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Sep 29 11:42

ISIS trained like ‘monster’ to be unleashed against Syria, Iraq, Lebanon – Syrian FM (UNGA 2014)

The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem addressed the UN General Assembly on Monday, September 29, during a fifth day of debate as UN member states convened for the assembly’s 69th session.

Sep 29 11:42

HOW MONSANTO IS TURNING AN ISLAND PARADISE INTO A GMO WASTELAND

Monsanto has taken over nearly 2,000 acres of the Hawaiian island to test monster corn crops engineered with the Bt toxin, a patented gene created to withstand unbelievably harsh amounts of pesticides. As a result, the island’s inhabitants have been subjected to blatant and systematic poisoning from the toxic dust of severe pesticides.

Sep 29 11:43

Police Tase Reverend Praying Over Shot Step-Son at Hospital

A Pittsburgh Reverend is suing police who used a taser on him in a hospital emergency room while he was praying over the body of his stepson, who had been fatally shot. Reverend Earl Baldwin Jr. says police over stepped their bounds when his stepson, Mileek Grissom, died in UPMC Mercy Hospital’s emergency room back in 2012.

Sep 29 11:45

Cop Asks for Man's License, Shoots Him When He Reaches for It: The dashboard-camera footage from the stop is so egregious that it caused the highway patrolman to be charged with aggravated assault.

In the era before cheap video technology, this would be a story about a police officer who reported that he shot a man during a traffic stop when the man dove into his car to grab a weapon. Absent images, many people would give the police officer the benefit of the doubt, even when the motorist turned out to be unarmed, on the theory that cops have no reason to shoot men who comply with their orders. The motorist's behavior would be described as erratic and aggressive. People would believe that the cop reasonably feared for his life before shooting his gun.

Sep 29 11:45

Judge won't stop shut-offs, says no right to free water

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Monday refused to block the city from shutting off water to delinquent customers for six months, saying there is no right to free water and Detroit can't afford to lose the revenue.

Sep 29 11:46

Woman saves three relatives from Ebola. Her protection method is being taught to others in West Africa.

It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola.

Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications.

Sep 29 12:00

Invasion of the religious mind-snatchers

The rights of children worldwide are defined by the United Nations, in their ‘Rights of the Child’ (1). This legislation supposedly safeguards children’s freedom to chose their religion. However, this is a nonsense, in that the United Nations also recognises that what children are brought up to believe is a parental decision. The question becomes: although society imposes limits on the age of consensual sex, marriage, and voting, on the premiss that these should be decisions based on mature judgement,why should the choice of a religion not be similarly prohibited until adulthood?

Sep 29 12:01

US-led coalition against ISIL: Front for regime change

Listening to American and British leaders this week one would think that Barack Obama and David Cameron are knights in shining armor on an epic crusade to defeat global evil.

The campaign against IS is a front for the criminal agenda of regime change in Syria and the region. This real, criminal agenda should be exposed and condemned at every opportunity. To consort with this mob is to corrupt international law and morality.

Unbelievably, too many states seem to be going along with this ridiculous charade, as can be gleaned from the way Obama and Cameron’s posturing was indulged this week at the United Nations General Assembly.

Our final conclusion is this: Obama and Cameron are using simplistic moralizing rhetoric about “defeating evil” in order to: 1) conceal their own criminal legacy; 2) pressure the rest of the world into endorsing their presumed but ill-deserved authority; and 3) promote their criminal agenda of regime change under a moral cover.

Sep 29 12:12

Early snow blankets Sierra Nevada, delighting drought-weary California

The first snow of the season dumped up to 3 inches along the Lake Tahoe Basin, forcing authorities to shut down California 108 at Sonora Pass, which remained closed Monday, said Tom Dang, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

Sep 29 12:14

SICK AND TIRED OF ISRAEL’S WHINING

It’s more than likely that very few people, if any at all, will be glued Monday evening to the television, computer and smartphone screens or to the radio in order to watch and listen to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the United Nations General Assembly.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which is why the corporate news media are replaying it all day long to make SURE you see it!

Sep 29 12:15

ISIS/AT THE GATES OF BAGHDAD

Sep 29 12:17

Hong Kong police prepared to escalate use of force against pro-democracy protestors

Police are prepared to use escalating levels of force to dislodge tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors from the central business district of Hong Kong, says the son of a former senior official.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is feeling like another one in a long series of US-backed covert attempted overthrow of a foreign government. Since the end of WW2 the US has tried to covertly overthrow the governments of over fifty nations, succeeding about half the time. Successes include Iran in 1953 and Chile in 1973. Failures would include Iran in 2009, and I think at this point one could hardly call last January's overthrow of the elected government of Ukraine a stunning success!

Sep 29 12:18

Freedom’s just another word: US Launches Wars and Backs Coups in the Name of Democracy, but Won’t Back Real Democracy Activists

The US claims to be supporting democracy from Ukraine to Cuba, and from Somalia to Iraq, often by bombing the alleged opposition, or by supporting proxy wars and subversion. But one place where real democracy activists are battling against the forces of repression they are curiously getting no backing from the United States: Hong Kong.

Sep 29 12:38

AT&T’s congestion magically disappears when it’s signing up new customers

AT&T yesterday began offering “double the data for the same price” to new customers and existing customers who sign new contracts, apparently forgetting that its network is so congested that speeds must be throttled when people use too much data.

Like other carriers, AT&T slows the speeds of certain users when the network is congested. Such network management is a necessary evil that can benefit the majority of customers when used to ensure that everyone can connect to the network. But as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has argued, the carriers’ selective enforcement of throttling shows that it can also be used to boost revenue by pushing subscribers onto pricier plans.

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