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Nov 26 05:16

So why did Cameron cosy up to tax-avoiding internet giants? Questions arise over links to Facebook and Google execs

David Cameron has long faced criticism over how he has made Downing Street far too close to internet giants since he became Prime Minister.

In summer, the concerns reached fever pitch when he appointed Joanna Shields, a former managing director of Facebook in Europe, to the Lords.

Despite the fact that the firm has avoided paying its UK taxes, there is even speculation that she could one day be granted a ministerial role.

The appointment deepened concerns that the Conservatives are too close to firms such as Facebook and Google and that they have the ear of the government on sensitive topics.

Nov 26 05:29

The CIA and Homeland Security want to delete almost all their emails

Usually, deleting emails is a no-fanfare, one-click affair -- but not when you're the Central Intelligence Agency or the Department of Homeland Security. Both agencies have recently submitted proposals to the National Archives and Records Administration that outline their plans to delete years' worth of emails, which the Archives has already tentatively approved. The CIA apparently turned one in to comply with the administration's directive, ordering federal agencies to conjure up viable plans to better manage government emails by 2016. If approved, all the correspondences of every person to ever be employed by the CIA will be flushed down the digital toilet three years after they leave. All messages older than seven years old will also be nuked, and only the digital missives of 22 top officials will be preserved -- something which several senators do not want to happen.

Nov 26 06:30

Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions of ozone, a smog-causing pollutant linked to asthma, heart disease and premature death.

Nov 26 06:40

Israeli bus hits Palestinians in West Bank

One Palestinian has been killed and two others injured after they were run over by a bus with an Israeli number plate in the occupied West Bank, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reported.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening near an Israeli military checkpoint at the entrance on the village of Bartaa, which lies on the Green Line between Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Nov 26 06:48

Possible Motives for Ousting Hagel

At the start of Barack Obama’s second term, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was seen as the best hope for standing up to the neocons, inside and outside the administration. Though Hagel proved to be a weak champion, his sudden removal could portend more trouble ahead.

The abrupt resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel – along with the failure to reach a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program on the same day – does not augur well for the last quarter of Barack Obama’s presidency, reflecting his continuing tendency to let the neocons have their way.

Nov 26 06:53

BDS movement claims victory as U.S. county drops Israeli security firm

Durham County, North Carolina, has dropped an Israeli security company under fire from the BDS movement, prompting anti-occupation activists to claim victory. However, county officials were less equivocal about their reasons for searching for a new security provider, according to local newspaper The Herald-Sun.

Nov 26 06:56

France Will Renege on Russian Contract, Says Pres. Francois Hollande

On November 25th, French President Francois Hollande announced that France, which has already missed two deadlines to deliver to Russia two completed Mistral helicopter-carriers to Russia, won’t deliver either ship until Washington has no further complaints about Russia’s support of breakaway rebels in Ukraine’s southeast. Russia had already paid for both of these ships in full. Only the delivery is at issue here.

Nov 26 07:01

Unaccountable Israeli Settler Criminality

It's systemic. Including vandalism against Palestinian mosques, schools, property, land and crops. Torching them. Uprooting trees.

Violence. Including beatings. At times murder. Against Palestinian men, women and children.

With impunity. Israeli security forces doing nothing to protect targeted Palestinians. Or maintain public order.

Nov 26 07:03

in Maine State Senate Recount Reverse Result From Democratic to Republican

An election fraud mystery has emerged in Maine's tiny Town of Long Island. The strange case has not only changed the previously announced "winner" of the election, but the contested results affect the entire state Senate and are now the subject of an investigation demanded by the Maine Democratic Party.

Nov 26 07:16

Michèle Flournoy Takes Herself Out of Running for Top Pentagon Job

Michèle Flournoy, widely seen as the front-runner to replace Chuck Hagel as the next secretary of defense, abruptly took herself out of the running for the job Tuesday, complicating what will be one of the most important personnel decisions of President Barack Obama's second term.

Nov 26 07:17

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Jump By 21,000 To 313,000

First-time weekly jobless claims in the U.S. jumped by 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000 during the week to Saturday, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

The tally was at far above of the range of consensus expectations compiled by various news organizations for new claims of somewhere between 280,000 and 295,000.

Nov 26 07:19

Two More 'Police Incidents,' Shrouded in Media Euphemism

That so many black people are killed by law enforcement is a painful, difficult thing to face. That we don't know how many people is a scandal in itself.

Most media don't go full Giuliani on the issue. But the effort to look away dies hard.

Nov 26 07:20

Elderly women sue TSA screeners who allegedly strip-searched them at Kennedy Airport

Three elderly women — one a 91-year-old — are suing the clueless airport screeners who suspected they were terrorists and allegedly subjected them to humiliating strip-searches.

The women, all residents of Florida, apparently aroused the suspicion of the federal Transportation Security Administration screeners because of the medical devices attached to their bodies.

Nov 26 07:22

Ferguson Hoax - hollywood production for sure!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

at 1:15 into this video, a woman runs up to the CNN LIAR giving his LIVE "report". She yells, "It's all smoke and mirror people"..THREE TIMES BEFORE BEING DRAGGED AWAY.

Nov 26 07:24

The Riots In Ferguson Are Out Of Control After Grand Jury's Decision (27 pics)

Ferguson is in an uproar after a grand jury decided that no charges would be filed against Darren Wilson. The citizens of Ferguson are taking to the streets and tearing everything down. Police are out in full riot gear and citizens are violently protesting. It doesn't look like things are going to calm down anytime soon.

Nov 26 07:29

Did They Want More Violence In Ferguson? 10 ‘Coincidences’ Too Glaring To Ignore

Was it a conspiracy or was it incompetence? Those appear to be the only two alternatives that we are left with after the horrific violence that we witnessed in Ferguson on Monday night.

Nov 26 07:30

Obamacare offers firms $3,000 incentive to hire illegals over native-born workers

Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare. President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.

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