23 killed, 140 injured Tuesday in suicide bomb attack targeting Iran’s embassy in Lebanon. Most of the dead were passersby in Shiite southern Beirut neighborhood. Atrocity aimed to escalate tensions in region as US, allies have talks with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel, Saudi Arabia, opposed to talks.
Affordable Care Act (ACA), Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy, exposed as a counter-reform aimed at a restructuring US health care system in the interests of big business. The president’s claim that the law will provide access to affordable, quality health care for the American people is a lie.
Half a year’s worth of rain fell in an hour and a half Monday night on Italian island of Sardinia, flooding streets, killing 16, Sardinia pummeled by 17.3 inches of rain by Cyclone Cleopatra Italy’s Civil Protection Agency, called “an exceptional event.” Italian government declared state of emergency on the island,
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to decide rulemaking process to mandate that newly manufactured cars include “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) communications technology that constantly broadcasts via radio wave car’s location, direction, speed number of passengers it is carrying.
Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is planning to expand its counterintelligence operations to include friendly countries following revelations of U S spying. Tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone a wake-up call. Plans to work closely with universities and research institutes.
“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” said one officer. It’s going to open up a can of worms that can’t be closed.” Irony of police objecting to GPS technology for privacy reasons is hard to miss. Officers’ concerns about privacy illustrate just how revealing GPS technology can be.
“No one likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” said one officer. It’s going to open up a can of worms that can’t be closed.” Irony of police objecting to GPS technology for privacy reasons is hard to miss. officers’ concerns about privacy illustrate just how revealing GPS technology can be.
(CIA), Pentagon waging campaign to prevent Russian space agency building spying structures in US. Moscow: structures unrelatated to surveillance, insist they improve accuracy of Russian Global Positioning System (GPS), network, steers guided missiles to targets, help navigation.
New study finds that radioactive Iodine from Fukushima has caused a significant increase in hypothyroidism among babies in California, 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. All babies born in California monitored at birth for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in blood.
German court sentenced former NATO employee to seven years in jail for spying, the IT expert copied secret data to sell to foreign intelligence. worked for transatlantic military alliance at US airbase in Germany. Left after dispute. Files would allow potential NATO enemy to gain access to secret network.
Venezuela’s National Assembly gave President Nicolas Maduro wide-ranging special powers to rule by decree for one year. The president of the OPEC member state says he needs greater personal power as his government struggles with soaring inflation and shortages of basic goods.
San Francisco police accused of using excessive force in a bloody incident that escalated after officers beat a man for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. Video footage of event showing multiple arrests, plainclothes officer confronted man fighting with him, started beating him for no reason.
“Netanyahu opposing the US negotiations with Iran, determined to ruin them. Israel lives on stolen land and borrowed time, want a US war on Iran to guarantee their future. United States negotiations with Iran angered Israel which wants a war.
52% of fast-food workers are enrolled in public assistance programs: SNAP (food stamps) Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), cost $7 billion. Numerous protests and walk-outs across the nation as fast food workers campaign for higher wages.
Northrop Grumman’s The Bat: 12 foot wingspan, 70 mph top speed, carries electronic attack payload. Can jam radar and confuse surface-to air missiles. Catapulted from a hydraulic rail launcher, caught by a portable net system the Bat is completely runway independent.
Busness claim capabilities that rival governments. Companies developing advanced data-gathering, monitoring technology. NSA relies on private contractors development of its surveillance tech. Surveillance needs of dictators served by American companies despite embargoes.
TSA installing exit “detention pods” at major airports will temporarily “jail” passengers
ready to leave a terminal, they will be forced into the pods, one at a time. Must remain in the pod until electronic voice gives them permission to leave and door opens. Cost $60 million to install.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur: "Marijuana is safer than alcohol, tobacco, failed policy for nation to criminalize the use. Calls for legalization, regulation of marijuana, use the tax revenue for expansion of pre-kindergarten education.
Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child. Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home, students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note.
These possibilities are so concerning because of the damage already sustained to the units making it unlikely that all the units can be removed in one piece. Comes just days after Dr. Shigeru Mita called for an evacuation of Japan due the the high levels of radiation.
Employees at an Ohio Wal-Mart store are being asked to donate canned goods to help out co-workers who don’t have enough to eat at the holidays. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” reads a sign near bins tucked away in an employees-only area.
Americans facing another shock about Obamacare. The cheapest coverage out-of-pocket costs totaling $6,350 a year for an individual. Deductibles in some states topping $5,000 for an individual, $10,000 for a family, must be paid in full before insurance coverage kicks in.
A poll finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation's new health-care plan. Another 33 percent say they're still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai rejected provision of U.S.-Afghan security pact, deal in jeopardy days before the country's elite gather to debate it. The question of whether foreign troops will be able to search Afghan homes after NATO's combat mission ends next year has been a sticking point.
Russia’s Defense Ministry received anti-radar system Krasukha-4. System designed to guard against aircraft-based electronic surveillance including drones. Able to shield against radio-locating surveillance satellites, ground-based radars, or aircraft-installed Airborne Warning and Control System.
An American drone has malfunctioned and crashed into a guided missile cruiser off the coast of Southern California, causing two injuries. The incident happened while the vessel was testing a combat weapons system. The guided missile carrier is now heading back to the San Diego Naval Base.
Fukushima plant operators have finally begun removing over 1,500 nuclear fuel rods from one of the four reactors at its damaged nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan on Monday. With robots and cranes, workers will attempt to cautiously transfer 1,331 spent fuel rods and 202 new ones .
House, Senate vote to extend retirement benefits for nation's research chimpanzees. $30 million ceiling amount up to $55 million. Research on them unnecessary. Euthanasia could be used if deemed in best interest of the animals. Chimp advocates ecstatic. "It's a great day for federal chimpanzees.
Iran: new missile-equipped drone, range 2,000 kilometers, altitude of 25,000 feet, flight time 16 to 30 hours. Capable of reconnaissance missions, launching air-to-surface missile strikes, tested under international standards. Sanctions not an obstacle to progress of defence industry.”
Federal officials to file formal complaints against Wal-Mart for allegedly violating legal rights of protesting workers. National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin: retailer unlawfully threatened employees reprisals if they held strikes, protests over wages, working conditions.
"Three generals and a brigadier-general were among 31 troops killed in a bomb attack that caused a building in the army transport base in Harasta to collapse. Mortar attacks hit several areas in the capital, kill, injure others. Qatar, Saudi Arabia,Turkey supporting the militants operating inside Syria.
Monsanto poisoned thousands of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans, American soldiers with Agent Orange, RoundUp label warns not to get on skin, wear gloves when handling, what makes it o.k. to eat. use has tripled since 1990. Scientists speaking up about ineffectiveness, dangers of GMOs.
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan: Pakistan to put former President Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason for declaring state of emergency in 2007. during live television broadcast on Sunday. If found guilty of treason, Musharraf could face death penalty or life imprisonment.
Private firms selling spy tools, surveillance technologies to developing countries will allow them to spy on millions of emails, text messages, phone calls. Offering nations in Africa, Asia, Middle East capabilities associated with government agencies, GCHQ, N S A.
African Centre for Biosafety (ACB): failed GM Monsanto corn pushed on African countries with help from the Gates Foundation. This maize, known as MON810, has been grown in South Africa 15 years, failed miserably”. Monsanto now pushing it into Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya.
Operators Fukushima nuclear plant postponed removing damaged atomic rods. Kazuaki Matsui, director, Institute of Applied Energy : difficult to remove spent rod, parts of wall, bottom of reactor melted, never had to deal with this before, more complication.” Workers blame mismanagement.
A politician in India’s largest party has been accused by rivals of scaring people into voting for his Congress Party candidates, by telling them that electronic voting machines (EVMs) will give them electric shocks if they press other buttons. India’s second largest party has filed a complaint.
Severe flooding is being reported in Saudi Arabia, especially in the kingdom’s capital of Riyadh, with the government closing schools and urging people to stay indoors amid heavy rain. Flooding is rare in the country dominated by the Arabian Desert.
Video posted online shows men mercilessly beating Ethiopians. A person shown lying dead on the ground with bullet mark in the chest. Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers forced to leave the country, many arrested, some killed. Saudi Arabia population 27-million, foreign workers 11 million.
Syrian army forces continue to push back foreign-backed militants fighting near the capital Damascus. Militants used mortars and snipers, looted apartments, shops, schools, forced many to leave. Government troops recaptured towns of Tel Hasel, Hawarin ,Mahin, Harasta.
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