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Aug 21 08:06

‘You hate America': Cenk Uygur rips Kansas Repubs who fired woman for not going to church

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) and his office on Thursday for allegedly firing a woman for not attending a church.

“You love religion so much you want even more restriction — you want everybody to follow whatever religion the people believe in. You got Iran, you got Saudi Arabia. You got choices, man,” Uygur said. “One of your choices is not Kansas, in the United States of America. Here, we do not do religious tests for office. You know who decided that? Our founding fathers, when they put it in the Constitution. If you don’t like it, get the f*ck out of the country. Leave. Go home right now, wherever that is for you. America’s not home for you. You hate America.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the best of my knowledge and belief, this firing was completely illegal on Constitutional grounds.

This woman has one hell of a lawsuit here, and I hope that she will find a pro bono attorney who will point out, in the lawsuit, that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has absolutely no right to attempt to force someone into a house of worship.

It is hubris, above and beyond the pale, that Kobach believed he personally had the right to force this decision on this woman.

And I say this as a Methodist Christian: faith should never be forced on anyone, like a mandatory vaccine; it should be an invitation, and solely on the basis of the willingness of the individual find a spiritual resonance with a faith community.

Aug 21 08:02

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone and look through your contacts too. And it may share that information with its partners, so a whole load of companies could know exactly where you are and what you’re up to.

This has all been made apparent by a rather significant update to the Spotify privacy policy, pushed out to users today. Upon opening the Spotify app up this morning, your reporter was greeted with a request to agree to the new conditions. A quick comparison with the previous privacy policy using the Wayback Machine showed some major changes had been made. I’m now considering whether the £10 I pay for a premium membership is worth it, given the amount of privacy I’d be giving away by consenting.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I never signed up!



Aug 21 08:01

The test for justice – indict Hillary

Once upon a time a unique Republic was a country where the rule of law maintained at least the appearance of constitutional government. The role of the US Attorney General was based upon enforcing accountability for government officials who broke statues. America like all other countries always had their share of crooks and thieves in public office. In spite of this, reasonably clear standards for prosecution were honored and appropriate indictments would follow. Politicizing the Department of Justice was not the measure of filing criminal charges.

Aug 21 07:58

US government challenges in court property claims of Hasidic Jewish group to Russia

The US government has challenged at a hearing on Thursday the property claims of the Hasidic Jewish organization to Russia amounting to $43.7 million in the case of the so-called Schneerson Collection and said it favored the settlement of the situation "through diplomatic negotiations" with Moscow.
The government representatives noted that the organization’s motion could not lead to the solution of the problem. According to their estimates, such a move by a court would be fraught with serious complications in relations with Russian and would set a precedent that could be dangerous for the American diplomacy in general. Nathan Swinton, a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, has said that the US Administration continues to proceed from the premise that returning the Schneerson Collection to the United States is only possible through diplomatic talks with Russia.

Aug 21 07:57

FBI: Yep, We Can Recover Data on Clinton's Server "Someone" Tried to Delete

But it turns out whoever tried to scrub Clinton's server didn't do a very good job. The FBI is confident agents will be able to recover at least some of the data that was "erased." When Clinton was forced to turn over her server last week, which she said in March would never happen, it was blank.

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Aug 21 07:56

Giving War a Chance – Peace is almost always an alternative—but you won’t hear that from US politicians or news media

On August 5, US President Barack Obama compared the rhetoric employed by opponents of the P5+1/Iran nuclear negotiations to that used by the Bush administration during the run-up to America’s catastrophic war in Iraq, noting (Washington Post, 8/5/15) that “many of the same people who argued for the war in Iraq are now making the case against the Iran nuclear deal.”



Aug 21 07:56

Why US Police Are Out of Control

America is clearly an outlier when it comes to police brutality. According to The Guardian’s highly useful “Counted” website, U.S. police kill more people in a typical day than police in England and Wales kill in an entire year. Where police in Stockton, California, killed three people in the first five months of 2015, police in Iceland, which has roughly the same population, have killed just one person since the modern Icelandic republic was founded in 1944.

Aug 21 07:56

Pakistan turning away from US, warming up to Moscow — WSJ

Changing geopolitical dynamics and the shift of Washington’s focus from Pakistan to India, which the US is viewing as counterweight to China, has encouraged Moscow and Islamabad that stood in a tough opposition to each other in the 1980’s over Afghanistan, "to mend fences", The Wall Street Journal said in an article published on Thursday.
Media: the United States may suspend the allocation of funds to Pakistan to fight terrorism http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/2201965

Aug 21 07:55

FBI HAD 12-PAGE FILE ON GEORGE CARLIN BECAUSE HE MADE JOKES ABOUT GOVERNMENT

Comedian George Carlin is known as one of the most controversial and outspoken entertainers of his time and, as far as the government is concerned, he could have possibly been a terrorist.

He went into great detail about corruption in government and business.

During the 1978 Supreme Court case, FCC v Pacifica Foundation, the government cited Carlin’s work as an example of profanity. They used his “Seven Dirty Words” segment to show the type of language that was being used in records and broadcasts. However, the government’s interest in his work did not stop there.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight. People who are funny, and tell the truth about this government in a funny way, have been designated "terrorists" by the American government since 1969?!?

Carlin was far more than just a comedian; he, in many ways, was a prophet, and looking at the complete dysfunction of US Federal government , he was absolutely right on so many levels.

Aug 21 07:50

WHEN $8.5 TRILLION IS CHUMP CHANGE

here’s my real concern. The $8.5 trillion is just the bit that the Pentagon can’t account for. That’s far from all the money it was given. U.S. military spending, spread across several departments with the biggest chunk of it to the Department of so-called Defense, is upwards of $1 trillion every year. Over 17 years at the current rate, which rose sharply after 2001, that’s upwards of $17 trillion.

Imagine that the Pentagon accounted for every dime of that missing $8.5 trillion, named every profiteer, documented the life history of every man, woman, and child killed, and passed the strictest audit by an independent team of 1,000 accountants reporting to 35 Nobel Laureates — if that happened, I ask you, exactly what difference would it make?

Aug 21 07:46

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED – SPOTIFY WANTS TO SPY ON YOU IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE

I clearly remember the moment several years ago when my closest friend from NYC was at my place pleading with me to download and use Spotify.

The pitch was compelling and I was open minded about the concept, until I learned that you had to login through Facebook to use it (no longer the case I believe). I immediately found this creepy and refused to use it.

Fast forward to 2015, and Forbes has come out with a very important article highlighting the incredible creepiness factor in Spotify’s new “privacy policy.” Here’s some of what it found:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever service of this kind you are using, please read the User's Agreement very, very carefully.

Aug 21 07:45

Israel Strikes Syria in Response to Rocket Fire in the North

Attack on Israeli territory results in no damage; one person killed, seven wounded in Israeli strike, Syrian report says.

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Aug 21 07:42

The Flimsy Case Against Iran-Nuke Deal

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has long given us hope for reasonableness even when he and we have been surrounded by partisan rabidity and a lack of reason. Corker was one of the few Republican senators to refrain from signing the Tom Cotton letter that lectured the Iranians on how they cannot count on the United States sticking to any agreement that Iran may reach with it.




Aug 21 07:41

East Ukraine's Spartak shelled for 12 hours — local authorities

"They [Ukrainian forces] started shelling in the evening yesterday, as soon as it got dark. The shells hit the suburbs of the settlement, the field and the cemetery," an administration spokesperson told Donetsk News Agency.
According to local authorities, Ukrainian forces shelled Spartak from tanks from the settlements of Avdeyevka and Opytnoye. The information on whether anyone was injured in the shellings in being verified.
The settlement of Spartak near the Donetsk airport is shelled by Ukrainian forces almost daily. Most infrastructure has been destroyed in the settlement, and it is hardly possible to restore it any time soon.
With 2,200 buildings destroyed, town of Gorlovka becomes hottest spot of Donbas http://tass.ru/en/world/815650

Aug 21 07:41

U.S. crude prices fall towards $40 on global glut - we continue to get screwed at the pump with artificially high gasoline prices.



Aug 21 07:39

Red Cross fails to examine east Ukraine militia fighters tortured in captivity — DPR

"During the largest prisoner swap on December 25, 2014, when our prisoners were exchanged in a terrible condition, with signs of abuse and violence, ICRC representatives were not even present there, even though this is within the scope of their competence," she said. "At that time, 200 people were released from captivity, and none of them was examined by the Red Cross."
According to Morozova, to date about 600 people who were recently in Ukrainian custody have not been examined by the ICRC mission either. "I have video footage and written interviews of these 200 people who were held captive, so please take and examine them. But all this remains not even at the stage of negotiations with the ICRC, but at the stage of talking," she added.

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Aug 21 07:32

EPA Caused Toxic Spill In Georgia Shortly Before Colorado Incident

We all heard about the EPA’s disastrous early August spill where the agency sent some 3 million gallons of highly toxic mine waste water down the Animas River in Colorado.

But little does the public know, the EPA caused a serious spill in Georgia only months before contaminating the Animas.

Aug 21 07:32

Social Engineering 2.0 – Google Algorithm Poses “Serious Threat to Democratic System”

Things are now so advanced, that Politico is blowing the whistle on how much influence technology has gained in its ability to steer a “democratic” society that believes in the illusion of choice, elections and voting.

A simple algorithm could allow Google to swing popular opinion on election candidates or issues by as much as 20%, and beyond according to this report. That’s more than enough to alter the outcome of democracy… and make our voices something of a moot point.



Aug 21 07:32

British soldiers ‘get drunk, take drugs, start fights,’ claims council boss

So basically soldiers turn out to behave just like almost every other bloke on a night out.

Just shocking. Truly shocking.

But hey, let’s just ply everyone with drugs and booze, anything to keep them from thinking too much about how the government are fucking them over..

Aug 21 07:32

What an amazing coincidence! Coca-Cola funds scientists who claim poor diet does not lead to obesity

Wow who’d of thunk it?

What great news for the corporation. Thanks for clearing that up, Coke!

Oh.. wait now.. something doesn’t seem right..

Aug 21 07:32

Ukraine breaks ceasefire in Donbas 26 times in 24 hours — DPR defense ministry

More than 130 mines, shells and sabots have been launched at the DPR’s populated localities, the ministry clarified.
"The Ukraine side has violated the ceasefire for 26 times over the past 24 hours. Forty artillery shells and rocket projectiles; 38 mines with a caliber of 82 mm and 120 mm and 15 sabots have been launched at the republic’s territory over that period of time," the Donetsk news agency quoted the DPR defense ministry as saying.
According to the ministry, Ukrainian artillery shelled Staromikhailovka, Oktyabr, Gorlovka, Belaya Kamenka, Styla, Spartak and Novolapsa. Donetsk’s Kuibyshevsky neighborhood and the territory of Donetsk airport also came under fire.
OSCE to pass on information on destruction in Gorlovka to international organizations http://tass.ru/en/world/815769

Aug 21 07:31

This Country Said No To Mammography Screenings. And That’s Amazing.

Last year the Swiss Medical Board conducted a review of mammography screening and their findings exposed something rather unexpected. They assessed that these screenings cause more harm than good. In fact, via their studies, they found that the screenings really only saved 1 in 1000 women who died. On the contrary, the failure of the process, or unsafe side effects, were the actual greater concern.



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Aug 21 07:30

Marijuana Kills Cancer, Says National Cancer Institute

The institute recently updated its ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page about marijuana to include various studies revealing how cannabis “may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow” while also protecting normal, healthy cells.

“A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells,” the NCI stated. “Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So Marijuana must be banned so that caner patients have no choice but to buy the very expensive radiation and chemotherapy treatments sold by the medical industrial complex. They don;t work as well, but then the whole point is maximizing profit from ineffective treatments, not actually curing anyone!



Aug 21 07:28

Chechen human rights group classified as foreign agent — Russia's Justice Ministry

The Russian Justice Ministry has included the Human Rights Center of the Chechen Republic in its list of non-commercial organizations functioning as foreign agents, the ministry’s press service said on Friday.
"The Prosecutor’s Office of the Chechen Republic as well as the Russian Justice Ministry department for the Chechen Republic have carried out inspections, which revealed that the organization in question matched all the characteristics of an NCO, which performs the functions of a foreign agent," the Russian Justice Ministry said.
"The Human Rights Center of the Chechen Republic has become the 87th organization in the Justice Ministry’s list of foreign agents.

Aug 21 07:28

Ashley Madison leak 2.0: new dump is twice as large, and includes CEO's emails

Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website's CEO.

Just two days ago, the Impact Team posted a 10-gigabyte file said to be from ashleymadison.com.

The second release, accessible initially only for Tor users, includes more personal information about the dating website's users--but notably, this one also includes what look like email folders for several of the company's top executives.

Aug 21 07:27

THE FATAL FLAWS IN WALL STREET'S ECONOMIC THEORY

Back in 2008, in testimony before Congress in the wake of the crash of Wall Street's mortgage-backed securities scam, former Federal Reserve Chairman Allan Greenspan made the admission that his "ideology" had a flaw.

Greenspan and the members of Congress relied heavily on euphemisms like "ideology" and spoke in vague terms to obfuscate from the American people that there are fundamental flaws in the way the US Financial system works.

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Aug 21 07:24

Is the New ‘Law of War Manual’ Actually ‘Hitlerian’?

The Obama U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has quietly issued its important Law of War Manual, and, unlike its predecessor, the 1956 U.S. Army Field Manual, which was not designed to approve of the worst practices by both the United States and its enemies in World War II, or after 9/11, this new document has been alleged specifically to do just that: to allow such attacks as the United States did on Dresden, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, and in Iraq, and elsewhere.



Aug 21 07:24

How & Why the U.S. Media Do Propaganda Against Russia

The owners of U.S. newsmedia know that in order to serve their fellow U.S. aristocrats who want to kick out Russia’s current leader, Vladimir Putin, so as to enable them to buy Russia’s natural resources (and highly educated work-forces) cheap via “privatizations,” their PR campaign for their fellow aristocrats (their major advertisers) must be led by ‘respectable’ newsmedia, such as Foreign Policy magazine, and not by blatantly right-wing, obviously trashy, ones, such as Fox News. Overtly conservative, nationalistic, ‘news’ media wouldn’t be able to sell to anyone who isn’t already on-board with privatizations of government assets as being a fundamental “free market” principle (i.e, equating fascism — the actual originator of privatizations — with constituting ‘capitalism,’ confusing the two systems as being one-and-the-same). So: not only the fascist media are anti-Putin, but media that pretend not to be are also.

Aug 21 07:21

The Federal Reserve – Which CREATED Quantitative Easing – Admits QE Doesn’t Work

The Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis (Stephen Williamson) writes in a new Fed white paper (as explained by Zero Hedge):

The theory behind Quantitative Easing (QE) is “not well-developed”

The evidence in support of Ben Bernanke’s views on the transmission mechanisms whereby asset purchases affect outcomes are “mixed at best”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Q.E. was nothing more than a bailout for Wall Street on the backs of the American people who may the price for the inflation all this new money has created.

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Aug 21 07:19

S. & N. Korea trade warmongering accusations following exchange of fire

Pyongyang uses missile tests to demonstrate resilience in standoffs with Seoul, for instance during South Korea’s regular and large military drills with US troops.

Aug 21 07:18

Corbyn likened US troops to IS: Leadership frontrunner compared fanatics' barbarity to Americans in Iraq during TV interview

Jeremy Corbyn compared Islamic State brutality to US military action in Iraq in a TV interview, it emerged yesterday.

The Labour leadership frontrunner called for 'acceptance and understanding' of IS supporters while speaking on Russia Today, the Kremlin-backed broadcaster, in June last year.

He only condemned 'some' of the brutal regime's actions in Iraq, saying: 'Yes they are brutal, yes some of what they have done is quite appalling, likewise what American forces did in Fallujah and other places is quite appalling.'



Aug 21 07:18

Far left splits from Tsipras as Greece heads to elections

Rebels opposed to Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a split after its leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister and paved the way for early elections.

Greece's president gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government following Tsipras's resignation on Thursday, but the country appears almost certain to be heading for its third election in as many years next month.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to question the sanity of anyone who wants the job at this late stage!

Aug 21 07:07

Farmers’ Almanac’s Long-Term Winter Prediction Out August 24

The Farmers’ Almanac’s long-range winter outlook for 2015-2016 is due out August 24, and initial speculation of their forecast predicts a snowy, cold winter for most of the United States.

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Aug 21 07:05

Is Sweden taking in too many refugees?

Sweden takes in more refugees per capita than any other EU nation, and this week's headlines cut to the heart of the divisive debate over how to handle the ongoing influx of foreigners. While the head of Sweden's migration board called on municipalities to prioritize their resources to help find homes for child asylum seekers, the country's anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party topped a national opinion poll for the first time.

Aug 21 07:04

Why has there been almost no reconstruction in Gaza?

A major reason for the fact that reconstruction is only just beginning is that between last August’s ceasefire and the end of July this year, Israel has allowed into Gaza just 6.5 percent of the construction supplies needed to repair years of destruction and accumulated housing needs.

Aug 21 07:03

HP's layoffs will exceed 55,000 people, CFO says

HP's CFO Cathie Lesjak says the company will cut up to an additional 5% more people from its workforce than the 55,000 people it had planned to eliminate.

Aug 21 07:00

5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions

#3. "Why Do People Act Like Sexism/Racism/Etc. Are Rampant, When Even Mild Jokes About Those Things Will Ruin Your Career Now?"

Aug 21 06:58

Macedonian police teargas thousands of refugees crossing from Greece - reports

Macedonian police fired tear gas at crowds of thousands of migrants and refugees trying to cross the border from Greece, Reuters reported. The country declared a state of emergency on Thursday over the migrant crisis.

Police fired tear gas from behind barbed wire as an angry crowd demanded passage through Macedonia.

Aug 21 06:58

2mn people in California, Midwest drink uranium-contaminated water – study

Almost 2 million people in California and the Midwest live on aquifer sites which have up to 180 times the safe level of uranium, according to a recent study by US researchers.

Some 275,000 groundwater samples were taken for evaluation, and it turns out that many Americans live about a kilometer from wells that are uranium-polluted, scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln discovered.

Seventy-eight percent of the pollution comes from nitrate, the contaminator deriving from chemical fertilizers and animal waste. Nitrates oxidize uranium, making it soluble in groundwater.

Aug 21 06:57

Ireland voted against "anchor babies" in 2004 with 79 percent for ban

Trump has stated that birthright citizenship, or "jus soli," which is currently protected under the fourteenth amendment to the US constitution, could be easily axed by calling for a re-interpretation of the fourteenth amendment. You can watch him and Bill O'Reilly go head-to-head on the issue in the video below.

Irish folks can't really feel superior or ridicule Donald Trump for the anchor babies ban that he is seeking.

Ireland voted to end birthright citizenship in 2004. Prior to this, it was the last country in the European Union to allow it.

Aug 21 06:57

Five dead in new Israeli raid on Syria: state TV

A new Israeli raid on Syrian-controlled territory in the Golan Heights killed at least five people Friday, Syrian state television said, describing the dead as unarmed civilians.

An Israeli military source said the strikes targeted militants who fired rockets into Israel Thursday.

"Aircraft of the Israeli enemy targeted a civilian car in the village of Al-Kom, killing five unarmed civilians," Syrian state television said.

A reporter for state television in the Qunaitra province where the raids took place said they occurred at 10:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) and were carried out by a drone.

Aug 21 06:51

Scientists under Attack


This is the trailer to Scientists under Attack - Genetic Engineering in the magnetic Field of Money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The scientists dared to question the reckless deployment of GMO technology and their careers have been ruined.

Aug 21 06:43

Israel Bombs Syria

By Stephen Lendman

On Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Israeli warplanes bombed a military post near Quneitra in Syrian controlled Golan killing one soldier, wounding eight others.

The pro-Western London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported two deaths – possible military officials close to Assad. It indicated raids struck other targets outside Damascus, including a weapons depot.

Israel said the IDF “targeted 14 Syrian military posts in the Syrian Golan Heights” – without further explanation. Israeli media reported artillery batteries, army outposts and communications antennae struck.

The attack was perhaps the largest one since the 1967 Six Day War. Is it possible prelude to US/Israeli/Turkish full-scale war on Assad?...

Aug 21 06:39

James Perloff "On 9/11, The Flight 11 Crew KNEW They Were Taking Part In a Terror Drill!"

More info from Perloff's web site:

Unraveling the Mysteries of Flight 11

False flags are often planned to coincide with drills. This occurred with the Boston Marathon bombing (which happened during a bomb drill) and the recent Charleston massacre (which coincided with a DHS “active shooter threat” drill). The reason for coordinating false flags with drills is that if anything goes wrong, and the false flag cannot be carried out, the authorities can attribute any strange events the public witnessed to “a drill.”

Our thesis will be: Ong and Sweeney (Flt 11 flight attendants) believed they were participating in a hijacking drill. Those familiar with 9/11’s backstory know that NORAD and the Air Force were engaged in military exercises that day, including simulated hijackings. Information about this can be found abundantly on the Internet.

http://jamesperloff.com/2015/08/12/unraveling-the-mysteries-of-flight-11/

Aug 21 03:31

OSCE prevented from assisting East Ukrainian town of Gorlovka due to persistent shelling by Ukrainian troops

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is not prepared to work in Gorlovka under incessant artillery bombardments, the mission’s Deputy Chief Monitor Alexander Hug said on Wednesday.

Aug 21 03:06

Deadly Cheering for War in Ukraine by Western Press

Two weeks ago, the Washington Post published an editorial saying that the governments of the NATO military alliance are being too soft on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. The editors want even more aggressive support to the governing regime in Kyiv than what is already being given.

In particular, the newspaper objects to the ceasefire agreement that it says beleaguered Kyiv was pressured to sign in Minsk, Belarus on February 15, 2015. The editorial was headlined, ‘Putting Ukraine in an untenable position’ and its reads, “Yet now the German and French governments have enlisted the help of the Obama administration in seeking unilateral Ukrainian compliance with Minsk 2’s onerous political terms, which if fully implemented would implant a Russian-controlled entity inside Ukraine’s political system.”

Aug 21 02:55

Let’s Bomb Libya Again

The British prime minister, David Cameron, places great emphasis on how he is regarded by the public at home and internationally. His personal promotion machine is extensive and highly-paid and his staff feed the media diligently with what they imagine to be positive slants on his character and actions (and with carefully selected photographs of his pretty wife). They provide advance copies of his speeches to favoured journalists with the annoying consequence that news broadcasts rarely report what the prime minister has just said on a topic. They are futuristic and use the infuriating phrase “the prime minister will say today that” he will propose something or other.

Aug 21 02:33

Germany and France: Leading Actors in Greek Drama - Part II

Germany wants to play the leading role when it comes to financial and economic issues regarding other states of eurozone. It meets the immediate interests of its big business which uses the debt situation to its advantage by accumulating assets abroad. The European Commission, which in some cases resists the pressure from Berlin, directed attention to the fact.

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Aug 20 23:37

North Korea Declares State Of War After Argument Over Loudspeaker Spirals Out Of Control

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday. the official KCNA news agency reported Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.

Aug 20 23:35

North Korea Declares 'Quasi-State of War' with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed his military on high-alert and declared a "quasi-state of war" in frontline areas Friday after North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire near the border.

Following an emergency meeting of the North's central military commission, Mr. Kim said frontline units would "enter a wartime state" starting at 5:00 p.m. local time Friday, according to the Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang has made similar declarations in the past, including during periods of heightened tension in 2010 and 2013. The two countries are technically already in a state of war since the truce that ended their 1950s conflict did not become a peace treaty.

Aug 20 23:34

S Korea Doubts Pyongyang’s Intentions to Hold Dialogue After Fire Exchange

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is skeptical about the North’s intent to hold open dialogue in view of the recent exchange of fire between the neighbors.

Aug 20 23:33

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Aug 20 23:31

DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un orders frontline army to enter state of war from 5pm Friday

The top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has ordered the country's frontline combined forces to enter state of war from 5pm (0830 GMT) Friday, the official KCNA news agency reported early Friday.

Kim made the order at an emergency enlarged meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, said the report.

Aug 20 20:24

Israel strikes Damascus’ military targets in retaliation for rocket fire by ‘Iran-funded militants’

Israel has pounded with artillery and launched airstrikes against 14 Syrian military positions in Golan Heights, holding Damascus responsible for failing to prevent a rocket attack on Israeli territory which the IDF pinned on an “Iran funded Islamic Jihad” group.

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"Iran funded." When Israel lays on the bullshit, they go for extra layers!

Aug 20 16:41

Why is Hollywood hooked on re-makes? The Man From U.N.C.L.E and Mad Max are the first of a long list of films that are set to be revisited

The irony is that 30 years ago, nobody with any self-respect made sequels or remakes . . . or paid to see them.

But in the past decade, 90 per cent of the most popular films have been based on earlier movies, comic books or novels. It seems no one in Hollywood now has an original notion in their heads.

Aug 20 16:35

Farewell Dione! Cassini reveals spectacular views of Saturn's moon during its final approach to the icy world

A stunning landscape looms beneath the Cassini spacecraft in new images of Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the icy world.

Two of the new images show the surface of Dione at the best resolution ever taken, revealing stunning details about Saturn's mysterious moon.

Nasa's spacecraft passed 295 miles (474km) above Dione's surface at 11:33am PDT (2:33pm EDT) on August 17 to take these series of images.

Aug 20 16:10

Jeremy Corbyn WILL apologise on behalf of Labour for Iraq War if he wins leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn will apologise on behalf of Labour for the Iraq War if he wins the leadership next month.

The left-wing frontrunner said Labour must finally say sorry for the “deception” which took Britain to war in 2003.

And he hinted he may not support extending British military action against Islamic State to Syria in a Parliamentary vote expected next month.

"It is past time that Labour apologised to the British people for taking them into the Iraq war on the basis of deception - and to the Iraqi people for the suffering we have helped cause," Mr Corbyn said in a statement to the Guardian last night.

"Under our Labour, we will make this apology."

Aug 20 16:09

Greece's Tsipras steps down, calls elections after tough battle on bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation Thursday and called for elections in the wake of a bruising political battle over austerity measures demanded by the nation’s creditors.

The president of the nation's supreme court, Vasiliki Thanou-Christophilou, will take over as prime minister in a caretaker government until the elections, in keeping with the constitution. She will be Greece’s first female prime minister.

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Aug 20 15:47

US gives military field hospital worth $7.6 mln to Ukraine

Aug 20 15:30

Whole Sections Of Arizona No Longer Functioning Under United States Control

Mexican drug cartels operate freely 70 miles north of the border in Arizona

Aug 20 15:29

There’s Movement at the Station: John Remington Graham Has Helped Aunt Maret Tsarnaeva File an Affidavit and an Amicus Curiae

Everything about the Boston Marathon case has been thrown into disarray by the new affidavit and amicus curiae filed by Maret Tsarnaeva, paternal aunt of the deceased Tamerlan and the incarcerated Dzhokar (nickname: Jahar). And I do mean filed, not just “sent in the mail.” A Minnesota lawyer, who lives in Quebec, gave guidance to Maret’s pro se filing. He is John Remington Graham.

There are four grounds on which the story of the Boston Marathon bombing is suddenly all-new. Which of the four would you like to discuss today, the most profoundly constitutional one, or the fantastic human-interest shocker? Oh rapture, I knew you would want to hear about the parchment above all, since it is, for Americans, our lifeblood.

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Aug 20 15:21

Software update borked radar, delayed hundreds of flights, says US FAA

The problem occurred in the En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system that the FAA is installing across its US radar network. The ERAM system coordinates high-altitude radar readings and allows controllers to track 1,900 aircraft at a time, compared to 1,100 with the older Host radar system.

A new software update, installed on Saturday, allowed air traffic controllers to set up windows of frequently accessed information when needed, but the new code wasn't deleting this data when the operator changed the data, and instead stored it in memory. As a result the entire system overloaded and caused massive delays.

Between 11am and 4pm, flights over the nation's capital were either delayed or cancelled. In all, there were 476 cancellations and 492 delays at Washington's three airports before the fault was identified and fixed.

Aug 20 15:20

Walk4kids September 2015

What are the aims and objectives of Walk for Children?

1. To begin a drive for change by showcasing to the world that Israel, despite being the world leader in welfare issues taking children, is also the country which wants to express to the world the need for FAMILIES TO STAY TOGETHER WITHOUT GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT.

2. To encourage people worldwide to actually take action, not just talk on social media. To put their complaints and stories into real action for change.

3. The success of the walk is how many people take action for change.

There is no doubt that worldwide, citizens are struggling with over protective or zealous welfare workers. Israel is unique in that they also use No Exit Orders to hold people in the country who could ordinarily travel and build new lives.

Aug 20 15:18

Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

NASA’s budget woes have forced it to consider sending museum pieces into space.

With funding cuts looming, NASA engineers are saving cash by cannibalising parts from retired shuttles in museum displays to use on the International Space Station (ISS).

Aug 20 15:14

Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

Yet another potentially serious security flaw has been revealed in Android.

This time the problem involves the mobile operating system's ability to run more than one app at once – as opposed to its handling of multimedia messages, which was the crux of a cyber* of vulnerabilities last month.

The latest security blunder opens the door to criminals who want to spy on device owners, steal login details, install ransomware, and so on, it is claimed.

We're told the vulnerability can be exploited to show a spoofed user interface, controlled by an attacker, when someone starts an app: the owner will not be aware that they are typing into another program masquerading as a legit application.

Aug 20 14:43

Another US Retailer To Close 90 Stores

Aug 20 14:31

They are trying to rescue Hillary and I bet she WILL be "President"

Just watch the trends on Drudgereport. As the articles progress, what she did becomes less and less . . . . . yet the 17,800 classified mails plus other odds and ends is actually the same. Someone stepped in and started messing with the team that is doing the analysis of her hard drive, the entire investigation has been usurped and those who were initially on the project called the Michael Savage radio program to say what is going on. They are calling Hillary's actions the same as I have called them - the worst case of espionage in America's history BY FAR, nothing else even comes close.

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Aug 20 14:15

Nature Takes on Tech As Lightning Strikes Google FOUR TIMES Erasing Cloud Data

In an iconic moment of the data-driven society, a Google data-center in Belgium was struck not once, but four times by lightning during a storm.

The old adages apparently don't apply in this modern age, as a power outage temporarily took down the computing facility after the repeated strikes of lightning hit its power grid.

The string of incidents resulted in a loss of a relatively small amount of cloud computing information, that nonetheless underscore the vulnerability of customer data. The London Telegraph reports:

Repeated lightning strikes have caused a Google data centre in Belgium to lose a small amount of data after the company was unable to restore some information.

Four successive strikes on the electricity grid that powers facilities in Saint-Ghislain, near Mons, affected 5 per cent of persistent, or non-virtual disks in the zone that powers Google Compute Engine, its cloud computing platform.

Aug 20 14:05

IN PHOTOS ~~ DEMO AT UN IN SUPPORT OF PALESTINIAN HUNGER STRIKER

Hunger striker Allan re-enters coma, in critical condition

Aug 20 14:04

Alex Jones supports Zionist israel

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Dr. David Duke will be our on-air guest next Tuesday to talk about the aftermath of his recent appearance on Alex Jones! Spread the word!

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Aug 20 13:45

Jared Fogle, ex-Subway pitchman, paid kids for sex on New York trips, prosecutor says

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange sexual encounters with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate.

Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography. The case already has destroyed his career with the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.

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I hope he gets a "footlong" while in jail!

Aug 20 13:45

It Starts: Broad Retaliation Against China in Currency War

Hot money is already fleeing emerging markets. Higher rates in the US will drain more capital out of countries that need it the most. It will pressure emerging market currencies and further increase the likelihood of a debt crisis in countries whose governments, banks, and corporations borrow in a currency other than their own.

This scenario would be bad enough for the emerging economies. But now China has devalued the yuan to stimulate its exports and thus its economy at the expense of others. And one thing has become clear on Wednesday: these struggling economies that compete with China are going to protect their exports against Chinese encroachment.

Hence a currency war.

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Aug 20 13:32

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

There is nothing new in a government lying to their people to start a war. Indeed because most people prefer living in peace to bloody and horrific death in war, any government that desires to initiate a war usually lies to their people to create the illusion that support for the war is the only possible choice they can make.

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Before we listen to the lies about Iran, let us remember the lies about Iraq!

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Aug 20 13:31

FLASHBACK - U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix faults Bush administration for lack of "critical thinking" in Iraq

Speaking on the anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, originally declared as a pre-emptive strike against a madman ready to deploy weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), the man first charged with finding those weapons said that the U.S. government has "the same mind frame as the witch hunters of the past" — looking for evidence to support a foregone conclusion.

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Aug 20 13:03

The Deceptions of Hillary Clinton

selective enforcement snip : Consider this. In the past month, the Department of Justice indicted a young sailor who took a selfie in front of a sonar screen on a nuclear submarine and emailed the selfie to his girlfriend. It also indicted a Marine who sent an urgent warning to his superiors on his Gmail account about a dangerous Afghani spy who eventually killed three fellow Marines inside an American encampment. The emailing Marine was indicted for failure to secure classified materials. Gen. David Petraeus stored top-secret materials in an unlocked desk drawer in the study of his secured and guarded Virginia home and was indicted for the same crimes. And a former CIA agent was just sentenced to three years in prison for destroying one top-secret email.

Aug 20 12:57

Joint British-French Border Force to be Deployed to Calais to Confront Migrant Crisis

British police, including UK Border Force officers, will be deployed to France after Home Secretary Theresa May signed a belated agreement with the French government on the Calais migrant crisis.

The agreement will establish a joint control and command centre, headed up by senior British and French officers, and signals a step up in British involvement in Calais. The unusual feature of the Euro Tunnel project, which effectively pushed the British border forward onto the continent for the first time since the 13th century, has caused friction between the two countries as it has left the French government patrolling the border almost unassisted.

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There would not be a migrant crisis is the western nations hadn't been mucking about in the Middle East and Africa!

Aug 20 12:51

The Federal Reserve is Not Your Friend

Imagine that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was a corporation, with its shares owned by the nation's major pharmaceutical companies. How would you feel about the regulation of medications? Whose interests would this corporation be serving? Or suppose that major oil companies appointed a small committee to periodically announce the price of a barrel of crude in the United States. How would that impact you at the gasoline pump?

Such hypotheticals would strike the majority of Americans as completely absurd, but it's exactly how our banking system operates.

Aug 20 12:47

Ukraine Debt Deadline in 3 Weeks - It's a Haircut Cliffhanger

Just before mid-September Ukraine has to come up with $0.5 billion.
Unclear that Kiev can do so or will be willing to since creditors have been reluctant to forgive much debt.
Meanwhile Ukrainians are almost certainly in for further ‘haircuts’ with pension cuts, higher gas prices and so on.
'Reverse Flow' Didn't Save Ukraine Money. It Cost It Millions Extra
Surprise, surprise. It would have been cheaper for Ukraine to purchase Russian gas directly from Russia, rather than get the same gas from the EU http://russia-insider.com/en/business/reverse-flow-didnt-save-ukraine-...

Aug 20 12:41

Clinton Aide Formed Private Company While Already Working For Two Others, Plus State Dept.

One of the several lawsuits and congressional investigations that brought Hillary Clinton’s email scandal to light (contrary to her laughable assertions that she “voluntarily” disclosed anything) concerns her aide Huma Abedin’s very curious employment arrangement.

Abedin was working for the State Department full-time while simultaneously working for two private corporations: a consulting firm called Teneo established by one of Bill Clinton’s former aides, and the notorious “charity” known as the Clinton Foundation.

Aug 20 12:41

Kazakhstan Follows Russia in Floating the Currency

Russia Insider’s Alexander Mercouris has argued the single most important factor that has allowed Russia to weather lower oil prices so well has been its decision to float the ruble.
Kazakhstan chose a different strategy and continued to maintain a partial peg to the dollar - and as a result has found itself in considerable difficulty.
Now, however, Astana has declared it will move toward a freely-floating currency as Russia did last year.

Aug 20 12:40

Why Obama is torpedoing Hillary Clinton

The president craves a successor who will preserve his legacy

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Obama is not torpedoing Hillary. He has the FBI working to cover up the story of the emails and the link to Benghazi (which is what started the whole email issue) the way the FBI provably covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster.

Hillary sent weapons to the US' declared enemies Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria during the declared war on terror. That is treason. I don;t think Hillary took that step on her own, and Obama knows that if Hillary goes down, so does he!

Aug 20 12:39

Russia or the West: Who's Really Rattling the Nuclear Saber?

Iran has called for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, starting with Israel, but NATO’s nuclear powers aren’t listening.
Worse than that, they inflate their need for ‘nuclear deterrence’ based on false claims that justify the massacres of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Aug 20 12:16

Anti-Vaccine Doctor, Dr. Leonard Horowitz, Explains He’s Under Attack – Targeted by TPTB

America is threatened with radical risks from mandatory vaccinations politically imposed by drug industrialists with direct links to the Nazis of World War II. After all these years, the poisoning of people’s bodies and minds for profit and population control–global genocide–is alive and well in the “National Public Health Service” and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) complicit with Big Pharma in committing mass murder and consumer fraud.

In this Special Warning–a public service message–from world leading vaccine industry whistleblower, Dr. Leonard Horowitz (a Harvard-trained public health and consumer safety activist), reveals the outrageous truth about vaccination risks grossly neglected, and purposely concealed, by health officials, politicians, and the corporate-controlled media promoting mandatory vaccinations for all school children.

Aug 20 12:10

NATO: Russian threatening capability may destroy Alliance

Russia creates a high-risk situation for Europe, and hinders NATO's fulfilling its functions, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said.
Dempsey claimed that, ''threats are the combination, or the aggregate, of capabilities and intentions. Let me set aside for the moment, intentions, because I don't know what Russia intends.''
According to the general, Russia has quite threatening potential in space, cyber space, ground-based cruise missiles, submarines, and other activities aiming at severing communications.
''I do think one of the things that Russia does seem to to do is either discredit, or even more ominously, create the conditions for the failure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,'' he said.

Aug 20 12:10

Court says Clinton emails broke ‘government policy’

A federal judge said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique email arrangement broke “government policy” and prodded the department to talk to the FBI about getting a look at the computer server and flash drives used to store her emails.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was surprised the State Department hadn’t even made that request, and poked at the administration’s claim that the FBI needed to be left alone to conduct its investigation.

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The FBI is being left alone to cover up the email scandal, just like it covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!

Aug 20 12:08

Saudis to persuade Russia to surrender Assad?

The King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is going to pay Russia an official visit at the end of 2015. How will this influence the Russian policy in the Middle East? Will the Kremlin change its stance on Syria? Pravda.Ru conducted an interview with Efim Rezvan, a well-known Arabist, Professor, and scholar in Islamic studies.

Aug 20 12:01

Israel Strikes Syria in Response to Rocket Fire in the North

The Israeli army responded with artillery fire after rockets fired from Syria exploded in Israel's north on Thursday, while the Israel Air Force also struck Syria in response.

At least four rockets were fired at the northern Galilee and Golan Heights on Thursday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said. The rocket attack, which the IDF characterized as "deliberate and orchestrated," resulted in no casualties.

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And JUST when Israel was training for a Syrian ground invasion! What an amazing coincidence. and, of course, anyone who doesn't think it is a coincidence is a Jew-hating anti-Semite who wants Hitler to come back and gas Jewish babies in the ovens!

Anyone here stupid enough to believe that Syria would invite an Israeli invasion by firing rockets into Israel ... then not aim those rockets at anything important? Because if you are that stupid, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Aug 20 12:00

NATO StratCom opens new office in Latvia

The StratCom center in Riga is the third such center in the Baltic States. Previously, a NATO Cyber Security Centre opened in Estonia and the NATO Energy Security Center set up an office in Lithuania.
The StratCom center based in Riga is part of NATO’s military structure. It has a status of international military organization. Its task is to develop NATO’s strategic communications capabilities within the Alliance and conduct research and experimentation to find practical solutions to existing challenges.

Aug 20 11:48

Militia say Kiev forces' grouping of troops in Donbas built up to 90,000

On Thursday, August 20 the grouping of pro-Kiev armed units in eastern Ukraine totaled 90,000 men and officers, 450 tanks, 203 salvo artillery units, and five Tochka-U missile complexes, Eduard Basurin, a top official at the Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic told the Donetsk News Agency. The troops are concentrated in four sectors - Mariupol, Donetsk, Debaltsevo, and Luhansk.
"A total of five separate mechanized brigades, two separate tanks brigades, and air mobile brigade, an artillery brigade, and a salvo system brigade have been deployed ... to advance to Mariupol," the official, Eduard Basurin said. "All in all, this grouping has 22,500 men and officers, more than 130 tanks, more than 560 armored cars, fifty-five salvo artillery units, about 200 artillery guns and mortars, and about 720 antitank weapons."
European delegation source says Normandy Four meeting ended with no result http://tass.ru/en/world/815607

Aug 20 11:47

U.K. Police Stripped Of Stop and Search Powers For Persistent Abuse

United Kingdom — The Northamptonshire police force has announced it will strip officers of the right to stop and search individuals if officers are deemed to have abused the law enforcement tactic. Police officers will be given “three strikes” on stop and search “errors” before their powers are withdrawn, according to the Northampton Chronicle. The panel has already stripped the power from three special constables, two regular constables, and three sergeants since last October. Six of the nine have since had their powers reinstated after further training.

Aug 20 11:46

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s convoy delivers humanitarian aid to Donetsk and Luhansk

More than 100 trucks have delivered more than 1,000 tons of humanitarian cargoes to Donbas today, including food (pasta, flour, sugar, tea, cooking oil and canned products), medicine and necessities. This is the 36th humanitarian convoy since August 2014
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has conducted about 300 humanitarian operations abroad over the past 20 years, providing aid to nearly 140 countries of the world, the ministry’s press service said on Wednesday on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day, marked every August 19. http://tass.ru/en/russia/815141

Aug 20 11:46

Federal Judge Orders DEA to Release Information about Illegal Mass Surveillance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been ordered by a federal judge to provide information on its secretive mass surveillance program to a human rights group. Human Rights Watch (HRW), with legal help from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), sued the DEA and other federal agencies to stop the collecting of data on international phone calls made by Americans to overseas parties—a form of unauthorized surveillance that the DEA quietly performed for two decades, according to EFF.

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