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Apr 28 12:38

Embracing the Saudi War on Yemen

Saudis have been helped by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who has relied on the powerful Israel Lobby and his own rhetoric to divert the U.S. Congress from a focus on Al-Qaeda and its hyper-brutal spinoff, the Islamic State, to Iran, which both Saudi Arabia and Israel have designated their primary regional enemy.

Fearful of further offending the powerful Saudi-Israeli alliance, President Obama is deploying the U.S. Navy to seal off poverty-stricken Yemen so the Saudi air force has free rein to pummel its regional rivals from the air while the population faces a humanitarian crisis on the ground, reports Robert Parry.

Apr 28 12:34

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israel’s widespread practice of recruiting Jewish citizens and officials of other countries to serve as vehicles of Israeli policies has the potential to foment a new and possibly violent backlash, once the greater population has been made aware of such treasonous activities.

Apr 28 12:23

The Message of Anzac: Put Out More Flags, or Shut Up

Ray loathed warmongering and would approve of my second hero. This is Scott McIntyre, a young SBS soccer journalist who, in four now famous Tweets, set out to counter the authoritarian sludge that demands that Australians celebrate the centenary of a criminal waste of life in the British imperial invasion of Turkey a century ago — in which Australians and New Zealanders, the “Anzacs”, took part — rather than recognise unpalatable truths about the past and present.

Opportunistic politicians and journalists have turned this melancholy event into a death cult that puzzles foreigners. Federal governments have spent almost $400 million promoting it as a fake patriotism – more than Britain, France, Germany and Canada combined: countries that lost many more men in the 1914-18 bloodfest. Today, the military and venal militarism are virtually off-limits for real public criticism.

Why? Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28billion a year on the military and war and armaments in order to fulfil a tragic, entirely colonial and obsequious role, now as Washington’s “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific.

Apr 28 12:17

Man's decade old arrest, death draws similarities to Baltimore's Freddie Gray case

Five years ago Friday, April 24, 2010, a judge sided with the estate of Dondi Johnson, Sr., a 43-year-old man who died two weeks after a ride in a police transport vehicle.

ABC2 looked into the documents to see if there are any similarities between the two cases.

Apr 28 12:05

Vienna University of Technology: Is the universe a hologram?

At first glance, there is not the slightest doubt: to us, the universe looks three dimensional. But one of the most fruitful theories of theoretical physics in the last two decades is challenging this assumption. The "holographic principle" asserts that a mathematical description of the universe actually requires one fewer dimension than it seems. What we perceive as three dimensional may just be the image of two dimensional processes on a huge cosmic horizon.

Up until now, this principle has only been studied in exotic spaces with negative curvature. This is interesting from a theoretical point of view, but such spaces are quite different from the space in our own universe. Results obtained by scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) now suggest that the holographic principle even holds in a flat spacetime.

Apr 28 11:33

Read Ted Cruz's 2009 Defense of Obama's Stimulus as an Aid to America's "Economic Recovery"

What a difference a job title ($695-an-hour corporate lawyer versus Senator) and a few years makes... Well, moves like this definitely help explain his rise to the top (of the American political pond where only the scum rises to the top).

What a total and utter hypocrite Ted Cruz is. Most people don't even realize if this guy gets in, Goldman Sachs will literally be living in the White House. Oh sure, Cruz's wife Heidi, who up until recently worked in Latin American mergers and acquisitions for the too-big-to-fail banking giant, took a little time off to help him run his campaign for president... but let's stop kidding ourselves.

Apr 28 11:27

Israel Evacuates Surrogate Babies From Nepal But Leaves the Mothers Behind

An Israeli Boeing-747 returned from Nepal to Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and among its 229 passengers were 15 Israeli babies, all born within the last six weeks to surrogate mothers in Nepal.

Some of the babies were with their Israeli parents and others were cared for by Israeli passengers. None of the surrogate mothers were allowed to travel.

Apr 28 10:43

Iranian General Accuses US of Organizing 9/11 Terror Attacks to Justify Middle East Invasion

Nooooo. They wouldn't do that... would they? Kill 3,000 of our own citizens just to create a freedom-less police state and theater of seemingly never ending multiple wars (on terror) for profit and empire?

Apr 28 10:34

The Sovereign Nation of Shetland

Sovereign Nation of Shetland follows SNP lead.

Following the SNP's lead, the Sovereign Nation of Shetland (the SNS) is promoting a manifesto in an election it cannot possibly win, but in which it may be able to exert some influence. Just as the SNP is intent on independence from the UK, the SNS manifesto promotes the benefits of independence from Scotland. What's good for the goose is apparently good for the gander.

Spokesman Stuart Hill said: “Official figures reveal that Shetland would be £76 million better off – that's £7,600 per household. Half-price petrol and 20%off goods and services, plus fair money, fair justice and most of all fair democracy are additional benefits. When you add North Sea oil to the mix and the fact that Shetland has a £131 million per year positive trade balance with the rest of the world, independence does not seem so impossible or frightening – unless viewed from the UK perspective.”

Apr 28 10:31

Everything You Need To Know About Rioting Thugs In Baltimore Summed Up In One Cartoon

Outspoken Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. blasted Baltimore rioters and the left-wing agenda he says created the powder keg that blew up into violence.

On Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Clarke told the host that liberal policies, not the death of accused drug dealer Freddie Gray, are responsible for the violence in the city.

Apr 28 10:31

Sheriff Clarke: ‘Riots a Result of Liberal Policies’ that have ‘Created Permanent Underclass’

Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. has spoken out against the riots in Baltimore. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of liberal policies which he says have created a powder keg which has exploded into violence.

Apr 28 10:25

Utility-issued ‘smart’ meters explode on 5,000 homes after truck rams utility pole

Thousands of California residents were left without power recently after their so-called “smart” meters exploded due to an unexpected power surge. According to CBS Sacramento, more than 5,000 homes in the Stockton area were left with blackened, charred, and completely destroyed smart meters after a dump truck crashed into a nearby utility pole, pulling the static line down onto the distribution line.

Apr 28 10:19

Just 42 percent of the residents in Freddie Gray’s neighborhood are employed

Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, was born into Sandtown’s literally toxic ghetto, according to a lawsuit he and his two sisters filed in 2008. The Sun’s Jean Marbella writes that the family claimed damaging lead levels in their blood as children led to “multiple educational, behavioral and medical problems.” They settled in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

Whether because of lead or even more intractable structural problems, Sandtown has been unable to shake the kinds of economic woes prevalent in other predominantly African-American inner city neighborhoods.

Here are the terrifying facts about Sandtown, according to U.S. Census tract data.

— Just 42 percent of residents are employed, compared to the national average of 59 percent.

— Thirty-three percent of residential properties are vacant or abandoned.

— Just 54 percent of its residents are even in the labor force, even though 77 percent of residents are between 20 and 64 years old.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you don't have a healthy environment, meaningful education, leading to meaningful jobs and the ability to better yourself, you are in a very, very bad situation indeed.

Hopelessness, exacerbated by police brutality, will ultimately lead to violence.

And it is very obvious that Baltimore PD has some industrial strength soul-searching to do about not letting officers, sworn to uphold the law, break it by brutalizing suspects, and not following standards and practices to the letter.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

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Apr 28 10:03

At least 1,000 doctors say Dr. Oz should resign

At least 1,000 U.S. doctors say they think Dr. Mehmet Oz should resign from his faculty position at Columbia University in New York, a new poll finds.

Apr 28 10:02

Russia cuts nuclear arms stockpiles to minimal levels fulfilling all points of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons... making a considerable contribution to the process of comprehensive and complete disarmament.

Russia has been consistently fulfilling all points of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), including its Article VI, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Apr 28 10:00

Paul Volcker Invests in Foreign Banks as He Lectures on U.S. Bank Reform

Last Monday, former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker held a press conference at the National Press Club to release his nonprofit’s plan for reforming U.S. bank regulation. Volcker’s plan includes elevating the Federal Reserve to even greater heights as a super regulator of a consolidated system. That’s exactly the opposite of what Congress has in mind as it holds hearings on fatal conflicts of interests between the Fed and Wall Street.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that there are two prerequisites for getting into the top levels of the banking industry; the morals of a trout, and a conscience which has been surgically removed.

Apr 28 09:56

RON PAUL EXPOSES THE REAL WAR ON THE MIDDLE CLASS

Few things would benefit the middle class more than ending the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies erode middle-class families’ standards of living while benefiting the financial and political elites. Middle-class Americans may gain some temporary benefits from Federal Reserve created booms, but they also suffer from the inevitable busts.

As I write this, the dollar still reigns as the world’s reserve currency. However, there are signs that other economies are moving away from using the dollar as the reserve currency, and this trend will accelerate as the Federal Reserve continues to pump more fiat currency into the economy and as resentment toward our foreign policy grows. Eventually, international investors will lose confidence in the US economy, the dollar will lose its reserve currency status, and the dollar bubble will burst.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That slippage of the US dollar as the world's reserve currency may well be closer than many people think.

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Apr 28 09:52

Baltimore: The Rioters were Set Up

The police stood down and refrained from their usual brutality, for the cameras. Those rioters were set up. They were incited by a brutal unprovoked murder of one of their friends and left to destroy some insured property that was dispensable to the establishment. It served the more important purpose of “demonstrating” how “thuggish” these rioters are….not.

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Apr 28 09:49

Baltimore Police Caught On Video Beating and Arresting Reporters During Protests

The mainstream media wasn’t particularly interested in covering the massive protests in Baltimore last Saturday. But once they heard about isolated incidences of violence at the rallies demanding “Justice for Freddie Gray” the began scrambling to hone in, while ignoring the rampant police brutality at the same marches.

Outside of the local area, the media has been silent on the police on the scene beating and arresting journalists, after first attempting to stop them from recording.

Apr 28 09:48

The Supreme Court Stole Your Right to CHECK the FEDS POWER

What do you call a situation where the law is ignored? Tyranny.

What about where the law is turned on its head? Fraud.

What about where the government steals the rights of the people to expand its own powers? Corruption.

Apr 28 09:48

Video: Cop Slams Woman Face-First Into Ground, Breaks Facial Bones, Smashes Teeth

A California woman broke four bones in her face and lost several teeth after a cop lost it and smashed her head into the ground while she was handcuffed at a police station.

Apr 28 09:47

Tulsa Undersheriff Resigns Amid Allegations He Falsified Training Records Of Eric Harris' Killer

Tulsa Country Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned after documents revealed he unfairly promoted Robert Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who mistakenly shot Eric Harris earlier this month.

Tulsa World reports that recently released documents show Albin falsified Bates' training records and quashed his colleagues' concerns about the deputy.

Sheriff Stanley Glanz announced Albin's resignation today at a County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Bates, a 73-year-old insurance executive, shot and killed Harris on April 2. Bates says he meant to Taser Harris but grabbed his handgun by mistake. Bates was charged with second-degree homicide April 14, and turned himself in.

Apr 28 09:44

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

A recent article by Jorge Elbaum, the former executive director of DAIA (Delegation for Argentine Jewish Associations), the principle Argentine Jewish umbrella groups, published in the Buenos Aires daily Pagina 12, provides a detailed account of the damaging links between the State of Israel, US Wall Street speculators and local Argentine Zionists in government and out.

Apr 28 09:37

"Election candidate wants gay people jailed, adultery made illegal and rock bands outlawed"

An election candidate who wants rock music banned, gay people jailed and feminism abolished has rejected claims she is extreme

Susan Anne White, who caused a stir when she stood in last year's council elections, is now aiming to become MP for West Tyrone.

Apr 28 09:36

10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore, Media Only Reports The Violence & Arrest of Dozens

10,000 people from across the country peacefully protested in Baltimore in support of the seeking of justice of the death of Freddie Gray. Despite the fact that 100 of the 10,000 acted up and approximately 35 people were arrested after the peaceful protest, (that’s about 1%), much of the mainstream media used attention grabbing words in their headlines like ‘Protest Turns Destructive, (USA Today)’ ‘Scenes of Chaos In Baltimore… (NY Times), Dozens Arrested After Protest Turns Violent (WBAL TV). One website BreitBart.com’s headlines read: 1,000 Black Rioters In Baltimore Smash Police Cars, Attack Motorists In Frenzied Protest.

Apr 28 08:57

Baltimore City Police Radio Feed

Apr 28 08:57

Baltimore riots: Security beefed up, cleanup starts after looting, fires

Charred cars and buildings. Hospitalized police officers. Looted and damaged businesses. No school, because it might not be safe for children to go outside.

That was the stark reality Tuesday after a day and night that saw 202 arrests, 144 vehicle fires and 19 structure fires, according to city spokesman Kevin Harris.

"What happened ... destroyed so much of the progress that the people who actually live here have been working for," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, calling Monday "a very dark day for our city."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Latest word from Baltimore police radio is that the protests are starting again.

Apr 28 08:54

Rioters cutting fire hoses to sabotage Baltimore firefighters

Apr 28 08:52

RAW: Baltimore Riots BOMB Explosion & Tears Gas Clash Protesters Burn Police Cars!

Apr 28 08:45

Map: Monday's Baltimore violence

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Baltimore Sun has dropped their paywall for the duration of these events.

Apr 28 08:44

Track The Real-Time Position Of Ship Which Pentagon Says Was Seized By Iran

Following initial confusion about which ship was shot at, seized and confiscated by Iran, with Arabiya and Farsnews reporting it was a US ship with 34 soldiers on board, while the Pentagon subsequently stating there were no US personnel on the cargo ship which was a Marshall Island-flagged cargo vessel, the Maersk Tigris, the situation still remains fluid, especially considering the latest news out of the Pentagon:

U.S. SENT DESTROYER AND AIRCRAFT TO MONITOR SHIP, WARREN SAYS

But why if it isn't a US ship? And how will Iran react when the US naval "cavalry" arrives in its territorial waters?

Some more news on the ship in question: according to Bloomberg, the Maersk Tigris cargo vessel was in international waters when taken by Iranian navy, Cor Radings, external spokesman for Rickmers Ship Management, says by phone. Rickmers is manager of vessel. 24 crew on board ship; not known why vessel was taken. Rickmers trying to re-establish contact with vessel.

Apr 28 08:44

Defence contractor run by Colonel Tim Collins OBE under investigation for fraud in Afghanistan

A defence contractor run by one of Britain’s best-known military figures is under criminal investigation by the US government’s watchdog against fraud and waste in Afghanistan, The Independent can reveal.

It can also be revealed that the company founded by Colonel Tim Collins OBE – who is best known for delivering a powerful speech to his men on the eve of the Iraq war – is facing questions over a $176m (£116m) US contract to train Afghan security forces in counterinsurgency.

Apr 28 08:42

Like most US police depts, Baltimore police received training in Israel

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trained in Israel to treat Americans like Palestinians.

The training was called "Project Interchange."

Apr 28 08:21

The Baltimore Riots: The Stunning Comments By Orioles Owner's Son

"...my greater source of personal concern, outrage... is focused upon an American political elite that have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the US..., plunged tens of millions of good hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and followed that action around by diminishing every American’s civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state."

Apr 28 07:42

Are The Baltimore Riots Being Manipulated?

Is it possible that there are people out there that are attempting to inflame the Baltimore riots for their own twisted purposes? I don’t know if you have noticed, but there has seemed to be lots of unprotected police vehicles parked very close to where all of the protests have been happening.

Apr 28 07:33

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know - Dirty Tricks: Agent Provocateur

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Apr 28 07:09

Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

“Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible.

Apr 28 07:06

Goldsmiths Union insists it isn't racist or sexist... after their diversity officer Bahar Mustafa banned white people from equality event

A London university students’ union today “wholeheartedly” refuted claims of racism and sexism after white people and men were banned from an event to promote equality.

Goldsmiths, University of London, faced a backlash after students were invited to an event to discuss “diversifying the curriculum” but told that white people and men should not come.

Apr 28 05:56

In Every City In America There Are People Ready To Riot, Loot And Set Things On Fire

Make sure to watch that last video. It shows a man literally being dragged out of his store and ruthlessly beaten by a gang of young thugs. Because of the decisions that we have made as a society, this is what the future of our country is going to look like. This is something that I have been warning about for years, and now it is here.

Apr 28 05:50

National Guard on the streets as Baltimore riots: Bloods and Crips call truce amid chaos, stores looted, buildings burning, leftist media silent

Baltimore, Maryland (INTELLIHUB) — Sections of Baltimore plunged into full-scale chaos Monday with protesters setting stores and cars on fire as well as attacking police, random citizens, and members of the media.

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 28 04:10

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israeli attempted to sidetrack the Argentine investigation, by involving some of its powerful Wall Street assets and influential pro-Israel lobbies (the Anti-Defamation League, AIPAC among others). Their purpose was to fabricate ‘evidence’ in order to implicate Iran in the crime and to manipulate their influential assets in Argentina, especially in this case, chief prosecutor Nisman and many of the leaders of DAIA, to accuse the Argentine government of complicity in an ‘Iranian cover-up’.

Apr 28 04:06

German Jewish family recounts ordeal of living in Israel

German Jewish family: We will never return to Israel ever. We are grateful to the German authorities for our salvation. Israel is a cruel and merciless country…..

Apr 28 04:03

Writers Withdraw From PEN Gala to Protest Award to Charlie Hebdo

Under the guise of the “War on Terror,” there has indeed been a systematic assault on free speech: though it’s been one waged by Western governments primarily against their Muslim citizens. For that reason, it has provoked almost no objections from those who dressed up as free speech crusaders that week.

Apr 28 01:09

If Americans Knew/Kilmer

A year and a half ago Congressman Derek Kilmer and his wife went on a $19,000 junket to Israel paid for by an Israel advocacy organization.
Now Kilmer is on the House Appropriations Committee, and he has introduced a bill to give Israel $286 million ABOVE the over $8 million per day it already it gets from American taxpayers.
Note: Had enough yet!

Apr 27 23:27

DOJ behind Baltimore riots: US activist

Apr 27 23:23

Baltimore Burning For The World To See

Apr 27 22:09

Saudis Try Yemen Peace Initiative: For More Than an Hour

US-sponsored war crimes resume as Yemenis fail to give up their country

Apr 27 21:55

Russia 1,700 - America Zero: Number of Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Yemen

What do you call a nation going all-out to help desperate foreign nationals trapped in war zone hell: heroic and honorable by any standard! Led by a president and other officials valuing human life and welfare!

Apr 27 20:47

Germanwings Computer Caused Crash? Michael Rivero

Apr 27 18:05

Gov. declares state of emergency; activates National Guard

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Monday declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard. And, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has issued a citywide curfew to start Tuesday night.

Speaking Monday evening, the mayor issued a general curfew to start at 10 p.m. and last until 5 a.m. each night starting Tuesday night until May 4. The curfew starts at 9 p.m. for those 14 and under.

Apr 27 17:37

This is a REAL Commercial from AARP: “Riots Nationwide Have Prompted The Government To Declare Martial Law”

It has no place whatsoever within the context of the ad... they deliberately put this in.

Apr 27 17:19

Commando Chick investigates why this shutdown Walmart is being fortified at it’s rear entrance

BRANDON, Florida (INTELLIHUB) — It appears someone, or some agency, is taking the task of securing/fortifying the back of the local Walmart store seriously just after it was recently closed for ‘plumbing issues’.

Apr 27 13:03

Gattaca Is Here: the World's First Recorded Genetic Modification of a Human Embryo

What will happen if your children or their children cannot afford their genetic upgrades?

It won't just be a better world for those who can afford them; it will be a world of penalization in every way imaginable for those who cannot.

The bottom line is that not everyone will be able to afford genetically enhanced embryos in a world of lunatic technocratic elites and their artificial limitations, a world where many cannot even afford to fill their bellies as an insane wealth gap continues to widen. Because what we are seeing today was previously considered science fiction before now, let's look to science fiction to show us what the future will actually bring. The 1997 movie Gattaca immediately comes to mind...

Apr 27 12:51

BAM! Chipotle goes 100% non-GMO; flatly rejecting the biotech industry and its toxic food ingredients

The free market victories against the sleazy biotech industry are coming at a rapid pace now, and the latest announcement is a real game changer: Chipotle Mexican Grill has outright rejected all GMOs and, as of today, is now serving all non-GMO ingredients in its foods.

Apr 27 12:35

UN: Yemeni groups on verge of peace when Saudi bombed

The outgoing UN envoy on Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has told the UN Security Council that rival Yemeni groups were on the verge of a peace deal before Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes last month and declared that “outside interference” will only worsen the conflict.

Apr 27 12:17

Trace Amounts: Official site

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