Headlines for October 24th, 2014

BBC America now almost half-owned by US cable company AMC

Friday 24th October 2014 at 07:20 By david-icke

‘BBC America has just become much more American, after US cable television broadcaster AMC acquired a 49.9pc stake in the business.

BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, sold the minority share for $200m, in a deal which will allow BBC America to cut costs as the same time as gaining access to AMC’s creative team.’

Read more: BBC America now almost half-owned by US cable company AMC

Obama Is 100% Opposed to Accountability. But the Problem Goes Even Deeper

Friday 24th October 2014 at 07:18 By david-icke

‘U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. He did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to be used by the Government. He did it for the top officials who had caused mega-banks to crash in 2008 (whose crimes have, in turn, led to taxpayer-bailouts of the banks that they ran and often still run, all courtesy of Bush-Obama).’

Read more: Obama Is 100% Opposed to Accountability. But the Problem Goes Even Deeper

Plebgate MP in ‘16 other clashes’

Friday 24th October 2014 at 07:13 By david-icke

‘It also emerged that the ex-Chief Whip has already spent £150,000 employing experts in a bid to clear his name.

One academic was paid £80,000 to calculate the time it would have taken to deliver his alleged ’59 syllable’ tirade.’

Read more: Plebgate MP in ‘16 other clashes’

Revealed: How MI5 watched the wrong Marxist Oxbridge academics, Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawn

Friday 24th October 2014 at 07:11 By david-icke

‘Between them the Oxbridge historians Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawn helped recast the teaching of the past in British universities and beyond. But their academic eminence did little to protect them from the Cold War scrutiny of MI5, it has been revealed.’

Read more: Revealed: How MI5 watched the wrong Marxist Oxbridge academics, Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawn

Police Use of Drones May Threaten Human Rights: UN Expert

Friday 24th October 2014 at 05:18 By david-icke

‘The increasing use of drones by police forces and private security may pose a threat to human rights, a United Nations independent expert has said.

‘An armed drone, controlled by a human from a distance, can hardly do what police officers are supposed to do—use the minimum force required by the circumstances,’ Christof Heyns, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, told a UN General Assembly committee Wednesday.’

Read more: Police Use of Drones May Threaten Human Rights: UN Expert

Parliament square arrests for feeding protest (literally)

Friday 24th October 2014 at 05:15 By david-icke

‘Video has emerged of police officers refusing the man – who they were preparing to arrest – access to supplies, and saying that anyone trying to hand any to him would be arrested themselves.

The protester, who was sitting on the plinth of the statue of Winston Churchill on Parliament Square and refusing to come down, was later arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and causing harassment, alarm or distress.’

Read more: Parliament square arrests for feeding protest (literally)

Playing Monopoly in New Jersey – Can the state seize a private home simply because it wants to?

Friday 24th October 2014 at 05:12 By david-icke

‘Sometime soon Judge Julio Mendez, of New Jersey’s Superior Court, will decide whether a 67-year-old piano tuner named Charlie Birnbaum gets to keep his house.

New Jersey’s mighty Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has invoked eminent domain to take the Birnbaum property. The modest Atlantic City “three-flat” is on Oriental Avenue, a name readers will know from the board game Monopoly. But the Birnbaum home sits in the shadow of a big new mega-casino far too recent to be represented on any board game: the Revel. CRDA has claimed the Birnbaum house not for any specific purpose but just so that its land will be available for any future plans that CRDA or its business partners, which include Revel and other casinos, might dream up.’

Read more: Playing Monopoly in New Jersey – Can the state seize a private home simply because it wants to?

MH17: The Untold Story

Friday 24th October 2014 at 05:09 By david-icke

List of the World’s Richest Countries; America’s Special Role in It

Friday 24th October 2014 at 05:06 By david-icke

‘The world’s richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to the most-representative person in each given nation — the person who is in the exact middle of that nation’s population in terms of per-person wealth. Consequently, for example, if a Bill Gates or other billionaire relocates into a certain country, no matter how small its population is, this won’t change that country’s ranking, whereas it could raise the country’s ranking if the ranking-system were according to the mean wealth per person (i.e., dividing everybody’s total wealth by the total population-number).’

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Arrested for Singing? This Is What NYPD Officers Are Doing With Their Time

Friday 24th October 2014 at 05:03 By david-icke

‘Two videos released within the last week show the NYPD unnecessarily harassing people in the city’s subway stations. The first video, posted by Vice last Friday, shows a man named A.B. Simmons upset after being stopped by the police. Vice reports that the officers claimed Simmons didn’t swipe his MetroCard at the turnstile. But on the video, you can hear him asking the officers to take his card and see that he swiped it. The officers refuse. The man grows increasingly upset, and officers eventually pepper-spray him before putting him in handcuffs.’

Read more: Arrested for Singing? This Is What NYPD Officers Are Doing With Their Time

Paedophile seeking £100,000 in damages

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:57 By david-icke

‘A convicted child sex offender is seeking up to £100,000 in damages for being featured on a Facebook page which claims to monitor paedophiles in Northern Ireland, the High Court has heard.’

Read more: Paedophile seeking £100,000 in damages

UK hackers face life imprisonment, threat to whistleblowers – activists

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:54 By david-icke

‘Internet users who ‘threaten’ national security, by causing economic or environmental damage, could face a life sentence under new government plans to crack down on internet crime. Campaigners say the move will target whistleblowers.’

Read more: UK hackers face life imprisonment, threat to whistleblowers – activists

Vote Fraud? Video Shows Man Stuffing Hundreds of Ballots Into Ballot Box

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:51 By david-icke

‘Defenders of lax election laws say it rarely happens — but apparently it’s happening again. In what critics describe as a shocking example of likely vote fraud, a surveillance video from a Maricopa County, Arizona, polling place shows a man stuffing hundreds of ballots into a ballot box.’

Read more: Vote Fraud? Video Shows Man Stuffing Hundreds of Ballots Into Ballot Box

Corruption at the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:48 By david-icke

‘A Mexican mayor and his wife masterminded the recent disappearance of 43 student teachers and Mexico’s attorney general has issued arrest warrants for them.

The students went missing on 26 September from Iguala in the south-western state of Guerrero after they clashed with police. The incident sent shockwaves across Mexico and undermined President Enrique Peña Nieto’s claims that Mexico is getting safer under his watch.’

Read more: Corruption at the Heart of Mexico's Drug War

Met police officer who protects Royals arrested after ammunition found in Buckingham Palace grounds

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:45 By david-icke

‘A Metropolitan Police officer responsible for protecting the Royal Family has been arrested today after ammunition was found in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

The ammunition, believed to be from the Met’s own supplies, was discovered in personal lockers in a dedicated police building at the royal residence.’

Read more: Met police officer who protects Royals arrested after ammunition found in Buckingham Palace grounds

CIA Apparently ‘Impersonated’ Senate Staffers To Gain Access To Documents On Shared Drives

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:42 By david-icke

‘The CIA is still fighting for creative control of its most anticipated 21st century work: the Torture Report. Long before it got involved in the ongoing redaction battle, it was spying on those putting the report together, namely Senators and Senate staffers. Hands were wrung, apologies were made and it was medically determined that Sen. Dianne Feinstein doesn’t have an ironic bone in her body. ‘

Read more: CIA Apparently 'Impersonated' Senate Staffers To Gain Access To Documents On Shared Drives

Seven Things McDonald’s Really Wants You to Forget

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:39 By david-icke

‘It’s news that few can believe. Profits at McDonald’s fell an astounding 30 percent during the third quarter and have been slumping for four quarters. The unexpected profit nose dive at the world’s largest restaurant chain is attributed to competition from other food chains, price hikes on some products and troubling developments overseas. Specifically, a McDonald’s supplier in China was  recently shown changing food expiration dates on meat products and nine McDonald’s restaurants were shuttered by authorities in Russia for political reasons.’

Read more: Seven Things McDonald's Really Wants You to Forget

Moonlighting MPs rake in £7.1 million in second jobs… with 26 earning more outside Parliament than they do in the Commons

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:36 By david-icke

‘More than 20 MPs earned over £100,000 in second jobs last year – topping up their £67,060 House of Commons salary.

Overall, MPs picked up some £7.1million in outside earnings – an average of more than £10,000 each – according to Parliamentary records.

Some 26 MPs earned more outside Parliament than they did as an MP, the latest register of members’ interests reveals.’

Read more: Moonlighting MPs rake in £7.1 million in second jobs… with 26 earning more outside Parliament than they do in the Commons

Israeli society sick with violence – country’s president

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:30 By david-icke

‘Israel is suffering from an epidemic of violence that must be treated, the country’s President Reuven Rivlin said. After the latest bloody conflict in Gaza, Jews and Arabs seem to have lost the capacity for dialogue, as relations have reached a new low.’

Read more: Israeli society sick with violence – country’s president

The Dark Secrets of Appendix M

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:27 By david-icke

‘We really should be used to this by now. After almost six years in office, President Obama is far more like George W. Bush in national-security matters than he led the American people to believe.

For example, the New York Times’ Charlie Savage reports that Obama has yet to decide whether the international ban on torture applies to U.S. government conduct outside the United States.’

Read more: The Dark Secrets of Appendix M

Activists demand comprehensive federal data on Americans killed by police

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:24 By david-icke

‘Activists who mobilized after the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown said Wednesday they have collected 200,000 signatures backing their demand that federal agencies address a nationwide trend of police violence with major reforms — including the collection and release of comprehensive data on how many Americans are killed by law enforcement officers each year.’

Read more: Activists demand comprehensive federal data on Americans killed by police

The Most ‘Distrusted’ News Sources In America

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:21 By david-icke

‘You know there’s a problem with the media when Al-Jazeera is trusted more than NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. As Pew research’s Journalism Project shows in the following table, the study attempted to measure not just whether people had heard of a variety of news sources, but which ones they really trusted when it came time to get straight info about politics and governments.’

Read more: The Most 'Distrusted' News Sources In America

Some US hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:18 By david-icke

‘The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

US hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients’ quality of life.’

Read more: Some US hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

Foods To Avoid? 10 Things In Americans’ Favorite Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:15 By david-icke

‘In a country so consumed with counting calories, the gluten-free fad, and fast food, the ingredients section on the back of packages are widely overlooked and riddled with internationally banned foods. The health center Mercola has compiled a list of the worst offenders, and they include harmful additives, growth hormones, and genetically engineered ingredients laced throughout foods designed to satiate the unsuspecting American appetite. Maybe the reasons behind why these foods are banned in other countries will fill our bellies with enough disgust and fear, we won’t be hungry for harmful ingredients any longer.’

Read more: Foods To Avoid? 10 Things In Americans' Favorite Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries

Netanyahu warned: Unfreeze settlement expansion or we’ll destabalise coalition

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:12 By david-icke

‘Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party, yesterday warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that his party will destabalise the coalition government if the premier doesn’t expedite settlement construction in the West Bank.’

Read more: Netanyahu warned: Unfreeze settlement expansion or we'll destabalise coalition

NASA Tests Craft For Deep Freeze Of Space

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:09 By david-icke

‘You’re looking at the James Webb Space Telescope as it’s lowered into NASA’s Goddard Thermal Vacuum Chamber. Inside the dark cavern, it is subjected to the same hostile environments as it will experience in space.’

Read more: NASA Tests Craft For Deep Freeze Of Space

Unprecedented catastrophe underway at Fukushima

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:06 By david-icke

‘Chronic and long-lasting radioactive releases are [ongoing]… Fukushima continues to bleed into the ocean, because those nuclear cores have melted down and are in direct contact with the groundwater. It will bleed for centuries perhaps, and certainly decades to come. So when you compare these nuclear accidents… [Chernobyl] didn’t hit groundwater… The bottom line is that accidents are getting worse… Chernobyl contaminated all of Europe –  Fukushima is contaminating the entire Pacific.’

Read more: Unprecedented catastrophe underway at Fukushima

$8 million dollar settlement has been reached in clergy sex abuse

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:03 By david-icke

‘An $8 million dollar settlement has been reached in the case of the late Brother Stephen Baker.

A Boston attorney who represents 34 of the former Bishop McCort victims and several others in other states, said, ‘A victim who was outside the statute of limitations, in terms of civil cases, would receive a minimun of $60,000. A victim who’s case fell within the statute of limitations would receive $120,000,’ Mitchell Garabedian said.’

Read more: $8 million dollar settlement has been reached in clergy sex abuse

Watchdog to pursue inquiry into sex sting against MP Brooks Newmark

Friday 24th October 2014 at 04:00 By david-icke

‘The Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) is to continue to investigate the Sunday Mirror for the sex sting carried out against MP Brooks Newmark even though the complaint against the newspaper has been dropped.

This will be the first time that a press regulator has continued to investigate a complaint in the absence of a complainant. It follows new rules by the industry in the wake of the Leveson inquiry into the failures of newspaper publishers that followed the phone-hacking scandal.’

Read more: Watchdog to pursue inquiry into sex sting against MP Brooks Newmark