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Ukraine criminalises pro-EU protests

January 17th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17588

EU and US diplomats voiced dismay after Ukrainecriminalised every aspect of pro-EU protest movement. laws impose fines ofto $1,275, 15 days’ detention on people who install, supply equipment, tent, loudspeakers, at opposition rallies, wear masks, make “extremist” billboards, form convoys of cars.

Senator Wants To Force Low-Income Americans To Show ID For Their Food

January 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/01/16/3174021/vitter-photo-food-stamps/

Under a bill Vitter introduced Wednesday, beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be denied their food if they are unable to show a photographic identification card at the register. One in four African-Americans surveyed had no ID

Texas cops handcuff man after he gave change to homeless person

January 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/texas-police-handcuff-change-homeless-795/

Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, all for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw what you did. I gave a homeless man 75 cents. Drug war has come under scrutiny lately.

It’s a heavyweight fight between the Agriculture Department and Congress over a major dietary issue: white potatoes.

January 17th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/16/Agriculture-Department-No-More-Potatoes-No-More-French-Fries

Agriculture Department,wants to prevent participants in federal Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program from buying white potatoes.Concerned women will turn potatoes into dangerous French fries, frying, baking them in fats, oils, jeopardizing health of children across America.

Spain becomes first country to rely on wind as top energy source

January 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Science

Link: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/16/spain-becomes-firstcountrytorelymostlyonwindforenergy.html

Spain first country in the world to draw a plurality of its power from wind energy for an entire year, according country’s energy regulator. Wind accounted for 20.9 percent of the country’s energy, enough to power about 15.5 million households, nuclear coming in second at 20.8 percent.

Police clash with Spanish protesters in Madrid -Video

January 16th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/16/345933/police-clash-with-spanish-protesters/

Violent clashes have broken out between police and demonstrators after thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of the capital Madrid to protest against a controversial construction project. Nightly protests over the costly project, which began on January 10 in Burgos, have spread nation-wide in Spain.

British police find big cannabis factory in London

January 16th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/15/345842/big-cannabis-factory-found-in-london/

British police have discovered a large cannabis factory in southeast London, where officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis in the area. They found 500 fully grown cannabis plants in the factory. Cannabis remains the drug most heavily used.

What Secrets Your Phone Is Sharing About You

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://sorendreier.com/what-secrets-your-phone-is-sharing-about-you/

Sensors follow signals emitted from Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, allows them to create portraits of people’s habits as they go about their daily lives, traveling from yoga studios to restaurants, to coffee shops, sports stadiums, hotels, and nightclubs. Location trackers ignite privacy concerns.

Police Arrest Suspect in $1.65M Hermitage Museum Embezzlement

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140115/186518369/Police-Arrest-Suspect-in-165M-Hermitage-Museum-Embezzlement.html

Police arrested a Moscow businessman accused of helping embezzle over 55 million rubles ($1.65 million) during renovation of Russia’s most famous museum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Arkady Akhmechet charged with large-scale fraud. crime is punishable by 10 years in prison under Russian law.

French presidential address: A call for austerity and militarism

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/15/fren-j15.html

French President François Hollande gave three-hour press conference yesterday at Elysée presidential palace, trying to halt slide in support for his Socialist Party (PS) government. Trying to rally support in the ruling class, pledging draconian social cuts justified with militarist,anti-immigrant rhetoric.

George Osborne lays down ultimatum: reform EU or Britain quit

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/

Warning to Britain’s European partners that the UK will leave the EU unless it embarks on whole-scale economic and political reform. 95 MPs signed a letter calling for the dismantling of the core principles of the EU. Simple choice for Europe: reform or decline.

Britain to assume all UK debt to stave off fear of Scottish independence default

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/

British government has pledged that it will assume all U.K. government debt in the event Scotland votes for independence. U.K. government will honour the contractual terms of the debt if Scotland votes to break away in a Sept. 18 referendum. And independent Scotland would still need to pay its “fair share.

Milwaukee voucher school disappears after getting $2 million in taxpayer money

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014698167

A voucher-funded Milwaukee school that had gotten more than $2 million in taxpayer money disappeared “in the dead of the night” last month. LifeSkills Academy had already received over $200,000 as a part of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program this year before vacating the premises around Dec. 12.

Britons suffer highest food prices in Western Europe

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/15/345812/britons-suffer-eus-highest-food-prices/

In terms of people’s affordability to eat, UK is the worst place in Western Europe, Britain is the world’s sixth richest country, yet British people are increasingly relying on food banks because of the coalition government’s austerity policies. Energy prices are higher too in relation to income.

Israel, Pentagon 'big winners' in US spending bill

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/15/345768/israel-pentagon-winners-in-us-bill/

Spending bill authorizes $173 million in added funding for Israel’s missile systems, including nearly $34 million to improve the Arrow weapon system and $117.2 million for development of the David's Sling short-range ballistic missile system and $22 million for an upper-tier interceptor.

Gold, liquor, and houses: new details emerge of disgraced general Gu Junshan's graft loot

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1406027/new-details-emerge-disgraced-general-gu-junshans-graft-loot

It took 20 paramilitary officers two nights to seize possessions enough to fill four trucks from one of the ancestral home of a disgraced deputy military logistics chief, as new details emerged about investigation, biggest People’s Liberation Army graft case in recent years. Pure gold statue, gold wash basin.

Single cinder block was used to contain toxic chemical prior to mass W. Virginia spill

January 15th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/west-virginia-chemical-emergency-606/

State inspectors found company involved in major chemical spill in West Virginia set up a simple cinder block, one 50-pound bag of safety absorbent powder. State, local officials: Freedom Industries' containment dike full of cracks, holes. State, local planners did not have emergency-response plan

Wisconsin Republicans propose 7-day work week at behest of business lobby

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/14/wisconsin-republicans-propose-7-day-work-week-at-behest-of-business-lobby/

Republican legislators in Wisconsin are circulating a draft of a bill on behalf of the state’s largest anti-union business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce would allow 7-day work week for state’s workers. Opponents say employers would use law to erase weekends force employees to work longer.

Chile: special forces storm San Antonio port to break strike

January 14th, 2014
Categories: World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Chile%3A_special_forces_storm_San_Antonio_port_to_break_strike/32014/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Response to strikes that began on Jan. 3 which have paralyzed trade from the major port, particularly for the fruit industry. “A night of repression from the police special forces was experienced. People from STI don’t want to go to work but they are forced to, This is war. There is nothing else to do.

North Carolina Just Gave Millionaires A Tax Cut, Raised Taxes On The Poorest 900,000 Working Families

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/01/14/3161521/north-carolinas-eitc-tax-hike-poor/

Poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike A person who earns a million dollars per year will get a roughly $10,000 tax cut, bottom 80 percent of the income distribution will see their taxes rise. Four out of five taxpayers in the state were going to pay more next year.

Russia, Hungary sign agreement on construction of two units at Paks Nuclear Power Plant

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_01_14/Russia-Hungary-sign-agreement-on-construction-of-two-units-at-Paks-Nuclear-Power-Plant-3623/

An agreement on cooperation in utilizing nuclear power for civilian purposes signed following negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian President Viktor Orban on Tuesday envisions the building of two new power-generating units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.

Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed patents, ability to sue

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/supreme-court-hands-monsanto-victory-over-farmers-gmo-seed-patents-ability-sue

US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.

Protests continue over UK fracking decision -Video

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/video/tom-sullivan/protests-continue-over-uk-fracking-decision

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced financial incentives for shale gas extraction, controversial energy source known as 'fracking'. Local authorities now be allowed to keep one hundred percent of their local tax on fracking sites, twice as much as for other businesses. Caused an uproar.

UK: Grieving families face £1,000 ‘death tax’ as councils cash in on burials

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/UK%3A_Grieving_families_face_%C2%A31%2C000_%E2%80%98death_tax%E2%80%99_as_councils_cash_in_on_burials/32001/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Councils have been accused of imposing a ‘death tax’ on bereaved families by drastically increasing burial and cremation charges to balance their books. The higher fees are hitting people when they are at their most vulnerable, according to undertakers.

Man charged with attempting to smuggle F-35 blueprints to Iran

January 14th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Science, Iran

Link: http://rt.com/usa/f35-data-arrest-iran-555/

Man charged with attempting to send technical data of F-35 joint strike fighter to Iran. Mozaffar Khazaee naturalized US citizen charged with “transporting, transmitting and transferring in interstate or foreign commerce goods obtained by theft, conversion, or fraud.” He faces a maximum of 10 years in jail.

Pathetic Attempt to Garner Sympathy for GMO Farmers Falls Flat

January 13th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://farmwars.info/?p=12286

The opposition to biotech crops is slowing the approval by U.S. regulators of new genetically modified products that is hurting farmers: official with a trade group representing seed manufacturer. Poison yourselves if you want. We will deal with farmers who care about us and the environment.

Feds Push Software to Monitor Americans' Energy Usage

January 13th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Feds_Push_Software_to_Monitor_Americans%27_Energy_Usage/31965/0/0/0/Y/M.html

DOE says its energy-scoring software, Home Energy Scoring Tool is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating, allows homeowners to compare energy performance of their homes, also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going.

Argentina ‘will seek to punish’ firms that drill for Falklands oil

January 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/

Argentina will seek legal punishment, including prison sentences, for anyone who drills for oil in the Falklands and the surrounding waters it claims as its territories, the country’s newly created Malvinas secretary has told the Guardian. “We will go to the international courts.

Ellen Brown runs for Treasurer in California!-Video

January 12th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Ellen_Brown_runs_for_Treasurer_in_California!/31949/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Ellen Brown, author of ‘Web of Debt’ and the ‘Public Banking Solution’, is running for Treasurer in California, aiming to create a State Bank. will implement legislation to charter a Californian State Bank. State Debt could be refinanced interest-free, end plundering by Wall Street fraudulent ‘Government debt’.

Iran, world powers agree to start implementing nuclear deal on Jan. 20

January 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Science, Iran

Link: http://rt.com/news/iran-world-implement-nuclear-490/

Iran and six leading world powers, the P5+1, have agreed to implement the nuclear deal reached in Geneva in November starting from January 20. Iran receives $550 million installment of $4.2 billion in frozen overseas funds on February 1. President Obama welcomed the agreement.

What sort of country gives £1.2m benefits to an odious family like this? The drug-dealing dad, his 22 children (including an armed robber and a murderer) and state handouts that prove Britain's lost its marbles

January 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2538298/What-sort-country-gives-1-2m-benefits-odious-family-like-The-drug-dealing-dad-22-children-including-armed-robber-murderer-state-handouts-prove-Britains-lost-marbles.html

Raymond Hull: serial criminal 32 convictions, drink- driving, burglary, assaulting police, violent attack. 22 children with 11 different women. Hasn’t worked in ten years. 18-month-suspended sentence dealing cannabis. Son, Adrian killed his babysitter. Three sons jailed for robbery, violence, drugs, drunk daughter.

Next Step in Uruguay: Competitive, Quality Marijuana

January 12th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/01/next-step-uruguay-competitive-quality-marijuana/

Uruguay,will spend the next few months selecting a good quality strain of the crop that can be sold at a price similar to current illegal prices. Studying the best way to produce competitively-priced high-quality marijuana while involving small and medium Uruguayan producers.

PulseWallet Lets You Pay For Things Via Your Veins

January 12th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://govtslaves.info/pulsewallet-lets-pay-things-via-veins/

PulseWallet syncs your credit card to the palm of your hand through the device’s internal biometric technology. Using built-in Fujitsu palm-scanning technology called Palm Secure, the electronic device photographs a person’s unique vein pattern just below the skin. makes forging extremely difficult.

Hoping to avoid suicide epidemic, Florida company to end gun rentals

January 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/florida-suspends-gun-suicide-rentals-444/

A chain of gun-shops announced it will no longer rent out guns, to stop a string of suicides by customers. “We don’t rent to white male Florida resident who comes in alone. They don’t want to mess up their families’ homes, so they do it here.”

Thatcher planned to use army against 1984-1985 British miners’ strike

January 11th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/11/mine-j11.html

Papers released by UK’s National Archives reveal Margaret Thatcher developed plans to use army to break year-long 1984-1985 miners’ strike. Thatcher denied plan was in place. 20,000 miners were injured or hospitalised, 13,000 arrested, 200 imprisoned, 2 killed on picket lines.

Inhuman treatment of UK woman in privately-run prison

January 11th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Iran, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/11/pris-j11.html

Nadine Wright,, prisoner when she suffered a miscarriage. It is alleged that, with the dead foetus on the floor, she was told to clean up the blood in the cell. She stole food from a supermarket worth £13.94. The appalling treatment meted out to Wright would need a modern-day Charles Dickens to adequately depict.

Ecuador Cracks Down on Indigenous Leaders Opposed to Oil

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014694313

Ecuadorian government is now attempting to take down Ecuador's indigenous leaders who are committed to defending their territory from any oil development plans by companies. Attorney General, accuses leaders of crime of threat" during protests against the oil auction.

New housing tax sparks public outcry in Italy -Video

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/11/344887/new-housing-tax-sparks-public-outcry-in-italy/

New housing tax has sparked public outcry in Italy leaving millions of taxpayers angry. New housing services tax would cost Italian families more than a previous property tax abolished six weeks ago. Those who will pay more families with several children who are less well-of.

Israeli settlements hit by global boycott campaign -Video

January 10th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/11/344891/global-boycott-hits-israeli-products/

International campaign to boycott Israeli products taking a heavy toll on illegal settlers in Jordan Valley region occupied West Bank. Income of the settlerss who grow fresh products dropped by more than 14 percent or $29 million in last year, Western European markets avoid buying the products.

Credit Union Offers Teachers Personal Loans for Classroom Supplies

January 9th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/01/teachers-offered-personal-loans-school-supplies

Silver State Schools Credit Union of Las Vegas, Nevada, now offers loans specifically for K-12 teachers who are struggling to scrape together the classroom essentials. Predatory lenders have gone after soldiers and students. Now, credit unions have underpaid K-12 teachers in their sights.

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