‘Parents have expressed their outrage at how a six-year-old boy was forced to eat his school lunch alone behind a screen after his parents dropped him off late.
Lincoln Elementary School in Grants Pass, Oregon has been forced to change its tardiness policy after an image of the punishment was shared thousands of times on Facebook – sparking hundreds of complaints.
In the photograph, Hunter Cmelo, a first grader at the school, can be seen sitting alone behind a cardboard divider at a cafeteria table. Close by is a cup with a large letter ‘D’ for ‘detention’.’
‘Famous Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in the center of Moscow. The shots came from a vehicle. Reportedly, Nemtsov had previously received death threats on social media sites.
Nemtsov was shot four times in the center of Moscow at Vasilyevsky Spusk, a bridge leading to Red Square, according to police.’
‘The US intelligence chief accuses China of expanding its outposts in the South China Sea in an “aggressive” effort to exert sovereignty.
Speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper voiced concern over land reclamation activities in the South China Sea that could further escalate tensions between China and its neighbors over disputed islands, The Associated Press reports.
“Although China is looking for stable ties with the United States it’s more willing to accept bilateral and regional tensions in pursuit of its interests, particularly on maritime sovereignty issues,” Clapper said.’
‘The top U.S. intelligence official said Thursday that he supports arming Ukrainian forces against Russian-backed separatists, as the Obama administration continues deliberations about whether to deepen involvement in a conflict pitting the West against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
James R. Clapper Jr., the director of national intelligence, said providing weapons to Ukraine would likely trigger a “negative reaction” from the Russian government, which Western officials are hoping will ensure that separatists stick to a European-brokered cease-fire that took effect this month.’
‘The post-coup leaders of Ukraine have routinely said that Ukraine should destroy Russia; and, now, starting on February 24th, they are placing into position the key prerequisite for doing so, which is the advanced Anti-Ballistic-Missile, or ABM, system, S-300, which is described as follows by wikipedia:
“The S-300 is regarded as one of the most potent anti-aircraft missile systems currently fielded. Its radars have the ability to simultaneously track up to 100 targets while engaging up to 12/24/36 targets. The S-300 deployment time is five minutes.
The S-300 missiles are sealed rounds and require no maintenance over their lifetime. An evolved version of the S-300 system is the S-400 (NATO reporting name SA-21 Growler), which entered limited service in 2004.”’
‘Washington’s attempts to create a global anti-Russian coalition have failed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
“Washington has failed to make up a global anti-Russian coalition,” Lavrov said at the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy.
“We are engaged in a dialogue with the majority of the countries. Support of the world community for Russia’s balanced policy is growing,” Lavrov said.
Lavrov said Russia will not be forced to change its foreign policy course under pressure from abroad.’
‘Ukraine is now becoming an important stop-off point for the brothers, like Rizvan. In Ukraine, you can buy a passport and a new identity. For $15,000, a fighter receives a new name and a legal document attesting to Ukrainian citizenship. Ukraine doesn’t belong to the European Union, but it’s an easy pathway for immigration to the West.
Ukrainians have few difficulties obtaining visas to neighboring Poland, where they can work on construction sites and in restaurants, filling the gap left by the millions of Poles who have left in search of work in the United Kingdom and Germany.
You can also do business in Ukraine that’s not quite legal. You can earn easy money for the brothers fighting in the Caucasus, Syria and Afghanistan. You can “legally” acquire unregistered weapons to fight the Russian-backed separatists, and then export them by bribing corrupt Ukrainian customs officers.’
‘China has voiced its support for Russia’s handling of the Ukraine crisis, with prominent diplomat Qu Xing calling on the West to “abandon its zero-sum mentality”.
According to state news agency Xinhua, the Chinese ambassador to Belgium said the West should take “the real security concerns of Russia into consideration”.
Qu said the “nature and root cause” of the crisis was the “game” between Russia and western powers the United States and EU, and that a change of approach is required to resolve it.’
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‘One week ago, when reporting on the latest bizarre plan presented by the Pentagon, namely providing Syrian rebels (but only the moderate ones, not the jihadists like al Nusra, or, well, ISIS) with B-1B Bomber air support in their attacks on ISIS, when we wrote that this “means in the coming weeks and months look forward to a surge in false flag “attacks” blamed on the Assad regime, aiming to give Obama validation to expand the “War against ISIS” to include Syria’s regime as well.”
We didn’t have long to wait: in an entirely unsourced Time article written today by Aryn Baker, the Middle East Bureau Chief, the stage for the second attempt at invading Assad regime is finally set.’
‘The former head of MI6 today warns there are ‘several thousand’ individuals of concern in Britain as he demands tougher anti-terror powers to prevent a ‘ghastly 7/7-style attack’.
‘Sir John Sawers also speaks out against the criticism of security services over their handling of Mohammed Emwazi – unmasked as Jihadi John – who is known to have been on their radar for at least six years.
He will tell Radio 4’s Today: ‘The threat that we face from terrorists here has gone up over the last three years and there has to be some response to that.
‘What we don’t want to do is wait for some ghastly 7/7-style terrorist attack here in the UK before political opinion changes.”
‘The official enemy de jour that has everyone all riled up and scared is ISIS. If U.S. forces don’t bomb ISIS, the argument goes, ISIS will take over Iraq, and Syria, and Lebanon, and Europe, and Asia, and Latin America, and then the United States. If the bombs don’t fall on ISIS, before long Americans will be speaking Arabic and their children will be studying the Koran in America’s government schools.
It’s all just one great big racket — a racket based on “national security,” a term that isn’t even found in the Constitution and that doesn’t even have an objective meaning. The only way that the U.S. national-security state apparatus — i.e., the vast military establishment and military empire, the CIA, and the NSA — can justify its continued existence is by ginning up crisis after crisis with the aim of keeping the citizenry filled with fear, anxiety, and depression.
The apparatus then becomes people’s sedative, assuring them that everything is going to be okay because the apparatus is the only thing keeping them safe.’
‘Sir Cliff Richard’s lawyers have hit out at MPs following the publication of a letter that revealed the singer was facing more than one sex abuse allegation.
In a letter sent to Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, Sir Cliff’s representatives said the disclosure was “unnecessary” and had caused him “a further round of unnecessary and extremely damaging media coverage with no due process”.
Earlier this week Mr Vaz’s committee published a letter from South Yorkshire’s chief constable in which he said the police investigation into Sir Cliff has “increased significantly in size” and involved “more than one allegation”.’
‘The former glam rock singer Gary Glitter faces the prospect of dying in jail after being sentenced to 16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls.
The 70-year-old, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was found guilty of one count of attempted rape, one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, and four counts of indecent assault. All six offences were committed in the 1970s and 80s.
Glitter, dressed in a black velvet coat and burgundy scarf, showed no reaction as he was led from the dock after being sentenced at Southwark crown court in London on Friday.’
‘Figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) reveal a significant 55 percent rise in homelessness since David Cameron became prime minister in 2010.
The official figures released Thursday say that 2,774 people slept rough in England in 2014, up from 2,414 in 2013 and 1,768 in 2010, the year the coalition government was formed.
Homelessness charities are urgently calling on party leaders to review the situation.’
‘Parents in California are distraught after losing their infant son after being vaccinated. He died in his sleep and was taken to the hospital already deceased. Hospital staff ruled his death as sudden infant death syndrome. The couple was told an autopsy was required to be performed on their son.
After returning home, waiting to get an update, they never received one. Numerous phone calls were made to get answers. Weeks went by. Finally, they received verbal confirmation and told their son was best not to be seen prior to being cremated, because of the condition he was in. Once cremated, they could pick up the remains of their child from the crematory. They were not given the chance to say their goodbyes.
More than one year and four months have passed and the family has yet to receive his autopsy report. It turns out their son was given a vaccine not approved for his age and an extra dose of the hepatitis B vaccine that he shouldn’t have received until later on.’
‘Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly is under fire again as another one of his stories is placed under the microscope. This time, his former CBS News colleagues are disputing his reporting during the Los Angeles riots.
O’Reilly originally claimed that he and his colleagues “were attacked by protesters” when covering the 1992 riots. “They were throwing bricks and stones at us,” O’Reilly told an online interviewer in 2006. “Concrete was raining down on us. The cops saved our butts that time.”
However, six people who covered the riots with O’Reilly for CBS’ Inside Edition at the time told the Guardian they did not recall an incident in which, as O’Reilly has claimed, “concrete was raining down on us” and “we were attacked by protesters.”’
‘Over the past several years a conspiracy of silence has surrounded the implementation of the Smart Grid across the United States, perhaps with good reason. If the public was aware of what lay behind this agenda there would likely be considerable outcry and resistance.
“Smart meters”–the principal nodes of the Smart Grid network–are being installed on homes and businesses by power utilities across the United States under the legal and fiscal direction of the United States government. In December 2007 both houses of the US Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).’
‘The unimaginable stupidity of the federal government is on display yet again, only this time, they have fully endangered the lives of tens-of-thousands of people who fly on airlines worldwide every day.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a memo about a “Catastrophic Threat” to airlines being a substance called “Thermite.”
The memo then goes on to explain HOW TO MAKE THERMITE, which can be done by using any of several over-the-counter products! They go even further, to reveal that trying to extinguish a Thermite fire can result in a repeat explosion because “traditional methods” of fire suppression (Water) results in additional explosions. The molten thermite is actually burning rusted metal which supplies its own oxygen to continue burning through whatever it touches.’
‘Not long ago, a law firm called Dechert invited carefully selected guests to a special ‘An Inspector Calls’ seminar at its vast, steel-and-glass-clad office in the City of London.
It was organised by the firm’s Tax Investigation Team, which, among other things, acts for wealthy people and companies facing unwanted scrutiny from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The key purpose of the seminar, according to the published agenda, was to offer advice on the topics of How To Respond To An HMRC Investigation and How To Deal With A Dawn Raid.’
‘Former National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden was heckled by attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday after referring to himself as an “unrelenting libertarian.”
Hayden’s statement came shortly after a speech by Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Naptolitano in which he repeatedly pointed to the NSA’s unabashed and unconstitutional activities surrounding dragnet surveillance.’
‘When we talk about genes, we often use expressions inherited from a few influential geneticists and evolutionary biologists, including Francis Crick, James Watson, and Richard Dawkins. These expressions depict DNA as a kind of code telling bodies how to form. We speak about genes similarly to how we speak about language, as symbolic and imbued with meaning. There is “gene-editing,” and there are “translation tables” for decoding sequences of nucleic acid.
When DNA replicates, it is said to “transcribe” itself. We speak about a message—such as, build a tiger! or construct a female!—being communicated between microscopic materials. But this view of DNA has come with a price, argue some thinkers. It is philosophically misguided, they say, and has even led to scientific blunders. Scratch the surface of this idea, and below you’ll find a key contradiction.
Since the earliest days of molecular biology, scientists describe genetic material to be unlike all other biological material, because it supposedly carries something that more workaday molecules don’t: information. In a 1958 paper, Crick presented his ideas on the importance of proteins for inheritance, and said that they were composed of energy, matter, and information. Watson called DNA the “repository” of information.’
‘A young mother has refused lifesaving cancer treatment and chose instead to try to cure herself from the deadly disease.
Kelly Logan, from Dagenham, Essex, was diagnosed with breast cancer just five months ago after finding a lump.
The 34-year-old mum of two was left devastated when doctors told her she needed emergency surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy to give her the best chance of survival.
But defiant Kelly has refused all treatment and decided to heal herself with herbal remedies and a raw vegetable diet.’
‘Activists in France have staged a protest rally against the British bank, HSBC, for its illegal banking practices, Press TV reports.
On Thursday, members of the French Communist party gathered on the Champs-Elysées avenue in the capital city of Paris to demand the nationalization of the bank.
The protesters staged a mock arrest of the HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver as anger toward high finance continues to mount in austerity-racked France.
“There is an investigation against HSBC, but what about the other banks which all do the same? We need to see banks save the people instead of hiding the colossal fortune of the rich,” a protestor told Press TV.’
‘Astronomers are puzzled by the latest images captured by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. They show that there are two spots on Ceres that are much brighter than the rest of the dwarf planet’s rocky and pockmarked terrain.
The probe is due to enter Ceres’ orbit on March 6. It has already begun sending back the first photos of the dwarf planet that NASA has snapped since 2004. Back then, pictures from the Hubble Telescope showed a white area. Later, photos revealed that the white area is really a bright spot. Now scientists say there is a second, slightly dimmer, yet still noticeably bright spot next to the first…and they don’t know what’s causing them.’
‘This week I was invited to address an important conference of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Scholars from Russia and from around the world, Russian government officials, and the Russian people seek an answer as to why Washington destroyed during the past year the friendly relations between America and Russia that President Reagan and President Gorbachev succeeded in establishing.
All of Russia is distressed that Washington alone has destroyed the trust between the two major nuclear powers that had been created during the Reagan-Gorbachev era, trust that had removed the threat of nuclear armageddon. Russians at every level are astonished at the virulent propaganda and lies constantly issuing from Washington and the Western media.
Washington’s gratuitous demonization of the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has rallied the Russian people behind him. Putin has the highest approval rating ever achieved by any leader in my lifetime.’
‘Russia has gained a military foothold in Europe after Vladimir Putin signed a controversial deal with Cyprus to dock warships there.
British MPs said Nicosia’s decision to let the Russian navy, including heavily armed frigates, use its ports for counter-terrorism and anti-piracy was ‘worrying and disappointing’.
Cyprus, an EU member, thrashed out the agreement despite already hosting two British military bases and 3,200 troops. President Putin insisted the deal ‘should not cause worries anywhere’.
But Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who was visiting Moscow, hinted Russian warplanes could also be allowed to use a military airbase in Paphos, on the south-west coast of the island.’
‘State lawmakers on Thursday demanded that a California man take down poster-size swastikas displayed in front of his house, calling the signs racist and vulgar but acknowledging the person had a right to free speech.
“It’s time to remove this disgusting display of racism from our community,” said state Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego, chairman of the Legislative Jewish Caucus.
The symbols desecrate the memory of 6 million Jews who died in concentration camps, he said.
On the front door of the Sacramento house is a depiction of the American flag with a swastika replacing the stars next to the stripes. Two Israeli flags show swastikas in place of the Star of David.’
‘The Diocese of Oslo — which manages the records of the Catholic Church of Norway — is believed to have deliberately added thousands of people to its list of members, boosting funds provided by the state in the predominantly Protestant country.
The city’s bishop and the financial officer of the Diocese are suspects in the case and have been questioned by investigators, Oslo police’s lawyer Kristin Rusdal told AFP.
The fake members — allegedly immigrant names taken out of the phone directory — would have added 65,000 people to the church’s scrolls and awarded it an additional 50 million kroner ($6.57 million, 5.84 million euros) from 2010 to 2014, according to Rusdal.’
‘After controversy earlier this month over televisions recording owners and sending the clips to third parties, smartphone owners are now discovering that companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft are also recording voice commands and storing them for up to two years.
Modern televisions are able to change channels, alter volume or even look up information on films via voice command. But controversy erupted on internet forums earlier this month when it was noticed that the terms and conditions for some such services – invariably skipped over due to their length and impenetrable language – allow companies to send recordings of tricky commands to third parties for interpretation.
Often these recordings are not encrypted, so are potentially vulnerable to hackers, and the recordings will capture personal conversations as easily as legitimate commands.’
‘The scandalous duplicity of the federal government on important issues like vaccines (unvaccinated children are a threat to the vaccinated, so everyone get vaccinated!) and genetically modified crops (they’re perfectly safe and don’t threaten non-GM crops in any way, so plant away!) reveals just how deeply special interests have penetrated the ranks of our nation’s so-called leadership.
With the Obama Administration making its voice heard on the vaccine issue — Obama, who in 2008 said vaccine science is “inconclusive,” recently told America in response to the alleged measles outbreak that “there is every reason to get vaccinated” — the clear message being sent to the public is that the government makes up the rules as it goes along to suit the agenda of its controllers.’
‘The Daily Beast’s Abby Haglage has the story of a homeless man in Louisiana whose case demonstrates some of the worst extremes of the drug war.
Fate Vincent Winslow, a 41-year-old homeless black man, was hungry on September 5th, 2008. Along with a man he called “Perdue,” he was the target of a sting by an undercover cop pretending to look for marijuana and a prostitute. Although Perdue was never arrested, Winslow was.
Citing his previous non-violent felonies – a burglaries at age 17 and 26, and cocaine possession in 2004 – a judge sentenced him to life imprisonment with hard labor. This was a result of mandatory minimum sentencing laws which allowed the prosecution to seek such an extreme sentence.’
‘The heavy snowfalls during the months of December 2013 and January 2014 were caused by the excessive snow and ice deposits formed in the Arctic region during August 2013.
Last year, fifty states in the U.S. experienced heavy snowfalls during the months of December 2013 and January 2014. Based on the information released on the internet, I found out that the snowfall was the aftermath of the unusual formation of extensive ice deposits in the Arctic region. However, it is explained on the basis of the “Global Warming” conception.’
‘Recently, several different spokespersons for the Obama administration have firmly claimed the United States government is not intervening in Venezuelan affairs. Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki went so far as to declare, “The allegations made by the Venezuelan government that the United States is involved in coup plotting and destabilization are baseless and false.”
Psaki then reiterated a bizarrely erroneous statement she had made during a daily press briefing just a day before: “The United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means”.’
‘Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has condemned liberalism and multiculturalism and promised to battle rising immigration, saying it is turning his country into a “refugee camp.”
“(A Hungarian) does not want to see throngs of people pouring into his country from other cultures who are incapable of adapting and are a threat to public safety, to his job and to his livelihood,” The Associated Press quoted Orban as saying during his annual state of the nation speech in the capital Budapest on Friday.
“The Hungarian man is, by nature, politically incorrect. That is, he has not lost his common sense,” he added.’
‘Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in Yemen to express support for the Houthi Ansarullah movement and the establishment of popular committees amid political turmoil in the country.
On Friday, protesters staged a demonstration in the capital, Sana’a, to voice support for a constitutional declaration by Ansarullah, which calls for all parties to participate in Yemen’s politics.
The participants also lambasted the United States and Saudi Arabia for meddling in the internal affairs of Yemen.’
‘Italian parliamentarians have approved a non-binding resolution which calls on the government to recognize Palestine as an independent state, amid growing calls for the recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state.
The resolution was passed on Friday with as many as 300 members of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies voting in favor of the resolution. Forty-five opposed.
The motion for recognizing Palestine as an independent state was presented by Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s Democratic Party (PD).’