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CURRENT EVENTS

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Aug 21 08:49

A bomb from the WWII was found at the plant of BASF in Germany

Unexploded bomb from the Second world war was found at the plant of the chemical company BASF in the German city of Ludwigshafen. On Friday told Reuters.

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Aug 21 08:36

ISRAEL BLAMES 3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES FOR IMPOTENT ROCKET STRIKE IN OCCUPIED PALESTINE - JOINS ISIS IN BOMBING BELEAGUERED SYRIA ANYWAY

The incidents follows a visit earlier this week to Israel’s northern border by the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and anonymous briefings to Israeli military correspondents that appeared to suggest Israel might be preparing a contingency plan to strike back in Syria in the event of an escalation.?
Northern Israel has been hit by four rockets fired from Syrian territory, amid contradictory claims from Israeli defence spokesmen over who was responsible.

Aug 21 08:28

UNITED STATES JUST PASSED UP OLD SOVIET UNION GULAGS FOR LARGEST PRISON SYSTEM

For decades, the Soviet Gulags under Joseph Stalin had been considered some of the worst prisons in all of history. But now things have changed. The United States has far exceeded the horrific tolls of the gulags. In the Soviet example, there were more than 18 million victims during the gulags’ use over four decades. Around a million people died in the gulags over the years.

Aug 21 08:24

GERMAN GOVERNMENT CHARGES CIA SPY WITH TREASON

A German intelligence officer, who is accused of spying for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, has been officially charged with treason by authorities in Berlin. The 32-year-old man, identified in court papers only as “Markus R.”, worked as a clerk at the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, Germany’s external intelligence agency. He was arrested in July 2014 on suspicion of having spied for the CIA for approximately two years. German prosecutors say they have evidence that shows Markus R. supplied the American spy agency with around 200 classified German government documents in exchange for around €25,000 —approximately $30,000.

Aug 21 08:19

The big list of 33 remarkable things that are going to happen in September 2015

Is September 2015 going to be a month that changes history? For months, there has been an unprecedented amount of buzz all over the Internet about what is going to happen in September. And without a doubt, we are going to witness a convergence of events during that month that is quite remarkable.

Aug 21 08:19

Federal Judge: Clinton ‘Violated Government Policy’

A federal judge declared today that Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a private server and e-mail account for government work “violated government policy,” contrary to the Democratic frontrunner’s claims.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan presided over a hearing Thursday afternoon meant to determine whether the State Department was sufficiently forthcoming about Clinton’s e-mails and e-mail policies. “We wouldn’t be here today if this employee had followed government policy,” Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee, said at the hearing. “There was a violation of government policy.”

Aug 21 08:18

House lawsuit against Obama is turning into a real problem for the president

unprecedented House lawsuit against President Obama that was once derided as a certain loser looks stronger now and may soon deliver an early legal round to Republican lawmakers complaining of executive branch overreach.

A federal judge is expected to decide shortly whether to dismiss the suit, but thanks to an amended complaint and a recent Supreme Court ruling, the Republican-backed case has a much better chance of proceeding, attorneys agree.

At issue is whether the House may sue in court to defend its constitutionally granted "power of the purse" if the president spends money that was not appropriated by Congress.

The lawsuit alleges that Obama's top aides quietly claimed the power to spend $178 billion over the next decade to reimburse health insurers for covering the cost of co-payments for low-income people who buy subsidized insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All financial bills are supposed to originate in the House of Representatives, period, end of discussion.

And Secretary Burwell; monies given to health insurers to compensate for fees under Obamacare are now "..akin to entitlements, so there was no need to seek additional approval from Congress"?!?

THAT is completely hubristic in the extreme, and I hope the lawsuit is successful against this administration on that reason alone.

Aug 21 08:17

TSA AT THE MOVIES: THEATER CHAIN LOOKS TO BRING SECURITY THEATER TO THE MOVIE THEATER

Following two recent deadly incidents at movie theatres in the US, the Regal Entertainment Group – the nation’s largest movie theater chain – this week added a bag and purse check policy as a security measure in some of the 569 theaters it operates. “Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America. Regal Entertainment Group wants our customers and staff to feel comfortable and safe when visiting or working in our theatres,” the chain said in a statement.

Aug 21 08:13

7th Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Harvesting Brain of Aborted Baby Who Was Still Alive

The organization that has released six videos exposing the scandal of Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts has released a new undercover video today with another shocking discovery. This latest video catches the nation’s biggest abortion business harvesting the brain of an aborted baby who was still alive.

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Aug 21 08:06

‘You hate America': Cenk Uygur rips Kansas Repubs who fired woman for not going to church

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) and his office on Thursday for allegedly firing a woman for not attending a church.

“You love religion so much you want even more restriction — you want everybody to follow whatever religion the people believe in. You got Iran, you got Saudi Arabia. You got choices, man,” Uygur said. “One of your choices is not Kansas, in the United States of America. Here, we do not do religious tests for office. You know who decided that? Our founding fathers, when they put it in the Constitution. If you don’t like it, get the f*ck out of the country. Leave. Go home right now, wherever that is for you. America’s not home for you. You hate America.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the best of my knowledge and belief, this firing was completely illegal on Constitutional grounds.

This woman has one hell of a lawsuit here, and I hope that she will find a pro bono attorney who will point out, in the lawsuit, that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has absolutely no right to attempt to force someone into a house of worship.

It is hubris, above and beyond the pale, that Kobach believed he personally had the right to force this decision on this woman.

And I say this as a Methodist Christian: faith should never be forced on anyone, like a mandatory vaccine; it should be an invitation, and solely on the basis of the willingness of the individual find a spiritual resonance with a faith community.

Aug 21 08:01

The test for justice – indict Hillary

Once upon a time a unique Republic was a country where the rule of law maintained at least the appearance of constitutional government. The role of the US Attorney General was based upon enforcing accountability for government officials who broke statues. America like all other countries always had their share of crooks and thieves in public office. In spite of this, reasonably clear standards for prosecution were honored and appropriate indictments would follow. Politicizing the Department of Justice was not the measure of filing criminal charges.

Aug 21 07:57

FBI: Yep, We Can Recover Data on Clinton's Server "Someone" Tried to Delete

But it turns out whoever tried to scrub Clinton's server didn't do a very good job. The FBI is confident agents will be able to recover at least some of the data that was "erased." When Clinton was forced to turn over her server last week, which she said in March would never happen, it was blank.

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Aug 21 07:56

Why US Police Are Out of Control

America is clearly an outlier when it comes to police brutality. According to The Guardian’s highly useful “Counted” website, U.S. police kill more people in a typical day than police in England and Wales kill in an entire year. Where police in Stockton, California, killed three people in the first five months of 2015, police in Iceland, which has roughly the same population, have killed just one person since the modern Icelandic republic was founded in 1944.

Aug 21 07:54

New Mexico: Joyriding Traffic Cop Held Liable For Fatality

snip: The three-judge panel found his arbitrary actions involved a constitutional violation — the deprivation of life — under the color of law. “He used his official squad car and activated its emergency lights and proceeded to speed through surface city streets at more than 60 miles per hour over 8.8 miles through eleven city intersections and at least one red light — all for his personal pleasure, on no governmental business of any kind,” Judge Neil M. Gorsuch wrote for the court. “What’s more, the New Mexico statute empowering police officers to speed and run red lights when pursuing a lawbreaker expressly states that it does not insulate an officer ‘from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others.'”

Aug 21 07:46

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED – SPOTIFY WANTS TO SPY ON YOU IN EVERY WAY IMAGINABLE

I clearly remember the moment several years ago when my closest friend from NYC was at my place pleading with me to download and use Spotify.

The pitch was compelling and I was open minded about the concept, until I learned that you had to login through Facebook to use it (no longer the case I believe). I immediately found this creepy and refused to use it.

Fast forward to 2015, and Forbes has come out with a very important article highlighting the incredible creepiness factor in Spotify’s new “privacy policy.” Here’s some of what it found:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever service of this kind you are using, please read the User's Agreement very, very carefully.

Aug 21 07:38

Social engineering 2.0 Google algorithm poses “serious threat to democratic system”

Did democracy just get downgraded (yet again)?

Social engineering is now a dated practice, that has undoubtedly influenced nearly all our lives for the past century in ways that many of us perhaps don’t notice.

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Aug 21 07:33

Mass Murderers we've Known and Voted For

snip: In other words, the entire government acted upon the same premise a mass murderer uses in his actions, but claims it’s not “crazy” and calls it, rather, “credible intelligence” I will leave you, dear readers, to pinpoint the irony in that. Let me say this, though. A mass murderer with a gun can kill about thirty people before police arrive and thwart his plan, whatever it was. A President with a military can kill thirty people per second, and this can go on for over a decade without end, and no one will thwart that plan, whatever it originally was and then mutated into later. In fact, incredibly, that plan can be handed down to a successor President and the plan continues on! This is astonishing to contemplate! Think about a scenario where a mass murderer opens fire, kills thirty people, and then another mass murderer arrives and takes over the crime killing even more people. You see, there’s a lot of talk about keeping guns out of the hands of “crazy” people.

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Aug 21 07:00

5 Helpful Answers To Society's Most Uncomfortable Questions

#3. "Why Do People Act Like Sexism/Racism/Etc. Are Rampant, When Even Mild Jokes About Those Things Will Ruin Your Career Now?"

Aug 21 06:43

Israel Bombs Syria

By Stephen Lendman

On Friday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Israeli warplanes bombed a military post near Quneitra in Syrian controlled Golan killing one soldier, wounding eight others.

The pro-Western London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported two deaths – possible military officials close to Assad. It indicated raids struck other targets outside Damascus, including a weapons depot.

Israel said the IDF “targeted 14 Syrian military posts in the Syrian Golan Heights” – without further explanation. Israeli media reported artillery batteries, army outposts and communications antennae struck.

The attack was perhaps the largest one since the 1967 Six Day War. Is it possible prelude to US/Israeli/Turkish full-scale war on Assad?...

Aug 20 23:33

EVIL WOMAN (Hillary) VIDEO

Aug 20 19:26

Israel Strikes Syria After Four Rockets Hit Northern Territory

The projectiles, which Israel news website Ynet reported were the first to strike the Galilee since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, hit open areas and caused brush fires, but no injuries.
Note: No injuries as usual, Israel wants another war and want the U.S. to fight it for them. Scum!

Aug 20 18:58

Website to search for people with Ashley Madison accounts

If your information is on the internet, assume it is not safe or discrete.

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Aug 20 15:29

There’s Movement at the Station: John Remington Graham Has Helped Aunt Maret Tsarnaeva File an Affidavit and an Amicus Curiae

Everything about the Boston Marathon case has been thrown into disarray by the new affidavit and amicus curiae filed by Maret Tsarnaeva, paternal aunt of the deceased Tamerlan and the incarcerated Dzhokar (nickname: Jahar). And I do mean filed, not just “sent in the mail.” A Minnesota lawyer, who lives in Quebec, gave guidance to Maret’s pro se filing. He is John Remington Graham.

There are four grounds on which the story of the Boston Marathon bombing is suddenly all-new. Which of the four would you like to discuss today, the most profoundly constitutional one, or the fantastic human-interest shocker? Oh rapture, I knew you would want to hear about the parchment above all, since it is, for Americans, our lifeblood.

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Aug 20 15:20

Walk4kids September 2015

What are the aims and objectives of Walk for Children?

1. To begin a drive for change by showcasing to the world that Israel, despite being the world leader in welfare issues taking children, is also the country which wants to express to the world the need for FAMILIES TO STAY TOGETHER WITHOUT GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT.

2. To encourage people worldwide to actually take action, not just talk on social media. To put their complaints and stories into real action for change.

3. The success of the walk is how many people take action for change.

There is no doubt that worldwide, citizens are struggling with over protective or zealous welfare workers. Israel is unique in that they also use No Exit Orders to hold people in the country who could ordinarily travel and build new lives.

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Aug 20 14:15

Nature Takes on Tech As Lightning Strikes Google FOUR TIMES Erasing Cloud Data

In an iconic moment of the data-driven society, a Google data-center in Belgium was struck not once, but four times by lightning during a storm.

The old adages apparently don't apply in this modern age, as a power outage temporarily took down the computing facility after the repeated strikes of lightning hit its power grid.

The string of incidents resulted in a loss of a relatively small amount of cloud computing information, that nonetheless underscore the vulnerability of customer data. The London Telegraph reports:

Repeated lightning strikes have caused a Google data centre in Belgium to lose a small amount of data after the company was unable to restore some information.

Four successive strikes on the electricity grid that powers facilities in Saint-Ghislain, near Mons, affected 5 per cent of persistent, or non-virtual disks in the zone that powers Google Compute Engine, its cloud computing platform.

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Aug 20 14:08

Two Major US Aquifers Found to Be Saturated with Uranium

They found that the parts of the High Plains Aquifer (also often referred to as the Ogallala) is saturated with uranium at a level that is 89 times higher than the EPA's safe limit. The southern half of California's Central Valley was even worse, with a uranium concentration that is 180 times higher than the EPA's "maximum contaminant level." Altogether, almost 2 million people live above the most contaminated sections of these aquifers. The research suggest that the Uranium contamination is being caused by agricultural activities. The nitrates in fertilizers and animal waste can cause the oxidation of naturally occurring uranium, which makes it more water-soluble.

Aug 20 14:06

NOT Satire: Presidential Candidate "Deez Nuts" Polls Better than Traditional GOP Hopefuls

When people say that these nuts are climbing in the campaign polls, they’re usually referring to candidates making outlandish statements ? not an internet meme. But independent politician Deez Nuts is outperforming several other presidential contenders.

Deez Nuts is polling at 9 percent in North Carolina ? tied with Republican hopeful Marco Rubio, and outperforming GOP candidates Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Scott Walker, who garnered 6 percent each, a Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday found.

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Aug 20 13:45

Jared Fogle, ex-Subway pitchman, paid kids for sex on New York trips, prosecutor says

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange sexual encounters with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man in a case that also documented his acceptance of child pornography from a close associate.

Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography. The case already has destroyed his career with the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.

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I hope he gets a "footlong" while in jail!

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Aug 20 13:03

The Deceptions of Hillary Clinton

selective enforcement snip : Consider this. In the past month, the Department of Justice indicted a young sailor who took a selfie in front of a sonar screen on a nuclear submarine and emailed the selfie to his girlfriend. It also indicted a Marine who sent an urgent warning to his superiors on his Gmail account about a dangerous Afghani spy who eventually killed three fellow Marines inside an American encampment. The emailing Marine was indicted for failure to secure classified materials. Gen. David Petraeus stored top-secret materials in an unlocked desk drawer in the study of his secured and guarded Virginia home and was indicted for the same crimes. And a former CIA agent was just sentenced to three years in prison for destroying one top-secret email.

Aug 20 12:40

Why Obama is torpedoing Hillary Clinton

The president craves a successor who will preserve his legacy

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama is not torpedoing Hillary. He has the FBI working to cover up the story of the emails and the link to Benghazi (which is what started the whole email issue) the way the FBI provably covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster.

Hillary sent weapons to the US' declared enemies Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria during the declared war on terror. That is treason. I don;t think Hillary took that step on her own, and Obama knows that if Hillary goes down, so does he!

Aug 20 12:10

Court says Clinton emails broke ‘government policy’

A federal judge said Thursday that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique email arrangement broke “government policy” and prodded the department to talk to the FBI about getting a look at the computer server and flash drives used to store her emails.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan was surprised the State Department hadn’t even made that request, and poked at the administration’s claim that the FBI needed to be left alone to conduct its investigation.

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The FBI is being left alone to cover up the email scandal, just like it covered up the murder of White House Deputy Council Vincent Foster!

Aug 20 11:50

Predator Drone Maker General Atomics Flying Spy Missions For the Pentagon

The US military has hired General Atomics to fly some missions — just ISR so far, but what about the future? The U.S. military wants to boost its drone presence by 50 percent in four years, and it’s hiring help. General Atomics, maker of the ubiquitous

Aug 20 11:47

U.K. Police Stripped Of Stop and Search Powers For Persistent Abuse

United Kingdom — The Northamptonshire police force has announced it will strip officers of the right to stop and search individuals if officers are deemed to have abused the law enforcement tactic. Police officers will be given “three strikes” on stop and search “errors” before their powers are withdrawn, according to the Northampton Chronicle. The panel has already stripped the power from three special constables, two regular constables, and three sergeants since last October. Six of the nine have since had their powers reinstated after further training.

Aug 20 11:46

Federal Judge Orders DEA to Release Information about Illegal Mass Surveillance

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been ordered by a federal judge to provide information on its secretive mass surveillance program to a human rights group. Human Rights Watch (HRW), with legal help from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), sued the DEA and other federal agencies to stop the collecting of data on international phone calls made by Americans to overseas parties—a form of unauthorized surveillance that the DEA quietly performed for two decades, according to EFF.

Aug 20 11:36

'After the procedure is done ... the heart is still beating'

"So you know there are times when after the procedure is done that the heart is still beating."

The words are from Ben Van Handel, the executive director of Novogenix Laboraties, which works with Planned Parenthood to take organs from the bodies of infants terminated through abortion and resell them.

The chilling confirmation that infants sometimes not only are delivered "intact" but alive came in the seventh video released by the Center for Medical Progress.

Aug 20 11:34

"This Country Is Destroyed": 26 countries, 35 days in Europe During the Economic Collapse of 2015

Many discerning people are expecting an economic collapse at any moment, yet it's still possible to travel without spending a lot of money. My wife and I took off July 10th & went to Europe for 35 days. We hit 26 countries, at a pretty fast pace. I'm a notorious cheapskate, & the main point I would like people to know is that travelling to Europe is not as nearly expensive as most people are led to believe. We bought the EuroRail pass & travelled throughout Europe by train. From Copenhagen to Istanbul, Norway to Bosnia, this was quite a trip. We met all sorts of interesting people including several in Athens, Greece, who told me "this country is destroyed."

Aug 20 11:08

9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says.

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Aug 20 10:54

Notes on Police Violence in America: St. Louis Police Kill 18-year-old, Send SWAT Teams against Demonstrators

The rapid police suppression of this minor protest in St. Louis reveals the advanced state of decay of democratic rights in the United States. When a crowd gathers to express anger and protest, the response of the state is increasingly to send in heavily armed, militarized police to intimidate protesters and quell social opposition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a Christian pacifist who abhors violence, I am watching in great alarm as minor protests get escalated, generally by police violence. As long as a protest remains peaceful, the police do not, Constitutionally, have a legal right to intervene.

It is painfully clear that the underlying problems of poverty, drugs, and crime, have not been dealt with by city and country officials in St. Louis at all, one year after the shooting of Kajieme Powell.

I would like to hope that the leadership of all faith communities, churches, synagogues, and mosques in St. Louis come together to create some meaningful dialogue with police, and develop a better sense of trust.

I would also like to encourage the leadership of all faith communities to come together to create a public/private partnership for education in jobs which cannot be outsourced to the cheapest international pools of labor (as has most manufacturing).

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