Poster by Aaron Calland
‘At least two dozen Palestinians have been killed in a series of fresh Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip since Tuesday.
Palestinian medical sources say the overall death toll from the Israeli attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday has reached 24. At least 120 others are also believed to have been wounded.
The fresh attacks were focused on the Zeytoun neighborhood in east, Rafah in south, and Dair al-Balah in central Gaza.’
‘Police in Ferguson, Missouri, use military hardware from foreign wars against civilian protests over the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager by police, anti-war campaigner Gerry Condon told RIA Novosti.
“What is happening in Ferguson is the result of a national mind-set that violence solves problems. Thirteen years of war has militarized our society. We see equipment designed for the battlefield used in our nation’s streets on citizens,” said Condon, president of the group Veterans For Peace.’
‘Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson used riot police to intimidate, assault and arrest journalists early Wednesday morning after several thrown bottles ignited unrest in the streets of Ferguson, Mo.
Despite pandering to the public about his handling of reporters during a press conference early Tuesday morning, Johnson’s true intentions emerged yet again as journalists were specifically targeted.
Only moments before the situation deteriorated, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs attempted to alert an officer to a stash of bottles hidden under a metal bin, seemingly in vain.’
‘The U.S. Army is set to continue training exercises involving low flying “black helicopters” over Minneapolis and St. Paul tonight despite residents and local officials expressing outrage at the danger posed by the unannounced drills.
With the agreement of local police departments, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment out of Fort Campbell Kentucky has been conducting the exercises, which involve low flying Night Stalker black hawk helicopters buzzing over rooftops and in between buildings, since Monday and will continue with the drills through until Thursday evening.
Similar drills were conducted over the twin cities in 2012, before which police gave residents three days notice. This time the exercises were completely unannounced, prompting panicked locals to flood 911 and non-emergency lines.’
‘Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital when soldiers opened fire and used teargas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.
Four residents were injured on Wednesday in the clashes in Monrovia’s West Point slum, which has been closed off as part of new security measures aimed at containing the deadly virus.
The crackdown in Liberia comes as authorities around the world scramble to stem the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, which has killed more than 1,200 people across west Africa this year.’
‘Richard Dawkins, the atheist writer, has claimed it is “immoral” to allow unborn babies with Down’s syndrome to live.
The Oxford professor posted a message on Twitter saying would-be parents who learn their child has the condition have an ethical responsibility to “abort it and try again”.
His comments were dismissed by charities and prompted fury online from opponents but he insisted his stance was “very civilised” because foetuses do not have “human feelings”.’
‘We should, I suppose, have grown used to enormously costly blunders whenever the Government tries to do anything with computers. Labour was famous for it, most notably when attempting to put all patient records on a single IT system. It took the expenditure of tens of billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to get Labour ministers to realise a fact pointed out by plenty of computer analysts from the moment that project was announced: it wasn’t ever going to work.
The Coalition has had IT bungles of its own. Iain Duncan Smith’s plan for the “universal credit” benefit payment has been derailed – he insists temporarily, others say permanently – by the inability to find a computer system that is capable of implementing it.’
‘A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.
When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church.
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a constitutional right,” said Turner.’
‘The once “Golden State” is literally being fried by what can only be considered an all out weather warfare assault. Our own governments ongoing climate engineering programs are wreaking havoc on American populations. The constant aerosolizing of the atmosphere is radically reducing precipitation over California as well as totally disrupting the storm track upstream from the State. Rain that should have fallen in the West is increasingly coming down in deluges further east, welcome to geoengineering. ‘
‘Many spiritual traditions have arisen throughout history and although they have their differences, a common recurring principle is that greed and spirituality don’t mix. Renowned spiritual teachers like Jesus or Buddha did not promote greed in their teachings or lifestyle – quite the opposite: they showed that greed and egocentrism had to be overcome.
Greed has been seen in many spiritual traditions as an obstacle or trap that prevents us from understanding and fulfilling a higher purpose to life. Because it makes us selfish and obsessed with transient things, it has long been taught that renouncing selfish desires, and selflessly helping others to do the same, is necessary to attain salvation or liberation.’
‘Justice in America is a four-letter word. Killer cops mock it. Nearly always with impunity.
A badge lets them brutalize and kill. Blacks, Latinos and ethnic minorities suffer most. They’re targets of choice.
The ACLU calls Ferguson, MO “Everytown, USA.” Police brutality occurs multiple times daily across America.
In big cities. In small ones. In urban areas. In rural ones. Militarized policed make their own rules. They operate extrajudicially.’
‘On my desk I have a teargas canister that a policeman fired at me many years ago. It’s there to remind me of several things: that the struggle for liberty is often violent; that 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (a.k.a. pepper spray) really hurts; and that somebody, somewhere, makes a lot of money selling the tools of repression to government.
A policeman in Cape Town fired that particular canister. But it wasn’t made in South Africa. Combined Tactical Systems, based in Jamestown, Pennsylvania manufactured it. CTS’ 37mm M1A2 teargas rounds were exported to South Africa throughout the 1980s from their factory on banks of the Shenango River.
Since then, CTS and other U.S. manufacturers have continued to make cash hand over fist by meeting the “crowd control” needs of such bastions of democracy as Egypt, Yemen and Sierra Leone … as well as the police force of Ferguson, Missouri.’
”President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.
Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.
Administration officials have insisted for weeks that the president just wanted to return to the White House for a series of meetings, but the explanation was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, since Obama rarely interrupts his vacations.
‘It’s amazing how people have been backed into a corner by this barrage of social programming and outright intimidation. People actually feel apologetic about speaking the truth when it counters the politically correct entrained mass mindset of the world today. It’s not always obvious and can manifest in many subtle yet powerfully debilitating ways.
I’m in the midst of answering older sibling’s responses to my understanding of America’s participation in the Zionist phenomenon. I’ve only sent select information in the hopes of at least cracking their eyes open even a little bit as to the obvious results of this militarized American mindset and what they’ve been bamboozled into supporting.
While we communicate freely on other subjects and our discourse is not belligerent, on this one I was met with not just the usual irrational justifications and indoctrinated responses, but there soon appeared a patronizing and condescending tone, an indication of the degree of entrenchment I was touching on.’
‘Even without looking at a photo album, I can picture in my mind’s eye a vacation photo from the gorgeous BLM-managed (Bureau of Land Management) land near Moab, Utah. That image of my family and friends on a bicycle trip in the red rock lands, perfectly faded by time, carefully preserved for posterity. Nowhere in that photo does a fracking rig, or any telltale signs of industrial activity appear. But skip ahead fifteen or twenty years into the future, and this photo could be telling an entirely different story.
That’s because parcels of BLM-managed land like the ones near Moab Valley, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and so many others in the U.S., may be at risk from nearby fracking. President Obama’s BLM controls access to more than 700 million acres of federally owned mineral rights, some of which sit adjacent to public parks.’
‘The military-science industrial complex continues its pursuit of modeling drones after nature in order to hide in plain sight. While there have been some successes in this area with systems like RoboBee, nature’s flight pattern is proving to be difficult to perfectly replicate, as well as providing steep challenges in energy consumption.
Enter cyborgs. While mice have long been tested upon in the areas of direct mind control, it is cyborg insects that are currently leading the way. In October of last year, I wrote about a pet cyborg project called RoboRoach that was essentially open source, mail order neurosurgery for kids. While few people seem to have ethical concerns over insects, we would do well to take a look at how the mechanization of living beings is starting, and where it ultimately might be heading.’
‘Thankfully, the dynamic duo of the Police State and the Nanny State come together again to protect the American people from another dangerous terrorist. This time, the danger to society was a 16-year-old boy from Summerville, S.C. who went so far as to write a fictional statement about killing a dinosaur with a gun.
After being given an assignment to “write a few sentences about themselves” as if it were a Facebook status, Alex Stone proceeded to write a fictional story that included the words “gun” and “take care of business.”
“I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business,” Stone said.’
‘Yesterday I wrote that Natural News is investigating a report of a massive scientific cover-up perpetrated at the very highest levels of the CDC.
Today I can report that I now have in my possession CDC documents which prove beyond any doubt that the former head of the CDC, Dr. Julie Gerberding, actively participated in willful scientific fraud in order to bury clinical evidence linking the MMR vaccine to a 340% increase in autism among African-American children.
Yes, the CDC knew that MMR vaccines caused autism in black babies, and its top scientists actively conspired to cover up that fact for the last twelve years.’
‘There is in many people a natural tendency to serfdom.To bow and curtsy to royalty, to fawn over celebrities, indeed, to take their every lead from that band of ‘superiors’ which can be called ‘they’ – they who ‘know best’, they who are ‘natural born leaders’, etc.’
‘The City of Des Moines said it gave about 50 homeless people living in camps along the river fair warning. On Monday, city crews went from site to site making sure the campers had packed up and moved.
“Today they’re going to come down and take everybody’s stuff and throw it in the dump,” said Don Welch.
Welch was kicked out of a camp site under the George Washington Carver Bridge.’
‘The pattern should be seared in your memory by now. If you fail to recognize it, you could be struck with a huge financial blow.
It’s a pattern that has played out over and over throughout history: a government gets into financial trouble, then denies there’s a problem, which is followed by a surprise wealth grab.
That’s exactly what happened when bank deposits in Spain and Cyprus were raided. We’ve also seen retirement savings confiscated in some form in Poland, Portugal, and Hungary. Capital controls have been imposed in Cyprus and Iceland.’
‘The RAF is sending three warplanes to help locate the Nigerian schoolgirls taken by an Islamist terror group, it has been reported.
Four months ago Boko Haram, which is fighting to reinstate a medieval Islamic caliphate in religiously mixed Nigeria, abducted more than 200 schoolgirls from the village of Chibok and they remain missing.
Now, three RAF Tornado GR4s outfitted with surveillance equipment are being deployed to the African nation to fly reconnaissance missions over the region the group is known to operate in.’
‘“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland dissociates itself from media speculation about the alleged involvement of Polish mercenaries in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Information available to us does not corroborate such allegations,” a statement by ministry spokesman Marcin Wojciechowski says.
The denial follows a report by the German DPA news agency on 16 August that Ukraine military sources told them foreign nationals, including Poles, were fighting in eastern Ukraine. On 14 August, Russian and pro-Russian web sites were claiming that ASBS Othago, a Polish mercenary unit, was involved in fighting rebels.’
‘As the city of Los Angeles ages, its infrastructure is becoming increasingly fragile, and worse, city officials have no idea how they are going to finance upgrades. This, in a city — and a state — with some of the highest tax rates in the country, and it still isn’t enough.
As reported by Bloomberg News:
From buckling sidewalks to potholed thoroughfares to storm drains that can’t handle a little rain, the infrastructure that holds the second-largest U.S. city together is suffering from years of deferred maintenance. Bringing pipes that deliver water to 3.9 million people up to snuff could cost $4 billion — more than half the city’s annual operating budget. The bill for repaving streets will be almost that much, according to estimates from a city consultant, and patching or replacing cracked sidewalks will require $640 million.’
‘If you use conventional toothpaste, you could be brushing your teeth with a chemical linked to endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility and a host of other health problems.
A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit has revealed that the Colgate-Palmolive Co. conspired with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) back in the 1990s to deliberately withhold safety data on triclosan, a dangerous biocidal chemical that is used exclusively in Colgate’s Total toothpaste brand.’
‘Recently, I was stunned by its show “Future Weapons” which looked like a precursor to the future war. The programme just unfolded warfare technologies, a massive line-up of new weapons and a wonderful demonstration of their range and power of throwing humanity in a tailspin. Moreover, it beamed attractive talks by the hero who introduced the weapons and by the experts of the new weapon technology. All set in Tamil, the phantasmagoria cast a spell and stirred a psychological lure towards weapons.
Just hear the eloquent talk given by former Navy SEAL (United States Navy, Sea, Air and Land Forces) Mr.Mack Machowicz.’
‘”250,000 dead in Somalia from starvation equals 10,000 dying a month, 300 or more dying a day on average.”
When award winning journalist Jeremy Scahill landed at Mogadishu’s International Airport in the summer of 2011 Somalia was in the midst of its worst drought and famine in 60 years. Yet when Mr. Scahill reported on his visit he seemed blissfully unaware of the hundreds of Somalis that were starving to death every day not very many miles from the hotel where he was staying.
He also didn’t write about the food and medical aid blockade being imposed on Somalis next door in the Ogaden by the western supported Ethiopian regime, something the International Federation of Jurists (IFJ) has called “a genocide” and demanded the ICC prosecute.’
‘Ebola-hit countries should conduct exit screening of all people departing international airports, seaports and ground crossings, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
“In accordance with the International Health Regulations 2005 [and] emergency committee recommendations, states with Ebola transmission like Sierra Leone should conduct exit screening of all persons at international airports, seaports and major land crossings, for unexplained febrile illnesses consistent with potential Ebola disease infection,” said Jacob Mufunda, a WHO representative, on Wednesday.’
‘Regime forces in Bahrain have launched a new crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in the Persian Gulf country.
In a number of villages near the Bahraini capital, Manama, regime forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators.
The crackdown came as the demonstrators were chanting slogans in solidarity with political detainees. The protesters also called for the downfall of the Al Khalifa regime.’
‘The United Nations Security Council has called on Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations to reach a deal on a long-term truce.
On Wednesday, the 15-member world body expressed “grave concern” over the resumption of violence in the besieged Gaza Strip.
The council unanimously urged the two parties to make efforts to reach a “sustainable and lasting ceasefire.”‘