Greek delegate told by EU officials that a list must includes reform on pension and VAT. German government holding "concrete consultations" on what to do in the case of a bankruptcy of the Greek state, debt haircut for Greece being discussed. EU didn’t specifically say what would happen to Greece if there was no plan presented tomorrow.
Senate Appropriations Committee voted today by 21 to 9 to approve an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration. The amendment mirrors one that passed the House last week 242-186.
Aerial footage shot from a drone, shows six rings found in a field of crops in the foothills of the Western Caucasus Mountains. The largest in a series of circles is 13 meters (42 feet) in diameter. The biggest two circles also had strange half a meter deep “craters” in their centers. The crop pattern was discovered on Tuesday by a local farmer, who claimed the circles were not there the night before.
Sean Toon, McKinney, Texas man who called the cops on bathing suit-clad teenagers at a pool party; According to the Guardian, when Toon was 18, he and some friends went to a rival high school to abuse and murder the animals housed in the school’s agricultural center. Cows and pigs were cut and bruised, beaten with wooden boards, baby turkeys limbs torn apart; plead guilty to the attack, fined $300, sentenced to 285 days in jail in 2000 Same year charged with “aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.” plea deal sentence 75 days in jail.
Jewish public is aware of the deterioration that has occurred in Israel’s international status, which seems to stem from intensification of voices calling to boycott Israel and its institutions. Israelis feeling more isolated and that peace is more distant.
The United States will not attempt to prevent its entrepreneurs from traveling to Russia for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2015, Two executives from US companies with operations in Russia reportedly said government officials told them there would be "no punishment" if the companies attended the forum.
Benjamin Farias pulled over by NYPD he thought it was suspicious, decided to turn his cell phone on and start recording. He couldn’t fathom any good reason for his sudden arrest. It turns out, the cops couldn’t think of a good reason either. They fractured his wrist
Greg Gianforte, tech millionaire, Republican governor of Montana: urges college students to reject policy that favors savings plans and retirement options because, like Noah, Christians have “an obligation to work” until they are hundreds of years old. “There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about retirement. Noah was 600 when he built the Ark. He wasn’t cashing Social Security checks.
Roy Barreras a senator from Cali of the coalition U Party told press that when Congress returns from summer recess and begins debating renewed drug laws, he will seek to adapt the current proposal to legalize marijuana for medical purpose, announced he will be seeking full legalization. Wants marijuana not only legally available for medical purposes, but also for recreational purposes.
Roundup Ready variety of soybeans might cost $65 to $70 a bag, and conventional, non-GMO varieties are $30 to $35 a bag, consumers in the US and other countries refuse to eat genetically modified food.
1. THC gets you high, CBD stops seizures and shrinks tumors. 2. Growers beginning to zero in on types of cannabis best suited for medical purposes. 3. Animal studies have proven THC can reduce cancer cells—haven’t been any human trials to date. 4. Chemicals in cannabis act similarly to beneficial chemicals in our brains. 5. Cannabis can stop epileptic seizures.
Russian State Duma’s Committee of International Affairs head Alexey Pushkov: "We see the G8 format no longer exists, prospects of resuming it in my opinion, very unclear," useless to take part in association that is not for dialogue but rather "an organization for pressuring" Russia. The value of G7 has decreased, now looks like "the club of US’ friends."
Alexis Tsipras warns that failure to agree a rescue deal for Greece the end of the eurozone, submitted a revised package of reforms to negotiators in Brussels. Europe’s leaders would have a bigger disaster on their hands because “it will be the the end of the eurozone”.
Capt. Russ Wittenberg flew two of the planes that “hijacked” on 911. Former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot over 100 combat missions. Retired commercial pilot. I don’t believe it’s possible to train on a [Cessna] 172, then jump in a cockpit of a 757-767 class cockpit, navigate the aircraft, fly the airplane at speeds exceeding it’s design limit, make high-speed high-banked turns, pulling probably 5, 6, 7 G’s. The aircraft would fall out of the sky. I couldn’t do it I’m positive they couldn’t do it.”
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon raised concerns the United States' move to supply various Gulf Arab states with arms as a counterweight to Iran could weaken Israel's own US-backed regional military dominance.
Some former government employees are being forced to take a massive cut to their pensions years after retiring, because of what the organization in charge of calculating and administering the benefits says was a mistake that led to overpayments. Encouraged those retirees to sign a document agreeing not to talk about it.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: Obama ordered to send “up to 450 additional military personnel” to Iraq, will not serve in a combat role at the request of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Number of US training sites in Iraq would increase from four to five.
Skyrocketing college costs, cuts to public funding for higher education, stagnant incomes, growth in college-going population largely to blame for uptick in outstanding student loans over the past decade. 40 million Americans carrying some student loans, about 70% of students graduate college with debt.
Researchers from Iowa have shown that organic farming methods can yield almost as highly as pesticide-intensive methods. Other researchers, from Berkeley, California, have reached a similar conclusion. Agribusiness PR strategies: Agribusiness is “pro-science”, its opponents are “anti-science”.
Members of the Verkhovna Rada determined to impose a complete food, transport and financial blockade on the Donbas region, leader of the Ukrainian Choice public movement Viktor Medvedchuk wrote on its website on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: "It’s obvious what is currently happening in Libya is the direct consequence of a social and economic catastrophe and endless sorties of radical groups. We are convinced what is occurring is the factual collapse of the Libyan state, the result of foreign military intervention in 2011."
CNN has announced formation of new unit that will not report the news. Instead, it will take money from corporations to produce content that resembles news but is actually PR designed to burnish its clients’ images The name CNN gives to this mercenary enterprise? “Courageous.”
Stanislav Petrov officer: Soviet Air Defense Forces. September 26, 1983; responsible for detecting incoming nuclear strikes, monitor early warning system; alarm bells started ringing. He declared false alarm. The “missiles” detected caused by sunlight shining through high altitude clouds before making contact with Soviet satellites. Only military officer in that position with civilian education.“My colleagues were all professional soldiers, taught to give and obey orders.”
Scientists have discovered a way to count people both indoors and outdoors using WiFi signals and a mathematical algorithm to determine human density, even if the individual is not WiFi connected.
Robertson’s attorney, Daniel Broderson: “He is an Islamic scholar, owned thousands of books, they are trying to pull select passages from a handful of books he owned to try make case he’s an extremist.” Robertson, says he's worked for FBI and CIA in the past, alleges government retaliating against him for "refusing to conduct an overseas operation requested by CIA."
Due to ‘disappointing yields and poor quality cotton fiber,” the country of Burkina Faso in West Africa is ditching Monsanto’s genetically modified cotton. decided to phase out the use of Monsanto’s GMO cotton seeds.
Fifty hospitals in the United Statescharging uninsured consumers more than 10 times actual cost of patient care, according to research published Monday. All but one of the facilities owned by for-profit entities, largest number — 20 — are in Florida. Hospitals with highest markups not in pricey neighborhoods or big cities.
Video of police officer Eric Casebolt violently apprehending a black teenager, throwing a 14-year-old girl to the ground, kneeling on her back, pointing gun at a group of teenage boys at a McKinney, Texas pool party went viral. Activists and journalists, including Sputnik’s own Cassandra Fairbanks, planning a massive pool party of their own, all in the name of inclusion. Police maintain they were justifiably responding to complaints from a neighbor, Officer Casebolt resigned from the department Tuesday.
New Jersey state Supreme Court sided with Gov. Chris Christie against public-worker unions over pensions, preserving major cuts to stave off a budget crisis. Said there wasn't an enforceable contract to ensure full payments to workers, as unions had argued there was.
Dr. John Henry Hagmann accused of inappropriately providing students with e hypnotic drug ketamine; told students to insert catheters into genitals of other trainees, were subjected to penile nerve block procedures. Conducting “shock labs,” a process in which he withdrew blood from students, monitored them for shock, transfused the blood back into their systems, also “exploited, for personal gain and sexual gratification.
Israel’s talks on migrant workers with China deadlocked due to Beijing refusing to allow its citizens to participate in construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank. “We are negotiating with China for an agreement on the arrival of thousands of additional workers," an unnamed government official said.
Medical system in this country is a racket. In virtually any other industry the routine practices in this “industry” and the associated “insurance” industry with it would be considered felonies at both a state and federal level, implicating RICO, The Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman acts at the federal level and consumer-protection laws in the states.
University of Vermont Medical Center serves 2 million meals a year is preparing to reduce GMOs served to both patients and hospital visitors, 85 percent of its two million meals to non-patients, so though the hospitalized will benefit from this change, so will visitors and employees.
3,480 people rescued Saturday on 15 separate boats from Libya, more rescues ongoing. Involved naval ships from UK, Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Malta, Italy, Germany, Italian coast guard and private vessels. Uptick over summer months as people-smugglers take advantage of calm seas. European governments plans to relocate 40,000 refugees from Italy and Greece to elsewhere in Europe.
Air Force news release: Two U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bombers on Sunday joined B-52s in Europe for additional exercises.The events were meant to demonstrate the "ability of the aircraft to forward deploy, deliver conventional and nuclear deterrence anytime and anywhere. The release did not say how long the B-2s would remain in the region.
2015 wet season in the Caribbean, June to November, forecast to be drier than normal and a similar prediction issued for the 2016 dry season. This follows drier than normal dry season in 2015. "Serious news" for agriculture in the region. 2014 Jamaican economy lost one billion dollars, result of drought and brush fires caused by extreme heat.
EPA released a study that confirms that fracking poses a risk to drinking water sources. Fracking is inherently dirty and dangerous. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection found that 234 private drinking water wells had been contaminated by drilling and fracking.
Thousands of farmers in India reverting back to traditional farming methods as consequences of Western agriculture have begun to negatively impact region’s food and water supply, and the health of its people. Growers returning to traditional, organic methods that date back to centuries ago. India has emerged as a global leader in organic farming, welcomed 600,000 certified producers.
“The Bomb Iran Lobby Gears Up for 2016: A tight-knit group of neocon dead-enders is pushing Iran to the forefront of the GOP’s foreign policy agenda. These think-tank gurus, special interest groups, and media pundits have peddled a plethora of alarmist narratives aimed at scuttling the diplomatic process, relied far more on fear mongering than facts.
Israel carried carried out tests in the Negev desert in order to gauge out the repercussions and damage caused by an explosion of a “dirty” radiological bomb by enemy forces, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. A dirty bomb combines radiological materials with other more standard explosives.
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