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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Computer scientists have developed a malware that uses inaudible audio signals to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection. Able to transmit passwords and other small amounts of data from distances of almost 65 feet.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Three African-American high school students arrested on Wednesday, November 27 waiting for a bus to take them to a basketball game, in Rochester, New York. Charged with obstructing pedestrian traffic, disorderly conduct for failing to “disperse” when police ordered them to leave the area.
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.
Israeli lawmaker Tzachi Hanegbi: Geneva deal between Iran, world powers increased likelihood of Israeli strike against Iran. Indications Netanyahu doesn’t have support of his military, can’t be sure of outcome, could be devastating for Israel. Attack will be seen as provocation, aggression by the world.
Violence on Tuesday at Zagazig University, Mansoura University, Ain Shams University. Tensions after Egyptian Constituent Assembly draft text of new constitution. The new constitution expands the powers of the military and bans Islamic parties in the Muslim country.
Press TV: Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss; Israel’s plan to displace tens of thousands of Bedouin Arabs from their villages in Negev Desert illegitimate, against teachings of the Torah. Israeli occupation of Palestine against the Torah.” If passed by Israel’s Knesset, 35 Bedouin villages will be destroyed.
Struggle for regional supremacy in Asia-Pacific is not simply a clash over strategic stretches of land and sea, but over the skies above. This week, US, Japan have defied new Chinese demands by flying aircraft, unannounced, into disputed airspace over controversial islands in the East China Sea.
United States joining Japan in refusing to recognize China's declaration of an “air defense identification zone” in the East China Sea that includes a group of disputed islands. provoked a crisis which did not exist. Japan made this into a national issue. opposite. United States current policies insane
The federal government of the U. S. made profit of $41.3 billion on student loans for 2013 fiscal year. Profit higher than all but two companies, Exxon Mobil and Apple, in the world. Department of Education officials insist student loan program should not be construed as a profit-making program.
Nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, including the U. S., put strains on President Barack Obama’s relationship with Jewish donors who play a key role in Democratic fundraising, tried to appease Jewish donors. President’s commitment to Israel’s security has never been stronger."
With Iran’s moderate government working within a broad cooperative agreement with the world’s major powers, Israel has no imaginary threat to turn to, no reason to ask for shiploads of cluster bombs to drop on Gaza while peddling the rest on the Georgian arms market,”thwarted Israel’s efforts.
Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron). Local residents said killings took place Tuesday. Victims were students in their 20s. Israeli troops make incursions into West Bank acrossJordan River almost on daily basis, abduct Palestinian activists.
U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft has arrived in Japan, will upgrade America's ability to hunt submarines and other vessels in seas close to China as tension in the region mounts. Built by Boeing Co based on its 737 passenger plane.
The Foreign Press Association accused Israeli army of targeting journalists. Soldiers fired rubber bullets, threw stun grenades at photojournalists clearly identified as press. Italian photographer covering incident almost hit in the face by rubber bullet, shattered the camera instead of his head.
56 people injured demanding the premier and government step down. The premier says their demands are unconstitutional. The police: "We are alternating between the use of water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets. Rubber bullets are being used in one area only, the bridge near Government House."
Edward Snowden: An Australian spy agency was ready to share data on its citizens with its partners from the so-called 5-Eyes alliance. 5-Eyes group members: Australia, Britain, Canada New Zealand and the US. Australia saw nothing wrong in sending over to its foreign allies metadata of its citizens.
Ordered that meetings be shortened, over-the-top welcoming ceremonies ditched and wordy, meaningless speeches be abandoned. Aimed at cutting down bureaucracy and excessive ceremony. Graft and inappropriate law enforcement by local officials led to farmers taking part in violent protests.
Pressure mounting on Britain to revise its anti-terror laws after watchdog says police should no longer be able to detain people at British borders without suspicion of wrongdoing. Currently under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, a person can be detained for up to nine hours at UK borders, without any grounds.
Nonprofit organization Testbiotech: GMOs spreading throughout the world no controls in place to stop them. Escaped their intended areas, moving into the environment, infringing on wild plant populations. This is happening everywhere. USDA: GMO contamination “normal”.
“The whole world knows this was not a grassroots insurgency by freedom fighters, but terrorists trained by the United States and Israel. Public relations disaster for America, Israel. Syria “will be able to contain this ‘insurgency.’
100,000 demonstrators, waving Ukrainian and EU flags, gathered in Kiev in defiance of a ban on rallies in the city center. Protesters demand early elections, resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych. Government said Ukraine cannot afford to sacrifice trade with Russia for closer ties with the EU.
United Nations has warned of growing execution-style killings in Iraq, raising fears of a return of the death squads in the country that killed thousands of people following the US-led invasion in 2003.
Riot police forcefully dispersed demonstrators demanding ouster of President Yanukovych. 10,000 protesters, took to the streets. Security guards swinging batons, beating with truncheons. Dozens wounded, arrested. Massive protests in the country.
Demonstrators condemned the recent killing of a woman by regime forces in the village of A’ali. Calling for political reforms ouster of the ruling Al Khalifa family following its brutal crackdown on popular protests. scores killed, hundreds arrested.
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