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Are various members of the House and Senate about to be embroiled in sex scandals of their own? According to Arnold E. Reed, an attorney for Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the damn may be about to break when it comes to future allegations. Daily Caller reports: The attorney for Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who is accused of continuously sexually harassing his female staffers, defended Conyers by indicating that there are allegations against "many members" of the House and Senate. Conyers' attorney, Arnold E. Reed, released a statement defending the Michigan Democrat and pushing back against the "disturbing allegations." The bizarre statement was written in all-CAPS and referred to both Reed and Conyers in the third person. "Reed acknowledged that while these allegations are serious, they are simply allegations," the statement said. "If people were required to resign over allegations, a lot of people would be out of work in this country including many members of the House, Senate and even the president."
The computer that is attempting to decode the cryptic letters signed by the Zodiac killer can also produce haunting poems. The Zodiac killings are a series of unsolved murders that took place from December 1968 to the early 1970s in Northern California. The identity of the killer, allegedly responsible for the deaths of at least five people, and the targeting of a further two, remains unknown. In addition to being a famously unsolved murder, the Zodiac gained public attention because of the letters detailing the crimes, written in code, that were frequently sent to newspapers. The name 'Zodiac' came from one of the symbols used in the letter, and by the description given by one of the survivors of an attempted murder. Officially declared to be 'inactive' in 2004, the case remains the subject of enthusiastic amateur investigations.
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was approved for marketing in 2012. The FDA said in a statement Monday that the digitally-enhanced medication "works by sending a message from the pill's sensor to a wearable patch." "Being able to track ingestion of medications prescribed for illness may be useful for some patients," Dr. Mitchell Mathis of the FDA said in statement. "The FDA supports the development and use of new technology in prescription drugs and is committed to working with companies to understand how this technology might benefit patients and prescribers." Abilify MyCite was developed by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and the sensor was created by Proteus Digital Health. Greenlighting the new digital version, however, came with some caveats. While the system can track doses, it hasn't been shown to improve patient compliance, the FDA said.
This is just getting worse and worse for Hillary, the DNC, and the legacy media - they are headed for a bruising few months. Already back in July, a highly credible source, Thor Halvorssen, a Venezuelan human rights activist, explained to Tucker Carlson that Fusion GPS, the PR group hired by the Clinton campaign to produce and spread the salacious 'Trump dossier', involving prostitutes urinating in Moscow hotel rooms, had an ugly history of using similar smear tactics at the behest of criminal clients. Watch Halvorssen explain it back then. It is damning:
Washington Post reporter caught plotting
liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros
Source: Fox News | By Brian Flood
Ross covered the 2016 presidential election closely, but the majority of her stories appear to be anti-Trump in retrospect.
Allegedly unbiased Washington Post reporter Janell Ross spoke at a top-secret meeting of liberal movers and shakers last week, where Democratic donors including billionaire George Soros outlined the future of their progressive agenda.
A Post spokesperson told the Washington Free Beacon that Ross took part of the California event without notifying her superiors that she would be attending.
The Democracy Alliance, which hosted the event, bills itself as the largest network of donors dedicated to building the progressive movement in the United States on the groups official website. The liberal group also claims to play a leading role in fostering the infrastructure necessary to advance a progressive agenda in the United States.
Washington Post reporter, Janell Ross, is facing allegations of bias after she took part in a panel at a progressive event "dedicated to building the progressive movement in the United States."
The group intended to keep the identities of its members and guests confidential, according to the Beacon, but the paper obtained a detailed conference agenda that lists both events and featured guests. Once the...
Oxford Circus Underground station and London's major shopping district Oxford Street were evacuated and armed officers called to the scene on Friday night amid reports of gun shots. The Metropolitan Police said there was no evidence of an attack. The operation was stood down just after 6pm local time. "If you sought shelter in a building please now leave and follow the direction of police officers on the ground if you need assistance," the Metropolitan Police said. "At 16:38hrs on Friday, 24 November police started to receive numerous 999 calls within a short space of time reporting shots fired in a number of locations on Oxford Street and at Oxford Circus underground station. Given the nature of the information received, the Met responded in line with our existing operation as if the incident was terrorism, including the deployment of armed officers," it said in a statement. "Officers working with colleagues from British Transport Police carried out an urgent search of the area. No causalities, evidence of any shots fired or any suspects were located by police. Some cordons remain in place and additional officers remain on duty in the West End to reassure the public. We thank the public for their patience and assistance during our response," it added.
Here is an interesting and cringeworthy video dug up from PBS archives, which orginally aired on March 10, 2015. Kevin Spacey discusses his admiration and "bromance" with former President Bill Clinton on the Charlie Rose Show. Kevin Spacey, Bill Clinton and Charlie Rose have all been outed as sexual predators at the very least, and rapists at the very worst. Comment: See also: Spacey accused of attempted rape of 15yo: Accuser calls Spacey "a pedophile"#MeToo: Eight women say CBS host Charlie Rose sexually harassed themLying hypocrite Hillary Clinton calls Trump 'sexual assaulter' in BBC interview, but says Bill's numerous rape accusations 'in the past' Birds of a feather...
Have we entered a time when justice will begin to prevail in America? For decades, celebrities, politicians and those in other positions of power have been engaging in very serious sexual misconduct, and victims have felt powerless to do anything about it. But now thanks to Harvey Weinstein, the dam appears to be breaking and all of a sudden a flood of allegations is coming out. On Monday, we learned of brand new accusations against Bill Clinton, Al Franken, Charlie Rose and New York Times journalist Glenn Thrush.
Lets start with Thrush, because many find his case to be the most ironic. The New York Times is supposed to be a paragon of political correctness, and yet it is being alleged that one of their most highly decorated reporters has been sexually harassing women for a very long time
Vox interviewed multiple women who alleged sexual misconduct against Thrush, including unwanted groping and kissing.
Laura McGann, the editorial director at Vox and the author of the story, described an incident at a bar five years ago, when she and Thrush were colleagues at Politico.
He slid into my side of the booth, blocking me in, she wrote. I was wearing a skirt, and he put his hand on my thigh. He started kissing me. I pulled myself together and got out of there, shoving him on my way o...
Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady, who oversees the settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination complaints, is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, documents showed Tuesday. Brady, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, which gives him power over settlement payments with taxpayer dollars. The office also works to prevent sexual harassment in Congress. The court papers say the Brady campaign paid a former judge $90,000 to drop out of a 2012 primary race. The judge and onetime Brady rival, Jimmie Moore, was caught and pleaded guilty to falsifying his campaign finances to conceal the payment. Brady's camp claimed it knew nothing of Moore's attempts to conceal the donation, but Moore's lawyer disagreed. "[Brady] and the defendant agreed and understood that the payment from [Brady's] campaign ... would be disguised," attorney Jeffrey Miller said in court, "and the deception would include hiding at least some of [Brady's] funds as the purchase of a poll analyzing the primary matchup between [them], notwithstanding the fact that [Brady] was already in possession of this same poll."
Troy Worden, former president of the Berkeley College Republicans, has filed a motion seeking more than $100,000 of damages against Yvette Felarca, a member of the Antifa-affiliated By Any Means Necessary group, on the basis that she has repeatedly threatened and harassed Worden and others on campus. According to a press release by one of Worden's lawyers, Mark Meuser, "Felarca filed a frivolous restraining order that restricted Worden's First and Second Amendment rights and made it difficult for him to move around the campus to attend classes. The restraining order was dismissed on Oct. 27, 2017." Felarca, who is known for leading the violent BAMN organization, "is twice-over out on bail for charges of assault, resisting arrest, and inciting a riot," and has been interviewed by Fox News' Tucker Carlson for her role in leading the group. "Felarca and her attorney attempted to make free speech expensive, and it is time that they pay for their misuse of the court system," said Meuser.
The 2009 swine flu panic has prompted more than 60 million people to get vaccinated against the disease. Unfortunately, thanks to the damaging effects of the vaccine, countless numbers of individuals have now developed a range of health problems, including sleep disturbances, memory impairments and even brain damage! Pharma corporations, of course, are always quick to deny allegations against the damaging effects of vaccines. Last year, however, Big Pharma's protective cloak seemed to have slipped quite a bit, as pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the manufacturer of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix, was ordered to pay about $60 million in damages to the UK government after it was determined that Pandemrix played a significant role in causing brain damage to several individuals. Comment: GSK swine flu shot sparks another case of life-threatening narcolepsy "There's no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Pandemrix increased the occurrence of narcolepsy onset in children in some countries - and probably in most countries," says Emmanuelle Mignot, a sleep disorder specialist from Stanford University.
Video footage shows the shocking moment a woman is robbed at gunpoint on her own doorstep by men as they sprint toward her with guns in front of her home in Killeen, Texas.
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As human beings, we have a lot of energy, and this energy comes in many different forms. One of those forms happens to be sexual, however, sexual energy is nothing to feel down about, as it can be used in wonderful ways.
Now, for those who are not very sexually active, sexual energy can be a bit of a headache. Sure, there is Tantric sex and Taoist sexual energy practices but not everyone is comfortable partaking in that and there is nothing wrong with that. While pure sexual energy in its highest form as Kundalini energy is extremely powerful, you still get to choose whether or not you want to use that energy.
Regardless of your reason for abstinence, you can turn this sexual energy into spiritual energy. This will prevent any unnecessary buildup and make you a whole lot more comfortable. You have to be able to change those sexual thoughts or expressions into something more creative. Through a few deep meditation exercises, you should have things down pat.
In order to achieve this, you must first develop a desire for liberation. You must transmute your energy into Ojas or spiritual energy through pure thoughts and positively convert it into what you want it to be. This is sometimes called sublimation and is not a form of suppression or repression but more-so a transformation. You can also transform anger into spiritual energy if you truly wish to.
The Yogis say that that part of the human energy which is expressed as sex energy, in sexual thought, when checked and controlled, easily becomes changed into Ojas, and as the Muladhara guides these, the Yogi pays particular attention to that centre. He tries to take up all his sexual energy and convert it into Ojas. It is only the chaste man or woman who can make the Ojas rise and store it in the brain; that is why Chastity has always been considered the highest virtue.
If you truly want to transmute your sexual energies into spiritual energy you need to pull this energy up out of your core and into other places in your body. I suggest you give yourself a week of no sexual activity (this including masturbation). Each time you feel this energy deep within your root chakra meditate on that and really envision yourself moving that energy up and out where you want it to go.
Now, how often you do this depends on you and how much sexual energy you are experiencing. Become aware of what this...
US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has said he regrets Russia's foreign agent law for mass media outlets. According to the ambassador, it is regrettable "... that the actions taken could very well diminish the voice of the media in Russian life, which is critical to any open and democratic society," he told TASS. "We will continue to work to promote a free press and freedom of speech. These are the values that we cherish," the diplomat stressed. Russia's Federation Council (upper house of parliament) endorsed during its session on Wednesdsay a law designating media outlets as foreign agents.
The teaching assistant who left an angry note on an ambulance blocking his driveway has revealed he has received death threats since the incident. Hassan Shabbir is said to be fearful for his family's safety after a note addressed to his home warned him: 'Death awaits you.' The 27-year-old previously admitted that his decision to complain about the ambulance - paramedics were treating a man who later died - was 'monstrous'. His note read: 'You may be saving lives, but don't park your van in a stupid place and block my drive.' It went viral after it was posted online by furious paramedics.
Atlanta, GA According to the official historical record, in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For over a century, families have gathered to proclaim what they are thankful for while others have taken to shelters and charities to help those who cannot help themselves. However, thanks to the state, helping others during this most giving time is now illegalunless you pay the government for permission.
During this Thanksgiving week, Adele Maclean and Marlon Kautz took to the streets to begin handing out food to the homelesslike they do every week. However, this time, instead of receiving praise for their services, they were issued a notice of extortion by police in the form of a citation.
Were looking at a citation, Maclean said.
As WSB-TV notes, Atlanta police have been handing out the flyers across the city telling people that a permit is needed to give food to the homeless.
The fliers are being used as a warning by the police to stop people from feeding the homeless without first paying the state for permission to do so.
I mean outrageous, right? Of all the things to be punished for, giving free food to people who are hungry? Maclean told Channel 2s Justin Wilfon.
The pair has been handing out food in the same spot for weeks and they told WSB-TV that they have never heard of needing a permit to feed the needy.
It seems ridiculous to me that they would be spending their time and resources on stopping people from feeding the homeless, said Maclean said.
Indeed, it is ridiculous considering the murders and rapes taking place in Atlanta and the low rate at which they are solved. However, issuing notices of extortion, aka citation, to people for feeding the homeless is far easier and much more profitable than catching a murderer.
As WSB-TV reports:
Wilfon contacted the city to find out what was going on. A city representative said the Fulton and DeKalb County boards of health both require permits to give food to the homeless and the city of Atlanta enforces those requirements.
While the requirements...
(GV) United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions are ubiquitous on the African continent despite growing critiques of inefficacy. Peacekeepers work in cooperation with African military troops with increasingly broad mandates including civilian protection, counterinsurgency operations, and counterterrorism, among others. UN peacekeeping missions in places like Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Cte dIvoire have been hailed as successes, yet UN troops ground activities on the ground have been heavily questioned.
Since the first mission in 1948, UN peacekeeping missions have evolved drastically but the main goal has always been disarmament demobilization and securing peace on the ground. By May 2015, 80 percent of UN peacekeepers were deployed on the African continent (80,000 troops) to take part in nine UN peacekeeping missions. Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan have sent the most troops on these African missions, while the United States, Japan, and France have been the top funders.
UN peacekeepers, also known as Blue Helmets, have served as observers as well as soldiers, sometimes engaging in combat without a governments consent. Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan mandated reforms aimed at improving UN peacekeeping mission efficiency with broader responsibilities, including the use of force.
A 2014 Human Rights Watch report claimed that UN peacekeepers and Congolese forces failed to prevent an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that left at least 30 civilians dead. In the Central African Republic (CAR), African Union peacekeepers were...
In the "post Weinstein" world we now find ourselves in we have seen dozens and dozens of prominent figures in Hollywood, politics, and the media be accused of a wide range of sexual attacks on women. From groping all the way to rape, powerful establishment figures are being outed as sexual predators across the country, with the mainstream media declaring that all accusers must, at least initially, be believed.
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What do John McCain and Hillary Clinton have in common, besides both being globalist traitors to the United States? The answer, according to an FBI source, is they are both criminal defendants in upcoming trials [...]
The insanity for Black Friday bargains has reached new heights in the US, after one joke suggestion to sell a Walmart uniform to anyone seeking to skip ahead of the lines went viral and spawned dozens of similar but seemingly real offers. It all reportedly started with Twitter user @OverlyLiked announcing he would be selling his Walmart vest for $100. "I'm selling this Walmart vest for $100," he wrote. "Use it to skip the line during Black Friday. You can even walk in, grab what you want, and walk out." Although he tweeted it as a joke, which earned @OverlyLiked over 30,000 retweets and almost 80,000 likes, it wasn't long before he was being inundated with real requests to buy his shirt.
While we are getting close to the official start of winter, you still have time to get your place in good order. Chances are some of the things on this list are things you already have or that you can order or get in town with ease.
Preparing your place for the winter doesnt have to be nerve wracking but there are some steps you should take to make sure things go smoothly. A little bit of prevention can result in a lot less problems later on. Here are some tips for making winter a little easier to transition to.
The world is a big place in a lot of ways. This list I have come up with can be applied to quite a few areas but there are very likely going to be some things unique to your area or living situation that you will want to add.
I want to tell you a little story that was passed on through the family over the years. My great grandfather Fred Queen lived in NC most of his life then he followed his kids out to Washington state where they had found employment in the logging industry.
Well, one dad he was prepping his place for winter but Grandpa Fred had a pet raccoon that followed him around. This raccoon watched Grandpa Fred meticulously wrap all of his pipes and plumbing in insulation. It was quite a job and he was naturally glad and felt accomplished after it was done.
Raccoons are smart and have very dexterous little hands. Great Grandpa Freds beloved pet came behind him not a day later and unwrapped every single pipe.
Two separate juries in Los Angeles and Baltimore have awarded multi-million dollar settlements to two innocent men wrongfully convicted of murder after police were found to have withheld evidence and pressured witnesses to testify against them.
After spending 27 years behind bars for a murder he didnt commit, Frank OConnell was awarded a $15 million payout by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the largest single-plaintiff settlement in the past 10 years.
This brings a sense of closure. Its been a long road, OConnell said, according to KTLA. Itll be a new beginning for me, and I can really start my life over. I cant make up for the time that was stolen from me, but I can take positive action with whats left.
OConnell was arrested in 1984 for the fatal shooting of Jay French, the ex-husband of a woman with whom OConnell was having an affair.
Jeanne Lyon, Frenchs ex-wife, told detectives that OConnell moved in with her the summer before the shooting. At the time, Lyon was fighting a custody battle with her ex-husband, and her friends told detectives she had talked about killing French to gain custody.
One neighbor picked OConnell out of a lineup and said that French, when he was dying, identified the shooter as the guy in the yellow Pinto, according to CBS News. Another neighbor told detectives that he had jump-started OConnells Pinto and seen him kissing Lyon.
At the age of 27, OConnell was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
During his 27 years in prison, OConnell never admitted to the shooting, even when the parole board said his doing so was the only way to make them consider granting him parole.
I said I would never come in and lie to you and admit to a crime I didnt commit. I will spend the rest of my life in here and die before I do that, Frank says he told the parole board, according to ABC News.
While OConnell was in prison, investigators for Centurion Ministries, a nonprofit group that...
And so it begins... A healthcare system has literally fired 50 employees - in one fell swoop - over a draconian flu jab policy. They can't fire us all if we stand up, right? That might be the inner wishful thinking of those who refuse vaccinations while working in the healthcare system. But as WGN9 reports: A Minnesota-based health system has fired about 50 employees who refused to get a flu shot. Essentia Health announced last month that employees would be required to get vaccinated for influenza unless they received a religious or medical exemption.
Two-and-a-half years of a lethal blockade and bombardment have produced almost nothing regarding territorial gains in the West's Saudi-executed war against the Yemeni nation. The tightening of the blockade is an obscene, desperate attempt to put off its inevitable defeat. The war against Yemen, sponsored by the West and executed by their ever-loyal Saudi fall guys, is going badly. Very badly. When the Saudis began their bombardment of the Arab world's poorest country, named 'Decisive Storm,' in March 2015, they promised a 'limited' mission. In reality, it has proved to be seemingly limitless and completely indecisive. A Harvard study estimates the Saudis are spending $200 million per day on this war, driving their military budget up to $63,7 billion, the fourth highest in the world. But they remain nowhere near achieving their stated goal of defeating the Houthi-led resistance and recapturing the capital, Sanaa. Indeed, Hadi, the 'President' the Saudis are supposedly supporting, is still holed up in Riyadh, apparently unable to set foot in his own country, such shows the depth of popular animosity toward him.
As most of you surely know by now, I believe a positive future for humanity requires a total displacement of the current centralized, authoritarian, and hierarchal paradigm. I believe decentralized, peer-to-peer, trustless systems will play an instrumental role in bringing about a much more free, honest and transparent system that will lead to immense human progress.
If you have any interest in the above topics, I strongly suggest listening to the interview below.
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Since 1973, Monsanto has cited dubious science, like tests on the uteri of male mice, and the EPA has let much of it slide.
In April 2014, a small grassroots group called Moms Across America announced that it had tested 10 breast milk samples for glyphosate, and found the chemical in three of them. Glyphosate is the worlds most widely used herbicide and the primary ingredient of Roundup. Although the levels of glyphosate found by Moms Across America were below the safety limits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set for drinking water and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set for food, the results caused a stir on social media.
The Moms Across America testing was not part of any formal scientific study, but Monsantothe owner of the Roundup trademark and the premier glyphosate manufacturerjumped to defend its most profitable pesticide based on a new study that found no glyphosate in breast milk. But this research, purported to be independent, was actually backed by the corporation itself.
Anybody who finds out about this is not going to trust a chemical company over a mom, even if [that mom] is a stranger, says Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt. A mothers only special interest is the well-being of her family and her community. Honeycutt says she has been sharply criticized for the breast milk project because it...
Britney Spears has told close friends and associates that she prays to God every night asking him to forgive her for associating with the Illuminati. You can punish me, but please do not punish my [...]
The Violence Against Women Act and the War for Tax Dollars Incentives for false accusations of violence are dangerous By Michael Volpe, Organization Trends, April 2016 (PDF here) Summary: Violence against women is terrible, but the laws and federal programs related to it can be seriously flawed, too. Significant government funds now influence groups that work with women in strained and breaking marriages. This can lead to false accusations of domestic abuse and dishonesty over abuse statistics as well. A popular paraphrase from the great thinker Eric Hoffer's work is that, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." This is the case with the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a cause so holy to the activist Left that nary a voice is ever raised in criticism of the politically correct pork-barrel program that spawned an industry. The damage that groups funded under VAWA do to men falsely accused of domestic abuse is hard to estimate.
Neil Clark is a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger. He has written for many newspapers and magazines in the UK and other countries including The Guardian, Morning Star, Daily and Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Spectator, The Week, and The American Conservative. He is a regular pundit on RT and has also appeared on BBC TV and radio, Sky News, Press TV and the Voice of Russia. He is the co-founder of the Campaign For Public Ownership @PublicOwnership. His award winning blog can be found at www.neilclark66.blogspot.com. He tweets on politics and world affairs @NeilClark66 The classic British anti-war film The Charge of the Light Brigade will be fifty years old next year. Who would have thought the crude Russophobia of the 1850s, which Tony Richardson expertly satirized, would be back in vogue half a century later? The idea history is cyclical and not linear is probably not disproved by looking back to what happened to Britain in the 1850s. Then, as now, the establishment (and also some of its critics) were promulgating the most ludicrous conspiracy theories about how the 'barbarian' Russians posed a threat not just to the British Empire, but to the entire Western civilization.
Ever wondered why British authorities won't let you take your laptop in carry-on luggage when flying back from certain Middle East countries? Details of a secret Israeli operation in Syria have now emerged, offering a few answers. Airlines abruptly stopped letting passengers take laptops in their cabin baggage in March 2017. Passengers were not told what threat their devices posed or why there had been a sudden change in the rules. Now, the lid has been lifted on the spy operation which uncovered the intelligence that led to the ban. A secret Israeli operation supported by Mossad fed intelligence to the rest of the world after its agents listened in on a conversation between Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) fighters in the group's then-capital, Raqqa. Commandos from Israel's elite Sayeret Matkal force and Mossad technical operatives were scrambled to the desert outside Raqqa in two Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters. The operatives planted listening devices around a room used by IS, and just days later intelligence began flooding in. Jihadis were overheard discussing a plot to blow up a passenger jet using a laptop.
Egyptian state TV has confirmed 200 people have been killed in a coordinated bomb and gun attack in northern Sinai. Some 125 others were injured.
The explosion took place in the vicinity of a mosque during Friday prayer and was accompanied by an armed attack carried out by suspected militants, Reuters reports, citing eyewitnesses and security sources.
Reality is an Illusion
Newborn babies can feel the difference between their, recently refreshed interconnection with absolute unborn infinitys Sovereign Well Being Center in ONENESS Spirit Conscience of Immortal Love, and Mother Earth Low light frequency physical-vibration motives suffering Karmic-gender evil-denial half-life lifetimes separation dissonance. Remember that constant shock-startled feeling, when, as a newborn you could feel everything that happens all over the whole planet? I can now again, and I do remember, even the Immortal Love motive missing in Goliath here now, compared to my continual interconnection with absolute unborn infinitys Sovereign Well Being Center for ONENESS Conscience of Immortal Love in the Holy Spirit nurturing of Forgiveness Delight Bonding Communion.
I can feel the dominating difference between Mother Earth Hive Stasis Matrix shock-startled evil trauma, from everything happening, all over the whole planet, as well as from the many Karmic half-life lifetimes dissonance, that no Satanically Correct physical-survival fan-base Satanic-bureaucratic Quanta-science devotee is able to feel any more. I had lost this ability after my annihilation traumas kept increasing, along with, all the similar social-norm soul-battering Blackmail=Burnout triggers, that our Hive Stasis Matrix demands under the constant threat of death. I, now can compare before, and after losing my baby Immortal-referencing interconnection, so even now I can, also compare after, and before this same baby stage-specific innocence, that went missing somewhere in the middle of this Hive Stasis SHTF Mother Mafia-money Mortal Matrix Paradise-lost Death-paradigm.
I didnt come here to Delight-die for my codependent Mother, but rather I came here to experience, directly, all the harm that one half-life lifetime motive continually forgets, ever so conveniently so, no one has to feel the difference a newborn feels, and no one can feel again, Hive-obviously Here on the Down-low Now. Whether others continually forgive this illusion in Mirror/Miming Hive Stasis Matrix Hell, or not, even that I can remember, both as a baby-difference here, and Here Now again remember ONENESS with the same Immortal Love reference. Feeling the undead-difference is worth it to make all the s...
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was shot and killed on Thanksgiving during a routine traffic stop near Dallas. Police caught the suspect after a five-hour manhunt. Trooper Damon Allen, 43, was shot and killed around 4pm, during a traffic stop on Interstate 45, some 90 miles south of Dallas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said. The man he pulled over shot Allen with a rifle, and then fled. The trooper died at the scene, the DPS said. Hours after the shooting, the suspect's vehicle was spotted by Waller County Sheriff's Office northeast of Houston. The sheriff's office said on its Facebook page that shots were fired, but did not indicate who opened fire. Dabrett Montreal Black, 32, was arrested "without incident" a short time later. He was treated for a dog bite, according to the DPS.
Leaders of the rebellious Lugansk region in Ukraine's east turned on each other Tuesday, as gunmen blocked central streets of the provincial capital. The Kremlin said it was closely monitoring the developments. Armed people in military fatigues first appeared on the streets of Lugansk, the capital of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR), Tuesday. According to some accounts, gunmen blocked several administrative buildings. Other media reports said they blocked streets in the center of the city. The leader of the self-proclaimed republic, Igor Plotnitsky, then issued a statement, in which he said the "people on the streets" were members of "some interior ministry structures" who apparently support the former interior minister Igor Kornet who was sacked Monday. Plotnitsky condemned attempts by the "interior ministry structures" to "challenge" the decision of the LNR government to remove Kornet from office. He said the situation in the republic remains under control of the government and that things will soon return to normal.
Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance writer, journalist and media analyst. She has lived and traveled extensively in the US, Germany, Russia and Hungary. Her byline has appeared at RT, The Nation, Rethinking Russia, The BRICS Post, New Eastern Outlook, Global Independent Analytics and many others. She also works on copywriting and editing projects. The US-led coalition against ISIS has vastly played down the number of civilians that have been killed in Iraq as a result of their own airstrikes. In fact, the war against ISIS may be the 'least transparent war in recent American history.' The conclusion comes from a report published by the New York Times. Reporters Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal spent 18 months investigating coalition bombing in Iraq, traveling to more than 150 sites of airstrikes across the northern part of the country. Their goal was to determine which air force launched which strikes - and whom they killed. Troubling findings The US-led coalition has admitted to killing civilians in a tiny minority of airstrikes. According to official figures, one civilian has been killed for every 157 airstrikes. In reality, Khan and Gopal found the actual rate is one civilian died for every five airstrikes. That means the rate of civilian deaths is 31 times higher than the US military has admitted.
Did the US allow ISIS to escape to keep the fighting going? Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11, when President George W. Bush and his posse of neoconservatives delivered the message to the world that "you are either with us or against us." The threat was coupled with flurry of hastily conceived legislation that opened the door to the unconstitutional "war on terror" carried out at the whim of the Chief Executive, a conflict which was from the start conceived of as a global military engagement without end. Bush and his handlers might not have realized it at the time but they were initiating a completely new type of warfare. To be sure, there would be fighting on the ground worldwide against an ideologically driven enemy somewhat reminiscent of communism, but there would also be included "regime change" of governments in countries that were not completely on board with the direction coming out of Washington. Instead of invading and occupying a country in the old-fashioned way, so the thinking went, far better to just knock off the top levels and let the natives sort things out while acting under direction from the pros in Washington.
Peace Around the World:
November 24, 2017
Source: Golden Age of Gaia | By Kathleen Mary Willis
Voice of Freedom.ca
Around the world we are seeing encouraging news. Food blockades are being lifted in Yemen. Turkey, Russia and Iran are pledging peace, and trials are happening for the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.
We can help the ongoing peace process by doing Archangel Michaels Plea for Peace Now meditation individually or in groups, writing Love everywhere with St. Germaines Violet Flame, placing the Mothers Blue Diamond in every heart, and invoking Sanat Kumara and Universal Law.
I invoke Sanat Kumara and all Universal Law for peace, Archangel Michael and his Blue Breath of Peace, trust in the Mothers Divine Plan, forgiveness of everything.
Yemen war: Saudi coalition to let aid reach rebel-held port
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will allow aid deliveries to the rebel-held port of Hudaydah and Sanaa airport, after urgent UN appeals.
The coalition, which backs Yemens government, tightened its blockade of the country two weeks ago in response to a rebel missile attack on Riyadh.
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Murderers, fiends, offenders, crooks, abusers -- criminals and criminal behavior have always been a part of the human landscape. The reasons for their behavior have stumped the best minds on the planet and there is no surefire way to identify who will become a scourge of humanity and who will become an upright citizen. Nature vs nurture has been an ongoing debate in the social sciences with nurture -- as it does offer some glimmer of hope -- often winning out. However, new research points out that we are relying too much on a sociological viewpoint to explain crime and violence. Biology plays in important role too, and in some cases genetic inheritance is the only explanation that makes sense. Join us on this episode of The Health and Wellness Show where we discuss the genetic and evolutionary aspects of antisocial behavior and attempt to answer the question: Are some people born to be bad? And stay tuned for Zoya's Pet Health Segment, where she discusses how to pet your cat without suddenly getting scratched or bitten! Running Time: 01:25:46 Download: OGG, MP3 Listen live, chat, and call in to future shows on the SOTT Radio Network!
The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to recommend and support non-enforcement programs aimed at reducing the availability of illicit controlled substances on the domestic and international markets.
Below, you will find a list of reports created by the DEA. Each one, can be requested under the FOIA.
DIR Reports created 2015-2017 [8 Pages, 2.5MB]
Dead bodies are being lost, disfigured or returned to the wrong families in what has been branded a "devastating" series of failures by NHS mortuary staff. It has prompted calls to treat the dead with the same care as living patients. According to a study, which analyzed 132 incidents reported in England to a National Health Service (NHS) database between April 1, 2002 and March 31, 2013, at least five bodies went missing in the 11 years. At least 25 sets of relatives were given the wrong body to bury or cremate. At least two families did not realize the mistake until they arrived at the funeral director. The research, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, and the first in its kind, found that loopholes in protocol and procedures, or the failure to follow them, as well as poor communication and relaxed working practices, are to blame for the mortuary incidents.
Statistics from the China General Administration of Customs shows Russia held the crown as the country's top crude oil supplier for the eighth month in a row in October, exporting more than one million barrels per day (4.649 million tons). Saudi Arabia came in a close second, with last month's supplies up 16 percent from a year ago at 1.086 million barrels per day (bpd). China's third biggest crude supplier was Angola, delivering 45.3 percent more crude oil versus a year earlier at 839,840 bpd. Supplies of oil from Iraq fell by 29 percent in annual terms, to 2.65 million tons. In September the figure was 3.43 million tons. Exports of Russian oil to China have more than doubled over the past six years, up by more than 550,000 barrels per day. The Saudi share of Chinese crude imports at the beginning of the decade was about 20 percent, while Russia's was below seven percent.
This is the time when children need to affirm their identities as to who they are, says UKIP spokesman David Kurten. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, says half of transgender children in the UK have attempted suicide. A book published in Sweden for toddlers and preschoolers depicting a transgender man who wears women's clothes and lipstick, as well as a horse who believes it's a dog, has sparked mixed reactions.
Fifty years ago, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 242. The resolution is used as a framework for implementing the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But since its adoption in 1967, Israel has violated the resolution by entrenching its occupation of the Palestinian territories through illegal settlements. 600,000 - 750,000 Illegal settlers reside in the occupied Palestinian territories: 150 Settlements119 Outposts42% Of West Bank land controlled by settlements86% Of East Jerusalem for Israeli state and settler useThe majority of settlements have been built either entirely or partially on private Palestinian property To the casual visitor or tourist driving through the occupied West Bank or Jerusalem, Israeli settlements may appear as just another set of houses on a hill. The middle-class suburban style townhouses, built fast and locked in a grid of uniform units, stand like fortified compounds, in direct contrast to the sprawling limestone Palestinian homes below.
A mysterious boom that "shook windows" in the west of Scotland has been heard all around the world. Worried punters took to social media after hearing the loud bang around 4pm yesterday afternoon. They reported hearing the strange sound in areas in and around Glasgow, such as Woodlands in the west end and Knightswood. Twitter user @Planet_Pedro wrote: "Jeez. What was loud bang in West of Glasgow??" Another punter then said that they "heard it in Woodlands." And @Planet-Pedro responded: "no. shook windows here."
Video hosting giant YouTube has begun clamping down on content showing children in vulnerable situations as well as disturbing material aimed at children. The move followed a wave of criticism against the video streaming service. YouTube has "expanded its enforcement guidelines" concerning the removal of content featuring minors "that may be endangering a child, even if that was not the uploader's intent," Johanna Wright, vice president of product management said in a statement. She added the service also expanded its age-restriction policies on content featuring family entertainment characters in videos "containing mature themes or adult humor." The statement published on the YouTube official blog Wednesday, also said the service had discovered a large number of videos that pretend to be family-friendly but are "clearly not." "While some of these videos may be suitable for adults, others are completely unacceptable," and the company is in the process of removing the content.
Each year, dozens of minors receive permission to marry from the Finnish state, a practice that has caused strong reactions from international watchdogs, including the UN Children's Fund UNICEF argue it could promote human trafficking and forced marriage. In the absence of official statistics, international human rights organizations estimate that about 30 child marriages are concluded in Finland each year. The oversimplified rules that require only a signature and motivation invoke the risk of trafficking in human beings and forced marriages, human rights watchdogs argue. Inka Hetemki of UNICEF Finland called this development "very worrying." "You don't even meet the child in question, as a written application is fully sufficient," Hetemki told Finnish national broadcaster Yle, pointing out that it contravened the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, according to which the child should always be heard on matters pertaining to his or her life.
Full talk and analysis of Salks book The Survival of the Wisest, 1972, is available at JaysAnalysis.com by subscription at the PayPal links. The father of mass inoculations suspiciously also wants to engineer death and mass depopulation through various means, including mass cancer and RNA manipulation. Salk describes his Darwinism as a death cult.
This is Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange.org here. I am at the Nexus conference and we have the distinct pleasure to be joined by the one and only Dennis Kucinich. He is an incredible human being and former congressman.
Last time we spoke, we were Burning Man, but there was a re-election that you were going through, can you tell us what happened during that re-election?
Well, my district which I represented in the Cleveland area for 16 years was part of a redistricting plan that occurred in Ohio. It was interesting, while I seldom voted with the Republicans they felt that based on the approach I took that theyd be happy to protect my state. However, the Democratic Party intervened and said that if you protect the Kucinich seat, we will take you to court and throw out the entire redistricting plan. So the successful redistricting plan in Ohio in 2012 was contingent on meeting the Democrats demand. The demand that my seat representing the Cleveland area would be cut up in about four or five pieces. This essentially eliminated my seat. I dont mention this because I feel like I was deprived of anything but the people of Cleveland were deprived. Anywhere from one to four congressional seats, we were denied those seats in Congress. The Democratic Party did this.
You were one of the most prominent Democrats out there and also one of the few and one of the bravest ones who was giving out a message of Anti-war. A message which I think was critically important. Weve seen similar redistricting happening in collusion with Democrats and Republicans against Cynthia McKinney that prevented her from winning again. Do you think it was your anti-war sentiment that caused the Democrats to go against you?
Yes, I think the party has been addicted to war. Not all Democrats but the party leaders have made it so that wars are funded. I voted against funding and prosecuting wars. I voted against prosecuting wars. I took on my own party on this question over and over and over. What is the difference between the Democratic and Republican Party? When the Democrats vote for war or when they say theyre opposed to war and they vote to fund wars.
They keep up a system that is depriving the very people we...
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Over the past two decades the Clintons have created nothing short of a global network consisting of influential foreign politicians, oligarchs and royalty, exercising what Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel called the cult of unregulated globalism. The fall of the House of Clinton may bring an end to this globalist structure, he told Sputnik.
The Clintons and the Bushes and Obamas have embraced the cult of unregulated globalism wherein a small band of cronies drawn from the billionaire class, multinational companies, international nonprofits, academia, and media swarm around the world trying to dominate the political agenda, as they move financial markets, and put deals together, Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst and investigative journalist, told Sputnik.
According to the analyst, this approach gained momentum starting around 1988 and allowed globalist elites to build even greater fortunes out of being able to control any national government.
Over the past two decades the Clintons have managed to create a sort of a global network involving prominent foreign politicians, tycoons and powerful clans. Many of them have long been generous donors to the Clinton Foundation, dubbed by Ortel, who has been conducting a private inquiry into the entity for the last few years, the largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted.
Given the changing political landscape in the US, it is possible that the Clintons will be finally subjected to thorough scrutiny.
Cyntoia Brown was born into a family in which her mother and her grandmother were all sex trafficked, repeatedly raped, and abused. Brown was only a child the first time her 'owner' Kutthroat would pimp her out to pedophiles who had their way with her. She is now in jail for life for killing one of those pedophiles. #FreeCyntoiaBrown With all the recent attention given to Hollywood's sexual predators, Brown's story has garnered the attention of high profile celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian West who are bringing new light to the dark story surrounding Brown's life. "The system has failed. It's heart breaking to see a young girl sex trafficked then when she has the courage to fight back is jailed for life! We have to do better & do what's right. I've called my attorneys yesterday to see what can be done to fix this. #FreeCyntoiaBrown," Kardashian wrote.
Via: CNBC: Retailers are using facial recognition to collect data about customers as they shop in stores, according to an IT company with insight into the space. One of the big things brick-and-mortar retailers are getting into now is knowing their customers tracking whos entering their mall and how theyre behaving, said Mark Lunt, 
Egyptian state TV has confirmed 200 people have been killed in a coordinated bomb and gun attack in northern Sinai. Some 130 others were injured. The explosion took place in the vicinity of a mosque during Friday prayer and was accompanied by an armed attack carried out by suspected militants, Reuters reports, citing eyewitnesses and security sources. State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish. Those fleeing the mosque were then reportedly attacked by gunmen.
The statue of the female organ will be installed on campus at the University of Poitiers on Friday, local Centre Press newspaper said.
The project aims to raise awareness about violence against women, Vice President for Student Life Isabelle Lamothe has said.
According to Lamothe the project was developed by British artist Matthew Ellis, famous for photos of naked or semi-naked women.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko says part of the blame for the doping scandal in Sochi lies with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), whose role it is to prevent doping activities. "People have been brainwashed that all guilt lies with Russia, nobody remembers about WADA's and the IOC's responsibility," Mutko told R-Sport on Thursday. "It is us who should ask WADA, whose 22 representatives worked in Sochi's laboratory, what did they do there? Were they asleep?" Comment: US puppet agency WADA declares Russian anti-doping org 'non-compliant' - Russian sports minister calls decision 'politicized'
Health awareness is increasing everywhere and so is the demand for healthy foods. Arguably, prepackaged and processed food unnecessarily pollute the can-be-simple process of providing our bodies with nutrition. In response, many people look to whole, raw foods that have traditional appreciation. If you want to avoid lab-experiment food, then just ask yourself, what did people eat before they started eating attractively packaged baked goo made from test tube ingredients?
Thats a question with many answers, and one such answer is chia seeds. Chia seeds are a traditional food in central and south America and, yes, these are the same seeds known for the association with the Chia Pet. But more than an answer to ceramic statue baldness, chia seeds are very nutritious and loaded with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
Chia seeds can be eaten alone or added to smoothies, protein shakes, yogurt, cereal, salads, and so on. They have a very mild flavor that is slightly nutty but mostly neutral. When theyre hydrated or mixed with water they form a clear gel consistency. Some people are a little skeptical at first but relax, the flavor is benign, almost tasteless. Nutritionally, however, chia seeds and chia gel is rich in protein and amino acids.
As an ingredient alternative, chia seed gel can replace as much as 25% of oil or eggs and produce a more nutritious product without sacrificing flavor or texture.  Id recommend going ahead and substituting a little more. Additionally, know that breads made with chia seeds are higher in protein, omega-3, omega-6, fiber and folic acid than breads made from wh...
On November 23, Maria Zakharova, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promptly responded to a publication by The Washington Post which announced U.S. plans to establish a new local government in northern Syria, Interfax reports. Zakharova stressed that the ongoing presence of American troops on the territory in the republic is "contrary to the will of the legitimate government of Syria". She also noted that "in fact, such behavior [by the U.S. Rossa Primavera Information Agency] is close to the definition of 'occupation".
Attorneys for retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn have cut ties with President Trump's legal team. Did special counsel Robert Mueller finally get to Michael Flynn, and do what he could not do to Paul Manafort...pressure the former General to provide some sort of evidence that POTUS Trump was colluding with Russia to steal the election away from Hillary? We will let The Duran's Alexander Mercouris and Adam Garrie weigh in on the evidence and consequences for Flynn going forward. For now, Micheal Flynn may be Mueller's last hope to justify the millions spent to investigate Hillary Clinton's Fusion GPS dossier...and turn a fictitious document into some sort of reality. The New York Times is reporting that attorneys for retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn have cut ties with President Trump's legal team, raising questions if the former national security adviser is "cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal" with Robert Mueller in the Special Counsel's Russia collusion investigation.
The UK plans to spend 100 million over five years to counter what it calls a Russian "disinformation" campaign, Downing Street has said, releasing key points of PM Theresa May's Eastern Partnership summit speech where she plans to fully outline her anti-Russia strategy. Delegations from EU member states and representatives of six Eastern European countries are scheduled to convene for the 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit in Brussels Friday. Britain, which is leaving the EU in March 2019, is sketching its plan for Eastern Europe - a vision that is firmly focused on countering Russian influence in the region.
Jay Dyer is a public speaker, lecturer, comedian and author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film, as well as the host of the JaysAnalysis Podcast/Esoteric Hollywood. He is also a regular contributor to 21stCenturyWire, Soul of the East and the Espionage History Archive. Jays work covers a wide variety of subjects, including metaphysics, film analysis, theology, geopolitics, literature, and history.
Jay returns to Red Ice for an in-depth discussion about Charles Manson. The program is a detailed contextual examination of one of the worlds most nefarious criminals. Jay and Henrik discuss the cult of personality surrounding Manson not as an isolated phenomenon, but as a product of cultic events in London, the American prison system, Scientology, psychological manipulation, drug use, and the military industrial complex. The conversation ranges from Mansons own chaotic, dysfunctional upbringing to connections between Hollywood, esoteric cults, and calculated psychological experiments. Henrik and Jay speak to the powerful synergistic effect that these seemingly disparate phenomenon have when harnessed by an establishment bent on affecting social change. The conversation also addresses MK Ultra, Satanism, the ritualistic murder of Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski, Aleister Crowley, Elvis, Anton Szandor LaVey, Kenneth Anger, and much more.
P&O Cruises Senior Vice President Paul Ludlowon posted a comment on the P&O Facebook page announcing the cancellation of a cruise aboard the Oriana (voyage X801). P&O says that the Oriana will "undergo three week technical maintenance from January 6 2018."
Mr. Ludlowon writes that "as a result we will be canceling this cruise . . . and we are extremely sorry for the late notice and disruption."
215 comments about the cancellation of the 50-night itinerary were posted on the P&O website as of this morning. P&O intended to visit 13 different countries during the "Caribbean & Amazon Adventure" cruise.
P&O offered just a 5% future cruise credit. Many disappointed customers complained about P&O's meager compensation offer. One person wrote that the offer "is hardly generous given the inconvenience this is causing passengers like us." P&O response to this comment was typical to P&O's non-negotiable response to the problem - "We are sorry you are disappointed by this however this will be our only offer in terms of compensation."
P&O did not offer any explanation of the details of the so-called "technical maintenance." Many cruise lines use this euphemism to refer to engine, propeller or other propulsion-related problems. P&O referred to a "technical issue" in a statement when the Oriana's arrival in Southampton was delayed seven weeks ago due to a boiler problem.
The Oriana underwent a cosmetic refit one year ago.
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All UK cinemas screening the controversial Bollywood film 'Padmavati' should be "burnt down," the leader of a nationalist Hindu group has claimed. It comes after the movie was cleared without cuts by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). The 17 million (US$22.5 million) production, rated 12A by the BBFC, has been marred by protests amid claims it portrays an inaccurate account of history. Critics argue it suggests the iconic 14th century Hindu queen, Padmavati, engages in a romantic relationship with Muslim invader Alauddin Khilji. Now Sukhdev Singh, the leader of the Rajput Karni Sena caste group, is seeking to halt the movie's circulation in the UK. "I call on Hindus in the UK and particularly my community brothers to protest against the screening of the film there," he told Republic TV. "I have told them any cinema hall which screens the movie will be burnt." Protests against the film have turned violent. A body was found hanging outside a fort in the northern state of Rajasthan on Friday morning with a note warning: "We don't burn effigies, we hang." It is yet to be verified, however, whether the murder was committed as an act in support of or against the movie.
Curiosity continues to swirl among residents of Brighton and Lochbuie after a loud boom rocked several neighborhoods just northeast of Denver Monday night. "One boom. "BOOM!" And then the vibration," one Lochbuie resident told CBS4 reporter Karen Morfitt. "It stood out and definitely made me wonder what it was," said another resident. Cecilia Ruybal thought crooks had targeted her home, possibly crashing into her garage.
Westminster has brought in a sexual violence specialist to advise MPs on the creation of an independent grievance procedure. A string of politicians have been suspended or placed under investigation following allegations of sexual misconduct. Dr Helen Mott, a social psychology academic, is offering a cross-party group of politicians specific guidance relating to rape and sexual harassment. They are working towards the creation of a new Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy, which will be announced before Parliament breaks up for the Christmas recess, the Telegraph reports. The group, chaired by the Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, has been hearing from a range of individuals with experience in human resources (HR), counselling, parliamentary procedure and House protocols. MPs have admitted that it can be "difficult" for staff to raise concerns in Parliament, and staff have called for an independent equivalent of an HR department.
A day after giving thanks, it appears the gentle folk of Missouri and Alabama are more about taking this morning
One person was shot outside a Missouri mall as swarms of shoppers looking for Black Friday deals saw chaos pop up throughout the country.
As ABC17 reports, a 19-year-old person sustained life-threatening injuries after the shooting in the parking lot of the mall.
Mall policy stipulates no firearms are allowed inside of the building, but its unclear if that applies to the parking lot as well.
Officers said they could not confirm whether the shooting was accidental or deliberate.
Additionally, NY Daily News reports another shopping center in Alabama saw an outbreak of violence Thursday, with brawls shutting down a late-night session early.
Police in Hoover, outside Birmingham, broke up fights at the Riverchase Galleria outside Birmingham, with Al.com reporting that one person was treated for injuries by paramedics.
Social media video that appeared to be from the scene showed officers restraining two women amid scattered clothes and displays, though no information about arrests was immediately available.
Both the malls were closed after these events, but are set to reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday.
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The explosion took place in the vicinity of a mosque during Friday prayer and was accompanied by an armed attack carried out by suspected militants, Reuters reports, citing eyewitnesses and security sources.
State media showed images of bloodied victims and bodies covered in blankets inside the Al Rawdah mosque in Bir al-Abed, west of the city of El Arish. Those fleeing the mosque were then reportedly attacked by gunmen.
Families of British jihadists say they are victims who suffer social isolation and trauma. Now they are launching their own support group to help cope with losing loved ones who have fled to the Middle East to fight for Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Fighters like Thomas Evans, 25, left their families to join the ranks of IS, exposing their relatives to the scrutiny of police and intelligence services, as well as the stress of dealing with being related to a terrorist. Evans was killed in 2015. His brother Michael, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, was under the media and community spotlight after Thomas fled to Syria, having converted to Islam in 2012.
England and Wales has the highest number of violent rapes in Europe, according to official statistics published Thursday. Almost a third of sex crimes in the EU were recorded by police forces in the two countries, the figures show. Data from Eurostat, the official statistics organization of the EU, show that 64,500 violent sex crimes, including 35,800 rapes were recorded in 2015 in England and Wales - the highest in the bloc in absolute terms. That was followed by Germany (34,300, of which 7,000 were rapes), France (32,900, of which 13,000 were rapes) and Sweden (17,300, of which 5,500 were rapes).
Coming face-to-face with an avatar on screen may help schizophrenics cope with their hallucinations, a study found. Patients confronting avatars turned out to be less distressed and heard voices less frequently. According to the research by King's College London (KCL), the new treatment for schizophrenic hallucinations could be twice as effective as counseling. The study, published in the Lancelot Psychiatry Journal, tested 150 patients. Of these, 75 who had been hearing voices for more than a year were given six sessions of avatar therapy, while another 75 got straightforward counseling.
They say when you hear something over and over again it seeps into your mind to such a degree that it's no longer shocking. Nor do the details seem to matter. Instead, we become immune to it all. That's what's happening to Americans who are waking up each day to yet another sexual harassment claim. The story, which only weeks ago was solely about Harvey Weinstein, has unleashed a tsunami of allegations against powerful men in America's two most powerful industries: Hollywood and the media. What to conclude from it all is murky at best.
Hundreds of victims of the Las Vegas shooting have filed lawsuits against Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort and parent company MGM Resorts International. Several lawsuits - the largest of which was filed on behalf of 450 people - attempt to hold MGM legally liable for the shooting, which killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. Victims are additionally suing shooter Stephen Paddock's estate and concert organizer Live Nation Entertainment Inc., as well as the bump stock manufacturer, in some cases. The crux of the lawsuits' arguments is that MGM and Mandalay Bay failed to take preventative measures to stop the attack from happening. Plaintiffs argue that staff should have been better trained to spot red flags and monitored Paddock more closely.
Lawmakers in both parties say members of Congress shouldn't be allowed to use taxpayer money to settle harassment claims without being named. Pressure is mounting on congressional leaders to release the names of lawmakers who have secretly settled sexual harassment claims at taxpayer expense - a move that some members of Congress are loath to make. President Donald Trump told reporters this week that he believes Congress should disclose the settlements. A handful of House members from both parties are calling on Republican leadership to do the same.
John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades - longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually harassed female staff members may be the toughest opponent yet for the party's top member on the House Judiciary Committee. "He's not as sharp as he used to be," said Adolph Mongo, a longtime follower of Detroit politics who has worked on mayoral campaigns. "This is a young person's game now. You hate to see somebody who has put in 50 years ... go out like this."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent a note to the US State Department in connection with the Mirotvoretz "Peacemaker" site. It publishes the personal information of journalists covering events in the Donbass, and has switched to US servers, TASS reported. At the moment, there has been no response from the American side. This was reported to journalists on Thursday by Maria Zakharova, the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. "We sent a note to the US Department of State, about the characteristics of the" Peacemaker " portal, and this document contains a demand to deny US registration for it, as more than one journalist has suffered from the activities of this so-called peacekeeping site," she said. "There has yet been no official response to our appeal, but we will keep this topic under special watch."
November 24th, 2017 By Marco Torres Guest writer for Wake Up World We cannot escape the reality that in developed nations, people are often overfed but undernourished with damaging results. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. B vitamins are required for cognitive 
In our rush to worship at the altar of indulgence we have become heavily dependent on the idle fantasies of mass consumerism. Personal credit allows us to make purchases beyond our income-level. Advertisements subtly reshape our desires around material possessions. And the materialistic culture that surrounds us begins to make excessive consumption appear natural and normal. In the run up to Black Friday, stores have been leaking deals since October and teasing you with special online discounts and flash sales. We all know that there is no escaping Black Friday madness, but, why do we buy into the Black Friday hype? Why do we camp out ahead of a doorbuster run or elbow people out of the way so that we can get our hands on the latest flat screen TV? According to two consumer scientists, there are some key reasons why we shop like crazy.
Deals Feel Good
James Mourey, assistant professor at the Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University, says that seeing something you like activates the nucleus accumbens this is central to the brains reward centre and makes us feel good. Any time people shop and they find a great deal, theres that psychological joy of pleasure, he said.
Limited Sales Create A Sense Of Urgency
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Excavated Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century whalers clothing from Spitsbergen
15 November 2017
A series of archaeological excavations carried out by the Ar[c]tic Centre of the University of Groningen between 1979-1981 uncovered the remains of a Dutch whaling station on Spitsbergen. Hundreds of textile fragments were found in and around the houses and the blubber furnaces, that were exploited from 1614 to around 1600 [sic; 1660]. Amongst the finds were fragments of felt hats, jackets, breeches, stockings and mittens. The men evidently wore their normal winter clothing at work. The remains of textiles were also found in the graves of seven whalers who died during the overwintering attempt of 1634-1635.
In 1980, excavations were also conducted on the island Zeeuwse Uitkijk [now: Ytre Norskya]. Here the graves of 50 whalers were investigated. The graves contained a total of 33 knitted caps, one fur-brimmed leather cap, eight jackets and four pairs of breeches, either complete or in fragments, as well as several stockings. On the basis of the clothing styles some of the graves can be dated to the period between 1650 to around 1750. This forms the largest collection of workmens clothing from this period in Europe.
In an interview with Dutch daily De Volkskrant of 22 November 2017, Ms Comi...
If you want a better job, openness, agreeableness and emotional stability are as important as reading and paying attention, the World Bank tells Filipinos.
A 70-year-old man who spent almost 40 years of his life in prison for murders he didn't commit has been pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown. Craig Coley was granted amnesty by Brown Wednesday, after recent investigations proved he was wrongly convicted some 39 years ago. Coley's case was reopened in October 2016 by Simi Valley Police Chief David Livingstone after a retired detective raised concerns about Coley's guilt. Investigators later determined that a key piece of DNA evidence did not match Coley's genetic code. He had always maintained his innocence and police officials now believe the detective who handled his case either "mishandled the investigation or framed" Coley. Brown ordered Coley's immediate release, making him the longest serving California prisoner to be granted clemency. In his pardon, Brown described Coley as a "model inmate" and commended "grace" with which he endured his incarceration. "It is my hope that any and all individuals responsible for the murder of Rhonda and Donald Wicht are brought to justice," wrote Brown. Coley was falsely accused and convicted of committing the first double murder the suburban town of Simi Valley had ever recorded. Rhonda Wicht, a 24-year-old mother-of-one, was raped, beaten and strangled in her apartment in November 1978, while her four-year-old son, Donald, was smothered in his bed.
Speculation ran rife online after Inverell Times reader Lawana Hillhouse reported seeing a strange light moving over the town on Thursday night, November 23, at approximately 9.45pm. "It was sort of round and real red," Lawana said. She watched the object, which she initially believed was a fireball, move at a medium pace towards Moree. "I thought it was some sort of weird weather event," she said. Meteors, ball lightning, burning space junk and even aliens were among the many possible explanations given, as the Higgins Storm Chasing website reported similar sightings across NSW between 9.30-11pm.
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Saudi relations with Iran have further deteriorated after Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a missile targeting Riyadh earlier this month. "[Iran's] supreme leader is the new Hitler of the Middle East. But we've learned from Europe that appeasement doesn't work. We don't want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East," Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman told The New York Times. Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with Iran in January 2016 after attacks on its diplomatic missions in Tehran and Mashhad, provoked by the execution of top Iranian Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, along with 42 other people convicted of terrorism, by Riyadh. One of the leaders of the Arab Sunni world, Bahrain, as well as Sudan and Djibouti also cut diplomatic relations with Iran in solidarity with Riyadh.
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Arizona has a Senator Flake and now a Senator Fake. It appears John McCain is faking his supposed Achilles injury. There is no other way to explain this. McCain has been wearing a walking boot on his right leg for weeks. Now the walking boot is on his left leg. Perhaps the good senator had too many pre-wedding cocktails before his daughter's ceremony at the family's $15 million mountain compound and forgot which Achilles was supposedly torn. This guy truly is a piece of work.
More than 700,000 men were victims of domestic abuse in the last year, shocking new figures reveal. Men make up more than a third of the 1.9million adults in England and Wales who say they were attacked or abused by spouses or family members in the past year. The new Office of National Statistics (ONS) report found that, overall, 1.1 million domestic abuse-related incidents were reported to police by men and women in the year ending March 2017. The number of complaints to police is much lower than the 1.9million recorded in a larger-scale crime survey, which included many people who did not report their abuse to authorities. The figures are so high partly because the report defines domestic abuse as 'any incident of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse' rather than specific attacks.
Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in on Friday as president of Zimbabwe in front of thousands of cheering supporters at Harare's national stadium, bringing the final curtain down on the 37-year rule of Robert Mugabe. Taking his oath of office, the former security chief known as "The Crocodile" vowed to uphold the constitution of the former British colony and protect the rights of all Zimbabwe's 16 million citizens. Even though most Zimbabweans celebrated the exit of Mr Mugabe (93), who presided over the descent into penury and despotism of one of Africa's brightest prospects, some are worried about the future under Mr Mnangagwa (75). In particular, they question his role in the so-called Gukurahundi massacres in Matabeleland in 1983, when an estimated 20,000 people were killed in a crackdown on Mugabe opponents by the North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade. Mr Mnangagwa has denied any part in the atrocities and since his return to Zimbabwe after two weeks in hiding has been preaching democracy, tolerance and respect for the rule of law. "The people have spoken. The voice of the people is the voice of God," he told thousands of supporters on Wednesday at the headquarters of his ruling ZANU-PF party.
The Israeli governments decision to suspend the Western Wall compromise is part of the growing evidence, observers say, that something fundamental has changed in the relationship
Judy Maltz, Haaretz, 23 November 2017
Israeli police have arrested several Palestinians, including members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' political party, Fatah, and accused them of carrying out a population census in occupied East Jerusalem. Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer representing some of the detainees, told Al Jazeera that five Fatah members, including Hatem Abdel Qader, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council for the Jerusalem district, were arrested and had their detention subsequently extended because of their "illegal work with the PA [Palestinian Authority]". An Israeli judge extended the detention of Aseel Hasoneh, Issam Khatib and Musab Abbas to November 27, Mahmoud said. Hatem Abdel Qader and Arafat Musa were given house arrest for five days and ordered to pay a $570 bail. Abdel Qader was imprisoned by Israeli police for five days in July on grounds of "incitement".
In the age of Amazon, its easy to be pessimistic about the future of traditional retail. Whats the use of malls when we can buy stuff from the comfort of our own beds, where we dont have to deal with crowds or rude shop assistants? And at this particular time of the year, why on
In the age of Amazon, its easy to be pessimistic about the future of traditional retail. Whats the use of malls when we can buy stuff from the comfort of our own beds, where we dont have to deal with crowds or rude shop assistants? And at this particular time of the year, why on earth would anyone bring on an additional source of stress?
This very powerful corporate leader with a open political orientation has decided as will be seen 58 seconds into the video that the Internet and his hugely dominating search engine a) shall cave in to political pressure, b) de-rank at least these two Russian media organizations because c) he knows they are propaganda outlets (it isnt discussed at all or compared with US or other countries media) and d) in the name of political correctness it is OK to limit the freedom of opinion-formation.
This type of political paternalism is not only totally unethical and foolish, its a violation of human rights. It cannot be defended with the argument that other countries and media outlets also use propaganda. The Western world the U.S. in particular calls itself the free world and gladly, without the slightest doubts, fights and kills to spread that freedom around the world and has done so for decades.
We humans have right to information without interference at least if international law counts. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states states that Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this r...
Finland's national television and radio company Yle has come under heavy scrutiny for violating journalistic ethical guidelines for its notorious piece about "battle moose" the Red Army allegedly trained during WW2. Finland's Council for Mass Media (JSN) claimed national broadcaster Yle violated a number of paragraphs of the Journalist Ethical Rules when it published an article about the Soviet Union allegedly training "combat moose" to attack the enemy. A review of the story revealed that Yle's controversial article was based on an April Fool's joke published in Russian media in 2010. Not only did Yle fail to make corresponding remarks about it in the text, as required by the ethical rules, but it also used manipulated images to illustrate the story.
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One of the most advanced Royal Navy warships, which cost around 1 billion, had to abort its mission in the Persian Gulf and return to the UK. This leaves the country without a seaworthy destroyer as five other vessels are already undergoing maintenance. The HMS Diamond Type 45 destroyer, which was on a 9-month mission to protect trade routes in the region, was forced to head home after just two months. "We can confirm HMS Diamond has experienced technical issues, but we do not discuss the detailed material state of our operational ships and are unable to comment further," a Navy spokesman said.
Phi Beta Iota: It is only recently that Robert David Steele has successfully drawn the distinction in public media between Zionists (bad) and Jews (good). This is a vital distinction to keep in the forefront as we all move toward the eradication of Zionist control over America beginning with the eradication of Zionist bribery and blackmail of most Members of Congress.
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Veteran Johnny Bobbitt Jr forked out his last bit of money so Kate McClure could get home safely late at night now, shes paying him back in an amazing way.
When Kate McClure ran out of petrol on a highway late at night, she was terrified.
With her heart beating out of her chest, she pulled over and got out of her car, intending to walk alone in the darkness to the nearest petrol station.
Thats when she met Johnny Bobbitt Jr.
A homeless man who often sits at the side of Interstate 95 (I-95) in the US, he approached Kate, before telling her to get back into her vehicle and lock the doors.
He then walked off but appeared several minutes later with a can of petrol. Amazingly, he had forked out his last 20 dollars (15) so she could get home safely.
And in return, he did not ask for anything.
Kate, 27, says she was unable to repay Johnny at the time of h...
Police in France choose to take their own lives more easily than other sections of society, an officer who attempted suicide twice has told RT. She believes her colleagues suffer trauma from their work and from public anger directed at them. Aurelie hides her face from the camera and will not disclose her real name. She has served in law enforcement for more than two decades, after joining at the age of 19. There was a time when she was very excited about her job. But then the pressure of it became harder and harder to bear.
A hostel in southwestern Poland has stirred controversy and drawn condemnation after social media users called attention to a huge banner, reportedly hanging outside the establishment for several months, which bars entry to all "Jews, communists, thieves and traitors." Earlier this week, users on Twitter and Google Maps spotted the banner on the Dom Polski hostel in the small village of Cesarzowice in the Lower Silesia Voivodeship, which reads: "Polish House - ban on entry to Jews, communists and all thieves and traitors of Poland." Most were appalled and quick to express their anger and indignation, with one tagging it "the Nazi House."
The US agrochemical company Monsanto said Mexico's agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA had revoked its permit to commercialize genetically modified soy in seven states. The company criticized the decision as unjustified. According to Monsanto, the permit had been withdrawn on unwarranted legal and technical grounds. It has warned that it would take the necessary steps to safeguard its rights and those of farmers using the technology. Mexican newspaper Reforma cited a SENASICA document saying the permit was revoked due to the detection of transgenic Monsanto soya in areas where it was not authorized. Monsanto rejected the argument, claiming the authorities had not analyzed how the soy on which their decision was based was sown.
Facebook has been in hot water lately with its massive flubs with fake news. But the water is about to get scalding when you look at how fast and lose it plays with data. We learned some shocking things from a Fast Company story, This Time, Facebook is Sharing Its Employees Data.
Hollywood actress Uma Thurman blasted Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by numerous women of rape and sexual assault, saying that she is glad that the revelations about his alleged crimes are pouring in slowly and painfully. In her Instagram post, Thurman wished her followers a happy Thanksgiving, but also used the opportunity to take a swing at Harvey Weinstein, expressing joy that the that the sexual harassment scandal has not ended quickly for the media mogul. "Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! (Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I'm glad it's going slowly - you don't deserve a bullet)," Thurman wrote. Thurman previously worked with Weinstein on such movies as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill. Earlier this month, the actress told Access Hollywood that she first wanted to calm down before speaking out against Weinstein or sharing her story. "I don't have a tidy soundbite for you, because I am not a child and I have learned that when I have spoken in anger, I usually regret the way I express myself," she said.
On Nov. 22nd, the face of the sun was unblemished by sunspots, and NOAA classified solar activity as "very low." Nevertheless, the skies above Troms, Norway, exploded with a remarkable outburst of pink auroras. "Suddenly, the whole valley turned white (with a hint of pink)," says Frank Meissner, who witnessed and photographed the display. "It was over after about 20 seconds." How bright was it? "The brightness of the auroras may be compared to the car lights in the background of my photo," points out Meissner.
The Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline is planned to be commissioned by the end of 2019 Czech President Milos Zeman said that the republic supports the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The Czech leader, who is on an official visit to Russia, said this in an interview with Prague's Barrandov TV channel, which was broadcast late on Thursday. "I can express the Czech Republic's support to the Nord Stream-2. I am glad that the Czech Republic has its own stance (on this issue - TASS) and protects its own interests," Zeman said.
Chinese authorities have exposed a clandestine banking scheme used by more than 10,000 people to transfer over $3 billion overseas. Beijing has recently boosted efforts to curb capital outflows and fight corruption. According to state news agency Xinhua, Chinese police have detained seven people in the southern province of Guangdong in connection with the scheme which involved more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion).
Italian police rescued a woman who had been held in an underground cellar and repeatedly raped and tortured for 10 years. She gave birth to two children from her abuser, who chained her to a bed and even forced her son to attack her. Police found the victim, along with her two children, a three-year-old girl and nine-year-old boy, near the town of Gizzeria, southern Italy, the authorities said in a statement on Wednesday. The Romanian woman, whose name hasn't been released, was 19 when she arrived in Italy to take care of an elderly lady, La Repubblica newspaper reported. However, when the lady died, her son began to abuse the Romanian care worker. For 10 long years the victim was kept in several apartments before being moved to an underground cellar in a building near Gizzeria. Her bed was made of cardboard boxes and instead of a toilet she had a garbage bin. The dirty cellar was also reportedly infested with vermin. To prevent the woman from fleeing, the captor, a man in his 50s, secured the door with a large chain.
Families of crewmembers aboard the Argentinian submarine ARA 'San Juan' have reportedly been told there is no chance that 44 sailors on the ill-fated vessel are alive. The news comes after a violent underwater explosion was reported in the search area. The submariners' families were beginning to receive the grim update on Friday morning, according to media reports. Itati Leguizamon, whose husband German Suarez was aboard the 'San Juan,' told ABC News that families had been told their loved ones were dead. Leguizamon also said relatives of the crew, camped at Mar de Plata naval base, voiced cries of anguish and calls for military commanders to be held to account. She said the authorities "attacked" a person who was reading out a report that "the Austrian team had detected a strong explosion" near the missing sub, according to Ruptly video agency.
A South African court has increased Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius's jail sentence for killing his girlfriend to 13 years and five months. Prosecutors had argued that the six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was "shockingly light". Ms Steenkamp's parents were "emotional" as they watched the ruling at home on TV, a spokeswoman said. "They feel there has been justice for Reeva. She can now rest in peace," Tania Koen told Associated Press.
An increase in seismic activity and degassing prompted the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the alert level of the volcano to yellow today: "Recent observations of a robust steam plume and a period of gradually increasing seismicity over several months indicate that Great Sitkin Volcano has become restless and is exhibiting behavior that is above background levels. AVO is thus raising the aviation color code and volcano alert level to YELLOW/ADVISORY. "Photographs of the volcano taken by local observers on Sunday, November 19 show a light-colored vapor plume rising about 300 m (1,000 ft) above the vent area and extending about 15-20 km (9 - 12 mi) to the south. Nothing unusual was observed in seismic or infrasound data around the time the photographs were taken and nothing noteworthy has been observed in satellite data since the emissions were observed.
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(Amapondo Zinkomo is an expression for the early dawn in Sindebele, the language of the Matabele people of Zimbabwe, who were butchered in their tens of thousands in the early days of the Mugabe government. The words mean the horns of the cattle, and refer to that time in the early morning were the tips of cattle horns can first be made out against the lightening sky.)
Watching the TV images of jubilant scenes on the streets of Harare on the day Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe, one rather strange thing caught my eye. Not a single policeman was anywhere to be seen. There were soldiers, but no obvious signs of police.
Its always very difficult to know whats really going on in the so-called news, and trying to discern the truth of the recent events in Zimbabwe is no different. If Britains BBC is to be believed (not usually advisable) the story goes something like this: Mugabes wife, Grace, had become obsessed with personal power and persuaded Comrade Bob to sack his number two, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and give her the job instead. This provoked the army, devoted servants as they are to constitutional protocol, to persuade Comrade Bob to go, and for Mnangagwa to be properly restored to office. And thats all there was to it. But theres probably a bit more to it than that.
When this story broke I felt two reactions. The first one was delight, and the second was curiosity as to whats really going on: who was really pulling the strings? There were, of course, two prime suspects: the US or the UK. The UK seemed the most likely possibility in this case, because Zim used to be a British colony, and therefore Britain knows the place pretty well, and no doubt still has important links there. Although Britain seldom does anything without at least a nod from the White House, the US is possibly quite marginal for a change.
The Zimbabwe Independent (ZI) is a news provider based in Harare and owned by Alpha Media, which is possibly linked to an organisation of a similar name in the USA. It has produced a couple of interesting articles on the coup.
The first of these, published two months prior to the coup, revealed that:
BRITAIN has reportedly come up with a grand plan to steer Zimbabwe through its turbulent political transition centred on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa succeeding President Robert Mugabe with a US$2 billion economic bailout underwriting the project.
ZI cites high-level diplomatic sources for its information, and claims that British ambassador Catriona Laing, is said to have come to Harare in September 2014 with a mission to rebuild bridges and ensure that re-engagement succeeds to...
Uber might have lost its appeal against a ruling that its drivers need to be classified as workers with minimum-wage rights in the U.K., but its not backing down. After failing to persuade the Employment Appeal Tribunal earlier this month, Uber is now taking its fight all the way to the Supreme CourtThe U.K.s highest appellate
Uber might have lost its appeal against a ruling that its drivers need to be classified as workers with minimum-wage rights in the U.K., but its not backing down. After failing to persuade the Employment Appeal Tribunal earlier this month, Uber is now taking its fight all the way to the Supreme CourtThe U.K.s highest appellate courtaccording to Reuters. An Uber spokesperson confirmed to Reuters, We have this afternoon requested permission to appeal directly to the Supreme Court in order that this case can be resolved sooner rather than later.
Argentinas navy confirmed Thursday that an unusual noise heard in the Atlantic near the last known position of a missing submarine appeared to be an explosion, dashing the last hopes of finding the vessels 44 crew members alive.
Relatives of the missing sailors reacted with grief and anger to the news after holding out hope since the sub was reported overdue at its Mar del Plata base on November 17, two days after the explosion.
An anomalous, singular, short, violent and non-nuclear event consistent with an explosion, occurred shortly after the submarines last communication, navy spokesman Captain Enrique Balbi told a news conference in Buenos Aires.
After days of false hopes, some of the relatives said the navy had withheld information about the sub and lied to them over the past week.
I feel cheated, said Itati Leguizamon, whose husband German Suarez was a sonar operator on the ARA San Juan.Relatives and comrades of 44 crew members of Argentine missing submarine, express their grief at Argentinas Navy base in Mar del Plata, on the Atlantic coast south of Buenos Aires, on November 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Underwater sounds detected in the first days of the search by two Argentine search ships were determined to originate from a sea creature, not the vessel. Satellite signals were also determined to be false alarms.
The San Juan, a 34-year-old German-built diesel-electric submarine, had reported a battery problem on November 15 and said it was diverting to Mar del Plata, but did not send a distress signal, according to the navy.
Balbi admitted on Wednesday that the situation for the sub and its crew appeared to be worsening.
However, he refused to speculate at that point on the origin of what he initially described as a hydro-acoustic anomaly detected in the ocean almost three hours after the subs communication and 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of its last known position.
Balbi explained that information about the unusual noise only became available Wednesday after being relayed by the United States and after all the information from all agencies reporting such hydro-acoustic events was reviewed.
Explaining the lack of debris on the surface, Balbi said nothing will end up floating to the surface because a submarine implodes.
Gustavo Mauvecin, director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine at Mar del Plata, said hydrogen is always an issue with submarines with electric engines.
The San Juan has 500 tons of lead-acid batteries, which release hydrogen if there is an overcharge in the battery. Hydrogen...
Satellite TV provider Dish Network has finally reached an agreement with broadcaster CBS over its fees, The Wall Street Journal reports. The spat between the two parties temporarily caused a three-day blackout of CBS stations, along with other stations owned by CBS. More than 2 million Dish subscribers were reportedly affectedmissing out on CBSs Thanksgiving Day
Satellite TV provider Dish Network has finally reached an agreement with broadcaster CBS over its fees, The Wall Street Journal reports. The spat between the two parties temporarily caused a three-day blackout of CBS stations, along with other stations owned by CBS. More than 2 million Dish subscribers were reportedly affectedmissing out on CBSs Thanksgiving Day NFL game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys, according to CNBC.
Zimbabwe welcomes a new president - Livestream.
This 22 November 2017 video is called Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Canadian Arctic to exfoliate.
From the University of British Columbia in Canada:
Bowhead whales come to Cumberland Sound in Nunavut to exfoliate
November 22, 2017
Aerial drone footage of bowhead whales in Canadas Arctic has revealed that the large mammals molt and use rocks to rub off dead skin.
The footage provides one answer to the mystery of why whales return to Cumberland Sound, Nunavut, every summer, and helps explain some unusual behavior that has been noted historically by Inuit and commercial whalers living and working in the area.
This was an incidental observation, said Sarah Fortune, a PhD student at UBCs Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and lead author of a new study based on the findings. We were there to document their prey and feeding behavior, but we noticed some strange behavior near the shore.
Fortune and her colleagues William Koski, a whale biologist with LGL Limited, and local Inuit hunters and fishers from Pangnirtung watched from a boat as the whales turned on their sides and waved their flippers and tails in the air. It was clear the whales werent there just to feed.
When the researchers sent drones up to record the animals from above, they saw large boulders underwater and realized that the whales were rubbing against rocks to remove dead skin.
We now know that Cumberland Sound serves as a habitat for feeding and molting, said Fortune. Very little is known about molting in any of the large whale species.
The warmer coastal waters of summer might help facilitate molting, Fortune says. Ocean temperatures are expected to rise, and the change could have implications for the timing, duration and energy needed for molting, as well as the whales diets.
As oceans change, relatively large-bodied, fatty Arctic crustaceans known as zooplankton the preferred prey of bowhead whales could move to new habitats further north while smaller-bodied, temperate species that are lower in energy are likely to dominate the waters. Scienti...
Conditions in Myanmars Rakhine State are not in place to enable safe and sustainable returns of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, warns the UN refugee agency.
Born in Sudan, Asima fled violent conflict in her homeland and sought asylum in Britain. Poorly educated, unemployed and vulnerable, she relies on state benefits, which are conditional and inadequate, to survive.
At the beginning of October her father had a stroke. Thanks to the kindness of a friend who paid her airfare, Asima visited him in Ethiopia. Upon returning to London, she discovered her rent payments had been stopped by the local authority because shed been abroad longer than the 28-day limit. In fact she was away 30 days, two days over the regulated time.
The effect of this decision is that Asima will fall further into debt, may well be evicted for rent arrears and could be made homeless. The anxiety that enshrouds her will intensify, despair deepen; it is another blow in a life littered with pain and distress, reinforcing a view of systemic injustice. Whist the rich and privileged are legally allowed to stash millions away in off-shore accounts to avoid paying tax, a poor refugee is penalized if she strays over the narrow lines of control within which she is forced to live.
Slaves to the System
Asimas story is a small example of the petty systemic injustice that impacts on virtually everyone and is destroying the lives of millions of people throughout the world.
Based on an outdated, corrupt ideology, the socio-economic systems that govern peoples lives are broken totally and need to be radically overhauled. Inherently unjust they punish the most vulnerable, reward the privileged and wealthy and promote divisive, unhealthy values that have penetrated into all areas of life. Throughout the world we see evidence that the old order is in a state of terminal decay, and yet corporate politicians, lacking vision and unable to respond to widespread cries for change, cling to the doctrine of the past.
The driving ethos behind the current systems of governance and business is commercialization; a poisonous market-led monster, which dictates government policy, determines how businesses operate, and fashions the rules that govern how organizations of all kinds engage with people and the natural environment. Human beings are regarded as little more than sources of revenue; their capacity to spend, to invest and consume determining how they are treated, respected and valued. Driving virtually every decision within the suffocating confines of the ideal is an addiction to profit, market share and short-term gain.
In such a world, if a human being Asima, for example makes a mistake, is unable to pay for whatever they need, or cannot understand the constraints of the system they are trapped in, she, or he, will be punished; beaten metaphorically or actually socially expelled, forced into destitution, their cries for compassion and justice ignored....
A cloud of smoke, ash and steam rose to around 5,900 feet over Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano following November 23's eruption, the largest since 2013, El Universal reported. Mexico's National Center for Prevention of Disasters (CENAPRED) warned residents in Central Mexico not to approach the volcano's crater and of the potential for volcanic ash to fall to the southeast of Popocatepetl. Eruptions in 2013 from Popocatepetl, Mexico's most active volcano, caused airlines to temporarily cancel flights to and from Mexico City due to the threat from volcanic ash.
This 2915 video is called Saudi Arabia Execute Shia Muslims | Saudi Arabia To Behead Teen For Anti-Government Protest.
By Solomon Hughes in Britain:
Newly elected Tory MPs cosy up to Saudi sheikhs on paid-for Gulf jollies
Friday 24th November 017
SOLOMON HUGHES finds a gaggle of Tories spending plenty of time fact-finding with dodgy Saudi royals
The new generation of Tory MPs are quickly embracing the old tradition of friendly visits to Saudi Arabia.
Alex Burghart MP (Brentwood & Ongar) and Leo Docherty MP (Aldershot), both newly elected in 2017, joined Simon Hoare MP (North Dorset), who was elected in 2015, on a 7,800 per person five-day trip in September to the Saudi capital of Riyadh, paid for by the Saudi sheikhs. This was Hoares second Saudi visit this year. He went on a fact-finding mission funded by the sheikhdom in April.
The latest register of MPs interests describes the trip as taken to meet Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, along with local officials and businessmen to support and understand the British-Saudi bilateral relationship. Before he was elected, Burghart was one of Theresa Mays advisers, and her Policy Unit lead on social justice.
Burgharts willingness to go on a support trip to...
Children who spend prolonged periods of time using technology are more prone to obesity, a new study suggests. A group of child health specialists have found "a strong link" between rising child obesity levels and frequent exposure to social media. In light of their findings, they are warning parents to take action by limiting their children's screentime to 90 minutes a day. "Parents should limit TV viewing and the use of computers and similar devices to no more than 1.5 hours a day and only if the child is older than four years of age," advises lead author Dr Adamos Hadjipanayis.
Economic growth will destroy everything. Theres no way of greening it we need a new system.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd November 2017
Everyone wants everything how is that going to work? The promise of economic growth is that the poor can live like the rich and the rich can live like the oligarchs. But already we are bursting through the physical limits of the planet that sustains us. Climate breakdown, soil loss, the collapse of habitats and species, the sea of plastic, insectageddon: all are driven by rising consumption. The promise of private luxury for everyone cannot be met: neither the physical nor the ecological space exists.
But growth must go on: this is everywhere the political imperative. And we must adjust our tastes accordingly. In the name of autonomy and choice, marketing uses the latest findings in neuroscience to break down our defences. Those who seek to resist must, like the Simple Lifers in Brave New World, be silenced in this case by the media. With every generation, the baseline of normalised consumption shifts. Thirty years ago, it was ridiculous to buy bottled water, where tap water is clean and abundant. Today, worldwide, we use a million plastic bottles a minute.
Every Friday is a Black Friday, every Christmas a more garish festival of destruction. Among the snow saunas, portable watermelon coolers and smart phones for dogs with which we are urged to fill our lives, my #extremecivilisation prize now goes to the PancakeBot: a 3-D batter printer that allows you to eat the Mona Lisa or the Taj Mahal or your dogs bottom every morning. In practice, it will clog up your kitchen for a week until you decide you dont have room for it. For junk like this were trashing the living planet, and our own prospects of survival. Everything must go.
The ancillary promise is that, through green consumerism, we can reconcile perpetual growth with planetary survival. But a series of research papers reveal that there is...
Earlier this week, we found out that Google has been secretly tracking location data for Android users, collecting addresses of nearby cell towers (Cell IDs) even when users took out their SIM card or disabled location tracking services. Now, regulators in Korea and the U.K. are investigating the tech giant, according to a report by CNN.
Earlier this week, we found out that Google has been secretly tracking location data for Android users, collecting addresses of nearby cell towers (Cell IDs) even when users took out their SIM card or disabled location tracking services. Now, regulators in Korea and the U.K. are investigating the tech giant, according to a report by CNN.
Happy Black Friday to you and yours. Its that special holiday when millions of people get up insanely early (or even camp out overnight!) to brave stampedes of demonic shoppers in the hopes of finding moderately better priced consumer goods. Its possible whoever mans McDonalds social media was pulling an all-nighter too. At 2 a.m.
Happy Black Friday to you and yours. Its that special holiday when millions of people get up insanely early (or even camp out overnight!) to brave stampedes of demonic shoppers in the hopes of finding moderately better priced consumer goods. Its possible whoever mans McDonalds social media was pulling an all-nighter too. At 2 a.m. this morning, the fast food accounts Twitter published this:
One of your major vices, coffee, is not as bad for you as previously thought. A review of more than 200 studies on coffee consumption claims a good cup of joe is not only safe, but also has a range of other benefits. If consumed in moderation, coffee not only gives you an energy boost, but is also perfectly safe, according to researchers from the University of Southampton. The study also found that three or four cups a day may lower the chance of developing liver disease; prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancer; as well as leukemia. The research, published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), claims coffee drinkers on about three cups a day also reduce the risks of developing or dying from heart disease.
Black Friday isnt merely a U.S. phenomenon. In fact, retailers from other parts of the worldincluding Europehave implemented heavy post-Thanksgiving discounts in hopes of higher sales volume. Today, more than 500 Amazon workers at Italys Piacenza site have agreed to go on strike, after failing to negotiate bonuses with the e-commerce giant, Reuters reports. In Germany,
Black Friday isnt merely a U.S. phenomenon. In fact, retailers from other parts of the worldincluding Europehave implemented heavy post-Thanksgiving discounts in hopes of higher sales volume. Today, more than 500 Amazon workers at Italys Piacenza site have agreed to go on strike, after failing to negotiate bonuses with the e-commerce giant, Reuters reports. In Germany, workers will reportedly be on strike at six distribution centers because of ongoing disputes over pay and working conditions.
"It takes a village to raise a child" African Proverb How do you identify yourself? What do you connect with that is greater than you? Is it your country, religion, state, town, college, or some other group or organization? By being part of a something bigger than ourselves helps our mental health. But the connection should go far beyond mental the bonds should be real and tangible. I am a great admirer of the indigenous peoples of the United States. They had a society without poverty and homelessness while at the same time having very little crime and warfare. This was accomplished without the existence of prisons or psychiatric hospitals. What was the key to their success? I believe that their harmony in living was primarily from their deep spirituality and their strong cultural bonds. The Native Americans in a sense thought of themselves as one large family. As a person who severely suffered from mental illness I was at a time in great need. I could not work to support myself. Fortunately my parents provided me with the food and shelter that I needed. I received medical care in the form of hospitalization, medicine, seeing a psychiatrist and attending a mental health center. Unfortunately these things weren't free but rather they came at a financial cost.
This video says about itself:
15 November 2012
A zebra finch male sings to a female that he thinks is attractive. Shes just not that into him though. Better luck next time fella.
From McGill University in Canada:
Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?
Experiments with zebra finches suggest songbirds also have universal grammar
November 22, 2017
Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds?
Scientists who study birdsong have been intrigued for some time by the possibility that human speech and music may be rooted in biological processes shared across a variety of animals. Now, research by McGill University biologists provides new evidence to support this idea.
In a series of experiments, the researchers found that young zebra finches a species often used to study birdsong are intrinsically biased to learn to produce particular kinds of sound patterns over others. In addition, these sound patterns resembled patterns that are frequently observed across human languages and in music, says Jon Sakata, Associate Professor of Biology at McGill and senior author of a paper published online in Current Biology on Nov. 22.
On the shoulders of Chomsky
The idea for the experiments was inspired by current hypotheses on human language and music. Linguists have long found that the worlds languages share many common features, termed universals. These features encompass the syntactic structure of languages (e.g., word order) as well as finer acoustic patterns of speech, such as the timing, pitch, and stress of utterances. Some theorists, including Noam Chomsky, have postulated that these patterns reflect a universal grammar built on innate brain mechanisms that promote and bias language learning. Researchers continue to debate the extent of these innate brain mechanisms, in part because of the potential...
If theres anything we learned from countless viewings of The Muppet Christmas Carol, its that it is a good idea to be generous. Now the holidays are upon us and tis the season to give back. As you give thanks for the roof over your head, the flu shot you got, and the Seamless delivery
If theres anything we learned from countless viewings of The Muppet Christmas Carol, its that it is a good idea to be generous. Now the holidays are upon us and tis the season to give back. As you give thanks for the roof over your head, the flu shot you got, and the Seamless delivery app, remember to think of those less fortunate. If the threat of a visit from Ebenezer Scrooge and his three ghost friends doesnt encourage you to give, remember that you can usually write off your charitable donations on your taxes, too.
The below documents were discovered after searching emails for the following keywords: The Black Vault, John Greenewald etc. The reasoning at that was fairly simple, but I did not expect the discovery that was made.
I received quite a few documents responsive to my request, however, the below stuck out. Internally, the IRS will file Sensitive Case Reports (SCRs) when requests come in from certain individuals or organizations that are like to attract media or Congressional attention, or if they consider them a unique of novel issue.
I was amazed to find myself at the top of the short list (albeit, it is alphabetical).
Also in the batch of records, were the SCR guidelines on how those requests are handled, and why certain people or organizations deserve to be on the list.
First, the official IRS list of requesters and organizations that are on the list:
IRS Sensitive Case Reports, October 1, 2016 March 10, 2017 [98 Pages, 1.8MB]
The following is taken directly from the Guidelines for PGLD Sensitive Case Reports (January, 2016):
The case worker should pr...
It seems there might be a real cure for baldness after all. UCLA scientists believe they have things all figured out.
This research was actually published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. For this research, UCLA scientists worked to discover a new way to effectively activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. This research was led by scientists William Lowry and Heather Christofk. They believe that these findings will lead to a new drug that will promote hair growth for those suffering from alopecia as well as baldness in general.
Hair follicle stem cells are long-lived cells in the hair follicle that are present in the skin and produce hair as we age. These cells activate during a new hair cycle which can be regulated by a number of things. For many different reasons some people just have cells that fail to activate, this causes hair loss. These researchers were able to find that hair follicle stem cell metabolism is different than that of other skin cells.
Our observations about hair follicle stem cell metabolism prompted us to examine whether genetically diminishing the entry of pyruvate into the mitochondria would force hair follicle stem cells to make more lactate and if that would activate the cells and grow hair more quickly.
Before no one knew that increasing or decreasing the lactate would have an effect on hair follicle stem cells.
Once we saw how altering lactate production in the mice influenced hair growth, it led us to look for potential drugs that could be applied to the skin and have the same effect.
These researchers were actually able to identify 2 drugs that when applied to the skin of mice did influence the hair follicle stem cells. The first is called RCGD423 and the other is UK5099. The drugs were used in preclinical tests according to the UCLA website but have not yet been tested in human trials.
You can learn more about this interesting study in the video below. What do you think about all of this? I for one hope this does prove to be a cure so that all of those suffering from low self-esteem in regards to health conditions forcing them to lose their hair can find some peace of mind. More research is currently underway in regards to the use of...
The Rorschach Test, better known as the Inkblot Test is one of the most widely recognized techniques used by psychiatrists and experts in the area of mental health throughout the years. Just look to the mainstream media and the candid way that these tests are portrayed in movies, television shows and cartoons. Despite its popularity, this form of testing has always been at the center of a great deal of controversy, with many experts in the field questioning the accuracy of its results.
Created in 1921 by Hermann Rorschach, the test involves sharing a series of 10 inkblots with a patient, five in black and white and five in color, and analyzing what they report to seeing on the cards. Widely used for decades, it is reported that the Rorschach Test was the most widely used projective test during the 1960s. Still used today, it is reported that approximately 77% of clinical psychologists here in the United States use the test in their assessment services.
While Rorschach has never divulged where he initially got the idea of the test from, his extensive studies demonstrated his dedication to developing a highly effective and accurate test for use in his own practice. He collected data from 405 different patients, as well as a control group of 117 non-patients, testing various inkblots and recording the patterns that he witnessed. During the years of 1918-1921, he would start with approximately 40 inkblots; the test would ultimately be reduced to 10 inkblots before he died in 1922 at the young age of 37.
Looking to either prove the validity of the test or label it as inaccurate and unfit for use in a clinical setting, the American Psychological Association completed and published a study in 2013 assessing its effectiveness. Surprisingly, the study found the test to be much more accurate than many experts had believed it to be. The researchers did, however, find that the test was challenging to understand and administer, likely contributing to its less than desirable reputation.
They explained, saying, Clinicians face formidable challenges in staying abreast of the continuously evolving empirical literature on a vast array of disorders, psychological tests, and therapeutic interventions. The Rorschach provides a good example of some of the consequences of this difficulty. Due to the challenge of making sense of its complex, scattered, and disparate literature, particularly within the context of highly publicized critiques, many psychologists have simply concluded that it is invalid. But this is not accurate.
This video says about itself:
Why are the UKs poor getting poorer?
Impoverished Britain (1996) The loss of minimum wage in Britain has resulted in the gap between the rich and the poor growing hugely.
Newtown just outside Birmingham is looking dirty, rundown and old. 50 % of its citizens are unemployed, living in grey tower blocks overlooking the urban devastation. The flats are poorly equipped with basic furnishings. All people can do is watch television.
As the rich people get richer, the poor get poorer.
A tramp slumped on a bench with dirty blanket at his feet is a potent symbol of the such social deprivation. Loretta Matthews is surviving on 121 a week as a single parent with four children. Sometimes she cannot pay for her electricity and she has to sit in the dark. Or she sorts out her problems by drinking a bottle of brandy.
In Newtown itself, iron shutters and boarded up windows have replaced the shops. No one has any money to spend. Irene, aged 40, is too afraid to walk on streets in case she gets mugged.
By Conrad Landin and Steve Sweeney in Britain:
Tsars in her eyes
Friday 24th November 2017
Tory bank accounts hit new highs this quarter as rich donors toff-shored them wads of cash. And the biggest spenders? Russian oligarchs.
An apparent tornado hit a densely populated area of Indonesia Wednesday injuring dozens of people and damaging hundreds of homes. According to local officials, the tornado carved a five minute long path of destruction through Tambakrejo Village in the Sidoarja regency of the country, home to nearly 2 million people. Videos posted to social media show the twister ripping apart buildings in the area, tossing pices of them into the air with ease. "Tornadoes are rare, but not unheard of, in wet tropical climates such as in Indonesia, said Donegan. "This tornado appeared to be of the weaker variety, but since it struck a densely populated area, it impacted a large number of people." Indonesian disaster agency official Dwidjo Prawito told Reuters that at least 35 people were injured and more than 600 homes were damaged by the twister.
Reviewing the self-help gurus new 600-page book, Fast Companys Lydia Dishman wonders whether the shortcutting phenomenon has reached its limits.
Tim Ferriss has become the maven of making life simpler. The nine-to-five got you down? Heres how to trim your toil to four hours a week. Want to become a better cook? Heres how to prepare anything from sushi to spaghetti with the aplomb of a master chefand in the process pick up a meta-learning technique that can also help you learn a new language or sharpen your athletic skills.
Monsanto Company, a
multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology
corporation, recently filed a lawsuit against Californias Office of
Environmental and Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and its acting
director, Lauren Zeise, to prevent them from listing glyphosate as
a known carcinogen.
The case is recorded as Monsanto Company v. Office of Environmental and Health Hazard Assessment, et. al. case number 16-CECG-00183 and was filed at the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Fresno.
Glyphosate is a main ingredient in RoundUp, an herbicide marketed by Monsanto which is widely used by famers and gardeners around the world.
Since California law requires the state to inform the public of cancer-causing chemicals, OEHHA, acting on the 2015 glyphosate review from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has issued plans of adding glyphosate to its list. 
As Jeff Bezoss juggernaut continues to grow, forward-thinking competitors are finding creative ways to succeedand be what Amazon can never be.
The Mall of Americas terrazzo floors, glazed white like doughnut frosting, ribbon out in every direction, creating a vast mirror maze of consumerism with 520 glassy storefronts. Shoppers, who have escaped an endlessly gray Bloomington, Minnesota, sky on a Monday morning in October, drift through the largest mall in the United States like tourists at an Atlantic City buffet. A couple holding hands strolls into a Zales while buttery perfumes emanate from an Auntie Annes next door. Kids and some willing parents fling around on the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge roller coaster, one of 27 rides at the Nickelodeon-branded amusement park on-site. Distant echoes of saxophone Muzak clash with both elevator whirs and bubbly pop songs. Somewhere in this otherworldly commercial expanse are five Lids stores and four Sunglass Huts.
The Intelligence Hub for the Victory of Light
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Battle For Antarctica
The Cedar Lounge was recently revamped but I only had the chance to visit it a couple of days ago. Theres still one side that wasnt unveiled but it already feels fresher and trendier. More importantly, the food is MUCH better now and the food and coffee stands look much cleaner now. MEAs Cedar Lounge extends over an area of 3000sq.m with a capacity of 300 seated passengers.
Here are few pictures I took last Tuesday:
One little understood paradox in the study of obesity is that overweight people who break down fat at a high rate are less healthy than peers who store their fat more effectively. That's because when fat breaks down, many of the fatty acids released from the adipose tissue (body fat) can take up residence elsewhere. Too much of this and fat can accumulate to harmful levels in other tissues and organs, which can fuel insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A pair of studies from the University of Michigan identifies key characteristics in fat tissue that may allow some obese adults to store their body fat more healthily and suggests that aerobic exercise may lead to healthier fat storage, said principal investigator Jeffrey Horowitz, professor of movement science at the U-M School of Kinesiology.
One little understood paradox in the study of obesity is that overweight people who break down fat at a high rate are less healthy than peers who store their fat more effectively. That's because when fat breaks down, many of the fatty acids released from the adipose tissue (body fat) can take up residence elsewhere. Too much of this and fat can accumulate to harmful levels in other tissues and organs, which can fuel insulin resistance, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A pair of studies from the University of Michigan identifies key characteristics in fat tissue that may allow some obese adults to store their body fat more healthily and suggests that aerobic exercise may lead to healthier fat storage, said principal investigator Jeffrey Horowitz, professor of movement science at the U-M School of Kinesiology.
Finding has implications for conditions that set the stage for life New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. Published in Nature, the findings could have far-reaching implications on our understanding of Earth's geologic history, including life-altering events such as the Great Oxygenation Event, which occurred 2.4 billion years ago. Sitting at the boundary between the lower mantle and the core, 1,800 miles beneath Earth's surface, ultralow velocity zones (UVZ) are known to scientists because of their unusual seismic signatures. Although this region is far too deep for researchers to ever observe directly, instruments that can measure the propagation of seismic waves caused by earthquakes allow them to visualize changes in Earth's interior structure; similar to how ultrasound measurements let medical professionals look inside of our bodies. These seismic measurements enabled scientists to visualize these ultralow velocity zones in some regions along the core-mantle boundary, by observing the slowing down of seismic waves passing through them. But knowing UVZs exist didn't explain what caused them. However, recent findings about iron and oxygen chemistry under deep-Earth conditions provide an answer to this longstanding mystery. It turns out that water contained in some minerals that get pulled down into Earth due to plate tectonic activity could, under extreme pressures and temperatures, split up -- liberating hydrogen and enabling the residual oxygen to combine with iron metal from the core to create a novel high-pressure mineral, iron peroxide.
There is no image of prosperity which is not at the same time an image of crisis. I modify here Walter Benjamins famous dictum from ber den Begriff der Geschichte.1 For the current American context, weve advanced into a period where national prosperity is realized through social and cultural damage. That is to say, it is a context where tightened borders and criminalized immigration is accompanied by domestic instability and global unrest; where the expansion of global industry and capital accumulation is attended with ecological damage and economic collapse; and where the protection of national security necessarily involves orchestrating foreign wars, heightening surveillance, and reducing civil liberties.
The U.S.s obsession with national security and prosperity is part and parcel of the American character more generally one that fetishizes its constitution, brandishes its military through grandiose advertisements and popular television, and unapologetically relies on market fundamentalism and consumer culture. These elements uphold the image of a prosperous nation. Yet, that image has as its dialectical counterimage the enduring damage waged throughout the world. A sufficient account, then, of the good American citizen one who embodies the American moral license and authenticity shall also be of one who owes his or her sense of virtue to every crisis that America creates. Global catastrophe is also ours, and is no less part of the nation we aim to protect.
In 1701, Daniel Defoe composed the satiric poem, A True Born Englishman. The poem was rendered as a commentary on British patriotism and the self-granted sense of superiority. The final stanza is especially prophetic if we apply it to the American national character:
Tis well that virtue gives nobility
How shall we else the want of birth and blood supply?
Since scarce one family is left alive
Which does not from some foreigner derive.
Americans, too, pride ourselves on our foreign heritage and ethnic co-mingling. But, despite what we like to tell ourselves, this history is not merely a cosmopolitan history of foreign migration. Rather, that American-ness is the American-ness built upon imperialism, colonization, and widespread violence. This is the double-sided meaning of derive from; it could be interpreted as being part of or based upon a foreign, multi-ethnic heritage. Yet, it can also be read to suggest that the national character derives its sense of self from...
When it comes to the most widely used adjuvant
ingredient found within vaccines, aluminum, many questions have yet
to be answered, particularly when it comes to where the aluminum
goes after injection, an issue known as biopersistence.
One reason this question arises is because a causative role has been established in whats known as macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) lesion in patients who have myalgic encephalomyelitis, or brain inflammation.
Myalgia, arthralgia, chronic fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, dysautonomia, and autoimmunity have been temporally linked to aluminium adjuvant-containing vaccine administration (Gherardi and Authier, 2003; Authier et al., 2003; Exley et al., 2009; Rosenblum et al., 2011; Santiago et al., 2014; Brinth et al., 2015; Palmieri et al., 2016).
Evidence that aluminum-coated particles phagocytozed in the injected muscle and its draining lymph nodes can disseminate within phagocytes throughout the body and slowly accumulate in the brain further suggested that alum safety should be evaluated in the long term. (source)
Three Posts that appear to be Connected to
what is going on NOW (11-23-17) (and a meditation
Posted on 2017/11/23
Source: Kauilapele's Blog
A depiction of Thors hammer (Mjlnir)
Okay, so Ive seen these three things pos,ted here and there, but thanks to S.A.M. and P.E., I suddenly realized that these were all necessary to post. I will post the James Gilliland one separately, but these three I keep together as I am sensing strongly that they need to be.
Im posting in chronological order.
MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM THE PLEIADIANS(11-20-17, James Gilliland)
Pleiadians are given full authority and control over the awakening, healing and liberation of Earth.
As of Nov 19th, the councils have all met and agreed the Pleiadians will be in charge of establishing once again Universal Law. Tyranny, and all trespass on the divine right to free will will come to a close. This will mainly be done with consciousness and energy waves yet hands on is also effective as of the 19th
an ongoing liberation movement, due to Universal Law, was limited by what some call the prime directive, or noninterference policy. It has been decided that due to the extreme negative intervention to preserve humanity and the Earth major intervention is necessary.The malevolent off world visitors and what many refer to as the Archons are being removed. The Draconian Grid has been disassembled. Those who are aligned with the malevolent forces are going to be rounded up.
Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of
Nov. 24 2017
Compiled 12:01 am 24 Nov. EDT by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com
Source: Dinar Chronicles
A. Nov. 23 2017 12:25 pm EST GCR Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for November 23, 2017 https://operationdisclosure.blogspot.com/
How optimal would it be to receive the 800#s at 11:59 EST tonight Nov. 23 and begin the exchanges on Black Friday Nov. 24? May all your wishes and dreams come true.
B. Nov. 23 2017 9:18 am EST ZAP Report: ZAP's Mid-Week Report - The Office of POOFness - 11.23.17
1. This week has been monumental and a distinct game changer in preparation for the RV Release.
2. Unfortunately on many fronts, the results won't be seen until next week.
3. They will begin everything on Mon. Nov. 27.
4. A Monday release was guaranteed as all compliance issues have been resolved including taxes and approvals for funds movement.
5. The amount of changes that are to come would boggle the unprepared mind.
6. I know for an absolute fact that the RV was being done.
7. The GCR started with the events of this week and we can get to work next week. There is no changing this now. It is happening.
Tree Bombs: How Old Warplanes Can Plant Up
to 900,000 Trees a Day
29th May 2016
Source: Wake Up World | By Carolanne Wright
Imagine old military planes used to revitalize barren areas of the earth, instead of causing death and destruction to the environment and wildlife. This reality may be closer than you think. Former RAF pilot, Jack Walters of Shropshire, England, believes C-130 transport aircraft originally used for carpeting landmines across combat zones could easily be refitted to deliver something exceptionally beneficial and peaceful: tree bombs.
Peter Simmons, of Lockheed Martin aeronautical corporation, thinks the idea is very doable: The possibilities are amazing. We can fly at 1,000ft at 130 knots planting more than 3,000 cones a minute in a pattern across the landscape just as we did with landmines, but in this case each cone contains a sapling. Thats 125,000 trees for each sortie and 900,000 trees in a day.
You may be wondering how something as delicate as a tree sapling could survive the drop. Walters originally had the idea over 25 years ago, but technically it wasnt feasible until now.
Tree cones to the rescue
The ideal environment for tree bombs is one that had supported a forest in the past. However, Lockheed says other areas are a possibility as well with just a few minor adjustments and using shrubs instead of trees.
How does it work?
Using pointed metal cones that rapidly biodegrade, tree bombs bury themselves at the same depth as if they were planted by hand. Each cone contains fertilizer and a special material that absorbs nearby moisture, which prov...
With ugly Christmas sweaters and holiday cards that will be hand-delivered to Donald Trump, the Womens March nonprofit is raising money to flip Congress back to the Democrats.
The holiday season is officially upon us, and you can be sure that your web browsers will be flooded with advice on how to avoid conflicts with family members of different political persuasions. Some might suggest you say nothing at all, and keep the conversation firmly geared toward the weather, and the gifts strictly apolitical.
Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the democratic west, it is being done differently. The state does not have to interfere directly it outsources its dirty work to corporations.
As soon as next month, the net could become the exclusive plaything of the biggest such corporations, determined to squeeze as much profit as possible out of bandwidth. Meanwhile, the tools to help us engage in critical thinking, dissent and social mobilisation will be taken away as net neutrality becomes a historical footnote, a teething phase, in the maturing of the internet.
In December the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to repeal already compromised regulations that are in place to maintain a semblance of net neutrality. Its chairman, Ajit Pai, and the corporations that are internet service providers want to sweep away these rules, just like the banking sector got rid of financial regulations so it could inflate our economies into giant ponzi schemes.
That could serve as the final blow to the left and its ability to make its voice heard in the public square.
It was political leaders aided by the corporate media who paved the way to this with their fomenting of a self-serving moral panic about fake news. Fake news, they argued, appeared only online, not in the pages of the corporate media the same media that sold us the myth of WMD in Iraq, and has so effectively preserved a single party system with two faces. The public, it seems, needs to be protected only from bloggers and websites.
The social media giants soon responded. It is becoming ever clearer that Facebook is interfering as a platform for the dissemination of information for progressive activists. It is already shutting down accounts, and limiting their reach. These trends will only accelerate.
Google has changed its algorithms in ways that have ensured the search engine rankings of prominent left wing sites are falling through the floor. It is becoming harder and harder to find alternative sources of news because they are being actively hidden from view.
Google stepped up that process this week by ...
For years, Rosemary Kennedy's story was kept
secret after her lobotomy was botched leaving unable to walk or
Though John F. Kennedy and Jackie might be the most recognizable members of the family, the Kennedys were famous long before John became president.
But, like every family, they had their secrets.
It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us. This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say. Mahatma Gandhi
Throughout our lives, we are presented with the opportunity to learn, grow and evolve. There are lessons to be learned in every experience and adventure, however, in order to identify the lesson and genuinely learn all that there is to be taken from it, we must first open our hearts and our minds.Source: Posts from the Path
When we allow ourselves to view our lives and our actions from the perspective of those around us we are able to discover new insights into our personalities, better understanding both our strengths and our weaknesses. It is easy to be wrapped up in our own thoughts and perceptions, creating an inaccurate image of ourselves. For example, you may believe that you are always cool, calm and collected when faced with a stressful situation, however, others may view your reaction in a very different way. If we remain wrapped up in our own thoughts, refusing to view life outside of the lens that we have created, we will never realize that we are capable of adjusting our reactions to that of a mature, level-headed individual.
As professional speaker Susan Hobbs stated, The more you know and understand your own behavior pattern, the fine line between your strengths and weaknesses, and how to adapt to achieve the perception youre looking for from others; the more success you will achieve. Peoples perception of YOU really does matter.
In order to learn from the opinions of our friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances we must first learn how to see ourselves through their eyes. This can be one the most challenging things that you will ever do on your self-improvement journey.Source: Fortune.com
Our moon signs are extremely important. The more you know about yours the better.
Your moon sign is merely determined by what sign the moon was in during your time of birth. If you are unsure of your moon sign please feel free to click here and find out. This gives us a good idea of who might be compatible with you and why.
When your moon is found in Aries it signifies you need someone who will challenge you in love. Someone to fight for and protect. That being said, you will be attracted to people who like to do their own thing. You are someone who is in love, quick to anger but also quick to forgive.
This moon comes with a deep sense of peace. Those born under it are much more interested in physical experiences than most. This person is slow to change and can, to be honest, be a bit stubborn. They need someone who loves to be comfortable just as much as they do.
The ruling planet over this one is Mercury. Those born under a Gemini moon value communication above all else. Their ideal partner is someone who happens to be as equally flirty and flighty as they are.
Those born under this moon can tap into the emotions of others a lot easier than anyone else. They need someone who is very nurturing. This person is very sensitive and sentimental.
The person born under this moon is extremely romantic. He or she will not hesitate to sweep the person they are interested in off of their feet. That being said, they need someone who can keep up with them without overshadowing them.
This person is a very down-to-business kind of person. He or she needs someone who can handle criticism and understands their true intentions. This person is hard to get to know but worth knowing.
This person is attracted to thoughtful people with a style similar to their own. They tend to match up best with Gemini moons but are not limited to only Gemini moons. They are often quite balance oriented and for some this is overwhelming.
The person born under this moon is very good at dealing with trauma and yet allow it to still change them. They are, however, extremely loyal to those who earn their trust. When it comes to love they look for someone who has an intimate air surrou...
COMMENT: Mr. Armstrong; I must congratulate you on a fantastic conference. You explained that the central banks were clueless and that the Quantity Theory of Money was wrong and was being misapplied. Your Vertical Market Report explains that there were two types of vertical markets and nobody has ever discussed them. Then this week, the London Financial Times reported that your head of the Fed, Janet Yellen, publicly admitted that the US Federal Reserve can not explain the development of inflation rates in the US this year. I was really taken back for you said exactly that at the conference.
You really do know what is going on behind the curtain.
REPLY. Yes, I am aware that Janet Yellen admitted on Tuesday that she does not understand the comparatively low rates of inflation, according to the Financial Times. This confirms what I have been saying that there are fundamental questions regarding the use of monetary policy of the central bank and the Quantity Theory of Money. The theory does not function as touted and it has been proven to be another myth along side rising interest rates causes the stock market to decline.
All of these theories have been created by attempting to create a single dimension cause and effect. There is much more complexity at stake which is just never taken into account. I went into great detail in the How to Trade a Vertical Market report to show WHY such booms and busts take place and they cannot be attributed to a single theory or monetary policy of the central banks. Such events took place long before there were even central banks.
The EU Commission is deeply concerned that Italy is under pressure to spend frivolously because of the upcoming elections. The EU is now scrutinizing Italys huge sovereign debt. Because of the vast size of the Italian economy, the high level of total debt is a major concern for the Eurozone as a whole. The EU Commission sent a letter to the Italian government warning them not to deviate from the course of fiscal consolidation before the parliamentary elections in the spring.
Instead of creating simply a trade union, the idea that a single currency would save the day has seriously distorted reality. This idea of surrendering sovereignty by each member state to maintain a single currency is the worst possible design. Had the EU consolidated the debts and thereby created a federal EU debt, then each member state would have been responsible for themselves. In the USA, we have 50 states issuing debt in dollars, yet they have no part in the dollar. Had Europe consolidated the debts and drew the line in the sand at that moment, then states would be able to issue whatever debt the market would accept without impacting the single currency as is the case in the USA. The failure to consolidate the debts means Brussels imposes austerity upon member states simply because they failed completely to comprehend the nature of the system they were creating. This is the entire reason the Eurozone is cracking apart.
The Turning Point on the ECM is this weekend. We do happen to have a Directional Change next week in the Dow with the next turning point due the week of 12/04 and that is followed by the week of 12/18. What is most curious, is the fact that the Dow, Euro, Gold, and Oil all have the same timing targets, with oil showing the week of 12/04 is the strongest.
We are witnessing the global markets beginning to align. This is implying that international expectations are starting to dominate domestic or isolated market fundamentals.
We do not expect this turning point to be a monumental one. What this reflects is the markets are starting to align preparing for 2018 and the beginning of a new round of fun and games.
The US agrochemical company Monsanto said Mexicos agriculture sanitation authority SENASICA had revoked its permit to commercialize genetically modified soy in seven states. The company criticized the decision as unjustified. According to Monsanto, the permit had been withdrawn on unwarranted legal and technical grounds. It has warned that it would take the necessary steps to safeguard its rights and those of farmers using the technology.
According to the Associated Press, US President Donald Trump has issued a commitment to Turkeys president Recep Erdogan, that the US will cease arms shipments to Kurdish fighters in Syria.
2017 has seen the biggest drop in American firearms sales in history. After 8 years of almost incessant rises in NICS Firearms Checks (a proxy for legal arms sales) under President Obama
One person was shot outside a Missouri mall as swarms of shoppers looking for Black Friday deals saw chaos pop up throughout the country. An unidentified 19-year-old received life-threatening injuries after being shot in the parking lot of a center in the college town of Columbia late Thursday night, according to KMIZ.
The U.S. is now occupying north-east Syria. It wants to blackmail the Syrian government into "regime change". The occupation is unsustainable, its aim is unattainable. The generals who devised these plans lack strategic insight. They listen to the wrong people.
Identifying social media and mobile phones as addictive is only the first step in a much more complex investigation. For everyone who remembers the Early Days of social media and mobile phones, it's been quite a ride from My Space and awkward texting on tiny screens to the current alarm over the addictive nature of social media and mobile telephony. The emergence of withering criticism of Facebook and Google is a new and remarkably broad-based phenomenon: a year or two ago, there was little mainstream-media criticism of these tech giants; now there is a constant barrage of sharp criticism across the media spectrum.
432 Hertz and the Suppression of Pythagorean
November 24th, 2017
Source: Wake Up World | By Anthony Tyler
Many people today have heard about the scientific explanations that quantum theory provides such as the vibratory densities of all physical objects, showing that in a very real sense, the physical reality that encapsulates the human experience is nothing more than one large vibratory collage a song with infinite variety. Hence the common explanation given from the Book of John, In the beginning, there was the Word
While there are a lot of individuals who simply think, Wow, what a cool idea this is, and leave it at that, there are more deeply probing, inquisitive minds that have begun pondering more fundamental questions that this proposes, such as: If life is a song, then what is its tuning? And if there is a tuning, then how does a human determine what it is and can we tune ourselves to this key signature?
Researcher Jamie Buturff, is one of these inquisitive minds. Having deeply investigated Pythagorean mathematics and esoteric sciences. Founder of 432 Design, LLC, Buturff has based his research premise and material around the complex analysis and understanding of 432 Hertz, which has been scientifically demonstrated by Buturff and his colleagues to represent the literal frequency of the human crown chakra. Actually, Jamie has validated and brought to light the hertz translation of all of the chakra points, all of which have been demonstrably proved in FDA-approved laboratories as controlled and professional scientific experiments. The document can be viewed here, and the table reads:
Crown 216 / 432 / 864 Hertz A (mus...
5 Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Your
Source: Wake Up World | By Tim van der Vliet
Did you ever realize that God spelled backwards is Dog? A dog, and most other pets as well, retain that godliness that many human beings are born with but often lose over time. Dogs are natural spiritual teachers. My neighbors dog, Sammy, has been a great inspiration for me. There are many spiritual lessons to be learned from animals. Here are just 5 of them
Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Dogs
1. Tender Touch is Good for Your Health
We can learn from caressing our pets that physical touch is natural for us. We are naturally drawn to pet our pets. Even research shows that hugging is extremely good for your health. It instantly boosts oxytocin and serotonin levels. It is effective at healing sickness, disease and stress, lowering blood pressure; it reduces stress and anxiety, and can even improve your memory.
That tender touch makes you forget whatever you were thinking about and it elevates your mood and creates instant happiness. Pet your dog or cat or whatever pet you have. And if you dont have one, try hugging your friends, your children or your partner a little bit more!
2. There is Only Now
How does a dog approach time? Well they dont, at all. A dog is faithful, in peace, doesnt worry about the future, nor does he think about the past. A dog is permanently in the now. A dog observes what is happening, and either becomes enthusiastic or he feels that it is time to rest his head on his paws and closes his eyes. We could do the same. We dont have to have an opinion about everything that is happening in our lives. If we feel this is something for us to be e...
Madagascar plague death toll hits 195 as outbreak reaches 'crisis' point | 23 Nov 2017 | The death toll from plague in Madagascar has risen to 195 as experts warn the outbreak of the disease has reached crisis point. A total of 2,267 people have now been infected by the illness since the outbreak began in August, according to the World Health Organisation - a jump of three per cent in recent days. The current spread of the disease is unusual in that most of those affected have had the pneumonic form of plague, which affects the lungs and can kill within 24 hours. It can be transmitted through the air via coughing and sneezing and so spreads easily.
No more 'fighting ISIS?' US to stay in Syria to prevent 'win' for Assad and Iran - report | 23 Nov 2017 | The US plans to keep its troops in Syria long after the defeat of ISIS -- the goal used to justify their illegal presence in the first place -- because the Syrian government and its ally Iran would "win" if they were withdrawn, the Washington Post reported. The Trump administration is "expanding its goals" in Syria to include a "potentially open-ended commitment" to support the Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing several anonymous US officials. The change comes as the defeat of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS [but still I-CIA-SIS]) terrorist group in Syria seems imminent.
If someone secretly installed software on your
computer that recorded every single keystroke that you made, would
you be alarmed?
Of course you would be, and that is essentially what is taking place on more than 400 of the most popular websites on the entire Internet. For a long time we have known that nothing that we do on the Internet is private, but this new revelation is deeply, deeply disturbing.
In my novel entitled The Beginning Of The End, I attempted to portray the Big Brother surveillance grid which is constantly evolving all around us, but even I didnt know that things were quite this bad.
According to an article that was just published by Ars Technica, when you visit the websites that have installed this secret surveillance code, it is like someday is literally looking over your shoulder:
Amid rampant housing shortages, Sweden has decided to place newly-arrived migrants in a retirement home as part of a trial project. Although temporary, this measure has been hailed as promoting integration and is said to have received overwhelmingly positive reactions. Eker Municipality in Stockholm County has found a resourceful solution to the housing shortage for its new arrivals: Sderstrmsgrden retirement home. In addition to alleviating the acute housing shortage, this move is said to promote the new arrivals' social interaction. Now, immigrants and senior citizens will be placed under the same roof, as Sderstrmsgrden currently has unused living space in two wings aimed for future expansion. "In the current situation when we have a dramatic shortage of housing for our new arrivals, we are giving them a few spare rooms," regional integration manager Anders Angarius told the news outlet Stockholm Direkt.
"Jerry Ford can't fart and chew gum at the same time" - Lyndon Baines Johnson I've been looking at news reports from 1963 and 1964 and found a smoking gun that the Warren report is garbage. The grassy knoll is located on the north side of the motorcade, to the right of the motorcade. The White House reported immediately after the shooting that JFK was shot in the right temple. Just before police officers "raced up the grassy knoll."
Well done Britain ! Now you are truly throwing away our Heritage and History and going down the panbye, bye.it was one sided for so long since 1979 it might as well all end by a Russian missile..
The latest numbers, published by the International Monetary Fund, reveal that France will slip ahead of the UK in this years ranking of global economies with the gap between the two projected to get significantly wider in 2018. The rating is based on GDP forecasts, with the IMF saying France had outpaced Britain for the first time since 2013.
The US, China, and Japan have been ranked the top three in the IMF 2017 rating with Germany and France in fourth and fifth spots. India follows Britain, which is now number six. The UK may drop further, as India is expected to top both Britain and France in 2019.
Britains downgrade is reportedly triggered by slowing consumer spending, spiking prices and a dramatically weaker national currency, which followed the countrys decision to quit the European Union.
Oh and lets quit Brussels so the foxhunting classes can exploit the locals all tied up in bills just a little bit more.oh and not give a damn dishonouring all obligations on those needing help , shelter, food or supplements of some sort.after all they are not our people are theyjust a zoo species out on the street
Locals of Breidalsvk in East Iceland wondered if the aliens were actually coming on Tuesday when they were surprised by strange lights shooting across the sky. According to local paper Austurfrtt the blue-green light shot across the sky at an incredible speed. One of the witnesses was Hrafnkell Hannesson who says he was at the supermarket when the lights appeared.
One of every four under-5s in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.
Six F-22 fighters from the US Air Force are scheduled to join the joint South Korea-U.S. air force exercise Vigilant Ace from Dec. 4-8, South Korean military officials told Yonhap. The date of the air drills was also confirmed by Reuters.
Last year, more than 16,000 servicemen took part in the annual exercise, which involved more than 200 US aircraft, including, F-16 Fighting Falcons, A-10 Thunderbolts II, EA-18G Growlers, F/A-18D Hornets, C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotankers and an E-3B Airborne Warning and Control System.
This year, under Donald Trumps leadership, the Americans are sending their top of the range fighter aircraft to project its power over Korean airspace. F-22 fighters will reportedly be joined by up to four F-35A Lightning jets from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa to exert maximum pressure on North Korea, Yonhap sources noted.
During Vigilant Ace drills, the US fighters will reportedly practice enemy infiltration and engage in precision strike drills with their South Korean counterparts.
President Trump Just Made Trey Gowdy The
Most Powerful Man On Capitol Hill
November 22, 2017
Source: The Last Line of Defense | By Flagg Eagleton
For five years, Trey Gowdy asked the Oval Office for the tools necessary to do his job properly, and for five years he was told no by the Obama administration.
One of the most difficult parts of Trey Gowdys job as congressional inquisitor is security clearance. When investigating people who held titles like Secretary of State and Special Aide to the President or even President, Gowdy runs into the issue of security clearance all the time.
Its a matter of national security has become a term Mr. Gowdy hears far too often. It is the single-best excuse Hillary Clinton and her lawyers have been able to come up with when they dont have an actual answer to his questions.
President Trump has just removed that blockade. By executive order, Trey Gowdy has been given the highest security clearance possible. He could now sit in on presidential intel briefings if he felt he needed to.
The first thing Gowdy did with his newfound ability to investigate is to re-open the Benghazi case. There was a 6-hour window that Clinton never answered for because she said she was in meetings with the president and joint chiefs that were highly classified. Gowdy will begin his investigation by revisiting those discussions and finding out exactly why four men were left to die.
Next, with his newfound freedom of information, hell look into just how far Obama went when he sent weapons and cash to the Muslim Brotherhood after they took Egypt by force.
Nothing about this wonderful new power is going to be good for Obama, Clin...
A man murdered earlier this year by the MS-13 street gang was stabbed more than 100 times, decapitated and had his heart torn out of his chest and buried with him, Maryland authorities said Wednesday. Montgomery County Police said one of the alleged killers, 19-year-old Miguel Angel Lopez-Abrego, was arrested Nov. 11 in North Carolina. Lopez-Abrego, known as "Timido," has been charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held without bond after his first court appearance. According to court documents, which cited interviews with a gang informant, up to ten MS-13 members planned to lure the victim to the Silver Spring park where he was killed sometime this past spring. The documents allege that Lopez-Abrego helped dig the grave where the victim was found, and also used a walkie-talkie to alert the other gang members to the victim's arrival. The informant also claimed Lopez-Abrego was the first to attack the victim, stabbing him with a 15-inch knife.
We may be more used to seeing a shroud of misty-eyed fans surrounding the Royals whenever they meet the masses, but not everyones so taken with them.
On occasion, they even get told to f**k off, and not in jest either not that theyd probably even find that funny.
Surprisingly, it was Prince Harry who was on the receiving end of this tongue-lashing, by Australian polo player Beau Skerrett.
Not only was he told to go forth and multiply, but Beau also described him as a spoilt brat.
Generally seen as one of the more affable and down-to-earth members of The Firm , this may come as a surprise to many.
In true royal style, it happened on the polo pitch, during a charity match Beau was umpiring between Prince William, Prince Harry and the princes of Malaysia back in 2014, rather than in the queue at the supermarket.
In an interview with The Courier Mail , Beau explained he felt he had to say something after Prince Harry lost his temper on the field.
While he added that William was the perfect bloke, his assessment of Harry was a little more brutal.
Harry loses his cool [on the field]. He is a spoiled brat.
It got to the point where I couldnt send anyone off but something had to be said because he was just getting a bit serious.
Harry didnt take it too well. I think Im the only guy who ever told him to f**k off in front of a crowd that pay 5000 pound to shake his hand.
It was very funny and William actually apologised for him.
You have to admit, its an impressive claim to fame.
The Law Council of Australia has applauded the Australian Governments confirmation that it intends to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol as a vital development in combating forced labour, trafficking, and slavery-like practices.
The Protocol establishes obligations to prevent forced labour and, importantly, to provide victims with access to remedy. The Protocol reaffirms the importance of prosecuting the perpetrators of forced labour and ending their impunity. It adds new elements to the Forced Labour Convention which Australia ratified in 1932, aimed at tackling the complexities of modern slavery and addressing the root causes of forced labour.
Law Council of Australia President, Fiona McLeod SC, who has long played a prominent role in advocating for a more robust Australian approach to anti-slavery, noted the significance of the confirmation.
The Australian Governments move to ratify the ILO Forced Labour Protocol is a crucial step and, on behalf of the Australian legal sector, I congratulate the government for taking it, Ms McLeod said.
Tens of millions of people worldwide face slavery like conditions and many thousands in Australia.
The social, economic, and moral impact of those numbers is staggering, and it is predominantly the worlds most vulnerable people, including women and children, being exploited.
The Forced Labour Protocol also requires the Australian Government to support due diligence by both the public and private sectors on supply chains.
Ms McLeod noted the announcement could be added to a number of other significant shifts in 2017, including steps toward the establishment of a Modern Slavery Act, and the Australian Governments announcement of a Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement.
Ms McLeod this year chaired the Labour Exploitation Working Group of the National Roundtable on Trafficking, Slavery and Slavery-like Practices. She also participated in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group on Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
John McCains Walking Boot Mysteriously Swaps
Sides Weeks After Treatment For Torn Achilles Tendon
Nov 22, 2017 4:15 PM
Source: Zero Hedge | by ZeroPointNow
Content originally published at iBankCoin.com
81 year old John McCain (R-AZ) has had a string of unfortuate heath issues this year. In mid-july, the Arizona Senator underwent brain surgery for aggressive cancer returning to Washington D.C. five days later to cast his vote against the healthcare bill.
Then, at the beginning of November McCain was treated for a tear to his achilles tendon at Walter Reed medical center emerging on November 6th in a walking boot on his right leg:
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I can't tell you how much I hate wearing this boot! https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=press-releases&id=4883021B-00C8-4807-9FCD-73E4CCD49391 -- John McCain @SenJohnMcCain 12:04 PM - Nov 6, 2017Somehow, some way, it appears McCains tear has switched sides two weeks later - the day after his daughter Meghan's wedding...
Mother, father & puppy of the bride in beautiful Cornville #Arizona yesterday!Maybe the honorable Senator from AZ is feeling so great two weeks after tearing his tendon that he forgot which side the injury was on?
-- John McCain @SenJohnMcCain 1:58 PM - Nov 22, 2017
November 23, 2017
Russia Readies Switch To Full War Production After Saudi Interrogations Reveal Vile Deep State Plot
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
Source: What Does It Mean
A truly despairing Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that at the same time President Putin was able to report to the Russian people that large-scale combat actions against barbaric Sunni Islamic terrorists (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) in Syria is nearing its end, andIranian President Hassan Rouhani was, likewise, able to give a nationwide broadcast to his Persian Shiite nation declaring that the Islamic State (IS) is finished, President Putin, just hours ago, was, nevertheless, forced to warn Russian companies that they need to be ready to switch to war production at a minutes noticeand that was due to his receiving shocking information from Saudi Arabia revealing a vile Deep State plot to keep the entire Middle East embroiled in war for the next 30 years. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
According to this report, and at this very hour, Syrian government forces, under the cover of massive Russian air power, are sweeping the west bank of the Euphrates River to the Iraqi border, and that remains the only area where ISIS terrorist units are currently still...
The age of entitlement continues to thrive and fester. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania teachers are now at a standoff with school district administrators after leaving their posts. The teachers claim that excessively violent behavior, including physical violence, has forced the teachers to resign. The total number of teachers to walk from their positions is 45. Worse more, the teachers' claims are being levied against children as young as first grade. The Harrisburg Education Association announced that the teachers' resignations began in July and have continued through October, prompting school officials to seek an urgent resolution over the matter. Some of the accounts by teachers are disturbing. Teacher Amanda Sheaffer told Fox43 that she's been physically assaulted more than once. "I have been hit, I have been kicked, I have been restrained from behind where I've been unable to move my arms," she said. "It really throws off the whole day. I mean, you have an incident happen and you have to do a room clear, get all the students out, and then after that you have to take the time to do the write-up, and you have to make sure security comes and gets the kids."
Source: Dinar Chronicles
It was at the precise time in this worlds history 200,000 years ago just as the Lucifer Rebellion was causing universal disorder that a race known as the Sumerians appeared suddenly and mysteriously on the evolutionary stage of action in Mesopotamia, near the headquarters belonging to the fallen Planetary Prince. Investigators of mans evolution have never been able to trace out and follow human tribes back to the beginning of the Sumerians, whose ancient tribes suddenly loomed upon the horizon of civilization with a full-grown and superior culture, embracing temples, metalwork, agriculture, animals, pottery, weaving, commercial law, civil codes, religious ceremonial, and an old system of writing.
Yet the history of this advanced civilization as it came into existence itself was very thoroughly documented by the Sumerians via careful inscriptions on cuneiform tablets, beginning in the late fourth millennium BC. The elaborate records left by the Sumerians describe the site of a remarkable settlement, which was located on the Persian Gulf near the earlier city of Dilmun. The Egyptians called this city of ancient glory Dilmat, and already have archaeologists found these ancient Sumerian clay tablets which tell of this earthly paradise where the Gods first blessed mankind with the example of civilized and cultured life. And these tablets, descriptive of Dilmun, the paradise of men and God, are today silently resting on the dusty shelves of many museums.
According to some of these transcribed records, the great cities of Sumeria were for many centuries able to resist the conquering barbarian armies of Turkestan and the Iranian plateau, capable of defending themselves because of superior intelligence, better weapons, and their extensive system of military canals, which were an adjunct to their irrigation scheme of interconnecting pools. Still, around 2500 B.C. the Sumerians suffered severe reverses at the hands of the northern Suites and Guites, and Lagash, the Sumerian capital, fell. By the time of the establishment of the rule of Hamm...
Under sane leadership, the US usually managed to broker ceasefires in past Lebanon wars. But the current problem is that the US President is mad. Nikki Haley is thus reduced to using a string of clichs in the UN worthy of Theresa May - it's getting embarrassing and dangerous Under a broiling hot midday sun on the south Lebanese-Israeli border this summer, an extraordinary and very angry meeting took place between two major generals: the 60-year-old Irish UN force commander in Lebanon and the 54-year-old deputy chief of staff of the Israeli army. Listening to them was the ambitious, pro-Israeli - but very inexperienced - US ambassador to the United Nations. The row between the two men appears to have been pre-planned by the Israelis to impress the highly impressionable Nikki Haley. It worked. Haley had been helicoptered up to the border from Jerusalem on 8 June by Israeli General Aviv Kochavi for a tour regularly laid on for visiting - and gullible - US officials: a walk to the Lebanese frontier wire with many a fearful warning from the Israelis about Hezbollah "terrorists", "secret" Hezbollah missile bunkers in UN-controlled territory and the failure of UN troops to "disarm" the "terrorists" in Lebanon. This is a familiar horror story, trotted out for American and other Western diplomats and politicians over more than 30 years.
Meryl Dorey, the former president and founder of AVN (Australias national vaccine-safety consumer health lobby group) has called upon Health Minister Jill Hennessy to show that vaccinating our children carries no risk.Read More
A homeless veteran helped a young woman stranded on a highway near Philadelphia by buying her gas with his last $20. She repaid him with more than just a thank you. On her fundraising page, Kate McClure, 27, wrote that she got stranded on a highway near Philadelphia late one night when her car ran out of gas. It was dark and she was all alone when suddenly she saw a man approach her car. A homeless man named Johnny Bobbitt, 34, offered to help Kate and went to get gas for her car spending his last few bucks.
Venezuelan journalist Basem Tajeldine urges President Maduro to scrap Venezuela's cumbersome system of exchange controls and indirect subsidies in favor of streamlined direct subsidies to the working class.
US President Donald Trump will not scrap Americas intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and hence will not be able to stop an accidental nuclear war with Russia, because he is completely committed to an obsolete military technology, according to E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst in Indiana.
Jones, a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of the Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.
Arms control specialists and nuclear strategists have called on the United States to scrap its ICBMs, saying they are most likely to cause accidental nuclear war with Russia.
Two questions: First of all, can the United States ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) cause a nuclear war by accident? Second question, would the United States then would be willing to limit them or just scarp them? Jones said.
Answer to the first question: Yes. They can cause war by accident. This has almost happened in the past. The fact that it hasnt happened is a good sign, he stated.
Recently, in the United States one of the generals announced if Trump ordered him to fire the intercontinental ballistic missiles that he would not do it, which is an indication of the lack of confidence in the president among the military people, the analyst said.
The second question: Is the United States going to do anything about it? The answer is no not under Donald Trump. Donald Trump has shown himself completely committed to what many people are saying, simply an obsolete military technology, he noted.
He seems to be lost in a technological time-warp sometimes back in the late 1970s no recognition of the state of military technology the fact that some of this technology has become obsolete no sense of negotiating out of this positi...
Fruitful cooperation with Arab countries is usually covert, Netanyahu said at a memorial event for Israels first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion Thursday. Those ties are carried out constantly under cover of secrecy, he emphasized.
I believe that these relations (with Arab states) will continue to develop and I believe that they will bear fruit for the expansion of the peace orbit, the PM said. The residents of the neighboring countries will cooperate with us because otherwise they will have to cooperate with foreign slavers, he said as cited by the Ynet website.
Israel has been pursuing rapprochement with the Gulf monarchies and other Muslim nations in the region, citing common interests and threats, with Iran their top target. Israel currently has diplomatic relations only with Egypt and Jordan, while the rest of the Arab world maintains that any relations are possible only after the Israelis withdraw from the Palestinian territories, captured in the Six-Day War of 1967.
Last week, Israeli Energy Minister, Yuval Steinitz, also confirmed Tel Avivs clandestine contacts with the Arab world. We have ties that are indeed partly covert with many Muslim and Arab countries, and usually (we are) the party that is not ashamed, the minister told Army Radio.
Its the other side that is interested in keeping the ties quiet. With us, usually, there is no problem, but we respect the other side...
The life sentence for Ratko Mladic continues the politicized and biased line of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
The tribunal is far from the generally recognized standard in terms of proceedings and fundamental rights to life, healthcare and medical assistance, she said. Zakharova recalled that in May 2017 the ICTY rejected a request to let the former Bosnian Serb general undergo medical treatment in Russia despite Moscows guarantees, TASS said.
Thanksgiving celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November is perhaps one of the most cherished of American holidays; its a time when family and friends gather over ample amounts of food and give thanks for the blessings in life, including each other. As explained by University of California psychology professor Robert Emmons, one of the leading scientific experts on gratitude and author of several books on the topic, gratitude involves two key components:1
The practice of openly sharing what were grateful for is by many accounts one of the healthiest aspects of our annual Thanksgiving festivity. According to psychologists, its a ritual that fosters both happiness and health. Its unfortunate that most people reserve this gratitude ritual for Thanksgiving Day only. While giving thanks once a year is beneficial, doing it more often could be life changing.2 At least thats what scienc...
Note: Im reprinting a piece I wrote about a year ago. In it, youll see a CIA mind-control document that calls for drugs fulfilling certain specific requirements.
OPIOIDS SATISFY A NUMBER OF THESE REQUIREMENTS PERFECTLY.
Long ago, I interviewed John Marks, author of Search for the Manchurian Candidate, the book that exposed the CIAs MKULTRA mind-control program. He told me that in 1962, when MKULTRA supposedly ended, the CIA actually transferred the program to its Office of Research and Development, where it went completely dark. A CIA representative told Marks there were a hundred boxes of material on the new MKULTRA, and he, Marks, would never see any of it, no matter how many FOIA requests he made. (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
Plans for guiding the world can be formed and launched a long, long time before we see the results. Dont assume cause and effect are merely and only short-term. Thats an unwarranted idea. (The Underground)
Drugs to transform individualsand even, by implication, society.
Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.
The intention is there, in the record.
A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIAs mind-control program.
The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. Its simply labeled Draft, dated 5 May 1955.
It begins: A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIAs] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:
What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses.
Im printing, below, the list of the 1955 intentions of the CIA regarding their own drug research. The range of those intentions is stunning. All statements are direct quotes from the Draft document.
Some of my comments gleaned from studying the list:
The CIA wanted to find substances which would promote ill...
In his first press conference in Tehran since being appointed, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iranian naval forces will cross the Atlantic and stop over at friendly South American countries before flying the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico, local media reported on Wednesday.
Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico, Fars news agency quoted him as saying.
Earlier this month, former navy chief and now deputy commander of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that it was a crucial objective for the Iranian Navy to be able to project its power far beyond the shores of Iran.
Sailing in open waters between Europe and Americas should be the navys goal, which will be realized in the near future, Sayyari declared.
Khanzadi also announced plans to revitalize the Iranian Navys hardware with upgraded vessels and helicopters, as well as a new ship and submarine fleet which will be unveiled within the next year. Khanzadi added that a new Peykan-class Separ (shield) missile-launching corvette would join the countrys Caspian Fleet next week, and that there are also plans for Navy to build an airport in the southern port city of Jask.
In 2014, Iran announced that it was sending its vessels to the Gulf of Mexico, located between the eastern coast of Mexico and the southern American states of Texas, Florida and Louisiana. The intention was to protest the constant US presence in the Persian Gulf, the Navy 5th fleets Bahrai...
Henry Luce could be titled the father of mainstream media. He was referred to as the most influential private citizen in America of his day.
The person behind Life, Fortune, and Time magazines, his cooperation with the powers of his day perfectly demonstrate what the elite is, and how power works today. His influence, connection to American industrialists, and membership in the secret society Skull and Bones at Yale University make him a relevant character to learn about.
Henry Luce married with two separate ceremonies: one regular wedding, and one Skull and Bones wedding. He married Lila Ross Hotz, who belonged to a wealth...
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23 Nov 2017 | AfDBThe Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group today approved US$10 million equity investment in Phatisa Food Fund2 (PFF2) to boost agriculture and nutrition across Africa
19 Nov 2017 | PusakaStarting in September, holders of customary land rights in South Sorong Regency, West Papua province, have staged a "customary law blockade" to areas of PT Permata Putera Mandiri (PT PPM)oil palm plantation. The blockade leads to violence by special police brigade (Brimob) to the villagers.
21 Nov 2017 | Food NavigatorFonterra has increased its investment in Lithuania's biggest dairy producer, AB Rokiskio Suris, to support its New Zealand milk pool and further grow its export markets such as the Middle East.
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November 24th, 2017 By Anthony Tyler Guest writer for Wake Up World Many people today have heard about the scientific explanations that quantum theory provides such as the vibratory densities of all physical objects, showing that in a very real sense, the physical reality that encapsulates the human experience is nothing more than one large vibratory 
The Freedom of Information Act allows any requester to get as FOIA case logs.
Below, you will find a list of all FOIA requests and Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR) requests made by the public to various agencies.
These are very useful to see who is requesting wDISAhat and can be very useful for ideas!
The educated, middleclass layman, who is interested in the world and has a sense of social justice, but doesn't quite know what to do with it. This is about me... Kavya Chandrasiri, who created this image, 'Accept the Rohingya' is 12 years old. All rights reserved.Two months ago, 20 days into the latest round of indiscriminate, unimaginable violence against them, I posted an article on the genocide of the Rohingya. My [...]
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Via: Independent: Tesla Inc has completed construction of the worlds largest lithium ion battery in Australia, putting it on track to meet a 100-day deadline for switching the battery packs on, the South Australian government said on Thursday. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129 megawatt hour battery for South Australia, the 
Things seem heading inexorably in this direction, another step taken last Monday along with a major body blow to fundamental freedoms.
Facing arrest of its leadership, an asset freeze, and likely closure of its operations, RT America was forced by the Justice Department to register as a foreign agent under the US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
In 1938, it was enacted to counter NAZI propaganda, not media operations. For the last half century, no one was convicted of violating the law.
The action against RT was eerily reminiscent of Jews in Nazi Germany forced to wear Yellow Stars of David for easy identification, along with Jewish-owned establishments IDd in similar fashion.
Targeting RT and Sputnik News is all about US political and economic war on Russia, the former with irresponsible hostile bashing, the latter with illegal sanctions.
Whats going on should terrify everyone, ominously suggesting something much more serious to follow the threat of catastrophic nuclear war, maybe sooner, not later.
The action against RT violates FARAs letter and spirit, enacted against real enemies, not invented ones or anything connected to legitimate journalism.
Russian media available in America are invaluable sources of news, information and analysis polar opposite disinformation, Big Lies and fake news featured by their Western print and electronic counterparts.
RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan issued a statement, saying (f)aced with a choice between a criminal case and registration, we opted for the latter.
Our greetings to free speech in the US and to those who still believe in it.
On November 10, ahead of Mondays forced registration, Russian lower house State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin instructed the bodys appropriate committees to draft symmetrical legislation against US media operating in Russia.
Passage could come in days, including by the upper house Federation Council. Likely targets include CNN,...
Ive added an Ethereum address to the Support page, for anyone who wants to help out Cryptogon with Ethereum. And thanks to the people who sent Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and regular currency contributions recently. Via: Trusted Nodes: Ethereum, the barely two years old digital currency, now processes more transactions than all other digital currencies combined, 
China has urged Australia to refrain from making irresponsible remarks after Canberra issued a foreign policy paper citing security risks in the disputed South China Sea caused by Beijings activities.
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Australia should not take sides because it isnt directly involved in the territorial disputes.
Earlier on Thursday, Australia released its first detailed policy document in 14 years on its national interests and diplomacy.
It said Australia is particularly concerned by the unprecedented pace and scale of Chinas activities in the South China Sea.
China claims virtually the entire South China Sea, pitting it against Taiwan and four Southeast Asian nations with overlapping claims in the waterway, which straddles busy international sea lanes and potentially has vast undersea deposits of oil and gas.
The US and others have accused Beijing of further militarising the region and altering geography to bolster its claims.
China says the seven islands it constructed on reefs and outcrops in the Spratly chain, which are equipped with airstrips and military installations, are mainly for civilian purposes and to boost safety for fishing and maritime trade.
Australia opposes the use of disputed features and artificial structures in the South China Sea for military purposes, the report said.
Medical scholars who analysed more than 200 studies say moderate coffee drinking is not harmful to peoples health and could help to prevent heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
Coffee consumption seems generally safe within usual levels of intake and more likely to benefit health than harm [it], the scholars wrote in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Analysis of the 200 studies linked daily consumption of three or four cups of coffee with the largest risk reduction for several diseases, said the scholars, led by Robin Poole, a medical researcher at the University of Southampton.
The team found that drinking three cups of coffee a day was associated with the greatest benefit in terms of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke, when compared with not drinking coffee.
Three cups of coffee per day was associated with mortality risks that were 19 per cent lower for cardiovascular disease, 16 per cent lower for coronary heart disease and 30 per cent lower for stroke, they said in the BMJ.
But co-author Paul Roderick, also from the University of Southampton, cautioned that it was still too early to say if coffee consumption had led directly to the reduced risks.
Factors such as age, whether people smoked or not and how much exercise they took could all have had an effect, Roderick told the BBC.
The study also supported research suggesting that pregnant women should avoid coffee.
Britain will not be safe from terrorism until Islamic States online presence is wiped out, a senior security official has warned.
Patrick McGuinness, a deputy national security adviser at the UKs Cabinet Office, the internet is now the frontline and called on tech firms to go further in tackling the problem.
The speed with which people are brought to violence is almost too fast to catch without the most extraordinary, intrusive surveillance techniques which are not going to be sustainable or acceptable in a Western democracy.
Speaking at a conference in London, McGuinness said major firms are increasingly cooperative and had shown a real sense of willingness and collaboration.
When spam looked like it was going to overcome our inboxes, miraculously they found a way of filtering it away.
Britains most senior counter-terrorism officer Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley flagged up the challenge posed by web content and encrypted communications.
We are seeing vulnerable people in our communities being radicalised and a large part of that radicalisation comes from that online propaganda footprint.
We are seeing untraceable attack planning being done between conspirators. We are seeing the ability to procure bomb-making instructions online.
Concerns over online material have intensified after Britain was hit by five attacks this year, while another seven plots have been foiled.
Security services and police are running hundreds of live operations involving around 3000 individuals, while there is also a pool of more than 20,000 people looked at as part of previous terror investigations.
The head of MI5 has said technology companies have an ethical responsibility to help confront the unprecedented threat, while Britain and France are exploring plans that could see platforms face fines if their efforts are not up to scratch.
On November 15, US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and US Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced one of the shortest bills in the histories of their two parliamentary bodies. Shorn of the obligatory be it enacted, blah, blah, blah boilerplate, the bills content comes to 14 words: It is the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first.
Its a short bill and its a good bill, but it could be made both shorter and better by eliminating the word first.
What America needs is a no use of nukes, period policy, followed quickly by an elimination of the nuclear arsenal policy.
In July, 122 United Nations member countries endorsed a treaty banning nuclear weapons altogether and providing for their elimination. The US abstained from the vote and wont be signing the treaty. Im not sure why, since the treaty wouldnt really impose any new obligations and since unstated US doctrine is that only other countries, like Iran, should be expected to live up to their treaty obligations. The US is already formally committed to nuclear disarmament by virtue of its participation in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Its just never taken that obligation seriously.
Congress recently took up the question of whether or not President Donald Trump can be trusted with the authority to order a nuclear strike. His personal temperament alarms them. That temperament may or may not truly be more prickly than that of past presidents, but in the age of Twitter its more openly alarming.
Unfortunately, Congress has ceded so much of its authority over foreign and military policy to the presidency since the end of World War Two the last time the US entered a war by congressional declaration, as required by its Constitution that trying to claw back just this one little bit of that authority is theater without substance.
Possession of the nuclear football is nine tenths of the law. To keep Donald Trump, or any other president, from using nuclear weapons wickedly (as if there were some other way to use them), Congress needs to get rid of the nukes, not just tinker with the legal authority to use them.
Argentinas Navy was last night racing to investigate a noise underneath the sea which could be from the missing San Juan submarine.
The so-called hydroacoustic anomaly was picked up at around 11am last Wednesday, less than three hours after the last scheduled transmission from the submarine and 30 miles north of its last reported position.
The information was reportedly passed to Argentinian authorities yesterday by the US government, who have analysed ocean monitoring data collected from the area of the South Atlantic where the vessel disappeared.
Asked whether the noise could have been an explosion, Argentinian Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said they are not drawing any conclusions but that it is a noise which must be collaborated and investigated.
Photographers and sky-watchers will be treated to an awe-inspiring celestial display in December as the Geminid meteor shower lights up Earth's atmosphere. As our planet moves through the debris field left by the Phaethon asteroid next month, flashes and trails of light will be visible overhead - as long as the weather is clear. Comment: Russian astronomers show big 'unusual orbit' asteroid 3200 phaeton approaching Earth Phaethon, named for the son of Greek god Helios, is a rocky asteroid that orbits the Sun unusually closely.
For Trumps supporters, the presidents most formidable enemies are not to be found among Democrats in the halls of Congress but among members of the national security establishment whose loyalty to the president ought to be unquestioned. They have branded this enemy the deep state. "IndyWatch Feed World"
One of Trumps earliest and most aggressive champions, the far-right Breitbart website, has accused the deep state of leaking information about Trump to The New York Times and The Washington Post; Donald Trump Jr. has described the deep state as real, illegal and a threat to national security, while the president himself retweeted a monologue by Fox News host Sean Hannity calling for action against deep state saboteurs of the administrations agenda.
Trump swept to power in November pledging to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C., and his relationship with Americas federal bureaucracy has been fractious. Especially difficult has been his relationship with intelligence agencies, which claim Russia interfered in the 2016 election in a bid to help secure Trumps election. The president has in turn blamed a drip feed of damaging leaks on intelligence agencies.
It is not just the context of Russia, Paul Musgrave, professor of government at the University of Massachusetts Amherst told Newsweek. It is President Trump insulting or targeting intelligence agencies in the period up to the inauguration. And this was perceived to be something that could really spark a backlash from members of American intelligence agencies.
The deep state is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.
The term has its origins in the Middle East and North Africa, said Musgrave, and for decades scholars have used it to refer to a permanent national security apparatus that would act as a check on the civilian government.
Once upon a time preppers would hoard gold and silver in anticipation of the meltdown of society, but now Bitcoin is becoming the alternative currency of choice for many in the prepping community. On Monday, Bitcoin hit an all-time record high as it surged past $8,200, and it has now gone up nearly 50 percent in just the last eight days. As I have admitted previously, one of my great regrets is not investing in Bitcoin when it first started, because we have never seen a meteoric rise quite like this. Bitcoin hit the $5,000 mark for the very first time just over a month ago, it is up more than 700 percent so far this year, and it is up almost 40,000 percent over the past five years. At this point Bitcoin has a market cap of over 130 billion dollars, and many believe that this is just the beginning.
At one time many preppers were quite skeptical of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but now that is starting to change in a major way. The following comes from a Bloomberg article entitled These Doomsday Preppers Are Starting to Switch From Gold to Bitcoin
Not too long ago, people in the prepper community were actively warning against crypto, and now theyre all investing in it, said Tom Martin, a truck driver from Was...
Donald Trump took office as if orchestrating a hostile corporate takeover. In his first six-plus months as president, he has followed his own counsel, displaying open contempt for much of the federal work force he now leads, slashing budgets, rescinding regulatory rules, and refusing to follow standard operating procedures.- fantastic !
Furious at what they consider treachery by internal saboteurs, the president and his surrogates have responded by borrowing a bit of political science jargon, claiming to be victims of the deep state, a conspiracy of powerful, unelected bureaucrats secretly pursuing their own agenda. but since George W Bush or the Monica lewinsky trap of Democrat Bill Clinton this appears also to be largely true
The White House is correct to perceive widespread resistance inside the government to many of its endeavors
For a generation, the people who saw something like an American deep stateeven if they rarely called it that, have now seen it exposed
At a conference in mid-July, Barack Obamas CIA director, John Brennan, remarked that executive branch officials have an obligation to refuse to carry out outrageous or anti-democratic orders from President Donald Trump. The comment quickly caught the attention of Rush Limbaugh, who saw nothing short of a threat to the republic. He practically called for a coup! the radio host bellowed on the air a few days later, warning of a plot orchestrated by embeds in the deep state at the Pentagon, State Department, various intelligence agencies.
Embeds in the what? A year ago, the term deep state was the province of Edward Snowden acolytes and fans of paperback espionage thrillers. Today, Limbaugh takes it for granted that his millions of listeners know what it meant.
The deep state entered Americas national discourse in 2017 with the feeling of an already familiar character, ready to...
North Korea says Washington's decision to relist Pyongyang as a "state sponsor of terrorism" is nothing more than an American instrument to destroy independent countries. In an interview with the official party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, a foreign ministry spokesperson termed the designation "a serious provocation and violent infringement." Pyongyang has never been involved in any type of terrorism activities, the official claimed. The US has been using the terrorism designation to crack down on defiant states, the spokesperson insisted, calling it an instrument "of destroying independent countries." The latest move by US has only made North Korea more determined to strengthen its nuclear arsenal, the official added. President Donald Trump declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism earlier Monday, asserting that Pyongyang "has supported international acts of terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. The North Korean regime must be lawful, must end its nuclear ballistic missile development and cease all support for international terrorism, which it is not doing," Trump said. The state sponsor of terrorism classification means more sanctions on Pyongyang as part of US pressure against North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Starving children with haunting eyes and emaciated bodies. Bombed-out hospitals and homes. A cholera epidemic that is the largest and fastest-spreading in modern history. These scenes have sparked outrage and a flurry of denunciations of the U.S.-backed war in Yemen, which is led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. But that's not to say the war has no defenders in the United States. In fact, a public relations consultant and former U.S. diplomat enlisted by the UAE has worked to discredit U.S.-based groups raising awareness of atrocities in Yemen. Hagar Chemali previously served as a top spokesperson for Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Now, she is paid six figures to shape the debate about the war at the U.N., including by discrediting NGOs that advance evidence of human rights violations in Yemen, according to public disclosures and emails obtained by The Intercept. Saudi Arabia and the UAE launched a military intervention in March 2015 against the Houthi rebels, who are allied with former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh and backed by Iran. The Saudi-led coalition, which aims to reinstate ousted president Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, blockaded the country and has indiscriminately bombed civilian centers such as markets, hospitals, and children's schools. Last week, Power weighed in on the conflict, condemning American support for the coalition. But during her time at the U.N., Power maintained a code of silence on what U.S. allies were doing in Yemen. She is now criticizing a Trump administration policy that is largely a continuation of her former boss's approach.
Playing catch up here.
One of the strangest aspects of the current era is that the president of the United States seems to have little interest in running the countrys government. A political novice with no fixed ideology or policy agenda, Donald Trump took office as if orchestrating a hostile corporate takeover. In his first six-plus months as president, he has followed his own counsel, displaying open contempt for much of the federal work force he now leads, slashing budgets, rescinding regulatory rules, and refusing to follow standard operating procedures. This has cost him allies in the executive branch, helped spur creative (and increasingly effective) bureaucratic opposition, and, thanks to that opposition, triggered multiple investigations
Investigations are also correct and in order
that threaten to sap party and congressional support.
Furious at what they consider treachery by internal saboteurs, the president and his surrogates have responded by borrowing a bit of political science jargon, claiming to be victims of the deep state, a conspiracy of powerful, unelected bureaucrats secretly pursuing their own agenda.
This is correct
The concept of a deep state is valuable in its original context, the study of developing countries such as Egypt, Pakistan, and Turkey, where shadowy elites in the military and government ministries have been known to countermand or simply defy democratic directives. Yet it has little relevance to the United States, where governmental power structures are almost entirely transparent, egalitarian, and rule-bound....
Russia is open for discussions on establishing a new, truly impartial mission to investigate chemical attacks in Syria, which, Russia's UN envoy hopes, will not bear the same chronic deficiencies of the OPCW-UN mechanism that expired last week. "JIM is dead," Russia's UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzya, said Wednesday after the UN Security Council (UNSC) held closed-door discussions on the fate of JIM - the Joint Investigative Mechanism. "JIM has discredited itself completely and cannot continue in the present form. But we are ready to talk about establishing, creating a new mechanism that would replace JIM and do the work in a truly professional, objective and unbiased manner." The Russian diplomat pointed out that the basic parameters of such a mechanism were outlined in the Russian draft resolution, and which was rejected by the UNSC last Thursday. Nebenzya said there is still "hope" for further negotiations on the issue. The mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) expired last Friday following a number of failed attempts by the UNSC to extend its authority. On November 18, Russia vetoed the Japan-initiated draft which aimed to provisionally extend JIM's mandate by 30 days.
This 2017 video from Fiji is called Vatuvara Private Islands.
22 Nov 2017
Exploring the untouched island of Vatuvara
This is the first time a full biological survey has ever been performed on this remote, almost untouched island in the South Pacific. The intriguing and fascinating results have redoubled the Vatuvara Foundations efforts to safeguard this lush wildlife haven.
By Steve Cranwell
The island of Vatuvara perfectly embodies the intrigue and beauty of the South Pacific islands. Located in the north of Fijis Lau group, the 800-hectare island has been uninhabited for most of human history. This is due in part to the absence of a permanent water source but the sharp, unforgiving coral terrain certainly doesnt help.
For a time, the island hosted a fortified village atop the 300-metre summit no doubt a strategic lookout point for Fijian warriors. But apart from a desperate attempt at coconut production during Fijis plantation era, Vatuvara has largely been spared the impacts of human influence. And that includes many invasive species common on other South Pacific islands making Vatuvara an invaluable refuge for wildlife.
Despite the detailed knowledge of the indigenous Fijians, practically the only formal scientific account of the island comes from the remarkable Whitney Expeditions, which visited Fiji in 1924, identifying the endemic Fiji Banded Iguana Brachylophus fasciatus among other native flora and fauna species.
Now under the care of Vatuvara Private Islands, the island is protected as a nature reserve. In November, BirdLife International Pacific, together with NatureFiji-MareqetiViti (BirdLife in Fiji) and the US Geological Survey, joined the Vatuvara Foundation to conduct a pioneering four-day survey.
The survey initially focused on the islands reptiles, in particular the Banded Iguana currently threa...
No Moscow-linked intrusion was detected during the Catalonia crisis, Spain's cyber intelligence unit has announced. Earlier, Madrid decried cyber attacks as part of Russia's alleged wider online effort to support Catalan independence. Spanish public administration websites have suffered dozens of cyber attacks in recent months. In just ten days following the application of Article 155 of Spain's constitution - which imposed direct rule on Catalonia on October 27 - the Spanish National Cryptologic Center (CCN) registered around 70 attacks. However, none of the detected attacks originated from Russia or any other state, Luis Jimenez, General Deputy Director of the National Intelligence Center (CNI) and the head of cybersecurity at CCN, Javier Candau, told Europa Press. The research has shown that these have been low-level attacks, which have been discussed on various forums on social media, related to hackers groups, in various EU countries and outside the bloc. All these actions by no means have been connected with cyberattacks, authorized by governments," the CCN told Sputnik.
As the country celebrates its dictator's downfall, his authoritarian system remains intact. Jubilant crowds filled the streets of Zimbabwe's cities on Tuesday, after the country's speaker of parliament announced that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after decades in power. Just shy of a week ago, Zimbabwe's military took power in the capital and detained Mugabe in his home. Since then, the military and the ruling ZANU-PF party steadily increased pressure on the longtime ruler to leave office until it seems he finally relented. But while Zimbabweans express their joy and relief over what appears to be the end of Mugabe's 37-year authoritarian rule, the nature of his downfall and the ruthless past of his successor are troubling signs for a country that has seen years of repression.
As Israel and the UK government celebrate 100 years of the Balfour Declaration - marking Britain's support for the settler project that led to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine - students on British campuses are asserting their support for Palestinian rights. Last month, dozens of students demonstrated when Michael Freeman, counsellor for civil society affairs at the Israeli embassy in London, visited Bristol. Students say they opposed Freeman's visit because of the policies he represents as an Israeli diplomat. Student protesters engaged with passersby on campus and passed out educational leaflets on Israel's war crimes. The protest lasted for the entire duration of Freeman's two-hour event. Whitewashing Freeman's visit to Bristol was part of a series of talks given by Israeli diplomats at universities around the UK. The talks are an attempt by the Israeli embassy to whitewash Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people.
A photo discovered by a US lawyer at a flea market may be a rare image of Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid and could be worth millions, experts have said. Frank Abrams bought the tintype photo in North Carolina for $10 (7) and put it up in the guest room of his home. He consulted experts after watching a TV programme about the discovery of another photo of Billy the Kid. Historians told Mr Abrams his photo may show the outlaw with his future killer. Mr Abrams, a criminal defence lawyer, bought the tintype photo - which is an image produced on a thin sheet of metal - at a flea market near the city of Asheville in 2011.
We regret to report to you that a well-known advocate for autistic people - Jeana Beck - died approximately November 17th near an Oregon hotel room where she had been staying. Beck was the founder of Unlocking Autism and was traveling with her 23-year-old autistic son for a work trip and staying at Rodeway Inn. She reportedly went outside for a smoke break and never returned. She was reported missing. Tragically, her body was found the next night in a canal behind the hotel. Strangely, police almost immediately ruled out foul play, according to health writer Erin Elizabeth of Healthnut News who has delved deep into the strange string of deaths that has rocked the alternative health community in the last year or so. We have touched on some of those stories on dead doctors but apparently the number has reached above 70 in less than a two-year period. Elizabeth notes another strange twist - Beck was a supporter of Age of Autism, whose editor Dan Olmstead also died in an alleged suicide early this year.
In a horrific instance of human-animal conflict, an elephant in north Bengal trampled a man to death when he stepped out of his vehicle on a highway to take a photograph of the tusker. The incident took place at 5 pm in Lataguri forest area of Jalpaiguri district. The elephant brought traffic to a grinding halt when crossing National Highway 31. Sadik Rahman, 40, a security guard at a Jalpaiguri bank, was on his way to work at the time and made the unfortunate mistake of getting out of his car to take photographs of the animal.
'Keep calm and carry on' if you happen to get caught up in a nuclear disaster. That's the advice scientists are giving after a study simulating the effects of radioactive fallout in West Sussex found it wouldn't be that bad. Apparently. A group of British scientists found the damage caused by a nuclear accident wouldn't quite live up to long-held 'hysterical' assumptions on its toxicity. Researchers at the University of Bristol simulated a disaster at a fictional reactor in West Sussex using Public Health England's contingency plans. Although a radioactive leak may lower life expectancy among the British public and heighten the chance of developing cancers, the study found that the health impacts for people in contaminated areas were no worse than those in polluted cities such as London. Well, that's reassuring. Of the 44,000 people who would have to evacuate the contaminated region, just 650 would benefit from leaving area, as the stress of finding a new job and starting life anew somewhere else would likely outweigh the mild health effects for the majority. It raises questions over the effectiveness of Soviet and Japanese authorities when they ordered the evacuation of almost half a million people following the nuclear disasters of Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011.
A new study conducted using satellite data shows that artificial lighting is growing brighter. The data suggest this is disrupting the order of ecological and human life, which previously depended on natural light sources such as the moon. The international study led by Christopher Kyba of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience tracks what researchers are calling a negative trend that has implications for the health of human beings and the environment. The light pollution that humans are creating can affect living things, because they have evolved in accordance with the normal day-night cycle, according to the study. This is due to the fact that major sources of light during the night would have come only from the moon, or other sources like auroras, volcanoes and wildfires. An international team of scientists used the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), a satellite sensor, to find out whether the human demand for light is still on the rise or leveling off. VIIRS is cited as a collaboration between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Researchers studied data for the report in the month of October every year from 2012 to 2016, and ultimately discovered that the artificially-lit portion of the Earth's surface continued to grow by 2.2 percent per year. During this same period, Earth's radiance also climbed by 1.8 percent per year.
In a tragic incident a 90-year-old woman died in stray dog attack at Keshavaswamypet in Ongole town of Prakasham district. Penigalla Venkayamma (90) was living in her old tile house though her son lives in the town. Venkayamma was keen on staying in her home that was built by her husband Appaiah. Though her son Koteswar Rao lives in Kummaripalem in Ongole town, she remained in the house as she was sentimentally attached to it. She even turned down the requests of his son and even came back to the old house when he took her to his house. Koteswar Rao used to take her lunch every day in the afternoon. On Wednesday when he came along with the lunch box, he found his mother dead with injuries on her face, hands and legs. He alerted the neighbours and inquired if they identified anything suspicious. However, they did not approached police to lodge a complaint.
An extraordinary memo by a former national security official contains a list of Donald Trumps perceived enemies within, offering an insight into paranoia gripping the White House.
The author, Rich Higgins, was ousted last month by the national security adviser, HR McMaster. But the president reportedly saw the memo when it was passed to him by his son, Donald Trump Jr, and was said to be furious at Higginss forced departure.
The memo illustrates the siege mentality that fuels Trump, his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and the alt-right in their endless running battles with the media, the deep state and others.
The seven-page document leaked to Foreign Policy magazine claims the Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then delegitimize and ultimately remove the president.
Writing in May this year, Higgins, who was in the strategic planning office at the National Security Council, goes on to identify seven groups that he claims are part of a huge conspiracy to bring the president down.
First is the mainstream media, which he describes as the principle mechanism for implementing narratives. Trump frequently attacks CNN, the New York Times and Washington Post and has described the media as the enemy of the American people, while Bannon has called it the opposition party. White House press briefings have frequently involved acrimonious clashes with the CNN reporter Jim Acosta, among others. Yet Trump evidently continues to crave media attention.
Second, there is the academy, which Higgins argues is a key conduit for creating future adherents to cultural Marxist narratives. Perceived foes here would presumably range from climate scientists to liberal academics to un...
California State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) announced Tuesday that he will resign next year after six women accused him of making unwanted sexual advances and unwelcome statements toward them. The six women told the Los Angeles Times that Bocanegra sexually harassed them after the Assembly Rules Committee disciplined him for similar behavior in 2009. The accusations date back to when Bocanegra, 46, served as a chief of staff, but he has also faced more recent allegations around the time he ran for office, and most recently while serving as a state legislator. The women accused Bocanegra of a range of offenses, such as initiating unsolicited physical contact and emailing them soliciting dates.
Saudi authorities have arrested Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi, a duel national with Saudi and Ethiopian citizenship, and is reportedly the second richest Saudi, after Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. While bin Talal's arrest has gained most media attention, Al-Amoudi's arrest is especially important because it could potentially destabilize the economy of an entire country, according to Middle East Eye. Al-Amoudi, who is also known as "the Sheikh", has invested in almost every sector of Ethiopia's economy, including hotels, agriculture and astrology. According to a leaked diplomatic cable from 2008 "the Sheikh's influence on the Ethiopian economy cannot be underestimated." In the nearly ten years since then it has become even harder to estimate the exact value of Al-Amoudi's total investment in Ethiopia, which is among the fastest developing countries in Africa. One analyst estimated the value of the Sheikh's investment at $3.4 billion, which represents 4.7 per cent of Ethiopia's current GDP.
Saudi Arabia is purchasing precision arms worth $7 billion from US manufacturers Raytheon and Boeing. This comes amid increasing tensions with Iran and in spite of concerns over the toll on Yemeni civilians The deal [...]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria as the jihadists cling to just a few remaining scraps of territory.
Iran is one of the main international backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has sent military advisers and thousands of volunteers to fight IS on the ground in Syria and Iraq.
In a televised speech Rouhani thanked all the fighters of Islam, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the armed forces of Iraq and Syria for the end of this group that brought nothing but evil, destruction, murder and savagery....
Jon Venables, one of two boys convicted of the murder of toddler James Bulger, has been returned to prison again after he was caught with child abuse images for a second time. Venables was 10 when he was jailed in 1993 alongside his friend Robert Thompson for murdering two-year-old James. He was released on licence in 2001 but returned to jail in 2010 for possessing indecent images of children. The 35-year-old was once again arrested last week after officials found indecent material on a computer during a routine check at his home.
The U.S. is now occupying north-east Syria. It wants to blackmail the Syrian government into "regime change". The occupation is unsustainable, its aim is unattainable. The generals who devised these plans lack strategic insight. They listen to the wrong people. The Islamic State no longer holds any significant ground in Syria and Iraq. What is left of it in a few towns of the Euphrates valley will soon be gone. Its remnants will be some of several terror gangs in the region. Local forces can and will hold those under adequate control. The Islamic State is finished. This is why the Lebanese Hizbullah announced to pull back all its advisors and units from Iraq. It is the reason why Russia began to repatriate some of its units from Syria. Foreign forces are no longer needed to eliminate the remains of ISIS. In its UN Security Council resolutions 2249 (2015) for the fight against ISIS the UNSC was: "Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and unity of all States in accordance with purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, ... Calls upon Member States that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures, in compliance with international law, in particular with the United Nations Charter, ... on the territory under the control of ISIL also known as Da'esh, in Syria and Iraq, to redouble and coordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts committed specifically by ISIL ... and entities associated with Al-Qaida ... and to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Iraq and Syria; There is no longer any "territory under the control of ISIL". Its "safe havens" have been "eradicated". The task laid out and legitimized in the UNSC resolution is finished. It is over. There is no longer any justification, under UNSC Res 2249, for U.S. troops in Syria or Iraq.
This post is a response to "Variation of the Solar Microwave Spectrum in the Last Half Century", Masumi Shimojo et al. Astrophysical Journal, Volume 848, Number 1. The abstract states: "... we found that the microwave spectra at the solar minima of Cycles 20-24 agree with each other. These results show that the average atmospheric structure above the upper chromosphere in the quiet-Sun has not varied for half a century, and suggest that the energy input for atmospheric heating from the sub-photosphere to the corona have not changed in the quiet-Sun despite significantly differing strengths of magnetic activity in the last five solar cycles." See Figure 1 above.
This post is a response to "Variation of the Solar Microwave Spectrum in the Last Half Century", Masumi Shimojo et al. Astrophysical Journal, Volume 848, Number 1. The abstract states: "... we found that the microwave spectra at the solar minima of Cycles 20-24 agree with each other. These results show that the average atmospheric structure above the upper chromosphere in the quiet-Sun has not varied for half a century, and suggest that the energy input for atmospheric heating from the sub-photosphere to the corona have not changed in the quiet-Sun despite significantly differing strengths of magnetic activity in the last five solar cycles." See Figure 1 above.
Whoopi Goldberg and her co-hosts on ABC's "The View" expressed their astonishment Thursday at the fact that three UCLA freshmen basketball players were accused of shoplifting while on a team trip to China. The players were arrested by Chinese police and only released this week after President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to intercede. Goldberg said the players embarrassed Trump and the country, but credited the president for helping the players return to the U.S. "You embarrassed your families, you embarrassed the country, and you embarrassed the president," Goldberg said. "Now I'm not a big fan of the president, but the fact that he had to call and get your asses out of there is not anything to be proud of or think is cool." "If this isn't the stupidest thing a young person has done, particularly if you're over six-feet tall, and black-" she continued. "You kinda stick out," Sunny Hostin interjected. "Is this just the ridiculous stupidity of youth?" Goldberg asked, recounting how they were detained for stealing items from a Louis Vuitton store in a foreign country without many black people.
23/11/2017 - Apples main iPhone supplier takes action after exposure of working practice An assembly line at a Foxconn factory: 3,000 students were sent on compulsory 'work experience' at a local Foxconn ...
When the children of Castle Gardens Primary School, in County Down, Northern Ireland, came traipsing to school on Monday morning, they found a scene of devastation in the playground. Trees were wrecked. Asphalt was torn up. The police service were on hand, in emergency-response mode. There, in the middle of the yard, was a smoking bundle from outer space: a meteorite.
A study by the University of California San Francisco shows that the sugar industry pulled the plug and buried research almost 50 years ago in order to conceal its negative health effects. Newly discovered documents [...]
Breast cancer treatment can have devastating effects on quality of life, but recently two bee products have been found to significantly reduce some their most common adverse effects.
Few things are as dissonant to me as the use of so-called anti-hormone drugs in breast cancer patients to prevent recurrence. Not only are these drugs extremely toxic, with Tamoxifen classified by the World Health Organization as a known carcinogen and a list of over two dozen adverse effects associated with their use on our database, but their much tauted life saving benefits may only be theoretical. Furthermore, their use is often completely unjustified given the prevalence of breast cancer overdiagnosis.
For those who are not yet aware, it has been estimated that thousands of women each year are subject to breast cancer overdiagnosis. Overdiagnosis is actually a technical-sounding euphemism. What is actually happening is that women are being erroneously told they have breast cancer when they actually have benign lesions, such as the commonly misunderstood...
Men with more than one wife will qualify for extra benefits under the new welfare system, according to official House of Commons research. Under the universal credit welfare system, which is not expected to be fully introduced until 2021, polygamous households will be rewarded with higher benefits, The Sunday Times reports. In the UK, it is illegal to marry more than one person. Polygamous marriages, largely confined to Muslim families, are only recognised in Britain if they took place in countries where they are legal, such as Middle Eastern states, Pakistan and Zambia. There no official figures but it is estimated that there may be as many as 20,000 polygamous marriages in the British Muslim community. Currently, a husband and his first wife are paid up to 114.85 a week. Subsequent spouses living under the same roof receive around 40 each.
A tornado touched ground in the Pittsburgh area over the weekend and no one knew until now. The local National Weather Service reported Monday that an EF1 tornado - with peak winds of 90 mph - struck Plum and Murrysville early Sunday morning for about four minutes along Saltsburg Road, tearing shingles from roofs, snapping tree trunks and flipping a car. It was the second tornado to hit the region this November alone; another touched ground in Columbiana County, Ohio on Nov. 5. Before this year, there had been only five November tornadoes in the area since 1950, said NWS meteorologist Matthew Kramar. "This is a rare event for November, and even rarer because it happened after midnight," Mr. Kramar said. "Typically it happens during the day because you need intense thunderstorms to fuel them." The weather service, which typically examines damage firsthand after thunderstorms with high winds, received reports of damage in Murrysville Sunday. Mr. Kramar observed a flipped car and tree damage outside of a retirement community off of Saltsburg in Plum, substantial tree damage further east at Clover Commons and "considerable" tree damage near Sardis Road in Murrysville. "Just about every evergreen in a 100-yard swath was damaged. The storm cut a track right through those trees," Mr. Kramar said.
Additional remains of a U.S. soldier killed in a mysterious Niger ambush were reportedly found in the African nation earlier this month - even though his funeral had already been held, with his widow questioning whether he was even in the casket. The military and an FBI team in Niger discovered more remains of Sgt. La David Johnson about a month after he and three other American soldiers were killed in the ambush, CNN reported Tuesday. The announcement adds another layer of confusion to the ambush, which is still under investigation and has led to continuing factual disputes. Johnson's wife, Myeshia Johnson, had told ABC News in October the military barred her from seeing her husband's body, making her very suspicious of what was in the casket at his funeral in later that month. It was a closed casket funeral. "They won't show me a finger, a hand. I know my husband's body from head to toe, and they won't let me see anything," she said. "I don't know what's in that box. It could be empty, for all I know."
The flood of sexual assault allegations coming out of the Hollywood entertainment industry has the Los Angeles Police Department negotiating uncharted territory. Never before has the department received so many sexual assault allegations involving high-profile figures at one time, including many complex cases that are years old with multiple alleged victims, officials say. The department has re-engineered its detective staff to deal with the influx. The LAPD has established five teams of two detectives to exclusively investigate allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. The teams include members of the cold-case unit, because those detectives are experts in dealing with old criminal allegations that lack physical evidence. "They know where to go. They know how to jog people's memories," said LAPD Capt. Billy Hayes, who oversees the Robbery-Homicide Division and is managing the task force. "We've [gotten] an unprecedented number of calls." The LAPD now has 28 open investigations related to Hollywood and media figures, including mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Ed Westwick, writer Murray Miller and agent Tyler Grasham. The department has also taken 37 other sex crimes reports that it has sent to other law enforcement agencies, believing the alleged crimes occurred in those jurisdictions.
To the many mysteries swirling around the investigation of Russian election interference and the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, add this one: Why is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein continuing to supervise the investigation? Rosenstein is the Justice Department official who pulled the trigger and named special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe in May, only days after President Trump fired Comey under questionable circumstances. But Rosenstein also wrote a memo advocating the dismissal of Comey. The deputy attorney general testified he was put off by Comey's public remarks about the criminal investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's email practices. "I wrote it. I believe it. I stand by it," Rosenstein told Congress of his memo criticizing Comey. The president went on to tell a television interviewer that he had actually dismissed the FBI director over "the Russia thing," leading Comey and others to suggest he had been fired in a possible attempt to obstruct justice. Mueller's investigators are gathering information about the matter.
Panicked about your feed getting hijacked by 'Russian trolls'? Facebook's got you covered, with a new tool that will allow users to check if the Kremlin messed with their minds during last year's US presidential election. The move is part of the social media giant's "continuing transparency of Russian activity" and efforts to protect users from "bad actors who try to undermine our democracy," the company said in a statement Wednesday. Last month, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch pledged to the Senate Intelligence Committee that Facebook would "up our game" to counter the "threat of foreign interference in elections." Committee members grilled Stretch, along with representatives from Twitter and Google, about how platforms were used for "Russian meddling" and shared a sample of the ads it classified as "Russian-linked."
A "secretive" network of liberal donors co-founded by George Soros is pushing to elect liberal prosecutors in 2018, according to a document obtained by the Free Beacon. But further behind the scenes, Soros is funding even-more-radical plans -- to potentially take away the people's right to elect judges. Democracy Alliance, the "largest network of donors dedicated to building the progressive movement in the United States," hosted a conference at the La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA, last week focused on "reclaiming our progressive future." The conference mirrored a similar one hosted in November, 2016, to address the "cataclysm" of President Donald Trump's election. Democracy Alliance was co-founded by Soros, LGBTQ activist Tim Gill and the late insurance giant Peter Lewis in 2005. One of the November 2017 sessions focused on "Winning Big" in 30 "hot" prosecutor races in the 2018 election. As Free Beacon writer Joe Schoffstall noted, "Soros has quietly flooded prosecutor races with large sums of money as part of his efforts to "overhaul" the U.S. justice system." Other media outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post ignored the event.
Two thinking regions of human brains are much richer in a neurotransmitter called dopamine than the equivalent brain regions in apes and monkeys
A Las Vegas eyewitness says he saw several gunmen firing full-auto bursts ten minutes before the massacre officially began. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, told reporter Jake Morphonios that multiple gunmen were standing on [...]
The Syrian Army have found warehouses belonging to ISIS militants filled with a huge number of Israeli weapons. According to a Syrian military source, Israeli-made lethal weapons and military equipment from Europe were found during [...]
The Iranian Navy will soon be sending a force to visit Latin America and the Gulf of Mexico, a newly-appointed naval commander has said. The move will be a demonstration of the country's ability to project power far beyond its shores. In his first press conference in Tehran since being appointed, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said that Iranian naval forces will cross the Atlantic and stop over at friendly South American countries before flying the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico, local media reported on Wednesday. "Our fleet of warships will be sent to the Atlantic Ocean in the near future and will visit one of the friendly states in South America and the Gulf of Mexico," Fars news agency quoted him as saying.
A massive pedophile ring involving pre-school children at a school in China is being investigated by authorities. Beijing authorities are investigating multiple claims of drugging, rape and torture at a Kindergarten run by a US-listed [...]
The US military plan to keep its troops in Syria following the defeat of ISIS in order to help topple Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad. Under Pentagon orders, US troops are staying Syria for the foreseeable [...]
Unsealed court documents reveal that the firm behind the infamous Pee-Tape Dossier, Fusion GPS, accepted $523,000 from Russia. The documents show that Fusion GPS accepted a wire transfer from a Russian businessman convicted of tax [...]
In 1979, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required drug companies to publish expiration dates on the drugs they produce. Prior to that, after drugs were sold, people used them until they felt it was time to dispose of them. As you're likely well aware, I'm not a fan of using prescriptions drugs for just about any reason. However, we are each on our own journey to health and it may be that you are transitioning from using prescription medication to manage health conditions, to providing your body with the nutrition, sleep, water and exercise needed to help you regain your health. Prescription drugs typically have an expiration date between one and five years, depending on the drug. If you are like most people, you'd think twice before taking a medication past the expiration date, as it may have either lost potency (no longer work) or may be harmful to your health. This medication turnover is costly, to you, hospitals, pharmacies and the U.S. military - often costing millions of dollars each year. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,1 researchers analyzed the potency of medications found in their original packages and unopened for nearly 30 years. It's important to remember these drugs were found in a pharmacy, stored away from heat and light, and in a cool, dry environment.
While the US barks, Chinese diplomacy has accomplished something substantial in a very short period of time and all with little fanfare. Today, both Myanmar and Bangladesh confirmed they have signed an agreement which will allow both countries to begin the implementation of a Chinese peace plan for the repatriation Rohingya refugees to Myanmar's Rakhine State. The sift and quiet implementation of a Chinese plan, officially announced only this week, is a clear demonstration of several things: The businesslike nature of Chinese diplomacyThe clout China has in the wider Asian worldThe effectiveness of a peace plan that seeks to address concerns from all partiesThe attraction of a plan that promises enhanced economic stimuli in exchange for multilateral efforts to resolve a long burning civil and now bi-national crisis The first element of the peace plan called for an intensification of the existing ceasefire, while phase two called for the orderly return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. These refugees had fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in the midst of a local conflict between Buddhists in Rakhine and Rohingya Muslims.
Doctors in China have been left baffled after removing a giant eel that was inserted into a drunk mans anus. No, this is not a joke. The man, in his 40s, arrived at Nanchang University [...]
Israeli deputy foreign minister has accused American Jews of living "convenient lives" and not understanding how it feels to be "attacked by rockets." It prompted a rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said the statement is not Israel's stance. Tzipi Hotovely appeared on Israeli news channel i24 on Wednesday to address increased tensions between Israel and US Jews. Those tensions include disputes over restrictions on non-Orthodox prayer at the Western (Wailing) Wall and over the Israeli government's policies on Israeli Arabs and Palestinians. In her comments, Hotovely said that one of her goals is to "bring American Jews closer to Israel...everyone is welcome to come here to influence Israeli politics." She also stated that US Jews are too far away from the reality of Israeli Jewish life. "The other issue is not understanding the complexity of the region," she said. "People that never send their children to fight for their country, most of the Jews don't have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, or to Iraq. Most of them are having quite convenient lives. They don't feel how it feels to be attacked by rockets, and I think part of it is to actually experience what Israel is dealing with on a daily basis."
Eggs, long condemned for making raw cookie dough a forbidden pleasure, can stop taking all the blame. There's another reason to resist the sweet uncooked temptation: flour. The seemingly innocuous pantry staple can harbor strains of E. coli bacteria that make people sick. And, while not a particularly common source of foodborne illness, flour has been implicated in two E. coli outbreaks in the United States and Canada in the last two years. Pinning down tainted flour as the source of the U.S. outbreak, which sickened 63 people between December 2015 and September 2016, was trickier than the average food poisoning investigation, researchers recount November 22 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Usually, state health departments rely on standard questionnaires to find a common culprit for a cluster of reported illnesses, says Samuel Crowe, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, who led the study. But flour isn't usually tracked on these surveys. So when the initial investigation yielded inconclusive results, public health researchers turned to in-depth personal interviews with 10 people who had fallen ill.
A new report from The New Yorker estimates that 2,000 serial killers are currently at large in the United States. According to archivist and researcher Thomas Hargrove, tracking the habits and status of serial killers comes down to data analysis, which he's been carrying out independently for years. Hargrove is a part of the Murder Accountability Project (MAP), a non-profit that aggregates data on homicides and feeds it into Hargrove's algorithm, which he sometimes refers to as a serial killer detector. Serial murder, according to the FBI's official definition, is the "unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events." A pause in between murders is sometimes referred to as a "cooling off period". In 2016, Vox published analysis of similar data from Dr. Mike Aamodt at Radford University in Virginia. He found that serial killers were on the decline, as a whole, and that most killed simply because they enjoyed it.
Violations of academic freedom and freedom of speech in Turkey have reached a dire situation. The intimidations from Turkish government and its affiliates toward academics have escalated to legal action where peace signatory academics face 7.5 years imprisonment if convicted for propagandizing for a terrorist organization.
In January 2016, 1128 academics signed the Peace Petition, titled We Will Not Be A Party To This Crime in order to draw the publics attention to the brutal acts of violence perpetrated by the state in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. Immediately after the release of the petition, many signatories were prosecuted, dismissed from their posts, and their citizenship rights were seized. A large number of academics including Nobel Prize laureates and members of major science academies around the world initiated a support campaign nationally and internationally. People from different professions, such as journalists, artists, screen actors and actresses, and writers joined their voice with persecuted academics. More people signed the petition, yet the suppression of the signatory academics got fiercer; hundreds of more academics were dismissed with statutory decrees, their passports were confiscated, they were banned from public sector employment, and criminal investigations were launched. Many of those academics had to leave the country and are now facing extreme difficulties in re-settling their lives and professions. One of the signatory academics Mehmet Frat Tra could not stand this injustice and committed suicide. The declaration of a state of emergency in July 2016 after a military coup attempt further blurred the distinction between criminal investigations and political punishment and opened an arduous and painful avenue for not only the academics but also for journalists, writers, teachers, artists, and all walks of life who demand freedom in Turkey.
The signatory academics abroad have recently initiated a targeted boycott towards the Turkish higher education system, and its complicit universities. The aim of the academic boycott is to ensure that all dismissals are revoked and the persecution of academics, exacerbated under the state of emergency regime, is ended. To this boycott, and continuous struggle of Academics for Peace, the government recently responded with a harsher strategy: signatory academics are sued on an individual basis based on the accusation of terror propaganda according to the Turkish Penal Code, Article 7/2. The public prosecutor proposes imprisonment extending to 7.5 years. The number of academics with indictments is increasing day by day, and the first trials start on December 5, 2017.
Since the petition, one of the most important acts of support the academics who demanded peace has been the solidarity from colleagues who are not content with Turkeys oppressive regime and its fatal actions on freedom of speech. In...
A married Pakistani doctor molested a Muslim student nurse then blamed it on 'different cultural norms' in the UK. Father-of-two Imran Qureshi, 44, from Manchester, said the 21-year-old woman was 'sexually available' because she had previous boyfriends. He grabbed her breast and told her he wanted an affair after he forced himself on her as they worked together at a hospital. Qureshi later admitted he made a 'misjudgement' - blaming his behaviour on 'cultural norms being different' in the UK and Pakistan. Comment: If that's his excuse, he should go to Pakistan. When you move to a different country, you adopt their cultural norms. It's pretty simple. But the nurse known only as Miss A, was said to be 'shaken up and distraught' after reporting how locum senior house officer Qureshi grabbed her chest before trying to 'make light' of it and then becoming aggressive. He was said to have told Miss A he was unhappy in his marriage and was hoping for a romance with her. Unbeknown to the doctor, Miss A was secretly recording the conversation on her mobile phone.
On Tuesday, Russias Defense Ministry explained it has evidence of US support for ISIS, saying:
The Abu Kamal liberation operation conducted by the Syrian government army with air cover by the Russian Aerospace Force at the end of the last week revealed facts of direct cooperation and support for ISIS terrorists by the US-led international coalition.
Russias Defense Ministry has photographic evidence, showing US aerial forces peremptorily rejected to conduct airstrikes over the ISIS terrorists on the pretext of the fact that, according to their information, militants are yielding themselves prisoners to them and now are subject to the provisions of the Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War
A bald-faced lie!
Proposed Russian Defense Ministry joint operations with America to target and destroy retreating ISIS fighters was rejected.
US-led coalition operations tried creating obstacles to prevent Russian aerial operations from attacking ISIS fighters and eliminating them.
US aerial operations gave them cover, instead of attacking them, Russias Defense Ministry mincing no words, saying:
There is indisputable evidence that the United States pretends it is waging irreconcilable struggle against international terrorism in front of the international community, while in reality it provides cover for the combat-ready Islamic State groups to let them regain strength, regroup themselves and advance US interests in the Middle East.
ISIS fighters operate along with so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, including other Arab terrorists and YPG elements.
Separately, Sergey Lavrov blasted US operations in Syria, uncharacteristic tough talk from a world-class diplomat, saying:
If you look at who is the greatest danger, its just the wards of the United States, various foreign terrorists, militants who are attached to those groups of armed opposition that the US supports.
As for Abu Kamal, this is not the only example of attempt...
A look at the evolution of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 The politicization of domestic violence by feminists began in the 1960s and '70s, with a small network of shelters for women escaping domestic violence. As was borne out by the experience of Erin Pizzey, who established the first shelter for domestic violence victims in the UK in 1971, the goal of the women's shelters was not actually to address the multifaceted issue of interpersonal violence, and seek solutions for couples affected. Rather, it was to establish the concept of the now well-known "patriarchy" as a conspiracy with frightening motives. Women's liberation was about encouraging women to not only question their marriages, but to expand the characterization of the in fact, rare occurrence of what was then called, "wife battering" to include almost all women as victims.
You know life's become a joke when the US Department of Justice starts requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents. Will the BBC be forced to issue a disclaimer with every broadcast and web posting: "Proceed with caution - British propaganda ahead"? Don't bet the ranch on it. Such distinctions are reserved for the current bogeyman of the moment, i.e. typically some marginal outlet with a small-to-minuscule audience, in this case RT, formerly Russia Today, and its companion web site Sputnik. Banned from advertising on Twitter, and the subject of an official investigation by both houses of Congress and a special counsel, these two relatively minor state-sponsored outlets are nonetheless credited with nearly single-handedly putting Donald Trump in the White House. Comment: US Senators look foolish as RT reveals its top promoted tweets during election campaign It didn't take much to create the kind of atmosphere in which a direct assault on the First Amendment goes largely unnoticed and even implicitly supported. A mysterious Russian "troll farm" amplifying the perfidious "divisiveness" of RT/Sputnik "disinformation," a few hundred thousand bucks in Facebook ads (mostly placed after the election), and the "expert" testimony of professional hysterics who traffic in the mythology of the new cold war. Such are the ingredients that go into the making of a new industry, or rather a revived one: Kremlinology. Comment: US Senators hysteria: 'Russian leadership 'fascist', 'Twitter sided with Russia'
Much has been written about the need for drinking water in a survival situation. And luckily, most people have gotten the message and either store extra water in barrels, have cases or jugs of bottled water, or have a source of fresh water that can be made ready for drinking with filters, chemicals, or bleach.
Not as frequently mentioned, although of equal importance, is the need to have water to use for washing your hands. The use of good old-fashioned soap and water is the tried and true way to get rid of the germs lurking in our environment. In fact, the National Institute of Health reports that it is the MOST effective way to get rid of disease-causing bacteria, and the CDC concurs regarding its effectiveness.
There are some situations during which water could be so scarce that every drop must be used for consumption.
Cleanliness doesnt have to go by the wayside.
The good news is that there is an arsenal of other products that can be used to exterminate those nasty microbes and maintain good hand and surface hygiene when theres no water to spare for anything other than drinking purposes.
Hand Sanitizer: Alcohol based...
With the recent cold snap, some Yellowstone grizzly bears are slowing down - but it will still be another week or more before they are snug in dens and out of harms' way for the winter. In a disturbing trend, this year the bear body count continues to mount at a time when the population has been, by weight of evidence, declining. This problem will likely worsen with the federal government's decision last spring to strip endangered species protections from Yellowstone's grizzly bears and give management authority to the states ("delist"). Here, as elsewhere in the lower-48 states, government scientists have found that most grizzly bears die from human causes. This year is no exception. Only three of the 51 recorded grizzly bear deaths may be from natural causes. And the rate of killing is shocking - one bear approximately every two days since hunting season began in October. Never have so many bear deaths been investigated for possible foul play in one year - 26 bears and counting, more than half of all known deaths.
These findings could lead to something amazing. Have you ever heard of postpartum depression?
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have recently proven that cortisol levels present in the hair of pregnant women during their first or third trimester might be a means of indicating whether or not they will end up suffering from postpartum depression. This study was published in the journal PLOS ONE and showed that the more cortisol, the more likely you were to develop postpartum depression. During each trimester, for this study, each of the women participating underwent a series of tests that evaluated their stress levels as well as their psychopathological symptoms.
Hair samples were taken simultaneously and researchers assessed the levels of cortisol. Just a few days after giving birth the mothers emotional states were evaluated so that they could determine who had come down with postpartum depression and who had not. This led researchers to conclude that participants who had in fact developed postpartum depression showed higher levels of somatization during the first trimester. This leading continuing it increase during the second and third trimester and determined that the cortisol increase was an indicator, definitely.
Since they show that there are various altered psychological and hormonal variables throughout the whole gestation period in comparison to those women who will not suffer postpartum depression. Detecting those differences is the key to anticipate the psychological state of the mother as well as the consequences for the baby that said state could mean.
These findings are important as postpartum depression affects a very large number of women. Psychological symptoms were also consistent with the group of those who developed postpartum depression. This kind of pregnancy-specific stress was also found to be associated with symptoms even after controlling for fetal sex, previous miscarriages, and antenatal depression.
What do you think about these findings? Could there potentially be a hair test for postpartum depression in the future?
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with his Sudanese counterpart, discussing bilateral cooperation and regional security. "In the end, it turned out that our country split into two parts, which resulted in a worsening of the situation, and as a result, we need protection from the aggressive actions of the United States," Sudanese President Omar Bashir said Thursday at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Speaking about the situation in the Red Sea, the president has stated that the US interference is a problem, while it is necessary to discuss the issue from the viewpoint of using bases in the region.
Weve all heard it at one time or another: Your eyes are the window to your soul. Experts are now pointing to a number of studies to show that there is actually some truth to this statement! Cambridge researchers have dedicated years to better understanding our ability to read a persons emotions by gazing directly into their eyes, and new research shows that there is a genetic component to consider!
The journey to reach this point began twenty years ago when a team of scientists out of the University of Cambridge began to investigate the concept of Cognitive Empathy. In simple terms, cognitive empathy refers to our ability to recognize and understand the emotions of people around us. Consider the last time that you were spending time with a loved one and you could just tell that they were sad about something despite the fact they hadnt actually told you that they were sad. Their emotional state at the time was revealed to you through a number of different non-verbal clues such as boy language, facial expressions and, according to the researchers, the eyes.
Throughout the course of their studies, the team developed a test known as the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test, or the Eyes Test for short. The test asked participants to view a series of pictures depicting solely a persons eyes, identifying the emotional state of the person pictured. The test picked up on a few patterns in regard to those who excelled in the test, for example, women statistically scored better on the test than men. However, they concluded that further research was required to better understand why some people were more adept at reading another persons eyes.Source: Scoop.it
Recently the same team of researchers has partnered up with a genetics company called 23andMe to further investigate the potential genetic connection between those who are skilled at reading the emotions of their peers. Studying 89,000 people from around the world, the team discovered something interesting when comparing their test results to the genetic information that they had compiled.
The team discovered that women who scored well on the Eyes Test had a genetic variant on chromosome 3. This same pattern was confirmed by a second test completed by the Brisbane Longitudinal...
Understanding what happened to the ice sheet will be key to knowing what the future holds for global sea levelsThere are a lot of scientific eyes on west Antarctica right now, for some pretty obvious reasons.The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) holds a lot of water enough to push up sea levels around the world by 3m or so.The future of the planet is tied up in that ice.I think the timing for this is right. We now have the genetic tools more refined than ever before and we are moving [...]
Male lion hilariously trying not to get his paws wet
19 nov. 2017
Clearly this lion knows nothing about physics nor was he thinking ahead!! He jumped into position to quench his thirst. Then he realized when he finished drinking that it was going to be a problem to get back without getting his feet wet in the puddle he had avoided in jump stretching into position in the first place. Hilarious!! He looked very embarrassed slinking off afterwards.
Two prominent autism activists who linked the autism epidemic to the lack of safety testing in the vaccination industry have been found dead in suspicious circumstances within a short period. Jeana Beck, aka Gina Smith, [...]
In other words, we'll be left with officially generated and sanctioned fake news and "approved" dissent. We've all heard that the problem with the web is fake news, i.e. unsubstantiated or erroneous content that's designed to mislead or sow confusion. The problem isn't just fake news--it's the homogenization of the web, that is, the elimination or marginalization of independent voices of skepticism and dissent. There are four drivers of this homogenization: 1. The suppression of dissent under the guise of ridding the web of propaganda and fake news--in other words, dissent is labeled fake news as a cover for silencing critics and skeptics. 2. The sharp decline of advertising revenues flowing to web publishers, both major outlets and small independent publishers like Of Two Minds. 3. The majority of advert revenues now flow into the coffers of the quasi-monopolies Facebook and Google. 4. Publishers are increasingly dependent on these quasi-monopolies for readers and visibility: any publisher who runs afoul of Facebook and Google and is sent to Digital Siberia effectively vanishes.
Whenever we see an inverted yield curve, a recession almost always follows, and that is why many analysts are deeply concerned that the yield curve is currently the flattest that it has been in about a decade. In other words, according to one of the most reliable indicators that we have, we are closer to another recession than we have been at any point since the last financial crisis. And when you combine this with all of the other indicators that are screaming that a new crisis is on the horizon, a very troubling picture emerges. Hopefully this will turn out to be a false alarm, but it is looking more and more like big economic trouble is coming in 2018.
The professionals on Wall Street take the yield curve very, very seriously, and the fact that it has gotten so flat has many of them extremely concerned. The following comes from Business Insider
In the past, including before the Great Recession of 2007-2009, an inverted yield curve, where long-term interest rates fall below their short-term counterparts, has been a reliable predictor of recessions. The bond market is not there yet, but a sharp recent flattening of the yield curve has many in the markets watchful and concerned.
The US yield curve is now at its...
First Lady Melania Trump has warned former president Barack Obama that if ISIS terrorists lay a finger on Barron Trump, she will scratch his eyes out. Melania Trumps warning comes days after ISIS terrorists used [...]
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. ~Mark Twain
(Warning: Expletives ahead. If youre a fragile snowflake afraid of a little harsh (yet healing) vocabulary, turn away. Move onto the next article. No hard feelings If not, start with this video about the efficacy of the word Fuck.)
Heres the thing: There are too many fucks given to stupid petty shit, and not enough given to amazing and magical shit. Thats a problem. Weve all suffered from this problem to some extent. It usually happens when the category-five shitstorm of our lives takes us for a spin and we lose sight of what really matters.
Magical shit is what really matters, despite how dangerous or risky it may be. Life is too short to squander it on stupid shit, no matter how safe or comfortable that stupid shit may be.
Unfortunately, whats magical shit and whats not varies slightly from person to person. We all have a different psychophysiological reaction to any given stimuli, however minute. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and whatnot. Which is why the best place to start learning how to save your fucks for magical shit is with yourself
When you are truly genuine, there will invariably be people who do not accept you. And in that case, you must be your own badass self, without apology. ~ Katie Goodman
In the crashing plane of an unhealthy culture, a healthy person places the oxygen mask on themselves first.
Oxygen is life, literally. Metaphorically, oxygen represents health. And becoming healthy is the fastest way to get to the point to where you can distinguish magical shit from stupid shit. You must be capable of this distinction before you can decide where all your fucks will go. Let alone become unfuckwithable.
Unfortunately, in an unhealthy culture, we are usually taught (conditioned/brainwashed/propagandized) to give our fucks to stupid petty shit. But that is precisely why the plane is crashing. And that is also why we are needing to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first. We must focus on our own shit before we have a go at other peoples shit. Otherwise, there will just be shit everywhere. Once we get our own shit in order, we might earn the right to help others with their shit.
Sometimes your knight in shining armor is just a retard in tin foil. ~Unk...
Slain Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in the case against a squad of indicted officers on the day after he was shot, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening. The revelation brings together two cases that have sent shock waves through the Police Department and the city as a whole: the federal prosecutions of eight members of the department's elite gun task force, who are accused of shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers, and the killing of Suiter last week in West Baltimore, the first of an on-duty officer by a suspect in 10 years. Davis said Wednesday that federal authorities have told him "in no uncertain terms" that Suiter was not a target of their investigation into the Gun Trace Task Force. He said authorities have no reason to believe Suiter's killing was connected to his pending testimony. "The BPD and FBI do not possess any information that this incident ... is part of any conspiracy," Davis said. He said evidence shows the shooting occurred spontaneously, as Suiter investigated a suspicious person in the Harlem Park neighborhood. "There is no information that has been communicated to me that Detective Suiter was anything other than a stellar detective, great friend, loving husband and dedicated father," he said.
Beyoncs legions of fans were dealt a devastating blow when the Single Ladies singer was caught shapeshifting into a reptilian at Serena Williams wedding ceremony on Saturday. Beyonc attended the Beauty and the Beast-themed nuptials [...]
Bill Clintons ex-lover and former Dallas attorney Dolly Kyle has appeared on TV promoting a tell-all book about her decades-long relationship with the former president of the United States and her revelations about Bill [...]
This video says about itself:
France: Police use tear gas following Libya slave auctions protest
18 November 2017
Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Paris on Saturday, following a demonstration against illegal slave auctions of migrants in Libya.
By Kumaran Ira in France:
Paris: Protests erupt against slavery in Libya
23 November 2017
The re-emergence of slavery in Libya exposes the reactionary character of the imperialist war waged by the NATO alliance against the country and across North Africa and the Middle East.
In Paris Saturday more than 1,000 people gathered in front of the Libyan embassy, after a CNN documentary showing the auctioning of refugees as slaves inside the North African country circulated on social media.
This video says about itself:
14 November 2017
Smugglers in Libya are auctioning migrants off as slaves. At a property ou...
(GV) Mainland China and Taiwan have a rocky relationship. Taiwan is a de facto political entity that has operated independently from mainland China since 1949, when the Kuomintang forces were defeated by the Communists in the civil war and retreated to Taiwan. Beijing has never recognized Taiwans independent status and vows to one day reunite China and reclaim the territory.
So at first glance, it might seem unusual that Beijing arranges for Taiwan representatives to attend the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) every five years.
However, the presence of Taiwan delegates at the event is intended as a political demonstration of Beijings one China principle. In the past, these so-called Taiwan representatives were born in mainland China.
In a break with tradition, the chosen Taiwan delegate at the 19th National Congress held in October 2017, Lu Lian, was actually born and educated in Taiwan before she went to China to work as a professor.
Nevertheless, many Taiwanese saw her participation as inane, given that Taiwan is not ruled by China, and a political move meant to pressure Taiwan into accepting Beijings understanding of the one China principle and suppressing the pro-independence movements in Taiwan.
Since Taiwan has been colonized by different countries throughout its history, Taiwanese defectors are not unheard of. Lu is not the first person (and will not be the last one) leveraged like this. Yifu Lin, for example, who served as the chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank from 2008 to 2012, swam to mainland China in 1979 when he was a military officer in Taiwan.
While Lus presence at the CCPs National Congress was largely considered a joke in Taiwan, it did touch on the the serious issue of nationality for Taiwanese working in China. Taiwanese law prohibits Taiwanese from establishing a residence or holding a Chinese passport, or taking positions in the CCP, the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, or the Chinese civil service. Given that Lu holds a Chinese passport and became a delegate at the CCPs National Congress, the Taiwan government...
Juan Santoyo is studying neuro and contemplative sciences to help solve the problem of mental disorders in our country. Every year, about 42.5 million American adults (or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States) suffers from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
Santoyos family migrated to the United States from Colombia. He noticed that several homeless people suffered from ongoing psychological disorders without treatment. based on the preliminary results of a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, he discovers a method of treatment that isnt just prescribing medicine.
The study describes how meditation can affect a subjects ability to change brain activity in the posterior cingulate cortex. You can observe both of these phenomena together and discover how they are co-determining one another, Santoyo said. Within 10 one-minute sessions, they [participants in a meditation study] were able to develop certain strategies to evoke a certain experience and use it to drive the signal.
For some scientists, the news that meditation can trigger mental and genetic alterations is groundbreaking. Science certainly isnt needed to experience or even prove the benefits of this ancient practice, these studies are likely heavily contributing to doctors prescribing things like meditation to patients instead of medications.
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Russian and Ukrainian investigative journalist Ekaterina Sergatskova met with Index to discuss her experiences reporting on the conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine The post Ekaterina Sergatskova: It's a hard time for journalism in Ukraine appeared first on Index on Censorship.
President Assad travelled to Russia to personally thank Vladimir Putin for saving Syria from the New World Order, and for defending the nations sovereignty from the clutches of ISIS and the globalist cabal. Mission nearly [...]
The leaked audio from Lindsay Shepherd from the faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University confirms our worst fears.
In the United States' current polarized political environment, the constant publishing of articles with vehemently opposing arguments has made it almost impossible for Google to rank information properly. So says billionaire Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday. "Let's say that this group believes Fact A and this group believes Fact B and you passionately disagree with each other and you are all publishing and writing about it and so forth and so on. It is very difficult for us to understand truth," says Schmidt, referring to the search engine's algorithmic capabilities. "So when it gets to a contest of Group A versus Group B - you can imagine what I am talking about - it is difficult for us to sort out which rank, A or B, is higher," Schmidt says. Ranking is the holy grail for Google. And when topics have more consensus, Schmidt is confident in the algorithm's ability to lower the rank of information that is repetitive, exploitative or false. In cases of greater consensus, when the search turns up a piece of incorrect or unreliable information, it is a problem that Google should be able to address by tweaking the algorithm, he says.
Sensitive radio dishes of the Square Kilometre Array will affect phone reception and could harm local economies, say farmers.
The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites. The proposal, made by the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, is a sweeping repeal of rules put in place by the Obama administration. The rules prohibit high-speed internet service providers, or I.S.P.s, from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites. They also prevent the companies from charging customers extra fees for high-quality streaming and other services. The announcement set off a fight over free speech and the control of the internet, pitting telecom titans like AT&T and Verizon against internet giants like Google and Amazon. The internet companies warned that rolling back the rules could make the telecom companies powerful gatekeepers to information and entertainment. The telecom companies say that the existing rules prevent them from offering customers a wider selection of services at higher and lower price points. "Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet," Mr. Pai said in a statement. "Instead, the F.C.C. would simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that's best for them."
A leaked document reveals Europe's alarm at Britain's Brexit "confusion." Ireland's Department of Foreign Affairs quotes senior EU figures describing "chaos in the Conservative government" and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as "unimpressive." According to RTE News, which obtained the document, officials said "the biggest problem is the chaotic political situation in the UK government," with British ministers and civil servants unable to agree on a coherent Brexit policy. The report is based on an extensive round of meetings between senior Irish diplomatic figures and government officials in European capitals between 6 and 10 November. This was some three weeks after the EU summit in Brussels, during which EU leaders told Prime Minister Theresa May that Britain needs to do more. The UK wants to move on to the second phase of negotiations, covering trade, as soon as possible. So far, the EU has said that cannot happen until Britain makes concessions on its financial liabilities, citizens' rights and the border with Ireland.
On this special day for families across these United States, I want to share the timeless words attributed to Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh, which Ive shared with readers on many past Thanksgivings.
Live your life that the fear of death can never
enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time
to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
(1768-1813) Shawnee Chief
With warmth, peace and love on this Thanksgiving Day,
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In perhaps the most intrusive move of social media platforms' efforts signal as much virtue as possible and appease their potentially-regulating government overlords, Twitter has announced that it is cracking down on what it defines at hate-speech and not just by looking at its own site. In what amounts to a major shift in Twitter policy, Mashable's Kerry Flynn reports that the company announced on Friday that it will be monitoring user's behavior "on and off the platform" and will suspend a user's account if they affiliate with violent organizations, according to an update to Twitter's Help Center on Friday.
Havana and Pyongyang have agreed to strengthen ties to withstand Washington's "unilateral and arbitrary" demands. With tensions accelerating on the Korean peninsula, N. Korea's FM flew to Cuba to present a united front against "US imperialism." Cuban Foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez received his Korean counterpart, Ri Yong Ho, in Havana Wednesday, where both diplomats firmly rejected Washington's approach to resolve political tensions around the world based on "coercive measures." The two foreign ministers "strongly rejected the unilateral and arbitrary lists and designations established by the US government which serve as a basis for the implementation of coercive measures which are contrary to international law,"the Cuban Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The International Ski Federation's (FIS) anti-doping expert Rasmus Damsgaards has criticized the disqualification of Russian athletes. Damsgaards is concerned as the alleged doping violations have not been confirmed by any evidence. Danish researcher Damsgaards' anti-doping program was used for the cycling team CSC in 2006, and was later adopted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to create a 'biological passport' system. The Dane has expressed his concerns regarding the recent imposition of lifetime bans on Russian skiers. In his recent interview with Finnish outlet HBL, he outlined that "it's worrying" when an athlete is punished without concrete evidence of his guilt.
Two separate juries in Los Angeles and Baltimore have awarded multi-million dollar settlements to two innocent men wrongfully convicted of murder after police were found to have withheld evidence and pressured witnesses to testify against them. Frank O'Connell After spending 27 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit, Frank O'Connell was awarded a $15 million payout by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, the largest single-plaintiff settlement in the past 10 years. "This brings a sense of closure. It's been a long road," O'Connell said, according to KTLA. "It'll be a new beginning for me, and I can really start my life over. I can't make up for the time that was stolen from me, but I can take positive action with what's left." O'Connell was arrested in 1984 for the fatal shooting of Jay French, the ex-husband of a woman with whom O'Connell was having an affair.
Scientists are now studying a rare and usually fatal form of liver cancer. This could be the beginning of something life-saving for many.
This research comes from a team at Rockefeller University, after years of research they have finally been able to identify the genetics behind a very rare form of liver cancer. These findings are bringing about a treatment plan that might actually work. This disease is known as fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FL-HCC).
Head of the Rockefeller Universitys Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics, Sanford Simon describes the gene referred to above as a chimera gene. This is a mutation that occurs when two genes fuse together. These both being genes that would normally sit very far apart from one another.
This gene was characterized just three years ago and has been found in each of the hundreds of patients with this type of cancer that they have tested. Now that they have confirmed this gene is definitely an identifying trait, these researchers are now turning to exploring the gene. They do this in the hope that they may figure out how it causes these malignant tumors.
Recently, works were published on this in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In these works, the scientists used CRISPR the gene editing technology to generate mice that actually carry the gene mentioned above. These mice developed and are developing tumors that mimic those we humans get. This suggests that getting rid of the gene itself may be able to help prevent tumor growth.
This team of researchers is also looking into the effects of targeting a number of cellular signaling systems that have been implicated in other cancers. They will, however, still be using this mouse model as a system to test the effectiveness of new treatments and therapies. These tests coming before clinical trials as you likely assumed.
Heres a cancer where, five years ago, we didnt know if it was one disease or many lumped together,
We didnt know if it was inherited or if it was due to a sporadic mutation. And now we know exactly what the driver is and how it works, and we can start designing therapeutics.
We can only hope that in time these researchers can come up with a cure for this terrible form of cancer. While this kind of cancer is considered rare it is still a threat that needs to be gotten rid of. What do you think of these findings? I for one cannot wait to see how things play ou...
The Saudi-led military coalition that has been blockading Yemen's ports of entry said that it will reopen the main airport and a important Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic on November 23. The airport in the capital of Sanaa will reopen to UN aircraft and the sea port of Hodeida will be able to receive urgent humanitarian aid, the coalition said in a statement. The coalition imposed the blockade two days after Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen fired a missile at Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on November 4. The United Nations officials cautiously welcomed the decision and said they also expect the port of Salef to reopen.
This contemptible episode has proven that, as one WSJ letter-writer put it, "The left is no longer able to recognize opposing political thought as thought" The story of Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd - who was recently subjected to a creepy, but instructive, grilling by campus superiors over material she'd used for her entry-level Communication tutorials - went viral on social media last week. A somewhat naive lament was posted by the host of TVO's The Agenda, Steve Paikin, who has been tangentially implicated in the story for having presided over the incident's contested terrain: an Agenda debate between University of Toronto professors Nicholas Matte and Jordan Peterson concerning transgender pronouns and compelled speech. Shepherd had shown the class parts of the debate to elicit discussion.
Tories are outdoing themselves right now as they have decided to throw animal rights out the window. As the government in the UK begins to shape the EU withdrawal bill a vote has been taken to scrap EU legislation that sees non-human animals as sentient beings.
The Prime Minister is WRONG. The Animal Welfare Act (2006) does not provide that protection.
Absolutely no excuse for not supporting my animal sentience amendment last week. #PMQs
Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) November 22, 2017
Under EU law, animals are currently recognized as being capable of feeling pain and emotion but MPs (members of Parliament) have voted just this week to throw this into the list of things to do away with. This vote is ridiculous as there is mounting evidence proving that animals do in fact have emotions and feelings, some stronger than our own even.
Sue Perkins (@sueperkins) November 20, 2017
Animal welfare, in general, is already riddled with double standards and bullshit. Currently, at least 80 percent of the UKs animal welfare legislation comes directly from the EU without those legislations what will become of them?
The government have rightly and commendably committed to transferring all existing EU law on animal welfare into UK law under the bill, but because the text of the Lisbon treaty is not transferred by the bill, the wording of article 13 on animal sentience will not explicitly be incorporated into UK law.
The UK has no legal instrument...
The Crown Prince has set off a complex chain reaction of political moves that affect the region's political and economic stability. Morbid curiosity draw attention to the real-life Game of Thrones now playing out in Saudi Arabia, but the stories of intrigue among the Bedouin clans who control the kingdom are less interesting than the changes in the regional chessboard. Some of the facts are known, while others only can be inferred. The ascent of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman - with the assistance of the United States and the approval of China - occurs in the context of an effort to restore the regional balance of power, following 15 years of instability due to America's sponsorship of Shi'ite rule in Iraq. Saddam Hussein's Sunni government balanced Shi'ite Iran. When the George W. Bush administration overthrew him and imposed majority, that is, sectarian Shi'ite rule in Iraq, the disenfranchised Sunni minority supported non-state actors, namely al-Qaeda and its offshoot ISIS. The regional power balance shifted drastically in favor of Iran, and the Obama administration's jerry-rigged nuclear deal with the Iran gave it additional power.
While Zimbabwe was changing under various inexorable forces of power, the more sterile surrounds of The Hague and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia offered the scene for a conviction.
The Serb Warlord or the Butcher of Bosnia, as he has been termed in various circles, had finally received a verdict few were doubting. One of the doubters was, naturally, the man himself, Ratko Mladi, who accused the judicial officers of incurable mendacity.
Of the 11 charges levelled at Ratko Mladi, he was acquitted of one genocide in Bosnian municipalities outside Srebrenica. Others covered genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity which took place while he was Chief Commander of the Army of Republika Srpska between 1992 and 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Judicial deliberations are rarely the stuff of fine history. Verdicts are, by their very nature, judgmental, giving false finality and coherence to muddy narratives. In the Balkans, muddy narratives have met and parted; others have been forged in the blood of memories constructed and confected.
Bodies have been heaped over these generational accounts the wars, the murders, the ecstatic patriotism and genocidal enthusiasm, and in time, the descendants pursue the task, less of living for the future than inhabiting the unchanging past.
The politicians have been attempting to make do with the verdict. The Serbian president, Aleksandar Vui, is mindful that anything less than solemn acceptance of the ruling is bound to be met with stares of disbelief throughout Europe. This is hardly the view within the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska.
I would like to call on everyone [in the region] to start looking into the future and not to drown in the tears of the past we need to look to the future so we finally have a stable country. Stability, that cherished dream, an ambition long frustrated in the region, and ever precarious.
Bosnia itself is a divided creature barely on political life support. Rather than promoting reconciliation, one of the proclaimed aims of the ICTYs judgments, the opposite is true. Ed Vuilliamy, who spent much time covering instances of camp brutality and atrocity during the Yugoslav wars insists that Mladi may have lost his case, but won, at least in a part of Bosnia.
His consternation is the customary one that insists that Serbia and Serbian policies should have been brought to the fore as culprit and villain, rather than atomised through individual verdicts. Again, such are the limits of law and its false didactic worth.
Accordingly, for all the back-slapping by human rights organisations and l...
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In political matters, the public are taught to believe that some political Party is 'good', and that the others are "bad"; but the reality in recent times, at least in the United States, has instead been that both Parties are rotten to the core (as will be clear from the linked documentation provided here). Belief in this myth (that the opposition between Parties is between 'good' 'friend' versus 'bad' 'enemy') is based upon the common adage that "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." One side is believed, and ones that contradict it are disbelieved - considered to be lying, distorting: bad. But, maybe, both (or all) Parties are deceiving; maybe all of them are enemies of the public, but just in different ways; maybe each of them is trying to control the country in the interests of (and so to obtain the most financial support from) the aristocracy, while all of them are actually against the public.
Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven't used any apps, and haven't even inserted a carrier SIM card? Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data about your location and send it back to Google when they're connected to the internet, a Quartz investigation has revealed. Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers-even when location services are disabled-and sending that data back to Google. The result is that Google, the unit of Alphabet behind Android, has access to data about individuals' locations and their movements that go far beyond a reasonable consumer expectation of privacy. Quartz observed the data collection occur and contacted Google, which confirmed the practice.
When it comes to holiday shopping sprees, the traditional Black Friday bonanza is no longer the number one event. More and more people across the US choose to sleep in instead of rising before dawn the morning after Thanksgiving. Despite favorable economic conditions, including the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, cheap and easy-to-get loans, the annual sales fest doesn't expect a traditional avalanche of shoppers, standing in endless lines outside stores and then shopping until they drop. According to the latest survey by the National Retail Federation, 59 percent of consumers are planning to shop online instead of going to brick and mortar shops. That's reportedly the first year when buying online is the most popular choice for shoppers. "The holiday season is always important, but this year is more important than ever. Department stores are struggling to prove they are still relevant," said Robert Schulz, the chief credit analyst for the retail sector for Standard & Poors, as quoted by CNN Money.
Source: Natural News | by David Armstrong
Corrupt governments and drug makers have long tried to convince you that only man can create "drugs" in artificial laboratories, but the simple truth is that plants have long been creating antibiotics, anti-diabetes nutrients, anti-cancer nutrients and a long list of other miraculous compounds that are safer and more affordable than toxic pharmaceuticals, says Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, in a recent podcast at HealthRangerReport.com.
After explaining how solvents are used to dissolve certain chemicals in food samples during laboratory testing and that different solvents can extract different chemical constituents, Adams said that plants actually are capable of manufacturing their own "miraculous" medicines during the process.
"Plants are pharmaceutical laboratories, you might say," Adams noted in his podcast. "And they synthesize molecules by themselves."
Those molecules take on a self-defense kind of role, protecting the plant from disease and other vectors while also providing it with nutrients. And in these ways, they can also be useful to humans, he says.
Plants, and especially their root systems, must be anti-bacterial as well because otherwise they would be destroyed by bacteria that are present in the soil.
"Every plant that survives, or virtually every plant, creates its own antibiotics," said Adams. "Have you ever thought about that?
That makes every plant and tre...
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MiG-35 (L) jet fighter and MiG-3, Soviet era fighter aircraft, perform during the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow, Russia, August 30, 2015.
Source: Newsweek | by Melina Delkic
In a three-page memo, members of the National Security Council wrote, "There is a possibility that such aircraft could be used in a deception operation designed to confuse enemy planes in the air, to launch a surprise attack against enemy installations or in a provocation operation in which Soviet aircraft would appear to attack US or friendly installations to provide an excuse for U.S. intervention."
The memo shows that the department, along with the CIA, considered buying Soviet aircraft to stage the attacks, even getting estimates from the Air Force on how long it would take and how much it would cost to produce the planes domestically and covertly. Costs ranged from $3.5 million to $44 million per plane, depending on the model, most taking several months to build.
The document also outlined the possibility of purchasing such aircraft from non-Soviet Bloc countries that had received planes from the USSR, or from pilots that had defected, instead of building them domestically. The CIA deemed those plans too risky, writing, "The fact that the United States was actively engaged in attempts to defect pilots of supposedly friendly countries might be revealed."
The memo also conceded that the plan would require employing a "maximum-security area." Otherwise, it would be "most difficult to conceal the existence of such aircraft from the prying eyes of the American press and public."
False flag attacks are covert operations that make it look like an attack was carried out by another group than the group that actually carried them out.
It is unclear when the memo was written or circulated. The NSC staff mention a meeting on March 22, 1962, whe...
Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly probing Jared Kushner's contacts with Israeli officials last year as Israel tried to derail a UN Security Council vote on its West Bank settlements. Kushner is Donald Trump's son-in-law, a senior adviser and fixer. Former FBI director Mueller was appointed by the Department of Justice in May to lead a broad investigation sparked by allegations of ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Wall Street Journal's revelation of the probe into Kushner's contacts with Israel comes as details emerge of an imminent Trump "peace plan" that would railroad Palestinians into surrendering their rights in exchange for a state in name only. According to the newspaper, Mueller's "investigators have asked witnesses questions" about the involvement of Kushner "in a controversy over a UN resolution" passed before Trump took office that condemned Israel's settlements, all of which are illegal under international law.
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A Hong Kong-based company called Genesis Engineering plans to create a cryptocurrency mining farm and an artificial intelligence lab on Russky Island (Russian Island) in Vladivostok. The Ministry for Development of the Far East, says the company is interested in the region's free plots of land and energy facilities, as well as preferential tax and customs duties. It plans to set up around 300 thousand square meters of production facilities, following a pilot project. "We see our presence as residents of this territory," said Genesis Engineering representative John Riggins. The free trade zone of Vladivostok covers Russky Island, so the tax preferences and the possibility of applying for a free customs zone are available to investors. Russia's Far East regions and the city of Vladivostok are expected to become an Asian hub for trade and transportation.
Brown's political legacy is a rather dull affair, more in the shadows of the times that surrounded his time in government. With so little to acclaim, it's not surprising that Brown should now seek to whitewash Britain's - and his own personal - responsibility in the illegal war on Iraq. Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister who took over from Tony Blair in 2007, made headlines earlier this month when he claimed that Britain had been hoodwinked by the Americans about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and thus duped into joining the war on that country. The Independent, for example, ran the headline: 'US hid intelligence from Britain about Saddam Hussein's WMDs before Iraq War, Gordon Brown claims'. Several other British news outlets ran similar headlines along the line that "Britain had been deceived" into joining the American war plan on Iraq, which the George W Bush administration launched in March 2003. Brown's claim comes out of the publication this month of his autobiography which is grandly titled: My Life, Our Times.
A radical feminist has accused public institutions of "reprehensible cowardliness" after being no-platformed by university students at King's College London. Heather Brunskell-Evans was due to deliver a speech on pornography and female sexuality. The research fellow at King's College London (KCL), who is also a spokeswoman for the Women's Equality Party, had her speech cancelled amid concerns it would breach the institution's "safe space" policy. It was called off after she was quizzed on the Moral Maze show, a Radio 4 series, on the definition of gender, along with two transgender activists and a psychotherapist. Questioning school and youth groups' policy of encouraging children to define themselves as trans if they feel such, Brunskell-Evans told The Times that KCL students cancelled her speech amid concerns her views on "transgender health ... would violate the student union's 'Safe Space' policy."
An international team of researchers have re-cloned the first dog to ever be cloned, to basically find out if genetically identical animals will suffer the same fate. The scientists from Seoul National University, Michigan State University and the University of Illinois had their paper on the monumental re-cloning published in the journal Scientific Reports. The group said they duplicated the original dog clone to learn more about the viability of cloning animals, and to find out if cloning animals speeds up the aging process or causes unknown birth defects. In 2005, the original dog Tai, a male Afghan hound, become the first dog to ever be cloned. Researchers at Seoul National University inserted Tai's cells into the eggs of a female donor and then implanted the them into the female's uterus. The result of that ground-breaking implantation, Snuppy, lived a seemingly normal and healthy life on Seoul National University campus until he died from cancer at age 10, as did the original, Tai, at age 12. Their ages of death was close to the 11.9 years a normal Afghan hound is expected to reach, and neither cancer was rare or unique, according to the team.
Scores of Montego Bay residents are on edge following massive flooding that left them marooned in the second city on Wednesday. Residents in the tourist city told Loop News that the development reached a stage where people had to seek refuge on top of buildings as angry flood waters took over the city. "It is the worst I have ever seen flooding in the city and I have been living in the area for many years," said Sandra Samuels. Another man said he along with his family members had to abandon their vehicle as floodwaters took over a street that the group was travelling on. "We were travelling along Union Street when water came from nowhere and just started to wash away the vehicle. I had to secure my family members and take refuge at the top of a nearby building," the man who identified himself only as Charles told Loop News.
The British finance minister has slashed the countrys economic growth forecast, saying it is expected to grow more slowly than previously thought.
In delivering his annual budget on Wednesday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects the UK economy to grow by only 1.5 percent this year from the previous two-percent forecast in March.
Hammond acknowledged that Britains planned exit from the European Union is already inflicting an economic cost.
Britains GDP will expand 1.5 percent this year, by 1.4 percent in 2018, 1.3 percent in both 2019 and 2020 and 1.5 percent in 2021, Hammond revealed in a raft of forecast downgrades.
The predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) fiscal watchdog contrasted with prior growth guidance of 2.0 percent, 1.6 percent, 1.7 percent, 1.9 percent and 2.0 percent respectively.
After taking account of all decisions since the spring budget, the OBRs GDP revision and the measures I announce today, borrowing will fall in every year of the forecast, Hammond said.
He has acknowledged the slowdown as a challenge when Britain is preparing to leave the EU while stressing the need to focus on fixing the countrys public finances.
An economy set on a path to a new relationship with our European neighbours outside the European Union, the finance minister noted. We are on track to meet our fiscal rules.
The slow progress of Brexit talks has fueled fears that British Prime Minister Theresa Mays government may collapse, or worse that London may fail to strike a withdrawal agreement with Brussels before its formal exit from the EU on March 29, 2019, which could cause economic and transport turmoil in the UK and EU....
Barack Obama was likely the most dishonest president in US history. After eight years of Obama we put together a list of his five biggest and most outlandish lies. 1.) If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan Number of mentions: 37 times
Ben Kellard explains how leaders are fundamentally rethinking their strategy to contribute more to the economy than they take.
A group of about a dozen US state department officials have taken the unusual step of formally accusing secretary of state Rex Tillerson of violating a federal law designed to stop foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers, according to internal government documents reviewed by Reuters. A confidential state department "dissent" memo not previously reported said Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a US list of offenders in the use of child soldiers. This was despite the department publicly acknowledging that children were being conscripted in those countries. Keeping the countries off the annual list makes it easier to provide them with US military assistance. Iraq and Afghanistan are close allies in the fight against Islamist militants, while Myanmar is an emerging ally to offset China's influence in southeast Asia. Documents reviewed by Reuters also show Tillerson's decision was at odds with a unanimous recommendation by the heads of the state department's regional bureaus overseeing embassies in the Middle East and Asia, the US envoy on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the department's human rights office and its own in-house lawyers.
The chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard Corps has slammed French President Emmanuel Macron as being "young and inexperienced," claiming those characteristics were behind the leader's recent remarks on Tehran's ballistic missile program. Mohammad Ali Jafari took aim at the French president on Thursday, Reuters reported, citing state TV. It followed comments that Macron made during a visit to Dubai on November 9, when he suggested amending the JCPOA, the key agreement on Tehran's nuclear program, despite eight International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports confirming that Iran has fully complied with the deal. The French leader said that the "ballistic activity of Iran" should be renegotiated - though it is not covered under the accord - "with sanctions if necessary." Later that day, Macron made a surprise visit to Saudi Arabia where he said that he was "very concerned" by Iran's ballistic-missile program. He argued that the missile used in a failed attack on Riyadh from Yemen earlier this month was "obviously" an Iranian missile.
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"US sanctions only motivated Russia to search for new markets and mechanisms. And Latin America, discouraged by Trump's policy, is again looking for new footholds." The largely ineffective sanctions policies of the EU and Europe have only succeeded in impeding business with those countries, while stimulating Russian economic contact with developing and third world economies. The legacy of the Soviet era is still a meaningful advantage for Russia around the world, and Latin America is no exception.
A thick and potentially toxic cloud of smoke has engulfed a Brussels suburb following a huge fire at a waffle factory, officials said. Local residents were told to stay indoors and to keep windows and doors shut. The incident took place in a Milcamps plant in the Forest municipality, less than 1km from the center of the Belgian capital. "The fire has caused a thick plume of smoke that is potentially toxic," Forest Mayor Marc-Jean Ghyssels said, as cited by De Morgen newspaper. Local authorities advised the town residents to keep windows and doors shut, and to stay indoors. Some 200 students from a local school and employees from nearby companies were evacuated. "A significant amount of smoke is visible and we have asked [the local] population to close doors and windows, and to stay inside," police said, as cited by RTBF.
Donald Trump revealed his big new idea for winning the war on terrorism: kill more women and children in the Middle East.
In an interview with Fox and Friends, Trump laid out his plans for defeating ISIS, beginning, as always, with his vow to hit them like theyve never been hit before. But when co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Trump about the risk of civilian casualties, the candidates policy thinking became decidedly more innovative. At first, Trump pledged to do his absolute best to minimize civilian casualties. But then he seemed to have second thoughts.
Were fighting a very politically correct war, Trump observed. And the other thing with the terrorists you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families! They care about their lives, dont kid yourselves. They say they dont care about their lives. But you have to take out their families.
The Fox News morning crew appeared slightly jarred by Trumps prescription, and co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck abruptly shifted the discussion to immigration a topic on which the candidates chief proposal is also, essentially, collective punishment....
No sign of anyone else being prepared for the post, and with the international situation so tense Putin should stay As 2017 approaches its close, and as the Presidential election in March next year looms closer, the rumour mill in Moscow is working over time speculating about Putin's intentions. Whilst most expect Putin to run again, there are some suggestions that he is thinking of an exit, and is considering nominating a successor. Names which typically get mentioned are Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's Prime Minister, who was Russia's President between 2008 and 2012, and Lieutenant General Alexey Dyumin, who is currently the Governor of Tula Region. I have no idea what Putin's plans are and I doubt that any one of those speculating does either, though I am sure that the top people in the Kremlin all know. However, I would personally be very surprised if Putin decides not to run again.
The commander for southwest Asia at US Air Forces Central Command, Jeffrey Harrigian, claimed on Friday that the missile, which targeted the countrys main airport near the capital last Saturday, was Iranian. The projectile, which was downed near the airport of the Saudi capital bore Iranian markings, according to Harrigian, who added that an investigation was underway into how it was smuggled to Yemen despite the Saudi naval and air blockade.
The missile incident proves that Iran has made it possible for ballistic missile attacks to be launched from Yemen, the official claimed. Harrigian declined to give any specifics on the exact type of missile the US believed it to be.
While both US and Saudi officials, as well as other politicians, expressed confidence that the projectile originated from Iran, no evidence supporting that claim has been presented so far.
The uncovered wreckage of the missile indicated the role of the Iranian regime in manufacturing, Saudi Arabias Foreign Ministry said earlier this week, without providing further details.
French President Emmanuel Macron, in his turn, simply put it that the missile was obviously Iranian also without giving any proof.
While the blame for the missile launch was promptly pinned on Iran, Tehran has firmly denied its involvement. The Iranian Foreign Ministry branded the allegations destructive, irresponsible, provocative and baseless, adding that the missile launch was an independent response by Yemenis to Saudi aggression.
The ministrys statement was echoed by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said that Riyadh itself was actually to blame, as the Yemeni fighters were only protecting their country from Saudi bombings.
How should the Yemeni people react to the bombardment of their country? So they are not allowed to use their own weapons? You stop the bombardment first and see if the Yemenis would not do the same, Rouhani said on Wednesday.
Are several top government officials secretly under sealed indictments or not? That is the question many have been asking themselves when it was discovered that over 1,800 sealed indictments and their jurisdictions were posted on the Innerweb over the past few days, and that number keeps growing.
The deep state has been a thorn not only in the American peoples side but also that of the President. Multiple fallacies including money laundering, blackmail, pedophile involvement, murder and more are just some of the many games the deep state is involved in.
Furthermore, the evidence is also beginning to mount that ISIS is preparing to disperse the pneumonic plague from CIAa deep state organizationsupplied drones.
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This is the 54 anniversary of the murder of JFK, one of our most beloved Presidents. I pray to the almighty that some journalist is not writing these words about Donald Trump 54 years from now. Trumps life is in extreme danger. Why? Because he is doing what he does best, winning. He has turned the tables on the Deep State. Soon, many of the Deep State minions and actual controllers are going to prison.
One of two things are going to happen: (1) There will be an assassination attempt on Trump; or, (2) The American people will be the victim of a Deep State planned, mass casualty event which will stop the rising tide of populism in its tracks.
This article will focus on the first possibility listed above.
To answer that question, I think it is prudent to take a look back at JFK and ask the same question.
I spent 25 years examining the JFK assassination and the reasons why he was assassinated and I arrived at the following conclusions:
Pictures of Major General Muhammad Khaddour inspecting the front lines southwest of Khanasser located in Aleppos southern countryside have circulated Syrian internet spheres confirming widespread suspicions of a planned government offensive in the region complimenting efforts in northern Hamas countryside.
Under Major General Khaddours command are thousands of troops and an abundance of vehicles in what seems to be the largest operation against rebel forces in northern Syria since Operation Dawn of Victory which had the Syrian Arab Army permanently expel rebel presence inside Aleppo, Syrias once prosperous economic capital. Notably, Khaddour is the commander of the Idlib operation room.
Britain is on track for the longest period of falling living standards since records began, a think tank has warned. Its analysis shows Chancellor Hammond's budget will drive up inequality and see families suffer their biggest squeeze since the 1950s. The Resolution Foundation, a think tank which focuses on how to bolster living standards, said the stark downgrade of economic growth revealed by the Chancellor on Wednesday means household disposable income is now set to fall until 2020. It also found the poorest third are set for an average loss of 715 per year over the coming five years, while the richest third stand to gain 185 on average. "Following years of incremental changes, yesterday the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) handed down the mother of all economic downgrades pushing up borrowing for the Treasury," director of the Foundation Torsten Bell said. "While Philip Hammond chose to take a relaxed approach to additional borrowing, families are unlikely to do so when it comes to the deeply troubling outlook for their living standards that the Budget numbers set out.
Thanksgiving Day or "ThanksTaking"
Nothing deep inside awakened forgiveness Spirit within the Peace of Immortal Love-center of my, very Well Being Sovereign Wonder this morning. It seems the more I favor the physical mirror/miming Karmic illusion of Times gender free-for-all evil-distractions untoward the outside of ONENESS Spirit Conscience motives, the more the Collective Die-hive Divisive-evil Hatred Consciousness takes Power-over any innocent Love-center Wonder.
Even the word Collective implies there is more than The One Sovereign Love-center in absolute unborn infinity Wonder, so pejorative low-vibration physical Hive Consciousness covers over my ONENESS Spirit Crystalline Christ Indigo Inner Net Conscience, where 1 + 1 = 1. Wherever Collective physical mirror/miming Power-over Authoritarian Centralization unconscionable Hive Consciousness evil takes over, 1 + 1 = 2 separating Times Power-over motif in Karmic lifetimes illusion dissonance.
The first nuance that teased me, as I awakened within the Sovereign Love-center Wonder in us all this morning is And the year is?, as if for~every~where woke me up inside where 1 + 1, always equals The One, and there is no more long division multiplicity lost in Usury-illusory mirror/miming Collective Die-hive Divisive-evil Hatred Consciousness. The One Conscience seems the absence of Collective Hive Consciousness physical-evil motives, so a pretty good hint that who we are in Duality Consciousness reveals how we assume 1 +1 always equals 2 making an ass out of u and me.
A Kind nuance, after pleasant nuance presence revealed how we Thankstaking Thanksgiving Hive-evil illusions making fun of insanity in a mirror commit genocide on Aboriginals, and then celebrate xenophobia with them, still now, eating GMO turkey mirrors of ourselves, and call Mon Saint Anti-Christo Bush-monsanto murder, Thanksgiving.
If this Collective Hive-family Consciousness doesnt cannibal-apply to our genocide-similar Satanic Child-sacrifice, then Ill miss my guess, so here is what happens to the Sovereign Love-center Wonder of our children too, from...
Venture capitalist Peter Thiel is reportedly pursuing a bid to buy Gawker.com, a website he helped topple by funding a clandestine legal battle against its parent company. The billionaire complained in court documents filed Wednesday that administrators overseeing the sale of the site are"maintaining selective secrecy over the process," and are discriminating against his bid based on his history with the publication, according to Buzzfeed. The roots of the dispute between the site and Thiel is believed to hark back to 2007, when Gawker published a story questioning the sexuality of the Facebook board member. When a sex tape involving former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, appeared on the site in October 2012, Bollea launched a lawsuit against Gawker Media. Following Bollea's victory and award of $140 million in damages, and Gawker's subsequent bankruptcy over its inability to pay, it emerged that Thiel had spent millions of dollars to help fund Bollea's legal challenge.
Israeli officials from the Jerusalem municipality and police examined five buildings in the Kafr Aqab neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem yesterday, in preparation for their demolition. The buildings, erected without the almost impossible to obtain "permit", are currently home to some 138 Palestinian families. According to the Jerusalem Post, the apartment blocks are to be demolished in order to build a public road next to the Separation Wall. The paper reports that out of some 60,000 residents in Kafr Aqab, about 52,000 are living in "illegal" buildings.
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