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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Smoking Gun: allegedly used the e-mail account firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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