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US cannot supply weapons to Ukraine via third countries — US official

March 3rd, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://tass.ru/en/world/780684

WASHINGTON, March 3. /TASS/. Washington is not allowed by the legal rules to supply weapons to any states, including Ukraine, via third countries, a high-ranking representative of the US administration said on Tuesday.

Iran still plays nuclear games with furious Israeli partisan.

March 2nd, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/world/asia/02-03-2015/129940-iran_nuclear_israel-0/

Benjamin Netanyahu decided to make every effort not to let Obama sign the agreement with Iran on its nuclear program

China and Russia vs. the United States?

March 2nd, 2015
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://thediplomat.com/2015/03/china-and-russia-vs-the-united-states/

The rising tensions between Russia and the West, especially the United States, over Ukraine provide a constant reminder of the Cold War, when the two superpowers fought proxy conflicts for spheres of influence.

Colorado sold 17 tons of retail marijuana in first legal year

March 1st, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141026052

Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the first year of the state's new retail market, but sales of medicinal pot still outstripped that at almost 50 tons, officials said on Friday.

8 Crucial Tips To Help Prevent Dementia

February 28th, 2015
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.the-open-mind.com/8-crucial-tips-to-help-prevent-dementia/

Dementia is the loss of mental functions like thinking, memory, and reasoning that is so severe that it interferes with a person’s daily functioning. Dementia develops when the parts of the brain that are involved in learning, memory, decision-making, and language are affected by a variety of infections or disease.

ExxonMobil admits $1bn lost from anti-Russia sanctions

February 27th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/money/exxonmobil-admits-1bn-lost-anti-russia-sanctions/

The contracts with Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft damaged by the West’s anti-Russian sanctions have cost ExxonMobil $1 billion, the company said in its annual report.

FCC votes for net neutrality, a ban on paid fast lanes, and Title II

February 26th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/

Internet providers are now common carriers, and they're ready to sue. The Federal Communications Commission today voted to enforce net neutrality rules that prevent Internet providers—including cellular carriers—from blocking or throttling traffic or giving priority to Web services in exchange for payment.

How Will Alaska’s Weed Law Affect Arrest Rates?

February 26th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.vocativ.com/usa/justice-usa/legalize-weed-alaska/

Alaska third state in the country to legalize recreational pot, still people in Alaskan prisons serving time for weed offenses. Alaska’s adult drug arrests: 23,000 a year. Alaska 13th in the nation for marijuana possession arrest rates.

The War On Preppers: Obama Bans Ammo For The Most Popular Rifles In America

February 26th, 2015
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://marketdailynews.com/2015/02/26/the-war-on-preppers-obama-bans-ammo-for-the-most-popular-rifle-in-america/

Because he can’t get Congress to approve the things that he wants to do, Barack Obama has apparently decided to rule by decree for the rest of his time in the White House.

Netanyahu row with Obama administration deepens

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/31626875

A row between the US and Benjamin Netanyahu has deepened, with the Israeli leader accusing America and others of "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.

US Supreme Court appears in favour of headscarf claim

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31626957

A majority of US Supreme Court justices appear to be supportive of an argument that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager.

ISIS in America

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/isis-american-politics-by-christopher-r-hill-2015-02

DENVER – While the fight between the Islamic State and the forces arrayed against it rages in the Middle East, another brutal battle is brewing in the United States over who is winning the war. In the US these days, all issues – whatever and wherever – soon fall into the maw of the country's polarized domestic politics.

Angela Merkel’s Moment of Truth

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://www.project-syndicate.org/world-affairs

In the last two weeks, Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, were at the heart of efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution to the two crises confronting Europe – in Ukraine and Greece.

Baby formula contains 7.5 more arsenic than breast milk, sensationalist study by Dartmouth College says

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/science/25-02-2015/129906-baby_formula_breast_milk_arsenic-0/

Researchers at Dartmouth College found that urinary arsenic in bottle-fed babies was a lot higher than in babies, who receive natural milk from their mothers.

Thirty-seven percent of Americans live on the brink of financial disaster

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/25-02-2015/129899-americans_financial_disaster-0/

US-based financial company Bankrate surveyed a thousand of adult residents of the United States. The research was conducted to identify the level of financial security of citizens. The results of the study were published on the website of the company.

The Guardian: Secret CIA prisons available for common Americans

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/25-02-2015/129907-cia_secret_prisons_common_americans-0/

The Guardian published an eye-opening report about the police of Chicago. According to the newspaper, Chicago police officers, as it turns out, detain Americans at "black sites." The sites are very similar to those the CIA uses worldwide for interrogation and torture of suspected terrorists.

Why Would the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Promote Issues that are Bad for the American People?

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/why-are-congressional-republicans-planning-to-give-president-obama-more-power-next-year

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the largest supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This group represents large multinational corporations, many of which are registered as American, but a large percentage of their businesses and profits reside in foreign countries.

5 Sure Signs the U.S. Economy is Finished

February 25th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/5-sure-signs-the-u-s-economy-is-finished

With the S&P 500 at all-time highs and Americans getting ready to spend more than $600 billion on Christmas, what’s not to love about the “New Economy?”

4 Reasons Why More People are Turning Away from This Popular Fish

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/4-reasons-people-turning-away-tuna/

1. Radiation in Tuna; 2. Over-Fishing; 3. Many Tuna Products are Mislabeled; 59% of tuna is not only mislabeled, but is almost entirely compromised of a fish once banned by the FDA; 4. Mercury in Tuna.

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

February 23rd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141021421

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

2,800 Inmates Seize Texas Prison in ‘Uprising’ Against Bad Medical Care

February 21st, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150222/1018587729.html

Police and prison officials are negotiating with nearly 3,000 prisoners who have seized part of a federal prison in South Texas. There are reportedly no hostages but the standoff has already been going since early Friday morning. Local media reported that the prisoners have been protesting the medical services provided.

High on the Hill? House bills want to legalize, tax recreational marijuana

February 21st, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/234295-house-bills-legalize-marijuana/

Two newly introduced bills in the US House of Representatives are looking to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and tax it like other drugs such as alcohol and tobacco.

86 Research Papers Supporting the Vaccine/Autism Link

February 20th, 2015
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/220807175/86-Research-Papers-Supporting-the-Vaccine-Autism-Link

Media reports have claimed that there is no scientific evidence supporting the link between vaccines and autism. Here we provide for the reader research that demonstrates the link between vaccines and autism, and the mechanisms by which vaccines can cause autism. *The list has been updated and now contains 97 citations.

USA and Turkey agree to strike Syria

February 19th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/world/19-02-2015/129854-usa_turkey_syria-0/

The United States and Turkey have reached preliminary agreement to train and moderate Syrian rebels and provide them with equipment.According to officials from both countries, the decision to send more than 400 troops, including special forces, to work with opposition forces is consistent.

What weapons does USA ship to Europe for war in Ukraine?

February 19th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots/19-02-2015/129863-usa_europe_ukraine-0/

Germany is unable to stop arms shipments to Ukraine, including from the US and Canada, Karl-Georg Wellmann, a member of the Christian Democratic Union stated in Bundestag, Pravda.Ru reports with reference to Bloomberg.

US oil stockpiles up 7.7 mln barrels Week of Feb. 9-13 to new record of 425.6 mln barrels

February 19th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://tass.ru/en/economy/778792

Crude inventories rose to a new record high of 425.6 million barrels as monthly data showed stockpiles last exceeded this level in 1930. Analysts had expected a 3.233 million barrels increase. US supplies have climbed for six straight weeks.Brent crude price rebounded to $60 per barrel after falling below $58 per barrel in London.

Banker wife of JP Morgan vice president found dead after getting stranded in treacherous conditions on holiday climb

February 19th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Banker_wife_of_JP_Morgan_vice_president_found_dead_after_getting_stranded_in_treacherous_conditions_on_holiday_climb/42013/0/38/38/Y/M.html

An investment banker was found dead after attempting to climb the Northeast’s highest peak on Monday afternoon – 24 hours after she called for help as she hiked through 100 mph winds. Kate Matrosova, 32, arrived at the base of New Hampshire’s 5,400ft Mount Madison at 5am Sunday, dropped off by her husband Charlie Farhoodi, who is listed on LinkedIn as a Vice President at JP Morgan.

Officials Declare ‘Eating Healthy’ a Mental Disorder

February 18th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/officials-declare-eating-healthy-mental-disorder/

CNN, Fast Company, Popular Science, other top outlets have all began to trumpet the talking points on cue relatively recently: “Orthorexia nervosa is a label designated to those who are concerned about eating healthy. Characterized by disordered eating fueled by a desire for “clean” or “healthy” foods, those diagnosed with the condition are overly pre-occupied with the nutritional makeup of what they eat”.

3 Simple Solutions to Fix America’s Broken Economy

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/simple-solutions-to-fix-americas-broken-economy

America’s economic woes are no secret. Nations like China are growing more and more economically powerful, while America is spiraling out of control.

Ignorance and Arrogance Are Destroying the Economy

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://economyincrisis.org/content/ignorance-and-arrogance-are-destroying-the-economy

Every sensible country protects its industries and companies from foreign takeover. Protectionism is a matter of self-preservation. Apparently American politicians are neither interested in being sensible nor are they interested in our nation’s economic survival.

Putin Is Better Than Brezhnev

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/putin-is-better-than-brezhnev/

Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold. For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians.

Russian armed forces returning to Latin America

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/17-02-2015/129844-russia_returning_latin_america-0/

Vladimir Putin said that he would not allow the West to achieve military superiority over Russia. Russia will continue strengthening the nuclear potential, develop space forces, navy and long-range aviation. The Russian Navy plans to commission two new nuclear submarines. However, Russia lacks a developed system of bases that had been lost after the collapse of the USSR. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu tried to fill the gap during his tour of Latin America on February 11-14.

Paul Craig Roberts – Putin Just Warned The West It Faces These Terrifying Consequences

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-putin-just-warned-west-faces-terrifying-consequences/

Former U.S. Treasury official, Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: “The U.S. demonization of Russia and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has resulted in alienating those Russians who were supportive of the West and the United States. The constant demonization of Russia and Putin has galvanized the Russian people behind their president.

Magnitude 7 earthquake registered in Japan, N-plant operations unaffected

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://tass.ru/en/non-political/777992

TOKYO, February 17. /TASS/The meteorological department declared a tsunami threat in Iwate and issued a recommendation to the residents of more than 7,000 houses located in the coastal area to evacuate urgently. An earthquake measuring 6.9 points on the open-ended Richter scale was registered in the northwest of Japan on Tuesday.The national meteorological department said the epicenter of the quake was located in the ocean, some 210 kilometers away from the town of Miyako in Iwate Prefecture. Its seismic focus was identified at the depth of about 10 kilometers below the seafloor.

China’s 'One Belt, One Road' To Where?

February 17th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/chinas-one-belt-one-road-to-where/

The celebrated revival of the Silk Road would seem to herald the return of China’s charm offensive, winning over neighbors and other countries in the region through increased trade incentives and transport connectivity. If developing a sound soft power strategy is the mark of a rising world power, does this mean China is on its way? Certainly, in the wake of recent episodes of differences and disputes, the initiative should be seen as a welcome development.

The Russian-Iranian Military Agreement: Another Perspective

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/the-russian-iranian-military-cooperation-agreement-another-perspective/

The signing of the Russian-Iranian Military Cooperation Agreement on January 20 has led to speculation, fuelled by rhetoric from Moscow and Tehran, that the two states are working to secure Iran from any future military intervention to stop its nuclear program whilst securing an economically hard-pressed Russia a lucrative market for its arms exports.

What Is China’s Way?

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/what-is-chinas-way/

Michael Auslin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, recently wrote a commentary titled “The Twilight of China’s Communist Party,” which was published in the Wall Street Journal. The author quoted “one of America’s most experienced China watchers” as saying “the CCP has entered its endgame” and added the claim that “No one contradicts his statement, instead there is general agreement.

Brazilian Carnival: bright colors, energetic rhythms, lots of fun

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://tass.ru/en/non-political/777919

The Brazilian Carnival is the event of a national scale. The festivities take place in several Brazilian cities: Sao Paulo, Recife, Salvadore and others. But the most famous and bright Festival is still in Rio-de-Janeiro.

Russia works hard to undermine USA's exceptionalism

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/russia/politics/16-02-2015/129836-russia_latin_america-0/

Russia works hard to undermine USA's exceptionalism. Russia winning Latin America back
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has recently paid visits to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. The details of his negotiations with Raul Castro remain undisclosed. It was said, though, that in Nicaragua, Minister Shoigu signed an intergovernmental agreement on a simplified procedure for naval ships to enter Nicaraguan ports. The Russian minister also signed a memorandum on cooperation in the naval area.

US to face worst droughts for 1,000 years

February 16th, 2015
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/society/anomal/16-02-2015/129838-usa_drought-0/

Recent research which takes into account climate models, published in Science Advances, indicate that the United States of America may face its worst droughts for one thousand years over the coming century. The areas predicted to be most at risk are the US Southwest and the Great Plains and the droughts are predicted to last for decades.

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