Authorities in Mexico dismantled an internet-operated video surveillance network used by a criminal group to monitor government security forces and civilian life. The CCTV network comprised 39 cameras installed on telephone poles serviced by the Federal Electricity Commission, a public utility. Controlled wirelessly via modem, scattered across Reynosa, a border town and entry point into United States for crime syndicates trafficking in narcotics and humans.
Director of the National Security Agency - the US body spying on the whole world says he wants an “open, reliable, safe” Internet, suggested countries should embrace an online “Law of the Sea.”Many pointing out there was a free and open Internet before NSA began violating everyone’s rights.
The international community functions best only when all its members, Russia included, sit together at one table working hand in hand and achieving good results. I hope that, sooner or later, we’ll see this happening;” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
America’s three biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and Wells Fargo (WFC) — made more than $1.1 billion on overdraft fees in the first three months of the year. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently examining overdraft fees. Woodforest National Bank, First National Bank Texas both get more than 40% of their non-interest revenue from overdraft charges.
The Fed is not a government agency. It’s a private entity whose board of directors is made up of some big names in the banking industry and yes they are guaranteed a certain amount of dividends/interest.
The human race became insane six thousand years ago when we introduced warfare as a way of ‘solving’ disputes. The insanity is compounded when we realise that, rather than learning from the past, we have perpetuated the same mad system. We even call it MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction).
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs and processed foods are being pushed out and more and more natural foods are moving in, people thinking about eating healthier and there is so much information available to them.
Remarks yesterday by Australian Department of Defence secretary Dennis Richardson are the clearest indication yet that Australia will actively participate in a US military show of force and violation of Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Israel is playing a greater role in the Republican presidential race than perhaps ever before. The past year has seen an effective merger between Republican Party and Israel's right-wing Likud Party. This is particularly explicit with regards to the presidential race, where contenders are courting pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who could instantly unleash tens of millions of dollars to bolster their candidacies.
Egypt will import vaccines from Russia, Yelena Magdi, the chief of the department of medicine and pharmaceutics of the Russian-Egyptian Business Council. "At the moment, Egypt purchases all the active ingredients for medicines in India and China, local companies are interested in supplies of products of a better quality from Russia.
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Greece might exit from the eurozone, adding that the possible move will not negatively influence the euro, very unlikely that we'll reach a comprehensive solution in the coming days.
A sudden volcano eruption on the small southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima has forced authorities to raise the alert to the highest level and advise evacuation of the immediate area.
Boulder artist Michael Grab: police threatened to ticket or jail him for creating stacked river rock sculptures. Police informed him there would be stiff penalties for continuing his art, decided that balancing rocks in Boulder, Colorado is illegal, referencing two city codes [5-4-8 and 5-4-2] about ‘destruction of public property.’
Presidents have always exercised emergency powers, but now thanks to dozens of new laws, regulations, court decisions and executive orders, Barack Obama is the most powerful president in all of U.S. history.
"The supply of oil continues to build," "all this oil needs to go somewhere," surge in super-tankers to a seven year high, millions of barrels being stored on ships.
China is boosting its influence in global gold markets by establishing its largest gold-investment fund led by Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), which is expected to raise about 100 billion yuan ($16.1 billion).
42 nurses’ licenses suspended for failure to repay their federal student loans, three in Chattanooga; Tennessee Department of Health’s monthly disciplinary action report. Two states (Montana and Iowa)revoke your license to drive indefinitely until student loan associations notify them of your compliance.
The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, 360 square miles in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Now the sea is slipping away. The Salton Sea needs more water — but so does just about every other place in California.
Hillary Clinton, former first lady,current Democrat hopeful for President, has a new name in Iowa: “Bride of Frankenfood, on record stating that biotech professionals need to continue to promote the case for GM seed.
Indonesian fishermen working on boats in New Zealand waters face slave-like conditions, violence sexual abuse, unpaid wages, exhausting work. Shifts of 16 to 53 hours for little as 49 cents an hour. Forced to eat rotting fish bait to survive, work conditions meet international criteria for slavery, forced labour and trafficking. 500 workers escaped, none granted compensation or wage settlements.
War isn't like it used to be. Victory is more elusive, a strong military doesn't count as much. Biggest mistake might have been presumption military victory was possible. Nature of war has changed so much winners and losers emerging after a fight is obsolete. Modern wars will produce no victors. For 21st-century superpowers, war no longer likely to be a winning endeavour.
Pentagon has admitted that – oops – the U.S. military accidentally shipped samples of live anthrax to private research labs in nine states: California, Texas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.
Prices rise well above cost of living increases. Developed countries have already picked the "low-hanging fruit" of technological advance, future innovations will produce far less growth. Corporatists, bureaucrats, officials and the financial elites have no interest to see ordinary citizens prosper. Perpetual growth is no longer tenable.
Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th that has appeared in the past few months, a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record. The dozen whales found along nearly 300 miles of coastline, different species and various ages. In a typical year, one or two gray whales wash ashore.
Swiss activists have held a protest against a deal between Switzerland and the Tel Aviv regime for the purchase of Israeli drones. The activists called on the members of parliament to reject the deal, which has been approved by the government.
Flood of the Millennium Hits Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Marcos and other Texas cities
Major Metro Areas Paralyzed In Texas Just Before Jade Helm 15 Begins — Coincidence? The timing of the extraordinary May 2015 rain events in Texas, occurring just prior to the July 15th commencement of unparalleled military exercise JADE HELM 15, cannot be coincidental. As the 1000-year flood slowly makes it way across the state one question emerges –was it a manmade or natural weather event?
Russia’s central bank increased its gold holdings substantially in April, added 300,000 ounces to their stockpile of 40.1 million ounces. Russia’s reduction of its exposure to U.S. Treasury bills a symptom of its fear that state assets will be targeted next, also be part of the policy of de-dollarisation which Russia and China are pursuing.
Israeli soldier Shachar Berrin an immigrant from Australia and religiously observant sentenced to a week in prison after he attended taping of an international TV program, during which he stood up and expressed his opinion of the occupation. A member of the rescue unit of the Home Front Command, is stationed in the Jordan Valley.
Fortune: Colorado cheese maker Haystack Mountain gets their milk from a goat farm run by Colorado Corrections Industries (CCI), common practice, as “nationwide 63,032 inmates produce more than $2 billion worth of products a year;” apple juice, raise tilapia, milk cows and goats, grow flowers, and manage vineyards.” CCI pays 60 cents per hour for the inmates’ labor.
Cleveland Police Department agreed Tuesday to adhere to new regulations on how and when officers can use force. New rules prohibit pistol whipping, firing warning shots, using force as punishment for talking back or running away.
Tensions between the US and China are continuing to escalate after Beijing lodged a formal protest with Washington on Monday over a highly-publicised US military surveillance aircraft flight near Chinese-controlled territory in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands.
TPP is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a “trade” agreement. TPP elevates corporations and corporate profits to and above the level of governments, lets corporations sue governments for laws and regulations that cause them to be less profitable. This increases the power of corporations over governments – and us
Fair Russia MPs claim that night phone calls and messages from creditors can be considered intimidation and should be outlawed. The new bill would ban night phone calls and messages both for banks and for debt collecting agencies to clients with overdue mortgage payments.
Food & Water Watch and Water Defense call on California Governor Jerry Brown to protect Americans who consume California produce by ending using toxic oil field wastewater for irrigation. Testing by Water Defense found toxic industrial chemicals in the recycled oil field wastewater used to irrigate crops in California.
Polaroid picture, believed to be taken between 1999 and 2003, turned over to the city by federal prosecutors after Jerome Finnigan, one of the officers in the photo, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for organizing robberies and home invasions with other cops.
US and China are racing towards a maritime conflict stemming from Beijing’s construction of man-made islands in the Spratly archipelago. When it comes to sheer size, China’s air force and Navy are beyond compare.
Russian ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko urged the West to reckon with Russia’s right to ensuring its security, Russia considers NATO expansion to be a threat. "If we continue doing things like this, without taking account of each other’s interests, we’ll achieve nothing except an arms race.
Jean-Pierre Chevenement, former French Minister of Interior: Ukrainian crisis happened due to the clash of Russian and American interests; United States seeks to isolate Russia from the rest of Europe, at the same time increasing Washington's role in the continent.
Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control. Gun control is failing and the solution is more gun control.
SWAT team threw a flashbang at the house, knocked Herman Crisp off his chair, threw Crisp to the ground, placed him in cuffs. During the assault, Crisp’s hip was broken, brought back inside placed on the floor, left immobilized and alone, found a day later by his sister lying in his own feces.
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