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‘Taking food from the hungry’: UK govt rejects EU food bank subsidy -Video

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/uk-refuses-eu-help-467/

Britain’s Conservative government is facing a wave of criticism for refusing up to $36 million in EU food aid. The decision has prompted accusations the government is sacrificing the needs of the poor in favor of championing an “anti-EU ideology.

Florida Couple Forced to Dig Up 17-Year Old Organic Garden

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/florida-couple-forced-dig-17-year-old-organic-garden/

Florida couple dug up the garden after appearing twice in front of the Code Enforcement Board and facing $50 fine each day the garden remained, there are also reports that they have filed a lawsuit targeted at overturning the zoning regulation that made their garden a battleground.

Kerry pledges to boost aid to China’s neighbors amid tensions

December 19th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/17/340560/us-to-boost-aid-to-chinas-neighbors/

US Secretary of State John Kerry: United States will increase maritime security assistance to China’s neighbors amid rising tensions with China. Washington would give Manila $40 million in maritime security assistance, negotiations with government there to rotate more US military forces in the country.

Can’t keep your doctor? This poor guy can’t even keep his seeing eye dog! -Video

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/cant-keep-your-doctor-this-poor-guy-cant-even-keep-his-seeing-eye-dog_122013

Have to put the dog up for adoption since his health insurance will no longer cover the cost. Williams said he would “definitely keep” Orlando if he had the money. “The dog saved my life. Do it now or The Curmudgeon will put YOU on his Christmas list. You don’t want to be there.

Fracking could be allowed in Britain without owners notification

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_19/Fracking-could-be-allowed-in-Britain-without-owners-notification-7386/

New law in Britain, fracking could be done under homes of people without their knowledge. Companies not obliged to notify of gas drillings. Gas companies could skip sending letters to residents about drilling beneath their properties. Instead will have to publish the information in the local newspaper

Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Merkel_compared_NSA_to_Stasi_in_heated_encounter_with_Obama/31282/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel compared snooping of the US with the Stasi, the all-powerful secret police of communist East Germany, where she grew up. Also told president NSA cannot be trusted because of material itallowed to leak to whistleblower Snowden.

Robots are the not-too-distant future of war

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Robots_are_the_not-too-distant_future_of_war/31302/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Military hardware will soon consist of “autonomous robots that know neither pity nor fear” — quite a step up from the current generation of UAVs and drones.

TED, Monsanto, Pseudoscience and GMOs

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/TED%2C_Monsanto%2C_Pseudoscience_and_GMOs/31277/0/0/0/Y/M.html

People who talk about GMOs are engaged in “pseudoscience.” Those who discuss the healing potential of foods are spreading “health hoaxes, reject bad science, pseudoscience and health hoaxes,” meaning anyone who talks about GMOs, “food as medicine” or similar topics.

Bill aims to stop employers from conducting credit

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Bill_aims_to_stop_employers_from_conducting_credit_checks/31293/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Federal bill introduced Tuesday would prevent employers from denying job applicants based on their credit.Employers would no longer be able to require prospective employees to go through credit check or reject them due to negative information in a credit report. Practice common among businesses

Russia Will Free Arctic 30 And Pussy Riot

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russia_Will_Free_Arctic_30_And_Pussy_Riot/31294/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Arctic 30 Greenpeace activists and jailed members of Pussy Riot are set to be freed under new amnesty laws. State Duma voted 446-0 in favour of the Kremlin-backed bill, drop charges against the 30 activists from Greenpeace.

SF Supervisors Propose Ban On Plastic Water Bottle Sales

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676259

Legislation to address the excess waste created by plastic water bottles. Would initially apply only to events that have access to adequate on-site water, Trash collectors pick up 10 to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles each year in San Francisco.

Brian Schwanke, Tea Party Patriot, Charged With Child Porn Distribution

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676364

Smoking Gun: allegedly used the e-mail account hornypastor@outlook.com to trade hundreds of child sex photos and videos. Claimed to have been a pastor for 20 years and allegedly had sex with numerous underage girls during that period, some as young as 8.

Ex-BP engineer convicted on 1 obstruction charge

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676413

The first criminal trial produced by the Justice Department's sweeping probe of BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ended Wednesday with a jury convicting a drilling engineer of trying to obstruct investigators by deleting text messages from his cellular phone. Acquitted of second count.

GOP Rep. Jack Kingston Proposes That Poor Students Sweep Floors In Exchange For Lunch

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014676488

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.): low-income children should have to pay at least a nominal amount or do some work like sweeping cafeteria floors in exchange for their subsidized meals. Kingston is vying to be his party's nominee in Georgia's Senate race next year.

In The Wealthiest Area Of The Country, 7 Homeless People Have Frozen To Death This Winter

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/18/3081571/bay-area-homeless-deaths/

Seventh homeless person in the Bay Area to die in the cold since November 28. National Coalition for the Homeless: approximately 700 homeless people die from hypothermia every year. Tend to occur on the East Coast and Midwest. lack of affordable housing, low-paying jobs. Poor people in danger.

NSA's goal is elimination of individual privacy worldwide - Greenwald to EU -Video

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/greenwald-eu-parliament-testimony-424/

Greenwald: Western governments inculcated people to accept privacy does not have much value, get people accustomed to violations of privacy.” EU politicians only took action when discovered they were targeted. NSA, GCHQ's activities aimed at “diplomatic manipulation, accumulation of power.”

NSA ruined it!' Brazil ditches Boeing jets, grants $4.5 bln contract to Saab

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/brazil-nsa-defense-contract-454/

Brazil rejected Boeing’s F/A-18 fighter jets in favor of Swedish SAAB’s JAS 39 Gripens. NSA economic espionage, intrusive surveillance of global officials’ communications, including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, by N S A led to distrust of the American company. Brazil: NSA ruined it for America.

Texas judge: Search warrants can be obtained based on predictions of future crimes

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/texas-warrants-future-prediction-crimes-449/

Police in Texas may now obtain search warrant based on a prediction of a future crime. Ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals came last week, ending a controversial case in which police searched a house before obtaining a warrant, still able to present the confiscated evidence during a trial.

US making ‘last-ditch effort’ in Syria -Video

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/18/340692/us-making-lastditch-effort-in-syria/

Press TV: United States is making a “last-ditch effort” to prop up the foreign-backed militant groups in Syria which are fighting to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power, international criminal operation that is organized and led by the United States.

Beijing warns US against meddling in China Sea -Video

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/18/340706/us-warned-against-china-sea-meddling/

Chinese Foreign Ministry: "We hope relevant countries can respect the efforts made by China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, adhere to the stance and commitment of not taking sides on the issue of the South China Sea, be cautious about their words and actions.

‘Welfare cuts spark rise in eviction notices’

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/15/340099/eviction-notices-rise-by-26-in-uk/

British government’s welfare reforms sparked26-percent rise in social housing evictions. Department for Work and Pensions, claimed no evidence people will be made homeless as a result of welfare reforms. Housing associations using threat of eviction to protect their income.

Germany rejects European Union bank-bailout plan -Video

December 18th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/18/340715/germany-scraps-eu-bankbailout-scheme/

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rejected on Tuesday an EU plan to use money from the eurozone’s rescue fund - the 500-billion-euro European Stability Mechanism (ESM) - to directly bailout troubled banks. Financial assistance will be given only to governments and not directly to banks.

Environmental activists face up to ten years in prison for glitter-covered banner

December 17th, 2013
Categories: Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/terrorism-hoax-glitter-activists-397/

Oklahoma City police charged two activists on Friday for enacting a “terrorism hoax” after the pair unfurled a banner covered in glitter at a fossil-fuel company’s headquarters. Authorities took the glitter as evidence of a possible biochemical attack.

Army intel wants to scan social media from 40 countries to search for dangerous trends

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17104

The Army wants to be able to anonymously scan social media platforms, open-source information from 40 countries in 66 languages, perform data analytics on huge data sets of information in search of trends in political, military, economic, other areas. Wants to be able to do it from a smartphone.

Japan set to buy $240B worth of hi-tech weapons

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/17121

Japan: buying stealth fighters, drones, submarines two destroyers equipped with Aegis antimissile system, 28 new F-35 fighter jets, a stealth plane far superior to the F-15s that Japan currently has. Simmering territorial row, regional tensions with China. Also boost its missile defense system.

Chemicals Found In Water At Fracking Sites Linked To Infertility, Cancer

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/17/3073851/chemicals-fracking-water/

An analysis of water samples from hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ sites found the presence of hormone-disrupting chemicals. The chemicals have been linked to infertility, birth defects, and cancer. 750 chemicals reported to be used in fracking operations.

Colorado Cities Routinely Jail Individuals Because They Can’t Pay Fines, ACLU Finds

December 17th, 2013
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/17/3077561/colorado-cities-routinely-jail-individuals-pay-fines-aclu-finds/

Fueled by private probation firms, profit from criminal penalties of those who can’t afford to pay traffic fines. U.S. Supreme Court: jailing someone because they cannot afford to pay a fine is unconstitutional. Debtors’ prisons” seeing a revival in many jurisdictions, although state, constitutional law forbids them.

Global markets shudder at prospect of Fed pullback on dollar handouts to banks

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/17/pers-d17.html

US Federal Reserve makes its announcement on monetary policy Wednesday, speculators in the US and around the world will be watching, see if it decides to “taper” program of “quantitative easing” (QE) that yielded them trillions of dollars since global financial crisis in September 2008.

NSA Surveillance Is about Power, Not "Safety"

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/12/17-1

Snowden: American Senators tell Brazil to not worry, this is not "surveillance," it's "data collection," to keep you safe. These programs were never about terrorism, they're about economic spying, social control, and diplomatic manipulation. They're about power. NSA wanted to listen to the whole world.

Edward Snowden offers to help Brazil over US spying in return for asylum

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/17/edward-snowden-brazil-spying-asylum

Edward Snowden offered to help Brazil investigate US spying in exchange for political asylum in open letter to the Brazilian people. "I've expressed my willingness to assist where it's appropriate and legal, but, unfortunately, the US government has been working hard to limit my ability to do so," Snowden.

Richest People in America Received Over $11 Million in Government Subsidies -Video

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://intellihub.com/2013/12/17/richest-people-in-america-recieved-over-11-million-in-government-subsidies/

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) — Last month it was revealed that a number of billionaires received government welfare in the form of farm subsidies. David Rockefeller was among the dozens of billionaires working the system for government subsidies, taking over $11 million of tax money.

State Can Seize Your Assets to Pay For Care After You’re Forced Into Medicaid by Obamacare

December 17th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://healthydebates.com/state-can-seize-assets-pay-care-youre-forced-medicaid-obamacare/

If 55 or over, after you’re dead Medicaid can bill your estate for ordinary health-care expenses. State could recuperate funds spent on Medicaid patient post-55 years old from whatever assets he owned. Family home or car or whatever had to be bought back from the state. It’s called estate recovery.

Spain ‘won’t have enough tanks’: Catalonia to vote on independence, defy Madrid -Video

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/catalonia-independence-referendum-date-188/

The Catalan regional parliament has set November next year for a referendum on the Spanish province’s independence. Was oppressed during the rule of military dictator Francisco Franco. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy: government will not allow referendum to happen, would be unconstitutional.

US prompt global strike program 'very dangerous' -Video

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/12/339667/us-prompt-global-strike-program-dangerous/

United States “continues to maintain” it “will be able to launch an attack anywhere in the world with conventional weapons.”Weapons n developed in the United States under the ‘‘prompt global strike’’ program capable of striking targets anywhere in the world in an hour with deadly precision.

Troops shot on Israel-Lebanon border

December 16th, 2013
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25399340

Israeli army shot two Lebanese soldiers after Israeli soldier Sergeant Shlomi Cohen killed by Lebanese sniper. Lebanese army has not officially commented on either incidents. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon: both sides "co-operating with United Nations,urged Israel, Lebanon exercise restraint.

Conversations between Attorneys and Clients were being recorded by Edison, NJ Police

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://12160.info/page/conversations-between-attorneys-and-clients-were-being-recorded-b?xg_source=shorten_twitter

Private conversations, including legally protected attorney-client discussions, have been secretly recorded inside Edison police headquarters. Police Chief Thomas Bryan assured Edison’s mayor microphones on the cameras would be disabled to guard against an invasion of privacy.

In News That Will Surprise No One, NSA Has Cracked Mobile Phone Encryption To Listen In On Calls

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/breaking-news/in-news-that-will-surprise-no-one-nsa-has-cracked-mobile-phone-encryption-to-listen-in-on-calls/

Snowden latest reports: The NSA cracked the A5/1 encryption used to encrypt mobile phone conversations on many GSM mobile networks. Some networks use more modern encryption, much harder for the NSA to crack. If you want private conversation, you shouldn’t use a phone.

Schumer: Veterans Should Take a Pay Cut But Congress Should Not

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/schumer-veterans-should-take-a-pay-cut-but-congress-should-not_122013

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) believes US military veterans should take a cut to their retirement benefits, maintained members of Congress should not take a pay cut. Said they have already sacrificed, have not had a pay raise “in a long time,” are paying more for healthcare insurance.

New Orleans cops can bust you for prostitution if they think you have too many condoms

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/16/new-orleans-cops-can-bust-you-for-prostitution-if-they-think-you-have-too-many-condoms/

If police suspect a person of being a prostitute, they can arrest them if they discover that they’re carrying condoms. When asked if that meant that carrying a legally purchased box of condoms would warrant an arrest, New Orleans Police Department spokesperson refused to answer.

Federal Court Rules Bulk Collection Of Phone Records By NSA Likely Violates Constitution: Founding Fathers ‘Would Be Aghast’

December 16th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/16/3071061/federal-court-rules-bulk-collection-phone-records-nsa-violates-constitution-founding-fathers-agast/

A federal judge has ruled that the “wholesale collection of the phone record metadata” of all U.S. citizens, a program exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden likely violates the 4th Amendment and is unconstitutional. Plaintiffs challenging bulk collection of U.S. phone records.

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