772NovdY

In the Now’s 2-minute video of CNN orchestrating blame of all Muslims for terrorism spins the claim that if Muslims were more responsible, then “they” would catch terrorists before any attack. Corporate media, of course, must lie to ignore:

history of over 40 false flag attacks admitted by governments to blame intended targets for offensive war,
armed attack upon Syria and all other current targets are Orwellian unlawful Wars of Aggression: the worst crime a nation can commit,
all “reasons” reported by corporate media from political “leaders” for current wars are now confirmed by official government documentation as lies known to be lies as they were told,
the 2013 “terrorist attack” on Syria was committed by US and Turkey government sources as a false flag for “regime change” in Syria,

Nov 21 06:51

Insurers tell Walmart they’re not paying Tracy Morgan crash settlements

Walmart’s private fleet has sued a group of insurance companies for refusing to pay the retail giant’s settlements with victims, including actor Tracy Morgan, in the high-profile June 2014 crash on the New Jersey turnpike that left one person dead and several others severely injured. The crash occurred the morning of June 7, 2014, when Walmart driver Kevin Roper allegedly dozed off before rear-ending a Mercedes Sprinter van carrying Morgan, McNair and about half a dozen others. Roper has been charged with vehicular homicide. The National Transportation Safety Board in its review of the crash determined Roper had slept just four hours in the 33 hours preceding the fatal collision. He drove 800 miles in his personal car the night before from Georgia to Delaware before beginning his on-duty time the morning of the crash.

Nov 21 06:27

Rand Paul: End Subsidized Housing For New People Who Come Here From The Middle East, Except For Israelis

On the very week that convicted Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard was released from prison, Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, which would prevent certain refugees from receiving public housing aide. Paul's proposal includes the list of 34 'high risk' middle-east countries, including basically all the countries on the PNAC 'New Pearl Harbor' document, and a few others. Paul's list of dangerous countries includes Syria, Iran, Russia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and of course the obligatory 'Palestinian Territories.' Guess which country is omitted from Paul's list?? Keep in mind that this is the same week that mainstream Jewish newspapers admitted that Israel had advance warnings of the Nov 13th Paris terrorist attacks, just like they did the attacks on New York on 9/11/01.

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Nov 21 04:32

Senior Iranian Cleric: ISIL Created to Confront Islam, Muslims

Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami blasted certain western countries and their regional allies for supporting the terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, and said the Takfiri terrorist groups have been created to taint the image of Islam and promote the Islamophobia project. "The ISIL and other Takfiri groups have been created to fight Islam; these heinous phenomena were created when the Islamic awakening was underway in Muslim countries." He reiterated that the Takfiri terrorist groups, including the ISIL, have not even said a word against Israel, and even Israel accepts and treats their wounded in its hospitals... Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined that any discord and conflict between Muslims merely gladdens the Zionists and the criminal powers, adding that the Islamic world needs unity more than any ever.

Nov 21 04:25

Last Chance Monsieur Hollande - Join Russia as an Equal or Remain a Neocon Poodle

French President will have to work hard to convince Putin he is serious about the war on terror. When Francois Hollande arrives in Moscow to meet President Vladimir Putin, France will be 15 years late joining Russia against Islamic terrorists. Russia has been at this war not just since the start of the military campaign in Syria against ISIL/ISIS/Daesh, but for nearly two decades...

Nov 21 04:24

Everyday fascism: a stroll through Lvov

Much is said about the role of Ukrainian media in zombifying the population, but there no one talks about the influence of the Greco-Catholic Church on the masses. I went to the morning service at the first cathedral and barely survived the first five minutes. The bishop spoke of the eternal enemy who has come to capture the territory of Ukraine, the cowardly president who fled to Russia, and the necessity of taking up arms. The bishop’s speech resembled a pre-election propaganda speech of people’s deputy candidates, not the monologue of a priest. The cathedral was packed, and Lvov residents, with mouths wide open, listened to the bishop and took everything that he said at face value. Lvov residents are subjected to powerful ideological indoctrination not even counting the press. The people of Galicia are a religious folk and the word of a bishop is more important to them words from a TV presenter...

Nov 21 04:22

Basurin: UAF evicting civilians, occupying homes

Ukrainian punitive forces are forcibly evicting civilians in front-line homes, the deputy commander of the DPR Ministry of Defense, Eduard Basurin, stated to journalists today. “We continue to receive information about the eviction of civilians from their homes in a fraudulent manner by Ukraine’s military units. This is happening in the residential areas of Ochertino, Kurdyumovka, Aleksandra-Kalinovo, and is done under the pretext of an alleged offensive being prepared by the DPR army,” he said. According to the defense department representative, punitive forces are coming into houses, forcing people to collect their things, allowing only one bag, and are throwing them into buses which taken them in the direction of Artemovsk. The subsequent fate of these citizens is unknown.

Nov 21 04:12

Political instability engulfs Southern Europe

Developments in Portugal are just a part of the ongoing crisis in the Southern Europe where EU-mandated austerity measures conducting a serious disaffection of the citizens and pushing Euroskeptics to the power. Greece is still struggling to keep its creditors at bay. Spain has a fragmented political landscape, with four main parties competing for seats in the parliament. Meanwhile, the Catalonian Parliament has started the independence process to separate from the central government in Madrid.

Nov 21 03:57

Paris Terror Attacks — Who Profits?

The ultimate desired result of the terror attacks by ISIS (now being called Daesh) is ‘boots on the ground’ in Syria. The West wants it so they can topple Assad; and ISIS so they can fight the ‘crusader’ infidel.

Nov 21 03:56

Why the Euro is destroying Europe

Nov 21 03:56

Paris Attacks are a game changer: First look at the possible ramifications

With the November 13-14 Paris attacks, the world has passed a tipping point in what is sure to be a decades-long battle against Islamist terrorism. It is already abundantly clear that the November 13-14 terrorist atrocity could change the course of international politics. Flush with cash, the Islamic State has proven its ability to recruit Europeans into its ranks and attack any country located thousands of miles from the Middle East.

Nov 21 03:06

LPR police: Azov has returned; UAF equipment on the move

The deputy chief of staff of the People’s Police, Colonel Igor Yashchenko commented on information that on November 18, the Azov battalion, infamous for its crimes against Donbass civilians, arrived at Stanitsa Luganska, which is under the control of Kiev security forces. Kiev, in violation of the Minsk Agreements, is continuing to supply UAF units on the line of contact with UAV’s, and that UAF units are continuing to increase the number of military equipment, including helicopter gunships, close to the front line. In particular, he noted that, according to the intelligence of the people’s police of the LPR, “approximately 160 units of military equipment and two Mi-24 and Mi8 combat helicopters have been detected in the south-eastern outskirts of Svatovo.” In addition, on November 10, the deputy chief of staff reported the identification of cases of UAF military equipment being moved along the contact line and deep inside Kiev-controlled territory.

Nov 21 02:53

Obama administration uses gays in international political games

The Izvestia newspaper has recently published an article about how someone was trying to discredit Russian officials and entrepreneurs by throwing shadow on their sexual orientation. "The first violin" was given to Russia's LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseyev. Making reference to the correspondence between US officials and Alekseyev, the Izvestia concluded that it was a targeted campaign to discredit the Russian officials. "For now your main target will be first deputy of government," the Russian paper claimed the letter said. "However, your main line of work, as we see it, will be to provoke [the deputy into] too overly emotional reaction to [mentions] of the LGBT-community in Russia," the newspaper cited one of such letters. The publication also said that the correspondence was exposed to the public as a result of a hacker attack.

Nov 21 02:46

Perfect Russia for the West: Kneeled and in tatters

Putin's proposals to the West do not demonstrate flattery or ambition. First off, Vladimir Putin is a statesman. Secondly, he is a believer. Therefore, on the domestic level, he remains united with "partners", and on the external level, he educates them. There is one goal: to preserve the civilization, in which the Russians will feel absolutely insured and protected against the destruction of their state. As for the West, the biggest problem of the West is not Russia or Putin. The problem of the West is about the loss of its future. The Western empire is collapsing from within owing to its own immorality and "exceptionalism." By the way, this exceptionalism is nothing else but pride, a grave sin in Christianity.

Nov 21 02:43

Russia to seek compensation from Baltic States for Soviet medicine, education, reconstruction

Members of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation appealed to the Ministry for Justice and Ministry for Foreign Affairs with a proposal to submit counterclaims against the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia). It goes about the attempt of the Baltic States to seek financial compensation from Russia for the so-called "Soviet occupation." To crown it all, the official Latvian authorities urged Russian President Vladimir Putin "to apologize for the occupation of the Baltic States during the Second World War." The Latvian government provisionally evaluated the "damage" at € 300 billion, the Estonian government - $49 billion, and the Lithuanian - at $28billion. The Russian MPs refer to the compensation of the Russian Empire to Sweden in the XVIII century for Livonia (today Estonia. - Ed.), as well as the amount paid to Duke of Courland for Courland (the territory of present-day Latvia. - Ed.). The deputies say that the amounts are currently evaluated at $100bn and $30bn.

Nov 21 02:38

Russia sets Iskander systems on combat alert. Video

New Iskander missile complexes have come into service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation. "This complex is far superior to other systems. It has no analogues in the world, this is a highly mobile arms system," the chief of the launcher battery, Alexander Gaschenko said. Iskander-M is an operational and tactical missile system designed to destroy missiles, multiple launch rocket systems, long-range artillery, aircraft and helicopters at a distance of up to five hundred kilometers. The system is also capable of striking command posts and communication centers.
Russian MPs work on petition to reinstate death penalty for terrorism http://www.pravdareport.com/news/russia/19-11-2015/132643-death_penalt...

Nov 21 02:23

Russia increases number of aircraft involved in Syria operation

"The air group has been reinforced by eight Su-34 bombers and a flight of Su-27SM3 fighters that were used to destroy targets in the provinces of Raqqh and Dei ez-Zor," Alexey Maksimtsev, the commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ group based at the Hmeymim aerodrome in Syria, reported to President Vladimir Putin.

Nov 21 02:19

Syrian warplanes hit 447 terrorist targets since Nov 15 — Syrian army general

"Since November 15, Syrian warplanes have flown 114 sorties and hit 447 targets in the provinces Damascus, Homs, Hama, Idlib, Aleppo, Dei ez-Zor and Latakia," Syrian army spokesman Brigade General Ali Maihoub said, adding that the targets included two command centers near Douma (a Damascus suburb), munitions, machineguns, artillery shells and mines depots in the towns of Khan esh Sheikh, Bir al-Qasab, Marj Sultan, Kaharasta (Damascus province). Apart from that, in his words, the Syrian military destroyed two terrorist command centers, cars and armored vehicles in the town of Serekab in the Idlib province, three command centers and four munitions and weapons depots in the cities of Qaryatein, Mheen, Abu Faraj and Khaush in the province of Homs, a convoy of vehicles with machineguns near Shandakhiya Janubiya in the Homs province, command centers, 13 cars and two explosives plants in the town of Havika in the Deir ez-Zor province.

November 20, 2015

Nov 20 19:46

Police probing hate crime against black Harvard Law professors

Police in the US State of Massachusetts have launched an investigation into an apparent hate crime involving defaced portraits of black Harvard Law School professors.

Nov 20 19:46

Research on antidepressant drugs distorted by pharmaceutical industry

According to a recent study, authors of articles conducting meta-analyses of antidepressant drugs in clinical trials with links to industry were 22 times less likely to report negative statements about a drug than authors with no industry affiliation.

Nov 20 19:46

47 Democrats Join with House GOP to Refuse Refugees

Forty-seven House Democrats joined with a majority of Republicans to approve a bill that would effectively stop the ability for Syrian refugees attempting to flee their war-torn country to be resettled in the United States.

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Nov 20 19:11

Russians inscribe 'For Paris' on bombs destined for Syria

Russian ground crew are inscribing the words "For Paris" on some bombs destined to be dropped on targets in Syria, in a message of solidarity with the victims of last week's Paris attacks.

Nov 20 19:10

A disabled veteran jumped from a parking garage at the Philadelphia Veterans’ Affairs medical center Thursday morning, killing himself. The veteran was seeking psychiatric treatment at the facility

Spokesperson Fern Billet would not confirm or deny a suicide, but said a death that occurred there this morning was still under investigation. Authorities on scene would only confirm that the subject was a 5’7” white male. The incident is being investigated by the VA police department because it occurred on federal property. According to a witness, the man fell from the parking deck roof and struck a utility building with such force that it knocked the decedent’s shoes from his feet before his body hit the ground.

Nov 20 19:04

Mike Rivero: Islam and Muslims

Nov 20 19:01

Mike Rivero- NYPD spying on Muslims

Nov 20 18:31

Crystal Mountain [Washington] Ski Area to Open Saturday

This week’s storms dumped over a foot of new snow between 5,880 and 6,856 feet, “adding just enough snow to the twelve inch base the resort already accumulated the weekend prior.”

Nov 20 18:25

VIDEO: Protesters Demand Governor Inslee [Washington] Reverse His Support for Syrian Refugees

Protesters are demanding Governor Inslee reverse his support for Syrian refugees.

Nov 20 18:21

A Complication too far: When a Suicide Bomber Pleads for her Life

Amid the welter of coverage of the Paris attacks it is easy to wonder whether in this age of 24 hour news and wall to wall reporting, we are any better informed than we were in the past when it took time for news to travel.

Nov 20 17:55

Glenn Greenwald on “Submissive” Media’s Drumbeat for War and Anti-Muslim Scapegoating

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, media coverage has seen familiar patterns: uncritically repeat government claims, defend expansive state power, and blame the Muslim community for the acts of a few.

Nov 20 16:57

Russian long-range heavy bombers in action over Syria

Russia’s Defense Ministry has released new videos of retribution attacks on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) with strategic bombers launching smart bombs.

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