May 26, 2015 at 7:02 pm #21338May 28, 2015 at 12:31 am #21342
There are, however, 19 other countries, which will be joining the EU visa-free list as of July 1, 2015. They were officially approved late last year and reaffirmed at the summit.
They are: Colombia, Peru, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, East Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.May 28, 2015 at 6:41 am #21343
Julian Assange On The TPP: “Deal Isn’t About Trade, It’s About Corporate Control”May 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm #21344
A week after the 9/11 terrorists attacks that destroyed the Twin Towers in New York, letters laced with anthrax began to pop up across the US. By the end of November, 2001, 17 people had been hospitalized for anthrax exposure and five people were dead from inhalation. A subsequent FBI investigation pinned the entire ordeal on one Bruce Ivins who killed himself in 2008.
Fast forward to yesterday and 26 people are now being treated for exposure after live anthrax was sent via FedEx. The culprit: the US military.
CNN has more:
Four lab workers in the United States and up to 22 overseas have been put in post-exposure treatment, a defense official said, following the revelation the U.S. military inadvertently shipped live anthrax samples in the past several days.
CNN learned on Wednesday a Maryland-based lab received the live samples, which prompted an across the board urgent review to see whether any other live anthrax has been shipped.
Officials are concerned because samples left over at the lab in Dugway, Utah, where the samples originated, were tested and determined to contain live agent.
The shipments, thought to be dead, were shipped under less rigorous conditions than the live agent protocol.
NBC News reported that the anthrax was sent via FedEx.May 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm #21345
Stuff currently being built on EthereumMay 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm #21346
‘Ethereum delivers trust as a commodity, something that has not happened (digitally) before’May 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm #21347
This is too ridiculous, too obscene, too obviously grotesque to be true. But yet it is. The AngloZionists got so mad at the US defeat (by Qatar) and victory by Russia in the competition to host the 2018 football/soccer World Cup and by the fact that FIFA agreed to have a vote on the Israeli membership, that they ordered a worldwide series of arrests of FIFA officials. The British are now “offering” to host the 2018 World Cup.
The pretext for the arrests? Corruption of course! (like that never EVER happened before).
And the date for the arrests? Just before tomorrows FIFA meeting, what else?
Soccer is mine
Soccer belongs to me too!!
I can tell you right now that I don’t give a damn about big corporate sports events, much less so about soccer. As far as I am concerned, the next World Cup could be played on the dark side of the moon, or at the bottom of the Mariana Trench – I don’t care one bit.
Neither do I doubt that the FIFA elites are, like all the other so-called “elites” are 100% corrupt. You can arrest them all and throw away the key – I couldn’t care less.
Finally, I am not surprised one by the abject subservience of the Swiss to the Diktats from Washington: since the Swiss paid 300 million dollars in protection money to the racketeers of the the World Jewish Restitution Organization, the World Jewish Congress they have become the faithful and spineless agents of the AngloZionist Empire.
No, what amazes me is the fact that only Putin seems to notice that the USA is taking yet another major step at extending its jurisdiction worldwide. Everybody else is pretending like “no big deal”, it’s just “business as usual”. Which it is, of course, for the AngloZionists: combine a rejection of a US bid, add a Russian victory, throw in Israel and big money and you will get all of Washington in a pre-apoplectic state.
But why is everybody else humbly looking away?May 28, 2015 at 9:41 pm #21348
SANDY HOOK UPDATE – JAMES FETZERMay 29, 2015 at 5:49 am #21349
Veterans Today implodes… for better or worseMay 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm #21350
The 1,885 cases identified included sexual, physical, emotional and domestic abuse including cases of neglect. Some 26 percent of cases were carried out by actual church ministers, and in 61 of these the police were involved, including six ongoing police investigations.
Allegations of sexual abuse made up the largest number of cases. One of the cases involved the grooming of teenage girls on Facebook, while another involved a minster allegedly making sexual advances on children.
One victim of sexual abuse who responded to the survey told the BBC the MCB initially covered up the allegations.May 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm #21351
Meet Gulmurod Khalimov, the US-trained and funded former commander of Tajikistan’s special forces, who, as Reuters reports, has now gone to Syria to fight with ISIS. He has a message: “Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been three times to America, and I saw how you train fighters to kill Muslims…God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you.”May 29, 2015 at 11:08 pm #21352
Judge Forrest said Mr. Ulbricht was “no better a person than any other drug dealer” and that his high education and privileged upbringing didn’t put him above the law.
Silly pirate: in America the only companies that are allowed by law to sell you drugs are the ‘legal’ pharmaceutical corporations, whose dealers owners use all those Obamacare-funded reimbursements from selling FDA approved anti-depressants and other mind-altering substances, to then go ahead and buy back their own stock.
For those who are interested in the full story of the Silk Road and how a 29-year-old revolutionized drug distribution, the following 2-part mini series by Wired is a must read.May 29, 2015 at 11:53 pm #21353
Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Belz sect in north London wrote to parents saying “no child will be allowed to learn in our school” if their mother drives.
Women driving “goes against the laws of modesty within our society”, it said.
A spokesman from the Belz Community said they were “saddened” by the “misrepresentation” of the notice.
The Home Office said it would be inappropriate to comment on individual cases, adding that the government “believes everyone in this country is equal and everybody is free to lead their lives as they see fit”.
The Belz, who originated in Ukraine in the early 19th Century, are an ultra-Orthodox sect who follow Haredi Judaism.
The letter, which was signed from the “spiritual management” of Belz institutions, said: “There has been an increase in incidences of mothers of our students who have begun driving cars, something that goes against the laws of modesty within our society.”
This had led to “a lot of exasperation among other parents”, it said.
The group’s leader in Israel, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, had advised that “if a woman is driving a car, she cannot send her children to be educated in Belz institutions”, it said.
It added that women with a “specific reason” to drive could submit a request to a special committee.May 30, 2015 at 8:37 am #21355
Sussex Police refer themselves to the IPCC re the murder investigation
of Vishal Mehrotra, It’s claimed that the eight-year-old boy’s abduction in 1981 and murder were linked to the ‘Westminster paedophile network’.May 30, 2015 at 1:06 pm #21356
In other words, this story that ordinarily wouldn’t have received much international press coverage at all — is now getting tons of attention. Now, perhaps O’Brien and his lawyers are taking a calculated risk that the only place this issue really matters is at home in Ireland, and shutting people up about it there will be more important. After all, the accusations probably are big news there. But, it still seems like its backfiring massively. The internet is still a (mostly) global place, and the injunction not only calls that much more attention to the original accusations, but it makes everyone involved in the injunction look really foolish.
And it does seem to be backfiring in Ireland as well. While such injunctions are all too common in Ireland (and nearby in the UK, for that matter), the fact that it’s flat out censoring a Parliamentary speech appears to have broken new ground that has a lot of people up in arms:
But the extension of the terms of that injunction to cover a parliamentary speech has shocked the Irish media community, not to mention the public.
It had extraordinary effects. For example, RTÉ reporter Philip Boucher Hayes tweeted yesterday afternoon that the Drivetime show was about to play Murphy’s speech, but the piece was not broadcast and his tweet was later deleted.May 31, 2015 at 7:52 am #21357
It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama’s attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money.
Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the “perpetrator” of such illegal transparency, we now know just how much it cost corporations to bribe the Senate to do the bidding of the “people.” In the Supreme Court sense, of course, in which corporations are “people.”
According to an analysis by the Guardian, fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments, was only possible after lots of corporate money exchanged hands with senators. The US Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – the fast-tracking bill – by a 65-33 margin on 14 May. Last Thursday, the Senate voted 62-38 to bring the debate on TPA to a close.
Those impressive majorities follow months of behind-the-scenes wheeling and dealing by the world’s most well-heeled multinational corporations with just a handful of holdouts.
Using data from the Federal Election Commission, the chart below (based on data from the following spreadsheet) shows all donations that corporate members of the US Business Coalition for TPP made to US Senate campaigns between January and March 2015, when fast-tracking the TPP was being debated in the Senate.
The result: it took a paltry $1.15 million in bribes to get everyone in the Senate on the same page. And the biggest shocker: with a total of $195,550 in “donations”, or more than double the second largest donor UPS, was none other than Goldman Sachs.May 31, 2015 at 8:33 am #21358
Former Lib Dem MP denies accusations of child sex abuse
Police are investigation 261 ‘people of public prominence’ over allegations of CSA.
Includes 76 politicians, 135 from TV, film and radio, 43 from the music industry and 7 from the world of sport.May 31, 2015 at 8:59 am #21359
Netanyahu’s real feelings about America were revealed in a secretly tape-recorded conversation in Fink’s Bar in Jerusalem al-Quds in 1990:
“If we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is a Golden Calf and we will suck it dry, chop it up, and sell it off piece by piece until there is nothing left but the world’s biggest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s God’s will and America is big enough to take the hit so we can do it again, again and again. This is what we do to countries that we hate. We destroy them very slowly and make them suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”May 31, 2015 at 4:23 pm #21362
The Saker: Recently there have been speculations in the Russian media about MH17 being shot down by a BUK missile after all. In that hypothesis the Ukrainians managed to drive a BUK missile launcher into the the territory of the DNR undetected and then fired at MH17. Do you believe that it is possible for a Ukrainian crew drive a MH17 missile launcher undetected into the DNR-controlled territory and fire it in order to blame the Novorussians for the shot?
Ramzes: I have a special attitude regarding this. I was in the sky on July 17th at the exact time MH17 was shot down. I saw a military military plane in the sky. There is only one military plane that can be in the sky at this time. Only a Ukrainian military jet could be in the airspace at that time. I was not the only person who saw this military plane. Many of us saw it. I saw it with my own eyes.
The state that media then reported that Ukrainians denied having a plane in the air at that time. So ask yourself why are they lying?
I checked an American run flight path tracking website and I saw my commercial flight, I saw MH17, I saw that at that exact time (20 minutes after MH17) my commercial plane’s flight path was logged on this website. The next day discussing this with fellow officers and friends we looked at the website again and in less than 24 hours my commercial flight was not on this web site . Why would they delete the flight record of a commercial flight? This is a daily scheduled flight from Greece to Russia. This flight appears on the July 16 and on July 18, and it was there on July 17 as per its regular schedule yet it was removed from the record on July 17th.
If a BUK was also involved it makes sense, as military redundancy is always a practice employed when striking a target. It makes sense to have it hit by military jets, then by a BUK then by a bomb inside the aircraft and so on… This all points to a high level of preparation for this attack. However I do not think this was executed by high level professional operatives, it was most likely done by someone who could order ground units and planes to attack (read Oligarch) but not someone slick enough to have a bomb on board or make this look like an accident (read CIA or Special Ops). It could be CIA if they wanted to make it look like an Oligarch to trigger anger and a response. Again anything is possible but we know 100% it was not local fighters from the DNR or LNR. Especially not with Russia in any way supporting such craziness.
The event was made to be the most important news, which implies it was a diversionary tactic for public consumption while on the ground troops were amassing and preparing for and initiating battles. Again, it was a cover for engagement. Clearly the LNR and DNR are suing for peace as is Moscow.
So this tragedy was a clear and important pivot to make the world to pay attention and while the world paid attention to MH17 other orders were being executed on the ground to create the pretext for a full war.May 31, 2015 at 4:26 pm #21363
A 19th century French historian said, “History studies not just facts and institutions, its real subject is the human spirit.” The word ‘history’ comes from the Greek, and literally means “knowledge acquired by investigation”. So, let us investigate the War Of 1812, and the spirit of humanity which caused it … and changed America forever.
There were two major reasons given for the war.
First, Britain was at war with France since 1793. For twenty years the British claimed they had the right – as a legitimate and necessary wartime measure — to intercept American ships on the high seas, seize and keep their cargoes, and search the crews for British navy deserters. The British between 1807 and 1812 seized some 400 American ships and cargoes worth millions of dollars.
Second, was the British practice of ‘impressment’. A chronic manpower shortage in the Royal Navy led the Brits to stop American merchant vessels on the high seas and remove seamen. Between 1803 and 1812 the Brits captured an estimated six to nine THOUSAND Americans in its dragnet. These men were subjected to all the horrors of British naval discipline—enforced with the cat-o’-nine-tails—and made to fight a war that was not their own.
America felt this violated its rights as a neutral and sovereign nation. So, we declared war against the Brits in 1812.
THE END OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR SEEDED THE WAR OF 1812
Isn’t that often the case … that the end of one war, and the demands of the victor, eventually leads to yet another war? The war for American Independence lasted until 1783 when the peace treaty with the British was signed. Imagine the giddy feeling you would have had at that time. Freedom! Independence! But the rational exuberance was met with irrational naivete.
The American populace, including its politicians, assumed that the British would continue to allow access to British ports …. as if nothing at all happened! America assumed that the Brits needed our wheat, the British Navy needed our timber, hemp, and tar, and British colonies in the West Indies needed our fish, wheat, and salt to feed their slaves. This was a big miscalculation.
Canada and Ireland delivered most of the same goods. In fact, America needed the Brits more than they needed us as we depended on British manufacturing goods. America had zero leverage, and it was Britain that dictated foreign policy. They admitted American raw materials on a case-by-case basis, excluded manufactured goods altogether from entering England, and closed West Indian ports to American goods. Bullocks to America! What could America do? Nothing. We had no navy to back up our demands.
1801 – A PIVOTAL YEARMay 31, 2015 at 7:36 pm #21364
Completely useless European Green Parties
In a joint statement, the group’s chair Rebecca Harms and member Heidi Hautala classified the so-called blacklist as a “heavy blow” to EU-Russia relations, calling on the Parliamentary Assembly to debate the consequences at the next session in June.
Reports of EU member states’ embassies receiving a list of their politicians, diplomats and military experts banned from entering Russia appeared in various media outlets earlier this week. A source in the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed these reports on Saturday.
European lawmakers must decide “if and how” further dialogue with Russia should be under the current circumstances, the Greens/EFA’s Harms and Hautala added.June 1, 2015 at 1:29 am #21366June 1, 2015 at 1:32 am #21367
Gordon Bowden speaks of London’s multibillion pound money laundering, organised crime syndicate involving politicians, members of the House of Lords and other people in the British Establishment. Following his speech, he personally hands over a number of forensic documents to the BBC which are evidence of this long running criminal network. I censored out one name that was mentioned, probably wan’t necessary to do that, but thought I would err on the side of caution. It doesn’t change the message of the video.June 1, 2015 at 8:20 am #21368
UPDATE: In the indictment, the DoJ made the decision not to expressly specify the “past misconduct” Hastert sought to conceal. Nonetheless, federal law enforcement officials apparently spent the day running around leaking to media outlets what the indictment worked hard to insinuate:
Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught.
So this seems to be a case where federal prosecutors wanted to punish someone for a crime they couldn’t prove he committed, so instead reached into their bottomless bag of offenses to turn him into a criminal for something else.June 1, 2015 at 8:28 am #21369
Websites overseen by the FBI have been briefly used to offer visitors porn or links seeded with adware.
Some of the sites involved were seized from net entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and are thought to attract large numbers of visitors.
The sites were taken over thanks to an administrative error by the FBI which forgot to renew its ownership of one domain.
The sites have now been suspended and no longer show any web content.
Tech news site Torrent Freak revealed that several web domains that used to be run by Kim Dotcom were suddenly directing visitors to sites peddling porn, fake security software, adware and bogus special offers.
These domains were seized three years ago when the FBI carried out raids on Mr Dotcom’s business empire, alleging that his Megaupload service was a haven for pirates and copyright thieves. The legal action that started with the raids has yet to be resolved.June 2, 2015 at 3:38 am #21371
When authorities examined the vehicles involved in Sunday’s attempt, they found sniper rifles, pistols, radios, binoculars, hashish and more than six million Captagon pills. Momani called this volume of Captagon “significant”.
Captagon is the brand name of a psychostimulant called Fenethylline. It’s an amphetamine known to be used by militants in Syria and Iraq, in order to give them a chemical boost to fight longer and harder.
In Jordan, Captagon is a recreational drug. It’s used by high-school and university students looking to cheat sleep in exam season, or for a speedy, amphetamine buzz. Users report feeling alert, focused, better able to concentrate.
“Among the elites, you can’t imagine the demand,” a young Jordanian familiar with the recreational drug scene told Middle East Eye.
“People take it at house parties all the time. MDMA is not so popular, but Captagon, we call it ‘crystals’, is huge.”
Drugs connectionJune 2, 2015 at 3:42 am #21372
Lisa Marie White tells American liberasl, Everything You Think You Know About Russia Is Wrong
Unlike during the lead-up to the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, where the left took the lead in opposing the Bush administration’s reckless Middle East policy, American liberals have more or less given Obama a free hand in his dealings with Russia and the Evil Putin. Liberals opposed the Iraq War, and spent many an hour arguing with Bushies about the errors of his foreign policy. It just so happens that these individuals turned out to be right, but their insistence on facts, logic, and commitment to the truth have gone out the proverbial window when it comes to Russia and Ukraine.
She goes on to note that many of the instances of the “performance art” of Pussy Riot — like their most noted stunted, their disruption of worship at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior — would have resulted in their arrest most anywhere in the world.
How is walking into a church, interrupting a service, going into a sacred area of said church, dancing around like five-year-olds, and scaring a bunch of little old Russian ladies brave? Or a protest?…
And what exactly has the Russian Orthodox Church done to incur this ire? There have been no abuse cover-ups. There have been no sex scandals. There have been no Orthodox Christians with reality shows on TLC who pretend that their son isn’t molesting his sisters (and who maintain the support of prominent politicians). There was nothing”brave” or”heroic” about their performance, just like there was nothing brave or heroic about them throwing live stray cats at McDonald’s workers to “protest capitalism.” Personally I think they should have gone to jail for animal cruelty.
As she said, I’m irreligious myself, but “there is such a thing as freedom of religion, and people have a right to worship in peace…. Protesting in a cathedral that is charged with the weight of sad chapters in Russia’s history? Is that challenging the status quo, or being an insensitive brat?”
When folks in the West do civil disobedience, they get themselves arrested and march off to jail. They do the crime and handle the time.June 2, 2015 at 8:38 am #21417
Just days after George Soros warned that World War 3 was imminent unless Washington backed down to China on IMF currency basket inclusion, the hacker collective CyberBerkut has exposed the billionaire as the real puppet-master behind the scenes in Ukraine. In 3 stunning documents, allegedly hacked from email correspondence between the hedge fund manager and Ukraine President Poroshenko, Soros lays out “A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine,” expresses his confidence that the US should provide Ukraine with lethal military assistance, “with same level of sophistication in defense weapons to match the level of opposing force,” and finally explained Poroshenko’s “first priority must be to regain control of financial markets,” which he assures the President could be helped by The Fed adding “I am ready to call Jack Lew of the US Treasury to sound him out about the swap agreement.”
The hacking group CyberBerkut claims it has penetrated Ukraine’s presidential administration website and obtained correspondence between Soros and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko. It has subsequently posted all the intercepted pdfs on line at the following location. More details as RT earlier reported:June 3, 2015 at 10:20 am #21421
The WSJ’s Bret Stephens is a reliable advocate for Pindo military intervention in Syria/Iraq/Iran/Afghanistan and an outspoken defender of Netanyahu and the Bush 43 administration’s war of choice in Iraq. Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is a skillful polemicist and, like Charles Krauthammer, often tries to hide his core neo-conservative views behind a veneer of reasonableness and logic. But, when addressing an audience that shares his hardline, Israel-centric worldview, he feels less constrained. In Mar 2014, Stephens addressed a small audience at the Tikvah Fund, a “philanthropic foundation and ideas institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State.” Key influencers of the Bush 43 administration’s foreign policy, including Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams and PNAC founder Bill Kristol—sit on Tikvah’s board. In a video recorded and posted on YouTube, Stephens offered the audience three key insights into his foreign policy views:June 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm #21422
The Defense Department is investigating whether live anthrax was shipped to the Pentagon building, according to CNN. If true, this revelation comes one day after officials disclosed that live anthrax was shipped to three labs in Canada.
The shipment is being tested to see if it contained the live pathogen when it was shipped to the Pentagon’s own police force, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. The police force laboratories are in Virginia. The biological agent was originally meant to be used to help calibrate sensors at the Pentagon that would help detect chemical or biological agents, according to two defense official who spoke to CNN.
The Pentagon did not disclose if the anthrax had ever been brought into the Pentagon building or to areas directly outside the building. The Pentagon has not announced the full scope of the problem to the American people.
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