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Aug 31 06:49

Ron Paul: US govt. knew about 9/11

Former US congressman Ron Paul has suggested that the US government knew about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks before the incident occurred inside the country.

“I believe that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11], we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least close to it,” Paul said in a radio interview with Money and Markets host Charles Goyette last Friday.

“You already mentioned that [the US government] had been warned that something was going to happen,” he added.

“Does that prove the fact that our president and others actually sat down and laid the plans and did this? I don’t think it does,” he said.

The former presidential candidate also noted that the crimes committed by former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were “minor” compared to the harm the United States has caused since the 2001 attacks.

Aug 31 06:08

Balfour Declaration

The basis for the country of Israel

The Balfour Declaration (it its entirety)
Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Yours sincerely,
Arthur James Balfour

Aug 31 05:59

Gaza war bill estimated at $5 billion

Thirty days after the start of Operation Protective Edge on June 8, a three-day cease-fire was announced, and renewed again on Aug. 11. However, the end of the war will reveal a reality that may be harsher than the war itself. The Gaza Strip, a small densely populated area, is perhaps the only place in the world that suffered three devastating wars requiring extensive reconstruction three times in seven years.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/gaza-war-reconstruct...

Aug 31 05:59

Coming to a campus near you: ADL recruits student politicians for Israel trips

As the school year starts, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) director of Campus Initiatives, Naomi Mayor, has sent personalized invitations to elected members of student government inviting them to participate in an all-expenses paid trip to Israel. (You can read the e-mail below, at the end of this article.)

Called the “Campus Leaders Mission to Israel,” these trips are one of the ADL’s most important tactics in influencing campus political decisions. Rather than focus on convincing the general student body to continue supporting the occupation, this tactic focuses on influencing student decision-makers. By convincing them to adopt political positions that support the Israeli occupation, the ADL and other groups can create a bulwark between student popular opinion and the student government’s actual votes.

Aug 31 05:56

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Aug 31 05:52

Gaza conflict: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war was 'victory'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory".

The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement was "hit hard and got none of its demands," Mr Netanyahu said.

Aug 31 05:47

First Images From The World's Most Powerful Commercial Satellite Are Shockingly Detailed

This month, a company called DigitalGlobe launched what was billed as the world’s sharpest commercial Earth-imaging satellite. Called WorldView-3, the $500 million gadget can snap images of the ground at a 30-centimeter resolution. That’s sharp enough to see “not only a car, but the windshield and the direction the car is going,” the company boasted in a press release—as well as home plate on a baseball diamond, or the health of agricultural crops or even individual trees.

In fact, it’s so sharp that the company isn’t allowed to show the satellite’s full-resolution images to the public yet. The U.S. government recently eased its restrictions on high-resolution commercial satellite imagery, but the change won’t take full effect until February 2015. Still, the 40-centimeter versions you’ll see below rank among the sharpest yet seen by non-classified eyes.

Aug 31 05:39

Miko Peled # Zionism Must Go #Free Palestine, End the Occupation

It is extremely important to realize: Hamas is Not the problem.

Gaza is Not the problem.

The Rockets are Not the problem.

Zionism & Israel are the problem.

Zionism is a racist, colonial, idea.

That’s why “Zionism has to go” is a true statement.

This is what we need to focus on.

Hamas is an resistance organization. It was established as a result of a brutal Oppression and Occupation. This is something we have to start talking about without being afraid, he said.?

We have to understand, if anybody supports the state of Israel, you support the package, with all its baggage, he notes:

You support the racist laws,

You support the killing of innocent children because they are non-jews,

You support a State that has thousands of political prisoners, mass incarceration of people without charges.

The struggle today for the people of conscience is to End Zionism to Free Palestine and End the Occupation.

Aug 31 05:38

Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU

Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

Very few, not least the Ukrainian population are aware of these details, but according to Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute, in return for the cash, Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent. RT caught up with the Frenchman, who voiced his concerns at what may lay ahead.

Aug 31 05:29

Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said.

Aug 31 05:21

Bishop Richard Williamson on "the on-going madness in Gaza"

In his his latest column 'Eleison Comments,' Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson states, in part, "if the Israelites try to be that superior nation on their own terms, disobeying God, then a multitude of curses will come upon them, and they will be scorned, hated and trampled upon by all other nations... As Plato said (Georgias), it is better to suffer than to commit an injustice, and therefore in spiritual reality, the Israelis are more to be pitied than the Palestinians. Patience. We "all have sinned and do need the glory of God” (Rom. III, 22–23)."

Aug 31 04:23

Obama: "If You Blow the Whistle, You Should Be Thanked"

These were the surprising words of President Obama on 7 August 2014, as he signed a $16 billion bill to improve veterans’ access to medical care. The bill followed a report from the Department for Veterans’ Affairs, which confirmed many of the complaints whistleblowers had been making – waiting lists were indeed being manipulated to hide how long veterans were having to wait for medical appointments.

Aug 31 02:09

Chaos, clashes in Pakistan: Protesters storm PM’s office, hundreds injured

Police in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital fired tear gas as at least 25,000 people gathered in the city center, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation. A group of protesters attempted to storm the PM's residence.

Aug 31 02:05

Facts withheld regarding the MH17 Malaysian airlines crash. Dutch Government Refuses to Release Black Box Recordings

On Aug. 11, the Dutch Safety Board announced that a preliminary report would be published in a week with the first factual finding of the ongoing investigation into the flight that departed from Amsterdam and crashed in Ukraine. The Netherlands was given custody of the flight data recorder, or black box recordings, from the crash.

As of Aug. 25, the Dutch government has refused to release the recordings. This, of course, immediately raises suspicions that the Kiev junta forces were responsible for the crash.

Aug 31 02:01

B’nai Brith CEO to nominate Harper for Nobel Peace Prize

The head of a prominent Canadian Jewish organization says he plans to nominate Stephen Harper for a Nobel Peace Prize Mr. Harper is a staunch supporter of Israel whose comments on the Middle East have at times put him at odds with other Western leaders.

Aug 31 01:56

‘Anything US touches turns into Libya or Iraq’: Top Putin quotes at youth forum

Vladimir Putin has criticized Washington’s unilateral actions on the international arena, saying that whatever it touches seems to be turning into Libya or Iraq.

Aug 31 01:51

Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns

The crisis in eastern Ukraine is "slipping out of control" and needs to be reined in to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, Germany has warned.

Aug 31 01:47

Refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the “pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs” meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries.

If they want to be fed food from their own countries, the obvious thing to do is to go back there. And stay.

Aug 31 01:36

“Russian Invasion” – Screaming ‘Wolf!’ Strategy of Deception. Lies Repeated Umpteen Times. What is the Endgame?

“Russian Invasion” – How long is screaming ‘Wolf!’ having an impact on Western public opinion? – Until Full Spectrum Dominance has been attained?

Aug 31 01:31

Ron Paul: "Too Much Killing, Palestinians Have Been Treated Unfairly, & Something Should Be Done About That"

Congressman Ron Paul recently participated in a Q&A with supporters and was asked if he considered the killing of Palestinians in Gaza, funded by the U.S. government, to be "genocide."

Aug 30 23:50

The Less Americans Know about Ukraine's Location, the More They Want U.S. To Intervene

On March 28-31, 2014, we asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans (fielded via Survey Sampling International Inc., or SSI), what action they wanted the U.S. to take in Ukraine, but with a twist: In addition to measuring standard demographic characteristics and general foreign policy attitudes, we also asked our survey respondents to locate Ukraine on a map as part of a larger, ongoing project to study foreign policy knowledge. We wanted to see where Americans think Ukraine is and to learn if this knowledge (or lack thereof) is related to their foreign policy views. We found that only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map, and that this lack of knowledge is related to preferences: The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.

Drink Brawndo, America! Here comes the military draft.

Aug 30 20:05

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Suicide Article

I believe that you apologized in order to protect your livelihood, such as it is today, to shut up anyone who might be jeopardizing the income you earn, not because you’re sorry.

If you’re going to be outrageous, have the balls to say what you mean, and stand behind what you say.

Or just shut up.

This applies to those public personas who recant their truthful criticism of Israel. I wish I had been listening when Tom Leykis was taking no-holds-barred listeners' calls, and I wish his podcast downloads were available to non-members.

Aug 30 19:34

NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away

Opportunity's computer systems are powered by a radiation-hardened IBM 20 MHz RAD6000 RISC processor and it stores data to upload to Earth on 256 MB of flash memory. Individual cells in each section of its flash memory have now been overwritten so many times that Opportunity is resetting itself dozens of times a month.

"Worn-out cells in the flash memory are the leading suspect in causing these resets," said JPL's John Callas, project manager for NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project.

"The flash reformatting is a low-risk process, as critical sequences and flight software are stored elsewhere in other non-volatile memory on the rover."

Aug 30 19:32

How the US Enables Israel

Following the Israeli attack on Egypt in 1967, the US has been the primary supplier of advanced weaponary to Israel. However, by continuing to arm Israel today, the US violates its own laws, in particular, the Arms Export Control Act (Public Law 90-829), that prohibits its weapons being used against civilians.

Aug 30 19:30

Israel, a nation of hate

Racism in Israel is not an exception, but the social norm. This was validated in a recent poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, which showed that 95 per cent of Israeli Jews were fully behind their army’s genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Aug 30 19:27

U.S. Senators Urge Ecuador to Restore Relations with Israel

Ecuador will continue supporting Palestine despite U.S. pressure to restore diplomatic relations with Israel.

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