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Sunday, 17 September

02:50

Top China Bitcoin exchange to stop trading blogfactory

One of Chinas biggest Bitcoin exchanges has said it will stop trading, after a government warning over virtual currencies.

BTCC said it would stop buying and selling on 30 September in response to tightening regulation.

It comes after authorities banned initial coin offerings on 5 September.

The country has seen an explosion of digital currency trading, sparking fears about the financial risks and speculative investing.

The price of Bitcoin tumbled sharply following the BTCC announcement late on Thursday but has since regained some ground.

Cracking down

Chinese authorities expressed concern over the investment risks involved in crypto-currencies and ordered a ban on initial coin offerings, or ICOs, earlier this month.

A growing number of tech companies are opting to sell digital tokens to raise funds because they are quick, easy and unregulated.

Ed~whats going on? it dont fit the mould?

Then on Wednesday this week, the state-backed National Internet Finance Association issued a warning that virtual currencies are increasingly being used as a tool for illegal fundraising and money laundering.

BTCC, one of the worlds biggest Bitcoin platforms, said in a tweet Thursday after carefully considering the directive from regulators, trading on its platform would cease and it would stop registering new users from Thursday.

 


02:48

Hurricane Irma: abandoned pets' owners facing criminal charges in Palm Beach, Florida Signs of the Times

Pet owners who abandoned their animals during Hurricane Irma may face criminal charges in Florida. Palm Beach prosecutors said they intend to hold offenders accountable. More than 50 animals were found abandoned, many tied to fences and trees in Palm Beach county when Irma made landfall last week. Some dogs were found inside homes, while others were enclosed in outdoor pens. "Absolutely unacceptable. People need to be responsible pet owners in this community," State Attorney David Aronberg told WPTV. "There's no excuse for leaving your pet behind to die."

02:44

Censor-Free Social Network Sues Over Google Ban MintPress News

Banned by the mainstream app stores, a social network that caters to Trump supporters and global dissidents alike brought a federal complaint Thursday against Google.

With no restrictions in place to limit hate speech or pornographic content, the budding social network Gab AI is just as frowned upon at the Apple App Store as it is in the Google Play Store.

Focusing only on the latter company in its lawsuit, however, the Silicon Valley startup attributes its treatment by Google to monopolistic tendencies.

Gab says the ban against its social network serves two objectives for Google: limiting competition to its struggling Google Plus platform, and protecting the dominant force in the social-media market, Twitter, which is a commercial partner of Googles.

Despite its Play Store blackball, Gab notes that it has attracted more than a quarter of a million users since its launch last year.

The company gets its name from its Anguilla-based web domain, Gab.ai, which also attracts businesses in the artificial-intelligence field trying to capitalize on the abbreviation potential.

Though Gabs CEO is an avowed Trump supporter, Andrew Torba, the complaint notes that chief technology officer Ekrem Buyukkaya is just as staunchly anti-Trump as a Turkish Muslim.

The site purports to offer an alternative to what some critics decry as rampant viewpoint-based censorship at Twitter, where leading conservative figures like Milo Yiannopoulos have been banned for purported hate speech.

Adapting features from the Reddit social forum, Gab allows users to like and dislike posts, follow one another, and leave comments on posts and profiles.


Related | CounterPunch: Google Censors Block Access To Alternative News


The companys 48-page complaint is rife with allusions to several high-profile controversies that have beset Google as late, including its firing of the memo-writing programmer James Damore and the many judgments it has faced for anticompetitive practices.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $14.52 million award in 2015 against Google, for example, over its failure to license patented technology to competitors like Microsoft on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory terms.

Such access is required by Googles 2013 settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that resulted from its acquisition of Motorola.

Earlier this week the European Unions antitrust czar announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google for illegally steering users toward its comparison-shopping website.


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02:44

Monsanto's Neurotoxin Insecticides Dumped on Nesting Mosquitos in Texas Operation Disclosure

MONSANTOS NEUROTOXIN INSECTICIDES DUMPED ON NESTING MOSQUITOES AND HUMANS IN TEXAS

September 15, 2017



Source: Out of the World

MONSANTO LORD OF THE FLIES

US Air Force Sprays Harvey-Stricken Texas with Controversial NALED

The US Air Force is spraying 6 million acres in Texas with potentially harmful insecticides, as the state tries to rid itself of swarms of mosquitoes nesting in flooded areas after Hurricane Harvey.

Learn More:

https://www.rt.com/usa/403377-air-force-sprays-harvey-chemicals/



W.H.O.

Zika HOAX exposed:

Birth deformities not caused by virus W.H.O. and MONSANTO are

Despite all the public hoopla, all the cases of microcephaly being discovered in Brazil have never been scientifically linked to the Zika virus. A group of doctors from South America are now saying the brain deformations the world is witnessing are caused by the mass fumigation of low-income Brazilian people with a chemical larvicide, not by mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.

What were seeing with the brain deformations of children, in other words, is more like the history of thalidomide, a prescription medicine given to pregnant women that caused children to be born with limbs missing. But the official narrati...

02:42

The Spiral of Police Violence : A Work of Art Criticism CrimethInc.

Typical policing during the G20 summit in Hamburg.

It has recently come to light that over 31,000 police officers were on duty in Hamburg during last summers G20 summit. Of all the footage taken that week, one photograph truly captures the spirit and quality of policing during the G20. What is it about this picture that fascinates us? In this essay, our arts desk editor analyzes the image, illuminating what makes it so strangely compelling.

The eye begins with the circle of the bicycle wheel. A circle is not a spiral. In the wheel, all spokes exist in perfect tension, extending toward a perimeter that can only go around and around. Circles fascinate us because they are perfect in exactly the way life is not: they are static, endless, utterly smooth. A circle is a closed system. A spiral is a system of dynamic movement. The Fibonacci spiral depicts the mathematical ratios that the growth of cells, the dispersion of sunflower seeds, and the eddies of water in tide pools all have in common. These ratios order the branching of trees, the fruitlets of a pineapple, the flowering of artichoke, an uncurling fern, the family tree of honeybees. They are the first words of the story of all life on Earth. When we lay the Fibonacci spiral across this photograph, the visual rhythms that convey the narrative snap into place.

Above the static circles of the bicycle, our story begins: colorful graffiti, a metal fence supplementing a low stone wall. Above the wall, a procession of police officers tumbles as though blown by an invisible wind. The first to pass over the wall is hunched like a bear, pinned to the sky like a constellation. Even as he rises he is falling: his muscles are limp and he faces the earth as if held by an invisible hook. We cant tell how much of this motion is voluntaryis he leaping or being pushed?

The officer behind him remains a mystery. Upright and mostly hidden, he occupies a different world. For convenience, we can call this the past.

Moving forward, the eye meets two more foot soldiers of the state. Weve reached the top of the spiral, where a strong vertical line bisects these figuresone jumping with arm upraised, the other with fingertips reaching earthward. Like combatants in a Brueghel painting, these figures are fixed in awkward and chaotic gestures. We can almost imagine them as one person duplicated at different moments along this cartwheel, then splitting off...

02:40

Trump's base is furious about DACA deal coming ahead of The Wall - threaten to withdraw support Signs of the Times

Early Thursday morning President Trump confirmed a congressional deal on DACA is in the works and will come before the border wall. "We're working on a plan - subject to getting massive border controls. We're working on a plan for DACA. People want to see that happen. You have 800,000 young people, brought here, no fault of their own. So we're working on a plan, we'll see how it works out. We're going to get massive border security as part of that. And I think something can happen, we'll see what happens, but something will happen," Trump said according to the pool report," he said. "The wall will come later, we're right now renovating large sections of wall, massive sections, making it brand new." An overwhelming majority of the country, including many people who voted for Trump, believe a DACA deal should be reached. The President's hardcore base, however, is having none of it.

02:40

Trump Heading Toward Confrontation with Iran? The Sleuth Journal

Trump Heading Toward Confrontation with Iran? | donald-trump4 | Politics Trump

 

 

Trump, neocons in Washington, AIPAC, Netanyahu and likeminded Israeli hardliners are militantly opposed to Iran for its sovereign independence and opposition to US/Israeli imperial aims.

 

Monday in Buenos Aires on a Latin America tour, Netanyahu raged against Iran, wrongfully accusing the country of terrorism, ignoring Israeli high crimes of war and against humanity, its vicious persecution against millions of Palestinians.

 

Argentinas Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel blasted him for committing crimes against humanitykilling civilians, bombing schools, hospitals and Palestinian mosques, (and) provid(ing) protection to a repressor of the last Argentine dictatorship.

 

He referred to Israels refusal to extradite Teodoro Anibal Gauto, accused of committi...

02:40

Time to launch an investigation: US evacuations of Daesh militants may prompt 'political earthquake' if confirmed Signs of the Times

The report of the alleged evacuation of Daesh field commanders by the US Air Force deserves further examination experts told Sputnik. While the evacuees could have been US informers or Daesh defectors fleeing the region amid the Syrian Arab Army's advance, it appears what occurred is enough to launch an investigation. If the information on the evacuation of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) field commanders by the US military is proven to be true and there's confirmation that there was some kind of direct US support for the terrorist organization, it will prompt a "political earthquake" in the United States, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik. On September 7, a military and diplomatic source told Sputnik that US Air Force helicopters had evacuated Daesh field commanders from Deir ez-Zor to northern Syria. "If the current information will lead us to the proven conclusion of their direct collaboration with Daesh, this will be like a huge atomic explosion," Eskin emphasized.

02:32

Conservation Tourism and Species Survival La Paz Group

A recent study found that the value of jaguars to tourism (US$6,827,392) was far in excess of the cost to ranchers from depredation of their cattle (US$121,500)

 

The intersection between jaguar territory and tourism has been part of our work for decades, in both the Paraguayan Pantanal, Costa Ricas Osa Peninsula and more recently in northwestern Belize.

Weve seen the efficacy of species protection via conservation tourism when the economic value of species survival is quantified. This is good news for one of our favorite animals.

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02:32

Holy Karmic Acuity with Pine Cone: Yo Ho Ho Yo Yo Operation Disclosure

YoYo Kid - World's Best YoYo Champion

https://youtu.be/uHEs5JRFEUU



Whos to say Who I AM, and from Whose Ho in Yo I am That Yo That Thou can Ho Ho Art?

May I disappear for~every~where within the Art of Holy Spirit Yo Yo stillness where every vortex in the Joyful disappearance of the Ho Ho Universe cooperates altogether as if nobody moves to stop the music, I wanna get off? Can The One spin in high vibration Delight Frequency Communion, and walk across the floor, only to Yo Yo jump up again balancing on a tiny string, without my assuming separation anoma~lies need to tangle arrogant yarns of Time in Space again, as if not, as if were, even possible now?

Is Universal Ascension the realer teacher that matriculates gender-need for difference, or was it me all along, that spins the Wheel of Karma, until Yo Ho Ho Yo Yo does for me what nobody else can, ever do without me? Am I Karma, itself, or is Karma my dream lost in the illusion of separation, until the Lights come on inside this gender Ping-ho Pong-yo Yes/No ambivalent movie? Is Immortal Love the absence of Mortal gender separation motives, or is the illusion of Mortal gender the absence of Yo Yo YO, from Holy Spirits Ho Ho invisible disappearance of deaths new perspective?

AM I a this, or AM I a That That Thou art, and what is art except the death of Creative Intelligence, its it-less self where form transforms ONENESS again, right back where Time farted in Space, and forced us to breath in on the Karmic-way out again? Can I ever, really be free of moving, or is driving a car, just the illusion of freedom, and what is Big Oil, except another way for us to pay for Money Wars with the, very undead lives that Yo Yo slippery husbands with slippery wives, keep resentment-dying without any more Ho Ho in our slippery Ping-ho, Pong-yo EXXON-double cross Karmic-mirror suffering our, own lost future past half-life Tar-baby Wheel of Dark shiny new used-car Cabal-children?

I am so gratefully surprised with Holy Spirit Delight humor, that A Little Biggi...

02:26

Some politicians are nuts ! blogfactory

Donald Trump beware: apprentice Deez Nuts is top-polling independent

Meet the high schooler posting impressive polling figures in three states as his hilarious candidacy turns in numbers that look like more than just a joke

Deez Nuts may only be 15 but is managing impressive poll numbers.
 Deez Nuts may only be 15 but is managing impressive poll numbers. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP

Unlike his competitors in the race to be president in 2016 people like Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, or Trump Deez Nuts has no public profile. He will likely never appear in any televised debates; he has never held public office.

Wednesday was a big day for Deez Nuts. First he won 9% of the vote as an independent in a Public Policy Polling poll of voters in North Carolina which, on top of recent results of 8% in Minnesota and 7% in Iowa from previous polls, makes him what experts confirmed is the most successful independent candidate for president in two decades.

It was also the day of his high school sophomore orientatio...

02:22

US-Backed Militants Block Syrian Forces From Crossing Euphrates River MintPress News

The Euphrates River remains not only a vital lifeline across much of eastern Syria but also an important boundary area, which has become increasingly more important throughout the Syrian War.

Early in the war, Turkey warned they would not let any Kurds cross to the west of the Euphrates, and that this amounted to a red line.

Today, US-backed Kurdish YPG forces are saying they will not allow any Syrian military forces to cross to the eastern side of the river as part of their anti-ISIS push.

The river bisects the Deir el Zor Province, which both the YPG and Syrian military are trying to recapture from ISIS.

In trying to forbid the military crossing the river, the YPG is effectively trying to claim this entire region for themselves.

If successful, the YPG would have control over nearly a third of Syria by controlling that side of the river. The Syrian government is not going to accept that, however, saying they are preparing to fight any forces they have to, in order to recapture their entire country, including US-backed groups.

Where this leaves the US is the big question, as generally speaking the US has supported attacking Syrian government forces to help the Kurds, but officially the US also supports keeping Syria in one piece, with a strong central government, an impossibility if the Syrian government loses that much of the country.

Top photo | A view of the city of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (AP Photo)


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The post US-Backed Militants Block Syrian Forces From Crossing Euphrates River appeared first on MintPress News.

02:22

Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks two women with hammer in Chalon-sur-Saone, France Signs of the Times

A man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacked two women with a hammer in Chalon-sur-Saone, French authorities confirmed. The attacker escaped the scene, but police have launched a large-scale manhunt using a helicopter. RT earlier reported that the attack took place in the city of Lyon, which was a mistake. The incident occurred in the town of Chalon-sur-Saone, some 113 km from Lyon. "A man assaulted two women using a hammer, slightly injuring one of them in the back of the head; both victims are in shock. The events took place near the city centre," Sane and Loire Prefecture confirmed.

02:12

Portugal gets credit rating upgraded blogfactory

Reuters

LISBON (Reuters) Standard & Poors on Friday became the first of the big three credit ratings agencies to lift Portugal back to investment grade, citing its improving economy and public finances.

Portugal lost the investment grade at the height of its debt crisis in January 2012.

The upgrade is likely to attract more portfolio investment in Portuguese debt at a time when the positive impact of the European Central Banks asset-buying program is subsiding.

We now expect that the yield spreads with most European countries will narrow and this is very important, for investors too, as they look a lot at the spreads, sometimes more than at the actual yields, Finance Minister Mario Centeno told Reuters.

We are now a lot more prepared for any future evolution of the monetary policy in Europe, he added.

 

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02:05

Harvard University bends the knee to the CIA over Manning fellowship Signs of the Times

Let's get caught up real quick. On Wednesday, Harvard University announced that Chelsea Manning - who leaked evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq to Wikileaks and was incarcerated for seven years before being pardoned by Barack Obama - had been named a visiting fellow. I disagree with almost everything Obama did as president, but his pardoning of Manning is something I applaud. Then the CIA complained. The complaint was swift and two-pronged. First, former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morell, wrote a letter by which he resigned in protest. Then the current CIA director, Michael Pompeo wrote a note of his own, which included support for Morell. Morell's letter is absolutely incredible if you know some of this guy's history. I suggest reading the entire thing. Towards the end of the letter, Morell has the nerve to write: "I have an obligation to my conscience - and I believe to the country - to stand up against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information." Let's now take a moment to review this man's well documented conscience.

02:04

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Four Letter Words" -- September 16, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Source: Human Angel Services

More interesting Intel

Where are Bank of America, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and Citibank in this great American revaluation of currencies?

AWOL

Who controls the 7,400 off site redemption centers in the US versus the Tier 1 mega bank we were always told ran the roost?

HSBC

What is the current status of the RV in terms of military readiness and international diplomacy?

LIVE

How many nations are still left to accomplish all the GESARA treaty mandates including the United States?

FIVE

Who is the undercover military operative that was turned into a politician to one day be inserted as President and lead the restored Republic?

RYAN

Did all American sovereign debt instruments collapse at once back in December 2012 when the Federal Reserve Bank Act ended, which also ended the USD's run as the world reserve currency? SURE What year did the USD legally collapse due to a lack of gold backing the Federal Reserve Bank issued currency?

1933

How did the cabal scramble after the Chinese Elders forewarned the world they would end the USA, Inc. and collapse the entire US economy to do so in the process?

TARP

Did President Obama surrender the entire American economy, government, military and foreign policy decisions to China in a historic detente meeting during his second term?

SISI

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02:01

Horror crash on M5 Motorway leaves four dead blogfactory

M5 crash leaves at least four people dead after truck crashed through central reservation into oncoming traffic

M5 just past Bristol , at least four people have died after a lorry reportedly smashed through a central barrier on the M5 and into oncoming traffic.

Motorists are stuck in six-mile long tailbacks expected to last into the evening after the horror smash near Gloucestershire.

According to witnesses a lorry travelling on the southbound carriageway smashed through the central barrier and ploughed into traffic.

Emergency crews raced to the scene and placed diversions.

The M5 is likely to be closed for much of the afternoon and into the evening, according to the authorities.


01:56

Reagan-era documents shed light on U.S. 'meddling' in other government's affairs Signs of the Times

"Secret" documents from the Reagan administration show how the U.S. embedded "political action," i.e., the manipulation of foreign governments, in ostensibly well-meaning organizations. "Secret" documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA "proprietary," The Asia Foundation, in "political action," an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments. The documents from 1982 came at a turning-point moment when the Reagan administration was revamping how the U.S. government endeavored to manipulate the internal affairs of governments around the world in the wake of scandals in the 1960s and 1970s involving the Central Intelligence Agency's global covert operations. Instead of continuing to rely heavily on the CIA, President Reagan and his national security team began offloading many of those "political action" responsibilities to "non-governmental organizations" (NGOs) that operated in a more overt fashion and received funding from other U.S. government agencies. But secrecy was still required for the involvement of these NGOs in the U.S. government's strategies to bend the political will of targeted countries. If the "political action" of these NGOs were known, many countries would object to their presence; thus, the "secret" classification of the 1982 White House memos that I recently obtained via a "mandatory declassification review" from the archivists at the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.

01:53

Cops go onto innocent man's property, beat him, charge him with a felony Signs of the Times

Police officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, were caught on video commending each other on their use of force in the arrest of a suspect-but the man they put in handcuffs was an innocent man they beat to a bloody pulp, after trespassing on his property. Now, he is the one facing criminal charges. Jack Morris, a 53-year-old man from Tulsa, is charged with a felony count of assault and battery on a police officer, and misdemeanor complaints of assault on an officer, obstruction and resisting an officer. When Morris was brought to jail on Aug. 16, his face was bloodied and swollen, his shirt was covered in blood, and he was eventually taken to an Emergency Room, where he received nine stitches and was treated for a broken arm. However, there are still questions as to how Morris became a police suspect in the first place.

01:52

6000 ground troops at the taxpayers expense ~ for what? blogfactory

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(ANTIWAR.COM)   Adding on to the 3,500 troop escalation already announced for the Afghan War, officials are now reporting that another 6,000-plus ground troops from Fort Carson are also slated for a future deployment to the Afghan country....

01:51

Watchdog: Atticas Mental Health Unit A Haven For Abuse MintPress News

A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility.

Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive solitary confinement in excess of 30 days, are to be diverted from a Special Housing Unit (SHU) to a Residential Mental Health Unit (RMHU). Unlike the SHU, the RMHU is supposed to be a therapeutic, non-disciplinary unit operated by both corrections and mental health staff.

People incarcerated in the RMHU remain in their cells for at least 19 hours a day. They are to be let out for four hours each weekday to participate in programming and get one hour for recreation, according to the report [PDF].

The law requires RMHU patients receive therapy and programming in settings that are appropriate to their clinical needs while ensuring the safety and security of the unit. Their mental health needs are to be considered before restricting their time out of cell, reviewing their disciplinary segregation sanctions, or taking other actions against them.

While in theory the RMHU is supposed to be a therapeutic alternative to punitive solitary confinement, in reality there are many similarities between the two.

 

Cell Shields

Take, for example, the use of cell shields in Atticas RMHU. DRNY describes the shields as a restrictive device that can be affixed to an inmates cell door. It is made of Plexiglas with small air holes at the bottom.

Air can typically flow through the metal mesh gate that covers RMHU cells. However, when a cell shield is installed, the air grows hot and stale, visibility is limited, and it becomes harder to communicate with people outside the cell, including mental health staff. The persons isolation is intensified, and especially for those prescribed psychotropic medications that cause heat sensitivity, the stress can be dangerous.

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01:45

Signs of the Times

For many Jews, Nazis are public enemy No. 1, and using Nazi imagery to make a political point is strictly verboten. But some young, right-wing Israelis aren't buying it. Inspired by the so-called alt-right abroad, their online community makes liberal use of anti-Semitic and Nazi imagery to mock and malign what it sees as the real threat: Israeli and Jewish leftists. "We're fighting back in a new way," said Guy Levy, 40, the manager of an advertising office in Beersheba and a participant in the community. "Our messages aren't politically correct, but that's what makes them funny, and stinging." Many Israelis heard about this community for the first time Saturday when Yair Netanyahu, the prime minister's 26-year-old son, credited its main Facebook page as the source of an anti-Semitic-themed cartoon he shared. The page, called Tight Memes Against Kakihomoshit Leftists, has since been heavily referenced in the local media. The publicity significantly expanded it following.

01:44

10 Random Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face The Sleuth Journal

10 Random Disturbing Facts Most Americans Are Too Fearful To Face | head-in-the-sand | False Flags Government Government Control Government Corruption Sleuth Journal Society

Sometimes you have to put out information in hopes that those who havent heard this will at least absorb a fraction of it. If you havent heard this and you absorb just one of these random points, I believe that may be enough to cause a major paradigm shift your life or in the life of someone you know. Here are 10 random, mostly recent but some archival information that is factual and verifiable for anyone willing to look it up.

1- Genetically Modified Foods are illegal in many countries for health and medical reasons all the while the U.S. passes laws making GMO labeling illegal. You may be thinking, say what?  Thats right. U.S. citizens are being propagandized daily and are being practically forced to blindly consume GMOs while countries like Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madeira, New Zealand, Peru, Australia, Russia, France and Switzerland have all booted Monsanto and their GMO crops from their countries. Thats like being booted out of a town for being a rapist and child molester only to have that same person settle into the next town over and become a grade school teacher or pastor. Now imagine the citizens of that other town having a law forced on them that says rapists and child molesters must be allowed to teach little kids and run churches. Thats what were talking about here.

While humanity in other countries wake up fully to the dangers of GMO foods, Monsanto and other GMO food producers are having a feast in the U.S. buying out politicians, distorting news, research and evidence that proves GMO foods are directly linked to cancer. Like a scene from a bad movie only its not a movie it life. Actually its YOUR life if you are i...

01:39

Worlds biggest archive of animal sounds Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Decades of bird signals, songs digitized for scientific research Science Nation

21 August 2017

Tease: Cornell Lab of Ornithology leads 21st century makeover for animal behavior studies

Description: The worlds largest scientific archive of animal signal recordings, the Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, is partnering with other institutions to co-curate and digitize an enormous archive of animal audio and video recordings from the librarys vaults.

The analog material in the librarys collection at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology includes recordings of mainly birds, but also frogs, fish and insects, going back a few decades. The collections are a bonanza for animal behaviorists, who use the archives to study birds and other animals from all over the world, including some that are now extinct, such as the imperial woodpecker.

Accessible digital audio recordings of animal signals will make it easier for researchers to investigate a host of scientific questions, including what can scientists learn about the responses of animals to anthropogenic noise and other human activities.

By providing a useful co-curation system and encouraging collection of recordings along with physical specimens, this project is expected to transform the way researchers collect and use biological specimens in the future.

The research in this episode is supported by...

01:34

What the hay? Cows used to develop HIV vaccine Signs of the Times

Findings from a study published in Nature in July 2017 reveal that scientists are using cows to better understand the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and develop an HIV vaccine.1 After decades of research, including clinical trials of different HIV vaccine candidates,2 there is still no effective vaccine because the virus mutates at a rapid rate and the human body does not produce a strong immune response to it.3 HIV vaccine researchers have yet to figure out why people diagnosed with HIV do not develop antibodies against the virus. It is estimated that only 10 to 20 percent of people produce broadly neutralizing antibodies that defend cells against the virus. Moreover, even among those people who do produce antibodies, the bNAbs only begin to develop after about two years of infection.

01:33

Ancient Egypt's giants - a lost legacy of the Pharaohs (Part 1) Signs of the Times

A recent article titled Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh May Be the 1st Known 'Giant,' published in Live Science on August 4th, revealed that 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Sa-Nakht, excavated from Wadi Maghareh (located in the Sinai Peninsula region), was a so-called "Giant" - the first known giant ruler of ancient Egypt. He was 5 inches taller than the robust Ramses II, and 8 inches taller than average man for that time. Although he was only 6ft 1.5in tall, this caused a media sensation, but please note that I am the same height as this 'giant'! Throughout Egypt's past there have been numerous examples of much taller giants reported, excavated, depicted in art, and mummified examples that have been hidden from the public. We have uncovered accounts ranging from between seven feet (2.13 meters) and sixteen feet (4.88 meters) tall. Painstaking research of archaeological records, archaic texts, newspapers, and analysis of depictions of hieroglyphs and Egyptian art has started to shed some light on this phenomenon.

01:32

Sen. Warren Introduces Legislation To Save Consumers From Equifax Exploitation MintPress News

On the heels of Equifaxs massive data breach and its subsequent efforts to force victims into a rip-off clause that prevents them from filing class-action lawsuits against the company, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday announced that she is both launching an investigation into the credit-reporting giants security practices and introducing legislation (pdf) that would give control over credit and personal information back to consumers.

Along with placing more power in the hands of consumers and strengthening fraud protections, the legislationtitled the Freedom from Equifax Exploitation (FREE) Act, which Warren introduced alongside Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)would also limit the power of companies like Equifax by barring them from charging consumers for freezing and unfreezing access to their credit files.

As the Washington Posts Brian Fung notes, consumers are usually charged anywhere from $5 to $10 to freeze and unfreeze their credit, depending on the agency.

Ending the fees could save millions of Americans from having to pay to protect their own personal data in the aftermath of the data breach at Equifax, which affected 143 million people, Fung observes.

Warren said in a statement on Friday that agencies like Equifax make billions of dollars collecting and selling personal data about consumers without their consent, and then make consumers pay if they want to stop the sharing of their own data.

Passing the FREE Act, Warren concluded, would be a first step toward reforming the broken credit reporting industry.

Credit reporting agencies like Equifax make billions of dollars collecting and selling personal data about consumers without their consent, and then make consumers pay if they want to stop the sharing of their own data, Warren said in a statement. Passing this bill is a first step toward reforming the broken credit reporting industry.

01:19

House Passes $1.2T Omnibus Spending Bill for the Military The 4th Media

The Republican-led House on Thursday passed a sweeping $1.2 trillion spending bill that provides billions more dollars for the military while sparing medical research and popular community development programs from deep cuts sought by President Donald Trump. The vote was 211-198 for the massive measure that wrapped the 12 annual spending bills into one in []

01:11

American police are being trained by human rights abusers par excellence - Israeli security forces Signs of the Times

It's not uncommon for residents of America's most heavily policed neighborhoods to describe their local cops as "an occupying force." Judging by where many U.S. police forces get their training, the description seems apt. Thousands of American law enforcement officers frequently travel for training to one of the few countries where policing and militarism are even more deeply intertwined than they are here: Israel. In the aftermath of 9/11, Israel seized on its decades-long experience as an occupying force to brand itself a world leader in counterterrorism. U.S. law enforcement agencies took the Jewish state up on its expertise by participating in exchange programs sponsored by an array of pro-Israel groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Anti-Defamation League. Over the past decade and a half, scores of top federal, state, and local police officers from dozens of departments from across the U.S. have gone to Israel to learn about its terrorism-focused policing.

01:10

Venezuela Accused Of Drug Peddling After Dropping U.S. Petrodollar Trade Scheme MintPress News

In what is set to be a major blow to the U.S. increasingly fragile petrodollar system, Venezuela announced on Wednesday that it would no longer accept U.S. dollars as payment for its crude oil exports. According to the Wall Street Journal, Venezuela has begun using euros in lieu of the dollar and will convert existing cash holdings into euros as well.

However, the official website of Venezuelas state oil company, PDVSA, has begun offering prices in the Chinese yuan, not euros. The decision is similar to that once made by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who dropped the dollar in favor of the euro a few years prior to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

The move, though drastic, was not entirely unexpected. Venezuelan President Nicols Maduro had stated earlier in the month that the country would look to free itself from the dollar within a weeks time, following the U.S. sanctions against the embattled nation.

International markets thus far have failed to noticeably react to the policy shift, despite the threat it presents to the petrodollar system. The system, created in the 1970s, calls for OPEC nations to sell their oil in dollars in order to create artificial demand for the U.S. currency. Venezuela, home to the worlds largest oil reserves, is likely to exert some effect on the demand for dollars through its new policy, though the extent of the potential damage remains unclear.


Related | Venezuela Quits US Dollar For Crude Oil Payments


However, other recent global developments, such as Chinas recently announced plans to launch crude oil futures contracts priced in yuan and convertible to gold, suggest that the petrodollar system is facing a very uncertain future.

The U.S., as is custom when the petrodollar system is threatened, wasted little time responding to Venezuelas decision to forsake the dollar in its oil transactions.

The same day that Venezuelas decision to drop the dollar was announced, U.S. President Donald...

01:10

Vatican diplomat in child porn scandal Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 15 September 2017 CBS TV video from the USA is called Vatican Recalls Priest From D.C. Embassy, Launches Child Porn Investigation.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

US: Papal envoy called back after child porn claims

Saturday 16th September 2017

A VATICAN priest working in the Holy Sees embassy in Washington has been recalled after US officials warned he could be breaching child pornography laws.

The Catholic Church declined to identify the diplomat, but said he was currently in Vatican City and that its prosecutors have launched their own probe.

The US State Department says the Vatican had denied a request to waive the priests diplomatic immunity so the crime could be investigated.

In declining to identify the priest, the Vatican said the case was subject to confidentiality while still under investigation. It said it was the normal practice of sovereign states to recall diplomats in such cases.

But it is likely to be accused of reneging on a commitment given by Pope Francis just last month that the Church would apply the most strenuous measures to root out priests guilty of the monstrosity of...

01:08

Top Iranian commander claims the country has the 'father of all bombs' Signs of the Times

A top commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claims that the country possesses the "father of all bombs" which overshadows the most powerful non-nuclear ordnance of the US. The bomb was developed under a special request of the IRGC, the corps' Aerospace Force commander, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said in an interview on Friday.

01:05

Hospital staff fear for their lives during Sweden's 'bloody summer' of gang violence Signs of the Times

Gone are the days when Sweden was considered one of the world's safest countries. The everyday situation in Sweden has become so dangerous that even personnel at Swedish hospitals have to fear for their lives. Gang members barging in with guns, knife-fighting in the waiting rooms and shooting victims dumped near entrances have all become the harsh reality of the emergency department at Malm Hospital, Swedish national broadcaster SVT reported. "We have been attacked with knives and have seen people with guns. We put our lives at risk," an anonymous security attendant told SVT. By the personnel's own admission, the emergency room in Malm has become one of the city's most dangerous places, alongside the Central Station and the People's Park, with an abundance of threats and firearms and an overall atmosphere of hostility.

01:02

Trump base furious with 'Amnesty Don's' reported DACA deal with Democrats Signs of the Times

Many supporters of US President Donald Trump are reacting angrily at reports that the White House may have struck a deal with the minority Democrats to provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought into the US as minors. On Wednesday, Trump dined with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California). Among the subjects that came up was the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which the administration recently announced would be wrapping up by March 2018. Pelosi and Schumer said they agreed with Trump "to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that's acceptable to both sides." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said no such deal was made, and Trump himself tweeted to that effect. However, he also called DACA recipients "educated and accomplished young people" he wouldn't want to kick out of the country. "We're talking about taking care of people... who were not brought here of their own volition," Trump told reporters in Florida on Thursday, while touring the areas affected by Hurricane Irma. "We're not looking at citizenship. We're not looking at amnesty. We're looking at allowing people to stay here." Those comments have incensed many of Trump's supporters, who placed all their bets on his promise of the border wall and explicit refusal of amnesty for any illegal immigrants.

01:01

Fruit doesn't fall far from the tree - Jerry Sandusky's son pleads guilty to child sex abuse Signs of the Times

A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex. Jeffrey Sandusky's plea deal comes a week before his trial was slated to begin on the charges, and nearly six years after his father was arrested in a child molestation case that shook Penn State and is still working its way through criminal and civil courts. Jeffrey Sandusky pleaded guilty to all 14 counts, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse.

01:01

Health catastrophe: Hurricanes and floods are the harbingers of mold growth Signs of the Times

The flooding of Houston is a health catastrophe unfolding publicly in slow motion. Much of the country is watching as 50 inches of water rise around the chairs of residents in nursing homes and submerge semitrucks. Some 20 trillion gallons of water are pouring onto the urban plain, where developers have paved over the wetlands that would drain the water. The toll on human life and health so far has been small relative to what the images suggest. Authorities have cited thirty known deaths as of Tuesday night, while 13,000 people have been rescued. President Donald Trump-who this month undid an Obama-era requirement that infrastructure projects be constructed to endure rising sea levels-offered swift reassurance on Twitter: "Major rescue operations underway!" and "Spirit of the people is incredible. Thanks!" But the impact of hurricanes on health is not captured in the mortality and morbidity numbers in the days after the rain. This is typified by the inglorious problem of mold.

00:52

London tube attack: Failed device reminiscent of 7/7 could provide valuable forensic evidence, say analysts Signs of the Times

We were watching video footage of it, and it's kind of bizarre. You have a mayonnaise bucket there, which is just burning away, Patrick Henningsen, executive editor of 21st CenturyWire.com, told RT. other experts join the discussion. In London, 22 people were reported injured during the Friday morning rush hour in what authorities are calling a terror attack at Parsons Green underground station. Metropolitan Police said an improvised explosive device [IED] went off in an underground carriage. They also said the IED did not fully detonate. Patrick Henningsen, executive editor of 21st CenturyWire.com, told RT that "this looks like almost like the rerun of the July 21, 2005 'chapati flour bomb." "I think it was a backpack bomb that failed to detonate and kind of smoked its way out, but that was right in the aftermath of the 7/7 incident only a few weeks before in roughly the same area as well: Shepherd's Bush and Parson Green are very close together - underground stations in the same sort of part of West London. To call this an IED (improvised explosive device) is almost generous. We were watching video footage of it, and it's kind of bizarre. You have a mayonnaise bucket there, which is just burning away. Everyone is just standing around taking pictures of it and getting snaps for social media, and casually chatting about it... as far as a terrorist device, it's not very effective."

00:49

'Not satisfied': US pushes for regime change as war in Syria winds down Signs of the Times

The US will not be satisfied as long as Syrian President Bashar Assad is in power, US Ambassador to the UN said, commenting on a major de-escalation effort brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey without American participation. Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Friday on the fourth, final, de-escalation zone in Syria, which is designed to ensure ceasefire between Syrian government forces and rebels for a period of six months in order to pave the way for a political resolution to the six-year war. The deal, which is also aimed at separating terrorist groups, including Islamic State terrorists (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) from so-called moderate opposition, was agreed with the approval of the Syrian government, as well as members of Syrian opposition who participated in the talks.

00:43

Dead Already: Deir ez-Zor Residents Recall ISIS Siege Your News Wire

The residents of Deir ez-Zor tell stories of death, hunger, destruction and horror during the three-year-long siege by ISIS in eastern Syria. RT.com reports: The city of Deir ez-Zor was heavily blockaded by Islamic State terrorists for [...]

00:42

Cassini Spacecraft Incinerates In Saturns Atmosphere Your News Wire

NASAs 20-year-old $4 billion probe to explore the mysterious of the cosmos by sending the Cassini spacecraft to the gas giant Saturn has finished in a fireball. The Cassini probe, launched on October 15, 1997, [...]

00:40

Swallow-tailed gull from the Galapagos Islands turns up 4,000 miles away at Richmond Beach, Seattle Signs of the Times

It has all the appearances of Hollywood paparazzi clusters of people with cameras with long lenses mounted on tripods, others using binoculars, and some just waiting in anticipation. All this has been happening on beaches from Seattle to Edmonds to Everett, not in search of a movie star, but a swallow-tailed gull, a bird nearly 4,000 miles from its home in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. News of local sightings quickly spread among the birding world, earning a "rare" designation on the American Birding Association blog. "There have been people here from all over the country California, the East Coast," said Winston Rockwell, of Everett. "People made flights out here just to see that bird." It's only the third time the gull has been spotted in America. The others were in California's Monterey County in 1985 and Marin County in 1996.

00:39

Almost 60 percent of Americans support military response to North Korea, poll shows Signs of the Times

Almost 60 percent of Americans would support military action if diplomatic efforts fail to dissuade North Korea from its nuclear ambitions, a Gallup poll has found. But far fewer think the aggression will come from Pyongyang itself. The results of the poll, published Friday, also found a clear political divide between supporters of the main two political parties, with an overwhelming 82 percent of Republicans in favor of deploying the armed forces versus a mere 37 percent of Democrats. Somewhat paradoxically, only 38 percent believe North Korea will actually launch an attack on the United States itself, despite their support for a military strike.

00:38

Vultures in Zambia news Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about vultures and hyenas at a buffalo kill in Zambia in 2014.

From BirdLife:

12 Sep 2017

BirdWatch Zambia collects data about vulture movements

By Chaona Phiri

In July 2016, BirdWatch Zambia (BirdLife Partner in Zambia) embarked on a project to establish safe feeding and roosting areas for vultures known as Vulture Safe Zones. This was accomplished through partnership and dialogue with farm owners to influence farm management practices, to protect and allow vultures to thrive in these farmland areas.

With funding from BirdLife International, BirdWatch Zambia (BWZ) was able to conduct population surveys covering 73000 hectares and 475km of transects within and around Chisamba, an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA). The surveys that were first conducted in December 2016 and repeated in June 2017, recorded well over 1300 vultures, specifically 3 species; the White-backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture and Lappet-faced Vulture.

To date, approximately 35000 hectares of private farmland is a safe feeding area for vultures through influencing farm management practices in and around Chisamba IBA. Furthermore, additional funding has been secured from the Isdell Family Foundation targeting 20000 hectares between Chisamba and Kafue Flats IBAs (Blue Lagoon and Lochinvar national parks) so that a safe feeding corridor is created from the protected area where these birds are most likely breeding.

From 1016 August 2017, BWZ conducted ground nest surveys on the Kafue Flats IBA, a wetland surrounded by seasonally flooded savanna woodlands and flat-topped Acacia species. An average nest density of 7nests/km in a survey of 9000km was recorded. Results showed that the nesting habitat was not continuous but fragmented with the largest fragment covering about 2500km. At least 50 active...

00:38

CNN anchor Baldwin 'triggered' when panelist declares love of "First Amendment & boobs" Signs of the Times

Anxious to discuss President Trump's tweet against ESPN (and host Jamele Hill's comments), CNN set female anchor Brooke Baldwin on the task to get to the bottom of whether Hill did anything worth being fired for or if evil President Trump was trying to crush her First Amendment rights. The interview started to go pear-shaped very quickly. Addressing the question of the first amendment, Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis said... "I'm a first amendment absolutist and believe in only two things completely - the First Amendment and boobs..." Which seemed to 'trigger' Baldwin as she blinked and shook her head for a few seconds as if reeling from a McGregor haymaker, before asking Travis if he said "boobs" or "booze" - carefully spelling the former B-O-O-B-S (for fear of saying that unsafe word) as she reminded the panelist that she was indeed a woman. The interview went on for a few more seconds before a second panelist - former ESPN editor Keith Reed (and self-proclaimed 'friend of Jamele') was asked to join in and he also could not get past Travis' comment...

00:37

The Confusion in Gold Armstrong Economics

QUESTION #1: [_____] says that the dollar will collapse because with the debt ceiling gone no more buyers of Treasuries in the markets and only the Fed Reserve buying inflation goes to the wazoo. All over USA. care to comment?

ANSWER: Total nonsense. The USA debt of $20 trillion is a tiny fraction of global debt at $160 trillion. This entire theory does not hold up. Just where is all the money going to run? Gold? Institutions do not buy gold and cannot function with gold, which is not legal tender for even paying your taxes. The only thing that matters is the general public confidence. When the average person on the street no longer trusts government, that is the tipping point.

There is a whole series of people given a choice between a bar of chocolate and a bar of silver. They take the chocolate. Kids line up in Starbucks and pay with their phone not even cash. Not until you shake the confidence of these people will you see the explosion in markets. That is what took place in the late 1970s. I was there. OPEC created the image of wholesale inflation. People were hoarding toilet paper.

QUESTION #2: What will Fed Balance Sheet Shrinkage do to Gold?

ANSWER: The opposite of what people think. Shrinking the Balance Sheet will be anti-inflationary to the standard reasoning and thus gold should collapse with deflation. However, the Fed has turned away from QE because pension funds are at serious risk. They have run off to emerging markets and bought very long-term paper desperately trying to get their yields up. As the stock market rises because there is no alternative, the Fed politically will be forced to raise rates. They will end up creating inflation with rising rates that will blow interest expenditure through the roof.

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00:34

The company you keep determines how well you sleep Signs of the Times

Studies have shown that the quality of our relationships may determine how healthy we are, how well we recover from illness and even how long we live. However, little is known about how relationships affect sleep. This is especially true for young, unmarried individuals. Teens and emerging adults, in particular, generally do not get the recommended amount of sleep and report a number of sleep problems, such as difficulty falling asleep and daytime fatigue. Researchers have now started to investigate how relationships with friends and family affect nighttime sleep - particularly among teens and emerging adults. Results from our recent study with high school students suggest that, even when we go to bed alone, the company we keep by day may determine how well we sleep at night.

00:33

DPRK: The US fate in the ands of DPRK The 4th Media

North Korea has struck again in its nuclear-fueled war of words with the U.S., this time warning Washington that its latest military developments give supreme leader Kim Jong Un unprecedented clout amid the current crisis. North Koreas state-run media ran a series of articles on Friday threatening to meet any further U.S. military expansion in []

00:31

From Trauma to Transcendence Through Neuroplasticity Wake Up World

September 17th, 2017 By Anthony Tyler Guest writer for Wake Up World SNeurons that fire together, wire together, Dr. Max Cynader puts it, and it"s difficult to come across a more pertinent adage in today"s era. Discussion of neurons firing and wiring draws implications so vast that it impacts everything from positive and negative emotional spectrums, to the difference []

00:27

A CRISPR Future New Form of Eugenics? The Sleuth Journal

A CRISPR Future New Form of Eugenics? | man-dna-genes-gmo-genetically-modified | Eugenics & Depopulation General Health GMOs Medical & Health Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests

Story at-a-glance

  • Using CRISPR, researchers successfully altered DNA in human embryos in a way that would eliminate or correct the genes causing certain inherited diseases
  • If the embryos were implanted into a womb and allowed to grow, the process, which is known as germline engineering, would result in the first genetically modified children and any engineered changes would be passed on to their own children
  • In Iceland, Down syndrome births are becoming increasingly rare as women choose to have prenatal testing for chromosome abnormalities, and nearly 100 percent terminate pregnancies with a positive result
  • As CRISPR moves ahead, access to accurate and neutral data will be essential and difficult questions relating to eugenics must be asked

By Dr. Mercola

Gene editing was once a very imprecise and expensive process, but today, thanks to the development of...

00:18

New York Times: Spike The Food Supply With Sterilization Chemicals To Cause Global Infertility and Depopulation World Truth.TV

A November 24, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation. That article, entitled A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted came with the byline, Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population Growth. Until []

00:13

Sitting too long is hazardous to your health Signs of the Times

Terrible news for the majority of us who spend long periods glued to our desks. In 1960, approximately 50 percent of U.S. jobs required heavy to moderate physical activity. Today, that number stands at just 20 percent, meaning approximately 80 percent of jobs are almost wholly sedentary or demand minimal physical exertion. The vast majority of us spend the bulk of our workdays being mostly immobile, glued to our chairs and desks. That inactivity is part of why we've become one of the fattest nations in the world. Obesity is connected to a number of health risks, but there are far greater consequences to our stationary lives. A new study finds that regularly sitting for hours on end can ultimately lead to premature death, and those potentially lethal effects can't be countered with frequent exercise.

00:12

British clerical, other child abuse Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

They would whack you with a crucifix BBC Stories

15 September 2017

Theresa Tolmie-McGrane says she was abused from the age of six at a Catholic-run orphanage in Lanark in the 1960s and 1970s.

She describes more than a decade of physical, sexual and mental abuse at Smyllum Park Orphanage. A BBC investigation has uncovered new evidence that more than 400 children who died at Smyllum are now thought to be buried in a mass grave in a nearby cemetery.

Produced by Judy Fladmark, filmed by Emily France and edited by Joshua Hollis.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Woman reveals decade of horror at hands of nuns

Saturday 16th September 2017

A WOMAN who allegedly suffered a decade of brutal abuse at an orphanage run by nuns has described her ordeal.

Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC of her mistreatment in the 1970s at Smyllum Park Orphanage in Lanark, which is being examined by the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.

A priest started to...

00:12

USA seeks to monopolize cyberwarfare Signs of the Times

The use of information to enhance martial power goes back to the beginning of human civilization itself, where propaganda and psychological warfare went hand-in-hand with slings, arrows, swords and shields. The most recent iteration of this takes the form of social media and cyberwarfare where tools are being developed and deployed to influence populations at home and abroad, to manipulate political processes of foreign states and even tap into and exploit global economic forces. In the beginning of the 21st century, the United States held an uncontested monopoly over the tools of cyberwarfare. Today, this is changing quickly, presenting an increasingly balanced cyberscape where nations are able to defend themselves on near parity with America's ability to attack them. To reassert America's control over information and the technology used to broker it, Jared Cohen, current Google employee and former US State Department staff, has proposed a US-created and dominated "international" framework regarding cyberconflict.

00:04

Reporter killed by crocodile in Sri Lanka Signs of the Times

The body of the Financial Times reporter who is believed to have been dragged into a lagoon and killed by a crocodile has been found by Sri Lankan police. Journalist and Oxford University graduate Paul McClean, 24, was discovered in the coastal village of Panama on Friday, with wounds on one of his legs. Divers found Mr McClean's corpse in a muddy lagoon, 225 miles east of the capital Colombo. A crocodile is believed to have dragged Mr McClean away on Thursday afternoon, the officer said, but a post-mortem examination is expected to formally establish the cause of death. British media reports said Mr McClean, who worked for the Financial Times, was holidaying in Sri Lanka with friends.

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23:58

Antidepressant exposure in utero increases risk of psychiatric disorders in children Signs of the Times

Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. The overall risk is low, though. Only about 3 percent of the nearly 905,383 children in the study were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder by age 16. But compared to the children of women who took antidepressants before pregnancy but not during, kids whose mothers continued taking the medications in pregnancy were 27 percent more likely to be diagnosed with mood, anxiety, behavioral or autism spectrum disorders.

23:41

Hostile US actions against RT and Sputnik News Signs of the Times

The latest US hostile action against Russia requires a company providing services for RT America to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), along with an FBI probe of Sputnik News to check for FARA violations. Enacted in 1938 one year before WW II began, it requires agents representing foreign powers politically or quasi-politically to disclose their relationship with other governments, along with information about their activities and finances. Originally administered by the State Department, FARA later came under Justice Department jurisdiction.

23:28

Roseate terns video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This roseate terns video says about itself:

13 June 2017

Video courtesy of Benjamin M. Clock/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

23:24

Its good to be back online Shenandoah

by John Galt
September 16, 2017 08:55 ET

Finally, my internet is restored. Ill have a lot to write about and a report on what survival gear worked and what sucked.

First, time to restock the home.

Thanks for all the kind messages and emails and pray for the people in the Florida Keys and Caribbean Islands who got this storm a lot worse than we did.

23:23

Vatican recalls diplomat under investigation for child porn crimes in US Signs of the Times

The Vatican has recalled a high-ranking diplomat to Rome whom the US State Department believes may have broken child pornography laws. The unnamed Vatican diplomat returned to Rome after US prosecutors asked for the priest to be charged and face trial. The State Department also asked the Holy See, the body responsible for the governance of all Catholics, to rescind the man's diplomatic immunity on August 21, but this request was denied, reports AP.

23:07

London Underground terror and Conservative austerity Dear Kitty. Some blog

This British TV video says about itself:

Witnesses describe Parsons Green Tube bombing

15 September 2017

People caught up in the terrorist incident at Parsons Green station in London have described scenes of panic after the huge fireball hit a commuter tube train.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

London terror attack: Station staff save lives job cuts kill

Saturday 16th September 2017

8.20 Bomb goes off on 8.20 London Tube line 9.30 Planned announcement of TfL jobs cull is quietly spiked

A TERRORIST attack on the London Underground yesterday led transport unions to warn that Tory-led cuts are putting lives in danger.

The explosion on a District Line train at Parsons Green occurred just over an hour before transport bosses had been due to announce the extension of a job cuts programme. Passengers described how a blast from what looked like a bucket of mayonnaise sent a fireball and a wall of flame through the carriages, triggering scenes of chaos and panic.

Scores of passengers were injured in the uncontrolled evacuation of the train. A total of 22 patients were treated in hospital, with a number suffering from burns.

Police confirmed they were treating the incident as a terror attack.

Transport for London (TfL) had planned to confirm more ticket office closures and further reductions in station staffing as part of modernisation plans for the Tube, but the announcement was shelved following the attack, in which a device exploded on a packed train at 8.20am during rush hour.

Rail unions RMT and TSSA have led a campaign against the closures and vowed that they will not allow safety...

23:03

Powerful one minute microburst swamps, sinks powerboats, jet skis at Lake Powell, Arizona Signs of the Times

A sudden, powerful downward gust of wind swamped or sank dozens of powerboats and jet skis Thursday at Lake Powell along the Arizona-Utah border. Authorities say at least three people were injured with a 60-year-old woman suffering a severe arm injury that required amputation. They say a 57-year-old woman suffered head and hip injuries while another person had a dislocated shoulder. The National Weather Service says the 56 mph microburst swept through the region in about a minute accompanied by rain showers.

23:03

Pentagon Falsifies Paperwork To Keep Syrian Rebels Armed With Quasi-Covert Program MintPress News

On July 19, the Trump administration announced that it would end the CIAs covert program aimed at arming and training terrorist-linked moderate rebels in Syria, sparking hope among some Trump supporters that he was finally enacting the anti-interventionist rhetoric of his campaign.

However, a recently released report shows that the Pentagon has picked up the slack left by the end of the CIAs program pumping billions of dollars worth of weapons into the hands of Syrian rebels, while attempting to mask the paper trail and their suppliers ties to organized crime.

The report, published Tuesday by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), provides conclusive evidence that the Pentagon plans to provide up to $2.2 billion in weapons to Syrian rebel groups, particularly Kurdish militant groups like the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). While the Pentagon has been arming rebels since 2015, the Department of Defense began requesting increased funding for the program once the CIA covert arms program was ostensibly slated to shut down

While the Pentagon has been arming rebels since 2015, the Department of Defense began requesting increased funding for the program once the CIA covert arms program was ostensibly slated to shut down.

The Pentagon has requested an additional $322.5 million for the financial year ending October 2017 and $261.9 million for the following 12 months. For fiscal years 2017 and 2018, the budget for the program has been set at $584 million while another $900 million has been earmarked to continue the program through 2022.

 

Working the Balkan arms pipeline

...

22:55

Admission by Susan Rice: Trump team was placed under surveillance Signs of the Times

Publication of Hillary Clinton's book, which I have not read but which I gather characteristically blames everyone for her election defeat but herself, and which assumes all the Russiagate allegations to be true, begs the question of what stage the Russiagate investigation has reached, and whether we are any closer to a final end to this affair. The answer is that the investigation - predictably enough - appears to be going nowhere, and that the affair is now probably close to its end. Firstly, there has been a dearth of new 'revelations' driving the scandal, which suggests that the well of such 'revelations' from our old friends the 'anonymous sources' has finally dried up. In place of these 'revelations' the media has had to content itself with reports of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's activities, including details of the various people he has had interviewed or intends to have interviewed. The fact that Mueller and his people are carrying out these interviews and are going through the evidence is in my opinion a good thing. Whilst Comey was in charge of the Russiagate investigation it proceeded at a snail's pace, almost certainly because Comey had a vested interest in keeping it going as long as possible. Mueller by contrast appears to be taking his job seriously, which means that (finally!) the people who have been publicly implicated in the scandal are being interviewed, giving them at last an opportunity to state their case and to respond to the allegations which have made against them.

22:51

Starve cancer of energy with natural molecule, study advises Signs of the Times

Cancer's energy source can be thwarted by a naturally-occurring molecule which stops affected cells from consuming sugar, according to a new study. Koningic acid (KA) was found to disrupt the metabolism of cancerous cells. Published in Cell Metabolism the team from Duke Cancer Institute in North Carolina first set out to study the 'Warburg effect,' a known but little understood process in which cancer cells modify their metabolism to consume glucose for energy production.

22:45

#UNRIG: Open Letter to Donors & Prospective Activists Public Intelligence Blog

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Dear #UNRIG Supporter:

We (Robert and Cynthia) have completed our first tour on the first RV, cut short by the fires in Oregon.  It was a huge learning experience that confirmed we are on the right path.

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22:44

The gentler symptoms of dying Signs of the Times

The patient's hair was styled with curls so stiff, they held her head a few inches up from her hospital pillow. She had painted her lips a shade of bright pink that exuded the confidence of age. Just after her colon burst, she was still awake. She looked around, at me, at the monitors. She asked for pain medication. "Am I dying?" she asked. "We think so," I said, touching her manicured fingernails. "I am here with you."

22:42

Bangladesh leader to plead for global help on Rohingya crisis at UN RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina headed for the UN General Assembly on Saturday to plead for global help coping with 400,000 Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar.

22:41

Rare bluefin tuna found dead on coast of Red Bay, Newfoundland Signs of the Times

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is investigating the surprise appearance of a large tuna on the shores of Red Bay. A dead 738-pound Atlantic bluefin tuna was reported washed ashore in Red Bay Sept. 12. An initial report erroneously indicated the fish was a whale, misled by the size of the tuna rarely seen on the southern Labrador shores. Carl Bradley, DFO field supervisor, sent some of his crew to sample the otolith and tissue from the tuna to gauge its age and its stock origin. DFO then had the fish carried out into the ocean and sunk so it wouldn't attract predators.

22:32

Evergreen State College settles claim with embattled professors for $500,000 Signs of the Times

Weinstein and his wife resign from school as part of agreement Evergreen State College has settled a tort claim against it from embattled Professor Bret Weinstein and his wife, Professor Heather Heying, for $500,000, according to an email sent to faculty Friday evening. "They have resigned from their faculty positions at Evergreen, effective today. The college will pay them a total of $450,000 and contribute an additional $50,000 toward their attorney fees," according to the email, sent by John Carmichael, chief of staff and secretary to the board of trustees.

22:20

Kleptocracy in America The 4th Media

Drain the swamp! the U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shouted at campaign rallies last year. The crowds roared; he won. Our political system is corrupt! the Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders thundered at his own rallies. His approval rating now stands at around 60 percent, dwarfing that of any other national-level elected official. Although many []

22:15

Mongoose: Who Rules America? ZioCons! Public Intelligence Blog

Mongoose

Who Rules America?

The Power Elite in the Time of Trump

In the last few months, several competing political, economic and military sectors linked to distinct ideological and ethnic groups have clearly emerged at the centers of power.

We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite:

1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the Israel First crowd.

2. National capitalists, linked to rightwing ideologues.

3. Generals, linked to the national security and the Pentagon apparatus, as well as defense industry.

4. Business elites, linked to global capital.

This essay attempts to de...

22:09

5 Lies Haley Just Told About The Iran Deal The 4th Media

She was speaking at a conservative think tank that helped make the case for the disastrous war in Iraq. At the home of the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based think tank whose scholars helped make the case for the devastating war with Iraq, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made the case for Trump []

21:56

The NYTs YELLOW Journalism on Russia The 4th Media

The New York Times descent into yellow journalism over Russia recalls the sensationalism of Hearst and Pulitzer leading to the Spanish-American War, but the risks to humanity are much greater now, writes Robert Parry. Reading The New York Times these days is like getting a daily dose of the Two Minutes Hate as envisioned in George Orwells 1984, except applied to Americas new/old enemy Russia. Even routine international behavior, such as Russia using fictitious names for potential adversaries during a military drill, is transformed into something weird and evil. In the snide and alarmist style that the Times now always applies to Russia, reporter Andrew Higgins wrote referring to a fictitious war-game enemy The country does not exist, so it has neither an army nor any real citizens, though it has acquired a feisty following of would-be patriots online.

21:42

The Russia-China Plan For North Korea The 4th Media

Moscow has been busy building agreements that would extend Eurasian connectivity eastward. The question is how to convince the DPRK to play along The United Nations Security Councils 15-0 vote to impose a new set of sanctions on North Korea somewhat disguises the critical role played by the Russia-China strategic partnership, the RC at the []

21:42

Java tiger not extinct? Dear Kitty. Some blog

Java tiger photo?

From the New York Times in the USA:

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia

By JON EMONT

SEPT. 15, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia Park rangers in Indonesia may have spotted an animal thought to live only in folklore and history books: a Javan tiger, declared extinct more than 40 years ago.

Rangers at Ujung Kulon National Park in West Java last month photographed a big cat unlike any previously seen in the preserve. The pictures, released this week, set off a flurry of speculation that one of Indonesias legendary species was still alive, and offered a rare bit of positive environmental news to a country in which natural places are being destroyed at an alarming rate.

This used to be Javan tiger habitat, Mamat Rahmat, the head of conservation at the park, told the local news media. We hope that theyre still there.

The photograph, which circulated across social media, prompted the World Wildlife Fund to support an expedition in search of the supposed tiger.

Despite the rangers excitement, some conservationists were skeptical that the cat really was a Javan tiger. When the video is frozen the effect is that it looks like a tiger, said Wulan Pusparini, a tiger expert at the Wildlife Conservation Society, who viewed video footage of the animal. However, when the animal was seen moving, she said, it more closely resembled a leopard. Javan leopards are an endangered species, and are rarely seen.

Java is roughly the size of Pennsylvania, but with more than 140 million people it is the most heavily populated island in the world. It was once home to thousands of endemic species, but hunting and development have led to a mass extinction.

Only a few national parks in West Java contain what is left of the islands large fauna, which include just 60 rhinos and a small population of leopards. Of the three subspecies of Indonesian tigers, two the Bali tiger and the Javan tiger have been declare...

21:36

An Economic Lesson for China and Russia The 4th Media

Is there anyone in Trumps government who is not an imbecile? After years of endless military threats against Russiaremember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them a message, and Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley threatening Well beat you harder than you have ever been beaten beforenow the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin threatens China. If China doesnt abide by Washingtons new sanctions on North Korea, Mnuchin said the US will put additional sanctions on them [China] and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system.

21:32

Former CIA Agent to Americans: Time to Talk About Whats Really Causing Terrorism REVOS.2040

(AntiMedia) : Former CIA Agent to Americans: Time to Talk About Whats Really Causing Terrorism :

In the wake of yet another terrorist attack, a former CIA counterterrorism agent has shared her insight into what causes such tragic, intentional carnage. Amaryllis Fox spoke for the first time publicly with Al Jazeera Plus (AJ+) about terrorism, misguided narratives on why it happens, and the underlying motivators driving it ultimately urging  Americans and those in power to adopt a different approach in combating the ongoing violence.

If I learned one lesson from my time with the CIA, it is this: everybody believes they are the good guy, says Fox, who is currently in the process of getting her CIA cover rolled back, AJ+ reports. She is now a peace activist and runs Mulu, an e-commerce company supporting at-risk communities around the world.

Fox worked as a counterterrorism and intelligence official for the clandestine services during the 2000s. In her first public statement on her time there, she discussed the limitations on the American publics perception of the war on terror:

The conversation thats going on in the United States right now about ISIS and about the United States overseas is more oversimplified than ever. Ask most Americans whether ISIS poses an existential threat to this country and theyll say yes. Thats where the conversation stops.

Indeed, while a majority of Americans fear terrorism, reaching a consensus on how to tackle ISIS has proved contentious. Fox explained the simplicity of the way the conflicts are viewed on both sides:

If youre walking down the street in Iraq or Syria and ask anybody why America dropped bombs, you get: They were waging war on Islam.

In America, the question is: Why were...

21:01

Icelandic conservative Prime Ministers downfall in paedophilia scandal Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from England says about itself:

Secrets of St Peters: Shocking child abuse at Catholic Church school revealed

25 June 2015

[British Daily] Express reporter Joanna Della-Ragione investigates shocking claims of historic child sex abuse at a former approved school, St Peters in Gainford, County Durham.

Speaking for the first time, the victims tell their own story and explain how the Catholic Church covered-up the appalling scandal.

Filmed and directed by Daniel Luccesi.

Warning: This film contains upsetting material.

Bjarni Benediktsson is the leader of the Independence Party of Iceland; a right-wing, pro-Big Business party, involved in Icelandic banking fraud and Panama papers financial scandals.

In January 2017, Bjarni Benediktsson became prime minister of Iceland in a coalition government.

Wikipedia writes:

In September 2017, the future of the Icelandic government and Bjarnis tenure as prime minister was put in doubt when the Bright Future party withdrew from the governing coalition. Bright Future did this in the wake of reporting that government ministers of the Independence Party had concealed that Bjarnis father, Benedikt Sveinsson, recommended that the criminal record of convicted pedophile Hjalti Sigurjn Hauksson be erased.

The Minister of Justice, Sigrur Andersen, had informed Benediktsson about his fa...

20:45

ISF Launches New Campaign To Crackdown on Texting & Driving Offenders Blog Baladi

Policemen in civilian clothes is apparently part of the latest ISF campaign to enforce traffic law and fine texting & driving offenders. I watched the below report twice and looked up on the ISF Facebook page and I still have no idea how theyre going to spot offenders and Im not very comfortable with it to be honest.

Last time I was fined for using my phone, I wasnt yet the officer insisted I was spotted by another policeman hiding somewhere on the road. Unless theres proof, police shouldnt be allowed to fine us. Moreover, taking pictures of drivers breaking the law while stuck in a hellish traffic, or deploying officers between cars on the jammed Marina Dbayyeh road wont help reduce accidents.

Last but not least, the best way to enforce the traffic law is to be consistent and to fine EVERYONE without any exceptions but this is not happening.

20:24

Diplomats and families hit by mysterious 'sound attacks' in Cuba Signs of the Times

Origin of attacks targeting Canadian and U.S. diplomats and their families remains unknown At least five Canadian diplomatic families were affected by mysterious "sonic attacks" in Cuba that left them with symptoms including hearing loss, headaches and dizziness. That is a larger number of people than previously reported and suggests the Canadian diplomats were targeted intentionally and were not merely victims of mistaken identity in a wave of attacks that affected a larger number of U.S. diplomats. But a Canadian source with knowledge of the affair told CBC News that unlike some of those U.S. diplomats, all affected Canadians have recovered from their initial symptoms, which in some cases required hospital treatment. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said more than five but fewer than 10 Canadian families were affected by the attacks. Staff at the U.S. and Canadian embassies in Havana gradually became aware that something strange was occurring toward the end of last year, when a number of diplomats reported feeling unnatural sensations inside their homes. In some cases, they heard loud grinding or ringing noises, or felt vibrations in their bodies. Some were in bed when the sensations began. Some reported the sounds and sensations could only be felt in certain parts of the house, and that they could walk in and out of the affected area, feeling the effects shut off as they moved away from it, and resume as they moved back in. The U.S. State Department has disclosed that some of the 21 U.S. diplomats and family members affected have since been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries affecting speech and memory. Others have suffered permanent hearing loss.

20:22

Endless Hostility Against Russia~but why? blogfactory

Above~Capitol Hill Washington, all bought by Israel?

https://www.globalresearch.ca/america-shamed-again-are-us-lawmakers-owned-by-the-israel-lobby/5323415

U.S. Congress and Media Push for War Against Russia

But, thats not the only reason to question why the massive attention this matter has been receiving in the U.S. Congress and in the Western press.

Should any of these entirely unsubstantiated allegations even be published, at all; or, perhaps, are they instead more like the unsubstantiated allegations that the U.S. Government and the Western press spread against Iraq and used in 2003, as the justification for invading it (destroying it) i.e., are they actually nothing more than propaganda for war?

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands of U.S. ads promoting divisive social and political messages in a two-year-period through May.

Facebook, the dominant social media network, said 3,000 ads and 470 inauthentic accounts and pages spread polarizing views on topics including immigration, race and gay rights.

Facebook briefed members of both the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees on Wednesday about the suspected Russia advertising,...

20:05

Ancient amphibians teeth, new study Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

23 January 2016

The first major groups of amphibians developed in the Devonian period, around 370 million years ago, from lobe-finned fish which were similar to the modern coelacanth and lungfish. These ancient lobe-finned fish had evolved multi-jointed leg-like fins with digits that enabled them to crawl along the sea bottom.

Some fish had developed primitive lungs to help them breathe air when the stagnant pools of the Devonian swamps were low in oxygen. They could also use their strong fins to hoist themselves out of the water and onto dry land if circumstances so required.

Eventually, their bony fins would evolve into limbs and they would become the ancestors to all tetrapods, including modern amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Despite being able to crawl on land, many of these prehistoric tetrapodomorph fish still spent most of their time in the water. They had started to develop lungs, but still breathed predominantly with gills.

From the University of Toronto in Canada:

Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teeth ready to grab you

September 15, 2017

The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures...

20:03

RT alleges hundreds of Soldiers have been deployed across the UK to free up Police searching for bomber? blogfactory

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Soldiers have been deployed across the UK to free up the 1,000 policemen hunting for the perpetrators of a terrorist attack at Parsons Green underground station in London, which injured 29. The national threat level has been raised to maximum.

READ MORE: Year of terror: Timeline of ISIS attacks in Great Britain

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said military personnel would take over guard duty at certain protected sites, freeing up police to be deployed on the transportation network and on streets across the country.

For this period, military personnel will replace police officers on guard duties at certain protected sites, May said in a televised statement.

The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets providing extra protection. This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses, she added.

The use of military personnel to assist police is part of Operation Temperer, a British government measure designed to deploy troops at important security points to help police following terrorist attacks. The plan...

20:01

Another North Atlantic right whale discovered dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence; total to date now 11 Signs of the Times

Another North Atlantic right whale has been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said in a release the carcass was found Friday morning off Miscou Island following a surveillance flight. The department said it is the 11th confirmed death of a North Atlantic right whale in the Gulf to date. DFO said it will attempt to recover and perform a necropsy on the whale next week. "The Department cannot confirm if this whale is the same individual that was spotted entangled off the Gasp Penninsula at the end of August," the statement read.

19:53

Another dead marine mammal found on Grand Isle, Louisiana Signs of the Times

A 10-foot whale was discovered dead on a Grand Isle beach Friday morning (Sept. 15), the second found there in two months and at least the fourth on the Louisiana coast this year. The whale was hauled to a nearby state park by the town's Public Works Department for investigation. The whale appeared to have bite marks on its underbelly, town supervisor Christopher Hernandez said. "It looked like a shark might have gotten to this one," he said. A 27-foot female sperm whale was discovered on the same beach in August. "It took everything we had to move it," Hernandez said. "I had my forklift, my backhoe. That was huge."

19:30

BLUNDERS AND MORE BLUNDERS AND (CONCEPTUAL) SPECULATION UPON ... Giza Death Star

A few days ago I made a blunder in a blog, which a few people kindly pointed out in emails to me, so I

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19:29

Iraqi Kurdistan: Parliament to approve independence referendum on September 25 Signs of the Times

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament on Friday passed a law assigning the Kurdistan election body to hold an independence referendum on September 25 in the Kurdistan Region and disputed areas, the Rudaw news agency reported. The Kurdish parliament holds today an "extraordinary" session, the first in two years. The legislative body has not convened since October 2015 because of political rivalry between the Kurdish parties. In June, Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan, set September 25 as the date for an independence referendum. The announced referendum has been widely criticized by a number of countries, including Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United States. While Moscow voiced support for Iraq's unity and territorial integrity, Washington reportedly asked Iraqi Kurdistan's President Masoud Barzani to postpone holding the region's independence referendum. Earlier this week, the Iraqi parliament voted against the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum. The leader of Iraqi Kurdistan Masoud Barzani said Thursday that he might consider the proposal of several Western countries to postpone the planned referendum if a suitable alternative is found. Comment: Baghdad claims unilateral steps taken by Iraqi Kurdistan for independence violates the country's constitution and the referendum threatens Iraqi and international security. Iraq's constitution recognizes Kurdistan as an autonomous region and is run by the Kurdistan Regional Government.

19:24

Bangladesh launches vaccination campaign for Rohingya children RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Bangladesh has begun vaccinating 150,000 Rohingya refugee children against polio and rubella in response to an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

19:03

Free press NGOs censor South Sudanese radio station Dear Kitty. Some blog

Media money to South Sudan

This picture shows the financing of supposedly independent media in South Sudan. On the left, the governments of the USA and the Netherlands. In the middle, the non(?)-governmental organisations Internews and Free Press Unlimited. On the right, the South Sudanese radio stations Eye Radio and Radio Tamazuj.

This week, there is a report by Maite Vermeulen on Dutch Internet site De Correspondent.

It says (translated):

Free Press Unlimited supports independent media worldwide. But when their South Sudanese radio station was critical about a sponsor, Free Press Unlimited clamped down. Do not try to bite the hand which feeds you.

The Dutch aid organization Free Press Unlimited censored their own journalists.

Its early in the morning, December 2, 2016. Somewhere in East Africa, the editors of Radio Tamazuj start up their computers. One of the journalists types automatically his password to complete the first news reports on the website. Sorry, unrecognized username or password. Have you forgotten your password?

He tries again, letter after letter. No, the password is not recognized.

I can not log in he hears a colleague next to him.

No-one on Radio Tamazujs editorial board can log in on the morning of December 2, 2016. Because the Dutch aid organisation Free Press Unlimited, which founded and used to support Radio Tamazuj, has changed their passwords.

Free Press Unlimited an organization which fights for press freedom worldwide censors its own radio station. The reason: money. Radio Tamazuj had a critical message about Internews, a sponsor of Free Press Unlimited.

The budget of Free Press Unlimited is paid overwhelmingly by the Dutch government; NATO military allies of the United States government. Meanwhile, USAID, that is, the United States government, pays some 75 million dollars to a project of the United States non(?)-governmental organisation Internews called i-STREAM: Strengthening Free and Independent Media in South Sudan. 1,5 million dollars of that goes to Free Press Unlimited.

There is bloody war in South Sudan between...

19:01

Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons are Worse than You Think REVOS.2040

Across the world, support for marijuana legalization continues to grow in places where its currently illegal. But then the question becomes why was it ever banned in the first place?

The answer may surprise you because its not what you think.

In fact, we think youll find the answer downright shocking.

Back in 1929, Harry Anslinger was made director of a government department known as the Department of Prohibition. But, as it turned out, Prohibition was a disaster and when it was repealed, Anslinger needed a way to keep his department alive.

So, without a way to scapegoat alcohol any longer, he turned his eyes elsewhere on cannabis.

Cannabis, he said, would make a dangerous, insane criminal. Marijuana, he said, made people turn into evil beasts. And then, he said, there was the case of the boy Victor Lacata, whod recently hacked his family to death in Florida with an ax. That, Anslinger said, is what happens when you smoke weed.

Documentation now shows that Anslinger wrote to thirty leading doctors, hoping theyd sign off on his crazy statements. Twenty-nine said no. One said, sure. Anslinger used that doctor to give legitimacy to his ravings.

The United States banned marijuana then strong-armed other countries, such as Mexico, into doing the same.

Confused doctors, who knew that cannabis wasnt the evil Anslinger was making it out to be, asked where the scientific research was to support such wild claims.

Anslinger refused to hear it, writing only The marijuana evil can no longer be temporized with, and as such, he would fund no independent science, not ever.

But heres the catch. Years later, somebody went and looked at the psychiatric files for Victor Lacata and theres no evidence he ever used cannabis. Instead, there was a long history of mental illness in his family, and someone had actually suggested Lacata be institutionalized a year prior. There was no mention of cannabis in any of his files.

Theres no data anywhere to support the idea that cannabis causes pyschosis.

In fact, the scientific evidence suggests cannabis is safer than alcohol. Alcohol kills 40,000 people every year in the US. Cannabis kills nobodyalthough Willie Nelson says a friend of his did once die when a bale of cannabis fell on his head.

Isnt it time we listened to the scienceand finally put away Victor Lacatas axe?

Source EIC

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18:40

Population Control and Eugenics: They Are Really Trying to Kill Us REVOS.2040

The reality of whats truly  happening inside the United States is far, far more terrifying than just being screwed. Because quite literally, they are trying to KILL US!

Oh, come on now, I can hear you thinking. Get real! Well thats exactly what Im will be doing in this article. Im going to get very real.

I hope that youll read all the way to the bottom because you really need to know whats happening and why this isnt just a big government stupidity at work.

What I share here is more than deadly serious and it is based upon a lot of research that many others have put together to clarify whats really happening in our country.

Be sure to check out some of the videos Ive included on this page to confirm what Im telling you is true.

This is hard for us to hear. It is difficult for rational and sane individuals to believe that anything on this scale could actually be happening around the world.

Thats why its so easy to dismiss this, without bothering to really examine the evidence and to look around you to see that it is indeed happening.

I know the logical question is: Who would really plan such a thing?

Admitted, no truly sane person would plan the murder of millions (even billions of people). But dont forget, there will always be men like Hitler, Stalin and Mao lurking in the shadows.

Psychopathic individuals wouldnt hesitate to poison all of humanity if they had the chance and it would benefit them.

And for every mega tyrant, there are armies of willing hirelings ready to jump up and carry out whatever atrocities their supreme leaders have in mind.

While it might be unthinkable to you (because you are likely live a normal life in a nice family), such deeds were never unthinkable to Hitler or Himmler.

So carefully examine whats really been going on within the plush halls of power while youve been distracted with other things.

That the governments of this world would really prefer to eliminate the majority of their own citizens is pure insanity. But that doesnt change the fact that theyre actually working on that right now.

So lets talk first about the circumstantial evidence which shows what theyre doing to achieve their goals. Then well look more specifically at why this is one of the major agendas of all the worlds western governments.

Why Is Our Food Full of Poison?

Mike Adams at Natural News says:

After having now analyzed over 1,000 foods, superfoods, vitamins, junk foods and popular beverages for heavy metals and other substances at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs, I have arrived at a conclusion so alarming and urgent that it can only be stated bluntly.

Based on what I am seeing via atomic spectroscopy anal...

18:21

Engineers warned that Houston was a flood disaster in the making Terra Forming Terra

 

Of course it was.  As are almost coastal urban sprawls.  worse, no one wants to spend in funding out a full response plan at all.  After all, Harvey easily called for a full evacuation of the flood plain.  That would have saved everyone.

Actually engineering infrastructure to minimize damage is never going to be properly funded.  But setting code to produce flood ready foundations is cheap and easy.

Thus evacuation is a practical solution and while you still have wind damage most are out of harms way while the water drains out.  The all important restoration bill is then a fraction of what we are now facing.


It is high time that we demand engineers sign off on all building on flood prone land with an estimated survival value as well. That allows insurance to be fine tuned or even outright prohibited. all this is completely predictable. .

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For years, engineers have warned that Houston was a flood disaster in the making.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-harvey-engineering-20170828-story.html

Houston is built on what amounts to a massive flood plain, pitted against the tempestuous Gulf of Mexico and routinely hammered by the biggest rainstorms in the nation.

It is a combination of malicious climate and unforgiving geology, along with a deficit of zoning and land-use controls, that scientists and engineers say leaves the nations fourth most populous city vulnerable to devastating floods like the one caused this week by Hurricane Harvey.

Houston is very flat, said Robert Gilbert, a University of T...

18:20

5th Dimension Consciousness" Terra Forming Terra




 This description is a bit much.  Yet what is physically happening is a possible reaccess to mind to mind communication.  This is useful upgrade that augments our developed abilities.

An optimized human being needs to have a well developed physical mind integrated properly with the local group mind.  A wider range of talents then emerge.

This likely means an increase in Earth resonance to a higher frequency as has already been shown briefly.  We really could be entering a zone that induces just that.

The idea 5th dimension is a misnomer in this context..
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5th Dimension Consciousness"

By: Trish LeSage, Contributing Writer for riseearth.com
 
http://www.riseearth.com/2013/02/5th-dimension-consciousness.html

We are living during a monumental time in which humanity is experiencing a shift to higher consciousness. We are shifting from 3rd dimension consciousness to 5th dimension consciousness. The following is what one may experience once they have reached 5th dimension consciousness and beyond: 

Whe...

17:56

10 US Mayors Accused of Pedophilia Crimes Last Year Operation Disclosure

Elite Epidemic: At Least 10 US Mayors Accused of Child Sex Crimes in Just the Last Year



http://thefreethoughtproject.com

As TFTP reported yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned after a fifth victim has come forward and alleged the mayor raped him as a childit was his cousin. While this is certainly a massive revelation, it is important to note that Ed Murray is only one name on a long list of mayors accused of child sex-related crimes since 2016.

According to a scathing report from the Daily Caller, at least 10 current and former mayors have been accused of unspeakable crimes against children. Ranging from child porn to rape, some of the victims were as young as four-years-old.

The mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after he was caught and arrested with child porn. According to the Times Union, Nelsons arrest marked at least the fifth time in the last 42 years that the former school bus driver has been accused of victimizing children or teenagers.

Nelson, 62, faced three separate sex crime cases between 1975 and 1986 with one of the latter cases including allegations of rape and sodomy, according to the Times. And in 1982, the future mayor was accused of inappropriate behavior toward a 5-year-old. He was never found guilty on any of those charges.

Dale Kenyon, former mayor of Clayton, New York was also o...

17:36

5 Controversial Ways to Turn Our Democracy Around for the Better The Mind Unleashed

Good political institutions are those that make it as easy as possible to detect whether a ruler or policy is a mistake, and to remove rulers or policies without violence when they are. ~David Deutsch

Sadly, for us, we do not live within a healthy political institution. Policies are underhanded at best and corrupt at worst, hidden beneath layer upon layer of malicious loopholes and oppressive agendas geared toward keeping the poor poorer and the rich richer. As for our political leaders, they may not be rulers, per se, but they are chosen by plutocrats at best and then entrenched by corporate lobbyists at worst. The entrenchment of power is the problem.

The faade is that we are a democratic republic. The sad reality is that we are a plutocratic oligarchy hidden behind a smokescreen of placated liberty and justice.

Power, in todays world, comes in the form of concentrated wealth in the hands of a tiny cabal of corrupt global oligarchs. Unfortunately for us, they have failed miserably with this power. As Abraham Lincoln said, Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power. Their character has been tested and deemed unworthy of sound leadership. Blinded by their own hubris and greed, they cannot see the error of their ways.

Its time to upset this apple-cart of mostly rotten apples. Its time for a complete system over hall, a rebooting of the Matrix. Here are five controversial ways to do precisely that.

1.) Replace involuntary vertical democracy with voluntary horizontal democracy:

I do not wish to scrap the concept of democracy, but to maintain democracy as a radical ideal; that is, democracy understood as a state of affairs in which the people have the power.  This is not only radical in the etymological sense of going to the root meaning of the word, but also in the political sense of seeking a fundamental transformation of society. ~Brian Bernhardt

Top-down policy-making is old hat. Policy dictated from above and compliance expected at the bottom of an organizational hierarchy is outdated and parochial. Time, and much trial and error, have decidedly confirmed that it is fundamentally unsustainable and socially uncouth. It simply does not work for free-thinking reasonable human beings.

Horizontal democracy, on the other hand, is a social movement seeking self-management, autonomy and direct democracy. It puts the proactive citizen in the drivers seat as the much-needed checks and balances to the overreaching entrenchment of power.

The important thing is this: such democracy must be voluntary lest it become totalitarian. Everyone must be free to participate or not, otherwise the ever-looming slippery slope into tyran...

17:30

Using the Vibration of Sound to Heal the Physical and Spiritual Self Terra Forming Terra

















 What we are learning is that resonance energy can be used to top up the human body to its optimal level and that this promotes excellent health and suppresses disease.


An obvious extension of this thinking it to produce a reflective pyramid in which one may sit and absorb earth resonance.  Better yet we need to rig up EM inputs in order to produce power and energy.


Such a healing modality could easily obviate most disease completely and produce ample self healing effects.. 

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Using the Vibration of Sound to Heal the Physical and Spiritual Self

http://www.riseearth.com/2017/06/using-vibration-of-sound-to-heal.html?m=1

by Christina Sarich; Waking Times

Many healing modalities read your symptoms and then tell you what pill to take, or surgery to undergo, but what if you could conduct sound surgery sending holistic, healing vibrations into every single cell in your body? 

Highest Potential Resonance 

With sound healing, we dont have to even fully understand what our symptoms are coming from sometimes they can be so deep-seated, we think they are caused by one thing, but they may be due to an entirely different cause. 

For instance, you may experience recurring low back pain or headaches, and think this is due to the stress in your life, or because you lifted something that was too heavy, but there might be a deeper, subconscious healing that is needed. 



Sound has a way of finding its way into every nook and cranny of our bodies and etheric selves, so that we can start to resonate...

17:30

Scalar Waves: What might they Be? Are they in our Technological Future? Terra Forming Terra




 
 This is good stuff well worth the effort.  However my own efforts project an essentially neutral dark matter that reacts along axis rather than orthogonally as in a field.  What matters is scale and that is at the electron level.  Such a physical media is like an incompressible fluid and allows wave energy to be transmitted without resistance.  

Thus we have been using the word resonance to describe the method of energy transfer. Resonance sets up a standing wave in a super conducting dark matter media.  Now simple can we make it?  
 
 Because we can also exactly describe the first tier as well, we have plenty to say regarding time itself.  It is enough though to insist time related  speculations  from considerations of the two higher tiers are hopeless.
 
NOVEMBER 29, 2015 
 
GIORGIO PIACENZA
 
Scalar Waves: What might they Be? Are they in our Technological Future?


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By Giorgio Piacenza

Quantum ElectroDynamics

Information about scalar waves (in fact, longitudinal waves expressing a scalar potential) is being recuperated with practical demonstrations after more than a century of forgetfulness. That is being allowed and that if that is the case (as it seems), it is important human society transforming news. These waves may be a key to the future of wireless electric transmission, healing, gravity cancellation and much more.


Nikola Tesla showed he could send electrical energy without wires. It turned out not to be good for business and it was also classified. He used longitudinal waves. The field pointer travels in the direction of propagation, much like sound waves and plasma waves do. Their potential is scalar but longitudin...

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One Local Cop Earned $442,000: How Police Rob Taxpayers Blind in Pay, But Refuse to Reform The Mind Unleashed

Precisely how much dough can be had as a badge-and-gun-wielding government enforcer of laws can best be explained in the head-scratching case of a local school safety cop in New York, who hauled in a stark $442,000 just under two and a half times that of New York Governor Andrew Cuomos $179,000 as well as by the fact that, across the United States, the aforementioned, now-retired officer wasnt an exception.

In critiques of American policing, the levels of corruption, boot camp training, hostile workplace atmospheres, militarism, vehement codes of silence and insular issues, veritable impunity from consequence for wrongdoing, and many other topics frequent lists of problems to be dealt with, solved, or reformed out of existence to move forward in progress but officer pay rarely makes the floor of public debate.

Perhaps it should.

On Wednesday, the Empire Center released its annual What They Make report detailing the salaries of local government workers throughout New York; and if you thought cops had it rough for the pay it turns out, police in some areas are laughing all the way to the bank. Note, however, criticism of taxpayer-funded salaries and compensation in no way equates condemnation of that occupation; but analyzing the data may provide reform efforts with a window into the blue line mindset.

Tom Donnelly, the now-retired Ramapo school safety officer with the several hundred thousand-dollar cushion, earned the largest paycheck of any police officer outside New York City as one of almost 175,000 employees sharing $9.7 billion total paid in salary from taxes for the 12-month year ending on March 31, 2017, reports the Empire Center. Police in the Village of Kings Point all twenty of them earned the highest average pay in the entire state, at $220,088; but, none of them came close to New Yorks highest paid law enforcement officer, who raked in $640,000 last year ...

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U.S. wildfire costs exceed record $2 billion and blazes continue to rage Signs of the Times

The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country - a record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons. Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of Thursday, including 21 fires in Montana and 18 in Oregon. In all, 48,607 wildfires have burned nearly 13,000 square miles (33,586 square kilometers). The fires have stretched firefighting resources, destroyed more than 500 homes and triggered health alerts as choking smoke drifted into major Western cities. The Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the nation's primary firefighting agency. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the severe fire season means officials "end up having to hoard all of the money that is intended for fire prevention, because we're afraid we're going to need it to actually fight fires." The emphasis on firefighting means that money for prescribed burns, insect control and other prevention efforts is diverted to putting out fires in what Perdue called a self-defeating cycle. The end result is that small trees and vegetation remain in the forest for future fires to feed on. "That's wrong, and that's no way to manage the Forest Service," Perdue said. The Agriculture Department has been asking Congress for years to change the way firefighting is funded so the Forest Service does not have to raid non-fire programs in bad years. The spending figure announced Thursday marks the first time wildfire spending by the Forest Service has topped $2 billion. The previous record was $1.7 billion in 2015.

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7 Signs Youre Face to Face With a Real Psychopath & What You Need to do Awareness Act

Psychopaths are just like you and I; if you keep up with this site chances are you know by now that not all psychopaths are serial killers or even criminals for that matter. Learning how to spot one before allowing he or she too close is very important as they will drain you in more ways than you could imagine.

If you think you may be in the presence of a psychopath see if the following things apply to them. Please keep in mind that you will have to look closely for each of these because psychopaths are master manipulators. They will do everything they can to convince you they are not what they are. Psychopaths are usually quite likable people.

1. They are dramatic.

You have never seen someone play the victim as well as this person does. Psychopaths will always toss blame to other people and avoid admitting fault. They filter their stories to an extent that should be unheard of.

2. They are hypocrites.

They will forever say one thing and do another. If you havent picked up on this by now they will talk about people behind their backs only to be best friends with them moments later. They like to stay on good terms with everyone even if they have to be super fake to do it.

3. They will make you out to be a fool.

If you make a small mistake dont expect for it to be forgotten so easily. The psychopath will make sure it is brought up in front of people so that you will feel judged. This is one of their ways of dominating you.

4. They have too many sides.

They are never consistent! You will notice them being upset one minute and lovable the next. Their swings dont ever fit and are very extreme.

5. They look down on you.

They might not flat out say they think they are better than you, but you know how they feel without them saying it. They will push you to your wits end and then some. And truth be told, this is nothing but fun for them.

6. They lie a lot or make excuses.

Sure, we all lie from time to time but this is different kind of lying. The psychopath makes up intense and detailed lies about things they dont even need to lie about. They make fake promises only to let you down and gossip more than anyone else.

7. They are either too impulsive or not at all.

There is not much in-between with this for a psychopath. If you notice someone being too much of anything there is usually a reason behind it. You have to pay close attention....

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4 Symptoms You Might Be Experiencing Due to the Recent Eclipse & Full Moon Awareness Act

Mostly everyone is aware that we recently had a solar eclipse, and we also recently had a full moon in Pisces! There are several astrological events happening this year that will have an extreme impact on us!

The stars and the universe, in general, are entirely a mystery to us. We think we have a good basis of knowledge on space, but we are truly just beginning to scratch the surface and its amazing to me. The stars have a heavy influence on us as humans. We are extremely metaphysical and energetic creatures, and we are extremely susceptible to energy. The universe interacts with us on a daily basis, and we dont pay it any attention.

Our lunar neighbor, the moon, has a heavy grasp on many different aspects of our lives. It controls the ocean tides, the seasons, you name it. It even controls us in many ways! It has a heavy effect on our awareness, and the recent solar events might have caused a huge shift for you. Have things been a bit different since the solar eclipse and the full moon we had on September 6th? Many people are experiencing major shifts since all of the solar activity, and you might be one of them. 

4 Symptoms You May Be Experiencing Since the Recent Solar Eclipse and Full Moon: 

Feeling Positive Vibrations

Positive vibrations can be identified as many different things. You know when something really good happens to you and your stomach feels up with warm energy? Its like you feel up with a warm and fuzzy feeling. This is just one example of positive vibrations. Many people are experiencing this since the eclipse because of the global shift of consciousness that is occurring.

Feeling A Bit Ill

Since the eclipse it is totally normal to feel just a bit sick. Many people suffer from headaches and fever since the eclipse because of the influx of energy. Many people even suffer from flu like symptoms.

Sleepwalking

You might even be experiencing very weird or vivid dream. Many people have even began sleepwalking when they have never complained of doing it before. It is very common for people to have weird dreams from the massive amounts of metaphysical energy.

Increased Awareness of Multi Dimensions

After the eclipse you might have an extremely raised awareness. Those who are seeking a higher consciousness in the modern day time mightve completely succeeded during the eclipse. Peoples awaren...

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11 Signs Energetic Waves Are Causing Major Changes in Your Life Awareness Act

We have been facing tons of energetic waves of all kinds this year, and if you havent noticed already they can take a serious toll on us depending on how we receive energies. Energy shifts and waves are not going to stop, we must be prepared.

The September Equinox to come on the 22nd is going to bring with it a major energetic shift, it will be sending waves from the cosmos. These waves will affect us in the following ways. If you notice any of these things do not be afraid, this will all be over soon.

Signs These Waves Are Affecting You:

1. You experience intense emotion.

It seems as if your emotions cannot stop being extreme. You are too much of something one minute and then something else entirely the next. It is as if you are a monsoon of emotions.

2. Your eating habits change.

You will either be eating more or less; for me, it is less. This varies from person to person.

3. Your sleeping patterns change.

You will either sleep better than you ever have in your life or not at all. There is no in-between. When your body wont let you rest it may be trying to tell you something.

4. You become hypersensitive.

You seem to be able to perceive more now. It is as if your hearing, taste, sight, smell, touch, and everything else have been intensified. This will happen at an alarming rate.

5. You are not content in life.

It seems nothing can get your spirits up lately. You find everything to be quite boring, to say the least. This is a feeling that you need to do something big all the while you are unsure as to what that is.

6. You notice change rapidly.

Small things are now big things and everything that pissed you off in the past is unbearable now. This happens to everyone as they go through their journey in life. There is no avoiding it.

7. You do not enjoy the things you used to anymore.

You are transforming and things you used to love are not things you are interested in anymore. You are shaping yourself as a human being and leaving behind quite a lot of things. You are becoming a whole new person.

8. The status quo becomes increasingly unbearable as well.

You just dont feel like you fit in there. You do not feel the need to have anything to do with large crowds of people and dont like dealing with them. Society just isnt up to par.

9. You are unable to calm you...

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Ethiopias Economic Growth Hides Fear and Oppression in the One-Party State Dissident Voice

Scan the mainstream media for news about Ethiopia and discover headline after headline describing the countrys economic successes: double-digit economic growth, foreign investment and aspirations to become a middle-income country by 2030. Ethiopia, we are told, is a functioning democracy, an African tiger economy and an important ally of Western governments.

According to such eminent sources as the BBC, CNN, the World Bank and the US State Department, Ethiopia is an African success story; a beacon of stability and growing prosperity in a region of dysfunctional states. Dig a little deeper, speak to Ethiopians inside the country or within the diaspora and a different, darker image surfaces: A violent picture of brutal state suppression, state corruption, widespread human rights violations and increasing levels of hardship as the cost of living escalates.

For a country to be regarded as broadly democratic a series of foundational pillars and interconnected principles are required to exist and be in operation: the observation of human rights, political pluralism, a flourishing independent media, an autonomous judiciary and police force, a vibrant civil society and a pervasive atmosphere of tolerance, inclusion and freedom. Where these are found to be absent so too is democracy.

The Ethiopian government - the Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) maintains that it governs in accordance with democratic ideals: a brief overview of their methods, however, makes clear this is far from the truth. The EPRDF rules in a highly suppressive manner and has created an atmosphere of fear and suspicion throughout the country, employing a largely uneducated security apparatus to keep the increasingly mobilized populace in order, and a state-run judiciary to lock troublemakers away.

Political dissent is all but outlawed, and should protestors take to the streets they are shot at, beaten and/or arbitrarily arrested; opposition leaders are imprisoned, branded terrorists, intimidated and persecuted; all major media outlets as well as the sole telecommunications company are state owned or controlled outspoken journalists are routinely jailed, trade unions are controlled by the government, and humanitarian aid, including food and fertilizer is distributed on a partisan basis, as are employment opportunities and university places. Refuse to pledge allegiance to the EPRDF and see that job offer withdrawn, the seeds, fertilizer and humanitarian support withheld.

In justification of this tyrannical rule, the government states that Ethiopia is an evolving democracy, that change takes time and that economic growth is their primary concern and not the annoying niceties of universal human rights law, much of which is written into the liberally worded, systematically ignored constitution. And whilst the EPRDF commits wide-ranging human rights violations, and acts of state terrorism, the countrys major do...

15:57

9 Signs You Are Highly Sensitive to Outside Energies Awareness Act

If you are sensitive to energy chances are you feel as if you were created differently, because you were. Every day more and more people are waking up and realizing that they fall into the category of empath or in some cases highly sensitive person, are you one of these people?

These people while they do have some differences have tons of things in common. Below you will find a list of some of the more common signs that a person is highly sensitive to outside energies. Outside energies being any energy that is not your own. This is very important to know.

1. You can feel the emotions of other people.

When someone is feeling something deeply you can pick up on it with ease. If it is someone you share a deep connection with you dont even have to be near them for this to happen. These feelings will be overwhelming, and you will question whether they belong to you or not because of how intense they truly are.

2. You do not deal well with violence on television or elsewhere.

You are the kind of person who changes the channel as soon as something unsettling comes on. It is not because you cant watch it, but more because you dont want to put yourself through it. You will feel as if you are experiencing the things you are seeing and that is not something you need right now.

3. Energy vampires target you all the time.

You are constantly being surrounded by people who want to suck the life right out of you. These people take advantage of your kindness and always get in the way of your happiness. You must avoid them at all costs.

4. You can tell when people are being untruthful.

When someone is lying to you it is obvious in your mind. You are able to read body language extremely well and do not like liars. When someone lies you and feel it in their energy as well.

5. People often call you too sensitive.

People around you are always telling you that you should lighten up. This is because you feel much more than they could ever imagine. You experience everything on such a deep level.

6. You become overwhelmed in crowded places.

Places with lots of people are your enemy. You see, the more people you are around the more emotions there are. These emotions will leave you feeling awkward and upset.

7. You are more sensitive to your senses....

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 16, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 16 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 16 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Sept. 15 2017 11:32 am EDT Jester: "The Whole Thing is Ready to Go" - Jester's Place Chat Highlights 9-14-17

1. On Wed. Sept. 13 they tried to start the (GCR) process, but there was a screw up and computer glitches for those in control of the funds who were trying to interface with the new system.

2. As they worked through the problems some large banks tried to insert their derivative debt into the repatriation of debt process and were caught in the act. It shut down the whole process.

3. The whole GCR and restored Republic thing is set up and ready to go with the goal being funding of the UST.

4. We saw the results of the GCR last week - some money did move through the new system before it got stopped. We will obviously know more over the coming days.

B. Sept. 15 2017 GCR Situation Report: "The Choice"

1. The schedule is set. The moment the USD ends worldwide, the USN begins, and we redeem (Expected around Oct. 1 2017).

2. Redemption momentum is gaining with unprecedented strength, while the cabal structures of yesteryear vanishes from the face of the earth. And by vanish I mean disappear. Poof. Gone. As if it never existed and can only be reviewed researching the memory of history that you personally lived.

3. You'll never nd a record of the GCR/RV on the Internet. You had to live it. And live it we did.
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15:38

North Korea The Crazy Boast Nobody Takes Seriously Anymore Armstrong Economics

Gold has now declined with the constant threats from North Korea. The lastest missile was fired over Japan and reached an altitude of about 770km (478 miles), travelling 3,700km past the northernmost island of Hokkaido before landing in the sea, according to South Koreas military. The UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting, and unanimously condemned the missile launch as highly provocativebut did not add new sanctions which do not seem to do anything anyway.

Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire US was within striking range, yet experts warn that his missiles cannot accurately hit targets. However, this missile was launched at night perhaps to put on a show for their TV. Yet, this is the first missile fired from Jagang province, which now indicates a previously-unknown launch site is also operational.

There really is no indication that Kim Jong-un has any intention of actually starting a war hence gold fatigue. This night launch clearly shows he is putting on a show for the people as a sign of strength. We will review the models on North Korea moving forward since he acted precisely on the last two target weeks.

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Trump Tower Meeting & Half Truths Another Untold Story Armstrong Economics

Bloomberg News is reporting that there is an ongoing criminal investigation into a client of the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, the presidents son-in-law and adviser, and Paul Manafort. The attorney  Veselnitskaya had a client with  and undisclosed a U.S. criminal investigation into possible Russian Money laundering, which began back in 2013 but went nowhere. The statute of limitations has run out by now, which is 5 years. The twist is how they say she met with Trumps people and thus somehow she met for all her clients not just one; which includes this character.

Hermitage_Capital_Management

The Money laundering was involving Hermitage Capital, which Edmond Safra was the main share holder. That was the company Safra and his Republic National Bank was trying to get me to invest in but I declined.

This involved the attempted takeover of Russia, Yeltsin was shown how to steal $7 billion from the IMF loans and wired the money to Geneva. Republic National Bank steered the wire through Bank of NY and then ran to the Feds to report Bank of NY did a $7 billion Money laundering. The Feds rushed in and quickly found themselves trapped. I had a meeting with the prosecutors on that whole mess.

They were played for fools. I even told them it was the minister of the Russian Interior who was blocking them from getting information because it led to Yeltsin. That why the case never really went anywhere but went quietly into the sunset with nobody going to jail.

Safra-Berezovsky

 

I believe it was Safra with co...

15:35

24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Buddhism Awareness Act

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to ones family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control ones own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
Buddha

Buddhism is one of the most recognized religions, with the image of Buddha being one that most Americans can identify regardless of which religion they personally identify with. This religion is built on a foundation of harmony, compassion and a quest for spiritual enlightenment.

The religion was founded by a royal prince named Buddha Shakyamuni, born in 624 BC. Living out the early years of his life as a prince, at the age of 29 years old Buddha retired from his royal life in search of his own spiritual life. He moved to a forest where he turned to meditation to help him to connect with his higher self. Six years after this dramatic life change he attained a level of understanding and connection that brought him to true spiritual enlightenment following which he was asked to teach his ways.

Source: Hinduwebsite.com

 

In his book Introduction to Buddhism, Venerable Geshe Kelsang wrote, As a result of this request, Buddha rose from meditation and taught the first Wheel of Dharma. These teachings which include the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths and other discourses are the principal source of the Hinayana, or Lesser Vehicle, of Buddhism. Later, Buddha taught the second and third Wheels of Dharma, which include the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras and the Sutra Discriminating the Intention respectively. These teachings are the source of the Mahayana, or Great Vehicle, of Buddhism. In the Hinayana teachings Buddha explains how to attain liberation from suffering for oneself alone, and in the Mahayana teachings, he explains how to attain full enlightenment, or Buddhahood, for the sake of others. Both traditions flourished in Asia, at first in India and then gradually in other surrounding countries, including Tibet. Now they are also beginning to flourish in the West.

The teachings of Buddha have shaped the belief system of countless individuals around the world, helping to...

15:34

GOP congressman reportedly offered Trump a deal on absolving WikiLeaks' Assange CLG News

GOP congressman reportedly offered Trump a deal on absolving WikiLeaks' Assange | 15 Sept 2017 | A Republican congressman perceived as sympathetic to the Russian government tried to strike what he described as a "deal" with the White House to get WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of legal trouble with the United States government, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. In exchange, Assange would produce alleged evidence that Russia did not provide the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election, the newspaper said. In a phone call with White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Ca., described a possible agreement to pardon Assange or "something like that," the Journal reported.

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10 Questions For Getting To Know Your New Direct Reports Faster Fast Company

Just get promoted into a managerial role, or take a job where youre inheriting someones team? This can help.

When you hire a new team or inherit someone elses, your first instinct as a manager might be to assess the situation for the best way to move forwardand fast. But if you arent careful, youll create more problems than solutions for you and your new team. Before you start diagnosing your teams challenges and look for ways to improve, its crucial to take a step back and get to know your new direct reports.

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85 Philosophical Questions That Will Lead You To Your True Self Awareness Act

Sometimes we can use a little guidance in life. We are so caught up in such a materialistic world that we are just now realizing that we are causing this grief for ourselves. But how do you break away from it?

Our world has become extremely cruel. People have an issue with caring about other people and everyone just looks out for themselves. Every aspect of our daily lives is controlled by whats benefiting us and whats not. Were obsessed with self-image, wealth, and societal standards. Life is hard and we are honestly doing it to ourselves. Almost everyone is afraid to break away from trying to follow the standardized rules of society. Once you are able to realize that you are a deeply spiritual soul that deserves love and you can change other peoples lives by doing simple things. One random act of kindness at a time is the key to a better world. Nowadays, we could all use a little guidance.

The way society has so rapidly changed and materialized it has caused many people to get lost in it. Many might know they have to change something but not know what it is thats making them so unhappy. If you are struggling with making a positive change in your life, these questions will really help you. All 75 of these philosophical questions will help you determine what you truly need to change in order to be happy. You can do it! Never give up!

 

  1. What are the things that stand between you and complete happiness?
  2. What will people say at your funeral?
  3. Standing at the gates of heaven, and God asks you Why should I let you in? What do you reply?
  4. If you lost everything tomorrow, whose arms would you run into to make everything ok?
  5. Does this person know how much they mean to you? When was the last time you told them?
  6. If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds?
  7. If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?
  8. If today was the...

15:03

Mind-blowing Experiment: Reality Doesnt Exist if You Are Not Looking at It The Crazz Files

According to a well-known theory in quantum physics, a particles behavior changes depending on whether there is an observer or not. Read More

15:02

4 Ways the Emotionally Broken Man Loves Differently Awareness Act

For some reason, a lot of people overlook emotional pain when it is coming from a man, however, it is important to remember that men hurt too. Emotional pain is just as bad for them as it is for us women whether we want to admit it or not.

Men are often thought of as masculine and rugged but not all men fit into the stereotype. While they may try to make themselves seem like they do, they just dont. This can take a toll on them in the same way it can females in regards to female stereotypes. Because sometimes men have a hard time expressing their feelings we might not even notice they are going through something serious but that doesnt mean they arent.

You see, men and women are not as different as people like to believe. Below you will find a list of things men do when they are feeling emotionally broken or down. When you notice the man in your life doing these things stop and ask him if he is okay and let him know how much you appreciate him. Sometimes that is all he needs. He loves much differently than a non-damaged man would and you need to know that.

1. He never talks about his problems.

If your partner refuses to talk about things that are going on in life, chances are, they are bottlers. Bottling is not a good thing. When we bottle our emotions we are merely overwhelming our inner being to the point where we will explode.

He cant help it though while he would like to talk about things he just doesnt know how and he doesnt want to seem weak. Coming off as weak is not an option.

2. He seems to have everything together to an extreme extent.

You see, on the outside, he will seem perfectly normal but on the inside, he is fighting himself. He tried to overcompensate by maintaining the exterior more than most people would. This is one of those things that are not true for every man but seem to apply to a lot of them.

You may want a man who has it all together and he may seem like the perfect one but you really have to read through the cracks in order to notice things like this. Do you know someone like this?

3. He seems to be colder from time to time.

Have you ever noticed a slight change in your partner? Like something small has just made him colder in general? This could be a sign he is dealing with something emotionally as well. Of course, this could be a sign that your man is being a jerk, however, its important to take into consideration what happened in his past.

This will make him pull away, emotionally broken or damaged people both male and female tend to pull away even when the smallest issue comes up. They just dont see it as worth dealing with and even then arent sure how to go...

14:55

"Write Your Worries On The Sand..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"I walked slowly out on the beach.
 A few yards below high-water mark I stopped and read the words again: 
WRITE YOUR WORRIES ON THE SAND.
   I let the paper blow away, reached down and picked up a fragment of shell.  
Kneeling there under the vault of the sky, I wrote several words, one above the other.
   Then I walked away, and I did not look back. I had written my troubles on the sand. 
   The tide was coming in."

- Arthur Gordon

14:30

Top Scientist Accidentally Admitted 'Weather Control' is Currently Happening Humans Are Free

In a clip aired on mainstream television outlet CBS a few years ago, physicist Dr. Michio Kaku accidentally admitted that the skies were being sprayed with nanoparticles and lasers to modify the weather.

While people who are familiar with covert geoengineering and our skies being sprayed know for a fact this is happening, rarely is it admitted by people in positions of influence.

People in positions of influence propose that the skies be sprayed to combat climate change, but they never exactly admit it is already happening: in this little known slip-up, a mainstream scientist admitted it.

In the interview, Michio Kaku briefly dips into the history of weather modification (in little detail compared to extensive works, such as the book Chemtrails Exposed: a New Manhattan Project).


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Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are surveillance states BlackListed News

President Donald Trump has been a critic of Amazon, tweeting his disdain for coverage from The Washington Post, which is a personal holding of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. But Palihapitiya said he thinks that Facebook and Google face more regulatory risk, given the many retailers that compete with Amazon.

"Not Another Charlottesville": Richmond Police Enforce Weapons Ban Ahead Of Confederate Rally BlackListed News

With the memory of Charlottesville still fresh in everyone's mind, Richmond Police have announced that theyre planning to impose strict security measures including a temporary weapons ban during a celebration of Confederate Heritage set to take place on Saturday near a famous statue of Robert E Lee on Monument Avenue.

Senate Campaign Faces Scrutiny of Strategists Work for Saudis BlackListed News

A U.S. Senate campaign faces controversy after the Boston Herald published a story on a key strategists participation in a Saudi lobbying campaign against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). Massachusetts state representative Geoffrey Diehl, who is running for the 2018 Republican nomination to oppose incumbent senator Elizabeth Warren, hired Holly Robichaud to serve as a campaign strategist. 28Pages.org previously reported that Robichaud, a political consultant and columnist for the Boston Herald, registered in October 2016 as an agent of the Saudi government.

Afghanistan - U.S. Resolved To Repeat Failures BlackListed News

The U.S. military and political leadership is so devoid of learning capability that it does not fight multiyear long wars. Instead it fights one disconnected campaign after the other on the very same battlefield. Each of these campaigns will repeat the mistakes that previous ones made and will have the same outcome. Thus we have seen several increases in troop numbers in Afghanistan. Each time such a surge happened under Bush, under Obama and now under Trump, the result was an increase in Taliban activity and success.

Susan Rice admits Trump team placed under surveillance BlackListed News

Publication of Hillary Clintons book, which I have not read but which I gather characteristically blames everyone for her election defeat but herself, and which assumes all the Russiagate allegations to be true, begs the question of what stage the Russiagate investigation has reached, and whether we are any closer to a final end to this affair. The answer is that the investigation predictably enough appears to be going nowhere, and that the affair is now probably close to its end.

Pentagon Busted Working with Organized Crime to Funnel Billions in Weapons to Terrorists BlackListed News

An investigative report reveals the DoD falsified documents that exposed the use of organized crime groups to traffic $2.2 billion in arms to terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

High-Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government BlackListed News

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

Apple's New "FaceID" Could Be A Powerful Mass Spying Tool BlackListed News

FaceID, is a tool that would use facial recognition to identify individuals and unlock their phones for use. Unsurprisingly, this has generated some major anxiety about mass spying and privacy concerns. Retailers already have a desire for facial recognition technology. They want to monitor consumers, and without legally binding terms and Apple could use FaceID to track consumer patterns at its stores or develop and sell data to others.

Obamas Gift to Trump: Monarchic War Powers BlackListed News

Senator Rand Paul is to be commended for forcing his colleagues to address the endless wars in the Middle East and proposing that they sunset the 2001 and 2002 AUMF (Authorization for Use of Military Force). This past week, Senator Paul incisively observed in multiple addresses before the Senate body that lawmakers have not debated the topic of war for sixteen years, despite the fact the US constitution vests the war powers of the United States of America not in the president but in the US Congress, the legislative, not the executive branch of government. The Congress may have granted the president to take the nation to war in the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq, but they never explicitly authorized five of the seven wars currently underway.

Equifax Sacks 2 Executives, Turns Devious to Stop You from Demanding a Credit Freeze BlackListed News

Shares of Equifax dropped another 4% today, including after-hours, to $92.70. Theyre now down 35%, or $50, from the happier era that ended at 5pm EST on September 7, with the confession that it had found out six weeks earlier that the most crucial personal data primarily names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, drivers license numbers of 143 million consumers had been stolen.

"Massive Protest" In St. Louis Over Ex-Cop's Acquittal Turns Violent, Tear Gas Deployed As 32 Arrested BlackListed News

Protesters in St. Louis Friday night blocked highways, damaged public and private property, broke windows, threw rocks at the mayor's house and threw bricks at police officers who in turn responded by firing tear gas, after Jason Stockley, a white ex-cop was acquitted in the 2011 fatal shooting of a black man earlier on Friday. At least 32 people were arrested, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. Ten officers were injured - 9 St. Louis Police Department officers and one Missouri Highway Patrol officer - two of whom were transported to a hospital with injuries sustained after being hit by a brick.

14:24

Mysterious and Massive Tube-Like Creature Appears Off the Coast of Australia Awareness Act

This strange creature was found bobbing along in the waters off of Port Douglas in Australia. While we already know the ocean is full of unique and terrifying things, who knew something like this would come to pay mankind a visit?

Divers came across this enormous translucent tube with an interesting pink sheen to its surface and felt as if they were looking at something out of a sci-fi flick. This creature is around 10-foot-long and to begin with, they were unsure of what it might be. That being said, we now know what this creature is, it is a giant pyrosome or is it?

Giant pyrosomes are not just one huge organism but a body of tons of organisms. They are individual cones that work together to form the hollow structure. At this time, we do not know much about these pyrosomes. They are bioluminescent, though, which is quite a sight. Their light is noted for being unusually bright and lasting a very long time.

Any damage done to the tube is easily repaired as they can reproduce clonally and each individual clone is a hermaphrodite, able to make both eggs and sperm. Strangely though when two of these masses bump into one another in the ocean they have sexual reproduction. Pyrosomes are also part of the tunicate group of animals meaning that each one contains a notochord and is classed as a chordate just like humans are.

While the divers seem to believe this is a pyrosome, many believe it may be diamondback squid eggs. Because of the pink sheen and the ruffles in the body of the mass itself, which makes sense to a degree. These two things look extremely similar so without doing some in-person research it is hard to know for sure. For more information on that click here. 

Of course, whether you believe this is a pyrosome or think it is squid eggs we can all agree these magnificent things are not seen often so those divers were able to make memories that will stick with them forever. Check out the images below of the massive pyrosome (or possible squid eggs) they found and then take a look at the video for more information on pyrosomes in general. Personally, I dont think it is either, I am pretty sure this is the water creature from The Abyss.

 

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14:20

Whats in The Water? Chemicals Released in Harvey Flooding Remain a Mystery The Fifth Column

(Sputnik)  Hurricane Harvey has caused massive chemicals spills in the Houston area, but the true scale of ecological emergency might never be truly estimated.

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas hard, with record strong rains causing massive destruction across parts of the state. Chemical installations across the region have suffered severe damage that, in some cases, caused spontaneous fires with toxic fumes polluting all around.

In Houston, where major petrochemical industry is located, massive rains have caused spills. According to the Associated Press analysis of pollution reports submitted to state and federal regulators cited by Northwest Herald, at least 145,000 gallons of crude oil, gasoline and other contaminants have been spilled, with volatile fumes going into the air.

The authors of the report point out that researchers have warned for years that one-third of Houstons 4,500 fuel tanks are susceptible to flooding.

The tanks feature a floating roof, designed to prevent vaporization of fuel. True to its name, the roof floats on stored liquid. Water from rain, which collects above, is being drained via a hose that goes literally through the stored oil and outside. This drain system should be able to drain water if 10 inches of rain falls in 24 hours. Yet during Harvey, rain poured twice as much, Northwest Herald points out. The excessive water caused the roofs to sink, with the chemicals pouring out via the drain systems.

Main pollutants include benzene, toluene and xylene, pollution reports notice. Prolonged exposure to these substances can cause cancer, but even a brief exposure to polluted air cause a number of unhealthy symptoms.

It makes your eyes water, it stings your sinuses, and it creates a scratchy feeling in your throat, says Hilton Kelley, a community organizer in Port Arthur, cited by the Texas Tribune.

This is real stuff, this is not theoretical. If you go there and try to breathe you can literally taste the petroleum and gasoline thats in the air, said Mustafa Ali, a former Environment Protection Agency environmental justice official.

The EPA itself reacted to the emergency and assured the public they are looking into complaints in the area, the Texas Tribune reports. EPA staff spent several days sampling air in Houston area and released a report saying the level of pollutants does not exceed Texas health guidelines. The agency did not provide any oth...

13:48

5 Traits That Will Unmask A Narcissist Every Time Awareness Act

Sometimes narcissists are hard to spot. Many people deal with them for years before noticing them, so being able to spot one is important.

Some narcissists dont exactly have the normal traits people associate with narcissism and that is what throws a lot of people off. Just because someone doesnt appear to be a narcissist does not mean they arent. This is something that can go both ways. Below you will find a list of flaws you might find in a narcissist if you look close enough. If you notice these things, cut that person out of your life as soon as possible.

1. They play hot potato with emotions.

They will pretend that something you are saying is not bothering them. However, all the while, they will later blame you for their turmoil.

2. They will destroy anything for their own gain.

Completely shattering your trust is not something they are concerned with. When you argue it is like he or she will not stop at anything to get his or her point across. You just cannot win.

3. They are vindictive.

They will get their revenge no matter what. You may not think you have done anything wrong but by even saying no to this person you are putting yourself at risk of something awful. There is no meeting in the middle with a narcissist.

4. They will withdraw and then attack.

The narcissist will completely withdraw from time to time and of course, this will lead to conflict. They will keep their cool laughing from the sidelines until you demand something (usually that they try to change for the better). When you get upset to the point of demanding things they will become loud and aggressive.

5. They will hold things over your head.

The narcissist will without a doubt make you feel guilty for accepting their gifts. Everything they buy you comes with the price tag still attached. They feel like you owe them something because they did something for you or bought you something. Sadly most people give in at this point even when they are being asked to do something they really wouldnt want to do.

Narcissists can come off as normal people just like you and I. If you happen to spot one, keep your distance.

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13:30

These 175 U.S. Patents Prove That Geoengineering And Weather Control Technologies Are REAL Humans Are Free

The United States government has granted patent approval to at least 175 inventions and technologies that are officially recognized to control or augment weather systems. (See the full list below.)

For years, Dane Wigington, the founder of GeoengineeringWatch.com, has been mocked by the fake news media for daring to claim that weather control technology exists.

Now, with two back-to-back superstorms targeting the United States of America in less than two weeks Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma more and more people are beginning to ask whether these storms are being influenced, augmented or even steered into their intended targets through the use of exotic technologies.

The idea seems outlandish at first glance. But then you might remember that Al Gore and the global warming crowd openly claim that humans influence the weather all the time, creating hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts as a direct result of human activity.


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13:30

Jordan seeks to become an oasis of water-saving technology RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

For centuries, the land now called Jordan has been one of the worlds driest places. Today, wells are running dry, groundwater pollution is rising and water leaks from old pipes.

13:19

13 Things You Didnt Realize Were High Vibrations Awareness Act

Humans are extravagantly energetic and metaphysical. We all possess intense metaphysical abilities, and the universe sends us signs with vibrations all the time!

Humans are incredibly powerful, much more than most people know. We are taught to deny the metaphysical, but denying the things you cant see is a thing of the past. There has been a major shift in consciousness taking place all around the world. Many people are adopting mindfulness, yoga, and other methods of seeking a higher consciousness. We are finally tuning in to our intuitive abilities! The universe sends us positive vibrations that manifest in a number of different things in your life!

Your shift in consciousness will allow the heavy energy of the Earth radiate away from you, revealing a beautiful reality behind the veil. Vibrations from the universe can look like a lot of different things and come in many different forms. Take these 13 things for example:

Waking Up Happy

Waking up happy is one of the best feelings ever!this can be a sign that you are running on a high vibrational frequency.

Being Healthy

When we are healthy it allows us to operate a higher vibrational frequency. High-quality energy results in a high functioning body too!

Feeling Strong

When you feel strong you are strong! A strong perception will equally result in a strengthened reality.

Feeling Content

Feeling content with life and not feeling the urge to change anything is another sign of high vibrations.

Urge to Explore Yourself

When experiencing a high vibrational...

13:15

Mueller Extends Russia Probe To Include Trump Supporters On Facebook Your News Wire

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has extended the Russia probe to include American citizens who dared show Donald Trump support on social media during the election. Mueller has said he wants a red-hot focus on how [...]

13:11

11 Democrats Accused Of Running Child Sex Ring Over Last 12 Months Your News Wire

At least 11 senior Democrats have been accused of child sex abuse crimes since 20016, according to latest statistics. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is the latest in a long line of Democrats to be publicly [...]

13:06

Senior Vatican Priest Under Investigation For Child Pornography Your News Wire

A senior Vatican priest who works alongside Pope Francis is under investigation by police for possessing large amount of child pornography.  The Vatican declined to identify the priest, but confirmed he was recalled from the [...]

13:03

ANTIFA Member Arrested For Carrying Deadly Weapon Met With Hillary Your News Wire

An Antifa member arrested Thursday night for carrying a deadly weapon at the Berkeley protest had met with Hillary Clinton prior to the event. Berkeley police made a few arrests Thursday night. Of the two [...]

12:55

Entire Alien Family Unearthed In Nazca, Peru. Your News Wire

Scientists have discovered a family of six alien bodies buried beneath Nazca, Peru and DNA tests suggest they do not belong to Earth.  Back in June 2017, researchers publicly announced that a new mummy [...]

12:45

Study: Antidepressants Linked To Elevated Risk Of Death Your News Wire

A new study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has found that commonly prescribed antidepressants increase the risk of death in patients. According to findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers, the consumption of [...]

12:41

Icelandic Government Collapses Over Huge Pedophile Cover-up Your News Wire

The Icelandic government has collapsed following a huge pedophile cover-up involving senior ministers and Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson. The Bright Future party announced this week that they will be ending their coalition with the Independent Party [...]

12:37

First UK Child Prescribed Cannabis Now Cured Of Epilepsy Your News Wire

The first child to be prescribed medical cannabis in Britain has been cured of a particularly dangerous form of epilepsy, just five months after taking it. 11-year-old Billy Caldwell of Northern Ireland was born with [...]

12:34

Koningic Acid, Naturally Occurring Molecule, Stops Cancer Spread Your News Wire

Scientists from the Duke Cancer Institute in North Carolina have discovered a way to destroy cancer cells using a naturally-occuring molecule.  In a new study examining the Warburg effect (a process in which cancer cells [...]

12:30

The New Age Really! Humans Are Free

The teacher said: Whether the Earth of the future is habitable or not, you should be prepared to leave this physical plane, leave your body.

Even if there are no Earth changes or wars of destruction, someday you will die anyway, and to do it right, you should have experienced death of selfishness (transcended selfishness yourself) beforehand.

And to live right, to attain Universal Consciousness, to become a fully Unselfishly Loving being, you must also have experienced death of all selfish attitudes beforehand.

The heaviest teachings were yet to come.


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11:55

Holy Spirituality with Pine Cone: A Little Biggie Operation Disclosure

The Quanta Change Process: Unblock Your Natural Well-Being

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There is a humongous difference between what we think we are doing, and whats, really happening, and that difference is the hu-part of what a little Duality-mirror insane-thinking different makes all the Karmic-lifetime mongous-part. Life is an illusion of Karmic life-time separation, just like death is an illusion of Karmic split-soul separation, and the great enduring message from both, is that Atonement, really means getting off the Wheel of Karma illusory separation into absolute unborn infinite Well Being Delight Bonding Communion.

Time is an Illusion of Karmic-lifetimes dissonance, just like History is an illusion of Karmic split-soul separation, and the great enduring message from both, is that Atonement, really means getting off both gender-lifetimes as neither illusory gender lifetime separation into absolute unborn Spiritual-orgasm, without any idea of who Atones first. I completely defer to the ego of any reader, that I depend on to deny the Little Biggie, depending on how much anyone remains vested in Power-over others in Blackmail/hostage repeating-roles Karma need.

Please go to sleep, or day-dream with other drama-distractions, because many will, really need to refrain from any Karmic Atonement relief, that makes the different colored horsies go up, and down on family-separation generational merry-go-round illusions? The Karmic part of a woman that she hates the most is her last lifetime inside her, that comes with her, as a male role she/he played before that hasnt yet been Atoned, and every male she denies she hates is, just one more Karmic nail in her future male-Karmic illusion, all over again.

Same thing is happening for both gender as neither, every lifetime half-life, so while we think we know what we are Ping Pong split-soul doing, whats really happening is, no Atonement, where protection/projection, and security-motives, never protect, or secure the suffering ones we torture as the very protectors, and security Blackmailers that we, all keep repeating until anyone Unifies Karmic lifetimes Mercy, given to receive, sowed to reap, just like to enjoy Sovereignty comes fr...

11:52

Good News! The Snow Leopard Is No Longer Endangered The Mind Unleashed

Good news! The elusive yet elegant snow leopard, which lives in the mountains of central Asia, is no longer considered to be endangered. After assessing data on the big cat species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) downgraded the snow leopard to vulnerable.

To be classified as vulnerable, a species must have under 10,000 breeding animals left, with a population decline of at least 10 percent over three generations. There is believed to be at least 4,000 adult snow leopards in the Himalayas, therefore, the big cat qualifies.

While the status change is good news, wildlife experts are warning that the iconic symbol of Asias great mountain wilderness still faces numerous threats. Their numbers are declining due to poachers, hunters who pursue them for their pelts and for killing livestock, and climate change which is driving the leopards further up the mountains.

The snow leopard was downgraded to vulnerable after a  three-year assessment was conducted by five international experts. Dr. Tom McCarthy, who runs the Snow Leopard Programma for Panthera, told BBC News: To be considered endangered, there must be fewer than 2,500 mature snow leopards and they must be experiencing a high rate of decline. Both are now considered extremely unlikely, which is the good news, but it does not mean that snow leopards are safe or that now is a time to celebrate.

He added, The species still faces a high risk of extinction in the wild, and is likely still declining  just not at the rate previously though.

The snow leopard was listed by the IUCN as endangered after being as...

11:50

Letter Written By Possessed Nun 340 Years Ago Is Decoded Using Deep Web Software The Mind Unleashed

340 years ago, at the age of 15, a Sicilian nun named Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione claims she was possessed by Satan. On August 11, 1676, she awoke from the experience, covered in ink and in possession of a letter that was written in a jumbled archaic alphabet. Because it was the 17th century, her claim was taken seriously and many attempted to decode the letter. However, all failed. Finally, using a decryption program found on the deep web, scientists have deciphered the first 15 lines of her letter.

Sister Concezione was staying at the Monastery of Palma di Montechiaro when she was reportedly possessed. In the years that have passed, many have attempted to understand what she wrote. In the 1960s, a monastery even offered a month-long vacation to anyone who could decode it. None have been able to until now.

Using a code-breaking software obtained from the deep web, the Ludum Science Center in Catania has been able to decipher the first 15 lines of the letter, reports Italian News Radio 105Said Daniele Abate, director of the Ludum Science Center:

We heard about the software, which we believe is used by intelligence services for codebreaking. We primed the software with ancient Greek, Arabic, the Runic alphabet, and Latin to de-scramble some of the letter and show that it really is devilish.

This letter was written in 1676 by a nun who claimed she was possessed.

The Times reports that so far, their work has revealed that the letter speaks of the relationship between God, Satan, and humans. It reads, God thinks he can free mortals. This system works for no one Perhaps now, Styx is certain. Styx likely references the River Styx that separate the Earth and t...

10:37

Cuba after Hurricane Irma - A call to our combative people Signs of the Times

Hurricane Irma, with its destructive power, battered our island for 72 hours, beginning the morning of September 8 until this Sunday afternoon. With winds that surpassed 250 kilometers per hour on occasion, it crossed the north of the country from Baracoa - hit hard by another phenomenon of this type almost a year ago - to the outskirts of Crdenas. However, given its immense size, practically no province was spared its effects. Described by experts as the largest ever to form in the Atlantic, this meteorological phenomenon caused severe damage to the country, which, precisely because of its scope, has yet to be quantified. A preliminary view shows evidence of an impact on housing, the electrical system, and agriculture. It also struck some of our principal tourist destinations, but damage will be repaired before the beginning of the high season. We have on hand for this the human resources and materials needed, given that this constitutes one of the principal sources of income in the national economy. These have been difficult days for our people, who, in a few hours time, have seen what was constructed with great effort hit by a devastating hurricane. Images from the last few hours speak for themselves, as does the spirit of resistance and victory of our people that is regenerated with every adversity.

10:24

Pepe Escobar: Russia and China's plan for North Korea revolves around stability and connectivity Signs of the Times

The United Nations Security Council's 15-0 vote to impose a new set of sanctions on North Korea somewhat disguises the critical role played by the Russia-China strategic partnership, the "RC" at the core of the BRICS group. The new sanctions are pretty harsh. They include a 30% reduction on crude and refined oil exports to the DPRK; a ban on exports of natural gas; a ban on all North Korean textile exports (which have brought in US$760 million on average over the past three years); and a worldwide ban on new work permits for DPRK citizens (there are over 90,000 currently working abroad.) But this is far from what US President Donald Trump's administration was aiming at, according to the draft Security Council resolution leaked last week. That included an asset freeze and travel ban on Kim Jong-un and other designated DPRK officials, and covered additional "WMD-related items," Iraqi sanctions-style. It also authorized UN member states to interdict and inspect North Korean vessels in international waters (which amounts to a declaration of war); and, last but not least, a total oil embargo.

10:06

The Mystery of The Forrest Fenn Hidden Treasure World Truth.TV

The Forrest Fenn Treasure is a treasure reportedly worth more than one million dollars that supposedly hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fenn in the Rocky Mountains. According to Fenn, many people have claimed to have found the treasure, but no one has provided any evidence to him supporting their claim. As of 20 []

10:06

This Walmart Closed and Left The Building Abandoned. So The City Decided To Do This With It And Its Awesome World Truth.TV

When going through almost every town in the United States, you are bound to find at least one Walmart. But what happens when a Walmart closes down? Although this doesnt seem to happen very often, it leaves behind a very large, vacant building. Most cities dont want to let this type of building just sit []

10:06

30 Million Year Old Maps Of The World World Truth.TV

On some ancient maps, Antarctica is illustrated as a land with no ice, and the other continents are located much differently than they are today. Those are the famous 16th century maps drawn by Piri Reis, Oronce Fin, Hadji Ahmed, and several others. Scientists have been trying to determine at what point in time our []

10:06

Toddler Boy Gets A Power Plug Stuck In His Brain After Falling Off The Bed World Truth.TV

A Chinese toddler has survived a horrific accident after he fell onto a power plug which became stuck in his brain. The two-year-old boy, reported to be called Chen Chen (not his real name), was playing at his home in Guangzhou when the tragedy occurred last Saturday, according to Chinese media. Doctors have successfully removed the []

10:06

For The First Time, A Woman Has Been Cryogenically Frozen Hoping To Be Resuscitated World Truth.TV

In todays rapidly evolving world, it seems that miracles no longer belong to fairy tales, and are in fact getting more and more within our reach. Earlier this year, we moved one step closer to perhaps being able to bring people back from the dead, after a deceased woman in China was cryogenically frozen for []

10:06

Court Orders Oregon Couple To Surgically Debark Their Dogs After Neighbors Noise Complaints World Truth.TV

A court ordered an Oregon couple to have their dogs surgically debarked after their neighbors noise complaint, the Oregonian reported. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, devocalization or debarking is a controversial procedure that involves cutting dogs vocal cords. The Oregonian noted that opponents call it cruel and unnecessary to silence a dogs []

10:06

If You Come Across A Bent Tree In The Forest, Start Looking Around Immediately World Truth.TV

As the blistering summer weather cools, its only natural that we want to go outside and explore a bit more. But before you strap on your hiking boots and grab the bug spray, theres something you need to know about one of natures hidden secrets. It all has to do with bent trees and what []

10:04

Explosion at London's Parsons Green station being investigated as a terrorist attack [Updates] Signs of the Times

British authorities have confirmed an explosion at Parsons Green underground station was an act of terrorism and that 22 people have been injured. Armed police rushed to an incident on Friday morning after reports of an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train. Police say the device did not fully detonate, according to Sky News.

09:55

Spain Threatens to Arrest over 700 Catalan Pro-Referendum Mayors The Fifth Column

Spain (Tasnim)  Spains public prosecutor on Wednesday ordered a criminal probe of over 700 Catalan mayors who are cooperating with an October 1 independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid.

The move increases the pressure on Catalan officials just one day before the pro-separatist camp officially kicks off its referendum campaign in the Mediterranean port of Tarragona, AFP reported.

Furious at the decision to instigate a probe, Catalan municipal associations called on all the regions mayors to protest in Barcelona on Saturday to show their rejection of a Spanish judicial system that goes after the media, ballot papers, ballot boxes and now mayors.

The prosecutors office ordered the mayors who have agreed to help stage the vote be summoned to court as official suspects and if they do not appear to order their arrest, according to a copy of the ruling.

Pro-independence Catalan president Carles Puigdemont dubbed the move an atrocity scarcely worthy of a democracy, and said he would attend Saturdays protest.

Catalonias pro-separatist government has asked the wealthy northeastern regions 948 mayors to provide facilities for polling stations for the plebiscite.

So far 712 mostly smaller municipalities have agreed to participate, according to a list posted on the website of Catalonias Municipal Association for Independence (AMI) which represents 750 municipalities.

They can arrest us! Theyre crazy!, David Rovira, the pro-separatist mayor of LEspluga de Francoli, a town of some 3,800 residents, told AFP by phone, adding that Madrid had proposed nothing to appease Catalonias demands for greater autonomy.

Jordi Turull, spokesman for the Catalan government, told reporters that the executive would support the regions mayors and would respect their decision.

The ruling comes a day after prosecutors ordered police in Catalonia to seize ballot boxes, election flyers and any other item that could be used in the referendum.

Prosecutors have already launched an official complaint against Puigdemont and members of his government over their referendum plans, accusing them of civil disobedience, misfeasance and misappropriation of public funds the latter carrying jail sentences of up to eight years.

And on Wednesday, the official referendum website was shut down following a court order, the Guardia Civil police force said, prompting Puigdemont to immediately tweet the address of a new website.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoys conservative government has vowed to do everything in its power to stop the referendum. It argues that Spains 1978 constitution stipulates that region...

09:54

Zum Kniefall der "Truther" vor der AfD 06.09.17 After the Shift

 

Ist ja mittlerweile schon fast peinlich, wie sehr das Hohelied der "einzigen Mglichkeit" AfD und die Wichtigkeit der Teilnahme an dieser "Schicksalswahl" von Vertreten der angeblichen Gegenbewegung getrllert wird.
Mein Standpunkt steht fest:
NICHTWHLEN IST ERSTE BRGERPFLICHT!

09:47

Samsung won't partner with Korindo following outrage over forest destruction in Indonesia RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

14 Sep 2017 | MongabayUnder fire from watchdogs and consumers of its smartphones, Samsung said it would not pursue a joint venture with Korindo amid an NGO campaign highlighting Korindo's rainforest destruction for palm oil in Indonesia's Tanah Papua region.

09:34

Damage of yeast cells induced by pulsed light irradiation - Download PDF RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Damage of yeast cells induced by pulsed light irradiation - Download PDF

09:34

Studies on millets proximate composition mineral composition and phytate and oxalate contents RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Studies on millets proximate composition mineral composition and phytate and oxalate contents

09:31

Four steps governments can take to support the UN 'sustaining peace' agenda RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

'Sustaining peace' will be a major focus at this week's General Assembly, but how can governments drive forward this agenda?

09:28

Sweden never wanted NATO membership, but now we have US-led military drills on our land blogfactory

Despite Swedish people not wanting an agreement with NATO, it was pushed through parliament; working closely with the US will mean nuclear weapons in the country which Swedes are definitely against, says Marilyn Barden, a member of the No to NATO group.

While the US is building up its presence in Poland with more than a thousand military vehicles, including nearly 200 tanks and an entire infantry division as part of the existing NATO force in Eastern Europe, American troops are now involved in Swedens biggest military exercises in more than 20 years.

Sweden is a signatory of the so-called host nation agreement that enables foreign units, specifically NATO, to operate within Swedish borders for exercises, crises or military operations.

The exercises are described as preparation for a Russian attack, and involve several thousand more troops than the concurrent Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 maneuvers.

RT: Sweden is having its biggest military exercises in two decades alongside NATO. Could this be the start of stronger links between the alliance and Sweden?

Marilyn Barden: Well, that is what they are trying. We hear every day from newspapers and TV, we have interviews with the military saying this is very important; we must have these training exercises. There are lots of troops coming from the US. Most of the foreign troops that are here on the island of Gotland and on the mainland, the foreigners are US troops

RT: Why conduct drills on this kind of scale now? Is Sweden trying to change its image to a more military-orientated one?

MB: This is the first training of the host land agreement that Sweden made with the US last spring. It went through the parliament. We know the Swedish people did not want this agreement. Weve been working very strongly in the northern NATO group, and we have had polls that have said the people are not interested in this. They pushed it through the parliament despite the fact that we are against that. There are several parties in the parliament that are against that, they pushed it through. And this is the first big maneuver to show that one can train together.

RT: NATO has looked to expand in areas it sees as geographically important. 

Are Scandinavia and Sweden important to the bloc?

MB: Definitely, because Norway and Denmark are a part of NATO and now all of the Baltic countries are a part of NATO. One is trying to surround the former Soviet Union or Russia and pushing further and further close around Russia with troops...

09:26

Protests in St Louis after former police officer is acquitted of murdering black man CLG News

Protests in St Louis after former police officer is acquitted of murdering black man --Protesters take to the streets after a judge acquitted Jason Stockley of first-degree murder for killing Anthony Lamar Smith. | 15 Sept 2017 | Protesters have streamed into the streets of St Louis after a white former police officer was found not guilty of murdering a black man in a 2011 shooting. Police are on standby in case of violence, and authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state that has seen racially charged clashes in the past. About 50 riot police monitored hundreds of demonstrators as they marched one block away from the courthouse.

09:21

US Threatens to Cut China Off from Dollar if it Does Not Uphold Sanctions Against N. Korea The Sleuth Journal

US Threatens to 'Cut China Off' from Dollar if it Does Not Uphold Sanctions Against N. Korea | steve-mnuchin | Economy & Business Special Interests World News

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. [image: Yuri Gripas / Reuters]

(RT) The US could impose economic sanctions on China if it does not implement the new sanctions regime against North Korea, the US Treasury Secretary has warned. Steven Mnuchin said the restrictions could involve cutting off Beijings access to the US financial system.

North Korea economic warfare works, Mnuchin said Tuesday at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York City. We sent a message that anybody who wanted to trade with North Korea we would consider them not trading with us.

The Treasury Secretary echoed the words of the US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, by calling the fresh round of sanctions against Pyongyang historic. Mnuchin added if China doesnt follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system.

Washington has, so far, been reluctant to impose economic sanctions on China over concerns of possible retaliatory measures from Beijing and the potentially catastrophic consequences for the global economy.

Washington runs a $350 billion annual trade deficit with Beijing. China also holds $1 trillion in US debt, which amounts to 28 percent of US Treasury bills, notes and bonds held by a foreign government.

US lawmakers, however, seemed to be more inclined to exert pressure on Beijing and other countries striking deals with Pyongyang as they demand a supercharged response to North Koreas nuclear tests, including imposing sanctions on companies from China and any other country doing busi...

09:12

X22 Report, Last Ditch Effort, The Cabal Pushes The Event Of Events Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

- X22 Report, Last Ditch Effort, The Cabal Pushes The Event Of Events
Related followup report:
X22 Report, GDP Is Revised Much Lower As Economic Indicators Worsen"

09:09

Deep State Drugging Trump Ahead of Coup? Operation Disclosure

DEEP STATE DRUGGING TRUMP AHEAD OF COUP, SOURCES SAY

Trump increasingly isolated, even from his own family

Source: Info Wars | by Kit Daniels

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017



IMAGE CREDITS: BLOOMBERG / GETTY.

Deep state operatives are putting sedatives in President Trumps food and drink to make him more pliable and disoriented, according to multiple White House sources.

Insiders close to Trump noticed his slurred speech and sleepiness over the past several months, which are strikingly similar to changes observed in former Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, both of whom were sedated.



Prior to the presidency, Trump was known for his energetic 18+ hour days in the high-stress world of real estate development and his reportedly sudden shifts in behavior mesh perfectly too perfectly with the establishment medias prediction that the president would soon suffer cognitive issues.

The president does not drink, the president most certainly does not do drugs. The president is a sharp as a tack, according to Trump insider Roger Stone, who talked to his own sources in addition to the sources who spoke to Infowars. I have now heard, not from one but two different sources, that he seemed disoriented and was slurring his speech in conversations.

To me this is a tip-off that he may be medica...

09:08

Hurricane Jose's path threatens East Coast; two other storms likely in Atlantic CLG News

Hurricane Jose's path threatens East Coast; two other storms likely in Atlantic | 15 Sept 2017 | Hurricane Jose, now spinning about 600 miles east of Miami, remains a threat to the East Coast next week. Jose could hit or graze the Mid-Atlantic, New England or Atlantic Canada coasts early next week, AccuWeather said, or potentially spin completely out to sea. Meanwhile, forecasters are keeping close tabs on two other weather systems, one of which is now Tropical Depression Fourteen and should become Tropical Storm Lee over the weekend.

09:08

Mueller Caught Red Handed, Secret Past Revealed Operation Disclosure

Special Counsel Mueller Caught Red Handed, Secret Past REVEALED

Sep 15, 2017



Source: Conservative Daily Post | by Danny Abarno


Turns out Mueller failed to designate that he did work for Saudi and Russian State Nuclear Programs

Robert Mueller has yet again been proven to be a biased and unfair counsel in terms of the investigation involving collusion in the 2016 election. Not only is the entire investigation based on false accusations, and has yet to provide even the slightest bit of proof, Robert Mueller is plowing ahead into finding anything that can remove Trump from office. Despite his already known and crooked past, it has recently been revealed that the man in charge of investigating collusion with Russians colluded with Russians himself! Robert Mueller did work for a company called IronBridge who worked as consultants to Saudi and Russian state nuclear agencies and failed to report the work.

Robert Mueller is the definition of a swamp monster. He has been involved with politics and high levels of the judicial systems for years. Mueller has been known to be an open Democrat as well as longtime friend of Clinton and Comey. His appointment to the position of special counsel was supposed to a gesture of good faith for the new president to express concerns surrounding the false and baseless accusations about his apparent collusion with Russians. However, the deep state snake Mueller has been revealed to be a biased opponent of Trumps as his investigation continues to prove as an insult to the American people.



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09:06

Mysterious Letter Written By Nun Possessed By The Devil Finally Decoded By Software 341 Years Later World Truth.TV

A 17th century letter from the devil written by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Lucifer, has finally been translated thanks to the dark web. The coded letter was written by Maria Crocifissa della Concezione at the Palma di Montechiaro convent in 1676, and she claimed it had been scribed by Satan []

09:04

"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

A beautiful conjunction of Venus and Moon, human, sand, and Milky Way is depicted in this night skyscape from planet Earth. The scene is a panorama of 6 photos taken in a moment near the end of a journey. 
Click image for larger size.
In the foreground, footsteps along the wind-rippled dunes are close to the Huacachina oasis in the southwestern desert of Peru. An engaging perspective on the world at night, the stunning final image was also chosen as a winner in The World at Night's 2017 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

09:01

Mom Goes To Return $150,000 She Found That Wasnt Hers, Gets Punishment She Never Saw Coming World Truth.TV

One woman found a wallet with $150,000 inside, telling WITI: I was completely, completely fooled, adding, I just regret being a part of it. She discovered the wallet while walking through a parking lot in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Another woman called out to her, she explained, saying, She asked me if I had dropped anything, holding []

08:58

War With North Korea Would Be Catastrophic Heres How Bad It Could Get World Truth.TV

The U.S. and North Korea seem to be moving toward a dangerous military confrontation, which undoubtedly would spread destruction and devastation across the Pacific. President Donald Trump and other members of his administration have said repeatedly that all options are on the table when it comes to North Korea, including the application of military force. []

08:56

High Ranking CIA Whistleblower Exposes the Deep State and Shadow Government Operation Disclosure

High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government

September 15, 2017

by Aaron Kesel, Activist Post:

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

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08:53

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Morning Poem" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Morning Poem"

"Every morning
the world
is created. 
Under the orange 
sticks of the sun,
the heaped
ashes of the night
turn into leaves again 
and fasten themselves to the high branches-
and the ponds appear
like black cloth
on which are painted islands 
of summer lilies. 
If it is your nature
to be happy
...

08:49

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "General Assembly" -- September 15, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Dinar Chronicles

This Intel was interesting today...

"Trump fast forwarding RV trying to force Mueller into announcing resignation. Tweet today in London served that end."

The tweet was about he failed bomb explosion on a London subway today.

Trump tweeted out classified information about another country. Big no, no.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpAnother attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!
This means the US media is still in cahoots with dark nobility leadership in Europe trying to force the sudden resignation of Trump before the Elders have achieved all their pre-RV geopolitical goals.

Many governments are still cabal controlled and as a result refuse to meet GESARA compliance standards and join new financial system.

Cabal creating chaos like a tires child placed in their crib for bedtime and screaming for attention when ignored.

Eventually they stop crying and go to sleep. Just as the cabal will do. Permanently.

The end result of all their screaming is that they are tiring out their minions and burning out their remaining leadership operatives like Maduro in Venezuela and Kim Jong-un in North Korea.

So the roles have versed, instead of the cabal trying to stop the RV they (Trump/Netanyahu/Kim Jong-un) want the RV to happen immediately if not sooner as stop the Chinese/Russians from slow playing their advantage until they completely obliterated from all sovereign power positi...

08:44

ISIS claims responsibility for Parsons Green bucket bomb blast which injured 29 on Tube train CLG News

ISIS claims responsibility for Parsons Green bucket bomb blast which injured 29 on Tube train | 15 Sept 2017 | ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Parsons Green terror attack which left 29 people injured. A statement issued through the terror group's Amaq news agency claimed that a unit affiliated to ISIS had carried out the bombing. The announcement came shortly before Britain raised its terror threat level to critical, its highest level.

08:40

A 2500 Years Old Crime Is Investigated In Greece World Truth.TV

A hundred chained skeletons were unearthed in a necropolis of Athens. Archaeologists try to solve the secret of their execution. Who were they and why were they killed? In Athens, an investigation was opened after the discovery of a hundred skeletons showing signs of a violent death that occurred more than 2,500 years ago. The []

08:38

Soldiers on streets, military personnel replacing police at nuclear power plants as UK raises terror level to critical following Tube bucket-bomb attack CLG News

Soldiers on the streets and extra armed police on patrol as Theresa May raises terror level to CRITICAL after ISIS claim Tube bucket-bomb attack was carried out by a cell of several jihadis --IED had timer attached meaning terrorist probably exited at an earlier station but bomb failed to detonate | 15 Sept 2017 | Soldiers are being deployed on London's streets as the terror threat level is raised to critical amid fears the Parsons Green bomber could strike again, Theresa May announced tonight. Operation Temperer will see military personnel replacing police at key sites such as nuclear power plants to free up extra armed police for regular patrols. Scotland Yard said it is making 'excellent' progress in hunting the suspected terrorist who set off an improvised bucket bomb on a packed commuter train by Parsons Green tube station in west London at 8.20am. Mrs May said in a statement from Number 10: 'The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has now decided to raise the national threat level from severe to critical - this means their assessment is that a further attack may be imminent.' Minutes later Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley suggested there may have been more than one person involved stating that police were 'chasing down suspects'.

08:38

Rothschild Publication Predicts The New World Order Will Be In Place By 2018 World Truth.TV

The Economist magazine published that there would be a world currency in place by 2018. Of course, the controlling interest of the magazine is held by the Rothschild family, who think of themselves as the legacy of the magazine. With this in mind, the Economist is operating as a quasi-propaganda arm for the banking empire []

08:32

"We Must Picture Hell As..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment."
- C.S. Lewis

Related:
"What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder, 
And Why Does Everyone Seem to Have It?"
http://www.slate.com/

08:31

The Grand Guignol has the Wind at it's Back and the Precipice before It. Reflections in a Petri Dish

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Well... it's one of those days for the self righteous to stand up and be counted. Here is a beaut, a truly revealing expression of deep and abiding caring from a real Nimrod. He says (and I quote) Relatives and friends of those who died were just as desperate for clarity.

Kenny Nova, who was briefly married in the late 1960s to one of the deceased residents, Gail Nova, said he was consumed with anger when he learned of his ex-wife's death.

"I can't come to any reasonable idea of how this happened, how people could be that careless and that cold," he said.

Nova had not spoken to his ex-wife in about 10 years, but knew she was living in a nursing home.

"She had no way to take care of herself," said Nova, 73. "When you're dependent on somebody, people have got to step up. You can't just walk away."

I love the fact that he hasn't spoken to her in ten years but at least he knew she was in care. He had been briefly married to her in the 60's and he is consumed in anger now; sounds like my kind of guy- NOT.

Oh it is a festive day these days, as Mr. Apocalypse is ringing the bell at Notre Dame ...with the hunchback's head. They're doing it in broad daylight folks. Jeff Bezos, being the sweet and generous tax paying patriot that he is, is also loyal to that group of people he gets together with every now and again, when they don black and red robes and kick back to the one who leads them, in ceremonies held in the basement of a French chateau or somewhere in Colorado. You probably think they're dilettantes in the non traditional worship of the horned goat of Mendes ...but it's no mean feat to recite the Lord's Prayer backwards, while plunging a dagger into a gender fluid six year old. I mean, they're probably not half bad at chewing gum and patting their stomachs either.

It's not all that laborious for the self entitled to pull off their machinations given the mental level of our showbiz luminarie...

08:31

Bizarre Disney UFO Movie Pulled Quickly From Public View In 1995 World Truth.TV

1995 was a year known for the Kobe, Japan earthquake, Michael Jordans return to the NBA, the announcement of the DVD optical disc format and the release of Toy Story, the worlds first wholly computer generated film. UFO MOVIE BY DISNEY Back then, Disney was at the top of its game by releasing movie after []

08:28

"Breaking the Shackles of Social Conditioning" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Breaking the Shackles of Social Conditioning"  
by Sofo Archon

"What does a hooligan, a kamikaze, and a racist have in common? They all dont use their brain. What I mean by they dont use their brain is that they dont think - or, to be more precise, they dont think criticallyBut its not only they that dont. In fact, most people are no different when it comes to this.

Sure, we all have our thoughts, and over the years have formed certain opinions. But how many of those opinions are merely beliefs resulting from social conditioning, and how many of them are based on our own understanding? And, of course, we know a lot of things, but how much of our knowledge comes from personal experience, and how much from parrot-like learning?

...

08:24

Fighting Fungus: Cleansing With Active Horopito The Sleuth Journal

Fighting Fungus: Cleansing With Active Horopito | mold | Natural Medicine Special Interests

New Zealand lies deep in the South Pacific, an island not to itself, but by itself. This seclusion has resulted in an amazing example of extraordinary flora and fauna. Aside from the incredible wildlife and sweeping views, New Zealand is home to over 2000 unique plants that have had the interest of the natural medicine and herbal remedy crowds for a long time. One plant in particular, horopito (Pseudowintera colorata) has been of specific interest due to its demonstrated ability at fighting harmful organisms, including fungus and Candida albicans.

What are the Benefits of Active Horopito?

Although horopito has been cited as having antioxidant activity, most of the excitement surrounding it is due to it containing a compound called polygodial. Polygodial has been extensively researched and repeatedly shown to be toxic to many harmful organisms; both alone and when used in combination with other herbs.

The Department of Environmental Science at the University of California Berkeley has reported many significant findings concerning polygodial. Researchers there evaluated the in vitro activity of polygodial and reported that it demonstrated strong and fast fungicidal activity against candida albicans. When conditions are acidic, polygodials defense against fungi sharply increases. [1] [2]

Active Horopito and Anise Seed

Although polygodial is extremely noteworthy on its own, it also performs well in tandem. When its combined with anethole, the active ingredient in anise seed, the efficacy of polygodial goes through the roof. Whereas polygodial attacks harmful organisms at a molecular level, actually punching holes directly through cell membranes and infiltrating cells directly to initiate its...

08:21

14 Psychological Tricks That Will COMPLETELY Change Your Social Life The Mind Unleashed

Look, weve all been there. Were trying to do something that will actively make our life better, but our brain keeps getting in the way.

We often find ourselves overthinking, plagued by doubt, or giving in to anxietybut we can all do better, and these fifteen mental hacks can help. Check them out, and let us know about your successes!

Fifteen mental hacks to start using today:

1) Practice silence

You know how sometimes you ask someone a question and they only sort of answer the question, or sidestep it? Try maintaining eye contact while staying silent, then just wait. Most people will be uncomfortable enough with the silence that theyll answer the rest of the question.

2) Chew gum to lessen anxiety

A natural reaction to stress, nervousness, or anxiety is to eatbut that doesnt always help, and can have adverse effects on our waistlines. Chewing gum, however, can have the same effect (tricking your brain into relaxing) without the added calories.

3) Watch group dynamics

When youre in a group, pay attention to what people do when they laugh. When people laugh, they tend to instinctively look at the person they are closest to, or wish they were closest to.

4) Drop the I believe

When you use phrases like I believe or I think it undersells the point youre making it. If youre saying it, you clearly already believe or think it, so drop the extra clause. Doing so will help you appear more confident.

5) Stay cool, calm, and collected

The easiest way to gain power in a disagreement is to stay calm; loosing your cool is a way of giving your power up. Stay calm, and youll have a much better chance of coming to an agreement in the future.

6) Act the way you want to feel

Research has shown that not only do we tend to act the way we feel (our actions serving as an emotional outlet, such as stomping when angry), but this can work the other way around, too: If we want to feel happy, acting like we are can help us do so. In other words, fake it until you make it is very real. So if you want to be happy? Act happy. You may be surprised how quickly you notice your mood turning around in response.

7) Treat others as if they were friends

Think of tense situations like interviews. Most of us get nervous, uptight, and cold, forgetting that our interviewer is human, too. If we treat the people around us like they are old friends, and consequently stay respectful and relaxed, we may just be surprised by the results.

8) Confidence begets brilliance

If you are confident in something, people will buy it. Sometimes the best part of brilliance isnt the idea at all, but rather the confidence with which it is sold; if you believe you are the best, so will others, naturally.

9) Showcase the actions you want to see in others

T...

08:19

Cashless Society: Chinas KFC Introduces Facial Recognition Payment System World Truth.TV

Step by step, facial recognition has been accepted by the general public for security; its appearance is proliferating at airports and at train stations around the world. With that acclimatization in full swing, facial recognition is also becoming a preference in the name of convenience as it is being adopted for conference check-ins and other events. []

08:19

The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Frodsham, Cheshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

08:19

The Equifax Hacking Scandal Is a Reminder That Credit-Reporting Agencies Are Not Our Friends RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Last week, Equifaxone of the country's three major credit-reporting agencies alongside Experian and Transunionrevealed that its security apparatus had been breached. Hackers obtained private financial information the company held on over 140 million Americans. This is the third major security breach Equifax has suffered in the past two years, and it is by far the worst. Cybersecurity experts call it a 10 out of 10 on the catastrophe scalewith the negative consequences [...]

08:17

"We Like To Think..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"We like to think that we are rational beings; humane, conscientious, civilized, thoughtful. But when things fall apart, even just a little, it becomes clear we are not better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we are still routing around in the primordial ooze; biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold, dark world like the rest of the tree-toads and sloths."
- "Grey's Anatomy"

08:12

Bangladesh detains two Myanmar journalists covering Rohingya crisis RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New York, September 15, 2017--Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release two Myanmar journalists who police detained on September 7 and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

08:09

Facebook lays out its plan for censoring disagreeable content Signs of the Times

Earlier this morning, Facebook Vice President of Media Partnerships shared a new blog post on the company's website detailing precisely how they intend to censor content with which they happen to disagree. Apparently all content providers who share "clickbait or sensationalism, or post misinformation and false news" will be deemed ineligible to monetize their efforts over Facebook. To use any of our monetization features, you must comply with Facebook's policies and terms, including our Community Standards, Payment Terms, and Page Terms. Our goal is support creators and publishers who are enriching our community. Those creators and publishers who are violating our policies regarding intellectual property, authenticity, and user safety, or are engaging in fraudulent business practices, may be ineligible to monetize using our features. Creators and publishers must have an authentic, established presence on Facebook - they are who they represent themselves to be, and have had a profile or Page on Facebook for at least one month. Additionally, some of our features like Ad Breaks require a sufficient follower base, something that could extend to other features over time. Those who share content that repeatedly violates our Content Guidelines for Monetization, share clickbait or sensationalism, or post misinformation and false news may be ineligible or may lose their eligibility to monetize. Ironically, the biggest peddlers of "clickbait or sensationalism, or misinformation and false news" these days seems to be the largest, and 'most respected' mainstream media outlets...presumably there is a carve out for the likes of CNN, NYT and Wapo?

08:07

BA flight turns back almost immediately and safely lands at London Heathrow after engine fire blogfactory

 

images (2) (2).jpgWednesday 6 September 2017

British Airways flight was forced to turn back to Heathrow after witnesses reported seeing flames coming out of the engine.

...

08:05

Whats Really In That Tuna Roll? DNA Testing Can Help You Find Out World Truth.TV

A molecular biologist by training and a biotechnologist by trade, Rando wanted to use simplified DNA testing technology to help peoplereligious Jewish or Muslim tourists eating at unfamiliar restaurants, he thought tell whether their supposedly pork-less meal really was pork-free. Think of it as a pregnancy stick, but for pork. In 2015, he brought the []

08:02

Free Download: Erich Fromm, "The Sane Society" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Sane Society"
by Erich Fromm

"Social psychologist Erich Fromms seminal exploration of the profound ills of modern society, and how best to overcome them. One of Fromms main interests was to analyze social systems and their impact on the mental health of the individual. In this study, he reaches further and asks: Can a society be sick? He finds that it can, arguing that Western culture is immersed in a pathology of normalcy that affects the mental health of individuals."
Freely download, in PDF format, here:

If I am what I have and if I lose what I have who then am I?
...

07:42

UK Terror Threat Level Raised To Critical Your News Wire

Following Fridays attack at Parsons Green tube station in London, the British Prime Minister has raised the countrys threat level from severe to critical Theresa May said that armed police and members of the military [...]

07:42

CPJ to release report on Cameroon's press freedom crackdown RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New York, September 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent," on September 20. Cameroonian authorities have used a broad anti-terror law, enacted in 2014, to arrest and threaten local journalists who report...

07:39

UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO CRITICAL, NEW ATTACK IMMINENT blogfactory

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Jihadis and Taliban fighters

Manufactured Terrorism, State sponsored.always follows a pattern

Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the terror threat in the United Kingdom has been raised from severe to critical. ANOTHER TERROR ATTACK IMMINENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. The terror threat level of critical means than another attack is considered to be imminent. A major manhunt is under way after an improvised explosive device exploded on a London Underground train, injuring 29 people in what police have called a terrorist incident. None of the injured are thought to be in a serious or life-threatening condition, according to the London Ambulance Service, which took 19 of the injured to hospitals. Ten others went to hospitals on their own.

...

07:31

Cassinis Dead, But Its ScienceAnd The Pursuit Of Alien LifeLives On Fast Company

Cassinis 20-year run ended Friday in a spectacular plunge into Saturn. But the mission yielded reams of scientific discoveries to be analyzed for decades.

If it wasnt for Cassini, we might never have learned of potential life on Saturns moons.

Read Full Story

07:30

HIGH RANKING CIA AGENT BLOWS WHISTLE ON THE DEEP STATE AND SHADOW GOVERNMENT blogfactory

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied into the mainstream media (MSM.) He elaborated that the CIA was the central node of the shadow government and controlled all of other 16 intelligence agencies despite the existence of the DNI. The agency also controls defense and intelligence contractors, can manipulate the president and political decisions, has the power to start wars, torture, initiate coups, and commit false flag attacks he said.

As Shipp stated, the CIA was created through executive order by then President Harry Truman by the signing of the National Security Act of...

07:21

Flood disaster in South Asia Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

15 September 2017

We turn to the devastating floods in South Asia, where more than 41 million people have been battling floods and displacement. More than 1,300 people have died in Bangladesh, India and Nepal in recent months, after the region was hit by the worst flooding in at least 40 years.

Some 40 million more people have seen their homes, businesses or crops destroyed. In the coming decade, devastating floods are expected to increase as changing weather patterns worsen risks in the region, climate researchers say. Flooding accounted for 47 percent of all weather-related global disasters between 1995 and 2015, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said in a report.

Of the 2.3 billion people affected, 95 percent were in Asia. We speak with David Molden, the director general of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal. The group works in eight countries across South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and...

07:17

Soldier Killed, 14 Others Hurt in Fort Bragg Training Exercise CLG News

Soldier Killed, 14 Others Hurt in Fort Bragg Training Exercise --An explosion during a training exercise at Fort Bragg has claimed the life of one soldier and left 14 others wounded, according to reports. | 15 Sept 2017 | A special forces soldier was killed and 14 soldiers wounded during an accidental explosion during a training exercise at Fort Bragg Thursday. The accident is under investigation by the USASOC, The Fayetteville Observer reported.

07:17

Russia Responds to Closure of Its Diplomatic Properties in America The Sleuth Journal

 

Russia Responds to Closure of Its Diplomatic Properties in America | russia-1024x683 | Special Interests World News

The Russian flag waves in the wind on the rooftop of the Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco, California, U.S., September 2, 2017. [image: REUTERS/Stephen Lam]

 

US closure, seizure and searches of Russias diplomatic properties in San Francisco, Washington and New York were flagrant Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations violations.

 

They represented unacceptable US hostility toward a sovereign nation threatening no one, reflecting the dismal state of bilateral relations, worsening, not improving, moving things closer to direct confrontation.

 

Thats where this is heading if a way isnt found to stop things from lurching toward war between the worlds dominant nuclear power...

07:16

Watch Someone Explain Why Bitcoin Is More Legit Than the Dollar in One Minute The Daily Sheeple

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Business mogul and Bitcoin enthusiast John McAfee appeared on CNBC Fast Money this week to respond to J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimons claims that Bitcoin is a fraud, and he managed to shut down Dimons allegations in just over one minute.

I would like to say this, Mr. Dimon: I respect you, sir, for your position. People who rise to your position are not idiots, McAfee began. However, siryou called Bitcoin a fraud. Im a Bitcoin miner. We create Bitcoins. It costs over one thousand dollars per coin to create a Bitcoin. What does it cost to create a U.S. dollar? Which one is the fraud? Because [the dollar] costs whatever the paper costs, but it costs me and other miners over a thousand dollars per coin its called proof of work.

McAfee then went on to explain the amount of computing power and electricity that goes into creating the digital currency. Surely theres some value in the work that we did to create the coin, he said, also pointing out that Bitcoins fluctuating value is nothing to sound the alarm over. The fact that Bitcoin is consistently growing in its use and its value has to say something. You know, sure it will rise and fall and it is highly volatile, as all new technologies are. At the same time, it is certainly not a fraud, he said.

When Fast Moneys host asked him about his infamous Twitter bet that Bitcoin will surpass $500,000 in three years, McAfee simply replied, Oh, I dont lose bets.

We hope not, Mr. McAfee.

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07:08

Storm Jose 'to regain Hurricane status' bound for USA east coast and Washington DC CLG News

Storm Jose 'to regain Hurricane status' bound for USA east coast and Washington DC --Jose is the hurricane season's 14th depression - NHC. | 15 Sept 2017 | Tropical Storm Jose could become a hurricane again on Friday, potentially causing life-threatening rip currents along the US coast and reaching Washington DC, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC said the storm is about 510 miles south-southwest of Bermuda with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour and could gradually turn toward the north in the next two days. The NHC said: "Some restrengthening is forecast to begin on Friday, and Jose will likely become a hurricane again by the weekend." Jose is projected to finish a clockwise loop in the Atlantic Ocean before heading north towards the US coast, potentially grazing Washington DC on Monday at 8.00pm EDT.

07:04

Facial recognition in the wrong hands: Don't trust the police around your new iPhone X Signs of the Times

On Tuesday, the world watched as Apple unveiled their tenth-anniversary special edition iPhone, the iPhone X. While iPhone boasts a newer more secure phone-using its patented new facial recognition system-internet sleuths were quick to point out the ominous implications behind the new tech. As RT reports, the iPhoneX replaces the iconic "home" button, featured on all previous versions, with a new "TrueDepth camera system." A little black bar at the top of the phone contains several sensors, cameras, and even a dot projector that all work together to create a mathematical 3D model of the owner's face. However, there are some ways this technology can actually be used against you. Imagine for a moment, you are one of the countless individuals who just filmed a gruesome act of police brutality. Many of those countless individuals, as TFTP has frequently reported, have found themselves subject to unlawful detainment and illegal search and seizure as cops attempt to erase any evidence of their wrongdoing. Now, imagine that the only thing standing in the way of a coverup of an innocent person being killed by police is the password on your phone to protect the video from police deleting it.

06:55

Amazon Deleting Bad Reviews Of Hillary Clintons Book Your News Wire

Amazon has been accused of censorship after it removed negative reviews of Hillary Clintons new book for supposedly violating community guidelines. The online retail giant has admitted to removing hundreds of one-star reviews of Clintons [...]

06:55

Dutch teenage soldier abused sexually, top brass covered up Dear Kitty. Some blog

This August 2016 video from the USA is called 12 Harrowing Stories About Military Sexual Assault.

Translated from Dutch daily De Volkskrant:

Defense department covered up abuse of soldier

For the first time, a male victim of sexual abuse in the armed forces is telling his story. The abuse took place at the Royal Military School, and was covered up by the senior officers.

By Maud Effting and Willem Feenstra, September 15, 2017, 20:27

The armed forces covered up an abuse case at the Royal Military School (KMS) in Weert in 1982. A male soldier, attacked by five soldiers and abused sexually by one of them, was sent away by the platoon command when he reported the incident. The perpetrators still have impunity. Three of them still work in the armed forces, two of them in high ranks.

In an interview with the Volkskrant that will be in tomorrows printed edition and will be online, former soldier Ronald Vreeburg (52) tells about the abuse, the subsequent cover up and the far-reaching consequences for his life. His story is largely confirmed by three (former) fellow soldiers.

It is for the first time that a male soldier in the Netherlands tells so openly about abuse. In the USA and England, in recent years, men in the military have been increasingly victims of sexual abuse. In the USA, even more than half of the victims of abuse in the army are male.

According to experts, this disclosure can serve as a catalyst for other male (former) soldiers who have experienced sexual abuse. Abuse scandals in the sports w...

06:47

How many prescriptions do doctors write every year? Signs of the Times

Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US. The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion. Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America. That's an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child. That's about one new prescription every month for every American. (Update: the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in 2016, 4,065,479,343 drug prescriptions were written by US doctors-an increase of 65 million.) The Medical News Today article concluded, "...the industry should be heartened by the growth of the number of prescriptions and spending." Yes, I'm sure the drug industry is popping champagne corks. We're talking about prescriptions here. We're not talking about the number of pills Americans took. We're also not counting over-the-counter drugs or vaccine shots.

06:45

Satellite Images Show 62 Rohingya Villages Targeted By Arson Your News Wire

New satellite imagery shows 62 villages in Rakhine, northern Burma, torched by the Burmese military in a deliberate ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims, forcing hundreds of thousands to flee across the border to Bangladesh. [...]

06:43

Market Talk- September 15th, 2017 Armstrong Economics

North Korea spooked markets yet again by launching a missile that reported flew over Japan, which came a day after North Korea claimed it would sink Japan. The events were short-livid however and after a brief flight to safety in gold, treasuries and the Yen markets quickly corrected back. The JPY traded into the low 110s but by US trading had drifted into the 111s. Gold did have a bid in Asian trading but by the late US session was testing $1320. The recovery had already taken place by the time Asia closed with the Nikkei closing in positive territory (+0.55%) with exporters and financials setting the pace. The Australian ASX closed down -0.8% led by industrials and miners. SENSEX and Hang Seng were both little changed but we saw a positive return for the core Shanghai index closing up +0.55% as the Yuan drifted again.

UK was the talk of the market today with both good and ad news. Sadly, there was an explosion on a London underground tube where it is to be people hurt and talk that it was terrorist attack. The markets were thin for about an hour but then returned to focus on a rallying Sterling and the declining FTSE. Late in the day the UK raised the terror threat level to critical. GBP made around 200 points against USD taking levels to 1.3610 before settling high 1.35s, a gain today of around 1.3%. Much of this was a direct result of weaker than expected US Retail Sales but the market does appear to be a positive spin top the latest BREXIT talks and the fact the BOE could be back in play soon. The forwards market now prices-in a 60% probability of a November move and February a done deal. Elsewhere in Europe both the CAC and DAX closed small down (-0.2%), while the Spanish IBEX was a little heavier losing -0.4% on the day.

US stocks hit yet more record highs even in the face of poor data but probably benefited on the back of marginally weaker currency against the basket. Retail Sales were 0.3% weaker than forecast at -0.2% and also the Industrial Production number was down almost 1% in August. We have just closed the week at record levels with the geopolitical uncertainty and US Dollar at almost the years lows. Volumes continue to be an issue but with many still on the side-lines, a market...

06:41

Jezebel: The biblical slandering of a queen of Israel Signs of the Times

Jezebel - even to this day her name is synonymous with wickedness and promiscuity. She was the most depraved of women, a murderess, an adulteress and worst of all an idolatress. She was so hated by some of the ancient followers of Yahweh that they went out of their way after her death to paint her as all things evil, even going so far as changing her actual title from the Virgin of Baal to the Whore of Baal. But what was it really that caused such a reaction from the followers of Yahweh? How could a mere woman challenge such men of God? The City of Samaria The story really begins after the death of King Solomon when the Israelites split into two kingdoms, Israel in the north and Judah in the south. The first king of the north was Omri and he established his capitol in a place called Samaria. Omri built his palace complex on a hill he purchased from a man named Shemer, for which he paid two talents of silver. The ancient city of Samaria today is split between Israeli and Palestinian control and, unfortunately, it is in a precarious state threatened by vandals, robbers, and neglect. The best-known excavations of the site date from 1908 to 1910 and then again in the 1930's. The Palestinian Department of Antiquities, formed in 1997, is working on protecting and excavating the site with about a dozen digs being conducted, so conditions are improving. This ancient site is one of the most documented by fact in the Bible, as well as the burial place of John the Baptist, Joseph, and ten kings of Israel. Is it the location of this city that has caused its virtual abandonment by archaeologists until recently or is it something more? It seems to have been ground zero for the war between the worshippers of the old goddesses and gods, and the followers of Yahweh, for whom there was no room for other gods, and no amount of violence and treachery was too extreme to achieve their ends. What truths may be buried in the city of Samaria?

06:38

U.S. Senate Betrays Constitution, Fails To Stop Perpetual War Policy Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 to kill an amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) which would repeal the 2001 and 2002...

06:36

New Documents Show Pentagon Is Shipping Billions Worth Of Weapons To Terrorists In Syria, Trying To Cover Its Tracks Activist Post

By Brandon Turbeville While Donald Trump garnered praise from many anti-imperialist activists and researchers after his public announcement that he was ending the CIAs program...

06:30

Are Young Men Leaving the Workforce Because Video Games Have Gotten Too Fucking Cool? disinformation

I think better video games are pretty much the reason we need universal basic income. We should honestly just have someone storm into Congress like: Have you seen video games these days?... The post Are Young Men Leaving the Workforce Because Video Games Have Gotten Too Fucking Cool? appeared first on disinformation.

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06:22

Ocean cycles, not humans, are responsible for climate change Signs of the Times

An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades. In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, describes new and cutting-edge research into natural climatic cycles, including the well known El Nino cycle and the less familiar North Atlantic Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation. He shows how interactions between these ocean cycles have been shown to drive changes in the global climate on timescales of several decades. Professor Tsonis says: "We can show that at the start of the 20th century, the North Atlantic Oscillation pushed the global climate into a warming phase, and in 1940 it pushed it back into cooling mode. The famous "pause" in global warming at the start of the 21st century seems to have been instigated by the North Atlantic Oscillation too."

06:19

Homeland Security Faces Lawsuit Over Warrantless Searches at Border Activist Post

By Derrick Broze The Department of Homeland Security faces a federal class action lawsuit for violating the rights of people crossing the U.S. border by searching...

06:16

Stuck On Stupid Is Systemic The Sleuth Journal

Stuck On Stupid Is Systemic | sheep | Propaganda Society US News

Once in a while a phrase embodies the critical circumstances of the times.  Society is essentially stuck on stupid.  The American social order is especially afflicted with the habitual disease of self-delusion.  In their gut people feel that all is not well.  But few know in their bones that the cause of the discontent is a lethal cancer.  The illusion of progress even infects the body politick.  The nature of or the methods used to practice the black ops of realpolitik is lost on the vast majority of empathic socially acceptable populace.  The notion that to be a good citizen, one must internalize the popular culture and established order is a malignant death sentence.  This vast melanoma of a deceptive virus is spread by defining the PC limits and curtailing meaningful political debate.  At its core is the art of perfecting stupidity as a national standard of conduct.

When General Russel Honore uttered this now famous adage, his frustration with the press was well founded.  Yet, for a civilized society to endure the prerequisite of a vigorous, skeptical, objective and investigative press is essential.  The certainty of failure in the mainstream press to operate by those principles is one of the few things that IS believable from their reporting.  The skill in asking and framing the optimum questions is at the root of insightful inquiry.  Reporters in the corporate media environment are employed and advance by their usefulness in serving the interests of their publisher masters.  The media moguls aspire to be the barons of the controlled culture.  As gatekeepers, they are an integral part of the master global plan for political integration and cultural assimilation.  On occasion, even inept reporters severely lacking the knack of germane analysis can prick the thick skin o...

06:13

Video evidence of cop's premeditated murder of a suspect not enough to convict him Signs of the Times

In December 2011, St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley violated department policy when he grabbed his personal AK-47, premeditated, and then murdered Anthony Lamar Smith. The planning of the murder and the actual murder were captured on the officer's dashcam. In spite of the overwhelming amount of evidence against him, a St. Louis judge on Friday found Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Smith. "This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense," St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote in his ruling. The verdict prompted immediate protests from groups who were already on the ground knowing the likely result. "What the country needs to know is, every single person in our country, we have a right to be mad," said Al Watkins, an attorney for Smith's fiance, Christina Wilson, after the verdict, according to CNN. "We have a right to disagree. We have a right to express our opinion. We have a right to protest."

06:09

Photojournalist charged with terrorism in Turkey RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

New York, September 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Turkish authorities to immediately release photojournalist ada Erdoan, and drop the anti-state charges against him. An Istanbul court on September 13 formally charged Erdoan with terrorism, according to the volunteer journalist collective 140journos....

06:09

Media And Clergy Orchestrated Civil Disorder Erupts In Downtown St Louis After Acquittal Qntra

Escalating civil disorder has gripped downtown Saint Louis after a former police officer was acquitted of murder in the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith which followed a high speed chase. Interest the case was drummed up by the local Fake News media and activist clergy members aligned with Black Lives Matter following the outrage they were able to bake in Ferguson, Missouri. Many local businesses have released their employees evacuate the city while local schools have dismissed classes early in order to allow their students to serve as footsoldiers in the disorder of Pantsuit making.

The accused officer was acquitted in a bench trial where the Judge concurred with the initial investigation of the shooting, that the evidence to justify a murder conviction was not there.

At present masses of protesters have obstructed a number of surface streets. It is probable that police lines containing the protesters may be breeched in time to conveniently allow the protesters to obscure Interstate 64 and other freeways just in time for the evening commute. The dominant sentiment among locals questioned about their feeling on the emergent disorder is "Really, again?"

06:07

Surge redux in Afghanistan - U.S. resolves to repeat failures Signs of the Times

The U.S. military and political leadership is so devoid of learning capability that it does not fight multiyear long wars. Instead it fights one disconnected campaign after the other on the very same battlefield. Each of these campaigns will repeat the mistakes that previous ones made and will have the same outcome. Thus we have seen several increases in troop numbers in Afghanistan. Each time such a surge happened under Bush, under Obama and now under Trump, the result was an increase in Taliban activity and success. We have seen the use of local militia forces fail under Obama when these were called Afghan Local Police. The 20,000 men strong ALP was supposedly "trained" to hold land against the Taliban. But the local police groups turned out to be local gangs who, thanks to their "official" status, could rob, rape and kill people without fear of retaliation. The suppressed population then turned to the Taliban for relief. The idea to create such a local force was so bad that it is time to repeat it:

06:02

Bipartisan Congress opposes Jeff Sessions, shuts down expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture Signs of the Times

Congress actually voted in favor of the American people by approving an amendment to shut down Jeff Sessions's proposed expansion of civil asset forfeiture. While it is a rare occasion when the group claiming to represent the will of the American people actually votes accordingly, the House of Representatives voted in opposition of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plan to expand civil asset forfeiture on Tuesday. The Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act will now include Amendment 126, which "restricts the use of the federal government's use of adoptive forfeiture." It is co-sponsored by a group of nine bipartisan representatives, including Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan, and Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat from Hawaii. "About to speak on the House floor in support of my amendment to rein in unconstitutional civil asset forfeiture," Amash wrote on Twitter. "We must defend our rights." Gabbard noted that she co-sponsored the bill because it was "yet another area where AG Sessions must be stopped in his unconstitutional attempts to expand civil asset forfeiture."

06:00

Beautiful birds in Cornwall Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

15 September 2017

Birds Relaxation Sounds and Beautiful Video Over 2 hours of relaxing tranquil bird sounds as beautiful birds visit my garden. Thanks for watching.

Video Produced by Paul Dinning Wildlife in Cornwall

Featuring young robin, adult robin, coal tit, blue tit and others.


05:58

UC Berkeley: 9 arrested in protest against Ben Shapiro Signs of the Times

At least nine people have been arrested as pro- and- counter-protests rocked the campus of the liberal University of California at Berkeley as it hosted conservative speaker, former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, police said. Ben Shapiro, the founder and the editor-in-chief of the conservative website the Daily Wire, was delivering his speech inside Zellerbach Hall at the campus on Thursday night, the university said in a statement. Some 600-700 people attended the event. In the meantime, about 1,000 people opposed to Shapiro speaking gathered outside the campus, holdings signs saying "Students Against Fascism and War". Some were chanting "No Trump, no KKK [Ku Klux Klan], no fascist USA," according to AP.

05:55

Pentagon Looking to Georgia to Help Arm Syrian Rebels The Fifth Column

Syria (EAN)  The United States negotiated with Georgia to buy weapons for Syrian rebel militias. While both the Pentagon and the Georgian government confirmed the deal, the Georgian government said it was still waiting for formal confirmation on where the weapons would end up before any deal was completed.

Thats according to a new investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. The OCCRP identified a network of arms suppliers around the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe who have sold weapons to the US as part of a Pentagon program to arm Syrian rebels.

Under the Pentagon program an American contracter, Alliant Techsystems Operations arranged a contract for $1,855,251 between the US and Georgia. Documents to that effect were published on the Pentagons website. Those documents originally identified Syria and Iraq as the destination of the weapons. But after OCCRP inquired about the program, portions of the document were redacted to eliminate the references to Syria and Iraq, said Dave Bloss, the Caucasus editor at OCCRP, in an interview with Georgian television station Rustavi 2.

Georgias Ministry of Defense responded to OCCRPs queries by saying the deal was not yet complete: Georgias Ministry of Defense said that an export deal was under negotiation but it had not yet received an end-user certificate from the Pentagon and no contract had been signed, OCCRP reported.

Kurds, Assyrians, and Arabs demonstrate against...

05:55

Watching Cassini's last moments from inside NASA mission control RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The Cassini team was at once somber and excited as they watched the spacecraft's radio heartbeat flicker out. Mika McKinnon joined them to say goodbye

05:46

White Cop Shoots Himself, Blames A Black Man Instead The Daily Sheeple

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A white Minnesota security officer confessed that he made up a story about a black man shooting him to cover up the fact that he shot himself, officials said earlier this week.

Brent Patrick Ahlers, a security officer for St. Catherine University, now faces charges for filing a false police report and for committing a misdemeanor, reports the Minneapolis Tribune. He was released from jail Thursday after being booked.

He was nervous about losing his job due to the fact that he had his gun at work, and what had occurred, so he made up the story to cover what had happened, police spokesman Mike Ernster told local media Wednesday.

Ahlers was guarding the St. Catherine University campus when the gun he was carrying discharged, wounding him in his shoulder Tuesday night. The schools security guards usually dont carry guns on the campus, so Ahlers made up a story about a black man shooting him out of fear he would get fired over the incident. He told the St. Paul Police Department that a black man in a navy sweatshirt had shot him.

Out of concern for student safety, the police placed the campus on lockdown in an effort to search for the black man with a short afro, as Ahlers described him.

It had basically 1,800 students held captive in their dorm rooms at St. Catherines, it had residents of the Mac-Groveland and Highland Park communities fearing they would be hurt in their homes, Ernster told the public.

Fifty-five police officers, along with K-9 dogs, searched the campus and the surrounding community for the mysterious black gunman late Tuesday night. The search continued into Wednesday, when Ahlers told officers that he had accidentally shot himself.

The local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) said that the incident just further reinforces racial stereotypes about black men.

Thats what black people live with, said Dianne Binns, president of the St. Paul NAACP. Weve been lynched, and weve been put in jail to find out later you havent done it. Thats the sad thing about it. It hasnt stopped.

The college placed Ahlers on paid leave and then fired him Thursday because he no longer reflected  the schools values, the college said in...

05:43

Mysterious 'earthquake lights' explained after Mexico's huge quake? Signs of the Times

After an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September, videos of fuzzy green smears in the night sky went viral online. Earthquake lights are a phenomenon so unusual that they border on myth. The first known reports of them are from 89 BC, with spotty descriptions over the centuries. Recently, they've been seen during foreshocks and the main earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy, in 2009, and as flashes of blue lightning over Wellington, New Zealand, in 2016. Comment: Strange glowing in the sky during New Zealand's earthquake possibly 'earthquake lightning' "These phenomena are well-documented because of so many security cameras running day and night now," says Friedemann Freund at NASA's Ames Research Center.

05:33

Russia Rejects Demand By Israel To Create Syria Buffer Zone Your News Wire

Russia has reportedly rejected a demand by Israel to create a buffer zone in Syria. The buffer zone would prohibit any forces allied to the Syrian government government from entering. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, has [...]

05:28

German company HeidelbergCement whitewashes its plunder of Palestinian resources Signs of the Times

HeidelbergCement is trying to present its theft of Palestinian natural resources under the cover of Israeli military occupation as a force for good. For a decade, the German company has operated without permission of the Palestinians a quarry on land stolen from the village of al-Zawiya, in the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities gave HeidelbergCement's subsidiary Hanson Israel permission to exploit Nahal Raba, one of a number of Israeli and internationally run quarries in Area C. Area C is the roughly 60 percent of the West Bank that remains under complete Israeli military control under the terms of the Oslo accords of the early 1990s.

05:26

Vaccination, social violence, and criminality: The medical cartel's assault on the human brain Signs of the Times

I am a medical writer and medical historian who never went to medical school. Sometimes this is held against me, but not having an M.D. degree can also be an advantage in writing about medicine, since one does not have the prejudices and blind spots that come with a medical education. One of the most common of these prejudices is that the medical profession never does anything systematically harmful to the patient. But, after all, we all know that bloodletting was used for centuries and, even in the United States, was only fully abandoned in the 20th century. Although it was positively harmful to patients, physicians insisted on using it. What is more, intelligent laymen understood - long before the medical profession itself - that this procedure was damaging to the health. Physicians had difficulty appreciating this fact because that's how they were making their living, and it is hard, even for a physician, to take an objective attitude toward how he earns his (or her) daily bread. The asbestos and the tobacco companies, after all, were not the first to come forward and say that asbestos and tobacco are bad for your health. Another procedure which intelligent laypersons realize is actively harmful to health, but which is still desperately defended by physicians, is the childhood vaccination. The first book I wrote on this subject (coauthored with Barbara Loe Fisher) was DPT: A Shot in the Dark in 1985. The second was Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality, in 1990.

05:25

Creating radio-induced auroras with HAARP Signs of the Times

People travel north from all over for a chance to see the aurora. Soon, Chris Fallen will make his own. Sometime around the darkness of the Sept. 19 new moon, the space physicist will travel to an antenna field off the Copper River. There, he will pulse transmitters on and off to create radio-induced aurora, also known as airglow. The UAF researcher will use the HAARP facility to attempt to do from below what the sun does from above to create a display of aurora. "Energetic electrons ionize and excite gases in the upper atmosphere," he said. "They release photons when they de-excite again. Here, we're doing the process from below with HF radio waves." The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a group of high-frequency radio transmitters powered by four diesel tugboat generators and one from a locomotive. Using an extensive field of antennae, the transmitters send a focused beam of radio-wave energy into the aurora zone. There, that energy can stimulate a speck of the electrical Sun-Earth connection about 100 miles above our heads. UAF's Geophysical Institute, where Fallen works, took over operation of HAARP in 2015.

05:24

Snowfall recorded at higher elevations in Montana with winter storm warning issued Signs of the Times

Big, fluffy snowflakes are falling in some parts of Montana today, and snowplows are out working to clear the roads at higher elevations. The Montana Department of Transportation says that people driving through mountain passes should be alert for conditions ranging from slush to ice to snow. Rain at lower elevations and snow at higher elevations is expected to continue through Saturday. Temperatures are expected to dip into the 30s tonight for most areas, and even below freezing for some spots.

05:13

Initial Report on the Transition National Gathering and Movement Strategy Session RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Initial Report on the Transition National Gathering and Movement Strategy Session

05:12

How Many Drug Scripts Do Doctors Write per Year? The Daily Sheeple

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Medical News Today reports that, in 2011, there was a modest uptick in the number of prescriptions written in the US.

The increase brought the total to: 4.02 billion.

Yes, in 2011, doctors wrote 4.02 billion prescriptions for drugs in America.

Thats an average of roughly 13 prescriptions for each man, woman, and child.

Thats about one new prescription every month for every American. (Update: the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that in 2016, 4,065,479,343 drug prescriptions were written by US doctorsan increase of 65 million.)

The Medical News Today article concluded, the industry should be heartened by the growth of the number of prescriptions and spending. Yes, Im sure the drug industry is popping champagne corks.

Were talking about prescriptions here. Were not talking about the number of pills Americans took. Were also not counting over-the-counter drugs or vaccine shots.

Pharmacopoeia, a 2011 exhibition at the British Museum, estimated that the average number of pills a person takes in his or her own lifetime in the UK is 14,000. Thats as a result of prescriptions. Including over-the-counter drugs, the 14,000 number would swell to 40,000 pills taken in a lifetime.

What are the effects of all these drugs?

We are looking at a supreme Trojan Horse that is rotting out America and all other countries from the inside. Wars, no wars, economic deprivation, economic prosperity, the drugs continue to do their work, debilitating and ruining and terminating lives.

Many sources can be cited to confirm this assessment.

On January 8th, 2001, the LA Times published an article by one of the best medical reporters in the business, Linda Marsa: When Good Drugs Do Harm. Marsa quoted researcher Dr. David Bates, who indicated that, in the US, there are 36 million serious adverse reactions to medical drugs per year.

On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published the most stunning mainstream estimate of medical-drug damage in history: Is US health really the best in the world? The author was Dr. Barbara Starfield, a respected public-health researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Starfield concluded that medical drugs were killing Americans at the rate of 106,000 per year.

Thats a million deaths per decade.

This is a conservative sketch of the Trojan Horse that has been placed in the center of every countr...

05:11

'Elaborate underworld' of Mayan pyramids to be investigated by archaeologists Signs of the Times

For the first time in 50 years, the ruins of Chichn Itz are being investigated by archaeologists. The team from the Great Maya Aquifer Project aim to discover if "local legends of an elaborate underworld are true." Built more than 1,000 years ago, the ancient Mayan pyramid in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula will be explored using a modified ground-penetrating radar (GPR) to locate passageways and rooms in El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcan. "Something on this scale has never been attempted, but we're confident that it will help us understand this site in a way that wasn't possible before," Great Maya Aquifer Project Director Guillermo de Anda, told National Geographic. "With this data, I believe we will conclusively find out if the local legends of an elaborate underworld are true."

05:10

Eastside Sol' envisions the clean energy future we want to build together RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

California has made great progress rolling out programs intended to make clean energy technologies like solar power and electric vehicles more affordable for all Californians. However, if we are going to continue to lead the vision for what a clean energy future can look like, we still have a lot of work to do. These []

05:07

Harvard University Bends the Knee to the CIA Liberty Blitzkrieg

Let's get caught up real quick. On Wednesday, Harvard University announced that Chelsea Manning -- who leaked evidence of U.S. war crimes in Iraq to Wikileaks and was incarcerated for seven years before being pardoned by Barack Obama -- had been named a visiting fellow. I disagree with almost everything Obama did as president, but his pardoning of Manning is something I applaud. Then the CIA complained.

The complaint was swift and two-pronged. First, former acting director of the CIA, Michael Morell, wrote a letter by which he resigned in protest. Then the current CIA director, Michael Pompeo wrote a note of his own, which included support for Morell. Morell's letter is absolutely incredible if you know some of this guy's history. I suggest reading the entire thing.

Towards the end of the letter, Morell has the nerve to write:

"I have an obligation to my conscience -- and I believe to the country -- to stand up against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information."

Let's now take a moment to review this man's well documented conscience.

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05:03

Cassini, NASAs 13-year Saturn mission, has ended blogfactory

As per plan the Cassini mission to Saturn is over.

Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a death dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.

The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturns upper atmosphere at a high speed and plunged itself into the planet just after 6:30 a.m. ET Friday. Given the amount of time it takes signals to reach Earth, the final signal and last bits of data reached the Deep Space Networks Canberra Station in Australia about an hour and a half later.
NASA confirmed the spacecrafts demise at 7:55 a.m. ET, as predicted.
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For about a minute, Cassini was able to transmit new data about the planets composition as long as its antenna remained pointed toward Earth, with the assist from small thrusters. Then, the spacecraft burned and disintegrated due to the heat and high pressure of the hostile atmosphere. It became part of the planet it set out to explore.
It was a perfect spacecraft, said Julie We...

05:03

Light-Turmeric Extract Combo Treats Psoriasis Effectively The Sleuth Journal

Light-Turmeric Extract Combo Treats Psoriasis Effectively | turmeric_extract_treats_psoriasis_greenmedinfo | Natural Medicine

Oral turmeric extract (curcumin) in combination with light therapy produces remarkable healing results in patients with severe-to-moderate psoriasis.

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory skin condition characterized by itchy, dry, scaly plaques.  Conventional treatment, which involves drugs and sometimes surgery, is often ineffective, leading many to search for alternative treatments. Many of these, however, have not been studied clinically and while working in some circumstances, may not be taken as seriously as so-called evidence-based natural interventions.

Thankfully, there are a number of natural interventions that have undergone conventional research protocols, over thirty of which can be viewed on our psoriasis research page.  You will notice that curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric, features high on the list, with four studies concerning its potential therapeutic value.  Now, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial published in the European Journal of Dermatology has found that oral curcumin extract in combination with visible light therapy (phototherapy) is highly effective at improving the condition of adults with plaque psoriasis.

Titled, Effects of Curcuma extract and visible light on adults with plaque psoriasis, European researchers conducted a trial with patients suffering from moderate to severe psoriasis. They received c...

05:03

No charges for cops who tasered teen to death Signs of the Times

As the Free Thought Project reported earlier this year, police were caught on video tasering a young man's testicles and his body - until he died. Then, in June we learned that although the Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson found that the officers involved had committed a crime during their torture - they cannot be charged. Now, to add insult to unaccountable injury and death, according to court documents released this week, the cops are defending their tactics, calling their torturous acts that fateful night, standard procedure. Last week, Mesquite police officers Jack Fyall, Richard Houston, Alan Gafford, Zachary Scott, William Heidelburg and Bill Hedgpeth, the ones responsible for the death of Graham Dyer, asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them by his Dyer's parents. "If I could go back in time and have this case, it would be indicted," said Michael Snipes, the first assistant district attorney. "We would have pursued criminally negligent homicide charges." These charges cannot be brought now, however, because - in spite of the family only recently finding out about their son's horrifying death - cops kept the footage of it secret long enough for the statute of limitations to expire.

04:54

Huge floods hit Penang, Malaysia Signs of the Times

Traffic on the Penang island came to a standstill amid massive floods after a downpour throughout the night. The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) said on its Facebook page that as of 9.30am, the water levels in the river had exceeded the dangerous level. The Star Online reported that all main routes to the city's central business district were cut off by flood waters since 6am today, with levels reaching from knee-deep to chest-high. Flood waters in the Jalan P. Ramlee area were reportedly up to 1.5m deep.

04:52

British author thinks she's cracked the Black Dahlia case Signs of the Times

There's no doubt the beautiful, raven-haired young actress would have attracted attention as she arrived at the swanky Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles one cold day in January 1947. But poignantly Elizabeth Short only realised true fame through her horrifying murder - which went on to become one of the most notorious unsolved cases in US history. On the morning of January 15th that same year and one week after she was last seen alive at the Biltmore, the 22-year-old's naked and mutilated body was discovered abandoned on a grassy verge in a lonely corner of LA. She had been cut in two neatly at the waist - and drained of blood with frightening precision. The case was quickly dubbed The Black Dahlia, a play on the title of film noir classic The Blue Dahlia starring Veronica Lake which had been released the previous year - and reference to Short's jet-black hair, dark lacy clothes and mystery surrounding her short life.

04:49

President Assad sends letter to Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei, thanking his country for their assistance and fighting ISIS Signs of the Times

Syrian President Bashar Assad has sent a letter to Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, thanking him and Iran for their assistance in the war in Syria for helping lift the ISIS-imposed siege on Deir Ezzor. "In the beginning, I would like to congratulate in the warmest terms Your Excellency and the friendly government and people of Iran on the strategic achievements that the Syrian Arab Army has made with the cooperation of our allies and friends, in breaking the siege on Deir Ezzor city," Assad said in a part of the message. This comes as only last week pro-Syrian government forces broke the three-year long siege on Deir Ezzor city.

04:48

BEST OF THE WEB: Who really rules America? The power elite in the time of Trump Signs of the Times

In the last few months, several competing political, economic and military sectors - linked to distinct ideological and ethnic groups - have clearly emerged at the centers of power. We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite: 1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the 'Israel First' crowd. 2. National capitalists, linked to rightwing ideologues. 3. Generals, linked to the national security and the Pentagon apparatus, as well as defense industry. 4. Business elites, linked to global capital. This essay attempts to define the power wielders and evaluate their range of power and its impact.

04:48

Venezuelas Maduro, MUD to Continue Dialogue New on Venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelas next round of talks between the government and opposition are set to take place on September 27.

04:46

The Left's Long History of Militant Resistance to Fascism RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators about how to wage resistance and build a better world. Mark Bray: My name is Mark Bray. I am a historian and a lecturer at Dartmouth College and author [...]

04:43

Amazon.com censors criticism of Hillary Clintons book Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 6 September 2017 video from the USA is called Clintons New Book Is Chock Full Of Bernie Blame.

Hillary Clinton made Donald Trump president. Whom does she blame for it? Herself? No, you guessed it Bernie Sanders; who would have beaten Trump.

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Why is Amazon deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clintons new book?

15 September 2017

Amazon, the worlds largest online reseller, has deleted over 1,000 negative comments on Hillary Clintons newly-released book, What Happened, to give the book a five-star rating.

The books Amazon user rating is higher than the most popular editions of War and Peace and A Tale of Two Cities, widely considered to be among the greatest books ever written.

Early on Wednesday, the day of its release, the book had an extremely low rating of two and a half stars, based on nearly 1,700 reviews. But that figure was slashed to just over 500 later in the day, and stands at 623 at the time of this writing. The rating shot up to 4.9, rounded up to five stars in the graphic shown to users.

Amazon sought to justify this blatant act of mass censorship. We do however have mechanisms in place to ensure that the voices of many do not drown out the voices of...

04:40

Ex-CIA chief resigns from Harvard University protesting Manning fellowship Signs of the Times

Former CIA Director Michael Morell has resigned from Harvard University in protest after it announced Chelsea Manning had been selected as a visiting fellow to the school. "I can't be part of an organization that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information," Michael Morrell, a senior fellow, wrote in his resignation letter to the Dean of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Thursday. "Senior leaders in our military have stated publicly that the leaks by Ms. Manning put the lives of US soldiers at risk,"Morell added. "I have an obligation in my conscience - and I believe to the country - to stand against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information."

04:38

Carbon tax by stealth Down Under - To save the world by banning *old style* two-stroke lawn mowers, weed whackers, outboard boat motors! Signs of the Times

Cory Bernardi outlines legislation that has just passed banning *old-style* 2-stroke motors from 2019 - meaning lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, weed whackers, and outboard boat motors. In Australia mowers and fishing tinnies are heritage material. It's a new carbon tax by stealth, pretending to be about health. h/t to Tim Blair who adds a movie of Australians dancing with lawn mowers for the Sydney Olympic opening ceremony (just to give you foreigners some appreciation of how attached Australians are to them). Stock up now. You may not be able to buy them (legally) after 2019. I predict a high black market value decent prices for "Vintage models on ebay".

04:34

High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government The Daily Sheeple

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A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied into the mainstream media (MSM.) He elaborated that the CIA was the central node of the shadow government and controlled all of other 16 intelligence agencies despite the existence of the DNI. The agency also controls defense and intelligence contractors, can manipulate the president and political decisions, has the power to start wars, torture, initiate coups, and commit false flag attacks he said.

As Shipp stated, the CIA was created through executive order by then Pre...

04:24

'Sense of Congress': Senate Intel slips sentence into bill that could lead to spying on US citizens Signs of the Times

A Senate panel may be stealthily trying to give federal law enforcement a new tool to go after the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks and its U.S. collaborators. A one-sentence "Sense of Congress" clause was tacked onto the end of a massive 11,700-word bill that was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee and is likely to come before the full Senate later this month. The clause says that WikiLeaks "resembles a non-state hostile intelligence service" and that the U.S. government "should treat it as such." The intended target might not be Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks who has been holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012. Federal law enforcement, experts say, is likely targeting anyone collaborating with his organization.

04:23

Worse than we thought: New emails show Clinton aide Abedin mishandled classified info on host of sensitive issues Signs of the Times

Government watchdog Judicial Watch has just released a new batch of emails, more than 1600 pages worth, belonging to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and longtime aide Huma Abedin. The emails, released by the State Department as part of a lawsuit, show further mishandling of classified information. The list of egregious incidents is long, including exposure of a classified conversation about U.S.-Israeli relations, the war against drug cartels in Mexico, details about Clinton's arrival in war torn Afghanistan, Afghanistan elections and much more. Here are a few, bolding is mine:

04:23

North Koreas latest missile test draws global condemnations blogfactory

China and Russia have condemned a new missile launch by North Korea as international pressure mounts on Pyongyang over its ongoing missile and nuclear tests.

North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific on Friday. The missile flew over Hokkaido in the north and landed in the Pacific about 2,000 kilometers to the east.

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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Beijing was opposed to ballistic missile launches by North Korea in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

Currently the situation on the Korean Peninsula is complex, sensitive and serious. All parties concerned should exercise restraint and avoid any acts that may escalate tensions, the Chinese official said.

Hua, however, denied that China had any major role in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and said that it lay upon the parties directly involved, namely the United States and North Korea, to resolve the conflict.

In addition to China, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, Russia is deeply concerned by the latest provocative launches which lead to a further escalation of tensions on the peninsula.

Peskov said President Vladimir Putin had discussed the missile launch with the Russian security council.

Participants exchanged their views about the situation, he said. We firmly condemn the continuation of such provocative actions.

Global condemnation

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in addition to state officials from the United States, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France and other countries, have all strongly condemned North Koreas latest missile test as a provocative move.

Guterres called on the North Korean leadership to cease further testing, comply with the relevant Security Council resolutions, and allow space to explore the resumption of sincere dialog on denuclearization, read a statement by his spokesman.

Stoltenberg said in a message posted on Twitter, North Koreas missile launch is another reckless breach of UN resolutions, a major threat to international peace and security which demands a global response.

In Germany, a government spokesman said Berlin condemns the latest missile test from North Korea in the strongest terms.

The French Foreign Ministry also censured the test. France is ready to work, notably within the UN Security Council and the European Union, on strengthening measures that will help to allow the Pyongyang regime realize it has no in...

04:21

Stop pretending that fundamentalist Islam and violence aren't linked, says top Muslim scholar Signs of the Times

Indonesia, the world's biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of Islam that draws on not just the faith's tenets but local spiritual and cultural traditions. As a result, the nation has long been a voice of, and for, moderation in the Islamic world. Yet Indonesia is not without its radical elements. Though most are on the fringe, they can add up to a significant number given Indonesia's 260-million population. In the early 2000s, the country was terrorized by Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a homegrown extremist organization allied with al-Qaeda. JI's deadliest attack was the 2002 Bali bombing that killed 202 people. While JI has been neutralized, ISIS has claimed responsibility for recent, smaller terrorist incidents in the country and has inspired some Indonesians to fight in Syria - Indonesians who could pose a threat when they return home. The country has also seen the rise of hate groups that preach intolerance and violence against local religious and ethnic minorities, which include Shia and Ahmadiya Muslims. Among Indonesia's most influential Islamic leaders is Yahya Cholil Staquf, 51,advocates a modern, moderate Islam. He is general secretary of the Nahdlatul Ulama, which, with about 50 million members, is the country's biggest Muslim organization. Yahya. This interview, notable for Yahya's candor, was first published on Aug. 19 in German in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Here are excerpts translated from the original Bahasa Indonesia into English.

04:19

J-Alert warnings issued after Korean missile launch blogfactory

TOKYO (Jiji Press) The Fire and Disaster Management Agency issued warnings via the J-Alert system to 12 prefectures in the northern to central parts of the country after North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Friday morning.

above~Japan Self-Defense Force tanks and other armored vehicles take part in an exercise

A warning on the launch was issued at 7 a.m., about three minutes after the firing of the missile, and information that the missile passed over Japan was released at 7:07 a.m.

Only on Thursday, the agency introduced new alert wording in the early warning system urging people to take shelter in buildings or underground in the event of a missile launch, in place of the previous one calling for evacuation to sturdy buildings or underground.

The change was made in response to inquiries from citizens and local governments about what people should do if there are no strong buildings nearby.

The 12 prefectures alerted for Fridays missile firing were Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Niigata and Nagano. The same prefectures received J-Alert warnings when North Korea fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Aug. 29.

Both missiles traveled over Hokkaido.

The agency made another revision in the J-Alert system informing recipients of the areas over which the missile flew. The missile is seen to have passed over Hokkaido to the Pacific Ocean, the latest message said.

But some problems occurred. In the city of Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, email alerts were not sent to some registered residents, and the missile warnings from the citys emergency radio system were interrupted during the broadcast.

In the case of the Aug. 29 missile launch, problems, including local disaster radio systems failing to broadcast related warnings, happened in 24 municipalities in nine prefectures due to mechanical trouble and other reasons.


04:17

Russian Navy, continues anti~terrorist campaign, launching cruise missiles into eastern Syria blogfactory

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Russian Warships Launch Cruise Missiles on ISIL Targets in Syria

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ABOARD THE ADMIRAL ESSEN (AP) Russia fired a salvo of cruise missiles from the Mediterranean on Thursday and said they struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group targets in eastern Syria. Activists there said at least 20 civilians were killed in what they described as a fanatical bombardment blaming some of it on Russia and some on the United States.

It was not clear whether there was a connection between the Russian military strikes and the activists accounts, reflecting the challenge of verifying the conflicting claims in the hostile environment of Syrias civil war, now in its seventh year.

The seven Kalibr cruise missiles, launched from the submarines Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino, hit ISIL installations in Deir el-Zour province, the Russian Defense Ministry said. The province is where forces backed separately by Washington and Moscow are racing to seize territory in the jihadist groups shrinking Euphrates River valley domain.

But Turkey-based activist Omar Abou Layla said their local contacts reported fanatical levels of bombardment on three ISIL-held towns and vill...

04:06

Arsenal overcomes their doubts and fears to beat Cologne blogfactory

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PARIS (AFP-Jiji) Alexis Sanchez scored a stunning goal as Arsenal came from behind to beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League clash on Thursday that was delayed for an hour because of crowd trouble.

Kickoff in the Group H opener at the Emirates Stadium was put back until 9:05 p.m. local time in the interests of crowd safety after problems caused by thousands of ticket-less Cologne supporters arriving at the ground.

Police confirmed four arrests were made before kickoff while there were reports of scuffles inside the stadium.

However, when the match did get under way, those traveling fans who got in were treated to a stunning 40-yard strike by Jhon Cordoba that put Cologne ahead with Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina caught out of his area.

Arsenal improved in the second half, and substitute Sead Kolasinac volleyed it level before a brilliant goal by Sanchez gave it a 67th-minute lead.

The Chilean cut in from the left flank before curling a sublime effort into the far top corner, and the three points were secure when Hector Bellerin made it 3-1 late on after Theo Walcotts effort had been saved by Timo Horn.

The win, and coming back from losing, obviously gives you a boost. Now well train hard in the coming days to be ready for the weekend, Bellerin, whose side go to Chelsea on Sunday, told BT Sport.

Arsene Wengers side is next in European action in two weeks in Belarus against BATE Borisov, which drew 1-1 at Red Star Belgrade.

Earlier, Evertons group-stage campaign got off to a disastrous start as Ronald Koemans side was taken apart in Italy, losing 3-0 to Atalanta.

The Serie A club back in Europe after a 26-year absence was forced to entertain its English visitors in Reggio Emilia, a two-hour drive south of its base in Bergamo, because its own stadium does not have a license for European games.

But that did not prove a hindrance to Gian Piero Gasperinis side, which completely overran Everton, scoring all its goals in the first half courtesy of Andrea Masiello, Alejandro Gomez and Bryan Cristante.

Gomezs goal, a stunning curling strike from outside the area, was the pick of the bunch for Atalanta, which also saw Remo Freuler strike the bar early in the second period.

A lot went wrong. In the first half they showed more aggression, more passion, and thats really painful because in my opinion it starts with that and then you need quality with the ball, Koeman told BT Sport.

The commitment and passion they showed in the first half was much stronger than us.


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04:02

S. Korea drill simulates strike on DPRK blogfactory

SEOUL (Jiji Press) South Koreas military fired Hyunmoo-2 short-range ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan on Friday in a drill responding to North Koreas latest launch of a ballistic missile over Japan.

[object Object]The exercise simulated a preemptive strike against a launch site in Pyongyang.

The military said it conducted the drill at the same time as North Koreas missile firing, suggesting that South Korea has the ability to detect signs of an imminent missile launch by North Korea and deliver a preemptive attack.

On Thursday morning, South Korean President Moon Jae In was briefed on signs of a North Korean missile firing and ordered an immediate missile exercise in the event of an actual launch, according to officials of the presidential office.

After North Korea fired the missile over Japan on Friday morning, Moon called a meeting of the National Security Council and condemned the latest provocative act by the reclusive state.

He instructed relevant government offices to take every precautionary step to deal with the possibility of an electromagnetic pulse attack or attacks with biological and chemical weapons

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03:59

Dear Jamie Dimon: Predict the Crash that Takes Down Your Produces-Nothing, Parasitic Bank and Well Listen to your Bitcoin Prediction The Daily Sheeple

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This is the begging-for-the-overthrow-of-a-corrupt-status-quo economy we have thanks to the Federal Reserve giving the J.P. Morgans and Jamie Dimons of the world the means to skim and scam the bottom 95%.

Dear Jamie Dimon: quick quiz: which words/phrases are associated with you and your employer, J.P. Morgan? Looting, pillage, rapacious, exploitive, only saved from collapse by massive intervention by the Federal Reserve, the source of rising wealth inequality, crony capitalism, privatized profits-socialized losses, low interest rates = gift from savers to banks, bloviating overpaid C.E.O., propaganda favoring the financial elite, tool of the top .01%, destroyer of democracy, financial fraud goes unpunished, free money for financiers, debt-serfdom, produces nothing of value to society or the bottom 99.5%.

Jamie, if you answered all of them, youre correct. The only reason you have a soapbox from which you can bloviate is the central bank (Federal Reserve) saved you and your neofeudal looting machine (bank) from well-deserved oblivion in 2008-09, and the unprecedented, co-ordinated campaign by global central banks to buy trillions of dollars of bonds and stocks.

Central Banks Have Purchased $2 Trillion In Assets In 2017

This 8-year long central bank intervention has:

1) transferred billions in what were once interest payments earned by savers and pension funds to banks such as J.P. Morgan

2) boosted your sales by flooding the financial system with low-cost credit

3) lifted your stock far above its value in an unmanipulated market and thus

4) awarded you immense stock-option and bonus-based wealth for doing nothing but letting the central banks enrich J.P. Morgan and its peers.

In other words, your claim of financial genius is based solely on central bank intervention. J.P Morgan would have done very well in the past eight years if theyd replaced you with a crash-test dummy. In fact, the shareholders would have done much, much better if the crash-test dummy had a Post-It note on its chest reading buy bitcoin.

Compare the return for an investor who believed your shuck-and-jive claim to financial genius and &...

03:57

Facebook is spreading fake news says Hillary Clinton blogfactory

 

Its not just sour grapes at losing.

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused Facebook of spreading fake news, adding that she will make the online social media and networking service to own up to its role in this regard.

Clinton said in an interview with MSNBC on Friday that Facebook had published thousands of political ads over the past two years that were linked to fake accounts based in Russia.

We may have our disagreements among Americans, were not going to let the Russians come in and divide us. And so were going to make Facebook own up to everything. Theyve just begun to own up. They have a long way to go before they get to where they need to be, in my opinion, she said.

Other tech companies, were going to go after these provocateurs, these Russians posing as Americans, these content farms in Macedonia, these thousand trolls, these tens of thousands of bots, because you know what, we have every right to have a rigorous debate in America, but we dont want it being interfered with and suborned by Putin and his allies, Clinton continued.

Last week, Facebook announced that it found that 470 inauthentic accounts spent about $100,000 to buy some 3,000 ads during the 2016 US presidential campaign. However, the majority of the ads were largely promoting social issues, like immigration and gun control. They did not target Clinton or Trump.

Clinton had been leading Trump throughout the campaign in most of the polls except for the last week of the election when she lost ground to her Republican rival, Donald Trump.

Clinton says she lost the November 8 election because the Russian government and the Trump campaign conspired against her, an allegation that both Moscow and Trump deny.

Last week, Clinton once again blamed Russia for lo...

03:54

Violence spiralling out of control in Central Africa blogfactory

A record number of people more than 1.1 million have been uprooted in Central African Republic by spiraling violence between armed groups which threatens to plunge the country back into full-blown conflict, the United Nations said on Friday.

A surge in militia fighting in several hotspots since May has driven the number of people seeking refuge in neighboring nations to more than 500,000, while about 600,000 are displaced within the country, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

This represents the highest number of people forced from their homes since the conflict erupted in 2013, when the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted the president, provoking a backlash from Christian anti-balaka militias, according to UNHCR.

With at least a fifth of the population now displaced, UN peacekeepers and national security forces are struggling to contain the rising violence, a UN report said last week.

Fresh and fierce clashes between armed groups have wrought increasing suffering, deaths and destruction, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic said in a statement. If the violence goes unchecked, this could fully reverse progress towards recovery.

Nearly one in two people in Central African Republic more than 2.2 million need aid amid the rising violence, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Displaced people from Gambo count grains bags on August 14, 2017, in Loungougba, south-eastern Central African Republic. (Photo by AFP)

Yet several aid agencies such as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Plan International have been forced to temporarily suspend their operations in recent months, as militants loot humanitarian compounds, attack staff and raid health facilities.

Central African Republic is among the worlds most dangerous countries for aid workers who have been attacked on about 200 occasions so far this year OCHAs country head Joseph Inganji told the Thomson Reuters Foundation last month.

The countrys humanitarian response plan for 2017 has been less than a third funded $148 million of a requested $497 million the UNs Financial Tracking Service (FTS) shows.

The consequences could be disastrous, if there are no further resources to meet the mounting needs, Mahecic said.

(Source: Reuters)


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03:54

Elite Epidemic: At Least 10 US Mayors Accused of Child Sex Crimes Since 2016 Signs of the Times

High-level politicians from coast to coast have a sick problem. Since 2016, the mayors of ten cities have been charged or convicted of child sex crimes. As TFTP reported yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has resigned after a fifth victim has come forward and alleged the mayor raped him as a child-it was his cousin. While this is certainly a massive revelation, it is important to note that Ed Murray is only one name on a long list of mayors accused of child sex-related crimes since 2016. According to a scathing report from the Daily Caller, at least 10 current and former mayors have been accused of unspeakable crimes against children. Ranging from child porn to rape, some of the victims were as young as four-years-old. The mayor of Stillwater, New York, Rick Nelson resigned earlier this month after he was caught and arrested with child porn. According to the Times Union, Nelson's arrest marked at least the fifth time in the last 42 years that the former school bus driver has been accused of victimizing children or teenagers.

03:52

For first time in 300 years, no-one is living on Barbuda RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Hurricane Irma has extinguished human life on the Caribbean island of Barbuda, with no-one living there for the first time in centuries.

03:51

Brazilian President facing additional serious charges ! blogfactory

Brazilian President Michel Temer has been accused of racketeering and obstruction of justice, adding two more charges to the previous ones.

Temer acted as leader of a criminal organization, according to a statement posted by Chief Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot on Thursday.

The prosecutor stated Temers gang made up of senior members of his PMDB party had allegedly taken $190 million in bribes in return for contracts at public companies.

The charges derive in part from testimony given by the owners of the worlds largest meat packer, JBS, brothers Joesely and Wesley Batista.

They told prosecutors that they met Temer at his home and secretly recorded him allegedly discussing paying hush money to a witness.

Temer has denied the recording shows anything incriminating.

His lawyers also challenged the testimony saying it was unreliable because Joesely Batista withheld information from prosecutors.

It is the second set of criminal charges filed against the president based on the plea-bargain testimony of the JBS meat packers.

The picture released by Brazil Photo Press taken on October 27, 2015, shows Joesley Batista, an executive from meat packing giant JBS. (Photo by AFP)

They accused Temer of taking bribes in return for political favors and of conspiring to buy the silence of a witness who could implicate the leader.

In a statement on Thursday, Temer strongly rejected all allegations of wrongdoing.

Temers earlier corruption charge, that he took bribes from JBS executives, was blocked in August by his allies in the lower house of Congress, which has the power to decide whether a president should stand trial by the Supreme Court.

Despite the lower houses move to block the charges, they remain valid and can be pursued by prosecutors once Temer leaves office. His term ends on January 1, 2019.

Brazils sprawling corruption probes have resulted in former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas conviction and four pending trials; investigations and charges implicating three former presidents and dozens of members of Congress; and guilty verdicts against well over 100 powerful business and political figures.

Most of the schemes involve political kickbacks in return for contracts at government-run enterprises or cheap loans from Brazils state development bank.

The racketeering charge against Temer was based on the plea bargain testimony of Lucio Funaro, a businessman who accused the president and his closest aides in the ruling PMDB party of operating a criminal organization to collect bribes in exchange for political influence.

The obst...

03:46

Putin's Surprise Myanmar Challenge from Chechnya RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Copyright show:  No Ramzan Kadyrov has called himself a foot soldier in Putin's army, but now he is openly defying the Kremlin by taking sides with the Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar   There was an unusual protest this past weekend in Moscow, when several hundred men from Russia's Caucasus region and various former-Soviet Muslim republics demonstrated outside the embassy of Myanmar. read more

03:41

Brown dwarfs have strong magnetic fields just like real stars RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Failed stars called brown dwarfs straddle the line between big planets and small stars. An observation of a magnetic field puts another tick in the star column

03:40

A Move to Restore Dignity to Syria's Victims RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Expand Stockholm District Court, where most of Sweden's war crimes cases are adjudicated. Balkees Jarrah/Human Rights Watch The photograph is disturbing. A young man in military fatigues is standing on dead bodies looking victorious. The posture of the Syrian soldier, with a grin suggesting pride and his military boot on a victim's chest, suggests [...]

03:33

Typhoon Doksuri kills 4 in Vietnam; more than 100,000 homes damaged Signs of the Times

At least four people have been killed and 10 more were injured by the effects of Typhoon Doksuri as it made landfall in Vietnam on Friday, officials said. A disaster official told the Associated Press that a man was killed in Quang Binh province when he tried to reinforce his home and fell to his death. The man's identity has not been released. An elderly man was also killed in the province when he fell to the ground and died of his injuries in his yard, disaster official Nguyen Duc Toan told the AP. Officials also confirmed to the AP the death of an 83-year-old woman in Nghe An province, and in Thua Thien Hue province, a man was swept away by floodwaters and died. The provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh were hardest-hit, with upwards of 100,000 homes sustaining damage in the hours before and after landfall, the AP also reported. Power was cut to entire provinces before the storm arrived, leaving hundreds of thousands in the dark. "It looks terrible, worse than war time," Tran Thi Hong, principal of the Ky Xuan school in Ha Tinh province, which lost its entire roof, told Reuters. "I could just cry, it took us so long to build this school."

03:32

12 Skills For Preppers That Money Just Cant Buy The Sleuth Journal

12 Skills For Preppers That Money Just Cant Buy | tools-skills | Preparedness\Survival

There comes a time when every prepper finally says, Enough with all of the food and enough with all of the gear!  After years of seeking out the best stuff at the best prices, creating a stockpile, and purchasing equipment, you just might want to stop at least for awhile and focus on something else: the vital qualities and abilities that no amount of money can buy.

The biggest stockpile in the county wont be enough if you dont learn the important skills that will carry you through when youre faced with hard times. Likewise, there are certain personality traits that will enhance your ability to survive.

Instead of adding to your stockpile, consider investing some time gaining proficiency in old-fashioned competence and common sense. While these arent things you can buy, taking a class or picking up some books about the following can be of far more value than yet another bag of beans.

Today I would like to share my own list of important traits and skills and traits for preppers that money just cant buy.

6 Vital Skills for Preppers

1. First Aid Skills

It goes without saying that knowing how to administer first aid can save lives.  Basic wound care, suturing skills and even a knowledge of herbal home remedies can make a difference in whether your loved ones will make it through a crisis.

Invest not only in a good first aid manual, but consider taking a course and becoming certified.

2.  Gardening Skills

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03:30

America Cant Make Progress On The Fight Against Food Insecurity Fast Company

While the government touts a downward trend, tens of millions of Americans continue to go hungry.

Heres how how statistics about solving societys problems can be misleading: According to a recent report from the USDA, the U.S. has continued a downward trend against food insecurity since the height of the recession in 2011, when roughly 15% of the households around country were unable at some point to provide adequate, nutritious food for themselves or others living there. Based on 2016 data, now 12% of Americans15.6 millionpeople fall into that category.

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03:25

Intimidation of 9/11 Commission Witnesses: The Minders Activist Post

By Jon Rappoport Lets say you work for a large corporation, which is undertaking an internal investigation of possible corruption and fraud within the company....

03:22

Reagan Documents Shed Light On CIA Meddling Abroad MintPress News

Secret documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA proprietary, The Asia Foundation, in political action, an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments.

The documents from 1982 came at a turning-point moment when the Reagan administration was revamping how the U.S. government endeavored to manipulate the internal affairs of governments around the world in the wake of scandals in the 1960s and 1970s involving the Central Intelligence Agencys global covert operations.

Instead of continuing to rely heavily on the CIA, President Reagan and his national security team began offloading many of those political action responsibilities to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operated in a more overt fashion and received funding from other U.S. government agencies.

But secrecy was still required for the involvement of these NGOs in the U.S. governments strategies to bend the political will of targeted countries. If the political action of these NGOs were known, many countries would object to their presence; thus, the secret classification of the 1982 White House memos that I recently obtained via a mandatory declassification review from the archivists at the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.

In intelligence circles, political action refers to a wide range of activities to influence the policies and behaviors of foreign nations, from slanting their media coverage, to organizing and training opposition activists, even to setting the stage for regime change.

The newly declassified memos from the latter half of 1982 marked an ad hoc period of transition between the CIA scandals, which peaked in the 1970s, and the creation of more permanent institutions to carry out these semi-secretive functions, particularly the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which was created in 1983.

Partially obscured by President Reagan, Walter Raymond Jr. was the CIA propaganda and disinformation specialist who oversaw political action and psychological operations projects at the National Security Council in the 1980s. Raymond is seated next to National Security Adviser John Poindexter. (Photo credit: Reagan presidential library)

Partially obscured by President Reagan, Walter Raymond Jr. was the CIA propaganda and disinformation specialist who oversaw political action and psychological operati...

03:18

How To Kill Thousands Of Mosquitoes In Your Backyard Every Night (VIDEO) The Sleuth Journal

How To Kill Thousands Of Mosquitoes In Your Backyard Every Night (VIDEO) | mosquitoes | Multimedia Preparedness\Survival US News

By: Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition

When mosquitoes become a problem, most people reach for time tested solutions. They spray themselves with chemicals, or they bundle up in long sleeve shirts and pants. They set up glue traps and electric fly zappers. Or perhaps they look for the source of the mosquitoes, such as nearby puddles of water, and remove them.

These are all effective solutions, but theres another way that most people arent aware of. Its a solution that appears to be more effective than any other by several orders of magnitude. Youtuber Dan Rojas recently unveiled his idea on a video, which shows you how to kill thousands of mosquitoes every night.

All this method takes is a large fan, a mesh screen, some rubbing alcohol, a few magnets, and a bottle of carbonated water. Basically, he leaves an industrial fan outside his home at night (which can cost between $100 and $300). He covers the fan with the screen and holds it in place with the magnets. The screen helps keep the fan in good shape, by preventing any bugs or debris from getting sucked in.

The bottle of carbonated water is opened and left near the fan. In case youve ever wondered how mosquitoes are attracted to mammals, its because they can detect the Co2 that we exhale, which is also what is slowly released from carbonated water. As the mosquitoes approach the water, they get sucked into the fan and pinned to the screen. After spraying them with rubbing alcohol they are quickly killed and can be discarded in your yard.

If you live in a region where the mosquitoes breed like mad, youll want to see this.

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03:16

Nikon couldnt seem to find a woman photographer, so women photographers let them have it Fast Company

Nikon has been in hot water after it posted a photo of the venerable photographers it asked to test its new D850 camera. Out of 32 photographers, not a single one was a woman. Not one. Perhaps women lack the correct appendage to operate the camera? Female photographersincluding a few who are Nikon ambassadorshave been clapping back at the Continue reading Nikon couldnt seem to find a woman photographer, so women photographers let them have it

Nikon has been in hot water after it posted a photo of the venerable photographers it asked to test its new D850 camera. Out of 32 photographers, not a single one was a woman. Not one. Perhaps women lack the correct appendage to operate the camera?

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03:16

Venezuela Just Stopped Accepting US Dollars for Oil As Countries Join Forces to Kill US Petrodollar Activist Post

By Jay Syrmopoulos In what is the latest move to undermine the imperial world order maintained by the United States, which is underpinned through use...

03:15

iPhone X Delays Could Last As Long As Six Months, Analysts Say Fast Company

Apples new phone is so densely packed with custom components, its hard to manufacture quickly.

Shortages of Apples new iPhone X could linger on for up to six months, analysts say, and this could create both benefits and risks for Apple.

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03:14

These Latino Startup Founders Want To Use Technology To Save The Bodega Fast Company

Access Bazaar is an online marketplace that wants to help bodega owners buy wholesale products at better prices, and modernize their businesses.

Growing up in the Bronx as the son of Latino immigrants, Julian Rodriguez spent a lot of time at bodegas. They represented much more than places to pick up an empanada or a sandwich after school. For one thing, his uncle owned one, so the store literally supported members of his family. Youre going to get a very visceral reaction when you say the word bodega to Latinos, particularly in New York, Rodriguez tells Fast Company. It is the cornerstone of the community. Its not just a place or an object, it ties people who live in an area together.

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03:09

Mark Steel: We need to hear all sides of the story in the Grenfell Tower inquiry, not just one-sided anti-fire views from the residents Signs of the Times

Whatever else the Grenfell Tower inquiry reveals, it ought to commend the efforts of the local council to rehouse the survivors; there are 196 families in need of accommodation and already permanent places have been found for two of them. At this rate, they'll get the whole lot sorted in only 24.5 years. Government Minister Sajid Javid explained: "We mustn't force families into snap decisions; we must work at the pace that suits the needs and circumstances of residents." This considerate approach must be the reason for the gentle pace of rehousing, because the last thing a family needs after its home has burned down is having to make a snap decision about whether to move into a new home, or stay in a bed and breakfast with nowhere to cook or eat or live. Then they'll have to make more snap decisions such as which cupboard to put their cups and saucers in. They don't need that after all they've been through, so it's heartening that the authorities have been so sensitive. Theresa May did promise a slightly quicker rate of rehousing, originally promising that all would be "rehoused permanently within three weeks". But she clearly meant the three weeks at the start of March 2041 so we shouldn't be critical.

03:08

Queensland's largest university to ban smoking by July 1, 2018 Signs of the Times

Queensland's largest university will become a smoke-free zone within 10 months. The University of Queensland announced today it intended to be a smoke-free campus from July 1. The university adopted the policy after consulting with the State Government and health experts, a spokeswoman said. "The decision aligns with UQ's responsibility and desire to provide healthy and vibrant campuses, and reflects evolving societal norms," she said. The university would offer support to students and staff who currently smoke.

03:06

Das Reich strikes back in Central London as Cologne fans take over Oxford Street throwing punches at passers by blogfactory

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A huge army of Cologne fans brought Britains busiest shopping street to a standstill earlier today.

Police officers had to stop all traffic as some German fans threw bottles and let off flares.

Cologne followers then stormed...

03:06

New records just released under FOIA raise an important question: Did the Trump transition team consider dismissing EPA's Inspector General? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Recently released documents from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest that President Trump's transition team considered then decided against dismissing EPA's Inspector General. Myron Ebell, who headed the transition at EPA for then-President-Elect Trump, emailed an EPA career staffer on January 13, 2017 that the transition team, want[ed] to retain the EPA's []

03:02

Parsons Green terror attack: London tube station IED bomb blast leaves 22 people injured CLG News

Parsons Green terror attack: London tube station IED bomb blast leaves 22 people injured --'Quite a few people injured' at west London station, say witnesses | 15 Sept 2017 | A manhunt is underway after nearly two dozen commuters were injured following an explosion at Parsons Green underground station in west London, which police are treating as terrorism. Witnesses described seeing people with burns from the blast and other wounds caused when passengers rushed to escape the station. NHS England said 22 people were being treated in hospital. Three self-referred and 19 others, taken by London Ambulance Service, were not in a serious or life-threatening condition. The incident is being treated as terrorism-related, the Metropolitan Police said.

02:59

The insanity of gender confusion is overtaking the UK Signs of the Times

As schools introduce gender-neutral toilets and uniforms, parents sue over a boy in a skirt and the government considers removing 'male' and 'female' from official forms, gender has become a contentious issue in modern Britain. Increasing numbers of young Brits are expressing doubt about their gender identities. When the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at London's Tavistock Clinic opened in 1989, it received two referrals. Last year, 1,400 children under 18 were referred there - double the number of the year before. Nearly 300 were under the age of 12, with some as young as three years old. Comment: Why would anyone think that children of that age can make rational decisions, especially those that will impact the rest of their lives? Schools are on the frontline of a fierce and polarized debate. This week a Christian couple threatened to sue a Church of England primary school because it allowed a boy in their son's class to wear a dress.

02:54

Decapitated rabbits being dropped on doorsteps in Aurora, Colorado Signs of the Times

A sickening surprise has some Arapahoe County residents concerned. Close to a dozen homeowners in the Greenfield subdivision have found decapitated rabbits on their doorsteps in recent days. "It's definitely a bit creepy. It's right in front of the door," said Andrew Scharlott, one of the homeowners who made the find. Residents aren't sure who or what is leaving the mutilated animal carcasses. They hope it's an animal. "I hope it's an animal because I don't want to think someone would be doing this as a prank. If it is someone trying to send a message or something, I hope that person gets help," resident Mike McCuen said.

02:54

Bucket Bomb Explosion At London Tube Station Leaves 22 Injured We Are Change

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Twenty-two people have been injured at Parsons Green, in the UK, after an improvised explosive device partially detonated on a London tube train during this mornings rush-hour. The London Ambulance Service confirmed that 22 people were taken to hospital. The District Line train, bound for central London, had just stopped at Parsons Green station in the west of the city when the explosion happened. Police say they have identified a suspect.

Emergency services including police, fire and ambulance were called to the scene at around 8.20am. Around two hours after the explosion, the Metropolitan Police confirmed they were treating it as a terrorist incident. They said it was too early to give the cause of the explosion but it is being investigated by the Counter Terrorism Command.

Witnesses said they saw a white builders bucket in a supermarket bag, while pictures posted online appeared to show a flaming bucket with wires protruding inside a plastic carrier bag on the floor of a carriage.

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02:53

Power relations in New Turkey and the naked truth RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The power holders have almost unrestricted control over people's freedoms and lives, as well as over how they perceive reality. A view of Silivri Prison, near Istanbul,Turkey, 2014. Wikicommons/CeeGee. Some rights reserved.When the anti-terror squad raided the hotel on the island of Bykada near Istanbul in the morning of July 5, the door of the meeting room was open. It was the fourth day of a training workshop, in which [...]

02:51

One Step Forward, One Step Back in Tunisia RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Expand A Tunisian woman holds up a flag during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in Tunis March 8, 2014.  On September 14, Tunisia took a step forward by abolishing a 1973 Ministry of Justice directive prohibiting marriage between a Tunisian woman and a non-Muslim man. But the news wasn't all good this week a day earlier parliament adopted a law [...]

02:50

US Air Force Sprays Harvey-Stricken Texas With Controversial Chemicals The Daily Sheeple

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Vehicles on Interstate 10 navigate through flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Vidor, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. Photo credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters

The US Air Force is spraying 6 million acres in Texas with potentially harmful insecticides, as the state tries to rid itself of swarms of mosquitoes nesting in flooded areas after Hurricane Harvey.

The work began this past weekend with the military using low-flying C-130 cargo planes to douse three counties with Naled, an organophosphate (OP) insecticide, according to Reuters.

Due to the large amount of standing, polluted water, populations of pest insects that can transmit diseases are increasing significantly, Captain Jeff Kelly, Air Force spokesman said in a statement. This poses a health risk to rescue workers and residents of Houston.

Its intended that the spraying will prevent mosquito-borne diseases and prevent emergency response slowdowns by workers inundated by biting insects.

Hurricane Harvey, which began as a Category 4 storm, dumped more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain on parts of Texas over the course of four days. The resulting floods affected hundreds of thousands of homes, displacing more than 30,000 people and prompting more than 17,000 rescues.

Naled, a neurotoxin sold under the brand name Dibrom, works by killing an enzyme in insects and leads to overstimulating the nervous system, causing nausea, dizziness and confusion and at high exposure, respiratory paralysis and death.

Naled has been widely used in the US since 1950, but it was prohibited for use by by the European Union in 2012 over concerns it might affect human health.

The scenarios evaluated in the human health risk assessment as well as in the environmental risk assessment showed a potential and unacceptable risk, the EU wrote about its decision.

The UN classifies the insecticide as a 6.1 inhalation hazard.

However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Environmental Protection Agency support the use of the insecticide and say that small amounts donR...

02:50

Gazprom's investors look to bypass US sanctions to finance Nord Stream 2 Signs of the Times

To avoid the pressure of US sanctions, European investors might be forced to look for some new schemes of funding the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Asian banks attracted to the enterprise, says the CEO of Austrian energy company OMV Rainer Seele. "We will definitely have to revise the financing system of Nord Stream 2, but the contractual obligations to implement the project are preserved," Seele said at the news conference devoted to the impacts of US sanctions on German businesses in Russia. He stressed the company would estimate the impact of US sanctions on the project, as well as check possible ways to meet the requirements through agencies for export financing.

02:50

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02:46

Explosion during training exercise at Fort Bragg, NC injures 15 special operations soldiers Signs of the Times

At least 15 soldiers are injured following an explosion in a training exercise at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Thursday morning. The soldiers were airlifted to nearby Womack Army Medical Center. The cause of the explosion is unclear. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is investigating the cause of the incident. "We're looking into an incident that occurred today on Fort Bragg," said Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, a spokesman for USASOC, as cited by the Army Times. "It did incur injuries, but the extent of the injuries are yet to be determined," Bockholt said. Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world, by population, housing more than 50,000 active personnel.

02:44

More mystery surrounds bizarre 'health attacks' on US diplomats in Cuba Signs of the Times

The mysterious stories of US diplomats in Cuba falling victim to bizarre "health attacks" including hearing loss and brain injuries have become even more bizarre, with AP discovering that some symptoms were limited to specific rooms or parts of rooms. Details surrounding what the White House has only described as "incidents" are sparse, and the causes are even less existent. All that is really known is that US diplomatic employees experienced a "variety of physical symptoms" while serving in Cuba. Those symptoms include hearing loss and speech problems, with some victims having trouble concentrating or recalling certain words, according to officials cited by AP. Some have experienced brain swelling, dizziness, nausea, severe headaches, balance problems and prolonged ringing in the ears. The officials said the incidents occurred in the homes of the US officials, and in at least one hotel: the recently renovated Hotel Capri. A new layer of the cases was revealed by AP on Thursday, but appears to only add to the confusion. According to the news agency, some of the symptoms were limited to certain rooms, or parts of rooms.

02:43

From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A string of extreme events has brought new focus to a familiar question: Is climate change to blame?

02:41

EFF, ACLU Bring Class-Action Suit Over Warrantless Searches At Border MintPress News

Homeland Security officers improperly searched laptops and smartphones without warrants from people entering the country, 10 U.S. citizens and one green card holder claim in a federal class action Wednesday.

A group representing several Muslims and people of color, the plaintiffs include a military veteran, journalists, students, an artist, a NASA engineer and a business owner.

All were re-entering the United States from business or personal travel when border officers searched their devices. None were subsequently accused of any wrongdoing.

Attorneys for the plaintiffs with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union want a federal judge to find that officers cannot search electronic devices without warrants based on probable cause that the devices will contain evidence of an immigration or customs violation.

Several of the individuals subjected to the searches say their devices remained in government custody for weeks or months.

Texas-based Suhaib Allababidi is still waiting for the return of a locked cellphone that the government confiscated from him in January, according to the complaint.

People now store their whole lives, including extremely sensitive personal and business matters, on their phones, tablets, and laptops, and its reasonable for them to carry these with them when they travel, EFF Staff Attorney Sophia Cope said in a statement about the lawsuit. Its high time that the courts require the government to stop treating the border as a place where they can end-run the Constitution.

In the complaint, college professor Diane Maye describes being detained for two hours at Miami International Airport when coming home from a vacation in Europe in June.

I felt hum...

02:38

Chaotic scenes in North London as thousands of ticket~less Cologne fans rampage at Arsenal F C blogfactory

Rather unusually for these modern times,thanks to German fans supporting Cologne,rather heavy fighting broke out down at Arsenal last night

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Five arrested as Cologne FC fights and taunts and Arsenal fans retaliate

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02:35

A disastrous idea: Why US sanctions against nuclear armed North Korea are dangerous Signs of the Times

The recent Global Times editorial, discussed by me in my article on UN Security Council Resolution 2753, has spoken of US attempts to use sanctions to 'collapse' North Korea's economy and to 'suffocate' the North Korean regime as an idea that is both dangerous and counterproductive Some Americans and South Koreans have attempted to collapse Pyongyang's economy and suffocate the current Pyongyang regime. This is dangerous. North Korea's nuclear crisis requires arduous efforts to find a final solution, and any attempt to immediately end the crisis will only escalate tensions and eventually jeopardize self-interests. This is exactly correct. Indeed one of the most concerning aspects of the swirl of discussion that takes place in the West and the US especially about sanctions on North Korea is that there is never any real explanation of what sanctions on North Korea are supposed to achieve.

02:23

US Air Force to spray Harvey-stricken Texas with neurotoxin pesticide Signs of the Times

The US Air Force is spraying 6 million acres in Texas with potentially harmful insecticides, as the state tries to rid itself of swarms of mosquitoes nesting in flooded areas after Hurricane Harvey. The work began this past weekend with the military using low-flying C-130 cargo planes to douse three counties with Naled, an organophosphate (OP) insecticide, according to Reuters. "Due to the large amount of standing, polluted water, populations of pest insects that can transmit diseases are increasing significantly," Captain Jeff Kelly, Air Force spokesman said in a statement. "This poses a health risk to rescue workers and residents of Houston."

02:23

A Hindu Priest Explains How Your Subconscious Mind Can Be Reprogrammed TruthTheory

By Vic Bishop via Waking Times

The subconscious mind is akin to that unseen portion of an iceberg which remains underwater. Some believe that up to 95% of our mental activity takes place in the subconscious, just below our conscious awareness. This underwater portion of the mind is never inactive, though, as it continues to collect and process information even when we are asleep.

According to the Freudian model of the unconscious, the contents of the subregions of the mind are the primary guiding influence on a persons behavior, habits and urges. And in his study of the psyche, revered psychoanalyst Carl Jung relates the importance of paying attention to what is going on in the lower parts of the mind, saying, until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

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02:20

China to Buy Oil with Gold-Backed Currency in a Move Against the New World Order -- Bypassing the Petrodollar Operation Disclosure



Source: The Free Thought Project | by Jay Syrmopoulos

In a direct challenge to U.S. imperialism, China's yuan-denominated contracts backed by gold -will let oil exporting countries bypass using the U.S. petrodollar.

Beijing, China In an effort to hedge against U.S. hegemony, and what could be a global game-changer, the world's top oil importer, China, is preparing to denominate crude oil futures contracts in Chinese yuan to be convertible into gold. The move would allow oil exporting countries to bypass benchmarks denominated in U.S. petrodollars creating what will almost certainly be the most critical Asian oil benchmark, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review.

Typically, crude oil is priced in relation to Brent or West Texas Intermediate futures, both denominated in U.S. dollars.

The move by the Chinese will allow oil exporting countries such as Iran and Russia to bypass U.S. sanctions by trading in yuan instead of U.S. dollars. The move is a direct result of the U.S. proclivity to use the dollar as a weapon against countries that refuse to bend to the imperial will of the United States. To make the yuan denominated contracts more appealing, China intends to make the yuan fully convertible to gold on the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges.

"The rules of the global oil game may begin to change enormously," said Luke Gromen, founder of U.S.-based macroeconomic research company FFTT.

According to a report by OilPrice.com:

Last month, the Shanghai Futures Exchange and its subsidiary Shanghai International Energy Exchange, INE, successfully completed four tests in pr...

02:16

Top Scientist Admits to Weather Modification on CBS Operation Disclosure



Source: The Free Thought Project | by Jay Syrmopoulos


And while climate change is one potential cause, there are other lesser known activities that could potentially be playing a role in the manifestation of these weather anomalies.

While weather modification and geo-engineering are still somewhat taboo subjects to the mainstream, often considered to be in the realm of conspiracy theory, there is a significant body of academic research and science that confirms that these technologies not only exist but are being operationalized.

No, the Free Thought Project is not claiming the government, nor anyone else is making hurricanes or actively controlling the weather. We are only presenting this information because it exists and people should be aware that it exists.

In a segment aired on CBS in 2013, respected scientist Dr. Michio Kaku, a physics professor at City College of New York, discussed with Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell the science of weather manipulation.

During the interview Kaku, in discussing the experiments with weather modification notes that "We're shooting trillion watt lasers into the sky," referencing the use of lasers to induce changes to naturally occurring weather phenomena.

Later in the conversation, Kaku briefly touches on the history of weather modification that has been carried out for decades by the government with the CBS hosts quickly interrupting him to note these programs were only "alleged."

Of course, these hosts must be ignorant of the declassified history of "Operation Popeye," which was a weather...

02:16

US Media Silent About Climate Change as Natural Disasters Hit the Globe Operation Disclosure



By Luke Miller Truth Theory

A recent report showed that from 18 US Media sources virtually none explained the link between the change in climate and the disasters.

The last few months have been catastrophic in terms of global weather- we have had hurricane Harvey, Irma, Katia and Jose all in a very short space of time. We have had floods earlier this year in California and now wildfires in the same state. Mexico has had an 8.2 magnitude earthquake and monsoons have decimated parts of Southeast Asia.

Many of these events are related, but the mainstream media (for the most part) has kept quiet about the link between some of these events.

A Storm of Silence is the title of a new report published by watchdog group Public Citizen. The report showed that while they had almost 24 hour coverage of Harvey and Irma, virtually none explained how climate change has affected these events. The report looked at 18 media sources including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News. Over the course of eight days the media "Failed to discuss the issue [of climate change] much or failed to cover important aspects of it. Two of the three major broadcast networks, ABC and NBC, did not mention climate change at all in the context of Hurricane Harvey."

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02:16

Scientists Reveal That Dancing Can Reverse Effects of Brain Degeneration TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

As we grow older, we will see a decline in our physical and mental health. However, recent studies have shown that aging in the brain can be reversed if we routinely take part in physical exercises. By dancing to our favourite beat and kicking up our feet, we may be able to keep our mind healthier for longer. For example, a recent study led by Kathrin Rehfeld, from The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, has shown that dancing might be good for your brain.

Rehfeld and her team looked at the effects of two types of exercise on the brain dancing or fitness sport. The elderly participants had an average age of 68 and were assigned to either an 18-month weekly course of learning new dance routines or endurance and flexibility training. Both groups showed an increase in the hippocampal region an area related to memory. This is also an area of the brain that is affected by diseases like Alzheimers.

It is important to note that previous research has shown that physical exercise can help to decrease age-related brain decline. For example, in March, a study led by Aga Burzynska, a Colorado State University researcher, was able to demonstrate how the decline in the brains white matter can be detected over a period of six month...

02:13

Study: Women Who Receive Two Flu Shots In Successive Seasons Are Nearly 8x More Likely To Have Miscarriages TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The vaccine debate has officially become more complicated, now that a study published in the prestigious journal Vaccine has concluded that women who receive two flu shots in successive seasons are nearly 8x more likely to have spontaneous abortions, also known as miscarriages. Despite the gravity of this finding, mainstream media specifically the Washington Post has attempted to downgrade the scientific study.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Marshfield Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Group Health Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the first study to take into account three important variables: 1) vaccines that contained the 2009 H1N1 flu virus strain, the virus that is responsible for the 2009 influenza pandemic; 2) the 28 days after vaccination; and 3) the impact(s) of repeated flu vaccinations over two successive seasons.

Based on the recorded data, it was determined that women who had a miscarriage were nearly twice as likely to have been vaccinated within the previous 28 days as women with full-time pregnancies. And, an additional analysis revealed that women who had a miscarriage were nearly eight times more likely to have been vaccinated with the H1N1-containing vaccines in the both the previous year and the same year of the miscarriage, compared to the women w...

02:09

This Mysterious, Eyeless Sea Creature Washed Ashore In Texas After Hurricane Harvey TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Humans werent the only species affected by Hurricane Harvey, wildlife including mysterious sea creatures were displaced by the natural disaster, as well. This fact was affirmed when a mysterious, eyeless sea creature washed ashore on a city beach in Texas following the intense storm.

Preeti Desai of the National Audobon Society was one of the first people to discover the creature. On first glance it looked like something from the deep sea to me, said Desai. My initial thought was it might be a sea lamprey but when I got close I realized there was no way that was what it was, particularly based on the mouth. We squished it around a bit, and even turned it over but couldnt come up with any other ideas....

02:09

Photos and video evidence surface showing Awan's kept clandestine backyard data center Signs of the Times

Video and photo evidence has surfaced that could prove Imran Awan maintained a chain of computer servers in the basement and locked garage area of an Alexandria, VA home he and wife Hina Alvi rented to a tenant. The embattled Awan couple did not reside at the home, however, did maintain separate internet service and a router which fed into a locked internal storage area connected to the home, according to an interview with former tenant Laurel Everly who rented the home for nine months from the Awans in 2014 and 2015. Everly has now provided photos and videos of the internet equipment in her locked garage area from that time period that Awan had installed from Cox Cable. The revelations were sparked from the latest interview in a series of Awan-themed stories gleaned from Everly by the journalism upstart CrowdSource the Truth. CrowdSource Editor Jason Goodman said photo analysis pulled from video supplied by the former Awan tenant isolates snap shots of a network hub and modem that Awan likely used to sync to clandestine computers at the residence. Awan and wife Hina Alvi were charged in a four-count indictment in August, charging the couple for defrauding the Congressional Federal Credit Union, making false statements and illegal money transfers to Pakistan. The Awans, along with two brothers, worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and dozens of other Democratic members of Congress, performing IT work.

02:09

Geoengineered Environmental Disasters? The Sleuth Journal

Geoengineered Environmental Disasters? | HAARP | Environment HAARP Military Weapons Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests Weather Modification

 

 

Were Hurricanes Harvey and Irma natural or engineered? Its unclear. Geoengineering makes the latter possible.

 

So-called High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP technology) manipulates the atmosphere, climate, and weather for military purposes. 

 

Based in Gokona, Alaska (officially closed down), whats likely still ongoing secretly there or elsewhere is a jointly managed US Air Force/Navy weather warfare program.

 

A no longer operating HAARP web site earlier called the technology a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere (the atmospheres upper layer), with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes. 

 

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02:09

Petrodollar end looming as China & allies dump it oil trading blogfactory

Beijing has announced plans to start a crude oil futures contract priced in yuan and convertible into gold. The step might lead to the emergence of a new Asia-based crude oil benchmark to compete with Brent or West Texas Intermediate futures.

RT talked to investing guru and financial commentator Jim Rogers to understand how much of a game changer this could be for an industry dominated by the dollar.

This is just another step in that direction. Many people do not like using US dollars because if the US gets angry at you, they just set enormous pressure on you that can even get you out of business. China, Russia, and other countries understand this, and they are trying to move world trade and world finance away from that, said the Jim Rogers.

As China is the worlds biggest crude buyer, the new contract may allow exporters to avoid US sanctions by trading oil in yuan. Such countries as Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Vietnam, China and many other Asian countries are interested in that, according to the expert.

The futures contract will allow participants to pay with gold or to convert yuan into gold without the necessity to keep money in Chinese assets or turn it into US dollars.

The world has been moving that way. Iran will accept renminbi (yuan) from China now. The world is moving that way. China and Russia have currently swaps in rubles and renminbis. It is happening. But it is happening slowly. It takes a lot of time, Rogers said

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02:09

Baltimore will not remove statue of Star-Spangled Banner composer defaced with 'Racist Anthem' Signs of the Times

A monument to the composer of the US national anthem, whose original third verse has been called racist by left-wing activists, has been defaced in Baltimore. City officials say they will not remove the statue, unlike other memorials around the country. On Wednesday before dawn, a monument depicting Francis Scott Key, the composer of 'The Star-Spangled Banner', was vandalized with the words "Racist Anthem" spray-painted on it. Red paint also appeared to have been splashed on the monument. The third verse penned by Key is what presumably attracted the vandals' attention. It has been the focus of Salon columnist Jefferson Morley's attack on the US national anthem, which went as far as calling it a 'neo-Confederate' symbol. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says she does not have plans to remove the statue of Key, after a slew of Confederate-era statues were removed earlier this year due to public outcry.

02:07

How to Help Heal Mental Health Disorders with Nutrition Wake Up World

September 16th, 2017 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World Can you use specific nutrients to improve your mental health? Yes, you can. William Walsh, Ph.D., president of the nonprofit Walsh Research Institute in Naperville, Illinois, and author of Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain, specializes in nutrient-based psychiatry and nutritional []

02:05

Social Media Giants Are Mini Surveillance States (Video) The Daily Sheeple

A former Facebook executive blows the whistle on a couple of social media giants!

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02:05

Venezuela to End Dollar-Denominated Oil Deals, Currency Exchanges New on Venezuelanalysis.com

The Venezuelan government moved this week to phase out the use of US dollars in oil deals and official currency exchanges.

02:04

iPhone X Face ID: Heres How Mass Surveillance Has Evolved TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

There is a growing concern that our privacy is being threatened in unprecedented ways. The current nature of online services, apps and smartphone technologies, puts an emphasis on the free flow of information. This provides few mechanisms for individuals to have oversight and control of what they put into the digital realms.

It goes without saying that Apple Inc. are leading the technology revolution. However, with each new generation of the iPhone, there is a new threat to our privacy. Over the last six years, Apple have designed and implemented convenient, yet compromising features, such as voice recognition and fingerprint technology. Their latest model, the iPhone X, was recently unveiled and is equipped with facial recognition.

iPhone 4S: Siri, 2011

In 2011, Apple introduced the iPhone 4S with their implementation of the digital assistant Siri. The questions users ask Siri are recorded and stored (for a while). This aids the virtual helper, who uses the information to guess what users want before they even ask.

iPhone 5S: Touch ID, 2013

The iPhone 5S is revealed. It comes with a new fingerprint recognition feature Touch ID. Many users register their fingerprint, trading their biometric data for convenience. This fingerprint scanner sparked privacy worries and many people were asking where this data being stored.

iPhone 6S: Hey Siri, 2015

By 2015, Apple has unveiled a new Hey Siri feature which is built-into the iPhone 6S. This feature enables users to activate Siri at any time by saying the phrase Hey Siri. This raises questions surrounding surveillance as it means that the microphone...

02:00

Selling Sadowa disinformation

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01:56

Der Spiegel to German FM on RT interview: 'Why speak to an instrument of Russian propaganda?' Signs of the Times

Germany's Der Spiegel magazine has questioned why its Foreign Minister granted an interview to RT. Sigmar Gabriel explained that German politicians should be able to give interviews to other media and not "only our established" outlets. Gabriel who is a member of the left-leaning SPD party, discussed among other issues, Russian-German relations, the crisis in Ukraine and the question of Crimean and Catalonian self-determination during the interview with RT German last week. In a subsequent interview with Der Spiegel published Thursday, Gabriel was asked why he would want to speak to an "instrument" of "Russian propaganda". "That's more of an argument to give more interviews. As you may have gathered, that I am here also [giving you an interview] to clarify my position," he replied. "As German politicians, we must get used to the fact that there are not only our established media. On the one hand there are the social networks, on the other also foreign TV channels, which make programs in the German language. We also talk with others, as with Al Jazeera, and why not with Chinese channels?" Gabriel explained. "In any case I reach people of Russian origin who live with us in Germany and do not read Spiegel Online," he added, referring to the large population of Russian-speakers who've immigrated to Germany from the former Soviet Union.

01:54

'Culture of celibacy' to blame for Catholic Church child sex abuse - study Signs of the Times

A five-year study into sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has found that mandatory celibacy and a culture of secrecy within the entirely male-dominated clergy were "the major precipitating risk factor[s] for child sexual abuse." Former Catholic priest, Des Cahill, and co-author, theologian Peter Wilkinson, compiled information from 26 royal commissions and inquiries from Australia, Ireland, the UK, Canada and the Netherlands since 1985 in their report. Cahill, now married but still a practising Catholic, began the research after he discovered he had lived and worked with several pedophile priests throughout his career in the priesthood. He told Guardian Australia: "After the issue of abuse first became public, around 1978, I began wondering: 'Why did this happen?' I knew some of the priest perpetrators and I studied with them and I lived with one of them. And yet I was never aware while I was in the church. You have to understand, a priest offender is very secretive and doesn't want to be found out."

01:52

Australian media promotes the chip blogfactory

The Australian media are heavily promoting biometric chip implants as a good thing that will make life easier and possibly save lives.

Microchips Make Life Easier..

The mainstream media continues to push biometric implants, tiny microchips upon which personal data is stored that are inserted under the skin, as a matter of convenience that is something out of a science fiction movie.

Take, for instance, this new report from an Australian television station:

From opening doors to riding the bus and paying for lunch, subdermal microchips are the way of the future for people embracing a digital future. Remi Baker and Mitch Hunter from PHD Media are two early adopters of the microchip technology.

We dont need any ID cards, we dont need any pin codes, we dont need any access cards or anything so we can live a much freer life, Mr Hunter said.

The microchip, which is the size of a grain of rice, sits beneath the skin. Data from your bank card, LinkedIn profile or even your medical history is cloned on to the chip which is then implanted in the hand.

Using the same technology as tap and pay cards, the chip can be used to do anything that has been programmed on to the chip.

The report even suggests such implants can save lives, if a person has stored medical information on it.

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01:47

Terrorist incident at London metro station blogfactory

British police said on Friday that they were treating as a terrorist incident reports of a blast at a west London metro station.

Armed police rushed to reports of a fire on a train at a London underground station with local media reporting there had been an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for CT policing, has declared it a terrorist incident, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Friday.

Personal belonglongs and a bucket with an item on fire inside it, are seen on the floor of an underground train carriage at Parsons Green station in West London, Britain September 15, 2017,

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01:46

Jimmy Carter: I Know What North Korea Wants, US Oligarchy Refuses To Do It MintPress News

Former US President Jimmy Carter repeated his assertion that the US works more like an oligarchy than a democracy, while also lambasting Trumps hopeless approach to the increasing tensions with North Korea.

The former president was speaking at a Conversation with the Carters event at his Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday. AP reports that he said money in politics is what makes the US more like an oligarchy run by a small group of rich people rather than a democracy, repeating an allegation he has vociferously uttered for a few years.

[Money in politics] violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system.

Now its just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for President or being elected President. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members.


Related | McCain Takes U.S.-Korea Saber-Rattling To A New Level


Carter was referring to the Supreme Courts 2010 Citizens United ruling to allow corporations to give unlimited campaign donations to political candidates, which he has previously said was the most stupid decision the court had made.

But then the former President went to town on Trump and North Korea

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01:45

Parsons Green witnesses describe 'fireball' and 'stampede' after explosion rocks underground station Signs of the Times

Witnesses at London's Parsons Green underground train station say a 'fireball flew down the carriage' following an explosion on a District Line carriage on Friday morning. They describe victims with facial burns and people injured in a stampede. Commuters are reporting the explosion stemmed from a fire in a bucket, although the contents of the bucket are not known. Images circulating on social media show what appears to be a burning bucket inside a shopping bag on the floor of the train. RT.com has not been able to verify these reports.

01:40

Goops First Permanent Store Is Made To Look Like A Hollywood Home Fast Company

Welcome to Goops house: A Nancy Meyers aesthetic drenched in muted gray, neutral, and soft millennial pink palettes.

On the heels of its conference expansion and a print magazine, Goop is announcing its latest quest for consumer dominationa store. The lifestyle brand just opened Goop Lab, its first brick-and-mortar retail bungalow within the famous Brentwood Country Mart, a colony of upscale retailers and artisan food makers in Los Angeles.

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01:38

Cops Massive Salaries Are Robbing Taxpayers Blind The Daily Sheeple

Knocking over banks is for amateurs.

Local cops in towns and counties around New York state are robbing taxpayers blind with astronomical yearly salaries including one officer who pulled down $442,000, a new report shows.

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01:35

Endangered birds in Victoria, Australia Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2012 video from Victoria in Australia is about mallee emu-wrens.

This video says about itself:

In September 2014, I had the excitement of finding a population of at least 3-4 Mallee Emu-wren, an endangered species, at Wyperfeld National Park in northwest Victoria, Australia. My video here is hand-held and rough but, along with the pictures I got, I hope it shows you that these tiny vulnerable birds are present at this location.

From BirdLife:

14 Sep 2017

Irreplaceable Murray-Sunset, Hattah & Annuello, Australia

In our Irreplaceable series, we cast a light on the globally-significant bird habitats that are in danger of disappearing forever.

By Alex Dale

Stretching across three national parks and covering 7,004 km2 of semi-arid shrubland in North-Western Victoria, this area is one of the last refuges for a number of endangered bird species dependent on its unique mallee habitat for survival.

Mallee is a term used to describe species of eucalypt plant that have adapted to survive in hot, dry areas prone to bushfires. They boast a swollen root crown laced with buds. When the plant is destroyed by fire, the dormant buds allow it to grow back in multi-stemmed form. After 15-20 years of unburnt growth, they offer the perfect environment to deliver sanctuary and shelter to several specialist species.

These include Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata, a chicken-sized megapode once widespread across Australia, but now restricted to scattered locations across southern Australia. Other resident species are scarcer still. A small colony of 20-40 breeding pairs of Black-eared Miner Manorina melanotis in Murray-Sunset National Park is considered one o...

01:30

SOTT FOCUS: The Health & Wellness Show: What's the deal with AIDS? Signs of the Times

The disease we now call AIDS burst onto the scene in 1981 after a group of gay males in New York City and Orange County were stricken with a rare type of pneumonia and sarcoma. A year later GRID (gay related immune deficiency) morphed into AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) and in 1984 the 'probable' cause of AIDS was named. It was called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and the entire world recoiled in fear whilst subjected to a publicity campaign the likes of which had never been seen. According to HIV/AIDS researchers, everyone -- not just gay men and IV drug users -- is susceptible. The science was clear and to be diagnosed was a death sentence. But is it? From the beginning there were disturbing questions raised regarding the shoddy scientific methods involved in identifying HIV and the unreliable testing parameters required for a definitive diagnosis. These questions were never fully answered by mainstream science and what we're left with is a morass of confusion, contradiction and of course, suffering and death. On this episode we dip our toes into heresy and denialism and ask the question: What if the HIV/AIDS hypothesis is just that -- a hypothesis? Running Time: 01:23:31 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!

01:29

ATF Ran Illegal Sting Ops to Populate Prisons (Video) The Daily Sheeple

This is why I say we have slave labor camps within the United States that dwarfs those in China. People dont realize how much government agencies and the prison industrial complex work hand in hand.

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01:28

Two mothers in Minnesota indicted for female genital mutilation, lawyer argues 'cultural issues at play' Signs of the Times

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two mothers in Minnesota who allowed their daughters' genitalia to be cut during an illegal religious procedure earlier this year. A Michigan-based doctor who performed the operation is also awaiting trial. The two mothers have been charged with female genital mutilation (FGM) and conspiracy to commit FGM, according to an indictment that was unsealed Thursday. The two women each have seven-year-old daughters, whom they are accused of performing the procedure on, the Detroit News reported. One woman, a US citizen, was arrested at her home by the FBI on Thursday and was subsequently arraigned in federal court in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was then released on bond and is expected to appear in court on September 21 at the Detroit federal court. She still has custody of her daughter and son, according to Dan Homstad, a defense lawyer representing the two mothers. The second mother's legal status and hometown is not known, according to the Detroit News.

01:27

London police responding to 'terrorist incident' at Parsons Green station in London after explosion leaves at least 18 injured Signs of the Times

Emergency services are responding to "a terrorist incident" at Parsons Green tube station in London, following an explosion on a train Friday morning. Some 18 people are injured. "The Met's Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after the incident at Parsons Green tube station is declared a terrorist incident," the Metropolitan Police said. "We urge the public to remain calm but alert & if you have any concerns, see or hear anything suspicious then contact police."

01:25

US Revives Afghanistan Airdrops, Signaling Escalation Of Conflict MintPress News

The US carried out its first combat airdrop in Afghanistan in more than two years last month, according to newly released US Air Force data.

A return to airdrops signals a possible deterioration of security for US troops operating in Afghanistan. Airdrops minimise the time an aircraft and aircrew spends in a hostile environment, allowing them to deliver cargo without having to land.

The C-130J Super Hercules, a military transport aircraft, resupplied coalition ground forces with more than five tonnes of equipment. While an air force spokesperson could not specify where the drop took place, he said it occurred in an established location that has experienced indirect fire in the past. Supplying the base in this way has not been necessary since at least 2014.

The need for airdrops declined dramatically in 2014, and they halted completely in 2015 and 2016, US Air Force data shows. The August drop of over 12,000 pounds of supplies was nearly half the amount dropped in the whole of 2014.

Americas war in Afghanistan is set to intensify following a recent speech from President Donald Trump. Additional US troops are already arriving in the country, with more to follow, while US strikes are also on the up. The air force data shows more weapons were released on Afghanistan in August than in any other single month since 2012.

Read the U.S. Air Force August 2017 Airpower Summary below:

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Top photo: Inside the cargo hold of a special operations plane, a U.S Air Force captain checks the load of supplies for a re-supply air drop to a Special Forces fire base in Afghanistan Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


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01:21

Partially detonated bomb 'similar to Boston Marathon bomb' goes off in London Parsons Green underground train station - Updates Signs of the Times

Police have confirmed the explosion on a packed rush hour tube train at Parsons Green underground station, which injured 18 people, was caused by an "improvised explosive device." The Metropolitan Police Terrorism Command confirmed they were investigating. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the IED did not fully detonate. Rowley said it was understood that "most" of the 18 injured were suffering from "flash burns." He added that hundreds of detectives are involved in the investigation, including scouring CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses. Domestic intelligence agency MI5 is supporting the police investigation, he said.

01:17

Mystery of Sonic Weapon Attacks in Cuba Deepens Operation Disclosure

Mystery of sonic weapon attacks at US embassy in Cuba deepens

At least some of the incidents were confined to certain rooms with laser-like specificity, and some victims now have problems recalling specific words



The US Embassy in Havana on 17 December 2015. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images


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The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if hed walked through some invisible wall cutting straight through his room.



Soon came the hearing loss, and the speech problems, symptoms both similar and altogether different from others among at least 21 US victims in an astonishing international mystery still unfolding in Cuba. The top US diplomat has called them health attacks.

New details learned by the Associated Press indicate at least some of the incidents were confined to specific rooms or even parts of rooms with laser-like specificity, baffling US officials who say the facts and the physics dont add up.

None of this has a reasonable explanation, said Fulton Armstrong, a former CIA official who served in Havan...

01:16

Hurricane Irma disaster in Florida, USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from TV in the USA says about itself:

Hollywood police chief on sealing Florida nursing home as crime scene

14 September 2017

Floridas Hollywood police chief Tomas Sanchez joins CBS This Morning from the now-closed Florida nursing home where eight patients died. Rescue crews evacuated the home Wednesday after it lost power in Hurricane Irma, and police say the deaths of the patients appear to be heat-related.

By Niles Niemuth in the USA:

New details highlight criminal neglect in death of Florida nursing home residents

15 September 2017

The deaths on Wednesday of eight Florida nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida, left to swelter in extreme heat after Hurricane Irma knocked out power, has exposed the incompetence and indifference of the ruling class, which bears ultimate responsibility for this social crime.

The more than 150 residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills were left to suffer in extreme humidity and temperatures in the building approaching 110 Fahrenheit (43 Celsius).

While the facility had a generator, it was used only to power the kitchen. When power was restored by utility provider Florida Power and Light (FPL), portable air conditioning units and fans were employed, but they made little difference for the residents. The central air conditioning unit remained offline, the transformer that powered it having been damaged in the storm.

Hollywood Hills staff called 911 early Wednesday morning after residents began to complain that they felt ill. The first patient was rushed across the street to Memorial Regional Hospital at around 3 a.m. After the third patient arrived some two hours later, hospital staff rushed across the street to check on the nursing home and found residents suffering in unbearable heat.

We had no idea the extent of what was going on until we literally sent people room to room to check on people, Dr. Rand...

01:14

Florida Governor Unsure About Climate Change After Hurricane Irma Operation Disclosure

Florida governor remains unsure about climate change after Hurricane Irma

By MARC CAPUTO

09/14/2017 04:55 PM EDT

Source: Politico




Scott this week mentioned man-made changes to our environment when asked about climate change, but he did so in the context of his concerns over the stability of the Herbert Hoover Dike, which helps state officials manage water in South Florida. | Getty

MIAMI Gov. Rick Scott is again weathering criticism over global warming in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and won't say if he believes man-made climate change is real.

Clearly our environment changes all the time, and whether thats cycles were going through or whether thats man-made, I wouldnt be able to tell you which one it is, Scott said after twice touring the storm-ravaged Florida Keys this week. But I can tell you this: We ought to go solve problems. I know we have beach renourishment issues. I know we have flood-mitigation issues.

In not taking a position on climate change, Scotts views and responses to questions about climate change have remained markedly steady for years. The only major difference, for instance, between his comments Wednesday evening to reporters and his statements before his 2014 reelection is that he no longer says, Im not a scientist.

Before that, in his first election in 2010, Scott clearly denied the idea of anthropogenic global warming.

I've not been convinced that there's any man-made climate change, Scott said then. Nothing's convinced m...

01:07

GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "The Choice" -- September 15, 2017 Operation Disclosure



Source: Human Angel Services

The schedule is set.

The moment the USD ends worldwide, the USN begins, and we redeem. Sobeit.

Intel from the East is patient and disinterested in the ever building desperation.

Intel from the West is anxious, consumed with immediate performance to stave off collapse.

Never have I seen these two law hidden "news feeds" in such polar opposition.

Which to believe? Neither.

The truth lies somewhere in the middle.

Redemption momentum is gaining with unprecedented strength, while the cabal structures of yesteryear vanishes from the face of the earth.

And by vanish I mean disappear. Poof. Gone. As if it never existed and can only be reviewed researching the memory of history that you personally lived.

You'll never find a record of the GCR/RV on the Internet.

You had to live it. And live it we did.

Today we know all indigenous races and their leaders are gathered in the Philippines for a weekend of historic ceremonies announcing the liberation of humanity.

The Maharlika (Lemurian name for Philippines) is a very special place historically and vibrational as it relates to the earth's major key lines.

Israel was the cabal's long planned New World Order headquarters because it lied on the 33rd Parallel North, and where they were to create a perfect division of the world, one below the 33rd parallel in abject poverty, and one above where the master Anglo...

01:06

Elk attacks 2 women in Estes Park, Colorado Signs of the Times

Two women were rushed to the hospital and an elk was killed on Thursday after wildlife clashed with humans in the popular tourist destination of Estes Park. A spokesperson for Colorado Parks and Wildlife told CBS4 the elk was killed after it gored two different women on Thursday morning. Both attacks took place near Performance Park in western Estes Park. Those who were sleeping in a motel near where the attack happened said a herd of elk were walking through the area right before. "There was bugling. You could hear bugling all around," said Mike Anderson, a town visitor who witnessed the response. "They were kind of chasing each other back and forth along the bank."

01:00

Following CIA Backlash, Harvard Rescinds Chelsea Mannings Title MintPress News

(AP)  Harvard University reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow early Friday, a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the title for the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information.

Douglas Elmendorf, the dean of the universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government, wrote in a statement posted to the universitys website that naming Manning a visiting fellow was a mistake, even though he said the title carries no special honor.

We invited Chelsea Manning to spend a day at the Kennedy School, he wrote. On that basis, we also named Chelsea Manning a Visiting Fellow. We did not intend to honor her in any way or to endorse any of her words or deeds, as we do not honor or endorse any Fellow.

Elmendorf apologized to Manning and to many concerned people he said he had heard from for not recognizing upfront the full implications of our original invitation. Manning is still invited to spend a day at the school and speak to students, though without the visiting fellow title, he wrote.


Related | Chelsea Manning Remains Steadfast In Face Of Media Criticism


Manning responded on Twitter early Friday, writing that she was honored to be 1st disinvited trans woman visiting @harvard fellow.

They chill marginalized voices under @cia pressure, she said while also accusing the school of letting the CIA determine what is and is not taught.

Mannings publicist didnt immediately respond when asked if she would still accept Harvards invitation to visit the school.

The 29-year-old Manning is a transgender woman who was known as Bradley Manning when she was convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of classified documents. She was released from a military prison in May after serving seven years of a 35-year sentence, which was commuted by former President Barack Obama in his final days in office. Obama said in January he felt justice had been served. Manning explained on ABCs Good Morning America in a recent interview that she was prompted to give the information to WikiLeaks because of the human toll of the death, destruction and mayhem she saw while serving in Iraq.

Pompeo was a last-minute cancellation at a speaking event at Harvard on Thursday night. Minutes after the event was to begin, Elmendorf took the stage and told the audience Pompeo was not there and would not speak.

The CIA later released a letter that Pompeo, who has a law degree from Harvard, wrote to a university official. Pompeo said an appearance would...

00:48

Libertarian Journalist Who Was Doxed And Harassed By SJWs Never Received Media Attention Or Justice The Daily Sheeple

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One of the worst things that can happen to you on the internet is to be doxed and hounded by people who use your personal information to harass you. It happened to libertarian journalist Ashley Rae Goldenberg in 2014, and her harassers continue to brag about what they did. Their actions led to a torrent of rape and death threats against her and members of her family.

Goldenberg, whose private details including her credit card details, phone number and personal address became a target for harassment from the social justice mob on Tumblr when she started a blog called Communism Kills in 2011. She tells The Daily Caller that she first started the site after learning about the communists on Tumblr.

I actually started only intending to write simple lessons about economics (my major in college), but because of the nature of Tumblr, I started getting more involved in combatting the prevailing social justice dogma there, she says, adding that she was a target of social justice warriors even when she was writing about economics.

They would see something about price controls, or the minimum wage, and cry RACISM or SEXISM. It obviously snowballed from there when I started posting about things like the gender wage gap being a myth, says Goldenberg. By about a year in, I would say every single thing I posted, for whatever reason, even if it was a selfie, was attacked by social justice warriors.

The harassment came to a head when she posted a satirical limerick about the death of Mike Brown to Tumblr. It apparently got people really mad since it used the word thug, which is allegedly a racist slur now, she says. It was a pretty accurate account of what happened in the aftermath of the shooting, especially the part about the town being burned down.

Goldenberg says that the backlash against her was unprecedented at that point. It started when someone saw my poem, posted where they thought I went to college (it was wrong), and that they wanted my house burned down, she says. Someone else responded by posting my Facebook page, the Facebook page for where I went to college (the right one this time), and it escalated from there. People were contacting my college, telling them to expel me to the point where it appeared like they turned off all public comments on Facebook.

She says that someone even found out who her boyfriend was at the time and filed a Title IX complaint against him, but George Mason University, the school she attended,...

00:47

It's not China's economic might that US fears, but its geopolitical power Signs of the Times

The Bannonite wing of the new American right is angry about China. The anger stems primarily from the fact that China's manufacturing has outpaced that of the US and economies similar to that of the US, which in turn has arguably been a cause of US industrial decline. Steve Bannon recently gave a speech in the Chinese island of Hong Kong where he stated that while the US is at "economic war" with China, but that nevertheless he and Donald Trump admire China and President Xi Jinping in particular. In this sense, Bannon has admitted the hypothesis I recently offered that many in the US are jealous of Chinese economic strength and wish that the US might be able to replicate a similar success story among its declining industrial base which still has a great deal of latent potential. In this sense, while Bannon's talk of 'war' is worrying, his honestly is nevertheless, refreshing. Furthermore his genuine affection for the American working class is admirable and honourable, even if attacking China is not necessarily the best way to express such feelings.

00:45

Heres Everybody From The Wire Who Now Works on The Deuce Fast Company

If you enjoyed David Simons seminal series about Baltimore, you might recognize a few faces (and names) from his latest project, The Deuce.

The Deuce, HBOs unfortunately titled new drama series, might feel a little familiar to fans of The Wire. Although one concerns the dawn of the porn industry in 1970s New York City and the other is about the contemporary drug trade in Baltimore, both are bursting with urban grittiness, moral ambiguity, and about a million and a half distinct characters. Both shows also happen to share a lot of talent both in front of and behind the camera.

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00:45

The War on Terror Has Targeted Muslims Almost Exclusively The Fifth Column

United States (FPIF)  The war on terror was supposed to be about making our country safer. As a Muslim American, I dont feel safer at all.

Every year on September 11, the United States mourns the innocent lives that were lost in the terrorist attacks of 2001.

Each year I remember these victims, too. But I also mourn the often forgotten victims of the never-ending wars and draconian counter-terrorism policies of the post 9-11 world: the Muslim community.

In a speech to Congress shortly after the attacks, then-President Bush addressed a portion to Muslims. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends, he said. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them. Yet despite Bushs attempt to distinguish between the good and bad Muslims, the war on terror has targeted the Muslim community at large almost exclusively.

Abroad, several Muslim nations have been devastated by U.S. invasions and military operations. As of 2015, Physicians for Social Responsibility estimated that 1.3 million Iraqis, Afghans, and Pakistanis had died in the course of the war on terror a figure the group called conservative, noting that it doesnt include figures from other war zones like Yemen and Somalia. Civilian casualties run high in all of these places, and alleged combatants have died by the hundreds in U.S. military custody.

Domestically, law enforcement has systematically singled out Muslims for special abuse.

Muslim congregations and student groups have suffered intrusive surveillance. And federal agencies have systematically entrapped alleged Muslim terrorists, with one 2014 Human Rights Watch report finding that informants had played an active role in hatching at least 30 percent of the plots they prosecuted suspects for.

Meanwhile, so-called communication management units  where federal prison inmates are barre...

00:42

Protest Follow Ex-Cops Acquittal In Shooting Of Anthony Lamar Smith MintPress News

A St. Louis judge issued a not-guilty verdict Friday to the white former police officer who killed a black motorist six years ago, leading dozens of protesters to take to the streets downtown.

Jason Stockley, 36, was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, an African-American, following a police chase after a suspected drug deal.

Stockley waived his right to a jury trial, meaning the decision rested solely with St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Timothy Wilson. The trial ended Aug. 9 and the city, still recovering from the Ferguson unrest, has been on edge waiting for the decision and the aftermath since.

Judge Wilson wrote in Fridays 30-page ruling:

This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant did not act in self-defense.

About 100 demonstrators assembled downtown Tuesday an hour after the verdict was handed down. They gathered near the Carnahan Courthouse and began marching in the streets.

Police have blocked off some streets and prevented some protesters from getting on an interstate ramp.

St. Louis Cop On Trial For 'Executing' Man Then Planting Gun In His Vehicle

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was charged in May 2016 in the Dec. 20, 2011, death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. (St. Louis Police Department)

St. Louis interim police chief Lawrence OToole urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully in a statement released after the verdict was announced.

OToole said he understands emotions are running but the judges decision should be respected, and that protecting citizens is his departments top priority.

Activists have vowed a Ferguson-like, drawn-out protest if Stockley was found not guilty. Though specific plans werent made public, the activists said they would concentrate on peacefully disrupting business. Some targets could include protests at St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and Lambert International Airport.

Barricades were placed arou...

00:39

Hurricane Irma swept seabird half-way across the world; found at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Signs of the Times

Tropical Storm Irma didn't just wash up giant buoys to the beaches of Hilton Head Island. It also brought a bird typically found only on far-away islands in the Mediterranean Sea or off the coast of Africa. Island residents Sherry Goff and Joe Murray were walking in the sand Monday afternoon near the Sea Pines Beach Club when they spotted the Cory's Shearwater. Murray said when they came upon the bird who they've named Jerry "he was sitting in the sand getting battered by the waves." The bird's "wings were all spread out, it looked half drowned," Goff said Thursday. They pulled Jerry from surf and placed him in the grass of nearby golf course.

00:32

National Intelligence Program, FY 2014 Congressional Budget Justification, April 2013 The Black Vault

Background

The Congress and the President charged the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to oversee and direct the implementation of the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and lead an integrated and effective Intelligence Community {IC) that provides high-quality, timely, and objective intelligence. The Community Management Account (CMA) is the primary account within the National Intelligence Program (NIP) that provides the resources required to support the DNIs activities to oversee the IC and lead intelligence integration. CMA resources advance intelligence integration and unification of the IC by enabling development of IC-wide capabilities, policies, and improvements in areas such as information technology management, security, human capital management, and language training; and investments in research and technology. CMA resources also enable the activities of the Office of the DNI (ODNI) and permit the DNI to effectively and efficiently execute statutory and other mandated responsibilities.

The FY 2014 CMA budget request supports the DNI mission to continue to lead intelligence integration, forging an IC that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. The continuing rapid pace of growth in communications technology is causing a virtual collapse of time and distance among the peoples of the world. Instant communications and exchange of information are changing the dynamics of human interaction and relationships. The ODNI will continue to establish policies and provide strategic oversight of NIP activities in the collection, analysis. acquisition, research and technology, resource management, human capital, and infrastructure arenas. Consequently. integration of intelligence will remain the organizing principle to meet the needs of our customers effectively and efficiently and ensure increased security for our Nation. We will focus our priorities and chart the course forward by taking into account the evolving and increasingly complex global environment in which we operate.

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00:30

In The New Atlanta Falcons Stadium, One Restaurant Has A Mission Beyond Food Fast Company

The West Nest offers training and jobs to locals from the neighborhood in which the new stadium was built. Its part of a larger job training and community investment program. Is it enough?

The Atlanta Falcons will kick off their first home game at the citys new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 17. Regardless the outcome of the game, some residents working there already feel like theyve pulled out a win.

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00:30

3 Reasons To Avoid Food Additives The Sleuth Journal

3 Reasons To Avoid Food Additives | processed-food | Special Interests Toxins

Food additives are added to food during processing, typically to enhance color or freshness. While some of them are natural, many arent and all those unnatural additives have nasty side effects. Think about the artificial sweeteners hiding in diet soft drinks, or the emulsifiers (used to keep food from separating) in the salad dressing sitting in your refrigerator. Just these alone destroy gut health. [1] [2] [3] Thats just the tip of the iceberg and most arent even tested for safety at all. [4]

The Dirty, Ugly Truth About Food Additives

Food additives arent inert ingredients; theyre active and can present a real health risk. If you know the reasons why food additives are dangerous, it may help you steer clear of certain foods that may contribute to longterm health concerns. So while there are more reasons than we could count as to why you should avoid food additives altogether, here are three of the most pressing.

1. Food Additives Damage Your Heart

A recent study suggests eating lots of phosphate-rich foods like soda, processed cheese, baking powder, and many processed foods increases production of the FGF23 hormone, which can put a strai...

00:30

7 Lessons White People Can Learn From Bodegas Apology Fast Company

Mike Su of the Latino-focused media company mit offers his point of view on takeaways from this weeks Bodega controversy.

This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.

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00:29

Venezuela Just Officially Stopped Accepting Dollars For Oil Payments World Truth.TV

Did the doomsday clock on the petrodollar (and implicitly US hegemony) just tick one more minute closer to midnight? Apparently confirming what President Maduro had warned following the recent US sanctions, The Wall Street Journal reports that Venezuela has officially stopped accepting US Dollars as payment for its crude oil exports. As we previously noted, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said last []

00:28

Pentagon Hires Scandal-Hit Brokers For Syria Arms Buy-up MintPress News

You just gotta be smarter than the government, boasted arms dealer Marc Morales to an undercover FBI agent in 2008. He was explaining how he had secured lucrative arms deals abroad by giving so-called commissions including armored cars to intermediaries.

Following the sting, Morales was indicted alongside 21 others for bribing a foreign official but the trial in Washington DC collapsed in 2011 as a series of juries struggled to reach verdicts.

Marc Morales uploaded photos on January 29, 2015, of him testing weapons at the Zastava factory, Kragujevac, Serbia. (Photo: Facebook)

Marc Morales uploaded photos on January 29, 2015, of him testing weapons at the Zastava factory, Kragujevac, Serbia. (Photo: Facebook)

He and 13 other US contractors are competing to secure a slice of up to US$ 2.2 billion worth of Soviet-style arms and ammunition to be delivered to the rebels by 2022, sourced mostly from state-owned arms producers based in the Balkans and Eastern Europe and often negotiated over drinks and dinners in the restaurants and bars of Belgrade, Budapest and Bucharest [see gallery].Today, his new firm, Global Ordnance, is one of the most important players in the Pentagons supply-line arming Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIS.

The firms were selected, vetted and contracted through two channels: the Picatinny Arsenal, a New Jersey military base, and the Pentagons Special Operations Command, SOCOM.

But Morales is not alone in facing or having faced questions about his past, according to an investigation by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, OCCRP.

Senior executives for other two contractors Vose Technical Services and Purple Shovel and a major sub-contractor, Regulus Global, have been accused of fraud, providing dangerous ammunition that exploded causing the death of a SOCOM instructor and bribery respectively.


Related | Pentagon Falsifies Paperwork To Keep Syrian Rebels Armed With Covert Program


Leaked flight cargo documents also reveal that SOC...

00:15

Russia Weighing Response To FBI Probe Into RT, Sputnik MintPress News

As the Russiagate narrative continues to flounder and consequently fall off the radar of American mainstream media, the FBI recently announced a probe into the multi-lingual Russian news organizations RT and Sputnik.

Sputnik and RT are just some of the many foreign-owned media networks which operate offices in the United States, but unlike the BBC (UK state-owned), Al Jazeera (Qatari state-owned), Al Arabiya (Saudi state-owned) or the CBC (Canada state-owned), only RT and Sputnik have been threatened by the FBI.

The matter stems from two disgruntled former employees at Sputnik going to the FBI with sensational claims about the nature of Russian state involvement in RT and Sputnik, in spite of the fact that the business model of state-ownership in media outlets is well defined and has been for decades. The United States itself operates several state-owned outlets on foreign soil, most notably Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe.

The United States itself operates several state-owned outlets on foreign soil, most notably Radio Liberty/Radio Free Europe.

During his last year in office, Barack Obama pledged further funding and other resources for Americas state-owned media outlets overseas.

However, in a move which defies reason and Americas own state-run as well as private sector business practices, the FBI seeks to investigate whether RT and Sputnik should be forced to register as foreign agents, as opposed to journalistic organisations, under the obscure Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which was designed to target Nazi propaganda during the 1930s. The act has hardly ever been invoked and the very idea of going after Russian media using a law originally designed to target the great opponent of the Soviet and Russian people, fascist Germany, simply adds insult to injury.

The act has hardly ever been invoked and the very idea of going after Russian media using a law originally designed to target the great opponent of the Soviet and Russian people, fascist Germany, simply adds insult to injury.

Now, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has issued Russias response. She called the move on the part of the US authorities, a violation of Americas own very well defined free speech laws. She further stated that it was unacceptable for a so-called democracy to behave in the way the US is behaving in respect of

She further stated that it was unacceptable for a so-called democracy to behave in the way the US is behaving in respect of well-known media organizations.

Zakharova then stated,

We reserve the right to respond to the outrageous actions of the American side.

As many US broadcasters operate freely in Russia. Against this background, the US may be on the verge of setting a precedent that will come back to haunt them.

Top photo | Russias Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova spea...

00:10

Electric eels, shocking truth discovered Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Tennessee in the USA says about itself:

14 September 2017

An electric eel zaps biologist Kenneth Catania with pulses of electricity during a leap attack in this slow-motion video.

By Mariah Quintanilla, 2:14pm, September 14, 2017:

A researcher reveals the shocking truth about electric eels

Electrical current of a real-life recipient of the fishs leap attack is measured for the first time

Kenneth Catania knows just how much it hurts to be zapped by an electric eel. For the first time, the biologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville has measured the strength of a defensive electrical attack on a real-life potential predator himself.

Catania placed his arm in a tank with a 40-centimeter-long electric eel (relatively small as eels go) and determined, in amperes, the electrical current that flowed into him when the eel struck. At its peak, the current reached 40 to 50 milliamperes in his arm, he reports online September 14 in Current Biology. This zap was painful enough to cause him to jerk his hand from the tank during each trial. If youve ever been on a farm and touched an electric fence, its pretty similar to that, he says.

This is Catanias latest study in a body of research analyzing the intricacies of an electric eels behavior. The way electric eels have been described by biologists in the past has been fairly primitive, says Jason Gallant, a biologist who heads the...

00:10

The new economy of excrement RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

On the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda, septic trucks full of human excrement bump and slosh their way up orange dirt roads to their final destination: the Nduba landfill.

00:07

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

After declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a United Nations report.

00:06

First snowfall of 2017-18 season recorded for Lake Tahoe Signs of the Times

Lake Tahoe had its first snowfall of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported around 3 to 4 inches of wet snow early in the morning. The resort's base is at 7,800 feet. Sierra-at-Tahoe, located at 8,800 feet, also reported snow. "Much cooler temperatures along with showers and isolated thunderstorms are in store for today," the U.S. National Weather Service Reno Nevada posted on Facebook Wednesday morning.

00:00

The SoFi Sex Scandal Highlights How Hard It Is For Women In Fintech Fast Company

Shame on all of us if were building companies from scratch and we get this wrong.

Fintech has become a major force over the decade since the financial crisis, with $12.8 billion in venture capital flowing into the sector in 2016 alone. But of the nearly 500 deals that took place in the U.S. last year, less than a dozen went to companies founded by women.

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00:00

Can Initial Coin Offerings Give New Life To Social Good Companies? Fast Company

Impak Coin is trying to use the frothy new investment vehicle as a way to funnel funds into the impact space.

Startups normally raise money from venture capital or seed funds, from banks, or via crowdfunding. But recently, blockchain technology has produced a new possibility: initial coin offerings (ICOs), where instead of issuing equity, debt or perks, entrepreneurs launch a virtual currency instead, in the form of a coin or token.

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23:56

Chicago Tribune investigation reveals Rahm Emanuel gave 70% of donors lucrative city hall contracts in pay-to-play operation Signs of the Times

What do you get when you combine the most corrupt city in the United States with a mayor that got his political debut serving in the Clinton White House? Well, according to data presented by the Chicago Tribune today, it may just all add up to the second most sophisticated 'pay-to-play' operation in history...you know, because no one will ever come close to beating the Clintons at their own game. After reviewing more than 500 contributions made to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel of at least $5,000 since July 2015, the Tribune reports today that nearly 70% of them came from people who have received, or are seeking, lucrative contracts with City Hall. Frankly, we are 'shocked.' As Mayor Rahm Emanuel ramps up his campaign fundraising toward a possible third term, he continues to rely on donors who have received City Hall benefits, ranging from contracts and zoning approvals to appointments and personal endorsements from the mayor, the Chicago Tribune has found. With the February 2019 mayoral election still a year and a half away, Emanuel has collected $3.1 million in high-dollar contributions. And more than $2.1 million of it - nearly 70 percent - has come from 83 donors who have benefited from actions at City Hall. Among the contributors: law firms seeking approval for their clients' projects or lucrative bond business for themselves, developers needing City Hall permission to build here, an events promoter negotiating the financial details of a major music festival and restaurateurs wanting coveted space at Chicago's airports. So how does he do it?

23:52

Hurricane Irma Released 250 Million Gallons Of Untreated Sewage Into The Streets Of Florida The Daily Sheeple

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One could be forgiven for believing that, with all this talk of the coming climate catastrophe, Americans would be scrambling to flee Hurricane-prone states like Texas and Florida. The reality is just the opposite: Thanks to their low cost of living, and minimal taxes, Florida and Texas are among the states in the US where populations are rising via interstate migration. Contrast that with Connecticut, which is far less vulnerable to hurricanes, and where the population drain has accelerated dramatically in recent years.

Both Harvey and Irma impacted some of the fastest-growing counties in the US, exposing a problem thats probably frustrated city and county officials for years. How to upgrade decades-old sewage and water-treatment systems.

When the storms struck, the ancient systems quickly failed, releasing millions of gallons of raw sewage into city streets and canals, complicating the cleanup effort, according to Bloomberg:

Millions of gallons of poorly treated wastewater and raw sewage flowed into the bays, canals and city streets of Florida from facilities serving some of the nations fastest-growing counties. In fact, 4 of the 10 fastest-growing coastal counties in the eastern U.S. are in Florida. More than 9 million gallons of releases tied to Irma have been reported as of late Tuesday as inundated plants were submerged, forced to bypass treatment or lost power.

Of course, this problem requires a monumentally expensive fix: The Environmental Protection Agency estimated last year that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nations wastewater pipes, treatment plants and associated infrastructure. In fact, many parts of Florida and Texas face infrastructure challenges even when they arent deluged by rain because of rapid population growth.

Otherwise, populations risk the spread of pathogens with every overflow.

Estimates for scale of the untreated and poorly treated wastewater that leaked because of both Irma and Harvey are expected to keep climbing. Even Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew, which were modest compared with this years storms, released some 250 million gallons of wastewater that hadnt been fully treated between Aug. 31 and Oct. 15, 2016, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

A treatment facility in Clearwater,...

23:48

Early snowfall at Rogers Pass, Montana Signs of the Times

It's snowing in Montana! Snow is finally falling in Montana, and not a moment too soon. For now, it's only at Rogers Pass, but wet weather is expected across more of Montana this week. And, there it is. Snow has started over Rogers Pass! Several inches expected at/above pass level through Friday night. Drive safely. #mtwx pic.twitter.com/XoTgixlhh1 NWS Great Falls (@NWSGreatFalls) September 14, 2017

23:42

The Surprising Provision Buried In Sanders Medicare For All Bill MintPress News

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Medicare For All bill this week with an impressive 16 co-sponsors, and it contained one very interesting section that has been mostly overlooked.

Roughly one-fifth of the bill is dedicated to the creation of a very detailed Medicare Transitional Plan.

Under Sanders bill, Americans would be phased-in to a new Medicare plan over the course of 4 years. Children would be enrolled the first year and the Medicare age would lower to 55. It would then lower by 10 years, each year, for the next three years. After that, everyone would be enrolled.

The Medicare Transitional Plan would be available for anyone who doesnt yet qualify for the new Medicare plan during those 4 years. It would have an actuarial value of 90 percent, meaning individuals would be responsible for 10 percent of the costs of all covered health care benefits. This would be classified as Platinum coverage on the exchanges. It would be better suited for nonseniors and includes a series of subsidies that make it truly affordable for everyone.

A surprising amount of work when into this one section of the bill since, if the legislation was adopted in its entirety, it would exist as an option for 4 years. It is a smart policy addition because if the private insurance market unraveled while the Medicare age was lowered, there should be a backup to provide good coverage for those who cannot yet enroll.

Considering its a very short-term stopgap, it is remarkably well thought out. The section is different in style from the rest of Sanders bill, and during the bills unveiling, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) took credit for its inclusion.


Related | Trump Demands Vote For Widely Unpopular American Health Care Act


One part of the bill that I worked with my colleagues to put in was the...

23:38

Monstrous One Ton Ocean Sunfish Caught In Russias Far East World Truth.TV

The group of Sakhalin fishermen did not expect to find the Lovecraftian monster in their nets as they took to the sea for smaller fry on Saturday. The enormous fish, considered a delicacy in some cultures, proved to be a dead weight as it didnt make it to the shore fresh. Russian fishermen pulled a 1,100 []

23:34

Do 40,000 Lightning Strikes Over Southern Cali Point To A Mega Quake On The Horizon? The Daily Sheeple

A volatile storm has ignited a slew of 40,000 lightning strikes in southwestern California. The strikes have hit Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties all between September 10-11.

But now a conspiracy is swirling around this fascinating and unique electric storm

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23:32

First snow of winter hits Ben Nevis, Scotland; less than 2 weeks after summer ends Signs of the Times

The first snow of winter has fallen just days after summer ended. Scotland is now shivering in a four-day polar chill with frost, snow and hail forecast. An inch of snow fell on Ben Nevis in the Highlands yesterday less than two weeks after summer finished. Running coach Paul Lind - who scaled the mountain and caught a glimpse of the snow - said: "Ben Nevis had 2cm of fresh snow on the summit ridge." Snow expert Iain Cameron added: "The first UK snow of the 2017-18 season is confirmed." Hikers also battled 45mph polar gales making 0.7C temperatures feel like -8C yesterday on Cairngorm.

23:30

Big Techs Half-Hearted Response To Fake News And Election Hacking Fast Company

Despite big hand waves, Facebook, Google, and Twitter arent doing enough to stop misinformation.

Every day a new front emerges in Big Techs battle against fake news. Signs of trouble reared their head during the election, when hyper-partisan misinformation began materializing on Facebook. Months later it became known that many of these sites had been weaponized in a larger misinformation campaign spearheaded by external players, including the Russian government.

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23:23

Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Star In Kenzos Surreal New Brand Film Fast Company

Directed by Natasha Lyonne, the film follows past shorts by Spike Jonze and Carrie Brownstein.

What: Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is The New Black) directs a new short film for Kenzos new fall-winter 2017 collection.

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23:20

Heres Why Equifax Yanked Its Apps From Apple And Google Last Week Fast Company

A security researcher discovered a shocking vulnerability: They quite frankly didnt know what they were doing.

Last week, after news broke that Equifax was the victim of a critical security flaw that exposed hundreds of millions of Americans personal data, the company quietly took down its mobile apps from Apples App Store and Google Play. I wrote about this at the time, but wasnt quite sure why the apps were removed. Now we finally have an idea.

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23:02

With iPhones New FaceID, Cops Can Unlock Your Phone By Pointing At Your Face While Youre Cuffed World Truth.TV

On Tuesday, the world watched as Apple unveiled their tenth-anniversary special edition iPhone, the iPhone X. While iPhone boasts a newer more secure phoneusing its patented new facial recognition systeminternet sleuths were quick to point out the ominous implications behind the new tech. As RT reports, the iPhoneX replaces the iconic home button, featured on all previous []

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