Commissioner Bill Bratton: The SRG (Strategic Response Group) will be tasked with handling certain situations, designed for dealing with events like protests, or incidents like Mumbai or Paris,” responding to protests and terrorist attacks require "overlapping skills." “They’ll be equipped with all the extra heavy protective gear, long rifles and machine guns.
Police in Groveland, Florida responding to a burglary alarm that was accidentally tripped upon Jean Guirand’s return home with his family, entered the house without announcing themselves, and upon seeing the 11-year-old held her down at gun point, pressed their knees down onto her back and yelled at her threateningly, as though she could somehow be a burglar.
Vote turned back with only 4.16% of the shareholders in favor of “working with regulators on GMO labeling guidelines.”
Deputy White House national security adviser Ben Rhodes: "We still think that the best way to influence Russia's calculus is through those economic sanctions that are biting deep into the Russian economy, "We don't think the answer to the crisis in Ukraine is simply to inject more weapons."
21st century American capitalism flourished, because it succeeded in overturning unions and blocking environmental restraints. Income and wealth inequality increased with the rise in social costs. Power of US corporations approaching that of an earlier time when governors and federal government called out police and federal soldiers to use deadly violence to break strikes and union attempts to organize.
Large-scale exercises of Russian radiation, chemical, and biological defense troops have started on seven firing ranges in Russia's Southern Military Region, as well as the Crimean Peninsula and Armenia.
Teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others. Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards.”
San Francisco deputy public defender Jami Tillotson was arrested on Tuesday outside a courtroom in the city’s Hall of Justice after officers say she resisted arrest and interfered with a police investigation. Tillotson says she was just doing her job and advising her client of his right not to be questioned without an attorney present.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to end years of budget cuts eurozone countries and International Monetary Fund (IMF) required of Greece in exchange for $270 billion in rescue loans, renegotiate payment of bailout debt. Greece public debt 177 percent of its gross domestic product, unemployment rate 25 percent.
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Klass, called Netanyahu’s scheduled congressional appearance “a new level of chutzpah” argued it raised the question of “whether Israel is becoming a strategic liability for America.
Georgios Katrougkalos, now deputy minister for administrative reform, confirmed his parliament would not ratify the trade deal. Greeks could issue a veto, thereby threatening to block the deal.
A New York cop was caught on camera drawing his gun at a group of teenagers playing in the snow and holding them on their knees, after responding to calls of disturbance. Police deny that the officer acted inappropriately. While admitting that "the video looks terrible," New Rochelle Police Department claims it's taken "out of context."
. More than a third of Odessa draftees have refused to serve in the Ukrainian army, a Ukrainian military official said. Protest against mobilization is growing in the Odessa region. Demonstrative burning of summons have taken place in many districts in the southern Ukrainian region in the past few days.
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili confirmed on Monday that he is ready to fight for the post of Ukraine’s national anti-corruption bureau chief. Saakashvili said corruption is one of the main enemies of Ukraine and he could introduce an action plan based on Georgia’s experience of fighting against corruption.
Circulation of the key world currencies may be allowed in the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) along with the hryvnia, LPR Prime Minister Gennady Tsypkalov. Currencies, such as pounds, dollars, yuans, yens and euros, may be allowed for circulation.
Ukrainian men of conscription age are seeking refuge in Russia in numbers that increased by 20,000 in one week; Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) said on Monday. "About 2.5 million Ukrainian nationals, including 1.193 million men of conscription age, are staying in the territory of Russia."
An analysis of 200 FDA-backed pharmaceutical drugs even found that almost 33% of approved drugs were granted the approval over a single piece of clinical study. Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more than many FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs. Websites have even compiled hundreds of studies surrounding marijuana.
Recent research has given us at least one good to drink some brew. The new study has identified a compound in hops known as xanthohumol (or Xn) which has been shown to improve cognitive function and help slow dementia.
Law is a weapon in the hands of the government for use against the American people. The Barrett Brown case proves that despite all facts, the government can convict whomever it wants of whatever it wants. This power is now being used to shut down independent journalism. Those who “have nothing to hide” have much to fear.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro: owners of an unnamed chain of shops detained for artificially creating long lines, reduced number of employees working at cash registers to deliberately create queues,"annoy the Venezuelan people." we normalized sales, arrested the owners; they're prisoners for having provoked the people," Claimed Venezuela's business elite collaborating with political opposition to overthrow government via an "economic war."
100% Debt-to-GDP List
Spain 100.3% (2015 estimate)
France 100% (2015 estimate)
Towels, robes, and bed sheets, are now being tracked by a number of hotels with a small embeddable R.F.I.D. microchip thereby identifying when any inventory ends up missing.
Croatian government have gotten creditors on plan to erase debts of poorest citizens. hoped to boost economy. Debtors must have no savings or property, debt no greater than $5,100, on welfare or income under $138 per month. $31 million debts to be written off by banks, companies, utilities, cities and tax agency.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), it would require 10,000 American "boots on the ground" to stop Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria won't destroy the group. U.S. forces in Syria should be accompanied by a regional force of Arab nations. "We cannot defeat ISIL in Syria until you deal with Assad because he will kill anybody that comes in there that tries to defeat ISIL."
Greek Prime Minister and Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras reassured Greece’s creditors Saturday that his government would do nothing to jeopardise the country’s euro zone membership. He insisted Greece would not default and would not make unilateral demands in talks over its ?323 billion debt.
A consignment of four Russian Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters has been delivered to Iraq for deployment in the war-wrecked country’s battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Iraq accused the United States of not living up to its promises of equipping the Iraqi army with pledged military aid.
Pakistan has successfully test-fired a new indigenous nuclear-capable air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) with a range of 350 kilometers (nearly 220 miles). Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations: the Ra’ad (Thunder) missile would enable Pakistan to achieve “strategic standoff capability” both on land and at sea.
The leader of the pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine has announced that their side is to be reinforced by 100,000 more fighters by spring. “In 10 days, we will begin a general mobilization.”
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich: Ban “concerns primarily construction equipment and mining machinery, utility equipment and other types of vehicles.” Each type of banned machinery already has a “Russian- made version. Machinery made in Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries is an exception. "The machinery from EEU countries will be delivered. .
President Nicolas Maduro: "The northern imperial power has entered a dangerous phase of desperation, going to talk to the continent's governments to announce the overthrow of my government. And I accuse Vice-president Joe Biden of this, "US diplomats in Venezuela contracting military officials to betray their country, looking to influence political leaders, public opinion leaders and entrepreneurs to provoke a coup.
Surveillance footage from Vanguard Middle School in Baltimore shows a school police officer beating a 13-year-old girl with a baton during a scuffle involving two other students in October. All three girls were hospitalized with injuries they sustained from the officer,
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw Palm Beach County: If you see protesters, and you can’t back up, stopping will make you an easy target for violence. If you are driving it is up to them to move, so sit as low as possible in your car and accelerate forward. If you run over protesters, your safety comes first, they shouldn’t have been there in the first place, important not to stop. If they are injured, they brought it on themselves.”
EPA is allowing farmers to increase concentration levels of herbicides to spray on U.S. genetically modified soy and corn crops. Additionally, non-GM crops are also being sprayed with hazardous chemicals, cannot be washed off food.
" target="_blank">A third war with Lebanon has become inevitable; Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, called for a “harsh and disproportionate” response after Hezbollah attacked an Israeli patrol.
CEOs seldom know everything going on in the company, too many people, too many programs representing too many agendas. For presidents of countries there is more going on than a president has time to learn about even if he could get accurate information, have to focus on fund raising for reelection and their party. Time and energy used up with formalities and meetings with dignitaries.
Moscow hit with thunderstorm Sunday morning, set a new record with air temperatures rising to 3.1 degrees Celsius (37.6 degrees Fahrenheit), highest since 1914 for this time of year. "Thunder rumbled over Moscow, unique weather phenomenon that occurs very rarely." Moscow onsidered to be one of the most affected places in the world by global warming.
The United States took an active part in the February 2014 coup in Ukraine, which installed pro-Western authorities, US President Obama told CNN Sunday.
Paris will assist Greece with “anything” to lessen its debt burden, except for writing it off. Anything that can alleviate the Greek debt burden will be welcome; France's finance minister Michel Sapin told Syriza-appointed Yanis Varoufakis.
Shelling of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk is continuing practically non-stop with shells landing in civilian areas after mediators’ talks failed Saturday. Militia and Kiev forces are fighting for the strategically key area of Debaltsevo.
Beginning in 2016, passengers attempting to pass through a federal TSA checkpoint will be subject to requirements of the REAL ID Act. TSA will put higher scrutiny on travelers’ identities, and will only accept a federal passport or a “REAL-ID” card, which is issued by the states to meet federal requirements. Passengers will not be allowed to fly through an American airport without submitting to the advanced federal specifications.
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