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Jan 09 11:39

New York Police Sergeant Finally Charged In Death of Eric Garner

A New York Police Department sergeant has just been charged in the death of Eric Garner, but when you here the details, you might be shocked. The sergeant has been stripped of her gun and badge. She now faces internal charges in the July 2014 death of Eric Garner, but still no criminal charges. This marks the first official accusation of wrongdoing to date in the case that captured the attention of the nation, and the world. Along with killings like that of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the death of Eric Garner shined a spotlight on the issue of police brutality.

Jan 09 11:39

America Embraces the Tyranny Its Founders Fought to Reject

By Mike Maharrey

The American Founding generation fought a long, bloody war to free themselves from a tyrannical government, only to see the people eventually embrace the very system they struggled to throw off.

That may seem like a stinging indictment, but careful examination of U.S. governance today reveals that it rests on essentially the same philosophical foundation as the 18th century British system Americans rejected...

Jan 09 11:31

EPA, FDA stocking up on body armor during President Obama’s watch

It seems a pretty clear indication of a government which has overstepped its bounds when the environmental guys and the food regulators think they are going to face gunfire of the sort that they need body armor. This indicates a flaw, a severe flaw, in our government system. The stakes should not be this high in a free society. Do the bureaucrats want to defend their ill gotten turf with bullets now?

Jan 09 11:31

3 Reasons Silver can Hit $50 in 2016

Jan 09 11:22

UK police ‘training Saudi forces’, despite rise in executions

A Freedom of Information response from the UK College of Policing has revealed that, since the body’s founding in 2012, some 270 officers have been brought from Saudi Arabia to the UK for “specialist training”, under a £2.7 million deal that also saw 26 British police officers deployed to Saudi Arabia to train police. The news comes amid serious concerns over a rise in executions and other human rights abuses by Saudi forces, including the use of torture to extract ‘confessions.’ Human rights organization Reprieve has established that in the past year, while the training was being provided, the number of people executed by the Saudi authorities rose sharply – from some 88 in 2014 to at least 158 last year. Last weekend, the Saudi authorities staged a mass execution of 47 prisoners, at least four of whom were convicted for their involvement in political protests.

Jan 09 11:12

The US Has Been Giving Afghan Children Violent Books to Indoctrinate them to Jihad – It Worked

The Unites States government has played a crucial role in the development of the complex and volatile political situation that now exists in the Middle East, and they have had a heavy hand in influencing the region since the first world war. From propping up dictators to funding rebel groups for regime change, the U.S. and their allies have been creating monsters in the Middle East for generations. Western involvement in the region became more pronounced and more militarized during the Cold War, where the western allies and the Soviets fought proxy wars all over the world.

Jan 09 11:11

Over 200 Members of German Choir Boys Were Abused, Investigator Says

At least 231 children who sang in a boys’ choir led for 30 years by the brother of former Pope Benedict XVI were abused over a period of almost four decades, a lawyer investigating reports of wrongdoing said Friday. The lawyer, Ulrich Weber, who was commissioned by the choir to look into accusations of beatings, torture or sexual abuse, said he thought that the actual abuse was even more widespread.

Jan 09 10:57

15-year Armed Standoff Quietly Ends Outside of Dallas

After almost 15 years, what is believed to be the longest armed standoff in American history quietly came to a peaceful close Wednesday.

Jan 09 10:54

Dickinson man arrested after driving truck full of weapons to D.C. to kidnap Obamas’ dog

A Dickinson man, who had a weapons cache in his vehicle and told U.S. Secret Service agents he was Jesus Christ, was arrested Wednesday in the nation’s capital on weapons charges after agents were alerted he was there with the intention of kidnapping the Obama family’s pet dog. Scott Davy Stockert, 49, told Secret Service agents he drove from Dickinson to Washington alone in his Dodge Ram pickup truck. He brought with him guns, ammunition and other weapons, according to court documents.

Jan 09 10:24

Why Does Russia & Allies Prioritise Al-Qaeda Over ISIS?

The question is often asked about the reasons why Russia, Syria, Iran and “Hezbollah” attack mainly but not exclusively al-Qaeda fi bilad al-Shan (Jabhat al-Nusra) and its allies among the Syrian opposition rather than attacking the so-called “Islamic State” group, also known as “ISIS”, “ISIL”, “IS” or “Daesh”. For years, many Middle Eastern analysts consciously believed that a sort of “alliance existed between Assad and ISIS' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi”. This sort of ignorance in Middle Eastern dynamics emanates from a long lasting “conspiracy theory” that managed to affect prestigious media worldwide...

Jan 09 10:17

Number of refugees arriving in Germany is still too high - Merkel

According to the German Interior Ministry, nearly 1.1 million refugees were registered in Germany in 2015, more than 400,000 of them from Syria. The Interior Ministry said that 1,091,894 people in total were registered between January and December. Syrians were by far the biggest single group, accounting for 428,468 people. They were followed by Afghans, 154,046 of whom were registered, and 121,662 Iraqis. Germany has seen more refugees and other migrants arrive than any other European country. In the early part of 2015, that included large numbers of people from Balkan countries who have very little chance of winning asylum. The fourth-and fifth-biggest groups of asylum-seekers last year came from Albania and Kosovo.

Jan 09 10:16

US creating new units to combat terrorist propaganda - White House

"Today the US Government is announcing new initiatives to improve our international and domestic efforts to counter violent extremism. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice will announce the establishment of the Countering Violent Extremism Task Force, a new organization that will integrate and harmonize domestic CVE efforts here at home." "The State Department will establish the Global Engagement Centre, which will allow us to place an intensified focus on empowering and enabling the voices of international partners, governmental and non-governmental, and shift away from direct messaging," Price said. The US State department press service reported that the new Centre will be headed by Michael D. Lumpkin who "currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Defence for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, a Senate-confirmed position he has held since late 2013. In this role, Mr.

Jan 09 10:14

Those Mass Executions Won’t Stop Canada From Shipping Even More Weapons to Saudi Arabia

The Canadian government will not tighten rules on how automatic weapons are sold to Saudi Arabia. It will not reconsider a $15-billion deal between a Canadian light armored vehicle manufacturer and Riyadh. It will not do much more, it seems, than issue a statement.

Jan 09 10:14

As Its CEO Continues To Claim It Doesn't Throttle, T-Mobile Spokesperson Confirms Company Throttles

The T-Mobile throttling saga is getting worse. Their PR people have totally stopped responding to me after I pointed out how they were lying about their claims to be "optimizing" video when they were really throttling. And then the company's CEO, John Legere insisted that claims that T-Mobile was "throttling" were bullshit (and then, bizarrely attacked EFF).

Jan 09 10:13

Attack on Hurghada hotel robbery attempt, not terror act - Tourism Ministry

"In any case, such incidents can have extremely negative consequences for the Egyptian tourism and nullify all the efforts of the authorities to attract foreign tourists to the country," he said.
A group of Islamists from the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood association that is banned in Egypt hurled lit flares and fired from shotguns on Friday at a bus with Israeli tourists at the entrance to the Three Pyramids Hotel. Nobody was hurt then. The Egyptian authorities said the attack was "a criminal offense" and not a terrorist attack.

Jan 09 10:08

Live Feed of the PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West) Protests

German police have used water cannons to disperse PEGIDA demonstrators in Cologne. The anti-immigration movement were rallying against a rash of assaults on women, blamed on migrants in the city on New Year’s Eve.

Over a thousand supporters of the far-right movement took part in the protest in the center of the western German city on Saturday. They chanted “expulsion,” while waving German flags and other banners inscribed with slogans such as “Rapefugees not welcome.”

(live video feed)

Jan 09 10:06

Russia’s Military Transport Aviation makes more than 280 sorties in Syria in 2015

"Crews of Il-76 and An-124 ‘Ruslan’ aircraft made more than 280 sorties and transported 13,750 tons of cargoes in the framework of preparing infrastructure at the Hmeimim airbase on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic," Klimov said adding that Military Transport Aviation (MTA) became the best command in Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces last year. According to the spokesman, average flight hours of a military transport aviation’s crew commander stood at more than 170, while for young pilots the number exceeded 200 hours on average. Total flight hours of the Military Transport Aviation stood at more than 50,000 hours.

Jan 09 10:04

Syrian government to take part in talks with opposition in Geneva - foreign minister

The Syrian government is "ready to take part in consultations in Geneva within a fixed timeframe," Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Saturday. Muallem earlier held a meeting with UN special envoy for Syrian Staffan de Mistura where they discussed preparations for intra-Syrian talks planned for January 25. The Syrian foreign minister reminded that Damascus is waiting for the United Nations Organization to provide "a list of delegation members from the opposition and a list of terrorist organizations." "The success of political settlement in Syria depends on honesty in implementing UN Security Council resolutions that deal with fighting against terrorism," Muallem stressed. "The countries that sponsor armed groups should strictly adhere to their commitments to stop supporting terrorirsts," he said.

Jan 09 10:02

Moscow condemns attacks on foreign tourists in Hurghada - Russia’s foreign ministry

Moscow has condemned an attack on foreign tourists in a hotel in Egypt’s resort of Hurghada. On Friday, two men, armed with knives, attacked foreign tourists at the Bella Vista hotel. "They stabbed two Austrian nationals and one Swedish, according to received information," the foreign ministry said. "All the injured have been hospitalised. The Egyptian police said that one assailant was shot dead during a police operation and the other was detained." "As is known, there are not any ‘organised’ Russian tourists in Egypt at the moment," it said.