American pundits are often more interested in scoring points against their partisan rivals than in the pain that U.S. policies inflict on people in faraway lands, as columnists Paul Krugman and Thomas L. Friedman are showing regarding Russia and Ukraine.
In America, unlike in other countries, a huge chunk of medical spending goes to insurance company profits, not to health care. Another big chunk goes to paperwork, which has a variety of purposes such as collecting personal information on patients and combating fraud (probably the paperwork costs more than fraud).
Moscow is being forced to come up with countermeasures in response to NATO's increased presence in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to the alliance said following an announcement on the arrival of another US warship in the area.
We need to understand the distinction between two kinds of labeling. Voluntary labeling=“I own this health-food store, and I’m doing my best to sell you non-GMO products. All such products will carry a seal that says ‘Non-GMO’.”
41-year old man, Tyrone Melville identified as a suspect, who called the 84th precinct switchboard, told he wanted to kill more police officers. Identified himself as Ismaayil Brinsley, the dead suspect of the two killed policemen. Jose Maldonado from Brooklyn arrested, posted threat to kill police on his Facebook page.“Might just go out and kill two cops myself!!!”with pictures of dead police officers.
A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges, conspiracy to commit fraud, and theft of government property in which he and a confidant attempted to offer someone confidential information about a Bangladeshi politician in exchange for cash.
Dozens of innocent men still held at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba can expect to be transferred in next six months Obama talks with leaders from a wide range of potential host countries in the hope that they will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer. Four men were transferred to Afghanistan last week after being held in the prison for over a decade without charge.
Despite a cultivation and seed import ban of genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape in Switzerland, Monsanto and Bayer's GM plants have been introduced into the environment there, confirming fears that once the GM genie has been let out of the bottle it can not be put back.
What most people refuse to understand, if not even acknowledge, is the extent to which the elites have an utter stranglehold on the world’s financial system, and by world we do not mean just the Western world.
A prisoner who was released on licence is spending Christmas back in jail after he was punished for taking a job which started at 6.15 in the morning, 45 minutes before his night-time curfew expired. His parole was supervised by a private company.
20 percent of American families on food stamps, average age when a man in America first gets married 29.0 years. 31.1 percent of U.S. young adults living with parents. One-third of Americans have file in FBI’s criminal database. 48 percent of Americans can immediately come up with $400 in emergency cash without borrowing or selling something. 59 percent of Americans in favor of torturing prisoners. 52 percent of Americans made less than $30,000 last year. In 1980, 3,000 SWAT raids in United States, today, 80,000 SWAT raids per year. 49 million Americans face food insecurity. Student loan debt 1.2 trillion dollars. One-third of of United States (110 million people) has sexually transmitted disease. $18,031,021,541,347.52 U.S. national debt.
Angry Americans took to streets in Berkeley, Missouri on Wednesday after police shot and killed another black teenager Tuesday night. 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot dead by a police officer near a gas station in Berkeley. Police say Martin pointed a gun at officers.
Police say an 18-year-old teenager who was shot dead by officers in the St. Louis area was armed and had a violent criminal past, identified as 18-year-old Antonio Martin, shot once after an officer discharged his weapon three times during altercation at Mobile Gas station, reportedly armed at the time of the shooting, not believed to have fired his weapon.
Ukraine on Wednesday briefly severed electricity to the Crimean peninsula, nine months after it was annexed by Russia, in a pointed reminder of the territory’s reliance on Ukrainian energy sources.
A lack of self-reflection is embedded in Jewish culture, ideology and politics. This elementary observation helps to explain why many Jews regard anti-Semitism as strictly a collective psychosis or general disease of the Goyim.
The parents of 18-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh Jr., known affectionately as "Bou-Bou," told ABC’s 20-20 news program last week that they owe $1 million in medical expenses after their son was nearly killed by a flash-bang grenade during a late night SWAT team raid on a relative’s home in rural Georgia. The county government has refused to compensate them, claiming that it would be a violation of state law.
Police departments in the US are warning officers to take extra care after cop killings. Officers advised to wear bulletproof vests, not make inflammatory posts on social media. New York Police Department (NYPD) union told cops they should not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary,
The Federal Reserve and its bullion bank agents are actively using uncovered futures contracts to illegally manipulate the prices of precious metals in order to keep interest rates below the market rate. The purpose of manipulation is to support the U.S. dollar’s reserve status at a time when the dollar should be in decline from the over-supply created by QE and from trade and budget deficits.
Two New York City police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a man who hours earlier vowed on social media to make history by avenging the questionable non-indictments of white police officers in the deaths of black men. Ismaaiyl Abdula Brinsley, a 28-year-old black man, made his way to New York City and shot the cops in the head as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn. Brinsley then ran into a subway where witnesses say he turned the gun on himself and fired, ending his life.
Hundreds of protestors have gathered in America’s largest shopping mall in the state of Minnesota, essentially shutting down the mall while chanting “Black Lives Matter.”
Internal memo distributed to police in New York: officers begin traveling in packs of two;“At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity…” requires that officers refrain from arresting any Americans unless it is absolutely necessary. Declares that the NYPD is now a “Wartime” department, and that “we will act accordingly.”
Two uniformed NYPD officers were shot dead Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner — in what investigators believe was a crazed gunman’s assassination-style mission to avenge Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Lone gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28. Moments after killing the two officers, he too was dead, having turned the gun on himself on a nearby subway platform as cops closed in.
Shoppers are caught out by small print and hidden fees that eat balance; entire balance can be snatched. Many cards expire if they are not used for a set period and the money is lost. ‘Companies benefiting from customers who don’t use their gift cards straight away, due to inflation they will get less for their money if they wait years to spend them.
Chevron Corp. second-largest U.S. energy producer will pull out of an agreement for exploring the Oleska field in western Ukraine, Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) retreated earlier this year from a similar deal in eastern provinces.
Russia’s currency market witnessed further huge volatility again today. The finance ministry said it would start selling foreign exchange which are primarily in dollars. This appeared to reduce selling pressure on the rouble; due in part to low oil prices, effects of western sanctions.
Wisconsin-based farm policy research group has worked diligently to uncover persistent violations, filing formal legal complaints against livestock operations producing milk, meat and eggs, accusing them of fraudulently marketing such products as organic.
Citigroup announced it would move its headquarters from New York to U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C., in 2015. Citi outbid JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to lease thirty thousand square feet of prime real estate on the floor of House of Representatives. Citi spokesperson acknowledged makeover of the House is to cost millions,” “It’s always expensive to open a new branch.”“Instead of flying from New York to give Congress their orders, Citigroup executives can be on the floor with them, handing them legislation, telling them how to vote, result in tremendous cost savings.
Court ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc to pay $188 million to employees who had sued the retailer for failing to compensate them for rest breaks and all hours worked. Wal-Mart said on Tuesday that it might appeal the decision, which upheld lower court rulings, to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Federal Bureau of Investigation established an office in the 1930s to bolster its image in radio programs, films, and television shows. US armed forces have motion picture and television offices to provide official assistance to the media, carrying CIA message and offering extreme vision of America’s enemies.
Bryant Cochran, the ex-chief magistrate of Murray County, Georgia convicted of conspiring to plant methamphetamine in the car of a woman who had publicly accused him of propositioning her for sex. The jury also found him guilty of sexually assaulting one county employee, illegally searching the cell phone of another and tampering with a witness.
n New York, at least 50,000 marched through the streets of Manhattan. In Washington, DC, as many as 25,000 participated. The mass demonstrations are an expression of growing popular outrage over the reign of police violence in the United States.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and Ukrainian Security Service involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism.”
Telecom and broadband providers fighting net neutrality by claiming they will raise the rates of consumers. Now they claim to be concerned about consumer costs. The US pays too much for Internet services that deliver less than other countries; unregulated monopolies that gouge consumers and provide lousy service.
Representatives of "Ukrinmash" weapons manufacturing State Concern "Ukroboronprom" signed a contract with American firearms manufacturer Barrett Firearms, an American company for the production of firearms, optical devices and ammunition. Specialization; large-caliber sniper rifles.
Fox News Channel correspondent Dominic Di-Natale, apparently killed himself, according to a Colorado medical examine. Last assignment for Fox was covering the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson and the riots and looting that occurred in its wake. The coroner's office listed his death as a suicide, but did not disclose how he killed himself.
States passed special laws that allow the companies to pull cash away from reserves they are required to keep to pay claims. The insurers use the money to pay for bonuses, shareholder dividends, acquisitions, because of complicated accounting maneuvers, the money escapes federal taxation.
In ancient Rome, payment for a hard day’s labor was 1/10th of once ounce of physical silver.
Today, due to the massive manipulation, a person earning $50,000/year is compensated with the equivalent of 10-11 ounces of physical silver per day. More than 100 times the historic norm only possible because silver is most manipulated, most undervalued tangible asset on earth, current silver gold ratio over 70 to 1, while the earth’s mining output in 2013 was a mere 8.3 to 1.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry told Congress Tuesday that President Obama wants expansive war powers to pursue the Islamic State terrorists wherever and however he deems necessary, by requesting a war authorization that would allow the Pentagon to commit American combat troops to the fight.
Man, in his early fifties, impaled on railings after falling 60ft from window. Police said he fell from the fourth floor window of luxury Marylebone flat. Metropolitan Police: not being treated as suspicious. According to neighbours, the man believed to have worked in the banking or financial services.
The nation’s first bank for marijuana growers, and investors will open in January after Colorado’s banking regulators approved a charter for The Fourth Corner Credit Union.
Ex-Madoff Securities director of operations Daniel Bonventre was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Manhattan Federal Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who called him a ‘pampered, compliant and overcompensated worker.’ Ordered to forfeit $155 billion.
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.
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