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July 30, 2014

Jul 30 06:11

New York DHS will pay you $500 to rat out ‘prepper’ neighbors buying legal goods

New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.

In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

This is obviously nothing more than the beginning of the cultivation of ‘average citizen snitches’ who will rat out on their fellow citizens…

Jul 30 06:11

UN threatens sanctions on anyone trading oil with ISIS terrorists

The UN Security Council has voiced “grave concern” over reports of oil trading with ISIS militant groups in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has seized control of oilfields in the area and is reportedly using the revenues to finance its nascent Islamic State.

Russia submitted a draft statement to the Security Council on Monday night that would ban crude oil sales by terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq, and potentially sanction anyone that does business with them. The measure “strongly condemns any engagement in direct or indirect trade of oil from Syria involving terrorist groups, and reiterates that such engagement constitutes financial support for entities designated by the Security Council 1267/1989 Committee as terrorist."

The statement also calls on all member states to take “necessary measures” to stop “nationals, entities and individuals” from engaging in transactions linked to non-state actors in the oil industry in Syria.

Jul 30 06:10

Swedish banks walk tightrope with sanctions

News agency Reuters reports that the EU has agreed on a sanctions package against Russia, over its role in Ukraine, on Tuesday. The details of the sanctions package will be finalized and released on Wednesday. The sanctions target the finance, defence and energy sectors.

The sanctions are initially set to last one year but a review will take place after three months, to judge their effectiveness. The sanctions were decided to only target future contracts, leaving existing contracts intact, like France's delivery of helicopter carrier warships to Russia.

According to Reuters, one of the sanction with the most impact will ban Europeans from buying new bonds or shares issued by banks owned 50 percent or more by the Russian state.

Jul 30 06:07

On Israel’s Doomed Fate

Just a month ago it seemed as if only divine intervention could save the Palestinians. However, as things stand at the moment, even God may find it difficult to rescue his favourite people. Israel has sunk into a fatal political, military and ideological paralysis. The destiny of the Jewish State has been revealed. It has no future in the region.

The key to understanding of Israel’s paralysis is not complicated. As much as Israelis favour the deployment of their devastating military might and its fire power, Israelis do not like to be caught with blood on their hands. As much as they like to kill, they hate to be the killers. This dilemma has matured into a political, ideological, strategic and spiritual deadlock. It puts the Jewish State into an impossible scenario that makes dwelling on someone’s else land simply unimaginable.


Jul 30 06:07

Ukraine's pipelines will lose 50% of value when South Stream starts - Naftogaz head

The South Stream gas pipeline, which bypasses Ukraine, may halve the value of Ukraine’s gas transportation system (GTS), according to Andrey Kobolev, head of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz.

After the Russian–led South Stream project is complete and working at full capacity, the value of Ukraine’s GTS may fall as much 50 percent from the present estimate of $25-$35 billion, RIA Novosti quotes the head of the company.

“We have no wish to lose it, and it’s unreasonable," Kobolev said on a Ukrainian local TV channel.

Construction of the South Stream pipeline in Bulgaria and Serbia was suspended following pressure from the EU to comply with competition law. After a while construction resumed.

"They [Gazprom] are ready to invest their own 15 billion euro in South Stream construction … This gas pipeline will take away from the Ukrainian transit potentially up to 60 billion cubic meters. Currently the transit carries 86 billion cubic meters," Kobolev said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I wonder if this was the reason the US put tighter sanctions on Russian energy companies; to make South Stream politically unviable for Europe, and force them to use existing pipelines from Ukraine.

Jul 30 06:02

Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s “A Report On The Banality Of Evil” To Gaza

HA’s penetrating analysis in the book furnishes insights both into the mind of the perpetrators, and the overall societal mindset they were embedded in, which made these horrendous acts possible without any weight on their conscience. It provides a template for studying all such acts of barbarity by the organized and brute force of the state, with full complicity of the overwhelming population, against people who are made stateless either in the sense of being deprived of the state they had hitherto lived in or are forced to live as stateless wards of occupying power.

Jul 30 06:00

Hoax alert: video of “child firing an RPG on Gaza Beach” actually from Libya

Earlier this month The Electronic Intifada rumbled a hoax video claiming to show “Hamas using children as human shields” – in fact the video was from Syria.

Two days ago another hoax video, this one titled “Palestinian child firing an RPG on Gaza Beach July 2014,” was uploaded to YouTube.

But in fact the video is not from from Palestine at all.

The original appears to have been uploaded to LiveLeak three days ago. The description of the video says it may have been from Libya.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The video has been removed from YouTube, but don't worry; Israel will be back with another dirty by this afternoon!

Jul 30 05:59

"Nowhere to Go": Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows "Protracted" Assault

Despite a U.N. Security Council call for a ceasefire, Israel has intensified its attack on Gaza and warned of a "protracted campaign." Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, with some saying Monday was the most intensive night of bombing so far. In this time period, Israel attacked more than 150 sites including Gaza’s only power station and a media center that houses the broadcasting headquarters of Hamas and a number of other Arab satellite news channels.


Jul 30 05:58

Q2:2014 US GDP Nowcast: +3.2%

The US economy is expected to post a substantial rebound in the government’s initial estimate of second-quarter GDP that’s scheduled for release on Wednesday, according to the Capital Spectator’s median econometric nowcast. Following the surprisingly sharp 2.9% decline for Q1 GDP (real seasonally adjusted annual rate), the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is projected to report a 3.2% increase for its “advance” Q2 data on July 30.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And three months from now they will "adjust" that one back down to reality.

Jul 30 05:53

"Shocked" White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

While everyone's attention is glued on Russia and whether Obama can successfully launch World War III, things are going from bad to worse when it also comes to US relations with Israel. Recall that here things were already on the verge of disaster after for some reason, Kerry was unleashed to "arrange" a ceasefire with Israel, when in reality the SecState somehow managed to infuriate every single feuding faction (there are a lot of them), Israel included, after Haaretz wrote that "Kerry ruined everything."

Jul 30 05:52

Hacked Email from U.S. Army Attache in Ukraine – For False Flags to occur so U.S. can take military action against Russia

Events are moving rapidly in Crimea. Our friends in Washington expect more decisive actions from your network.
I think it’s time to implement the plan we discussed lately. Your job is to cause some problems to the transport hubs in the south-east in order to frame-up the neighbor.
It will create favorable conditions for Pentagon and the Company to act.
Do not waste time, my friend.


Jul 30 05:51

Crime (Israel) and punishment (Russia)

So Obama, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi - let's call them the Fab Five - get on a video conference call to muster their courage and "increase pressure" asking for a cease-fire in Gaza. Later in the day, Israel's Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu delivers his answer, in plain language: he remains dead set on achieving his version of a Final Solution to Gaza. [1] With or without "pressure".

So what's left for the Fab Five after having their illustrious Western collective behinds solemnly kicked? They decide to dump Gaza and instead sanction Russia - again! How brilliant is that as an exit strategy?

Jul 30 05:51

Deadly shelling hits UN school, killing 16, as Hamas mulls truce

Israeli shells struck a UN school in Gaza early Wednesday, killing 16, as ground troops made a significant push into the territory despite Palestinian efforts to broker a 24-hour truce.

It was the second time in a week that a UN school sheltering hundreds of homeless Palestinians had been hit, with the latest violence pushing the Gaza death toll over 1,260.

The bloodshed came as a top-level Palestinian delegation including Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders was preparing to head to Cairo to discuss a new proposal for a temporary humanitarian ceasefire, a top PLO official said.

But there was no word on whether Israel would respond to the initiative, with the military striking 75 targets in Gaza overnight as ground troops made a “significant advance” inside the narrow coastal enclave, army radio reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is NOT alleged Israeli "self-defense".

Let us call it what it truly is: genocide, writ large, and enabled by an American government which, at this point, has lost all legitimacy and morality.

Jul 30 05:49

Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's like Obama saying that everyone who voted for Romney deserved to be killed!

Jul 30 05:47

Gaza conflict: At least 15 dead after tank shells hit UN school

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded UN school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a UN aid agency and a health official said.


Jul 30 05:46

Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States

The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostic systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for “low probability, high consequence” scenarios.

Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are “rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens,” says executive officer for the DOD’s Chemical and Biological Defense group Carmen J. Spencer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This would be a really good time to do everything possible to enhance your natural wellness; when you think of just how "how well" this Federal government managed Katrina, just imagine what they will do if there is a true epidemic of this disease here in the US.

Jul 30 05:41

Lancet Medical Journal Denounces Israel’s Aggression, Targeting of Children, and Attempts to Kill Gaza – Seven Quotes

Doctors and scientists, on behalf of 24 signatories, in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet,write:

“An Open Letter for the People of Gaza”

Seven crucial quotes:

Gaza is being killed by one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated modern military machines.

This is a “military onslaught on civilians in Gaza”

These attacks aim to terrorize

We witnessed targeted weaponry used indiscriminately and on children

We denounce the myth propagated by Israel that the aggression is done caring about saving civilian lives and children’s well-being.

Israel’s behaviour has insulted our humanity, intelligence, and dignity as well as our professional ethics and efforts.

Should the use of gas be further confirmed, this is unequivocally a war crime for which, before anything else, high sanctions will have to be taken immediately on Israel with cessation of any trade and collaborative agreements with Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What has to happen, to end this carnage, is to immediately implement boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel, on a universal, international front.

And all of those alleged Congressional representatives who voted to support this genocide need to understand that there is an election coming in November, and We the People (whose real needs and concerns go largely unaddressed by this Congress), are angry about the continued US government's illegal support and enabling of Israel.

The Symington Amendment states, very unambiguously, that any nation which refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, has nuclear weapons, and refuses to have those weapons inspected, gets absolutely no US military or financial aid.

And yet Congress breaks this law with impunity, every time it signs another check for Israel's financial or military aid.

And every time Congress does this, it further destroys its own credibility, which is very close to completely on the ropes at this time in this country's history.l

Jul 30 05:40

15 Killed By Israeli Missile In Jabalia School; 4 killed in separate strikes

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has reported that fifteen Palestinians have been killed, in the early morning hours before dawn Wednesday, when the Israeli army fired a missile into Abu Hussein School, where families had taken shelter, in Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Three others were killed in separate airstrikes, and dozens wounded.

Jul 30 05:39

Patent workers paid to exercise, shop and do chores, investigation reveals

Dozens of employees working for an obscure federal agency went years with little work to do, allowing them to collect salaries and bonuses while they shopped online, caught up on chores, watched television or walked the dog, an investigation revealed Tuesday.

The probe by the Commerce Department’s inspector general found that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board were paid more than $5 million for their time even though there was so little work for them to do that supervisors didn’t care how they used it.


Jul 30 05:37

Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It

Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War

Jul 30 05:29

U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions as Ukraine fighting continues

Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.

U.S. President Barack Obama said the measures would take an "even bigger bite" out of the stagnant Russian economy than sanctions Washington and the EU had already implemented against Russia over its disputed annexation of Crimea and its support of pro-Russian rebels fighting the Ukrainian government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the editors of cnn.com: CAN YOU POSSIBLY, PLEASE, QUIT LYING ABOUT THE SITUATION WITH UKRAINE?!?!?

Let's look at the timeline here:

1.The duly elected government of Ukraine was dumped in a putsch.
2.Crimea, in a free and fair election, and with international observers present, chose to allign itself with Russia in light of the fact that Ukraine no longer had a legitimate government.
3.The US/EU/UCB-enabled Portoschenko was "elected" as president in an election so completely crooked that all officials participating in it had to screw their socks on.
4.Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong. They have also taken in children and women who are fleeing from the bloodbath which Portoschenko has ordered for those Eastern Ukrainian areas which want to be separate, adn more independent from Ukraine.

And of course, God forbid that you should mention the real reason for these sanctions, which are generally a prelude to war; money, and whose currency wil be supreme in world trade in the future.

The ruble and yuan are gathering momentum as the currency of choice, and that is the real reason for these sanctions; to prevent these currencies from rising any more than they already have, in terms of countries not wanting to use the dollar anymore as an intermediary currency.

And the US government will literally go to war rather than have that happen.

Jul 30 05:12

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school: U.N.

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli shells blasted a U.N.-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a U.N. official said.

Blood splattered floors and mattresses inside classrooms, and some survivors picked through shattered glass and debris for flesh and body parts to bury.

At the edge of the schoolyard, some 20 donkeys lay dead, still tied to a railing

there is no end to the murder and destruction of these Israeli whores of humanity. Cactus Moon

Jul 30 05:11

Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

Moscow, which buys more than 2 billion euros worth of EU fruit and vegetables a year making it by far the biggest export market for the products, said the ban was for sanitary reasons.

Polish fruit growers said the ban was political, although Russia denied this. Moscow has frequently been accused in the past of using sanitary inspections to restrict trade from countries with which it has political disputes. The EU said it was studying the announcement, describing it as a surprise.

Jul 30 05:04

Jewish Groups Get 94% of Homeland Security Grants

The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits.

The Jewish Federations of North America’s Washington office director, William Daroff, said Tuesday that the allocation made sense particularly in light of an intensification of threats on Jewish community targets in the United States and overseas.

“In the current environment there are threats to nonprofits and to Jewish institutions,” he told JTA, noting a swell of attacks on Jewish institutions in Europe in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip.

“We see it clearly in Europe, but we also see it here in the United States in Kansas City, in Seattle and numerous occasions that are not made public or do not come to fruition,” Daroff said. He referred to attacks in recent years on Jewish community centers in Kansas City and Seattle.


Jul 30 04:44

UN begs for international help after ANOTHER Gaza school is blitzed, killing 19 Palestinians and injuring 125

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

The United Nations today begged the international community for help with the humanitarian crisis in Gaza after another school serving as a refugee shelter was bombed, killing 19 Palestinians and injuring 125 others.

Some 200,000 displaced Gazans have sought refuge in UN schools following calls by Israel to evacuate their homes ahead of military operations only to find themselves under attack there anyway.

For many Palestinians, the feeling of helplessness living in a densely populated enclave under a seven-year blockade with nowhere to run or hide has left them on the brink of despair.

'Where will we go? cried 56-year-old Aishe Abu Darabeh outside the school in the Jebaliya refugee camp which had a few hours earlier served as her refugee shelter. 'Where will we go next? We fled and they (the Israelis) are following us.'

Jul 30 03:24

Theodore Van Kirk, Last Crew Member of Enola Gay, Dies in US Aged 93

Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft that dropped “Little Boy” – the world’s first atomic bomb – over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima. Van Kirk was 24 years old at the time.

He didn't quite make it to the next anniversary.

Jul 30 03:04

Another U.S. Business Is Nearing Extinction

Radio Shack is but a ghost of what it was up until the end of the 1980s. The chain of electronics stores used to be 'of the geeks, by the geeks, and for the geeks,' but the stores today are merely glorified cell phone kiosks. Entering those stores are mildly depressing for me these days, and when I do happen to venture into one, I pray that the employees will leave me alone and not ask me if they can help me . . . because I already know that they can't.

Jul 30 00:47

Jeremy Scahill: Leaked U.S. Terrorist Watchlist Rulebook Reveals “Global Stop and Frisk Program”

The Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines over who can be targeted. A leaked copy of the secret government guidebook reveals that to be a deemed a “terrorist” target, “irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary.” Both “known” and “suspected” suspects are tracked, and terrorism is so broadly defined that it includes people accused of damaging property belonging to the government or financial institutions. Other factors that can justify inclusion on the watchlist include postings on social media or having a relative already deemed a terrorist.

July 29, 2014

Jul 29 23:22

Ebola: Germany accepts infected patient for treatment As medical services across Europe are on high alert to prevent any risk of Ebola spreading here, a hospital in Germany accepts a patient with the virus

With medical services across Europe on high alert to prevent any risk of the Ebola virus spreading here, a hospital in Germany has agreed to accept an infected patient for treatment.

He will be kept in a special isolation ward behind three separate air locks. The air inside the ward will be kept at lower pressure than outside, so none can escape – even though it is not believed Ebola can be transmitted by air.

Doctors and nurses will wear complete protective bodysuits with their own oxygen supplies whenever in contact with him. The suits will be replaced and burned every three hours.

Jul 29 23:16

Israel-Gaza conflict: At least 100 Palestinians killed and only power station shut down in heaviest day of bombardment yet

Much of what little is left of the shattered infrastructure of Gaza was pulverised by the Israeli military in a night of ferocious and relentless attacks by air, sea and land.

There was also symbolic punitive destruction of the homes of Hamas officials, including that of the movement’s leader, Ismail Haniyeh. The attacks piled up more misery for the battered population. What little electricity there was has disappeared after tank shells set the only power station alight.

Senior officials stayed away from Shifa, the main hospital, after an adjoining clinic was hit by a missile strike, causing serious problems.

Jul 29 23:14

Gaza's only power plant destroyed in Israel's most intense air strike yet

Flames and clouds of black smoke billowed over Gaza's only power plant on after it was destroyed during the most relentless and widespread Israeli bombardment of the current conflict. At least 100 people were killed on Tuesday, according to Gaza health officials.

"The power plant is finished," said its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, signalling a new crisis for Gaza's 1.8 million people, who were already enduring power cuts of more than 20 hours a day.

Amnesty International said the crippling of the power station amounted to "collective punishment of Palestinians". The strike on the plant will worsen already severe problems with Gaza's water supply, sewage treatment and power supplies to medical facilities.

Jul 29 23:11

EU and US impose sweeping economic sanctions on Russia

EU governments have agreed to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, targeting state-owned banks, imposing an arms embargo and restricting sales of sensitive technology and the export of equipment for the country's oil industry, in response to Moscow's continued backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The punitive measures, the most extensive EU sanctions imposed on Russia since the cold war, were agreed by ambassadors from the 28 member states after a seven-hour debate. They decided that Moscow had not fulfilled the conditions laid down by foreign ministers last week, to stop the supply of arms to the rebels and provide full cooperation in the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

Jul 29 22:52

Gaza funerals: Thousands of Palestinians flood the streets after heaviest night of bombardment

At least 100 Palestinians have been killed since Monday midnight after Israel beefed up its military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials.

Jul 29 22:49

Washington’s MH17 End Game: Targetting Moscow as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, Deployment of Shadow NATO Forces in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Civil War took a violent and headline-grabbing international turn for the worst on 17 July following the downing of Flight MH17. Although it appears more and more likely that it was the Ukrainian Army that shot it down and not the anti-Kiev Resistance, pro-Western media has been aggressively pushing the narrative that Russia, specifically President Putin, was involved and has been suppressing evidence to the contrary.

Jul 29 22:40

At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims

Inside Shifa Hospital, amid the tumultuous rush to save lives, men pushed a gurney carrying the lifeless body of a child wrapped in a sheet. A girl in a red dress, her face covered with blood, walked in a daze past the dead and the nearly dead.

Jul 29 22:37

US wants WWIII because its big banks are insolvent

An American author and columnist says the United States wants to start a third world war because most of its big banks are insolvent.

Not only are the big banks insolvent, but the ponzi scheme that is the monetary system in most of the world is teetering on the brink of collapse.

Jul 29 21:26

A National Consensus: Cell Phone Location Records Are Private

The Fourth Amendment protects us from “unreasonable” government searches of our persons, houses, papers and effects. How courts should determine what is and isn’t reasonable in our increasingly digital world is the subject of a new amicus brief we filed today in San Francisco federal court.

At issue is historical cell site data—the records of the cell towers a customer’s cell phone connects to. The government has long maintained that it’s unreasonable for customers to expect those records to remain private. As a result, the government argues it does not need a search warrant to obtain historical cell site records from cell phone providers.

Jul 29 21:17

NSA stealing your nude pictures and sharing them for fun

Couples like to share things online well just know that the government is looking too.

Jul 29 21:15

Gaza: The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia

Are we going to stand back and spectate while the ugly foundations of a modern day dystopia are laid in front of our eyes? Or will our common humanity unite us and compel us to act to help save the people of Gaza? In saving them, we save ourselves.

Jul 29 21:13

Israel Is Stealing and Murdering Its Way Through Palestine

Readers are asking for my take on the Israel-Gaza situation, and, believe it or not, Oxford University’s famous debating society, the Oxford Union, invited me to debate the issue.

I replied to the Oxford Union that I was unprepared to take responsibility for the Palestinians without undergoing the extensive preparation that an Oxford Union debate deserves and requires. Unless things have changed since my time at Oxford, one prevails in a Union debate by anticipating every argument of one’s opponent and smashing the arguments with humor and wit. Facts seldom, if ever, carry the day, and sometimes not even wit and humor if the audience is already committed to the outcome by the prevailing propaganda. There is no time or energy in my overfull schedule for such preparation plus time away and jet lag.

Jul 29 21:12

To The family Of The One Thousandth Victim Of Israel’s Genocidal Slaughter In Gaza

I really pray and hope that in this worst moment of your life when Palestinians stand in Shujaiya, Deir al-Balah or Gaza City, gazing at the slaughterhouse created by Israeli warplanes, tanks and artillery, you would not lose hope in humanity. This humanity even includes Israelis, those who do not have the courage to speak but who express their horror in private as my overflowing email and Facebook inboxes attest, as well as the small handful who demonstrate publicly against the incremental genocide in Gaza.

Jul 29 20:54

Video: Israeli Extremists Sing Gaza Is A Graveyard

This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”

Jul 29 20:47

Russian Naval Destroyer Moving to Mediterranean

The Russian Navy’s Vice-Admiral Kulakov, an Udaloy-class destroyer, is moving to the eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, where it will join the permanent Russian naval task force, Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga said.

Earlier this month, the Vice-Admiral Kulakov entered the port of La Valetta, Malta, where Northern Fleet sailors celebrated Russia’s Navy Day while berthed in Dock No. 6 at the Maltese shipyard.

Earlier, the destroyer has also entered the port of Ceuta, Spain, and Cyprus’ port of Limasol.

Jul 29 20:47

One Child Killed as Bus Carrying Refugees in East Ukraine Comes Under Fire

A 3-year old child and 12 passengers were injured as a bus carrying refugees in eastern Ukraine came under fire, the head of the South-Eastern Front information center said Tuesday.

“As a result of the firing, a 3-year old kid and around 12 passengers suffered gunshot wounds,” Konstantin Knyrik said in an interview with Rossiya 24.

He added that one of the passengers has been severely wounded. The bus carried mostly women and the residents of Ukraine’s eastern regions seeking to flee from the region’s conflict.

Jul 29 20:46

"Shocked" White House Slams "Fabrication" After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

While everyone's attention is glued on Russia and whether Obama can successfully launch World War III, things are going from bad to worse when it also comes to US relations with Israel. Recall that here things were already on the verge of disaster after for some reason, Kerry was unleashed to "arrange" a ceasefire with Israel, when in reality the SecState somehow managed to infuriate every single feuding faction (there are a lot of them), Israel included, after Haaretz wrote that "Kerry ruined everything."

Jul 29 20:45

Why the USA and England Had to Start World War Two

Why? Basically because their gangster overlords, the sleazy criminals that slither around the banks in Wall Street and the City of London financial district told them to get the war on.
The banksters were deathly afraid that Hitler's resuscitation of Germany's economy, which had been on life support and falling fast, but got turned around in a matter of years into what got called an economic miracle would start spreading to other nations, many of whom were being destroyed from within by the perverted banksters choke-hold on those nations.

Jul 29 20:43

UKRAINIAN media - Army Exhausted -Units Raise the WHITE FLAG

Jul 29 18:44

RAISING ON A BUSTED FLUSH - Israel Still Swears Hamas Kidnapped Those Teens

Prime Minister Netanyahu had promised that Hamas would pay for the murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar. But on Friday, Jon Donnison, a BBC reporter, citing the the spokesman, Mickey Rosenfeld, called Israel’s claim that Hamas was responsible into question.

Donnison tweeted that Rosenfeld told him that while the cell on the West Bank was operating alone, it was affiliated with Hamas. However, it did not receive direct orders from Hamas leadership.

Those tweets became the basis for a widely shared blog post saying Israel now conceded that the kidnappers acted in a lone cell and Hamas had nothing to do with it.

The twittersphere exploded with I-told-you-so’s from pro-Palestinian activists, who claimed Israel had manipulated events surrounding the killing of the teens to prepare for and justify its assault on Gaza, which has since killed more than 1,000 Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rosenfeld is now recanting his admission, but we don't need his word anyway. The claim that HAMAS kidnapped and killed those teens never made any sense at all. HAMAS and FATAH had just formed their unity government. They needed world support for what they were doing and would not have carried out an act that would turn world opinion against them.

Kidnapping and killing those three teens does not get HAMAS anything it needs.

Kidnapping and killing those three teens does get Netanyahu what he needs; an excuse to bomb Gaza.

Jul 29 18:40

City To Run Out Of Drinking Water In 100 Days

Jul 29 18:28

U.S. Senate unanimously approves resolution giving full support of Israel on Gaza

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a non-binding resolution in support of Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

The resolution, which had 78 bipartisan sponsors, passed late Thursday by unanimous consent, a week after it was introduced by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.).

Call your congressman and these people and ask them how it feels to be an accessory to murder. Tell them you know Israel has bought and paid for the United States congress but you didn't think that included murdering Palestinians. Do it now!

Jul 29 18:28

US House Unanimously Passes Resolution Supporting Israeli Attack on Gaza

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously to support a non-binding resolution to reaffirm full U.S. support for Israel’s “defense of its citizens” and condemning Palestinian “unprovoked rocket fire”. The resolution made no mention of the nearly 2,000 tons of bombs that had been dropped by Israel on Gaza at the time it was passed.

The American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, which is the wealthiest Zionist lobby in the U.S., immediately issued a statement praising the U.S. House for “passing a forceful resolution affirming Israel’s right to self-defense and holding Hamas responsible for the attacks on America’s democratic ally.”

They support murdering Palestinians in your name and with your tax dollars. Call, and call again. Let them know how you feel about supporting Israeli murders! Also mention that ALL settlements are Illegal and the occupation is ILLEGAL.

Help Palestinian

Jul 29 18:28

Connecticut man seeks between $5.4 & $8 million compensation after being incarcerated 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit.

A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he did not commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.

Jul 29 18:27

Study shows the middle class is 20 percent poorer than it was in 1984

Nostalgia is just about the only thing the middle class can still afford. That's because median wealth is about 20 percent lower today, in inflation-adjusted dollars, than it was in 1984.

Jul 29 18:09

Man from Newfoundland wants Prime Minister Charged for Advocating Genocide against The Palestinians! Makes one proud to be a Canadian!!

Andrew Abbass didn’t quite know what to expect when he walked in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s Corner Brook headquarters on Monday morning.

Abbass was there to file a complaint.

Nothing unusual there for the police force, but the focus of his complaint was a little out of the ordinary.

Abbass is seeking to have Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird charged with advocating for genocide.
“They accepted it and filed the case,” he said shortly after leaving the RNC.

His complaint, which also alleges creation and dissemination of propaganda, breach of public trust and uttering threats, stem from comments Harper and Baird have made about the ongoing Israeli conflict.
“In painting Hamas and the people of Gaza as a terrorist organization they’re basically sanctioning the killing of civilians,” said Abbass.

Jul 29 18:09

US is militarizing Ukraine to invade Russia. Sergei Glazyev

Jul 29 18:04

Norman Finkelstein arrested in New York

Jul 29 17:59

Another U.S. Business Is Nearing Extinction

Jul 29 17:40

THE COMING SILVER SHORTAGE

Jul 29 16:21

Obama Approves Secret Nuclear Weapons Deal With UK

President Barack Obama has quietly agreed to a secret ten-year deal with the United Kingdom to collaborate on nuclear weapons technology and materials—sparking concern among advocates of nuclear disarmament, who say the countries should be cooperating to dismantle—not develop—their arsenals.

Jul 29 16:20

Broke? Need a ‘Job’? The Gov’t Will Pay You $7k a Month to Foster Illegal Immigrants

It's getting progressively harder to find a good paying job these days in America — or a job at all. Just ask the 20% of American families where everyone is unemployed.

Well, if you need some extra cash, the government is currently offering up to $7,400 a month to foster illegal immigrants.

Take a cue from Uncle Sam and never let a good (border) crisis go to waste…

Jul 29 16:17

Money as Debt: Who Benefits from the Current Monetary System?

People will work for decades to make the money they need to pay the bills and other necessities. Yet, fewer than 1 in 1000 people understand how this money actually gets into circulation and who benefits from our current system. Politicians and talking heads also do not understand this.

Jul 29 16:13

Brazil Farmers Say GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reported Monday.

The Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of the Mato Grosso region said farmers first noticed in March that their genetically modified corn crops were less resistant to the destructive caterpillars that "Bt corn" — which has been genetically modified to produce a toxin that repels certain pests — is supposed to protect against. In turn, farmers have been forced to apply extra coats of insecticides, racking up additional environmental and financial costs.

Jul 29 16:06

Privacy group outlines cost of surveillance

“Our findings indicate that the NSA’s actions have already begun to, and will continue to, cause significant damage to the interests of the United States and the global Internet community,” the organization wrote in its report.

Jul 29 15:33

Stocks end lower ahead of economic data

The stock market fell modestly on Tuesday as investors waited for a batch of big economic reports later this week.

Jul 29 15:30

Website of James Perloff, today's radio show guest.

Thomas Jefferson said:

Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle. The real extent of this state of misinformation is known only to those who are in situations to confront facts within their knowledge with the lies of the day. I really look with commiseration over the great body of my fellow citizens, who, reading newspapers, live and die in the belief that they have known something of what has been passing in the world.

(Letter to John Norvell, June 14, 1807)

Jul 29 15:28

Former NSA Chief: Why I'm Worth $1 Million a Month to Wall Street

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander says his services warrant a fee of up to a million dollars, due to a cyber-surveillance technique he and his partners at his new security firm IronNet Cybersecurity have developed, Foreign Policy reported on Tuesday. The claim follows reporting earlier this month that Alexander is slated to head a 'cyber-war council' backed by Wall Street.

Alexander claims that the new technology is different from anything the NSA has done as it uses "behavioral models" to predict hackers' actions ahead of time.

Jul 29 15:27

Tech Companies Reel as NSA’s Spying Tarnishes Reputations

U.S. technology companies are in danger of losing more business to foreign competitors if the National Security Agency’s power to spy on customers isn’t curbed, researchers with the New America Foundation said in a report today.

Jul 29 15:22

Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender to a Lawless President’

Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a “surrender to a lawless president” because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants.

Jul 29 15:19

Residents Revolt: ‘What we see is invasion, deliberate invasion’

With the threat of a so-called “immigrant tsunami,” Collin County Commissioner Mark Reid invited the public to attend commissioner’s court on Monday –- and they did.

Jul 29 15:15

Washington, DC ban on carrying handguns again in effect, being enforced by police

The ongoing saga of the constitutionality and enforceability of Washington, DC’s handgun ban added yet another new chapter today, as the federal judge who ruled it unconstitutional issued a stay. The police chief also told officers to renew enforcing it.

In a landmark gun control case, Frederick Scullin, a federal judge in the District, overturned the city’s total ban on carrying handguns outside the home on Saturday, calling it unconstitutional.

Jul 29 15:12

Palestine is STILL the issue

Palestine Is Still the Issue is a documentary from 2002 produced by the UK's Carlton Television, written and presented by John Pilger, directed by Tony Stark and inspired by the book Drinking The Sea at Gaza by Amira Haas. Pilger visits the Middle East and tries to discover why peace is elusive. What was true more than a decade ago is still true, if not moreso, today.

Jul 29 15:10

VA Officials Will Get Millions of Dollars in Bonuses Under House-Senate Agreement

A House-Senate agreement on how to reform the broken Department of Veterans Affairs will let the VA hand out up to $360 million in bonuses to its employees each year, even though the House voted just weeks ago to strip all VA bonuses through 2016.

Jul 29 15:05

Turkish PM Erdogan returning Jewish American award

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is returning an award given to him by a Jewish American group in 2004, after the group asked for it back because of comments he made regarding the conflict in Gaza.

Jul 29 15:03

American Intelligence Officers Who Battled the Soviet Union for Decades Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia

Preface: With the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former high-level U.S. intelligence veterans released a statement today urging President Obama to release what evidence he has about the tragedy and silence the exaggeration and rush to judgment.

Jul 29 15:03

The Malaysian Airline MH17 Crash: Sixteen Central Issues Which Cannot be Ignored

1. Malaysian Airlines confirmed that the pilot was instructed to fly at a lower altitude by the Kiev air traffic control tower upon its entry into Ukraine airspace. (Malaysian Airlines MH17 Was Ordered to Fly over the East Ukraine Warzone)

2. The flight path was changed. We still don’t know who ordered it, but we know it was not Eurocontrol:

Jul 29 15:01

George Galloway speech on Gaza/Israel war - 23rd July 2014

UK Member of Parliament George Galloway speaking in Bolivar Hall on the Gaza/Israel conflict.

Jul 29 14:58

Why should Russian resources be given to Wall Street?

The US has accused Moscow of violating laws dating back to the 1980s. Washington says Russia has breached a nuclear arms treaty signed with the Soviet Union in 1987, by testing a ground-launch cruise missile.

Jul 29 14:57

CBS Host: Palestinians Force Israel to Kill Kids

On his July 27 show, CBS Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer went on a rant about Palestinians.

Jul 29 14:49

Global Elite Agitating for War Against Russia

Nuland employed a choice expletive when she dismissed the glacial movement of EU apparatchiks and their apparent political paralysis in response to the State Department’s covert effort to install a cooperative regime in Ukraine.

The MH17 downing was engineered to move the EU and public consensus in the direction of open confrontation with Russia. The EU does not want to appear indifferent and lackadaisical to the exploitatively propagandized tragedy, so it will lend its support for a new round of sanctions and, most importantly, the neocon introduced Senate bill 2277, the so-called “Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014” more appropriately dubbed the World War III bill.

Jul 29 14:46

Murder By Plane?

Michael Rivero - Outrage over needless deaths in Gaza

Jul 29 14:39

The Emperor’s Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World!

Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars.

Jul 29 14:31

Kiev authorities warn oncoming winter will be hard due to gas shortages

Ukraine’s capital city Kiev should get prepared for a “very hard winter” over gas shortages, a top-ranking official of the Kiev city administration’s public utilities department said on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, those who will suffer won't be the fascist windbags in the junta, but the ordinary people, many of whom probably didn't support the ouster of Yanukovich and his replacement with putsch-installed reactionaries. For those that did support it, you've made your bed, now you can lie in it.

Jul 29 14:28

Feds Ship Illegals Across U.S. On Trips Twice the Distance to Central America

After illegal aliens from Central America are captured after traveling 1,500 miles to reach the United States, the federal government is shipping them over 3,000 miles across the country to various shelters before finally releasing them onto the streets.

Jul 29 13:58

U.S. Television Prime-Time Ratings for Week Ended July 27

The following tables list the prime-time averages for 14 U.S. broadcast networks for the week ended July 27.

Weekly Average
Current Season for the week of 07/21/14 - 07/27/14
Week 44 of Season

NETWORK   DURATION  RATING   HOMES   SHARE
          (Minutes)         (000s)
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Households
ABC          1320     2.6     2980       5
CBS          1320     3.5     4020       6
NBC          1320     3.2     3680       6
FOX           931     1.7     1960       3
CW            600     0.5      570       1
ION          1320     0.8      910       1
UNI          1203     1.7     1940       3
TEL          1320     0.7      800       1
UMA          1320     0.3      360       1
AZA          1320     0.1       60       0
ETV          1320     0.1      150       0
MFX          1320     0.1       60       0
METV         1320     0.3      370       1
BOUNCE       1320     0.1      150       0
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I have that many people reading my website!!!!!!

Jul 29 13:57

‘We experiment on human beings!’ OkCupid unapologetic about experiments on users

‘I did it for your own good’ is not what you want to hear when the dating site you use sets you up on a bad date. On purpose. ‘Everybody does it’ is similarly disconcerting. But that’s exactly what OkCupid is saying about experiments involving its users.

The free dating and social networking website announced, “We experiment on human beings!” in a blog post on Monday.

Jul 29 13:44

Texas Sheriffs: Influx depleting resources, causing heavy damage

The influx of illegal immigrants into southern Texas is depleting law enforcement resources and causing heavy amounts of damage in the area, said several sheriffs gathered for the annual Sheriff’s Association of Texas convention.

Jul 29 13:44

For a political struggle by Detroit workers against Orr’s bankruptcy plan

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is demanding a new labor agreement through 2018 that would strip DWSD workers of whatever job protection they still have and open the door for more outsourcing, mass layoffs and the privatization of the water department. Workers who remain on the job will have no rights and will work at the discretion of management.

Jul 29 13:42

British university system faces collapse

Half of Britain’s 150 universities must close down if the system is to remain viable, according to a senior academic.

Sir Roderick Floud has proposed a plan for mass redundancies and closures to be adopted by the government in which he criticised the “messy, muddled non-system of higher education” as “inefficient” and in need of root-and-branch reform. Floud is the former head of Universities UK, an advocate for universities, and has run several universities.

Jul 29 13:38

Homeland Security Agents Raid Home to Seize Land Rover For Violation of EPA Regulations

In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards.

Jul 29 13:33

Obama: ‘Not a new Cold War,’ but new Russia sanctions announced

President Obama announced a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday, saying Russia must pay an increasingly high price for its military aggression in Ukraine and the downing of a passenger jet.

The penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day.

“Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says,” Mr. Obama said in a statement on the South Lawn of the White House. “It didn’t have to come to this. There continues to be a better choice.”

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Jul 29 13:30

Action “unlikely” against police officers involved in UK secret spying operation

Members of a secret police unit that illegally gathered information on grieving families are unlikely to face action, Derbyshire’s chief constable, Mick Creedon, has said.

Creedon is responsible for overseeing Operation Herne, an investigation into the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS), an undercover unit attached to London’s Metropolitan Police. An adjunct of the secret intelligence service MI5, it operated from 1968 to 2008, gathering information on left and right-wing parties. It was closed down after it was revealed that it had used the names of 80 dead children to create fake identifies for its undercover operatives who often went “deep cover” for years, even fathering children with unsuspecting activists.

Jul 29 13:28

Average Price of Electricity Climbs to All-Time Record

For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark, climbing to a record 14.3 cents in June, according to data released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jul 29 13:27

Gaza braces for new onslaught as Israel vows to expand war

Brushing aside calls from the United Nations and Washington for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire, the Israeli government vowed late Monday to escalate and prolong the three-week-old slaughter in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli warplanes dropped leaflets over Gaza City warning residents of an impending onslaught, while the Israel Defense Forces reported that the army had made telephone calls and sent text messages to the civilian populations of the eastern Gaza City neighborhoods of Shejaiya and Zeitun as well the northern Gaza towns of Jabaliya, Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahiya, demanding that they “evacuate immediately towards central Gaza City.”

Jul 29 13:25

Chinese Illegals Pay Up to $30,000 to Enter U.S. Through Mexico

Illegal immigrants arriving from as far away as China pay up to $30,000 to be smuggled into the U.S. through Mexico, a Border Patrol agent has revealed, highlighting the fact that people from all over the world, not just Central America, are penetrating the southern border due to lackadaisical enforcement of immigration laws.

Jul 29 13:17

Israel Right or Wrong: But What’s In It For Americans?

It is a familiar scenario. Israeli is killing hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, and the Zionist propaganda machine is working overtime. The President of the United States reaffirms America’s solemn pledge to protect Israel at all costs and justifies the carnage by stating that Israel has a right to defend itself. Secretary of State John Kerry repeats the message and the US House and Senate pass unanimously American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) drafted resolutions affirming the same.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lies repeatedly and the US media gives him a bully pulpit to spread his disinformation about what is occurring, including the propaganda cartoon depicted above explaining why he had to use artillery and bombs to level a residential district, killing nearly 100 civilians in what was described as a “heinous massacre.”

Jul 29 13:17

Look Again: Who is Behind UK's Initiative to "Help the Bees"?

Recently I wrote about a large Canada-wide surveillance initiative: Look Who's Behind This Large Study to "Help the Bees".

It may or may not surprise you to know that similar shadow puppeteering is going on in the UK - and the conflicts of interest run deeper.

Jul 29 13:05

Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

Control of Detroit’s massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor’s office.

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If he has any sense, the Major will leave the water running.

Jul 29 13:05

The Mainstream Media’s Blind Spot In Gaza

Someone recently asked, “If my neighbor next door shoots my neighbor across the street, does that give my neighbor across the street the right to come shoot me?”

If someone’s corrupt government does something horrible, are all of its citizens, right down to the infants, to be held responsible? Votes seem to matter very little in the modern world. How would you feel if another country invaded and tried to kill you and everyone you know — all because of what your horrible government does?

Jul 29 13:03

Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza

As I’ve written many times before, “terrorism” is, and from the start was designed to be, almost entirely devoid of discernible meaning. It’s a fear-mongering slogan, lacking any consistent application, intended to end rational debate and justify virtually any conduct by those who apply the term. But to the extent it means anything beyond that, it typically refers to the killing of civilians as a means of furthering political or military goals.

Jul 29 13:00

The Greatest Injustice of the 20th Century

And the greatest theft ever orchestrated.

In the 1900s, Ashkenazi and European Zionist Jews, under the same pretext as that used by the so called ‘Christian’ Crusaders, flooded into Palestine armed with terror and violence and backed by the imperial might of Britain.

Many political analysts and historians of that time saw the Jewish invasion of Palestine as a British imperial project, this time using Zionist Jews as cannon fodder much like Zionist ‘Christians’ were used during the Middle Ages when the Europeans’ goal was to plunder the area and control the Mediterranean.

Now, the English empire wanted a beachhead to keep the Middle East in turmoil and divided so as to conquer and control the Arabs who control the oil while keeping their own hands on the wells’ spigots. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement: the Jews got their land and the Empire got an outpost.

Jul 29 12:59

After Failed MH17 False Flag, Washington Attempts Bold New Moves to Frame Russia

After their total failure to blame eastern Ukrainian Rebels and Moscow for what appears to be Kiev forces shooting down Fight MH17 on July 17th, Washington and its NATO allies have shifted their propaganda strategy in a new attempt to implicate Russia for international war crimes…

Jul 29 12:55

Obama to announce new US sanctions on Russia from the White House

President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.

The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day.

According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. penalties target the Bank of Moscow, the Russian Agricultural Bank and VTB Bank. Also listed on the Treasury designation is the United Shipbuilding Corp., which is based in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Obama just gone done speaking ans as is my habit I placed my handy-dandy Voice Stress Analyser right next to the TV set.

As you can see, Obama [egged the unit in the red (indicating high stress associated with lying) when asked if he was trying to start a new cold war.

Jul 29 12:48

Israeli Official To Obama: ‘Leave Us Alone’

Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel criticized Obama telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that there should be an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. -- “Leave us alone,” Ariel told Army Radio, directing his words at Obama. “Go focus on Syria.”

Jul 29 12:27

Obama’s U.S. Presidency Hangs by a Thread in Ukraine

A news report that includes an alleged leaked document from the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the President of Ukraine, P.A. Poroshenko, seems to indicate that the ethnic-cleansing operation by the Obama-coup-installed Ukrainian government is now collapsing, and that Obama's forces in Ukraine (that Government's soldiers) are fleeing for their lives. Headlining, "Catastrophic Desertions and Losses in the Ukrainian Army – Official Ukrainian Reports, July 19, 2014," the alleged document includes this alleged report to Ukrainian President Petro A. Poroshenko.

Jul 29 12:27

Open Letter to the Liberal Party of Canada on Gaza Massacre

Dear Liberal Party of Canada,

Whatever one thinks of the Israel/Palestine "conflict" or Hamas or whether Israel is a democracy, we have one simple question: when will you speak out against Israel’s indiscriminate killing of hundreds of civilians, including over 200 children?

The Liberal Party statement is so detached from the reality of what is taking place in Gaza right now that we have to wonder whether perhaps the second half of the statement got lost somewhere.

Four boys playing soccer on the beach, three kids feeding birds on a roof, and over 200 more; murdered for the sole crime of being Palestinian children. And while the Liberal party's public statement goes to great length to criticize Hamas for targeting civilians, it is entirely silent on Israel's killing of Palestinian children or civilians in general.

The Liberal Party statement fails to point out that it was the Netanyahu government that instigated this "conflict" in the first place.

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Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS, the legally elected government of Gaza, responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have mostly knocked a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Israelis, clearly unafraid of HAMAS rockets, line the hills overlooking Gaza and cheer the carnage, much as the Romans at the Colosseum cheered as the Christians were thrown to the lions. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 29 12:23

FLASHBACK - THE LIE OF THE (LAST) CENTURY

Colin Powell's UN debacle also included spy photos taken from high flying aircraft and spacecraft. On the photos were circles and arrows and labels pointing to various fuzzy white blobs and identifying them as
laboratories and storage areas for Saddam's massive weapons of mass destruction program. Nothing in the photos actually suggested what the blobby shapes were and during inspections which followed the invasion, all of them turned out to be rather benign.

In at least one case, the satellite Powell claimed had taken one of the pictures had actually been out of operation at the time. And many questioned why Powell was showing black and white photos when the satellites in use at the time over Iraq took color images.

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Earlier this week the US Government released the usual very blurry low-contrast black and white photos with arrows and labels on them to prove Russia is the bad guy. Any time what they release is out of focus, it is to hide the evidence of fakery and the fact is that these latest photos, like Colin Powell's don't actually show what the labels say they show. In at least one case, the photo being presented as representing the situation today carries an EXIF time stamp from 2 years ago!

So, think back on all the photos and diagrams the US Government produced to well you that whopper that Iraq had nuclear weapons and was ready to attack, because the lie machine is once again warmed up and in overdrive!

Fool me once...

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Jul 29 12:22

FLASHBACK - A GALLERY OF FAKE DEAD BIN LADENS

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As calls increase for the Obama White House to release the evidence they claim they have that Russia is responsible for the shoot-down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, we need to remember that this government has a long history of fakery to get what they want.

Jul 29 12:19

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence

With the July 17 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former U.S. intelligence veterans urge President Obama to release what evidence he has about the tragedy and silence the hyperbole.

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"Just as soon as we are done Photoshopping it. We have to do a better job this time or that visual effects asshole in Hawaii will bust us like he did with the phony "Dead Osama" pictures!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jul 29 11:58

BREAKING: Jury awards Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in 'American Sniper' lawsuit

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man, whom he later identified as Ventura, after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few."

Ventura testified that Kyle fabricated the passage about punching him. Kyle said in testimony videotaped before his death last year that his story was accurate.

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Go Jesse! :)

Jul 29 11:55

Spain Wants to Tax the Hyperlink

The hyperlink is a crazy thing if you think about it. One of HTML's most basic building blocks has completely changed the news industry, turning black text into blue (or in Motherboard's case, purple), and taking a practice that was one completely verboten in journalism—snagging a competitor's work—and making it commonplace. But soon, if you want to use them in Spain, it's gonna cost you.

The law, called canon AEDE, would put a tax on aggregation, and would make it illegal for blogs, news sites, and perhaps even Google News to link out to original sources without paying a fee. Make no mistake, this would fundamentally change how the media industry's link economy currently works (at least in Spain—we'll see if others follow suit).

The idea is so big that one Spanish blog called it the "most infamous law in the history of the internet."

Jul 29 11:54

Kingdom of Hawai’i Series, Part 16… from Kingdom of Hawai’i Blog, “The King’s Decree of 7-28-14, ‘Regarding the United States Navy and the destruction of Hawai’i’s marine environment’”

“As Sovereign of this Nation, I therefore issue the following edict: ‘RIMPAC 2014 is the last time foreign armies will be allowed to abuse the Hawaiian environment.‘

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Jul 29 11:49

MILITARY OPERATIONS IN URBAN TERRAIN

From what I'm reading the Israeli infantry is getting it's butt kicked in close quarter fighting. Bombing a densely packed urban area into rubble creates almost impregnable fortress's for the defender and makes the job of the attacking force much more costly.
So the Israeli's either overestimated themselves once again and have reverted to option #2...bomb em back into the stoneage or that was the intent all along!

"What is the position about London? I have a very clear view that we should fight every inch of it, and that it would devour quite a large invading Army."
- -Winston Churchill

COMBAT EXPERIENCE

Jul 29 11:47

FBI terrorists among us: 1993 WTC Bombing

The mind-boggling role of the Bureau

Jon Rappoport
Activist Post

There seems to be a rule: if a terror attack takes place and the FBI investigates it, things are never what they seem.

Federal attorney Andrew C McCarthy prosecuted the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing case. A review of his book, "Willful Blindness," states...

Jul 29 11:46

The Cultivation of Hate

If there were any doubts that Western “leaders” live in a fantasy make-believe world constructed out of their own lies, the G-7 meeting and 70th anniversary celebration of the Normandy landing dispelled the doubts.

The howlers issuing from these occasions are enough to split your sides. Obama and his lap dog Cameron described the Normandy landing on June 6, 1944, as “the greatest liberation force that the world has ever known” and took all the credit for the US and Britain for the defeat of Hitler. No mention was made of the Soviet Union and the Red Army, which for three years prior to the Normandy landing had been fighting and defeating the Wehrmacht.

The Germans lost World War II at the Battle of Stalingrad, which was fought from August 23, 1942 until February 2, 1943, when most of the remnants of the powerful German Sixth Army surrendered, including 22 generals.

Jul 29 11:45

Church of the Nativity, April 2002

The Church of Nativity incident remains one of the most talked about acts of brutality by the Israel’s forces. The world saw a siege of the Church of Nativity on April 2, 2002 and it lasted till May 10, 2002. A group of Palestinian Arabs entered the church in Bethlehem, one of the most sacred sites for Christianity, seeking refuge from the Israeli Defense Forces. Israeli soldiers from the IDF surrounded the church and targeted Palestinians, exchanging fires and plunging into the discretion of Holy places of Christians, for which Israel is much noted for.

The first claim of a wrong move from IDF became clear from the statement of Michael Sabbah, Head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem. He said:

"The basilica is a place of refuge for everybody, even fighters, as long as they lay down their arms. We have an obligation to give refuge to Palestinians and Israelis alike".

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Israel is trying to move away from the embarrassment of having falsely blamed HAMAS for the killing of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank by re-framing the current conflict as "Jews against Muslims." But you need to remember that Israel has a long history of attacking Christian holy sites, as well as blocking access to them during Christian holidays for "security reasons."

Jul 29 11:40

Corporations And Their Military Hirelings

The rise of Transnational corporations (TNCs) and the consequent strangulation of smaller businesses at their birth was predicted by Vladimir Lenin in 1916:

‘Private property based on the labour of the small proprietor, free competition, democracy, i.e., all the catchwords with which the capitalists and their press deceive the workers … are things of the past … This transformation of competition into monopoly is … the most important phenonema of modern capitalist economy … monopolistic alliances of entrepreneurs, cartels and trusts arise … when the number of competing enterprises is reduced to a couple of dozen or so’.

Jul 29 11:37

Israel’s Heart of Darkness

“They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others. They grabbed what they could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind as it is very proper for those who tackle the darkness. The conquest of the earth, which mostly means taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look at it too much…”

– Joseph Conrad “Heart of Darkness”

Jul 29 11:36

Israelis dancing around the bombs before bombing Gaza

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ohm they are having great fun, aren't they!

Remember this blast from the past?


Jul 29 11:36

University Tuition Fees – An English Madhouse

A report by Chris Cook outlines the latest government racket concerning university tuition fees:

‘Under the new plan, higher education institutions would, in future, buy that debt as students graduated’.

‘Officials said the price could vary from institution to institution – but the big idea is that institutions would profit if their students repaid more of their debt’.

Jul 29 11:34

BREAKING: Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a 90-day stay in a ruling that upended the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public.

The order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin brings a temporary reprieve to D.C. officials, who were sent scurrying over the weekend to interpret the effects of the ruling that gutted the city’s restrictive gun laws.

An order issued Saturday by the judge struck down the city’s ban on the carrying of guns in public as unconstitutional. While still struggling to comprehend the scope of the order, D.C. police ordered officers to stop arresting people for carrying legally registered guns on city streets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The congresscritters are terrified even of the people in their own city!

Jul 29 11:32

Folks Out There Have a “Distaste of Western Civilization and Cultural Values”

The Times then goes on to blame terrorism on “religious fanaticism…the anger among those left behind by globalization,” and the “distaste of Western civilization and cultural values” among the global dispossessed. The blinders and self-deception in such a statement are truly mind-boggling. As if corporate globalization, pushed by the U.S. government and its closest allies, with the help of the World Trade Organization, World Bank and IMF, had not unleashed a tremendous immiseration process on the Third World, with budget cuts and import devastation of artisans and small farmers. Many of these hundreds of millions of losers are quite aware of the role of the United States in this process. It is the U.S. public who by and large have been kept in the dark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Present company excepted, of course.

Jul 29 11:29

Worldwide Water Shortage by 2040?

New study concludes that water shortages may be a bigger problem than we thought.

Kevin Samson
Activist Post

Fresh water supplies are under assault on multiple fronts. We are seeing the continuing fallout from the droughts in the Western U.S. and Brazil - both are incredibly important areas to the global food supply.

At the same time, corporate hoarding of fresh water is on the rise. Nestle's former CEO clearly stated that water supplies should be privatized and that the right to fresh, clean water is not an essential human right.

Knowing that both the climate and corporate influence are converging to restrict and/or dramatically increase the cost of fresh water, two new reports reinforce that there isn't much time left to find solutions. In fact, for an increasing number of people, water might not be available at ANY cost...

Jul 29 11:29

Gaza Conflict: Delegation Of Tory, Liberal MPs Headed To Israel

A small delegation of Conservative and Liberal MPs are heading to Israel Monday night.

The five MPs and one former Liberal senator were invited by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) to visit the war zone. They may visit Sderot or Be'er Sheva, towns shelled by Hamas rockets. But they will not visit Gaza.

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"Oh my GAWD look at the horrific damage done by the HAMAS rockets! The swimming pool is cracked and the landscaping such a MESS!" -- Canadian Geese

Jul 29 11:18

How the IMF chose Kiev's new Junta!

Jul 29 11:15

PHOTO OF GAZAN ‘TERRORIST’ BOMBED BY ISRAEL

They aimed for Haniyeh, but got this one instead ….. VERY DISTURBING PHOTO

Jul 29 11:15

INFOGRAPHIC ~~ CONTRAST BETWEEN 911 AND GAZA

This graphic, “The Five Stages of Grief,” reflects on the shared experiences of grief of Americans and Palestinians in Gaza, while contrasting the stages of healing and recovery.

Jul 29 11:13

Investment Bank Discovers the “Redistributive Effects” of QE

A new study found that the inflation-adjusted wealth of America’s median household – half of households are above and half are below – plunged 36% from 2003 to 2013. These years include the phenomenal stock and bond market rallies and price surges in other asset classes, propelled by the greatest credit bubble in history, ingeniously engineered by the Fed via QE and ZIRP.

Jul 29 11:10

Dutch PM tells Ukraine to stop fighting near MH17 crash site

The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask government forces to stop fighting around the Malaysia Airlines crash site after experts were unable to get there for a third day running.

Jul 29 11:04

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraception mandate, has sparked a heated debate over the definition of religious liberty and its role in modern society. At this point, even a Satantic cult has decided to weigh in.

Jul 29 11:03

Time Warner Cable hilariously claims that Google and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality

Per The National Journal, both Time Warner Cable and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association lobbying group have filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission warning that major Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Netflix are the real threats to net neutrality because they could threaten to charge ISPs extra money for the rights to let their customers access their websites. We are sadly not joking.

Jul 29 10:42

Hawaii mayoral candidate tased after police chase (VIDEO)

Beau Hawkes isn’t the only contender in the upcoming Maui County, Hawaii mayoral race, or even the only one to be arrested in recent weeks. Currently, however, Hawkes is the only hopeful that can say he was tasered while trying to run from the cops.

Following an electrifying encounter with local law enforcement last Wednesday that ended with Hawkes being charged with resisting arrest and failing to obey an officer, the 34-year-old surfer candidate is free on $300 bail and says he is “absolutely” still running for office.

Furthermore, the potential future mayor of Maui says he’s going to sue the police department over his latest run in with the law and, once elected, will order cops to discontinue using their stun guns.

“Tasers are a violation of our human rights,” the mayoral hopeful told KITV News this week. “Maui Police Department will be the first police department to ban the user of Tasers.”

Jul 29 10:38

Director of Israeli Aerospace Institute Conducts Campaign Disabling My Facebook Account

You are reading the blog of a dangerous man. A very dangerous man. Or so the Israeli pro-war propaganda machine believes. That’s why yesterday, an Israeli Facebook user named Tal Inbar began a campaign to get my Facebook account removed.

Jul 29 10:34

PALESTINE - UN Situation maps

Jul 29 10:31

Ben Stein to discuss his column for American Spectator, "Media Anti-Semitism on the March

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh; this is rich! The US corporate media has been promoting Israel's propaganda left and right, but it is not enough! When they dare show the Gaza side in even the tiniest amount, Israel's supporters should that the corporate media is being "Anti-Semitic!"

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

Message to ABCNNBBCBSFOX, since Israel will crap all over you anyway no matter what you do, might as well start telling the truth about what's going on in Palestine.

Jul 29 10:28

China, Japan and Russia zero in on Latin America

The leaders of China, Russia and Japan all descended on Latin America in recent weeks, jostling with the United States to increase their influence, invest and tap into resource-rich markets.

The latest arrival was Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who on Monday was in Trinidad and Tobago, the second stop on a five-country tour that began on Friday in Mexico.

Abe’s visit began just as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his tour, which included stops in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba. Xi signed more than 100 trade agreements on the trip.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the region for a week from July 11, stopping in Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua and Cuba.

The United States remains Latin America’s top trade partner, but gone are the days when Washington could take the region for granted as its backyard.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As this economic evolution continues, particularly with Russia and China, watch the US dollar get dumped in favor of direct trade in the yuan and ruble.

Jul 29 10:25

New Android 'Fake ID' flaw empowers stealthy new class of super-malware

A new Android design error discovered by Bluebox Security allows malicious apps to grab extensive control over a user's device without asking for any special permissions at installation. The problem affects virtually all Android phones sold since 2010.

Jul 29 10:25

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Pedro Almodovar denounce Israel's 'genocide' in Gaza

Dozens of stars from Spain's cultural scene have added their names to an open letter blasting Israel's Gaza operation, and denouncing Israel's actions as "genocide."

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Jul 29 10:24

Britain’s Plague of Pederasty and Power

As the bombs drop in Gaza and in eastern Ukraine, another siege has been underway in Great Britain. A sustained barrage of a different kind of bombshell continues to rain down on the centre of power in Westminster…

An epidemic of paedophiles, or to be more accurate, of ‘Pederasts‘, has for decades, freely festered in and around the governing institutions and media and entertainment in the UK.

Past proponents of the sordid practice (image, left, of ancient paedohile folklore), like the part publicly-funded Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), were even paid to lobby for a more relaxed paedophile culture in Britain, including active lobbying to lower the age of consent to 12 years old. Many of those who were involved or helped to facilitate PIE’s presence in Westminster – are still in government, or quango organisations today.

Jul 29 10:24

Exposed - U.S. Diplomat Behind Artillery Satellite Images was Involved in the Toppling of Yanukovich

It turns out that the man the U.S. State Department chose to handle the the latest phase of Russia demonization played an integral role in the toppling of the Ukrainian government.

Geoffrey Pyatt was the man on the other end of the now infamous leaked Victoria Nuland call. That was the call in which the U.S. State Department got caught red handed discussing who they were going to install in the Ukrainian government after the fall of Yanukovich. If you haven't listened to that call, you should. It was very revealing.

Oh, by the way, you probably heard of this audio clip back when it was first released. The main stream media put all attention on the fact that Victoria Nuland said "Fuck the E.U." Apparently these "journalists" consider her potty mouth to be more important than the fact that the U.S. State Department was caught red handed installing a puppet government.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I now fully expect the Federal Government to lie to me about everything they are doing, and at every serpentine turn in the application of both domestic and foreign policies which only benefit large corporations, and no longer We the People.

This isn't hyperbole; it is just an ongoing reality.

Jul 29 10:23

Does Apple deliberately slow old iPhones before a new release?

New research has lent weight to longstanding suspicions that Apple slows down older models of iPhones to encourage users to upgrade to its latest release.

Jul 29 10:23

Boehner rules out impeachment: ‘Scam started by Democrats’

Talk of impeachment was cooked up by a White House desperate for something to rally Democrats ahead of November’s elections, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Tuesday, flatly ruling out any action on the controversial suggestion.

“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” Mr. Beohner said. “Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

PUSSY!

Jul 29 10:22

HAMAS BOMBS 50 ISRAELI SYNAGOGUES

CAN YOU IMAGINE THE OUTRAGE IF THAT HEADLINE WAS TRUE?
Here’s what really happened …. sans outrage

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Israel targets 50 mosques since start of Gaza offensive

Jul 29 10:22

NSA Spying Will Cost US Tech Titans Billions, and That's Just the Start

The National Security Agency spying scandal will cost the US technology and telecommunications industries billions of dollars in coming years if potential clients—including corporations and governments—take their business elsewhere following revelations of rampant US surveillance, according to a new study.

The financial cost to US corporate giants like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, AT&T and Verizon is just the tip of the iceberg.

Jul 29 10:22

HUMANIZING PALESTINE

The holiday at the end of Ramadan brings mixed feelings and we could sense this here in Bethlehem on the faces of our Muslim neighbors, friends and colleagues. They tell us of their sadness at the massacres of whole families but they also tell proudly of resistance, persistence, resilience, self help and help to other.

Jul 29 10:21

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ THE NEW GUERNICA

Is Bibi the new Picasso?

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Jul 29 10:18

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; death toll reaches 1,156

4 x MH17

Sanctions: none

Jul 29 10:16

Naomi Klein: Enough. It’s Time for a Boycott of Israel

It’s time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa

Jul 29 10:16

President Obama Needs to Cancel Executive Order 12333

We’re all too familiar with the bulk collection of cellphone metadata—information on whom you contact and when—that Edward Snowden revealed. However, Executive Order 12333 from 1981 (thanks, President Reagan) allows the NSA to collect the actual content from phone calls and Internet communications if they are amassed from outside U.S. borders. John Napier Tye, former section chief for Internet freedom in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, recently wrote about this issue in The Washington Post.

Jul 29 10:15

Gerald Celente: We’re Building Up to World War III

Gerald Celente, Publisher of The Trends Journal says, “We are looking at destabilization in the Middle East with no end in sight. It’s only going to get worse unless this killing and excuse for the murders from both sides stops.”

On the crisis in Israel with Hamas and the Palestinians, Celente says, “If this continues to increase at the rate it is going, it will be hell for everyone. There is also the fear that this could spread into the Lebanese border. As a trend forecaster, if peace is not brought to that region and this continues to spread, and if it goes into Lebanon, it will be hell on earth for everyone in that region. . . . We are building up to World War III.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No shit.

Jul 29 10:11

More than 100 killed in 14-hours as Gaza death toll rises above 1200

U.S. CONTINUES TO BACK ISRAELI ASSAULT DESPITE INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION

Jul 29 10:11

U.S. Promises “Robust Retaliation” for Alleged Russian Troop Deployment on Ukrainian Border

Earlier in the week senior U.S. intelligence officials admitted they have no direct evidence Russia or the separatists shot down the Malaysian airliner.

“Rather than backing down after last week’s downing of a civilian passenger jet, Russia appears to be intervening more aggressively in the war in eastern Ukraine,” The New York Times reports.

Officials say the unconfirmed move represents “a dangerous escalation that will almost certainly force more robust retaliation from the United States and Europe.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US current propaganda is, "We think Russia might be planning to send troops into Ukraine, so we have to go ahead and send ours in. Just in case, you know. Because we don;t want to be caught by surprise. Right? Right? Right? Right? Right? Right?"

Jul 29 10:10

Israel-Gaza conflict: 10 Palestinian children killed and 46 injured in strike on hospital and park

Two strikes which hit the compound of Gaza City’s main hospital and a nearby park killed ten children and wounded 46 on Monday – hours after Israel and Hamas had declared a truce.

The park in the Shati refugee camp was hit minutes after a strike on the outpatients unit at the Shifa Hospital on the edge of the city.

Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa Hospital, claimed that children were playing on a swing in the park when they were killed. Nine of the 10 killed were children under the age of 12, and 46 were injured. Camera crews were prevented from filming the area of impact at Shifa, according to reporters on the scene.

Jul 29 10:10

IMF warns of adverse effects of anti-Russia sanctions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the sanctions imposed on Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine would have adverse effects on a global scale.

Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, IMF spokesman William Murray said that the potential global impacts of the anti-Russia sanctions are “still under assessment, but clearly you would anticipate - through trade channels - that there would be an impact.”

Murray also emphasized that the sanctions are expected to affect the economies “that have very active and direct trade links with Russia, particularly in eastern and central Europe and central Asia.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanctions are most generally a prelude to war, and that is the scary part here.

And even more scary is the reality that the US government doesn't have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia, meaning such a war may well go nuclear in a heartbeat.

Jul 29 10:05

Gaza pounded by Israel after Netanyahu promises prolonged battle

The IDF continued to categorically deny that its forces were responsible for hits on Shati refugee camp and the Shifa hospital on Monday. At least eight children were killed at Shati while playing in a park.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"HAMAS is blowing itself up to make Israel look bad. Really. Honest! I wouldn't lie about a thing like that!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Jul 29 10:03

‘Mind-Blowing’ Bible Experience Answers: God Gave Israel To Jews?

So….I may get crucified for this but I have started to say it — most recently (terrified, trembling) to warm welcome in a synagogue in LA:

Actually if you read Genesis Exodus and Deuteronomy in Hebrew — as I do — you see that God did not “give” Israel to the Jews/Israelites. We as Jews are raised with the creed that “God gave us the land of Israel” in Genesis — and that ethnically ‘we are the chosen people.”

But actually — and I could not believe my eyes when I saw this, I checked my reading with major scholars and they confirmed it — actually God’s “covenant” in Genesis, exodus and Deuteronomy with the Jewish people is NOT ABOUT AN ETHNICITY AND NOT ABOUT A CONTRACT. IT IS ABOUT A WAY OF BEHAVING.

Jul 29 10:02

Deleted BBC Report. “Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down MHI7?, Donetsk Eyewitnesses

The original BBC Video Report was published by BBC Russian Service on July 23, 2014.

In a bitter irony, The BBC is censoring its own news productions.

Why did BBC delete this report by Olga Ivshina?

Is it because the BBC team was unable to find any evidence that a rocket was launched in the area that the Ukrainian Security Service (“SBU”) alleges to be the place from which the Novorossiya Militia launched a “BUK” missile?

Or is it because every eyewitness interviewed by the BBC team specifically indicated the presence of a Ukrainian military aircraft right beside the Malaysian Airlines Boeing MH17 at the time that it was shot down?

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Jul 29 10:01

National Protests at Nato Summit: No New Wars - No to Nato

Saturday 30 August: Mass demonstration
March through central Newport. Assembles 1pm at the Civic Centre Car Park and marches around the town centre ending at Westgate Square for a rally.

Jul 29 10:00

UN official busts David Gregory for using Israeli propaganda video: ‘That’s really unfair’

NBC host David Gregory was forced to issue a correction at the end of his weekly Meet the Press program on Sunday after a United Nations official confronted him for using a unconfirmed Israeli video that allegedly showed Hamas shooting rockets from a UN school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another presstitute and whorespondent for Israel!

Jul 29 09:55

Book review: ‘Cancer Vortex’: industry history to devour profits, lives

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

73-minute documentary: Cancer: the forbidden cures

Author Ken Anton delivered powerful history in his novel Popsicle Man of US oligarchs with Emperor’s New Clothes’ obvious crimes centering in war and money. His new novel, Cancer Vortex, provides similar powerful history of the medical oligarchs who block medically and legally proven cancer cures in order to protect industry profits in the annual billions.

As many in alternative media document, so-called “health” oligarchs act against public interest in obvious ways when the facts are examined. For example, every economic cost-benefit analysis concludes Americans would save from $100 billion to $300 billion annually if we had universal single-payer health care for all rather than “health” “care” oligarchs consuming ~one-third of all payments.

Jul 29 09:54

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

Webmaster's Commentary: 

According to a reader email I received this morning, Facebook is still blocking attempt to link this video into Facebook posts, claiming that Facebook's security system has labeled YouTube a known security threat, even though no other YouTube videos are being blocked with that same message that I can find. So, if you want to post this video to Facebook, run the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4 through tinyurl.com first to get past the filters.

Jul 29 09:33

FLASHBACK - The Godmother of Fake Hate Crimes

Her car had been vandalized, its windows smashed, tires slashed. And profane, anti-Semitic graffiti covered the wreckage.

The campus was shocked. CMC and all four of its sister colleges canceled classes (they didn’t even do that on 9/11). An emotional student body held a giant rally against racism. The riveting spectacle was covered by network news.

Undoubtedly, the whole affair would have been a great career boost for Dunn if only two students hadn’t seen her doing all the vandalism herself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Israel's public image on the ropes, expect a flurry of these faked hate crimes to be staged, complete with the outdated Swastika, so that Israel can start screaming "Anti-semite" and "Jew hate" as a shield for their war crimes in Gaza.

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