‘Unreal. This may just be the most obviously scripted and staged-managed event yet.
We’re told that at 7pm CDT local time, two male suspects were shot and killed on Sunday outside of an event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, an incident which lasted exactly 15 seconds.
The US media were quick to label this as a “terrorist” incident. In addition to the two dead “terror suspects”, an unarmed security guard, Garland Independent School District employee Bruce Joiner, is said to have been wounded during an ‘exchange of gunfire’ but it’s not yet clear whose gunfire actually hit him.’
‘It’s now been revealed that “gunman”, Elton Simpson, was already under surveillance by the FBI and was even the subject of a terror investigation. More importantly, we can also confirm Simpson was being handled by an FBI informant.
Court papers filed in Arizona name the FBI undercover informant as Mr. Daba Deng, a Kenyan and who, from 2007, was paid $132,000 by the FBI to “become friends with Mr. Simpson”, and who appears to have groomed Simpson through a local mosque, and helped to develop Simpson’s ideas about “jihad”.
Deng also helped to catch ‘Islamic convert’ Simpson on tape saying he wanted to travel to Somalia to join the terror orgaization al Shabaab. That recording was made on May 29, 2009, which shows Simpson telling his handler Deng, “It’s time to go to Somalia, brother… we gonna make it to the battlefield… it’s time to roll.” This recording was the basis for Simpson’s later FBI arrest, after which time he was ‘let off’ with 3 years probation.’
‘Saudi fighter jets have targeted two trucks of food in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada amid the deepening humanitarian crisis in the war-torn Arab country.
The fresh airstrikes were carried out on Sunday in the Malahidh area near the Saudi border.
Saudi fighter jets also struck Adan’s International Airport after the popular committees, loyal to Ansarullah fighters, took full control of the site.’
‘Israeli jets struck several targets in Syria in response to Hezbollah rocket fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said. The exchange came as Iran warned Tel Aviv of crossing a “red line” with the murder of an Iranian general in Syria.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) announced striking Syrian army artillery targets late on Tuesday night in response to an earlier rocket attack on Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.
“The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for what occurs in its territory, and will act at any time and any way it sees fit to protect the citizens of Israel,” the IDF said.’
‘Israeli soldiers have testified that they were ordered to “kill any person” they saw in the latest Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.
The testimonies by as many as 60 Israeli soldiers have been collected and released in a 237-page report entitled “This is how we fought in Gaza” by the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence.
“The instructions were to shoot right away. Whoever you spot — be they armed or unarmed, no matter what. The instructions are very clear. Any person you run into, that you see with your eyes — shoot to kill,” the NGO quoted an Israeli soldier as saying in the report.’
‘Police and council officials in Rotherham were warned that gangs of men were grooming children for sex as long ago as 2003 but failed to act, it emerged today.
South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council were given a list of suspects along with a report that linked drug-dealing and ‘significant’ child abuse in the Yorkshire town.
The warnings were repeated in another report three years later, but no action was taken against the gangs trafficking children.
The expert who produced both reports – which were released for the first time today – says police told her such crimes were ‘awful’ but the force’s priorities were burglary and car crime.’
A video by Orion Lion
‘Russell Brand has declared the importance of voting, having spent a long time dismissing the democratic process in Britain.
Brand, who has become a loud voice for the left in recent months, uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel The Trews, which contained footage he has purposely held back of himself with Labour leader Ed Miliband.
In the video – “Emergency: VOTE To Start Revolution” – Brand says that Miliband’s party is worth a cross on ballot papers on 7 May’s election. “I think it’s cool what you say,” Brand told Miliband. “That the election’s the beginning, not the end, and that it’s not about euphoria, it’s about stability and a dialogue with the British people, where they’re heard over the interests of the powerful. Then we have something worth voting for.”‘
‘With just a few days to go to the British election, here are a few tidbits that the English voter might want to know about concerning the leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband.
Labour Leader Ed Miliband on the Board of Deputies’ Jewish Manifesto.’
‘Security guards are being used to restrain dementia patients in hospitals up to three times a week, it has emerged.
The practice was criticised by dementia charities and MPs who said it was “unacceptable” and warned that the use of physical restraint suggested that staff were not adequately trained.
At least 17 hospital trusts, responding to a Freedom of Information request, admitted that they routinely used security staff to deal with vulnerable dementia patients who became distressed on wards.’
‘A company owned by a major Conservative donor is embroiled in an acrimonious battle over its plan to build 1,500 homes in a new town near Cambridge without fulfilling the minimum room sizes wanted by the council.
Gallagher Estates, which is owned by the property developer Tony Gallagher, who is also a member of the Tory party’s Leader’s Group for major donors, is in dispute with local councillors over a development being supported by £30m of public money.
The developer was originally granted planning permission to build 1,500 homes at Northstowe, eight miles north-west of the university city – with the council insisting on “minimum room sizes and minimum gross internal floor areas”. But Gallagher Estates appealed successfully in March to the Planning Inspectorate, part of central government, to have that requirement removed, bypassing the Tory-majority council after officials missed a deadline to address the issue.’
‘Star-gates, magnetic portals, vortexes in space: Science fiction writers have given the concept of extraordinary openings in space/time all sorts of names to explain how travelers from far distant realms of space, time or both, arrive in Earth skies. However, this is a science fiction ploy to enable a good story, is it not?
It turns out that they do exist although the discovery is said to be in its infancy. A NASA-funded researcher at the University of Iowa has figured outhow to find them. Yes, some people feel this is old news to the “breakaway civilization” of elite humans who have been to Mars and beyond; even the more skeptical of us, wonder if these amazing facts are just now being released by the government but that they have known about them, even used them for years,perhaps with in-put and assistance from cooperating aliens.
However, let’s take a look at the news just released by NASA, it is confirmation that all us “science fiction dreamers” are not such dreamers after all.’
‘Oregon isn’t messing around. Not at all. On May 19th, a vote is expected on Measure 2-89. The measure means that the state would ban all GMOs, and even more shocking, they’d give 90 days for the destruction of Round Up ready beets statewide. You can imagine how fiery the back and forth on this was at the recent town meeting.
But one thing it shows is that Oregon is not playing around anymore with food issues.
The proposal, also known as the Benton County Local Food System Ordinance, will be on the ballot for the May 19 special election. It would ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops in the county and would require all such crops — primarily Roundup Ready sugarbeets — to be harvested or destroyed within 90 days of passage.’
‘But something strange is happening in the world of immunology lately and a small evidence of it is that the Godfather of Autoimmunology is pointing to vaccines – specifically, some of their ingredients including the toxic metal aluminum – as a significant contributor to the growing global epidemic of autoimmune diseases.
The bigger evidence is a huge body of research that’s poured in in the past 15 years, and particularly in the past five years. Take for example, a recent article published in the journal Pharmacological Research in which Shoenfeld and colleagues issue unprecedented guidelines naming four categories of people who are most at risk for vaccine-induced autoimmunity.’
‘The idea that police officers should use handcuffs and leg shackles to control an unruly individual is hardly unusual in the US, where fondness for the use of metal restraints runs through the criminal justice system.
What is unusual is when the individual in question is five years old, and the arrest takes place in an elementary school.
New York state police were called last week to the primary school in Philadelphia, New York, close to the Canadian border, after staff reported that a pupil, Connor Ruiz, was disruptive and uncontrollable. When officers arrived at the premises, they placed the five-year-old boy in handcuffs, carried him out to a patrol car and put his feet into shackles before taking him to a medical center for evaluation.’
‘Israel’s combative foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is resigning from his post after declaring he will not join the new rightwing coalition that Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to assemble.
Lieberman’s announcement comes two days before a final deadline by which time Netanyahu is obliged by law to have put together a new government or step aside as prime minister.
The withdrawal of Lieberman and his rightwing Yisrael Beiteinu party will pose a headache for Netanyahu before Wednesday morning’s deadline.’
‘The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations (UN) has submitted an open letter to the UN Security Council, demanding justice over the Israeli regime’s persisting violations and abuse against Palestinian children.
“Every single day and in countless ways, Palestinian children are victims of Israeli human rights violations, with no child considered too young to be spared the oppression being meted out by the Israeli occupying forces and extremist settlers,” Ambassador Riyad Mansour wrote in the letter released late Saturday, Ma’an News Agency reported on Sunday.
The letter further added, “These crimes committed against our children are intolerable and unacceptable,” pointing out that abusing children by Israel is in violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws.’
‘An undersea volcano situated 300 miles (480 km) off the coast of Oregon is thought to be erupting after signs of magma were spotted near its deep sea vent.
Geologists predicted the volcano, called Axial Seamount, would erupt this year during a public lecture in September.
And for more than a week the region has experienced thousands of tiny earthquakes – a sign that magma is moving towards the surface.’
‘Lake Mead – on your left, when you drive from Las Vegas across the Hoover Dam – is the largest reservoir in the country when at capacity. It’s fed by the Colorado River which provides water for agriculture, industry, and 40 million people in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Mexico, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Now after 15 years of drought, the “lake” – a mud puddle surrounded by a huge chalky bathtub ring – is threatening to run dry.’
‘Panic descended in Athens on Thursday as Greece’s 2 million pensioners were hit with delays to their monthly state stipend. Pensioners raided their accounts and broke into a board meeting, according to reports.
The Greek government blamed delays to payment on a technical hitch but this was denied by a government insider, who told the FT that state pension funds were still missing several hundred million euros on Tuesday morning.
Greece’s main state social security fund delayed pension payments due Tuesday by almost eight hours. The fund relies on a monthly subsidy from the government to meet its payments.’
‘Google’s android “Terminator” army is nearly ready for its assault on the human race. With tech pioneer Elon Musk (and physicist Stephen Hawking) urgently warning that artificial intelligence (AI) could destroy humanity, Google seems intent on building the android Terminator hardware that AI systems will inhabit. The result, warn an increasing number of experts, could spell the end of humanity and a literal “rise of the robots” as often depicted in sci-fi.
See Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk sign open letter warning of a robot uprising from the Daily Mail. Also read Elon Musk Is Not Alone In His Belief That Robots Will Eventually Want To Kill Us All from Business Insider.’
‘Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government itself — all have been or are being privatized. People with money get the best of each service.
At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation. Adherents of privatization demand ‘freedom’ unless they need the government to intervene on their behalf.
These privatizers have a system:’
‘Last week in Texas, a Republican lawmaker proposed an amendment so outrageous, that even some of his own GOP colleagues were repulsed. Andrea Grimes, with RH Reality, reports:.
Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) put forward an amendment that would make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks, even if a fetus “has a severe and irreversible abnormality,” effectively forcing families with wanted, but unsustainable pregnancies to carry to term at the behest of the state and against the advice of their doctors or their own wishes.’
‘Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla Sunday signed an executive order legalizing medical marijuana. The move comes after years of discussion in the US island territory.
Under the order, the Puerto Rico Health Department is enabled to authorize the use of marijuana and its derivatives for health reasons. The order directs the secretary of health to produce a report laying out rules and regulations for the new system within 90 days.
“We’re taking a significant step in the area of health that is fundamental to our development and quality of life,” Gov. Garcia said in a statement. “I am sure that many patients will receive appropriate treatment that will offer them new hope.”‘
‘This kind of destruction is usually caused by a war or natural disaster. But this was Beirut this morning: no air strikes, no foreign army invasion, no earthquake. These homes were destroyed by the Lebanese government, the Lebanese police and billionaire families they work for.
The homes and small cafes that were leveled belong to some of the city’s poorest residents who have lived off the land for generations, fishing from the last natural shore in Beirut. But the Lebanese government, which is run by millionaires and billionaires has decided this land should be used for a luxury private development. Celebrity architect Rem Koolhaas has been asked to come up with a design.
“They didn’t give us any warning,” says boat-maker Bassam Chehab.’
‘An eyewitness account debunks a report disseminated by anti-Palestinian groups and Israeli media that two Jews were attacked by “BDS” – boycott, divestment and sanctions – activists during May Day commemorations in Paris on Friday.
According to the eyewitness, an altercation was provoked by extremists from Ligue de Défense Juive (LDJ), the French counterpart of the Jewish Defense League.
Founded by the ultra-racist rabbi Meir Kahane in New York in 1968, the Jewish Defense League has been termed by the FBI a violent terrorist organization. Kahane was later elected to the Israeli parliament, founding the Kach party, which was banned as a terror group even in Israel.’
‘Some have said that India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, arrived at the nation’s pro-GMO position with the help of generous campaign funding from a GMO lobby, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of Indian farmers from demonstrating against Monsanto and their biotech cronies in a massive grassroots movement that shuns anti-farmer practices and genetically modified crop farming.’
‘Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in the French capital city of Paris to show their anger at a new controversial bill that would give the intelligence services sweeping espionage powers, Press TV reports.
The protesters gathered in Paris on Monday to express their dissatisfaction with the “heavily intrusive” intelligence bill, which is expected to be approved in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
“France is a country that already has a very powerful executive branch, and this will erode our balance of power even further. There is no judicial oversight and everyone can be threatened as a potential danger,” a protester told Press TV.’
‘Israel’s supreme court has authorized the regime’s authorities to demolish a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank.
The high court approved on Monday a request from the Israeli civil administration to demolish the tents and houses of Khirbet Susiya Village near the city of Hebron (al-Khalil).
The planned destruction will leave 450 Palestinians homeless.
Nasr al-Nawajaa, a resident of the village, said the court decision was made “under the pretext that there is no infrastructure in the area.”’
‘German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her country’s intelligence agency over its cooperation with US National Security Agency to spy on EU countries and entities.
“In the face of international terrorism threats, they can only do this in cooperation with other intelligence agencies — and that includes first and foremost the NSA,” said Merkel during her first public comments on the spying scandal on Monday.
“Intelligence agencies must be able to work in secret to ensure the public’s safety. The German government will do everything it can to ensure that intelligence agencies are able to carry out their duties,” she added.’
‘French President Francois Hollande has overseen a major military deal with Qatar which will supply the Arab country with dozens of state-of-the-art fighter jets.
Hollande on Monday hammered out a 6.3-billion-euro (USD-seven-billion) deal in Doha to sell the monarchy 24 Rafale fighter jets, with an option on a further 12.
“If we are present here in Qatar… it is because there has been a long tradition, and because France is seen as a reliable country which a partner country can have confidence in,” he said during the ceremony.’