POLITICS/ELECTIONS/CORRUPTION

Aug 20 18:16

Obama Fails As Schoolyard Bully

For me, it’s the failure of the strongest power in the hood to maintain peace and calm, that tells the story in the clearest terms. If the leader doesn’t just not keep the peace, but actively ignites battles, all the rest are doomed to fight amongst each other until either the end of time, or the end of the leader’s prominence, whichever comes first.

Today, as we look at what goes on in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, the Gaza Strip, there’s no way we can say the US hasn’t had a stoke-the-fire role in each of these conflicts, and in most cases has even been the main instigator. If you’re the biggest bully on the block, and you keep on bullying people, your days are numbered. It’s the law of the jungle.

Aug 20 17:03

Zionist Israel’s Final Solution For Gaza

Yet still, Israel spins it’s lies to gather support for it’s craven massacres and yes I must say it, a final solution to the Zionist agenda to rid Israel of Palestinians. No it is not the same for there can never be a Nazi final solution. This one simply has been incarnated into another, showered with lies to justify racist hate, land greed and lunatic paranoia. Am I repeating myself? I will continue to repeat over and over again my disillusionment and contempt for the Zionist state of Israel.

Aug 20 15:24

EFF, ACLU Demolish “It’s Just Metadata” Claim in NSA Spying Appeal

Americans Deserve Full Protection of the Fourth Amendment for their Telephone Records, Groups Argue

Activist Post

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans' telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the Fourth Amendment...

Aug 20 14:50

Did Ferguson Police Use "Kill Switch" on Livestream Signal The Moment They Created Chaos?

"It keep saying 'no network error'. We had a foreign reporter on the roof with us and she wasn't able to get a signal on her cell phone. And people on the ground were saying 'I can't tweet out.'" -Livestreamer Argus Radio.

Eric Blair
Activist Post

It seems like the police state is using protests in Ferguson as a testing ground for all of their crowd-control weapons. Many are obvious like the curfew enforced by platoons of soldiers, armored tanks mounted by snipers, stun, tear and smoke grenades, no-fly zone, sound cannons, and designated free speech zones and media zones (apparently they're different now).

However, some weapons are less obvious like technology to kill livestream feeds during questionable police activity. And that's precisely what happened last night according to Ferguson's most prolific livestreamer Argus Radio...

Aug 20 14:16

Twitter Steps Up, Suspends Accounts That Share Horrific Beheading Video

Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Company CEO Dick Costolo made the announcement early Wednesday morning on his own Twitter feed, after a video of the alleged beheading emerged Tuesday on YouTube.

Aug 20 13:58

Update: Missouri Gov. Walks Back Call for 'Vigorous Prosecution'

in response to the Aug. 9 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Aug 20 13:28

The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare

109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

Aug 20 13:06

Furious About Ferguson? Work to Free Shaneen Allen

Whatever we eventually learn about what happened in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, Michael Brown is beyond mortal help. The same is not true of Shaneen Allen, a 27-year-old working mother of two and robbery victim who faces an eleven-year prison term for the supposed offense of carrying a legally licensed firearm.

Like the late Mr. Brown, Allen – a resident of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- is an African-American. She has no criminal record, and her case is untainted by allegations that she had committed a violent crime.

Aug 20 12:51

The Neocons’ Grim ‘Victory’ in Iraq

Neocons do like to declare victory, especially regarding the Iraq War. So it came as no surprise that Paul Wolfowitz, apparently unimpressed by Iraq’s mounting crisis, regaled a recent panel discussion at the U.S.-Africa Summit with the blunt proclamation, “We have won it — in 2009.” Unsurprisingly, that’s when Team Bush left the White House — and approximately 150,000 troops behind in Iraq.

Aug 20 11:34

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Update #12)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1oRXt9E

Aug 20 11:32

Why #GazaUnderAttack ceasefire talks collapsed?

Rogue terror states operate this way. Israel is one of the worst. It's a democracy in name only. It treats Palestinians like subhumans. It considers its Arab citizens fifth column threats. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pLuFyY

Aug 20 11:31

And Then, There is Israel

Israel shows little regard for International Law and yet insists on being blessed and excused by the world. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1q0SGkc

Aug 20 11:25

AVAAZ spreads Tutu’s message to divest from Israel and free Palestine

It's a tremendous thing for us to once again stand alongside Archbishop Tutu in standing up for justice, but out of a love for all people that refuses to fall victim to the fear and ignorance that is our universal enemy. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1qqHsmE

Aug 20 11:19

Live Blog #GazaUnderAttack – Day 45

LIVE BLOG | Day 45 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel continues its massive offensive operation #ProtectiveEdge on #GazaUnderAttack . #Palestine . Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pNtM8H

Aug 20 11:17

Myth Vs. Fact: Breaking Down The Conflict In Gaza

These are the top 5 myths the American media left the public with about Israel's brutal offensive of Gaza. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1lhWRK7

Aug 20 10:46

Staged Provocations Ahead of Possible US-Syrian War

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

With the alleged brutal murder of American journalist James Wright Foley, a wave of anger and aggression across Western audiences has been generated. Upon that wave rides two objectives. One is to create plausible deniability for the West which created the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), the other is to create a further pretext to justify a resurgence of direct US military intervention across the region.

Aug 20 10:42

The New American Elite

There is in many people a natural tendency to serfdom.To bow and curtsy to royalty, to fawn over celebrities, indeed, to take their every lead from that band of 'superiors' which can be called 'they' - they who 'know best', they who are 'natural born leaders', etc.

Most British settlers of America in 1775 wanted to remain loyal to the British elite, and it was this class of serf-in-the-mind that Thomas Paine castigated for their continuing support of a regime that had 'lost sight of the limits of humanity'.

Aug 20 10:38

Obama and the Democrats: The Lesser of Two Evils is Still Evil

As the old saying goes, “the greatest trick that the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”. It is remarkable as to how applicable that this saying is when applied to President Barack Obama. Obama was widely hailed as the man who would lead the nation out of the dark wilderness of the Bush-Cheney years of war, torture, mass-surveillance, destruction of civil liberties and grand scale theft by the jackals of high finance. Now it is apparent that Obama is not only a fraud but is arguably far worse than Bush and Cheney because El Presidente kills with a smile. Ever more so when it is the extrajudicial murders of American citizens who just happen to be on the “kill list” that is brought to him alongside his morning orange juice.

Aug 20 10:38

How the Defense Industry Corrupts State Politics

Ted Baumann
Activist Post

On my desk I have a teargas canister that a policeman fired at me many years ago. It’s there to remind me of several things: that the struggle for liberty is often violent; that 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (a.k.a. pepper spray) really hurts; and that somebody, somewhere, makes a lot of money selling the tools of repression to government...

Aug 20 10:24

Study: TSA Full-Body X-Ray Scanners Miss Guns, Explosives, Knives

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University maneuvered weapons past the full-body X-ray scanners that were deployed at U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013 – at a cost of more than $1 billion.

Aug 20 10:20

High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed

A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.

Aug 20 08:59

ISIS are Sunni Impostors & Saudi-CIA Shills

John McCain in a meeting with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi!

An effort is being made to paint ISIS as a "Sunni" movement in order to suggest that they may have a far larger following and can ignite a major conflict.

AbuBakr.jpg(America's latest Bin Laden, after meeting with handler John McCain)

But nothing could be further from the truth. ISIS are Salafis, a manifestation of a modern phenomenon in Islam which scholars have referred to as "Revivalism." The Islamic revivalists have two important things in common: they have always been British-sponsored, and are marked by a rejection of Islamic legal tradition.

Aug 20 07:22

ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized

Dead American Journalist the Latest Ploy to Cover-up Regional Genocide Years in the Making

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

American journalist James Wright Foley was allegedly brutally murdered on video by terrorists of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS). The development would at first appear to portray a terrorist organization openly declaring itself an enemy of the West; but, in reality, it is the latest attempt by the West itself to cover up the true genesis of the current region-wide catastrophe of its own creation now unfolding in the Middle East...

Aug 20 07:06

California may have paid millions for fraudulent drug treatment: audit

A California program that covers addiction treatments for the poor may have paid $93.7 million in fraudulent claims, a state audit showed.

The report released Tuesday by the California State Auditor showed that the state's Drug Medi-Cal program may have paid more than $3 million in claims for patients who were actually dead, and found serious deficiencies in the agency's records for 30 drug treatment program providers.

“It is a very troubling audit,” said State Senator Ted Lieu, a Southern California Democrat who requested the audit along with another lawmaker. “It shows that there is significant fraud in California’s Drug Medi-Cal system, and that this fraud has been ongoing for many years.”

The audit was spurred by a 2013 investigation by The Center For Investigative Reporting and CNN, which found questionable billing practices at drug-treatment clinics in Southern California. The program is a division of the state's healthcare program for the poor, known as Medi-Cal.

Aug 20 06:54

BP & The Real State of the Gulf – Pollution Report for Thursday, August 14, 2014

The following is a summary of the 8/14/14 daily beach oiling report issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). I will endeavour to publish this summary each day the FDEP issues such a report. While the media and public believe that the effects of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill have been largely eradicated, this data suggests otherwise.

It is important to note that these reports of daily oil discoveries and further environmental damage come at a time when BP is attempting to renege on its oft-stated “Commitment to the Gulf.”

Aug 20 06:07

ISIS, Israel and US duplicity

Mainstream media wants us to believe ISIS sprung up out of a hole in the ground and became powerful enough to take over large cities without any assistance from the big powers. The ineptitude of that narrative is an insult to everyone’s intelligence.

The US government claims it has launched several air strikes against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants in Iraq. These are the same ISIS militants that the US and its client states are supporting in Syria; the same breed and stock of militants they let loose like wild dogs to lynch Gaddafi and wreak havoc in Libya.

It is traditional US diplomacy to play a double game — on the one hand training, arming and financing terrorists to overthrow or destabilize non-compliant governments, while at the same time condemning those same malcontents when it is convenient to do so.

Aug 20 06:00

Paul Craig Roberts: Putin should meet privately with European Leaders

Putin could tell Europeans that by disassociating from Washington’s foreign policy and adopting foreign policies that serve their own interests instead of Washington’s, Europeans have nothing to lose but their chains of vassalage.

Putin could explain to Europeans that Russia is prepared to guarantee Europe’s security and, therefore, that Europe does not need Washington’s guarantee against a nonexistent Russian threat.

If this very reasonable and diplomatic approach to Europe fails, then Russia and China know that they must prepare for war.

Aug 20 05:40

Database Shows What Military Equipment Your Local Police Department Has Been Stockpiling

There’s no doubt that domestic law enforcement agencies on every level have been ramping up their militarization efforts in recent years. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that it has prompted Senator Rand Paul to call for a demilitarization of domestic police departments. “The images and scenes we continue to see in Ferguson resemble war more than traditional police action,” notes Paul in a recent article.

Aug 19 23:42

Lessons from Ferguson: Prepping for Civil Unrest and Martial Law

Any prepared and informed person knows that the threat isn’t always the event itself, which could be anything from a natural disaster to a rioting spree after a sporting event to an economic collapse. It’s the chaos during the aftermath of the event.

Aug 19 23:17

Obama heads back to vacation after unexplained DC trip

President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Aug 19 23:11

Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee

This was no ordinary defeat for Mr. Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against the Second Amendment” group. Losing to a local sheriff in a county dominated by Democratic Party voters just might have set his futile movement back to a point of no recovery.

Aug 19 22:53

Israeli ship is blocked from unloading in Oakland for four straight days

While the port shutdown was in response to Israel’s current bombardment of Gaza and a direct appeal by Palestinian trade union groups, local organizations like AROC want the action to mark the first of many direct mobilizations against Israel’s decades-long control of Palestinians and US-supported colonization of their land.

Aug 19 22:41

Boston PD Tested Facial Recognition Software By Recording Every Face At Local Music Festivals

Concertgoers at last year’s annual Boston Calling music festivals weren’t just there to watch the show — they were watched themselves as test subjects for Boston police’ new facial recognition technology, which reportedly analyzed every attendee at the May and September two-day events.

Aug 19 22:29

Cops cleared more than 400 times each year for justified homicides

More than 400 fatal police killings a year are sanctioned by local, state and federal authorities as justified homicides, but the FBI doesn’t specifically track how many times officers are prosecuted for improperly causing a person’s death.

Aug 19 19:33

The Pros And Cons Of Militarizing The Police

PROS:
Same tactics used successfully in Afghanistan, Iraq
Modern law enforcement simply cannot do their job properly by relying on handguns, tasers, and tear gas alone
A real shot in arm for nation’s ailing weapons industry.......

CONS:
Most police officers have proven fully capable of violently subduing protesters without any military-grade weapons......

Aug 19 19:27

US Intelligence Committee Head Says US In Greater Danger Than Before 911!

Here we go! With the distraction in Ferguson Missouri dragging on.

MOSCOW, August 18 (RIA Novosti) – The emergence of ISIS and other terrorist groups around the world have put the United States in greater danger than even before September 11 2001, says Representative Mike Rogers, head of the US House Intelligence Committee.

Aug 19 18:51

"I fear our panic stricken politicians are leading us into another bloody shambles in Iraq," GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ROSE

Amid the rising tide of horror stories coming from Iraq, there seems to be little constructive thought emerging from Western politicians on how to solve the political and humanitarian issues that confront the country.

Like panic-stricken rabbits caught in the headlights, our political leaders do not appear to know which way to go.

The only thing that they do know is that something must be done. But developing a viable, effective strategy against the brutal campaign of the Islamic State has, so far, clearly been beyond their competence.

Although I strongly believe that military intervention must be instigated only as a matter of last resort and I firmly opposed the invasion of Iraq in 2003, I am convinced that there is a powerful moral — and practical — case for intervening now against the Islamic State.

Aug 19 17:57

Congress Members Who Approve Militarization of U.S. Police Receive 73% More Money from Defense Industry

A December 2013 Reason-Rupe poll found that 58% of Americans thought that police militarization has gone too far

A new Pew research poll shows that a plurality of people think that the police have gone too far in Ferguson, Missouri

So why does Congress continue to approve militarization? For the same reason that Congress members vote for NSA spying on Americans and go easy on Wall Street criminals: money.

Maplight reports that congress critters opposing Congressman Grayson’s bill to demilitarize police receive 73% more money than those voting for it:

Aug 19 17:15

Palestine, Israel and CNN

CNN continues to foster the fantasy that the very existence of a poor, vulnerable little Israel is in grave danger from big, bad Palestine. It makes no mention of the fact that Israel has the most modern weaponry on the planet, provided by the United States, or that Israel receives $3 billion a year in aid from the U.S., while Palestine receives nothing. It also doesn’t mention that many of the weapons used against Palestinians citizens are in violation of international law.

Aug 19 13:43

The liberal Zionist dilemma

Lawrence Davidson highlights the contradiction between universal civil and political rights and support for Zionist state. He says that, faced with the choice, most “liberal” Zionists would ditch the veil of liberalism.

Aug 19 13:10

Swat Team Raided with Immigration, Tibetan Monks for over extended visas while they were on a Peace Mission in U.S.

SWAT teams in the U.S. are militarized and are being used for the most basic purposes now. They raid homes for the smallest reasons.

In 2006, they raided Tibetan Monks on a Peace mission for expired visas with immigration officials.

Now are they going to do this for illegals here now that commit crimes or just go against the American citizens?

I found this as I have been doing research about SWAT teams in the U.S. and if they are privately owned mercenaries and found this information.

Aug 19 13:06

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated #11)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1lfDKAl

Aug 19 12:40

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma

You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1vdWxfI

Aug 19 12:39

The spirit of humanity shines bright in Palestine

We must demand that Palestinians, like Israelis, are able to live free from fear, in dignity and with equality. The spirit of humanity demands no less. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/YvJQlt

Aug 19 11:53

24/7 Online Live Stream From #GazaUnderAttack (Israel resume airstrikes)

Israeli air strikes and rocket fire resume as Gaza negotiations collapse . Watch live streams from #GazaUnderAttack here: http://sabbah.in/1zNYQta

Aug 19 11:51

Christie’s “Bridgegate” Investigation Cost NJ Taxpayers Over $6 Million

Documents released last week showed the law firm that represented New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) and investigated his involvement with the George Washington Bridge scandal has billed the state of New Jersey $6.5 million.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a political hatchet job to keep Christie out of the 2016 race for President, and the same thing is being done to Rick Perry.

Aug 19 11:27

US Guns Still Flowing Into Mexico on Peña Nieto’s Watch

The value of private-sector weapons and related training delivered to Mexico during the first 10 months of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s presidency tallied $78.4 million and was on par with similar defense-article shipments during two of the last three years of Felipe Calderón’s presidency.

Aug 19 10:54

‘Raid & Detain’ Is Now The Standard Procedure For Internet Trash-Talk?

An innocent elderly woman’s home was raided by SWAT when she was suspected of using the internet to trash-talk and post threats toward the local police. In response, gun-wielding assailants breached her doors and windows in a violent search for electronic evidence. The hair-raising incident took place at the household of Louise Milan on Powell Street. It was the place where she and her husband had raised their six children, and had lived for three decades. On June 21, 2012, the solitude of the familial home was shattered — along with numerous doors and window panes.

Aug 19 09:53

County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system

Oh! My gosh! He was full of the devil weed. He had Reefer Madness! One more nail in the cop's BS story!
If you really want the protests to go away it's simple Governor! Arrest the police officer for murder and jail him with no bond. Arrest and or run the Poverty Pimps and the federal agent provocateurs outa Missouri.
SHOW ME! Governor!

While Case declined to comment further, citing the ongoing investigation into Brown’s death, another person familiar with the county’s investigation told The Washington Post that Brown had between six and eight gunshot wounds and was shot from the front.

In addition, Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot and killed by a police officer on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, according to this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

Aug 19 09:34

Cracking Down on Truth-telling

Last week focused a lot of attention on New York Times reporter James Risen, who is facing the threat of jail time for refusing to testify in a leak case against former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling. The Supreme Court refused to hear Risen’s appeal of a subpoena to testify in June.

Aug 19 08:59

From The Holocaust To The Massacre In Gaza Through Ben-Gurion Airport - by Miko Peled

Israel is an illegitimate creation, born of the unholy union between racism and colonialism, and the refugees who make up the majority of the population in the Gaza Strip are a constant reminder of this. They are a reminder of the crime of ethnic cleansing upon which Israel was established. The poverty, lack of resources and lack of freedom stand in stark contrast to the abundance, freedom and power that exist in Israel and that rightfully belongs to Palestinians.

Aug 19 08:40

Ferguson, MO and the “Israelization” of America’s Police Force

Ferguson, Mo is not about the militarization’s of America’s police force. It is and should be about the “Israelization” of America’s police force in equipment, training, ideology, perception and doctrine.

Aug 19 08:04

Must See Charts and Analysis: This Is Your Recovery And This Is Your Recovery Without Drugs

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson

Aug 19 07:37

The Disease of American Democracy

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement.

A large portion of the public doesn’t even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots in the 2012 presidential election.

Aug 19 07:18

A cure for the common queue at the airport

TSA is seeking “Next Generation Checkpoint Queue Design” proposals to speed along people who have enrolled in its PreCheck program. Travelers who pay $85 and submit ample personal information and their fingerprints can bypass semi-strip-downs, routine groping and the nudie X-ray whole-body scanners. More than 400,000 people have paid up, providing TSA with a windfall of more than $30 million.

However, even a political scientist could recognize TSA PreCheck’s perverse incentive. The worse the TSA abuse of average travelers, the more people will pay $85 to avoid degradation at airport checkpoints. TSA can thereby profit every time a video showing it mauling innocent passengers goes viral on the Internet. Since the TSA is a federal agency, charging extra for PreCheck cannot be considered extortion.

Aug 19 07:14

Great moments in failed predictions

In 1885, the US Geological Survey announced that there was “little or no chance” of oil being discovered in California.

In 1891, it said the same thing about Kansas and Texas. (See Osterfeld, David. Prosperity Versus Planning : How Government Stifles Economic Growth. New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.)

In 1939 the US Department of the Interior said that American oil supplies would last only another 13 years.

1944 federal government review predicted that by now the US would have exhausted its reserves of 21 of 41 commodities it examined. Among them were tin, nickel, zinc, lead and manganese.

In 1949 the Secretary of the Interior announced that the end of US oil was in sight.

Aug 19 07:12

Globalizing Gaza

Globalizing Gaza in both military and legal terms raises the slogan "we are all Palestinians" from one of political solidarity to literal accuracy. Its collolary also highlights a key element of international politics of which we must be keenly aware: our governments are all Israel. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1rkar1Q

Aug 19 07:11

Is the Control of Gaza’s Offshore Gas Reserves a Factor in Israeli Military Operations?

As Israel's energy issues become more pronounced, repeated military incursions into Gaza show that dominating and exploiting its offshore gas reserves is an increasingly important issue. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1BxEBkk

Aug 19 07:10

The U.S. Congress: a Metonym for AIPAC

The majority of the American people believe that they are governed by their elected representatives in Congress which in reality is more akin to a Knesset serving the interests of war criminal AIPAC Israeli Zionists. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1n5yMRJ

Aug 19 07:08

UN #GazaUnderAttack Emergency Situation Report as of 18 August 2014

Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 18 August 2014, 0800 hrs) Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1kRDx5F

Aug 19 07:04

US “Pivot” Stumbles in Thailand

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

Months after the May 22, 2014 military coup that ousted the regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, the military-led government has been working in earnest to uproot the Shinawatra political machine as well as realign the Kingdom’s foreign policy to represent a better balance between China’s rising power and the West’s waning but meddlesome influence.

Uprooting the West’s Unwarranted Influence

The regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, led by nepotist proxy via his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, represented an inequity between this balance...

Aug 19 06:43

How neonicotinoid pesticides are poisoning Canada's agriculture

Meanwhile, neonicotinoid usage is soaring. According to Health Canada's Pest Control Sales Reports, sales went from just over 100,000 kg in 2008 to nearly 300,000 kg in 2010. Two neonicotinoids, thiamethoxam and clothianidin, vaulted into the top 10 list of insecticides -- even though only small amounts of these compounds are applied per hectare because of their high toxicity.

Pesticide-coated seeds accounted for most of the increased sales. Neonicotinoid use has grown to the extent that it is difficult for Canadian farmers to buy seeds for major crops such as corn and soybeans (and soon, wheat) that aren't treated with these nerve poisons.

This means ever-increasing levels in our food. In a study published in 2014, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health analyzed fresh fruits and vegetables purchased from neighbourhood grocery stores in Boston. They found that "all fruit and vegetable samples (except nectarine and tomato) and 90 per cent of honey samples were detected positive for at least one neonicotinoid; 72 per cent of fruits, 45 per cent of vegetables, and 50 per cent of honey samples contained at least two different neonicotinoids."

Aug 19 06:11

Ferguson Media and citizen's Focus, should not be racial. Police getting away with murder and an 'Above the Law' complex. Swat teams Private Corps

The people of Ferguson want justice and they are bringing to light how the police are getting away with murder and it has to stop. The media is making it a racial issue, instead of talking about what it really is about.

They have murdered innocent people across this nation of all races. In fact from a statistical chart, if accurate shows they have murdered more unarmed whites than blacks.

Did you know that Swat teams are not regular law enforcement? Swat teams are private corporations mercenaries. In other words, Blackwater type hired killers are those that raid our homes and businesses when the government wants them to.

Aug 18 22:52

Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

But the pathologist said the team that examined Michael Brown can't be sure yet exactly how the wounds were inflicted, citing the need for more information.

Aug 18 22:49

‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguson, Mo., residents say

FERGUSON, Mo.
Anger and frustration over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer has been expressed through prayer vigils and peaceful protests throughout this St. Louis suburb.

During the daytime.
When the sun goes down, violence has reigned.

No one is more frustrated than local residents and leaders.

“The people causing all the trouble, they aren’t from Ferguson,” said resident Mike Marion, 26. “They’re from all over. They’re not trying to make things better or stand up for Michael Brown. They’re just taking advantage of the situation.”

Aug 18 22:44

Man faces felony charge after struggle with deputy

Old school cops! Peace officers! This is how it's done! The cops bust heads but they don't stack up bodies. They could have killed this guy but they didn't.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - A man faces a felony charge of aggravated battery after an incident with a Madison County deputy on Saturday.

Deputies were called to a home in the 4700 block of Warnock Avenue in Granite City for a call of a suicidal subject armed with a knife, according to a news release. Once deputies arrived, they found Dakota Childs, 23, restrained by family members. Childs struggled and even spat in the face of one of his family members.

While trying to get Childs in the squad car, Childs spat in the first deputy's face and inflicted a three inch cut to the palm of the first officer, according to the release.

Aug 18 22:25

Police fire tear gas on protesters near QuikTrip in Ferguson; shots fired at scene

Updated at 11:56 p.m. with more details of tear gas; shots fired
When protesters defied police orders to leave the parking lot of the burned-out QuikTrip, police fired tear gas Monday night after repeated warnings.

Just before midnight, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told reporters shots had been fired at Canfield and told the media to go to the command center about a quarter-mile away.
The St. Louis County Police Chief, Jon Belmar, echoed Dotson, telling reporters to move back to the command post because of gunfire.
Police fired at least three tear gas volleys near the QuikTrip as emergency vehicles sped to the scene. Police also used tear gas to break up protesters near West Florissant and Northwoods Estates.

"They're gassing our kids," one protester shouted.
At several points during the night, police warned off protesters by beating the pavement with their night sticks.

Aug 18 19:19

A Marxist View of Gaza - “Hey, who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?” –Chico Marx

....... The video record from inside Gaza effectively puts paid to any protestations of Israeli restraint. American reporting may be prejudiced in Israel’s favor, op-eds may be overwhelmingly pro-Israel and Bibi Netanyahu may be able to get on US TV anytime he wants, but images of dead and dying women and children are hard to overlook.

For instance the Israeli claim that firing a warning shot saves lives took something of a knock when one of their dummy rounds killed four children who were feeding the family ducks on the roof of their home. The attack and its aftermath were caught on video. Similarly, the oft repeated statement that civilians are not targeted was discredited in rather gruesome fashion when naval gun fire killed four boys playing soccer on a Gaza beach. Unfortunately for the Israel propaganda machine just behind the beach was a hotel housing foreign correspondents who filmed the scene even as they were helping to gather up wounded and dead children.

Aug 18 19:08

Max Keiser says he quit "The Oracle" series on BBC because he wasn't allowed to mention Israel

The perfect example of Jewish Supremacist control of BBC output comes with the well-known and respected financial journalist Max Keiser. Commissioned to do a series called “The Oracle” for BBC World News, Keiser quit after ten episodes—because, as he announced on Twitter:

“The reason I quit my BBC show; got strict orders not to mention Israel in any context. This kind of censorship leads to #Gaza horror.”

In other words, Keiser, who now works for the RT news channel, was allowed to mention anything at all—except Israel, and by implication, Jews and the Jewish role in world financial scandals and problems.

In a second Twitter comment on the same subject, Keiser said that the BBC has a “‘no go’ policy re: Israel.”

He then linked to an article showing how the British government was actually arming Israel, and posed the question “Is this why? Revealed – Britain’s ‘role’ in arming Israel.”

Aug 18 18:21

The Liberal Zionist Dilemma - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

You simply cannot adhere to the principle of universal civil and political rights and, at the same time, support a Zionist state. To do so is to involve oneself in a contradiction. The liberals are being forced to face this fact. And, as this happens, they will have to make a real choice: cease being Zionist or cease adhering to the liberal ideal. I suspect that, along with Ari Shavit, most of them will decide to “stand with the damned.”

Aug 18 18:19

Protesters Storm Governor's Office In Downtown St. Louis, Demand Removal Of National Guard

At least eight people were arrested, including a 90-year-old political activist, following a march in downtown St. Louis Monday afternoon.

Aug 18 17:33

Mayor with Bloomberg gun control group charged with bribery

Monticello, New York, Democratic Mayor Gordon Jenkins—a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns—was arrested Thursday on bribery charges, the latest in a long string of legal and ethical foibles by Jenkins.

Aug 18 16:18

Freedom to live ordinary lives… as per the 2005 promises. That’s all the Gazans want

When Israel “disengaged” from Gaza in September 2005 (i.e. pulled out its ground troops and squatters while continuing to occupy Palestinian airspace, coastal waters and crossings to the outside world) it signed an Agreement on Movement intended to maintain and develop Gaza’s economy and set the scene for a viable Palestinian state. The Agreement, drawn up by the US and sponsored by the Quartet, was launched by Condoleezza Rice (US Secretary of State) and Javier Solana (EU High Representative) in Jerusalem on 15 November 2005.

Condoleezza Rice(US Secretary of State) said the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza returned control of that territory to the Palestinian people and the EU would play an important role in implementing the scheme. "This agreement is intended to give the Palestinian people freedom to move, to trade, to live ordinary lives.

Aug 18 14:38

Freedom to live ordinary lives... as per the 2005 promises. That's all the Gazans want

Stuart Littlewood argues that while Israel continues to ride roughshod over international law and the will of the international community, Britain’s Conservative-led government continues to regurgitate the same tired old messages.

Aug 18 13:41

The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What’s Best for You

Surveillance cameras, government agents listening in on your phone calls, reading your emails and text messages and monitoring your spending, mandatory health care, sugary soda bans, anti-bullying laws, zero tolerance policies, political correctness: these are all outward signs of a government—i.e., a societal elite—that believes it knows what is best for you and can do a better job of managing your life than you can.

Aug 18 12:41

Georgia-Russia Relations: Smoke and Mirrors of EU-Georgia-Russian Trade

Georgia has been trying to join the EU and NATO for many years as have Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. This had been undeviating policy vector of the Saakashvili government, which spent nine years building up a reputation as a pro-European force.

Aug 18 12:12

Block The Boat Protesters Confront Police (Raw Footage from 8-16-2014)

PLUS - Block The Boat Protesters chant "HANDS UP DON'T SHOOT!" at Oakland Police

GOOD STUFF!

Aug 18 11:53

Report: #BlockTheBoat Protesters shut down port AGAIN as Zionist owned ZIM cargo ship docks in Oakland port. Workers sent home

#blocktheboat in #solidarity #Gaza in #Oakland Port #BlockTheBoat #FreePalestine #punkboyinsf

#OccupyOakland #OSF

Aug 18 10:37

New Anti Police State App Helps You "See Something, Say Something" in Real-Time

Activist Post

Recent studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions...

Aug 18 10:21

Germans are angry with their leaders and have been screwed over as well

Where do I start? Something that should be obvious is that Germany is not a free and sovereign country. From the start, when the Federal Republic was conceived, the Allies had a great influence on shaping the new Germany. Especially the Americans. It is somewhat subtle if you are used to how things are, but once you start observing it becomes clear that the American political circles have great influence on ours. Anyone interested can take a look at how many of our Politicians in the various established parties are members in transatlantic clubs. So guess where their allegiance lies? They are not even ashamed of it, it's normal to them.

Aug 18 09:56

TUTU: My plea to the people of Israel – Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1uNSb1c

Aug 18 09:55

Netanyahu: Israel’s Pinochet

Netanyahu heads Israel's rogue government. He exceeds the worst of Ariel Sharon and previous hardline leaders. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1taGcc4

Aug 18 09:53

The Fall of Gaza’s Temple

The eminent author claims that the people of Gaza are those who destroyed the Strip in the recent Israeli attack. Are the Israeli Air Force pilots Palestinians from Gaza? Read more --> http://sabbah.in/1pzSeKD

Aug 18 09:52

Nothing will come of Israel’s quiet

Israel want quiet and the hell with the surrounding noise and its causes. Let Gaza suffocate and the West Bank bow its head, as long as we have quiet. Read more --> http://sabbah.in/Vzve2X

Aug 18 09:50

Palestine & Israel Magazine (Updated-10)

UNCENSORED - Occupied Palestine and Israel breaking news, related world news and multimedia. http://sabbah.in/1uNQukx

Aug 18 09:48

The New Ulster: The Nature and Purpose of The State of Israel

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

Since the inception of the Israeli state and its official formalization in 1948, Israel has baffled the world with its seeming irrational aggression, hypocrisy, brutality, and willingness to entirely ignore international law. Indeed, Israel is well-known for thumbing its nose at even the basic etiquette for international relations.

Israel’s sordid history – that of its connections to mega-rich banking families like the Rothschilds, racism, double-edged alliances, and genocide – has caused it to, therefore, be the target of many researchers and activists that see it as the sole source of evil upon the earth. Zionist Christians (mostly those in the West), have generally pledged religious allegiance to Israel under the pretext of supporting “God’s Chosen People” and Biblical prophecy. Still others pretend that Israel is the absolute pinnacle of the power structure and condemn Jews as responsible for all the horrors of the world.

Aug 18 09:35

‘What else do we need to give them to arrest the killer of my child?’ - Brown’s mother on private autopsy

The 2 head shots were both fired at a downward angle indicating they were coup de grace shots. Executed for jaywalking or stealing Swisher Sweets or fighting with the cop. Take your pick. They have a million stories! Nothing this kid did was a capital offense. He was denied the most basic right of due process!

The family of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday, held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the preliminary autopsy and the number of bullets fired at their son.

Aug 18 08:43

County officials refuse to pay medical bills for toddler burned by SWAT grenade

To all you people who think it's okay for the cops to brutalize Americans! To hell with the lot of you!

Officials in Georgia’s Habersham County are refusing to pay for the mounting medical expenses of a toddler seriously injured by a flash grenade after a failed SWAT team raid earlier this year.

Bounkham 'Bou Bou' Phonesavanh was just 19 months old when a Habersham SWAT team initiated a no-knock warrant at his family’s home at around 3 a.m. on May 28. Bou Bou was asleep in his crib at the time, surrounded by his family and three sisters. The toddler was severely injured when SWAT team officers broke through the house’s door and threw a flashbang grenade that ultimately landed in the Bou Bou’s crib.

Aug 18 07:38

The Silence is Deafening after analyzing MH17 Black Boxes. No data released. Silence as if it never happened.

Just a month ago the amount of war rhetoric and accusations against Russia from the U.S. and other Western countries was loud and screaming.

Now MH17 has been forgotten. It is almost as if it never happened from the silence.

I have done a search about the black box results from MH17. The latest I found was from July 30th. They have only released that there was a massive decompression event.

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