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May 22, 2015

May 22 12:00

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE RIVERO

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For Memorial Day

May 22 11:59

The War Prayer by Mark Twain

"O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle -- be Thou near them! With them -- in spirit -- we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved fire sides to smite the foe.

May 22 11:40

Bernie Sanders: "Too Big To Fail Banks Are Too Big To Exist”

Remember seven years ago when the big banks were begging us for a bailout which President Bush eventually signed off on, to the tune of $700 billion? Senator Bernie Sanders remembers, and after six big banks just admitted to manipulating lending and foreign exchange rates, he wants the largest of the financial institutions to be broken up.

May 22 11:31

"Fast Track" Violates the U.S. Constitution

“The President … shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.”

May 22 11:28

Gowdy accuses State Dept. of holding back docs

“To assume a self-selected public record is complete, when no one with a duty or responsibility to the public had the ability to take part in the selection, requires a leap in logic

May 22 11:17

Cash for influence? 38 British MPs accepted over £60k in gifts from tobacco firms

Tobacco firms have gifted British MPs with lavish hospitality worth over £60,000 since 2010, an investigation reveals. Almost 50 percent of these MPs voted against plain tobacco packaging in 2015.

May 22 11:05

The USA Freedom Act is being hyped as a prohibition of the N.S.A.’s controversial mass surveillance practices, but it actually extends the PATRIOT Act for years and opens up new avenues for more invasive forms of government spying.

In the United States, there’s a simple trick to passing legislation that egregiously violates people’s civil rights: give it a really nice-sounding name. We did it in 2001 with the PATRIOT Act, the bill that paved the way for the N.S.A. to engage in mass surveillance of online communications, and now we’re doing it again in 2015 with the USA Freedom Act, a bill that claims to reign the N.S.A. back in and end their bulk collection practices.

May 22 10:53

In the Same Week, the US and UK Hide Their War Crimes by Invoking “National Security”

Colonel Ian Henderson was a British official dubbed “the Butcher of Bahrain” because of atrocities he repeatedly committed during the 30 years he served as chief security official of that Middle Eastern country. His reign of terror began when Bahrain was a British “protectorate” and continued when the post-“independence” Bahraini King retained him in the same position.

May 22 10:37

Watch: Gramatik plays through a snow storm at Red Rocks

They’re calling it “Blizzmatik.” And once you watch this video, you’ll realize it’s a pretty fitting name.

Huddled under tarps to protect his equipment, Gramatik played through a freak snowstorm on May 9 at Red Rocks. The show was eventually cut short, but not before Gramatik played a partial set while sliding around in the snow and making snow angels on stage.

May 22 10:37

War of the Idiot

Today, many European politicians and mainstream journalists cry crocodile tears about Syria´s ancient city of Palmyra coming under terrorist control. They express their concerns that the armed militants of the "Islamic State" will destroy Palmyra, which harbors the ruins of a great city that was once one of the world's key cultural hubs. It wouldn´t be the first time that the "Islamic State" destroys cultural heritage.

But those emotions are deeply hypocritical, because many of those who are now so concerned are, in reality, the ideological spin doctors of the "Islamic State" and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. With their support for the so-called "Syrian Revolution," they fueled these movements.

May 22 10:35

New Brunswick weather: Snow could fall overnight

Many parts of New Brunswick could see some snow fall on Friday night, according to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.


May 22 10:35

Snow in Mid-May in Colorado!

Memorial Day usually signifies the start of summer, but in some parts of Colorado winter just won't go away.

Snow continues to fall in the mountains west of Denver, but for many that's *good* news.

It's keeping ski resorts open and keeping skiers out on the slopes.

May 22 10:34

Snow delays openings at P.E.I. National Park

Spring was late coming to P.E.I. this year, and even with late May temperatures reaching into the high teens snow is still causing problems in P.E.I. National Park.

Trails are still closed, and upgrades to the campground at Stanhope have been delayed.

"It's prevented us from getting in there and getting some of our work done early in the spring," said Parks Canada visitor experience manager Tara McNally MacPhee.

May 22 10:34

The Sesquisentennial of the War for Southern Independence as Symbolic of the Fallen State of the South

The Northern victory fundamentally changed the United States in myriad ways. It changed the U. S. from a voluntary Union of self-governing States into a Union of force and coercion, in which States which no longer desired to be a part of the Union were coerced by the bloodiest war of American history back into a Union fundamentally changed in its character, from a Union in which most governmental functions were performed by the States and the local communities which made up the States, confident in their powers to do so without interference from the central, federal government, to a “consolidated” government in which the central federal government potentially reigns supreme in all phases of governance, with its ability to vitally affect every resident of the U. S. in every phase of their lives.

May 22 10:32

9 people were killed by police yesterday alone.

At least 446 people have been killed by police in 2015.

http://killedbypolice.net/


May 22 10:27

Hillary Clinton received sensitive information on her unsecured personal email server.

Busted? Hillary Clinton received private Benghazi email that has now been classified

May 22 10:11

‘War is a Racket': Forbidden History on Memorial Day

Retired Major General Smedley Butler was onto something in 1933, when he was recruited to be a “gangster for capitalism” by a group of wealthy Americans calling themselves the “American Liberty League”. Damn interesting, indeed.

May 22 10:04

BBC neutrality questioned after presenter found guilty of pro-Israeli bias

The impartiality of the BBC when reporting on Middle Eastern issues has once again been called into question

May 22 09:59

Harry Reid: ‘I Would Rather Be Taken To Singapore And Caned’


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May 22 09:32

DoJ watchdog barks at FBI’s failure to leash in surveillance

The Federal Bureau of Investigation collects data on individuals not suspected of any crime through a controversial section of the Patriot Act.

May 22 09:32

Inequality in US highest among developed countries

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a new study that explores income inequality in its 34 states.

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 09:23

SEC Commissioner Furious That SEC Has Made A Mockery Of "Recidivist Criminal Behavior" By Banks

Yesterday, in the aftermath of the latest settlement by the world's biggest banks, who finally admitted they have criminally rigged virtually all markets since the Great Financial Crisis (and prior) despite promising repeatedly they would not do that after having been caught time and again and punished with ever "harsher" wristslaps, we wrote that the "Public Is Confused Why World's Biggest Banks Admitting Criminal Fraud, Leads To Public Yawns."


May 22 09:22

France makes it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food in effort to cut waste

France is making it illegal for large supermarkets to throw away edible food as part of a series of measures to cut down on waste.

The country’s National Assembly unanimously voted in new laws on Thursday night that will force chains to donate discarded food to charity or allow it to be turned into animal feed, compost or energy.

May 22 09:21

Becoming a Global Pariah - Israel on the Run

These are desperate times for Israel. While Prime Murder Benjamin Netanyahu forms a new government with people who have said that Palestinians are not human, and who have openly called for genocide against them, he and they continue to talk about their security concerns, how the Israeli army is the most moral in the world, etc., etc. Yet beyond the ivory towers in which they have ensconced themselves, few people are buying the tattered goods they are selling.

Let’s look at a few examples.

May 22 09:20

Laptops Are Not Searchable Like Handbags, Judge Tells Feds

Federal agents do not have unlimited power to search laptops and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border, including airports, a federal judge in Washington said.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected prosecutors’ arguments that a laptop was like any other container that could be searched at the border without a warrant. The “border search doctrine” had limits when it came to electronic devices, Jackson wrote.

May 22 09:20

FLASHBACK 2001 - Pan Am 103 Why Did They Die?

A four-month investigation by Time has disclosed evidence that raises new questions about the case. Among the discoveries:

-- According to an FBI field report from Germany, the suitcase originating in Malta that supposedly contained the bomb may not have been transferred to Pan Am Flight 103 in Frankfurt, as charged in the indictment of the two Libyans. Instead, the bomb-laden bag may have been substituted in Frankfurt for an innocent piece of luggage.

-- The rogue bag may have been placed on board the plane by Jibril's group with the help of Monzer al-Kassar, a Syrian drug dealer who was cooperating with the U.S.'s Drug Enforcement Administration in a drug sting operation. Al- Kassar thus may have been playing both sides of the fence.

< -- Jibril and his group may have targeted that flight because on board was an intelligence team led by Charles McKee, whose job was to find and rescue the hostages.

May 22 09:18

WHERE ARE THE WOMEN IN THE NEW ISRAELI GOVERNMENT?

Once again the ultra-‘orthodox’ removed the faces of the women, this time, in Netanyahu’s Cabinet ….

Female ministers? That’s immodest: Ultra-Orthodox website Behadrei Haredim has blurred the faces of the Israeli government’s new female members in the traditional picture at the President’s Residence due to the haredi practice not to publish women’s pictures for “modesty” reasons.

May 22 09:18

A MOST DISTURBING INFOGRAPHIC ABOUT THE CRIMINAL SYSTEM

The United States has the most prisons in the world in order to house the highest number of incarcerated people in the world. 707 per every 100,000 people can be found in a prison. Out of every 100 citizens, 3 work in the justice system. 1 in 9 State employees works in corrections. How this vast prison system evolved is examined by looking back at what there was before modern prisons existed.

May 22 09:09

OBAMA: CLIMATE CHANGE IS A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT; MILITARY WILL RESPOND

May 22 09:02

US embassy worker in London arrested for 'sextortion'

A State Department employee has been arrested on charges of scamming and blackmailing hundreds of women from his computer at the US Embassy in London.

May 22 08:46

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State “in order to isolate the Syrian regime”

While initial mainstream media reporting is focused on the White House’s handling of the Benghazi consulate attack, a much “bigger picture” admission and confirmation is contained in one of the Defense Intelligence Agency documents circulated in 2012: that an ‘Islamic State’ is desired in Eastern Syria to effect the West’s policies in the region.

Astoundingly, the newly declassified report states that for “THE WEST, GULF COUNTRIES, AND TURKEY [WHO] SUPPORT THE [SYRIAN] OPPOSITION… THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A DECLARED OR UNDECLARED SALAFIST PRINCIPALITY IN EASTERN SYRIA (HASAKA AND DER ZOR), AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE SUPPORTING POWERS TO THE OPPOSITION WANT, IN ORDER TO ISOLATE THE SYRIAN REGIME…”.

The DIA report, formerly classified “SECRET//NOFORN” and dated August 12, 2012, was circulated widely among various government agencies, including CENTCOM, the CIA, FBI, DHS, NGA, State Dept., and many others.

May 22 08:42

Ukraine Provoking Confrontation with Russia

Ukraine is a proxy US dagger targeting Russia's heartland - run by fascist putschists, headed by an illegitimate Washington-approved oligarch president.

May 22 08:40

Why aren’t the banksters in prison?

On Wednesday, five major international banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, America’s largest and third-largest financial institutions, pleaded guilty to felony charges.

May 22 08:40

Corporation Bribes Landowner With Prostitutes To Build Pipeline

May 22 08:39

US, Israel duplicity over the Iran nuclear deal

As the US intensifies its efforts to conclude a nuclear deal with Iran, it is also seeking to appease Israel by promising further military assistance to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government in return for a retreat from the vociferous opposition to the framework.

According to the Times of Israel, Israel and the US are holding preliminary discussions for a "compensation package" that would include an increase in the number of F-35 fighter jets supplied by the US to Israel, as well as additional batteries for the Iron Dome, assistance for the Arrow 3 missile system and the purchasing of technology for intelligence gathering.

Last Sunday, Netanyahu declared: "It is both necessary and possible to achieve a better deal because extremists cannot be allowed to achieve their aims, not in Iran, not in Yemen and not in Jerusalem."

May 22 08:38

Obama Calls Loss Of Ramadi A 'Setback,' But Denies U.S. Is Losing To ISIS

President Obama says that while the loss of Ramadi to the self-declared Islamic State is a "setback," he doesn't think the U.S. is losing to the militant group.

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May 22 08:31

Tories plan to jail, fine illegal migrant workers amid highest immigration figures since 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new laws to prosecute migrants working illegally in the UK as immigration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal that net immigration reached 318,000 in 2014.

May 22 08:28

Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria

While notable for admitting the possibility it killed two young children, admission called "too little, too late" by expert who says deathtoll of innocent people far exceeds Pentagon statemen.

May 22 08:26

The ‘Red List’ starts with veterans: When our first line of defense is gone, the rest will be led like sheep to the slaughter!

Reports have shown that veterans are being denied the medications they need to survive, receiving letters declaring them “incompetent” to handle their own affairs, and being put on a list to prevent them from purchasing firearms.

May 22 08:24

Nowhere near 1,000 guns: Waco police revise weapons haul from biker shoot-out

Police admit they exaggerated the number of weapons seized from biker gangs at a Waco restaurant following a shoot-out last Sunday that killed 9 people. Initial claims of 1000 weapons were revised to just over 300, including 118 handguns and an AK rifle.

May 22 08:08

Pentagon: Sending jets, warships near China islands ‘next step’

The Pentagon says the United States is ready to deploy surveillance aircraft and naval ships to test China’s territorial claims over man-made islands in the South China Sea.

May 22 07:54

Late-Season Snow Falls in Flagstaff, Arizona

More than 7 inches of snow fell at the National Weather Service's Flagstaff office, which is actually located just west of the city, in Bellemont, Arizona.

May 22 07:51

Sidney Blumenthal, Clinton, Inc. and the rape of Libya

“We came, we saw, he died,” then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boasted to CBS News in October 2011 after Muammar Gaddafi was captured, savagely tortured, and murdered..

May 22 07:47

Is being a critic of Israeli state policies the same as being an anti-Semite?

Is being a critic of Israeli state policies actually the same as being an anti-Semite? If every time one voices a criticism of Israel one is acting as an anti-Semite, and if making an anti-Semitic statement is prohibited by the State Department, then ardent supporters of Israeli state policies have won a huge victory — they have essentially made Israel immune from criticism, and made anyone even thinking about raising a serious concern about Israel think twice about just how (or even if) to voice that point of view. But that victory is based on false reasoning, if not a lie.

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If criticism of Israel's government is anti-semitism, then criticism of the Nazis is anti-Germanism. Carried through to its logical conclusion, shall we declare all criticism of the US Government, even though well deserved, anti-American and therefore subject to silencing? The First Amendment was written on the principle that people have a right to criticize bad government, even their own.

May 22 07:44

Capitol Police to Get Potty Training After Leaving Loaded Guns in Bathrooms

Rule number one of gun ownership: know where your gun IS at all times.

Simple, right?

You would think so, but the officers assigned to protecting Congress are now undergoing additional training after three separate reports of U.S. Capitol Police leaving guns in, of all places, bathrooms.

May 22 07:42

Canada catching up to USA re suppression of science

by Jon Rappoport

Free speech for government scientists in Canada? The ability to issue warnings about public health and safety to the press and public?

Not anymore...

May 22 07:42

“Frontline” broadcast documents CIA torture program

On Tuesday, May 19, PBS aired an episode of its weekly television program “Frontline” documenting the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of hundreds of detainees under the Bush Administration.

May 22 07:38

US media and pro-Israel antics in Congress

The New York Times’ coverage of congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical aspects of the bill that it might be time for the “paper of record” to change its motto from “All the news that’s fit to print” to “All the news we think fits, we print.”

Here’s why.

May 22 07:37

Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.

Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces who say they faced savage beatings, torture with electric shocks, kicking and stabbings.

May 22 07:36

Girl's Sweet 16 ruined by feces falling from plane

An FAA fact sheet from 2005 sort of shrugs that idea off as a myth, suggesting that any dropping droppings are from birds and insisting that any frozen waste would melt before it hit the ground. But some well-publicized stories – and freaked out homeowners – would disagree.

May 22 07:34

William Kristol: We were right to fight in Iraq

We were right to invade Iraq in 2003 to remove Saddam Hussein, and to complete the job we should have finished in 1991.

Even with the absence of caches of weapons of mass destruction, and the mistakes we made in failing to send enough troops at first and to provide security from the beginning for the Iraqi people, we were right to persevere through several difficult years. We were able to bring the war to a reasonably successful conclusion in 2008.

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So according to Kristol, the US killed a lot of people, bombed Iraq into rubble, utterly failed to accomplish the stated goals for the war because the nuclear weapons did not actually exist, leaving Iraq in utter chaos, but it was still a success?

I wonder what Kristol thinks is a failure?

May 22 07:33

Ry's wage plan

May 22 07:31

False Accusations of Anti-Semitism Used to Silence Advocacy for Palestinian Rights on U.S. College Campuses

In the first four months of 2015, attorneys with Palestine Legal responded to 102 requests for legal assistance from students and faculty on college campuses across the country, including from Palestinian rights advocates smeared as “terrorists” or “supporters of terrorism” based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.

During this period, Palestine Legal documented:

60 incidents involving accusations of anti-Semitism made against students or faculty, based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.
24 incidents involving accusations of support for terrorism made against students or faculty, based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.

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May 22 07:29

Israel destroys Bedouin village for 84th time

Israeli Border Police rolled into the Palestinian Bedouin village of al-Araqib, located in the Naqab (Negev) region of present-day Israel, to demolish the few shacks left standing. It was the eighty-fourth time that al-Araqib has been demolished since 2010.

May 22 07:28

Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government

The Obama administration approved a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel in recent days as “compensation” for the US nuclear deal with Iran, which the Israeli regime staunchly opposes.

May 22 07:28

'Obama is Meddling in Israeli Internal Affairs'

Minister Levin strikes back at Obama's criticism of PM, calls on West to wake up and realize 'Israel struggles alone for future of world.'

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A statement that only makes sense if Israel sees itself as master of the world.

May 22 07:27

Stephen Harper probably wishes the month of May had never happened

Of their many other May woes, the government is merely reaping what it's sown. Here are a few.

Canadians discovered that the government didn't bother to spend a much-needed $97 million it had budgeted for the disabled, youth employment and adult literacy. This followed other recent revelations that it also failed to spend $1.1 billion that was available for the urgent needs of veterans.

Twice already this month, the courts have found for Omar Khadr and against Stephen Harper. His government's visceral hatred for the man, its relentless attempts to destroy the rest of his life, has blinded them to law and Constitution alike. These last two judgments join a long series of embarrassing judicial defeats for the government.

May 22 07:26

NEW DOCUMENTS SHOW U.S. SMUGGLED WEAPONS TO TERRORISTS IN SYRIA

The same people involved in gun-smuggling to Mexico that became known as the Fast and Furious Scandal, were also responsible for smuggling weapons from Libya to the Syrian terrorists trying to overthrow Syria’s Assad Regime, according to information finally revealed this week.

May 22 07:14

So How's It Going In Iraq?

The U.S. government has a very peculiar strategy when it comes to fighting against ISIS. Let us not forget that ISIS is simply blowback (or an unexpected consequence) of the U.S. government's bone-headed move of invading and occupying Iraq.

May 22 07:12

McCain: Obama's "Not Losing" Against ISIS Comments "Mind-Boggling"

Arizona Sen. John McCain says it's 'mindboggling' that President Obama says the U.S. is 'not losing' the fight against ISIS. He says about 10,000 boots on the ground are needed to combat the terror group.

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Okay, John, here's your rifle!

Technically, Obama is correct. The US is not losing to ISIS, the US is losing to the people of Iraq, who want to take their nation back from US puppet rule. This is Iran 1979 all over again.


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May 22 07:10

US prisons rife with violence and torture against mentally disabled prisoners

Mentally disabled prisoners in the bloated US prison system are subject to violent and even deadly abuse, according to a new report. Individuals suffering a range of mental illnesses, unable to find proper treatment.

May 22 07:08

Leading German Keynesian Economist Calls For Cash Ban

At this stage, a sane person might be tempted to call it a day on the monetary experiments, especially considering that at this point, the limits have been reached. That is, there are literally no more assets to buy and rates have hit the effective lower bound where rational actors will eschew bank deposits in favor of the mattress. But not so fast, say folks like Citi’s Willem Buiter and economist Ken Rogoff: the world could always ban cash because if you eliminate physical currency and force people to use a debit card linked to a government controlled bank account for all transactions, you can effectively centrally plan everything. Consumers not spending? No problem. Just tax their excess account balance. Economy overheating? Again, no problem. Raise the interest paid on account holdings to encourage people to stop spending.

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May 22 07:02

It Is Mathematically Impossible To Pay Off All Of Our Debt

Did you know that if you took every single penny away from everyone in the United States that it still would not be enough to pay off the national debt?

May 22 06:59

Israeli Defense Minister Threatens to Nuke Iran

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is a holdover from Netanyahu's previous extremist coalition regime. He's part of Israel's lunatic fringe running things.

May 22 06:52

Memorial Day Is A Hoax — Paul Craig Roberts

Memorial Day commemorates soldiers killed in war. We are told that the war dead died for us and our freedom. US Marine General Smedley Butler challenged this view. He said that our soldiers died for the profits of the bankers, Wall Street, Standard Oil, and the United Fruit Company. Here is an excerpt from a speech that he gave in 1933:

War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

May 22 06:49

‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truths’ Author Challenges Monsanto’s Robb Fraley to respond to his Book

In a challenge delivered to Monsanto’s headquarters on May 20, 2015, US public interest attorney Steven Druker calls on that corporation to find any inaccurate statements of fact in his new book:

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth – How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.

May 22 06:42

German police officer accused of torturing refugees

The pictures inevitably recall the most disturbing images from Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. But this time they come from the German city of Hannover.

May 22 06:33

In Step with Texas, Oklahoma Poised to Outlaw Local Drilling Bans

Despite mounting scientific evidence that fracking is increasing seismic activity in the state, Oklahoma legislators are poised to pass legislation preventing municipalities from passing local bans on drilling operations.

May 22 05:17

Operation Protective Edge Pictures

Flashback:Operation Protective Edge Pictures

May 22 05:07

Israel’s New Deputy FM: ‘This Land is Ours. All of It’

Against the backdrop of today’s debates over rights to the land, Hotovely cited a Torah commentary by a medieval rabbi, Rashi (Shlomo Yitzhaki), who said that should Jews be challenged about having stolen the land from the Canaanites, they should reply that God, who created everything, was entitled to take land away from one people and give it to the Jews if he so desired.

May 22 05:00

Netanyahu renews support for two-state solution with Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed his commitment on Wednesday to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after backtracking on that pledge during a heated campaign for a March election.
Note: Pathological liar.

May 22 04:57

Remember the Suffering of Palestinians

East Jerusalem, the birthplace of these men, was unilaterally annexed by Israel shortly after the 1967 occupation. No country in the world has recognized this annexation.

Further south, there is the case of the villagers of Susya, a rural community south of Hebron that the Israeli forces have been using for military exercises.

When the villagers complained to the Israeli high court, it ruled in favor (you guessed it) of the army, not of the third-class Palestinians living on their lands.

May 22 04:53

Israel rules out any payment to 'enemy' Iran

Jerusalem (AFP) - After a Swiss court reportedly ordered an Israeli oil firm to compensate Iran over a scrapped joint venture, Israel said Thursday that its laws prohibited any payment to "the enemy."

May 22 04:47

Israel's Senior Official Defends West Bank Settlements, Calls For International Support

"This land is ours. All of it is ours. We did not come here to apologize for that," she added.
"We expect as a matter of principle of the international community to recognize Israel's right to build homes for Jews in their homeland, everywhere," she said, according to the Associated Press.
Note: She is not expressing anything new, underneath it all this has been the Israeli position.

May 22 04:40

Senior Israeli diplomat: 'This land is ours'

"We need to return to the basic truth of our rights to this country," she said. "This land is ours. All of it is ours. We did not come here to apologize for that."

May 22 03:23

Major Lawsuit Targets Monsanto for Selling Cancer-Linked Herbicide

Glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals…

Those claims that Monsanto made – that glyphosate was harmless to humans – well, the company is about to pay for that ‘false advertising’ in the form of a class action lawsuit put forth by the offices of T. Matthew Phillips in Los Angeles, California.

In the lawsuit filed in California, Monsanto is accused of:

The deliberate falsification to conceal the fact that glyphosate is harmful to humans and animals.

The class action lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) was filed in Los Angeles County, California against biotechnology giant Monsanto. It alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in their best-selling herbicide, Roundup, “targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals.” You can see this statement marked clearly on some of Monsanto’s products sold in the state.

May 22 03:22

Special Forces Veteran Tells the Truth About Joining the Military

“They’re not sending you out there to be a hero…” – Stan Goff

As world leaders work feverishly to bring about World War III, the need for front line cannon fodder will only increase, and more of the world’s youth will called to duty by the traitors and cowards who make peace an impossibility.

The propaganda machine and mainstream media is very sophisticated at selling war, and military recruiters have unfettered access to the mind’s of the young. They want YOU to be their next disposable hero.

The effort to make joining the military seem attractive will intensify as the economy worsens and college tuition rises, so it’s important to remember that no matter what they offer in exchange, it is your life and conscience that are truly at stake, and these are both priceless and irreplaceable.

May 21 19:13

Paul Krugman Blames GOP White Men for Zionist War in Iraq (ie No Mention of the Zionist Neocons!)

The New York Times recently published an editorial by Paul Krugman called "Errors and Lies." Krugman is trying to pin the Iraq war on GOP White men, without mentioning a peed about Israel's interest in Middle Eastern affairs or how AIPAC controls American foreign policy or how their friends in the media pushed these lies on the American public (and the world) as a pretext to invade Iraq, who had no connection to 9/11.

May 21 18:27

Child abuser has sentence halved as judges rule six-year-old victim 'was gay'/

Two Argentine judges are under fire after cutting the sentence of a paedophile in half on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was gay.

May 21 18:27

Since 1986 more than 1,600 people have been shot by Chicago police officers—an average of more than one person a week. ?In the 208 cases closed over the last two years, not a single shooting has been found to be unjustified.

On January 7, 2013, shortly before 2 PM, Chicago police officers Kevin Fry and Lou Toth were driving westbound on 75th Street, in a poor, African-American section of the South Shore neighborhood. They were in plainclothes in an unmarked Crown Victoria. As they approached Essex Avenue, a silver Dodge Charger, northbound on Essex, cruised through a stop sign and turned left on 75th, not far in front of the officers. The driver was alone in the car.

May 21 16:11

“Smart” Meters Halted by Regulators in Indiana

By Warren Woodward

This is what it's like to have real utility regulation.

Duke Energy wanted to raise rates in Indiana in order to install $1.9 billion worth of “smart” meters and related paraphernalia. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission denied Duke Energy saying...

May 21 15:46

Two DEA Agents Ran New Jersey's Sleaziest Strip Club

And it was widely known around the dimly lit club that both men were DEA agents. Hell, they practically wore it as a badge of honor, with Polos rocking his DEA badge while Glover sported a Kevlar vest.

Polos even tried to pawn himself off as a G-man. “Polos would sometimes claim to others at the club that he worked for the FBI,” according to the court papers.

When Glover announced he was coming to the bar with two New Jersey state troopers, however, he made sure his fellow manager would be discreet. “I’m coming with two state troopers they don’t know I own the bar,” Glover texted. The manager replied: “Copy, I will be brief.”

But the DEA duo weren’t exactly known for their discretion. Polos routinely made calls and texted with his DEA-issued cellphone to get fellow managers to cover his manager shift at the strip joint.

May 21 15:30

What Do Takata Air Bags Have in Common with Vaccines?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Both are consumer products. Both are manufactured by mega corporations. Both products have sales in the millions, if not many times more. Plus, both have killed individuals. However, there’s a significant uncommonness between both products, though: Takata air bags have killed only five (5) people in the USA, which set off a massive recall effort of accountability on the part of the manufacturer, whereas vaccines have killed hundreds, if not thousands or more, and nothing—zilch, other than apparent cover-ups—have occurred to prevent future child abuse!

Here’s proof for the above statement...

May 21 14:32

Official: Palestinians to Prosecute Israel at ICC on June 25

A senior diplomat announced on Wednesday that Palestinians are to submit two lawsuits against Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on June 25.

Nabil Abu Zneid, the Palestinian ambassador in the Netherlands, told “Voice of Palestine” radio that the two suits are related to the Israeli settlement in the West Bank and the Israeli war waged on the Gaza Strip last summers, Xinhua reported.

“Palestinian Foreign Minister Reyad el-Malki is to head a high-ranking Palestinian delegation that comprises rights groups, and will submit the two suits against Israel to the international court on June 25,”

said Abu Zneid.

May 21 14:16

Grand jury indicts officers in Freddie Gray case

Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.

May 21 14:13

Israel’s Plan to Kill Lebanese Civilians

Israel has preannounced its intent to inflict heavy civilian casualties the next time it bombs southern Lebanon, already claiming that Hezbollah will be at fault because its forces are enmeshed with the population, a remarkable public admission.

May 21 14:10

Russian Embassy in Damascus Shelled, Casualties Reported

A shell exploded near the Russian Embassy in Damascus on Thursday afternoon, leaving an unspecified number of Syrian servicemen dead and injured, an embassy spokeswoman said.

May 21 14:05

Chaos in Kiev as Anti-Government Protest turns Violent

Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament. The protesters have clashed with police and blocked the entrances to the parliament building.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I'll bet the protests are about a lot more than just money!

May 21 14:03

Clashes, tires on fire outside Ukrainian parliament in Kiev

Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.

May 21 13:35

Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity

Thousands of doctors, nurses and ambulance staff from Greece’s state-run hospitals and health centres began a 24-hour strike Wednesday.

The Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) called the strike to protest the gutting of health care since the onset of mass austerity in 2010. Among the demands of the workers are the employment of more staff and the payment of unpaid wages. POEDIN said Greece’s national health service was “out of control due to underfunding and understaffing.”

May 21 13:22

Dozens of priests flee Ukraine, 19 churches of Moscow Patriarchate seized

Dozens of priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate (UOC MP) are leaving Ukraine in fear of persecutions, the head of the sector for interreligious liaisons at the Russian Orthodox Church’s Synodal Department for External Church Relations Priest Dimitry Safonov told on Monday.

May 21 13:17

World Renowned Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente: “America Is A Collapsing Third World Country”

The government of the USA obviously sees the writing on the wall. They know the system will soon come unhinged. And that’s why Celente makes it clear that those who want to thrive while everything around them falls apart need to be focusing on physical asset acquisition. And while some investors out there are focusing on how to make money on their next trade, Celente says forget about short-term trading, and focus instead on value and long-term investments.

May 21 13:16

With ISIS Controlling "More Than Half Of Syria", The US Prepares To Pounce

Just hours after ISIS scored a significant victory in Iraq when it captured the town of Ramadi over the weekend, the first Iraqi town that had been actively defended by the US as opposed to just Iraqi troops, overnight ISIS also captured the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra, which the mainstream media promptly concludes was proof that the Islamic State's momentum was growing.

May 21 13:14

Notorious Repeat Offender Behind Oil Spill 'Nightmare' in California

As an investigation into an oil spill along the California coast continued on Thursday, environmentalists described a "nightmare" scenario in the area and new details emerged about the pipeline operator's long history of generating similar disasters.

May 21 13:01

M6.0 - 56km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands

May 21 12:54

The Lobby Doesn’t Care if the Senate Stays Democratic or Goes Republican—as Long as It’s Pro-Israel

May 21 12:45

Confirmed: Hackers attacked St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank

A cyberattack on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis last month compromised the bank’s domain name and routed web traffic to [rogue] websites created by the hackers that simulated the original, the bank confirmed this week.

Bank officials said in a statement on Monday that while the hackers didn’t compromise its website, they did manipulate the bank’s routing on April 24.

May 21 12:41

Britain’s anti-terror law and the global assault on democratic rights

In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.

May 21 12:34

Iran Agrees to UN Inspection of Yemen Aid Ship

Aiming to stave off a threatened attack by either US or Saudi warships, the Iranian cargo ship full of humanitarian aid for Yemen will stop off at a UN center in Djibouti for inspection by UN personnel.

US and Saudi officials have repeatedly claimed that ships trying to deliver aid to Yemen, currently under Saudi siege, were actually carrying Iranian weapons, though repeated searches of such ships have turned up nothing.

May 21 12:33

Report: US to Give Israel Massive Increase in Military Aid for Iran Deal

Israeli media are quoting officials familiar with the situation as saying there are quiet talks going on between the Obama Administration and Israel’s new far-right government on a “massive compensation” boost in military aid for Israel’s acquiescence on the civilian nuclear deal with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Please, Mr. Netanyahu, can I make peace with Iran? Pretty please? Pretty please with a cherry on top?" -- Official White Horse Souse

May 21 12:30

DC Court Rules US Can Keep Torture Docs Secret

The National Weather Service forecast includes a possibility of patchy frost Friday night into Saturday morning.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, as a result, people are now free to imagine the worst possible horrors that could have been committed by the US Government!

May 21 12:19

Holiday weekend may start with frost

The National Weather Service forecast includes a possibility of patchy frost Friday night into Saturday morning.

May 21 12:18

Cover the plants Thursday night as another round of frost rolls in

There was very little if any frost Thursday morning but that threat will return Friday morning as temperatures will again plunge below freezing for some places.

Following a very cold Wednesday morning, temperatures Thursday were not nearly as cold thanks in large part to clouds which were in place a decent portion of the night along with a breeze from the southwest. There were a couple of isolated spots where it did drop below freezing including Engadine in Mackinac County where it was 29F and Wellston in Manistee County which fell to 30F early Thursday morning.

May 21 12:18

One more spotty frost coming for parts of Michigan

There is one more smaller area of frost coming for Michigan in the next two days.

May 21 12:13

Obama says US not losing against Islamic State

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically, Obama is correct. The US is not losing to Islamic State. The US is losing to the people of Iraq who want their country back from US puppet rule!

May 21 11:49

The Complete History of Monsanto, “The World’s Most Evil Corporation”

Of all the mega-corps running amok, Monsanto has consistently outperformed its rivals, earning the crown as “most evil corporation on Earth!” Not content to simply rest upon its throne of destruction, it remains focused on newer, more scientifically innovative ways to harm the planet and its people.

May 21 11:40

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: TYRANNY OF THE MIND

In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, dated September 23, 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” By any definition that Jefferson could have envisioned, today’s political correctness can only be regarded as “tyranny over the mind of man.” Forget freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, or freedom of privacy, political correctness demands that we don’t even have freedom of thought or opinion.

If one does not have the freedom to live in good conscience with his own sense of morality, he or she is indeed the most enslaved of creatures. Listen to Jefferson again, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

May 21 11:38

Poroshenko Says Ukraine is at War with Russia

In an inflammatory statement to the BBC yesterday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that his regime, which enjoys political and military support from Washington and the European Union (EU), is at war with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here's your rifle ...

May 21 11:30

Most Federal Scientists Feel They Can’t Speak Out, Even If Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey

A major survey of federal government scientists commissioned by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has found that 90% feel they are not allowed to speak freely to the media about the work they do and that, faced with a departmental decision that could harm public health, safety or the environment, nearly as many (86%) would face censure or retaliation for doing so.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Canada is catching up to the US!

May 21 11:25

Monsanto Wants to Move to Switzerland. Why Is Obama Doing It Favors?

The longstanding principal goal of U.S. trade policy is to advance U.S. economic interests.

So, why is the Obama administration fighting so hard to help Monsanto – a company that is openly trying to slash its taxes by moving its headquarters from St. Louis to Switzerland?

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