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China bans government officials from smoking

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014684639

The Chinese government has banned its officials from smoking in public as part of an effort to limit smoking throughout the country. China has the largest number of smokers in the world. "Smoking by some party officials endangers public health, also damages the image of the party and the government."

Berlin Senate passes new austerity budget

December 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/30/berl-d30.html

For the first time, the two-year budget for 2014/2015 prohibits the city-state of Berlin from taking on new loans. The state government has €63 billion of debt. Each year, Berlin transfers around €2 billion to the banks for interest payments.

Suicide bombing kills at least 17 in Russia's Volgograd (VIDEO)

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/volgograd-blast-victims-russia-937/

At least 16 people were killed in a blast at a railway station in the city of Volgograd, southern Russia. A suicide bomber is suspected to have carried out the attack, says the National Anti-terrorism Committee. At least 44 people were injured, thought to have been carried out by a female suicide bomber."

U.S. Uses 40 Tons of Antibiotics a Day Just to Grow Food

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._Uses_40_Tons_of_Antibiotics_a_Day_Just_to_Grow_Food/31568/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The United States consumes more than 50 tons of antibiotics a day—80% of which is not used for humans. About 40 tons goes to promote agricultural production, such as giving antibiotics to cattle and chickens.

California Attorney General: Legalizing Marijuana Would Save Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars A Year

December 29th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/12/29/3106761/california-marijuana-legalization-fiscal-benefits/

If a proposed ballot measure succeeds, California may become the third state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. By the state’s estimate, legalization would save the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year and generate about the same amount in new tax revenue.

LAPD deploys drug detection swab test at sobriety checkpoints

December 28th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/portable-drug-test-lapd-902/

The Los Angeles Police Department has announced plans to ramp up use of a portable tool that checks for drug use, beginning with a New Year’s Eve crackdown on intoxicated drivers. Officials cited increased medical marijuana use as a main justification. State supplied LAPD with swab testing tool.

Heavy explosion in downtown Beirut kills former govt minister -Video

December 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/beirut-explosion-lebanon-casualties-864/

A large explosion has shaken the downtown area of the Lebanese capital, killing 5 people, former government minister Mohammed Shattah. Lebanese television showed footage of dead bodies lying near the wreckage. Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation: blast was caused by a booby-trapped car.

3 dead as car explodes near police building in Russia's south

December 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/car-blast-pyatigorsk-russia-879/

Three people died after a car exploded in the city of Pyatigorsk in Russia’s Stavropol region, Itar-Tass reported, citing the Interior Ministry. ing the Interior Ministry. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee: homemade explosive device caused the blast, victims of the blast were passersby.

Wall Street advisor recommends guns, ammo for protection in collapse

December 27th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Wall_Street_advisor_recommends_guns%2C_ammo_for_protection_in_collapse/31484/0/13/13/Y/M.html

Recommending Americans prepare a “bug-out bag” that includes food, gun, ammo. many fear end-of-the-world scenario. He doesn’t agree with that outcome, but does with much of what has people worried.

Thousands urge Turkish PM’s resignation as graft scandal shakes govt -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/thousands-protest-turkey-erdogan-804/

​Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Turkey demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a widening corruption scandal rattling his government. There are reports of tear gas and clashes with police in Istanbul.

British chancellor announces fresh austerity measures -Video

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/05/338396/fresh-austerity-lies-ahead-uk-chancellor/

Britain Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne: announced another £3 billion of public spending cuts, state pension age will increase to 68, 69 and 70. Poor, sick and unemployed pay for the greed and recklessness of wealthy elites."

Snowden delivers alternative Christmas message

December 25th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: /Snowden delivers alternative Christmas message

“We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go.“A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They'll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves an unrecorded, unanalyzed thought. CIA director Woolsey: Snowden should be hanged

Healthcare.gov Can’t Verify Barack Obama’s Identity -Video

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/12/healthcare-gov-cant-identify-barack-obama-staff-attempts-sign-obamacare/

His personal information is not in particular government data bases. So healthcare.gov could not actually verify his identity. How he can be president without verifying his data.

Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/24/uruguays-neighbor-argentina-now-considering-marijuana-legalization/

Argentina’s anti-drug czar Juan Carlos Molina has called for a public discussion in his country about emulating the measure. Many Latin American countries already permit — or at least do not punish — possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Big Food Companies Push to Label Genetically Modified Products as “Natural”

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Big_Food_Companies_Push_to_Label_Genetically_Modified_Products_as_%E2%80%9CNatural%E2%80%9D/31446/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Food companies who use genetically modified (GMO) ingredients want permission from government to stamp their products with the word “natural.” Grocery Manufacturers Association asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve plan, any food containing GMO could be sold as “natural.”

Egyptian police raid al-Azhar University in Cairo -Video

December 24th, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/24/341708/egypt-police-attack-alazhar-university/

Egyptian security forces have raided al-Azhar University in the capital, Cairo, as the army-backed interim government continues to crack down on student activists. Fired tear gas at students, dozens arrested. new constitution consolidates power of the army, can prosecute civilians in military courts.

UK ex-MP jailed over expenses fraud

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/23/341533/uk-exmp-jailed-over-expenses-fraud/

Denis MacShane, former Labour Member of British Parliamentsentenced to six months of imprisonment for fraudulently claiming parliamentary expenses amounting to £12,900. Ordered to pay £1,500 costs. Only a fifth of the British public trust MPs to "tell the truth."

Muslims protest French forces intervention in CAR -Video

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/24/341748/muslims-demand-french-forces-leave-car/

Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) have taken to streets of the capital Bangui to demand the departure of French troops from the violence-hit country. Many believe French troops, known as the Sangaris, target Muslims. Many mineral resources, gold,diamond, in CAR.

'No change' in position on releasing Jonathan Pollard: White House

December 24th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/24/341749/us-will-not-release-spy-for-israel-wh/

White House: no change regarding Jonathan Pollard, former American intelligence analyst imprisoned three decades over spying for Israel. Israeli media: Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would condition additional “peace talks” with the Palestinians on his freedom. Israel granted Pollard citizenship.

Local Man Denied Coverage Through Affordable Care Act for Pre-Existing Condition -Video

December 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.fortwaynehomepage.net/story/local-man-denied-coverage-through-affordable-care/d/story/o1aaBRvOYEOUF5ODOBEwdA

Affordable Care Act is supposed to help people that have pre-existing medical conditions, there are at least 22 people in Indiana with kidney failure that are not going to be able to get supplemental insurance coverage due to their pre-existing condition.

Californians outraged after police acquire military armored vehicle to patrol city

December 23rd, 2013
Categories: News, War, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/californians-outraged-police-armored-vehicle-689/

Citizens criticized the acquisition as excessive, as well as a sign of the militarization of law enforcement. “That vehicle is made for war. Truck built to withstand rifle fire and minefield explosions.

Report: US Furious at Israel Equipment Transfer to China

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175404#.UreyxrR9C5x

United States expressed fury at Israel's decision to sell military equipment to China. US insisted that the fact that equipment eventually made its way to China at all presents a security risk to the Middle East. US and Israel have clashed over weapons and air force transfers before

Israeli ministers demand end to US spying

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11176808

) Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders. Israeli officials reacted with uncharacteristic anger toward the U.S., Israel's closest, most important ally.

Google: Surge in pressure from govts to delete chunks of the web

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/google-surge-pressure-govts-delete-chunks-web

Governments, judges, cops and politicians are continuing to lobby Google to tear down online material critical of their operations received 3,846 demands from public officials to remove 24,737 personal blog posts, YouTube videos and other pieces of content it hosts.

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/20/21975158-nsa-program-stopped-no-terror-attacks-says-white-house-panel-member

White House review panel on NSA surveillance “absolutely” surprised when discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks. The panel concluding that the program was “not essential in preventing attacks.”

Who Says Obama Hasn’t United the Country?

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/366828/who-says-obama-hasnt-united-country-john-fund

Obama administration suddenly moved to allow hundreds of thousands of people who’ve lost their insurance due to Obamacare to sign up for bare-bone “catastrophic” plans. It’s at least the 14th unilateral change to Obamacar. Fix is supposed to last only a year.

.Tear gas and corruption: Istanbul police disperse protesters as graft scandal heats up -Video

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/istanbul-protest-gas-corruption-644/

Turkish police have shot tear gas and water cannon at thousands of demonstrators swarming onto Istanbul’s streets to protest the government after a corruption probe prompted the PM to purge the police force and allege ‘dark’ international plots

Canada’s intelligence service asked foreign agencies to spy on Canadians

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/canada-foreign-spying-mosley-647/

Canada’s intelligence agency bypassed the law in order to outsource its spying on Canadian citizens abroad to foreign security agencies, put Canadian citizens abroad at risk as they “may be detained or otherwise harmed as a result of intercepted communications by the foreign agencies.”

Police, protesters clash in Hamburg

December 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/22/341282/police-protesters-clash-in-hamburg/

22 officers number of protesters injured in violent clashes triggered by planned closure of a leftist culture center in Hamburg. Shop fronts were smashed cars and garbage bins set on fire. Police armed with pepper spray, batons, water cannons. Protesters: rocks, bottles, fireworks.

U.S. Government Asked Google to Remove Over 4000 Posts Containing Political Content in 2013

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._Government_Asked_Google_to_Remove_Over_4000_Posts_Containing_Political_Content_in_2013/31342/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Google revealedrise in requests from governments asking for political content to be removed from the web. January to June received 3,846 government requests to remove content from its services 68% increase over the second half of 2012.. Judges, police departments town councils.

Most Americans say war on Afghanistan was ‘wrong thing to do’ -Video

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/19/340815/poll-us-war-in-afghanistan-was-mistake/

Majority of Americans want President Barack Obama to pull US troops out of Afghanistan. 57 percent of Americans: war in Afghanistan the “wrong thing to do.Thousands of Afghan civilians, killed in night raids by foreign forces, CIA assassination drone strikes. U S, invaded Afghanistan for “war on terror.

Yemeni people protest US, Israeli meddling -Video

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/21/341093/yemenis-protest-us-israeli-meddling/

People have taken to streets of a Yemeni northwestern city to protest against interference by the United States and Israel. Slammed Washington for launching assassination drone strikes in the country. Protest followed drone attack against wedding convoy on December 12, left 17 dead near Rada.

US spied on former Israeli prime minister, European officials: Report -Videeo

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/20/341058/us-spied-on-former-israeli-pm-report/

US National Security Agency targeted, intercepted email communications of former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, number of European officials. Snowden: NSA, (GCHQ) spied on Olmert and European Union officials between 2008 and 2011.

White House lifts Obamacare mandate for people whose insurance was cancelled due to Obamacare

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/obamacare-mandate-cancelled-loose-insurance-573/

Obama administration announced individuals who suffered a cancellation of health care coverage due to Affordable Care Act’s new requirements will be “temporarily” exempted from the individual mandate. Americans whose coverage was cancelled qualify for individual mandate’s “hardship exemption.”

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/americans-killed-cops-outnumber-americans-killed-iraq-war/

In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489. over 40,000 military style police raids a year. Police turned into a military with a clearly defined enemy, anyone who questions the establishment.

Police Shoot and Kill Man for Watering Lawn, Family Awarded 6.5 Million

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-shoot-kill-man-watering-lawn-family-awarded-6-5-million/

Douglas Zerby was watering his lawn, neighbors, completely brainwashed by the police state, called the cops because they saw Zerby holding what they thought was a gun. was actually a water hose nozzle. Officers approached, without any warning whatsoever, fired fatally wounding him with 12 rounds.

Brazil Poised to Legalize GMO “Suicide Seeds”

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/brazil-poised-legalize-gmo-suicide-seeds/

Brazil is preparing to legalize genetically modified seeds that are said to prevent proliferation of GMOs by making the second generation of them sterile. If the second generation of seeds is infertile, farmers are forced to buy more at each planting, making them even more dependent on the seed giants.

Congress triples Obama's request on military aid to Israel -Video

December 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/13/339777/house-triples-obamas-israel-aid-request/

The US Congress has authorized $284 million to fund Israel’s missile systems program, triple the amount the Obama administration had requested. House on Wednesday passed 399-0 a bill that would enhance the US commitment to Israel’s “qualitative military edge” in the region.

Putin: I envy Obama, because he can ‘spy’ and get away with it

December 20th, 2013
Categories: World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Putin%3A_I_envy_Obama%2C_because_he_can_%E2%80%98spy%E2%80%99_and_get_away_with_it/31337/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Putin:“I envy Obama because he can spy on his allies without any consequences,” Putin praised Edward Snowden’s actions, he worked for a “noble cause.” He accepted importance of espionage programs in fight against global terrorism, said NSA needed guidelines to limit its powers.

Canada Post boss to seniors: The walk to your community mail box will be good for your health

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

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Canada_Post_boss_to_seniors%3A_The_walk_to_your_community_mail_box_will_be_good_for_your_health/31333/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Canada Post suggest seniors benefit from eliminating door-to-door delivery, would get exercise walking to community mailboxes. Canada Post president: must implement plan immediately or lose millions of dollars a day. “We have no time to waste, we must act now, act with a sense of urgency.

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