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Voters legalize recreational pot in Oregon

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Voters_legalize_recreational_pot_in_Oregon/38959/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Oregonians 21 and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1 of 2015, able to carry one ounce legally, have eight ounces at home, allowed to grow up four plants for personal use.

Oregon TV Station Launches Major Ad to Block Surging Pro Marijuana Vote - Video

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/oregon-tv-station-cops-free-ad-sway-voters-legalizing-pot/

Two important items will be appearing on Oregon voting ballots. Up for a vote are important GMO banning and restriction initiatives, as well as Measure 91,which would legalize marijuana in the state. Colorado and Washington are enjoying record tax-profits from the legalization of marijuana.

Germany threatens to kick out UK from EU

November 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21469

David Cameron has been warned by German chancellor Angela Merkel that she would rather see the UK leave the European Union than change freedom of movement rules. Cameron looking at whether the government can ask EU immigrants to leave the country unless they can support themselves within three months of arriving in the UK.

US denounces election in eastern Ukraine as 'sham' - Viideo

November 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/03/384679/us-denounces-ukraine-vote-as-sham/

The United States denounced an election in eastern Ukraine over the weekend as “sham”, saying it was illegal and illegitimate. White House said in a statement. White House: “The United States condemns the illegitimate, so-called 'elections' on Sunday by Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk."

No Health Insurance? You're Running out of Time to Avoid an IRS Fine -- Which Soon Doubles

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.mainstreet.com/article/no-health-insurance-youre-running-out-of-time-to-avoid-an-irs-fine--which-soon-doubles

Americans who have gone without "minimum essential health coverage" as defined by Obamacare, fines are imminent. But there is a last-minute escape hatch opening in two weeks: the ACA open enrollment period beginning November 15. And even if you did sign up for coverage this year, you will need to renew your current health plan or choose a new one – before the end of the year in order to continue your coverage in 2015.

Federal Drug Sentencing Reforms Go Into Effect Today: They should result in tens of thousands of federal prisoners seeing their sentences cut and being released early, as well as ensuring that future offenders are not sentenced so harshly

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.orrazz.com/2014/11/federal-drug-sentencing-reforms-go-into.html

Federal drug prisoners can begin petitioning courts for sentence cuts based on new guidelines. If the courts determine they are eligible the sentences will be reduced. Will result in some federal prisoners getting out early, none will be released until a year from today.

Russia, EU disagree over east Ukraine elections - Video

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/02/384553/russia-eu-at-loggerheads-over-ukraine/

Russia has been at loggerheads with the European Union over presidential and parliamentary elections in eastern Ukraine. Moscow said on Sunday that it “respects" the results of the local elections in eastern Ukraine, but the EU said the vote is an “obstacle” to peace.

Ukraine Rebels Voting in Controversial Election Source: Voice of America

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014934610

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are voting Sunday in controversial elections that Kyiv and the West say they will not recognize. The separatists who control parts of eastern Ukraine's Luhansk and Donetsk regions are holding elections for leadership and legislative bodies in the areas they control.

North Carolina voters report voting machines switching their votes to GOP candidate

November 2nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014934818

A voter in Guilfrord County, attempting to take advantage of early voting in North Carolina, told the News-Record that the voting machine he used repeatedly switched his vote for a Democrat to a vote for her Republican opponent.

Wall Street Spends Record Sum in Midterm Election (Betting on Republican Puppets This Time)

November 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Wall_Street_Spends_Record_Sum_in_Midterm_Election_%28Betting_on_Republican_Puppets_This_Time%29/38906/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The $169 million from donors in the securities and investment industry is the most they’ve ever contributed in a midterm election, according to Center for Responsive Politics data. Two-thirds of the money going to Republicans.

We will never play by US rules – State Duma chief

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/201111-russia-rules-us-naryshkin/

The State Duma speaker believes the US want to stop mutual dialogue between Russia and Europe, this will not happen as Russia will keep looking for every opportunity to mend ties with its neighbors. believes the US want to stop mutual dialogue between Russia and Europe, this will not happen, Russia will keep looking for every opportunity to mend ties with its neighbors.

EU ready to call off anti-Russian sanctions if situation stabilizes in Ukraine — official

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/757763

EU is interested in calling off sanctions, but a very positive reason - stabilization and de-escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine - is required for that.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: A former European leader told me, “What kind of democracy is it in the USA – you cannot even consider running in an elections if you don’t have a billion, or even several billion dollars!” What kind of democracy is that?

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/what-kind-of-democracy-is-it-in-the-usa-you-cannot-even-consider-running-in-an-elections-if-you-dont-have-a-billion-or-even-several-billion-dollars-what-kind-of/

Constitution is designed in such a way that the number of electors voting for a given candidate may be greater, while the number of people they represent is smaller. Thus, the President can be elected by a minority of voters. Is this democracy? What is democracy? It is power of the people. Where is people’s power here? There is none.

Hungary axes internet tax after mass protests

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/201159-hungary-axes-internet-tax/

The Hungarian government has shelved a proposed tax on internet traffic after mass protests gripped Budapest. Earlier they suggested capping it, but this half-measure didn't appease the protesters.

Psychopaths to maintain order after massive nuke attack – Home Office docs

October 31st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/uk/200923-exercise-nuclear-attack-psychopaths/

”Exercise Regenerate was devised to prepare Britain to cope with a massive nuclear attack. Previously secret files document proposals to keep order using psychopathic recruits. Claims that psychopaths would be “very good in crises” as “they have no feelings for others, nor moral code, and tend to be very intelligent and logical.

Israel recalls envoy to Sweden over Palestine recognition - Video

October 30th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/30/384198/israel-recalls-ambassador-to-sweden/

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman lashed out at Sweden for what he called the “miserable decision that strengthens the extremist elements and Palestinian rejectionism.

Russian lawmaker asks Nobel Committee to strip Obama of Peace Prize

October 30th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/200767-russian-obama-deprive-nobel/

A representative of the populist LDPR nationalist party claims in an official letter that the US President should be blamed for thousands of innocent people’s deaths and therefore cannot keep his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State

October 30th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014932314

Sweden's new government recognized a Palestinian state The European Union member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do so, reflecting growing international impatience with Israel's half-century control of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza.

Big Bankster Running for Governor of California

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/big-bankster-running-for-governor-of-california/

Neel Kashkari was head of the big bank bailout program (known as Tarp) which most Americans strongly opposed. The bailouts helped the big banks, but not America. Bailout money used to subsidize companies, allows bankers to receive fat bonuses, going to failing companies’ shareholders.

Honeywell probed by US for F-35 Fighter China-made parts

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/12/345232/honeywell-probed-by-us-for-f35-fighter-chinamade-parts/

The US Justice Department is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell International Inc after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 fighter jet, Reuters reported. Obama administration ignored laws that prohibit certain Chinese-made parts on US weapons systems.

Netanyahu ‘chickenshit’ & ‘coward’: US officials go tough on Israeli PM

October 29th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/200427-netanyahu-chickenshit-us-interview/

US-Israeli relations have sunk to new lows after Obama administration officials were cited calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” and “coward” engaging in political posturing, instead of efforts at Middle-Eastern de-escalation.

MUST LISTEN: Putin Talks About The End Of The Pertrodollar Era - Video

October 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/must-listen-putin-talks-about-the-end-of-the-pertrodollar-era/

*PUTIN SAYS U.S. DOLLAR LOSING TRUST AS RESERVE CURRENCY WORLD WITHOUT RULES IS POSSIBILITY; ANARCHY GROWING. risk of major conflicts involving major countries is growing, “US leadership brings no good for others,” calls for a new global consensus.

France supports Georgia’s aspiration to join NATO

October 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21428

France expressed full support to Georgia’s aspiration to join NATO, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said, according to Georgian Defense Ministry. The sides discussed the strengthening of cooperation between France and Georgia in the military sphere. The ministers also focused on the prospects for Georgia’s accession to NATO and the results of the alliance’s summit in Wales.

Europe Strives to Overcome Its Reliance on Russian Gas

October 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/business/energy-environment/europe-strives-to-overcome-its-reliance-on-russian-gas.html?_r=2

Ukraine crisis has opened up a deep political rift with Russia, Europe’s largest single foreign supplier of not only gas, but also oil, coal and nuclear fuel. Europe’s domestic production of oil, gas and coal is in decline. Replacing fossil fuels with home-produced renewable energy like solar and wind power will be a long and expensive process.

Hungary to withdraw from EU in case of interference in internal affairs — lawmaker

October 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/756971

Hungary’s parliament speaker on Tuesday threatened Brussels that the country would withdraw from the European Union if it interferes into the country’s internal affairs. Initiativeto impose a tax on the Internet was motive for such strong statements. Reminds us of USSR actions in 1956; Hungary’s parliament.

French Socialist Party plans to scrap post-World War II job security rules

October 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/vals-o28.html

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls proposing to eliminate permanent employment contracts that have existed since World War II. considers workers' job protections undermine business competitiveness, to French businesses' ability to hire and fire workers at will.

Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

October 27th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/10944

The Northeast is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South, result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes.

Putin: new serious conflicts involving world powers possible

October 24th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/756311

Putin: “Controversies are stockpiling in the world and let’s ask one another frankly whether or not we have a reliable safety net,“The system is enfeebled, fragmented and deformed.”“otherwise no other instruments except brutal force remain.”“A sensible reconstruction should have been carried out and a system of international relations should have been adapted to new realities.”

Duma calls on US to lift Cuba embargo

October 21st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/197852-russia-cuba-blockade-duma/

Russia’s Lower House has approved a motion to the UN General Assembly and international parliamentary groups calling for the end of the economic, financial and trade embargo of Cuba introduced by the USA in 1961. It was passed by the State Duma on Tuesday.

Denmark acknowledges $680 million loss from Russia’s food embargo

October 21st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/755613

Danish pig farmerslose $680 million this year from Russia’s food embargo. 9.5 million European farmers affected by Russia’s food embargo. Europe’s exports cut by Russia’s food embargo €5 billion. Russia’s sanctions: one-year ban on agricultural imports from countries that imposed sanctions against Moscow.

Lavrov: sanctions aim to make Russia accept West’s position

October 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/755206

Our partners who imposed sanctions make no secret that the measures are not aimed at Ukraine,” their statements and acts are constantly showing the true goal of the restrictions, to change Russia and its position on key issues that are a matter of principle for us, forcing the country to accept the West’s position. It’s a relic of the past, inertia thinking dating back to colonial times.”

Meet Our Ebola Czar: a Bureaucrat with No Medical Experience Who Helped Fuel the Housing Bubble - Video

October 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Meet America's New Ebola Czar

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Meet_America%27s_New_Ebola_Czar/38638/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Ronald A. "Ron" Klain is an American lawyer and political operative best known for serving as Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents - Al Gore (1995?1999) and Joseph Biden (2009?2011). He is an influential Democratic Party insider. Born August 8, 1961 in Indianapolis, grew up in a Jewish home.

‘Unpredictable West’ could isolate Russian internet, Putin’s aide warns

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/196848-russia-internet-west-plan/

Former communications minister Igor Shchegolev who currently works as an aide to the Russian President warns that unpredictable Western politicians could seek Russia’s isolation on the internet, similar to what happened in Syria in 2012. Noted that key components of the internet are located outside Russian territory; access can be blocked at any stage including complete cutting off of Russian internet sector from the World Wide Web.

US taking hostile approach towards Russia: Putin - Video

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/16/382448/us-approach-towards-russia-hostile/

Putin: "Together with the limits introduced against entire sectors of our economy it is hard to call such approach anything but hostile." Obama accused Russia of becoming a top global threat because of its stance on developments in east Ukraine.

Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background - Video

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/10/17/obamas-new-ebola-czar-does-not-have-medical-health-care-background/

Obama will make Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, his point man on fighting Ebola. Klain has no medical or health care background. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md. “Worst ebola epidemic in world history and Obama puts a government bureaucrat with no healthcare experience in charge.

Ron Paul: Hillary would be a pro-war, pro-Fed president

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/17/382608/ron-paul-hillary-prowar-profed/

Ron Paul former Republican congressman and presidential candidate; Hillary Clinton would be a pro-war, pro-military-industrial complex and pro-Federal Reserve president.

Russia denies intelligence cooperation with US on ISIL

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/16/382487/no-intel-deal-with-us-over-isil-russia/

Russia's Foreign Ministry denies the US claim that Moscow has agreed to increase intelligence sharing with Washington over the ISIL Takfiri terrorists rampaging in Iraq and Syria.

Iowa’s Joni Ernst: Obamacare is bad because people should rely on churches for help

October 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/iowas-joni-ernst-obamacare-is-bad-because-people-should-rely-on-churches-for-help/

Iowa Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joni Ernst; Republicans oppose Obamacare because the job of caring for the poor is simply not the purview of government. The poor, should rely on churches and charitable organizations for help.

Joe Biden’s son was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/joe-bidens-son-was-discharged-from-the-navy-after-testing-positive-for-cocaine/

Government officials confirmed on Thursday evening that Vice President Joe Biden’s 44-year-old son was kicked out of the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine, CNN reported.

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