CURRENT EVENTS

Oct 22 18:31

850 NYC voters over 164-years-old

A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.

Oct 22 18:24

Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard.

Nearly a quarter of Russians believe that the United States poses a bigger terrorist threat to their country than radical Islamists, a survey published Tuesday showed.

Oct 22 18:23

Hungary to impose internet tax in 2015 - as high as ~$0.6 per gigabyte

Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard.

Oct 22 18:18

Monsanto Panics: Drops Another $3.5 Million to Defeat GMO Labeling in Oregon and Colorado

The ballots are out and voting has begun. Monsanto is panicking, and so are their biotech and GMO manufacturing friends. So much so that they just dropped a staggering $2.5 million in addition to what they’ve already spent to defeat GMO labeling in Oregon – bringing the total to $4.5 million in just one state.

Oct 22 18:17

Economists Say We Should Tax The Rich At 90 Percent: "A 90 percent top marginal tax rate doesn’t mean that if you make $450,000, you are going to pay $405,000 in federal income taxes.Americans have a well-documented trouble understanding the notion of Tax

America has been doing income taxes wrong for more than 50 years.
All Americans, including the rich, would be better off if top tax rates went back to Eisenhower-era levels when the top federal income tax rate was 91 percent, according to a new working paper by Fabian Kindermann from the University of Bonn and Dirk Krueger from the University of Pennsylvania.

Oct 22 18:16

Australian Government says, website blocking is not Web filtering.

Government agencies would be required to put up "stop pages" alerting the public to websites blocked under Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act under proposals put forward by the Department of Communications.

Oct 22 18:04

$4.10 Per Pound: Ground Beef Price Climbs to Another Record High

Burdens pile up on shaky economy -- The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high–$4.096 per pound–in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Oct 22 17:51

Emergency Agencies Practice Response To Nuclear Explosion In Times Square

The New York City region’s emergency agencies are practicing for a disaster. -- The city’s Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

Oct 22 17:29

The United States of Emergency

The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency... Thirty separate emergencies, in fact.

Oct 22 17:22

Top Lawyer At ICE Resigns

The top lawyer at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has resigned weeks before President Obama is expected to issue a major executive amnesty.

Oct 22 17:13

Climate change PROVED to be ‘nothing but a lie’, claims top meteorologist

THE debate about climate change is finished – because it has been categorically proved NOT to exist, one of the world’s leading meteorologists has claimed.

Oct 22 15:46

Parliament shooting “looks like an Islamic terror attack”, says terror analyst

ISIS propaganda begins in Canada, city locked down

Oct 22 15:33

Ferguson shooting autopsy report released as panicking Dems race-bait

As the Georgia Democrats attempt to use the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, to get angry black voters to the polls in what many are calling a "disgusting example of race-baiting for political gain," the release of the 18-year old Brown's autopsy appears to support Police Officer Darren Wilson's claims: that a physical scuffle occurred inside Wilson's car as he struggled with the 6'8" tall, 300-pounder for Wilson's service weapon.
Victim Michael Brown (left) and Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson
Victim Michael Brown (left) and Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson
Courtesy Police and Security News

Michael Brown's official autopsy reveals that the teenager received a gunshot to his hand at close range during his altercation with the Ferguson police officer who ended up killing him, experts said in the autopsy report. The medical examiner's autopsy and toxicology reports also indicates that Brown had, as was suspected, ingested marijuana.

Oct 22 15:16

Man Brutalized & Stopped Over 20 Times in 5 Weeks by Cops Mistaking Him for Murderer

Having a doppelganger can be risky business in a police state, just ask James Tully of Canadensis, Pennsylvania.

Oct 22 15:16

Media grills White House on plan to print 34 million immigrant ID's

WH to Reporters Asking About Green Card 'Paper' Supplies

Oct 22 15:00

Forex-Rigging Fines Could Hit $41 Billion Globally: Citi

“Extrapolating European and, more importantly, U.S. penalties from a previous global settlement suggests to us a total potential global settlement on this key issue,” they said in the note.

Probes into allegations that traders rigged foreign-exchange benchmarks could cost banks as much as $41 billion to settle,Citigroup Inc. (C) analysts said.

Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) is seen as probably the “most impacted” with a fine of as much as 5.1 billion euros ($6.5 billion), Citigroup analysts led by Kinner Lakhani said yesterday, estimating the Frankfurt-based bank’s settlements could reach 10 percent of its tangible book value, or its assets’ worth.

Oct 22 14:57

Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges

A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.

Oct 22 14:51

Large protest happening now in NYC for national day against police brutality #o22

PICS AND VIDEOS FROM @Lukewearechange

Oct 22 14:43

CANADA, AT WAR FOR 13 YEARS, SHOCKED THAT ‘A TERRORIST’ ATTACKED ITS SOLDIERS

Interesting piece by Glen Greenwald, published this morning before #ottawa events

Oct 22 14:16

Israel, the US Congress and treason

Alan Hart explains how members of Congress who put Israel’s interests ahead of those of the United States could be charged with treason, despite the US constitution’s narrow definition of a traitor.

Oct 22 13:55

What is #Microstopped and How it May Destroy My YouTube Channel

Microsoft decided to silence YouTube Tech Creators by sending out a massive number of Copyright Strikes against content that does not actually infringe on their Intellectual Property.

Oct 22 13:53

Brazil under CIA Pressure

The activities of non-government organizations are not restricted in any way; their members have close ties with US embassy and consulate staff, as well as USAID workers. The human intelligence is used to discredit the policy of the Dilma Rousseff government. The lies about its ineffectiveness are spread around by all available means. «Experts» forecast collapse in case the President wins another term. They disseminate dubious results of «rating polls» that complicate the vision of reality.

Over two thousand Brazilian political activists, intellectuals, people of art and culture signed a manifest on October 26 highlighting the hostile actions of Washington aimed at prevention of Dilma Rousseff election victory.

Oct 22 13:50

Philip Giraldi: Stopping Cyber Hate

ADL has recently been meeting in California with a British group called the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism, which included the Community Security Trust (CST). The CST advocates physical response to anti-Semitic incidents, to include the equipping and training of organized “self-defense” forces. CST is controversial in the UK, partly because many British Jews believe they are adequately protected by the police. It has also been criticized because its Director is the highest paid head of any Jewish organization in the country and its finances are alleged to be non-transparent.

An article entitled “Web giants unite to fight online hate” described the purpose of the California meeting. It reported that a “game changing” agreement was reached with Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft to take steps to stop “the proliferation of racist and abusive comments” and to “force racism and hatred from the web.”

Oct 22 13:48

Anti-Gun Missouri Dem Sen Arrested with 9mm Pistol, Refuses Breathalyzer

Missouri state Senator Jamilah Nasheed, a Democrat who has sponsored several “anti-gun” bills in her state, was arrested Monday night during a protest outside of the Ferguson Police Department. However, it’s what police officers found on her that is raising eyebrows.

Oct 22 13:37

Women Describe How Top D.C. Rabbi Allegedly Spied on Them in the Nude

New details on the top Washington, D.C. rabbi arrested last week for voyeurism show how he allegedly lured women into the sights of his spy cams.

Prosecutors allege Rabbi Barry Freundel recorded women in Kesher Israel synagogue’s ritual bath, or mikvah. Police said they seized several recording devices, including two hidden-camera clocks and a manual for a hidden-camera fan. Freundel was charged with six counts of voyeurism, a misdemeanor, and has surrendered his passport while awaiting trial.

Oct 22 13:28

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau ID’d as Canadian Shooting Suspect in Ottawa

Ottawa police spokesman Chuck Benoit told CBS said two or three gunmen may have been involved.

Watch Live News Video Feed: Manhunt for Ottawa Shooting Suspect

Oct 22 13:19

American refugee in Russia (not Snowden) persecuted by US gestapo

The banksters and the American gestapo they own can’t touch Snowden – for now. He’s too famous. And besides, he’s only speaking out against the police state, not the 9/11 false flag operation that launched it.

But Robles, a less-well-known 9/11-truth-seeking journalist, enjoys no such protection. It appears that US/bankster agents in Russia have launched a campaign to punish Robles for daring to draw attention to the 9/11 coup d’état, Craft International’s Boston Marathon false-flag bombing, Operation Gladio, and similar third-rail stories. The police state’s only vulnerability is 9/11 truth – the achilles heel of the neocon regime that rules America. So Snowden is tolerated, while Robles is being hammered into the ground by US agents in the Russian media. (Those agents serve the same Zionist interests as the dual-citizen oligarchs who have so much power in Russia; both groups represent the NWO and both are terrified of 9/11 truth.)

Oct 22 13:15

Banks hold treasuries and make loans

Ever since the 2008 financial collapse, banks have reduced their lending while accumulating U.S. Treasuries.

Oct 22 12:36

The Narcotic Humming of the Planetary Sleep Machine

If you look carefully at the news in different parts of the west, you might notice a trend that has been developing over time. Here’s an example of what I mean; the first person appointed to head up their in house proctology team. I suggest you tap into the picture of the woman being referenced in the article, with your inner phrenologist. Does she not look exactly like the kind of person who would be standing around a sacrificial altar in a medieval cloak with an upside down crucifix tattooed on her breast bone? Well, you probably wouldn't see that until the orgy following the ritual disembodiment… or whatever it is they get into these days. I’m sorry if I seem to cast a bit of aspersion on this finely aged thoroughbred from the titled aristocracy but… man! She looks the part.

Oct 22 11:30

Michael Brown Autopsy Report Leaked. Here It Is.

THIS INFO IS BEING LEAKED TO PREPARE THE CITY FOR THE EVENTUAL NO INDICTMENT JUDGEMENT.

A new report on Michael Brown's official autopsy results appears to support Officer Darren Wilson's version of the events on August 9

Oct 22 11:21

Shootings leave suspect and soldier dead as police sweep Ottawa – live updates

One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones.

Next of kin notification is underway and as such, the victim’s identification will not be released.

This is an ongoing joint police operation and there is no one in custody at this time.

Ottawa residents are asked to stay away from the downtown area while the investigation continues. If you work in one of the downtown buildings, follow the instructions from the building management you are in.

Oct 22 11:06

Prison guard admits to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates, selling drugs in prison — No jail time

This week, James Johnson, a former Kentucky correctional officer, avoided jail time after he admitted to sexually assaulting dozens of inmates and supplying the prison with drugs.

Oct 22 11:05

Tickets issued due to red-light cameras are illegal, says Florida court

"The City is not authorized to delegate police power by entering into a contract that allows a private vendor to screen data and decide whether a violation has occurred

Oct 22 11:03

Census Report: Half of Americans Poor or Near Poor

Forty-seven percent of Americans have incomes under twice the official poverty rate, making half of the country either poor or near-poor, according to figures released last week by the Census Bureau.

These figures are based on the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which takes into account government transfers and the regional cost-of-living in calculating the poverty rate. According to that calculation, there were 48.7 million people in poverty in the United States, three million higher than the official census figures released last month. The US poverty rate, according to the SPM, was 15.5 percent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are morally, and socially, unacceptable.

Both parties talk a good game about getting the decent jobs back, which used to be the underpinning of a solid middle class.

But the destruction of the Middle Class, by the consistent offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, is no accident.

The major corporations fund both parties to look to the other way while these practices continue apace.

Oct 22 11:03

Profits Before Health: The Next Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

snip: The Washington approach to this, however, is vastly different. It sneers at the prospects of a healthy commonweal, preferring, instead, a sicker one. (Preferably one cashed up and ready to part with it.) In fact, a sicker citizenry satisfies the profit motive rather nicely, and has become something of a biblical incentive for corporations, the holy grail of share earnings and dividends.

Oct 22 10:57

Martial Law in America: Fearing a Future Emergency, Governors Declare a State of Emergency

snip: Isn’t it interesting how all these new terror groups and hyped pandemics are gaining momentum in the months leading up to the PATRIOT Act’s latest sunset in 2015?

The PATRIOT Act aside, it seems like the government at all levels is either pathetically easy to frighten, or they’re looking for any excuse to harness the extra authority that comes during a state of emergency. We have become the land of cowards, but I bet on the latter.

If you care about your rights, you might want to make some noise about these state emergencies that aren’t actually emergencies, because they’re setting dangerous precedents to justify tyranny.

Oct 22 10:52

For those who are awake, every minute spent looking at “doom porn” is a minute not spent on putting energy toward peaceful, practical solutions

Whether or not the world eventually descends into crescendo of chaos resulting from a economic collapse or human generated disaster, until it physically manifests it’s nothing more that a mere hypothetical.

Oct 22 10:47

Michael Brown Autopsy Report Leaked. Here It Is.

THIS INFO IS BEING LEAKED TO PREPARE THE CITY FOR THE EVENTUAL NO INDICTMENT JUDGEMENT.

A new report on Michael Brown's official autopsy results appears to support Officer Darren Wilson's version of the events on August 9

Oct 22 10:45

White House Chief Of Staff Negotiating Redaction Of CIA Torture Report

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is personally negotiating how much of the Senate's so-called torture report, a probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, will be redacted, according to sources involved in the negotiations.

McDonough's leading role in the redaction discussion has raised eyebrows in the Senate, given that his position comes with a broad array of urgent responsibilities and that the Obama White House has a team of qualified national security advisers.

Despite the White House’s public reluctance to get involved in the widely aired spat between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over the report, McDonough’s role suggests that the Oval Office sees the feud as a high-stakes one.

The White House confirmed McDonough’s involvement in the negotiations, but would not discuss the extent of it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: this report on torture will simply go away, which is completely inappropriate.

US taxpayers should be able to, and in fact mandated, to read the entire report, to see how their taxpayer dollars were used in the application of torture to prisoners of war.

And I can assure you of one thing: waterboarding was not the most vicious procedure applied to those who were enduring torture, under the US government's watch.

Oct 22 10:39

Obama’s counterrevolution against the Founding Fathers

The French Revolution had its Napoleon Bonaparte and the 18th of Brumaire counterrevolution.

The American Revolution is witnessing a soft cover edition under President Obama, but without Napoleon’s “little whiff of grapeshot.”

Sermonizing on behalf of the president at Harvard Law School on Sept. 16, John Brennan, current Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and then Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, declared: “[O]ur highest priority is — and always will be — the safety and security of the American people. As President Obama has said, we have no greater responsibility as a government.”

But the president and DCI profoundly err. They have subordinated liberty to an effete quest for a risk-free existence, and inverted the nation’s philosophy and Constitution.

Oct 22 10:30

Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to Obama: “...send books instead of guns…change the world..."

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage girl who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for her struggle for women’s and girls’ rights to education, called on President Barack Obama to put an end to arming the world and instead promote education, NBC News reports.

Oct 22 10:30

'Why is the world allowing a holocaust to happen again?' Brave North Korean shares harrowing story of escape

Yeonmi Park gestured out the window towards the view of the Royal Canal in Dublin, where an unsightly flotilla of plastic bottles floats on the surface, trapped by the lock.

"If this was North Korea, it would be bodies," she said.
"Every morning at riversides like this you can see dead bodies floating. If you go out in the morning, they are there."

Oct 22 10:14

Edward Snowden Should Be Charged With Murder, Says Congressman Mike Rogers

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the extent of American and British surveillance programmes, should be charged with murder, according to a senior United States congressman.

Republican Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House of Representatives intelligence committee, told a meeting in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday evening that Snowden was a "traitor" who was now living in the "loving arms" of Russian spies.

"The [US] government has pressed charges on Mr Snowden," he said. "We are treating him, as I would argue, the traitor that he is." Rogers added: "And by the way, and this is important, I would charge him for murder."

Rogers also warned the gathering of British MPs and interested foreign policy professionals that British policy of restricting its strikes against Isis to Iraq was giving the Islamic militant group a "safe haven" in Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Congressman Rogers: you, and your British counterparts were thoroughly humiliated when Snowden did what he did.

And what Snowden did was to speak the truth; something to which you, and your colleagues in the security industrial complex, appear to be pathologically...allergic.

The further revelations of NSAgate, IRSgate, APgate, Americans understand that their lives are now under total surveillance, and every narrative which begins to suggest that we are not, needs to be put to absolute, scientific, and relentless scrutiny by We the People.

And I have to wonder, sir; by whom are you surveilled, that you would even begin to claim that Snowden is guilty of murder, when you cannot offer one shred of evidentiary proof that this is the case?!?

And in how many defense industry companies are you invested, that you would really like to see a return of the "cold war" between the US and Russia, looking at your Russia-bashing rhetoric here?!?

There should be a Constitutional Amendment, stating very clearly that every (alleged) Congressional representative must, upon winning office, put their finances in a blind trust, as must the US President.

Winning a seat as a national legislator should not be equivalent to winning the lottery, but unfortunately, that is the case right now.

Oct 22 10:06

DHS limits travel, entry from Ebola stricken regions to just 5 U.S. airports

The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it would be limiting inbound travel into the U.S. from Ebola stricken regions of West Africa to merely 5 U.S. airports

Oct 22 10:05

“I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF” – No You Won’t

I love my friends, but I will shoot you if I have to. I’m serious. Here’s why.

Oct 22 09:49

Public Records RC §149.43 Phone Call with Summit Cty. Clerk of Courts on Reimer Arnovitz IOLTA Account.

I have documented proof in courts of law and from my own experience that Ohio Foreclosure Mill Reimer, Arnovitz Chernek & Jeffrey have been telling lies since 1977. I also have substantial reason to believe that the odds are good that the goods are odd when it comes down to their IOLTA accounts as noted in prior videos.

I am now going to receive copies of canceled checks from the Summit County Clerk of Courts regarding the close out foreclosure files. From what I understand Reimer's clients are now demanding strict accounting because of ethical concerns.

Oct 22 09:47

10 Things About The U.S. News Media That They Do Not Want You To Know

Do you trust the news media? Do you believe that the information that they are giving you is true and accurate? If you answered yes to either of those questions, that places you in a steadily shrinking minority. Yes, on average Americans watch approximately 153 hours of television a month, but for their news they are increasingly turning to alternative sources of information such as this website. Big news channels such as CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are losing hordes of viewers, and they are desperately searching for answers. Things have gotten so bad at CNN that they have been forced to lay off hundreds of workers. The mainstream media is slowly dying, but they will never admit it. They are still convinced that they can find some way to turn this around and regain the trust of the American people. But it simply is not going to happen. The following are 10 things about the U.S. news media that they do not want you to know...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only thing I "trust" corporate media to do is to lie to me, at every conceivable moment, on every conceivable issue.

Oct 22 09:39

Breaking: Shots Fired at Canadian Parliament, One Soldier Down, Gunman on the Loose

Multiple gunmen reportedly opened fired at the Canadian Parliament letting off 20-30 rounds just before 10 a.m. this morning, just after one soldier guarding the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa was shot, condition unknown at this time.

Oct 22 09:38

YouTube/Google DESTROYS MOX News (Yet Another Archive Of Truth) Via BS 3-Strike Policy

Mox News Under Fire: YT account closed.

Oct 22 09:12

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) said Tuesday that he wants to "find a way" to provide health insurance to the state's 70,000 uninsured, even though he vetoed legislation in April that would have done just that -- and at no cost to the state.

During a gubernatorial debate, LePage said he vetoed the Medicaid expansion billbecause it would have covered people with incomes at 400 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill would have accepted millions of dollars in federal funds for the state's MaineCare program under the Affordable Care Act, which LePage has criticized. The federal government would have paid for the entire cost of the Medicaid expansion until 2017, at which point it would lower its coverage to 90 percent.

Oct 22 09:12

Birmingham pays $460,000 to end police beating lawsuit, but only $1,000 goes to plaintiff

The city of Birmingham has settled a police beating lawsuit for $460,000, but the plaintiff remains behind bars and won't get much of a payday.
Under terms of the settlement approved by the City Council and Mayor William Bell, Anthony Warren will receive $1,000, while his attorneys receive $359,000 in fees and $100,000 in expenses,

Oct 22 09:11

I AM NO LONGER ACCEPTING THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE

As a society, we have been duped by the powers that be. We were told to chant the following …

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

*

Yet, the President of the United States promised CHANGE …. and yes, he kept his promise. Things have changed from bad to worse!

Are we expected to accept that?

I SAY NO!

Oct 22 08:54

The Obama administration has until early December to detail its reasons for withholding as many as 2,100 graphic photographs depicting US military torture of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, a federal judge ordered on Tuesday.

By 12 December, Justice Department attorneys will have to list, photograph by photograph, the government’s rationale for keeping redacted versions of the photos unseen by the public, Judge Alvin Hellerstein instructed lawyers. But any actual release of the photographs will come after Hellerstein reviews the government’s reasoning and issues another ruling in the protracted transparency case.

Oct 22 08:54

British Woman Spends Nearly £4000 Protecting her House from Wi-Fi and Mobile Phone Signals.

A GRANDMOTHER has spent thousands of pounds making her home wi-fi proof to protect her health.
Stefanie Russell, 72, from Steyning, claims radiation from wi-fi internet and mobile phone signals give her headaches and nausea which make it impossible for her to be near some types of technology.

Oct 22 07:36

Beware the Corporate Takeover of Seed under Many Guises

Monopolisation of seed is not just a European issue but a global one, with international agritech giants buying out independent companies and leaving farmers with little choice but to purchase hybrid or genetically modified seeds in countries like the US. Monsanto bought 200 US independent seed companies over 10 years, with the corporation now estimated to own 23 % of the proprietary seed market (see [3] GM Crops Destroyed by Drought in US while non-GM varieties Flourish, SiS 56). A similar drive for seed monopoly is taking place in the African continent, with SeedCo, one of Africa’s largest home-grown seed companies being bought out by transnational corporations Limagrain, the biggest seed and plant breeding company in the EU. Limagrain is investing US$60 million for a 28 % stake in SeedCo [4]. SeedCo has sold 49 % of its shares in Africa’s only cottonseed company Quton to the Indian company Mayco, a Monsanto subsidiary. Syngenta in 2013 took over Zambia’s MRI seed, which is said to have the most biodiverse collection of maize seed varieties in Africa. South Africa’s largest seed company Pannar Seed was recently taken over by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a subsidiary of DuPont. These acquisitions of seed companies by a handful of corporate giants poses great threats not only to seed biodiversity, but also food sovereignty and people’s access to fresh foods, giving GM companies the chance to spread their patented seeds across the world.

Monsanto, Syngenta and DuPont already own 53% of the global commercial seed market and the following legislative proposals and treaties are set to increase their monopoly [5].

Oct 22 07:15

Fearing a Future Emergency, Governors Declare a State of Emergency

Eric Blair
Activist Post

When most of us think of a State of Emergency, we think of isolated natural disasters like hurricanes, winter storms or a flood that passes through. In those cases it's quite obvious when the emergency is over. But what if an emergency is declared for something that hasn't happened yet? How will we know when it's over?

Both Pennsylvania and Connecticut governors recently declared a State of Emergency, not because a disaster is taking place at this moment, but because bad things may happen in the future. This is an incredible development that citizens should be concerned about...

Oct 22 07:12

NOAA employee charged with stealing U.S. dam information

(Reuters) - A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) employee in Ohio has been charged with stealing sensitive information from a federal database for the nation's dams and lying about the breach to federal agents, prosecutors said.

Xiafen "Sherry" Chen, 59, was arrested on Monday at the NOAA office in Wilmington, Ohio, about 50 miles northeast of Cincinnati, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio said in a statement on Monday.

Chen was charged with theft, illegally accessing a federal database and two counts of making false statements to investigators. She could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison if convicted on the theft charge and five years each if convicted on the other charges, prosecutors said.

Oct 22 06:16

US Border Agent: We Are Not Ready For Ebola

A U.S. Border Agent is saying that his department has no policy in place to watch the borders for illegals entering who might be infected with Ebola.

Oct 22 05:31

What Were Police Snipers Doing at a Pumpkin Festival?

To casual observers, the annual pumpkin festival in the small college town of Keene, New Hampshire, would seem like a harmless bit of seasonal fun. But to the local police, the event is apparently so threatening, it has to be monitored by military-style sniper units.

Photos and videos taken by partygoers at last weekend’s event—some of which were shot with the help of a private drone—show what appear to be teams of plainclothes officers stationed on rooftops, scanning the crowds below with binoculars and military-grade sniper rifles. The Keene Police Department refused to confirm whether it had dispatched the snipers or explain why the tactical units were necessary.

Oct 22 04:37

Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity

The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.

Oct 22 03:49

Hollow Justice and Courts of Order in an Age of Government-Sanctioned Tyranny

With every ruling handed down, it becomes more apparent that we live in an age of hollow justice, with government courts, largely lacking in vision and scope, rendering narrow rulings focused on the letter of the law. This is true at all levels of the judiciary, but especially so in the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court, which is seemingly more concerned with establishing order and protecting government agents than with upholding the rights enshrined in the Constitution.

Oct 22 03:43

California Cops Try to Intimidate Man from Recording Public Training Exercise

A smug-looking douchebag of a cop who wears his sunglasses behind his head claimed a man recording him in public was carrying a concealed weapon after spotting a pocket knife legally attached to his belt. -- This was after the cop’s partner tried to grab the man’s phone, but was unable to snatch it out of his hand.

Oct 22 02:02

As Ebola raged, Ottawa sold masks and gowns to highest bidder

Ottawa continued to auction off stockpiled medical supplies to the public, even after the World Health Organization requested the protective gear amid an Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa.

Oct 22 01:57

Holder: Gun control among biggest failure

Outgoing Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Monday listed the Obama administration’s inability to enact more stringent gun control regulations as among the biggest failures of his tenure, saying the matter “weighs heavily” on his mind.

Oct 21 23:07

ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US

The Islamic State has published a new video in which a jihadist shows off brand-new American hardware, which was purportedly intended for the Kurds they are fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani.

Oct 21 19:49

Club Orlov: How to start a war and lose an empire

It's a new, mixed-mode sort of war. It's not a total war to the death, although the US is being rather incautious by the old Cold War standards in avoiding a nuclear confrontation. It's an information war—based on lies and unjust vilification; it's a financial and economic war—using sanctions; it's a political war—featuring violent overthrow of elected governments and support for hostile regimes on Russia's borders; and it's a military war—using ineffectual but nevertheless insulting moves such as stationing a handful of US troops in Estonia. And the goals of this war are clear: it is to undermine Russia economically, destroy it politically, dismember it geographically, and turn it into a pliant vassal state that furnishes natural resources to the West practically free of charge (with a few hand-outs to a handful of Russian oligarchs and criminal thugs who play ball). But it doesn't look like any of that is going to happen because, you see, a lot of Russians actually get all that, and will choose leaders who will not win any popularity contests in the West but who will lead them to victory.

http://cluborlov.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/how-to-start-war-and-lose-empi...

Oct 21 19:08

Jewish fury after Ukip's Nigel Farage forms a pact with Holocaust deniers to secure funding from the EU

Nigel Farage faced fury from Jewish community leaders today after he formed a pact with a Polish MEP whose party leader has been accused of denying the Holocaust to get EU funding.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukip’s deal to accept a member of the Polish Congress of the new Right (KNP) into its grouping in the European Parliament.

Robert Iwaszkiewicz's decision to join the Eurosceptic EFDD (Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy) group headed by Mr Farage means it has enough members to increase its funding and standing in the parliament.

Oct 21 18:59

Two SWAT Raids. Two Officers Dead. One Defendant Is Black, One White. Guess What Happened.

The cases are remarkably similar, except for one thing: Guy is black, Magee white. And while Magee was found to have acted in self-defense, prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Guy. He remains in jail while he awaits trial.

Oct 21 18:47

Audience Laughs at Shaheen for Ducking Question on Obama

Sen Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was laughed at by the audience at the New Hampshire Senate Debate on Tuesday when she would not give a clear answer on whether she approved of the job President Obama is doing.

Oct 21 18:41

Congress to the FBI: There's 'Zero Chance' We'll Force Apple to Decrypt Phones

The FBI's director wants Congress to force force Apple and Google to do away with default smartphone encryption. Congress, however, doesn’t look to be with him.

Oct 21 18:41

Chicago nets 50m less than expected on speed trap cameras. Good behavior is threatening the city's budget.

Chicagoans are costing the city tens of millions of dollars -– through good behavior.
You heard that right: Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

Oct 21 18:29

Paul Craig Roberts: The Entry of Ebola into the US Has Hallmarks of a Planned Happening

More information is available that suggests the the government had advance information that ebola was coming to the US and that the government expects a much larger outbreak of the disease in the US than it admits.

Keep in mind that Washington is evil and has been killing people in seven countries for thirteen years based entirely on lies. Keep in mind that Washington has a long list of countries that it has destabilized. Most recently Washington overthrew the elected government in Ukraine and is currently working on the remaining independent governments in the Middle East, Russia, and China as Tony Cartalucci’s article documents: http://www.globalresearch.ca/turmoil-in-hong-kong-terrorism-in-xinjian... For six case studies of how Washington overthrows governments read The Brothers.

Oct 21 18:20

AE911Truth.org announces: "NIST Lawsuit Underway"

As we told you already, NIST releases Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests very reluctantly — and only when sued. But they have been forced to concede EVERY TIME. So prepare for a flood of great information after we file. Thanks to you, we should be able to file next week!

The Expected Documents

We will obtain the WTC records that were gathered by FEMA during its 2001-2002 WTC investigation — text and images that go above and beyond the selective records FEMA chose to put in its May 2002 report. The complete record includes all evidence gathered by the various contractors that FEMA employed as part of its investigation. David Cole, the AE911Truth instigator of the FOIA request, estimates that the total exceeds 490,000 documents, videos, photographs, and any other format that FEMA or its contractors used.

Oct 21 17:32

Firefighter, soon-to-be cop arrested in Miami Beach robbery

A Miami-Dade firefighter and a soon-to-be cop with the city of Miami Police Department were arrested Sunday after robbing three women in Miami Beach, police said.

Oct 21 17:27

Ebola Fear Sparks New Interest in Alternative Health

Jefferey Jaxen
Activist Post

We are witnessing a stunning reversal of events in the face of the present Ebola scare consuming North America. The drum beatings of fear played all to often by the mainstream media have given way to a symphony of personal empowerment, education, and a mass social movement to take back our health freedom.

The threat of Ebola initially grabbed headlines and paralyzed millions who lacked understanding. Answers were sought amidst the fear peddling and confusion yet few were being found. A disheartened population is now storming the 'alternative' media and independent health networks, websites, and radio shows for direction. What they are finding is currently propelling us all into a new, decentralized health paradigm...

Oct 21 17:08

How To Stop The Spread Of Ebola Without the Police State

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Amidst the propaganda surrounding ebola and the specter of forced quarantine, mandatory vaccination, the police state, fear porn exposing ebola around every single corner and under every single bed, as well as credible suggestions that ebola is not actually infecting anyone in the cases presented by the government and media, it is hard to determine the seriousness of the threat posed by the disease to the United States.

Oct 21 16:53

113 Federal Reserve staff members earn $250,000 annually

Easy money considering all they do is press "Ctrl + p"

Oct 21 16:48

Video: Cop Reads Law Permitting Subway Busking, Arrests Singer Anyway

Here’s how the video uploader described the quality of life incident: “One of NYPD’s finest arrests a man for playing in the subway after he recites the law word for word that allows him to perform for donations,” the uploader wrote. “He continues to sing as he is being handcuffed. A “f*** the police” chant subsequently follows.”

Oct 21 16:07

WAR ON DRUGS WORKING AS INTENDED : Afghan Poppy Cultivation at ‘All-Time High’

Cultivation of the illegal poppy plant in Afghanistan has reached an “all time high” following a $7.6 billion counternarcotics campaign paid for by the United States, according to government oversight investigators.

Oct 21 16:02

War on marijuana unconstitutional, doctors testify in federal court Monday

“[I]t is my considered opinion that including marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act is counter to all the scientific evidence in a society that uses and values empirical evidence,” Dr. Hart declared

Oct 21 15:56

School Inoculates Third Grader in ‘Vaccine Pilot Program’ without Parental Permission

A mother in Meridian, Idaho is speaking out after a school nurse administered a flu vaccine to her 8-year-old child without her permission. -- The West Ada School District, which is running a flu vaccination pilot program, allegedly vaccinated the third grader by mistake according to school administrators.

Oct 21 15:52

Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service attempted use of fake warrant to enter home of Obama critic

Nashville's police chief is raising stunning new allegations regarding the U.S. Secret Service

Oct 21 15:51

Pew Study: Drudge Report More Trusted Than CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS

A Pew Research study has found that the Drudge Report, the most pre-eminent independent media source on the web, is trusted by the American public more than CNN, MSNBC, ABC, or CBS.

Oct 21 15:43

The Death of a Reporter: Serena Shim, 1984-2014.

Ten days ago, Serena’s employer Press TV sent her to Turkey to cover the story of the Kobane conflict and to look into the allegations of Turkish help to the Islamic State.

Oct 21 15:20

The Imperative of Revolt

By Chris Hedges
I met with Sheldon S. Wolin in Salem, Ore., and John Ralston Saul in Toronto and asked the two political philosophers the same question. If, as Saul has written, we have undergone a corporate coup d’état and now live under a species of corporate dictatorship

Oct 21 14:59

Staples investigates possible data breach

In what could be the latest data breach to strike U.S. retailers, Staples Inc. said it is investigating “a potential issue involving credit card data.”

Oct 21 14:55

Feds: ‘Another potential surge’ coming, more asylum officers hired

As President Obama readies a post-election immigration plan expected to clear a path for citizenship for millions of illegals, his immigration czar on Tuesday said that the border is bracing for another surge of undocumented children, raising this year’s wave across the southern border to some 130,000.

Oct 21 14:40

How the Local Police State is Caused by the Federal Government

With the sight of cops in Ferguson, Missouri and Boston resembling totalitarian warriors out of a stereotypical dystopian novel, many Americans have become alarmed at the apparent transition of law enforcement to a role as an occupation force.

Oct 21 14:33

The Dirty Fucking Hippies Were Right

We're all in this together, folks.

This is a rant about the greed that permeates the American political landscape. In fact the very core of who we are as a nation and a people.

Until we re-regulate our glorious corporate overlords, our condition -the Human Condition- in this country and on this planet remains in the hands of a select group of sociopathic plutocrats that care nothing of their nation and only about their personal fortunes.

Self appointed Masters of the Universe who don't seem to realize that their gene pool has been diminished and dulled by decades of greed, avarice and a sense of entitlement.

All born on 3rd base, swearing they hit a triple.

Oct 21 14:27

Firefighter Claims Small Community Received 300 Body Bags for Ebola

The man, seen wearing a “Fire Rescue” t-shirt, claimed to work for the Denham Springs Fire Department and revealed they had received training regarding Ebola, had ordered 5 Hazmat suits, and had received a number of body bags.

Oct 21 14:20

Flashback: Gary Franchi Falls for Satire Site - re Bundy Ranch

Gary from RTR.org runs video and tweets from satire site claiming Militia round up by feds in connection with Bundy Ranch

Learn something from this bloggers.

Five seconds on a search engine proved this as bull shit!

Oct 21 14:10

Baker Street saxophone player Raphael Ravenscroft dies

The musician behind one of the most recognisable saxophone solos - on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street - has died.

Pure class.

Oct 21 14:05

Is the United States out of control?

YES
97% (897 votes)
NO
3% (28 votes)
Total votes: 925
Oct 21 13:31

The American oligarchy

There is an unspoken rule in American politics, expressed ever more clearly in each election cycle, that the more important an issue is, the less it can be discussed—much less decided—by the election. The US military has embarked on a new war in the Middle East, democratic rights have been eviscerated, millions are without jobs, household incomes are falling, and a record number of people are being deported from the country. Yet, with the 2014 midterm election just 17 days away, none of these issues are being discussed.

Oct 21 13:25

Ebola czar Ron Klain comments on world’s overpopulation problems *VIDEO*

I think the top leadership challenges in the world today is how to deal with the continually growing population of the world

Oct 21 11:59

Confronting Doctor Death

Following leads on the anthrax trail took us across four continents - filming outside the high security perimeter fences of some of the world's most secret germ war labs (and inside a couple), tracking down and talking to experts and scientists some of whom were members of the so called "International Bio-Weapons Mafia".

Oct 21 11:48

Small town Fire Dept. orders 5 Ebola suits and 300 body bags *VIDEO*

At about 3:40 into the video the insider also speaks of a DHS bulletin titled “Lone Wolf” which insists that executions and the beheadings of public officials will start taking place in the U.S. and that official need to remove their “insignias” from gear and vehicles

Oct 21 10:47

October 22: National Protest Against The Police State

Activist Post

Every single day carries a new story (or stories) about egregious assaults by police against the citizens who have entrusted (and paid) them to serve and protect. Even the Bureau of Justice Statistics had to conclude recently that police brutality is grossly unchecked across the nation by the political system. Such unchecked power is even more frightening when we see police becoming as militarized as any Third World dictatorship. And of course, to back up this lawlessness is a ready-and-waiting prison-industrial complex that leads the world in caging its own citizens.

Shooting pets, tasering kids, no-knock SWAT raids, raping, pillaging ... you name it - and it will only get worse until people have the courage to take action in huge numbers and put a stop to this madness that has been tolerated for way too long.

Oct 21 10:10

Australian Whistleblower who leaked a secret scholarship for Tony Abbott's daughter to be sentenced this week

A young university student at the centre of the Whitehouse Institute secret scholarship story is facing up to two years jail. Max Chalmers reports.
A 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Technology, Sydney will face a Sydney Court this week to be sentenced for accessing student records that showed the Prime Minister’s daughter received a secret scholarship from the Whitehouse Institute of Design.

Oct 21 10:10

Man Who Believes God Speaks to Us Through "Duck Dynasty" Is About to Be Texas' Second-in-Command

As a Texas state senator, Dan Patrick has conducted himself in a manner consistent with the shock jock he once was. Patrick—who is now the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor—has railed against everything from separation of church and state to Mexican coyotes who supposedly speak Urdu. He's even advised his followers that God is speaking to them through Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

Oct 21 10:08

19 Very Surprising Facts About The Messed Up State Of The U.S. Economy

Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve are lying to you. The "economic recovery" that we all keep hearing about is mostly just a mirage. The percentage of Americans that are employed has barely budged since the depths of the last recession, the labor force participation rate is at a 36 year low, the overall rate of homeownership is the lowest that it has been in nearly 20 years and approximately 49 percent of all Americans are financially dependent on the government at this point. In a recent article, I shared 12 charts that clearly demonstrate the permanent damage that has been done to our economy over the last decade. The response to that article was very strong. Many people were quite upset to learn that they were not being told the truth by our politicians and by the mainstream media. Sadly, the vast majority of Americans still have absolutely no idea what is being done to our economy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The biggest reality check, for Mike and me, is just going grocery shopping.

Yesterday, I was looking at the relatively small amount of groceries we got, for which we paid a Wiemar-republic sized bill, and the correlation between what we got, and what we paid for it was completely out of whack.

I do not know how people with families are making it, except to get the cheapest foods possible, most probably poisoned with GMO.

And those people who, as their government and banks told them to, have saved all their lives, to see their savings eaten away by inflation?!? They are probably never, ever going to believe anything that any government agency happens to tell them, even, if by wild chance, it is true.

Oct 21 09:57

Argentinian Ambassador demands apology from the BBC for Jeremy Clarkson's claims over Top Gear's H982 FLK number plate

The BBC today faced calls to apologise for a Top Gear 'stunt' from Argentina's ambassador in London.

Alicia Castro has lodged a formal complaint to the Corporation over Jeremy Clarkson's 'provocative behaviour and offensive remarks' after filming in Argentina.

Top Gear's crew had to leave the country after trouble erupted when it emerged they were using a Porsche with the registration number H982 FKL, which some people suggested could refer to the Falklands conflict of 1982.

Oct 21 09:48

21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people

In the United States, 21 cities have restricted sharing food with homeless people through legislation or community pressure since January 2013, and about 10 other cities are in the process of doing so, the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) said in a report released Monday.

Oct 21 09:48

Hong Kong has too many poor people to allow direct elections, leader says

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the city’s top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now. They may soon be joined by many more of the city’s 7 million residents, after a controversial interview last night in which Leung suggested that election reforms sought by the protestors would invite undue influence from the city’s poor.

Oct 21 09:47

32 Cities Want to Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

More than two dozen cities in 19 states announced today that they're sick of big telecom skipping them over for internet infrastructure upgrades and would like to build gigabit fiber networks themselves and help other cities follow their lead.

Oct 21 09:44

'Drunk' snow-plough driver blamed for crash that killed Total oil boss claims he is being FRAMED and says he doesn't drink because he suffers from a heart condition

The snowplough driver blamed for the air crash which killed the chief executive of oil giant Total has denied being drunk at the wheel of his vehicle.

Vladimir Martynenkov's lawyer insisted his client was not guilty of causing the air crash which killed Christophe de Margerie and three others and totally denied the 'groundless' accusation that Mr Martynenkov was drunk.

The denials seem to imply Mr Martynenkov believes he is being framed. After 24 hours in detention so far, he is today expected to be formally arrested, allowing investigators to question him over a longer period.

Oct 21 09:42

Mainstream 'Journalist' Reveals Agenda; Calls For Rape, Destruction of Syria

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

It is well-known among informed observers and virtually anyone that has even the smallest shred of discernment that mainstream media outlets are nothing more than the mouthpieces for their respective governments, banks, and corporations. These outlets act as a clear propaganda machine drumming up the beat for war by the presentation of clever narratives, subtle falsehoods, and outright lies.

Such deceit relies on the trust of a beguiled public who simply cannot fathom the idea that they are being lied to on such a mass scale. Indeed, the secrecy of the true agenda is what gives propaganda its power. So it is very rare that mainstream outlets, their “journalists,” or other major figures openly state the agenda that is behind their reporting and gives purpose to their every word.

Oct 21 09:18

Soros and the CIA Now Banking on Neves to Defeat Rousseff

President Rousseff’s policies have created powerful enemies within the walls of the CIA in Langley, Virginia and among the board rooms of Wall Street and the West’s most powerful corporations. She succeeded in proving the polls and pundits wrong on October 5 but October 26 remains yet another hurdle.

With Brazilian voters wise to Silva’s puppet strings to Soros and other global bankers, she managed to only come in third on October 5. Silva subsequently endorsed Neves, Soros’s second selection to take over the reins of presidential power in Brazil from Rousseff.

Neves’s chief economic adviser and the man who would become Finance Minister in a Neves presidency is Arminio Fraga Neto. A former close friend and associate of Soros and his Quantum hedge fund.

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Oct 21 09:02

California Man Walks Into Burning House and Rescues Stranger

An unidentified man is being hailed as a hero for rushing into a burning building in Fresno, Calif., to rescue a senior citizen who was trapped inside.

Oct 21 09:01

We Spent $7.6 Billion To Crush The Afghan Opium Trade—And It's Doing Better Than Ever

Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan is at record levels, according to a new report from the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. That's despite more than a decade of American efforts to knock out the Afghan drug trade—at a cost of roughly $7.6 billion.

Oct 21 08:54

Russia: Snow-removal driver in Total CEO death was drunk

The Investigative Committee said it was looking into whether a mistake was made by the air-traffic controller or the snow-removal vehicle driver. Investigators are also checking to see if bad weather or pilot error were to blame.

Oct 21 08:46

Detroit water shut-offs bring U.N. scrutiny

This United Nations Human Rights team has spent the last three days trying to figure out why the shutoffs are necessary.

Leilani Farha and Catarina de Albuquerque led the mission.

"People are living without dignity it's a human rights violation. the city should restore water to those unable to pay," said a representative of the U.N. team.

The mayor's office admits that for years the water department did a poor job collecting money it was owed. Then, when the city filed for bankruptcy last summer under the weight of its own creditors, the department decided to clamp down.

Oct 21 08:40

Global Justice or World Domination

Did the war on Yugoslavia mark the beginning of WW3?

snip: The military spending in the world is heading to reach two trillion US dollars. Step by step, the world has entered a new spiral of arms race. Are we going to respond to it by launching initiatives and activating mechanisms to put it to an end, or are we, just like on the eve of the World War I, going to let this race throw all of us once again into the chasm of disaster?

A short period of global partnership is being replaced by an increasing global distrust. Is there any readiness to seek just compromises in resolving outstanding problems and revert to general interests of the humanity, as embodied in peace and progress for all peoples and nations?

Oct 21 07:50

The Troubling Arguments from the Gov't in Smith v. Obama NSA Spying Case

Nadia Kayyali
Electronic Frontier Foundation

We’ve filed our reply brief in the appeal of Smith v. Obama, our case challenging the NSA’s mass telephone records collection on behalf of Idaho nurse Anna Smith. The case will be argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal on December 8, 2014 in Seattle, and the public is welcome to attend.

Another case challenging the telephone records program, Klayman v. Obama, will be argued on November 4 in Washington DC before the DC Circuit and EFF will be participating as an amicus.

We thought we’d highlight three of the more outrageous arguments the government made, and our responses debunking them...

Oct 21 07:21

CHICAGOLAND: Voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent

Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead.

Oct 21 07:05

White House Deletes Obama’s ‘Unpaid Bills’ Admission from Transcript

Last night at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago, President Obama mentioned that there are some “unpaid bills” on his desk in Chicago–which he left when moved to the White House after winning the presidential election in 2008.

Oct 21 06:59

Stop changing laws behind closed doors, say experts

Constitutional experts have warned David Cameron to halt the government's "behind closed doors" attempts to change the way the United Kingdom is governed.

In a letter sent to William Hague, who heads up the Devolution committee set up by the Prime Minister following the Scottish referendum last month, academics, the heads of think-tanks and leading political organisations warn that "it is essential that people are given a say in the shape of our political system". This follows warnings from largely Labour politicians that "English votes for English laws" reforms that are backed by Mr Cameron would turn Scottish MPs into "second class" representatives in the House of Commons.

Oct 21 06:51

VIDEO : Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

President Barack Obama had quite an encounter with a couple of voters Monday morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

Oct 21 06:49

CEO Of French Oil Giant Dies In Plane Crash

The CEO of French oil giant Total SA, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow plow Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. Russian investigators say the snow plow driver was drunk.

Oct 21 06:48

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attack Jerusalem buses over ad

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews hurled stones and slashed the tires of buses bearing ads promoting female worship at a key Jerusalem holy site, Israeli police said Tuesday.

The attack, which happened on Monday night in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood, underscores the still simmering tensions in Israel over religious extremists who want to separate the sexes in public spaces.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police units were dispatched to quell the violence in Mea Shearim where about 50 men slashed tires and pelted the buses with stones.

Oct 21 06:34

Ron Paul : National Service is Anti-Liberty and Un-American

Mandatory national service is not just anti-liberty, it is un-American. Whether or not they admit it, supporters of mandatory national service do not believe that individuals have “inalienable rights.” Instead, they believe that rights are gifts from the government, and, since government is the source of our rights, government can abridge or even take away those rights whenever Congress decides.

Oct 21 06:18

Islamic State wins ground from Syrian government in east: monitor

IS (the terrorists formerly known as Al-CIAda/Al-Nusra) were extremely close to losing last year in Syria. When the anti-Assad propaganda ploy failed miserably, the US and other terrorist states doubled-down by adding more numbers, more money, more weapons, more lies, etc. Now, the US and NATO provide air cover for this foreign mercenary army and bomb the civilians and infrastructure on Syria without even the sheerest veil of international law or constitutionality. Leave the Middle East alone! Deal with the domestic issues at home caused by your war-mongering!

Oct 21 03:14

Scientists: Ebola Can Spread by Air in Cold Weather Ebola can go airborn

Ebola can spread by air in cold, dry weather common to the U.S. but not West Africa, presenting a “possible, serious threat” to the public, according to two studies by U.S. Army scientists.

Oct 20 21:56

Police shot 600 bullets into car killing hostage Misty Holt-Singh : Family continues to look for answers

During a bank robbery hostage Misty Holt-Singh was shot by Stockton Police

Oct 20 21:25

33 police officers fire 600 bullets into car knowing it contained a hostage

“YOU DO NOT RIDDLE A VEHICLE WITH 600 SHOTS, BY 33 PEOPLE, KNOWING THERE IS AN INNOCENT PERSON INSIDE.”

Oct 20 20:28

A Missouri State Senator was arrested tonight at the #Ferguson protests.

State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed arrested in front of Ferguson police station

Oct 20 20:26

Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show.

Oct 20 20:15

Libya: From Africa’s Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention

snip: A decade of failed military expeditions in the Middle East has left the American people in trillions of dollars of debt. However, one group has benefited immensely from the costly and deadly wars: America’s Military-Industrial-Complex.

Building new military bases means billions of dollars for America’s military elite. As Will Blum has pointed out, following the bombing of Iraq, the United States built new bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Following the bombing of Afghanistan, the United States is now building military bases in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Following the recent bombing of Libya, the United States has built new military bases in the Seychelles, Kenya, South Sudan, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Oct 20 20:09

US State Department Regulations Against Free Speech to “Shape and Sustain a… Democratic World”

snip: Welcome to another episode of Post-Constitutional America, where the old rules do not apply. See something, say something, unless you used to work for the State Department and what you say does not agree with the government’s version of things.

Oct 20 19:49

Americans’ Gloom Marches Into Second Decade

The depressive donkey in A.A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” stories pretty much matches the mood of Americans lately, according to the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week. When 1,000 potential voters were asked whether they think the nation is on the right or wrong track, 65% of them said the country had taken a wrong turn, and only 25% said the U.S. was on the right path.

Oct 20 19:00

Anti-semitism charge is increasingly being leveled against Israel’s mainstream critics

A very similar charge was made by Matti Friedman, a former AP reporter in Jerusalem, who accused international media, including American outlets, of anti-Semitism for the way they told the story of the Gaza onslaught, as being Israel’s fault, when the real story was that Israel was taking on Hamas just as the US is taking on ISIS. At On the Media (minute 5):

What we’re seeing is extremely critical coverage of the actions of the Israeli government, and I would argue that this [alleged media] interest in the holy land– I think that there’s a very thin line between that and development of a hostile obsession with the moral failings of Jews, which as we know is a very deep thought pattern in the west.

Oct 20 18:44

The Neocons — Masters of Chaos

If you’re nervously watching the stock market gyrations and worrying about your declining portfolio or pension fund, part of the blame should go to America’s neocons who continue to be masters of chaos, endangering the world’s economy by instigating geopolitical confrontations in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Oct 20 18:31

Facebook tells DEA: Stop impersonating users

Sondra Arquiett was unaware as the DEA masqueraded as her while speaking to her friends. The DEA even posted photos of her with her son and another photo of her alone in panties and a bra.
She has sued the DEA agent who set up the account. The Justice Department is backing him up, claiming federal agents have the right to do such things.

Oct 20 18:27

Officials warn 500 million financial records hacked

Federal officials warned companies Monday that hackers have stolen more than 500 million financial records over the past 12 months, essentially breaking into banks without ever entering a building.

Oct 20 18:16

Mexican drug cartels are worse than ISIL. "This summer ISIL beheaded two Americans... By contrast, the cartels killed 293 Americans in Mexico from 2007 to 2010."

The horrific rampage of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured the world’s attention. ManyWestern commentators have characterized ISIL’s crimes as unique, no longer practiced anywhere else in the civilized world. They argue that the group’s barbarism is intrinsically Islamic, a product of the aggressive and archaic worldview that dominates the Muslim world. The ignorance of these claims is stunning.
While there other organized groups whose depravity and threat to the United States far surpasses that of ISIL, none have engendered the same kind of collective indignation and hysteria. This raises a question: Are Americans primarily concerned with ISIL’s atrocities or with the fact that Muslims are committing these crimes?

Oct 20 18:11

either you’re the butcher or you’re the cattle

“Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.”
? Pablo Picasso

snip: though the line between reality and fiction is often indistinguishable when you turn on the news, but the distinction between butchers and cattle is clear. The elected and non-elected rulers of the deep state are the butchers, sending young men off to die for oil companies and arms dealers, impoverishing the masses through inflation and their control of the currency, and enriching themselves through their complete control of the political, financial, judicial, and economic systems. This establishment, or invisible government as Bernays described, is committed to its own enrichment and perpetuation. Its scope, financial resources, and global reach put it in a predator class all by itself.

Oct 20 18:02

ST LOUIS PD CALLS THIS ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER - VIDEO

4FT 11IN Elizabeth Vega @ Pumpkin smash

WATCH LIVE: Ferguson Continues to Protest ...

Oct 20 17:59

GET OFF THE CLOUD! IBM Plunges as CEO Abandons 2015 Earnings Forecast

International Business Machines Corp. plunged the most in more than four years after abandoning an earnings forecast for 2015, as the company struggles to transform fast enough to handle the shift to cloud computing.

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