US threats against Russia over Ukraine are “purely superficial” as Washington has no “leverage over Moscow. Russia could simply turn off the gas to Europe and it would throw the entire continent into an uproar, would create chaos.
A woman saw what she thought was a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside of a church called the police on him. The homeless man turned out to be a statue called Homeless Jesus. She said the statue is “inappropriate,” and that Jesus was not homeless.
Israel going ahead with its Prawer Plan, which seeks to demolish Palestinian houses and relocate tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins, refused to recognize rights of Palestinian Bedouins, denies them access to basic services. Already approved military and settlement projects in the area
Commercial drone use in the United States is poised to remain legal, at least for the foreseeable future, after a judge dismissed a suit Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filed against a regular citizen, ruling that there are simply no laws against it.
Five Afghan soldiers have been killed and 17 people wounded in an airstrike by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan in eastern Logar province. The attack was conducted by drones."Coalition forces operating in Afghanistan have said in a statement that the bombing was an accident.
Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk,:government would do its best to avoid default, expects EU/IMF economic stabilization package soon. European Commission offered Ukraine 11 billion euro loan if Kiev agrees a deal with IMF. Help from IMF or World Bank normally includes drastic austerity measures
US Navy guided missile destroyer, USS Truxton,heading toBlack Sea US said is a “routine” deployment, to conduct training with the Romanian and Bulgarian navy decided long before the crisis in Ukraine. US fighter jets would join NATO patrols on missions in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Ukraine’s former prime minister urged Europe to take strong action over Crimea's attempt to join Russia. Lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia, would put decision to voters in 10 days. New Ukrainian government declared planned vote illegal.
Obama told Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, sending US fighter jets to allied countries located near Ukraine, imposing visa restrictions on Russians. US military build-up in NATO countries,
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Two men were found guilty of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products from cars to the middle of Oreo cookies and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.
CIA officers allegedly hacked into US Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers to find out what oversight committee found out about its controversial detention, treatment of terror suspects. Unclear whether alleged hacking limited to CIA document leak/whistleblower hunt or went even further.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, should move forward on natural gas exports very quickly.
Former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United States. American meddling in Ukraine’s affairs is what sparked the current situation, Ukrainians being exploited by Western powers.
Israeli soldiers have reportedly taken position near the southern Lebanese border town of Maroun al-Ras, shortly after violating Beirut’s airspace. Israeli jets entered Lebanese airspace over border towns. Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis.
Small amounts of glyphosate can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women. Rats fed Monsanto’s maize developed massive breast tumors. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has formally filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by banning the use of GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges, the sanctuary for trees, plants, flowers, and animals.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) called changes to cannabis laws in Uruguay, US a ‘very grave danger to public health, medical cannabis in Colorado led to increase in cannabis-related treatment admissions, car accidents where the drivers were under the influence of marijuana
FDA concerned about internal whistleblowers leaking key intel to public. government monitoring social networks to track flow of information now dominated by the alternative news.
It is called transhumanism and scientists in the UK and US have already submitted proposals to legally create GMO babies. Actually, GMO human embryos have already been created. FDA say they are worried that not enough testing had been done on animals or in vivo to start creating GMO babies.
Obama administration “plotted” and “abetted” the ouster of Ukraine's Russian-backed president to install a “puppet regime,” a retired CIA officer and political activist says. United States has plotted, has aided and abetted and tried to put in the new premier or the new prime minister of the Ukraine,” said Ray McGovern.
Obama administration is said to be preparing to announce yet another delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act. plans to allow insurance companies to continue selling plans that would otherwise be banned under the law, plans that do not meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.
Most serious military crisis in Europe since end of World War II, Western-backed Ukrainian regime that took power in Kiev in fascist-led putsch a week ago put its military on high alert. Calling up its reserve forces, 1 million men, threatening war with Russia.
Russia faces "significant diplomatic and economic costs" unless it stops threatening the integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the UK foreign secretary, William Hague, has warned, adding that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, needs to return his forces to their barracks in Crimea.
Government filed a complaint against Sprint in US District Court in San Francisco on Monday, says that government agencies, like the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration, were allegedly overcharged $21 million for wiretaps by Sprint, inflated its charges by 58 percent.
Pro-Russian authorities in Crimea will cut off water and electricity to Ukraine soldiers, would not receive their next pay packet if they did not publicly renounce loyalty to new provisional government in Kiev. It will become more uncomfortable for them, pressure is going to increase tonight.
Gazprom: “Simmering political tensions in Ukraine,aggravated by inadequate economic conditions, may cause disruptions of gas supplies to Europe. Could cancel gas supply discount for Ukraine. Overdue debt; $1.5 billion for last year’s supplies, current deliveries. Ukraine asked Russia for deferral of payments.
TraqCloud, new, cheaper way to track anyone or anything using GPS. Marketed for luggage or kid tracking. Use against suspected cheating love interest, sneaky business partner, or local law enforcement. Now simple and inexpensive. Real-time location reporting. Size of a deck of cards
London mayor Boris Johnson: Muslim children at risk of radicalization by parents, should be taken into care, removed from their families to stop them being turned into “potential killers or suicide bombers .Victims of child abuse. Some young people taught crazy stuff, need in asserting British values.
California man plans to turn himself into law enforcement on Monday afternoon and begin serving a two year prison sentence that he says was handed down “for working at a pot shop that was legal in my state. Feds wanting to make an example.
Bill in Ukrainian parliament seeks tougher sanctions against holders of dual citizenship, forbidden in the country. violators could get prison term of 10 years. Thousands of eastern Ukrainians have Russian citizenship, western Ukrainians have citizenship of various EU states.
Pentagon’s budget proposal for next year announce by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Department of Defense (DoD) must shift focus, capabilities from “fighting grinding ground conflicts” to “new arenas of combat, more expenditures on computer-based technologies and special operations.
European Union (EU) called on Russia to pull its military forces back from Ukraine or risk consequences in relations with (EU). Called on Moscow to start talks with new officials in Kiev. Russia says it sent troops to Crimea after Prime Minister requested Moscow help establish peace and security.
Governor Mark Dayton (D) willing to sign the bill only if law enforcement agencies in state support it. Legislative bodies are for creating laws, police there to enforce them. Could lessen chances of state receiving federal dollars to fight War on Drugs.
Russia is not going to allow NATO to creep up to their border without taking action. Ukraine was part of Russia for centuries, and has been independent for about 20 years. Crimea is majority Russian. East of Ukraine is still pro-Russia. Europeans need Russian natural gas.
Ukrainian armed forces dispatched to Crimea have switched to the side of local authorities and are expected to take military oath soon, Ukrainian troops in Crimea were said to be resigning on a massive scale, some of the servicemen ran away. Local military have not been paid for many months.
Britain's biggest arms company BAE Systems has concluded a deal to sell 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia following years of negotiations. BAE, said the public was “never going to know” how much the Saudis would pay for them. Saudi Arabia has recently increased its arms purchases.
Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced that its US subsidiary awarded a $145 million contract by United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) .The contract calls for deployment of border surveillance technology in southern Arizona.
Professor James Petras US political commentator: world is heading towards biggest crisis since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a 13-day nuclear confrontation. Entering a period of revival of a very intense Cold War” between Russia and the US.
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