Lawyers for the state have resisted court orders they expand parole programs, reasoning not that releasing inmates early is logistically impossible or would threaten public safety, but instead that prisons won’t have enough minimum security inmates left to perform inmate jobs. Prison inmates are paid less than $2 per day.
Oil companies contaminate what could otherwise be very useful ground water resources for irrigation and for drinking. It’s possible these aquifers are now contaminated irreparably during worst drought in the history of agriculture in California.” Avoiding the tapwater may be a good idea.
Ukraine’s military says at least six soldiers have been killed and nine others injured in fresh exchanges of fire with pro-Russia forces in the country’s eastern regions over the past 24 hours.
Israeli forces with armored vehicles attacked Palestinian cities of Ramallah, al-Bireh and Wadi al-Joz in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, leading to rising tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.
“If we discovered that [Islamic State] had gotten possession of a nuclear weapon, and we had to run an operation to get it out of their hands, then, yes,” Obama “I would order it."
Russian President Vladimir Putin: The US has no plans to humiliate Russia, but instead wants to subdue it, "Throughout history no one has ever managed to do so toward Russia – and no one ever will." US wanted "to solve their problems at our expense."
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: urgent need for a new world order, "Nobody in the West offered concrete program to restore Crimea," "Nobody is willing to fight over eastern Ukraine." "We have to remember Russia an important part of the international system, useful in solving all sorts of other crises.
Unilever products: Hellmann’s mayonnaise Suave, Klondike, TRESemmé. Donating thousands to stop GMO labeling, file a lawsuit against vegan mayonnaise company, claim “false advertising, unfair competition.” Just Mayo “stealing market share from Hellmann’s.”Wants to “remove all jars from shelves, pay Unilever three times damages, and attorney’s fees.” Call their mayo something else, defines mayonnaise including “egg-yolk.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger:“The annexation of Crimea was not a move toward global conquest, doesn’t make any sense a week after the close of the Olympics, Putin would take Crimea and start a war over Ukraine. resumption of the Cold War would be historic tragedy. Ifconflict is avoidable, one should try to avoid it. Russia is an important part of the international system.
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Statewide Plant Pest Prevention and Management Program’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), would give authority to spray toxic chemicals avoided, by the organic community if the agency decides a pest is threatening economically important crops.
40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family bought it with intention of using it as a reserve to hunt big game. Last year, Tanzanian government resisted the purchase, proposing instead a “wildlife corridor” dedicated to hunting near the Serengeti national park. Deal will reportedly go through,the Masai will have to leave by the end of the year.
Would take three years of complete government shutdown, with entire general fund going toward pensions, to break even. Illinois’ unfunded pension liability grew to $111 billion this year, $48 billion increase since 2009. State has 39 cents of every dollar it should have in the bank to pay for future benefits. In the private sector, these funds would be deemed bankrupt.
Federal drug agents raided a number of NFL teams under suspicion of illegally dispensing legal drugs to their players. TSA involved in DEA investigation into illegal use of legal drugs in the NFL, attempting to prove that NFL teams dispense prescription drugs without labels or licensed doctors present.
Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index: "From children denied education by being forced to work or marry early, to men unable to leave their work because of crushing debts they owe to recruitment agents, to women and girls exploited as unpaid, abused domestic workers, modern slavery has many faces,"
China has arrested nearly 300 fugitives suspected of economic crimes as part of Beijing’s anti-corruption operation targeting individuals who have fled the country. China lacks extradition treaty with the United States, Canada and Australia, the most likely destinations for the suspected economic criminals.
A bomb, planted outside a branch of Deutsche Bank in Naples in southern Italy, neutralized by Italian police using a water cannon. Disposal experts said the fuse on the bomb had been lit, went out before it could cause an explosion. The homemade device could not be set off using remote control, contained one kilogram of explosives. Police suggested device was supposed to blow up cash machine outside the bank.
The governor of the US state of Missouri has declared a state of emergency and put the National Guard on alert as protests over the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown continue.
Governor Jay Nixon:the measure is in anticipation of more unrest as a grand jury deliberates bringing criminal charges against the white police officer who killed Brown in the town of Ferguson August 9.
Internet users would be forced to pay a new federal tax on their monthly bills if the government approves regulations endorsed by President Obama; Commissioner Mike O'Reilly Federal Communications Commission. Law requires telecommunications companies to pay into FCC’s “Universal Service Fund”, likely require the same of Internet companies. Fees would be “passed off” to customers.
“Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife” program in full swing, police join forces with growing trend in United Kingdom to ban “pointy” knives. An “amnesty” program began at the end of August, “more than 800 knives have been handed in across the county. BBC: a kitchen knife an all too available weapon.”
Microsoft hired 5ft tall robot security guard to guard Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus. Fitted with lasers, GPS and heat-detecting technology, can predict where criminals will strike next and likelihood of future crimes, operate without human control, are equipped with surveillance cameras and sensors, a thermal imaging system, can read 300 car registration plates a minute, and odour detectors. The robots analyse information from government, businesses and social media sources, alert authorities it if comes across anything suspicious.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on an official visit in China, will meet China's military and government officials, participate in a meeting of the Russian-Chinese commission for military-technical cooperation, discussion on current issues of international and regional security, and bilateral military and military-technical cooperation.
The latest figures from the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveal that nearly half of the country now makes less than $28,031 annually, while nearly 40 percent of the population makes less than $20,000 per year, which is well below the middle-class threshold.
The Canton, Ohio, Walmart store is holding a food drive for employees, according to a pair of photos circulated by OUR Walmart, an advocacy organization with ties to the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Signs attached to bins located in employee backrooms ask workers to “donate food items here so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.”
Seawater 160km off Californian coast was found to contain Caesium-134. This is an isotope that only occurs in nuclear reactors and can be used to trace the spread of radiation from Fukushima.
Harder for a critic of the US government, especially if the critic is Muslim, to enter the US than for a person infected with ebola. there are a number of Russians who cannot enter the US because of unilaterally imposed US sanctions, no sanctions against ebola.
Biotech expert C. Glenn Begley, the former Vice-President and Global Head of Hematology and Oncology Research at Amgen stated that a series of tests conducted under his supervision proved that out of 53 anti-cancer drugs that had been developed by “respected laboratories,” a total of 47 showed no noticeable improvements in patients’ health conditions (which amounts to 88%).
Russia’s top court has branded two major Ukrainian nationalist groups as extremist and banned their activities in the Russian Federation. This means that any activities of the groups in Russia will be outlawed when the court decision comes into force, and even public demonstration of their symbols will become illegal.
Researchers from the University of Auckland have discovered that olive leaf extract has the ability to decrease insulin resistance and increase the production of insulin by the pancreas. This is one of the main problems that most diabetes patients suffer from – the lack of proper insulin balance in the body.
USDA recently approved the first genetically modified potato for planting in the US. McDonald’s restaurants has announced that it would not be sourcing these GMO potatoes. McDonald’s reportedly buying 3.4 billion pounds of potatoes annually in the United States.
US scientists have created a home device that replicates hundreds of complex and expensive lab tests by analyzing just one drop of blood. The constant monitoring offered by the device – which needs little training to use – could save millions of lives.
Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman: we will never accept the definition of building in Jewish neighborhoods of Jerusalem as settlement activity,” “We won't accept any limitation on building in Jewish areas of [East] Jerusalem.”
Long-term exposure to many Toxic Chemicals in products routinely used in salons can result in an array of negative health conditions. Numerous salon products contain ingredients associated with asthma, dermatitis, neurological symptoms and even cancer. Salon workers absorb these chemicals through their skin and breathe them in as fumes.
Ukraine's President Poroshenko signed a decree Friday that will explicitly withdraw state support for the regions within a month. Central bank will no longer service bank accounts, could involve cutting energy supplies. Bank runs have already begun across the region with long lines forming at ATMs.
Ebola virologist Gary Kobinger: “the current Ebola strain appears to be far worse than any previous strain” could more easily be spread through aerosols than those previously identified, ”Maybe this is a different virus.”
When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. Given the right to vote, which will be an “honor.” It goes on to tell us to pay our taxes. This is what eight-year-old kids are being indoctrinated to believe in this country.
Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times.
Lockheed Martin for years running one of the government’s most important nuclear research facilities, Sandia National Laboratories. Five years ago, its contract with Department of Energy (DOE) was coming to an end, Lockheed Martin started to lobby to win extension using money paid by DOE for Lockheed Martin to run Sandia. Contractors forbidden from using taxpayer money to lobby for more contracting work. Lockheed Martin did it anyway.
UK Governmentn making radical moves to censor internet within its borders, major internet service providers in the country all agreed to go along with new censorship regulations, government sources reported Facebook and Google will also be participating in effort to block content government finds undesirable, in the UK and Australia.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Afghanistan’s new President Ashraf Ghani have pledged to improve security and trade relations between the two countries, Press TV reports, signed several deals to boost train and road links, increase trade, and cooperate on defense, border and energy issues.
People in Brazil have taken to the streets to show their anger at government policies and call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Demonstrators in Sao Paulo accused Rousseff of corruption in relation to state-owned oil company Petrobras.
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