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FBI can secretly turn on laptop cameras without the indicator light

December 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/FBI_can_secretly_turn_on_laptop_cameras_without_the_indicator_light/30976/0/14/14/Y/M.html

Ability to secretly activate a computer's camera "without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording. FBI's Operational Technology Division: spy laptop recording is "mainly" used in terrorism cases or the "most serious" of criminal investigations.

Anti-fracking clashes in Romania as activists break into Chevron site (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

December 7th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/chevron-fracking-protest-clashes-884/

RT’s Lucy Kafanov: Hundreds of protesters broke into a Chevron site after the US oil giant resumed search for shale gas in Romania. Clashes ensued as riot police started streaming in. Protesters chanted “Chevron go home. Situation escalated, surrounding perimeter fences taken down."

Ukraine opposition seeks million-strong demo

December 7th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/08/338788/ukraine-opp-seeks-millionstrong-demo/

Ukraine’s opposition hopes to bring one million protesters to the streets of Kiev o Sunday to put pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after his refusal to sign European integration deal. Opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko: We want to send a message that we don't want to live in a police state.

Manama rocked by mass protest ahead of intl. forum -Video

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/06/338585/bahraini-protesters-stage-mass-rally/

Anti-regime protesters in Bahrain staged a mass demonstration ahead of an international forum on Middle East security to be held in the capital city. Banner: "Why do you support democracy for people of other countries and not in Bahrain?." Protest against crackdown on opposition activists.

NSA tracks cellphone locations under executive order -Video

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/06/338584/nsa-tracks-cellphones-by-executive-order/

US National Security Agency collects cellphone location data from around the world under a 1981 executive order signed by former president Ronald Reagan. Congress never authorized Executive Order 12333. NSA agents can find cellphones anywhere in the world, trace their movements.

No electricity, fuel in Gaza as winter approaches -Video

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/07/338612/no-power-fuel-in-gaza-as-winter-nears/

Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.

Egypt police fire teargas on protesters, arrest 73 -Video

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/06/338591/egypt-arrests-73-anticoup-protesters/

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of anti-coup protesters and fired teargas at thousands of Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. anti-coup protesters staged demonstrations in the capital Cairo and several other cities.

Microwave Cooking: Cancer for Convenience?

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/microwave-cooking-cancer-convenience/

Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. Told to recant or be arrested. Molecules are Agitated and Damaged. direct damage to cell walls and genes from microwaves.

Video: Government Criminalizes Church Groups Feeding Homeless

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/video-government-criminalizes-church-groups-feeding-homeless/

Washington-based church in Olympia facing government attack after handing out more than 5,000 meals per month for the last two years. group known as ‘Crazy Faith Ministries’ has been hit with a bureaucratic siege of red tape for handing out the thousands of meals via a public parking lot.

Georgia insurance commissioner: It’s ‘your fault’ if you have a pre-existing condition

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014665244

Georgia’s Republican insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens told a group of Republican women in November that having a pre-existing condition like breast cancer or asthma is like being at fault in a car accident and that insurance companies should rightfully be reluctant to cover you.

Republican Staffers And Candidates Are Taking Classes To Learn How Not To Offend Women

December 6th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/12/05/3024231/gop-classes-women/

National Republican Congressional Committee is offering tutorials to staffers of men up for election next year on how not to offend women. House Speaker John Boehner: “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.”

Sweden spied on Russia for NSA according to new Snowden leak - report

December 5th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_12_05/Sweden-spied-on-Russia-for-NSA-according-to-Snowden-s-leak-report-8579/

Snowden:Sweden has provided the US with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership. US National Security Agency (NSA) sees Sweden's signals intelligence agency, FRA, as a "leading partner" in the surveillance of telecom and Internet traffic, particularly from Russia.

Morocco seeks legalization of marijuana cultivation and exports

December 5th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/morocco-marijuana-legalize-bill-735/

Moroccan parliament held a hearing into the industrial, medical benefits of marijuana. First steps at legalizing the plant. According to the UN, Morocco is responsible for 42 percent of the world supply of marijuana. Legalizing could boost exports, sales estimated at $10 billion. Important economic resource.

London, south-east house prices up homelessness

December 5th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/06/338446/london-house-prices-drive-up-homelessness/

Official figures show rising house prices in London and the south-east has have sparked a sharp jump in the number of homeless people. More than two-thirds of these homeless families had children or pregnant women. Soaring prices, cuts to housing benefit are pushing people into homelessness

Fast-food workers stage strike across US

December 5th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/06/338445/fastfood-workers-stage-strike-across-us/

Fast-food workers took to the streets to demand higher minimum wages in hundreds of American cities. Federal minimum wage of $7.25 too low, workers demand the wage to be raised to $15 an hour. Walmart workers protests on Black Friday at 1,500 US stores.

Maine Governor Touts Economic Benefit Climate Change Will Have In His State

December 5th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, Politics, Science

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/05/3027091/lepage-climate-change-benefits/

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R): Climate change could have economic benefit to Maine. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up. “So maybe, instead of being at the end of the pipeline, we’re at the beginning of a new pipeline.”

Pennsylvania’s New Head Of Environmental Protection Doesn’t Think Climate Change Is Harmful

December 5th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/05/3025311/pennsylvania-dep-head-climate-change/

The new head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t think the environment needs to be protected from climate change. Conceded that he believed climate change exists, but still didn’t think it posed a major risk.

Georgia electric car owner charged with stealing about 5 cents worth of fuel

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/04/georgia-electric-car-owner-charged-with-stealing-about-5-cents-worth-of-fuel/

A Georgia electric car owner was charged with theft after plugging his vehicle into a school’s power supply. Kaveh Kamooneh said he charged his Nissan Leaf for about 20 minutes one Saturday last month while his 11-year-old son played tennis.

IN LANDMARK VERDICT, ISRAEL FOUND GUILTY OF GENOCIDE ON ALL COUNTS

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/in-landmark-verdict-israel-found-guilty-of-genocide-on-all-counts/

Kuala Lumpur Tribunal:“The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide. First-ever Tribunal to prosecute Israel for genocide.

Biden tells China kids to buck authority

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/12/04/world/biden-tells-china-kids-to-buck-authority/#.Up_EcuJ9C5y

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden opened visit to China urging young Chinese students to challenge government, teachers and religious leaders. “Children in America are rewarded not punished for challenging the status quo.” “The way you make something new is to break the mold of what was old.”

Number 2 Japanese Official: Protest Is Terrorism

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/japan-collapses-back-fascism.html

Bill would grant agencies which no longer exist power to classify secrets. Secrecy law would allow government ministries to declare anything they want classified. Governmen Official: anyone who questions the bill, likened any such challenge “an act of terrorism.”

New System disables vehicle's engine remotely using electromagnetic pulse

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_System_disables_vehicle%27s_engine_remotely_using_electromagnetic_pulse/30886/0/38/38/Y/M.html

UK company has created a system that can stop vehicles at the press of a button.RF Safe-Stop system uses blasts of electromagnetic pulses to remotely shut off any car engines targeted by the device. Could also be used to stop the engines in boats because it can be triggered up to 165ft away.

Flammable Water Near Gas Drilling Sites in Louisiana

December 4th, 2013
Categories: Nature, Environment, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Flammable_Water_Near_Gas_Drilling_Sites_in_Louisiana/30887/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Shreveport-area town near natural gas drilling sites, has having issues with their water.Could ignite the water coming out of the faucet. Say the fault lies with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, which operates in the area, for leaking methane into their wells. Started once they started drilling wells.

Over $100 In Tolls For Truckers Driving Into Manhattan From New Jersey

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, Zionism, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Over_%24100_In_Tolls_For_Truckers_Driving_Into_Manhattan_From_New_Jersey/30871/0/36/36/Y/M.html

five Port Authority toll increases passed since 2011. Many truckers are upset over the toll increase. Tolls were created so that those who use the road pay to fix it,“Where’s the money going? increase is causing small businesses to pay a business tax to do business in New York and New Jersey.

US military buildup in Arctic irks Putin

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/04/338206/us-military-buildup-in-arctic-irks-putin/

US Navy military capability in the Arctic has worried Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordered his armed forces to increase their presence in the region. U. S. has nuclear-armed submarines in the Arctic. Large oil, gas reserves in the Arctic.

Black Friday discounts on corporate taxes are no bargain

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/04/338231/black-friday-discounts-are-no-bargain/

Some companies pay nothing at all despite reporting billions of dollars in profits. So many loopholes and tax perks that the US tax code now runs to 73,954 pages. Corporate profits as a share of our economy are at 65-year highs, while corporate taxes as a share of the economy are near 65-year lows.

France mulls internet espionage powers

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/04/338248/france-mulls-internet-espionage-powers/

The French National Assembly has adopted a bill allowing authorities to monitor and collect internet user data without judicial approval, with critics saying it goes “against the principles of democracy.” Under current French laws, authorities must apply for a warrant in order to access such information.

Israel turning Gaza into concentration camp: Analyst

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/04/338244/israel-made-concentration-camp-of-gaza/

UN Humanitarian News Agency: Israel is destroying “all essential services, hospitals, clinics, sewage, water pumping stations.” Israeli blockade of Gaza Strip crippled Gaza’s main power plant. The power outage wrecked Gaza’s waste water treatment system, flooded the streets with raw sewage,”

Banks fined record €1.7bn over benchmark interest rate rigging cartel

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014663158

Banks involved are UBS, RBS, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan settlement involved Barclays, Deutsche Bank, RBS and Société Générale. Three banks and one broker not ready to settle Crédit Agricole, HSBC, JP Morgan, money broker Icap. Collusion between banks.

Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014663196

A surge in the number of people requiring emergency food aid, a decrease in the amount of calories consumed by British families, and a doubling of the number of malnutrition cases seen at English hospitals. Austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, rise in the use of food banks.

Low bank wages costing the public millions, report says

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014663194

Third of the country’s half-million bank tellers rely on public assistance. $105 million food stamps, $250 million earned income tax credit, $534 million Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program. Wealthiest most powerful industry in the world, and it’s substantially subsidized by our tax dollars.

Congressman Says U.S. Should Use Nuclear Weapons If It Attacks Iran -Video

December 4th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iran

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/12/04/3018431/duncan-hunter-iran-nukes/

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA):supports increasing sanctions on Iran, doing so would violate the terms of the P5+1 agreement. I don’t think war is inevitable but if you have to hit Iran, you don’t put boots on the ground, do it with nuclear devices with a massive aerial bombardment campaign.

Guardian editor defends publication of Snowden files

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/guardian-editor-defends-publication-of-snowden-files/2013/12/03/8204608e-5c49-11e3-8d24-31c016b976b2_story.html?clsrd

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger defended his decision to publish a series of articles of secret files of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Rusbridger also told lawmakers that the Guardian had thus far published only 1 percent of the roughly 58,000 Snowden files it had received.

Congress Backs Terrorists In Syria … Then Says We Need NSA Spying Because There are Terrorists In Syria -Video

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/congress-creates-terrorists-syria-says-need-nsa-spying-terrorists-syria.html

U.S. funding, arming opposition since 2007. Planned regime change in Syria 20 years. U.S. admitted doing this to Iran. Using Syrian terrorists, to justify NSA mass surveillance on Americans. Syrian rebels call for terrorist attacks on America. Weapons U. S. sent to Syria end up in hands of Al Qaeda.

Obama Defends Obamacare: 'This Law Is Working'

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014662564

President Obama defended the Affordable Care Act: this law is working better and people are getting covered, some for the very first time. We're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up.

Judge Greenlights Detroit Bankruptcy, All But Guaranteeing Pension Cuts

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/12/03/3011861/detroit-bankruptcy-ruling/

Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit’s bankruptcy may proceed. Provision in Michigan constitution that protects pensions not applicable here, wiping out only other defense retirees had from cuts. Pension cuts health care cuts are likely to be severe. Detroit’s financial woes not caused by retirees.

GSDF spies have secretly worked abroad without informing prime minister: source

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/16736

Ground Self-Defense Force spies secretly gathered intelligence abroad since the Cold War without informing prime minister, defense minister, considered deviating from civilian control. Engaged in intelligence activities overseas without legal basis by assuming false identities

Romanian police ‘brutally’ remove protesters opposed to Chevron fracking -Video

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/romania-shale-gas-chevron-652/

Hundreds of riot police brutally beat villagers protesting the company’s plan. Journalists were not permitted to get to the scene. 40 people beaten, detained and then taken into custody “for hostile behavior. Chevron: priority to “conduct activities in safe, environmentally responsible manner.

Bomb blast, gunfire hit Lebanon's Sidon, leave casualties -Video

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/12/03/338062/bomb-blast-gunfire-hit-lebanons-sidon/

Press TV: bomb blast and heavy gunfire have hit southern Lebanese city of Sidon, leaving several casualties. Heavy gunfire heard in three different areas in the city. According to the report, the person who planted bomb was killed. In recent weeks, Lebanese capital hit by deadly terrorist attacks.

US lawmakers worried about Amazon plan to use drones -Video

December 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State, Science

US lawmakers call for new laws, regulations as Amazon is undertaking experimental project for delivering packages using door-to-door drones. US lawmakers worried companies would use drones to collect information about US citizens. Amazon: company ready to use drones for half-hour deliveries.

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