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Feb 09 15:24

Hacker dumps data on nearly 30K federal agents ‘for Palestine’

An anonymous hacker has released the details of 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel online.

The so-called cybercriminal had earlier threatened to take the measure, Motherboard, which had received a copy of the data, reported Monday.

Feb 09 15:16

The Totalitarian Rip-Off

With the Western World and China in danger of going into deflation, major banks have already started to charge negative interest rates.

Feb 09 15:13

Israel can’t get a better military aid from Sanders or Trump

Israel’s refusal to seal a military deal with the administration of US President Barack Obama in hope of getting a better deal with the next American leader will probably fail, says a Washington-based investigative journalist.

Feb 09 15:13

$365,694,500,000: U.S. Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record in 2015

The $22,615,700,000 increase in the merchandise trade deficit the U.S. ran with China last year was a 6.6-percent jump from the $343,078,800,000 merchandise trade deficit the U.S. ran with China in 2014.

Feb 09 15:10

Kissinger Delivered a Plan for a New World Order to Putin

Henry Kissinger is one of the "bisons" of American politics. One of those who ruined the Soviet Union. It was he who put in a lot of effort to finally tear China away from the USSR and thus, weakening the latter. ven after retiring, he did not give up on the battle throughout his life. He continued to struggle with the remnants of the Soviet Empire. Henry Kissinger never ceases to remind us that the key to American dominance in the world is the disunity of Eurasia. Four years ago, speaking about "the drums of war", which could already be heard, he said: "The coming war will be so severe that only one superpower can win, and that's us. That is why the EU is in such a hurry to form the superpower, because they know what is coming, and to survive, Europe will have to be one whole cohesive state. This urgency tells me that they know what to expect from us. Oh, how I dreamed of this delightful moment.

Feb 09 15:04

Russia Offers the U.S a Cease-Fire Plan in Syria

"We are in contact with Washington and have proposed a very specific plan, which they are now looking over", — said the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He noted that he could not disclose specific details, however, this plan does not imply the immediate resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as advocated by the U.S. and its allies in the region. The Minister said that he hoped for a speedy consideration of the plan by Washington, as the sentences are phrased in a simple manner...

Feb 09 15:04

John Kiriakou: Let’s End Torture in US Prisons

Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like.

A prisoner is kept in a small cell – usually 6 feet by 10 – alone, for 23 hours a day.

Feb 09 15:01

State Department Unable to Answer Uncomfortable Questions About Erdogan

The official representative of the State Department of the USA, John Kirby, during a briefing gave a very vague answer to the question of the RT correspondent, who recalled the words of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the necessity of choosing between Ankara and the Kurds. The representative of the U.S. Department evaded the question, saying that Washington interacts with both sides. "There are not any issues. We are partners with Turkey. We are allies with Turkey. There are no questions here," said Kirby. On the question of how the United States is able to cope with the situation, when one of their allies calls the other a terrorist group, the State Department representative stated that there is nothing difficult about this situation. The U.S.

Feb 09 14:59

Prime Minister of Turkey Declares Intention To "Protect" Aleppo

"We'll pay our historic debt. Once our brothers from Aleppo defended our cities: ?anl?urfa, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaras (during the First world war — ed.), now we will protect the heroic Aleppo. Behind her are the defenders of the whole of Turkey," said Davuto?lu, speaking at a meeting of the parliamentary faction headed by the ruling Party of Justice and Development.

Feb 09 14:58

CrossTalk: Bullhorns Spin The Spin

On this edition of the program we have a look at how Western media spins its spin. Pause in Syria peace talks – who is at fault? 'Masks of the Revolution' – a French director unmasks the false Ukrainian narrative. And who is most likely to start World War III?

Feb 09 14:57

99 Cent Gas May Be on Its Way

The International Energy Agency (IEA) February oil market report will put more downward pressure on crude prices just as the price of gasoline in some parts of the United States dips to above $1.10 a gallon. Prices are moving swiftly to below $1, a price last posted in the United States in December of 1993.

Feb 09 14:55

US using Pyongyang nuclear tests as pretext for pivoting more towards Asia

UN sanctions imposed on North Korea over the past decade have failed to prevent Pyongyang from expanding its nuclear and missile programs, a UN panel of experts says, while the US has used the North’s activities as a pretext for expanding its military build-up in Asia.

Feb 09 14:54

This McDonald's Happy Meal Hasn't Decomposed for Six Years!

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We all know McDonald’s isn’t good for the human body, but holy crap. Can this stuff even be classified as food anymore?

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Feb 09 14:51

U.S. Needs to Think Twice Before Reprising the Cold War

Not long after World War II, newspaper maps began showing Eastern Europe entirely colored in red, and political cartoons showed the red spreading across western Europe. Those who remembered those days were bound to have flashbacks last week. On February 2, President Obama announced plans to add $3.4 billion to this year’s military budget request for Europe, more than quadrupling the $789 million currently budgeted for Europe.

Feb 09 14:45

‘CIA Eyewashing’ and the Lost Political Wisdom of Hunter S. Thompson

The Washington Post “revealed” today, as their headline read: ‘Eyewash’: How the CIA deceives its own workforce about operations. This would not come as news to anyone who pays attention to CIA pronouncements and reads Antiwar.com or Consortiumnews.com. But it begs the question of why the Post limited their article to the CIA and did not mention the many other so-called “national security” agencies who routinely engage in “eyewashing” with their every pronouncement? “Common sense” should tell us that the CIA isn’t the only national security agency which engages in deception, either of their own workforce, their Congressional “watchdogs,” or of the public.

Feb 09 14:44

5th Russian-built Kilo-class submarine arrives in Vietnam

The fifth of the six Kilo-class submarines that Vietnam purchased from Russia has arrived at Cam Ranh Bay, Thanh Nien news reported. The submarine, which was delivered by a Dutch-registered cargo ship, laid anchor near the Cam Ranh Port, according to the report. The sixth submarine is undergoing sea trials in Russia and is expected to arrive in the middle of 2016. Vietnam purchased the six submarines for $2 billion in 2009.

Feb 09 14:42

T-90 Vladimir tanks join the fight for Aleppo

The T-90 tank, one of the newest pieces of military hardware to come into service with the Russian armed forces, is having its baptism of fire on battlefields in Syria. The presence of Russian T-90 tanks in Syria was first reported by Turkish and Iranian media and then confirmed by sources in the Russian Defense Ministry. The Turkish pro-government paper Yeni ?afak cited a local commander called Mahmut Hasan as saying that they “had been attacked by more than 80 T-72 and T-90 tanks.”

Feb 09 14:42

Chicago Anti-Gunners Tell Stores To Discriminate Against Concealed Carriers — Here’s How The Stores Reacted

So, we’re to believe that if a group of people shows up to a person’s store and says, “paint your store zebra colors or else we’ll picket outside your business,” private businesses have any obligation to concede? More importantly, if I ever see a group of protesters picketing outside of a business because the store owner wouldn’t label his store as a ‘gun free zone’, I’d almost feel more obliged to shop there on principal alone.

Feb 09 14:39

Saudi protesters executed with British weapons? Foreign Office remains tightlipped

Responding to inquiries by members of parliament, the Foreign Office neither confirmed nor denied whether British weapons had been used in the mass execution of protesters in Saudi Arabia last month.

Feb 09 14:37

Dutch Voters: No Thanks, We Don't Want Ukraine

An upcoming referendum should prove that the people of the Netherlands don't want anything to do with Ukraine's mess, but the Dutch government has all but said it doesn't care what's its people want... A referendum is scheduled in the Netherlands for April 6th on the question of the EU's association agreement with Ukraine. An overwhelming majority of Dutch say they will vote no, reports Politico... There is revolution brewing in Europe. The native European population is tired of being ignored. From PEGIDA to the surge of anti-establishment parties like Front National, anti-EU feeling is higher than ever.

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