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Friday, 23 September

02:58

“Trump Will Go 26th”: Is This Eerie Radio Transmission Part of a Manchurian Candidate Plot to Assassinate Trump? The Daily Sheeple

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Here’s a bizarre, creepy conspiracy theory mystery for you…

Jet Wintzer uploaded the video below to YouTube September 20th. Apparently this robotic transmission about Donald Trump came out of an AM station in New Jersey. He wrote:

So this weirdness just happened on our way to Hoboken at 7AM this morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. On 1630 AM radio, a voice keeps repeating “Trump will go 26th”. It went on for at least 5 minutes from when the radio tuned it in while scanning. Near the Newark airport I78 part of Turnpike. Just landed in a Jason Bourne movie.

Things like this don’t just happen at random. The questions remain: what does it mean? Who broadcasted it? And why?

Some people are saying it’s a coded message about what’s to come; on the darker side of conspiracy theories, others are saying it’s proof an assassination plot is underfoot for the first debate and that this broadcast is a mind control trigger.

Why is that the case?

Think about what the transmission says, “Trump … will go… 26th.” Over and over and over for at least five straight minutes. Wintzer claims he was picking up the broadcast near the Newark Airport in New Jersey. The first debate, scheduled on the 26th, is set to be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, just 50 miles away. The theory goes that the trigger is being broadcast in spurts to the surrounding area for people already in place implanted with the hypnotic suggestion…

To assassinate Trump.

Note that, for what it’s worth, the debate was originally scheduled to take place at Wright State University (five miles from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) in Ohio but was moved to Hofstra earlier this month. The official claim is that this was done for budget issues, but locally it was reported that the debates were actually moved due to security issues.

Wish I could just summarily dismiss this entire notion as crazy talk, just immediately say we don’t live in a world as insane and ridiculous as all that, and tell you that anyone who would suggest such a plot is obviously a tin foil hat nutter… but at the same time, it kind of sounds like the plot of The Manchurian Candidate, updated for the 21st century, not to mention but I will that the CIA has a sordid, decades-long history of mind control research specifically including the creation of Manchurian candidates.

“Trump will go 26th.”

What is that transmission really being broadcast for?

Sure, it could also be nothing at all, but considering this election is already the strangest one in American history (and it just keeps getting weirder by the day) you just never know.

(H/T: Terri Lynn)

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02:46

Assad tells AP: U.S. doesn't have the will to fight terrorism, strikes on Syrian troops were intentional Signs of the Times

Syrian President Bashar Assad says that US airstrikes which killed 62 Syrian government troops were "intentional" and they lasted for an hour. He added that the US "does not have the will" to join Russia in fighting terrorists in Syria. Speaking to the Associated Press in Damascus, the Syrian leader denied that the airstrikes carried out by the US near Deir ez-Zor on September 17 were an accident. Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and over 100 were injured, according to the Syrian military. Assad said they were "intentionally" targeted. "It was not an accident by one airplane; it was four airplanes which kept attacking the position of the Syrian troops for nearly one hour or maybe a little bit more than one hour," Assad told AP, adding they were attacking a large area that "constituted of many hills" adjacent to where the Syrian troops were stationed. Assad also questioned how IS was able to launch an attack so quickly after the airstrike.

02:45

What sanctions? France remains leading foreign investor in Russian economy Signs of the Times

For the third consecutive year France is the leading foreign investor in the Russian economy, according to the Director General of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFR) Pavel Shinsky. The chamber says in the first three months of this year France invested twice as much as Germany, and even the economic sanctions haven't scared off French companies. "In the first quarter of this year France invested $797 million in the Russian economy while Germany $350 million, and the US $130 million," Shinsky said at the International Business Summit in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod.

02:45

Soros Launches ‘Putin-Trump’ Fake Conspiracy Website The Event Chronicle

Soros Launches ‘Putin-Trump’ Fake Conspiracy Website

Notorious globalist billionaire George Soros has been exposed as the mastermind and bankroller of a website launched Wednesday that promotes New World Order propaganda and attempts to smear Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

The Soros website www.putintrump.org features absurd conspiracy theories designed to instil fear in the voting public. This latest attempt by the NWO establishment to mislead Americans features claims that a vote for Trump/Pence this year will lead to a Putin/Trump world in 2017, and that “national security issues are at risk.

Hillary Clinton and her mega-wealthy globalist backers (including George Soros, who has given her millions of dollars and has been exposed issuing orders to her) have become fond of inventing conspiracy theories tying Trump to Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin.

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This is their latest hack job, designed to deceive, drum up fear, and groom the American public for the idea of war.

According to GotNews, the Soros-funded PR firm Ripple Strategies sent out an internal memo from co-founder Glenn Turner Tuesday evening announcing the propaganda site’s imminent launch. The memo described www.putintrump.org as a site “that rigorously details and analyzes the disturbing, unprecedented ties between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Far more disturbing for others, however, should be the unprecedented lengths to which the Western globalists and their establishment allies will go to torpedo Trump’s campaign and prop up an ailing Hillary Clinton.

The propaganda website admits it is bankrolled by Progress for America PAC, which according to OpenSecrets.org was founded by Geor...

02:40

20 civilians including children killed in Saudi airstrikes in Yemen Signs of the Times

Twenty civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, according to a government official. Children were among those killed. At least 30 were injured in the raids, which struck the city of Hodeida. The strikes hit the Suq al-Hunod district of the port city, the official in the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi told AFP. The presidential palace was also hit. Children were among the fatalities photographed at a city mortuary. Photos from the neighborhood showed residents searching through piles of rubble in search for survivors.

02:38

Fueling murder: Britain to send £100mn in aid to war-torn Yemen while also selling £3bn in arms to Saudis Signs of the Times

Britain is to increase spending on humanitarian aid to war-torn Yemen while at the same time signing off multibillion-pound arms deals to Saudi Arabia, which stands accused of war crimes. International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced Britain will send an additional £37 million (US$48 million) in aid to Yemen this year, bringing the total package to £100 million. It comes as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces calls from two senior MPs to support an independent investigation into whether war crimes have been committed in the Yemen conflict.

02:35

Ancient Jewish scroll now legible Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

How to open an ancient scroll without touching it | Science News

21 September 2016

Researchers describe the digital steps it took to unwrap a charred, roughly 1,700-year-old scroll and read its ancient Biblical text.

Credit: Seth Parker, Univ. of Kentucky.

From Science News:

Digital rehab exposes Biblical roots of ancient Israeli scroll

Virtual unwrapping reveals Hebrew text inside fragile artifact

by Bruce Bower

2:00pm, September 21, 2016

Researchers have digitally unwrapped and read an ancient Hebrew scroll that’s so charred it can’t be touched without falling apart. It turns out the document contains the oldest known Biblical text outside of the roughly 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, the investigators say.

Archaeologists discovered the scroll’s remnants in a synagogue’s holy ark during a 1970 excavation in Israel of En-Gedi, a Jewish community destroyed by fire around 600.

In a series of digital steps, slices from a 3-D scan of the En-Gedi scroll were analyzed to bring letters and words into relief on a pieced-together, virtual page. Those images revealed passages from the book of Leviticus written in ink on the scroll’s disintegrating sheets. Radiocarbon results date the scroll to approximately 300, making it the earliest copy of an Old Testament book ever found in a holy ark, scientists report September 21 in Science Advances.

This computerized recovery and conservation process can now be used to retrieve other ancient documents “from the brink of oblivion,” the researchers say.

  • ...

02:32

The "Bahamas Papers": New leak exposes more offshore tax-haven dealings of the rich and powerful Signs of the Times

Five months after the Panama Papers exposed the offshore dealings of government leaders and influential people, a new leak of 1.3 million files has revealed the names of individuals associated with companies registered in the Bahamas, a notorious tax haven. The files - received by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) - contains the names of politicians and other individuals linked to more than 175,000 Bahamian companies, trusts, and foundations registered in the Bahamas between 1990 and 2016. Among the individual names in the publicly searchable database are politicians, entrepreneurs, financiers and fraudsters, all of whom have taken advantage of the Bahamas' unique positioning as a global tax haven.

02:30

Jim Stone: CGI Hillary The Event Chronicle

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I am sticking with my take on Hillary, PERIOD.

By Jim Stone

THEY KNOW THEY LIED

Trolls and a few liars in the fake alt media are saying Hillary’s glitches are due to “compression” or “overlays” that are “just part of digital video”.  THIS IS A LIE

A live digital broadcast is nothing more than a sequence of complete single layer pictures that are stitched together as individual frames which are then played in sequence to produce video. AND EITHER SOMETHING IS IN A FRAME, OR IT DOES NOT EXIST AT ALL. No compression routine or digital artifacting can change that. No layering exists to cause glitches such as disappearing objects. Anyone who is saying Hillary disappeared in a live broadcast because the LIVE broadcast was layered, or that compression took her out, is a liar pure and simple.

When Hillary (and her podium) vanished, THE ENTIRE BROADCAST FRAME WAS PERFECTLY INTACT, WHICH IS PROVEN BY THE FACT THAT THE FLAG THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE BEHIND HER SHOWED UP WHEN SHE VANISHED. If it was any kind of a compression glitch no flag would have shown up where Hillary was before because the data for a flag in that spot would not be there. The fact the flag showed up when Hillary vanished irrefutably proves Hillary was never there, and rather than a live broadcast it was all faked with pre taped scenes that were overlaid beforehand with layers and then presented as live, and during the production of the hoax, someone missed the fact that Hillary was missing for a couple frames.

These two frames [below] here prove Hillary was never there. In addition to the “compression” ruse, the trolls have a secondary explanation that Hillary vanished due to a transmission glitch. This is another lie, because if that was the case, the entire frame would have glitched, and NO GLITCH could have put the flag in behind a missing Hillary because that data simply would not be there. The fact the flag showed up right through Hillary proves beyond all doubt that this is a LAYERED IMAGE, NOT A LIVE BROADCAST HAVING PROBLEMS, BECAUSE IF YOU START WITH A SINGLE LAYER FRAMES ANYTHING LIVE IS COMPOSED OF, NEW LAYERS SIMPLY CAN’T HATCH FROM OUT OF NOWHERE. 

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If it is layered as the trolls are saying to explain it away, that can only happen in a studio that produces special effects by stacking different scenes on top of one another and a couple of the merges did not go right. Any video done this way proves Hillary was never there. And there is proof this is how Hillary was faked in North Carolina all through her “appearance” because the video is full of other anoma...

02:25

Exposure to BPA and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to reduced levels of vitamin D Signs of the Times

Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The study is the first to find an association between EDC exposure and vitamin D levels in a large group of U.S. adults. EDCs are chemicals or mixtures of chemicals that can cause adverse health effects by interfering with hormones in the body. The Society's Scientific Statement on EDCs examined more than 1,300 studies that found links between chemical exposure and health problems, including infertility, obesity, diabetes, neurological problems and hormone-related cancers. "Nearly every person on the planet is exposed to BPA and another class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals called phthalates, so the possibility that these chemicals may even slightly reduce vitamin D levels has widespread implications for public health," said the study's first author, Lauren Johns, MPH, a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI. "Vitamin D plays a broad role in maintaining bone and muscle health. In addition, low vitamin D levels have been implicated in outcomes of numerous conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer."

02:22

October Genesis -- A Vision/Dream Operation Disclosure

Submitted Anonymously

Hello all. I've been following dinar and this site since I found them through the HEN in March 2016. I had a spiritual awakening in Feb 2015 that was intense and eventually led me to an understanding of how absolutely magical existence truly is. Before, I was (mostly) asleep, like the rest of my country men and women.


I would like to share a "vision/dream" I had in the in-between state of sleeping and wakefulness in July of this year. I was looking at a children's book and the character's names were "OCTOBER" and "GENESIS". Considering I think non-stop about disclosure, pray, contemplate, meditate, etc, I personally felt that this message has multiple meanings. A few weeks ago, I see the intel that says Oct 1 as what seems to be a rather big day.


I've also seen the highs and lows over the past few months. I felt insane and pretty stupid a few times, actually believing info on this random site full of mostly nonsense. 


But I do believe that there are people that are doing the good work, and that these intel bits are eventually going to hold water.


I think that time might actually be upon us.

Heaven help us all if October 1st goes by without one freakin' change whatsoever.

I would strongly suggest we all just "tap out" of the internet for awhile and go outside and work on raising our vibrations. The internet automatically pulls you back into the 3D world, because it is a 3D device.

Good luck folks, from a random American who is absolutely tired of the insanity and ready to begin FIXING MOTHER EARTH


This content was originally submitted and published at Operation Disclosure.

02:21

Supporters intend to 'escort' Stein to first presidential debate despite no invitation, Johnson allies protest to 'let him in' Signs of the Times

Protests and threats of civil disobedience are popping up ahead of the first face-to-face debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Supporters of third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are giving the Commission on Presidential Debates the third degree. Just because the Green Party's Dr. Jill Stein and her vice presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, are not invited to be at Hofstra University in New York on Monday, where the first debate between Trump and Clinton will take place, doesn't mean they won't show up anyway. In a message posted to Dr. Jill Stein's presidential campaign website Wednesday, senior advisor Kevin Zeese mused: "We may decide to have supporters attempt to escort our candidates into the debates." "This situation may lead to arrest - it is possible but not definite," Zeese added. "Some people are signing up to risk arrest, others are coming for a no-arrest protest," he said.

02:21

'Leave them kids alone': Video of bystander telling off cops for harassing kids goes viral Signs of the Times

A Facebook Live video posted by an angry bystander in Delaware who witnessed a white cop stop and question three children has clocked up almost 3 million views and sparked yet another debate around racism in law enforcement. The heated video shows a police officer standing with three young boys, taking details of their names and dates of birth. The children, who are on bikes, answer politely as the man recording the video, Damieon Flowers, warns them to say nothing until their mom comes. The kids cycle on as the confrontation heats up between Flowers and the officer.

02:21

Donald Trump Calls For ‘Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk’ MintPress News


As the nation reels from two recent fatal police shootings of black men, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday called for cities nationwide to adopt “stop-and-frisk”—a widely condemned police practice that New York City was forced to abandon after a federal judge struck it down as unconstitutional, finding that it disproportionately targeted minorities.

“‘I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to,’ Trump said, according to excerpts of a Fox News ‘town hall’ in Cleveland, after a listener asked what he would do to reduce crime in predominantly black communities across the nation,” reports Reuters.

Trump’s “support for the polarizing crime-fighting policy—which involves officers’ questioning and searching pedestrians—collides with his highly visible courtship of African-Americans, who have been disproportionately singled out by the tactic, data show,” the New York Times writes.

“We did it in New York,” Trump said of the practice. “It worked incredibly well and you have to be proactive.”

Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous characterized the tactic as “the worst racial profiling program in the country, in any city,” back when it was still in wide use in New York City.

The tactic was encouraged and became widespread in New York under the mayorship of Rudolph Giuliani, who is now an avid Trump supporter.

Federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin found in 2013 that “in [city officials’] zeal to defend a policy that they believe to be effective, they have willfully ignored overwhelming proof that the policy of targeting ‘the right people’ is racially discriminatory and therefore violates the United States Constitution.”

“Ending the practice in New York was a key plank of Democrat Bill de Blasio’s successful 2013 run for mayor,” as Reuters notes.

De Blasio immediately condemned Trump’s advocacy for the tactic, calling the candidate’s proposal “appalling.” De Blasio told NBC that “he’s either ignorant about the history of the city or he’s lying about it.”

Civil rights and social justice advocates also decried Trump’s comments.

“The idea of creating a national stop-and-frisk policy is the equivalent of advancing martial law and is beyond the constitutional power of the presidency,” Marc H. Morial, president of the National Urban League, told the New York Times in an email.

And one African-American attendee at...

02:21

US Soldier Faces Jail Time For Kaepernick-Style Protest MintPress News

Janaye Ervin says she has been with the U.S. army since 2008. (Photo: Janaye Ervin/Facebook)

Janaye Ervin says she has been with the U.S. army since 2008. (Photo: Janaye Ervin/Facebook)

Janaye Ervin, a Black woman and a soldier with the U.S. Navy Reserve Force has had all her security clearances and equipment taken away and has been threatened with jail time after she did not stand for the U.S. national anthem while in uniform.

Evrin, an intelligence specialist in the U.S. navy and an eight-year veteran, said Wednesday in a Facebook post that she felt like a hypocrite when people from her community are facing systematic discrimination by their country.

“On September 19, 2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about ‘land of the free’ when I know that only applies to some Americans,” she said in her post referring to Black people in the U.S.

“I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom.” Ervin said that she has served with the U.S. army since 2008 and that her protest did not compromise her pledge to serve her country and protect it.

 

However, despite exercising her constitutional right, “The Navy has decided to punish me for defending the Constitution and has taken away my equipment I need to do my naval job.”

It was not clear whether she was fired or placed on indefinite leave from the army. “It was my pleasure serving my country, I love it dearly, that is why I must do this for you. I will keep you all posted on what happens next!” she concluded in her post.

janaye evrinShaun King, a New York Daily News journalist, first reported on Evrin’s post. “We must stand with her during this time as she has so boldly sacrificed her own comfort because of injustice and racial violence in America,” King said in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Her protest seems to be inspired by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the U.S. national anthem during NFL games, which he started about a month ago.

Kaepernick has been kneeling during the playing of the anthem ahead of matches since late August. Several NFL players and famous athletes have joined his protest by not standing during the anthem as well as raising fists in solidarity.

Critics of Kaepernick have said his protest is unpatriotic and an insult to the U.S. military. How...

02:21

Annual government report reveals Surge in anti-migrant violence in Eastern Germany 'threatens economy' Signs of the Times

A dramatic rise in assaults on refugees and the spread of xenophobic sentiment in the eastern German states that previously formed the German Democratic Republic pose a threat to their economic and social well-being, a state report on German reunification says. The annual report, presented Wednesday by Iris Gleicke, German federal government's commissioner for eastern German affairs, argues that "xenophobia, right-wing extremism and intolerance pose a very serious threat to the to the social, but also economic development of the 'new' states." It cites a devastating increase in attacks on refugees, saying that they could scare off potential economic immigration. Compared to the western German states, where an average of 10.5 attacks inspired by right-wing sentiments were committed per 1 million citizens, the numbers are some five times higher in the east.

02:20

Shock Video: Mob Of Rioters Try To BURN WHITE REPORTER ALIVE In Charlotte Alternative News Network

By Mac Slavo

The protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are devolving into exactly what you might expect – total chaos and pandemonium.

From looting to hate-filled violent attacks, the situation continues to deteriorate.

In the following video we see a crowd gathered around a fire presumably started by the protesters. According to WCCB’s Twitter report, what we see next is just how far race relations have come under America’s first black President.

#WCCB witnessed protesters try to throw still photographer into fire in Uptown #Charlotte. https://t.co/T6i8AH5iGu #CharlotteProtest #news pic.twitter.com/t26WgIlwOh

— WCCB, Charlotte’s CW (@WCCBCharlotte) September 22, 2016

Full video (without sound):

The Daily Caller notes:

The photographer in question was white, raising the possibility he may have been targeted by for racial reasons by mostly-black rioters.

You think?

The photographer in this case was lucky that law enforcement officers were only a few yards away, otherwise it could have gone a whole lot worse, as it did for this white male who was begging for mercy as a mob of hoodlums beat him:

#CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage. @AC360 @seanhannity @BretBaier Credit:Lenard Bennett (facebook) @ncnaacp pic.twitter.com/YWHEU2UV1n

— Libertarian Queen (@LibertarianQn) September 22, 2016

We’re not trying to foment racial division here, but had the situation been reversed and it were a white mob beating a black man senseless, would there be more outrage from the mainstream liberal media?

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Shock Video: Mob Of Rioters Try To BURN WHITE REPORTER ALIVE In Charlotte The Daily Sheeple

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The protests in Charlotte, North Carolina are devolving into exactly what you might expect – total chaos and pandemonium.

From looting to hate-filled violent attacks, the situation continues to deteriorate.

In the following video we see a crowd gathered around a fire presumably started by the protesters. According to WCCB’s Twitter report, what we see next is just how far race relations have come under America’s first black President.

Full video (without sound):

The Daily Caller notes:

The photographer in question was white, raising the possibility he may have been targeted by for racial reasons by mostly-black rioters.

You think?

The photographer in this case was lucky that law enforcement officers were only a few yards away, otherwise it could have gone a whole lot worse, as it did for this white male who was begging for mercy as a mob of hoodlums beat him:

We’re not trying to foment racial division here, but had the situation been reversed and it were a white mob beating a black man senseless, would there be more outrage from the mainstream liberal media?

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02:15

Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser “Without Reason” The Event Chronicle

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By Zero Hedge

If there was a time Hillary needed to make a public appearance in the key battleground state of North Carolina to drum up voter support, it was today, if for no other reason than a just released Elon University poll finding Trump now has a modest 44% advantage among likely voters in the Tar Heel State, with 43% going to Clinton.

According to the poll, most voters felt Trump would be better for rich people, white people and men, while most believe Clinton would be better for poor people, women and minorities.  “This election is so tight right now, that small swings of a few points should be expected between now and November,” said Jason Husser, assistant professor of political science at Elon and director of the Elon University Poll. “North Carolina has been extremely important over the last several election cycles with very tight election outcomes. These numbers suggest that will continue to be the case, and both campaigns would do well to continue to focus on the Old North State.”

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It’s not just the closeness of the poll that makes NC so critical; it’s also Trump’s recent rebound, which as shown in the following chart from Real Clear Politics has him taking the lead for the first time since late June.

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Which is why we find it surprising that with Hillary’s desperately needing to make an appearance, overnight CBS reported that Clinton campaign officials said that a Tuesday fundraiser in Chapel Hill was postponed.

The Clinton event was billed as “lunch with Hillary Rodham Clinton” and had four donation levels to attend. Those contribution levels were described as $100,000, which featured “chair reception with Hillary,” $33,000, which included a “host reception with Hillary,” $5,000, which included “preferred seating” and $2,...

02:15

Hemp Seed Could Have Anti-Alzheimer’s Benefits, Study Reveals The Sleuth Journal

 

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Hemp seeds are gaining increased recognition as a delicious and nutritious food, but few still know they have significant medicinal value as well. 

One of the most potent medicinal foods on the planet is the seed of the cannabis sativa plant, which has a documented history of use in in the Chinese pharmacopeia that goes back to 2727 B.C., and archeological evidence indicating it was likely used as far back as 12,000 B.C.1

A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry summarized its nutritional properties as follows:

Hemp seed has high levels of fatty acids, protein, insoluble fiber, and a rich set of minerals and vitamins. It is considered to be perfectly balanced with regard to the ratio (3:1) of two essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for human nutrition, linoleic (ω-6) and α-linolenic acids (ALA) (ω-3).”

The study also summarized the growing body of research in existence that demonstrates their medicinal properties:

In addition to its nutritional value, hemp seed demonstrated positive health benefits, including alleviating constipation, lowering cholesterol, cardiovascular health benefits, immunomodulatory effects, and dermatological disease amelioration effects.Hemp seed extracts showed also strong antioxidant and antiaging effects and the potential to improve the impaired learning and memory induced by chemical drugs in mice.”

Titled, “Characterization of Lignanamides from Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Seed and Their Antioxidant and Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitory Activities,” the new study explored the hitherto unexamined presence of secondary metabolites of hemp seed in order to identify bioactive compounds that could help explain both their observed and purported health benefits.

The investigation led to the isolation of 4 new phytochemicals known as lignanamides, namely, cannabisin M (2), cannabisin N (5), cannabisin O (8), and 3,3′-demethyl-heliotropamide (10), along with 6 other liganamides which were already known about within the scientific community.

These liganamides were tested in cell studies (in vitro) and exhibited two properties of potential therapeutic relevance:

  • Antioxidant properties: Lignanamides, 2, 7, and 9-14
  • Acetylcholinesterase inhibiting properties: 7, 10, and 13.

The beneficial role of antioxidants will already be clear to most readers. Antioxidants, of course, have a broa...

02:09

Archaeologists use drones to reveal ancient Roman settlement in the Apennine Mountains Signs of the Times

Ancient Roman ruins that lie hidden below the surface at the Apennine Mountains of Italy have largely escaped discovery because the rugged terrain makes them difficult to spot by foot and dangerous to find by airplane. Now, using small airborne drones, archaeologists have found that an ancient settlement in the Apennines was much more dense and organized than previously thought, a new study reveals. The study offered evidence that drones could help uncover more unknown sites in mountains worldwide. Scientists investigated the area of Le Pianelle in the Tappino Valley in the mountainous southern Italian region of Molise. This area was known as Samnium in antiquity. "The way this mountain society was organized remains poorly understood," said study author Tesse Stek, a Mediterranean archaeologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Previously, construction accidentally unearthed two ancient temples in the area. However, "there was no good knowledge about other sites, such as villages, farms, villas, graveyards and so on, that could tell us more about the ancient inhabitants in the area that visited the cult sites," Stek told Live Science. "They seemed to be cathedrals in the desert, so to say."

02:09

Ironic: Anti-refugee PEGIDA leader flees Germany due to 'persecution,' seeks shelter in Tenerife, Spain Signs of the Times

The leader of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement has cast himself as a "refugee," hiding on the popular Spanish island of Tenerife off the coast of West Africa. He says he's been forced to flee due to "persecution" his family faced in Germany. Lutz Bachmann, founder of the anti-immigrant PEGIDA movement, now claims something in common with the refugees he has been campaigning against, many of whom have gone through leaving their home countries as they can no longer live there. Bachmann, who in May was found guilty by a German court of spreading hatred toward refugees in a number of Facebook posts, has been living on sunny Tenerife for almost five months, Sachsische Zeitung reported. Bachmann claims that in Germany his family, including his wife, Vicky Bachmann, is being "persecuted" and there were several attempts to break into their house. He also says their car's engine was tampered with and almost burned out while they were on the road.

02:08

Birds at feeders in New York, USA Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Finch-tastic Day at the Cornell Feeders – Sept. 21, 2016

Hosts of House Finches and American Goldfinches populated the Cornell FeederWatch Cam today amidst the gabbling of the Canada Geese along the pond’s edge.

Watch LIVE at http://AllAboutBirds.org/CornellFeeders for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

This video from New York state in the USA says about itself:

Juvie Rose-breasted Grosbeak On The Patio – August 29, 2016

A juvie Rose-breasted Grosbeak male stopped in at the Cornell Feeder Watch cam for awhile on Monday afternoon. Notice the stout, conical bill used for cracking open seeds. Juvenile males have similar plumage to adult females, but see if you can notice the rosy wash on the breast and underwing coverts of this juvenile that confirms it as a male!

02:08

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlotte Following Violent Protests Your News Wire

The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency following a second night of violent protests in Charlotte over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday Governor Pat McCrory said: “We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and will not tolerate the attacks towards our police officers that are occurring right now, and I feel very strongly about that….that is not the American way.” According to the city’s police chief, 9 people were injured and 44 arrested on Wednesday night. Mr Scott was the third black man to be killed by US police in the space of a week. The shootings have sparked nationwide protests. RT reports: The 44 arrestees are charged with failure to disperse, assault and breaking and entry, Chief Kerr Putney said during a press conference on Thursday morning. The protests were sparked by the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in the North Carolina city on Tuesday. There are conflicting reports of whether he had a gun or a book in his hands. The killing has provoked two nights of riots in the city. Putney said  that the protests started at 6 pm local time as a [...]

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02:07

Killary refuses neurocognitive test - afraid she'll be outed as a brain-damaged psychopath? Signs of the Times

Hillary Clinton won't be taking a neurocognitive test, and releasing the results to the public — telling a reporter "there's no need for that," even after collapsing as she was leaving a 9/11 memorial event last week in Manhattan. Clinton made the comment, suggesting she will not be releasing any further medical information this presidential campaign, in an interview Wednesday with Florida's WFTS ABC Action News. "Some doctors have said, because of your age, as well as your opponent's age, that you could be at higher risk for dementia or even Alzheimer's and have suggested that you take some neurocognitive test," ABC affiliate reporter Sarina Fazina said to Clinton. "Would you be willing to do that?" "I'm very sorry I got pneumonia," Clinton replied, letting out a hearty laugh. "I'm very glad that antibiotics took care of it. And that's behind us now. I've met the standard that everybody running for president has met in terms of releasing information about my health." Comment: Translation: "I'm sick as hell, but I really get a kick out of lying to you and the whole world."

02:03

North Carolina Declares State Of Emergency As Anger Grows Over Latest Police Shootings MintPress News

Police fire tear gas as protestors converge downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Police fire tear gas as protesters converge downtown following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina’s governor declared a state of emergency in the city.

The man was not shot by police who had massed in riot gear to keep the marchers outside an upscale downtown hotel, Charlotte officials announced on Twitter. City officials originally announced the man was dead but later reversed that statement and said he was on life support.

The second night of violent protests added Charlotte to the list of U.S. cities that have erupted in violence over the death of a black man at the hands of police.

With officials refusing to release any video of the Tuesday shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, anger built as two starkly different versions emerged: Police say Scott disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus.

The killing inflamed racial tensions in a city that seemed to have steered clear of the troubles that engulfed other places.

Gov. Pat McCrory announced late Wednesday he was accepting a request from Charlotte’s police chief, declaring a state of emergency and calling in the National Guard and state troopers to help restore order and protect downtown.

Destructive protests Tuesday that included shutting down eight-lane Interstate 85 and burning the contents of a tractor-trailer turned violent Wednesday. Along with the man critically injured, paramedics said two other people and six police officers suffered minor injuries.

Wednesday’s protest started as a downtown prayer vigil, but an angry group left the peaceful event and marched through downtown Charlotte.

They shouted “black lives matter” and “hands up; don’t shoot” while cursing at officers with bicycles blocking intersections in Charlotte’s flashy and vibrant downtown. As the protesters approached the Omni hotel, officers in riot gear lined up outside arm in arm and a few marchers threw bottles and clods of dirt.

Immediately after the shooting, police began firing flash grenades and protesters threw fireworks. Police then fired tear gas, and the crowd of hundreds dispersed.

But not all the marchers left. Police in riot gear then began marching arm in arm through downtown Charlotte intersections, shooting tear gas at people who charged them. At least one protester knocked down a television reporter during a live shot and several other media o...

02:03

Breach of North Korea's servers reveal that the country has only 28 websites Signs of the Times

A data breach of North Korea servers has pulled back the shroud of secrecy which surrounds the country's internet presence - by revealing it only owns 28 websites. Very little is known about the internet habits of the notoriously introvert nation, whose government does not allow its people to travel without express permission. However, an apparent error has caused all 28 of the country's .kp domains to be made accessible to the rest of the world.

02:02

Bizarre Radio Message: "Trump will go 26th" -- Astrological Correlations Operation Disclosure

Submitted by karmaking

From www.OracleReport.com:

Note: This strange video of a New Jersey turnpike area radio station (AM 1630) apparently transmitting on Tuesday morning a repeating message of "Trump will go 26th" and/or "Trump April 26th" surfaced yesterday. Is it real or a hoax? The number 1630 equals 10, which is "destruction" in Mayan numerology. I have checked both presidential candidates' charts for Monday, September 26th, which is also the day of the debate.

Both candidates have Jupiter aspects in effect that day (Clinton: Sun and Jupiter sextile natal Jupiter; Trump: Sun and Jupiter conjunct natal Neptune). De rigor astrology discusses only the expansiveness and luck that comes with Jupiter. The well-kept secret is that Jupiter aspects are very often in effect when someone dies. I don't like secrets.

The Sun and Jupiter will make their once a year (on average) conjunction on September 26th.

Pluto, Ruler of the Underworld, stations direct on September 26th.

Venus opposes the Chiron Point (infliction of wounds, process of healing) on September 26th.

Other significant astrological aspects are in effect on September 26th.

A false flag that prevents the debate or prevents an election because the candidates were victims of a terror attack would be an option for the crumbling system that is trying to create order out of chaos. This radio transmission in New Jersey, if real, may have been the required "revelation" prior to the attack (ritual). I am curious if this same radio station can be heard at NYU, where the debate will be held. This is all speculation, but we need to be prepared for anything. The whole thing may be a hoax or it may be Illuminati hijinks. I have highlighted September 25/26 for a few months now. Still, let's hold peace and goodwill.

http://www.infowars.com/bizarre-message-plays-on-hacked-radio-station-trump-will-go-26th/

From the sender: Like a magician, the PTB usually have you look one way while they secretly plan something different behind the scenes. I'm looking for Hillary to be the reason the debate doesn't take place.





This content was originally submitted and published at Operation Disclosure.

02:02

All Things from the Foundation of the World unto the End thereof Operation Disclosure

Submitted by Jeremp


I feel the below information will become very relevant very soon; therefore I find it necessary to brief my fellow light-workers on a few points concerning these works/events in preparation for Disclosure.

The following is in NO WAY an attempt to convince or coerce into a belief. It is merely an attempt to clarify perspective for those who have never heard of or are unclear on the understanding of the situation.

As I have mentioned before, in other writings, I will redact certain names so as to not trigger the pre-programmed avoidance mechanism for anything associated with the redacted labels.

Most Christians believe the Bible to be the word of God, either infallible or “as far as it is translated correctly”. (For sake of argument I am referring to the King James Version)

Claimed: The book of [redacted] was published in 1830, current editions with footnotes contain 531 pages.


Claimed: The 116 hand-written pages PLUS the 531 published pages constitute only 1/3 of the source record.

Claimed: The source record is constituted of 2/3 sealed portion and 1/3 unsealed portion (116 pages and 531 pages mentioned above.)

According to the 1830 published work (and all subsequent editions):

1) The contents of the 2/3 sealed portion is as follows: That “which was sealed shall be kept in the book until the own due time of the Lord, that they may come forth; for behold, they reveal all things from the foundation of the world unto the end thereof.”

2) “And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the [redacted] (published in 1830), and the [redacted] shall have the words of the Jews (the Bible); and the [redacted] and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel (heretofore unknown works); and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the [redacted] and the Jews.”

In summary:

1) The King James Version and other variations of the Bible are in the public domain and can be claimed to be the “Book of the Jews” mentioned above. It contains approx. 1200 pages.

2) The Book of [redacted] is in the public domain and claimed to be The Book of the [redacted]. Contains 531 current pages; but the full book of the [redacted] contains 200% more than the published 1/3 which is missing 10% from the lost 116 pages. We can conservatively assume that the 1/3 equals 581 pages x3 would be approx. 1700 pages in the complete source.

3) The Words of the lost tribes of Israel can only be speculated to contain similar content and size.

What I am attempting to relay is that along with disclosure there are many more exciting things we will discover. The Lord will show his hand and all truths will be known.

P.S. My personal opinion, for what it is worth, is that the missing 116 pages are not destroyed or lost entirely from view. I believe they are being used by the white-hats in some fashion to facilitate full disclosure. I cannot go into detail in this short post as to why I feel that way. Perhaps in another post I can point out the interesting facts that led me to this conclusion.


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02:01

Duterte challenges UN chief and EU to debate drugs crackdown, human rights and extrajudicial killings Signs of the Times

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says the UN chief and the EU are welcome to investigate his controversial drugs crackdown, while also challenging the organizations to visit the Philippines and debate human rights and extrajudicial killings with him. "I am inviting the United Nations' Ban Ki ... what's the name of that devil? ... Ban Ki-moon," Duterte said, as cited by Reuters. "I am inviting the EU, send the best lawyers of your own, also the rapporteurs, to come to the Philippines. I will write them a letter to invite them for an investigation." Since taking office 11 weeks ago, around 3,000 people have been killed during Duterte's crackdown on drug users and suppliers. He called for the UN and EU to "investigate" him, before adding that he would like to pose them questions of his own.

01:55

Pivot To Asia: Ongoing US Militarization Of Pacific An Alarming Trend The Sleuth Journal

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The pivot to Asia (US militarization of Pacific) is a disturbing trend & unprecedented military buildup. Find out what it means in terms of the NWO plan.

The Pivot to Asia, which is really the US militarization of the Pacific in preparation for a war with China and Russia (which could become World War 3), is a highly disturbing trend. Not so much attention has been paid to it, yet it is an arena which will determine the future balance of world power. While most eyes are on Syria, Yemen, the European migrant crisis and other trouble in the Middle East, the US is continuing a massive and unprecedented buildup all throughout the Pacific – the biggest military buildup in an area since World War 2. Tension between the US and China has been steadily increasing, with the dispute over the South China Sea becoming strained, and China deliberately thumbing its diplomatic nose at Obama recently by refusing to roll out the red carpet for him at the G20 meeting. Meanwhile, China and Russia have begun conducting naval war games in the South China Sea. Is the pivot to Asia about to erupt into something more serious than just words, snubs and posturing?

Pivot to Asia: US Turning Its Attention to the Domination of the Pacific

The pivot to Asia is really about the US trying to control an entire region which is 8,000 miles across, comprises 55 countries and 60% of global population, and contains a large amount of the Earth’s natural resources. In 2011, Obama initiated the program to move 60% of US Air Force and Navy resources from the Middle East to the Pacific. The US propaganda claim is that the pivot to Asia plan is to re-balance power in the region, but the truth is that there is no “balance”. As Koohan Paik, staff writer for the International Forum on Globalization, outlines in her article Islanders Unite to Resist a New Pacific War:

“[The US] already maintains over 400 military installations and 155,000 troops in that part of the world. Meanwhile China, even with its newest artificial island-bases in the South China Sea, will have a grand total fewer than ten … The U.S. is rapidly advancing U.S. military deployments … as well as corporate trade intrusions, and massive resource raiding. And, an ever-more dangerous battle is emerging among the U.S., China and other great powers over trade, o...

01:54

Texas Threatens To Withdraw Fom Refugee Resettlement Program MintPress News

Rally at Wooldridge Park in Austin to protest Gov. Abbott's decision on Syrian refugees on Nov. 22, 2015

Rally at Wooldridge Park in Austin to protest Gov. Abbott’s decision on Syrian refugees on Nov. 22, 2015

As part of its ongoing fight to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, Texas is threatening to withdraw from the nation’s refugee resettlement program if federal officials refuse to “unconditionally approve” a state plan requiring additional vetting of relocated people.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday said the state had informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement that it would leave the program unless the feds approved its plan to only accept refugees who “are fully vetted and do not present a security threat.”

“Despite multiple requests by the state of Texas, the federal government lacks the capability or the will to distinguish the dangerous from the harmless, and Texas will not be an accomplice to such dereliction of duty to the American people,” Abbott said in a statement.

In response to Abbott’s announcement, federal officials said refugees are only settled in the United States after stringent security screenings. Security officials with the state department process applications received through the United Nations and conduct background and biometric screenings — a process that can take up to two years. Once refugees are cleared, one of nine national resettlement organizations place them in communities across the country, where local nonprofits contracted by the state use federal dollars to help them find jobs, learn English and enroll children in school.

“This model for refugee resettlement will continue in Texas,” a spokesperson for the federal Administration for Children and Families said in a statement.

Following terrorist attacks in Paris in November that left 130 dead, Texas’ Republican leaders have raised concerns about the vetting process, particularly as it relates to Syrians, saying the federal government is unable to ensure that individuals with ties to terrorist groups haven’t slipped through the screening process.

In November, Abbott directed resettlement nonprofits in Texas to stop accepting Syrian refugees — a move the feds said Texas didn’t have the authority to make. The state has sued the feds over Syrian refugees and seen its case dismissed, though an appeal is working its way through the courts.

Meanwhile, Texas and U.S. officials have been negotiating refugee resettlement plans for the 2017 federal fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1. Aside from the request for security assurances, Texas officials said they previously rejected a proposal by the U.S. State Department to increase the number of refugees resettled in Texas by 25 percent. They said they would only accept the same number of refugees relocat...

01:53

US-Atomwaffen in Deutschland - Was steckt hinter der "nuklearen Teilhabe"? After the Shift

 

Jochen Scholz, ehemaliger Referent im Verteidigungsministerium, erklärt Jasmin Kosubek im Interview, was es mit der kalten Strategie hinter den Massenvernichtungswaffen auf sich hat. Wie haben sich Nuklearwaffen in den vergangenen Jahren verändert, warum werden sie immer moderner obwohl das Ziel eigentlich Abrüstung heißt? 

01:52

Video showing police kill innocent unarmed father with his hands up Signs of the Times

Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher Friday night when he experienced car trouble after leaving night classes at Tulsa Community College — and now, dash cam video of the shooting shows the man's arms were in the air when Shelby took his life. "His hands were in the air from all views," pastor Rodney Goss of the Morning Star Baptist Church, who viewed footage from both dash cams and a police helicopter prior to the public release, told the Tulsa World. "It was not apparent from any angle at any point he lunged, came toward, aggressively attacked, or made any sudden movements that would have been considered a threat or life-threatening toward the officer." Police had thus far claimed Crutcher — whose SUV broke down in the middle of the road — approached the officers aggressively while refusing to obey commands to raise his arms, an action the helicopter pilot notes would perhaps be worthy of deploying the Taser. "He's got his hands up for her now," the pilot says of Crutcher, adding a moment later the man appears uncooperative and may need to be tased.

01:51

Video of the Day – Hillary Clinton Chats with Zach Galifianakis Liberty Blitzkrieg

One of the best things in life is a really good laugh. This will definitely give you several.

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01:51

Woman Spends Lottery Winnings on Hotel For Homeless Man World Truth.TV

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They say it’s better to give than to receive, and a Massachusetts woman agrees. After winning $200 in the lottery, she used her fortune on the less fortunate, buying a  Full Article »

01:47

US fighter plane crashes off Okinawa coast, crew rescued Signs of the Times

A US military aircraft has crashed into the sea off the coast of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa, according to local media reports. The coastguard is reported to have dispatched a helicopter and patrol boat to search for the plane. The military aircraft, which is believed to be an AV-8B Harrier II ground attack aircraft, was stationed at the US airbase on the island of Okinawa. According to the Okinawa Times, the fighter plane crashed after taking off into sea off the island's east coast. The crash site is reportedly 150km east of the Kunigami prefecture, in the island's north. The 11th Regional Coast Guard is conducting a search for the plane, with a helicopter and patrol boat having reportedly been dispatched. The crew of the aircraft has been rescued, the Japanese daily Ryukyu Shimpo reports, citing local officials.

01:46

Loving Husband Spends 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell World Truth.TV

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Mr. and Mrs. Kuroki lived a happy life as dairy farmers in rural Japan, raising two lovely children. But tragedy struck when Mrs. Kuroki suddenly lost her sight due to  Full Article »

01:46

Wall Street goes "all in" for Killary Signs of the Times

Hordes of industry executives will descend on the city to celebrate Hillary Clinton's nomination for president and renew close associations that vexed the Democratic standard-bearer throughout her primary battle with Bernie Sanders. Blackstone, one of the nation's largest private equity firms, will hold an official reception in Philadelphia on Thursday featuring its president, Tony James, sometimes mentioned as a possible Treasury Secretary in a Clinton administration. The financial contingent will be in an especially good mood following Clinton's selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine has shown a willingness to fight for regional bank relief from the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. But more than that, he's not Elizabeth Warren, the potential VP pick that long had Wall Street terrified.

01:45

Teachers in Wales warn of growing tide of racism among children Signs of the Times

Teachers in Wales say children as young as eight are using racist insults against their classmates, including one Bangladeshi student being told "he was in ISIS" and questioned over whether he had a visa following the Brexit vote. The findings were published by the charity Show Racism the Red Card Wales, which has warned of a "growing tide of racist attitudes among young people." It says one in four teachers polled had dealt with a racist incident at their school in the past year. The consultation was a survey answered by 435 teachers. Other incidents recorded include a female pupil being "picked on" because she wears a headscarf and a black British pupil being told to "go back to their own country." Some young people were also reported as labelling immigrants as "people who cause riots," "bombers," "terrorists" and "people who are trying to hurt us."

01:42

THEY SAID APPLE CIDER VINEGAR IS GREAT FOR YOU, BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY DIDN’T TELL YOU World Truth.TV

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Apple cider vinegar is a naturally occurring antibiotic, as well as antiseptic which fight germs and bacteria. Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains the “mother” of vinegar, which is a  Full Article »

01:35

How to Clean Your Face and Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes With Just One Ingredient World Truth.TV

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These days most of the people know that baking soda is a very effective and cheap solution for many conditions. We use it as a beauty product, when we cook  Full Article »

01:32

Cooling the controversy over China-Russian naval exercises Signs of the Times

This year is shaping to be a pivotal one for Sino-Russian defense ties. Both countries have agreed to boost the number of "exercises and events" planned for 2016. From Sept. 12 to 19, they held their sixth exercise in the Joint Sea series, conducting a naval warfighting drill in the South China Sea to enhance their ability to "jointly respond to maritime security threats." The Joint Sea series began in 2012 as an anti-submarine warfare and maritime rescue activity off the Chinese coast, near Qingdao. With each passing year, Joint Sea has grown in scope and complexity. The August 2015 iteration was reportedly the "largest ever," involving 23 surface ships, two submarines, over a dozen fixed-wing aircraft, and six helicopters in the Sea of Japan. The series has captivated the U.S. national security community, with some observers cautioning that Beijing and Moscow may be drifting toward an alliance. It has also caught India's attention, with one analyst citing fears that the "growing intimacy" between both countries "could impact the balance of power in Asia." Context is important, however. Although the uptick in Sino-Russian military cooperation is striking, it pales in comparison to the United States' impressive portfolio of bilateral and multilateral (i.e., "combined") exercises. Each year, U.S. Pacific Command participates in over 1,500 exercises, training events, and professional engagements with regional militaries. The vast majority of U.S.-led exercises pass with little fanfare here in the United States, but Beijing and Moscow tend to view them through a dark lens. In June, when U.S., Indian, and Japanese forces were underway in the Philippine Sea for exercise Malabar, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang remarked, "Everyone should keep an eagle eye on their true intentions." Likewise, Russia's Ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, slammed the 43rd-annual BALTOPS naval warfare exercise in the Baltic Sea as evidence of NATO's "hostile policy" toward Moscow. Even U.S. officials have partaken in the war of words. Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, has criticized China and Russia for their decision to hold Joint Sea 2016 in the South China Sea — the first time the series has been held in that location. Adding to the controversy, reports abound of Chinese and Russian "spy ships" shadowing U.S.-led exercises, as well as aggressive Russian overflights and reactionary "snap" exercises.

01:32

2 dead following floods and landslides in Trabzon and Giresun Provinces, Turkey; over 10 inches of rain in a day Signs of the Times

Two people died yesterday, 21 September, after torrential rain triggered a landslide in the Beşikdüzü district of the Black Sea province of Trabzon in Turkey. Turkish State Meteorological Service reported that over 26cm (10.24 inches) of rain fell in one day in Beşikdüzü. Wide areas of the district have been flooded as a result. Rescues were required for numerous people trapped in homes, vehicles and schools. Flooding also affected parts of the neighbouring province of Giresun. Local media report that three bridges were destroyed by the flooding in Giresun's Eynesil district. In a statement made late yesterday, Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) said that roads and buildings have been severely damaged in Beşikdüzü. AFAD have sent search and rescue teams to the area and said "work is underway to take control of the situation." Turkey's Black Sea Region is extremely vulnerable to flash flooding and landslides, with coastal towns and cities surrounded by steep mountains.

01:31

California Unveils New Online Tool To Combat Police Brutality MintPress News

Riot police amass at the Occupy Denver protest in front of the state Capitol building Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

Riot police amass at the Occupy Denver protest in front of the state Capitol building Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

LOS ANGELES  — From a broken bone to a fatal shooting, all 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool launched Thursday to report and help track every time officers use force that causes serious injuries.

The tool’s developers hail it as the first statewide dataset of its kind in the country and a model for other states. Those more critical of law enforcement call it a big step toward better police accountability.

The tool, named URSUS for the bear on California’s flag, includes fields for the race of those injured and the officers involved, how their interaction began and why force was deemed necessary.

“It’s sort of like TurboTax for use-of-force incidents,” said Justin Erlich, a special assistant attorney general overseeing the data collection and analysis.

Departments must report the data under a new state law passed last November. Though some departments already tracked such data on their own, many did not.

Working with the California Department of Justice, a technology nonprofit called Bayes Impact developed the tool in hopes of making the data easy for departments to report and easy for the state to analyze.

The tool was built as an open-source project, and California will share the software code with interested law enforcement agencies across the U.S.

Only three other states — Texas, Colorado and Connecticut — now require departments to track similar use-of-force data but their systems aren’t digital, and in Colorado’s case, only capture shootings, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“As a country, we must engage in an honest, transparent, and data-driven conversation about police use of force,” California Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a news release.

The goal is to capture all incidents that cause serious injuries but not minor ones, like bruises.

“How do we get enough information where we can really focus on how to improve or inform policy? How do we make sure it’s not too big?” Erlich said. “Capturing stubbed toes muddies the data but not capturing broken bones would be a huge miss.”

California’s efforts come as the FBI has made such data collection a priority in the wake of a number of officer-involved deaths of unarmed black people across the country.

Last year, the FBI announced it would begin collecting all use-of-force data and make it public, though departments don’t have to participate.

FBI Director James Comey has expressed frustration over the absence of nationwide use-of-force data and said its collection will “dispel misperceptions, foster accountability and promote transparency.”

California’s police departments will report their use-of-force data to the state once a year beginning in January. It will b...

01:28

She Applied Turmeric Around Her Eyes.. 10 Minutes Later UNBELIEVABLE MIRACLE World Truth.TV

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Turmeric has special place in Indian cuisine due to its golden color and amazing flavor. However, it has been widely used in medicinal properties in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine  Full Article »

01:28

Singing fish: Fish recorded singing dawn chorus on reefs just like birds Signs of the Times

The ocean might seem like a quiet place, but listen carefully and you might just hear the sounds of the fish choir. Most of this underwater music comes from soloist fish, repeating the same calls over and over. But when the calls of different fish overlap, they form a chorus. Robert McCauley and colleagues at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, recorded vocal fish in the coastal waters off Port Headland in Western Australia over an 18-month period, and identified seven distinct fish choruses, happening at dawn and at dusk. You can listen to three of them here:

01:28

New Documents Reveal Army Punishing Chelsea Manning For Suicide Attempt MintPress News

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Published in partnership with Shadowproof.

Chelsea Manning has released documents through the grassroots advocacy organization, Fight For the Future, which offer a glimpse into how the United States Army is punishing Manning for attempting suicide in July.

On September 22, Manning will go before a three-person disciplinary board. The board will review evidence related to three administrative charges she faces and determine her punishment. It could involve indefinite solitary confinement, loss of access to the phone and law library, or an extension of the time before she is eligible for parole.

One form indicates Manning has a “right to consult with an attorney” over the phone at her “own expense,” but she is not allowed to have her attorney with her at the hearing. She may “present during all open sessions” of the disciplinary board, make statements and present documentary evidence, call witnesses to present relevant testimony, and question “adverse witnesses” through the board’s president.

The Army acknowledges in its disciplinary board notification document, “Inmate Manning did not resist the Force Cell Move Team.” Yet, according to the Army, the rule is when such team is activated, an inmate has committed an administrative offense. She is charged because the team had to respond to her attempted suicide.

The formal charge sheet indicates the Army charged her with interfering with the “good order and discipline” of the Fort Leavenworth facility, where she is imprisoned, because they had to put the facility in some sort of a lockdown.

Fight For the Future responded, “Somehow she is being charged with threatening the ‘safety’ of the facility. As if her actions, alone in her cell to herself, could put the prison facility at risk.”

The forms also reveal that the “prohibited property” was a book found in her cell after suicide attempt, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces Of Anonymous, by Gabriella Coleman. The Army claims it was “not marked with a name nor registration number for identity” so it had to be “confiscated as prohibited property.”

A little over a year ago, Manning was punished because she had LGBTQ literature and other books in her cell that were considered “prohibited property.” In fact, one of the books she had at the time was this book by Coleman.

There is nothing in the forms to indicate how a prison with layers of bureaucracy and strict regulations missed a book and allowed it to wind up in her cell again. Fight For the Future also maintains the rules say nothing about needing to label inside covers of books.

The book, and books previously confiscated, were “general research reference materials” that Manning used for “article writing,” and none of them were ever returned to her.

In Septe...

01:24

Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You To Know The Combination of These 3 Simple Ingredients World Truth.TV

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Cancer has been the deadliest disease for decades, but still, a cure hasn’t been found. We take a lot of preventive measures in order to avoid cancer such as avoiding  Full Article »

01:23

Germany calls for 'complete ban' on all military flights over Syria in hopes to salvage the ceasefire Signs of the Times

Germany's foreign minister is calling for a temporary ban on all military aircraft flying over Syria to try and preserve the current ceasefire. Earlier US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that only Russian and Syrian planes should be grounded. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that all military aircraft, including those belonging to the US, should be temporarily banned from flying over Syria for a week. "The situation in Syria is now on a knife edge," Steinmeier said according to a statement tweeted by the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Thursday.

01:22

European Union bigwig Neelie Kroes’ Bahamas money scandal Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes fails to declare directorship of offshore firm

21 September 2016

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in office.

The information is contained in [a] list of directors and shareholders at 176,000 companies and trusts given to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung and the “International Consortium of Investigative Journalists“.

Read more here. And here.

Dutch European Union politician cum corporate capitalist Ms Neelie Kroes has  management jobs at Über multinational taxi corporation and Bank of America, after she had claimed she would not get any ‘revolving door‘ job after her term as European Commission member would finish.

Ms Kroes is a member of the pro-Big Business VVD political party. Before she was in the European Commission, she had been in parliament, in the Dutch government, etc.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Juncker, President of the European Commission, wants Neelie Kroes to explain as soon as possible about her management job at a company in the Bahamas. She held that post between 2000 and 2009. During that time she was also European Commissioner of Competition. According to the European Union code of conduct she should have notified...

01:18

Ginger Destroys Prostate, Ovarian and Colon Cancer Better Than Chemo World Truth.TV

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Natural medicine has utilized the benefits of ginger for ages. This potent root has actually been used for treating various diseases thanks to its numerous healing properties. These properties and  Full Article »

01:18

Join us for the Equinox group distant healing event on Thursday, 22 September 2016! Alternative News Network

By Phoenix

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Equinox group distant healing event
Thursday, 22 September 2016

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Spring Equinox in the South

-All are welcome to participate in this event –

The Earth Heal Geoharmonic Research Project will be hosting a group distant healing event for participants around the world on Equinox, Thursday, 22 September.

Our event will begin at 17:00 or 5 pm GMT/Universal Time and continue for about 4 hours, ending around 9 pm GMT/Universal Time. To check the starting time of this event in your part of the world, please go to this link.
All people and animals everywhere in the world are welcome to join us as once-off participants on an exchange basis of your choice or by opting for annual membership to Earth Heal, and being included in all our distant healing events for the coming year.

Those in truly disadvantaged circumstances can ask to be included on a pro bono basis. If this applies to you, and you would like to be a participant in this treatment and receive healing on a personal level as well as being part of the group holding the energy for the planet, please feel free to contact us at earthhealadmin [at] gmail [dot] com, with the subject line, “Pro-bono participant – September Equinox event”.

The treatment will include more than 200 participants globally, and will be facilitated in Bahia, Brazil by Edna Spennato, working under guidance from the collective Higher Self of the group.

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01:18

A robot was just 'arrested' by Russian police - it went without resistance Signs of the Times

A robot has been arrested while taking part in a political rally in Russia, after police intervened to prevent it from interacting with the public. According to reports, the activist robot - called Promobot, and manufactured by a Russian company of the same name - was detained by police as it interspersed with the crowd at a rally in support of Russian parliamentary candidate Valery Kalachev in Moscow. Adding to the bizarre situation is the fact that this is the same model of robot that previously tried to escape twice from its manufacturer. Before its arrest last Wednesday, the Promobot was busy "recording voters' opinions on [a] variety of topics for further processing and analysis by the candidate's team", a company spokesperson told Nathaniel Mott at Inverse.

01:15

Why Are There So Many Cancers Now? The Event Chronicle

Why Are There So Many Cancers Now?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

This is an “anthology” of sorts about the etiology of the current cancer epidemic-pandemic. 

C-A-N-C-E-R is the word that strikes horror in the hearts and minds of every human alive.  However, that always was not the case.  I’m old enough to remember when cancer was a rather ‘rare’ disease or condition.  Furthermore, I know medical doctors a little older than my ‘vintage’ who say that when they were in medical school, they were not taught very much about cancer, so much so, that when a cancer patient was in one of the wards in a teaching hospital, the entire class of physicians-in-training was trotted in to see that patient.  How interesting?

Personally, I’m of the belief that there is not very much new under the sun EXCEPT what’s being designed and created by genetic modification and geoengineering.  Cancer, undoubtedly, has been around in some form probably since very ancient times.  However, the current ‘plague of cancers’, even though not an anomaly since just about everyone and his or her brother has or had it, became ‘profitable’ during the latter half of the twentieth century.

There is no doubt that cancer, as an ‘industry’, will become even more problematic—plus profitable—to the point where every person probably will contract cancer in some form or other, almost as if by some ulterior design.  Why do I say that?  Because of how cancer has been made into a “profitable business,” revenue stream and profit center for varied and numerous vested interests, when there actually are cancer cures controlling vested interests suppress or even keep for themselves.  Is that too harsh to hear?  Well, have you recently looked into or checked out the ridiculously-priced costs of cancer treatments and protocols?  Like all wars, the “war on cancer” is profitable for vested interests.

For starters, the average cost of a new cancer drug is over $100,000 per year.

Newly-approved cancer drugs can cost about $10,000 on average per month, while some can top off at around, or over, $30,000 a month.

Contrast those prices with the cost of cancer drugs a decade or so ago, which were a mere ‘smidgen’ of only $4,500 a month.  Talk about inflation, or is it medical-pharma rip-off time?  Owning a ‘cancer insurance’ policy really doesn’t help defray many of those costs either.  Usually a cancer policy will state that it provides a lump sum payment for “a covered cancer” or a recurrence of cancer.   Some policies will provide a lump sum cash payout of X dollars upon diagnosis and that’s it!

This website  gives the “average” medical costs for various types of cancers.

What do you think is the average salary an oncologist pulls in? That salary can range from approximately $294,000 to $383,000 per year.  However, how do doctors feel about taking chemotherapy for themselves? When polled, the results showed “75% of physicians in the world refuse chemotherapy for themselves.”  Isn’t that in...

01:10

Mysterious boom rattles residents of New York City Signs of the Times

Already on edge days after two bombings in New York and New Jersey, residents were startled on Wednesday afternoon by an earthshaking boom that thundered across several neighborhoods in Queens and on Long Island. Many jumped on Twitter to unleash a stream of panicked, anxious questions: Did you hear that? What happened? Had terrorists struck again? Well, New York, there is good news and bad news. The noise that shook buildings and rattled nerves does not appear to have been caused by terrorism. But no one seems to know what, exactly, was the cause. Calls flooded into the New York Police Department and the Fire Department, which sent units to investigate the reports in "a ton" of locations, according to a spokesman. Shortly after the first reports, the police tweeted that the noise had been caused by two F-22 military aircraft flying over Queens.

01:06

Despite Resistance, Senate Fails To Block New Weapon Sales To Saudi Regime MintPress News

A Saudi man looks at an army tank being transported, in the city of Najran, Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen, Thursday, April 23, 2015.

A Saudi man looks at an army tank being transported, in the city of Najran, Saudi Arabia, near the border with Yemen, Thursday, April 23, 2015.

In a disappointing 71-27 vote today, the Senate voted to kill a bill that would’ve blocked the US from carrying out $1.15 billion in tank sales to Saudi Arabia. The bill had bipartisan authorship, but was overwhelmingly opposed by the leadership.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D – CT), one of the authors, said he never expected to pass the resolution anyhow, but hoped to press Saudi Arabia on its large civilian death toll in Yemen, saying that the Saudis clearly don’t want to see debate on the US-Saudi alliance on the floor of Congress.

Nor, it seems, did most of the leadership, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY) saying the bill would mean the US retreating from its role as “guarantor of the international order,” and other hawks insisting that the Saudi alliance is far too important to allow the Yemen war crimes to interfere.

The tank sale was a comparatively tiny portion of over $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia throughout Obama’s presidency, but blocking it would’ve been seen as a significant sign that the Congress is growing uncomfortable with backing the Saudis on Yemen.

It is unclear how much Saudi Arabia lobbied on this bill, as it was not expected to pass either way, and substantial effort is currently ongoing to try to uphold an Obama veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its role in the lead-up to the attack. Both the Senate and House passed JASTA unanimously, but there is expected to be considerable numbers switching sides on the veto override vote.


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01:02

Yahoo's massive data breach: A hacker named "Peace" is bringing chaos to the internet giant just as it's sale to Verizon is pending Signs of the Times

Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation, hacking that has exposed several hundred million user accounts. While sources were unspecific about the extent of the incursion, since there is the likelihood of government investigations and legal action related to the breach, they noted that it is widespread and serious. Earlier this summer, Yahoo said it was investigating a data breach in which hackers claimed to have access to 200 million user accounts and one was selling them online. "It's as bad as that," said one source. "Worse, really." The announcement, which is expected to come this week, also has possible larger implications for the $4.8 billion sale of Yahoo's core business — which is at the core of this hack — to Verizon. The scale of the liability could bring untold headaches to the new owners. Shareholders are likely to worry that it could lead to an adjustment in the price of the transaction.

01:02

Russia initiates criminal probe into Kiev embassy attacks on Duma Election Day Signs of the Times

The Central Investigative Committee has instigated two criminal cases into attempts to disrupt the voting held at the Russian embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, last Sunday as part of Russia's parliamentary elections. The committee, which is the federal agency specializing on important crimes that attract a lot of public attention, reported on Thursday that it started criminal cases under articles "attack on institutions that are under international protection" and "using force to prevent a citizen from exercising their voting rights." In Russia these crimes carry punishment of up to 10 and up to five years in prison respectively. Investigators also said that they decided to start the probes after receiving information about a violent rally held near the Russian embassy in Kiev late on September 16. According to reports, the protesters, many of whom were members of Ukrainian extreme nationalist groups, hurled smoke bombs on the embassy territory and fired at the building with a fireworks battery, causing damage to Russian state property.

00:58

An American tragedy: Why are millions of trees dying in the country? Signs of the Times

JB Friday hacked at a rain-sodden tree with a small axe, splitting open a part of the trunk. The wood was riven with dark stripes, signs of a mysterious disease that has ravaged the US's only rainforests - and just one of the plagues that are devastating American forests across the west. Friday, a forest ecologist at the University of Hawaii, started getting calls from concerned landowners in Puna, which is on the eastern tip of Hawaii's big island, in 2010. Their seemingly ubiquitous ohi'a trees were dying at an astonishing rate. The leaves would turn yellow, then brown, over just a few weeks - a startling change for an evergreen tree. "It was like popcorn - pop, pop, pop, pop, one tree after another," Friday said. "At first people were shocked, now they are resigned. "It's heartbreaking. This is the biggest threat to our native forests that any of us have seen. If this spreads across the whole island, it could collapse the whole native ecosystem." Almost six years later and nearly 50,000 acres of native forest on the big island are infected with rapid ohi'a death disease. Rumors abound as to its origin: did it emerge from Hawaii's steaming volcanoes? A strange new insect? Scientists still aren't sure of where it came from or how to treat it.

00:58

34 Years Ago – The IDF’s Forgetten Massacres Of 3500 People – Including Women And Children MintPress News

Lebanese man Adnan Miqdad, the caretaker of the graves of those who died in the Sabra and Shatila massacres, points to family members who were killed during the massacres, in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Grace Kassab)

A Lebanese man Adnan Miqdad, the caretaker of the graves of those who died in the Sabra and Shatila massacres, points to family members who were killed during the massacres, in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2007. (Photo: Grace Kassab/AP)

The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the slaughter of between 762 and 3,500 Palestinian and Lebanese Shia Muslim civilians, by a Lebanese Christian Phalangist militia assisted by the Israel Defense Forces, in the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon.

The massacre was presented as retaliation for the assassination of newly elected Lebanese president Bachir Gemayel, the leader of the Lebanese Kataeb Party. It was wrongly assumed that Palestinian militants had carried out the assassination.

On September 15th, the Israeli Defense Forces had already surrounded the camp, and controlled the entrances and exits. It also occupied several multi story buildings that they deemed would serve as observation posts. Ariel Sharon and his chief of staff Rafael Eitan informed the phalangists that the PLO was behind the attack and invited them to enter the camps to take their revenge.

1,500 militiamen assembled at Beirut International Airport, then occupied by Israel. Under the command of Elie Hobeika, they began moving towards the camps in IDF suppliedJeeps, following Israeli guidance on how to enter the camps.

For the next 36 to 48 hours, the Phalangists massacred the inhabitants of Sabra and Shatila, while Israeli troops guarded the exits and continued to fire flares at night. Later on, a militiaman radioed his commander Hobeika and asked what to do with the women and children in the refugee camp. This was overheard by an Israeli officer, who heard Hobeika’s reply: “This is the last time you’re going to ask me a question like that; you know exactly what to do.” Phalangist troops could be heard laughing in the background.

The Phalangists did not exit the camps at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday as ordered. They forced the remaining survivors to march out of the camps, to the stadium for interrogations; this went on for the entire day. The militia finally left the camps at 8:00 a.m. on September 18.

Between 1200 and 3500 people were killed, around quarter of which were Lebanese, in the Sabra and Chatila Palestinian refugee camps between September 16 and 18, 1982.

Many of the bodies found had been severely mutilated. Many boys had beencastrated, some were scalped, and some had the Christian cross carved into their bodies.

Janet Lee Stevens, an American journalist later wrote:

“I saw dead women in their houses with their skirts up to their waists and their legs spread apart; dozens of young men shot after being lined up against an alley wall; children with their throats slit, a pregnant woman with her stomach chopped open, her eyes still wide open, her blackened face silently screaming in horror; count...

00:56

Young voters to Killary: We can't stand you Signs of the Times

Students all over Penn State University agree on this much about Hillary Clinton: "She's slimy," said Anay Pope. And Pope, 25, is a Clinton supporter. For the moment. Clinton's poll numbers are sagging, and the biggest reason is that she's plunging among young voters. A Quinnipiac University poll this month found that in a four-way race, Clinton is up 5 points nationally with 18- to 34-year-old voters, down from a 24-point lead just a month before. Just days ahead of the first debate Monday and less than two months before voting ends, interviews with more than 30 young voters in the battleground state of Pennsylvania underscore her two challenges: Many young voters are taking serious looks at Donald Trump as well as Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein. And many are debating whether they even want to vote this year.

00:55

Obama Set to Veto 9/11 Victims’ Bid to Sue Saudis cryptogon.com

Sure, because if the victims families sue the Saudis, guess who else would have to show up in court? Via: AFP: President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium. White House […]

00:52

Why Sleep Apnea is Bad for Your Health Alternative News Network

By Dick Benson

(Family Features) A poor night’s sleep can leave you feeling exhausted and cranky, but long-term sleep disruption can actually lead to serious health conditions. Not only is sleep apnea a leading cause of disrupted sleep and daytime sleepiness, but this disease is also a contributing factor to a host of medical problems.

According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. This breathing disorder causes you to snore loudly and stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night for anywhere from 10 seconds to more than a minute.

Despite the prevalence of sleep apnea, many don’t realize they have it. Others are unable to tolerate a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask, which is the most common treatment for sleep apnea. However, an effective alternative treatment for sleep apnea is a custom-fit oral appliance provided by a qualified dentist. Treating sleep apnea can lead to better rest and ease your risk of developing these five serious health complications:

  1. High Blood Pressure – Sleep apnea is common among patients with high blood pressure, and even more so among patients who have treatment-resistant high blood pressure. In medical studies, oral appliance therapy has been shown to help reduce high blood pressure. This treatment uses a custom-fitted, mouth guard-like device to move the jaw slightly forward and keep the airway open, without the need for a constantly running machine and face mask.
  1. Heart Disease – Heart disease is a common affliction for those with sleep apnea, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin. The same study showed that the risk of dying from heart disease may increase by as much as five times among those who have untreated, severe sleep apnea.
  1. Depression – Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that women suffering from untreated sleep apnea have a five times greater risk for depression symptoms, while men who have untreated sleep apnea are more than twice as likely to exhibit signs of clinical depression.
  1. Diabetes – Up to 83 percent of Type 2 diabetes patients have sleep apnea and are not even aware of it, according to research published on “Frontiers in Neurology.” Recent medical research suggests that glucose control weakens as the severity of a patient’s sleep apnea increases.
  1. Stroke – The risk for stroke also rises with untreated sleep apnea, according to research published in “The American Journal of Medicine.” The study shows that the risk rises even if the patient has no other stroke risk factors. Obstructive sleep apnea also is frequently found among those who have already suffered a stroke.

Talk with your doctor if you suspect that you or a loved one may be suffering from sleep apnea. Common warning signs include snoring, choking and gasping during sleep. If diagnosed, a routine of consistent, nightly treatment, such as CPAP therapy or oral appliance therapy, is the best way to manage sleep apnea and reduce the risk of developing serious health complications. Provided by an AADSM member dentist, oral appliance therapy is often easier to use on a regular basis for many patients. Find a local dentist offering oral appliance therapy at LocalSleepDentist.org.

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00:52

Turning tide: Young adults switching off social media apps say their lives have improved Signs of the Times

Our love of social media seems to have grown and grown in the past decade, but recent studies show the tide may be turning for some platforms, with young people in particular ditching Facebook. One study claims that more than 11 million teenagers left Facebook between 2011 and 2014. It's been argued that they are swapping public platforms such as Twitter and Instagram for more private messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat. We asked the Guardian's younger readers whether they have quit social media and why, as well as what apps they are ditching. Almost all reported a greater sense of happiness after going offline. Here, we share some of their experiences. Daisy, 23, Manchester: 'I feel less anxious and less like a failure' After a romance ended with a guy I really liked, I kept trying to avoid Facebook so I wouldn't have to see him. It was after this that I gradually switched off from it, but before that I'd been wanting to quit for a while. Facebook made me feel anxious, depressed and like a failure. When I went online it seemed like everyone was in Australia or Thailand, and if they weren't travelling they were getting engaged or landing great jobs. I felt like everyone was living the dream and I was still at home with my parents, with debt from my student loan hanging over me. I also felt that if I wasn't tagging myself at restaurants or uploading photos from nights out, people would assume I wasn't living. I remember a friend from uni said to me once, "Yeah, but you're still going out having fun, I've seen on Facebook." I tried to present myself as always having a great time. If my status didn't get more than five likes, I'd delete it.

00:49

Prosecutor claims forced sterilization of 272,000 Native American women "not a crime against humanity" Signs of the Times

A memory from Sabina Huillca: "A nurse put me on a stretcher and tied my hands and feet. I asked them to bring me my little baby girl but instead they anesthetized me. When I woke up, the doctor was stitching my stomach. I started screaming, I knew I had been sterilized." According to Shena Cavallo with IC Magazine, In Peru, during the presidency of Alberto Fujimori, 272,000 women and 22,004 men were sterilized between 1996 and 2000 as part of the National Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program. Most of the men and women were indigenous, poor, and living in rural areas. The program'salleged aim was to eradicate poverty through lower birth rates, but evidence has emerged over the years that it was coercive and blatantly violated reproductive rights. Thousands of women have testified that medical practitioners performed the procedures against their will. In many cases, the women did not even speak enough Spanish to understand what they were consenting to and in some cases, providers did not even go through the motions of obtaining informed consent. Some women have shared stories of providers offering them money to have the procedure or intimidating them with threats or violence. Some women died due to complications and other women still suffer serious health complications today. In a huge loss for hundreds of thousands of forcibly sterilized indigenous people, Public Prosecutor Marcelita Gutiérrez decided NOT to pursue charges of crimes against humanity against former President Fujimori and several staff members of the Ministry of Health. Gutiérrez stated that instances of forced sterilizations of indigenous women were not conclusive evidence that the practice was state policy and were, rather, isolated cases. Health providers that did the actual work disagree with Gutiérrez, they say they were required by state officials to meet daily quotas. Dr. Hernando Cevallos, a leader of a regional medical doctor's union, for example, received an order to sterilize 250 women in 4 days in 1997. Victims and their allies are appealing the dismissal of the case and hoping to appeal to a higher court, such as the Inter-American Court. Tania Pariona, a newly elected member of the national Congress and indigenousactivist,said of Gutiérrez's decision, "I believe we are facing a situation of shameful impunity in the country." Cavallo continues, "Congresswoman Pariona went on to highlight the scale of the reproductive health program (in terms of the number of people sterilized) during this period, pointing out that in many indigenous communities today there is not even a single ob-gyn to perform a safe delivery. More than 15 years after the end of this "reproductive health" program, the Peruvian state continues to fail indigenous women." Because the state ignores it, activists and organizations continue to make significant progress in advancing the rights of indigenous communities and building the capacity of the next generation of advocates. This past year, IWHC's partners REOJIP (Peruvian Network of Indigenous Youth) and Chirapaq (through its Center for Indigenous Peoples' Cultures of Peru) organized a series of trainings in Lima, Ayacucho, and Ucayali with 75 young indigenous men and women. These trainings ensure that young people are informed of their rights and have a safe space to discuss issues related to sexual and reproductive health. The workshops also offer youth a space to discuss and challenge stereotypes and biases about sexuality, gender, and relationships, all while affirming and strengthening their indigenous identity. Chirapaq was formed in 1986 in Ayacucho, Peru, by a group of Andean and Amazonian women to defend indigenous rights and strengthen indigenous identity. Today, Chirapaq investigates violations of indigenous peoples' rights, offers human rights trainings, and works to document and preserve local culture. After participating in these trainings, indigenous adolescents and young people a...

00:49

VP Biden warns Kiev needs reforms or EU may drop Russia sanctions Signs of the Times

US Vice-President Joe Biden says Europe could walk away from sanctions against Russia, unless Ukraine makes progress with economic and political reforms. At least five countries want to drop the sanctions, he warned. "We know that if they give an excuse to the EU, there are at least five countries right now that want to say 'We want out'," of sanctions against Moscow, Biden said, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations think tank in New York on Wednesday. Biden added that he has spent two to three hours a week on the phone with the Ukrainian leadership since the crisis in that country began, and called on it to carry on with the reforms. The VP also acknowledged pressuring Germany, France and Italy to stick to the sanctions. "There's an overwhelming instinct in Europe to say, 'Hey: before [Petro Poroshenko] became president, this was owned by Russia anyway. They had a puppet there. What difference does it make? What the hell's the difference? Why are you making us engage in these sanctions?'" Biden said, as cited by Reuters. "I've been the guy on the back of Ukrainians - which was a thoroughly corrupt system when they came in - making the case that, 'You have to understand: everybody's willing to blame the victim, and you better straighten up and fly right,'" he added.

00:46

Minsk talks: Kiev says weapons withdrawal in Donbass to begin this week Signs of the Times

The weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine will begin this week, one of the Ukraine's representatives in the Contact Group on Donbass, the former head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SCU) Yevgeny Marchuk said. "The withdrawal schedule comes with the agreement, containing a 13-day deadline for its implementation. I think that the forces' disengagement is sure to begin this week," Marchuk said in an interview with the Ukrainian "Apostrof" e-paper. He pointed out that on September 21 a very important framework agreement had been signed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. 'If it is implemented diligently and honestly then a radically new process will begin. The agreement concerns the withdrawal of the military units possessing armored vehicles and small arms, from the line of contact. They will be pulled back from both sides of the line, three areas on the line of contact have been chosen for the implementation of this plan,' Marchuk explained.

00:41

Cop Trolled Live on Facebook For Stopping Black Children World Truth.TV

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A Facebook Live video posted by an angry bystander in Delaware who witnessed a white cop stop and question three children has clocked up almost 3 million views and sparked  Full Article »

00:39

Israeli-Canadian Thought Police Take Aim…. At Me MintPress News

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In recent days I discovered that the Canadian branch of the Israeli-US-based Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith is reporting that I am “well known for using academic credentials to deny the Holocaust.” On August 29, Daniel Leons-Marder mirrored the Canadian B’nai Brith report under the title, Facebook Allows “Kill All Jews” Post on Wall of Canadian Professor. In an item Leons-Marder claims has been shared 11,000 times, he asserted “B’nai Brith Canada reported the image, which was ruled acceptable [by Facebook] within two hours, when it was alerted to it having been posted on the Facebook page of Canadian Academic Professor Anthony Hall, who is a holocaust denier.”

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The B’nai Brith’s Aug. 29 announcement starts with a bald statement that “Police have launched an investigation into an antisemitic Facebook post that was exposed by B’nai Brith Canada last Friday.” The earlier August 26 statement emphasized the role of Facebook, introducing me in the controversy as being “well known for using [my] academic credentials to deny the Holocaust and promote 9/11 conspiracy theories.”

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Under the headline, “Killing Jews Is Now an Acceptable Message, Facebook Says,” the B’nai Brith announced,

“Antisemitism in all forms is rampant on social media, but this is the clearest, most obvious kind of antisemitism one could possibly create,” said Michael Mostyn, B’nai Brith CEO. “The classification of this as antisemitic cannot be challenged, and the fact that this promotes violence towards Jews is beyond dispute. Regardless, Facebook has deemed it acceptable despite its ‘community standards’ containing clear provisions against hate speech. The Jewish community deserves no less protection or respect than any other when it comes to hate speech and threats of violence.” 

“Every year, upon publication of our Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, a contingent of detractors accuses us of saying the sky is falling, and that antisemitism does not exist in Canada,” said Amanda Hohmann, National Director of B’nai Brith’s League for Human Rights. “Content like this is proof positive that not only antisemitism of a genocidal nature exists in Canada, but the systems that are supposed to protect us from racist hate speech don’t consider hatred of Jews to be problematic.”

B’nai Brith has reported the post to Lethbridge Police Services.

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00:37

Bayer And Monsanto: A Marriage Made In Hell The Sleuth Journal

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Bayer and Monsanto finally agreed to say “I do” on September 14, striking a $66-billion deal that Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant tried to sell as a move to improve “the lives of growers and people around the world.”

Wall Street Journal reporter Jacob Bunge painted the news in a different light. Bunge implied that behind the Bayer-Monsanto buyout, a similar proposed merger between Dow and Dupont, and the recently approved ChemChina-Syngenta deal, runs the story of an industry in trouble.

“The dominance of genetically modified crops is under threat,” wrote Bunge on Wednesday. Bunge interviewed Ohio farmer Joe Logan who told him:

“The price we are paying for biotech seed now, we’re not able to capture the returns,” said Ohio farmer Joe Logan. This spring, Mr. Logan loaded up his planter with soybean seeds costing $85 a bag, nearly five times what he paid two decades ago. Next spring, he says, he plans to sow many of his corn and soybean fields with non-biotech seeds to save money.

With farmers giving up on biotech seeds, a global public wise to the destruction wrought by poisons like glyphosate (Monsanto) and neonicotinoids (Bayer), and a food industry increasingly under pressure to remove GMO ingredients, the Gene Giants figure all they need to do is get bigger—and more powerful—and they’ll be able to use their clout to step up the bullying of farmers, governments, scientists and the media.

Outraged consumer and environmental advocacy groups are already calling for regulatory agencies to block the Bayer-Monsanto match-up. Agency officials will no doubt go through the motions, solemnly promising a “thorough review” before they do what they almost always do—hand multinational corporations a blank check.

As soon as the media frenzy dies down and officials think the coast is clear, the Bayer-Monsanto...

00:33

Whatever You Do, Do Not Use Google Allo: Snowden World Truth.TV

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Google Allo, the new “smart” chat app launched on Wednesday, is ‘dangerous’ and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ex-NSA contractor posted a series of Tweets to  Full Article »

00:32

Day 2: Chaos Erupts In Charlotte, NC; Two People Shot, CNN Reporter Attacked Live We Are Change

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Chaos erupted last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the second night of riots after the death of Keith Scott.

Scott was shot by police after allegedly refusing to drop his gun. Police have yet to release the dash cam video that proves Scott had a handgun.

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Things turned violent Wednesday night, as protests quickly became violent riots. One person was arrested, two people were shot, another was critically injured and dozens more were injured, including civilians, police and emergency responders.

The man critically injured was identified as a civilian and put onto life support after sustaining serious injuries. The people shot were reportedly not shot by police, but by a rioter, according to the city of Charlotte Twitter account.

However, the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, a local church group fighting for justice claimed that several of its members were just 10 feet from the victim when he was shot and they believe the shot was by police and are demanding surveillance CCTV video of the incident.

“I saw the man go down on the pavement, It was an ambush. The victim was shot while he stood between two ministers, and we believe he was shot by police. We would like to see surveillance video from the surrounding area that may have captured the shooting to determine who was responsible for the shooting.”

~Minister Steve Knight

Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard and State Highway Patrol troopers to assist local police.

“We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and will not tolerate the attacks towards our police officers that are occurring right now, and I feel very strongly about that. That is not the American way.”

~Governor Pat McCrory, said.

Police used riot gear, tear gas, flash b...

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Clinton's Interim Haiti Recovery Commission: A vicious joke on Haitians Signs of the Times

From its inception, and well before it made $10 billion of earthquake aid money disappear, Bill and Hillary Clinton's Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) was a vicious joke on Haitians. The original name, Commission Intérimaire pour la Reconstruction d'Haïti, should have been simply translated as Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti. After all, it was the commission that was temporary, not Haiti. There was also no need to change the word reconstruction to the vague term recovery, unless one deliberately wanted to suggest the collection of something. As the I-HRC, however, the organization not only acquired Hillary Rodham Clinton's initials but also boasted that it would scoop up Haiti's reconstruction funds and turn the world's first black republic into a temporary construct. If Mrs. Clinton has become a zombie and the "I" in I-HRC has faded, this could easily be interpreted as a sign of the Haitian gods' wicked sense of humor.

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Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed In Russian Missile Attack In Aleppo Your News Wire

Russian warships off the coast of Syria’s Latakia targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room in the Western part of Aleppo killing 30 Israeli and western intelligence officers according to unconfirmed reports. Along with the Israeli officers, several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed. The Aleppo operations room was allegedly used to direct terrorist attacks in Aleppo and Idlib. According to Alalam: “The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers’ coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Saman mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers,” Sputnik quoted military source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday. The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Saman Mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains, FNA reports. Earlier in September, the Syrian army units launched a preemptive strike on the terrorists of the so-called Aleppo Operations Room in their gathering centers near Castello road in the Northern areas of Aleppo and Mallah farms, foiling their plots to attack the region’s supply route, a source said. The source said that the army’s artillery units attacked the [...]

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Hillary Trump “Debates” Are Coming… But You Know It Won’t Be a Real Debate Alternative News Network

By Jon Rappoport

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Editor’s Note: If Hillary even shows up to the debates conscious, that is… if she doesn’t use her health as an excuse to call out sick

We are approaching the 2016 Presidential debates. Hillary and Trump.

So I want to remind you of another time, another debate format, another capacity of the public mind. Way back when.

Consider the 1858 Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas face-off—when apparently citizens still had a semblance of intelligence. Both men were running for a US Senate seat in Illinois. In those days, state legislatures chose US Senators.

But the issue in the debates was slavery, so the interest was intense and it was national. Here was the agreed-upon format—get this: seven debates in seven Illinois towns over the course of three weeks; in each debate, the opening candidate would speak for 60 minutes, his opponent would speak for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate would return for 30 minutes.

The debates drew large crowds. Chicago newspapers had stenographers in each town. The stenos took down every word, and newspapers across the nation printed, in full, the texts.

Those were debates. No moderator. The men talked. And talked.

They weren’t asked questions.

They didn’t interrupt each other with insults and wise cracks.

They didn’t shift from issue to issue.

And when they were done in each town, denizens of the media weren’t around to weigh in on how “Presidential” they sounded and looked.

Current TV debates preclude the possibility of something dangerous happening. For example, in a real contest, suppose the single issue was Syria and a candidate stepped up to the podium and said:

“During my remarks in the next ninety minutes, with no interruptions—yes, we’re going back to a much older format—I’ll be the making the case that the current US administration has essentially created ISIS, in part for the purpose of overthrowing the present government of Syria. Consider this fact alongside our declared ‘war’ against ISIS. This is more than an outrageous contradiction. It’s an intentional deception, and a crime of the highest order, considering what ISIS has been carrying out in terms of the destruction of human life. Now, I’m not just saying these things. I have evidence in the form of documents, which I’ll be explaining in detail. Some of these documents and reports are already public. Others are not. I also have statements, on the record, from US military officers and Pentagon executives. So bear with me, stay with me, I’m going to take this one step at a time…”

There are many ways to keep this sort of thing from happening. The easiest way: never let a true debate occur.

And just in case you think the American public is so addled they wouldn’t be able to follow such a presentation, I have a secret for you. At first, it would be a problem, yes. But if more and more true debates took place, a change would bleed in. People would begin to wake up. They’d find themselves, bit by bit, intensely interested in the proceedings.

After all, part of the reason the public is brainwashed springs directly from the fact that so few politicians explore any issue in depth. Reverse that trend and the mind begins to reassemble itself....

Hillary Trump “Debates” Are Coming… But You Know It Won’t Be a Real Debate The Daily Sheeple

Editor’s Note: If Hillary even shows up to the debates conscious, that is… if she doesn’t use her health as an excuse to call out sick

 hillary-trump-whatwillhappennext

We are approaching the 2016 Presidential debates. Hillary and Trump.

So I want to remind you of another time, another debate format, another capacity of the public mind. Way back when.

Consider the 1858 Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas face-off—when apparently citizens still had a semblance of intelligence. Both men were running for a US Senate seat in Illinois. In those days, state legislatures chose US Senators.

But the issue in the debates was slavery, so the interest was intense and it was national. Here was the agreed-upon format—get this: seven debates in seven Illinois towns over the course of three weeks; in each debate, the opening candidate would speak for 60 minutes, his opponent would speak for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate would return for 30 minutes.

The debates drew large crowds. Chicago newspapers had stenographers in each town. The stenos took down every word, and newspapers across the nation printed, in full, the texts.

Those were debates. No moderator. The men talked. And talked.

They weren’t asked questions.

They didn’t interrupt each other with insults and wise cracks.

They didn’t shift from issue to issue.

And when they were done in each town, denizens of the media weren’t around to weigh in on how “Presidential” they sounded and looked.

Current TV debates preclude the possibility of something dangerous happening. For example, in a real contest, suppose the single issue was Syria and a candidate stepped up to the podium and said:

“During my remarks in the next ninety minutes, with no interruptions—yes, we’re going back to a much older format—I’ll be the making the case that the current US administration has essentially created ISIS, in part for the purpose of overthrowing the present government of Syria. Consider this fact alongside our declared ‘war’ against ISIS. This is more than an outrageous contradiction. It’s an intentional deception, and a crime of the highest order, considering what ISIS has been carrying out in terms of the destruction of human life. Now, I’m not just saying these things. I have evidence in the form of documents, which I’ll be explaining in detail. Some of these documents and reports are already public. Others are not. I also have statements, on the record, from US military officers and Pentagon executives. So bear with me, stay with me, I’m going to take this one step at a time…”

There are many ways to keep this sort of thing from happening. The easiest way: never let a true debate occur.

And just in case you think the American public is so addled they wouldn’t be able to follow such a presentation, I have a secret for you. At first, it would be a problem, yes. But if more and more true debates took place, a change would bleed in. People would begin to wake up. They’d find themselves, bit by bit, intensely interested in the proceedings.

After all, part of the reason the public is brainwashed springs directly from the fact that so few politicians explore any issue in depth. Reverse that trend and the mind begins to reassemble itself.

How about something like this? Crossing party lines, Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul debated, seven times, as Lincoln and Douglas had, the following: “What is s...

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Chromium-6: The chemical Erin Brockovich warned about is in water all over America Signs of the Times

Thousands of Americans drink tap water poisoned by unsafe levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal, and government authorities are doing little to stop it, according to a new report from clean water activists. The chemical hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, gained notoriety as the carcinogenic water contaminant that Erin Brockovich sued a utility over in California—and the new report from advocacy organization Environmental Working Group finds that it shows up in the water systems of major cities all over the country. The data estimate that water supplies serving 218 million Americans—more than two-thirds of the population—contain more chromium-6 than California scientists have deemed safe. The group estimated that if nothing changes, chromium-6 in tap water will lead to more than 12,000 excess cases of cancer by the end of the century. The findings are one more sign of a broken state and federal regulatory system that enabled crises in Flint, Michigan, and Hoosick Falls, New York, among other cities where dangerous contaminants in tap water threatened public health, advocates say.

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Radicalized Nation: Fear And Hypocrisy In New York MintPress News

Crime scene investigators work Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the scene of Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York.

Crime scene investigators work Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the scene of Saturday’s explosion in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, in New York.

Following the recent explosions in New York City and New Jersey – one of which injured 29 people and the other of which injured none – President Barack Obama offered a typical presidential message to the American people.

The CNN website quotes his analysis that “terrorists and violent extremists… want to inspire fear in all of us, and disrupt the way we live”. The upshot, according to Obama: “We all have a role to play as citizens in making sure that we don’t succumb to that fear.”

Easier said than done, perhaps – particularly when the New York City Police Department (NYPD) had just decided to bombard mobile phone users with a mass alert from the Office of Emergency Management. The subject: the explosion suspect.

An article in The Atlantic describes the unprecedented use of the emergency system, which is usually reserved for things like apocalyptic weather patterns and abducted children:

“Just before 8 in the morning on Monday [19 September], cellphones chimed in unison across New York City. It wasn’t the sound of text messages: it was a dissonant siren, repeated six times, accompanied by a short note. ‘WANTED: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic. Call 9-1-1 if seen’.”

In the business of “inspir[ing] fear in all of us”, then, state security forces seem to be giving “terrorists and violent extremists” a run for their money.

 

Damned if you do or don’t 

00:08

Training: Stephen E. Arnold on the Dark Web and Tor Investigative Tools – Tactics, New Products, and Ongoing Developments Public Intelligence Blog

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Dark Web and Tor Investigative Tools: Tactics, New Products, and Ongoing Developments

This webinar looks at specific vendors and products tailored to cope with Dark Web or hidden online services. The information in this webinar has been assembled as part of Stephen E Arnold’s 18 month researchproject into Dark Web solutions, tactics, and systems. The program is designed to provide an analyst or investigator with specific information about systems and methods useful in exploring and accessing information hidden, obfuscated, and encrypted on Dark Web sites. The webinar extends theresearch summarized in Arnold’s 2015 study CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access. More than a dozen tools and products are illustrated in the webinar. Many are likely to be unfamiliar to professionals working to leverage Dark Web content and services.

The webinar begins with a brief recap of the Dark Web as an opaque resource useful to good and bad actors. Tor (the Onion router bundle) is required for individuals to access Dark Web resources, but industrial strength solutions are now available.

The webinar reviews solutions suitable for law enforcement, security, and intelligence activities. The Dark Web is being illuminated.

The webinar is organized in five sections:

In the first section of the webinar, you will learn about information sources accessible from a standard browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Pastesites (anonymous publishing services), Reddit discussion groups focused on the Dark Web, and lesser known resources like MillionShort are described with sample outputs.

In the second part of the webinar, the focus shifts to Tor-required information services. You will learn about Ahima, Evil, and Gram. These are Dark Web search systems which can provide one click access to Dark Web resources related to narcotics, weapons, and terrorist related content.

In the third part of the webinar, free software tools will be described. Specific examples of open source software available from the US government will be summarized. Attendees will learn about exploit tools available from open source repositories.

In the fourth part of the webinar, commercial firms providing Dark Web services are explained. Three services will be profiled: Digital Shadows, Recorded Future, and Tiberium Labs. Each of these companies “indexes” Dark Web content and provides services tailored to the needs of LEA/intelligence professionals.

The final part of the webinar provides a quick recap of the new developments in Dark Web access likely in 2016.

Webinar attendees will receive a link to the sources described in the webinar.

Presented by:
Stephen E. Arnold, Managing Partner, ArnoldIT and author of Beyond Search: What To Do When Enterprise Search System Doesn’t Work, Cyber OSINT: Next Generation Information Access ad Searching The Dark Web

Contact:

sa@arnoldit.com.

00:08

Question: Do “White Lives Matter” in Charlotte? Alternative News Network

By Zero Hedge

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Editor’s Note: Here’s what millions of George Soros’ dollars buy…

We have one simple question — how is beating, dragging, stripping, and laughing-at an innocent white man going to help the discourse about police violence against black men?

In Charlotte overnight…

#CharlotteProtest Beating man begging for mercy in parking garage. @AC360 @seanhannity @BretBaier Credit:Lenard Bennett (facebook) @ncnaacp pic.twitter.com/YWHEU2UV1n

— Libertarian Queen (@LibertarianQn) September 22, 2016

But that was not all…

As Mediaite notes, among the many reports of violence from the Charlotte, North Carolina unrest Wednesday night was one particular shocking example: rioters tried to throw a news photographer into a burning fire. Local CW affiliate WCCB was on the scene and tweeted out images of the fire and their initial report.

As a reminder…

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Editor’s Note: Here’s what millions of George Soros’ dollars buy…

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We have one simple question — how is beating, dragging, stripping, and laughing-at an innocent white man going to help the discourse about police violence against black men?

In Charlotte overnight…

But that was not all…

As Mediaite notes, among the many reports of violence from the Charlotte, North Carolina unrest Wednesday night was one particular shocking example: rioters tried to throw a news photographer into a burning fire. Local CW affiliate WCCB was on the scene and tweeted out images of the fire and their initial report.

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00:05

Floods kill 18 and destroy 6,000 houses in Nigeria Signs of the Times

At least 18 people have been killed and more than 6,637 houses destroyed by flood which ravaged 19 local government areas of Jigawa state. Alhaji Yusif Sani, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed on Tuesday in Dutse that the incidents occurred during the current rainy season. The deaths, he said, were recorded in Gwaram, Dutse, Jahun, Gumel and Ringim local governments. Some of deaths were as a result of building collapse and it caused three persons to sustained injuries. Flood destroyed 141 houses in Dutse; 419 in Jahun; 525 in Hadejia, 417 in Babura; 525 in Ringim; 822 in Gumel; 529 in Malammadori and 126 in Birninkudu local government areas.

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Chelsea Manning to Answer Charges Stemming From Suicide Attempt Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning will appear before an Army disciplinary board Thursday to answer charges of interfering with the “good order” of the prison in which she is held after trying to kill herself—and she could be placed in solitary confinement as a result.

Her lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union, Chase Strangio, denounced the Army’s handling of her suicide attempt.

“You cannot possibly have any consideration for someone’s survival or well-being if the response to a suicide attempt is to find the most serious infraction to charge them with,” he said.

Ed Pilkington reports at The Guardian:

Manning, who is serving 35 years at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas for leaking a vast trove of secret documents on the US war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan, required hospital treatment after she attempted to kill herself in July. The military authorities generated outrage by responding to the army private’s act of despair by charging her with a number of serious disciplinary counts.

On Wednesday, the campaigning group Fight for the Future posted a copy of the military charge sheet that had been issued against the soldier. It showed that she has been slapped with two category-four counts—among the most serious available—both of which carry a possible sentence of indefinite solitary confinement.

One of those counts said that by attempting suicide Manning had caused the “activation of the Force Cell Move Team”—the disciplinary crew of prison officers who are deployed forcefully to remove inmates from their cells. Yet in accompanying documents also posted by the group, the official report makes clear that Manning did not do anything to resist the force cell move team and she went with them quietly.

The soldier will have to attend Thursday’s disciplinary hearing on her own, without legal representation, in accordance with disciplinary rules.

In an article in The Guardian on Tuesday, Manning discussed the amount of time she was given to prepare to meet with the board.

For the past week, I have been busy preparing for my disciplinary board. This administrative board has the power to sentence me for indefinite solitary confinement. Preparing to defend yourself for a disciplinary board is time consuming. It takes time to research, collect evidence, and organize a defense. The process is rather stressful. I am facing this alone. I am not allowed to have a lawyer or anyone else with me.

Last week I was escorted to view the evidence before the board. There are now nearly 100 pages. I do not have easy access. I do not have a copy. I could only see it for an hour. Looking through the evidence and taking notes in a hurried manner was very stressful.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly

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23:59

Red Hat Inc: Why Red Hat Stock is Smoking Hot Today Alternative News Network

By Profit Confidential Editorial Desk

High Growth Bodes Well for Red Hat Stock
Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) stock is on a roll, and for a good reason. Red Hat announced strong second-quarter results for fiscal year 2017 that beat consensus estimates and sent a clear signal to the markets that demand for its products is alive and kicking.

Red Hat reported earnings of $0.55 per share. Its revenue of $600.0 million beat estimates by $10.0 million and posted a growth of 19% year-over-year. The company’s total subscription revenue of $531.0 million grew 20% year-over-year. The company also provided strong.

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23:56

How the US Govt Used the NY Bombing to Turn Millions of Citizens into Its Spies Literally Overnight Alternative News Network

By The Free Thought Project

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by Claire Bernish

Yet again, putative acts of terror — bombs detonated and discovered in New York and New Jersey, and a mass stabbing in Minnesota — conveniently paved the way for an expansion of police and surveillance state powers in the U.S., while providing an instant distraction from multiple ongoing and breaking crucial news topics.

This is not to downplay the severity of injuries to the public or the panic and fresh insecurity witnesses undoubtedly felt, but to avoid governmental manipulation of fear — incidentally a classic tool of fascist regimes seeking greater control of their citizenry — perspective is imperative.

An examination of events and reactions from politicians and the authorities over the last few days already evidences the knee-jerk response to crack down on farcically-nebulous terrorism, as has been typical in the years following the attacks of 9/11.

This weekends ‘attacks,’ however, brought a telling portent about the government’s intent to twist the public’s anxiety — but those plans should stoke alarm far beyond the altogether remote possibility of more attacks.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, as runners prepared to participate in the annual Marine Semper Five charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, a pipe bomb suddenly exploded in a trash can along the route — thankfully injuring no one, but forcing cancellation of the event. Two additional pipe bombs in the same vessel fortunately failed to detonate. Federal authorities swiftly arrived on scene to seek out any additional devices and investigate the matter.

“It makes me very angry that this could happen in a sleepy little town like Seaside Park after Labor Day,” nearby Toms River resident Adam Carswell told a local NBC affiliate, according to the New York Daily News.

Then, around 8:15 p.m. in St. Cloud, Minnesota, a man described by corporate media as both “wearing a security guard uniform” and “a security guard” began indiscriminately stabbing people inside a shopping mall, after reportedly asking his first victim if he were Muslim.

Ten people were wounded by the man — later identified by authorities as 22-year-old Dahir Adan — though none of the injuries would prove fatal. An off-duty cop did, however, fatally shoot the attacker.

Friends of Adan expressed shock and confusion he could be responsible for what the FBI is investigating as a possible act of terror. As the New York Times described...

How the US Govt Used the NY Bombing to Turn Millions of Citizens into Its Spies Literally Overnight The Daily Sheeple

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by Claire Bernish

Yet again, putative acts of terror — bombs detonated and discovered in New York and New Jersey, and a mass stabbing in Minnesota — conveniently paved the way for an expansion of police and surveillance state powers in the U.S., while providing an instant distraction from multiple ongoing and breaking crucial news topics.

This is not to downplay the severity of injuries to the public or the panic and fresh insecurity witnesses undoubtedly felt, but to avoid governmental manipulation of fear — incidentally a classic tool of fascist regimes seeking greater control of their citizenry — perspective is imperative.

An examination of events and reactions from politicians and the authorities over the last few days already evidences the knee-jerk response to crack down on farcically-nebulous terrorism, as has been typical in the years following the attacks of 9/11.

This weekends ‘attacks,’ however, brought a telling portent about the government’s intent to twist the public’s anxiety — but those plans should stoke alarm far beyond the altogether remote possibility of more attacks.

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, as runners prepared to participate in the annual Marine Semper Five charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, a pipe bomb suddenly exploded in a trash can along the route — thankfully injuring no one, but forcing cancellation of the event. Two additional pipe bombs in the same vessel fortunately failed to detonate. Federal authorities swiftly arrived on scene to seek out any additional devices and investigate the matter.

“It makes me very angry that this could happen in a sleepy little town like Seaside Park after Labor Day,” nearby Toms River resident Adam Carswell told a local NBC affiliate, according to the New York Daily News.

Then, around 8:15 p.m. in St. Cloud, Minnesota, a man described by corporate media as both “wearing a security guard uniform” and “a security guard” began indiscriminately stabbing people inside a shopping mall, after reportedly asking his first victim if he were Muslim.

Ten people were wounded by the man — later identified by authorities as 22-year-old Dahir Adan — though none of the injuries would prove fatal. An off-duty cop did, however, fatally shoot the attacker....

23:51

Lightning strikes kill 9 in Madhya Pradesh, India Signs of the Times

Nine persons were killed after being struck by lightning in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh which has been experiencing heavy rainfall, police said on Thursday. Seven of the deaths occurred in two separate incidents in Chhattarpur district. Pipat Station In-charge Mann Singh Parmar said that on Wednesday five farmers and eight others were injured when lightning struck a hut they were sheltering in. The injured were being treated at a local hospital. A mother and her daughter were killed in Budha village while they were working in their field, police added. According to police, two persons were also killed in Tikamgarh district after lightning struck their field.

23:45

Russian Radar Can See $4.4 Billion Stealth Destroyer Zumwalt Your News Wire

The U.S. has spent $4.4 billion on a stealth destroyer which is visible to Russian and Chinese radars. The supposedly “invisible” USS Zumwalt is the newest, most expensive and ineffective piece of military hardware the U.S. has ever produced, according to Russian media. Fort Russ reports: The newest U.S. Navy destroyer Zumwalt was not only one of the most expensive in history, but also the most inefficient. New faults were found in its design, reports USNI News. The lubrication system is not working, responsible for the maintenance of the propeller shaft of the ship. It has taken in water, when the destroyer went to sea at the naval base in Norfolk during the current stage of testing. Repairs are expected to take no less than two weeks. Zumwalt was launched in 2013. Its construction cost the U.S. tax payers $4.4 billion dollars. The ‘highlight’ of the project is that almost all the ship’s systems are driven by electricity, and internal combustion engines are only needed to produce the current. That is, any leak becomes mortally dangerous, both for the ship and crew. Because of the unusual shape and the use of radio-silencing material the USS Zumwalt is able to be [...]

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23:45

Radioactive Water Cover-Up in Florida: Officials Didn’t Warn The Public For a Month World Truth.TV

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23:44

Assad Interview: US Airstrikes on Syrian Troops Not a Mistake, “You Cannot Commit a Mistake for One Hour” Alternative News Network

By Melissa Dykes

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Has Congress ever officially declared war in Syria?

No?

Then explain how the American military “accidentally” bombed Syrian troops for an hour?

Below is a video of the kind that will likely be censored here in the future, as it flies directly in the face of all the propaganda we’re being fed by our government about what’s really going on right now in the Middle East. AP sat down with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to discuss what we Americans here have been told was just a regrettable “mistake” by our military in firing on Syrian troops.

Assad and his troops see it differently:

“It was not an accident by one airplane; it was four airplanes which kept attacking the position of the Syrian troops for nearly one hour or maybe a little bit more than one hour,” Assad said.

Have you ever made a mistake that hard before? Continuing —

“The IS troops attacked at the very same time as the American strike. How could they know that America was going to attack that position [“accidentally”] in order to gather their militants right away and attack it one hour after the strike? It was definitely intentional and not unintentional…”

As reported yesterday, the Syrian Army claims this “attack” was coordinated with ISIS:

These testimonies by Syrian soldiers who are fighting the Islamic State rebels (ISIS-Daesh) confirm what we already know…

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

– We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.
– A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area.
– The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.
– IS fighters attacked us immediately after and during the US strikes. Some of them were laughing.
– US drones and helicopters opened fire from machine guns on our retreated forces
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– It for sure wasn’t a mistake, they targeted us intentionally to help IS.
– America is ISIS itself.
Translation from Arabic (H. E)

The US Air strikes were deliberate, they were carefully planned and coordinated with ISIS-Daesh commandos on the ground.

Assad, who we used to get told was an inhumane monster who is hurting his people but whom we are told nothing about anymore, makes a good point. If the US accidentally attacked Syrian troops (for an hour), how did ISIS know the “accidental” attack was coming?

By the time these strikes were reported on here in the US, we Americans were told they are a “mistake” and it was all just a big fat regrettable accident.

However, America can’t have it both ways. We can’t be told how exceptional and amazing our military is, how all strikes are done with “surgical precision,” then get told “whoopsies!” on something like this or, say, the war crime bombing of a D...

Assad Interview: US Airstrikes on Syrian Troops Not a Mistake, “You Cannot Commit a Mistake for One Hour” The Daily Sheeple

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Has Congress ever officially declared war in Syria?

No?

Then explain how the American military “accidentally” bombed Syrian troops for an hour?

Below is a video of the kind that will likely be censored here in the future, as it flies directly in the face of all the propaganda we’re being fed by our government about what’s really going on right now in the Middle East. AP sat down with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to discuss what we Americans here have been told was just a regrettable “mistake” by our military in firing on Syrian troops.

Assad and his troops see it differently:

“It was not an accident by one airplane; it was four airplanes which kept attacking the position of the Syrian troops for nearly one hour or maybe a little bit more than one hour,” Assad said.

Have you ever made a mistake that hard before? Continuing —

“The IS troops attacked at the very same time as the American strike. How could they know that America was going to attack that position [“accidentally”] in order to gather their militants right away and attack it one hour after the strike? It was definitely intentional and not unintentional…”

As reported yesterday, the Syrian Army claims this “attack” was coordinated with ISIS:

These testimonies by Syrian soldiers who are fighting the Islamic State rebels (ISIS-Daesh) confirm what we already know…

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

– We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.
– A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area.
– The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.
– IS fighters attacked us immediately after and during the US strikes. Some of them were laughing.
– US drones and helicopters opened fire from machine guns on our retreated forces
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– It for sure wasn’t a mistake, they targeted us intentionally to help IS.
– America is ISIS itself.
Translation from Arabic (H. E)

The US Air strikes were deliberate, they were carefully planned and coordinated with ISIS-Daesh commandos on the ground.

Assad, who we used to get told was an inhumane monster who is hurting his people but whom we are told nothing about anymore, makes a good point. If the US accidentally attacked Syrian troops (for an hour), how did ISIS know the “accidental” attack was coming?

By the time these strikes were reported on here in the US, we Americans were told they are a “mistake” and it was all just a big fat regrettable accident.

However, America can’t have it both ways. We can’t be told how exceptional and amazing our military is, how all strikes are done with “surgical precision,” then get told “whoopsies!” on something like this or, say, the war crime bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital.

Again, no one here i...

23:41

Lightning bolt kills two buffaloes in India Signs of the Times

Two buffaloes of a farmer died after being struck by lightning at Mirpur village near here today. Ravinder Singh, son of the farmer, Sukhwinder Singh, said a short rain took place during afternoon amidst lightning. They had tied their buffaloes in the yard of their house. Suddenly at about 1.30 pm, a loud sound of lightning was heard and in no time it struck their buffaloes. Two buffaloes died on the spot. Ravinder Singh said the buffaloes were of Mura breed. One of the buffaloes provided milk and the other was yet to deliver. He said they suffered a loss of about Rs 1.5 lakh as they were dependent on selling milk for their livelihood. Meanwhile, a Congress leader and Zila Parishad member, Harkeet Singh Bhari, Hardev Singh Meerpur, Gurcharan Singh Goslan and others demanded compensation for the farmer from the Punjab government for the unexpected loss.

23:23

The Bridge with Kira featuring John Maguire Alternative News Network

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Kira welcomes John Maguire of http://www.thesyncbook.com podcast Pentamental. It had been 2 years since John and Kira last spoke and there was a lot of territory covered from the Q to big public mistakes to 9/11 to major life changes.

Unpa Numpa gives the listeners and update from camp on the #NoDAPL resistance and preparing for winter camp.

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23:23

BEST OF THE WEB: Russia isn't trying to influence the US presidential election, but can the US say the same about Russian elections? Signs of the Times

This has been, as I said, a week for the news almost unlike anything I've seen here before. Mr. R.B. sent this article from Russia-watcher, The Saker, but before we get to that, a little context here for our readers outside the USSA. As everyone knows, America is having its usual presidential race "fiasco", and the charges are flying fast and furious. Mr. Trump, in case you don't know, has repeatedly said the USSA's election system is horribly rigged. Well... duh... computerized and machine-rigged voter fraud and voting fraud have been rampant for decades, and became a major issue not when Mr. Trump made his statements, but when the Collier Brothers, Kevin and Ken, published a book in the 1990s called Votescam, which first raised the issue of computerized voting in a major nationwide way. People laughed, people scoffed, but eventually, try as the lamestream media did to demonize the whole notion, it took hold. For Mr. Trump's efforts, the "opposition" party and its candicriminaldate (and Sith Apprentice) Darth Hillary, has been hollering that his supporters are racists, bigots, sexists, homophobes and Islamophobes, while Mr. Trump has been packing auditoriums with blacks, Hispanics, and yes, women (oh the horror!) and so on. Mind you, I'm not a fan of Mr. Trump, I'm just trying to convey for foreign readers of this site the climate in this country; it's hysterical in all senses of the term.

23:21

Avalanche #8 Sprout Distro

From Sprout Distro:

avalanche #8Issue #8 of “Avalanche – Anarchist Correspondence” is out now. This issue features a lengthy report on the recent uprisings in France, and writings on Mexico, Germany, and Switzerland. There’s also an assessment of the project at 2 years, as well as an announcement that it will be changing to focus more on original writings and analysis.

[ Download the PDF: English / Français ]

This issue’s editorial also raises some important questions and offers some points that merit thoughtful consideration and reflection.

A brief excerpt:

Somewhat disorientated, we find ourselves facing an ambiguous and contradictory situation. When one tries to observe the world surrounding us, to analyse the evolution of the relations of exploitation and domination in the current times, one cannot but acknowledge that many “certainties” are being turned upside down. The social State, for decades the favourite model of capital to continue to generate profit and assuring at the same time relative social peace, is in full disintegration. Migration movements have taken on such dimensions that in less than a year, in certain European countries, a whole new layer of proletarians, or more precisely, excluded,has been added to the population. War, which was always present as domination is always waging war against the excluded and oppressed, came to affirm itself in a more brutal way: jihadist hits in the European metropolis, a swift militarisation of the streets of the capitals, a repressive reinforcement that won’t take a step back any more. And while everybody is called upon to take part in one way or another, the restructuring is going through phases of instability and vulnerability, the bets are taking on other dimensions.

At the same time, while the conditions of the clash are modifying, certain horizons have moved an inch. The big march forward of technological development of domination seems hardly to experience any difficulties. The programs for construction and restructuring of the unmissable infrastructures for production, consumption, control,war and alienation : new high tension lines, extension of the high speed train network and air transport, dissemination on the territory of structures, relays, antennas ever more powerful to allow the continuous flow of data and communication, exploitation of new energetic resources through fracking, the building of new pipelines for gas and petrol, of new nuclear power plants, of wind parks, of solar panel parks, of hydro-electrical dams,…And on the other hand, capital is pushing the limits of exploitation further, overcoming old contradictions and creating new ones. The research programs for nanotechnology for example are intervening on the level of the singular atom as to manipulate materials, in the biotechnology laboratories the synthetic biology is completely changing the common perception of the organic and the living, ever more faster compu...

23:19

Canada’s B’nai Brith Celebrates Sacking Of York U Lab Technician The Sleuth Journal

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‘Anti-Semitic’ social media posts cited

Next Target: Lethbridge U Prof. Anthony Hall

Powerful anti-free speech forces struck a major blow against Canadian academe and civil society this week with the firing of a veteran York University laboratory technician from his position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Canada’s branch of B’nai Brith pointed to controversial social media posts the group deemed anti-Semetic to request York administrators take “real action” against the employee.

Ilana Shneider of CIJ News reports:

In a letter from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at York University which was obtained by CIJnews, Nikolaos Balaskas was terminated for cause effective September 14, 2016 because of “continued conduct, actions and behaviours” which are “unacceptable and inconsistent with your obligations and responsibilities as an employee of York University”.

York University lab technician Nikolaos Balaskas. Photo: York University (All traces of Balaskas have been scrubbed from York’s website.)

York University lab technician Nikolaos Balaskas. Photo: York University (All traces of Balaskas have been scrubbed from York’s website.)

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23:04

WW3: SYRIA FALSE FLAG WARNING Alternative News Network

By Alex Ansary

In today’s video, Christopher Greene of AMTV warns that Hillary Clinton will attempt to steal the election from Donald Trump. START YOUR FREE 14-DAY TRIAL! Visit Site

23:03

This chemical company is bringing back fracking to the UK Alternative News Network

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Jana Kasperkevic

Red velvet curtains hung on the windows and painted cherubs played on the ceiling as Jim Ratcliffe accepted the 2016 ICIS Kavaler Award at the Metropolitan Club in New York last week.

The British billionaire is the first foreigner to be awarded the honour, given by leaders in the chemical industry. It comes as Ineos, the chemicals company he founded, plans to bring fracking – the controversial oil and gas extraction process – back to the UK.

Ineos is planning as many as 30 applications for fracking sites in the UK within the next year. As part of its campaign to win over critics, Ineos invited journalists to tour fracking sites in Pennsylvania operated by Consol, a Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal and, supposedly, an example of why fracking will be good for the UK.

What’s in store for the UK can be seen about an hour southwest of Pittsburgh, in township of Switzerland, Ohio, where a rig stands near a farm. The well is in its earliest stages: drilling goes on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Sitting in a big armchair surrounded by screens, “T-Ball”, a burly 6ft drill operator, works 12-hour shifts, controlling the drilling like a video game. He does this for two-week stints. At night, another person takes over – also working a 12-hour shift.

Ineos estimates that it will be at least five years before any of its UK wells are actually producing shale gas.

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23:03

Finally: National Effort of 17 Organizations Launches to Fight Surveillance State on Local Level Alternative News Network

By Activist Post

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Editor’s Note: At least it’s something! We were wondering when the telescreens were officially going up, because this country is starting to resemble 1984 so much, it’s becoming hard to tell the difference between reality and Orwell’s worst nightmare…

by Derrick Broze

A coalition of seventeen organizations has launched an effort to combat the growing Surveillance State by supporting accountability measures in eleven cities across the United States.

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of sixteen other civil liberties and technology firms announced the beginning of a national effort to combat the growth of secretive surveillance technology. The coalition’s aim is to “stop the unchecked, secret, and too often discriminatory use of surveillance technologies by local police and to move their approval process out of the darkness and into the light.”

The initiative, dubbed “Community Control Over Police Surveillance,” is the outgrowth of the ACLU’s TakeCTRL campaign, which was originally launched on January 20 with a focus on state legislation. The new effort focuses specifically on action to be taken on a local, city level. The ACLU is joined by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the National Network for Arab American Communities, Fight For The Future, The Tenth Amendment Center, and several other organizations.

“Given the potential for controversy, local police forces have largely taken to acquiring and using surveillance technologies in secret,” writes the ACLU. “Of course, when the police conceal their use of surveillance technologies, they also greatly enhance their ability to conceal its misuse, such as using a surveillance technology without a properly obtained warrant or in a discriminatory manner.”

The eleven launch cities are only the first in a wave of cities across the U.S. which will introduce legislation focused on surveillance. Participating cities include Seattle, New York City, Washington D.C., Miami, and several others. The legislation will focus on increasing transparency and giving community members more of a say in the decision making process when it comes to purchasing surveillance technology.

The ACLU says local communities should have “the chance to discuss, debate, and oppose these technologies before they become “facts on the ground” that are much harder to dislodge.” In order to educate on the local level, the ACLU has also released a Technology 101 primer, which examines several types of surveillance now being deployed by local law enforcement.

The primer covers...

Finally: National Effort of 17 Organizations Launches to Fight Surveillance State on Local Level The Daily Sheeple

Editor’s Note: At least it’s something! We were wondering when the telescreens were officially going up, because this country is starting to resemble 1984 so much, it’s becoming hard to tell the difference between reality and Orwell’s worst nightmare…

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by Derrick Broze

A coalition of seventeen organizations has launched an effort to combat the growing Surveillance State by supporting accountability measures in eleven cities across the United States. 

On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of sixteen other civil liberties and technology firms announced the beginning of a national effort to combat the growth of secretive surveillance technology. The coalition’s aim is to “stop the unchecked, secret, and too often discriminatory use of surveillance technologies by local police and to move their approval process out of the darkness and into the light.”

The initiative, dubbed “Community Control Over Police Surveillance,” is the outgrowth of the ACLU’s TakeCTRL campaign, which was originally launched on January 20 with a focus on state legislation. The new effort focuses specifically on action to be taken on a local, city level. The ACLU is joined by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the National Network for Arab American Communities, Fight For The Future, The Tenth Amendment Center, and several other organizations.

“Given the potential for controversy, local police forces have largely taken to acquiring and using surveillance technologies in secret,” writes the ACLU. “Of course, when the police conceal their use of surveillance technologies, they also greatly enhance their ability to conceal its misuse, such as using a surveillance technology without a properly obtained warrant or in a discriminatory manner.”

The eleven launch cities are only the first in a wave of cities across the U.S. which will introduce legislation focused on surveillance. Participating cities include Seattle, New York City, Washington D.C., Miami, and several others. The legislation will focus on increasing transparency and giving community members more of a say in the decision making process when it comes to purchasing surveillance technology.

The ACLU says local communities should have “the chance to discuss, debate, and oppose these technologies before they become “facts on the ground” that are much harder to dislodge.” In order to educate on the local level, the ACLU has also released a Technology 101 primer, which examines several types of surveillance now being deployed by local law enforcement.

The primer covers cell-site s...

23:02

'The case of JonBenet Ramsey': Investigators agree on theory of brother Burke Ramsey Signs of the Times

"In my opinion, the Ramsey family did not want law enforcement to solve this case, and that's why it remains unsolved," says retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente. After going through the evidence and conducting interviews with some of the those involved in the case, a panel of law enforcement specialists all agreed on the theory that Burke Ramsey killed his sister, JonBenet, during Christmas 1996. Retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente and former Scotland Yard criminal behavior expert Laura Richards worked with specialists for the CBS two-part special, The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey. The series premiered Sunday night. The panel of investigators included forensic linguistics expert James Fitzgerald, famed criminologist Werner Spitz, former Boulder Country District Attorney's Office investigator James Kolar, statement analyst Stan Burke and forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee.

23:01

TERRIFYING SIGNS OF AN ECONOMIC COLLAPSE… Alternative News Network

By Alex Ansary

In today’s video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on the Economic Collapse 2016. Visit Site

23:01

AAPL Stock: Is Apple Inc. The Next Big Thing in Vehicles? Alternative News Network

By Profit Confidential Editorial Desk

Positive Surprises in Store for Apple Stock
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is not new to rumors, and this is one reason that keeps Apple stock in the limelight. While the market is still warming up to Apple’s rumored acquisition of McLaren Automotive, as covered by Profit Confidential, yet another story has come to the surface. If Apple can make this work, AAPL stock will likely hit the roof.

Reports have come up that Apple is in talks.

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22:55

New US Republic via a GCR: Update for September 22, 2016 Operation Disclosure

New Republic via a GCR: 22 Sept. 2016 Update

Compiled on 22 September 2016 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

1. The ISX online trading system (that was set to replace the Forex) was said to have been live inside Iraq since Feb. 2016.

2. On Mon. Sept. 19 2016 Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi met at the UN where it was announced that Iraq was now a sovereign member of UN. Sanctions were lifted, clearing the way for revaluation of the Dinar, (which had already RI'd inside Iraq).

3. On Tues. Sept. 20 an Iraqi couple in Texas reported their Iraqi debit card showed $3.20 per Dinar.

4. On Sept. 20 2016 The Real Truth Chatter Fisher reported that Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi left New York at around 7:30 pm EST, heading to Iraq to make an RV announcement that would trigger the Global Currency Reset.

5. Fisher also said that the Elders resorted to eliminating some of their own due to their support and collusion with the Cabal.

6. On the Sept. 21 2016 Landa Global Humanus Call: Landa Global

A. Jerzy stated they were busy dealing with all the (Gold backed) cash which had come in, combined with building up the staff, indicating Landa/Humanus had finally received their funding today.

B. Because of the corrupt global monetary system and in order to have the Global Currency Reset, BRICS, the CIPS system, Nesara Law, AIIB and other monetary and government...

22:51

Putin: Colin Powell Lied At The UN Your News Wire

Russian President Vladimir Putin says former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell lied to the UN about weapons of mass destruction and malevolent Iraqi intentions. Colin Powell presented “evidence” to the UN that Iraq possessed WMDs during a February 2003 speech. The general’s speech on behalf of the neocons in Washington paved the way for the U.S.- led invasion of Iraq. No Iraqi WMD’s have been found to date. The country has suffered destruction and death on a massive scale since the 2003 invasion, dubbed “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Inessa S YouTube video: To fully understand this video, you basically have to unlearn everything you think you know about Western sanctions, the war in Ukraine, MH17, Nemtsov, Panama Papers, etc. All of these things are done in order to engineer fake criticism and eliminate the competition to the hegemonic world order, precipitating a not too distant (!) multipolar world.

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22:49

Repair-Not-Replace: Good for Your Pocket and Good for the Planet Dissident Voice

Recently the back bumper on my car sustained a few cracks as a result of a minor accident.  I took the car to the dealer’s garage. I was told that the bumper needed to be replaced at an extortionate cost. Not only that but also the car had to be taken to another city for that to be done.  I said I would think about it.

Returning home, I contacted a relative who owns a small garage locally. He said the bumper did not need to be replaced, it could be welded easily, costing about a fifth of the price quoted by the dealer.  The bumper is now repaired so skillfully that it is impossible to see where it had been welded. In fact, I joked that maybe he had replaced it.

This incident demonstrates the waste of energy and resources in our consumption habits of replacing rather than repairing. Carbon emissions are reduced by not having to manufacture another bumper, by not having to transport it from wherever it is manufactured, and by not having to transport the car elsewhere. There is also a reduction in the waste we produce which is becoming a problem in most countries.

So how do we change our consumption habits?  And here we do not need to reinvent the wheel; the Swedish government has done the thinking for us.  They intend to encourage a culture of repair rather than replacing by substantially reducing VAT on items that are repaired. Additionally, people can claim an income tax rebate equivalent to half the labour cost of repairs. The Swedish government hopes that such proposals will become law in January.

If more countries followed the Swedish example, think of the impact that would have globally on our CO2 emissions. Manufacturing goods is energy intensive. The website “Fix it-Don’t replace it” gives the example of the iphone6 where 85% of its lifecycle’s carbon footprint is from manufacturing it, not using it and another 3% from shipping it.

Climate change is with us already and such measures are needed as a matter of urgency. Such a proposal should not be a party political issue. Good quality jobs would be created in the country where the appliance is used. It would save the consumer money, and it is good for the environment.

Could we do something similar in Britain?  Does this have to be a political issue and parties have to have it in their manifestos before it could happen?  I don’t see where disagreement between parties could arise. I don’t see why in Britain a group of MPs from all the parties in parliament couldn’t get together to push for the Swedish proposal to be adopted.

I saved a packet by having the bumper repaired and not replaced, and who wouldn’t, given the opportunity. We all want to do our bit for the environment. We need our government to do its bit to help us do the right thing.

22:49

‘Camping’ on Your Own Land is Now Illegal — Govt Waging War on Off-Grid Living The Mind Unleashed

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project

Costilla County, CO — Across the U.S., local zoning officials are making it increasingly difficult for people to go off the grid, in some instances threatening people with jail time for collecting rainwater or not hooking into local utilities.

As zoning laws have increasingly targeted the off-grid lifestyle, many have moved to the Southwestern U.S. as an escape from overzealous zoning officials.

In Costilla County, Colorado, there has been a major influx of off-grid residents to the San Luis Valley. The combination of lax zoning regulations, cheap property, and an already thriving community of self-reliant off-grid homesteaders has led to many new residents.

The off-grid lifestyle, enjoyed by an estimated 800 people, is now being threatened as county officials have recently made moves to essentially regulate and license the lifestyle into oblivion.

Tensions boiled over during a county commissioners’ meeting in San Louis, Colorado, devolving into a shouting match between homesteaders and police. One of the major points of contention is the county’s attempt to ban camping on your own property, in an effort to force the off-grid homesteaders back onto the grid.

“We are residents who have come to live off the grid. It’s all our land.” … “These are harsh economic times. We have nowhere to go,” twenty-year resident Paul Skinner said.

“We’ve been regulated out of life,” homesteader Robin Rutan told Colorado Public Radio. “I came here because I couldn’t live by the codes [in other regions].”

The county, which requires residents to have a camping permit to live in an RV, “small house” or other camp style home, has started to simply refuse the renewal of these permits.

This is obviously a major problem for homesteaders, who often live in such accommodations while building their permanent residents.

“They started enforcing the changes before they were actually made,” resident Chloe Everhart said.

Everhart said she performed due diligence prior to buying her land, with one of the most important aspects of the plan being a 90-day camping permit. Without a 90-day permit, camping on residential plots is only allowed for 14 days per every three months.

But just as Everhart was arriving, the board of commissioners instructed the planning and zoning commission to no longer issue camping permits.

In spite of her best efforts, Everhart is now an outlaw.

County land use administrator Matt Valdez disputes the claims that the county is trying to regulate people’s lifestyles out of existence. He says that his office has discretion to deny camping permits under existing code and claims that too many new residents were habitually renewing permits meant to be temporary.

“We’re not trying to drive people off their property,” Valdez said.

Valdez said he simply wants to make sure already established rules are followed for aesthetic and safety reasons.

The vilification of people who choose to live an alternative lifestyle is extremely commonplace in modern America.

While there may be legitimate issues that need to be addressed, people have a right to use land that they own in the manner they see fit. To use the technicalities of the law to essentially evict people from land they own reeks of tyrannical overreach and oppression of personal liberty.

Update: The county has dropped it’s planned zoning changes under increased public scrutiny, but they continue to refuse to issue 90-day camping permits to the off-grid land owners.

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22:45

FDA Finds Glyphosate in Honey The Event Chronicle

FDA Finds Glyphosate in Honey

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found residues of the weed killer glyphosate in samples of U.S. honey, according to documents obtained by the consumer advocacy group U.S. Right to Know through a Freedom of Information Act request. Some samples showed residue levels double the legally allowed limit in the European Union.

There is no legal tolerance level for glyphosate in honey in the U.S., so any amount of detectable glyphosate in honey could technically be considered illegal. Some of the honey tested by the FDA had glyphosate residues at 107 parts per billion, well more than the 50 parts per billion set as a maximum allowed in the European Union, the documents state.

Records obtained from the FDA, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by U.S. Right to Know detail a range of revelations about the federal government’s efforts to get a handle on rising concerns about glyphosate. In addition to honey, the records show government residue experts discussing the prevalence of glyphosate found in soybean samples and the belief that there could be a lot of “violation for glyphosate” residue levels in U.S. crops.

Glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto‘s Roundup herbicide, is the most widely used herbicide in the world and concerns about glyphosate residues in food increased after the World Health Organization in 2015 said its cancer experts determined glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. Other international scientists have raised concerns about how heavy use of glyphosate is impacting human health and the environment.

Even though the FDA annually examines foods...

22:43

Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

By Peter Van Buren / TomDispatch

What I really wanted to say when I dropped her off for her last year at college was just how sorry I was that she would have to live in what 9/11 transformed into the most frightened country on earth.


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22:42

A Second Night of Riots Rocks Charlotte as America Teeters on the Edge of Chaos Alternative News Network

By Michael Snyder

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Rioting and civil unrest are becoming a common occurrence in America.

The city of Charlotte has been hit by a second night of violence even though authorities are desperately pleading for calm. What sparked the chaos in Charlotte was the shooting of a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. It appears that he was armed when he was shot, and the police officer that shot him was also black, but those facts have done little to ease the fury of the protesters. On Tuesday night 16 police officers were injured by rioters, including one that was hit in the face by a rock. Hopefully there will be fewer casualties by the time the violence on Wednesday night is over.

So far things don’t look good though. The following is how USA Today is describing the violence that we have witnessed so far on Wednesday night…

A second night of dramatic protests gripped this North Carolina city Wednesday night, one day after a police-involved shooting of an African-American man led to angry demonstrations, smashed windows and trucks set ablaze.

Protesters beat against a police van and broke a window of the Ciity Smoke barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Some yelled “hands up, don’t shoot.” Police tossed out smoke bombs. Protesters running outside of the Omni Charlotte Hotel said someone had been shot but that could not immediately be confirmed Wednesday night.

Later on it was confirmed that someone indeed was shot. In fact, local news is reporting that there is a pool of blood on the ground

At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn’t immediately clear how.

They shot him,” one witness told WBTV. “They tried to cover up his blood.”

Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.

Officers on bicycles surrounded a pool of blood on the ground and a few people threw bottles and clods of dirt at police.

Of course this follows an extremely tense night of violence and chaos that made headlines all over the globe. Just hours after Keith Lamont Scott was shot, hundreds of very angry protesters descended on downtown Charlotte

Several hundred people blocked streets well after midnight, despite the use of tear gas by police in riot gear. Clouds of tear gas drifted over the crowd, and people coughed and fell back before walking toward police lines again multiple times.

They held signs that said “Stop Killing Us” and “Black Lives Matter,” and they chanted “No justice, no peace.” One sign read: “IT WAS A BOOK.”

The scene was sometimes chaotic and tense, with water bottles and stones thrown at police lines, but many protesters called for peace and i...

A Second Night of Riots Rocks Charlotte as America Teeters on the Edge of Chaos The Daily Sheeple

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Rioting and civil unrest are becoming a common occurrence in America.

The city of Charlotte has been hit by a second night of violence even though authorities are desperately pleading for calm. What sparked the chaos in Charlotte was the shooting of a 43-year-old black man named Keith Lamont Scott. It appears that he was armed when he was shot, and the police officer that shot him was also black, but those facts have done little to ease the fury of the protesters. On Tuesday night 16 police officers were injured by rioters, including one that was hit in the face by a rock. Hopefully there will be fewer casualties by the time the violence on Wednesday night is over.

So far things don’t look good though. The following is how USA Today is describing the violence that we have witnessed so far on Wednesday night…

A second night of dramatic protests gripped this North Carolina city Wednesday night, one day after a police-involved shooting of an African-American man led to angry demonstrations, smashed windows and trucks set ablaze.

Protesters beat against a police van and broke a window of the Ciity Smoke barbecue restaurant and bar downtown. Some yelled “hands up, don’t shoot.” Police tossed out smoke bombs. Protesters running outside of the Omni Charlotte Hotel said someone had been shot but that could not immediately be confirmed Wednesday night.

Later on it was confirmed that someone indeed was shot. In fact, local news is reporting that there is a pool of blood on the ground

At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn’t immediately clear how.

They shot him,” one witness told WBTV. “They tried to cover up his blood.”

Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.

Officers on bicycles surrounded a pool of blood on the ground and a few people threw bottles and clods of dirt at police.

Of course this follows an extremely tense night of violence and chaos that made headlines all over the globe. Just hours after Keith Lamont Scott was shot, hundreds of very angry protesters descended on downtown Charlotte

Several hundred people blocked streets well after midnight, despite the use of tear gas by police in riot gear. Clouds of tear gas drifted over the crowd, and people coughed and fell back before walking toward police lines again multiple times.

They held signs that said “Stop Killing Us” and “Black Lives Matter,” and they chanted “No justice, no peace.” One sign read: “IT WAS A BOOK.”

The scene was sometimes chaotic and tense, with water bottles and stones thrown at police lines, but many protesters called for peace and implored their fellow demonstrators not to act violently.

In addition to 16 police officers being injured, there were reports that rioters were hurling...

22:40

Saudi Airstrikes Kill More Civilians In Yemen Your News Wire

Twenty civilians have been killed  and at least 30 others were injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. Children were among those killed in the strikes which struck the city of Hodeida on Thursday according to a government official. RT reports: The strikes hit the Suq al-Hunod district of the port city, the official in the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi told AFP. The presidential palace was also hit. Children were among the fatalities photographed at a city mortuary. Photos from the neighborhood showed residents searching through piles of rubble in search for survivors. Dr. Khaled Suhail, a physician at Al-Thawra hospital in Hodeida, said the facility received 12 dead and 30 wounded from the strikes. The government official said the residential area was “probably hit in error.” The deaths are the latest in Saudi Arabia’s 18-month bombing campaign in support of the government of Sunni President Hadi. Todays airstrikes come just three days after Amnesty International urged the US to stop shipping weapons which could be used in the Yemen conflict after new data confirmed that a US-made bomb was used in a hospital attack in August. Meanwhile, on Wednesday the US Senate gave the greenlight for a $1.15 [...]

The post Saudi Airstrikes Kill More Civilians In Yemen appeared first on Your News Wire.

22:33

This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won The Mind Unleashed

A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment of truth.

A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment between a riot policeman and a protester, capturing the compelling power dynamics at play right in the world at large and revealing how these dynamics will ultimately be defeated.

Worldwide resistance to the destructive paradigm of state/corporate dominion over all life on planet earth is taking many forms, simultaneously happening on many battlefields both macro and micro, both outside and inside of the self.

Many of us understand how power can be and is derived from violence, and how thoroughly the present paradigm has seized upon this script to relentlessly control us. But do we understand the nature of our own power? Do we understand how violence can be overcome without brute force?

The universe is held together and pushed ever-forward by the interplay between opposing forces. This is seen in every sunrise and sunset, and also by looking deeply into any aspect of life. It is happening in this photo, do you see it? In the very moment of this picture, a shift is taking place, something of vast importance that is not unannounced, only felt.

The false duality of the struggle and conflict in our world is fully exposed right here, laid bare in unspoken truth, communicated in a language more primitive than words. The confrontation is direct and up-close. So close, in fact, there is unity. Moreover, you have the masculine at odds with, yet connected to, the feminine, who is taking control.

You see here the strong against the weak, the big over the small, the dark face-to-face with the light, the old pitted against the young, the vulnerable versus the entrenched and fortified, the organized challenged by chaos. Courage trumping fear.

We are so entrained to see might as right, but you can right here in this photo truth is revealed. Power based on violence is a facade, it is a mask covering fear.

In this photo is proof the facade is cracking, it’s in his eyes. And he represents the entire system. This is the exact moment where fear yields to love, caught on camera in a protest marking the 1973 coup of dictator Augusto Pinochet who was deposed in a long and heart-breaking process of resolve. A righteous resolve which is seen clearly in her face. The self-delusions of the wicked are blown apart with her conviction.

Before human communication became verbal it was primal. The creature to be feared now senses fear himself. He now has a decision to make for he has finally seen an accurate reflection of himself in this young woman. He looks down on her in stature, but his submission is guaranteed.

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Final Thoughts

When fully integrated into the still incoherent global resistance movement, the principles revealed in this image will prove invincible against the forces of destruction and inhumanity. They will collapse when they are told to do so.

What more proof do you need that righteous can and will prevail in the end? What more encouragement do you need to never give up?

“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” ~...

22:28

Neglected Circus Tiger Was Put In a Tiny Rusty Cage For 12 Years. Now Watch When He’s Freed. The Mind Unleashed

A tiny rusty old cage is no place for any wild animal to live, let alone a full grown tiger. Sadly, that’s exactly where a beautiful tiger named Hoover was forced to live his life as part of a traveling circus in Peru.

While the details of Hoover’s early life remain mostly unknown, it’s believed that he was originally part of a group of 6-12 tigers that the circus used in their shows. By the time his rescuers got to him, he was the last remaining one. Over the past twelve years of his life he had been mistreated, abused, and forced to perform tricks. When he wasn’t being openly exploited he was kept locked up in a cramped cage day in and day out, always on the move. He needed help fast or he would die.

Life was anything but natural and comfortable for Hoover. His captors brought him from one town to the next where he was allowed out only for shows. His cage was completely inadequate for such a large, majestic tiger and barely allowed him any room to move around. He spent the days pacing back and forth in the hot, dusty, stale air with nothing to stimulate his mind or play with. All he had was a dusty floor to lay on that was surrounded by metal bars and dirt. There was no real shelter overhead to protect him from the elements and the neglectful state he was held in was horrendous.

The circus that Hoover was found with had been on the run for eight months before authorities caught up with them. For years a number of travelling circuses had operated in Peru using wild animals in their shows. The country recently changed the law and passed a circus animal ban in response to widespread cruelty, abuse, and sub-par conditions in which most circus animals were kept. The ban made it illegal to keep or use animals in circus shows and authorities have been working alongside animal advocacy non-profits, like Animal Defenders International (ADI), to strictly enforce it. Thanks to a tip from the public they’d received, ADI was able to stage a surprise raid on the circus and recover Hoover.

They immediatley took him to their resuce center in Peru and threw open the cage door to let him out and taste freedom for the first time. This video captures the moment he was finally released from his life of abuse and neglect. For the first time in perhaps all of his 12 years he was able to fully stretch out and do the one action that all cats seem to love! After his stretch he cautiously headed through the door and out into the temporary holding pen, where he stepped onto soft green grass. The grass on the bottom of his paws must have felt so strange and yet wonderful.

The veterinarians at ADI checked him out and found he was sick and emaciated. After months of rehab the big tiger was restored back to full health and once he was given the all clear, he was ready to head to his new forever home at Big Cat Rescue (BCR) in Florida. Getting a full grown tiger from Peru to America is no small operation. It took a full year before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally gave its approval and only then did Hoover’s road trip begin. The journey involved multiple trucks and transfers before he was secured into a cargo plane for the final leg of his trip. Vets and caretakers monitored his health closely to ensure he was safe and comfortable every step of the way.

When he finally touched down and arrived at the BCR facility he was released into his new enclosure to check it all out. His new habitat is worlds away from the cramped barren cage he was held in, it’s filled with an abundance of plants, trees, grasses, and other greenery. There’s also platforms to rest on in the sunshine and a lake to swim and cool off in on the premises. Check out the clip to see Hoover exploring his new digs, drinking from the lake, walking among the trees, and sniffing at the ground. From the looks of it, he loves the water and couldn’t be happier!

Hoover will live out the rest of his life at BCR where he’s free to wander abou...

22:23

U.S. Military Warns of Climate-Driven ‘Instability on an International Scale’ Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network

Senior defense experts say stresses resulting from climate change can increase the likelihood of conflict within and between countries, state failure, mass migration and the creation of additional ungoverned spaces.


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22:22

Former Presidential Candidate Says Terrorism Not the Real Threat to America The Mind Unleashed

The objective of the mainstream media is to create a narrative that supports political and corporate interests, and serious issues do not get the attention and awareness they deserve when they don’t fit with into this narrative. Take terrorism, for example, a very complex issue that is used again and again to frighten the American public into accepting changes to the form and function of our government. Freedom for security, as it is.

If the perception is that terrorism is the most significant threat to our well-being and our way of life, then we are more willing to accept the intended outcomes of this narrative: increased foreign military conflict, domestic surveillance, restricted liberty and ongoing states of emergency. If we rightfully prioritize the actual threats and dangers to our lives, then we’re not as likely to support the terror narrative and instead more likely to demand reforms that actually may improve our lives. This is why it is imperative to keep reality in perspective.

A former U.S. presidential candidate succinctly makes this point by outlining some of the most significant issues affecting American lives, and terrorism is not on the list.

In a recent interview with NPR’s Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader made a short comment about the ‘silent violence‘ being perpetrated against Americans every single day that has far more impact on our lives and health than the threat of terrorism.

AMY GOODMAN: Compare the number of people who die in terrorist attacks to the number of people who die, well, in very different situations, that you’ve been taking on for years.

RALPH NADER: OK. Take a study by Johns Hopkins University Medical School last March and break it down. And in the period when these bombs are being discovered in trash cans in New York, 25 people have died in the New York area from mishaps in hospitals—hospital-induced infections, hospital malpractice, bad prescription of drugs. Totally, it’s 700 a day. This is a silent violence from corporate negligence, that includes air pollution, includes a lot of other hazards from negligent or criminal corporations. But silent violence doesn’t get on TV. It’s overt violence that gets on TV, which is more like street crime or violent attacks. So, but by far, the greatest number of Americans who are dying from preventable causes are from corporate misbehavior, whether it’s air pollution, water pollution, contaminated water, hospital hazards, you name it. And it’s all documented by groups like Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins. But very little, if anything, is done about it, because it emanates from profit-making corporations that put money into political campaigns.

Conclusion

Statistically, you are much more likely to be injured or killed by the medical industry or any of a number of other sources of corporate inflicted ‘silent violence,’ yet the media portrays terrorism as the most pressing issue of our time, giving a pass to the corruption and callousness of the industries that truly impact our lives. Terrorism is a marketing campaign for the military industrial complex and the surveillance state.

About the Author

Tabitha Mercy is a staff writer for Waking Times, where evolution and revolution unite, and for Offgrid Outpost.

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22:13

Bizarre Photos From A 1972 Rothschild Dinner Party The Mind Unleashed

A little over 40 years ago, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild held a party at her family’s massive castle-like mansion called Château de Ferrières. This party showcased surrealist costumes that are both intriguing and bizarre, even today. These photos have somehow leaked to the internet, despite the gatherings being held in secret. When you see these photos, you won’t believe what really went on behind closed doors.

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When a party at the Château de Ferrières was going down, the mansion would be lit up a bright orange. The house looked as if it was on fire.

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Inside, the staircase was lined by footmen dressed as cats. The cats were posed in positions as if they were asleep. Lovely dining set…

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Ole Sky Face and the Tinsel Queen.

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These hats have got to be a strain on the neck, right?

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Guy and Marie-Hélène were heavily influenced by surrealist art, which shows in the decor of the mansion and the costumes of their guests.

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These look like the people on David Bowie’s emergency contact list.

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The Rothschild’s help were in decidedly normal attire, which seems like a missed opportunity.

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A costumed homage to the famous surrealist painting, The Son of Man by René Magritte.

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I have no idea if you’re supposed to actually eat off this thing, but I’d advise you not to.

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This piece is called, “Two turtles hugging in poo,” or something like that.

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I can’t tell if this is a hat or this woman just had an accident in the backyard?

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Here is famous surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. The Rothschild parties would attract many celebrities like Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.

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Guy de Rothschild’s multi-faced hat had everyone’s attention at the party.

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22:07

Why the Boeing and Airbus Sales to Iran Are a Big Effing Deal Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment By Juan Cole

The United States has issued licenses that allow these companies to sell commercial airliners to Iran. These aircraft purchases are likely the beginning of a whole new set of relationships.


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22:07

Jane Goodall visits chimpanzees in Kenya Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Kenya says about itself:

Conservationist Jane Goodall visits Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary

16 September 2016

British conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, known for her studies of chimpanzees in the wild, visits Kenya‘s only chimp sanctuary, urging more to be done to protect these animals.

Video by AFP Press.

22:03

Zur Problematik des herrschenden Geldsystems - Bernd Senf After the Shift

 

Die vielfache Problematik des herrschenden Geldsystems war lange Zeit verschleiert und kollektiv verdrängt. Bernd Senf hat durch seine Jahrzehnte lange Lehrtätigkeit und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit viel dazu beigetragen, den „Nebel um das Geld“ mehr und mehr zu lichten. So treibt zum Beispiel die Dynamik des Zinseszinses gesamtwirtschaftlich eine exponentielles Wachstum der Geldvermögen und Schulden hervor und lässt langfristig immer mehr Schuldner zusammenbrechen und ihr Eigentum verlieren: private Haushalte, Unternehmen und ganze Staaten. Darüber hinaus trägt das Zinssystem zu einer immer stärkeren Polarisierung der Gesellschaft zwischen Arm und Reich bei.

Weitere Problempunkte des Geldsystems sind die Giralgeldschöpfung der Geschäftsbanken aus dem Nichts, die ihnen einen höchst fragwürdigen Einfluss verschafft – sowie die Exzesse der Spekulation an den internationalen Finanzmärkten nach Abschaffung des Trennbankensystems 1999. Darüber hinaus gilt es, die besondere Problematik der Dollar-Herrschaft (als Weltgeld und Petro-Dollar), die Rolle der FED sowie die Fehlkonstruktion des Euro und die dahinter stehenden Interessen aufzudecken: Bernd Senf: Weltfinanzsystem, Dollar-Hegemonie, US-Geopolitik und Ukraine (08/2014)

Zu allen genannten Problempunkten gibt es konstruktive Alternativen. Ein Rückblick in die Geschichte des Geldes zeigt, dass es schon funktionsgerechte Geldsysteme gegeben hat, zum Beispiel in der Zeit der Brakteaten im blühenden Hochmittelalter oder in Form von alternativen Regionalwährungen. Seit der Weltfinanzkrise 2008 wächst die Zahl der Geldsystemkritiker und Geldreformer auch international immer weiter an.

Der erste Teil des Interviews bezieht sich auf seinen wissenschaftlichen Werdegang und darauf, wie sich seine Kritik am Kapitalismus und am herrschenden Geldsystem entwickelt hat.

Bernd Senf (Jahrgang 1944) war von 1973 bis 2009 Professor für Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft (der heutigen HWR) Berlin.
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22:02

Gold Up 1.5%, Silver Surges 3% – Yellen Stays Ultra Loose At 0.25% Alternative News Network

By Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

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Gold was up 1.5% and silver surged 3.1% yesterday after Janet Yellen again failed to raise rates from record lows at 0.25%. The Fed maintained ultra loose monetary policies which are again creating stock and bond market bubbles in the U.S. and other countries.

Fed’s Yellen To Engage In QE Again?

Global stocks and commodities also rose on continuing relief that the Fed continues ZIRP and remains ultra loose along with the BoJ, BOE and ECB whose policies are even looser. The BoJ also maintained ultra loose monetary policies at negative 0.1 percent rate and said it would continue buying government bonds at the current pace for the time being.

Spot gold prices hit a two-week high of $1,336.8 an ounce after the Fed said that it would keep rates at record lows. Silver rose to as high as $19.86 and both precious metals have consolidated on those gains in Asian and European trading.

Euro gold rose to €1,194/oz and sterling gold to £1,024/oz. Read full story…

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22:00

World’s Largest Tidal Energy Farm Launches in Scotland The Event Chronicle

World's Largest Tidal Energy Farm Launches in Scotland

By Lorraine Chow

Scotland, already a renewable energy powerhouse, has launched the first and largest free stream tidal power project in the world.

The MeyGen tidal stream project, operated by Edinburgh-based tidal developer Atlantis Resources Limited, aims to deliver 398 megawatts of energy—harnessed purely from water currents—to the grid.

The goal of the project is to help develop Scotland’s marine renewables industry, creating jobs and investment, the Scottish government said. The project is expected to generate around £275 million (about $360 million) for the country’s economy.

Tidal stream generators work similarly to wind turbines, but instead of air currents they draw energy from waves. This form of hydropower has incredible promise as a form of carbon-free energy, but progress has been slower than expected. It wasn’t until 2014 that the MeyGen project became the world’s first large-scale tidal project of its type to successfully reach a funding agreement.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Nigg Energy Park in the Scottish Highlands on Monday to help unveil the array’s first turbine. The Scottish government has provided £23 million (about $30 million) to fund the first phase of the MeyGen tidal farm.

“I am incredibly proud of Scotland’s role in leading the way in tackling climate change and investment in marine renewables is a hugely important part of this,” Sturgeon said. “MeyGen is set to invigorate the marine renewables industry in Scotland and provide vital jobs for a skilled workforce, retaining valuable offshore expertise here in Scotland that would otherwise be lost overseas. Highly skilled operation and maintenance jobs will also need to be carried out locally, provid...

22:00

Native American High School Student’s Grade Lowered for Not Standing for Pledge disinformation

This week, two stories of public schools forcing patriotism on students made headlines, highlighting a deeply-ingrained sense of American pride that pervades society — one that often begins in grade school with daily recitations of the pledge of allegiance. The post Native American High School Student’s Grade Lowered for Not Standing for Pledge appeared first on disinformation.

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21:48

‘Ancient humans left Africa once’ Dear Kitty. Some blog

Human migration out of Africa, picture by P.D. deMenocal and C. Stringer/Nature 2016

From Science News:

Going global

Previous studies have used fossil, archaeological and genetic data to time humans’ colonization of the world (times shown above). New genetic studies may change that map; they suggest small numbers of people left Africa 120,000 years ago, but left little trace in the DNA of present-day people. Most non-Africans inherited their DNA from people who left Africa between about 70,000 and 50,000 years ago, new studies suggest. But a climate study indicates that was the worst possible time for an out-of-Africa migration and suggests people may have left earlier, between 80,000 and 100,000 years ago.

This video says about itself:

Predicted spread of humans around the world | Science News

21 September 2016

Earth wobbles on its axis, causing major climate shifts. Some of those shifts turned the Arabian Peninsula into lush grassland that ancient humans could have traversed as they migrated out of Africa. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa simulated climate conditions over the last 125,000 years and predicted how those changes would have allowed humans to spread around the globe (increasing intensity of red shows greater predicted migration).

Credit: Tobias Friedrich

The Science News article continues:

Single exodus from Africa gave rise to today’s non-Africans

Genetic data point to a date less than 72,000 years ago but climate scientists disagree

By Tina Hesman Saey

3:28pm, September 21, 2016

One wave of ancient human migrants out of Africa gave rise to all non-Africans alive today, three separate genetic studies conclude.

Those human explorers left Africa about 50,000 to 72,000 years ago, mixed with Neandertals and spread across the world, researchers report online September 21 in Nature. The studies present data from genetically diverse and previously unrepresented populations. Together they offer a detailed picture of deep human history and may settle some long-standing debates, but there is still room to quibble. All non-Africans stem from one major founding population, the studies agree, but earlier human migrations are also recorded in present-day people’s DNA, one study finds. And a fourth study in the same issue of Nature, this one focusing on ancient climate, also makes the case for an earlier exodus.

Scientists have long debated when anatomically m...

21:37

Ex CIA Agent: Every Terrorist Attack In US Was A False Flag Attack Your News Wire

In the following video Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the business model of the war on terror. Max interviews open source advocate and former CIA agent , Robert David Steele, about false flag attacks. Whistleblower David Steele, a former Marine and CIA clandestine services case officer says that most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or were created by our own security services. Collective Evolution report: Apart from documents that have outlined supposed terrorist threats, like Al-Qaeda, and their connection to US intelligence agencies, like the CIA, there are a number of whistleblowers that have come out adding more fuel to the fire. Because not many are even aware of these documents, letting people know about a truth that can be hard for people to accept, let alone ponder the possibility is very important. It’s just one aspect of the veil that’s been blinding the masses for quite some time now. David Steele, a 20-year Marine Corps intelligence officer, and the second-highest-ranking civilian in the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. He is a former CIA clandestine services case officer, and this is what he had to say: “Most terrorists are false flag terrorists, or are created by our own security services. [...]

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21:33

ICIJ publishes leaked Bahamas info to offshore database (ICIJ-The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ) Tlaxcala

22/09/2016 - By Will Fitzgibbon, September 21, 2016, 2:00 pm New revelations published today by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and news ...

21:30

Nikola Danaylov: Singularity Announcement Public Intelligence Blog

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Phi Beta Iota greatly admires the work of Nikola Danaylov. Below is his message we are happy to repeat.

A couple of weeks ago I launched a crowdfunding campaign on Konoz: https://konoz.io/nikola.danaylov. Singularity 1on1 is distributed free of charge and does not have any ads or major sponsors. Which is why it relies on crowdfunding to keep producing more unique content such as the interview we did with you. If you want to see what other interviewees – e.g. Ray Kurzweil and Aubrey de Grey, have said about Singularity 1on1 check out my testimonials video. If you need a reminder as per what my show is all about – check out my highlights video.

21:27

Carmageddon Beckons George Monbiot

There are plenty of brilliant plans for getting us moving without trashing the planet. So why aren’t they happening?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st September 2016

 

It was a mistake, a monumental, world-class mistake. Cars for everyone was one of the stupidest promises that politicians ever made.

They are meant to meet a simple need: quick and efficient mobility. Observe an urban artery during the school run or a trunk road on a bank holiday weekend and ask yourself whether the current system meets that need. The vast expanse of road space, the massive investment in metal and fossil fuel has delivered the freedom to sit fuming in a toxic cloud as your life ticks by.

The primary aim has been snarled up with other, implicit objectives: the sense of autonomy, the desire for self-expression through the configuration of metal and plastic you drive, and the demand for profit by car manufacturers and fossil fuel producers, whose lobbying keeps us on the road rather than moving along it.

Step back from this mess and ask yourself this. If you controlled the billions that are spent every year, privately and publicly, on the transport system, and your aim was to smooth the passage of those who use it, is this what you would do? Only if your imagination had been surgically excised.

Even in a small, economically mature, densely-populated nation like this one, where change is easy, we’re still driving in the wrong direction. The government boasts that car use is rising again, after being knocked back by the recession. It is spending £9bn of our scarce money on roads every year, 70% of which is on new capacity. Thanks to the cuts, bus services supported by local authorities reduced their mileage by 10% last year.

More than half the car journeys people make in this country are under five miles: this is what policy failure looks like. Why don’t people cycle instead? Perhaps because, though the number of motorists who are killed or seriously injured has fallen sharply, the number of cyclists killed or broken on the roads has climbed since 2003, and now accounts for 14% of all casualties, though cycling amounts to only 1% of the distance we travel. The simplest, cheapest and healthiest solution to congestion is blocked by the failure to provide safe transit. Last year the transport department crowed that it could cut £23m from its budget, as a result of an “underspend on the Cycle Cities Ambition budget”. Instead of handing this money back to the Treasury, it should have discovered why it wasn’t spent and ensured that it doesn’t happen again.

The under-capacity of the roads arises from the over-capacity of the vehicles that use them. Average occupancy of cars in the UK is 1.6, and it seems to me that the bigger the car, the fewer people it tends to contain. With a few exceptions (such as Sadiq Khan’s plans for London), almost nothing is done to change or challenge this. When a major feeder road was resurfaced in my home city, I heard people complaining that it took them an hour and a half to travel two miles to work. They could have walked in half the time, or cycled in one tenth. The council had a perfect opportunity to intervene, with notices beside the road urging people to switc...

21:26

Workers In Argentina Just Excavated The Second Largest Meteorite Ever Found On Earth World Truth.TV

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Most objects entering Earth’s atmosphere burn up and disintegrate before they ever come close to hitting the surface, and the space debris that does make it through mostly lands in the ocean.  Full Article »

21:26

Mysterious ‘Man in the Iron Mask’ Revealed….350 Years Later World Truth.TV

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A 350-year-old French mystery has been unmasked: In his new book, Paul Sonnino, a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, claims he has uncovered the real  Full Article »

21:26

Muslim Woman Stuns CNN’s Don Lemon When She STRONGLY Defends Trump World Truth.TV

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This notion that COMMON SENSE security and safety doesn’t resonate with a majority of Americans is silly. The media will have you believe that the only people supporting Donald Trump are  Full Article »

21:26

They Found A Sick ‘Dog’ Curled Up In A Corner, But Later Realized It Wasn’t Actually A Dog At All World Truth.TV

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Two months ago, a California animal shelter received a call about an extremely sick dog. A local homeowner had found the animal curled up in a corner on her porch.  Full Article »

21:25

Facebook Removes Photo Of Shirtless Boy With His Mother World Truth.TV

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A photo of a San Marcos mother and her shirtless son at the river has sparked controversy online after Facebook removed the photo claiming it violated community standards. “I had  Full Article »

21:25

7-Year-Old Boy Gets Removed From Class And Placed In Handcuffs For Crying World Truth.TV

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In 2014, 7-year-old Kaylb Wiley Primm was attending second grade in Kansas City, Missouri when he was the victim of a troubling case of abuse. Kaylb had been dealing with ongoing cases  Full Article »

21:25

What They Found Inside This Nazi U-Boat Near North Carolina Is Creepy World Truth.TV

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Nazi submarine which sank off the coast of North Carolina 72 years ago has been pictured for the first time, showing how the vessel has remained as a remarkably intact  Full Article »

21:25

Shocking Discovery in the Philippines Could Change History Forever World Truth.TV

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You may never have heard of Mt. Pulag, but as you are about to see, it’s a stunning corner of the globe… With dense jungles, ancient villages, and no shortage  Full Article »

21:15

Food Memories & History, Coastal Mesoamerican Edition La Paz Group

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Hudutu Credit Davide Luciano for The New York Times. Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. Prop stylist: Gozde Eker.

Belize is a close neighbor to the culture described here, so this story, and especially the colors on the tables in the photos, have an air of familiarity:

A History Lesson, Served as Coconut-Seafood Soup

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When Sulma Arzu-Brown’s father traveled from his village in Honduras into the city, people pointed at him, at his black skin. When he spoke his language, people laughed. “They said, ‘Look at that monkey, goo goo gaga,’ ” Arzu-Brown told me.When it was time for her mother to be promoted at her job, she stood out a little too much. “Blanca,” her boss said to her, “I know you’re qualified, but I can’t give the job to you. You have family in the U.S. Go there. You’ll achieve there.”

Arzu-Brown told me these stories in a calm voice; not the calm of acquiescence but, I assume, of understanding that the present outshines the past. Her family is Garifuna, the descendants of intermarried Africans and Caribs who live on the Atlantic coast of Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize and Guatemala. Rejecting the discrimination they faced in Honduras, her family moved to New York in the 1980s, when she was 5.

In the Bronx, where Sulma grew up speaking Spanish and English, she felt unknown. To her black friends, she was black. To others, she was Latina. “Sometimes, I’d be called Afro-Latino, but deep inside, I knew we were something else,” she said. “We were Garifuna.” Her parents, scarred from their humiliations, didn’t teach their daughter to speak their language. “But I knew we were Garifuna because we danced the punta at home,” Arzu-Brown says. “Because we ate hudutu.”

Hudutu is a dish beloved by many Hondurans, but it comes specifically from the Garifuna. You can tell it’s from the tropical coast because it’s a soup of coconut milk, teeming with seafood. But its African roots seem clearer when you consider the fact that it’s always eaten with machuca, sweet and green plantains beaten to a mash that resembles the pounded yams of West Africa.

Arzu-Brown invited me to her mother’s home, and I walked into a party about to be lit. Blanca kept her curls in a hairnet while she cooked, waiting to let them down. We cracked open coconuts, grinding their flesh and squeezing out the cream with our hands. People streamed in, some bringing pans of chewy-soft yucca pies, others bringing drums. We cooked, poured drinks and finally ate the hudutu, a many-faceted thing of deeply seared snapper, just-cooked shrimp, tender conch and a broth of coconut milk infused with their flavors. We dipped in sticky, satisfying little bites of machuca. I knocked out...

21:15

Sen. Lindsey Graham Supports Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia Your News Wire

The US Senate held a rare vote Wednesday on whether to disapprove the Obama administration’s plan to sell $1.15 billion in military equipment to Saudi Arabia. The resolution had been put forward by the Republican senator Rand Paul and Democratic senator Chris Murphy, who argued that Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen conflict along with and its human rights record made it a problematic recipient of American arms. However, the senate voted 71 to 27 against the resolution to block the billion-dollar sale of tanks, guns and other military equipment. Thank you to the 27 Senators who voted to #StopArmingSaudi! Although we didn’t win, we gained new allies in ending crisis in #Yemen. pic.twitter.com/1vJeCXVi4v — Oxfam America (@OxfamAmerica) September 21, 2016 Those that backed the plan argued that America’s Middle East allies require assistance to combat Islamic State extremists. Sen. Lindsey Graham who supported the proposed sale said that Saudi Arabia was a valuable partner in the ‘war on terror’. Dubbing the discussion as “ass backwards”, he said the debate should be about re-imposing sanctions on Iran and not on whether to provide arms to the oil rich kingdom. But as Alternet point out, he had a strange way of [...]

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21:03

Britain’s Cameron’s Libya war, parody song Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 20 September parody music video from Britain about the 2011 war on Libya is called SnoutKast – “Lib Ya!”

The song is a parody of the song by OutKastHey Ya!

The image in this video depicts British former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and the dead pig Mr Cameron is said by a fellow Conservative to have had sexual intercourse with as an initiation ritual of an élite student society.

The name Snoutkast in the parody title refers to that dead pig‘s snout.

The lyrics are:

Great Britain don’t mess around when there’s a mad dictator making crazy threats
Let’s go in all guns blazing with the Royal Navy and the RAF
Might leave a power vacuum but I’ve no time for coherent strategy
Just bomb them to the stone age and with luck you should be home in time for tea

Lib ya!

I think I get it, yeah I think I get it – the rebels took Benghazi and Gaddafi will kill them all
We get together with France and America, and bomb the crap out of ‘em so his regime will fall
They say we’ve made erroneous assumptions, that airstrikes, that airstrikes, that airstrikes
That airstrikes aren’t in our interests
So why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh are we still in denial when we say it’s not about the gold dinar?

Lib ya!
(Don’t wanna meet Gaddafi, just wanna take Benghazi)
Lib ya!
(Don’t wanna meet Muammar, just following Obama)
I’m not being honest

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21:00

Putin to institutionalize a China-like Rotational Power Succession System in Russia The 4th Media

After Vladimir Putin hinted at his September 5 Bloomberg interview that he might not run for presidency in 2018 and suggested that the next leader should be “fairly young” but “mature” [Note 1], pundits are now guessing his successor would be either Alexey Dyumin (1972-), the present Deputy Defense Minister, or Anton Vaino (1972-), the […]

20:53

Forest Protection By Any Other Name, For Any Other Purpose, Through Any Other Means, Is Just As Sweet La Paz Group

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Richard Fortey and Derek Niemann among the beeches in Grim’s Dyke Wood. Photograph: Sarah Niemann

We do not favor private sector conservation efforts over all other options; we favor them over the option of no conservation at all. Governments around the world have rightly done the heaviest lifting on preserving nature, considering their resources, eminent domain, and other factors including the most salient; public lands effectively belong to an entire nation’s citizens. Philanthropies have also done enormous good. We have written plenty on both public and philanthropic conservation schemes. Today, a more modest story, but no less lovely:

A walk in the woods with Richard Fortey

Henley, Oxfordshire The palaeontologist and author offers a tour of Grim’s Dyke Wood, which he bought in 2011

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Five years after the palaeontologist Richard Fortey bought Grim’s Dyke Wood, a small Chiltern beech wood, he shows no diminution in enthusiasm for his “nature reserve”. He gives me a tour, though in truth we delight in each other’s discoveries. I find him a ring of bright feathers on a pile of rotting pine logs, a raptor’s kill, the buffs and browns speaking of a song thrush forever silenced. He finds bracket fungi that have insinuated themselves into the thin, horizontal lesions on a cherry tree’s trunk.

I prise a white pebble from the ground as if drawing a chocolate from its box. North Wales, he says, a jewel of quartz carried to that very spot by a prehistoric river. A cappuccino-coloured stone he ascribes to the Midlands, with the easy assurance of a geologist who pinpoints tiny details within (for the rest of us) unimaginably big pictures.

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Richard Fortey, pictured at home in 2009. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian

I jump into one of his best finds, a deep, rectangular bramble-strewn hole that looks tailor-dug for a large coffin. He is fairly certain it is the remains of a sawpit, a relic from the days when labourers left the farms after harvest-time and spent their winters working in the wood, felling trees for more skilled woodworkers to make Windsor chairs and scrubbing brushes…

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20:37

52 Years of War End: Columbian Rebels Pick Up Shovels Instead of Guns The Mind Unleashed

rebels-copyAn historically secretive governmental assembly has been opened to civilians to discuss a five-point accord with representatives from units of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) – rebels that have fought with the government and Columbia’s citizenry for more than 52 years. The meeting is the beginning of a peace accord designed to give the FARC a political voice, and end a half century of guerilla warfare.

A Columbian leader says the peace deal hinges on people’s ability to forgive. President, Juan Manual Santos said in an interview,

 “Making peace is much more difficult than making war because you need to change the sentiments of people, people who have suffered, to try to persuade them to forgive.”

Columbians are expected to vote on an agreement between Santos’ government and the FARC in a few weeks. The agreement would end one of the last major guerrilla struggles in Latin America that has displaced more than five million people and cost some  220,000 lives. The agreement sets a timetable for the FARC to lay down arms, and sets a path for them to rejoin society, sometimes even as civil servants.

If the public agrees to the peace deal, FARC members will spend no time in prison and will be awarded with political representation, according to Maria Emma Wills, a political analyst for the National Center for Historical Memory, a government research group.

Just a short time ago, military might was still used to subdue rebels who wanted to overthrow the government and install a Marxist regime. All previous peace talks with the government had failed.

The public is leery, but hundreds of FARC rebels have been picking up shovels to build dirt roads and pour cement on a camp in Southern Columbia where the delegates will meet to hopefully ratify a peace deal that will alter the country’s history of war.

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20:35

VIDEO SHOWS AMERICAN SOLDIERS POSING AS “REBELS,” “FLEEING” U.S.-BACKED "MODERATES" IN SYRIA Top News - AWD News


  In a series of reports floating around even some of the mainstream press organs, a video has emerged that reportedly shows U.S. “commandos” fleeing U.S.-backed rebels in the northern part of Syria. The video shows what appears to be American soldiers riding in the backs of white Toyota pickups leaving the area that Turkish troops, with FSA terrorists in tow, recently conquered from “ISIS” militants. While many of the reports suggest that the soldiers are “fleeing” the scene, the men in the footage seem incredibly nonchalant for those who are trying to escape. Instead, they seem calm, even waving at the FSA terrorists shouting abuse at them as they drive away.     Other reports claim that the commandos entered the town of al-Rai, fighting alongside the Turks and FSA but were soon forced out by the terrorists. But, as mentioned, the Americans do not seem as if they are under attack but as if they are simply leaving the scene.       Source: blacklistednews.com
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20:23

Police Incriminate Themselves While Trying to Illegally Arrest Connecticut Man Protesting Government The Mind Unleashed

Connecticut police pulled Michael Picard over at a DUI checkpoint, and could find nothing to arrest him for, but after hastily slapping down a cell phone camera which Picard attempted to film with, and then illegally confiscating it, the police inadvertently incriminated themselves, without ever realizing the device was still recording when they took it back to their patrol car.

The ACLU is now suing the Connecticut Police Department for fabricating retaliatory criminal charges against Picard. The police department has yet to comply with an internal investigation against the troopers who were recorded discussing how to trump up charges against him.

Remarks made by the police officers include, “Let’s give him something,” as one trooper declared. Another offered, “we can hit him with creating a public disturbance.” “Gotta cover our ass,” remarked a third.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) complaint states:

“This suit challenges the actions of three Connecticut state troopers, who, acting under color of state law, detained, searched, and charged Michael Picard for protesting the government. . .”

Picard maintains that DUI checkpoints are unconstitutional and a waste of tax-payer money. He is also well known by the police because

he has done public records investigations to find that for every two man hours put into a check point, it yields just one minor traffic citation—almost always for defective equipment.

During the police search of Picard, it was theatrically announced that he had a gun, though he is legally within his rights to do so in Connecticut.  He was also told by one officer that, “taking his picture was illegal.”

The ACLU complaint against Patrick Torneo, John Jacobi and John Barone continues,

“. . . The defendants also energetically interfered with Mr. Picard’s right to receive information when they confiscated his camera and made efforts to prevent him from recording their illegal acts with his cell phone. Through their actions the state troopers violated Mr. Picard’s rights under the First and Fourth Amendments to the United States Constitution.”

Not only did Picard have a registered, active permit for his legal gun, but his requests for an internal investigation of the police officers has continued to be ignored.

Additionally, with criminal charges against the officers pending, someone from the police department repeatedly called Mr. Picard and asked him to come in and give a statement to them, without his criminal defense lawyer. Eventually his lawyer called them back and said, “don’t you ever call my client again. You have to talk to me.” This did not deter them from trying to get a statement from Picard, illicitly.

There have been a number of accounts detailing police corruption lately, but this time, ironically, the police recorded themselves acting in such a blatantly illegal manner.

Featured image: ACLU Video

20:15

Reminder: Special Equinox Meditation Today at 7:15am (PDT) / 2:21pm (UTC) The Event Chronicle

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Special Meditation Today at the exact moment of the equinox at 2:21 pm UTC:

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You can convert time for meditation from UTC to your local time zone here:

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

It is time to take action again! It is time to take the destiny of our world in our own hands! We all agree that the process of planetary liberation is taking too long. Here is our chance to collectively speed up the process. Therefore we are upgrading our Weekly Event Meditation and transforming it into Weekly Ascension Meditation to reach as many people as possible to join us.

Make this viral! Share it worldwide! Please post it on your websites and blogs. Invite spiritual groups to join us. If you know an alternative media outlet, you can send it to them. You can create a Facebook group for your local group of people doing this in your part of the world. We also need one main Facebook group for this event. You can create a video about this and post it on Youtube.

Scientific studies have confirmed positive effects of mass meditations on human society, so each of you that will participate in this meditation can actually help bringing the Event closer to us:

This meditation helps the Light forces to ground the energy of Light on the surface of the planet to strengthen the Light grid which is needed to speed up the process of Ascension. Number of people doing that meditation is the single most influential factor within the power of the surface human population for speeding up process.

We are now shifting our mediation to 4 pm GMT each Sunday to allow people in Asia to meditate together with us. We are always doing this meditation at 4 pm GMT each Sunday, regardless of winter / summer time. You can convert 4 pm GMT to your local time zone here:

Or here:

Instructions:

1. Use your own technique to bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness

2. State your intent to use this meditation as a tool to speed up the process of Ascenison for planet Earth and its inhabitants

3. Visualize a pillar of Light emanating from the Galactic Central Sun, then going through all points of Light inside our Solar System and then through your body to the center of the Earth. Visualize another pillar of Light rising from the center of the Earth, then up through your body and upwards into the sky towards a...

20:02

UK block on local councils' ethical investments 'attacks democracy' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

UK government advice to local councils not to use pension policies to pursue boycotts, divestment and sanctions aims to thwart campaigns against Israel’s Palestine policy, says a development NGO.

19:55

Time Warner Inc: Superheroes Could Send TWX Stock Flying Alternative News Network

By Marivic Cabural, B.A.

Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX) stock, the world’s third-largest media conglomerate, recently announced some significant developments that would serve as strong catalysts for its continued growth and profitability.

Time Warner stock has been consistent in delivering better-than-expected earnings over the past four quarters. In the second quarter alone, TWX stock posted adjusted earnings of $1.29 per share, which is higher than the $1.16 per share consensus estimate. The company’s revenue was $6.95 billion, which is slightly lower than the $7.05 billion.

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19:50

Procter & Gamble Co: If PG Stock can do THIS, it will Skyrocket Alternative News Network

By Patrick Brik BAS

PG Stock: All-Time Highs
Dividends are a compelling investment theme in a world where negative interest rates exist. Investors are continuously trying to reach for yield, and this tailwind has caused dividend stocks to be among the best-performing stocks. I was once someone who swore against them, as I thought they were boring and uneventful. Boy, was i wrong. Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) stock is a name I really like, and it’s not the three percent yield that has me watching this position at the current juncture.

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19:41

The REAL Cost of the War of Terror Alternative News Network

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FULL TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=19925

We all know by now that the real terrorists (the politicians in the suits and ties and the banksters that pull their strings) are waging their war of terror on multiple fronts for multiple reasons.

Domestically, it rallies the population around the flag, keeping the flock in check. At the same time it justifies the build up of the police state control grid to catch the thought criminals who resist.

It also writes a blank check for the illegal wars of aggression abroad. Simply place your terrorist boogeyman in the square of the chessboard you’re looking to occupy and — hey presto! — you’ve got yourself an excuse to invade. (Even if you “accidentally” end up supporting them, right Uncle Sam?)

But of course the politicians, their string pullers and their fellow travelers benefit from the war of terror in a more straightforward sense. They get to use the terror scares that they themselves create to drum up billions upon billions in the name of fighting the boogeymen.

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North Carolina: State of Emergency Declared After Second Night of Riots cryptogon.com

Via: BBC: The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte, as unrest continues over the police killing of a black man. Violence erupted for a second night after Keith Lamont Scott was shot dead by a black officer on Tuesday. One protester is in a critical condition after […]

19:38

How Nikola Tesla Used ‘Spirituality’ & Philosophy To Learn About Reality, ‘Limitless’ Energy & Science Alternative News Network

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by Arjun Walia

The Properties of Space

Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which utilizes the substance that exists all around us and converts it into usable energy. This would give us a limitless source of energy, and would practically wipe out all poverty on the planet. (more on this later in the article)

The properties of space have been postulated by many, from ancient Vedic philosophy, Eastern Mystics, various ancient civilizations throughout human history all the way to Descartes, Einstein, Newton and more. Humans are curious beings, and our quest to discover “what is” will never end.

“And they allowed Apollonius to ask questions; and he asked them of what they thought the cosmos was composed; but they replied; “Of elements.” “Are there then four?” he asked. “Not four,” said Larchas, “but five.” “And how can there be a fifth,” said Apollonius, “alongside of water and air and earth and fire?” “There is the ether,” replied the other, “which we must regard as the stuff of which gods are made; for just as all mortal creatures inhale the wire, so do immortal and divine natures inhale the ether.” “Am I,” said Appollonius, “to regard the universe as a living creature?” “Yes,” said the other. – The Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Philostratus, 220AD (source)

Science now knows that a material universe as the foundation of what we perceive to be our physical material world isn’t quite the case. Today, physicists recognize that physical atoms are actually made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating. At its smallest observable level, matter is energy, and this energy that exists all around us can be tapped into and possibly used to generate power.

Quantum physics has left many scientists baffled, again, the discovery that our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all can be quite confusing. Scientists began to explore the relationship between energy and the structure of matter at the turn of the 19th century, this is approximately the time when the idea of a Newtonian material universe was dropped from the heart of scientific knowing, and replaced by the fact that matter is nothing but an illusion, that everything in the universe is made out of energy.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet. Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real.” – Niels Bohr, a Danish Physicist

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19:36

Saving chimpanzees in Kenya Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Kenya says about itself:

NTV Wild Talk S2 E10: Saving our cousins

15 September 2016

NTV’s Smriti Vidyarthi visits Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary to learn about the plight of these endangered primates and Ol Pejeta‘s efforts to save this species.

19:29

What SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Says About Getting a PhD Alternative News Network

By Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC

Elon Musk Bearish on Graduate School
In a recent interview, SpaceX and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk gave young entrepreneurs a blunt reality check: don’t go to graduate school. The tech wunderkind suggested that it could be more “useful” for our best and brightest to avoid the ivory towers.

To be fair, he was answering a question about his own career trajectory.

The interviewer was Sam Altman, president of the startup accelerator, Y Combinator. Altman mentors a lot of.

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19:25

Fitbit Inc: Could These New Devices Help FIT Stock Surge? Alternative News Network

By Marivic Cabural, B.A.

Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) is the leader in the connected and fitness market, and is scheduled to release its third-quarter financial results on October 31. Will FIT stock be able to maintain its record of delivering earnings and revenue that beat the consensus estimates of Wall Street analysts?

Over the past four quarters, the maker of wearable fitness-tracking devices posted better-than-expected financial results. In the second quarter alone, Fitbit stock posted earnings of $0.12 per share on $586.53 million in revenue, which is higher than the consensus.

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19:13

British censorship on criticizing fracking overturned Dear Kitty. Some blog

Greenpeace anti-fracking ad banned

By Sofia Lotto Persio in Britain:

Ban on anti-fracking ad overturned

Thursday 22nd September 2016

Greenpeace celebrates as ban lifted

GREENPEACE celebrated yesterday as a ban on a campaign advert claiming that fracking would not cut energy bills was overturned.

The environmental campaigners had put out an ad in January last year urging people to sign a petition against fracking for shale gas, claiming it “threatens our climate, our countryside and our water. Yet experts agree — it won’t cut our energy bills.”

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) originally banned the ad following a complaint by pro-fracking peer Lord Lipsey due to “significant division of informed opinion on the issue.”

Baron Lipsey is a Blairite on the far right of the Labour party, who used to be a Murdoch press journalist.

Has the noble Lord Lipsey ever complained about untrue advertising by any multinational corporation?

Has the Advertising Standards Authority ever banned the misleadingly green logo of the British Petroleum polluters?

Has any Big Tobacco fat cat ever been punished for advertisements falsely claiming that smoking is supposedly healthy?

If there was a Guinness Book of Records for the most absurd rulings ever issued, the UK advertising watchdog’s decision to ban a Greenpeace anti-fracking ad would surely be given pride of place in the 2015 edition:...

19:09

Save Your Screen Time, Kochi! La Paz Group

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 “main stage” doesn’t start until December, but Kochi is already throbbing with activity – from the Piramal Art Residency at Pepper House to introductions to this year’s participating artists on the KMB Facebook page.

Interested in film and video? The Signs Festival 2016 begins in less than a week at the Kochi Town Hall on September 28th.

SiGNS, the pioneering festival in India for digital videos featuring national level competition for documentaries and short fiction for the prestigious John Abraham National Awards. John Abraham Awards was instituted in 1999 by the Kerala Region of Federation of Film Societies of India in memory of JOHN ABRAHAM, who was the guiding spirit behind radical initiatives for people’s cinema. From 2005, the competition was extended to the national level, and the festival renamed as SiGNS, with a focus on documentary and short films in video format.

5 days, 25 languages, 150 films, Don’t miss it!

Click on the image above to watch the festival’s preview video.

 


19:06

The Awakening of the Thinking Machine Alternative News Network

By Phoenix

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by Ervin K. Kery

Please, carry out a simple, nonetheless astonishing experiment:

Take a watch or a stopwatch, and decide that you are not going to think for a while, as long as you are able to do so!

Well, how long has it taken until the first thought slipped into your mind? 5-10 seconds? Are you able to avoid thinking for minutes?

You will be astonished: you are incapable of not thinking. Thinking takes place, it happens to you. The thought thinks you, and it is not you who thinks it. You do not do it at will (if it depended it on your will, you could simply avoid thinking), and you are unable to suppress thinking or keep it under control. We are proud of capable of thinking, as this is what elevates us above the animal kingdom, and our personal identity is also rooted in our thoughts to a large extent. Philosopher René Déscartes declared ”I think, therefore I am.” But is this really thinking that makes us what we are? Would we exist if we did not think?

If we devote some time to monitoring our thoughts, we soon realize that thoughts in our mind keep shifting and changing: a thought appears, then it vanishes, and is replaced by another thought, linked, associated to the previous one–that is how thoughts stream continually, without a stop. Where is this vast stream of thoughts coming from, how has that stream become the foundation of our identity?

The Unconscious Deep Programs of the Mind

When we come to this world as newborn babies, we do not have thoughts, we only have an unconsciously experienced uniform experience. From that, the world of forms and shapes gradually unfolds and, with the help of the language, we learn to categorize our experiences, to put them into conceptual pigeonholes. ”She is mother, that is a tree, and this here is a house.” The language appears, and together with it, the thoughts.

As small children we are extremely open to the outside world, we want to know all about it, we want to conquer it. But we have very little experience in connection with the world, so we apply to the adults around us: parents and teachers. The adults are pleased and willing to tell us how the world works–that is, the way they perceive the world, with their own eyes and in their own beliefs. We are fed partial, fragmented pieces and bits of information, and that is what we devour and believe without hesitation–the program of a system of beliefs.

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19:04

Meet Tordow, the Trojan-Banker that can steal anything Signs of the Times

In the past, we've seen superuser rights exploit advertising applications such as Leech, Guerrilla, Ztorg. This use of root privileges is not typical, however, for banking malware attacks, because money can be stolen in numerous other ways that don't require exclusive rights. However, in early February 2016, Kaspersky Lab discovered Trojan-Banker.AndroidOS.Tordow.a, whose creators decided that root privileges would come in handy. We had been watching the development of this malicious program closely and found that Tordow's capabilities had significantly exceeded the functionality of most other banking malware, and this allowed cybercriminals to carry out new types of attacks. Penetration A Tordow Infection begins with the installation of a popular app, such as VKontakte, DrugVokrug, Pokemon Go, Telegram, Odnoklassniki or Subway Surf. In this particular case, we're not talking about the original apps but copies that are distributed outside the official Google Play store. Malware writers download legitimate applications, disassemble them and add new code and new files.

18:58

Flash flooding in Minnesota after record night of rainfall Signs of the Times

A stationary line of storms dropped heavy rain, with as much as 8 to 10 inches in some areas, paralyzing traffic and sending some cars floating down streets. Record-setting heavy rain caused widespread flash flooding across the Twin Cities on Wednesday night — and there's more wet weather to come. Up to 6 inches of rain fell in some northern suburbs in the space of about two hours Wednesday evening, and a flash-flood warning remained in effect for a narrow swath of the Twin Cities — from Greenfield to Hugo and south to Brooklyn Park, Blaine and Crystal — until 4 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen. One observer reported 9.67 inches of rain on the night recorded by a backyard weather station in Maple Grove. And in Waseca, 8.2 inches of rain fell in six hours, the Weather Service said, leading to a flash-flood warning there and in Owatonna until 6 a.m. Among the roads closed early Thursday by water, Interstate 90 was shut down between Exit 175 and Exit 179 near Austin, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said. A flash-flood watch covered a broad area from north of the metro area southeast to the Iowa border and eastward into Wisconsin.

18:31

Dahanu, India receives 529mm rainfall in 24 hours, breaking 58-year record Signs of the Times

It's likely to be an above average year for rainfall across the country, but in the coastal town of Dahanu in neighbouring Palghar district, it may well be an extraordinary monsoon. On Wednesday, Dahanu received 529mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending 8am, breaking a nearly 60-year record by a long way. Dahanu's previous 24-hour record for September was 481 mm in 1958. A met official said the reason for "vigorous rains" was the fact that weather systems over both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal were active. The downpour hit normal life as roads got flooded and power and phone lines snapped. School and colleges declared a holiday. Tribals in Vadvan Tigrepada said their homes were inundated and foodgrains damaged. The Gholvad-Dahanu belt was the worst affected. Railway tracks were flooded and services delayed by two to three hours. Power supply and phone lines were restored by Wednesday evening after rain subsided. Mumbai received 142.6mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending 8am on Wednesday. This is the highest rainfall recorded in a single day in September in the city in the last four years and the second highest since 2010. Weathermen have predicted intermittent rain or showers with heavy rain in one of two places on Thursday.

17:51

Dutch wildlife during rain and sunshine Dear Kitty. Some blog

This September 2016 video shows wildlife (jay, mute swan, tufted ducks, red fox and more) during both heavy rain and sunshine in De Horsten estate in the Netherlands.

17:34

The Cult Of Ultimate Evil - Order-Followers & The Destruction Of The Sacred Feminine After the Shift

 

This is the presentation Mark Passio gave at the Free Your Mind 3 Conference in 2015. In this lecture, Mark explains how Order-Followers in the Police and Military are members of a world-wide Cult that is destroying human freedom.

17:32

Fukushima nuclear disaster continuing Dear Kitty. Some blog

This CBS video from the USA says about itself:

Sailors, ex-Prime Minister file suit over Fukushima radiation exposure

27 June 2016

More than 400 Navy sailors and former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi are suing TEPCO for lying about the amount of radiation released during the Fukushima meltdown.

Read more here.

Japan’s former prime minister Junichiro Koizumi has labelled the country’s current leader, Shinzo Abe, a “liar” for telling the international community that the situation at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is under control: here. And here.

Nuclear power may never recover its cachet as a clean energy source, irrespective of safety concerns, because of the ongoing saga of meltdown 3/11/11 at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Over time, the story only grows more horrific, painful, deceitful. It’s a story that will continue for generations to come: here.

Treated water from Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo is safe to be released under controlled circumstances into the nearby Pacific Ocean, a [TEPCO] adviser said: here.

Ice wall at Fukushima Daiichi damaged by recent typhoons in Japan: here.

USA: Former Senator John Edwards has pledged to support hundreds of U.S. sailors, Marines and airmen who say they were sickened by radioactive fallout from the 2011 disaster at t...

16:58

First Country Emerges To Ban Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups - Edible Utensils An Alternative Solution After the Shift


No microbe in the history of the Earth has ever evolved to break down plastic. At least none that we know of. Until we discover an army of plastic-eating microbes to combat the increasing pollution spreading across our oceans, we must take more proactive measures in resolving our love for the most controversial polymer. France is leading the charge and other nations should follow suit as they embark on another big step towards being more environmentally conscious by implementing a new law that will ban plastic cutlery, plates and cups.

The measure was part of the Energy Transition For Green Growth bill that was passed in 2015 and went into effect last month. But producers of disposal plates, cups and cutlery will have until 2020 to make sure their products are made with biologically sourced materials and can be composted.

A December 2014 study derived from six years of research by the 5 Gyres Institute estimated that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing some 269,000 tons are floating on the surface of the sea.

Althogh there are many things people can do to at least help prevent plastic pollution from increasing, there is little to no community action across the world.

Bioaccumulative and Toxic 

Studies have demonstrated plastics' tendency to sorb (take up) persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic substances, which are present in trace quantities in almost all water bodies. The constituents of plastics, as well as the chemicals and metals they sorb, can travel into the bodies of marine organisms upon consumption, where they may concentrate and climb the food chain, ultimately into humans. This topic has attracted interest and funding from the&nb...

16:49

Raging fire at power plant causes total blackout in Puerto Rico Signs of the Times

A massive blaze at a power plant in Puerto Rico has left around 1.5 million islanders without electricity. The causes of the fire remain unknown. The fire has damaged the two main transmission lines of 230,000 volts, according to a local power company, Electric Power Authority (EPA). An investigation by the company is under way, while no injuries have been reported.

16:41

Threats to Kick Hungary Out of EU Highlight a Deep Crisis of the Union The 4th Media

Emotions are running high as the date of the Hungarian referendum (Oct. 2) draws near – when they will decide whether the European Commission’s mandatory refugee quota is compatible with the country’s laws. Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn, implored his colleagues in the European Union to boot Hungary from the EU, claiming that Prime Minister […]

16:34

Syria: ATTACK on Aid Convoy Kills Twenty, Destroys Aid, and OBLITERATES US WAR CRIMES in Support of ISIS Terror Groups? The 4th Media

The original source of this article is Global Research “We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: That the White House is defending Islamic State. Now there can be no doubts about that”, “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does […]

16:31

Another Black Victim: Police shooting of Terence Crutcher prompts federal investigation Signs of the Times

Following the killing of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, the US Department of Justice is opening an investigation into whether Crutcher's civil rights were violated. The video of Crutcher's death released Monday was quickly shared around social media. In a press conference that day, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan called it "very difficult to watch," and "disturbing." Jordan also announced that the Department of Justice would conduct an impartial probe into the shooting, which was confirmed on Tuesday. "The Justice Department is committed to investigating allegations of excessive force by law enforcement officers, and will devote whatever resources necessary to ensure that all allegations of civil-rights violations are fully and completely investigated," US Attorney Danny Williams, Sr. told the Wall Street Journal.

16:27

Dozens of Cops Implicated in Suit for “Trafficking, Raping, Victimizing” Underage “Sex Slave” Alternative News Network

By Gordon

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by Matt Agorist September 21, 2016

Oakland, CA — An abused little girl was only 12-years-old when she was forced into the sex trade, forever altering the course of her life. For years, this little girl was “exploited by pimps” when she finally broke away and made it to an Oakland police officer. For a brief moment, she thought she was safe — but, according to a recent lawsuit, she was wrong.

In September of last year, Officer Brendan O’Brien killed himself a little more than a year after police say his wife, Irma Huerta-Lopez, also took her life. Although police have still not revealed the reason why, immediately after O’Brien’s suicide, an internal affairs probe found that he was the officer who met the underage sex slave, Celeste Guap.

It has now been revealed through a lawsuit, that instead of helping the distraught sex-trafficked child, O’Brien and more than 30 other law enforcement officers “continued to traffic, rape, victimize and exploit a teenage girl who needed to be rescued,” according to a legal claim filed with the Oakland city attorney’s office. “Instead of helping [the teen] find a way out of exploitation, they furthered and deepened her spiral down into the sex trade,” the claim adds, according to the Post.

Months after the probe was launched, it sent shockwaves through the department and eventually spread to other departments.

The public became aware of the investigation after Guap went public and the investigation revealed a massive conspiracy to cover up the sexual abuse by dozens of California cops.

“It appears to be a cesspool here,” local attorney, John Burris, responsible for a 2003 federal probe into the Oakland police department said. “But you gotta keep working at it to drain the swamps.”

As Oakland scrambles to hold on to what little shred of dignity they think they have left, Gaup, now 19, is seeking $66 million in damages from the city, its police force, its former chief and multiple officers in a lawsuit that is sure to air even more disgusting tales of Oakland’s finest.

As the Free Thought Project reported, on June 9, Chief Sean Whent resigned in the wake of a widening sexual misconduct scandal. He was replaced by Interim Chief Ben Fairow, who, after only six days on the job, was then forced to step down after Mayor Libby Schaaf said she had received information that made her question Fairow’s ability to lead.

As if the city and department didn’t look absurd enough after those two follies, Chief Paul Figueroa, who replaced Fairow, tenured his resignation three days later.

“I am deeply sorry for the harm that this scandal has caused, particularly to community trust, which for many was already so tenuous,” Schaaf said earlier this month.

The teen’s claim, filed Friday, implicates not just O’Brien and the officers accused of having sex with the teen, but also supervisors who “stood by with a blind eye” as the teen became a sex slave for the...

16:19

DAPL is Just the Beginning — Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab in 100 Years Alternative News Network

By Gordon

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by Matt Agorist September 21, 2016

For the First Time in 100 Years, Federal Initiative Seeks Massive Native American Land Grab for Big Oil

Three years ago, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz came up with a proposal called the Utah Public Lands Initiative. This proposal would turn more than a quarter of the Ute Tribe’s land into oil and drilling zones. Now, after pining away for three years, the initiative has transformed into HR5780 and will be pushed through the US House of Representatives in just a few weeks.

This government grab of Native American land is the first of its kind in over 100 years.

According to the authors of the Utah Public Lands Initiative, it is to build consensus among stakeholders in eastern Utah to designate lands for conservation and development.

The Public Lands Initiative is a locally-driven effort to bring resolution to some of the most challenging land disputes in the state of Utah. The initiative is rooted in the belief that conservation and economic development can coexist and make Utah a better place to live, work, and visit

While Congressman Bishop’s proposal may sound fair on the surface, he is one of Congress’ top cheerleaders for oil and gas development and a dogged critic of environmentalists.

“There is some land that needs to be preserved and there’s nothing wrong with that,” Bishop said in an interview recently. “There’s also land that needs to be developed, and there’s no reason why the two can’t coexist.”

Given the recent destruction of sacred Native land at Standing Rock during the construction of the DAPL, the Ute tribe tends not to agree with the congressman and is already planning to fight it. They’ve since formed a committee to discuss how.

The actions of Bishop and Chaffetz would seek to divest the Ute Indian Tribe of their ancestral homelands,” the committee wrote in an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune. The committee said that this proposal runs the risk of returning to “failed policies of tribal land dispossession that have had a devastating and lasting impact upon tribal nations for the past century.

According to the tribe’s website, this bill would directly impact 100,000 acres of Ute reservation lands, home to more than half of the tribe’s population. This land has been inhabited by natives for more than 11,000 years as the rock paintings and petroglyphs show.

This modern day Indian land grab cannot be allowed to stand,” the committee said. Bishop and Chaffetz’s actions also defy common sense. The bill involves seven counties in eastern Utah. Our 4.5 million-acre reservation overlaps these counties and makes up 26 percent of the total land area covered by the bill. R...

16:17

US Preparing To Wage Third World War With Russia Your News Wire

As the US prepares to wage a third world war against Russia, Moscow has shown that they are ready for a full confrontation with the US and NATO at any time.  World War 3 has never been as close to becoming a reality as it is today. Katehon.com reports: As we have already said many times, the main aspect of this political season is not elections, but war. But if elections do have importance somewhere, then this is in the US where, once again, they are closely connected to war. Two days ago, on Saturday, September 17th, the likelihood of this war was breathtakingly high. As we know, American troops, who no one ever invited to Syria, bombed the positions of the Syrian army at Deir ez-Zor. As a result of the bombing, 60 Syrian soldiers were killed. This strike was extremely important for ISIS militants, whom the US is informally advising and arming while supposedly fighting them. This crossed the line. Bombing Syrian soldiers is one thing, but this means declaring war not only against Syria, but also Russia, which is fighting in Syria on Assad’s side. And this means that we have reached a climax. Sure, the US leadership immediately reported that [...]

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16:17

A MIND FULL OF ENEMIES - SEVAN BOMAR - 9-21-2016 After the Shift

 

What will happen when a mind full of enemies must realize that all is self!

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16:13

How electrons affect our lives: Dr Jack Kruse Signs of the Times

Change of perspective: If there had been one person in the last couple of years that had influenced me the most with his opinion - it had to be Dr. Jack Kruse. He actually was one of the reasons I felt the need to create a website with accessible informations in German. A few years ago my whole understanding about health and fitness was based on food and heavy weights - as for a lot of you guys out there maybe still, too. How would you react, if a neurosurgeon would step into your life, telling you that every foodstuff you put into your body ends up fundamentally as electrons and that other things like the correct usage of light and circadian rhythmicity have way bigger effects on health, body composition and much more? My reaction was as expected: "This cannot be!"

16:10

Rooting Out the North Korean Nuclear Crisis: The Past and Present US Role The 4th Media

North Korea’s nuclear test of September 9, 2016, the fifth and largest measuring twice the force of previous blasts, prompted a predictable round of condemnations by the United States and its allies along with calls for China to step up its enforcement of sanctions on North Korea. Yet few “expert” analyses suggest that China will […]

16:09

Soros Launches ‘Putin-Trump’ Fake Conspiracy Website Your News Wire

Notorious globalist billionaire George Soros has been exposed as the mastermind and bankroller of a website launched Wednesday that promotes New World Order propaganda and attempts to smear Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Soros website www.putintrump.org features absurd conspiracy theories designed to instil fear in the voting public. This latest attempt by the NWO establishment to mislead Americans features claims that a vote for Trump/Pence this year will lead to a Putin/Trump world in 2017, and that “national security issues are at risk.“ Hillary Clinton and her mega-wealthy globalist backers (including George Soros, who has given her millions of dollars and has been exposed issuing orders to her) have become fond of inventing conspiracy theories tying Trump to Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin. This is their latest hack job, designed to deceive, drum up fear, and groom the American public for the idea of war. According to GotNews, the Soros-funded PR firm Ripple Strategies sent out an internal memo from co-founder Glenn Turner Tuesday evening announcing the propaganda site’s imminent launch. The memo described www.putintrump.org as a site “that rigorously details and analyzes the disturbing, unprecedented ties between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.” Far more disturbing for others, however, should be [...]

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16:08

Doctors Claim Birth Defects Caused By Pesticides, Not Zika Virus Your News Wire

Argentinian and Brazilian doctors claim that the addition of a toxic pesticide to Brazil’s drinking water is to blame for the increase in birth defects – not the Zika virus. According to doctors, Zika virus scaremongering is being used to cover up one of the worst mass poisonings in history. With 2014’s Ebola panic all but forgotten, many Americans are now in a frenzy over the spread of the Zika virus. The Zika virus, and the media-driven panic of its spread, began in late 2015 following widespread birth deformations in Brazil, which were quickly linked to Zika. The link between Zika and microcephaly, the most striking birth defect allegedly caused by the virus, was largely based on a scientific paper by A.S. Oliveira Melo that found Zika in the amniotic fluids and other tissues in two cases. That’s right, only two women were examined in the study and the virus wasn’t even found in their blood, just the amniotic fluid. The New York Times reported in February of this year that only 17 of the 404 confirmed cases of microcephaly, only 4.2%, tested positive for Zika. Trueactivist reports: In response to these numbers which show no correlation between the presence [...]

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16:06

Barack Obama’s Criticism Of Vladimir Putin Backfires Your News Wire

Barack Obama recently criticized Donald Trump’s admiration of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but rather than landing a telling blow on either Putin or Trump, the outgoing American president only managed to shoot himself in the foot. Obama slammed Trump for describing Putin as a “strong leader” despite the fact that – according to Obama – Putin invades smaller countries, jails political opponents, controls his country’s media, and has driven Russia’s economy into recession. Pot, kettle, black? Obama’s hypocrisy is staggering. Let’s go through those claims one by one. “Putin Invades Smaller Countries” The Anti-Media reports: In 2011, Obama invaded Libya, the country with the highest standard of living in Africa, plunging the rich democracy into a perpetual state of civil war. U.S. media tried to claim the American role in this conflict was secondary in a so-called “leading from behind” capacity. But the truth is the U.S. was the second biggest, if not the biggest contributor to this war (depending on the report). It was an American drone that struck Muammar Gaddafi’s motorcade, effectively sealing the fate of the Libyan leader. Obama is also actively bombing Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, to name a few. None of these are [...]

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16:05

ISIS Use Chemical Weapons On US Troops Your News Wire

ISIS were caught using chemical weapons against US and Iraqi troops for the first time on Tuesday in a worrying new development. Islamic State militants fired a shell that contained a mustard agent onto a military base in northern Iraq. BBC News reports: Troops stationed at the base are equipped to deal with chemical attacks. “On September 20, mid-afternoon Iraq time, the Iraqi air base at [Qayara] West came under attack by indirect fire,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “An initial test of the remnants of the weapon used returned a positive test for a mustard agent. The device, likely a rocket or mortar, was imprecise and crude.” Following decontamination, no service personnel showed signs or symptoms of mustard exposure, the Pentagon said. “This attack has not impacted our mission in any way, nor have we changed our security posture in the area around [the base],” the statement added. “We train and equip ourselves and our partners for just this type of eventuality.” There was no immediate confirmation of the attack in Baghdad, Quentin Sommerville, the BBC’s Middle East correspondent, reports. However, there have been 20 documented cases of chemical weapons being used against Kurdish fighters in Iraq and a [...]

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16:01

Trump: Trojan horse for the establishment? Signs of the Times

I crave the opportunity to see an anti-establishment candidate win the election. I would exult in seeing our corrupt establishment shattered. So, while I do not like Trump the man (as it would appear he has never done anything that didn't entirely serve his own self-interest and pompous ego), I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing him upset establishment Republicans and establishment Democrats alike. (And, yes, they are "alike," so let's just call them "the establishment" because whether they are Republican or Democrat is not relevant; both parties exist to serve the same rich people and themselves either way.) I'll even acknowledge that perhaps it takes someone as brazen and blusterous as Trump in order to stand up to such a powerful assemblage of egoists as we have embedded in congress and in the president's administration, which now rules by decree. Nearly all of them strive to make sure you have only globalist options to vote for; but their new-world odor is, I'm sure, a stench that rises all the way to heaven. This derelict congress is a worse evil than either candidate as it continues to sink the US deeply into debt with no plan or action to right the economy since it first capsized in the waves of the Great Recession. Each party is more worried that the other party will get credit than they are concerned about saving the nation, and there is nothing less patriotic than putting your party before you country. My desire to see the economy righted and the establishment overturned (peacefully), however, is exactly what makes me cautious about any gold-plated politician who has lived all of his life in the realm of the one percenters and who has defaulted on more grandiose debts than anyone I know. Nevertheless, while I have never liked this particular publicity whore, I'd put up with his relentless boasting and forgive his audacious past if it takes that kind of brassy, risk-taking adventurer to find someone with enough spine to stand up to the intimidations of congress. I'm willing to admit that it might take all of that, so whether or not I like him is not important unless it is leading me to see flaws that may mean Trump is not what he makes himself out to be.

16:01

Nearly All Americans Exposed To Cancer-Causing Compounds In Water Your News Wire

New research shows that over two-thirds of Americans are exposed to deadly levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their drinking water.  Analysis conducted by The Environmental Working Group looked at 60,000 water samples between 2013 and 2015 and found chromium-6 in more than 75 percent of the samples. Rawstory.com reports: The Oklahoma City and Phoenix areas had by far the highest levels of contamination, followed by St. Louis County, Houston, Los Angeles and Suffolk County, New York. Water in Cleveland County, just south of Oklahoma City, found up chromium-6 levels at an average of 29.59 parts per billion — with a high reading of 97.38 ppb — which is exponentially higher than the California Public Health Goal of 0.02 ppb. The study found that every U.S. water system that serves more than 1 million people has potentially harmful levels of chromium-6. The movie “Erin Brockovich” depicted the real-life story a lawsuit filed by residents of Hinkley, California, against Pacific Gas and Electric Company after dangerous levels of the carcinogenic chromium-6 were found in their drinking water. “More than 20 years ago, we learned that this dangerous chemical poisoned the tap water of California communities, and now these tests and EWG’s report show that [...]

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15:58

Saudi Arabia Caught Using White Phosphorus Against Yemenis Your News Wire

Saudi Arabia has been caught using American supplied white phosphorus munitions illegally in its war in Yemen.  Videos posted on social media caught the eye of human rights groups who say the use of white phosphorus constitutes a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Washingtonpost.com reports: Under U.S. regulations, white phosphorus sold to other countries is to be used only for signaling to other troops and creating smoke screens. When the munition explodes, it releases white phosphorus that automatically ignites in the air and creates a thick white smoke. When used against soldiers or civilians, it can maim and kill by burning to the bone. It is unclear exactly how the Saudis are using the munitions, but the government has already received widespread condemnation for its indiscriminate bombing in civilian areas since its campaign against rebel forces in Yemen began in 2015. U.S. officials confirmed that the American government has supplied the Saudis white phosphorus in the past but declined to say how much had been transferred or when. After reviewing a social media image taken from the battlefield that showed a white phosphorus mortar shell, a U.S. official said it appeared to be American in origin but could not trace [...]

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15:53

Millions In Puerto Rico Without Power Amid Huge Blackout Your News Wire

A huge blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, leaving millions of citizens without power, as investigators look into fixing of the outage. The Electric Power Authority, which provides electricity for the entire island, say they expect power to be restored by Thursday. Pix11.com reports: The blackout was caused by a fire started by energy switches at a major facility in Aguirre which damaged power lines. That facility serves a majority of island residents. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the fire began in a switch and destroyed a system that provides 30 percent of Puerto Rico’s overall power, according to the Sentinel. The power company said two transmission lines of 230 thousand volts have been damaged. The blackout began at about 2:30 p.m., Univision reported. The company said in a press release that no injuries had been reported and the fire was controlled. The power company’s executive director said during a press conference that power lines are being inspected and they have activated a plan to restore service. Each unit at the facility will be energized “sequentially” in order to jumpstart available electricity generation. Restoring service to hospitals, airports, police stations and Aqueducts and Sewers Authority plants will be the priority, according to a [...]

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15:42

NASA To Announce Alien-related Discovery About Europa On Monday Your News Wire

There may be alien life on one of Jupiter’s moons, according to recent announcement made by NASA this week. The space agency will announce exciting new findings about Jupiter’s moon Europa during a news conference on Monday (Sept. 26). Space.com reports: “Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa,” NASA officials wrote in a media advisory Tuesday (Sept. 20). The new information comes courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, agency officials said. You can follow the news conference live here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA. Astrobiologists regard Europa as one of the solar system’s best bets to host alien life. The 1,900-mile-wide (3,100 kilometers) moon harbors a huge ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell; furthermore, astronomers think this ocean is in contact with Europa’s rocky mantle, making possible all sorts of interesting chemical reactions. Tuesday’s media advisory offered no further details about what the researchers will announce on Monday, but the involvement of Hubble raises the possibility that Europa’s elusive plumes may finally have been spotted again. In December 2012, Hubble detected what appeared to be [...]

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15:32

Star Myths of the Bible - Beyond The Veil Radio - 2016 After the Shift

 

Air Date: 09/02/2016

Ancient Star Myths and Modern Esoteric Meanings with David Warner Mathisen 

Tonight, Chris and Sheree explored the evidence that the world's ancient myths, scriptures, and sacred stories are built upon a common foundation of celestial metaphor. David Warner Mathisen's newest book, Star Myths of the World, Volume Three: Star Myths of the Bible, offers a fresh, astronomical perspective on the ancient stories of the Bible. 

For the rest of the broadcast, visit:
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15:24

Tradecraft: The Book Cipher & Other Old School Techniques The Fifth Column

Fort Meade (TFC) – More than 4 days ago, a message was posted in an article on The Fifth Column. Readers were asked to break the cryptogram. At the time of this writing, the message remains unreadable. At least one person with training from the NSA and three hackers associated with the Anonymous collective have made the attempt. It doesn’t use advanced cryptography or anything like that. It didn’t even require a computer. It was made using a multi-layer cipher. The key component of the cipher is a modified book cipher, sometimes called a Beale code.

In this installment of Tradecraft, we will be discussing how to manufacture your own cipher systems. Multiple ciphers will be discussed, and they can be combined to create your own system. You are only limited by your imagination. Some may be asking what about the NSA supercomputers? Can’t they crack it? Maybe. Later this week, a new message will be rendered and we will encourage our readers to tweet it directly to the NSA in the hopes of getting a response.

All forms of encryption are breakable given enough time. The idea behind encryption is to slow the opposition’s access to the message. The strength of encryption needed is determined by who your opposition is, the likelihood of the message being intercepted, the value of the information, and the length of time until the information becomes worthless.

Opposition: Who is trying to gain access to your information? Your girlfriend or boyfriend? A rival company? Your boss? Some third world goon squad? The NSA? Realistically evaluate who will be trying to obtain your information. While many would say “I want the strongest cipher possible”, it quickly becomes burdensome to spend an hour rendering a ciphertext simply to make sure your boss doesn’t know about your fantasy football league. The more complex your cipher, the longer it takes to break. That also means it takes longer to encrypt and decrypt with the key.

Likelihood of intercept: Is your message being transmitted over the internet? Through an onion? Using some standard software based encryption? Is it being delivered via a hand written note through a dead drop? Is it being spoken over a radio? Combined with knowledge of your opposition, evaluating the likelihood of intercept can help determine how sophisticated your system needs to be.

Value of information: Does your message contain information related to a planned coup d’etat in Sri Lanka, or does it contain the whereabouts of your diary? How much energy will the opposition expend trying to crack your system?

Expiration date: The modern battlefield changes so quickly that information expires quickly. Obtaining troop locations was a major goal during World War II. Today, knowing that 3 companies of tanks are on the other side of the Rhine means nothing. By the time the information is relayed, they could have been reinforced with paratroopers who were 1000 miles away when the information was collected. This information is now gained through real-time surveillance. If your message contains the date and time of a meeting, the cipher only has to survive until that meeting is completed.

Your cipher needs to protect you from the time the message is transmitted until the time the information is worthless. During that time, the opposition will have to intercept, decrypt, analyze, and exploit the information.

The Book Cipher:

A personal favorite of mine is the book cipher, mainly because of it’s adaptability. This cipher replaces letters or words with numbers indicating their location in a text, called a key. The users determine how the cipher is structured. For example, this article will serve as the key.

The letter “n” could be represented by...

15:23

Contesting the U.S.-Saudi Bromance With 1,000 Cuts The Fifth Column

On September 8, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced a bipartisan resolution, SJ Res 39, to disapprove the $1.15 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia notified to Congress on August 8. New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich joined SJ Res 39 as a co-sponsor on September 13.

A Senate vote on this resolution is currently expected this week, as early as Tuesday. A broad coalition of human rights and peace advocates, including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and the Win Without War coalition (of which Just Foreign Policy is a member) is lobbying senators to vote in favor of the resolution of disapproval. Some of these groups sent a joint letter to Congress urging rejection of the arms deal.

These groups are united in their concern that the United States is supporting a war that has caused a humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen. Moreover, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have documented violations of U.S. arms export controls concerning the targeting of civilians and violations of international humanitarian law. The arms deal would, in part, replace Saudi tanks destroyed in the war in Yemen. But this vote is also happening in the context of other concerns about the U.S.-Saudi relationship, in particular, about Saudi Arabia’s support of anti-American extremism.

Guaranteeing a Floor Vote

This vote is happening this week because of an important provision of the Arms Control Export Act (ACEA). The ACEA says not only that Congress can vote to disapprove an arms sale, but that a resolution to do so within 30 days of the administration’s notification to Congress cannot be buried in a hostile committee against the will of the resolution’s sponsors. If the sponsors insist—as Senators Paul and Murphy are now insisting—such a resolution is guaranteed a floor vote.

This provision of the AECA for privileged consideration of a resolution of disapproval of an arms deal is similar to the crucial provisions of the War Powers Resolution that aim to ensure that a resolution to withdraw U.S. forces from a conflict that Congress hasn’t authorized can’t be buried in committee.

The expected Senate vote is the third significant public engagement effort this year to challenge U.S. weapons exports to Saudi Arabia in Congress in the context of the war in Yemen. On June 16, the House of Representatives narrowly failed, 204-216, to pass an amendment offered...

15:23

Hacker Group Creates $30 DIY EpiPen to Expose Corporate Greed And Save Lives Awareness Act

An EpiPen works by spring load injecting epinephrine into someone that is suffering from anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis usually occurs due to an allergic reaction, and for many, it is the last line of defense.

Unfortunately, for most people, $318 is too much to spare. This is where Four Thieves Vinegar comes in with their Epipencil which can be made for $30, and all the parts can be gathered over the counter. The Epinephrine, however, will need a prescription.

Watch and learn people:

15:16

The Armed Rebels Who Will Keep Up Violence in Colombia after FARC The Fifth Column

Colombia (PanAm) – Despite the deal reached between the Colombian government and the Marxist FARC guerrilla to lay down arms, there is a new cause of concern: what the several other criminal groups that operate in the country will do faced with such a power vacuum.

The famous rebel group has been responsible for a large number of killing, attacks, kidnappings, displacements, and other crimes in Colombia for the past five decades. But even if FARC surrenders, there is no shortage of armed groups that could continue this kind of violence.

In Colombia there are four prominent criminal organizations besides FARC that fight over the control of territories. Most, if not all of them, finance their activities through drug trafficking, and they all have a clear political ideology.

These groups are the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Popular Liberation Army (EPL), Peasant Self-Defenders of Córdoba and Urabá (ACCU) and the so-called “bacrim,” criminal bands.

ELN

They are a communist guerrilla located mainly in the east of Colombia. Its leaders are negotiating with the government a peace process similar to that conducted with FARC.

However, after announcing the beginning of talks, President Juan Manuel Santos asked them to release all hostages, a request that was denied by the guerrilla at the time. They have been carrying out attacks against civilians ever since.

They have even forced six Colombian regions to go on strike, threatening residents with violence if they didn’t comply. At present, they don’t show willingness to depose arms.

There are even reports that ELN is occupying territories that have historically been FARC strongholds. According to informants, the guerrilla is expanding their coca plantations.

At the end of 2015 ELN had approximately 15,000 men under the leadership of Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, aka Gabino.

EPL

The Popular Liberation Army is a Marxist-Leninist guerrilla founded in the 1980s in Antioquia that gradually spread across the country.

In 1991 EPL decided to demobilize, but a dissenting group continues committing crimes in Catatumbo, a northwestern region of Colombia known for the large amount of coca crops.

Made up of around 150 fighters, the group reportedly collaborates in some criminal ventures with FARC.

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Another For-Profit College Folds The Fifth Column

United States (OW) – The closure of ITT Tech should be a warning to other educational institutions looking to make a dime at the expense of students.

Picking the right college isn’t a fun process.

Whether you’re a high school student eyeing your next step or a bit older looking to improve your career, the cycle of researching dozens of schools, preparing lengthy applications, waiting to hear back, and then figuring out if you can even afford it seems endless.

But now, prospective students have one less option to choose from. And in this case, that’s a good thing.

ITT Technical Institute, the national chain of for-profit colleges, has shuttered its doors. The private company will shut down its 130 locations in 39 states, promptly ending education services for over 40,000 students.

The move comes after the Department of Education blocked ITT from accessing federal student aid programs, citing the school’s failure to meet the standards of accreditation for providing a quality education.

ITT is the second major for-profit college chain to close down, following Corinthian Colleges, which closed under similar circumstances in 2015. While this change will be tough for current students and recent graduates to sort out, the schools probably should’ve shut down a lot sooner.

As U.S. Senator Dick Durbin recounted in a recent Frontline special, “This is the most heavily subsidized private business sector in America. No one compares. Defense industry, agriculture don’t hold a candle to these boys.”

The problem lies in the company’s business model. ITT received nearly all of its revenue from taxpayer funded federal student aid programs. It uses this revenue to recruit students, the overwhelming majority of which never finish their course of study.

The quality of education and well-being of their students takes a back seat to their marketing efforts.

If this sounds a bit like a scam, the Department of Education agrees with you. As do the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Securities and Exchange Commission, and more than a dozen state attorneys general who’ve all investigated ITT.

The school’s closing comes as cold comfort to the current and former ITT students, many of whom face tens of thousands in debt without much to show for it. One group of former students are refusing to pay their loans, calling for a debt strike against the school, following in the footsteps of a similar effort led by Corinthian Colleges graduates.

Their campaign for debt forgiveness may be less idealistic than it sounds.

A provision in the laws governing student loans provides for “borrower’s defense to repayment” if a school engaged in fraud. This process is slow and far from guaranteed, but it may be the best hope for many former ITT students.

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Friends, Followers, Police Officers, and Enemies: Social Surveillance in Thailand The Fifth Column

Thailand (PI) – This report examines the emergence of social media based surveillance in Thailand, carried out potentially by people’s own networks of friends and family. It looks at the severe impact this has on personal privacy and points to potential solutions.

In May 2014, Thailand experienced a military coup – its second in eight years. A military government led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha seized power and overthrew the administration of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The Army declared martial law, which was maintained for the following 10 months, and an interim constitution was adopted in July 2014. The declaration of martial law allowed the Thai authorities to take strict public order measures, including  reportedly closely monitoring of ‘delinquent’ behaviour such as eating sandwiches in the street or reading George Orwell’s books.

The Thai military government has counted on its police force to monitor online speech in order to curb dissent. But beyond the police force itself, the ruling military government has empowered networks of citizens whom it encourages to denounce those who post online content considered contrary to government policies.

With increased tension between supporters and opponents of the military government, some individuals have also created citizen-led initiatives to spy and inform on other citizens, thereby fostering a network of social surveillance. What does it mean to live in a country where the thoughts you share online, your comments on your friends’ social media statuses, the ‘likes’ you click on as you browse social media sites, can lead you to be imprisoned or worse? This report addresses this issue by shedding light on the use of social media for intelligence purposes and social surveillance in Thailand and the damaging effects such initiatives have had for Thai citizens’ right to privacy.

 

Background 

Political discourse in Thailand has been broadly divided since 2005 into two camps: the red-shirts, supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra and his populist Thai Rak Thai party, and the yellow-shirts, who opposed Thaksin. [Political history of Thailand is not the focus of this report. A more detailed analysis can be found in Contemporary Socio-Cultural and Political Perspectives in Thailand by Pranee Liamputtong.] Thaksin, elected in 2001, was the first leader to see an elected government through a full term in office and was particularly popular among the poorer, rural populations living outside of the capital, Bangkok.

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A Momentous Decision About Ukraine: The Suicide of the IMF The Fifth Column

Ukraine (SCF) – The International Monetary Fund was perched on a precarious branch that has now been cut down out from under them. The IMF Executive Board met in Washington on the evening of Sept. 14. The biggest issue on their agenda was whether to approve a $1 billion loan disbursement to Ukraine. And they did. Except for the director representing Russia on that board, who voted against the payout.

This was no ordinary event, but one that will have an impact, first and foremost, on the fate of the International Monetary Fund.

The money in question is part of an IMF agreement to provide Ukraine with $17.5 billion in loan funds, under a four-year program to prop up the Ukrainian economy that was created with the IMF’s active input. The foreign funding for that program, including the loan from the IMF, totals $40 billion. Under this program Kiev received its first installment of $5 billion, followed by the second ($1.7 billion), and was awaiting new disbursements. However, the third payout, expected by late 2015, never arrived. The process ground to a halt.

The official explanation centered around the claim that Ukraine was unable to meet its commitments. This was especially true when it came to various promised reforms within the systems for taxation, social security, fees for services provided by commercial-sector businesses, and so on. The IMF also cited the lack of progress in privatization, fighting corruption, etc. This list of grievances has been updated and modified almost every month.

For the record: Ukraine has to date managed to pull in a total of approximately $20 billion from the IMF (since 1994). A glance at the documentation from those years shows that Ukraine has never met its obligations in full, but the IMF money just keeps pouring in. So something else must be going on.

When Ukraine became a global hot topic in early 2014, the US started using Kiev to put pressure on Russia – and radical changes began to take place in the life of the IMF. Uncle Sam is the fund’s biggest «shareholder» (it controls a blocking share in the capital and voting power of this international financial institution), and with utter shamelessness it began to employ the IMF as a tool to further its own Ukrainian policy. The IMF’s decision to issue the most recent loan early last year was made under unprecedented pressure from its biggest «shareholder.» But that decision was against the law, and all the members of the fund’s Executive Board, including Managing Director Christine Lagarde, knew it.

First of all, the IMF’s previous offer to extend credit to Ukraine in 2014 was no longer in force. The reasons were very simple – the borrower was not creditworthy. One would think that that would have closed the chapter on the IMF’s relationship with its client. That had been the IMF’s response to many countries for decades. But something unprecedented happened: this insolvent client was offered a new loan agreement in the spring of 2015, on much more favorable terms than the previous one.

The second problem, which is even more significant, is the fact that the fund is not allowed to issue loans for political reasons. The rules for this organization are clearly written in black and white: loans are not given to countries where wars are being fought. One would have to be blind to deny that a bloody war was raging in Ukraine in the spring of 2014. However, Ms. Lagarde and other IMF officials were ordered by the fund’s biggest «shareholder» to proceed blindly. And this was the environment in which they made their decision about a loan agreement for Ukraine.

The IMF has always been a politicized institution and an important tool of US foreign policy. However, both Washington and the fund...

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Transcendent Men: Hegel and Posthumanism (Part 3) Alternative News Network

By Branko Malić

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In the third, final, podcast we sum up the meaning of Hegelian dialectics and it’s analogies to Posthumanism.

While Hegelian philosophy, like all philosophy of Modernity, suffers from unbridgeable gap it digs between humanity and the world, posthumanism revels in the abyss it digs between narcissistic individual and everything else – both humanity and the world.

We demonstrate that posthumanism is an instance of absolute, metaphysical, egoism which, paradoxically, ends up revoking all individual properties of human being in order to render it absolutely free.

Hegel ends up creating a system of absolute knowledge that was supposed to provide humanity with encyclopedic insight into purpose of history and justification for all the ills it created.

This system was, of course, a failure.

Posthumanism, on the other hand, can move only in direction of absolute power of man over the world, but only on condition that both the man and the world be revoked as they are, and transformed into something else.

This approach doesn’t bridge the abyss of alienation but threatens to finally cast humanity into it.

Listen to Part 1, Part 2

(If for some reason the Mixcloud presents you with problems, the podcasts are available on Kali Tribune’s Youtube channel. Podcasts can be downloaded via this link )

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Author Branko Malić is a Croatian author and owner of Kali Tribune, with the background in classical philosophy. He’s focused on philosophy, media, culture and deep politics analysis.

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LUNCH WITH PAMELA GELLER Alternative News Network

By Anon

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I am having lunch with Pamela Geller, a supporter of Donald Trump.

David Headley reportedly has a link to Goa and an American in Goa.
Geller replies that we should look at India.
“The typical bad Moslem is David Headley,” says Geller. “Headley was the brains behind a lot of Moslem terrorism in India.”

“But,” I point out, “Headley worked for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which has close links to the CIA; Headley claimed he worked for the CIA; Headley attended Valley Forge Military Academy; his father worked for a CIA front company; his mother was allegedly Jewish; the FBI in Chicago found a book in Headley’s bag entitled ‘To Pray as a Jew’; Headley was into heavy drinking and multiple sexual relationships.”

Geller smiles and says: “You’ll be telling me next that the CIA did the 1980 Bologna Bombing!”
Time for coffee.

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We did not really meet Pamela.

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Gang Members Implicate U.S. Government In Dumping Crates Of Guns In Chicago Awareness Act

As you may already know there is a well known history of the United States government supplying weapons and arms to both friends and enemies for political purposes and of course, profit. It has even been indicated by the terror group ISIS that U.S. arms and such have been a critical factor in their rise.

It has been alleged that the CIA and DEA have been involved on the destruction of American Communities by being apart of shipping drugs. One former member of the DEA Cele Castillo has even been persecuted by the U.S. government for seeking accountability of the George H.W. Bush administration for drug smuggling into the United States! He would be one to know first hand as he was directly involved in these drug smuggles.

In the 1980’s ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross was California’s most successful drug kingpin. This was during the explosion of the crack epidemic and he even later implicated the CIA as a source for getting cocaine. Many presidents as well have been implicated in  revelations of drug running here in the United States. The list of drug smuggling and arms dealing involving the U.S. government goes on and on. With the recent rise of violence in Chicago (involving over 3,000 shooting victims so far in 2016) It appears that yet another case of U.S. gun-smuggling might be to blame once again.

In the video I am going to leave below one ex-Chicago gang member takes the time to describe how crates of fully automatic firearms would be found in alley ways and back streets. He refers to this as a diabolical plot affecting low income areas. He points out that most of these firearms were class-3 automatic firearms which cannot even be purchased at most retailers. These guns are everywhere, where else could they have be coming from?

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8 Star Children Characteristics Humans Are Free

Star Children Characteristics – Many observers, including teachers, parents, child development specialists and pediatricians have noticed something remarkable over the few decades which a dramatic change has been occurring in the children and young adults they deal with.

These newer children seem to be brighter.

Not only do these children grow up faster both physically and mentally, they also tackle problems and school work in unique ways that work but leave people looking baffled.

They are very much spiritual but not interested in religion. They have a fascination with space and life on other planets, most of them feel a connection to other worlds.


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Soak Up Sweet Orange Oil’s Health Benefits Alternative News Network

By Dr. Mercola

What Is Orange Oil?

Orange (Citrus sinensis) belongs to the Rutaceae family. The fruit comes from a small grayish-brown bark tree, which is almost similar to a shrub. Its branches grow to a regular hemisphere shape with oval-shaped foliage that sprouts to at least 3 to 4 inches.

Its flowers are distinguished by its aromatic characteristic, and the circular fruit is rougher and darker in comparison to other varieties of citrus. It is said to be first obtained from a native tree in China, but has also been cultivated widely in the Mediterranean region, France, North and South America and Portugal.

Orange oil is extensively utilized in aromatherapy as it helps soothe tensed muscles and aids as a mood lifter. It can also be blended with a carrier oil and used as a fragrant lotion or cream or your skin.1

Uses of Orange Oil

Orange oil is commonly used as an added flavoring to beverages, sweet meats, chocolates, biscuits and confectionery and baked goods. Industrially, it is utilized as a concentrate for room fresheners, deodorants, soaps, body lotions and creams.

I believe that orange oil can provide a lot of benefits to your health. It has anti-inflammatory,2 antiseptic,3 antidepressant4 and antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.5

As a tonic, orange oil can help curb inflammation in the body by reducing pain and irritation. It also has a carminative property that helps expel intestinal gas, which induces chest pains and indigestion, by relaxing the stomach and anal muscles.6

Some organic nutritionists believe orange oil may help treat muscular and nervous spasms. In aromatherapy, it aids in relieving anxiety, anger and depression and is beneficial in promoting a healthy wellbeing as it detoxifies your body and boosts your immunity.7

Composition of Orange Oil

Orange oil is made of up various chemical properties such as alpha pinene, citronellal, geranial, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool and neral.

The most significant property is the limonene, or D-limonene, which can play an important role in your home by repelling insects. Simply spray or wipe it in different places of your house.

D-limonene extracted from the rind of orange can be used as a cleaning agent both in househo...

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DAPL Is Just The Beginning – Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab In 100 Years Awareness Act

As it seems for the first time in the past one hundred years federal initiative is seeking out large amounts of Native American land. This is all thanks to their thirst for big oil.

Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz came up with a proposal three years ago that they named the Utah Public Lands Initiative. This proposal was planned so that they could turn over a quarter of the Ute Tribe’s land into oil and drilling zones. After waiting and planning for three whole years this initiative has transformed into HR5780 and is now in the process of being pushed through the U.S. House of Representatives, something that is only going to take a few short weeks. This is the first grab of Native American land to be in such a large amount in the past one hundred years.

On the surface the proposal comes off as fair but it is not. You see congressman Bishop is one of the leading cheerleaders for gas and oil development and will do anything in his power to further it. Considering the recent destruction of sacred Native land at Standing Rock during the construction of the DAPL the Ute tribe is intending to fight this proposition.

If you look at the tribes webpage you will see that this bill will directly impact 100,000 acres of Ute reservation land. Land that is home to well over half of the tribes population. This land has been inhabited by natives for over 11,000 years and has plenty of rock paintings and petroglyphs to show it.

The Ute tribe has been out of the loop on this matter for far too long it seems. The land being likely taken is known for being rich in mining deposits including things like uranium and potash as well as tar sands. This region has been eyeballed for years by the gas and oil companies as it seems one of the perfect places to drill. It seems quite soon they will be able to do just that.

The main issue here is that the oil and gas companies are able to use the power of the government to grant themselves special privileges and among these land rights not afforded to others. There is nothing legitimate about taking land. If it weren’t for their passes given to them by the government they too would be held accountable for the things they do. They would not be allowed to continue on in such unethical business practices. Is there nothing we can do on this matter? Will the next land grab be even larger? There is really no way to tell at this point.

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Is science only for the rich? RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Around the world, poverty and social background remain huge barriers in scientific careers.

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US ATTACK IN SYRIA OPENS DISTURBING AND UNPREDICTABLE SCENARIOS IN ME The 4th Media

We have been seeing in Syria in recent days more and more direct involvement in the conflict by Turkey, Israel and the United States. Air raids, bombing and ground troops, albeit in limited numbers, reveal dissatisfaction and evident frustration by these nations hostile to Damascus. The most recent example, more useful in emphasizing the disappointment […]

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‘Camping’ on Your Own Land is Now Illegal – Govt Waging War on Off-Grid Living Awareness Act

Just in Colorado alone there is are an estimated 800 people who are living off the grid. From solar powered energy, growing your own food, and collecting rain water there could not be anything further from the woes of commercial America in their community.

Across the United States, local zoning officials are making it increasingly difficult for people to go off-grid, in some instances, jail time has even been threatened for collecting rainwater or not hooking into local utilities.

In Costilla County, Colorado, there has been a major influx of off-grid residents to the San Luis Valley. The combination of lax zoning regulations, cheap property, and an already thriving community of self-reliant off-grid homesteaders has led to many new residents.

This off-grid lifestyle is now being threatened as county officials have recently made moves to essentially regulate and license the lifestyle into oblivion.

Tensions boiled over during a county commissioners’ meeting in San Louis, Colorado, leading to a shouting match between homesteaders and police. One of the major points of contention is the county’s attempt to ban camping on your own property, in an effort to force the off-grid homesteaders back onto the grid.

“We are residents who have come to live off the grid. It’s all our land.” … “These are harsh economic times. We have nowhere to go,” twenty-year resident Paul Skinner said.

“We’ve been regulated out of life,” homesteader Robin Rutan told Colorado Public Radio. “I came here because I couldn’t live by the codes [in other regions].”

Not only that but the county which required residents to have a camping permit to live in an RV,  “small house” or other camp style home, has started to simply refuse the renewal of such permits.

The government has waged war on this self-reliant simple lifestyle because it does not fall in line with their control measures over the public.

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The Sanders Challenge Dissident Voice

The current point in the US presidential race offers a short-lived window of opportunity for some real positive change that rarely comes around. For it not to be wasted requires direct and forceful action by a majority of stakeholders – specifically, the large swath of American electorate that was moved and inspired by the recent Sanders campaign.

The main premise is simple: just how in china stores “if you break it, you own it”, or if you stir up a hornets’ nest, you are forced to deal with it.  So here sen. Sanders has the supreme moral obligation to steer towards sensible consummation the movement that he headed and personified. And now that there is no campaign as such, the buck stops at the top and at the specific individual.  The second premise is that the presumptive act of such closure – his endorsement of sec. Clinton at the DNC, in exchange for some vague and weak political promises – must be reversed and corrected. While controversial and disappointing to much of his base even at the time, the benefit of the doubt was generally given to his move, mostly in the name of pragmatic politics.

However, subsequent events have completely erased that benefit: the overall tone and coverage of the presidential race has slid to unspeakable levels of base reality shows; other nationally balloted parties continue to be shunted and ignored; and most importantly, the relevant issues, lofty goals and plain-talk discourse – the hallmark and passion behind the Sanders movement of the primaries – are irredeemably lost in the Clinton campaign they were supposedly bequeathed to. Where supporters were once supposed to “feel the Bern”, they are now subjected to endless hackneyed banalities around the “T” word, and, if anything, feel only disappointment and betrayal.

There is only one way to combine these two premises: independent sen. Sanders should publicly revoke his endorsement for sec. Clinton, and openly and fully endorse the only nationally balloted presidential option that is ideologically close to the gospel as he preached it: the Green Party’s Stein-Baraka ticket. Period. And while there is a standard string of skeptical counterarguments expected to such a proposal, in this particular situation, any careful and intellectually honest analysis will render them moot. Simply put: such a move would be a truly “huge” game changer by American political standards, capitalizing on the still extant momentum created by the Sanders campaign and opening room for some real possible progress. Among the rest, it would put serious pressure to open the upcoming presidential debates to the two nationally balloted “third” parties, and help restore public discourse to a level of intelligence and relevance.  But the window of opportunity will close soon, and if it does without the above action, most of the American electorate will perceive they are left with the unpalatable choices of lesser evils or complete withdrawal, hoping at best to collect a few political crumbs from the business-as-usual elite table.

In order for this action to happen, Bernie Sanders must be convinced to make this fateful move. Without speculating how much he may be personally inclined to do so at this point, the fact remains that his movement was a two-way street.  He still has the obligation to listen to the masses whose hearts and minds he has touched, and if these voices are strong and united enough, he can ignore them only at his own peril and risk of self-discrediting. Therefore, making their voices heard – clearly and quickly – is the individual moral obligation of anyone moved by the substance and passion of the Sanders primary campaign. While all such individuals have a right to choose their moves and votes, they also have the obligation, specifically at this point in time, to sincerely try and look outside the two-party strai...

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12 Ways Successful People Deal With Toxic People Alternative News Network

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by Dr. Travis Bradberry, Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and, worst of all, stress. Studies have long shown that stress […] Visit Site

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4 Ways to Detox the Neurotoxin Fluoride From Your Body Humans Are Free

Used as a rat poison for decades, sodium fluoride has been being added into the U.S. public water supply since 1961 as a means for improving dental health.

Now, more than 60% of Americans consume it. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.

A plethora of studies have shown that the negative health implications of fluoride in the water far outweigh the benefits of decreasing tooth decay.

For instance, prestigious medical journal The Lancet noted that the additive is actually a neurotoxin and is classified in the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury.


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Saudis Kill 20 Civilians in Yemen Hours After US Senate Approves $1.15 Billion Weapons Sale BlackListed News

Saudi-led air strikes killed 20 civilians in the rebel-held Yemeni port city of Hudaida late on Wednesday just hours after the rebels celebrated the second anniversary of their seizure of the capital, a government official said. The raids hit the Suq al-Hunod district of the Red Sea port, the official in the government of President Abd Rabbuh Hadi which is supported by the Saudi-led coalition told AFP.

Do WhiteLivesMatter In Charlotte? BlackListed News

We have one simple question - how is beating, dragging, stripping, and laughing-at an innocent white man going to help the discourse about police violence against black men? In Charlotte overnight...

Puerto Rico Blackout Enters Second Day - Entire Island Of 3.5 Million People Without Power BlackListed News

The 3.5 million people of Puerto Rico are entering their second day with no power after a substation fire knocked out service to the entire island. The power outage has left schools scrambling to cancel classes and public hospitals forced to cancel surgeries. Perhaps even worse, the outage caused numerous fires across the island as a result of malfunctioning generators, including at the upscale Vanderbilt hotel in the popular tourist area of Condado and at the mayor’s office in the northern coastal town of Catano.

British Parliament Confirms Libya War Was Based On Lies, Destroyed Nation and Increased Terrorism BlackListed News

The UK Parliament just confirmed what the alternative media has been saying for years. Specifically, a new report from the bipartisan House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee – based on interviews with all of the key British decision-makers, review of documents, and on-the-ground investigations in Africa – found that Libyan war was based on lies, that it destroyed the country, and that it spread terrorism far and wide.

'Array of Things' collects facial biometrics and license plates images BlackListed News

Argonne Labs and DHS are installing over 500 spying devices called the 'Array of Things' (AoT) throughout Chicago and plan to install them in cities across the country. Plans are in the works to replicate the project in the coming years in more than a dozen other cities. Two cameras mounted in each AoT box will collect data on vehicle and foot traffic, standing water, sky color and cloud cover. They claim the photos taken by the cameras will automatically be deleted within "tens of minutes." Should we trust them?

US Govt Just Legalized Operation Mockingbird — FBI Can Now Impersonate the Media BlackListed News

FBI agents conducting undercover investigations have now been given the green light to impersonate journalists, the Justice Department determined last week — effectively legalizing the government’s most notorious propaganda program, Operation Mockingbird. Last Thursday, the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General published what’s become the subject of outrage for journalists, civil and constitutional rights advocates, and legal experts — “A Review of the FBI’s Impersonation of a Journalist in a Criminal Investigation.” Allowing agents to infiltrate media organizations for any reason threatens to utterly undermine public trust, kill the very concept of journalistic integrity, and throttle the flow of information from sources and whistleblowers concerned with the legitimacy of journalists they contact.

Anthony Weiner Gets Even Creepier, Pushes Rape Fantasies Onto 15-Year-Old Girl BlackListed News

Just when you thought Anthony Weiner could not possibly get any creepier, he goes and proves you wrong. The latest news to come down the pike is disturbing in the extreme. I almost feel bad for Weiner, since it’s pretty clear that he has some sort of mental illness that prevents him from exercising control over his sexting habits. But when you read some of the things he said to this 15-year-old girl, it’s hard to muster too much sympathy for the disgraced former congressman. It seems like he was really wanting to bed this young girl, plus he knew she was only 15, so he can’t use the “I didn’t know” defense like he has in the past.

VIDEO: Charlotte agitators throw rocks off highway overpass, strike motorists BlackListed News

Charlotte, North Carolina erupted after an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday. Agitators filmed themselves throwing rocks off an I-85 overpass and striking unsuspecting motorists below.

YouTube announces crowdsourced censorship BlackListed News

Reddit and social media have proven that some people will do anything for points, likes, follows and so on, including work for free, so YouTube announced Heroes, a new platform for people who will moderate their site in exchange for points. Ironically/unsurprisingly, the announcement video hasn't gotten many likes.

Texas Governor Threatens To Exit The Federal Refugee Program: "Empathy Must Be Balanced With Security" BlackListed News

After taking in more refugees over the past 12 months than any other state in the U.S., Texas is threatening to exit the federal refugee program, effective 9/30/16, unless the Obama administration agrees to new security measures intended to protect Texas citizens. The demands by Texas Governor Greg Abbot come just days after the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey and in response to Obama's recent announcement of plans to accept 110,000 refugees in 2017, up 57% since 2015

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Video Footage of Syria Aid Convoy Released: WHO WAS BEHIND THE ATTACK? The 4th Media

Convoy Accompanied by Al Nusra Terrorists’ Off-Road Vehicle The Russian military unveiled on Tuesday video footage of a UN humanitarian aid convoy that came under attack in Syria, which shows a militants’ pickup vehicle carrying a large-caliber mortar as part of the convoy. The video shows that the UN aid convoy was accompanied by a terrorists’ […]

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FBI Director Given Subpoena For Withheld Clinton Emails Your News Wire

FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to indict Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server whilst serving as Secretary of State has come back to haunt him.  House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith, has subpoenaed Comey – forcing him to hand over all information the FBI has relating to the email server Hillary Clinton used when she headed the State Department. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: Smith asked Comey for the documents in a Sept. 9 letter, but then issued the subpoena after Comey failed to comply with the request. Smith is working closely with House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on the investigation into Clinton’s emails to evaluate the security of classified information sent electronically in the executive branch. The issue at hand is whether changes need to be made to the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014, according to a committee statement. “The committee continues to have questions about the structure and security of the email system used by former Secretary Clinton and whether she and her staff employed cybersecurity standards required by FISMA,” the statement read. Smith has also issued subpoenas to three companies for information on the security [...]

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Just As Flint Threatens Lawsuit, The State of Michigan Removed Their Power to Sue Awareness Act

Just days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s ability to sue.

Weaver and Flint officials, at the time of filing notice, “had no plans to sue the state but had to take action to reserve the city’s rights” should that legal action have been warranted in the future, according to the Free Press.

In April 2015, Flint gained back autonomy with the removal of a controversial emergency managership, but underlying the lawsuit issue, the “state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.”

The board apparently did not find the notice amusing, and despite it being a pure formality and preservation of protection for the people of Flint who have been poisoned by their government, cruelly and almost certainly retributively changed the rules of the game.

For Flint to bring a lawsuit against Michigan, it now must be granted approval by Snyder’s state-appointed board. In other words, Flint has to ask the state for permission to sue it, something the board could not possibly be expected to grant.

The controversy began March 24 when Flint filed a notice of intent to sue the State of Michigan in the Court of Claims.

At the time state officials were considering $165 million in state aid requests for Flint over the water crisis, on top of $67 million already approved, and they were furious.

House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, said, “a reckless lawsuit could throw the state budget into disarray and undermine everything that we have done for the city.”

Gov. Snyder and Cotter requested that Flint officials withdraw their intent notice, but on March 31 covertly used the power the board still holds over the city to change Flint governance to mandate state permission for legal action.

Flint’s chief legal officer, Stacy Erwin Oakes, wrote by email that, “the timing of the amendment speaks for itself.”

“Previously,” she continued, “the city administrator had discretionary authority regarding litigation, now the city, including but not limited to the chief legal officer can’t initiate litigation and assert its rights in court without state approval, through the [advisory board].

“Whether the … resolution stripping the city’s authority would survive a direct legal challenge is a question for another day. In the meantime, the city continues to be significantly under state control, even after the departure of the emergency manager, and while accumulating significant obligations as a result of the decisions made by, and/or at the direction of emergency managers.”

13:13

30 Israeli, foreign intelligence officers killed in Russia's Caliber missile attack in Aleppo Signs of the Times

The Russian warships stationed in Syria's coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers. "The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the Western part of Aleppo near Sam'an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and western officers," the Arabic-language service of Russia's Sputnik news agency quoted battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday. The operations room was located in the Western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam'an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains. Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists' attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.

Report: 30 Israeli, foreign intelligence officers killed in Russian cruise missile attack on terrorists' operations center west of Aleppo Signs of the Times

The Russian warships stationed in Syria's coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers "The Russian warships fired three Caliber missiles at the foreign officers' coordination operations room in Dar Ezza region in the western part of Aleppo near Sam'an mountain, killing 30 Israeli and Western officers," the Arabic-language service of Russia's Sputnik news agency quoted a battlefield source in Aleppo as saying on Wednesday. The operations room was located in the western part of Aleppo province in the middle of sky-high Sam'an mountain and old caves. The region is deep into a chain of mountains. Several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed along with the Israeli officers. The foreign officers who were killed in the Aleppo operations room were directing the terrorists' attacks in Aleppo and Idlib.

13:01

Anatomy of the Pentagon's assault on the Syrian ceasefire - and the war against Russia Signs of the Times

Events in Syria over this last week have thoroughly shattered the Russian-US ceasefire agreement reached in Vienna on September 9th between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Last Saturday the US led coalition comprised of US, Australian and UK fighter jets (2 F-16's and 2 A-10's) delivered four airstrikes on Syrian Arab Army troops near the ISIS besieged Syrian airbase in Deir ez-Zor, for the first time killing Syrian soldiers (estimates of 62-83 dead and up to 120 injured). Within 7 minutes after the Syrian troops occupying the high ground overlooking the nearby airbase were attacked, Islamic State militants were opportunistically able to launch an assault and successfully seized control of that strategic high ground. Several hours later the Syrian Arab Army eventually was able to push back to retake its lost position. But Saturday's rapidly unfolding events of the airstrike followed so closely by the on-the-ground terrorist attack unquestionably points to air to ground coordination between US and ISIS that strongly indicates the US led airstrike was premeditated and designed to completely undermine the already tenuous ceasefire. This incident alone decisively kills any prospect for peace that would finally end the five and a half year war that's killed more than 300,000 Syrian people and displaced over 11 million more. The second critical incident that placed the final nail in the peace prospect coffin was Monday's attack on a UN and Syrian Red Crescent Society convoy delivering much needed humanitarian aid to residents of Syria's second largest city Aleppo, still largely occupied by ISIS and al-Nusra Front forces but for months under siege by the advancing Syrian army. The US immediately began blaming both Russia and Syria as an "act of revenge" for Saturday's airstrike that the US feebly claims was an accident. A closer analysis of these two very much related, highly disturbing acts of violence speaks volumes on just how low the imperialistic US Empire is willing to stoop to sabotage peace in the war ravaged nation that's killed or displaced more than half the Syrian population.

13:00

Here's Why You Should Unlearn Almost Everything You Know Humans Are Free

Have you found yourselves awakened and confused as hell about what the truth is?

Part of the matrix plan is to provide various teachings of how to move your consciousness into a higher level of the astral realm where you will not realize that you are still in the hierarchical prison system.

Thankfully, even utter confusion can be a catalyst to finally realizing that most metaphysical, esoteric, and spiritual based information readily available in major bookstores is misleading and unnecessary.

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12:55

Tornado wreaks havoc on island of Zakynthos, Greece Signs of the Times

A tornado that passed through Zakynthos in the early hours today caused great problems on the island, making immediate intervention of power technicians and Fire Brigade personnel necessary. The main problems at the moment are located in the Alykanas area where the tornado uprooted trees and snapped power columns and raised roofs, while small shops lost lightweight materials.

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Live at Truthdig: What Are the Most Pressing Problems We Face, and How Do We Solve Them? Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

Truthdig contributors often highlight and critique some of the biggest, most complex problems of our time. So this week we’re asking readers to offer solutions to some of the issues you find most important.

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12:14

The Truth About the Tulsa Police Shooting Alternative News Network

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Hillary Takes Dirt Nap While Trump Leads in Polls Alternative News Network

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In today’s video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on cockeyed Hillary Clinton 2016. Visit Site

12:00

Project SIGMA — How the Secret Government is Selling Your Genome to the Greys Humans Are Free

In the 1950s, the US Government decided there was nothing wrong in letting Grey aliens abduct a few humans, if the price was right. Turns out you can’t win a deal with the devil.

After shooting down several extraterrestrial flying vehicles and acquiring the advanced technology they carried on-board, the government deemed it very profitable to establish communication channels with the foreign entities.

After all, amassing alien hi tech would grant the US technological superiority both in military and intelligence circles.

One of the first projects to deal with this situation was Project SIGMA, a joint operation established in 1952 by the NSA/CIA consortium. Ufologists refer to this venture using many monikers, including the TAU IX Treaty for the Preservation of Mankind (as Dr. Dan Burisch calls it), the Greada Treaty or the Edwards Agreement, named after the air force base where the monumental meeting reportedly took place.


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12:00

$500m package aims to generate work for refugees in Ethiopia RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Ethiopia is to receive a $500 million investment package aimed at helping thousands of refugees into work.

11:56

No need for Dark Matter? Distribution of normal matter determines acceleration in rotating galaxies Signs of the Times

A new radial acceleration relation found among spiral and irregular galaxies challenges current understanding - and possibly existence - of dark matter In the late 1970s, astronomers Vera Rubin and Albert Bosma independently found that spiral galaxies rotate at a nearly constant speed: the velocity of stars and gas inside a galaxy does not decrease with radius, as one would expect from Newton's laws and the distribution of visible matter, but remains approximately constant. Such 'flat rotation curves' are generally attributed to invisible, dark matter surrounding galaxies and providing additional gravitational attraction.

11:55

World Bank 'bottom of the class' in climate change scorecard RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

The World Bank has been given an ‘F’ in a new scorecard grading the climate impact of the world’s multilateral investment banks.

11:45

UK ivory trade ban dismissed as 'smoke and mirrors' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

UK government plans for a ban on ivory sales is merely a tightening of outdated regulations and will not further restrict the trade, warns an environmental group.

11:29

Shots fired on 2nd night of protests in Charlotte over cop killing of Keith Scott Signs of the Times

As demonstrators gather for a second night of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, multiple witnesses have reported gunshots in the downtown area. One person has been taken to a nearby medical center with life-threatening injuries. According to the city police chief, speaking to Fox News, the victim has died. Police in riot gear have amassed near the entrance to the Omni Hotel, where the incident took place.

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11:00

Trump's 'dirty dealing' charity funds to settle business lawsuits & buy giant self-portraits Signs of the Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent more than a quarter of a million dollars of funds from his charity, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, to settle lawsuits involving his own businesses, according to tax records. Expenditure records also reveal the charity's money was used to buy a self-portrait of the tycoon. The Washington Post reviewed a series of legal documents and discovered a total of $258,000 was taken from the charity to settle lawsuits involving the billionaire's for-profit businesses. "Self-dealing" laws prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses. If Trump's practices are found to be in violation of these laws by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) he could be ordered to pay penalty taxes or reimburse the foundation.

11:00

Agribusiness giant Monsanto targeted by spoof ‘Farm Heroes’ game RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

A new spoof video game pits ‘Farm Heroes’ against controversial agribusiness giant Monsanto as they struggle to wrestle control of their farms from the corporation.

10:56

Teenagers dressed as clowns arrested in Louisiana for threatening to abduct children Signs of the Times

LaGrange police are not clowning around. Lt. Dale Strickland told WXIA police arrested four teens on Friday for creating a fake Facebook page, where they made threats to dress like a creepy clown and abduct children with a white van. Last week, police allege, the teens made the threats against students at Callaway Elementary, Franklin Forest Elementary, Callaway Middle School, Troup High School and Callaway High School. Police charged Steven Goddard Jr., 18, Zaria Dallas, 18, and Tristian Bonner, 17, with making terroristic threats. Goddard and Dallas are from Georgia, while Bonner is from Alabama. Police charged an unnamed 16-year-old with both making terroristic threats and disrupting public schools, according to the news site. "We have received numerous Facebook messages about the possible criminal activity involving individuals dressed as clowns. On Monday, September 12, 2016, LaGrange Police began an investigation into threats made by several individuals via Facebook to commit violent crimes at three different schools in LaGrange," the department posted to its Facebook page. "The suspects indicated that they would be dressed as 'creepy clowns' and would be driving a white van. After the posts were made and shared thousands of times officers with the department responded to numerous calls of 'creepy clowns' driving in different areas of the city. There were no individuals located and several of the calls were believed to be false," it continued.

10:37

What could go wrong? Researchers developing 'intelligent' microrobots and genetically modified cells for drug delivery Signs of the Times

ETH researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs. Richard Fleischner, who directed the 1966 cult film Fantastic Voyage, would have been delighted with Bradley Nelson's research: similar to the story in Fleischner's film, Nelson wants to load tiny robots with drugs and manoeuvre them to the precise location in the human body where treatment is needed, for instance to the site of a cancer tumour. Alternatively, the tiny creatures could also be fitted with instruments, allowing operations to be performed without surgical intervention. The advantages compared with conventional treatments with drugs are clear: far more targeted therapy, and as a result, fewer side effects. Fine-tuning materials and designs Nelson isn't a dreamer or a storyteller - he is Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich, and he has an international reputation for his micro- and nanorobots. He still holds the Guinness World Record for the "most advanced mini robot for medical use". His robots are typically just a few micrometres in size and are inspired by nature. He derives models for his own micrometre-scale mechanical propul- sion systems by observing microorganisms and seeing, for example, how the flagellum - a sort of curly tail that aids in movement - works in bacteria. The robots get the energy to move from an external impulse, such as an electromagnetic field.

10:33

Obama Regime Logic: If We Destroy ISIS there will be More Terrorism in the U.S. Shenandoah

by John Galt
September 21, 2016 20:35 ET

The formerly respected broadcast arm of the United States, the Voice of America, has now become an unbelievable political propaganda arm for the Obama regime and the following news absolutely takes the cake for insane story of the year:

Smashing Islamic State Could Unleash New Terror Threat

From the story:

Success in the battle against Middle East insurgents, such as the Islamic State group and al-Qaida affiliates, is going to lead to a new challenge, diplomats and intelligence officials are warning.

Destroying the strongholds of the groups will mean thousands of hardline fundamentalist militants, mostly from IS (the group also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh), may return to their home countries from Syria and Iraq and carry out terrorist attacks, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken and other diplomats warned Wednesday at a meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF).

“We all need to be on notice as we collapse the foundation of the so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria, [that Islamic State] will continue and indeed emphasize these kind of indiscriminate terror attacks in all of our countries,” Blinken said.

Infiltration feared

European officials acknowledge they are well aware of the threat.

“Where are all of these fighters going to go?” Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders asked in a VOA interview. “Are they going to spread to other conflict areas or they are returning to our societies?”

European intelligence agencies have been criticized for a lack of effective coordination. And Koenders acknowledges that a lesson learned from the bombings in Brussels in March of this year was “that sharing information is not enough.”

The Dutch foreign minister, however, said things have improved.

“You can never stop all attacks. But I see in what we have been doing in the last couple of years, very operational [coordination] between European countries, that we really are in a process of very, very seriously… containing this problem,” Koenders told VOA.

But U.S. officials continue to express concern.

“There’s still a ton of work to do to improve that sharing both between the EU and the U.S., but also between EU partners,” according to Francis Taylor, the undersecretary for intelligence and analysis for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Taylor discussed the issue August 30 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Thus according to the logic of the Eurocowards and the Obama regime, if we destroy the center of the ISIS terrorist empire in Syria and Iraq, the Western world is too weak, too incompetent, and too afraid to stop their terrorists from infiltrating our borders to prevent further attacks.

It is this kind of logic which lead to the fall of France in 1940, the destruction of South Vietnam, and eventually the fall of West; it is better to act the coward and survive than to destroy one’s enemies completely when the opportunity presents itself.

If anyone doubts the logic of destroying one’s enemies, please cite for me the latest attack by the Carthaginian army in this century.

10:08

Russia Sends a Warning to Finland with the S-400 Deployment in the Leningrad Region Shenandoah

by John Galt
September 21, 2016 20:10 ET

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The news from Russia this afternoon was a direct warning to Finland not to join NATO. For the first time since the Cold War era, Russia is deploying anti-aircraft missile regiments in the Leningrad Oblast, a region which borders Estonia and Finland. From ITAR-TASS today:

Russia to deploy S-400 air defense missile systems in Leningrad region

MOSCOW, September 21. /TASS/. Two regiments of the S-400 air defense missile systems will be delivered to the Air Force and Air Defense unit deployed in the Leningrad region in the near future, the head of Russia’s Western Military Command’s press service Igor Muginov told journalists on Wednesday.

“At this time, military servicemen are preparing to hold an operational readiness exercise at the Ashuluk military station in the Astrakhan region. They are going to engage low-flying aerial, high altitude, evading and ballistic targets… After the operational readiness exercise is completed, the missile complex will be brought into operation so it can be used to protect the aerial borders of North-West Russia,” the officer elaborated.

The S-400 Triumph is a long-range anti-aircraft missile system that went into service in 2007. It is designed to target aircraft and cruise missiles at a distance of up to 400 km, it is also able to engage ballistic targets flying at the speed of up to 4.8 km per second at a distance of 60 km.

As reported earlier, in 2016 the Russian Army is supposed to receive five regiments of the S-400 systems. Consequently, by the end of the year the Russian military will have 16 regiments armed with these air defense missile systems.

Everyday NATO at the behest of Obama’s ego raises the stakes and Vladimir Putin seems ready to call and raise every time. Eventually, once all the chess pieces are in place, unless a rational player enters the scene a war will erupt that everyone will regret on all sides of the conflict; especially Europe.

10:00

The Syrian cease-fire has problems Richard Stallman's Political Notes

The Syrian cease-fire has problems, but the US and Russia have not given up hope.

The other problem is that the US and allies bombed Syrian troops on one occasion, in a town besieged by PISSI. The US says that this was a mistake and that PISSI was the intended target.

Violate NO2 emissions Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Many car companies sell diesel cars that grossly violate NO2 emissions standards.

It's not just Volkswagen.

This pollution causes lots of deaths, but the EU does not seem to be taking the issue very seriously.

Apologies to his daughter Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Peter Van Buren apologizes to his daughter for an America contorted and sickened by irrational fear of terrorism.

Air pollution in Indonesia kills 100,000 Richard Stallman's Political Notes

A statistical model suggests that air pollution from the forest fires in Indonesia last year killed around 100,000 people.

Those fires were set in order to destroy rainforest and create plantations.

Turkey is blocking Syrian refugees Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Turkey is blocking Syrian refugees from accepting resettlement offers from the US simply because they have university degrees.

The motive may be a valid one.

Urgent: Hold Wells Fargo accountable Richard Stallman's Political Notes

US citizens: call on the DOJ to hold Wells Fargo executives accountable for the recently admitted massive fraud against large numbers of customers.

More information.

New study undercuts climate myth Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Experiments show that more CO2 than now won't help plants, but future higher temperatures will hurt plants.

Global Heating spreading Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Global heating is spreading plant plagues that are wiping out many species of trees and other plants in forests around the world.

Does Alexa listen always Richard Stallman's Political Notes

"When Alexa is listening, what do you tell houseguests?"

I think you should unplug the device for the sake of your guests' privacy. You'd be a fool to believe it listens only at the times they claim it does.

When I stayed in a home with an Alexa device in the room where I often worked, I unplugged it.

Airport-style secuirty theater Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Airport-style security theater has been applied to the Smithsonian museums and even Arlington National Cemetary. It does no good and lots of harm.

I might have wanted to visit some Smithsonian museums if I were ever in DC again, but not if there's a 30-minute wait to get in.

The author's conclusion is not strong enough: we are already far beyond the point where security measures compromises our principles. These searches are just a big annoyance, but it is no disaster to stay away from those places. Other "security" measures, such as massive surveillance, put democracy in danger.

Taxpayers paid for Stadiums Richard Stallman's Political Notes

U.S. Taxpayers Have Been Forced to Pay Over $3.2 Billion on Sports Stadiums.

Unable to get a job because of a database Richard Stallman's Political Notes

David Smith was unable to get a job because a data base recorded a criminal named David Smith.

I agree that these data base checks should be more careful, but in addition, if we don't want to force all real ex-cons to pursue a life of crime, we need to make sure that lawful jobs are available to them.

Thug handcuffed a 10-year-old Richard Stallman's Political Notes

A school thug handcuffed a 10-year-old kid for crying. Literally.

Washington Post calls for prosecution Richard Stallman's Political Notes

The Washington Post calls for prosecution of its own news source (Snowden, that is).

Indian army base attacked Richard Stallman's Political Notes

An Indian army base in Kashmir was attacked by suicide bombers apparently based in Pakistan.

Pakistan has a long history of supporting terrorism/guerrilla in Kashmir. However, not everyone in Kashmir that criticizes Indian rule is a supporter of terrorism. India's repressive laws in Kashmir are not that different from terrorism.

Around 1950, India promised Kashmiris a referendum about whether Kashmir would be part of India or not. India should hold the referendum and allow Kashmiris to decide the question in a peaceful way.

Urgent: Public option for medical coverage Richard Stallman's Political Notes

US citizens: Call on Democrats to push for a public option for medical coverage.

This was part of Obama's original proposal, but lobbying from private insurance companies pressure Congress to remove it. Now we see the results they were lobbying for.

Private insurance is the wrong model for medical care, since everyone needs that and we must make sure no one is left out.

Urgent: Thug violence investigators Richard Stallman's Political Notes

US citizens: call on the Department of Justice to investigate harassment of people that document thugs' violence, and train thugs to respect their rights.

Gasoline spill in Alabama Richard Stallman's Political Notes

A gasoline pipe broke in Alabama and spilled a million gallons.

Through a great stroke of luck, this spill avoided polluting rivers and flowing down to the Gulf of Mexico. Next time, we might not be so lucky. Clearly the laws about pipeline maintenance have to be enforced strictly. If ever there was a place for zero tolerance, this is it. "Fail to check your pipeline every month, go to prison."

FBI agents to pretend to be journalists Richard Stallman's Political Notes

The FBI decided to allow agents to pretend to be journalists.

While that has a clear short-term advantage, in the long run it threatens journalism.

Overuse of resources Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Photographer Edward Burtynsky says his photos show that: 'We've reached peak everything', as we overuse every major resource.

Going to war without real need Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Our leaders go to war without real need, and without paying attention to the harm that it may cause a few steps down the road.

Peace possible in Israel/Palestine Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Uri Avnery says that peace can happen even between old enemies. He believes that a true Palestinian state can make peace possible in Israel/Palestine.

Florida Everglades Richard Stallman's Political Notes

A large US project will direct more water into the Florida everglades.

To try to reestablish lost wetlands could be useful in the long term but only if we curb global heating. The whole of the Everglades are under 4 meters above sea level. If global heating continues, a large part of the Everglades will be inundated in this century, and the rest afterwards.

Trump's "press conference" for new hotel Richard Stallman's Political Notes

Trump announced a "press conference" in Washington DC which was really just publicity for his new hotel.

The US press are so obsessed with "balance" that they are putty in the hands of a bullshitter such as Trump.

09:57

KINDLE: Reflections on The People’s Army, The Constitution, & Grand Strategy – What Nobody – Least of All Clinton or Trump – Wants to Talk About… Public Intelligence Blog

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The People’s Army – the Continental Army rooted in home-spun militias – was formed and fought and won a war before the U.S. Constitution was written and signed in 1787. The Constitution – and the Republic – exist because the People’s Army, the Continental Army led by George Washington – leveraged the twin advantages of a righteous cause and home court to eject what was then the greatest imperial power on the planet. Of the 55 men attending the Constitutional Convention, at least 29 served in the Continental Army, most of them in positions of command. Understanding the relationship between the people from whom the early militias were drawn, the Army, and the Constitution, is essential to evaluating where we fall short today.

The Constitution’s Preamble provides the six purposes for the Constitution and the Republic represented by the Constitution, itself a “mission statement” and an operating manual for the United States of America:

To form a more perfect union;
To establish justice;
To insure domestic tranquility;
To provide for the common defense;
To promote the general welfare; and
To secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

These are not simply purposes of the American people or its government. These were once and should again be integral missions of the United States Army, an Army intended to be Of, By, and For We the People. When this is the case – it is not today – the Army will not go to war without a Constitutional mandate from Congress; foreign countries will not be able to buy US foreign policy; and war will not be a profit center and budget buster.

“National security” has become a cancer, and false patriotism the last refuge of scoundrels whose real purpose is to loot the public treasury. The time has come for the public to demand a baseline review of how the government generally and the Army specifically is trained, equipped, and organized. There are many laws and regulations in place that are questionable if one applies the standard of service to the public interest. Army doctrine and Army practice have tended to be complacent about high crimes and misdemeanors among civilian politicians and their political appointees. One could go so far as to say that the time has come to alter the government – to alter the way the government is financed, the way the government makes decisions, and the way the government does or does not reflect the will and interests of the larger public.

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09:44

Venezuela Rejects “Gratuitous Attack” by Peru at UN New on venezuelanalysis.com

Venezuelan UN Ambassador Rafael Ramirez hit back at Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynki after the latter called for international “pressure” on Venezuela during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. 

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09:42

Club-winged manakin video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

13 July 2016

Birds can use their feathers for much more than flight. In some species, for example, they produce sound. The secondary wing feathers of the male Club-Winged Manakin, a bird from South America, are large and rigid. He strikes them together at about 107 times per second to create a buzzing sound, which is used during courtship displays.

09:41

Judge Gives White Student No Prison Time For Raping 2-Year-Old Girl And Posting It Online World Truth.TV

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09:29

British ex-Prime Minister Cameron and dead pig, parody song Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 19 September 2016 satiric music video from Britain is called UB4Cameron – “Dead Dead Swine”.

The song is a parody of the song “Red red wine” by British band UB40.

The lyrics are:

Dead, dead swine
Only the head
I can’t forget how I seeded that sow

Dead, dead swine
It’s like the EU
I made a right cock-up
And there’s a photo
Apparently there’s a photo

At the time, I was in my prime
And I don’t mean Minister
I was young and full of spunk
And things turned quite sinister

Dead, dead swine
I had no choice
Initiation ritual
They stood to applaud my pork sword

I was desperate to join
Their exclusive dining club
So I placed it on my groin
And gave it a damn good scrub

Dead, dead swine
Did what I had to do
So they’d let me into
Their merry band
I thought of England

09:18

What the Federal Reserve Really Said Today: We Despise Trump Shenandoah

by John Galt
September 21, 2016 19:20 ET

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) issued their statement on interest rates and the always wrong economic outlook at 2 p.m. today (From the Federal Reserve webpage):

Release Date: September 21, 2016
For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT

Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up from the modest pace seen in the first half of this year. Although the unemployment rate is little changed in recent months, job gains have been solid, on average. Household spending has been growing strongly but business fixed investment has remained soft. Inflation has continued to run below the Committee’s 2 percent longer-run objective, partly reflecting earlier declines in energy prices and in prices of non-energy imports. Market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low; most survey-based measures of longer-term inflation expectations are little changed, on balance, in recent months.

Consistent with its statutory mandate, the Committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. The Committee expects that, with gradual adjustments in the stance of monetary policy, economic activity will expand at a moderate pace and labor market conditions will strengthen somewhat further. Inflation is expected to remain low in the near term, in part because of earlier declines in energy prices, but to rise to 2 percent over the medium term as the transitory effects of past declines in energy and import prices dissipate and the labor market strengthens further. Near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced. The Committee continues to closely monitor inflation indicators and global economic and financial developments.

Against this backdrop, the Committee decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent. The Committee judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has strengthened but decided, for the time being, to wait for further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2 percent inflation.

In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the Committee will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments. In light of the current shortfall of inflation from 2 percent, the Committee will carefully monitor actual and expected progress toward its inflation goal. The Committee expects that economic conditions will evolve in a manner that will warrant only gradual increases in the federal funds rate; the federal funds rate is likely to remain, for some time, below levels that are expected to prevail in the longer run. However, the actual path of the federal funds rate will depend on the economic outlook as informed by incoming data.

The Committee is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction, and it anticipates doing so until normalization of the level of the federal funds rate is well under way. This policy, by keeping the Committee’s holdings of longer-term securities at...

09:14

A Message to Lightworkers -- September 21, 2016 Operation Disclosure

September 21, 2016

Caroline Oceana Ryan

This week’s channeling answers two questions from a reader, who asks:

First question: There are people who are so engulfed in the 3D illusion, that they cling to it with their very essence.

What options do they get when it comes to reincarnating? Some will not want a 5D experience.

We are all multidimensional beings, but there are those who choose 3D on very deep levels. I know those in bodies can stay in 3D, but what about those returning?

Second question: I live in a small town in California where UFO conversations are very common—it’s a busy place with very real Galactic experiences on a regular basis.

I get the distinct feeling the starships are visible to those vibrating at a certain frequency—is that one measure of how close our vibration is to approaching 5D?

[The Collective]


Greetings, dear ones! These are both fascinating questions, and we will speak of them each in turn.

It is so that many millions, at least half the human race, are still entrenched in third dimensional reality, to the point where they feel it is foolish to contemplate living in a higher reality before physical death occurs.

Your consciousness, which has grasped that one no longer has to leave the Earth in order to move into fifth dimensional life, is well ahead of these ones who are further behind you on the path of growth.

Their path is still sacred, and still a beautiful and thrilling journey, if a difficult and challenging one some days.



For those suffering in places of war or experiencing other situations of conflict, fear, lack of food and water, and loss of family members or illness, it is exceedingly challenging.

Yet we would say, that they chose to come to Earth at this challenging, even at times, frightening time in Her history, for the very experiences they are having now.

We wouldn’t say that they are not on the Ascension timeline, but that their Ascension timeline stretches out into a different path and trajectory than yours.

This does not mean that they are not Ascending.

It means that when they are ready, they will acknowledge both the possibility and the choice of Ascension.

They will choose to develop their Lightbody, transforming their Merkaba vehicle into the level of Light and higher awareness needed in order to move into the fifth dimension while still in the physical form.

Most of these lifeforms do desire a fifth dimensional experience.

You might say, that they think of nothing else, in their desire for safety, for normalcy, for creative expression, and for Love, including self-Love.

The karmic cycle of death and rebirth into another third dimensional existence is ending on Earth.

Those you speak of will not be reborn here, to continue their 3D experiences and path.


But they will not be born into a fifth dimensional Earth until they are fully capable of sustaining that vibration on all levels. Otherwise, their physical selves would not last more than an hour in 5D vibrational existence.

Trust that those who choose to continue in a 3D experience do so for their soul...

09:08

Whoops: North Korea Accidentally Let the World See Its Internet — And It Only Has 28 Sites Alternative News Network

By Piper McGowin

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It seems that a technical error in the hosting of the reclusive hermit kingdom allowed the world to have a glimpse at the never-before-seen world of the Internet — North Korea-style.

Based on what was captured, and subsequently revealed via Github, it seems that Kim Jong Un’s regime has allowed all of 28 websites to be registered, and many of those are apparently no longer functional.

Chances are that whoever let this leak out will be next in line for an execution via the wrath of Un, who has proven to be predictably petty and vindictive.

via CNBC:

Someone in North Korea is in a lot of trouble.

The secretive state somehow accidentally opened access to all the websites hosted on its servers, revealing that it only has 28 registered domains.

On Monday at around 10 p.m. Pacific time, North Korea’s nameserver – that contains information about all of the “.kp” websites – was misconfigured, allowing it to be accessed. This meant Matthew Bryant, a researcher, was able to access the domain names and some of the file data about the site.

Bryant dumped all of this on Github – a site that hosts computer code. It’s the first real look into the secret online world of the hermit state North Korea.

Of course, the majority of the North Korean population lives under a cloud of repression, and they have little, if any, access to modern devices or the Internet.

The minute footprint the nation’s users do have is surely the most policed and censored in the world – and that’s saying quite a bit after factoring in the Great Firewall of China and censorship measures taken globally via Facebook and other large platforms.

Still… we’re supposed to be shaking in our boots believing that North Korea might nuke us when they can’t even Internet?

Here’s just a few of the screenshots, as posted by NorthKoreaTech.org. Most of the websites carry ridiculous propaganda celebrating their Dear Leader… but then again, what else would you expect?

And here is what North Korea considers “national insurance”:

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Reddit posted a list, along with other information, about these curious sites from what is arguably the most isolated country on the planet. Here’s a list of all the websites and what they are in case the link doesn’t work anymore:

Whoops: North Korea Accidentally Let the World See Its Internet — And It Only Has 28 Sites The Daily Sheeple

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-5-54-32-pm

It seems that a technical error in the hosting of the reclusive hermit kingdom allowed the world to have a glimpse at the never-before-seen world of the Internet — North Korea-style.

Based on what was captured, and subsequently revealed via Github, it seems that Kim Jong Un’s regime has allowed all of 28 websites to be registered, and many of those are apparently no longer functional.

Chances are that whoever let this leak out will be next in line for an execution via the wrath of Un, who has proven to be predictably petty and vindictive.

via CNBC:

Someone in North Korea is in a lot of trouble.

The secretive state somehow accidentally opened access to all the websites hosted on its servers, revealing that it only has 28 registered domains.

On Monday at around 10 p.m. Pacific time, North Korea’s nameserver – that contains information about all of the “.kp” websites – was misconfigured, allowing it to be accessed. This meant Matthew Bryant, a researcher, was able to access the domain names and some of the file data about the site.

Bryant dumped all of this on Github – a site that hosts computer code. It’s the first real look into the secret online world of the hermit state North Korea.

Of course, the majority of the North Korean population lives under a cloud of repression, and they have little, if any, access to modern devices or the Internet.

The minute footprint the nation’s users do have is surely the most policed and censored in the world – and that’s saying quite a bit after factoring in the Great Firewall of China and censorship measures taken globally via Facebook and other large platforms.

Still… we’re supposed to be shaking in our boots believing that North Korea might nuke us when they can’t even Internet?

Here’s just a few of the screenshots, as posted by NorthKoreaTech.org. Most of the websites carry ridiculous propaganda celebrating their Dear Leader… but then again, what else would you expect?

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And here is what North Korea considers “national insurance”:

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Reddit posted a list, along with other information, about these curious sites from what is arguably the most isolated country on the planet. Here’s a list of all the websites and what they are in case the link doesn’t work anymore:

09:04

Kinich Ahau by Way of Laiolin -- Faith and the New Paradigm Operation Disclosure

The wisdom of the ages has sprung from the long dark night of the soul to be embraced by you now, my sweet ones. Our father sent his son to you to teach and awaken you. His teachings are the jewels of consciousness.

Christ Jesus taught that if you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can move mountains. He also told you what he has done; you will do only greater. He told you that he was the offspring of David, and the bright morning star (Revelation 22:16).

He spoke of his return. The second coming of Christ is within the hearts of humanity. Embrace his teachings. He taught you to forgive. Forgiveness is freedom; forgiveness is grace; forgiveness is release from bondage.

Yes, you have been hurt. Each of you was a victim of the great fear. Yes, you have suffered. Look not to the source of suffering amongst your fellow humans. Know that you have taken alternate incarnations as victims and victimizers. In the old paradigm, the good guys sought out evil and attempted to destroy it. The new paradigm is to seek the depth of our own shadow and unconditionally love it into healing.

The rule of the great fear has passed. The work now is to heal, forgive and move into a new state of grace and joy. The time of spiritual renaissance is at hand.

You have a great buffet of traditions and spiritual teachings available. The collective soul hungers for these gifts. Do not struggle in an attempt to find the exclusive truth, for truth is evident in all of these precious gifts and teachings.

Each is like a color band in a beautiful rainbow. You are to stand in your own truth next to your brothers and sisters in unconditional love, forming the RAINBOW FAMILY.

FAITH is your passport to the new world of PEACE. In the coming times, your faith will continue to be tested. You will be asked to take the leap of faith. Your lower mind, or logical mind, might scream out in disbelief, but the miracles will continue to manifest.

Imagine that you are like seeds beneath fertile loam. Imagine yourselves as the size of that seed and the amount of loam comparably. It appears as tons of soil- a great weight, indeed.

Your awakening is the alchemical bursting forth of that sprout. You seek your course of destiny, penetrating the darkness and expanding into a new world of light. The loam is not a barrier to your inevitable expansion. It will yield and fund all that you need to complete your journey.

So, too, the shadow will yield, offering you inevitable nourishment and making way for a new world of PEACE and PROSPERITY.

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER RAINBOW FAMILY.

In unconditional love,

Kinich Ahau by way of Laiolin


Source:

http://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/09/faith-and-new-paradigm-kinich-ahau-by.html

09:03

More than 800 immigrants mistakenly granted US citizenship Signs of the Times

The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren't caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases. DHS said in an emailed statement that an initial review of these cases suggest that some of the individuals may have ultimately qualified for citizenship, and that the lack of digital fingerprint records does not necessarily mean they committed fraud. The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth's auditors said they were all from "special interest countries" — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. The report did not identify those countries.

08:58

One down, a hundred or so to go: U.S. designates Nusra ally as terrorist group Signs of the Times

A rebel group operating in northern Syria has been designated by the US as a terrorist organization. Since its founding, Jund al-Aqsa has worked closely with the Al-Nusra Front and ISIS, but has not been viewed as terrorist until now. The State Department announced the designation on Tuesday, calling Jund al-Aqsa (JAA) "a terrorist group... that primarily operates in Idlib and Hama provinces" of northern Syria. Though the group has officially split and operates independently, "it is still openly aligned" with the Al-Qaeda affiliate known as Jabhat al-Nusra, the State Department said in a statement. To justify the designation, the State Department listed two suicide bombings conducted by the JAA in March 2015 on the outskirts of Idlib, as well as the February 2014 massacre of 40 civilians in Maan, a village in the central Hama province. There was no further explanation as to why it took so long to designate JAA a terrorist group, however.

08:55

Pepe Escobar: Playing algorithm'n blues Signs of the Times

We all live in the Age of the Algorithm. So here's a story that not only encapsulates the age, but dwells on how the algorithm obsession can go horribly wrong. It all started when Facebook censored the iconic photo of «napalm girl» Kim Phuch, which became a symbol of the Vietnam War recognized all over the world. The photo was featured in a Facebook post by Norwegian writer Tom Egeland, who wanted to start a debate on «seven photographs that changed the history of war». Not only his post was erased; Egeland was also suspended from Facebook. Aftenposten, the number one Norwegian daily, owned by Scandinavian media group Schibsted, duly relayed the news, alongside the photo. Facebook then asked the paper to erase the photo - or to render it unrecognizable in its online edition. Yet even before the paper responded, Facebook censored the article as well as the photo in Aftenposten's Facebook page. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg protested it all on her Facebook page. She was also censored. Aftenposten then slapped the whole story on its front page, alongside an open letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signed by the newspaper director, Espen Egil Hansen, accusing Facebook of abuse of power.

08:50

The violence, intolerance, monotheism nexus: Made in Ancient Israel Signs of the Times

With increasing clarity scholars of history and religion are coming to perceive a disturbing trifecta--a nexus that links monotheism, intolerance, and violence. Today the jihadists are the most prominent exponents of this noxious triad. As will be seen below, however, the Hebrew Bible is the originating locus. To be sure, violence is a human universal. To take an extreme example, consider the wars conducted by the Aztecs to procure victims for their rituals of human sacrifice. These conflicts were bloody, but they were not undertaken to maintain and extend an intolerant monotheistic faith. The Aztecs were quite content to leave the polytheistic beliefs of their own nation, and those of their neighbors, just as they were. Matters were different among the ancient Israelites. As the Egyptologist Jan Assmann notes: "[t]he accounts of the Exodus from Egypt, violently forced upon Pharaoh by God-sent plagues--and even more so the conquest in Canaan--depict the birth of the Israelite nation and the rise of monotheism (these two being aspects of the same process) in terms of extreme violence." The prominent place of these motifs in the historical memory of the people who created the Hebrew Bible makes them highly significant. In addition to the glorification of violence, these narrative reveal a demonization of the Egyptians and the Canaanites. And demonization is often a prelude to aggression.

08:49

EBRD lends 5 mln euro to Bulgaria's Elana Agrocredit to back land ownership by farmers RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

19 Sep 2016 | SeeNewsThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is lending five million euro to Bulgaria's Elana Agrocredit, a company offering long-term financial lease contracts to farmers seeking to acquire agricultural land.

08:49

Chinese investors are buying up French farmland RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

19 Sep 2016 | MarketplaceIn the Berry, the heart of French cereal farming in the center of the country, Chinese buyers have been purchasing farmland in order to assure food supplies for their growing population.

08:49

ICC move fuels debate on Cambodian case RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

19 Sep 2016 | Phnom Penh PostA new paper from the International Criminal Court laying out a shift in focus to crimes linked to environmental destruction and the unlawful dispossession of land has rekindled the debate over whether the court will launch an investigation into a case highlighting land-grabbing in Cambodia.

08:49

Lao government promises over land are met with suspicion RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

20 Sep 2016 | RFALaos's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has estimated that government officials have given more than one million hectares of the country's total land area of 23.7 million hectares as concessions to foreign investors

08:49

Tanzania: The dilemmas and difficulties of land policy reform RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

20 Sep 2016 | The CitizenIs there such a thing as "responsible large-scale investment in land and agriculture"? asks Prof Marjorie Mbilinyi.

08:49

China's Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

21 Sep 2016 | Farm WeeklyIn its second swoop on prime northern NSW cattle country this year, Chinese-owned pastoral business, Rifa Salutary, has snapped up another two aggregations for an estimated $55 million.

08:49

MoU signed to help Chinese agriculture go global RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

21 Sep 2016 | china.org.cnThe China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) signed a memorandum of understanding on strengthening a partnership to help the Chinese agriculture industry go global in Beijing on Tuesday. China has invested a total of US$7.18 billion in overseas agricultural projects.

08:49

Land Portal launches innovative dynamic country portfolios based on linked open data RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

21 Sep 2016 | Land PortalInclusive approach in concert with Mekong region partners forges unprecedented access to data and information on land

08:49

Liberia land policy a ‘challenge to national development' RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

14 Sep 2016 | Mongabay Liberia has long been plagued by disputes over land for farming and forestry including double land sales, corporate land grabbing, local disputes over territory, and equal gender access to land.

08:45

Vanessa Beeley on RT: ‘Terrorist Factions Have Been Imposed on Syria by US-NATO-GCC Coalition’ Alternative News Network

By 21wire

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21st Century Wire says…

International tensions around Syria have reached a fever pitch following the recent attack on a UN Aid Convoy near Aleppo, and also the recent massacre carried out via a US Coalition airstrike which killed over 70 Syrian Army soldiers and wounding a further 100. Still, Washington, led by regime change hawks John Kerry and Samantha Power, claims that everything is “Russia’s fault” and “the Syrian regime’s fault” – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

21WIRE special contributor Vanessa Beeley spoke to RT International today about these, and other urgent aspects unfolding in the Syrian Conflict, including the exposure of terrorist-embedded and western-funded faux ‘NGOs’ the White Helmets and Aleppo Media Centre. Watch:


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08:43

Snowden warns if you value your privacy, do not use Google Allo Signs of the Times

Google Allo, the new "smart" chat app launched on Wednesday, is 'dangerous' and should be avoided, according to whistleblower Edward Snowden. The ex-NSA contractor posted a series of Tweets to warn everyone away from the chat app, which he says will "record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request". Allo, designed to unseat chat pack leader WhatsApp, promises to deliver quick conversations with features like; "Smart Reply" that can guess your answers and respond to messages with just the tap of a button, and "Google Assistant", which answers your questions and helps you search for things directly in your chat.

08:42

“They targeted us intentionally to help ISIS”: Obama Protecting Terrorists with Airstrikes in Syria Alternative News Network

By Global Research

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by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

These testimonies by Syrian soldiers who are fighting the Islamic State rebels (ISIS-Daesh) confirm what we already know.

The United States of America is not fighting the terrorists in Syria.

The Obama administration, with the support of its allies including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, is supporting the Islamic State (ISIS Daesh).

Obama’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria and Iraq is bogus.

Read carefully — The testimonies confirm the unspoken truth:

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

– We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.

– A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area.

– The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.

– IS fighters attacked us immediately after and during the US strikes. Some of them were laughing.

– US drones and helicopters opened fire from machine guns on our retreated forces
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– It for sure wasn’t a mistake, they targeted us intentionally to help IS.


- America is ISIS itself.

Translation from Arabic (H. E)

The US Air strikes were deliberate, they were carefully planned and coordinated with ISIS-Daesh commandos on the ground.

The bombings enabled the ISIS-Daesh Islamic State mercenaries to wage an effective counterattack against Syrian government forces.

The “incident” was casually dismissed by America’s media: “US airstrikes Missed ISIS, but Damaged US Policy in Syria”.

Fake media reports support a fake “war on terrorism”: Sorry, collateral damage, we got our targets mixed up…

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And then they tell us (i.e the Western media) that the Islamic State is threatening the Western World, that ISIS-Daesh cells are responsible for the terror attacks in Europe and the US.

“The US homeland is under attack and we must defend ourselves.”

Nonsense! Washington and its allies are the State Sponsors of Terrorism.

The various jihadist organizations including ISIS-Daesh and al Nusra are supported and funded by the Western military alliance.

In the words of Oliver Stone:

‘We’re Not under Threat. We Are the Threat’

“We Must Defend Ourselves”

The weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey have served to distract public attention from the fact (amply documented) that US forces in Syria are protecting the ISIS-Daesh terrorists.

According to Obama, the terrorists (in NY and NJ) were:

...

“They targeted us intentionally to help ISIS”: Obama Protecting Terrorists with Airstrikes in Syria The Daily Sheeple

isisdollar

by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

These testimonies by Syrian soldiers who are fighting the Islamic State rebels (ISIS-Daesh) confirm what we already know.

The United States of America is not fighting the terrorists in Syria.

The Obama administration, with the support of its allies including Turkey and Saudi Arabia, is supporting the Islamic State (ISIS Daesh).

Obama’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria and Iraq is bogus.

Read carefully — The testimonies confirm the unspoken truth:

OBAMA IS PROTECTING THE TERRORISTS

– We [Syrian soldiers] first thought the aircraft are support to us after the first 2 shots, but we quickly found out that they are targeting our forces aggressively, while we were fighting IS terrorists. The aircraft used cluster bombs against us.

– A day before the airstrikes, the [US] drones were flying and scanning all the area.

– The US air-strikes destroyed all our equipment and defense points.

– IS fighters attacked us immediately after and during the US strikes. Some of them were laughing.

– US drones and helicopters opened fire from machine guns on our retreated forces
.

– It for sure wasn’t a mistake, they targeted us intentionally to help IS.


- America is ISIS itself.

Translation from Arabic (H. E)

The US Air strikes were deliberate, they were carefully planned and coordinated with ISIS-Daesh commandos on the ground.

The bombings enabled the ISIS-Daesh Islamic State mercenaries to wage an effective counterattack against Syrian government forces.

The “incident” was casually dismissed by America’s media: “US airstrikes Missed ISIS, but Damaged US Policy in Syria”.

Fake media reports support a fake “war on terrorism”: Sorry, collateral damage, we got our targets mixed up…

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screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-15-26-23

And then they tell us (i.e the Western media) that the Islamic State is threatening the Western World, that ISIS-Daesh cells are responsible for the terror attacks in Europe and the US.

“The US homeland is under attack and we must defend ourselves.”

Nonsense! Washington and its allies are the State Sponsors of Terrorism.

The various jihadist organizations including ISIS-Daesh and al Nusra are supported and funded by the Western military alliance.

In the words of Oliver Stone:

‘We’re Not under Threat. We Are the Threat’

“We Must Defend Ourselves”

The weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey have served to distract public attention from the fact (amply documented) that...

08:37

Iridescent hummingbird’s feathers Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Brilliant Iridescent Throat Plumes of the Bumblebee Hummingbird

3 July 2016

The feathers on this hummingbird’s throat are surprising. One minute they’re bright red, the next, black. This is known as iridescence, a common, showy feature of many birds’ plumages, from hummingbirds to starlings to jays to ducks.

Iridescence doesn’t exist as a pigment—it is a structural color created by light striking the feathers. In each iridescent feather, keratin, melanin, and air are arranged in such a way that the appearance of the feather changes at different viewing angles.

Bumblebee hummingbirds live in Mexico. They are the smallest birds in the world.

Hummingbird migration: here.

08:36

Venezuela opposes foreign intervention in Syria in UNSC, UN seeks Iranian support in resolving Syria/Yemen crises Signs of the Times

Venezuela will affirm its support for President Bashar Assad's government in Damascus and oppose the ongoing foreign military intervention in Syria during a United Nations Security Council debate on Wednesday, Venezuelan ambassador to the United Nations Rafael Ramirez told Sputnik. "We are going to have a debate tomorrow... we are going to expose our position, first of all, supporting the legitimate government of Syria, President Bashar al-Assad. Secondly, asking to avoid foreign intervention in the conflict," Ramirez said on Tuesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The UN Security Council will convene on Wednesday with the conflict in Syria and faltering ceasefire on the top of the agenda. The 71st UN General Assembly has focused heavily on the refugee crisis, which has been exacerbated in Syria after five years of civil war. Ramirez explained that "the best help for the Syrian refugees is to stop the war." He went on to condemn the United States intervening directly in Syria, and violating the cessation of hostilities with the Sunday airstrikes that hit a Syrian Army position outside the city of Deir ez-Zor.

08:32

Florida company responsible for 215m gallons radioactive water leak admits fault in delay informing public Signs of the Times

A sinkhole the size of 300 Olympic swimming pools at a Florida fertilizer plant has leaked radioactive wastewater into the state's aquifer. It took the company more than three weeks to alert the public. Fixing the leak will cost $20 to $50 million. The retention pond which dissolved into the 45-foot wide sinkhole contained hazardous waste, including phosphogypsum, a radioactive byproduct resulting from the production of phosphate fertilizer. The 215 million gallons of waste contained uranium, radium and radon gas. Samples from the groundwater in the Tampa area have so far showed no contamination, according to Mosaic, a phosphate fertilizer facility. But residents with private wells are worried.

08:19

Clashes over Charlotte police shooting World News – Echonetdaily

 Robbie Miller, center, cries as she and fellow students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte hold a vigil following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott at The Village at College Downs apartment complex in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo)

Robbie Miller, center, cries as she and fellow students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte hold a vigil following Tuesday’s police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott at The Village at College Downs apartment complex in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo)

Police officers have been injured and a highway shut down during protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man.

The protests broke out on Tuesday after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a black officer at an apartment complex on the city’s northeast.

They continued into early Wednesday when TV footage showed dozens of protesters on Interstate 85 apparently looting semi-trucks and setting their contents on fire on the highway.

Photos and TV video showed police firing tear gas to break up the crowd. Some officers were in riot gear.

The unrest in Charlotte came just hours after another demonstration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, over the shooting there of an unarmed black man by police.

Charlotte police officers went to the complex looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott – who was not the suspect they were looking for – inside a car, department spokesman Keith Trietley said in a statement.

Officers saw Scott get out of the car with a gun and then get back in, Trietley said. When officers approached, the man exited the car with the gun again.

At that point, officers deemed the man a threat and at least one fired a weapon, he said.

Scott was taken to Carolinas Medical Centre and pronounced dead.

The officer, who shot Scott, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure in such cases.

Detectives recovered a gun at the scene and were interviewing witnesses, Trietley said.

Police blocked access to the area, which is near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as protesters gathered after the shooting.

Some protesters were heard yelling “Black lives matter,” and “Hands up, don’t shoot!”

One person held up a sign saying “Stop Killing Us.”

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm and tweeted that “the community deserves answers.”

 

The post Clashes over Charlotte police shooting appeared first on Echonetdaily.

08:18

Iran holds nationwide military parades, tells U.S. to get out of Gulf - cozies up with Turkey Signs of the Times

Iran has displayed some of its latest military hardware in a parade in the capital Tehran held to mark the anniversary of the 1980 invasion by Iraq, while also warning the US to end its naval presence in the Persian Gulf. Tanks, missiles and the Russian-made S-300 air defense system were just some of the military units that Iran put on show at the parade, which took place in front of the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The chiefs of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, including Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and various other military general commanders, were in attendance to salute local soldiers and special forces, as well as to observe the display of heavy Iranian and Russian-made artillery. Parades were held across the county and in the port of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf. Around 500 vessels, submarines and helicopters were put on show, as Iran commemorated the 36th anniversary of the start of its eight-year war with neighboring Iraq.

08:16

Hormonal Health for Women Alternative News Network

By Andrew Ellis

As women, hormonal fluctuations throughout our life cycles are natural and important for our health and well-being. Hormonal fluctuations that cause pain and illness, however, are not. A widespread misconception among women and traditional medical practitioners alike is that common “female problems” are simply to be endured as a normal part of being a woman. In extreme cases, symptoms are treated with pharmaceuticals—including hormones—but the underlying cause often is not addressed.

Hormonal Problems: the Bigger Picture

What practitioners often do not recognize or acknowledge is that these maladies are a manifestation of a cascade of hormonal imbalances—they don’t just stem from the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Most traditional healthcare practitioners don’t look beyond the female sex hormones to identify the root cause, but these hormones tell only part of our stories—and not necessarily the most important part. Other hormones involved in this story include epinephrine, norepinephrine, insulin, cortisol, ghrelin, leptin, and neurotransmitters, just to name a few.

Getting our hormones into balance is not difficult to achieve, nor does it always require pharmaceutical intervention.

The Most Common Hormonal Conditions

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): PMS can begin well before a woman starts her first menstrual cycle. Symptoms can ebb and flow throughout her years of menstruation. Common symptoms include headaches, nausea, moodiness, weight gain, bloating, irritability, lethargy, fatigue, and food cravings.

Dysmenorrhea: This is when pain—a deep ache, cramps, or sometimes acute pain—occurs at ovulation, shortly before, or at the onset of a menstrual period.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): This endocrine disorder is characterized by irregular periods, lack of periods (amenorrhea), infertility, acne, excess hair, obesity, and high cholesterol. The key features concern hormone levels, especially insulin, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. In fact, compelling research links PCOS with insulin resistance, something that will be addressed in more detail later in this article. The good news is that this is easy to treat.

Difficult Perimenopause: This is the female body’s natural transition out of childbearing age: it is often associated with symptoms of hormonal imbalance like fatigue, moodiness, hot flashes, foggy thinking, loss of sensuality, anxiety, night sweats, and weight gain (especially around the waist and hips).

The most important fact in all of this is that these are not problems to be endured or treated. No matter your age or how long you’ve battled these issues, this is not your lot in life. Effective and permanent relief is readily available, within reach, and in your control.

Hormones 101

The word “hormone” comes from a Greek word meaning “messenger.” Each of the body’s dozens of hormones has a specific type of message to relay. Our hormones are intricately interrelated and interdependent, much like a symphony, so an imbalance of one causes a cascade effect on the others. Finding and maintaining a hormonal balance is in every woman’s reach. I’ll share some basic tips on how to do that.

Common Types and Causes of Hormonal Imbalance

Many lifestyle factors affect hormonal health, including diet, stress, exercise, and sleep. Environmental toxins like noise pollution and toxic ingredients in everyday products like cosmetics also affect hormonal health. But the main drivers of hormone imbalance are food and stress.

A key hormonal cascade—or downward spiral—begins with c...

08:14

China calls for N. Korean denuclearisation World News – Echonetdaily

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un with his generals and other officers. (AAP)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un with his generals and other officers. (AAP)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says countries must remain committed to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula while seeking a solution to the North Korean nuclear issue through dialogue.

Li, in a speech to the annual United Nations General Assembly, said maritime disputes should also be resolved through talks, a reference to disputes in the South China Sea.

‘We should remain committed to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula … and seek consultation and dialogue for a solution, so as to maintain the international nuclear non-proliferation regime,’ Li said.

‘China also maintains that disputes concerning territory and maritime rights and interests should be resolved through dialogue and negotiation. We need to expand common ground while shelving differences.’

China has competing maritime claims with several East Asian countries and its assertive pursuit of territory in the South China Sea is a potential flashpoint and a cause of significant friction in its relations with the United States.

China is North Korea’s neighbour and main ally, but has been angered by its repeated missile and nuclear tests and backed tough UN sanctions on Pyongyang.

At the same time, it has repeatedly called for a return to international talks to resolve the issue, in spite of skepticism of other world powers.

UN diplomats said China and the United States have started discussions on a possible UN sanctions resolution on North Korea.

Washington said Li and US President Barack Obama agreed in New York on Monday to step up cooperation in the UN Security Council and in law enforcement channels.

Obama said on Tuesday that North Korea’s nuclear tests were a danger to all and it must face consequences.

China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning Hongxiang Industrial, a Chinese conglomerate headed by a Communist Party cadre that the Obama administration thinks has a role in assisting North Korea’s nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported this week.

China’s Foreign Ministry said the Liaoning Hongxiang Group was under investigation following the provisions of UN resolution 2270, which imposed tighter sanctions on North Korea in March.

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08:14

Government unwilling to address systematic human rights violations at UN-backed review RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

(Paris, Bangkok) The Thai government has shown its unwillingness to address serious and systematic human rights violations during Thailand's second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), FIDH and its member organizations Union for Civil Liberty (UCL) and Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw) said today. The outcome of Thailand's second UPR will be officially adopted on 23 September 2016 during the 33rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, which is currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland. [...]

08:13

Armenia Lowers Energy Prices RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Move comes after 15 years of continuously rising charges. Critics have accused the Armenian government of reducing electricity and gas tariffs as a political ploy ahead of elections next April. Just over a year after mass protests in the capital Yerevan over a controversial 16 per cent hike in power prices, gas charges were reduced on July 1 and electricity on August 1. (See also Armenia Electrified). On September 15, Armenia´s newly appointed prime minister Karen Karapetyan called for a [...]

08:12

Would You Rather Risk Getting Zika Or Be Sprayed With Toxic Pesticides? The Sleuth Journal

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In the worst real life game of “Would You Rather” ever, many Florida residents would far prefer to risk contracting the Zika virus than to be sprayed like a bug.

This week, protesters showed up in gas masks to let the Miami Beach City Commission know how they really feel about aerial spraying of Naled in their neighborhoods.

Things got kind of heated.

Officials were booed and cursed . The CDC was slammed for not revealing the exact locations that mosquitoes carrying the virus have been found. Mosquitoes only move short distances from their hatching grounds, so it’s easy to pinpoint problem areas.

Some residents said they would prefer to face contracting the Zika virus than face the issues that spraying can cause in humans.

This reminds me of the time many years ago when I had to flea-bomb a house. You had to put away all food or dishes that might contain food, cover your plants, put the thing in the center of the house, and then hurry out before you inhaled the spray that came out of it. But this is worse because you can’t get away from the effects completely. When you are being doused with pesticides from a plane flying overhead, there’s really no escape, is there? Your carefully nurtured organic garden is no longer organic. Your outdoor pets are doused. Your children’s swingset it coated. Everything exposed to the outdoors is now tainted with toxic chemicals.

Here’s how Naled can affect humans

While we can’t even be convinced that Zika is as big of a concern as the officials are saying it is, we know that Naled can be disastrous to human health.

Made in China by Zhejiang Rayfull Chemicals Co. Ltd., the data sheet of this specific spray says nothing about the reproductive, teratogenic, and mutagenic effects of the toxin on humans. Although it lists some effects on humans, the information is rather scant.

So has this stuff even been fully tested? Well, just on three species of bacteria. It caused mutations in all but one.

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08:12

UK Minister happy for US to share Syrian intelligence with Russia Alternative News Network

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US-Russia Intelligence Coordination on Syria Shows Common Aim – UK Minister for Africa and the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said that plans by the United States and Russia to share information on terrorist targets in Syria does not raise concerns but instead reveals a shared interest in defeating extremism.

Plans by the United States and Russia to share information on terrorist targets in Syria does not raise concerns but instead reveals a shared interest in defeating extremism, UK Minister for Africa and the Middle East Tobias Ellwood told Sputnik. “The bigger picture is that we have a process in place to share intelligence to make sure that we can defeat extremism in Syria, and that is what we are all focused on,” Ellwood said Wednesday at a counterterrorism event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Ellwood, who is also a legislator in the UK House of Commons, stated that he is not concerned that the United States, a key ally of his government, would be sharing intelligence with Russia. Earlier Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the UN Security Council and said preparations were being made to achieve military and intelligence cooperation with Russia concerning operations in Syria.

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08:12

UN to fight drug-resistant superbugs World News – Echonetdaily

Common intestinal bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Image by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Common intestinal bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Image by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

United Nations member countries have pledged for the first time to take steps to tackle the threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs in a coordinated effort to curb the spread of infections by pathogens that defy antimicrobial medicines.

The pledge during the annual UN General Assembly in New York followed years of warnings by global health officials about the rise of drug-resistant infections, which threaten to wipe out all effective antibiotics and antifungal medicines, leaving the world vulnerable to simple infections that once could be easily cured.

‘Antimicrobial resistance poses a fundamental threat to human health, development and security,’ said Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of World Health Organization, the global health arm of the United Nations.

This marked only the fourth time that a General Assembly had taken up a health-related issue, joining past sessions on HIV, non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and the Ebola virus.

Drug-resistant pathogens have flourished because of overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs used in humans, animals and crops, as well as the spread of residues from these medicines in the soil, crops and water.

Common infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and post-operative infections, as well as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, are becoming increasingly hard to treat because of antimicrobial resistance.

In a joint statement, countries pledged to develop national action plans on antimicrobial resistance based on a WHO global action plan developed in 2015.
They called for stronger systems to monitor drug-resistant infections and the volume of antimicrobials used in humans, animals and crops, as well as increased international cooperation and funding.

The countries also pledged to tighten the regulation of antimicrobial medicines, increase communication on how best to use them and find new alternatives to such medicines, including the use of better diagnostics to match the right treatment with the right infection, and the use of vaccines to prevent infections.

‘The commitments made today must now be translated into swift, effective, lifesaving actions across the human, animal and environmental health sectors. We are running out of time,’ Chan said.

 

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08:11

The Changing Face of Omega-3s Alternative News Network

By Andrew Ellis

Fish oil has long been the king of omega-3s, but the field is changing. Omega-3s show up in a wide variety of foods and supplements originating from both plants and animals. They come in three varieties (each of which have their own merits), are an essential part of the membrane of each cell in the body, and help correct or prevent a long list of conditions. And studies estimate that 99 percent of Americans are deficient.

What We Learned from the Eskimos

Though we have known about the importance of omega-3 fatty acids for normal growth and health since the 1930s (or possibly before, if you consider cod liver oil remedies), our understanding took a major leap forward thanks to a landmark 1971 study Danish researchers published in The Lancet. In their study they found that Greenland Eskimos, though often obese, had very low levels of heart disease. They were getting a tremendous amount of omega-3s through their diet, which featured far more fatty fish than most citizens of the Western world. The study’s authors noted that “Coronary atherosclerosis is almost unknown among these people when living in their original cultural environment.”

A sample population of Eskimos living in Denmark showed that their rates of heart disease were comparable to the overall population. In other words, it wasn’t the genes, it was the fish that made heart disease a nonissue. The study sparked an interest and soon fish oil became nearly synonymous with omega-3s.

Omega-3 is a Family Name

The term “omega-3” does not refer to a specific fat, but rather a group of three polyunsatured fatty acids (or PUFAs) that share certain characteristics. These fats are mainly referred to by their acronyms, ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosatetraenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). So, while it is true that tuna and flaxseed both contain omega-3s, tuna offers EPA and DHA, while flaxseed offers ALA, and each will affect health differently.

What Kind of Omega-3 do I Need?

The ever conservative Mayo Clinic writes, “There is supportive evidence from multiple studies that suggests the intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides; reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms, and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease; slows the buildup of atherosclerotic plaques (‘hardening of the arteries’); and lowers blood pressure slightly. However, high doses may have harmful effects, such as an increased risk of bleeding. Although similar benefits have been proposed for alpha-linolenic acid [ALA], the scientific evidence is less compelling, and the beneficial effects may be less pronounced.”

Dr. Oz notes that, on top of those effects, omega-3s lubricate joints, decrease systemic inflammation, fight wrinkles, protect vision, attack acne, help the brain, increase fertility in both men and women, and are a prerequisite for pregnancy because they greatly aid brain development in the fetus and reduce the mother’s risk of depression.

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08:09

Greenland ice loss bigger than thought World News – Echonetdaily

Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds (18 trillion kilograms) more ice a year than scientists thought, according to a new study that used GPS to help estimate how much is melting.

So instead of losing on average 550 trillion pounds of ice each year between 2003 and 2013, Greenland lost about 590 trillion pounds, said co-author Michael Bevis of Ohio State University in a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances .

That’s about a 7.6 per cent difference.

‘The Empire State Building weighs 730 million pounds, so 40 trillion pounds a year is the equivalent to more than 50,000 Empire State Buildings.
If you look at the last 15 years since we’ve been having these measurements, it’s clearly getting worse, the ice loss,’ Bevis said.

‘It is pretty scary.’

‘Overall, though, it is still a small percentage. I don’t think it changes the picture of what’s going on’, cautioned study co-author Beata Csatho at the University at Buffalo.

The extra ice loss adds a tiny amount – one-sixtieth of an inch (0.4 mm) a decade – to global sea level rise, Bevis said.

‘Not good news certainly as the values are already larger than we’d had wished, but not a dramatic change in the overall already very alarming pattern we’ve been seeing over the past couple decades,’ said Duke University climate scientist Drew Shindell, who wasn’t part of the study team.

Most measurements of ice sheet loss in Greenland and Antarctica use a satellite that measures changes in gravity and uses computer simulations to calculate the weight loss of ice.

But the trouble is that as ice sheets melt, ground juts up to take its place, both instantly and slowly over centuries.

The rocks that rise to replace the heavier ice are counted in the overall ice mass by the satellite and thus the satellites overstate how much ice there is, Bevis said.

 

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07:52

Inexplicable things are happening in American elections Alternative News Network

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Why does Trump have grounds to say that elections will be rigged? What are the US elections vulnerable to? And may they be invalidated? How frauds are carried out? Whose creatures are Clinton and Trump? – Pravda.Ru conducted an interview with David Kerans, analyst for the Strategic Culture Foundation in Moscow, PhD in Russian history. –

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07:51

Emperor Nero gold coin discovered in Jerusalem Dear Kitty. Some blog

Emperor Nero gold coin from Jerusalem

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Gold coin, 2000 years old, has been found in Jerusalem

Today, 21:48

In Jerusalem, archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery. They found a rare gold coin, which is about 2000 years old.

The coin was probably made in the year 56 or 57 AD, CNN reports. The Romans had conquered Jerusalem more than a century earlier . “The coin is noteworthy because it is the first time that such a coin has been found at an excavation,” says archaeologist Shimon Gibson. “Coins like this are usually found in private collections and it is unclear then where the money originated.”

One side of the coin features a portrait of the Roman emperor Nero. Around the portrait it says “Nero Caesar AVG Imp.” At that time, Roman rulers called themselves Caesar in order to indicate that they were emperors. On the side of the coin is ‘EX S C’ and ‘Pontif Max TR P III’. Based on these letters archaeologists were able to determine how old the coin is.

24K

“Because it is a gold coin, there is no rust. Therefore, you can still see everything very well,” said a professor of archeology. “The gold is also of very good quality. We are talking about 24 carats. 99 percent of that coin is gold.”

The location of the find, south of the old town of Jerusalem, suggests that rich people lived in that place at the time of the Roman occupation.

07:50

Wells Fargo Shows Exactly How Structural Racism Works RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing this week, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf argued that the company's troubles didn't reflect a culture of corruption but were caused by some 5,000 rogue “team members.” Stumpf was trying to explain why his company's employees had created more than 2 million fake accounts for customers. He told a mostly unsympathetic audience, which included Sen. Elizabeth Warren, that “wrongful sales practice behavior goes entirely against our values, ethics and [...]

07:43

Suburban exorcisms in modern-day Australia Signs of the Times

In churches, community halls and even living rooms, Satan and his army of fallen angels - or demons - are on the warpath. Or so exorcists would have us believe. They say it's a supernatural battle between God and the Devil... all taking place within the body of a human. "It's very real and people do get demonized and sometimes fully possessed," Pastor Maurice Chapman told The Feed. "They can't sleep at night. They have nightmares. Many feel actual physical attacks. There are scratches." Pastor Chapman specialises in one-on one exorcisms. On the day he was interviewed, he was dealing with a particularly stubborn demon in Dermott, who had been undergoing deliverance for a week. "I had depression and a bit of anxiety, but I had a lot of tiredness and memory loss and stuff and I said well you know, I'll give it a go and see what the Lord has to offer for me.

07:36

What could go wrong? Obama administration wants to arm Syrian Kurds against ISIS for major offensive before he leaves office Signs of the Times

The Obama administration is weighing a military plan to directly arm Syrian Kurdish fighters combating the Islamic State, a major policy shift that could speed up the offensive against the terrorist group but also sharply escalate tensions between Turkey and the United States. The plan has been under discussion by the National Security Council staff at a moment when President Obama has directed aides to examine all proposals that could accelerate the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Mr. Obama has told aides that he wants an offensive well underway before he leaves office that is aimed at routing the Islamic State from Raqqa, the group's de facto capital in northern Syria. Deciding whether to arm the Syrian Kurds is a difficult decision for Mr. Obama, who is caught in the middle trying to balance the territorial and political ambitions of Turkey and the Syrian Kurds, two warring American allies that Washington needs to combat the Islamic insurgency.

07:33

False Flag? US-NATO-Rebel Coalition Appear to Have Fabricated UN Convoy Evidence Alternative News Network

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How “We Know” Russia or Syria Bombed the Aleppo Aid Convoy

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Washington’s Meaningless Confidence

On September 19, someone attacked a convoy of tucks delivering aid to a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Anti-government activists were emphatic the helicopters dropping barrel bombs, followed by fighter jet strikes, which also used cluster bombs and-or machine gunned the area, keeping rebel help at bay so more witnesses would bleed to death.

“We know it was an airstrike and not one from the coalition. We don’t know if it was Russia or the regime,” the only others flying over Syria, a senior administration official said. “In either case, the Russians have a responsibility certainly to avoid doing it themselves, but also to keep restraint on the regime.”

We know this? It’s not explained how. It sounds like the model of aircraft isn’t known, nor whose they were, just that they were present, in the air, and not ours. But another unnamed official said “two Russian SU-24 attack aircraft were in the sky above the convoy at the precise moment it was hit in Urum al-Kubra.” (BBC) This sounds like a radar finding, but it could be just empty words also. The official also noted the strike “was too sophisticated to have been carried out by the Syrian army.” Is it really excess sophistication? Or just that they just want to blame Russia specifically at this time?

There will be no radar proof brought forth, probably because they were watching and saw no movements. Most likely, this is nothing but circular reasoning – there was an airstrike that must have been the Russians, and they would use SU-24 jets, as usual, operating in pairs. But it will be read as independent proof – what odds that a possible airstrike happened while Russian jets were overhead? Obvious, “Putin crime!”

The US says it’s very certain. Uh-huh. A couple days earlier they were just as clear their aircraft were massacring Islamic State fighters near Deir Ezzour – in an area they, and not the Syrian army, normally held. After killing and wounding nearly 200 Syrian soldiers manning a well-known army-held position (see right), they stopped over Russia’s protest. Now they’re now trying to become sure those were Assad prisoners turned into unwilling soldiers, and/or dressed up as ISIS and put in a crucial spot in the hopes the US would kill them and get embarrassed. But it never works. The US these days seems to be far above shame or embarrassment, as they and their minions...

07:29

Wall Street Goes “All In” for Hillary Clinton Alternative News Network

By Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

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Wall Street, America’s most despised industry, is putting all of its eggs in the Hillary Clinton basket. I must say, I’m actually pretty shocked at the extent to which the industry’s heavyweights are backing her. There’s really only one explanation — they know she’s a sure thing.

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07:29

Armed attack on Israeli embassy in Turkey, suspect wounded Signs of the Times

A suspect has been shot and wounded by a security guard after launching an attack on the Israeli embassy in Ankara, Turkey, according to an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson. All embassy staff are safe. The Ankara governor's office has said that the suspect seems to be mentally unstable, with no connections to any organization found yet, Reuters reports.

07:25

Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression: Volume 2 BlogFactory

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07:22

OASIS Water Purification (50) Tablets BlogFactory

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07:17

Massachusetts supreme court rules black men have legitimate reason to run from police Signs of the Times

Based on the disproportionate number of police stops of black males in Boston and a state law that does not require individuals to speak to police or remain in their presence, Massachusetts' highest court ruled that a black man had reason to flee police. The case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was based on the gun conviction of Jimmy Warren, who was arrested in December 2011 while Roxbury police investigated a break-in. Based on a description of "dark clothing," police approached Warren and another man. The pair ran from the cops, but were later searched and arrested. Warren was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm even though he was not armed at the time of his arrest. An unlicensed gun had been recovered by police in a nearby yard, WBUR reported, and Warren was eventually convicted.

07:08

With His New Film, Greg Palast Races to Save the 2016 Election Before It’s Stolen (Video) Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines

For the investigative journalist, the 2000 election was only the beginning, not exactly serving as a safeguard to ensure that similar trouble—and more—won’t happen again. Far from it.

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07:07

Russia Sending Flagship Aircraft Carrier to Syria Coast BlogFactory

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia’s defense minister said on Wednesday that Moscow was dispatching its flagship aircraft carrier to bolster its forces in the Eastern Mediterranean off Syria.
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07:06

Hoax? 'Suspicious' duffel bag outside Los Angeles federal building prompts bomb squad, street closures Signs of the Times

A suspicious duffel bag left outside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles prompted the arrival of a police bomb squad and the closure of some downtown streets, authorities said. An unidentified man was seen dropping off a duffel bag about 8:15 p.m. outside the building, which houses a federal courthouse and offices for the U.S. Marshals, among other agencies, according to Officer Jenny Houser of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPD's bomb squad was called to the building in the 200 block of East Temple Street, and found the bag did not pose a threat. The bag contained personal items, police said.

07:05

The Health Benefits Of Invertase The Sleuth Journal

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Invertase is a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme that splits sucrose (common table sugar) into its component parts, glucose and fructose. It is generally derived from a beneficial strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and then purified to be used either by itself or as a part of a multi-enzyme formula. Combined with other carbohydrates, it enhances the overall digestion of starch, sugar and other carbohydrates.

Invertase’s ability to break down (hydrolyze) the bond between fructose and glucose makes it a vital part of the digestion of complex sugars into blood sugar (glucose) which can be used as a ready fuel source by the body. It is also known as beta-fructofuranosidase and may be listed under this name on some product labels and scientific literature.

Invertase is one of the essential enzymes nature uses to help us digest sugars. Commonly found in bee pollen and yeast sources, invertase plays a key role not only in digestive processes, but also, and perhaps more importantly, in overall human disease prevention, physical rejuvenation and anti-ageing processes. As we age, we have less access to this natural enzyme, resulting in a reduced ability to extract the vital nutrients from the food we eat. It can also slow our digestive process, as sugars and starches are such a big part of most American diets. And, while some forms of sugar and carbohydrates are good for the body, they cannot be absorbed or digested well without the help of the invertase enzyme.

It is also created naturally by bees, who use its ability to hydrolyze the sugars in raw nectar to create the delicious honey that we eat. Honeybees produce massive amounts of the enzyme as it breaks the bond between glucose and fructose, adding hydrogen and hydroxide. In contrast to many other enzymes, invertase has the distinct ability to remain active within a wide range of pH levels.

The Health Benefits of Invertase

1. Natural Immune Booster

Enzymes found in honey, such as invertase have been studied for their metabolic activity. Studies done on asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) found that high invertase activity found in the top portion of asparagus spears might be related to the high metabolism occurring in this portion.

2. Antioxidant Support

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07:00

How baby beluga whales dive deeper and longer than any others RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

Arctic sea ice forces baby belugas to hold their breath longer than other young whales. Special muscle adaptations help the babies survive

06:58

New Report Proves What We Already Knew – The U.S. Economy Sucks Liberty Blitzkrieg

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I’m surprised it took this long, but it’s finally become mainstream thinking to acknowledge that the official unemployment rate is little more than nonsensical propaganda. As the emergence of massive populist movements on both the “right” and the “left” have demonstrated, something ain’t right in the U.S. economy, and everyday people get it.

Bloomberg reports:

Democrats typically cite the current unemployment rate of 4.9 percent as evidence of significant economic improvement since the last recession, but a report this week from the left-leaning Center for Economic and Policy Research says otherwise.

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06:56

European Union bigwig Neelie Kroes’ Bahamas tax-dodging Dear Kitty. Some blog

This is a video about a journalist questioning Dutch European Union politician cum corporate capitalist Ms Neelie Kroes, about her management job at Über taxi corporation, after she had claimed she would not get any ‘revolving door‘ job after her term as European Commission member would finish.

Ms Kroes is a member of the pro-Big Business VVD political party. Before she was in the European Commission, she had been in parliament, in the Dutch government, etc.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Bahamas Leaks

After the Panama Papers, documents have been leaked again to the journalists of the Süddeutsche Zeitung [in Germany]. This is about 1.3 million documents from the Chamber of Commerce of the Bahamas for the 1990-2016 period. They have been investigated by investigative reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative journalists (ICIJ). In the Netherlands, journalists of the Financieel Dagblad and Trouw dailies have studied the documents.

Bahamas Leaks: Neelie Kroes’ wrong management job

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Neelie Kroes was during her time as [European Union] Commissioner of Competition also director of a company in the Bahamas. According to research by the Financieele Dagblad and Trouw.

More than a million documents from the Chamber of Commerce in the Bahamas have been leaked to an international group of investigative journalists. In the Netherlands, journalists from the FD and Trouw examined the documents.

Violation

The documents show that Kroes from 2000 to 2009 was director of a company in the Bahamas. According to the European Commission’s code of conduct that is prohibited and she should have reported it. She failed to do that.

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06:53

Are Fluffy and Spot being over-vaccinated? Signs of the Times

Most of the vaccine safety questioning and advocacy issues have been about vaccinations for children, but very little media attention has been focused on our beloved pets, who also get inordinate amounts of vaccinations with resulting adverse side effects. In my research networks, I'm very lucky to have a most vaccine-intelligent veterinarian who shares vaccine research information affecting both animals and humans, and for which I am truly grateful. Just the other day, Dr Patricia Jordan, DVM, sent information that prompted this article. Probably readers may never have thought about the damage vaccines can do to Fluffy the cat, Spot the dog, or a favorite stallion you saddle up to enjoy a nice leisurely jaunt in the woods.

06:51

Human rights be damned: US Senate green lights $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia Signs of the Times

The US Senate gave the go-ahead for a $1.15 billion sale of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia by blocking the bill opposing the controversial transaction. The Senate voted 71 to 27 against the resolution to block the billion-dollar sale of tanks, guns and other military equipment. The resolution was put forward by Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), who argued that Saudi Arabia's role in the conflict in Yemen and its human rights record make it a problematic recipient of American arms. The Pentagon announced last month that the State Department had approved the potential sale of more than 130 Abrams battle tanks, 20 armored recovery vehicles and other equipment to Saudi Arabia.

06:47

30 Israeli, Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed in Russia’s Caliber Missile Attack in Aleppo BlogFactory

First question-what were these Intelligence Officers from all different ‘enemies’ doing there in Aleppo??


TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian warships stationed in Syria’s coastal waters targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room, killing over two dozen Israeli and western intelligence officers.
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06:42

Hillary MD, Dr. Milton Wolf, Proves Her “Pneumonia” Story Is Impossible (VIDEO) The Sleuth Journal

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If I were on Hillary Clinton’s staff, I would be terrified around the clock that at some point, eventually MY luck would run out, and one of her lies would either land me in prison, or dead. I can’t help but wonder if she pays her staff the same rates as any other public official would. After all, we’re talking about a woman who lies so much, she could very well tell you she had Cheerios for breakfast when she really had Raisin Bran. Why the lie? She may not even know.  

Furthermore, I’d be worried about catching her sociopathic behavior through an airborne contagion or something, because it clearly seems to infect those around her as well. It’s not just her aids that seem to have caught the bug, but it would certainly appear that her doctor has now caught it too. According to Dr. Wolf, Clinton’s personal doctor gave her stellar scores on medical tests that don’t even exist in some cases. He’s pretty vocal about it in the Tweets below. In the following video, I give a quick rundown of the latest stretch of the truth…

It just never ever ends with that woman… not ever!

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You just can’t make this stuff up. In the video below, Hillary tells us how she’s the most transparent candidate in Presidential history. The woman looses more credibility every time she opens her mouth… without excepition. At about the 4:00 minute mark, Even Don Lemon at the Clinton News Network can’t help but laugh to at her…

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06:42

BEST OF THE WEB: Russia is not your enemy: An open letter to the people of Europe Signs of the Times

Dear friends, It has become incumbent upon me as a lover of peace and understanding, and as an opponent of the lies that often plague public discourse, to write to you the following: In many countries in your region, the new media message which is being embraced throughout the world - from America to the Far East, from the Middle East to southern Europe, from Latin America to Africa - is being slandered and misrepresented. I do not claim for a moment that new media are in anyway a monolithic bloc. The opposite is true. This itself is part of the appeal of new media. New media are news and opinion organizations that speak for themselves, and which speak against a rotten status quo which for too long has censored free speech, free thought, and freedom of conscience in the West.

06:38

Just as Flint Threatens Lawsuit over Tainted Water, The State of Michigan Removes Their Power to Sue Alternative News Network

By The Free Thought Project

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by Claire Bernish

Flint, MI — Michigan has stripped the City of Flint of the ability to sue over the lead contamination of its water supply.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver filed a notice of intent to sue the State of Michigan with the Court of Claims back on March 24 — the last day of a 180-day limit from the time the city became aware of potential claims it could make against the state, according with court rules.

Weaver and Flint officials, at the time of filing notice, “had no plans to sue the state but had to take action to reserve the city’s rights” should that legal action have been warranted in the future, according to the Free Press.

In April 2015, Flint gained back some autonomy with the removal of a controversial emergency managership, but — underlying the lawsuit issue — the “state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder,” wrote the Free Press.

That board apparently didn’t find the notice to sue too amusing, and — despite it being a pure formality and preservation of protection for the people of Flint who had been poisoned by their government — cruelly and almost certainly retributively changed the rules.

For Flint to bring a lawsuit against Michigan, it now must be granted approval by Snyder’s state-appointed board.

Simply put, Flint has to ask the state for permission to sue it — something the already-embittered board couldn’t possibly be expected to grant.

As if the lead-poisoned people of Flint — who are still relying on donations of bottled water for all their drinking, bathing, and cooking needs over two years after the discovery of lead contamination — have not suffered enough already in Snyder’s hands.

Apparently, the notice of intent from Flint hit a sore spot with state officials, who had at the time already granted $67 million in state aid and were actively deliberating $165 million in additional assistance.

Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter explained, as quoted...

Just as Flint Threatens Lawsuit over Tainted Water, The State of Michigan Removes Their Power to Sue The Daily Sheeple

dirty-water

by Claire Bernish

Flint, MI — Michigan has stripped the City of Flint of the ability to sue over the lead contamination of its water supply.

As the Detroit Free Press reports, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver filed a notice of intent to sue the State of Michigan with the Court of Claims back on March 24 — the last day of a 180-day limit from the time the city became aware of potential claims it could make against the state, according with court rules.

Weaver and Flint officials, at the time of filing notice, “had no plans to sue the state but had to take action to reserve the city’s rights” should that legal action have been warranted in the future, according to the Free Press.

In April 2015, Flint gained back some autonomy with the removal of a controversial emergency managership, but — underlying the lawsuit issue — the “state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder,” wrote the Free Press.

That board apparently didn’t find the notice to sue too amusing, and — despite it being a pure formality and preservation of protection for the people of Flint who had been poisoned by their government — cruelly and almost certainly retributively changed the rules.

For Flint to bring a lawsuit against Michigan, it now must be granted approval by Snyder’s state-appointed board.

Simply put, Flint has to ask the state for permission to sue it — something the already-embittered board couldn’t possibly be expected to grant.

As if the lead-poisoned people of Flint — who are still relying on donations of bottled water for all their drinking, bathing, and cooking needs over two years after the discovery of lead contamination — have not suffered enough already in Snyder’s hands.

Apparently, the notice of intent from Flint hit a sore spot with state ...

06:37

Russia tried to inform USA twice about their “mistake”on the battlefield on Sunday last BlogFactory

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06:34

Church, parents fails to report Colorado pastor's pedophelia because 'biblical counseling' would solve problem Signs of the Times

A church in Thornton, Colorado has come under fire after court documents revealed this week that it failed to report a pastor's sexual abuse to police because it believed the problem could be solved with "biblical counseling." Local news station KDVR reports that Pastor Robert Wyatt repeatedly had sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl who was parishioner at the Agape Bible Church in Thornton. What's even more disturbing about this case, however, is the fact that court documents show church officials knew about Wyatt's sexual abuse and did nothing. According to an arrest affidavit for Wyatt, both head pastor Darrell Ferguson and the 12-year-old girl's adoptive parents agreed that it would be best to not go to the police because they were concerned about what would happen to Wyatt. Instead, the affidavit claims, the church and the parents agreed that "biblical counseling they would receive through the church was sufficient" to fixing the problem. The officer who interviewed the girl's adoptive father said that the man "made it clear his interest was in protecting the church and its reputation more than protecting his daughter." Police only learned about the pastor's abuse because another parishioner told them about it after being disgusted by the church's inaction.

Church, parents fail to report Colorado pastor's pedophilia because 'biblical counseling' would solve problem Signs of the Times

A church in Thornton, Colorado has come under fire after court documents revealed this week that it failed to report a pastor's sexual abuse to police because it believed the problem could be solved with "biblical counseling." Local news station KDVR reports that Pastor Robert Wyatt repeatedly had sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old girl who was parishioner at the Agape Bible Church in Thornton. What's even more disturbing about this case, however, is the fact that court documents show church officials knew about Wyatt's sexual abuse and did nothing. According to an arrest affidavit for Wyatt, both head pastor Darrell Ferguson and the 12-year-old girl's adoptive parents agreed that it would be best to not go to the police because they were concerned about what would happen to Wyatt. Instead, the affidavit claims, the church and the parents agreed that "biblical counseling they would receive through the church was sufficient" to fixing the problem. The officer who interviewed the girl's adoptive father said that the man "made it clear his interest was in protecting the church and its reputation more than protecting his daughter." Police only learned about the pastor's abuse because another parishioner told them about it after being disgusted by the church's inaction.

06:27

DAPL is Just the Beginning — Federal Bill Seeks Largest Native American Land Grab in 100 Years The Mind Unleashed

Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project

Three years ago, Utah Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz came up with a proposal called the Utah Public Lands Initiative. This proposal would turn more than a quarter of the Ute Tribe’s land into oil and drilling zones. Now, after pining away for three years, the initiative has transformed into HR5780 and will be pushed through the US House of Representatives in just a few weeks.

This government grab of Native American land is the first of its kind in over 100 years.

According to the authors of the Utah Public Lands Initiative, it is to build consensus among stakeholders in eastern Utah to designate lands for conservation and development.

The Public Lands Initiative is a locally-driven effort to bring resolution to some of the most challenging land disputes in the state of Utah. The initiative is rooted in the belief that conservation and economic development can coexist and make Utah a better place to live, work, and visit

While Congressman Bishop’s proposal may sound fair on the surface, he is one of Congress’ top cheerleaders for oil and gas development and a dogged critic of environmentalists.

“There is some land that needs to be preserved and there’s nothing wrong with that,” Bishop said in an interview recently. “There’s also land that needs to be developed, and there’s no reason why the two can’t coexist.”

Given the recent destruction of sacred Native land at Standing Rock during the construction of the DAPL, the Ute tribe tends not to agree with the congressman and is already planning to fight it. They’ve since formed a committee to discuss how.

The actions of Bishop and Chaffetz would seek to divest the Ute Indian Tribe of their ancestral homelands,” the committee wrote in an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune. The committee said that this proposal runs the risk of returning to “failed policies of tribal land dispossession that have had a devastating and lasting impact upon tribal nations for the past century.

According to the tribe’s website, this bill would directly impact 100,000 acres of Ute reservation lands, home to more than half of the tribe’s population. This land has been inhabited by natives for more than 11,000 years as the rock paintings and petroglyphs show.

This modern day Indian land grab cannot be allowed to stand,” the committee said. Bishop and Chaffetz’s actions also defy common sense. The bill involves seven counties in eastern Utah. Our 4.5 million-acre reservation overlaps these counties and makes up 26 percent of the total land area covered by the bill. Representing more than a quarter of these eastern Utah lands, the tribe should have been a major participant in the development of any bill to address problems in federal land management. We were not.

In the bill’s FAQ section, the authors claim the PLI Act benefits Native Americans by creating “a landscape-level National Conservation Area known as the Bears Ears NCA that encompasses areas of cultural significance, such as Cedar Mesa, Bears Ears Buttes, and Beef Basin. Native Americans would represent 50% of the Bears Ears Management Commission which is charged with developing a land management plan for the Bears Ears NCA.

However, the Ute tribe is not buying it, noting how they’ve been kept out of the loop the entire time.

The area in question is also well-known for its rich mining deposi...

06:26

Teenage Girl Dies After Incident at For-profit Group Home The Fifth Column

Delaware, USA (ProPublica) – The 15-year-old was a resident at a Delaware facility owned by AdvoServ, which has faced decades of reports of abuse.

Update 9/20/16: The Maryland Department of Human Resources said late Tuesday that it has terminated its contract with AdvoServ after determining “it is in the best interest of the children in our care” to move the children to other providers. “Our Department is moving swiftly, and with great care and consideration, to evaluate and identify placements that are the best fit, and that meet the unique needs of each child,” spokeswoman Katherine Morris said in a prepared statement. She did not say how many Maryland children are still in AdvoServ’s care and how long it will take to remove them all.

A teenage girl died last week after an incident at a group home in Delaware run by a for-profit company, AdvoServ, whose long record of problematic treatment ProPublica chronicled last year.

Attorney Chris Gowen, who has a lawsuit against AdvoServ concerning a different teen, said he has learned workers were manually restraining the girl when she became unresponsive. He and his clients have spoken to current and former workers about the incident.

“While we await further information we do hope that a full investigation into this latest incident occurs,” he said.

AdvoServ did not answer questions about the death. A spokesman declined to say whether the girl was being held down – manually restrained – before staff called 911.

“Our staff is heartbroken over the loss of a young woman in our care, and our deepest sympathies go out to her mother and extended family,” the company said in a brief statement.

The spokesman said mechanical restraint devices, which include wrist and ankle cuffs, were not involved in the Delaware death and are not used in group homes in that state anymore.

The girl, whose name state police did not release, died Wednesday in a Delaware hospital, two days after an ambulance took her from the home for youth with developmental or intellectual disabilities and serious behavior challenges.

Delaware state police and regulators also haven’t said what happened to the 15-year-old from Maryland. The state medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy, but a spokeswoman said the results will not be made public.

Maryland is one of several states that send difficult cases to AdvoServ because they cannot find beds and schooling closer to home. The company, which is owned by a private equity firm, is based in Delaware and reported last year that it cared for roughly 700 children and adults in that state, Florida, and New Jersey, and was expanding into Virginia.

Gowen filed a lawsuit this summer in Delaware against AdvoServ , on behalf of a young resident who says he was left unsupervised and raped repeatedly by other clients at AdvoServ homes during more than four years there. His neck was also injured during a restraint performed by workers.

“[W]e learned of a significant number of instances where improper restraints were used involving our client,” Gowen said.

Delaware state police and the state agency charged with licensing group homes and investigating abuse in institutions are looking into the girl’s death. Asked whether Delaware regulators were taking steps to sanction the company or putting extra precautions in place to ensure children’s safety there, Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families spokeswoman Dawn Thompson said the agency had begun an inquiry: “Once completed we will determine any next steps if warranted.”

The girl is not the first child to die under questionable circumstances at AdvoSe...

06:25

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06:25

Indigenous communities mobilize to defend Guatemala’s forests from loggers The Fifth Column

Guatemala (WNV) – Across Guatemala, indigenous communities are organizing to challenge logging in the country’s vast forests. These communities are concerned with the impact that both legal and illegal logging will have on their watersheds and on the environment.

On June 15, concerned residents from the highland Ixil Maya municipality of Nebaj, Quiche staged a protest outside the municipal building to express their concern with the steady increase in trucks leaving town loaded with lumber. The action was organized by residents and members of the Indigenous Authority of Nebaj in order to pressure the state authorities to strip the nine companies of their licenses to exploit timber on private lands. Residents raise concern over the fact that the deforestation affects everyone in the area.

Following the protest, concerned residents in the neighboring Ixil municipality of Chajul blocked and detained several trucks transporting lumber from the region for a number of hours. They demanded that the National Institute of Forests, or INAB, and the Division for the Protection of the Environment cease their operations and described the amount of lumber being taken from the local forests as “excessive.”

The initiative in Nebaj and Chajul follow the actions taken by the members of the Indigenous Authorities of Cotzal, another neighboring Ixil municipality, who filed the initial complaint to INAB over their concern of the cutting of trees.

The Indigenous Authorities of Nebaj also issued a statement to INAB asking them to take action. But the government body declined to act and issued a statement that they are planting new trees for every one that is cut down. But this response did not satisfy concerned residents.

“We went to the government bodies and issued statements asking to cease extending licenses for the exploitation of forests,” said Caty Terraza, the communications representative for the Indigenous Authorities of Nebaj. “They told us that they are sowing new trees, but how long will it take for those trees to grow to the same size as the trees that were there before?”

The companies involved in logging operations responded to the protests by significantly reducing the number of trucks transporting lumber from mountains. According to residents, however, it is unclear if this will continue into the future.

The mobilization of communities organizing to challenge logging operations in the highlands of Guatemala represent a growing concern over the destruction of the environment by companies. This challenge to logging companies reflects the understanding of communities of the vital part forests play in the protection of the water sources.

“The trees serve us and the animals,” Terraza said. “The loss of trees is drying up the aquifers. As a youth and as human, I must think of my future, and what I’m leaving my children.”

Other communities held similar protests following the actions taken in the Ixil region.

On June 26, a similar action was held in Santa Cruz del Quiche, the department’s largest city. Once again protesters were demanding that authorities stop issuing licenses for the exploitation of forests.

Increase in logging across Guatemala

Guatemala is home to vast forests and jungles, but these regions have increasingly come under threat to deforestation. Critics blame uneducated campesinos clearing land for agriculture as one of the prime culprits. This does represent a threat, but there are other bigger threats, including lumber companies, and organized crime.

The protest over logging industry activity in indigenous regions occurs at a time in Guatemala of increased concern over deforestation, and comes after the historic march for water in Apri...

06:25

Whose revolution? The Fifth Column

Egypt (oD) – The Egyptian mass protests can only be classified as a reform movement that had hoped to create a liberal order. A modest goal that has degenerated into a full-spectrum military autocracy.

The mass protests that erupted in Egypt in 2011, and their aftermath, were dubbed ‘a revolution’ by both opponents and proponents.

The label, on the one hand, has been used to discredit the protests; described as a destructive force that is the reason for the abysmal state of the Egyptian economy. On the other hand, the same label has also been used to romanticize the struggle against the Mubarak regime and its successors.

A more sober examination of the nature of these events renders a different picture. It places the upheaval within a reformist rather than revolutionary realm that had aimed to pave the way for the development of Egyptian capitalism beyond the cronyism that had plagued it for several decades. However, a distinction needs to be made between social and political revolutions in order to identify the position of Egyptian mass protests either within this continuum or outside it altogether.

A social revolution can be defined as a process of societal upheaval by which one society replaces another, and one class the other at the helm. It represents a clear rupture by which the form of society drastically changes. The classic example of which, at least based on the Marxist tradition, is the French Revolution. The bourgeoisie were able to capture the state and overhaul the political structure in a manner that removed remaining feudal fetters on capitalist development.

On the other hand, the outcome of a political revolution involves a change in the nature of government or the political system with limited impact on the society at large, and sometimes with limited popular participation. The English civil war of 1640 and the Glorious Revolution of 1688 can arguably fall within this category.

Thus, the goals as well as the outcomes of a revolutionary process classify events of mass upheaval as either political or social. However, one needs to take into account that a revolutionary process is complex and involves a large number of social forces with conflicting aims who are not always historically conscious of their mission.

The French revolution, for example, started as an inter-elite split with moderate reformist aims. Through popular participation it turned into a radical social revolution, and the task of paving the way for capitalist development was not carried out by the bourgeoisie but by the popular classes.

The same applies to the English civil war. Even though the monarchy was eventually restored, it performed a bourgeois rather than feudal role, acting as a surrogate for bourgeois rule.

When one looks at the core of the Egyptian mass protests, namely the youth and secular movements that were anchored in the urban middle class or what can be called the petty bourgeoisie, one can see that their demands mainly revolved around political reforms with little social content and limited change in the structure of government.

The “We are all Khaled Saeed” Facebook page, one of the largest groups that called for protests in 2011, had a core message of combating police brutality. However, they had limited demands for political reform. As a result, this group quickly faded after the initial wave of protests.

On the other hand, as Mubarak was deposed and the struggle continued, it was against the Islamist current, most notably the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as the military. It revolved around the role of Islam in the political system as well as democratic reform to establish a system based on free and fair elections.

The goal was to establish a system whereby the coercive power of the state would be restrained and government corruption would be fought....

06:25

China Chemical Accidents Kill Almost 200 in 2016: Greenpeace The Fifth Column

China (Tasnim) – Chemical accidents have killed nearly 200 people in China so far this year, environmental group Greenpeace said Wednesday, calling on Beijing to overhaul the “appallingly under-regulated” industry.

Industrial accidents are common in China, where work safety regulations are often flouted.

In the first eight months of the year, China saw 232 chemical accidents which killed 199 people and injured 400, Greenpeace said in a statement.

“China’s chemicals industry is the largest in the world, but it is appallingly under-regulated,” said Cheng Qian, its East Asia toxics assistant manager.

“Tragic accidents occur on an almost daily basis.”

The report comes a little over a year after massive explosions in the northern port city of Tianjin killed at least 165 people, sending a monumental fireball skyward and mangling structures kilometers away.

Greenpeace said it counted this year’s accidents by collecting data from government websites and media reports.

Leaks were the cause of 43 percent of the accidents, followed by fire and explosions.

Most of China’s 33,000 chemical facilities are concentrated in the densely-populated east, Greenpeace said, according to AFP.poison-1481596_1280

China must thoroughly reform its chemicals management policy to ensure health and environmental safety, it added.

Earlier this summer more than 130 people were taken to hospital after chemicals leaked from a plant in eastern China.

In April a chemical fire burned for 16 hours in the coastal province of Jiangsu after an explosion at a facility storing chemicals and fuel. Some 400 firefighters were needed to quell the flames.

The massive blasts in Tianjin, which caused over $1 billion in damages, sparked widespread anger at a perceived lack of transparency by officials about the accident’s causes and environmental impact.

A government inquiry recommended that 123 people be punished.

 

This report prepared by Tasnim News.

06:25

Feelings change but the body doesn't: A sobering look into transgenderism and medical malpractice Signs of the Times

Socially indoctrinating young children toward accepting transgenderism is rampant today in public schools. In Washington state, public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners in fall 2017, under newly approved health education learning standards. The gay advocacy network GLSEN received a grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control in 2011 for $1.425 million over five years to promote the LGBT agenda in public schools at taxpayers' expense. By infiltrating the curriculum in our nation's public schools, LGBT activists can groom the next generation of participants. Young people are questioning their gender identity at an alarming rate that seems to be increasing, and are encouraged by educators and medical professionals to experiment with gender transition. Unfortunately, experimentation can cause even more confusion. Feelings Change, Bodies Don't The problem with taking the steps to transition physically—cross-gender hormones and surgeries—is that physical changes are likely permanent, but the feelings driving the desire may change, especially for young people. I recently received an email from a man now in his thirties that demonstrates this reality:

06:24

Iran Shows Off Military Might To Ward Off US Your News Wire

Iran has marked the anniversary of the 1980 invasion by Iraq with a display of its latest military hardware in the capital Tehran. The Islamic Republic wants the United States to keep out of the Persian Gulf. Channel News Asia reports: At a parade in Tehran on Wednesday, shown on state TV, the military displayed long-range missiles, tanks, and the Russian-supplied S-300 surface-to-air missile defence system. At the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf, the navy showed off 500 vessels, as well as submarines and helicopters, at a time of high tension with the United States in the strategic waterway. U.S. officials say there have been more than 30 close encounters between U.S. and Iranian vessels in the Gulf so far this year, over twice as many as in the same period of 2015. On Sept. 4, a U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after an Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast-attack craft came within 100 yards (90 metres) of it in the central Gulf, at least the fourth such incident in less than a month, U.S. Defense Department officials said. “We tell the Americans that it’s better that the capital and wealth of the American people should not be [...]

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06:19

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06:18

5 new 'Neptune trojans' discovered Signs of the Times

An international team of astronomers led by Hsing-Wen Lin of the National Central University in Taiwan has detected five new so-called "Neptune trojans" - minor bodies sharing the same orbit as the planet Neptune. The discovery was made by the Pan-STARRS 1 (PS1) survey and is described in a paper published Sept. 15 on arXiv.org. The PS1 survey, which utilizes the first Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System) telescope in Hawaii, designated PS1, is one of the best tools to search for Neptune trojans. The survey, lasting from May 2010 to May 2014, has made a strong contribution to knowledge of the solar system's minor bodies due to its very wide survey area and its optimized cadence for searching moving objects. "PS1 survey has a very wide survey area that is deep enough to cover a large part of the Neptune trojan cloud. PS1 currently is the only one with the capability to detect several Neptune trojans in a single survey," Lin told Phys.org. The researchers found four new L4 trojans, meaning that they orbit Neptune's L4 Lagrangian point 60 degrees ahead of Neptune; they also found one L5 trojan - orbiting the L5 region 60 degrees behind the planet. The newly detected objects have sizes ranging from 100 to 200 kilometers in diameter. What drew the attention of the astronomers is the fact that the new L5 trojan is dynamically more unstable than the other four, indicating that it could be temporarily captured into the Neptune trojan cloud.

06:17

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06:15

Obesity, violence hamper US progress on UN health goals: study - Reuters RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

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06:13

SOTT FOCUS: SOTT News Snapshot: September 21 edition - U.S. 'rebels' defect to ISIS, Russia calls for aid convoy investigation - Rahami charged with WMD Signs of the Times

While in New York for the UN General Assembly debate, Russian FM Lavrov held a meeting with US Secretary of State Kerry, after which the Russian Foreign Ministry released a statement saying that: "Lavrov emphasized that the United States' fulfillment of its obligations to differentiate the moderate opposition groups and terrorists [in Syria] was a priority, as well as a more active influence of regional sides on the the radical groups." It may be true, but it's entirely unrealistic, and that's the point. Ideally, it would all work out: the U.S. would tell its jihadis to break their alliances with al-Nusra and physically separate themselves. Then, they could abide by the ceasefire, stop fighting, and stop being killed, while Nusra and Daesh are eliminated. On the slim chance that would happen, it would be a win for Syria and Russia, and the U.S. too (at least, for those that realize the current strategy isn't working). But it hasn't happened, and chances are it never will, because the so-called moderates aren't moderate. They are al-Nusra allies - they hold the same goals and employ the same terror tactics. That's why they have refused to cease fighting, despite the U.S. (allegedly) commanding them to do so. But even then, it's still a win of sorts for Syria and Russia, for it exposes the fact that the so-called moderates are not moderate, and that the U.S. either cannot or will not exert any control over them.

06:04

“They Tried to Warn Us”: 1981 TV Show Nailed Globalist Push to Break Down Borders for a One World Government Alternative News Network

By Melissa Dykes

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Of course, when these kinds of truths are provided to the little people Revelation-of-the-Method style, they are always cloaked in the banner of conspiracy theories (as if that automatically equals Crazy Town).

This clip is an episode of the TV show Barney Miller that aired back in 1981. The plot is that a crazy conspiracy theorist is arrested after breaking a globe (belonging to globalists, get it?) at the Trilateral Commission, and it discusses the Rockfellerian globalist plan to break down borders and form a one world government.

Break down borders… and form a one world government. Sound familiar? Because it’s happening right now with neverending wars and manufactured mass immigration, with trade agreements like the TPP and the destruction of the middle class to bring back feudalism.

Guess they warned us back in 1981. Watch:

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“They Tried to Warn Us”: 1981 TV Show Nailed Globalist Push to Break Down Borders for a One World Government The Daily Sheeple

2016-09-21_14-59-23

Of course, when these kinds of truths are provided to the little people Revelation-of-the-Method style, they are always cloaked in the banner of conspiracy theories (as if that automatically equals Crazy Town).

This clip is an episode of the TV show Barney Miller that aired back in 1981. The plot is that a crazy conspiracy theorist is arrested after breaking a globe (belonging to globalists, get it?) at the Trilateral Commission, and it discusses the Rockfellerian globalist plan to break down borders and form a one world government.

Break down borders… and form a one world government. Sound familiar? Because it’s happening right now with neverending wars and manufactured mass immigration, with trade agreements like the TPP and the destruction of the middle class to bring back feudalism.

Guess they warned us back in 1981. Watch:

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We encourage you to share and republish our reports, analyses, breaking news and videos (Click for details).


Contributed by Melissa Dykes of The Daily Sheeple.

Melissa Dykes is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa and Aaron also recently launched Revolution of the Method and Informed Dissent. Wake the flock up!

05:58

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Shades of Fahrenheit 451: Did NYC's mass-text manhunt set a precedent? Signs of the Times

Yesterday morning, millions of phones across New York City's five boroughs blared with a siren-like alarm and an ominous message. "Wanted: Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-yr-old male. See media for pic," it said. "Call 9-1-1 if seen." Though the text didn't mention it, Rahami was wanted for questioning over a Saturday bombing in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea — hours later, he would be arrested in Linden, New Jersey, where he was found sleeping in the doorway of a bar. At a press conference after Rahami was apprehended, newly sworn NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill said the phone alert had given police a pivotal advantage. "It gets everybody involved. It's that sense of shared responsibility," said O'Neill. "If we can get everybody in the city engaged in helping us keep it safe, I think this is the way to go. This is the future."

05:52

'I came here to die': Israeli guards shoot unarmed 13yo Palestinian girl at West Bank checkpoint Signs of the Times

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05:52

Russian Military: US Coalition Predator Drone Spotted at Time & Place of Syria UN Aid Convoy Attack Alternative News Network

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Despite proclamations by US official, details of the attack on the UN Aid Convoy yesterday are still sketchy. With no evidence to hand John Kerry and “unnamed” US officials claim that ‘they know’ the Russian attacked the UN aid convoy passing through a ‘rebel’ terrorist-held highway while travelling out of West Aleppo and heading southwest towards al-Foua and Kefraya villages. From the onset, both Russian and Syrian military stated they were not involved in this incident, but US maintain they are the guilty parties.

John Kerry blaming Russia for mysterious attack on UN Convoy.

The US insistence to blame Russia for attacking this UN Aid Convoy appears to be a desperate deflect-and-divert public relations move to mask the fact the Washington destroyed its own ceasefire agreement on Saturday when it massacred over 70 Syrian Army soldiers and wounding another 100, in a sustained one hour-long attack involving multiple aircraft from the US, UK, Australia and Denmark. Because of that US-led airstrike, ISIS was allowed to advance immediately forward towards taking the key strategic city of Deir al-Zour. In spite of the unlikely coincidence, Washington claimed this was all just “a mistake.”

In addition, US Coalition and Gulf-backed ‘rebel’ terrorists had already broke the Russia-US ceasefire multiple times, and are also on record boasting earlier in the week how terrorist-held East Aleppo militants would refuse any UN aid convoy that crossed their sights.

Did the US and its “rebel” forces on the ground orchestrate another false flag event designed to avoid condemnation of Saturday’s massacre?

“Our western colleages are putting their best efforts to hype up the situation and ‘blur’ the tragedy in Deir ez-Zor and to distract the international community from Al-Nusra’s advance on Aleppo and thus cover the US incompetence in distinguishing between the ‘moderate’ opposition and terrorists in Syria.” – Russian spokeperson.

Now, new evidence suggests that the US Coalition may be misleading the world about their true intentions…

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The Russian Defense Ministry says that a US coalition drone was in the vicinity of a humanitarian convoy when it was attacked outside Aleppo. According to the Russian military, the unmanned aircraft was a Predator drone.

On the evening of September 19, in that specific region, a drone belonging to the international condition, which had taken off from the Incirlik air base in Turkey, was flying at a height of 3,600 meters and traveling at around 200 kilometers per hour,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

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Russian Military: US Coalition Predator Drone Spotted at Time & Place of Syria Aid Convoy Attack Alternative News Network

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Despite proclamations by US official, details of the attack on the UN Aid Convoy yesterday are still sketchy. With no evidence to hand John Kerry and “unnamed” US officials claim that ‘they know’ the Russian attacked the UN aid convoy passing through a ‘rebel’ terrorist-held highway while travelling out of West Aleppo and heading southwest towards al-Foua and Kefraya villages. From the onset, both Russian and Syrian military stated they were not involved in this incident, but US maintain they are the guilty parties.

John Kerry blaming Russia for mysterious attack on UN Convoy.

The US insistence to blame Russia for attacking this UN Aid Convoy appears to be a desperate deflect-and-divert public relations move to mask the fact the Washington destroyed its own ceasefire agreement on Saturday when it massacred over 70 Syrian Army soldiers and wounding another 100, in a sustained one hour-long attack involving multiple aircraft from the US, UK, Australia and Denmark. Because of that US-led airstrike, ISIS was allowed to advance immediately forward towards taking the key strategic city of Deir al-Zour. In spite of the unlikely coincidence, Washington claimed this was all just “a mistake.”

In addition, US Coalition and Gulf-backed ‘rebel’ terrorists had already broke the Russia-US ceasefire multiple times, and are also on record boasting earlier in the week how terrorist-held East Aleppo militants would refuse any UN aid convoy that crossed their sights.

Did the US and its “rebel” forces on the ground orchestrate another false flag event designed to avoid condemnation of Saturday’s massacre?

“Our western colleages are putting their best efforts to hype up the situation and ‘blur’ the tragedy in Deir ez-Zor and to distract the international community from Al-Nusra’s advance on Aleppo and thus cover the US incompetence in distinguishing between the ‘moderate’ opposition and terrorists in Syria.” – Russian spokeperson.

Now, new evidence suggests that the US Coalition may be misleading the world about their true intentions…

Predator-Drone
RT

The Russian Defense Ministry says that a US coalition drone was in the vicinity of a humanitarian convoy when it was attacked outside Aleppo. According to the Russian military, the unmanned aircraft was a Predator drone.

On the evening of September 19, in that specific region, a drone belonging to the international condition, which had taken off from the Incirlik air base in Turkey, was flying at a height of 3,600 meters and traveling at around 200 kilometers per hour,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov.

The...

05:48

After flagrant violation there are no preconditions to a political solution to crisis in Syria - Lavrov Signs of the Times

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated that there is no alternative to a political solution to the crisis in Syria, based on a comprehensive political dialogue among the Syrians, stressing the need for the resumption of Syrian-Syrian dialogue in Geneva without any attempts by some sides to impose preconditions. Lavrov, at a UN Security Council session, pointed out that the interventions in the affairs of states and the attempts to topple the governments brought the situation to what it is now, adding that the priority in the settlement of the crisis in Syria is the separation between the so called "opposition" from terrorists, which is a main condition for the implementation of Russian-US agreement on Syria. The Russian minister affirmed that it is important not to protect terrorists in Syria from punishment under the name of "moderate opposition". Lavrov pointed out that "Ahrar al-Sham Movement" terrorist organization had announced clearly that it will not abide by the Russian-US agreement so it's time to reconsider the list of terrorist organizations. On the US- led coalition's aggression on Syrian Army sites in Deir Ezzor, Lavrov said that this incident is a flagrant violation and was one of the biggest breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

05:40

No praying for Islamic State: German police arrest 16yo 'radicalized' Syrian refugee Signs of the Times

German police special forces (SEK) have arrested a 16-year-old refugee from Syria in Cologne after allegations he had become radicalized and prayed for Islamic State. Three migrants were slightly injured during the operation. The SEK raided a temporary refugee camp in Cologne's Porz district on Tuesday, arresting a 16-year-old boy named Mohammad. "According to the information by the State Security Service the teen has radicalized himself in a very short time," the statement by the Cologne police reads. "The evaluation of the available evidence pointed to a serious threat," the press release adds. Police also confirmed that three refugees sustained minor injuries while trying to escape the migrant camp after law enforcers moved in. The facility currently houses some 200 refugees.

05:40

98 Percent of the World Just Declared War on the "Biggest Threat to Modern Medicine" RSS feed from www.oneworld.org

All 193 countries in the United Nations—including the United States—have signed a declaration vowing to combat the the "biggest threat to modern medicine," the unraveling of antibiotics as a tool for fighting human infections. The agreement was reached Wednesday morning, just before the UN's general assembly convened a "high-level meeting on antibiotic resistance" at its headquarters in New York City—"only the fourth health issue to trigger a general assembly meeting," according to [...]

05:38

ALERT: New IRS Rule Designed To End Free Speech! We Are Change

We Are Change

A new dangerous rule by the IRS can retroactively tax any business league, religious organization, labor union, policy advocacy group, educational institutions and more.

With extremely broad provisions, this law could turn the already predatory agency into a direct threat to all non-profit groups’ constitutional free speech rights.

Will the IRS silence your free speech in 2016?

The proposed rule [REG–134417–13] puts accountants in charge of determining if your organization’s free speech is in anyway electioneering. Even just mentioning a candidate could get a group retroactively taxed. It is specifically referring to any time between 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary.

The rest of the year, your organization is fine, but then around the election, you might get a government enforced muzzle or massive fines that can and will ruin organizations if they have their way. This is the most radical law against public criticism of politicians in our nation ever.

This law could silence hundreds of thousands of organizations that discuss, analyze, or advocate for public policy.

The rules claim to be an attempt to “clarify” what makes an activity “political” and therefore cannot be counted toward a nonprofit organization’s purpose. They could include: posting a candidate’s voting record, having voter registration cards, get-out-the-vote efforts, voter guides, candidate questionnaires, discussing issues “related” to candidates, having the name of a candidate on a non-profit’s website, even if it was posted before they were a candidate and more.

In response to this, a bi-partisan organization, the First Amendment Alliance is partnering together with others to ensure the inherent right to free speech is protected. If Congress does not act by October 1st 2016, the impact these IRS rules could have on nonprofits of all types could be devastating.

The Tax Revolution Institute’s First Amendment Alliance will raise awareness about the full impact of these rules and organize action to prevent their implementation.

They are quickly seeking any help they can get and most importantly people who endorse their fight. Any organization that want’s free speech to reign, must contact the organization to have their references put on their website as part of their online petition.

For more information visit: https://taxrevolution.us/first-amendment-alliance/

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05:34

After flagrant violation there is no preconditions to a political solution to crisis in Syria-Lavrov Signs of the Times

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated that there is no alternative to a political solution to the crisis in Syria, based on a comprehensive political dialogue among the Syrians, stressing the need for the resumption of Syrian-Syrian dialogue in Geneva without any attempts by some sides to impose preconditions. Lavrov, at a UN Security Council session, pointed out that the interventions in the affairs of states and the attempts to topple the governments brought the situation to what it is now, adding that the priority in the settlement of the crisis in Syria is the separation between the so called "opposition" from terrorists, which is a main condition for the implementation of Russian-US agreement on Syria. The Russian minister affirmed that it is important not to protect terrorists in Syria from punishment under the name of "moderate opposition". Lavrov pointed out that "Ahrar al-Sham Movement" terrorist organization had announced clearly that it will not abide by the Russian-US agreement so it's time to reconsider the list of terrorist organizations. On the US- led coalition's aggression on Syrian Army sites in Deir Ezzor, Lavrov said that this incident is a flagrant violation and was one of the biggest breaches of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

05:32

Russia – US Predator Drone Was In Area Of Syria Aid Convoy Attack Your News Wire

Russia says a US coalition drone was spotted flying over the UN aid convoy when it was attacked heading for Aleppo on Monday. The Russian military says that the unmanned aircraft was a Predator drone. RT reports: “On the evening of September 19, in that specific region, a drone belonging to the international condition, which had taken off from the Incirlik air base in Turkey, was flying at a height of 3,600 meters and traveling at around 200 kilometers per hour,” said Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov. “The object was in the area around the town of Urm Al-Kubra, where the convoy was a few minutes before it caught fire,” Konashenkov added. “It left after about 30 minutes.” The Defense Ministry spokesman said he wanted to point out that, as was the case with the tragedy on September 17 which saw US-led coalition airstrike kill and injure 200 people, the Russians would not be making any unfounded allegations. “Only the owners know what exactly the drone was doing at this particular area at that exact time,” he added. Moscow says it has provided all the data it possesses regarding the attack on the convoy, which was carrying aid to rebel-held areas [...]

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05:31

Bewick’s wren’s dustbath, video Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Bewick’s Wren Takes a Dust Bath

13 July 2016

Taking a bath in the dirt might seem counterproductive, but it is actually an excellent way for birds to remove excess oils from their feathers. Dust baths can also be used to dry up ectoparasites living among the feathers, making them easier for the bird to remove.

Bewick’s wrens live in North America.

05:30

13th century Maya codex, long shrouded in controversy, proves genuine Signs of the Times

Brown University's Stephen Houston and a team of leading researchers in anthropology and Maya archeology methodically verify the authenticity of the oldest known manuscript in ancient America. The Grolier Codex, an ancient document that is among the rarest books in the world, has been regarded with skepticism since it was reportedly unearthed by looters from a cave in Chiapas, Mexico, in the 1960s. But a meticulous new study of the codex has yielded a startling conclusion: The codex is both genuine and likely the most ancient of all surviving manuscripts from ancient America. Stephen Houston, the Dupee Family Professor of Social Science and co-director of the Program in Early Cultures at Brown University, worked with Michael Coe, professor emeritus of archeology and anthropology at Harvard and leader of the research team, along with Mary Miller of Yale and Karl Taube of the University of California-Riverside. They reviewed "all known research on the manuscript," analyzing it "without regard to the politics, academic and otherwise, that have enveloped the Grolier," the team wrote in its study "The Fourth Maya Codex." The paper, published in the journal Maya Archaeology, fills a special section of the publication and includes a lavish facsimile of the codex.

05:23

DNA study confirms indigenous Australians most ancient civilization Signs of the Times

Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago. Scientists were able to trace the remarkable journey made by intrepid ancient humans by sifting through clues left in the DNA of modern populations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The analysis shows that their ancestors were probably the first humans to cross an ocean, and reveals evidence of prehistoric liaisons with an unknown hominin cousin. Prof Eske Willerslev, an evolutionary geneticist who led the work at the University of Copenhagen, said: "This story has been missing for a long time in science. Now we know their relatives are the guys who were the first real human explorers. Our ancestors were sitting being kind of scared of the world while they set out on this exceptional journey across Asia and across the sea." The findings appear in one of four major human origins papers published in Nature this week, which together give an unprecedented insight into how humans first migrated out of the African continent, splintered into distinct populations and spread across the globe. Willerslev's findings, based on a new population analysis of 83 Indigenous Australians and 25 Papuans, shows that these groups can trace their origins back to the very first arrivals on the continent about 50,000 years ago and that they remained almost entirely isolated until around 4,000 years ago. "They are probably the oldest group in the world that you can link to one particular place," said Willerslev. En route to Australia, early humans would have encountered a motley assortment of other roving hominin species, including an unknown human relative who has now been shown to have contributed around 4% to the Indigenous Australian genome. Previously, scientists have discovered that prehistoric couplings have left all non-Africans today carrying 1-6% of Neanderthal DNA.

05:20

81% of Americans Oppose $38 Billion Pledge to Israel Alternative News Network

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A solid majority of Americans would redirect $38 billion the Obama Administration pledged to Israel toward other priorities.

The Obama administration last week signed an executive agreement with Israel pledging $38 billion ($3.8 billion per year) in foreign aid for fiscal years 2019- 2028. The majority of the proposed spending is for Foreign Military Financing to provide Israel advanced and upgraded jet fighters, to continue developing Israel’s missile defense systems and to purchase other U.S. weapons. Although the White House has released a Memorandum of Understanding fact sheet, the actual MOU has not been made publicly available.

An IRmep poll fielded by Google Consumer Surveys reveals 80.8 percent of the US adult Internet user population says they would redirect the proposed spending toward other priorities. Caring for veterans (20.7 percent) was their top priority, followed by education spending (20.1 percent) and paying down the national debt (19.3 percent). Rebuilding US infrastructure was favored by 14.9 percent, while funding a Middle East peace plan received 5.8 percent of support.

Only 16.8 percent said the $38 billion of pledged foreign aid should be spent on Israel.

The statistically significant survey of 1,005 adults was fielded September 14-16 and had an RMSE score of 1.4 percent. The findings reflect other survey data revealing low US public support for aid published by Antiwar.com in 2014 and 2016 and May, 2016 polling by Shibley Telhami released by Newsweek on September 16.Though non-statistically significant, demographic breakouts of the IRmep survey suggest differences between younger and older Americans. Among younger Americans aged 18-44 years an average 11.7 percent said aid to Israel was a priority over other options, while 25.2 percent of those in the 45- 65+ category chose Israel as their top spending priority. Despite an appearance of finality, the aid package may only be a guaranteed “floor” of official US financial commitment to Israel. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has pledged to legislate more aid to Israel than negotiated in the expiring fiscal year 2009-2018 MOU as well as the new MOU. Graham views new MOU restrictions on Israel and its lobby’s ability to constantly petition congress for additional tranches of ad hoc aid every year as an infringement on the separation of powers. Israel and its US lobby appear to be allowed to make special pleadings to Con...

05:17

Humanity’s Food Supply Rests In Four Deadly Hands The Sleuth Journal

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(The Real Agenda News) Producers and consumers are at the mercy of 4 large multinationals that control the seed supply and to a great degree the food supply.

Large monopolies control almost everything on planet Earth, from news and information to seeds and food. As we speak, large corporations like Nestle are fighting their battle to control water resources as its CEO, Peter Brabeck explained that access to clean water is not a right people should enjoy.

If people behind these multinationals do not believe people should have access to clean water as a human right, what would they think about having access to pesticide-free, GMO-free food?

Unfortunately, control of the seed and food supplies is not the only problem that consumers face.

The same multinationals that seek to control food from seed to what you put on your dinner table, have either merged with or are in the process of merging with chemical companies, which makes everyone concerned with health issues question the safety and reliability of the food supply.

Under this scenario, it is more certain than ever that food and water crises are looming on the horizon. As powerful corporations control the world’s food supply, there has never been a better time to be self-sufficient and self-reliant than now.

Producers fear that the wave of mergers limit the options th...

05:15

Shocking levels of cancer-causing chromium-6 have been found in water supplies across the US Alternative News Network

By Gordon

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20 Sep 2016

White girl drinks water from a glass (Shutterstock)

About two-thirds of Americans are exposed to unsafe levels of a cancer-causing chemical compound in their drinking water, according to a new analysis.

The Environmental Working Group tested more than 60,000 water samples between 2013 and 2015 and found chromium-6 in more than 75 percent of the samples, six years after its analysis found elevated levels of the compound in 31 of 35 cities sampled.

The Oklahoma City and Phoenix areas had by far the highest levels of contamination, followed by St. Louis County, Houston, Los Angeles and Suffolk County, New York.

Water in Cleveland County, just south of Oklahoma City, found up chromium-6 levels at an average of 29.59 parts per billion — with a high reading of 97.38 ppb — which is exponentially higher than the California Public Health Goal of 0.02 ppb.

See the chromium-6 levels in your county with this interactive map.

The study found that every U.S. water system that serves more than 1 million people has potentially harmful levels of chromium-6.

The movie “Erin Brockovich” depicted the real-life story a lawsuit filed by residents of Hinkley, California, against Pacific Gas and Electric Company after dangerous levels of the carcinogenic chromium-6 were found in their drinking water.

“More than 20 years ago, we learned that this dangerous chemical poisoned the tap water of California communities, and now these tests and EWG’s report show that roughly 218 million Americans are being served drinking water polluted with potentially dangerous levels of this known carcinogen,” Brockovich said.

“But in that time the EPA hasn’t set drinking water standards for any previously unregulated contaminant, and there are disturbing signs the agency may again do nothing about chromium-6,” she added. “This is an abject failure by the EPA, including members of Congress charged with overseeing the agency, and every American should be outraged by this inaction.”

Only California has a legal limit for chromium-6 — which is used in steel production and in electrical plants’ cooling towers — in drinking water, and Brockovich said even that is set too low.

Airborne chromium-6 particles can cause lung cancer, and drinking contaminated water can cause stomach cancer, liver damage, reproductive problems and harm to children’s brain development.

Source: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/shocking-levels-of-cancer-causing-chromium-6-have-been-found-in-water-supplies-across-the-us/

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05:14

‘I came here to die’: Israeli Guards Shoot Unarmed 13yo Palestinian Girl at West Bank Checkpoint Alternative News Network

By RT.com

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Israeli guards have shot and injured an unarmed 13-year-old Palestinian girl after she refused to stop at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. The area has seen a recent spike in violence with shootings and stabbing attacks occurring in the past few days.

The incident took place at a crossing near the settlement of Alfei Menashe and the Palestinian town of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

The teenager was carrying a bag, which raised suspicion from Israeli guards. She approached the checkpoint on foot, Israel’s Defense Ministry said. The checkpoint is a car-only crossing and does not allow pedestrians to walk through it.

According to the ministry, the girl continued walking to the checkpoint despite guards ordering her to stop and firing warning shots into the air.

“She continued toward the crossing and security officials fired warning shots toward the ground in order to stop her,” the ministry said in a statement, cited by AFP.

The girl ignored the warning calls and shots and was then shot in the leg. Some media reports said she was shot as she reached to her shirt. However, no weapons or explosives were discovered in the teenager’s bag by the Israeli forces, the ministry’s statement said.

Video allegedly taken at the moment of the incident was posted by Ramallah news. Although the image is unclear, a sound of the shot fired could be heard.

During questioning, the girl said “I came here to die” to Israeli forces, the ministry said. She was then taken to a hospital. The Palestinian Health Ministry said she sustained moderate injuries.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, a suspect was shot and wounded by a security guard after launching an attack on the Israeli embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

Violence between Palestinians and Israelis in the occupied West Bank has recently flared up. Six Palestinians and a Jordanian, all of whom were allegedly attackers, have been killed in similar incidents since Friday and at least nine Israelis have been wounded.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian after he stabbed soldiers at a checkpoint at a village west of Hebron. Two other Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a holy site to both Muslims and Jews in Hebron.

As many as 230 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have been killed since October 2015, according to an AFP count. During the last two months of unrest, Israeli security forces killed 105 Palestinians, 65 of whom were said to be attackers. Palestinian assailants killed 19 Israelis as well as one US citizen, Reuters reported.

Israel claims most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun, or car-ramming attacks. Palestinian authorities, however, accuse Israel of often using excessive force, saying in many cases those killed posed no threat.

Palestinian leaders say the attackers are acting out of desperation over collapsed peace talks in 2014 and Israeli settlement expansion on territory which Palestinians seek for an independent state.

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‘I came here to die’: Israeli Guards Shoot Unarmed 13yo Palestinian Girl at West Bank Checkpoint The Daily Sheeple

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Israeli guards have shot and injured an unarmed 13-year-old Palestinian girl after she refused to stop at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. The area has seen a recent spike in violence with shootings and stabbing attacks occurring in the past few days.

The incident took place at a crossing near the settlement of Alfei Menashe and the Palestinian town of Qalqilya in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

The teenager was carrying a bag, which raised suspicion from Israeli guards. She approached the checkpoint on foot, Israel’s Defense Ministry said. The checkpoint is a car-only crossing and does not allow pedestrians to walk through it.

According to the ministry, the girl continued walking to the checkpoint despite guards ordering her to stop and firing warning shots into the air.

“She continued toward the crossing and security officials fired warning shots toward the ground in order to stop her,” the ministry said in a statement, cited by AFP.

The girl ignored the warning calls and shots and was then shot in the leg. Some media reports said she was shot as she reached to her shirt. However, no weapons or explosives were discovered in the teenager’s bag by the Israeli forces, the ministry’s statement said.

Video allegedly taken at the moment of the incident was posted by Ramallah news. Although the image is unclear, a sound of the shot fired could be heard.

During questioning, the girl said “I came here to die” to Israeli forces, the ministry said. She was then taken to a hospital. The Palestinian Health Ministry said she sustained moderate injuries.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, a suspect was shot and wounded by a security guard after launching an attack on the Israeli embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

Violence between Palestinians and Israelis in the occupied West Bank has recently flared up. Six Palestinians and a Jordanian, all of whom were allegedly attackers, have been killed in similar incidents since Friday and at least nine Israelis have been wounded.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian after he stabbed soldiers at a checkpoint at a village west of Hebron. Two other Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a holy site to both Muslims and Jews in Hebron.

As many as 230 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have been killed since October 2015, according to an AFP count. During the last two months of unrest, Israeli security forces killed 105 Palestinians, 65 of whom were said to be attackers. Palestinian assailants killed 19 Israelis as well as one US citizen, Reuters reported.

Israel claims most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun, or car-ramming attacks. Palestinian authorities, however, accuse Israel of often using excessive force, saying in many cases those killed posed no threat.

Palestinian leaders say the attackers are acting out of desperation over collapsed peace talks in 2014 and Israeli settlement expansion on territory which Palestinians seek for an independent state.

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05:11

Encouraged segregation: Universities offering separate school events, dorm housing to black students Signs of the Times

Comment: The ponerization of young minds continues. Back-to-school activities kicked into high gear in recent weeks as the fall semester began, and in addition to the typical orientations that greet all students, several universities hosted additional events specifically for black students. They're billed as ways to enhance black students' experiences on campus and get them comfortable and involved with their schools. While segregation of the past has a negative connotation, today its general definition — to set apart from the rest, isolate or divide — describes what's going on at universities in which special events are designed for students of color, and often specifically for black students. California State University Fresno recently held a three-day student retreat for black students, for example. The $16,000 undertaking in August included a trip to a water park, skits, and talks of encouragement from professors and peers. It was hosted so that "new and continuing African-American students, along with African-American faculty, staff and alumni, could exchange ideas of how to create a greater sense of belonging on campus," according to Fresno State President Joseph Castro. George Mason University also recently hosted a "Black Freshman Orientation" that sought to "introduce the incoming freshman class to George Mason from the perspective of Black students,"according to a description of the event on the school's website.

05:07

Save Aruba island wildlife, petition Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

24 December 2013

Arikok National Park on Aruba comprises of almost 20% of the island and contains some of Aruba’s unique cultural, historical and geological sites as well as diverse local flora and fauna. Come discover Aruba’s National Park, Arikok!

From Aruba Birdlife Conservation:

Stop the destruction of nature areas in Aruba

A call for support to stop the destruction of nature areas in Aruba

To:

1. The Prime Minister of Aruba, the Honorable Mike Eman
2. Parliament of Aruba
3. The Governor of Aruba, the Honorable Fredis Refunjol

A. On February 6th, 2013, all twenty-one members of the Parliament of Aruba, the highest institution of our democratic system, voted in a unanimous fashion in favor of a motion to protect 16 areas and to have them declared as nature areas of national importance and to incorporate these areas into the Arikok National Park. These areas are of local and international importance to resident and migratory birds.

B. Four of these areas have been designated Important Bird Areas by Birdlife International and one is a RAMSAR wetland area.

C. So far the government has failed to implement the decision of the democratically elected parliament and this inaction will further endanger these habitats and the species within the 16 proposed protected areas. The government has compounded its non-action by granting building permits at the Bubali bird sanctuary where habitat destruction has and will continue to take place. The government’s in-action, against the will of the island’s elected representatives, will further degrade, fragment, and destroy, important habitat at multiple locations throughout the island.

D. Moreover, the Government is taking action to break open the Spatial Development Plan (R.O.P. or Ruimtelijke Ontwikkelings Plan) with intentions to remove the protective status of green zones, wetlands and other a...

05:05

Napoleon’s Experience Inside The Great Pyramid Of Giza Your News Wire

In 1799 the great French commander Napoleon Bonaparte spent a night inside the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid of Giza. During the night he had a mystical experience that changed his destiny and that of others. It is proposed that the Great Pyramid of Giza is not a tomb as proposed by mainstream Egyptologists. Instead it is an elaborate structure with secret mechanisms in place that channels energy. Napoleon wanted to emulate other great commanders before him, like Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, who had also spent time at the pyramid. When a few of his most trusted men asked Napoleon what had happened inside of the Pyramid, Napoleon replied: ‘Even If I told you, you would not believe me.’ Ancient Code reports: If we look back into history, we will find out that on summer of 1798, more than thirty thousand French soldiers came to Egypt under the command of General Bonaparte. His official mission was to free the country of the Nile from three centuries of Turkish rule and, incidentally, to block the free navigation of the English with their eastern colonies. However, the young Napoleon did something no other person had ever done: he took with him [...]

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