Clashes broke out in France Saturday as tens of thousands of people joined demonstrations in several cities to protest against labor reforms by the government.Police fired tear gas in the capital Paris and the western city of Rennes as people were out for the sixth consecutive day to urge the government to withdraw the labor reforms bill.. At least three police officers were injured.
Company has developed a patented technology that removes a thin outer layer of the skin, which reveals unique biomarkers that can be used for a variety of diagnostic tests. CEO of Skincential Sciences, the company that makes Clearista, told the website that In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital arm, had invested in research and development of the skin cream.
Charging that the Flint water crisis was part of an "intentional scheme" created by state officials to save money, a group of 15 citizens on Wednesday filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder and other high-profile state officials; seeks "financial compensation for property damage, loss of business and financial losses attributed to the city's water crisis; as well as compensatory damages for future medical care and punitive damages."
Japan introducing an alternative to cash and credit cards, hopes the move will attract more tourists. Tests are starting this summer. The system will calculate how much money a customer has based on a fingerprint. Japan hopes to have it up-and-running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A version already exists at a bank and a theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture. Customers there can make payments at over 30 restaurants and businesses. You only have to go through one scan when arriving to Japan, customer places two fingers on a scanner to complete payment.
.Police use a field drug test to test any suspicious looking substances you might have in your possession to see if they’re illegal drugs, they are admissible in a court of law. What the cops won’t tell you is that these drug test kits are incredibly fallible, and there are plenty of innocent substances that can cause them to produce a false positive. Several years ago the U.S. Marijuana Policy Project did a demonstration with the kits that the police use to put people in jail. The results were both enlightening and horrifying.
A statue of George Orwell, author of the dystopian ‘1984’, will soon be erected outside the broadcaster’s London HQ. accompanied by a plaque that reads: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. His widow Janet told the Metro newspaper on Monday: “Orwell’s resonance is international. Wherever powerful governments falsify events, suppress freedom of information or dehumanize their processes, people recognize the satire in 1984.”
IMF officials said a threat of an imminent financial disaster was necessary to force a “decision point,” leveraging German Chancellor Angela Merkel on debt relief and Greece into accepting IMF “measures” against pensions and working conditions,
New snooping targets by the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) revealed by Der Spiegel – the US State Department and Israel, UK’s Ministry of Defence, NASA and the US Air Force, some departments of Austria and Belgium’s interior ministries, European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, Eurocopter,. OPEC, the International Monetary Fund and the UN International Drug Control Program. Der Spiegel first reported BND “systematically spied” on its allies in October 2015, included the Polish, Austrian, Danish and Croatian interior ministries, US diplomatic missions at the EU and UN, the US Treasury Department and Department of the Interior in Washington.
Glasgow police are warning people not to post unnecessary things on social media or else they might “receive a visit” from the police. According to the graphic, people are encouraged to “#thinkbeforeyoupost” anything that is not deemed “necessary” or else they will receive “a visit from us this weekend.”
Nathan Athans said he planted the garden in his front yard because it gets optimal sunlight. His backyard only gets sunshine for about two hours per day, and only in certain areas;.given four days to tear out the entire garden or face a fine because it is in their front yard, and city officials and a few neighbors don’t like it. Athans isn’t the first to be subjected to harassment over growing his own food. People have been charged with crimes, threatened with jail time, and had their property destroyed for growing gardens in their own yards.
News” is used to control our perceptions in order to ensure public acceptance of the Oligarchy’s agendas. Whatever officials say is reported as factual.True facts are not perceived and governments can pursue hidden agendas by manipulating news.
A company called Sensity Systems is using "smart" LED lighting called NetSense to set up a national surveillance network; enables security solutions in environments such as parking lots and garages, college and corporate campuses, and city streets, can spot long lines, recognize license plates identify suspicious activity, sending alerts to the appropriate staff."
German politicians and the establishment media are using the terrorist attacks Tuesday in Brussels to justify moving further to the right. Above all, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière is beating the drum for the systematic buildup of state powers in Germany and Europe.
Vaccine tragedy in La Pimienta, Mexico killed two babies, sent 37 to the hospital with serious reactions to toxic vaccine additives. 52 children were vaccinated in all, meaning that 75% of those receiving the vaccines are now either dead or hospitalized. The vaccines were administered by the Mexican Social Security Institute, known as IMSS. The deadly reactions occurred after children received injections of vaccines for tuberculosis, rotavirus and hepatitis B — the same viral strains targeted by vaccines routinely administered to children in the United States.
Both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have seized on Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels to declare their support for militarism and attacks on democratic rights. While the candidates voiced different proposals, these lay entirely along a spectrum of violence and repression, from drone missile attacks and bombing in the Middle East, to torture of prisoners, to mass detentions of Muslims within the United States.
Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes: concerns were the status of the US dollar in Cuba and the unfettered rights of American corporations. Removing penalty on dollar conversions is important,” US corporations moving into Cuba would have been compelled to “switch to euros or other currencies.”US corporations want to eliminate Castro government’s role as a labor contractor, creating a “free market” for exploitation of Cuban workers, consolidating dominance of capitalist employers.
John Ehrlichman top domestic adviser to President Richard Nixon admitted years ago that the so-called "War on Drugs" was crafted to target black people and anti-war leftists. T he Nixon White House had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black,, by getting the public to associate hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities, arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news.
In 2002 the the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) approved the usage of advanced technologies such as iris recognition and microchips to identify refugees in Afghanistan and other regions. 460,000 Syrian refugees registered into the UNHCR database, 120,000 refugees living in nine camps in Thailand, 100,000 refugees in Chad registered and identified through biometric tracking,
Ted Cruz called on the United States to "empower law enforcement patrol and secure in Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized;” criticized US immigration policy and President Obama’s policy of welcoming Syrian refugees, claiming it places the US at risk of "radical Islamic terrorism."
Law enforcement officers in the United States are increasingly buying professional liability insurance policies amid worries they may be sued for their on-duty actions. The insurance would help cover legal fees, but would not protect against criminal prosecution. Civil rights groups such as Black Lives Matter and the Obama administration have called for increased accountability for officers, including the use of body cameras and community oversight.
CBDs work so well that drug companies are now investigating them to be approved by the FDA as medicines. Because CBDs are being investigated by drug companies, the FDA has granted CBDs status as being “investigated as a new drug.” Because CBDs work so well and have been authorized for drug investigations, the FDA now OUTLAWS them being sold as dietary supplements. CBDs work better than pharmaceuticals for treating epilepsy, seizures, neurological disorders and other serious health conditions.
Desire to eat pure, uncontaminated, healthy food now diagnosed as a mental disorder known as orthorexia nervosa. “Orthorexics refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn and dairy; foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives. Jennifer Culbert , a registered dietician: if someone cuts out processed food, or things that are genetically modified, or not grown organically, the danger is that they can become malnourished or underweight.”
Erdogan's new definitions of terrorism could lead to one-man rule, they threaten to label anyone in disagreement with the ruling a party a "terrorist. Erdogan proposed extending definition of "terrorist" to anyone who supports what the government determines to be terrorism; allow the government to target lawyers, journalists, activists and lawmakers, judged by Erdogan to be supporters of terror. Labels such as "traitor," "enemy" and "treason" regularly flung at opposition supporters in the country's parliament.
New Zealand is facing a pot shortage. Earlier this month, police seized 9000 plants in an annual aerial operation, which affected both outdoor and indoor growing of the flowering herb. There are more than 475 natural chemical compounds in marijuana, including over 80 medicinal cannabinoids. The two most well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD, both well-known for having extremely beneficial effects for health.
Using your cellphone while crossing a street could become illegal in New Jersey, US, with violators facing either a $50 fine or a 15 days incarceration. There should be a law in place to penalize risky behavior,” Pamela Lampitt, Democratic Assemblywoman, who sponsored the bill.
An Illinois college has reversed its position and will allow students to pass out copies of the U.S Constitution on campus. It’s a good move, since the Alliance Defending Freedom threatened to sue them if they didn’t. Under the old policies, students were threatened with arrest if they passed out the founding documents on the campus of the College of DuPage.
AEROTAIN’s drone-blimp program is called Project Skye, and is comprised of helium-lifted units that the company itself describes as being “like an eye in the sky.” They add: Unique safety features enables it to fly over crowded places and closely approach people. The visibility leads to a friendly appearance and can be used to depict a product for advertising purposes and even take its shape. Scaleable payloads enable Skye to carry heavy cameras for live streams and aerial cinematography.
, Two US senators drop legislation calling for creation of a propaganda agency tasked with “delegitimizing” Russian and Chinese media, and “strategically” presenting “facts” to support US interests.The bill targets popular RT (Russia Today) and CCTV (China Central Television) stations. Legislation calls for formation of a new US agency called Center for Information Analysis and Response spearheaded by the State Department, tasked with "exposing and countering foreign disinformation operations and proactively advancing ‘fact-based’ narratives that ‘ support US allies and interests."
“In the wake of the revelations of mass surveillance the [US] president [Barack Obama] appointed two independent commissions to review the efficiency of these [surveillance] programs, what they really did and what effect they had in combating terrorism. [The commissions comprised] the highest priests of these programs, they found these programs had never stopped a single terrorist attack and never made a concrete difference in a terrorist investigation,” Snowden told Spanish TV channel Sexta.
Illinois co-chair of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s presidential campaign Pat Brady, former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party comment, with Illinois’s WGN Radio interview: only way Trump can be beaten is with a “head shot;”asked about the comment said he didn’t mean it literally.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is necessary to redefine terrorism to include those who support such acts; said there was no difference between "a terrorist holding a gun or a bomb and those who use their position and pen to serve the aims" of terrorists. Erdogan added this could be a journalist, a lawmaker or an activist.
A couple of years ago, the Denver Police Department (DPD) was under fire for excessive force complaints. They wanted to change their image, so they began a massive public relations campaign, ramping up spending from $599 in 2011 to $136,783 in 2013.Investigation by Denver7 ABC found that the DPD has been using funds derived from civil asset forfeiture to pay for much of this propaganda campaign, may constitute a violation of policy, as those funds are only supposed to be used for equipment and training.
The report by a Pentagon inspector general, made public under a Freedom of Information Act request, said spy drones on non-military missions have occurred fewer than 20 times between 2006 and 2015 and always in compliance with existing law.
Two Virginia volunteer firefighters were suspended for transporting an 18-month-old girl to the hospital in a fire engine last Saturday, ultimately saving her life; they were suspended because their fire engine is licensed as a “non-transport unit” and doesn’t have the proper restrains and medications that an ambulance would have.
Homeless man racked up over $110,000 in tickets. The man had over 500 tickets, which amounted to over $110,000 in fines. The fines were mostly for things that homeless people can’t control, such as sleeping in the subway.
“Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools,” an unclassified 28-page manifesto for the purpose of waging War on Terror in U.S. schools; the agency offers a checklist of “possible warning signs: “Using several different cell phones or private messaging apps;” “Talking about traveling to places that sound suspicious”; “Using code words or unusual language”; “Studying or taking pictures of potential targets (like a government building).” voicing “mistrust of the government,” concern about “environmental destruction,” or criticism of “corrupt western nations.
Employees of companies in France that refuse to decrypt data for police can go to prison for five years under new legislation from conservative legislators, Agence France-Presse reports. The punishment for refusing to hand over access to encrypted data is a five year jail sentence and $380,000 fine. Telecom companies would face their own penalties, including up to two years in jail.
French security forces violently attacked refugees with tear gas Monday as they launched the demolition of the refugee camp in Calais. The assault, launched as Macedonian police assaulted refugees at the Greek border to shut off the Balkan route leading to Germany; escalating persecution of refugees throughout Europe..
Clear Channel’s digital billboards will transmit a signal to the cellphones of pedestrians and drivers on public roads and sidewalks to capture consumer travel and behavior patterns. The aggregated data will include detailed consumer characteristics including the average age, gender, and socioeconomic profile of everybody within eyeshot of an enabled billboard. Clear Channel plans to sell the aggregated data to advertisers to enhance billboard targeting.
The parents of a baby injured by a flash-bang grenade during a no-knock multi-agency task force raid in Georgia, will be awarded $3.6 million after a federal judge’s decision on Friday. 19-month-old Bounkham Phonesavah (Baby Bou Bou) spent weeks in a burn unit after deputies with a Cornelia Police Department SWAT team threw a flash bang grenade directly into his crib, which exploded in his face, leaving him permanently disfigured.The raid was conducted at around 3:00 am for a drug suspect that wasn’t even in the house. By happen-stance, the Phonesavanh family was staying at the residence with relatives because their home in Wisconsin had just burned down.
. The FBI is pushing Apple to create a backdoor to spy on the American people. Farmers riot in France. People of Ukraine want Poroshenko to resign. Poroshenko warns of another war with the south eastern people. US preparing to invade Libya as soon as the unity government is setup. US making plans for Plan B and a full invasion of Syria. Kerry pushing the idea that it will take 30,000 soldiers to maintain a safe zone in Syria.
An independent Turkish broadcaster was pulled off the air on Friday over allegations of “spreading terrorist propaganda”, its general coordinator said, adding to fears of a government cracking down on the media.
Turkey’s satellite provider Turksat halted broadcasts of IMC TV at the request of an Ankara prosecutor investigating whether the channel supported a “terrorist” group.“In Turkey, everything contrary to the official view is tossed into the terrorism bag.
. Panel advising Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders, particularly depression. Anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo “therapy,” including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value with well-documented and highly dangerous side effects.Your ObamaCare plan will be forced to pay for it, whether you want it or not. The list of “illnesses” is subjective and constantly expanding as psychiatrists vote to create new ones.
South Carolina woman died 27 hours after she was hauled out of a hospital and taken to jail over unpaid court fines, her family said she was denied water and medical care. Joyce Curnell was found dead in her cell July 22, one day after she was arrested at Roper Hospital, where she had been treated for a stomach illness, and taken to the Charleston County Jail.
Poland’s right-wing nationalist government has rapidly expanded its police state measures in recent weeks. Since assuming power last autumn, the Law and Justice Party (PiS), has stripped the constitutional court of its power, brought the intelligence services directly under its control, co-opted public radio and television in line with the state; government has enacted a series of authoritarian laws, subordinates the state prosecutor’s office to the Ministry of Justice.
In a manual provided by the United States Air Force and originating from the Department of Defense, an “extremist” is described as someone who “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place; cites the Founding Fathers as extremists when it states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements:. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule..
The Federal Aviation Administration say unregistered drone users could now face fines as high as $250,000 for flying their UAVs or the possibility of up to three years in jail.. FAA announced that a total of 368,472 drones had been registered with agency, surpassing the number of airplanes on record with the federal government..
. A company known as Crowds on Demand is actually in the business of providing fake protesters for causes, fake entourages for wanna be celebrities and seemingly even fake supporters for unpopular corporate activities,.actors are hired to try and sway public officials.
A POLICY PAPER issued by the Air Force Research Laboratory, titled Countering Violent Extremism: Scientific Methods & Strategies, includes a chapter setting forth controversial and unsubstantiated theories of radicalization, including the idea that support for militant groups is driven by “sexual deprivation” and that headscarves worn by Muslim women represent a form of “passive terrorism.”
Lawmakers in places like Arizona have made news recently by placing a tax on solar panels, but in some areas, politicians want to ban solar power altogether. New legislation in Maine and Hawaii seek to limit where solar companies can operate. Maine, legislators are looking to prevent owners of solar panels from selling their excess power back to the grid. Hawaii, lawmakers want to ban solar outright in certain areas.
Rex Iverson was jailed for the alleged crime of not paying an ambulance bill. Legally, this should not be a jailable offense.The very next day, Iverson was found dead. Tremonton City Ambulance service tried to garnish his wages, “but he didn’t have a job, Utah calls their illegal debtors prison “justice courts.” In last three years, there have been 13 people arrested and jailed for debts just like Iverson’s. Many of these debts have been ones owed to government agencies..
Epidemic of doctors being murdered, most of which were in Florida, U.S. The scientists all shared a common trait, they had all discovered that nagalase enzyme protein was being added to vaccines which were then administrated to humans. Nagalese is what prevents vitamin D from being produced in the body, which is the body’s main defence to naturally kill cancer cells.: Nagalase is a protein that’s also created by all cancer cells.. It’s also known to cause Type 2 Diabetes.
A new directive issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has said that companies which have, at least in part, foreign ownership will be stopped from publishing words, pictures, maps, games, animation and sound of an “informational and thoughtful nature” – unless they have approval from the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club says the number of Palestinians held under Israel's administrative detention law without charge or trial has increased to more than 700 despite international criticism.
At risk of being fined for individual acts of illegal trades or speculation, the biggest banks are deploying surveillance tactics not far off from ones used by the government. Every move bank employees make is likely being monitored by former military intelligence or CIA and GCHQ members, or even computer algorithms, according to a Bloomberg report based on interviews with“more than a dozen recruiters, bank executives and compliance officers.”HSBC, Deutsche Bank, and JP Morgan Chase & Co. were listed among the too-big-to-fail banks monitoring everything from cigarette breaks to text message metadata.
The Obama administration secured a court order from a California-based federal judge on Tuesday to force tech giant Apple to develop special software designed to compromise encryption security features embedded in the iPhone’s iOS 9 operating system utilizing an obscure law from the 18th century
Dianne Feinstein: in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee:.. "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."
They won’t say why, but the Israeli military invaded a West Bank refugee camp today, fairly quickly attacking a bunch of Palestinian protesters, in an incident that left 28 protesters shot, and one Israeli soldier wounded from being hit with a rock.
US Marshals Service in Houston is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. Paul Aker says he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. Congressman Gene Green says the federal government is now using private debt collectors to go after those who owe student loans.
The federal government spent $1 million to create an online database that will collect “suspicious” memes and track “misinformation.” The project, is known as the “Truthy Database” funded by The National Science Foundation. Will be up to a team of government-funded researchers at Indiana University to decide what type of political speech is true and which is false.
A schoolboy has been questioned by anti-terrorism police because he wore a "Free Palestine" badge to school, The Independent newspaper reported. Rahmaan Mohammadi's teachers at Challney High School for Boys in Luton referred him to police under Prevent - the controversial government anti-radicalisation programme.The pupil was also wearing pro-Palestine badges and wristbands; said he had previously been warned by police not to talk about Palestine in school, and claimed that staff members approached his 14-year-old brother and pressured him to tell him to "stop being radical".
United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead of natural causes. .Scalia was a major force behind “executive privilege; president enjoys unchecked “wartime” powers to override democratic rights, courts have no power to intervene. Opposed right of Guantanamo prisoners to habeas corpus, right for judicial review of their detention. Upheld corporate and financial interests; abrogating rights of consumers and employees. Authoritarian doctrine of “qualified immunity,” shields police from lawsuits for misconduct.
British government's move to outlaw boycotts, including those aimed at Israel, is being likened by critics to former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher's support for apartheid South Africa. Under the new plan, publicly-funded institutions that refuse to purchase goods and services from "unethical" companies will face "severe penalties,"
Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are recorded, stored, and transmitted to a third party. The company warns customers not to discuss personal or sensitive information within earshot of the device;. concern that such information could be turned over to law enforcement or government agencies.
I United States — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated to the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Internet of Things (IoT) — so-called “smart” devices, vehicles, and appliances which employ various computer technologies — may be used to spy and keep tabs on people in the future.
Two puppeteers were arrested and charged with glorifying terrorism after staging a show called, “The Witch and Don Cristobal”, as part of Madrid’s carnival celebrations on Saturday. They were released today, but charges have been filed against them. The 2 men have to make daily appearances in court, not allowed to leave the country. .None of the characters encourage terrorism. Hundreds of people took the streets of Madrid to demand the release of the two puppeteers, demonstrations across the entire country.
The federal government is seeking to create a new bureaucracy that would intervene in family life and could even see state-appointed monitors conduct routine home visits to assess a child’s well-being. U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published a draft document which outlines a plan that will treat families as “equal partners” in the raising of children, opening the door for government intrusion at all levels.
A Minnesota city is asking a court for a warrant to enter a rental home in order to check to see if the place is clean. If the city wins the case, inspectors would be able to enter such a building anytime they wish.The renters and tenants say they have nothing to hide but are opposing the city’s move based on principle. No allegations that ordinances have been violated; city arguedt no evidence of wrongdoing is required for the issuance of an administrative warrant..
Only four days after his public defense of torture and “a hell of a lot worse” in US military-intelligence interrogations, billionaire Donald Trump added assassination to his foreign policy arsenal as well. Speaking Wednesday on the “CBS This Morning” program, Trump said that his solution to the US conflict with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program would be to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un; “I would get China to make that guy disappear in one form or another very quickly.”
Emails obtained by the Flint Journalt hrough the Freedom of Information Act, suggest Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder told state officials to suppress lead testing results, both from local health officials and the community, while they figured out how to present the information to the public.
The Feds want to close down the automotive aftermarket parts business. NHTSA/EPA introduced proposal that would prohibit any changes to an automobile's engine or exhaust after it leaves the factory forcing car owners to use 'original equipment manufacturer' (OEM) parts and not aftermarket parts. The aftermarket community is a multi-billion dollar market.."'Major auto companies have turned to the International Trade Commission to sanction a novel use of design patents on individual repair parts to shut out aftermarket competition even if they are used solely for competition or become nonroad vehicles or engines,"
The French government aims to crack down on the spreading of conspiracy theories in France's schools surrounding the recent terror attacks, because they are giving fuel to those seeking to radicalize young people who have a tendency not to believe the official version of the story.
Turkish police fired tear gas at thousands of people protesting in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey demonstrating against the continuation of a crackdown on Kurdish activists by Turkish police. As a sign of protest, shops and schools were closed in the city. A representative of the Democratic Societies Congress said that the demonstration would last for three days before residents decide to continue protests or bring them to a halt.
During a meeting with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Juncker, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded from Brussels €30 billion to resolve the European migrant crisis a leaked document revealed, said Turkey would put refugees on buses to Europe.
Russian state-owned Rosoboronexport. developed first tank drone, expected to sell it on the international market in the very near future. robotic combat vehicle will mostly be used to provide fire support for counter-terrorism units, reconnaissance units, mechanized infantry forces. ;Amed with 2A72 30mm automatic cannon, a 7.62mm machine gun, M120 Ataka anti-tank guided missiles; array of sensors: laser warning system, target detection, identification and tracking equipment.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans; wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening..Some mental health professionals think that those who believe in limited government, free-market economics, or traditional values suffer from mental disorders; could result in anyone with an unpopular political belief or lifestyle choice being labeled as “mentally ill.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders is calling for a federal criminal investigation into Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration after it was revealed that the Snyder administration knew of a potential link between a Legionnaires' disease outbreak and the water in Flint, Michigan.
GOP frontrunner Donald Trump asserted on Sunday that he could legalize waterboarding — and even harsher forms of torture — simply by declassifying the tactics. Trump’s plan to bring back interrogations techniques that were “worse than waterboarding.
NYPD’s enforcement of a little-known law allows the department to kick people out of their apartments without charging them with a crime or even arresting them. The process, known as nuisance abatement, is used almost exclusively against people of color: police can take civil action to shut down the use of places they believe are being used to commit crimes, using as little as affidavits from anonymous confidential informants as evidence...
LANSING School and local government officials have filed a federal lawsuit to block a new Michigan law that restricts them from informing voters about ballot issues. Republican-backed law was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder; prohibits public money or resources from being used to disseminate information about local ballot measures through TV and radio ads, mass mailings or robocalls in the 60 days before an election.
High-ranking officials in Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration were aware of a surge in Legionnaires' disease potentially linked to Flint's water long before the governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show. When he disclosed the spike in Legionnaires' cases on Jan. 13, Snyder said he had learned about it just a couple of days earlier. But emails obtained by Progress Michigan through public-records requests show Snyder's own office was aware of the outbreak since last March.
Denmark has publicly acknowledged for the first time that in June 2013 a US plane was waiting in a Copenhagen airport to extradite NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to the US. At the time he was stranded in a Moscow airport.
UC professor Christopher Newfield has the inside details of the recently-exposed monitoring system secretly deployed by the University of California (and approved by school president Napolitano) to keep tabs on the communications, web surfing and file routing of its employees.
A federal judge ruled last week that the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) will be forced to share a report on its business practices with the public — a decision both the bank and the Department of Justice (DOJ) fought in court to prevent. The report is based on the findings of an ongoing government audit of the bank initiated amid revelations in 2012, that it laundered money for drug cartels and terrorist organizations.
Israel has threatened to annul press credentials of journalists and editors who use ‘contrary to reality’ headlines for their articles. The move comes in response to a publication from US broadcaster CBS after a terror attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday. CBS reacted to the terrorist attack which claimed the life of a 19-year-old female officer with a post titled “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on,” triggering outrage among Israeli officials.
Dr Wolfgang Herles, former head of a public broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), said journalists are instructed to write news reports that are to 'Ms Merkel's liking, claims the media takes its orders from the government. saying the topics that should be reported on are 'laid down by the government', with instructions passed down to news executives that they should frame issues in a way that is for the 'public good' of Europe..
A man representing himself in a Maryland court was shocked with 50,000 volts of electricity by the judge because he continued to speak when the judge ordered him to stop. Judge Robert Nalley pleaded guilty on Monday to depriving the defendant of his civil rights.
President Eisenhower was issuing warnings about our own military-industrial complex; regardless of the protestations of high-ranking military officers, no cost-overrun, no matter how egregious, went unpaid. The Cold War was a profitable business that served many, that is why it lasted so long. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the “Soviet threat” was replaced with the “Muslim threat,” “War on Terror” took over from the Cold War. The charge, “conspiracy theory,” is used to prevent investigation. False flag attacks are used by governments in order to pursue secret agendas that they cannot publicly acknowledge.
2015 set a record for the number of wrongly convicted Americans who finally found justice. There were 149 people last year who were either declared innocent or otherwise cleared of the consequences of their convictions or guilty pleas. Many had served some lengthy prison timefor crimes they did not commit. Seventy-five exonerations came in cases where it turned out no crime had even been committed. A number of these were old murder cases involving arson...
The German government is considering imposing a limit of 5,000 euros ($5,480) on cash payments in order to better track the financing of international terrorism, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Tuesday.
Public Space Protection Order” will place a fine of £1000 on homeless activities. The order has been met with numerous criticisms, with many pointing out that the new laws effectively outlaw homelessness.
A high school in Nyack, New York is considering a policy requiring students submit to alcohol breath tests.Students who have watery eyes, are argumentative, combative, impaired motor skills, refuse to follow instructions or inordinately jovial, WILL BE FORCED to take a breathalyzer!
.Students who refuse a breathalyzer will be marked as SUSPICIOUS,
The Israeli government has vowed to launch an “electronic war" against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, including monitoring, tracking and thwarting their activities in cyber space, as well as attacking it with "special sophisticated tools".
The Sniper system is set up to scan the internet using an algorithm that will identify certain keywords in different languages. A crew of WZO members will scan the results, confirm the cases that actually show real anti-Semitism, and respond with direct replies or contact authorities in the offending party’s country. “The Sniper will create deterrence,” say the entrepreneurs behind it, “it won’t be so easy to publish a status calling for the murder of Jews, or pictures of burning Israeli flags.”
When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility. Football and politics encourage zealous devotion among their followers, create manufactured divisions that alienate one group of devotees from another, andresult in a tunnel vision that leaves the viewer oblivious to anything else going on around them apart from the “big game.”
Sergei Naryshkin, the Chairman of the Russian Parliamen: growing tensions in international relations result from Washington’s lack of morals and violations of international law: “American exceptionalism” often used by many US politicians was against not only the legal principle of equality of all nations and peoples, but also contradicted basic human morality. The Duma speaker also said that at the moment he considered Russia as the key protector of the basic foundations of international law; urged European politicians to stop heeding advice from the United States, start working on common economic interests with Russia.
NYPD announced they are planning to stock more powerful pepper spray, claim this would be intended to prevent police from shooting people. The potency used by NYPD previously is a concentration of .21% capsaicinoids.The new spray will be concentrated at .67% which will be more painful. The NYPD has already begun rolling out the new concentration and has equipped over 19,000 officers with the new mixture.
Proposed bill introduced will force venues to provide police with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any performers performing in the city in what will be called “Special Assembly Occupancy” licenses required for shows at venues that have a capacity of 50 or more people; give law enforcement veto power over the shows. Giving performers’ information to police enables them to review past performances to see if there were any public safety issues during their events,
Tech company Chaotic Moon dual-purpose tattoo is comprised of electro conductive ink embedded with sensors and microchips. With the tech tattoo you can carry all your information on your skin and when you want your credit card information or your ID, you can pull that up automatically through the system,” and it monitors everything that they would do in a physical and it sends that to your doctor, and if there’s an issue they can call you;” Tech tattoos can tie in everything into one package; uptick in new biometric security measures being rolled out for policing, travel and banking.
Senior CIA officials have for years intentionally deceived parts of the agency workforce by transmitting internal memos that contain false information about operations and sources overseas, according to current and former U.S. officials who said the practice is known by the term "eyewash." Agency veterans described the tactic as an infrequent, important security measure, a means of protecting vital secrets by inserting fake communications into routine cable traffic while using separate channels to convey accurate information to cleared recipients.
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