The Los Angeles Police Department has a record far longer than some of the world's most hardened criminals. After all, it was the LAPD who gave Chris Dorner a trial by fire and many others a trial by machine gun.
But those individuals provoked the police, right? Deserved what they got.
Well, in the latest case, it appears that the LAPD also likes to brutalize people who are riding their bicycle after dark without having their lights on.
34-year-old Brian… Continue
Added by jim on July 31, 2013 at 5:21am —
So I have some great news folks! The Republicans and the Democrats in Congress and the White House FINALLY came together and agreed on something. This is HUGE. These guys disagree on EVERYTHING! Getting them to see eye-to-eye is like getting the Jews and the Palestinians to do a trust fall together. Or getting Eskimos and polar bears to play Jenga.
I'm referring to the bill H.R. 347 that was signed by President Obama the other day, passed unanimously in the Senate, and 388-3 in the… Continue
Added by jim on July 24, 2013 at 5:26pm —
In a surprise last minute move, the European Union set forth a strong set of economic sanctions against Israel, leaving that nation both surprised and reeling.
The sanctions, stimulated by what the EU refers to as “Israeli intransigence” regarding peace talks with the Palestinians, cover all financial dealings, loans, awards, transfer of “instruments” and severely limiting economic cooperation between Israel and all EU member nations starting in 2014.
The sanctions are… Continue
Added by jim on July 21, 2013 at 10:33pm —
While so many Americans are subsisting on food stamps, losing their homes, and accumulating credit card debt they will never be able to pay off, the US is giving Israel $3 billion in direct foreign aid every year and, according to Congressman James Traficant, another $12-17 billion in indirect aid such as valuable military equipment deemed “scrapped,” loan guarantees, and preferential contracts. Israel is an affluent country with more than 10,000 millionaires and, according to the International… Continue
Added by jim on July 19, 2013 at 6:56pm —
Attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Obama administration and are demanding the White House stop the dragnet surveillance programs operated by the National Security Agency.
Both the White House and Congress have weighed in on the case of Edward Snowden and the revelations he’s made by leaking National Security Agency documents. Now the courts are having their turn to opine, and with opportunities aplenty.
Day by day, new lawsuits waged against the… Continue
Added by jim on July 17, 2013 at 5:00pm —
KTVU-TV in San Francisco issued an apology after incorrectly naming the pilots of Asiana Flight 214. During the noon newscast, anchor Tori Campbell read the offensive names, which you can see in this video:
KTVU said it had confirmed the names with the NTSB and that the error was part of a hoax:
Later Friday night, the National Transportation… Continue
Added by jim on July 12, 2013 at 11:05pm —
NaturalNews) When flight 214 crashed last week at the San Francisco airport, killing two people and injuring dozens, many people were in a state of disbelief. How could a Boeing 777 -- the "Titanic" of commercial airliners -- be piloted so carelessly that the pilot seemingly flew it into the seawall and caused the accident?
But that's the problem, you see: There are no more pilots flying these planes. The real pilots have nearly all retired, leaving a bunch of "computer geeks" who… Continue
Added by jim on July 10, 2013 at 7:11am —
The Huffington Post UKJul 06, 2013
A referee in Brazil is reported to have been decapitated after stabbing one of the players.
According to reports, the referee, believed to be 20-year-old Otavio Jordao da Silva, was tied up, stoned and quartered by an outraged group of supporters - who then put his head on a stake in the middle of the pitch.
The shocking incident is believed to have come after da Silva fatally stabbed a player after being attacked when he… Continue
Added by jim on July 6, 2013 at 6:07pm —
ELMWOOD - Local beekeepers are finding millions of their bees dead just after corn was planted here in the last few weeks. Dave Schuit, who has a honey operation in Elmwood, lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees.
“Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. He and many others, including the European Union, are pointing the finger at a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc. used in planting corn… Continue
Added by jim on July 5, 2013 at 9:04am —
The separation of church and state is one of the cornerstones of America’s foundation. Conservative Christian fundamentalists have sought to crush this cornerstone in the hopes of establishing Christianity as the state religion, an action that would threaten the rest of the foundation that makes up the Constitution. These conservatives contend that the Founding Fathers dreamed of making America a Christian state at the expense of those who practice other religions or none at all.
Added by jim on July 4, 2013 at 12:51pm —
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou’s Open Letter to Edward Snowden
By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 2, 2013 4:06 pm
Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who is serving a thirty-month sentence in prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written another letter. It expresses support for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who has exposed secret US government surveillance programs and policies, and provided a glimpse of the ever-expanding massive surveillance… Continue
Added by jim on July 2, 2013 at 10:45pm —
A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi“) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state… Continue
Added by jim on July 2, 2013 at 6:55pm —
Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Ed Snowden NSA revelations has urged Americans to brace for yet another bombshell story in the near future.
Appearing on Fox and Friends Tuesday, Greenwald told Eric Bolling that more revelations are forthcoming regarding “vast programs of both domestic and international spying that the world will be shocked to learn about that the NSA is engaged in without democratic accountability.”
“You’re going to have to wait along with… Continue
Added by jim on July 2, 2013 at 6:27pm —
In March of 2012 President Obama signed an executive order which, among other things, gives the federal government authority over every resource and infrastructure element in the United States.
The new order provides specific definitions for each of these essential infrastructure elements, indicating that all resources, not just those owned by large farms and businesses, are to be directly controlled by the government.
The signing of the National Defense… Continue
Added by jim on July 1, 2013 at 9:41pm —
We salute the CFTC for finally, if belatedly, doing the right thing and going after Jon “the bundler” Corzine. However, we wonder, just how is the following documented exchange between Edith O’Brien, MFG’s assistant treasurer, and some MF Global employee, not considered crime-worthy by Eric Holder? Or is the US Attorney General too busy to answer, having to come up with his own alibi to avoid going to jail for lying to Congress under oath?From the MF Global Civil, not Criminal,… Continue
Added by jim on July 1, 2013 at 9:34pm —
Economic Collapse, July 1, 2013):
Did you know that U.S. banks have more than 1.8 trillion dollars parked at the Federal Reserve and that the Fed is actually paying them not to lend that money to us? We were always told that the goal of quantitative easing was to “help the economy”, but the truth is that the vast majority of the money that the Fed has created through quantitative easing has not even gotten into the system. Instead, most of it is sitting at the Fed slowly… Continue
Added by jim on July 1, 2013 at 9:25pm —
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow (Wikileaks, July 1, 2013):
Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow
One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will… Continue
Added by jim on July 1, 2013 at 9:18pm —
Has the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assembled “Top Secret” Assassination Squads in every major American city?
If so, do these squads now employ the use of special Lapua .338 Magnum bolt action sniper rifles with silencers and are they part of a sophisticated plan featuring the use of ”decapitation lists” to assassinate top politicians, legislators, police, judiciary, and any dissident or Patriot on their MIAC type lists?
Is DHS now morphing into a new Bolshevik… Continue
Added by jim on July 1, 2013 at 7:40pm —
Paedophile Priest ‘Exposes Satanic Vatican Rent-Boy Sex Ring’ (Huffington Post, June 28, 2013):
A convicted paedophile priest has claimed a gay prostitution ring has been operating within the Holy Roman Church, with clergymen hiring underage rent-boys for sex.
Don Patrizio Poggi, who served a five-year prison sentence for abusing teenage boys at his Rome parish, also told Italian authorities a former Carabinieri police officer recruited boys for nine clergymen,… Continue
Added by jim on July 1, 2013 at 12:48pm —