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Thousands protest in Japan against new state secrets bill

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/japan-secrets-bill-protests-133/

Thousands of people protested in Tokyo against a bill that would see whistleblowing civil servants jailed for up to 10 years. Activists claim the law would help the government to cover up scandals, and damage the country’s constitution and democracy.

US House approves $5,000 fee for official drilling protests, less federal authority over fracking

November 22nd, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/house-drilling-protest-fee-fracking-123/

The US House passed Wednesday two bills that would demand a $5,000 filing fee for any individual that wanted to hold an official protest of a drilling project, and that would give the feds less authority nationwide over hydraulic fracking rules.

Colorado store makes history as first to offer recreational marijuana in the US

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/first-marijuana-store-opens-us-122/

Annie’s Central City Dispensary, granted license to sell recreational marijuana. among the first shops in Colorado to begin selling marijuana on January 1, 2014, more than a year after Colorado residents voted to legalize use for persons 21 and over.

Multiple marijuana businesses being raided by DEA, IRS, Denver cops

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014654381

Federal Drug Enforcement Administration conducting raids at multiple marijuana businesses in the Denver area. U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver confirm ongoing operation, by DEA, Internal Revenue Service, Denver Police Department. Likely to continue, involves number of targets.

Fox News Chastises People For Giving To The Homeless: ‘You’re An Enabler’ -Video

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11/21/2977711/john-stossel-poor-people/

Fox Business host John Stossel warn viewers about giving money to the poor, will just use the it for drugs and alcohol. Beggars: 82 percent were homeless, two in three were disabled, most earned less than $25 per day, and nearly all used the money for food. Poor people are too well off.

Packed courtroom for man accused of fishing without a license

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Packed_courtroom_for_man_accused_of_fishing_without_a_license/30509/0/36/36/Y/M.html

Packed courtroom on Tuesday for the hearing of Ernie Tertelgte, Manhattan man says he's being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself. Tertelgte, 52 years old, arrested, accused of fishing without a license, resisting arrest. Got into a heated exchange with Judge Wanda Drusch.

McDonald's Tells Employees To Consider Returning Holiday Gifts To Get Out Of Debt

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/McDonald%27s_Tells_Employees_To_Consider_Returning_Holiday_Gifts_To_Get_Out_Of_Debt/30521/0/13/13/Y/M.html

Help site for McDonald's employees: return holiday gifts to get out of debt. Breaking food into smaller pieces results in eating less and still feeling full" suggest employees, take two vacations per year. "Stop complaining. Stress hormones rise 15% after 10 minutes of complaining."

Saudi Arabia’s Global Arms Shopping Spree

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16578

Major outstanding orders: 48 Typhoon combat aircraft from the UK, 152 F-15SA combat aircraft from the USA, Boeing’s Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon. top five arms buyers were all Asian nations: India, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore.

Stores use your phone’s wifi signal to track you as you shop

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16569

New technology allows retailers to gather information about customers through their smartphones as they shop. The technology taps into shoppers’ wifi signals, and can detect a shopper’s location in the store, how long they spend in certain departments, and how often they visit the store.

Police clash with anti-govt. protesters in Istanbul -Video

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/21/335934/turkey-police-clash-with-protesters/

Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have clashed with protesters demanding justice for a teenage boy killed during anti-government protests. Nationwide demonstrations against the ruling Justice and Development Party. Many injured and detained as police forcefully cracked down on the protests.

Argentina urges joint LatAm plan against US spying -Video

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/21/335938/argentina-urges-plan-against-us-spying/

Argentinean Defense Minister Agustin Rossi:. UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations) must have a joint defense strategy.” “The issue of cyber-defense undoubtedly deserves to be addressed." Brazil would collaborate with Argentina over the issue. Concerns over Washington’s espionage.

Driver Arrested in Ohio for Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://reason.com/blog/2013/11/21/driver-arrested-in-ohio-for-secret-car-c

Norman Gurley, 30, is facing drug-related charges in Lorain County, Ohio, despite the fact that state troopers did not find any drugs in his possession. Ohio passed a law in 2012 making it a felony to alter a vehicle to add secret compartment with “intent” of using it to conceal drugs for trafficking.

California won't extend health plans

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-health-exchange-20131122,0,6358145.story#axzz2lLh7AOXD

Covered California health exchange voted unanimously to break with president, keep requirement insurers terminate most individual policies Dec. 31 because policies don't meet requirements of the Affordable Care Act, won't allow 1 million policyholders to keep their health plan for another year.

German politicians to get encrypted phones

November 21st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.thelocal.de/20131121/german-politicians-to-get-encrypted-phones

Politicians will only make calls on encrypted phones, which are protected. iPhones will no longer be allowed for official correspondence. Software is not iPhone-compatible, Apple products to disappear from German parliament.

Saudi Arabia deports 60,000 immigrants in government crackdown

November 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/19/saudi-arabia-deports-60000-immigrants-in-government-crackdown/

Police deported thousands. ”Million migrants, Bangladeshis, Filipinos, Indians, Nepalis, Pakistanis, Yemenis leave voluntarily. Four million find employers to sponsor them, legal requirement in Saudi Arabia, other Gulf states. Crackdown on illegals clashes killed four earlier this month.

Terrorist attack at Iranian embassy in Lebanon kills 23, wounds 140

November 20th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/20/beir-n20.html

23 killed, 140 injured Tuesday in suicide bomb attack targeting Iran’s embassy in Lebanon. Most of the dead were passersby in Shiite southern Beirut neighborhood. Atrocity aimed to escalate tensions in region as US, allies have talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel, Saudi Arabia, opposed to talks.

Obamacare exposed: The gutting of health care for workers

November 20th, 2013
Categories: Palestine, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/20/pers-n20.html

Affordable Care Act (ACA), Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy, exposed as a counter-reform aimed at a restructuring US health care system in the interests of big business. The president’s claim that the law will provide access to affordable, quality health care for the American people is a lie.

Gov’t Mandate New Cars Broadcast Location, Direction and Speed

November 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://govtslaves.info/govt-mandate-new-cars-broadcast-location-direction-speed/

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to decide rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) communications technology that constantly broadcasts via radio wave car’s location, direction, speed number of passengers it is carrying.

German intelligence agency to step up counterintelligence

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

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16542

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is planning to expand its counterintelligence operations to include friendly countries following revelations of U S spying. Tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone a wake-up call. Plans to work closely with universities and research institutes.

Boston policemen complain about new plan to watch their movements

November 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Boston_policemen_complain_about_new_plan_to_watch_their_movements/30450/0/0/0/Y/M.html

“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” said one officer. It’s going to open up a can of worms that can’t be closed.” Irony of police objecting to GPS technology for privacy reasons is hard to miss. Officers’ concerns about privacy illustrate just how revealing GPS technology can be.

Boston policemen complain about new plan to watch their movements

November 20th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Boston_policemen_complain_about_new_plan_to_watch_their_movements/30450/0/0/0/Y/M.html

“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” said one officer. It’s going to open up a can of worms that can’t be closed.” Irony of police objecting to GPS technology for privacy reasons is hard to miss. officers’ concerns about privacy illustrate just how revealing GPS technology can be.

Russian GPS system in US stirs spying fears in CIA, Pentagon

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/17/335087/cia-pentagon-fear-spying-from-russia/

(CIA), Pentagon waging campaign to prevent Russian space agency building spying structures in US. Moscow: structures unrelatated to surveillance, insist they improve accuracy of Russian Global Positioning System (GPS), network, steers guided missiles to targets, help navigation.

NATO tech expert gets seven-year jail sentence for data theft

November 19th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/19/nato-tech-expert-gets-seven-year-jail-sentence-for-data-theft/

German court sentenced former NATO employee to seven years in jail for spying, the IT expert copied secret data to sell to foreign intelligence. worked for transatlantic military alliance at US airbase in Germany. Left after dispute. Files would allow potential NATO enemy to gain access to secret network.

Venezuela gives Maduro power to rule by decree for a year

November 19th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/19/venezuela-gives-maduro-power-to-rule-by-decree-for-a-year/

Venezuela’s National Assembly gave President Nicolas Maduro wide-ranging special powers to rule by decree for one year. The president of the OPEC member state says he needs greater personal power as his government struggles with soaring inflation and shortages of basic goods.

Israel becoming 'real problem' for US over Iran nuclear talks

November 19th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/19/335519/israel-becoming-real-problem-for-us/

“Netanyahu opposing the US negotiations with Iran, determined to ruin them. Israel lives on stolen land and borrowed time, want a US war on Iran to guarantee their future. United States negotiations with Iran angered Israel which wants a war.

Low Wages: U.S. Taxpayers Pay $7 Billion Annually to Help Fast-Food Workers

November 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/low-wages-fast-food-7-billion-taxpayer/

52% of fast-food workers are enrolled in public assistance programs: SNAP (food stamps) Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), cost $7 billion. Numerous protests and walk-outs across the nation as fast food workers campaign for higher wages.

New Detention Pods Being Installed In Airports, Thanks To The TSA

November 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_Detention_Pods_Being_Installed_In_Airports%2C_Thanks_To_The_TSA/30456/0/0/0/Y/M.html

TSA installing exit “detention pods” at major airports will temporarily “jail” passengers
ready to leave a terminal, they will be forced into the pods, one at a time. Must remain in the pod until electronic voice gives them permission to leave and door opens. Cost $60 million to install.

(Maryland Dem. gov. candidate) Mizeur to back legalized marijuana

November 19th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014651712

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur: "Marijuana is safer than alcohol, tobacco, failed policy for nation to criminalize the use. Calls for legalization, regulation of marijuana, use the tax revenue for expansion of pre-kindergarten education.

Feds: No Lunches From Home Without Doctor’s Note, School Lunch Only

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

Link: http://healthydebates.com/feds-lunches-home-without-doctors-note-school-lunch/

Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home, students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note.

Wal-Mart asks employees to donate canned goods to workers who don’t have enough to eat

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/18/wal-mart-asks-employees-to-donate-canned-goods-to-workers-who-dont-have-enough-to-eat/

Employees at an Ohio Wal-Mart store are being asked to donate canned goods to help out co-workers who don’t have enough to eat at the holidays. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” reads a sign near bins tucked away in an employees-only area.

Staggering out-of-pocket costs shock consumers on Obamacare exchanges

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/18/obam-n18.html

Americans facing another shock about Obamacare. The cheapest coverage out-of-pocket costs totaling $6,350 a year for an individual. Deductibles in some states topping $5,000 for an individual, $10,000 for a family, must be paid in full before insurance coverage kicks in.

Doctors Say NO to Obamacare! -Video

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Health

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/6243

A poll finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation's new health-care plan. Another 33 percent say they're still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers.

U.S.-Afghan Security Pact In Doubt After Hamid Karzai Rejects Provision -Video

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

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/18/us-afghan-security-pact_n_4294976.html

Afghan President Hamid Karzai rejected provision of U.S.-Afghan security pact, deal in jeopardy days before the country's elite gather to debate it. The question of whether foreign troops will be able to search Afghan homes after NATO's combat mission ends next year has been a sticking point.

Congress Expands Entitlements for Chimpanzees

November 18th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Economic, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Congress_Expands_Entitlements_for_Chimpanzees/30430/0/36/36/Y/M.html

House, Senate vote to extend retirement benefits for nation's research chimpanzees. $30 million ceiling amount up to $55 million. Research on them unnecessary. Euthanasia could be used if deemed in best interest of the animals. Chimp advocates ecstatic. "It's a great day for federal chimpanzees.

Gov’t finds merit in labor claims against Wal-Mart

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

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014651352

Federal officials to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating legal rights of protesting workers. National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin: retailer unlawfully threatened employees reprisals if they held strikes, protests over wages, working conditions.

Is Monsanto’s RoundUp (Glyphosate) the New Agent Orange?

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/still-eating-agent-orange/

Monsanto poisoned thousands of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans, American soldiers with Agent Orange, RoundUp label warns not to get on skin, wear gloves when handling, what makes it o.k. to eat. use has tripled since 1990. Scientists speaking up about ineffectiveness, dangers of GMOs.

Pakistan decides to try Musharraf for treason -Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/17/335231/pakistan-decides-to-try-musharraf/

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan: Pakistan to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for declaring state of emergency in 2007. during live television broadcast on Sunday. If found guilty of treason, Musharraf could face death penalty or life imprisonment.

Private firms selling mass surveillance systems around world, documents show

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

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/18/private-firms-mass-surveillance-technologies

Private firms selling spy tools, surveillance technologies to developing countries will allow them to spy on millions of emails, text messages, phone calls. Offering nations in Africa, Asia, Middle East capabilities associated with government agencies, GCHQ, N S A.

Failed Monsanto GMO Corn Pushed on African Countries with Help of Bill Gates

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

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/failed-monsanto-gmo-corn-pushed-african-countries/

African Centre for Biosafety (ACB): failed GM Monsanto corn pushed on African countries with help from the Gates Foundation. This maize, known as MON810, has been grown in South Africa 15 years, failed miserably”. Monsanto now pushing it into Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.

‘Vote for us or be electro-shocked!’ Indian politician accused of scaring people over voting machines

November 17th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/india-vote-electric-shock-842/

A politician in India’s largest party has been accused by rivals of scaring people into voting for his Congress Party candidates, by telling them that electronic voting machines (EVMs) will give them electric shocks if they press other buttons. India’s second largest party has filed a complaint.

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