52-year-old Belgian Geert Tack - a private banker for ING who managed portfolios for wealthy individuals - was described as 'impeccable', 'sporty', 'cared-for', and 'successful' after disappearing a month ago, the appearance of his body off the coast of Ostend is surrpunded by riddles.
Protests are continuing throughout the United States to denounce grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the shooting death of black men in New York City and Ferguson last summer.
Everything we hear from the US government, the puppet governments of its vassal states, and the presstitute media is a lie. Truth is the declared enemy of the West. Those who try to tell the truth do so at cost to themselves. These costs can range from exclusion and slander to watch lists to prosecution and imprisonment. Brave people like Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, William Binney, and Bradley Manning have paid an extremely high price for standing up for truth against evil.
FBI: Friday second highest gun purchase day ever, only exceeded by sales conducted December 21, 2012 following Sandy Hook school shooting. FBI so inundated by background check requests they contracted out call center labor, had employees work extra shifts, some working 17-hours.
Chris Hedges, author, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and polemicist discusses the importance of resistance to empire, and passionately condemns US foreign policy, saying "There is no difference between a beheading by ISIL and a US drone strike."
The US House of Representatives has joined Hillary Clinton, Obama, the neoconservatives, Washington’s vassals, and the American and European presstitutes in demonizing Russia and President Putin. The House resolution against Russia is a packet of lies, but that did not stop the resolution from passing by a vote of 411 for and 10 against.
“A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner’s Killing — The Man Who Filmed It.”
Productivity soaring and wages declining or stagnating, US corporations are extracting ever-greater profits off the backs of American workers. Increases in productivity and declining labor costs have led to corporate profits at their highest level in 85 years.
Four police officers were hurt, one critically, after a car hit them during a high school student protest over a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo. The car's driver suffered a "medical issue," treated at a hospital following the crash.
Gun sales have soared in the US in November due to Black Friday discounts and ongoing protests in Ferguson, Gun sales are fueled by fear and anxiety, often at times of large-scale unrest or mass killings.
Since Suhr has taken over, he's disbanded most of the force's narcotics unit, and drug arrests have plummeted by 85 percent, makes arrests for drug dealing, only on complaint-driven basis, don't go out of their way to set up stings or raids.
Ron Paul: war and strong-arm diplomacy, both part of America’s compulsion to police the world, are fundamentally unsound policies. Disturbingly is vocal minority of the Christian Evangelical community strongly in favor of such foreign policy. Support of Israel a litmus test for political candidates. My understanding is that Jesus was the Prince of Peace, not looking for war.
The FBI warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks in the United States, following a devastating cyberattack last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Protesters across the US walked out of their jobs, classrooms and homes Monday to express their anger at police violence, including the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri last summer. The “Hands Up Walk Out” protests took place in more than 30 US cities.
So there’s just this incredible level of disgust with their, as they say, partners in the west in Moscow and the result is they’re not really eager to talk anymore. They’re far more interested in acting. So, what we’ll probably see is a constant stream of surprises coming from Russia that will be completely unannounced and not predicted by anyone.
Whether as a result of an unprecedented scare campaign by the Swiss National Bank (most recently reinforced by Citigroup), or due to confidence that Swiss gold is as safe abroad as it is at home, or simply due to good old-fashioned "hanging chads", today's most awaited event has come and gone...
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown, has resigned from the police force, his attorney said. The news comes amid unceasing protests across the US against a grand jury decision clearing Wilson of murder charges.
FBI: gun sales increased in the United States during busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. FBI spokesman Stephen Fischer; federal background check system expects to set record of 144,000 background checks Friday, average of three checks per second, nearly three times daily average.
Off-duty Texas deputy shot a 20-year-old woman in the head for honking her horn at him in a road rage incident, it's claimed. The woman, survived the shooting after the bullet grazed the left side of her head.
Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
The 22-foot oak table was specially manufactured by a company in China, where Kean recently opened a campus, and serves as the centerpiece of a new conference center. School officials have reportedly dismissed criticism of the purchase.
I am looking for people with some inside info on what happened to David Icke, the liquidation of ThePeoplesVoice.tv, and the crowd-funded half million pounds that was spent in 4 months before it all went belly-up. From what I can see so far, all that money, all that hype, all those broken promises of transparency and all the broken promises of creating the world’s first ‘alternative’ news TV channel – has ended in nothing but missing money, and everyone blaming each other.
On November 22 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Moscow that Washington treats Russia as “subhumans” and has forced Russia into a “game of chicken” in order to determine whether Russia will blink or defend its national interests. As Russia will not blink, Washington is driving the world to war.
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in San Francisco and Oakland Tuesday night, a day after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict police officer for shooting death of a teen. Oakland police: protesters marching onto freeways, starting fires, vandalizing businesses. arrests were made.
“If you dress police officers up as soldiers and you put them in military vehicles and you give them military weapons, they adopt a warrior mentality. We fight wars against enemies, and the enemies are the people who live in our cities—particularly in communities of color.” -—Thomas Nolan, criminology professor and former police officer
The EU’s attempts to coerce Serbia into joining anti-Russian sanctions are nothing but blackmail, says the head of the State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee.
The residents of Ferguson were outraged after learning of the Missouri grand jury's decision to acquit Darren Wilson of killing black teenager Michael Brown. Buildings were burnt, shops were looted, while clashes with cops were frequent.
About 350 protesters blocked the elevated interstate lanes near the Edward Jones Dome shortly after 2 p.m. today after a march through downtown.
A policeman was shot and wounded on Monday evening in University City, a St. Louis suburb near Ferguson, Missouri, unclear if the shooting was related to street protests over the grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown case.
Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare, still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.
Russia has completely banned GMOs, placing a moratorium on their imports for 10 years. The nation rejects GMOs due to numerous dangers. US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks: State Department was lobbying worldwide for Monsanto and other similar corporations.
Business owners in St. Louis, Missouri area hired private military contractors to transport guns and gold, fearing their shops will be targeted by looters if a grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson, police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis county suburb of Ferguson.
A 19-year-old delivery driver diagnosed with cancer claims he was fired from his job at a suburban Chicago restaurant when he informed his employer he needed to take six weeks off work for surgery. Jonathan Larson was diagnosed with cancer of the brain and spine, had several rounds of radiation, now needs back surgery.
Tennessee graphic designer decided to move an hour away, Comcast told him he could move his business-class service set up installation appointment, installer never showed up. Company told him his new address wasn’t served by Comcast, owes company $2,789 in early termination fees, said he was in a 3-year contract for his business broadband service.
R.J. Kapheim arrested by Secret Service agents after the officers found a rifle and ammunition in his car in the vicinity of the White House, faces charges of having an unregistered firearm in the District of Columbia.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on his Russian counterpart to “pay no mind” to recent comments by President Barack Obama referring to Russia as a global threat.
Canadian woman was hit with an unexpected medical bill of nearly $1 million after going into labor early while vacationing in Hawaii.Her insurance carrier, Blue Cross, notified her that her coverage was denied due to a pre-existing condition, a bladder infection she had during fourth month of her pregnancy.
Colombia's most prominent rebel group says it is still committed to peace talks with the government. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as FARC, announced on Wednesday that it aims to remain in peace talks with the Colombian government to put an end to the decades-long conflict.
Egyptian prosecutors have officially asked the Cairo Criminal Court to sentence the country’s ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders to death. Prosecutor Emad el-Sharawy said on Wednesday that Morsi and his aides must be handed down the death penalty on espionage charges.
A prominent banker found dead in the tub of his downtown apartment, his throat slashed detectives suspect is a suicide Wednesday. Shawn D. Miller, 42, who traveled the world for Citigroup as one of its top environmental policy experts, sliced his neck and wrists with a knife inside his home.
China has arrested nearly 300 fugitives suspected of economic crimes as part of Beijing’s anti-corruption operation targeting individuals who have fled the country. China lacks extradition treaty with the United States, Canada and Australia, the most likely destinations for the suspected economic criminals.
The latest figures from the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveal that nearly half of the country now makes less than $28,031 annually, while nearly 40 percent of the population makes less than $20,000 per year, which is well below the middle-class threshold.
Donald Blankenship, former chief executive of Massey Energy Co., was indicted Thursday on charges that he violated mine safety laws, making false statements to the US Securities and Exchange Commission and securities fraud ahead of an April 2010 blast that killed 29 miners at the company’s Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia.
IMF: euro zone growth worse than expected. Student loan delinquencies up. Russia, China, other Asian nations looking to create their own Free Trade Agreement. Bank deposits now considered paper investment, no long deposits. Obama wants 16% tax on internet. Penalties for Obamacare tripled. Obama disarming border agents, easier for illegals. Switzerland sanctions Russia. Boots on the ground in Iraq. Obama’s strategy; remove Assad. Islamic State added Yemen, Egypt, Libya and Algeria to its list to invade.
United States fears only one man – Vladimir Putin. because on virtually every front of the new Cold War, the Russian President is walloping the West.. Forbes magazine has named Putin as the most powerful person on the planet for the second year running. More than any other leader, by virtue of his KGB experience understands how the United States operates
Obama secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history with Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore. Vietnam; 40 percent of global economy. This treaty will fundamentally change our laws regarding Internet freedom, healthcare, copyright and patent protection, food safety, environmental standards, civil liberties and more.
“Under H.B. No. 121, a peace officer making an arrest of a defendant (1) shall inform the defendant of: (A) the possibility of making an immediate payment of the fine and related court costs by use of a credit or debit card; and (B) the defendant’s available alternatives to making an immediate payment.
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson a leading Republican donor: “I don’t think the Bible says anything about democracy,” Adelson said. “[God] didn’t talk about Israel remaining as a democratic state… Israel isn’t going to be a democratic state — so what?”
In cardiac arrest, a young Wisconsin woman was rushed to an emergency room last year. Her life was saved. She had insurance. The catch? She was taken to a hospital out of her network and now faces steep medical bills for the event and subsequent recovery.
Russia has denied NATO claims that its army has crossed into eastern Ukraine in the past few days, calling them groundless, the Defense Ministry said.
Fear of the possible unrest which may result from the St. Louis grand jury decision on Darren Wilson’s fate has driven the residents of Ferguson MO. and nearby towns to arm themselves with firearms. Steven King, owner of Metro Shooting supplies located right outside of Ferguson, told CNN on Monday that sales in the last week or so have skyrocketed.
CIA help fund George Orwell's Animal Farm England's first animated feature film. Howard Hunt had been part of CIA's Psychological Warfare Workshop, sent to obtain screen rights to Animal Farm from Orwell's widow Sonia. Hunt later found notoriety as part of team that broke into Watergate.
UFO activity occasionally transcends surveillance, involves direct and interference with strategic weapons systems. Numerous cases include reports of mysterious malfunctions of large numbers of nuclear missiles as one or more UFOs hovered nearby.” (Declassified Soviet Ministry of Defense documents confirm that such incidents also occurred in the former USSR.)
U.S. Postal Service says it's the victim of a cyberattack, information about employees, including Social Security numbers may have been compromised. Personal information that may have been obtained includes employees' names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses, other information.
ISLAMABAD: Refuting President Obama’s claim that a US Navy SEALs team had killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad on May 2, 2011, former US Assistant Secretary of Treasury Department, Paul Craig Roberts, has claimed that bin Laden had died due to renal failure a decade earlier in December 2001
Home Depot Inc. (HD), which suffered a data breach between April and September, said 53 million e-mail addresses were taken by hackers during the attack, in addition to the 56 million payment cards that were previously disclosed.
Russian Foreign Ministry: authorities in Ukraine’s east have intensified a military offensive against the pro-Russia forces in the region instead of trying to de-escalate tensions.
Students at Britain’s Exeter University have made history by turning out in record numbers to vote in favor of boycotting the apartheid state of Israel. The vote, on 24 October, was in favor of a resolution to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel into respecting international law and human right
Alleged Bank of America prostitute killer, described earlier, automated reply emails sent to Rurik Jutting’s Bank of America e-mail address: I am out of the office. Indefinitely. For urgent enquiries, or indeed any enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath. For escalation please contact God, though suspect the devil will have custody.
BOONE DAM STABILITY ISSUES… “TVA conducted a briefing for government officials after discovery of a sink hole near the base water and sedimentfound seeping from the river below the dam. TVA is continuously monitoring the dam. The dam is located upstream of three TVA nuclear sites evaluating this event for potential impact on the design basis flooding level.
Pope Francis rejected claims that his concern for the poor and criticisms of capitalism make him a communist, by declaring that he is merely following the Gospel, outlined his views on a wide range of issues– from poverty and the injustices of unemployment to the need to protect the environment.
Former US Secretary of State James Baker says he barred current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the State Department when he was a senior Israeli official, explained he made the decision after Netanyahu said “American policy inMiddle East is based on lies and distortions” during George H.W. Bush administration.
Police in the St. Louis, Missouri area are stocking up on riot gear in preparation for renewed protests next month in the event that a grand jury fails to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9.
The United States Department of Defense has advised American troops to hide their identities and change routines to avoid being targeted by the ISIL terrorist group. It stated that attacks could have no advanced warning, adding terrorists may use knives, guns or explosives to kill US troops.
Lawsuit: 2011 MacBook Pro called defective; from lead-free, less reliable silver and tin solder to connect Processor to logic board. Cracks under stress, failure of the computer. EU restricts lead solder in electronic equipment as hazardous. Apple replacement logic boards over $300 to replace.
U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers, and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions.
Warsaw has decided to relocate troops from the west of the country towards its eastern border due to “the biggest security crisis since the Cold War.” It is a major realignment of the military structure, Poland’s defense minister told the AP.
The chief Dutch prosecutor investigating the MH17 downing in eastern Ukraine does not exclude the possibility that the aircraft might have been shot down from air, Der Spiegel reported. Intelligence to support this was presented by Moscow in July.
Student activists hosted at least 374 events critical of Israel during the previous academic year, 40 percent of the events were focused on initiating boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Student groups also organized at least 30 demonstrations in the US to condemn the latest Israeli war on Gaza.
About 40 demonstrators armed with pistols and rifles – took to the streets of downtown St. Louis Saturday afternoon to assert their right to carry guns openly in public. About 10 St. Louis police officers watched the gathering but didn’t interfere or follow the group on their walk. National Park police snapped pictures.
Dear Friends, whether this is a real letter to the editor or a parody, I do not know, but it makes the point. In the backward third world collapsing state known as “the world’s only superpower,” even fewer protections exist for the population against ebola than are operative in Africa. No government anywhere is as incompetent as the one in Washington, D.C. The doctor returned from West Africa where he had been treating ebola patients to New York City with the disease undetected until he had had contact with many.
Calogero Gambino, a senior Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) regulatory lawyer, has been found dead in New York in what appears to have been a suicide found hanging by the neck from a stairway banister.
Chris Hedges embarks on a long, ranging discussion with political philosopher and former professor of politics at Princeton University Sheldon Wolin on the state of American democracy and the rise of corporate capitalism.
Protesters in the US continue to demand justice for Michael Brown, a black teen killed by a police officer. His death brought attention to issues of race, inequality and police brutality. Rallies grow loud, but the government answers by pouring more heavily-armed cops against the activists.
A colossal sunspot large enough to be seen with the naked eye now blemishes the nearside of the sun, covering an area wide enough to comfortably fit 10 Earths side by side. The new sunspot, dubbed AR 12192, is the largest observed since 1990.
Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former IMF chief found dead Thursday after jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv, the 16th financial services executive death this year.
United States Department of Labor caught Electronics Imaging, a multimillion dollar corporation in California in an investigation, found eight employees" flown in from India to work 120-hour weeks for $1.21 per hour. EFI was charged $3,500. Company earned $109 million last year, CEO "earned" $6 Mil.
According to the Media Advisory; “the $ 25 million ‘Factor GMO’ study will investigate the health effects of a genetically modified (GMO) crop that has been in our food and animal feed supplies for many years. It will answer the question: Is this GMO food and associated pesticide safe for human health?
A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured.
From the nurses description of the lack of any ebola protocols among the staff and the absence of isolation and protective suiting, it will be a miracle if large numbers of people were not infected. If you think you can have any confidence in health authorities, disabuse yourself of the idea by reading the nurses’ statement:
E15 GMO corn will ruin your engine if your car was made before 2012, warns AAA, and though the EPA has promoted this GMO fuel, numerous car manufacturers are saying that they won’t honor E15 GMO ethanol damage under warranties.
Three months ago, CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, “There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars,”was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off,snow-plough driver was also killed.
The United States has withheld assurances from Germany that the Ebola virus - among other related diseases - would not be weaponized in the event of Germany exporting it to the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases
Georgia says it will allow the opening of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training center on its soil despite pressure from Russia, Press TV reports.
UN human rights officials have condemned local authorities of the US city of Detroit for cutting off water supplies to thousands of residents over unpaid bills. Detroit closed the taps for more than 27,000 people this year. "It is contrary to human rights to disconnect water from people who simply do not have the means to pay their bills,
Family members of Press TV’s American-Lebanese correspondent, Serena Shim, say they do not believe their daughter died in a normal accident in Turkey.
No matter how small the injury, death is almost certain, according to the activist, who says the victims literally burn from the inside out once the chemical enters their blood stream
If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander. Over 500 American troops are in West Africa.
Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Pehochinsky expressed disappointmentt Ukraine hasn’t paid for 100,000 tons of Polish coal. Ukraine one of world’s top coal consumers, 7th largest reserves. Coal production in Ukraine suffered, result of fighting where 90 percent of country’s coal mines located. Most closed down because of the war.
Models of Apple’s higher-end portable computer, the MacBook Pro, have come to the end of their three-year extended warranties. That leaves their owners at the mercy of Apple when something goes wrong, and at minimum thousands of the computers have had the same computer-killing problem with their graphics processing unit. Apple has not publicly admitted that the machines have a problem.
New San Francisco smartphone app promises to deliver cannabis right to your door aimed at making access to medical marijuana easier. patient can upload their California ID and valid medical marijuana prescription into the app’s database, which is verified by dispensaries.
Since January 1st, Colorado brought in more than $45.2 million in taxes from marijuana sales, including licenses and fees. Medical marijuana numbers are similar pattern $32.2 million purchased in August.
The West African virus has succeeded in isolating America, new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel.
Pennsylvania legislator Representative Marty Flynn, Democrat from Scranton exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber who tried to mug him and another lawmaker near the statehouse. Four teenagers were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and other offenses.
Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.
"At this point of the crusade against the Islamic State, it is very important that attacks take place in every country that has entered into the alliance against the Islamic State, especially the US, UK, France, Australia and Germany."
The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court, where a criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and trails of destroyed evidence.
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