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Aug 29 17:05

ISIL fabricated by US!: Former CIA contractor

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

Aug 29 16:51

George Galloway attacked on Notting Hill street by man ‘shouting about the holocaust’

Respect MP George Galloway suffered a suspected broken jaw when he was attacked in the street as he posed for pictures with members of the public.

He was assaulted, said his spokesman, in Notting Hill, London, by a man who shouted a remark about the Holocaust before punching the MP.

Aug 29 15:47

Harry Reid's Alma Mater Strips His Name from Building

facing pressure from some Cedar City residents, who raised at least $40,000 to have Reid’s name removed

Aug 29 15:41

Cops Claim this Woman “Vaulted Herself off the Wall.” The Video Says Otherwise.

What do you think? Did she “vault herself off the wall”?

Aug 29 15:40

IMF Approves 1.39 billion Bailout Payment to Ukraine

The International Monetary Fund on Friday approved the latest payment to Ukraine in its $17 billion bailout program, providing a critical boost to Kiev as it faces military, economic and political threats.

Aug 29 15:39

Chelsea Clinton is Leaving Her Fake Job at NBC

Kicking off the annual Labor Day Friday News Dump, Chelsea Clinton has announced, via People, that she will no longer pretend to be a reporter. The once (and future?) First Daughter has been a “special correspondent” for NBC News since 2011, when she was dubbed, following her debut, “one of the most boring people of her era.” For the occasional feel-good segment or interview with the CGI Geico gecko, Clinton earned a reported annual salary of $600,000, or approximately $26,724 for every minute she was on-air...

Aug 29 15:22

Another CBC exercise in propaganda over Ukraine

Hello CBC/The Current,

I thought your story today on Ukraine was another exercise in providing a platform to propagandists instead of seriously exploring a complex story. None of your three guests breathed a word of the most important sets of information that listeners require to reach a balanced view of the war being waged in eastern Ukraine. These are:

1. The Ukraine government has been waging a bloody, ruthless war against the people of the east of the country using methods that amount to war crimes, namely, the use of heavy, indiscriminate shelling against civilians. Thousands have been killed and close to one million people have been made refugees.

2. Kyiv's military operations in the east draw heavily on the militias of the fascist and extreme-right parties, and its revived National Guard institution is heavily composed of volunteers from the extreme right parties.

Aug 29 14:42

In just 6 months, 37,477 illegal immigrant kids released, only 280 deported

The Obama administration has released a huge majority of illegal immigrant children who poured over the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year into dozens of tiny counties without notifying the public, while deporting just 280, according to new reports. -- The Health and Human Services Department released a list of 126 counties 29,890 of the kids were placed into, sometimes with their parents who are also in the United States illegally.

Aug 29 14:30

Thousands of unexploded bombs and shells pose a danger to civilians in #Gaza, particularly children

The Children of Gaza: A Generation Scarred & Under Siege

Aug 29 14:19

Ron Paul: US government hiding truth about 9/11, ‘did more harm’ than bin Laden

Former Rep. Ron Paul believes the U.S. government is hiding the fact that it knew about the 9/11 attacks beforehand and said the harm done by Osama bin Laden was “minor” when compared to America’s actions since that fateful day.

Aug 29 14:11

Labor Day exhausted: 40-hour work week grows to 47-60 hours

The old “9 to 5” work week is becoming about as obsolete as the American Dream. A new Gallup poll finds that economically-stressed Americans are now working an “average” of 47 hours, with a growing number clocking 60 hours or more.

Aug 29 14:06

BOOGA BOOGA! Report: Pope Francis Is ‘In The Crosshairs Of ISIS’

A new report claims that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is targeting Pope Francis — a report that the Vatican says is simply not true.

Aug 29 14:03

Townhome Management Orders 86-Year-Old Woman to Remove American Flag

An 86-year-old Ohio woman is currently fighting her townhome management after being ordered to remove an American flag from her front porch. Julia Lease, who has lived in the Whitehall complex for more than 36 years, discovered the violation notice on her door earlier this week.

Aug 29 13:59

Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases

The West African Ebola outbreak took a more deadly turn Friday with the World Health Organization announcing an estimated 500 new cases this week — the biggest jump in infections so far.

Aug 29 13:48

UK seeking to bar Russia from using SWIFT banking network

The British government will press other European nations at a meeting in Brussels on Saturday to block Russia from using the SWIFT banking network, Bloomberg reported, in what could be a dramatic expansion of sanctions.

Aug 29 13:45

Woman working 4 jobs to make ends meet dies while napping in car between shifts

A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes “wouldn’t sleep for five days,” according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.

Aug 29 13:40

Italy's unelected Prime Minister slams Russia's elected President, Vladimir Putin, for 'escalation' in Ukraine

Italy's de-facto dictator, Matteo Renzi, called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to warn of "very serious consequences" after reports that Moscow has sent troops into Ukraine.

Aug 29 13:15

EU to Discuss More Russian Sanctions, Possible Weapons Embargo – Danish Foreign Minister

The European Union plans to discuss more sanctions against Russia and is ready to consider a weapons embargo, Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard told reporters Friday.

Aug 29 12:57

How the U.S. Government Tracked Me in Europe

I was on vacation in Europe recently when I experienced first-hand the extent to which the U.S. government will go to follow and track its citizens. It has made me very grateful that I hold dual citizenship and have a second passport.

This is what happened.

Aug 29 12:53

THE ASSEMBLY OF A NEW WORLD ORDER: THE CONCEPT THAT HAS UNDERPINNED THE MODERN GEOPOLITICAL ERA IS IN CRISIS

Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

Aug 29 12:03

Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks? - And why is the US government keeping the evidence a secret?

When I first started writing about the question of Israeli complicity in the 9/11 attacks, I was told that I would henceforth be consigned to the margins: I was a "truther," a crackpot, and, naturally, an "anti-Semite." But why, I asked, would Fox News – surely one of the most pro-Israel news organizations on the planet – have run a four-part series pointing the finger directly at Israel if it didn’t comport with the facts? Why is this a "conspiracy theory" if the CIA’s own National Counterintelligence Center was concerned enough about those "art students" to post a warning about them on its official web site? The NCC noted, in March, 2001:
“In the past six weeks, employees in federal office buildings located throughout the United States have reported suspicious activities connected with individuals representing themselves as foreign students selling or delivering artwork. Employees have observed both males and females attempting to bypass facility security and enter federal buildings.”

Aug 29 12:00

Happy Birthday Mike

Happy birthday mike,
Best wishes for you and Claire.
Mohammad Tomazy

Aug 29 11:46

Why Israel’s Bombardment of Gaza Neighborhood Left US Officers ‘stunned’ - Analysis:

Military sources say Pentagon’s assessment of Shujaiya shelling alarmed even Secretary of State John Kerry

Aug 29 11:37

Cambridge Mace's Lane Middle School Teacher on Administrative Leave

He's a man with many names, and the books he has written have raised the concerns of the Dorchester County Board of Education and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

Early last week the school board was alerted that one of its eighth grade language arts teachers at Mace's Lane Middle School had several aliases. Police said that under those names, he wrote two fictional books about the largest school shooting in the country's history set in the future. Now, Patrick McLaw is placed on leave.

Dr. K.S. Voltaer is better known by some in Dorchester County as Patrick McLaw, or even Patrick Beale. Not only was he a teacher at Mace's Lane Middle School in Cambridge, but according to Dorchester Sheriff James Phillips, McLaw is also the author of two books: "The Insurrectionist" and its sequel, "Lillith's Heir."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me get this straight: this man was arrested for writing books of fiction that might be construed as criticizing the US government?!?

Involuntarily sent to a mental ward?!?

This man's career in education is now in ruins.

When this is all over, his professional martyrdom at the hands of the Dorchester County Public Scholl District may well propel him to a larger audience for his fiction.

Welcome to Amerika, folks.

Aug 29 11:33

Family of man who died after being tasered 13 times will sue police

The family of a man who died after police used a stun gun on him as many as 13 times while he was handcuffed has filed a lawsuit against the two former officers of East Point, Georgia, according to the family’s lawyer.

East Point police officers repeatedly stunned Gregory Towns Jr. on April 11 after he was apprehended by police, according to the lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior Court.

Aug 29 10:53

False Flag - The Movie!

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I wish this were only humor, but right now we are seeing a repeat of the year 2001, where for months the corporate media promoted the idea of Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden as Uber Villains we were supposed to be afraid of, because they were coming to get us unless we got them first. So intense was the obvious advertising to promote the Osama "brand" that I wrote an article over at Free Republic in August of 2001 suggesting some grand deception was being planned centered on Osama, mere weeks before 9-11.

ISIS is starting to look like a repeat of that same propaganda strategy. ISIS, originally (if not still) a creation of the US and Israel, is being heavily promoted to us as the new replacement for Al Qaeda, the boogie man we are all supposed to be afraid of and blame when a loud "bang" happens. Apparently the US Government is totally convinced that We The People do not remember the fraud of 9-11, stolen Kuwaiti incubators, or Saddam's nukes, or Assad's gas, and think they can pull another fast one to get their war wagon back on track. But at this point, given that many of the ISIS video threats have already been exposed as hoaxes, together with the pathetic selfie with the ISIS flag in front of the White House, and the lame beheading video, we are being told that because of the wide open border with Mexico, ISIS is already here inside the United States, preparing to do something nasty, with the implication that they will be aided and supplied by the long list of nations the US wants to send your children off to invade! James Inhofe is making the rounds claiming that ISIS will blow up a US city, and Drudge is claiming Chicago will be the target!

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Aug 29 10:52

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

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I am reposting Claire's video as the US invades Iraq for the third time, Kiev fakes an invasion by Russia, Libya's US puppet rules are driven from office, and a new flood of TV commercials hits the corporate media networks reminding all 18 year-olds that they MUST register for selective service.

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Aug 29 10:23

Police Officer Will Not Be Charged For Killing Napster Exec While Texting-While-Driving — Because It's Apparently Okay For Police To Do That

Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Andrew Wood will not be charged for fatally running over former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in his patrol car while the officer was typing a message into his computer.

Aug 29 10:22

Ferguson Protesters Sue Missouri Police For $40 Million

A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Aug 29 10:22

There is a growing recognition in virtually every sector of our society, even among Wall Street, that this country is being badly hurt by galloping income disparity.

Organized labor is on the rebound in the United States for one overriding reason — never have we needed unions more than we do right now.
There is a growing recognition in virtually every sector of our society, even among key Wall Street analysts, that this country is being badly hurt by galloping income disparity. When both the International Monetary Fund and Wall Street rating agency Standard & Poor’s release reports detailing how the widening gap between the top and the bottom is stifling growth, it is clear we have a serious problem.

Aug 29 10:19

Poverty Capitalism in 2014 – Introducing Private Probation Companies

As N.P.R. reported in May, services that “were once free, including those that are constitutionally required,” are now frequently billed to offenders: the cost of a public defender, room and board when jailed, probation and parole supervision, electronic monitoring devices, arrest warrants, drug and alcohol testing, and D.N.A. sampling. This can go to extraordinary lengths: in Washington state, N.P.R. found, offenders even “get charged a fee for a jury trial — with a 12-person jury costing $250, twice the fee for a six-person jury.”

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In Sweden, they are emptying their prisons, because the sole focus is rehabilitation, and that approach is working close to perfectly.

But in the US, the prison-industrial complex is about profit, rather than rehabilitation, so the process - and profits - grind on. Talk about the inhumanity!!

Aug 29 10:18

Happy Birthday Mike!

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For ME?!? :)

Aug 29 10:13

Chicago man waving ISIS flag out of vehicle window warns cops car is rigged with bomb: police

A Chicago man trailing an ISIS flag outside his car window is behind bars after leading cops on a chase and then telling officers the vehicle was rigged with explosives and would detonate if searched, police said.

Cops tried to pull over Emad Karakrah, 49, Wednesday morning after a caller noticed a suspicious vehicle around 9:15 a.m. on the city’s south side, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Karakrah apparently was proudly waving the black and white flag favored by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists.

The man took off, leading officers through several red lights before a second patrol car corralled the fleeing flag-bearer.

As he was taken into custody, Karakrah warned officers the car contained a bomb and would explode if search by police, the paper reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This SO reeks of "false flag", in order to terrorize Americans, that I hardly know where to begin.

And the obvious kicker is that no explosive devices were found when the DHS and FBI inspected it.

Expect more of these "incidents" as a prelude to a real "false flag", to be blamed on the "usual suspects", and that well may be coming soon, to try to ignite the American public into another barking mad war frenzy.

But frankly, I do not believe, that even with another false flag, that the American people can be sold into another war at all. Americans are skeptical, and very war weary having seen flustercluck the US has made of its military interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

They understand, now more than ever, that these military interventions, where our best and bravest young men and women get killed or maimed for life, are all about private profit.

In Iraq, it was about the oil; who got it, and in what nominations it was sold.

In Afghanistan, it is about the oil pipelines, the opium, and the riches of unexploited mineral wealth.

And in Libya, it was to prevent Gaddafi from instituting a gold-backed dinar, which would have absolutely crippled the worthless US dollar, backed by nothing more than the US government's military prowess.

So if it appears that the US government is trying to sell you another war (which they appear to be doing against Syria, Iraq, and Russia), just ask yourselves: who profits?!?!?

Aug 29 10:13

Ex-UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, explains why he will vote YES for Scotland's independence

Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, tells us why he is YES and reveals some horrendous truths about the UK/Westminster establishment. Seriously, listen to the man.

Aug 29 10:05

"A Man Of Many Perversions" – Federal Cybersecurity Head Convicted Of Child Porn Charges

The following story is a warning as to why centralized power is so dangerous. It doesn’t matter whether the power is political or corporate, overly centralized power in all forms must be resisted whenever it appears. The worst of all worlds is when centralized political and corporate power unite in an unholy alliance, which is what has happened to America in recent decades. When this occurs, the combined forces of oligarchy simply begin to rapaciously feast on the citizenry with zero accountability. This is a fair description of the United States in 2014.

Aug 29 10:03

TSA Now Deciding If You're Allowed Your Medication

Several stories have been circulating recently about people’s medications being confiscated by the TSA. In some cases, these are potentially lifesaving medications, such as nitroglycerin for heart patients or insulin for diabetics.

Aug 29 10:01

Maine Sec. of State: Real ID “You might as well just repeal the Fourth Amendment”

Maine & Massachusetts residents may not be able to board a plane using their driver’s licenses starting in 2016 if the state does not start complying with the federal Real ID program.

In 2007, Maine became the first state to reject the federal regulations adopted in response to a study on national security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Federal officials wanted to make driver’s licenses more uniform and secure, but opponents said the federal law was too sweeping and intrusive.

Non-compliance, however, has restricted the ability of residents from some states to access some federal buildings, and that is likely to increase.

The Real ID program is intended to make states’ requirements for driver’s licenses and identification cards more uniform and stringent.

The Real ID program is a REAL NIGHTMARE or a spying governments wet dream.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Last year, when Mike and I renewed our license, the State of Hawaii gave us the option of renewing for either 4 or 8 years, and we took the latter option.

I remember us talking about whether the United States, as we had known it, would still exist by the time those licenses expired.

Right now, I would not bet against it not existing, between its military and financial woes.

And right now, another military misadventure may well do this country in for good.

Aug 29 09:54

How The US Militarizes The World’s Police, Not Just Ferguson’s

Since then, the world has watched the streets of Ferguson turn into a battleground, as heavily armed police officers fired tear gas, shot rubber bullets and pointed guns at protesters denouncing Brown’s killing.

“Solidarity with Ferguson,” tweeted Mariam Barghouti from Palestine. “Remember to not touch your face when tear gassed or put water on it. Instead use milk or coke.”

Numerous people — domestic and abroad — have expressed outrage at the militaristic response of local police against protesters, journalists, and people of color.

“Urban Shield plays a leading role in the globalization of repression.”

Since the protests erupted earlier this month, many have called into question the US Defense Department’s 1033 program, which allows surplus military equipment to be transferred to local police departments for counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism operations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ultimately, the only way "security" is created is through meaningful work, at decent wages, coupled with lifetime education, and money which is created as a public utility, not a loan at interest upon its issuance.

Any other way, which consistently favors suppression as a way of snuffing out dissent, is ultimately doomed to failure.

Aug 29 09:36

Feds balk at court’s order to explain no-fly list selection process

The US shouldn't place innocent people on the no-fly list, lawyer says.

Aug 29 09:16

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us."

Aug 29 09:01

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally

While the ALS Association has certainly been a massive beneficiary, it had little to nothing to do with anything related to the challenge, other than getting a bunch of checks in the month of August. To now claim a trademark over it seems... kind of disgusting. It's also legally dubious. In the link above, by Erik Pelton, he highlights many of these problems with the trademark claim, but further notes how troubling this is:

If ALS Association successfully registers the phrase, it could seek to restrict use of it for other charitable causes. That would be the biggest shame in all of this.

Aug 29 08:56

In India, rice replaces ice in bucket challenge. No, you don't upend the bucket. You donate it to the poor.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.

Aug 29 08:55

Study: Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try a variety of new foods and more likely to respond to visual cues for junk food in the future

Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try new foods and more likely to respond to cues for junk food in the future.

It’s no secret that high-fat and calorie-rich foods are a major contributor to weight gain and obesity. But a junk food diet doesn’t just pack on the pounds — it may actually reduce a person's desire to eat a more diverse diet.

Aug 29 08:55

Twenty-Two Percent of the World's Power Now Comes from Renewable Sources

Last year saw the biggest worldwide boom in renewable energy yet. Across the globe, wind turbines and solar panels were rolled out and set up at a more rapid clip than ever before.

Aug 29 07:59

Will the US succeed in breaking Russia to maintain dollar hegemony?...

In this article we are going to look at what is arguably an even bigger reason, that was largely omitted in the earlier article, which is that Russia, in alliance with China, is threatening to bring an end to the dollar as the global reserve currency, which would mean the end of the American empire.

We are witness to the greatest struggle of our age – the battle to maintain global dollar hegemony, and with it US economic, military and political dominance of the entire planet – and this struggle is now coming to a head.

Enter Russia (and China), the biggest threat yet to dollar dominance. These large powerful neighbors have entered into various major currency and trade agreements in the recent past that do not involve the dollar, and therefore pose a serious threat to the dollar’s reserve currency status that left unchallenged would bring it to an end.

Aug 29 07:25

Audio of Michael Brown shooting genuine

An alleged audio recording of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, which emerged earlier this week has been verified as genuine by the developers of the software that was used to make the recording.

Aug 29 07:15

$40 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Ferguson police

Several people filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against Ferguson police, St. Louis County Police and a slew of other defendants on Thursday, alleging that their civil rights were violated during police assaults and arrests that took place during the unrest that shook the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb after a white officer killed an unarmed black teenager.

Aug 29 07:13

Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

No one should be able to commit crimes against humanity without believing that they could be judged for them, he argued. “Thats why I find myself invoking the principle of universal jurisdiction in regard with these crimes” — Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez.

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile.

The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”.

Aug 29 07:09

Mainstream media steps up anti-Russia propaganda on Ukraine

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate media is infested with mendacious, incompetent buffoons who are only too happy to repeat the party line, then the Russians must be same or worse.

The reality is quite different. While there is a virtual news blackout with regard to Ukraine in the West, with little being shown beyond pictures of talking heads in Washington and Kiev, the media coverage in Russia is relentless, with daily bulletins describing troop movements, up-to-date maps of the conflict zones, and lots of eye-witness testimony, commentary and analysis.

Aug 29 07:04

BEX Alert!!! - "Recipe for hate: Al-Qaeda publish car bomb ‘shopping list’ and suggest UK targets"

Al-Qaeda this week published an online magazine featuring instructions on how to build homemade car bombs and an appeal to Muslims to attack UK and US targets in the vein of the Boston bombers.

The English-language magazine, entitled ‘Palestine: Betrayal of the Guilty Conscience Al-Malahem’, urges Muslims in the West to assemble pressure cooker bombs like those used to attack the Boston marathon last year.

In a list of “examples of targets,” the magazine suggests attacks on the UK’s Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, MI5’s Thames House and Marks & Spencer department stores during Friday prayers, so as to avoid harming Muslims.

The list features US targets including Times Square, casinos in Las Vegas, Georgia Military College, the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the General Atomics headquarters in San Diego. It also suggests attacks on Israeli, British and American company headquarters and holiday destinations abroad, oil tankers and busy train stations.

Aug 29 07:01

China: America has lost face and is sick

Only hours ago the US government announced that a Chinese fighter jet had intercepted an American military patrol plane over international waters east of China’s Hainan Island.

A Pentagon spokesman called China’s actions “unsafe and unprofessional”, and blasted such unprovoked aggression.

Needless to say, the Chinese government has a slightly different story.

Aug 29 06:40

Counting Down to the Death of the Death Penalty

There should have been a consistent national outcry over the death penalty for a long time now, but the case of Clayton Lockett is as good a reason as any to bring the issue back to the forefront of public consciousness once again. Lockett, a 38 year old man, was executed in a 43 minute ordeal by the state of Oklahoma back in April. Officials called off the execution 33 minutes in, but Lockett spent ten more minutes writhing and gasping before he finally died. A recent autopsy showed that Lockett was killed by the lethal injection drugs, and not a heart attack, as was previously reported.

Aug 29 06:32

Krauthammer: Shocked By Obama’s ‘No Strategy on ISIS’ Admission

Fox News’ conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer thought he had seen it all from President Obama. On Thursday Krauthammer admitted he was shocked when the President said he didn’t have a strategy to defeat ISIS or a strategy to support Ukraine against Russia:

Aug 29 06:25

Israeli spy drone shot down over Iran’s nuclear plant

Iran has shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the “nuclear off-limits area” of the Natanz nuclear site, the Revolutionary Guards said on their website.

Iran’s forces fired a missile at the drone as it neared its uranium enrichment facility in Natanz, more than 300 kilometers south of Tehran.

Aug 29 06:20

Misdiagnosing 1 Million Kids With ADHD

Two studies published suggest there could be something wrong with the way ADHD is diagnosed in young children in the US, one found that nearly 1 million kids are potentially misdiagnosed just because they are the youngest in their kindergarten year, with the youngest in class twice as likely to be on stimulant medication, while the other study confirmed that whether children were born just before or just after the kindergarten cutoff date significantly affected their chances of being diagnosed with ADHD.

Aug 29 05:37

Fake Russian Tanks in Ukraine?

Michael Rivero - Ebola; a push to increase pharmaceutical profits?

Aug 29 05:28

Tanker with $100 million Iraqi oil goes dark off Texas coast

A tanker near the US state of Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed crude oil from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has gone missing, reports say.

On Thursday, the US Coast Guard’s AIS ship tracking system could not locate the position of the United Kalavrvta tanker, which was carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil, Reuters reported.

The United Kalavrvta tanker was to unload its cargo at sea, off Texas. The tanker left the Turkish port of Ceyhan in June and anchored in an area off the US port of Galveston late July.

Previously, other tankers carrying disputed crude have unloaded cargoes after switching off their transponders, which makes their movements hard to track.

Aug 29 04:37

Cop Points Gun, Threatens to Kill Citizen in Response to Cell Phone Recording

(Police Chief) Katz asserted that the men were deemed a threat because they weren’t displaying an appropriate level of “fear” towards the officers, stating, “When I watch this video, I don’t see a car full of young men who are behaving in a manner consistent with fear of the police.”

Aug 29 04:31

Wall Street Admits That A Cyberattack Could Crash Our Banking System At Any Time

Wall Street banks are getting hit by cyber attacks every single minute of every single day. It is a massive onslaught that is not highly publicized because the bankers do not want to alarm the public. But as you will see below, one big Wall Street bank is spending 250 million dollars a year just by themselves to combat this growing problem. The truth is that our financial system is not nearly as stable as most Americans think that it is.

Aug 29 03:14

Ukraine Crisis: PM Yatsenyuk to Seek NATO Membership

Arseny Yatsenyuk said the government was sending a bill to MPs urging that Ukraine's non-bloc status be cancelled.

The remarks come as NATO holds an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Aug 28 23:42

MO hospital treats hundreds of children for unusual virus

An unusual respiratory virus is striking children in the metro in big numbers. Children’s Mercy Hospital is hospitalizing 20 to 30 kids a day with the virus. The hospital is as full now as it is at the height of flu season.

Aug 28 23:33

Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With ‘Graying’ Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” -- She added that the federal government will not allow school officials to verify their ages, even though one of the students turned out to be 35 years old.

Aug 28 23:29

Town halls erupt over flood of child migrants

The anger and frustration expressed in the town halls suggests there will be a fierce debate when U.S. lawmakers return to Washington on Sept. 8 and take up proposals to address a flood of child migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border.

Aug 28 22:04

Cold War - Family Business for Brzezinskis

As US President Barack Obama prepares for his address at the NATO Summit in Wales and for chairing the United Nations Security Council in September, the children of Zbigniew Brzezinski, the aging anti-Russian strategist who advised Obama during his first presidential campaign, have been actively working on implementing their father's Cold War schemes.

Aug 28 21:59

Donetsk Republic leaders ready to provide corridors for encircled troops

Leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic are ready to provide humanitarian corridors for encircled Kiev-loyal troops on condition of their disarmament.

Aug 28 21:56

Obama threatens Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine

US President Barack Obama has threatened his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin with new sanctions over the growing crisis in Ukraine.

Aug 28 21:43

China: America has lost face and is sick

Aug 28 19:49

What Would You Name the New Washington State Ferry?

I hope it is appropriate to post this here. I feel that the ferry should be named: the 'John T. Williams.' Mr. Williams was the Native American woodcarver who was gunned-down in cold blood by Seattle Police officer, Ian Birk on August 30, 2010. I feel that he meets the nomination requirements and deserves it.


John T. Williams memorial march and rally: September 16, 2010

Aug 28 19:04

For the children of Gaza, some wounds may never heal

For the children of Gaza, some wounds may never heal. My latest report from Gaza for CCTV America, Please watch and share widely ! - Noor Harazeen in Gaza

Aug 28 18:56

Lives cut short: Bullets killed 28,000 children, teens between 2002 and 2012 | "For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America." More than 450 kids didn’t make it to kindergarten.

For every U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan during 11 years of war, at least 13 children were shot and killed in America.
More than 450 kids didn’t make it to kindergarten.
Another 2,700 or more were killed by a firearm before they could sit behind the wheel of a car.
Every day, on average, seven children were shot dead.

Aug 28 18:55

Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Charged With A Crime

Chris Sourovelis has never had any trouble with the law or been accused of any crime. But that hasn’t stopped the City of Philadelphia from trying to take his home.

Aug 28 18:35

EU Sanctions Boomerang – Poor leadership once again

What I am beginning to see now, which I had missed earlier, was an unofficial roll-out of the “economic war” version of that same preemptive strike policy. Some elites in a boardroom somewhere decided that we had the same right to attack countries that we felt could be an economic threat in the future, that it would be cheaper and safer to attack them now. Since we had already given ourselves permission to attack militarily, the elites also assumed the right to conduct first-strike economic wars and to use the military in whatever capacity needed.

One of the clues that woke me up to this was the obvious US play to steer Europe away from Russian energy supplies and replacing them with pipe-lined resources from the Persian Gulf. Hence, there was a need to take Syria out to eliminate the Russian base there, and control the pipeline territory to the Eastern Mediterranean. Over 170,000 Syrians have been murdered in the process.

Aug 28 17:40

Comedian Joan Rivers, 81, Hospitalized in Critical Condition after Suffering Cardiac Arrest

It couldn't have happened to a nicer racist . . . .

Aug 28 16:53

Hannity Goes Off (*What else is new ?)

Hannity Goes Off On ISIS-Supporting Imam: ‘Every Radical Islamist Like You Will Be Wiped Off The Face Of The Earth’ "

Aug 28 16:20

EXCLUSIVE: St. Louis Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Rampant Corruption Within the Department

On Tuesday, August 27, The Free Thought Project’s Cassandra Rules, met up with the officer on W. Florissant in Ferguson where protesters have been gathering

Aug 28 16:05

Ammunition now plentiful one year after mass shortages

About a year ago, ammunition shortages were causing fear and panic in the gun community, especially after news came out of the Department of Homeland Security’s purchase of over one billion rounds for government use. Additionally, the continuous message being made to honest Americans by politicians like President Obama, former NYC Governor Michael Bloomberg, and a host of others that new gun laws and restrictions were headed down the pike, caused many of the 90 million strong gun owners to hoard ammunition for fear it would no longer be plentiful.
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Aug 28 15:44

Trial of Blackwater Guards Charged for Role in Baghdad Massacre Nears End

Closing arguments were heard Wednesday in the trial of four Blackwater contractors accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in the infamous massacre in Baghdad's Nissour Square.

Aug 28 15:21

Blacks Must Confront Reality

Aug 28 15:20

How safe is your Money? Five Major U.S. Banks Hacked this month

The FBI is investigating five major bank security breaches this month that experts think may have come from state-sponsored hackers in Russia. The attacks, which happened earlier this month, gave hackers access to gigabytes of checking and savings account data that could be used to drain accounts.

Not safe in the banks regardless, but more reason to keep ONLY WHAT YOU NEED in there for bills etc...

Aug 28 15:17

Video: Illegal Aliens Storm San Diego Beach

On Monday morning a gang Illegals aliens stormed a San Diego beach from a panga boat. Onlookers said the landing looked planned as the illegals ran down a back alley and changed out of wet clothes. Seven of the illegals were spotted by helicopter and apprehended by authorities. at least 10 remain at large.

Aug 28 15:12

Obama: "We Dont Have A Strategy Yet"

Aug 28 14:49

Cuban missile crisis 2.0 - NATO approaches Russian border

The President of Ukraine has accused Russia of deploying troops in East Ukraine. That's as anti-government forces launch a counter-offensive and advance on key areas in the south-east.

Aug 28 14:34

Detroit-Area Man Indicted for Attempting to Conceal Evidence in Connection with Upcoming Trial for $30 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A Detroit -area man was indicted today for obstruction of justice in connection with his alleged attempts to conceal evidence relevant to his upcoming trial for an alleged health care fraud scheme with estimated losses exceeding $30 million.

Aug 28 14:23

CFR: U.S. not need recognize Syrian soverienty in ISIS attacks

SYRIA WARNS ANY ATTEMPT TO ENTER SYRIA WITHOUT PERMISSION WILL BE CONSIDERED AN ATTACK

Aug 28 14:01

The Emoprog Army interview with Executive Director behind the Oakland #BlockTheBoat protests.

Lara Kiswani (Kiswaniya) on Twitter

Aug 28 13:44

Fierce shelling leaves Donetsk residential area devastated

Civilian areas remain in the sights of Ukraine's army in the country's East - with residential parts of Donetsk and Lugansk being hit on a daily basis.

Aug 28 13:34

Israeli PM under fire at home over ceasefire deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under severe criticism by members of his coalition government, among others, after reaching a ceasefire deal with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Aug 28 13:31

Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

_ Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have migrated to the city of St. Louis as demonstrators continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement.

Aug 28 13:30

Swiss President is concerned about US plan to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine

The Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Aug 28 13:08

'No Russian troops in Ukraine': Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's claims

The OSCE was told there was no Russian presence spotted across the Ukraine border, refuting Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion was underway. Both the Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's representative have given a firm 'no.'

How many times does Petro "Willy Wonka" Porkyshenko have to be caught out lying before the establishment media stop reprinting his lunatic imaginings as being fact?

Aug 28 13:04

Russian Gas Sector Should Be Exempt From EU Sanctions – EU Energy Chief Oettinger

The Russian gas sector should be exempt from the EU sanctions against Russia, EU Energy Chief Gunther Oettinger said Thursday.

So the EU wants to be able to pick and choose its sanctions so that they are not in any way impacted by them. And what if Russia decides not to supply the gas to the EU in any event? What then, Oettinger?

Aug 28 13:03

Obama’s “Strong Disapproval” Double His “Strong Approval”

Americans are more than twice as likely to say they “strongly disapprove” (39%) of President Barack Obama’s job performance as they are to say they “strongly approve” (17%). The percentage of Americans who strongly disapprove of Obama has increased over time, while the percentage who strongly approve has dropped by almost half.

Aug 28 13:01

Drugging our kids: Children in California’s foster care system are prescribed risky medications

Abandoned and alone, they are among California’s most powerless children. But instead of providing a stable home and caring family, the state’s foster care system gives them a pill.

Aug 28 12:59

‘Ring of steel’: NATO summit turns Welsh cities into massive open-air prisons

A “ring of steel” likened to a prison or the Berlin Wall has been erected around the NATO Summit venues in Newport and Cardiff city center ahead of the military alliance’s conference next week.

We can't have our elite (read: criminal) classes being inconvenienced by any of the people who pay for their exalted existence and their nasty, brutal and unnecessary military adventures, can we?

Aug 28 12:55

Arizona May Have Handed Over Its Counterterrorism Database To A Chinese Spy

Lizhong Fan was hired as a facial recognition expert for the agency in 2007 until he left suddenly

Aug 28 12:53

Russian State Duma speaker dismisses Poroshenko's claims about Russian troops in Ukraine

The Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergei Naryshkin has dismissed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s allegations Russia had moved its troops into Ukraine.

Aug 28 12:52

School District Will Use “Deadly Force” to Protect Students

Sign on school: Please be aware that the staff at Argyle are Armed

Aug 28 12:36

'Revenue Generating' Traffic Cameras Forcing Governments To Refund Millions Of Dollars

Municipalities which have turned over traffic enforcement to cameras probably hoped to generate funds much faster than it could with an un-augmented police force. Instead, they're finding themselves issuing refunds, deactivating faulty cameras, fighting with contractors and investigating corruption. Not much of a payoff.

Aug 28 11:58

Jury finds officer liable for Taser death

The federal civil court verdict came in the second day of deliberations by the five women and three men who had to determine whether CMPD Officer Michael Forbes used excessive force in the death of La-Reko Williams.

Aug 28 11:54

Texas Deputy facing murder charge hired despite experience

Failed APD’s psychiatric evaluation

Aug 28 11:45

VIDEO: Member of Online Gaming Group Arrested by SWAT - on Live Stream

SWATTING

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The report proved to be false, but the investigation caused nearby schools to enact security procedures and businesses to be evacuated.

Aug 28 10:40

Palestinians start Rubble Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of war in Gaza

We're all well aware by now of the Ice Bucket Challenge – a viral trend in which people, including celebrities and pro athletes, are funding ALS research and raising awareness of the deadly disease.
But how about the Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Aug 28 10:39

Louisiana Parish's drinking water tests positive for Brain-eating amoeba

More than twelve and a half thousand people in St. John parish are at risk of a brain eating amoeba detected in the water system.
Which means folks in Reserve, Garyville and Mt. Airy are advised to take precaution.

Aug 28 10:38

Report: 1,400 cases of sexual exploitation not investigated for fear of appearing racist

Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.

Aug 28 10:28

Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

Earthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano

Aug 28 10:16

Officer to Citizen: “You must be doing something wrong if you invoke your rights”

Two videographers were in Jacksonville Florida conducting a First Amendment Audit on Wednesday. They were filming prisoners being transported in and out of the Duval County Courthouse’s sally port.

Aug 28 10:15

VIDEO: Jesse Benton Implicated in Bribery Conviction

case involving bribery of former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson for political endorsements in the Iowa Republican Primary in 2012. Sorenson pleaded guilty.

Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme

Aug 28 10:11

Please be aware that the staff at Argyle, TX School are Armed

School District Will Use “Deadly Force” to Protect Students

Aug 28 10:07

Confidential Australia Data Retention Discussion Paper Leaked

It’s the secret industry consultation paper the Australian federal government didn’t want you to see.

Aug 28 09:57

FBI Ordered Police Department to Conceal Stringray cellphone surveillance device Use

Documents uncovered through a public records request reveal that a Wash. state police department has concealed its use of a Stringray cellphone surveillance device for the last 6 years.

Aug 28 09:42

Arizona May Have Handed Over Its Counterterrorism Database To A Chinese Spy

Lizhong Fan was hired as a facial recognition expert for the agency in 2007 until he left suddenly

Aug 28 09:40

BEX Alert!!! - "FBI examining whether Russia is tied to JPMorgan hacking"

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether Russians had any links with recent cyber intrusions against US banking giant JPMorgan Chase and other American banks.

The FBI is investigating whether the attacks, discovered in mid-August, were in retaliation for Western sanctions levied on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, according to Bloomberg.

Aug 28 09:37

U.S. government sues Minneapolis suburb for rejecting Islamic center

complaint argues the municipality treated the group's application for a conditional use permit on less than equal terms

Aug 28 09:36

Erdogan takes office as Turkey president

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkey’s new president after winning the country’s first-ever popular vote for the head of state.

Erdogan, who served as prime minister for three consecutive terms, took the oath of office during a special session of the parliament on Thursday.

“In my capacity as President of the Republic, I swear upon my honor and repute before the great Turkish nation and before history to safeguard the existence and independence of the state,” he said at the swearing-in ceremony.

Lawmakers from the mainstream opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) walked out of the session before Erdogan took his oath.

Aug 28 09:35

U.S. court in Ohio overturns hate crime convictions of 16 Amish

"considerable evidence supported the defendants' theory that interpersonal and intra-family agreements, not the victims' religious beliefs, sparked the attacks."

Aug 28 09:29

911 dispatcher tells mom police can’t help baby locked in hot car

A Florida baby accidentally got trapped inside a hot car. His mother says she got a surprising answer when she called 911 for help.
10 month old Jack likes to play with just about anything he can get his hands on, especially car keys. On Saturday when his mom put him in his car seat and closed the car door in order to secure their shopping cart.

Aug 28 09:29

Immigration judges' union : court system should be separated from the Justice Dept - operated independently

often, decisions about how the court is run are made beyond the court system.

Aug 28 09:28

Texas parents sue day care center for duct taping child to nap mat

A Texas couple has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Fort Worth-area day care center seeking $1 million damages from the facility for duct-taping their 2-year-old son to a mat because he was unruly at nap time, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Aug 28 09:28

'No Russian troops in Ukraine': Moscow's OSCE rep responds to Kiev's claims

The OSCE was told there was no Russian presence spotted across the Ukraine border, refuting Thursday's claims that a full-scale invasion was underway. Both the Ukrainian monitoring team head and Russia's representative have given a firm 'no.'

The chorus of allegations about Russia's military invasion of Ukraine had President Poroshenko calling for an emergency meeting of the country’s security and defense council, while Prime Minister Yatsenyuk on Thursday called for a Russian asset freeze.

No actual evidence has been given either by either foreign governments or the media, apart from claims that photographs exist that someone had "seen."

Aug 28 09:28

Omaha Police Shoot And Kill 'Cops' Crew Member During Robbery

A crew member on the show Cops was shot and killed by police during a robbery in Omaha.
Bryce Dion, 38, was an audio technician on the Langley Productions show, and is the first production member killed in the 25 years the show has been on the air. Executive Producer Morgan Langley, who was at the news conference about the shooting, said Dion had been with the show for seven years,WSB TV reports.

Aug 28 09:20

Mexican president thanks California Governor Jerry Brown for aiding undocumented migrants

including legalizing drivers' licenses for undocumented migrants and making it easier for them to work and start businesses.
related: Jerry Brown: Immigrants, legal or not, 'welcome in California'

Aug 28 08:59

U.S. to ease some deportations to Mexico under settlement

deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials

Aug 28 08:36

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact.

Aug 28 08:33

Heroin’s Death Toll Rising in New York, Amid a Shift in Who Uses It

A heroin crisis gripping communities across the country deepened in New York last year, with more people in the city dying in overdoses from the drug than in any year since 2003.

In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of 782 drug overdoses, rising to a level not seen in a decade in both absolute numbers and as a population-adjusted rate, according to preliminary year-end data from the city’s health department.

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Gee, I wonder where all this opium is coming from? :)

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In Afghan fields the poppies grow.
Between the crosses.
Row on row.

Aug 28 07:46

Washington Sabotages Russian/Ukrainian Summit

On Monday, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko met in Minsk. It was their first official bilateral meeting. They discussed relevant geopolitical issues. Key is resolving Southeastern Ukraine’s ongoing conflict.
Putin urges doing it peacefully. Poroshenko’s continues war without mercy. He deplores democracy. He wants freedom fighting self-defense forces crushed. He wants unchallenged hardline rule.
He lied saying his visit was “to stop the bloodshed and to start the process of finding a political compromise. The interests of the people of Donbass should and will be taken into account.”
His actions speak louder than words. Peace is an executive decision away. He can make it by calling off his dogs. He can choose diplomacy over confrontation. He can order a ceasefire. He can do so straightaway. He can meet face-to-face with Southeastern Ukrainian leaders. He can respect their democratic credentials. He can listen to their demands.

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