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Aug 16 06:08

UK Labour Party leadership contest: Could Corbyn save the good ship Britannia from the wrecking crew?

The comedians of the British political 'establishment' are out in force desperately trying to block Jeremy Corbyn, who is streaking ahead in the Labour Party leadership race and leaving his rivals spluttering in total disarray.

Aug 16 03:38

Microsoft Stands Accused

Microsoft stands accused of deleting Windows 10 Insider feedback it doesn't like

Aug 16 00:38

(*Israel) Cabinet expected to okay natural gas deal Sunday

Agreement reached late last week between government and US-Israel consortium will bring in hundreds of billions of shekels into coffers, Netanyahu claims

Israel’s government is expected Sunday to give the go-ahead to a controversial gas deal that backers say will bring in hundreds of billions of shekels from developing offshore fields, but detractors claim will lead to the Israeli public being fleeced.

Aug 15 19:35

The Business of Biotech: Engineering the Genome for Fun and Profit

snip: If all of this sounds like a lot of work, it is. If it sounds like the switch to 100% non-GMO foods will be a gradual process of weaning yourself off of certain products and sourcing appropriate alternatives, it will. If it sounds like there’s no one to blame at the end of the day for not starting to take these steps, there isn’t. In the end, we can’t directly determine what’s happening in our neighbor’s house (let alone what’s happening in other countries or other continents), but the buck stops where it has always stopped: at our own kitchen table.

We still have the freedom to choose (for the most part) what we put in our mouth and what we don’t. And unless we start taking that freedom seriously as the responsibility that it is, there will be no end to the GMO agenda.

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Aug 15 14:39

Donald Trump: the man and his followers

Lawrence Davidson explains how Donald Trump’s speech making abilities, willingness to play fast and loose with the facts and affinity for the crowd has struck a chord with America’s permanently disaffected citizens.

Aug 15 13:54

Could Jeremy Corbyn save Britain from the wrecking crew?

Stuart Littlewood shows why every utterance of yesteryear’s losers – Tony Blair, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham and Alastair Campbell – will ensure Jeremy Corbyn heads for a landslide in the Labour Party leadership elections.

Aug 15 13:31

Flights Grounded Along U.S. East Coast

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Aug 15 11:56

The naked truth about Germany: Clothing is optional

It’s summer in Germany, which means nakedness abounds. In the cities, in the countryside, at lakes and beaches, in city parks, even sometimes in restaurants and certainly in yards where yard work needs doing, Germans who’ve shed their clothes are visible to all. Indoor public pools have “naked days.” There are naked mountain hiking trails. In the winter, some places offer naked sledding.

Aug 15 11:44

An Open Letter to: Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Loretta Lynch

The reason stamped on Habib's "deportation" order was that he was denied entry based on "prevention of illegal immigration considerations". When the Israeli border control agent told George that, as a Palestinian, he could not enter Israel, he attempted to engage the agent saying, "I'm not coming through as a Palestinian. I'm coming as an American citizen". To which the agent replied "No, no, you belong with the Palestinian people. This is our Israel, this is for the Jews. No Palestinian should come to Israel. You should have gone through the Allenby Bridge".
Note: American Jews should be enraged about this....are they?

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Aug 15 11:34

The Buried Canadian State Connection to ISIS

Brandon Martinez of Non-Aligned Media revisits a March 2015 scandal which exposed the direct connection between the pro-Zionist Harper regime in Ottawa and ISIS, and how the mainstream media refused to follow up on it.

He shines the spotlight on a curious incident which happened in Turkey and Canadian Government & Intelligence collaboration with ISIS.

Aug 15 10:47

‘Deal or war’: Is doomed dollar really behind Obama’s Iran warning?

This is not just about Iran. It is about other major world economies moving away from holding the US dollar as a means of doing business.

In his drastic prediction of war, one might assume that Obama is referring to Israel launching a preemptive military strike on Iran with the backing of US Republicans. Or that he is insinuating that Iran will walk from self-imposed restraints on its nuclear program to build a bomb, thus triggering a war.

But what could really be behind Obama’s dire warning of “deal or war” is another scenario – the collapse of the US dollar, and with that the implosion of the US economy.

That scenario was hinted at this week by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Speaking in New York on August 11, Kerry made the candid admission that failure to seal the nuclear deal could result in the US dollar losing its status as the top international reserve currency.

Aug 15 10:30

South Korea's president pardons 6,500 criminals including CEOs convicted of embezzlement because of their "contributions to the national economy"

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye on Thursday pardoned a tycoon convicted of embezzlement who heads the country’s third-largest business group.
The justice ministry said in a statement that SK Group’s Chey Tae-won will be among some 6,500 people to be released from prison before the 70th anniversary Saturday of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial occupation.

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Aug 15 10:07

People caught illegally downloading Dallas Buyers Club have a big win in the Australian court, they only need to pay the cost of the movie plus a couple of dollars.

More than 4700 customers of internet providers who illegally downloaded the Hollywood blockbuster Dallas Buyers Club have won a reprieve in the Federal Court of Australia.
This means instead of being fined up to $9500 for making an illegal download customers will probably pay only the retail price of the film plus costs. This is likely to amount to less than the cost of a speeding ticket or late video fine.

Aug 15 10:07

Police decline to release video of shooting of unarmed teen during marijuana bust. Police allegedly planted evidence and high-fived the dead victim.

State Law Enforcement Division agents Friday denied a formal request by The Post and Courier to release videos from a controversial police shooting in Seneca that spawned a federal civil rights probe.

Aug 15 10:05

Unusually Slow Mail Delivery Hits US

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Aug 15 09:28

The US Air Force is sending 12 A-10 Warthogs to eastern Europe to deter Russian aggressionRead more: http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-sending-planes-to-east-europe-2015-8#ixzz3ityOETdS

The Air Force didn’t help its long-standing argument that the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jet should be retired when the service announced this week it would deploy more of the aircraft to Europe this fall.

The 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia announced it will send 12 attack planes and crews to Central and Eastern European to bolster NATO’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve,” an ongoing show of military might meant to deter Russian aggression in the region.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WHAT "Russian aggression"?!?!? Can someone, please, show me some incontrovertible facts, proving that this has happened?!?

This demonizing of Russia appears to be a prelude to a hot war against it by NATO and the US. This is simply pre-positioning of equipment toward that end.

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Aug 15 09:22

Police Threaten Journalists, Targeted, Abused and Arrested in Ferguson for “Doing Their Job”

They demand no media reports on everything they want suppressed. Since Ferguson protests erupted on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s murder by killer cop Darren Wilson, journalists again were targeted.

This week alone, three were arrested and charged with interfering with on-duty police officers. What’s happening reflects war on responsible journalism – criminalizing reporters for doing their job.

On Tuesday, Canadian TV (CTV) Los Angeles Bureau Chief Tom Walters was charged with interfering with police nearly a year after he was arrested covering Ferguson protests last August.

At the time, he was pinned to the ground and handcuffed – then detained after asking Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson a question. Video recorded his arrest. He was then released uncharged after over eight hours in detention.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The whorespondents on the alleged "TV news" are failing to mention this outrage against reporters in Ferguson; they are not mentioning that Ukraine is shelling Donbass with white phosphorus weapons, provided by the US government; and they are not mentioning the horrific conditions in Gaza and the West Bank under which Palestinians are suffering.

These people do not want to give you the information you need to make informed, rational decisions; they want to keep you beholden to the lies that the government is truthful, and will only do things "for the good of the nation".

And the point of realization that you have been lied to , all these years, will make you realize that there is a very severe "disconnect" between what you are told, and are supposed to believe, by these outlets, and what the truth and reality on the ground is, around the world.

Aug 15 08:54

46 million Americans go to food banks, and long lines for dwindling food supplies begin at 6:30 AM

Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode. It always amazes me that there are still people out there that insist that an “economic collapse” is not happening. From their air-conditioned homes in their cushy suburban neighborhoods they mock the idea that the U.S. economy is crumbling. But if they would just go down and visit the local food banks in their areas, they would see how much people are hurting. According to Feeding America spokesman Ross Fraser, 46 million Americans got food from a food bank at least one time during 2014. Because the demand has become so overwhelming, some food banks are cutting back on the number of days they operate and the amount of food that is given to each family. As you will see below, many impoverished Americans are lining up at food banks as early as 6:30 in the morning just so that they can be sure to get something before the food runs out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a good, hard look at the faces of these kids; are they and their families "enjoying recovery", or have the parents awakened one morning to find out that their jobs have been offshored/outsourced to the cheapest source of global labor?!?

Aug 15 08:28

Pentagon Seeks More Funds for ‘Sustained’ War With Russia

In the eternal quest to drive up the already preposterous level of US military spending, Pentagon officials are talking up the notion of Russia as an “existential threat” to the United States, and running tabletop war games which they say show the US military isn’t as “ready as we want to be” for a sustained ground war in Russia.

That the US and Russia each have enough nuclear weapons to annihilate most life on the planet has long made the war-gaming for a long US-Russia war ultimately pointless: no one would survive long enough to enjoy the “win” anyhow. That hasn’t stopped the Pentagon from envisioning protracted campaigns on Russian soil with conventional weaponry.

The conclusion: most Pentagon officials figure the US would almost certainly defeat Russia in this drawn-out war, but after drawn-out wars in Iraq and Afghanistan it is “not a sure bet.” That’s a problem looking for a solution, and at the Pentagon, the solution is always only a few hundred billion dollars away.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Pentagon is ramping up for war without end, at a point where homelessness and malnutrition, particularly for American kids, has soared, and where US infrastructure is crumbling.

The American people have become all but irrelevant and completely useless to those in Congress and the military.

And just because the US outspends Russia on weaponry is absolutely no guarantee that it will work as well, or better, than Russian military equipment. In fact, cost many times, is very high for US weapons, and the weapons do not work at all as advertised.

Aug 15 08:15

While The UK Panicked Over Calais Migrants, Hundreds Of Others Died At Sea

While Britain has been in uproar over hundreds of migrants trying to storm the Channel Tunnel and enter the U.K. in recent weeks, a much larger and more deadly crisis has been taking place on another European shore.

Around 3,000 people, mostly from countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reside in a squalid camp in France's Calais known as the Jungle, waiting for a chance to reach Britain. The long-ignored crisis escalated last month as ever larger groups of migrants used the cover of night to try to climb through fences and push back police in an attempt to sneak into the EuroTunnel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and its minions have been waging war, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly, against so many countries in the Middle East, South and Central America, Africa, and Asia, that it is a wonder we don't have more externally displaced people who can never go home again.

But where is the compassion for these people, translated into just, humane policies with which to alleviate their distress?!?

That, in the bluster of France and Britain against them, is nowhere to be found.

Aug 15 08:08

Barber Gives Free Cuts To Kids Who Read Aloud In His Chair, And It’s Shear Genius

An Iowa barber has developed a creative way to get kids reading.

Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, offered free haircuts to kids who read out loud to him during an appointment on Saturday, USA Today reported. The initiative was part of a back to school event, and Holmes hopes the storytelling will help young students strengthen their reading skills.

"The kids would come in, and I would say, 'Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together,'" Holmes told the news outlet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With so much going so badly around the world, it is nice, for at least a moment, to focus on someone who is doing a great thing for kids.

Bravo, Mr. Holmes: well done!!

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Aug 15 07:50

Did The Rod Of God Weapon Hit Tianjin?

Aug 15 07:49

Acoustic Cannon Sales to Police Surge After Black Lives Matter Protests

During a company conference call with financial analysts last week, Tom Brown, the chief executive of LRAD, a military contractor, informed investors that sales were rolling in, not just from Chinese government agencies and the U.S. Navy, but also from American law enforcement.

LRAD manufactures an acoustic cannon that can be used either as a mounted loudspeaker or as a weapon to fire deafening noises at crowds of people.

Over the last year, following a wave of protests over officer-involved killings of black Americans, LRAD has seen an uptick in inquiries from police departments around the country.

Brown told financial analysts in a May conference call about the “renewed interest” from police departments. “A lot of grant money starts to flow to law enforcement, and we’re getting a lot of inquiries” following protests, he said. One inquiry he mentioned came from the Maryland Sheriff’s Department following the protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me get this straight; instead of actually addressing the out of control policing which has lead to assassinations of African American members of the community, and addressing the economic policies which have caused utter despair in many of those communities. police departments are, instead, buying more destructive equipment with which to bully and intimidate those communities?!?

This is so wrong, on so many levels, I hardly know where to start.

Aug 14 20:01

12-minute video: US military do War Crimes for .01% liars, Orwellian opposite of Oath to US Constitution

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Mark Passio’s 12-minute video by 1stageofawareness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIfcDGIvTSk&feature=youtu.be

The time is coming for one of two futures:

Critical mass recognize Emperor’s New Clothes facts of .01% crimes centering in war, debt that we use for money, and lies. As in the story, recognition ends the tragic-comedy. Our real-world story will end in lawful arrests for these obvious crimes.
The Orwellian crimes continue to escalate from current ~100 crucial areas, continuing to reduce all Earth’s inhabitants to work animals of the .01% requiring “culling of the herd” (or worse).

Choose wisely.

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Aug 14 16:30

"Not Legal Tender"? City Refuses to Allow Man to Pay His $25 Parking Ticket with 2,500 Pennies

Since when are pennies and nickels not a form of legal tender in this country? Our Fed fiat money is still money. We aren't a fully cashless society... yet.

Justin Greene, a Pennsylvanian who attempted to protest what he felt was an unfair $25 parking ticket by paying for it with 2,500 pennies in Chambersburg, was told he couldn't because... federal law says the coins aren't legal tender.

Greene reportedly got the ticket for parking on the wrong side of the street for ten minutes when he went back to a job site to pick up some tools he left behind. To protest what he felt was an unfair situation, Greene showed up to pay his fine with thousands of pennies only to be told that a federal law says pennies and nickels are not legal tender for transactions over 25 cents.

Oh, wait, make that a repealed federal law from 50 years ago!
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Aug 14 15:52

Animas River May Remain Toxic for Decades

Ever since the EPA accidentally dumped 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into the Animas River, Colorado authorities have been keen on reopening the river for public use as soon as possible. The river is a significant source of tourist income in the region, and they don’t want the toxic spill to put a damper on their summer.

Governor John Hickenlooper is one of those authorities, and he’s determined to prove that everything is back to normal. So on Tuesday, after being given the challenge by the Durango Herald, he decided to take a big gulp of river water for the cameras. After 24 hours, he reported that he was still in perfect health.

However, that hardly proves that the river is safe, at least in the long-term.

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Aug 14 15:50

AIPAC: Headed for Defeat (But That’s Not Why It’s Bad for the Jews)

snip: The willfully blind don’t yet see it and those who shamelessly do what Israel orders don’t care, but the conventional wisdom is fast becoming that Obama has had it with Netanyahu and that he is finally growing a pair.

True enough: the old Obama would have represented Israeli interests in the Vienna negotiations as unabashedly as all Republican and some Democratic Senators and Representatives still do; and he would have shied away from the chances of reaching a successful conclusion just as soon as it became clear that the Iranians were not about to surrender unconditionally to Israeli demands.

Aug 14 15:42

Israel, Congress and the Iran Nuclear Agreement

snip: ‘The Iran deal threatens the very existence of Israel.’ Ho-hum. We keep hearing this, anytime anyone dares do or say anything in opposition to Israel. When someone suggests that perhaps United States aid to Israel, greater than that given to all other countries combined, could fantinapossibly go to better use serving the taxpayers whose pockets it is being extracted from, Israel interprets such ideas as anti-Semitic, clear evidence that another Holocaust is around the corner, and needing the support of the U.S. Congress to quash such destructive thoughts. If one mentions the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, suffering caused by the illegal Israeli blockade, Israeli spokespeople accuse the speaker of denying Israel its right to defend itself. Yet when Israeli government officials call Palestinians ‘beasts’, and advocate their complete annihilation, well, what does that really matter?

Aug 14 15:39

Mexico Government Gives Free TVs to Millions of Poor… With High Definition Social Programming

For better or for worse, television has been how many see the world.

It is a “mediated” experience that shows the viewer exactly what the programmer wants him to see… and believe.

Television has been a remarkable tool of manipulation and indoctrination, and has now created several generations of zombies, morons and dullards here in America.

But poorer parts of the world do not have these things, or at least typically do not have such a close experience with them.

Now, that’s changing. Mexico’s government just spent approximately $1.6 billion dollars to make sure nearly everybody is exposed to the flickering suggestion of the television set – and all that high definition broadcasts and flat screens have to offer.

Setting pace with global standards in an age of massive information and almost universal connectivity is a major interest as well.

Aug 14 15:36

Is Putin Planning to Sell-Out Assad?

snip: Washington wants war. Washington cannot achieve its goal of breaking up Syria and redrawing the map of the Middle East if peacemaker Putin prevails. Let’s put it this way: If Putin gets Saudi Arabia on board, then a good portion of the funding for jihadi groups will dry up, the Syrian Army, assisted by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, will have greater success on the battlefield, and ISIS will be annihilated.

Aug 14 15:03

American cops wonder why Clinton not indicted for alleged email fraud

The allegations against Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that she had at least two top-secret classified information emails stored on her private server are the latest in a long and tedious process involving the Clinton family and their depiction of themselves as being victimized by Republicans, according to a growing number news reports on Thursday. And many American law enforcement officers are wondering why the Justice Department is dragging its feet to investigate and indict Mrs. Clinton when they regularly imprison Americans for the same types of alleged offenses.

Aug 14 14:18

Iran Deal’s Surprising Supporters

Neocons are in a frenzy trying to help Bibi kill the Iran deal. Meanwhile, former senior US military officers and former Iranian political prisoners in the US have come out in favor. Who do you trust?

Aug 14 14:02

Can You Trust a Country That Has Violated 20 International Agreements?

snip: On the other hand, it is AIPAC’s view that any killing that Israel does has been “GOOD” and must be “GOOD”. To say otherwise and accuse Israel is not simply to be supportive of human rights, or possibly anti-Zionist, but also possibly to be branded as that old enemy that went out of fashion in the 20th century with the Third Reich or at least has been thoroughly discredited and meets with not a fiber of serious intellectual support: anti-Semitic. If one is not to risk being accused of hating Jews or even hating oneself if one is Jewish, one must by this perforation and shredding of logic, by this muddling of distinct ideas, support Israel and all of its genocidal and expansionist policies in all important respects. One must regard nuclear weapons in Israel’s hands as inherently “GOOD” too.

Aug 14 13:56

Government Wants to “Implant Recipients of Welfare Assistance with Satellite-Tracked Chips”

Sold on public fears, an RFID chipped population could only be years away.

Otherwise the "terrorists" will win. Oh my!

Read more at SHTFplan.com

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