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CURRENT EVENTS

Apr 03 08:08

Energy East tar sands pipeline hits major snag as TransCanada forced to scrap terminal

This is a major victory for the protection of endangered species, communities and the environment,' says activist

Apr 03 08:03

BEX Alert - "Iran deal threatens ‘survival of Israel’, increases risk of ‘horrific war’ – Netanyahu"

A nuclear deal with Iran based on current framework will “threaten the survival of Israel”, said PM Benjamin Netanyahu, warning it would increase the risk of a “horrific war.”

In a phone conversation with the US President, the Israeli Prime Minister expressed his opposition to a framework agreement reached with Israel on Thursday.

Netanyahu has once again called for a “better deal” insisting that the only way to reach it would be “standing firm and increasing the pressure on Iran.”

Netanyahu warned that if the final deal due to be signed in June, fell in line with the current framework, it would “increase the risks of nuclear proliferation in the region and the risks of a horrific war.”

Apr 03 08:02

Short on cash, “poor Americans ending up in modern-day debtors’ prison” over traffic fines

For ages, those who were too poverty-stricken to pay judgments and other outstanding debts were locked up, and forced to work it off under prison labor

Apr 03 07:50

BEX Alert - "Gen. Hayden: Obama's Deal Would Give Iran a Nuke Within a Year"

Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden was among many slamming the Obama administration's framework for a nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, telling Newsmax that it turns Tehran into an "industrial-strength nuclear state" that could have its own weapon within a year.

"It took us 18 months to get to the outline of a framework and now we're going to get to the fine print in what, three months?" asked Hayden, who led both the CIA and the National Security Agency. "That shows you how difficult this is.

"We have just agreed that Iran will be an industrial-strength nuclear state and that it will never be any more than one year away from having a nuclear weapon," he said.

Apr 03 07:13

Nestle Continues Stealing World’s Water During Drought

Nestlé is draining California aquifers, from Sacramento alone taking 80 million gallons annually. Nestlé then sells the people's water back to them at great profit under many dozen brand names.

Apr 03 07:11

NYPD receives $180M grant to aid fight against terrorism

The NYPD will be getting the lion’s share of the cash, which will go toward surveillance and terror fighting equipment like cameras, bomb sniffing dogs and communications infrastructure, according to DHS secretary Jeh Johnson.

Apr 03 07:04

Voices of Holocaust Survivors Resound in Words of Grandchildren

Israel prize winner and this generation’s most gifted Talmudist, David Weiss Halivni, who was born in Sighet, Romania, a year and a day before his friend and fellow sighter, Elie Wiesel, wistfully commented, “You know that Elie and I were not the most gifted of our class.” His playful insight kept coming back to me as I read the essays in “God, Faith & Identity From the Ashes.” Edited by Menachem Rosensaft, this work features short but powerful essays by some 88 contributors from 16 countries. Diverse as they may be, they have one experience in common: All are children or grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. The authors were chosen for their prominence as writers and artists, rabbis and cantors, political leaders and generals, lawyers and judges, and professors and scholars. They are a who’s who of their generation and they reflect the diverse, conflicting and often contradictory ways that the Holocaust has affected the succeeding generations.

Apr 03 02:49

Houthis deny reports of foreign troops landing in Aden

Yemen’s Houthi movement has rejected earlier media reports that dozens of foreign troops have disembarked in the country’s southeastern port city of Aden.

Apr 03 02:31

Jeb Bush Pressed Pension Officials On Behalf of Donor's Firm

Jeb Bush received the request from one of his campaign contributors, a man who made his living managing money: Could the then-governor of Florida make an introduction to state pension overseers? The donor was angling to gain some of the state’s investment for his private fund.

Apr 03 02:16

Israeli who fabricated kidnap story 'was looking for attention,' army says

(*Attention through Deception . Give that boy a medal !
nodding yayhoo)

Apr 03 01:59

BEX ALERT - Russian military forces shift from fighting alongside Ukraine rebels to training them

FILE - In this Sunday, July 29, 2015, file photo, pro-Russian rebels ride on a tank flying Russia's flag on a road east of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

(*You know you're being BEXed when they're claiming to have a file photo from July 29, 2015 , on April 03 , 2015 !)

Apr 03 01:26

Oil falls nearly 4%

Oil falls nearly 4% after tentative nuclear deal for Iran

Brent oil fell nearly 4 per cent on Thursday after a preliminary pact between Iran and global powers on Tehran's nuclear program, even as officials set further talks in June and analysts questioned when the OPEC member will be allowed to export more crude.

(*as they keep pumping us with war is good / diplomacy is wicked evil . )

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Apr 02 18:28

Cops Stop Car Without Baby Seat; Parents SHOCKED By What Happened Next

Owning a car seat for your child is not only the law but actually an incredibly smart thing to do because of safety concerns. A couple was pulled over by the Fruitport police after it was reported the Mother was holding her baby in her arms.

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Apr 02 16:43

What God Wants, God Gets

God wants light. God wants mayhem. God wants a clean fight. God wants peace. God wants war. God wants famine. God wants chain stories. God wants sedition. God wants sex. God wants freedom. God wants Semtex. God wants boarders. God wants crack. God wants rainfall. God wants wetbacks. God wants voodoo. God wants shrines. God wants law. God wants organized crime. God wants crusade. God wants jihad. God wants good. God wants bad.

What God wants God gets

Apr 02 16:38

Texas Cop Forced Into Counseling for Taking Instagram Photo With Snoop Dogg

Some people don’t care for rap music, but the Texas Department of Public Safety apparently hates it so much that they disciplined a state trooper last week for nothing more than standing next to Snoop Dogg in a photograph. The famous rap artist was in Austin for the South by Southwest music conference when he stopped a Texas State Trooper to ask for a quick Instagram photo with him. The trooper obliged him, even though he later claimed he didn’t know anything about the man who approached him, other than that he was a famous musician.

Apr 02 16:20

POLAR GROWL Strengthens Allied Interoperability, Essential Bomber Navigation Skills

Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot (pronounced /MY-not/) Air Force Base, N.D., and a pair from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., completed today simultaneous, roundtrip sorties from their U.S. bases to the Arctic and North Sea regions, respectively.

The B-52 Stratofortress is capable of delivering large payload of precision nuclear or conventional ordnance over long ranges, while also providing decision makers the ability to rapidly project military power and generate decisive effects.

Apr 02 15:12

John Hopkins lawsuit: Almost 800 sue after victims were unknowingly infected with syphilis in US Government experiment

Almost 800 people have filed a $1 billion (£676 million) suit against the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp after hundreds were unwittingly infected with syphilis, gonorrhoea and other infections as part of study into sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) conducted by the US Government more than 65 years ago.

Apr 02 14:51

Yemen as Vietnam or Afghanistan

With U.S. intelligence help, Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes into Yemen and wants Egypt and Pakistan to invade, threatening to turn a long-simmering civil war into a regional conflict, a scenario that reminded retired U.S. diplomat William R. Polk of his work for President Kennedy on an earlier Yemeni war.

Apr 02 14:47

US administration silent about Palestine's effective membership at the ICC

The White House remained silent on Palestine ICC membership that went into effect on 1 April 2015; a move that angered its ally Israel, the Anadolu agency reported.

Apr 02 14:47

Why Is Obama Keeping Four Seconds of a Nixon-Era Tape Classified?

“Because national security” is pretty much the blanket statement reason for our government getting away with everything ever.

Apr 02 14:44

How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 Billion Is… Ridiculous

Since 2002, Congress has set aside $104 billion specifically to rebuild Afghanistan. Of that, $66 billion went to the Pentagon.

Recently, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction asked the military to account for all that spending. It couldn’t. According to a new report from SIGAR, the Pentagon only knows how it spent a third of its reconstruction budget.

Apr 02 14:44

Yemen or Iran: Which One is in US Sights?

The situation in the Middle East has been deteriorating since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. Whatever has happened in the region since then was the result of US intervention into the internal affairs of the Middle East countries, let it be Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria or Yemen. In an interview with Vice News, President Obama said the rise of Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) can be directly linked to America’s excursion into Iraq under Bush. «Two things: One is, ISIL is a direct outgrowth of Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew out of our invasion,» Obama said in an interview with VICE News. «Which is an example of unintended consequences. Which is why we should generally aim before we shoot».

Apr 02 14:41

Google Patents Directed Energy Nanoparticle Wearable Device

Do we really want our modern-day version of Skynet shooting directed energy into our bodies that target nanoparticles in our blood?

Apr 02 14:36

Iran and P5+1 Announce Consensus on Nuclear Framework

After days of marathon negotiations in Switzerland, foreign ministers from the U.S., the U.K., Russia, China, France, plus Germany (known as the P5 + 1 nations) and Iran emerged from closed-door talks on Thursday to announce they have reached an 'historic' framework agreement regarding Iran's nuclear program and the lifting of international sanctions.

Apr 02 14:24

Israel as the crashed Germanwings Airbus A320

Alan Hart explains why the transformation of Israel-Palestine into a binational state with equal rights for all citizens offers the only alternative to catastrophe for the occupied Palestinians and the Jews.

Apr 02 13:47

Indiana pizzeria closes after death threats over religious freedom law

On Tuesday, the Walkerton, Indiana, restaurant Memories Pizza became an Internet sensation when owners announced they would not cater gay weddings. Restaurant owners said they would serve everyone, including gays, but that did not shield the company from outraged liberals. After receiving a torrent of hate, including death threats and a threat of arson, the company closed, The Hill reported Wednesday.

Apr 02 12:00

Cell Tower Problems to Know About

Something is cropping up all over Los Angeles, California, like poisonous mushrooms, with equally toxic effects, but it’s not poisonous mushrooms.

It’s the standard cell tower, along with RF and EMF public relations pitches that are generated. Let’s hear what’s really happening in everyday, on-the-ground life, especially in ‘cell tower haven’ Los Angeles, California.

Concerned Los Angelinos feel there are several issues regarding all the cell towers being constructed in their area, but the most prominent concerns are health effects from EMFs and Constitutional 4th Amendment privacy matters. Numerous groups around the USA also are working on these very same issues. Maybe readers will become activists after having read this information. Those 4th Amendment Constitutional issues are being considered by a member of Congress on behalf of the LA activists. I hope to report more on that as things develop.

Apr 02 11:28

Russian Military Expert Urges: Nuke Yellowstone And Destroy America

WEBMASTER ADDITION: I suspect this was an April Fool's joke, but the fact is that the top of the Yellowstone magma chamber is 5 miles deep, and even the USSR's Tsar Bomb, the most powerful atomic weapon ever detonated, could not punch through that deep.

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Apr 02 11:27

THE ENDURING REALITY OF GOVERNMENT BY WEALTH AND SOME OF ITS CONSEQUENCES

f you really want to understand the world in which we live – its endless wars, coups, interventions, and brutality towards great masses of people – you need to start with a correct understanding of the political machinery at work.

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Apr 02 11:08

11 Teachers Convicted of Inflating Test Scores For Federal Money: “Biggest Development In American Education Law Since Forever”

The educators fed answers to students or erased and changed the answers on tests after they were turned in to secure promotions or up to $5,000 each in bonuses...

Apr 02 10:44

Johns Hopkins University faces a $1 billion lawsuit, 800 former research subjects and their families blame the institution for its role in government experiments in the 1940s and ’50s in Guatemala that infected hundreds of people with sexually transmitted

Billion dollar lawsuit. Hundreds of people, part of a horrific STD study, sue Johns Hopkins University.
Nearly 800 former research subjects infected with sexually transmitted diseases in Guatemala are seeking justice–but Hopkins says it is not to blame.

Apr 02 10:44

California Wants To Make It Harder To Not Vaccinate. Here's Why You Should Help.

California is currently debating a law to remove the personal/religious belief exemption from their vaccination requirements to attend public school with State Bill 277. As you’d imagine this has caused a dramatic reaction from anti-vaccination groups.

Apr 02 10:37

California water crisis has been completely mismanaged

Following California Governor Jerry Brown’s historic water restrictions mandate for the Golden State, new questions are already popping up about who will be affected and who will be hit the hardest. Ben Swann talks to Alexandra Nagy, Southern California’s organizer for Food & Water Watch, about the state's history of poor water management and how it has negatively affected the people.

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Apr 02 10:17

Gov. Brown orders California to become water police state as region begins reverting to uninhabitable desert

Natural News For the first time in history, the California government has declared mandatory water restrictions designed to save the state

Apr 02 10:14

Woman arrested for "resisting arrest" after putting on hazard lights and driving less than a mile to a lit parking lot for safety - which is exactly what the police themselves recommend.

Portage resident DelRea Good said she did not immediately pull over for the flashing lights behind her because, as a 52-year-old woman traveling alone at 11:21 p.m. on a dark county road, she was concerned for her safety.
Assuming the car behind her was a police officer, Good said she slowed her vehicle, put on her emergency flashers, waved her arm out the window to acknowledge the pursing car and continued for less than a mile where she pulled over into the lighted parking lot at the Kohl's department store in Portage.

Apr 02 10:14

Stanford just made tuition free for families earning less than $125,000 per year

Stanford University will provide free tuition to parents of students who earn less than $125,000 per year — and if they make less than $65,000, they won't have to contribute to room and board costs either.

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Apr 02 09:51

Coalition preventing Red Cross from delivering aid to Yemen: spokeswoman

Members of the Saudi-led coalition are preventing a plane carrying medical supplies from landing in Sanaa, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross told Reuters on Tuesday.
The Red Cross in a statement called on the coalition to remove “obstacles to the delivery to Yemen of vital medical supplies needed to treat casualties from a week of deadly clashes and airstrikes,” according to Reuters.
Spokeswoman Sitara Jabeen said the plane carrying enough medical aid to treat 700 to 1,000 wounded is still in Djibouti. The aircraft is scheduled to make a trip to an ICRC warehouse in Amman, Jordan, to load up on supplies before heading to Sanaa.

Source: Al-bawaba

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Apr 02 09:43

This US City Is Being Called The “Arab Capitol” of North America

America is still the beacon of happiness and liberty that it has always been since 1776. Over the last decade, thousands of Iraqi refugees have fled the violence and poverty of the Middle East to legally relocate to the United States.

Apr 02 09:42

Indiana Loses Its Game: Right now, Indiana is in a mess, and residents are worried about the loss of jobs and investment because of a meaningless and spiteful piece of legislation. They should feel free to blame their governor.

Last year Indiana chose “Honest to Goodness Indiana” as its new tourism slogan. Not everyone was charmed. Some critics said they’d have preferred something more cosmopolitan. Although it doesn’t seem likely they’d be happier with the runners-up, one of which was “Seasoned Just Right.”

Apr 02 09:38

New Report Debunks 'Myth' That GMOs are Key to Feeding the World

The biotechnology industry "myth" that feeding billions of people necessitates genetically engineered agriculture has been debunked by a new report out Tuesday by the nonprofit health organization Environmental Working Group.

The report, Feeding the World Without GMOs (pdf), argues that investment in genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, has failed to expand global food security. It advocates more traditional methods "shown to actually increase food supplies and reduce the environmental impact of production."

Over the past 20 years, the report notes, global crop yields have only grown by 20 percent—despite the massive investment in biotechnology.

On the other hand, it continues, in recent decades "the dominant source of yield improvements has been traditional crossbreeding, and that is likely to continue for the foreseeable future."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report may be why the following is taking place, as reported at truth-out.com:

COMESA's key aim is to pave the way for a "Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) in 2017 under the auspices of the African Union" with uniform regulations, including on agricultural products, seeds and GMOs. A recent meeting on biotechnology and biosafety was held to establish a "COMESA biotechnology and biosafety policy implementation plan" (COMBIP) to roll out from 2015-2019, "leading to increased biotechnology applications and agricultural commodity trade in the region." But read between the lines and its real purpose was to facilitate the planting and commercialization of GMO crops in Africa all at one go, instead of country by country. USAID Regional representatives for East Africa, based in Nairobi, were present to monitor the process and ensure the desired outcome. And on the agenda for the main COMESA Summit is the approval of a 'Master Plan' for the implementation of the COMESA Harmonised Seed Trade Regulations agreed last year in Kinshasa. The regulations, according to the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, "will greatly facilitate agricultural transformation in the COMESA member states towards industrialization of farming systems based on the logic of the highly controversial, failed and hopelessly doomed Green Revolution model of agriculture." They "promote only one type of seed breeding, namely industrial seed breeding involving the use of advanced breeding technologies. The entire orientation of the seed Regulations is towards genetically uniform, commercially bred varieties in terms of seed quality control and variety registration."

Apr 02 09:35

THAILAND JUNTA REPLACES MARTIAL LAW WITH ABSOLUTE POWER

Article 44 of the interim constitution gives Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, unchecked authority over all three branches of government and power over all aspects of law and order, as well as absolving him of any legal responsibility for his actions.? The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it’s gone, but in reality it’s still there.

Apr 02 09:29

OBAMA DICTATES NATIONAL "CYBER SECURITY" EMERGENCY

It's business as usual in Washington. President Obama has just signed another Executive Order declaring a National Emergency to deal with cyber threats:

*OBAMA ORDER CREATES NEW AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO CYBER THREATS TO BE USED IN 'TARGETED MANNER'
*OBAMA ORDER ALLOWS SANCTIONS FOR CYBER THREATS
This new authority, yet another layer of government oversight, we are sure is for your own protection and in Obama's words will "augment work to fight cyber threats." All your internet is belong to us...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why do I get the sinking feeling here that this is NOT for the good of We the People, but completely for the good of a rabidly paranoid, out-of-control government, incapable of dealing with any logical, reasoned criticism?

Apr 02 09:27

CHINA TARGETS DOLLAR, WASHINGTON HAS CONNIPTIONS

Now even Israel – joined at the hip to the US though the relationship has run into rough waters – has applied to become a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Despite US gyrations to keep them from it, over 40 countries, including bosom buddies Australia, Britain, and Germany, have signed up to join. Japan is still wavering politely. The US government sees the China-dominated AIIB as competition to the US-dominated World Bank and Asian Development Bank. But now that it is clear even to the White House that the US can’t stop the tide, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew backpedaled vigorously on Tuesday. The government would welcome the AIIB, he suddenly said, as long as certain conditions are met, such as adequate transparency.

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Apr 02 08:41

California Drought Crisis: Billions Of Gallons Of Water Are Lost To Leaks Each Year

"As Bay Area residents struggle to save water during a historic drought, the region's water providers have been losing about 23 billion gallons a year, a new analysis of state records reveals," the San Jose Mercury News reported.

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Apr 02 08:09

Key Facts to Understand Why Yemen Has Become a Political Flashpoint

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the recent military operations on the part of the Arab League against the Yemeni Houthi rebels, much has been made of the operation in the mainstream media outlets. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of information provided regarding this act of military aggression is inaccurate, skewed, or an outright falsehood...

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Apr 02 07:31

BEX Alert - "Belgium insurer refuses cover for Jewish kindergarten over anti-Semitic attack risk"

A Belgian insurance company has refused to renew the policy of a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. They cited the recent growth of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish organizations, adding that the risk of insuring the school was too high.

The European Jewish Kindergarten is located in the same Brussels district as the European Union headquarters and it normally enrolls around 20 to 30 children per year. The decision by the Belgian insurance firm not to renew the school’s insurance policy was taken in relation to a marked increase in the number of terrorist and anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish institutions over the last few years.

Apr 02 07:00

George Soros Prepared to Invest $1 Billion in the Country He Helped Destroy

Since at least January of this year, billionaire George Soros has been calling for the West to invest 50 billion euros of aid in Ukraine, to stabilize the country and to undermine Russian influence in the region. Earlier this week, he announced that he would be willing to contribute $1 billion to that fund, if Western governments agree to pay for the rest.

Apr 02 05:40

Video: Max Blumenthal on the ways Zionism exploits anti-Semitism

The perverse and counterintuitive relationship between Zionism/Israel and anti-Semitism is a difficult thing to articulate. Blumenthal does a great job of illuminating this very dangerous, and very real, relationship. He’s got an uncanny ability to articulate out loud, and very directly, the connections and concepts which many of us have difficulty expressing and can only intuitively feel. Since these truths are rarely spoken in public platforms, for me it’s very powerful to witness Blumenthal illuminate this concept so concisely. Just when you think he couldn’t possibly make a more critical point or make things any clearer, he makes another key observation/analogy. And he does it consistently and off the cuff. He’s a special cat, he’s an epiphany distributor.

Apr 02 05:31

The Jewish establishment has banned these four valiant Jews. Why?

The four American Jews above are on a national campus tour. All in their 70s, they are veterans of the civil rights movement; they went south 50 years ago to help free our country from Jim Crow, risking their lives for equal rights. But they have been banned from speaking at Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, because they have come out in favor of Palestinian human rights.

Apr 01 21:27

Yemen Echoes of 1930s Aggression and Descent into Barbarism

The latest Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, overseen by Washington, has been condemned by Iran, Russia and China.

Both the Arab League and the United Nations have fully transformed themselves into the ill-fated League of Nations that more than 70 years ago disgraced itself into oblivion when it failed to condemn foreign aggressions that eventually led to the cataclysm of World War Two.

As delegates gathered in Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh for the Arab League last weekend, nearly half of its member states were at the same time openly engaged in an aerial blitz on one of the League’s weakest countries – Yemen.

Apr 01 21:24

In Yemen, and Middle East, U.S. Needs to Learn When to Quit

Author’s note: The New York Times’ Room For Debate poses the question “Is Yemen America’s fight?” and asks whether the United States should be involved in regional efforts to fight the Houthis in Yemen.

Here’s my short essay on why the US has no business being there – and why Washington needs to rein in the Saudis before they embroil us all in an even bigger mess.

At the rate the Saudis are escalating, any full-on war in Yemen will cripple the entire Arabian Peninsula, and that would be a disaster for all key U.S. policy interests in the region.

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