Oct 20

- Tough on trolls: UK internet abusers may face up to 2 years in jail (RT, Oct 19, 2014):

Internet trolls could face two years behind bars if new tough legislation “to combat cruelty” is adopted, according to UK Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

That’s four times the current six-month prison term and would proove the government’s zeal to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob,” Grayling told The Daily Mail.

“These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life. No one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence,” Justice Secretary added. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Nano drone swarm: Advanced tiny quadrotors stabilize mid-air, fly in strict formation (VIDEO) (RT, Oct 19, 2014):

New and improved tiny quadrotors can now sustain collisions in mid-air and fly in leader-follower formations, protecting the head of the pack, according to a new research video released by University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab.

Only 0.11 meters in size and weighing just 25 grams, the robots can fly up to six meters per second.

New video shows robust collision resistance during flights. At one point, two robots are shown crashing into each other during flight and still manage to continue on with their mission.

During another test, researchers are shown playing ping-pong with two of the robots. Another clip shows robots crashing into columns and other objects without sustaining too much damage. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

How stupid can they get?

( I know, I shouldn’t even dare to ask such a question.)


- What Happens When 30,000 People Run The Beijing “Airpocalypse” Marathon In “Hazardous” Smog (ZeroHedge, Oct 19, 2014):

Some 30,000 participants were wondering if the organizers of today’s 34th Beijing International Marathon would cancel the event after “a toxic fog enveloped the Chinese capital and smog levels soared to “hazardous” levels.” Adding to the confusion, and concerns, even the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece newspaper, cautioned athletes against taking part in the 26.2-mile race, reporting that Beijing’s air was “not suitable for outdoor activities”.  As the Telegraph reports, “Beijing authorities admitted their city’s air was “severely polluted” on Sunday while the US embassy, which also monitors smog levels, described the situation as “hazardous”. The Marathon organizers’ answer, however, was that the Marathon would proceed as scheduled. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

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- Europe’s Fatal Flaw Laid Bare For All To See. Again. (The Automatic Earth, Oct , Oct 17, 2014):

markets, at the end of last week, sort of refound their – shaky – feet, oil up a dollar, EU exchanges up 3% or so, Greece even up over 7%, while interestingly gold didn’t move much at all during the wild week (no safe haven), and most movement was perhaps, through all the see-saw, in bonds. To sum up the week: panic followed by plunge protection teams. And now the ‘leaders’ hope plunge protection will save another day too.

And they may. Germany sinks a bit, but Germany is strong. US housing is at least not falling further, but US consumer spending stalls and drops. The deep dark weakness has not yet hit the big economies. But the nerves are back. Volatility is back with a vengeance. As it should. And that will paint the picture going forward, plunge protection or not. Da markets will come again and again and dare central banks to plunge protect. Continue reading »

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Oct 20


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Oct 20

- Uh oh… Signs of an unusually cold winter coming our way (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):

“The snow in Siberia is piling up, and if it keeps coming, people in New York may have to bundle up this winter,” says Bloomberg.

There’s a theory that the amount of snow covering Eurasia in October is an indication of how much icy air will sweep down from the Arctic in December and January, pouring over parts of North America, Europe and East Asia. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Liberia collapses into ‘economic hell’ as panicked population abandons farm fields and factories (Natural News, Oct 18, 2014):

Ebola is now spreading so fast in West Africa, and causing so much death so quickly, that the regional economy is on the verge of a total collapse. The Washington Post (WP) reports that Liberia, the hardest-hit Ebola country, is now teetering over a chasm of “economic hell,” as locals increasingly skip work to avoid infection. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- North polar ice cap increasing in size (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):

“Weakening the global warming argument is data showing that the North Polar ice cap is increasing in size,” says Moneynews.com.

Recent satellite images from NASA actually reflect an increase of 43% to 63%.

This is quite the opposite of what the global warming faction warned us. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Nepal death toll now 43 and rising (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):

“Cold so severe it froze your eyelids.”

Rescuers have found 11 more bodies following the snowstorm in Nepal, taking the death toll to at least 43.

“Unseasonal” weather

Hundreds of people became trapped in the Himalayas after the country was hit by a sudden  blizzard. More than 40, including several British trekkers, are still unaccounted for after the unseasonal weather hit a popular 200-mile (320km) trekking route around Annapurna, the world’s 10th-tallest peak, on Tuesday.

Anywhere from 40 to 100 still missing Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Cornucopia Institute identifies industrial factory farms illegally passing off meat as ‘organic’ (Natural News, Oct 18, 2014):

In a food market driven by money, greed and power, our only hope for access to clean, sustainable and humanely treated food are watchdog groups whose sole purpose is to keep the industry under a microscope.

That’s exactly what The Cornucopia Institute does — a relentless organic watchdog group whose mission is to “draw attention to and rein in abuses from the rise of factory farm confinement dairy operations in organic agriculture.” Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Reading the Road Map to a Police State (Ludwig von Mises Institute, Oct 18, 2014):

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, by Radley Balko, PublicAffairs, 2013

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” —Charles de Montesquieu

If there was any silver lining to the horrifying events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri which riled the month of August, it has finally brought the issue of police militarization to the forefront. As outrageous as the police shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was, the brutal law enforcement response in the form of running roughshod over the First Amendment and resorting to quasi-martial law to mostly peaceful protests by local residents and activists was worse. To many observers, what took place in a Midwest suburb was indistinguishable from scenes out of occupied Iraq. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Snowfall headed for Moscow this weekend (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):

This weather is what we would normally expect on the tenth of November.


Russians could have to deal with a series of snowfalls, reported newspaper Gazeta.

“On October 17, cold air will flow into the capital region with north-east winds, reducing the thermometer: up to four degrees in the capital and minus four in the Moscow region. North and north-east of the region might see some wet snow”, said news agency Moskva.

After the weekend, temperatures will continue to drop. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Solar wind is 13% cooler and 20% less dense (Ice Age Now, Oct 17, 2014):

“The IPCC was so obsessed with Mann’s tree rings and his hockey sticks they failed to notice the sun going into hibernation,”

says reader Norm Smith.

Here are excerpts from a NASA press release in 2008: Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Plants Absorbing More CO2 Than We Thought (Ice Age Now, Oct 17, 2014):

Climate models “have grossly underestimated the power of our plants,”says this article on Nature World News.

The models “failed to take into account that when carbon dioxide (CO2) builds up in the atmosphere, plants actually thrive, become larger, and are able to soak up more CO2.”

According to a new study, carbon acts like a fertilizer that accelerates plants growth. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

- Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov speaks to the World (Paul Craig Roberts, Oct 17, 2014):

Dear Readers, I now have for you the complete English transcript of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech to the United Nations. Lavrov’s speech, together with President Putin’s remarks in his Serbian press conference (excerpts posted on this site) clearly indicate that the moral leader of the world is Russia, not Washington.

The Russians have come out of tyranny as America descends into tyranny. Washington’s barbarity in the world is unprecedented. For 13 years Americans have permitted their government to bomb women, children and village elders in seven countries based entirely on lies and the selfish interests of the ruling elite. Washington has spewed depleted uranium everywhere, causing massive birth defects and health problems. We must remember that Washington is the only government that dropped nuclear weapons on helpless civilian populations. The victims were Japanese when the Japanese government was trying to surrender. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

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Oct 19

Madeline Scotto

- 100-Year-Old Math Teacher Still Going Strong at Brooklyn Elementary School (DNAinfo.com, Oct 17, 2014):

DYKER HEIGHTS — Three days a week, Madeline Scotto walks across the street from her home to St. Ephrem’s elementary school, where she was part of the first graduating class.

She climbs the stairs to her classroom, where she works to prepare students for the math bee. She pores over photocopied worksheets with complicated problems, coaching kids on how to stay calm on stage while multiplying and dividing in their head.

She’s just like any other teacher at the school — except for one thing: She’s 100 years old. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

A propaganda minister a high-powered lobbyist Ebola Czar is exactly what is needed here.

Somebody has to get the American people to accept the untested Ebola/Rabies vaccine.

So this is a completely understandable and rational decision by Obama if you look at the evidence down below.


- Instead of Appointing a Medical Expert, Obama Appoints a LOBBYIST as Ebola Czar (Washington’s Blog, Oct 17, 2014):

Obama has appointed Ron Klain as the Ebola Czar.

Klain has no medical or healthcare background whatsoever.

Instead, he’s a high-powered lobbyist. He helped the corrupt Fannie Mae to overcome “regulatory issues” in 2004. Wikipedia notes: Continue reading »

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Oct 19

- Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda, leaves 29,000 without power (VIDEO) (RT, Oct 18, 2014):

Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda as a Category 2 storm on Friday knocking out 80 percent of the island’s power and leaving thousands of people in the dark.

The storm struck Bermuda with maximum wind speeds of 115 mph (185 kph), reported Reuters. It knocked out power for the vast majority of people living on the island. In fact, 29,000 of the 36,000 metered customers do not have electricity.

From within the storm area, those behind the ‘We Are Bermuda’ Twitter account shared what they could see from their windows. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

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Oct 19

ORWELL WAS ONLY WRONG ABOUT THE DATE

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Oct 19

- FEMA Conducting Pandemic Drills Amidst Ebola Crisis (Activist Post, Oct 17, 2014):

In yet another curious coincidence surrounding the recent Ebola crisis, it appears that FEMA has been preparing for the appearance of a pandemic of deadly disease in the near future all along.

As part of the FEMA Pandemic Exercise Series: PANDEMIC ACCORD: 2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy , the Sifma.org website states that, Continue reading »

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Oct 19

- Because This Time Is Never Different, In 100 Year Old Cartoons (ZeroHedge, Oct 18, 2014):

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Oct 19

- Israel continues to abuse, torture Palestinian children (PressTV, Oct 18, 2014):

A large number of the Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are being subjected to torture and abuse, a Palestinian official says.

Rami al-Alami, who supervises Palestinian children at the Ofer Israeli military prison, said that around 100 children being held in this jail are in need of medical and psychological attention as they are being kept in bad conditions and being abused and tortured by the Israeli guards.

The imprisoned children are even denied their basic rights, including education, proper treatment and medical care, he noted. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

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- Propaganda 101 – How the Pentagon is Trying to Rewrite Vietnam War History (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 16, 2014):

In case you weren’t aware, the Pentagon is set to roll out a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. Personally, it’s hard to get excited about commemorating an event that led to the death of over 58,000 American soldiers and more than a million Vietnamese, particularly since much of it was the direct result of well documented lies and deception, such as the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

What’s worse, the Pentagon intends to rewrite history by whitewashing this period of civil unrest and government shame from American history. The propaganda is so blatant that it has resulted in many of the era’s most well known protestors and activists to come together in order to stop it.

The New York Times reports that: Continue reading »

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Oct 19

- Mel Watt, Federal Housing Finance Agency Head, is Pushing Banks to Make Extremely Risky Home Loans (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 16, 2014):

Mel Watt is one of the most dangerous financial oligarch puppets operating in America today. The first time he came across my radar screen was back in 2009, when he “gutted” Ron Paul’s End the Fed bill while it was in subcommittee, something I outlined in the post: Leverage in PE Deals Soars Despite Fed Warnings; Amidst Insatiable Demand for Risky Fannie Mae Debt. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

Related info:

- Leuren Moret – Fukushima: Impact of Fallout On Oceans (Pt.1)

- Leuren Moret – Fukushima: Impact of Fallout On Oceans (Pt. 2)


- Meanwhile, Back At Fukushima … (Washington’s Blog, Oct 18, 2014):

Even With Ebola, ISIS, Ukraine and Wild Stock Market Swings … Fukushima Still Ranks As Imporant World News

Nothing has been fixed at Fukushima.

After typhoon Phanfone dumped a bunch of water on Fukushima earlier this month, radioactive tritium levels jumped tenfold.

After typhoon Vongfong dumped a bunch more water on the plant, radioactive cesium and strontium levels soared.

Radiation levels in the water are at all-time highs.

Officials said there’s nothing they can do to stop it, and they have no idea how much radiation is running into the ocean. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

- Welcome To Arcadia – The California Suburb Where Rich Chinese Stash Cash In McMansions (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 16, 2014):

The city, population 57,600, projects that about 150 older homes—53 percent more than normal—will be torn down this year and replaced with mansions. The deals happen fast and are rarely listed publicly. Often, the first indication that a megahouse is coming next door is when the lawn turns brown. That means the neighbor has stopped watering and green construction netting is about to go up.

Arcadia is a concentrated version of what’s happening across the U.S. The Hurun Report, a magazine in Shanghai about China’s wealthy elite, estimates that almost two-thirds of the country’s millionaires have already emigrated or plan to do so.

– From the Bloomberg article: Why Are Chinese Millionaires Buying Mansions in an L.A. Suburb?

The surge in foreigners buying up U.S. real estate has been well documented in recent years. Of all this buying, no nation has demonstrated a bigger increase in purchases than China. In fact, it is estimated that 24% of all foreign purchases of domestic real estate this year have come from China, up 72% from last year. In my post from July, Chinese Purchases of U.S. Real Estate hit $22 Billion as The Bank of China Facilitates Money Laundering, I noted that:

In some California communities, 90% of real estate buyers are from China. Yes, 90%. Naturally, many of them are buying multi-million dollar homes in “all cash” transactions. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

- Forget about Ebola – here’s why US banks (and your savings) are now EXTREMELY vulnerable (Sovereign Man, Oct 16, 2014):

For a casual observer of the US economy (most “experts”), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than it’s been in the last 24 years.

Nonetheless, rather than getting excited for good economic times, the big commercial banks are all battening down the hatches. They’re preparing for bad times ahead. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

- ISIS Airforce Takes Off, Trained By Iraqi Officers (ZeroHedge, Oct 17, 2014):

In late August, we drew the world’s attention to the fact that ISIS had acquired three fighter jets when the Iraqi military ran away. Now, six weeks later, as Reuters reports, having been trained by Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State,  a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was the first time that the militant group had taken to the air.

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