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  • #22479

    ulvfugl
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    #22482

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    Walnuts McCain, from the Muellers’ home state of Arizona, has called on the government to explain why Sayyaf’s widow was not extradited to Pindostan to stand trial. Although the White House said Umm Sayyaf was “complicit” in Mueller’s captivity, she was handed over to Kurdish authorities in Iraq. McCain questioned the reasons for her evading ‘Pindo justice’. The 26-year-old aid worker from Arizona was captured in Aug 2013 in Aleppo. ISIS claimed in February that she had been killed in an airstrike by a Jordanian military plane in the Syrian city of Raqqa, their self-proclaimed “capital”. Pindo officials have confirmed her death, but not the cause of death. Mueller had volunteered in India, and was later an activist with the pro-Plasteninan International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in the West Bank.

    Angry Arab comments:

    The Pindo hostage and ISIS
    As’ad AbuKhalil, Aug 15 2015

    The Pindo government is without mercy even when it comes to US citizens held captive. Why would a cruel Pindo official (unnamed) leak to the press that the Pindo hostage was held as sex slave by ISIS leader? Why should the public know? Why would he leak information knowing that it would only hurt her family and her loved ones?

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/what-a-nasty-meme-when-they-learn-she-was-with-ism-half-the-audience-will-say-it-serves-her-right-then/

    #22483

    ulvfugl
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    THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY’S ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T.

    https://www.propublica.org/article/nsa-spying-relies-on-atts-extreme-willingness-to-help

    AND

    https://www.propublica.org/article/a-trail-of-evidence-leading-to-atts-partnership-with-the-nsa

    #22484

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    #22485

    ulvfugl
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    It has not been a week, yet hackers have begun to exploit existing Windows users’ computer by sending them a ransomware, via spoofed email, which instantly encrypts each and every file that exists on the computer.

    https://www.hackread.com/hackers-sending-windows-10-ransomware-email/

    #22486

    ulvfugl
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    Ah, the Ukrainian Neo Nazis are going to enjoy having 100,000 African migrants dumped on them by the EU. Poor Africans. Still, they wanted to join modern Western liberal democratic soceity, that’s what Nuland promised them.

    Our analytical center calculated that Ukraine is able to host up to 100,000 migrants, and more, as a large area and, most importantly, a fertile land where Africans can not only create their own infrastructure, but also engage in agriculture, to be self-sufficient. In addition, it can serve as a great incentive to the development of the Ukrainian economy, as workers for the most part extremely hardworking.

    We have made adjustments to the principle of quota allocation. Previously, they were dependent on four criteria: GDP, unemployment rate, population and the number of refugees accepted by the country from 2010 to 2014. Currently, the European Commission added additional criteria: the size of territory and population density, as well as reduced requirements for the country’s GDP, “- concluded Dimitris Avramopoulos.

    Подробнее: http://antifashist.com/item/ukraina-ce-evropa-es-otpravlyayut-v-kiev-100-afrikanskih-migrantov-po-kvote-evrosoyuza.html#ixzz3jAYepVzr

    #22552

    ulvfugl
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    This new, mainstream embrace of decarbonization has caused a rift in the fossil fuel sector. It is no longer credible to dismiss the idea out of hand as childish and unrealistic. Only the coal industry, aware of the mortal threat to its existence and pummelled by recent bankruptcies, has no choice but to challenge the decarbonization agenda. Most of the rest of the fossil fuel industry is finally coming round to the reality of a carbon-constrained future – though their preferred contribution appears to be to throw coal to the lions.

    The struggle between those seeking to transform the energy sector and those defending the status quo is simplistically depicted as being all about climate change: one side wants to deal with it, one side wants to keep making money. More nuanced analysis juxtaposes the enormous co-benefits of clean energy, such as improved air quality, local jobs, technological breakthroughs and economic resilience, with the colossal externality costs of fossil fuels, in terms of impacts on public health, costs of defense, exposure to commodity prices and so on.

    There is, however, a third level on which the struggle between defenders of clean and fossil energy must be understood, and that is in terms of the social structures in which we want to live.

    Fossil-based energy lends itself to scale and centralization. Physical centralization – huge oil, gas and coal-fields, massive power stations, a universal grid, pipelines, refineries and the like – as well as the inevitable fellow-travellers of political and economic centralization.

    http://about.bnef.com/blog/liebreich-energy-sector-transformed-must-energy-sector-reformed/

    #22559

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    #22561

    ulvfugl
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    I propose an alternative, one which was not possible before cryptocurrency: let us support a network of many smaller currencies instead of following the ideas of a single, dominant one.

    https://bitsquare.io/blog/the-problem-with-crypto-governance-is-power/

    #22562

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    At least nine telcos around the world are using so-called super-cookies to secretly monitor citizens’ online behavior, according to a new study.

    A super-cookie is a token unique to each subscriber that is injected into every HTTP request made through a telco’s cellphone networks. They can’t be stripped by the user: every time a subscriber visits a website from his or her smartphone, the telco’s system places the super-cookie in the HTTP headers, so that the site’s servers can identify the visitor.

    This super-cookie allows ad networks and media publishers to follow people across the internet even if they clear their cookies. It allows the networks to build up profiles on users’ habits, and pitch them targeted advertising, while the telcos take a cut.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/17/tracking_supercookies_spreading/?mt=1440279981387

    #22563

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    Exposing the Gourvenec family of criminals and terrorists acting as agents for the British government in the U.K. and abroad.

    http://www.hermajestysothersecretservice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/the-anthony-kiedis-connection_20.html

    #22564

    ulvfugl
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    Get the fuck out !
    I didn’t give permission to fondle me, show some manners and respect, stupid human… can’t you see I’m eating my meal ?

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    #22565

    ulvfugl
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    Israel has bought as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan in recent months, the Financial Times reported Sunday. According to the report, which cited shipping data, trading sources and satellite tanker tracking, Israeli refineries and oil firms have imported more than 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil over the course of three months, from the beginning of May to Aug 11. The sales are reportedly worth $1b, which would prove a vital source of income to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north as it fights ISIS. More than a third of all northern Iraqi oil exports, shipped from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, are said to have gone to Israel during that time. The report cited analysts as suggesting that Israel could be buying the oil at a discounted price, while others say this might be a way for Israel to support the Kurds financially. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials denied selling oil to Israel. A senior Kurdish government adviser was quoted as saying in the report:

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/the-massive-unregulated-black-market-in-crude-oil-is-just-one-effect-of-the-pindo-insanity-in-the-region/

    #22566

    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Israel has bought as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraqi Kurdistan in recent months, the Financial Times reported Sunday. According to the report, which cited shipping data, trading sources and satellite tanker tracking, Israeli refineries and oil firms have imported more than 19 million barrels of Kurdish oil over the course of three months, from the beginning of May to Aug 11. The sales are reportedly worth $1b, which would prove a vital source of income to Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north as it fights ISIS. More than a third of all northern Iraqi oil exports, shipped from the Turkish port of Ceyhan, are said to have gone to Israel during that time. The report cited analysts as suggesting that Israel could be buying the oil at a discounted price, while others say this might be a way for Israel to support the Kurds financially. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials denied selling oil to Israel. A senior Kurdish government adviser was quoted as saying in the report:

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/the-massive-unregulated-black-market-in-crude-oil-is-just-one-effect-of-the-pindo-insanity-in-the-region/

    #22567

    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    One of the only things that makes ISIS different than Saudi Arabia — other than the latter has been recognized as a legitimate government by other nations, while those same nations recognize Bashar al-Assad as the leader of Syria — is that media, particularly the degree to which the Western press focuses on its beheadings rather than Saudi ones.

    So who is responsible (even setting aside the Iraq War’s role in ISIS’s rise) for the effect of its violence, for the efficacy McCants claims it has?

    ISIS is doing the same kind of things we tolerate in our Saudi allies. The US would do well to consider why it finds one tolerable and the other the prime enemy.

    https://www.emptywheel.net/2015/08/20/whats-the-difference-between-saudi-arabia-and-isis/

    #22569

    ulvfugl
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    The raw barbarism of the fascist USA. How low they sink.

    Police terrorized a naked woman and her children at gunpoint last week during a no-knock raid on the wrong apartment.

    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/08/stop-fcking-crying-mass-cops-hold-naked-woman-and-kids-at-gunpoint-after-raiding-wrong-apartment/

    and Australia

    Gold Coast police officer Sergeant Rick Flori may spend up to seven years behind bars for leaking CCTV footage showing his fellow officers brutalizing a young chef, Noa Begic, while he was handcuffed in the Surfers Paradise Police Station basement.

    http://www.rt.com/news/313204-aussie-cop-flori-charged

    #22575

    ulvfugl
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    Yes, Anonymous, you are correct.

    We get deluged with disinformation.

    Usually the comment starts with some reasonable information and then comes the big disinformation.

    – Aangirfan

    http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/french-train-false-flag.html?showComment=1440489093142#c8679303917024809775

    #22576

    ulvfugl
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    The charges against the others, who hail from Birmingham, Rowley Regis, Stoke-on-Trent and London, include rape of an underage child, sexual activity with a child, arranging the prostitution of a child aged 13-17, making and possessing indecent photographs of a child, possession of a class A and B drugs and possessing an imitation firearm.

    The 12 men – 10 of whom are on bail, including Potter – will all next appear back at the city’s crown court on November 18 when they are expected to enter pleas.

    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/trial-date-set-fillongley-man-9918340

    #22581

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    #22584

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    #22585

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    #22586

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    #22590

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    #22669

    ulvfugl
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    Several fundamental problems with the WSU study, however, call its supposed findings into serious question.

    A Monsanto-backed study

    The problems with the new study start with its conflicts of interest.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/051070_glyphosate_junk_science_breast_milk.html

    #22670

    ulvfugl
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    According to formerly top-secret and secret CIA files (PDF) released August 31 in response to a FOIA lawsuit (PDF), the agency’s long retention of key information ultimately stymied two FBI investigations into the 1960s diversion of weapons-grade uranium from a Pennsylvania-based government contractor into the Israeli nuclear weapons program.

    https://niqnaq.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/new-improved-dynamite-cover-up-squelch-now-completely-soundlessly-suppressed-by-mainstream-media-as-before/

    #22671

    ulvfugl
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    Not only was Wikipedia’s founder Jimmy Wales a “porn king” who sold online pornography before launching Wikipedia, we also know that wikipedia deliberately censors large categories of truthful information on natural healing, the dangers of vaccines, the crimes of Hillary Clinton, the corruption and criminality of the biotech industry and much more.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/051060_wikipedia_Jimmy_Wales_extortion_racket.html#ixzz3l2kWeuKA

    But then, Natural News does come up with total crap sometimes and is not a 100% reliable source, imo.

    #22674

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    (NaturalNews) U.S. Right to Know (USRTK), a non-profit organization dedicated to exposing the fraud and corruption surrounding the food industry, launched an investigation into the intimate and unethical relationship between the biotech industry and university faculty and staff, which is used to manipulate public opinion about GMOs and to coerce the government into passing legislation supportive of Big Ag’s patented seeds and pesticides.

    The investigation, which is still ongoing, reveals how biotech industry giants Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences and others, buy academics employed by taxpayer-funded universities to push GMOs and lobby Congress to pass legislation favorable of their products, with one of the most hig-profile examples including attempts to derail states’ rights to enact GMO-labeling laws.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/051112_GMO_shills_academic_fraud_Monsanto_operatives.html

    #22675

    ulvfugl
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    A team of Caltech researchers that has spent years searching for the earliest objects in the universe now reports the detection of what may be the most distant galaxy ever found. In an article published August 28, 2015 in Astrophysical Journal Letters, Adi Zitrin, a NASA Hubble postdoctoral scholar in astronomy, and Richard Ellis—who recently retired after 15 years on the Caltech faculty and is now a professor of astrophysics at University College, London—describe evidence for a galaxy called EGS8p7 that is more than 13.2 billion years old. The universe itself is about 13.8 billion years old.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-astronomers-farthest-galaxy-keck-telescope.html#jCp

    #22676

    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Over the last couple of days I’ve seen tweets like these about fairly disturbing developments in the news:

    http://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2015/09/09/combat-drones/

    #22679

    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    To qualify as a “giant”, a virus has to be longer than half a micron, a thousandth of a millimetre (0.00002 of an inch).
    Mollivirus sibericum—”soft virus from Siberia”—comes in at 0.6 microns, and was found in the permafrost of northeastern Russia.
    Climate change is warming the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions at more than twice the global average, which means that permafrost is not so permanent any more.
    “A few viral particles that are still infectious may be enough, in the presence of a vulnerable host, to revive potentially pathogenic viruses,” one of the lead researchers, Jean-Michel Claverie, told AFP.
    The regions in which these giant microbes have been found are coveted for their mineral resources, especially oil, and will become increasingly accessible for industrial exploitation as more of the ice melts away.
    “If we are not careful, and we industrialise these areas without putting safeguards in place, we run the risk of one day waking up viruses such as small pox that we thought were eradicated,” he added.
    In safe laboratory conditions, Claverie and colleagues will attempt to revive the newly discovered virus by placing it with single-cell amoeba, which will serve as its host.
    Claverie, who runs a lab at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), and a team discovered another giant virus, which they called Pithovirus sibericum, at the same location in 2013, then managed to revive it in a petri dish.
    Unlike most viruses circulating today, and to the general astonishment of scientists, these ancient specimens dating from the last Ice Age are not only bigger, but far more complex genetically.
    M. sibericum has more than 500 genes, while another family of giant virus discovered in 2003, Pandoravirus, has 2,500. The Influenza A virus, by contrast, has eight genes.

    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-09-frankenvirus-emerges-siberia-frozen-wasteland.html#jCp

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