‘Around 1:15 this afternoon a fracking waste-water injection site in Greeley Colorado went up in flames causing several large explosions. The Greeley Tribune reported that Fire-fighters waited to engage until around 5:30pm ” until the explosion risk subsided before going in with the foam fire suppression agent to subdue the fire.”
Explosions and fireballs erupted from the fire throughout the afternoon, spewing black smoke into the sky, which was visible for miles. The roar of the fire sounded like a freight train rumbling past.
A little after 3 p.m., the fire spread south toward a grouping of tanks, a loud whistling sound preceded a large explosion that launched a tank into the air. The tank landed about 60 feet from the site.
That afternoon, several tanks became airborne in the same fashion.’
‘The former Director of Public Prosecutions says he was “not told” about the allegations of historic child sex abuse against former Labour MP Lord Janner.
Speaking on BBC’s Today programme, Lord Macdonald QC says the regional crown prosecution service in Leicestershire didn’t refer the case to him at the time.
Lord Greville Janner, 86, was investigated between 1991 and 2007 by three separate police forces, accused of using his position as an MP to abuse vulnerable young boys at a children’s home.’
‘Westminster is bracing itself for a rush of early onset dementia diagnoses following the Crown Prosecution Service decision not to prosecute Lord Janner.
The decision not to prosecute Labour peer Janner due to his advanced dementia was followed by outbreaks of mass forgetfulness in desirable second homes in and around Islington.
Victims of paedophilia applauded the CPS decision not to put Janner through a harrowing trial, insisting they would hate to see anyone in a weak and vulnerable position abused in this way.
When questioned by police, many MPs said they could remember nothing at all about a “child-friendly” guest house in Surrey where they had checked in under a false name.’
‘After marching into Yavoriv with a pledge to instruct the Ukrainian troops in defensive capabilities, the Pentagon is now openly admitting it will conduct ‘war-fighting’ training for the Ukrainian National Guard, accused of war crimes in the country’s east.
Nearly 300 soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in Ukraine this week after a 1,100 mile march from northern Italy, during an operation known as Fearless Guardian. Starting Monday, April 20th, the paratroopers will begin training Ukrainian troops, a plan which will continue over the next six months.’
‘In December 2012, Syria’s U.S.-backed “moderate” rebels pulled off a false-flag kidnapping and “rescue” of NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his crew, getting the crime blamed on a militia tied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a propaganda scam that NBC played along with despite having evidence of the truth.
On Wednesday, Engel, who had blamed an Assad-linked Shiite militia in reports both for NBC and Vanity Fair, acknowledged that a new examination of the case persuaded him that “the group that kidnapped us was Sunni, not Shia.” He added that the kidnappers “put on an elaborate ruse to convince us they were Shiite shabiha militiamen.”’
‘A controversial scheme to pay GPs £55 for every new case of dementia on their books has boosted diagnoses by almost a quarter, according to new figures.
The rise means the Prime Minister has almost achieved his target to radically increase the number of people diagnosed with dementia.
But there are fears that the incentive scheme has led to more patients being misdiagnosed with the condition.’
‘Poor children develop smaller brains than their richer classmates, according to two US studies.
Neuroscientists who studied the brains of more than 100 young people found that the surface area of their cerebral cortex could be linked to family income.
The region of the brain studied is responsible for language, memory, spatial skills and reasoning.’
‘Tory Cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith came under fire today after suggesting that zero-hours contracts should be re-named ‘flexible hours’.
Labour said the ‘Marie Antoinette’ moment by the Work and Pensions Secretary showed ‘just how out of touch the Tories are’ about the lives of working people.
The future of zero-hours deals has become of the key issues of the election battle over jobs, with Labour pledging to ban exploitative deals.’
‘A “very serious” fault has been discovered in a French nuclear power station which is at the heart of David Cameron’s strategy to “keep the lights on” in Britain in the next decade.
The future of two nuclear reactors planned for Hinkley Point in Somerset has been thrown into doubt by the discovery of a potentially catastrophic mistake in the construction of an identical EPR power plant in Normandy.
“It is a serious fault, even a very serious fault, because it involves a crucial part of the nuclear reactor,” said Pierre-Franck Chevet, head of France’s nuclear safety inspectorate.’
‘When famous football coach, Jerry Sandusky raped multiple young boys it was a worldwide scandal.
However, when a public servant whose job was to “protect” school children, instead commits dozens and dozens of rapes on a school campus, no one bats an eye.
Twenty-two victims in total are mentioned in a lawsuit against former school resource officer, Robert Lellock.
The lawsuit details how this serial child rapist would repeatedly walk into classrooms and remove his victims one by one. He would then lock himself and the young boys in the janitor’s closet where the sexual assaults would take place.’
‘They may be on nearly every street that residents drive on, but Jacksonville’s streetlights are about to get a whole lot smarter.
Through a pilot program with GE Lighting, JEA and the city, Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods will be outfitted with about 50 data-collecting LED streetlights, as part of the GE Intelligent City Initiative, announced Thursday morning.
As the first city on the East Coast to have this technology — and the second in the world, behind San Diego — the move is an opportunity for Jacksonville to become a cutting-edge city, said Mayor Alvin Brown.’
‘What in the world are the elite up to? In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”. In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation.
So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?’
‘We talk about the “power elite’s” treatment of humans as cattle, that we’re “just animals” to be herded and harvested. We’re aware this is a wrong paradigm in every sense, yet in reality the people of this planet do manipulate and harvest animals. We love our pets, yet we condone mass torture and slaughter of other animals because it seems necessary to put meat on our tables to consume.
After all, isn’t survival man’s primary concern? Or is that one of the main roots of unconscious behavior.
Isn’t this similar to the power brokers loving their families while promoting eugenics and mass human die-offs to facilitate their programs? Where do you draw the line?’
‘There have been a lot of theories about what could happen when Smart Meters (SMs) are tampered with and customers receive “false-reading, tampered-with” utility bills—water, gas, or electric—when hackers access the porous microwave networks that transmit in-the-house information that electric SMs constantly collect, then radio-transmit via microwaves back to utilities home offices.
That’s not some “pie-in-the-sky” theory; it’s of great concern to security experts!’
‘The number of people relying on food banks is expected to pass the one million mark, as Labour seizes on the figures to put poverty and living standards at the heart of its general election campaign.
Figures from the Trussell Trust, the biggest provider of emergency food aid with more than 400 food banks in the UK, will be seen as evidence that families on low incomes are not sharing in the benefits of economic recovery. The statistics could puncture the Conservatives’ optimism on the economy after official figures yesterday showed there are two million more people in work than in 2010, and 557,000 more than a year ago.
Labour will target David Cameron on food poverty, accusing him of being out of touch. The Prime Minister looked uncomfortable when questioned by Jeremy Paxman on the issue last month in the first of four TV election debates.’
‘As everyone knows by now, the Federal Reserve’s main tool in economic warfare has become hyper low interest rates and, thus, extremely cheap money for large institutions vis-à-vis the controversial reign of QE – quantitative easing.
Now, the how-low-can-you-go climate has created negative interest rates, meaning not only that many investments carry no return but that many deposits cost money.
Well-known Citigroup economist William Buiter says the solution to this backwards market is to reign in the appeal of normal currencies like cash – because it is “causing problems” for central bank manipulation:’
‘For years on end, many wondered how it is possible that Gary Gensler allowed Wall Street firms to manipulate, rig, and otherwise abuse the US commodity market which he, as head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2009 until 2014, was supposed to regulate.
Some, such as this website, suggested that what Gensler was doing was simply protecting his former colleagues from civil or criminal investigation and prosecution. After all Gensler is far better known for not only having worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years most recently as co-head of finance, prior to joining the CFTC, but for becoming the youngest ever Goldman partner, at the tender age of 30.
Certainly, being the wealthiest member of the original Obama administration did not hurt: in 2009 the Wasingtonian reported his net assets as being between $15,533,000 and $61,745,000. We take the higher number. To be sure, he had been paid well at Goldman and now had a duty to his former employer: to keep Goldman (or any other Wall Street bank) off the hook of any regulatory investigation.’
‘Searching for the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” one that can “provide you with all the advantages” of domestic workers, but with “offshore prices”? Try prison labor!
That’s the message of Unicor, also known as Federal Prison Industries, a government-owned corporation that employs federal workers for as little as 23 cents an hour to manufacture military uniforms, furniture, electronics and other products.
Though FPI markets itself as an opportunity for inmates to obtain skills training, critics have attacked the program as exploitative. Small business owners have also complained that FPI’s incredibly low wages make it impossible to compete.’
‘We shouldn’t need a report by Medact to tell us what fracking means for our health. We have a Government led by politicians we elect to represent us in the public interest.
We have Government Departments and regulatory agencies we pay for with our taxes to act in the public interest.
Fracking for shale gas on the scale proposed by the Government would transform our nation. The direct physical impacts alone would be experienced by millions.
We should not embark on this without a strong national consensus based on full, rigorous, and transparent consideration of all the implications, particularly the implications for health.’
A crimestopping network in Leeds city centre is giving long-term unemployed people the chance to keep the streets safe and get themselves back into work.
Business Against Crime in Leeds (BACIL) has joined forces with training provider Aim2Learn to train people up as street marshals.
The scheme is aimed at people who have been unemployed for more than two years.
They work alongside BACIL patrolling the streets, reporting incidents of crime such as anti-social behaviour and begging and collecting evidence for use in ASBOs and banning orders.
Around 35 local people have already signed up and are working towards qualifications to further their careers.’
‘On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials.
“My son says different things like my ‘Mom calls it cannabis and not marijuana.’ He let them know how educated he was on the facts,” said Banda in an exclusive interview with BenSwann.com. Banda successfully treated her own Crohn’s disease with cannabis oil.’
‘Scientists exploring the phenomena of cymatics have observed and documented how vibration governs the form of physical matter. When vibrational energy and information are introduced via sound, light, or other vibrational stimuli, physical systems change their form and function.
Vibration can be perceived in multiple sensory ways, with all of our 5 senses being ways of interpreting vibratory patterns in our environment. Everything that is perceived to exist in physical reality is just the narrow, dense layer of wave forms and vibration that is being projected and manifested by higher density vibrational fields.
Physicists have discovered that any particle which appears to exist is in a sense a snapshot of a wave, which appears in a momentary frozen form as a result of the observer perceiving it in order to crystallize a reality for the observer. Nothing is truly solid or stable, everything is energy in some state of motion, i.e. vibration.’
‘Earlier this week Michael Snyder warned that the bottom of our food chain is going through a catastrophic collapse with sea creatures dying in absolutely massive numbers. The cause of the problem is a mystery to scientists who claim that they can’t pinpoint how or why it’s happening.
What’s worse, the collapse of sea life in the Pacific Ocean isn’t something that will affect us several decades into the future. The implications are being seen right now, as evidenced by an emergency closure of fisheries along the West coast this week.
On Wednesday federal regulators announced the early closure of sardine fisheries in California, Oregon and Washington. According to the most recent data, the sardine populations has been wiped out with populations seeing a decline of 91% in just the last eight years.’
‘Gwyneth Paltrow challenged herself but failed at living like 47 million Americans.
Inspired by her celebrity chef bestie Mario Batali to take on the #FoodBankNYCChallenge, the actress vowed to live off the weekly food stamp budget of $29 — the amount 1.7 million people rely on from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program. That’s just $1.38 per meal for a week.
However, Gwyneth only made it just four days.’
‘Life and happiness in this life under any system directly depend upon how much our individuality (versus the crowd) is retained and to what extent we throw off manipulated illusions.
The more we are immersed into the mass mind (the crowd), the more we are manipulated and the more dependent on authority (government) we become. Every thrust of this nebulous thing called society is calculated to drive us into the dependent, mindless herd with automatic response to authority.’
‘French lawmakers have spent the past four days debating a controversial anti-terrorism bill that, if passed, would dramatically expand the government’s surveillance powers. The law’s backers describe it as a necessary measure to thwart terrorist attacks, and it has strong support on both sides of the aisle.
But the bill has drawn sharp criticism from French internet companies over fears that it could harm business, and from privacy advocates who say it would severely curtail civil liberties.
The proposed law, introduced in Parliament on Monday, would allow the government to monitor emails and phone calls of suspected terrorists and their contacts, without seeking authorization from a judge. Telecommunications and internet companies would be forced to automatically filter vast amounts of metadata to flag suspicious patterns, and would have to make that data freely available to intelligence services. Agents would also be able to plant cameras and bugs in the homes of suspected terrorists, as well as keyloggers to track their online behavior.’
‘Dozens of people ascended to Hawthorne Bridge in Portland Thursday morning to protest Nestlé’s proposed bottling plant at the Columbia River Gorge.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife last week applied to transfer part of its water rights at Oxbow Springs to the city of Cascade Locks, which would free up the area for Nestlé to bottle water.
Nestlé’s plans to build the bottling plant have been stalled for years, while environmental groups protested and appealed the construction. Initially, the city of Cascade Locks had planned to exchange the water at Oxbrow Springs for city well water.’
‘Israeli forces arrested a Palestinian journalist on Wednesday after raiding his home in Nablus, bringing the total number of journalists imprisoned by Israel to 20.
Amin Abdul Aziz Abu Wardeh, 48, is the general manager of the Asda news website, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms said.
Abu Wardeh’s wife told MADA that Israeli forces raided their home at around 2 a.m. and interrogated Amin in a separate room for over an hour before arresting him.
They also seized three laptops and a cellphone.’
‘America’s agency of federally approved airport perverts, itchy-finger crotch-grabbers and power trip egomaniacs now has a whole new job: brainwashing the minds of Disneyland employees with its quack science “behavior detection program” to spot terrorists.
“Yes, the Transportation Security Administration’s embattled $900 million behavior detection program, called Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, or SPOT, is not just used at airports. It’s also used at theme parks,” writes Jana Winter of The Intercept.
“They have plainclothes people at Seaworld and Disney doing the same behavior detection, looking for the same indicators we look for at the airport,” a source told The Intercept.’
‘In an era where more Americans are discovering that sugary soda and other junk foods are some of the leading contributors to a range of health problems, desperate beverage conglomerates are co-opting health professionals as a means of boosting sales.
As reported by The Associated Press, Coca-Cola officials are now partnering with nutrition and fitness experts who are in turn suggesting that Coke products can be treats, even as the nation has finally gotten a handle on its epidemic of junk-food-related obesity, diabetes, cancer and cardiac problems.’
‘A San Antonio woman is planning to use the state’s “religious freedom” law to contest a citation she received for feeding homeless residents at a local park, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
Joan Cheever said four bike-patrol officers ticketed her last week for handing out food from a vehicle that was not her food truck. It was reportedly was the first time authorities stopped her after providing a free meal for the homeless every week since 2005.
The citation carries a potential fine of $2,000. When she goes to court on June 23, she said she will argue that she should be allowed to continue sharing her food because it is a valid expression of her faith under the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.’
‘Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos is set to arrive in Moscow for a two day visit starting Wednesday. The visit will include a meeting with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. Russian experts believe that Kammenos’s meeting with his Russian counterpart might include the provision of spare parts for Russian weapons systems, including the S-300 air defense system, Kornet anti-tank missiles, and Zubr-class hovercraft.
Last December, the Greek Defense Ministry signed contracts with Russia on the purchase of spare parts for the Top-M1 and Osa-AKM mobile air defense systems.’
‘Regarding American biotech companies and their attempts to infest the planet with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and in particular their attempts to corrupt the whole of Europe with their unwanted poison through a backdoor (Ukraine), has prompted Russia to speak up for their Eastern European neighbor. Up until the armed coup in 2013-2014, also known as the “Euromaidan,” Ukraine had adamantly rejected GMOs.
With an obedient client regime now installed in Kiev, a series of political, economic and military decisions have been made that have more or less extinguished Ukraine as a sovereign nation state. Along with its extinguished sovereignty comes a complete lack of desire for self-preservation, and so, sowing one’s fields with genetically tainted, unsafe, literal poison goes from being adamantly avoided, to being openly embraced.’
‘The FBI head agent in charge of the anthrax investigation – Richard Lambert – has just filed a federal whistleblower lawsuit calling the entire FBI investigation bullshit:
In the fall of 2001, following the 9/11 attacks, a series of anthrax mailings occurred which killed five Americans and sickened 17 others. Four anthrax-laden envelopes were recovered which were addressed to two news media outlets in New York City (the New York Post and Tom Brokaw at NBC) and two senators in Washington D.C. (Patrick Leahy and Tom Daschle). The anthrax letters addressed to New York were mailed on September 18, 2001, just seven days after the 9/11 attacks. The letters addressed to the senators were mailed 21 days later on October 9, 2001. A fifth mailing of anthrax is believed to have been directed to American Media, Inc. (AMI) in Boca Raton, Florida based upon the death of one AMI employee from anthrax poisoning and heavy spore contamination in the building.’
‘A number of high-ranking US army generals believe that Saudi Arabia’s military aggression against Yemen is “a bad idea” and will possibly turn into a quagmire for Riyadh, a report says.
A senior commander at the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Saudi Arabia has not consulted the US over its plan to attack Yemen “because they knew we would have told them exactly what we think — that it was a bad idea,” Al Jazeera America reported on Friday.
The United States, as one of Saudi Arabia’s main military hardware suppliers, has offered logistic and intelligence assistance to Riyadh in its war against Yemen.’
‘The leader of the US House of Representatives says he hopes the White House fails to reach a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear energy program.
US House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, said on Friday that the administration of President Barack Obama wants a nuclear deal with Iran at “any cost.”
“It just appears to me that the administration wants a deal at almost any cost,” Boehner told the Fox Business Channel. “That’s a bad way to negotiate.”’
‘Egyptian people have held fresh anti-government protest rallies across the country, calling for the reinstatement of former president, Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013, Press TV reports.
On Friday, outraged demonstrators took to the streets and formed human chains in the capital, Cairo, as well as other cities, including Alexandria, Giza, the Nile Delta provinces of Sharqiya, Dakahlia, Beheira and Kafr el-Sheikh as well as the Upper Egypt provinces of Fayoum, Bani-Suef and Minya.
The protests were called by Egypt’s Anti-Coup Alliance, which is led by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement.’
‘Americans self-identifying as Republicans place Israel’s interests ahead of America’s and feel more sympathetic to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than to President Barack Obama, a new poll finds.
Republicans by a ratio of more than 2-to-1 say the US should support Israel even when its policies are in contrast with US interests, according to the Bloomberg poll.
Self-identified Democrats, by about the same ratio, say the opposite is true and that the US must pursue its own interests over Israel’s, further illustrating how sharply partisan the debate has become.’