200 cars belonging to poor Hispanic people were impounded, towed and later sold when the car owners couldn't pay the fees, Some of the cars were not sold and ended up being kept by officers for themselves. Operator of the towing company who is also the brother of the acting chief, has also been arrested.
A criminal court in Egypt has sentenced 26 people to death on charges of staging a “terror group” in an attempt to target the ships passing through the strategic Suez Canal, a water corridor owned by Egypt provides a vital link between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
20 people injured in violent clashes between pro- and anti-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Russian lawmakers said residents of Crimea could claim Russian citizenship, if Crimeans and their parliament decide to be part of Russia again, Moscow would welcome the idea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered drill to testcombat readiness of country’s armed forces across western Russia, including border area towards Ukraine. Massive military drills include ships of the Baltic and Northern Fleets and Air Force. No statement from Moscow maneuvers linked to Ukraine.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health indicates the synthetic chemicals in our food packages could be doing long-term damage to our health. chemicals are used in food packaging—from the Bisphenol-A (BPA) that can disrupt your hormones to the formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
Tax revenue from the sale of legal recreational and medical marijuana in Colorado is projected to reach $134 million for this coming year, and this is an estimate far outperforming original measures. Smart regulators of Cannabis know that this is a billion dollar industry.
Head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service calls marijuana a dangerous gateway drug, did not plan to legalize it, or allow methadone treatment. “Marijuana users have 50 times higher risk of switching to heroin. Those who smoke marijuana suffer from depression, dissatisfaction with life and schizophrenia.
Boeing Corporation bullied members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) to accep new contract forcing them to give up pensions, health care, reduce wages. It manipulated politicians union’s leadership to pressure workers to accept these concessions.
Venezuela’s protests now ending their second week, 14 reported killed, hundreds wounded, scores arrested. Clashes continuing in Caracas. Maduro government denounced protests a US-backed coup. Leaders of the protest funded by the US.
Federal health regulators consider new fertilization technique that could create babies from DNA of three people, goal of preventing debilitating genetic diseases in children. Ethical questions, include whether government should sanction creation of genetically modified humans. Slippery slope to "designer babies,
Recent Russian nuclear deals include pact with Sri Lanka to lockup the market for nuclear fuel, may increase global uranium prices. Chief Investment Strategist Casey Research: Russian nuclear pacts with Sri Lanka, Hungary, Belarus Middle East go beyond nuclear fuel sales.
Possibility of a repetition of the 2008 Georgia conflict when Russian troops and tanks invaded after the Georgian government launched an attack on the separatist region of South Ossetia. Crimea on northern coast of Black Sea.60% of the region’s population are ethnic Russians.
A meteorite as large as 4-1/2 feet in diameter smashed into the moon in September, producing the brightest flash of light ever seen from Earth, astronomers said this week. Similar size objects hit Earth daily, most destroyed as they plunge through atmosphere.
Senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn.been suspended 10 days,d faces criminal charges because school officials found a knife belonging to his father inside his father’s car Student knew nothing about it, father is a commercial fisherman.
Chinese scientists warned the country’s toxic air pollution now so bad it resembles a nuclear winter, slowing photosynthesis in plants potentially affecting food supply. Beijing and six northern provinces spent past week blanketed in dense pea-soup smog. Economic toll, grounding flights, closing highways
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday Israel was doing all that was “necessary” to ensure its security, following reports of an air raid against Hezbollah targets on the Syrian-Lebanese border. We will not say what we’re doing or what we’re not doing” to maintain Israel’s security.
Secret units global spying network engage in covert online operations to invade, deceive, and control online communities, individuals through spread of false information, manipulate online discourse and activism.
Pentagon announced plans to shrink U.S. Army to pre-World War II levels, eliminatE Air Force’s A-10 fleet, retire the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane program. Cheney: his “old friends” in Middle East told him they no longer trust United States to use military power when necessary.
US has given three Venezuelan diplomats 48 hours to leave the embassy in Washington DC, a week after three American consular officials were expelled from Venezuela on the order of President Maduro. Maduro accused American diplomats of conspiracy and meeting students involved in anti-government protests.
American Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein: growing international campaign to boycott Israel over illegal settlements is one of Israel's greatest challenges. "We have to counter the BDS movement in the strongest possible way. That means zero tolerance, and that has to become the mantra of our time,
10th annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) has kicked off in the United States and Britain with similar events expected to be held in other parts of the world in March, to build support for the growing boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign of Israel.
Lebanese government has filed several complaints to the United Nations over the violation of the country’s airspace by the Israeli military aircraft. Israel violates Lebanon's airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.
Haaretz: attack will originate in Jordan and the US, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan are planning the way it will be launched. US constructing runways for military near border, arming foreign-backed insurgents with heavy weapons. No US troops will be involved in the fighting on the ground.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has described as illegal a referendum on Catalonia’s independence planned for November 9. entire Spanish people who have the capacity to decide what Spain is. Catalan people back independence fed-up withyears of recession in Spain, other issues.
Glyphosate-resistant weeds in herbicide-resistant weed management systems brought increase in number, volume of herbicides applied. Genetically engineered crops not reducing need for pesticides, herbicides. Genetically modified crops infect organic crops by cross pollination, crops will be toxic.
California Democrat State Sen. Ron Calderon, facing 24-count federal indictment related to his pushing legislation to benefit hospital engaged in billing fraud and participating in a film industry tax scheme that actually was an FBI sting.” accepting $100,000 in bribes, “no-show jobs” for his children.
Undersecretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland : past two decades United States spent five Billion dollars ($5,000,000,000) to subvert Ukraine, prominent businessmen, government officials who support US project to tear Ukraine away from Russia into US sphere of interest (via “Europe”).
Brazil and European Union agreed to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: $185 million cable project to "guarantee neutrality" of Internet, shield Brazil's Internet traffic from U.S. surveillance.
Around 11 million homes across Europe are empty or not in use could house all EU homeless twice over. Homes are built for people to live in, if they’re not being lived in then something has gone seriously wrong with the housing market. Homelessness getting worse in European Union.
European scientists, policymakers travel to Ethiopia to boost growing gmo crops. Pro-GM researchers, policymakers from Europe, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden will meet Ethiopian, Kenyan, Ghana Nigeria farm ministers, African Union officials.
US Marines, Japan Western Army Infantry Regiment in mexercise, called Iron Fist, at Camp Pendleton in California. Tension between Washington Beijing escalated after China establised air defense zone over East China Sea urging military, commercial aircraft to inform Chinese government before entering region.
Cannabis shown to treat more than 20 different medical conditions, release antioxidants, act as a cleansing mechanism. Can remove damaged cells form the body, helps our mitochondria perform at optimum levels, cleaning the body of unwanted toxins and viruses, potentially eradicating cancer.
Banks required to gather information on medical marijuana customers, to prevent selling to minors, so improper transactions not occurring, keep marijuana going across state lines. Feds use scare tactics to ‘keep banks from being prosecuted’ when dealing with marijuana sellers, though operating legally.
Ukrainian Gun Owners Association work on amendments to Constitution, provide unconditional right for Ukrainian citizens to bear arms. People should have right to bear arms, will be written into Constitution. Authorities should not, will not be stronger than its people. Armed people treated with respect!
Russia concerned about the strategic natural gas pipelines that go through Ukraine, transport gas from Russia to the rest of Europe. Not in the interest of the people of Ukraine to be dominated by either side, but that is going to be what ends up happening.
McDonalds has been forced to pay out a six figure settlement to 291 employees who were alleged to have been threatened with deportation if they refused to work 25 hour shifts in a former franchise. It was also alleged that workers were kept in their boss’s basement between shifts.
The world's biggest economies vowed Sunday to boost global growth by more than $2 trillion over five years, shifting their focus away from austerity as a fragile recovery takes hold. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20, which accounts for 85 percent of the world economy.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) refused to accept $119 million in federal money to expand Medicaid health care services for poorest residents of his state because he loved taxpayers. Claimed his government found a way to cover 224,000 more people even without taking the federal money.
Lavish residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich after he left Kiev for Kharkov on Friday and parliament voted to strip him of his powers. Pictures show a luxurious estate with a private zoo, exotic gardens, golf course and a garage full of Rolls Royces.
Two died, 22 injured in blast in central Bangkok shopping district Sunday, day after gunmen attacked anti-government protest in eastern Thailand, killing a child and wounding dozens of others. Four protesters, police officer died Tuesday. Six people hurt by a grenade attack Friday.
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