Google has patented a fun new toy that comes complete with hidden microphones and cameras, spies on your child’s activities and conversations, responds to his or her social cues, and can control smart devices in your home.
The civil war-exhausted Eastern European nation has found itself in a complicated financial situation. Ukraine has accumulated a significant governmental and government-backed debt of $42.5 billion as of April 2015,
US Vice President Joe Biden admitted last year Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Turkey funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to Islamist rebels in Syria that metamorphosed into ISIS. Revelation from internal US intelligence document that the US-led coalition supposedly fighting ‘Islamic State’ today, knowingly created ISIS in raises troubling questions about recent government efforts to justify the expansion of state anti-terror powers.
Prime Minister Tsipras may be ready to compromise but lawmakers from the party’s left wing warned they will not accept a deal that keeps the austerity policies which have devastated Greece’s economy. Some saying abandoning the euro the common currency used by 19 European nations would not be a catastrophe.
The naive belief that moral progress accompanies technical progress, is a form of collective self-delusion, lulls us into a false sense of security. The yearning for positivism that pervades our corporate culture ignores human nature and human history. Power elites need to manufacture national myths to hide the greed, violence and stupidity that characterize the march of human societies.
The international fleet of vessels to take part in the games will include close to 50 warships and submarines, some of which will assemble as close as 50 miles to the Russian border, in the Gulf of Gdansk.
In an interview on May 21, 2015 with Turd Ferguson of TF Metals, Jim Willie says,”We are not just in the end time. We’re rounding the bend.
Robert R. Doggart, who ran for Congress in Tennessee in 2014, has admitted to plotting an attack against the Muslim community, with a plan that included shooting residents and burning down a mosque. His goal was to bring a private militia to “utterly destroy” Islamberg, a village in New York.
M. C. McGrath, creator of a searchable online database of intelligence workers, said he had received legal threats and even a death threat after unveiling his project. McGrath’s database, ICWATCH, includes 27,000 NSA contractors. The intelligence worker database can now be accessed through the WikiLeaks website.
The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.
Ukrainian government is not entitled to demand compensations from Moscow over Crimea's reunification with Russia; head of the republic, Sergey Aksyonov,citizens of Crimea took the decision on independence from Ukraine themselves. "They [Ukraine] should not demand anything. They will see neither hide nor hair."
The Pentagon has concluded airstrikes against the Khorasan group in November did kill 2 civilians - both children - making this the first acknowledgement of civilian casualties in the region since airstrikes began.
Xi Jinping :“Active efforts should be made to incorporate religions into socialist society.” In western regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, government says foreign forces using Islam and Tibetan Buddhism to incite local people to defy Chinese rule; unregistered religious groups illegal.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with causes behind growing humanitarian crisis that forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, many still stranded in boats, discussing the emergency with Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, urged them to provide search and rescue operations, options for resettlement and reintegration.
Wall Street investors bought more than 200,000 foreclosed houses in past two years, bundling together the rents they generate into bonds just like subprime mortgage bonds, jacks up rent by a third, immediately begins eviction proceedings against renters who can't pay.
All over the globe, people are recording extremely loud sounds coming from the sky. In many instances, these ominous noises sound like someone is blowing a trumpet. Scientists insist that there must be a “rational explanation.” TRheories suggest fracking, “rock bursts”, venting of high-pressure gas, atmospheric pressure natural “background noise” of our planet/
Check out this textbook written in 1970 by Paul and Anne Ehrlich advocates depopulate what they consider an overpopulated world, including everything from adding sterilants to the water and food to producing a sterilizing virus that requires a vaccine antidote one could apply for. The authors discuss using stevia rebaudiana — the same sweet leaf hailed everywhere today as a wonderful, healthy sugar alternative — as an anti-fertility agent.
The flood of desperate refugees seeking to escape carnage and war in North Africa and the Middle East continues to swell. The European Union (EU) is rapidly moving to further subordinate and plunder their former colonies, under the guise of “solving the refugee problem” and fighting human trafficking.
Rule of Law completely abandoned by the Government and business elite. What remains is a dumbed-down citizenry and taught to ignore or deny the reality unfolding right before its eyes. What’s left is an elitist club of political and corporate “leaders” who are using every possible means to keep our system from collapsing, enabling them to steal or confiscate every last crumb of middle class wealth.
China is planning to introduce the gold fixing reference price in yuan. China is the world’s largest gold producer and is, logically, interested in the possibility to influence the determination of the gold price.
European Patent Office (EPO) is about to grant 30 patents on plants derived from conventional breeding to Monsanto and its affiliated companies. The Swiss company Syngenta can expect to receive around a dozen patents very soon. Many of the patents claim vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, carrots and lettuce.
Vandals damaged an inflatable dam holding 50 million gallons of drinking water, releasing enough water to serve 500 families for an entire year. Police said the vandals entered a restricted area to damage the thick, rubber dam that was constructed in 1971. Police have no suspects or reasons for the damage. Repairs are expected to cost $3 million.
Research and watchdog group Corporate Europe Observatory: corporate lobby groups American Chemistry Council, CropLife America, American Chambers of Commerce, mobilized to stop EU taking action on hormone disrupting chemicals known to have significant health and environmental impacts. European Union dropped planned rules to ban 31 pesticides containing hazardous chemicals.
Income inequality in many developed countries has reached an all-time high, report released Thursday by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, growth of social inequality accompanied by the growth of part-time and contingent labor, particularly for younger workers.
Americans saw an immediate jump in their monthly health insurance premiums – up to a quadrupling for some families. Insurers in some states proposing rate boosts for plans sold under the federal health law: New Mexico, Health Care Service Corp. 51.6%, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, 36.3% increase. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield wants to raise rates 30.4% across its products.
“We are giving humanitarian assistance to them. After that we will deport them back to the relevant country,” Zaw Htay, the director of the Myanmar presidential office said on Saturday, adding that authorities have contacted “Bangladeshi border officials on the ground regarding the arrived persons.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a new plan to create an infrastructure finance bank on Thursday, following recent announcements from China about the institution of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and the BRICS New Development Bank.
Chinese leadership appears to be trying to gain more control over the country’s economic system, while at the same time (re-)boosting the growth it has lost in recent years. A free market, in whatever shape and form, does not rhyme with the kind of control which the Communist Party has been used to for decades
CIA trying to create a connection between so-called conspiracy theorists who are in fact critics of the US government and Bin Laden. The US government labels its critics as conspiracy theorists in order to dismiss them in the eyes of the public.
Farmers in Tambo Valley, where rice is cultivated, are protesting against Southern Copper Corp.’s $1.4 million project to build a copper mine in the region, expressed concerns about the natural resources in the region getting polluted.
The new BRICS initiatives break the monopoly of existing western institutions over the financial order, a very important symbolic change, first time a global financial institution is led by developing countries. “If the new development bank succeeds, it will show the world that emerging countries can manage a multilateral economic institution by themselves.”
Inspections of containers holding contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant found that at least 10 percent have leaks, which could trigger a hydrogen explosion. According to TEPCO, there were about 1,300 such containers at the plant as of May 20.
According to a ‘pre-harvest guide’ Monsanto’s Roundup should be sprayed on food just three days before harvesting. Monsanto claims aerial applications can be made without drift onto unwanted areas. EPA admits that pesticide drift is a major problem.
Newly released documents have revealed that a week after Cleveland police officer, Timothy Loehmann killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Cleveland police charged the sixth grader with “aggravated menacing” and “inducing panic,” according to The Daily Kos.
The country’s National Assembly unanimously voted in new laws on Thursday night that will force chains to donate discarded food to charity or allow it to be turned into animal feed, compost or energy.
3,000 refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh have arrived on Southeast Asia's beaches, stranded. Refugees undertaking the journey are Rohingyas from Myanmar, facing so much discrimination and persecution that its members are willing to undertake the treacherous trip.
Scientists in Japan measured happiness levels among 200 individuals, found those who carried a variation of the gene were happier on average. The gene that was identified encodes for the CB1 receptor, the pathway in the brain responsible for the marijuana high.
State continues to wither under heat and drought. Governor Brown declared a drought state of emergency. California is responsible for the bulk of food and produce grown in the U.S.
Bank of England officials secretly researching financial shocks that could hit Britain if there is a vote to leave the European Union in the forthcoming referendum. The Bank blew its cover when it accidentally emailed details of the project including how the bank intended to fend off any inquiries about its work – direct to the Guardian.
United States already trades heavily with the other 11 nations included in the TPP talks. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) critical of Investor State Dispute Settlement provisions, which would empower corporations to use international courts to sue U.S. government and others enacting regulations and protections that harm their profits.
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