‘On Wednesday 11 January 2017, Melanie Shaw, the whistleblower on the horrific abuse of children which occurred at the then county council-run Beechwood Children’s Home in Nottinghamshire in the late 1980s, was given a two-year custodial sentence in a secret court hearing.
The nature of the charge against her is unclear and that information is refused when requested of court staff. The case took place late yesterday morning but it did not appear on any court lists until the hearing was past.
Melanie Shaw did not appear in person in court for this hearing, which was conducted by video link from her prison, as has also been the case with previous of her court ‘appearances’. She states that without fail, whenever in the past she has given testimony by such video link, she has been cut off on the pretext that “you were shouting”, which she denies.’
‘The Environmental Protection Agency is accusing Fiat Chrysler of “emissions cheating” on some of its diesel engines, but critics have argued the EPA’s standards are impractical.
The embattled EPA, which is still under fire over the 2015 Animas River toxic spill, has scheduled a news conference on Thursday to break down its accusations against a “major automaker,” with insiders revealing the agency will issue a notice of violation against Fiat Chrysler.
Fiat Chrysler denied the charges and said it would work with the incoming Trump administration to settle the issue.’
‘There are more than just a few secrets being kept from the public by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where major incidents involving the release of deadly pathogens are being kept under tight wraps. Laboratory incident reports recently obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by USA Today show that, on many more than one occasion, the CDC has actively censored the truth about serious public health hazards, including one time in which CDC scientists lost a box of influenza specimens designated as “deadly and highly-regulated.”’
‘History is routinely made in the White House – and just as routinely destroyed as well.
And though it is criminal and indicates the larger crimes of the deep state, it comes as no surprise.
If these reports are any indications, the shredders in President Obama’s White House are busier now than they were even during the height of the Enron scandal – where reporters found evidence of document destruction by the truckload.
Given that the previous Bush and Clinton Administrations also engaged in a purge of damning information, there is every reason to suspect that the Obama Administration – which the president absurdly touted would be the “most transparent administration in history”’
‘Good news: high concentrations of toxic metals from a mine blowout caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are no longer detectable in the Animas and San Juan rivers, according to an agency report.
The bad news is, fall storms and spring snow-melt likely drove 1,115,539 pounds of toxic metals from those rivers to Lake Powell — a vacation spot for millions of people and water source for drinking and agriculture.’
And there’s a $20 charge to remove the block.
‘Over to North Dakota, US, now and a new front in the war against cyber-smut has opened up.
A proposed law will force porno-blocking filters onto computers and smartphones sold in the conservative state – with a charge to remove the censorship.
Bill 1185 [PDF] will require laptops, cellphones and other internet-capable devices to be sold with a “digital blocking capability” that will bar the gadgets from displaying “obscene” material or performances, as well as websites that promote prostitution or human trafficking. It won’t be applied retroactively to hardware already in people’s hands, but will apply to all new devices sold after August 1 this year, if passed.’
A report from US intelligence agencies claiming Russia hacked a DNC member’s email account has been compared to allegations that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which eventually lead to the Iraq invasion in 2003.
A number of journalists and military experts have drawn the comparison in recent days, including respected writer Glenn Greenwald who slammed a report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). It claimed Russia was responsible for the hack, with the intention of influencing the result of the recent US presidential election.
‘Most great inventions fundamentally change the society in which they exist. Since the people at the top of the social structure have more to gain by reinforcing the status quo, they suppress revolutionary technologies favorable to the world but dangerous to their existence. Engineering genius Nikola Tesla was no exception. Here’re some of those technologies, ‘they’ don’t want you to know about Nikola Tesla:’
‘The New York Times has reported that “a panel of French judges has decided not to bring charges against soldiers accused of having sexually abused children while on a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic.”
The accusations have a troubling backstory that is detailed in a December 2015 independent report on the situation. The 170-page report heavily scrutinized not only the possible role of UN peacekeepers in child abuse cases in the ailing African nation but also the failure of UN officials to react in a proper manner. Among those accused of failing in their role in this situation were the head of the UN mission in CAR, UNICEF and the UN Human Rights staff in CAR.
There were inadequate measures taken to protect the children before the event and an absolute failure to consider their health after the event. Allegedly, no one within the organization wanted to take responsibility for the issue, and as such, it infringed on the victims’ human rights. The report impugned the bureaucratic nature of the United Nations.’