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Apr 19 04:44

FBI agents killed my son to keep him silent: Ibragim Todashev’s father

The father of the man killed by FBI during questioning about his relationship with one of the suspects of Boston Marathon bombings says agents interrogated his son for hours, and finally killed him to silence him.

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Apr 19 02:09

Italy grants refugee status to Kazakh tycoon

Italy has granted political refugee status to the family of a Kazakh tycoon, who is in prison in France fighting an extradition order from Russia and Ukraine where he is wanted for massive fraud, lawyers said.

Apr 19 00:00

18 stats proving government dependence has reached epidemic levels

Did you know that the number of Americans getting benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million?

Apr 18 23:46

Scientists warn the rise of AI will lead to extinction of humankind

Everything you and I are doing right now to try to save humanity and the planet probably won’t matter in a hundred years

Apr 18 23:32

MIT team pushing to develop offshore floating nuclear power plants

While technology add convenience, it can also be a duel-edged sword

Apr 18 23:28

Report: Orders demanding Jews to register in Ukraine are fake

According to articles published by Israeli news organization Ynet and USA Today, the new government in a pro-Russian sector of Ukraine was handing out flyers demanding that Jewish people register with the government or face deportation.

Apr 18 23:21

The Cat in the Hat as a child predator: How these stories traumatize and send wrong messages to children

The Cat in the Hat books, by Dr. Seuss, have been a part of American childhood for the past several decades. After my son was born, these were some of the first stories I read to him. The illustrations and verse quickly made them some of his favorite books.

Apr 18 19:35

NM Radiation Leak Called 'Dirty-Bomb' by Noted Author, Judge, & TV/Radio Personality William Boardman | WIPP Files

A thorough treatment of the crisis to date.

...The first thing the U.S. government and the government contractor charged with running the supposedly secure radioactive waste project immediately did, when faced with the first-time-ever release of radioactivity from the underground site, was not tell anyone anything. They told no one the truth for four days, even though the truth didn’t seem all that bad, as such things go. Unless contradictory data emerged, this would seem to be a brief release of a relatively small amount of very dangerous isotopes from nuclear weapons waste stored half a mile underground in a salt deposit. While the full scope of the release remains unknown weeks later, it seems clear that this was no Fukushima, except for the operators’ default to instant deceit....

...Among the details that remain unclear about this WIPP accident are how long it took the system to detect the release and how much Plutonium and Americium were released. The government’s initial position was none. That wouldn’t last long....

Guest post. Highly recommended.

Apr 18 19:24

Measles Witch Hunt: Anti-Vax Parents Burned at the Propaganda Stake

Stories about measles outbreaks in New York, California, and Texas have been in the news lately, complete with fear-inducing headlines and pro-vaccine propaganda.

Naturally, those who choose to opt out of vaccinations tend to be blamed for outbreaks.

Let's start with some facts about measles.

Apr 18 19:23

What Will You Do When You Can No Longer Buy Or Sell Without Submitting To Biometric Identification?

In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested. We have entered an era where biometric security is being hailed as the “solution” to the antiquated security methods of the past. We are being promised that the constant problems that hackers are causing with our credit cards, bank accounts, ATM machines and Internet passwords will all go away once we switch over to biometric identification. And without a doubt, we have some massive security problems that need to be addressed. But do you really want a machine to read your face or your hand before you are able to buy anything, sell anything or log on to the Internet? Do you really want “the system” to be able to know where you are, what you are buying and what you are doing at virtually all times? Biometric security systems are being promoted as “cool” and “cutting edge”, but there is also potentially a very dark side to them that should not be ignored.

Apr 18 19:13

Liberty Movement Rising

The label of “fringe” is a common one used by statists, bureaucrats and paid shills in order to marginalize those who would stand against government corruption. The primary assertion being sold is that the “majority” joyously supports the establishment, and the majority, of course, is always right.

The liberty movement, which is a collection of numerous freedom organizations and political activists brought together by a shared philosophical bond, has been accused of “fringe” status for quite some time. With corporatist dominance over the mainstream media for decades backing an elitist machine in Washington and a global banking cartel footing the bill with money created from thin air, any such accusation can be made to seem “real” to those who are unaware.

Apr 18 19:12

Assemblywoman Fiore: The Truth About the Bundy's Vs. BLM

Friends,

I had the privilege and opportunity to learn to make a calf suck a bottle to save her life. It’s going to take a lot to revive the calves that were nearly dead when they were returned to the Bundy Ranch because they had been separated from their mothers during the roundup, and a few most likely won’t make it.

This isn’t my normal, nice, politically correct email, so hang on to your seats. I can tell you that after everything I’ve seen, this roundup was not about grazing fees.

Apr 18 19:06

Mastermind of CIA torture program describes it a 'success'

The mastermind of the US Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program has hit the headlines after seven years to defend the spy agency’s torture techniques.

In an interview with the Guardian published on Friday, James Elmer Mitchell has described the CIA's “enhanced interrogation” program as a “success”.

Apr 18 19:04

3 Million Customer Credit, Debit Cards Stolen in Michaels, Aaron Brothers Breaches

Nationwide arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc. said today that two separate eight-month-long security breaches at its stores last year may have exposed as many as 3 million customer credit and debit cards.

Apr 18 19:02

Flashback 1967 - David Frost Interviews Oswald Mosley

The Frost Programme - Oswald Mosley (15th Nov 1967)

David Frost confronts Mosely, Frost is very sharp, funny at times. But Mosely, former head of the British Union of Fascists, stands firm. He holds his position and presents his rational. They discuss the alliance with Hitler, racism and anti Semitsm. Around 14 minutes in, the Jewish mob attacks. This is a must watch!

Apr 18 19:01

The world's dumbest idea: Taxing solar energy

In a setback for the renewable energy movement, the state House in Oklahoma this week passed a bill that would levy a new fee on those who generate their own energy through solar equipment or wind turbines on their property. The measure, which sailed to passage on a near unanimous vote after no debate, is likely to be signed into law by Republican Gov. Mary Fallin.

The bill, known as S.B. 1456, will specifically target those who install power generation systems on their property and sell the excess energy back to the grid. However, those who already have such renewable systems installed will not be affected.

Apr 18 18:58

HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data

The personal financial data of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs in a move branded "dangerous" by tax professionals and "borderline insane" by a senior Conservative MP.

Despite fears that it could jeopardise the principle of taxpayer confidentiality, the legislation would allow HMRC to release anonymised tax data to third parties including companies, researchers and public bodies where there is a public benefit. According to HMRC documents, officials are examining "charging options".

Apr 18 18:54

More delays for controversial NHS data harvesting programme as Government adviser says scheme was mishandled

After the Daily Mail repeatedly highlighted concerns among GPs and patients that sensitive information would be passed on to commercial firms or be at risk from hackers, the scheme has been postponed until October.

But Dame Fiona told Radio 4’s PM programme yesterday that even that delay may not be long enough and said public information campaigns were ‘not clear enough’.

Apr 18 18:49

Bank and insurers sending customers policy documents with more words than Macbeth, survey finds

Insurers and banks have come under attack for sending customers reams of unnecessary policy documents that are even longer than Macbeth.

Nearly three quarters of consumers admitted to not reading all of their policy documents or T&Cs because they were too long.

While only 17 per cent of people who did read it in full said they understood it, according to the survey of more than 2,000 people.

Consumer group Fairer Finance, who commissioned the survey, has launched a campaign against the book-length policy documents that are riddled with legalese and jargon.

Several terms and conditions sent out to customers were found to be nearly twice the length of Shakespeare’s Macbeth - which is 19,000 words long.

Apr 18 18:47

Rare ‘Perry Mason’ moment in court wins dismissal for defendant, desk duty for 5 police officers

A seemingly routine suppression hearing in a suburban Chicago courthouse last month took an unexpected dramatic turn when video from a police car was introduced that disproved the testimony of five police officers.

Apr 18 18:47

Barclays new overdraft rates nearly as bad as payday loans: Banks being investigated by regulator over charges

Bank overdraft charges are being investigated amid evidence that some are almost as expensive as payday loans.

Regulator the Financial Conduct Authority fears customers may not understand how fees are worked out in systems that can vary widely between banks.

Barclays is changing to a new charging regime which it says will be simpler for customers. However some will see their charges rise by as much as 15 times, although Barclays says the majority will pay the same or be better off.

But the move has triggered a backlash on the bank’s Facebook page, with customers threatening to leave in protest.

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