In an amusing twist, Julian Assange whose Wikileaks has now had 20 individual releases of hacked John Podesta emails over the past three weeks and who has been accused by Hillary Clinton of collaborating with the Russians in an attempt to disrupt and subvert the US electoral process, accused the Clinton campaign of attacking the servers used by WikiLeaks. Speaking via telephone at a conference in Argentina on Wednesday, RT reported that Assange claimed the daily email release ritual has “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign” leading them to attack WikiLeaks.
“They attacked our servers and attempted hacking attacks and there is an amazing ongoing campaign where state documents were put in the UN and British courts to accuse me of being both a Russian spy and a pedophile,” he added. Continue reading »
Moments ago, Russian president started speaking at the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 13th annual meeting in Sochi. More than 130 experts and political analysts from Russia and other countries are taking part in this year’s three-day meeting, titled ‘The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow’.
While Putin’s speech can be seen below, he has already had a handful of soundbites, most notably the following he just said in response to accusations that Russia could influence the US election: Continue reading »
Student protesters at the University of California-Berkeley gathered in front of a bridge on campus and forcibly prevented white people from crossing it. Students of color were allowed to pass.
The massive human wall was conceived as a pro-safe space demonstration. Activists wanted the university administration to designate additional safe spaces for trans students, gay students, and students of color. They were apparently incensed that one of their official safe spaces had been moved from the fifth floor of a building to the basement.
According to video footage of the protest, demonstrators blocked off the bridge completely. Students who needed to get to class had no choice but to cross the stream by jumping from rock to rock. Dozens of people can be seen doing so.
In the video, the activists appeared to let several students of color pass unmolested, but white students were forced to find other routes. A few who tried to force their way through were violently rebuffed. Protesters shouted “Go around! Go around!” at a white man on a bicycle. Continue reading »
With just 12 days to go until the November 8 presidential election, the final countdown is now one, and Wikileaks continues its ongoing Podesta dump by unveiling another 1000+ emails in the latest Part 20 of its Podesta release, bringing the total emails released so far to exactly 34,197, with just under 40% of the total dump left to go.
With no hurricanes making landfall in 11 years in the USA, that takes us back to a 1860 record of longest without a hurricane. Since the scary predictions of more and more powerful hurricanes didnt work out for the global warming crowd, now they want to re-define what hurricanes are to make it appear that they are more destructive to fit the narrative of CO2 causes more hurricanes. Also the same crew says that the new Mini Ice Age will have no effect on Earth. What if they are wrong??
People who express scepticism over the age of supposed “child migrants” entering the UK are like Hitler and the Nazis, Lily Allen has said.
The singer claimed that Brits were being manipulated against migrants in the same way Germans were taught to hate Jews by the Nazis, and accusing the Home Office of colluding in this by deliberately letting the press publish photographs of old-looking “child refugees”. Continue reading »
At an indoor pool in Berlin seven migrant boys, all under 15 years old, surrounded underage girls and systematically sexually abused them.
The indoor pool located in Mariendorf, just south of Berlin, is the latest scene of migrant-led sexual abuse of underage girls, reportsDie Welt. The seven migrants, six of whom were confirmed to be Syrian, are said to have abused multiple girls in the pool.
According to police, who are now investigating the incident, the migrant youths were between the ages of seven and 14. The group swam behind their victims in the pool and then surrounded them while in the water, groping and touching the underage girls in a sexual manner. Continue reading »
Despite the mounting human toll, most of the crimes are still being downplayed by German authorities and the media, apparently to avoid fueling anti-immigration sentiments.
“The police are not interested in stigmatizing but rather in educating the public. The impression that we are engaging in censorship is devastating to the public’s confidence in the police. Sharing information about suspects is also important for developing prevention strategies. We must be allowed to talk openly about the problems of this country.” — Arnold Plickert, director of the GdP Police Union in North Rhine-Westphalia.
“The Press Council believes that editorial offices in Germany should ultimately treat their readers like children by depriving them of relevant information. We think this is wrong because when people realize that something is being concealed from them, they react with mistrust. And this mistrust is a hazard.” — Tanit Koch, editor-in-chief of Bild, the most-read newspaper in Germany.
On October 24, a YouGov poll found that 68% of Germans believe that security in the country has deteriorated over the past two or three years. Also, 68% of respondents said they fear for their lives and property in German train stations and subways, while 63% feel unsafe at large public events.
A group of Serbian teenagers in the northern German city of Hamburg were handed suspended sentences for gang-raping a 14-year-old girl and leaving her for dead in sub-zero temperatures.
The judge said that although “the penalties may seem mild to the public,” the teens had all made confessions, appeared remorseful and longer posed a danger to society.Continue reading »
A German psychologist has published testimonies from police reports of the New Year’s Eve Cologne sex attacks showing the victims’ fear and the total lack of police presence.
None of the 1,300 victims of sexual assault, rape, and theft are present at the formal investigation into the New Year’s Eve Cologne sex attacks that is currently underway in Dusseldorf.
However, Rudolf Egg, a Wiesbaden legal psychologist, is trying to give victims a voice by quoting from over 1,200 different police reports of 1,000 of the victims that tell a story of fear, sexual victimisation, and a failure of the police to protect women on New Year’s Eve last year, reportsDie Welt. Continue reading »
In an under reported but troubling development, Deutsche Bank said that its most liquid, “sight deposit” category, plunged by a whopping 13% from Q2 to Q3, sliding from €156.2 billion to €135.9 billion as of Sept. 30. Is this the start of the infamous “bank jog”?…
A young woman was gang-raped by five men amid the destruction of the Calais Jungle camp, French prosecutors have revealed.
The Ethiopian was attacked on Tuesday morning as volunteers and police were clearing the Calais slum in preparation for the attempt to resettle its inhabitants in asylum centres across France.
The victim has been examined by a forensic doctor but had difficulty communicating the details of the attack, as she only speaks an Ethiopian dialect. A source told reporters that the woman will stay in Calais until a translator can be found. Continue reading »
Norway is set to welcome its first group of migrants to arrive under a European Union quota this week, despite not actually being in the EU. The migrants will come to the country as part of a solidarity relocation scheme designed to take the burden off Greece and Italy.
Twenty migrants will be flown into the country from Italy this week, following a decision by the Norwegian Parliament taken in December to take part in the EU’s migrant programme. As a non-EU country, it is not obliged to do so. Continue reading »
Suffice to say, though children are at play, this is not a game.
Those who have been toying with outright war against Russia, and an escalation of the conflict in Syria, are putting the lives of all Americans at risk.
Of course, the threat of nuclear annihilation has been with us since the earliest days of the Cold War, but Russia has now positioned itself with the largest and most destructive nuclear arsenal of any country in the world. Continue reading »
Angela Merkel has recommended that Germans who are concerned about Islamisation should play Christmas carols on the recorder to contain any possible threat.
At a national congress of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Wittenburg the German Chancellor told supporters that it’s up to them to hold off the growth of Islam in Germany, by preserving Christmas traditions.
Addressing points raised by the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party about Islamic law holding values that are antithetical to those of Germans, Merkel conceded: “I know that there are concerns about Islam.” Continue reading »
With freak snowstorms and freezing rain covering major crop producing regions of Canada, it is apparent that the rosy forecasts of record harvest are greatly exaggerated. At least 20% of crops remain in fields and farmers still need to dry what is left if any at all.
Militant groups in Syria were supplied with US-made man-portable surface-to-air missiles, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, adding that the West’s actions in Syria look like an attempt to render assistance to terrorists.
The Russian Foreign Ministry, she said during a news briefing, is aware of “militants [in Syria] receiving US-manufactured man-portable air-defense systems,” adding that “Jihadists operating in the Aleppo region continue to be supplied with arms and ammunition.”Continue reading »
For the 21st straight month, Core Durable Goods Orders contracted YoY – the longest in US history outside of a recession. Business spending proxy segment of the report, New Orders non-defense, ex-aircraft plunged 1.2% MoM (much worse than the -0.1% expectation) and down 3.6% YoY.
With snow still falling across Southern Australia and New Zealand and reported well below temperatures for the months of June-October it is difficult to believe that temperatures came in 4th warmest year ever. Remember that meteorological bureaus said get ready for no snow and warmest year ever. The opposite happened.
With vineyards being damaged globally because of unusual freeze events and massive hail storms, global wine production is at 20 year lows. Additionally all food prices globally are now being blamed on Brexit and currency valuations, not anything to do with the weather.
We are not here to gain power, we are here to distribute power.
– Ásta Guthrún Helgadóttir Pirate member of Iceland’s Parliament
While there are all sorts of populist political movements gaining traction across the West, the only one I find genuinely revolutionary and distinctly interesting and productive is Iceland’s Pirate Party.
While Facebook and Google have been repeatedly accused of media bias and manipulating public opinion, especially during the US presidential campaign, an unexpected attack on the two media giants came today not from the US but from Germany, when Chancellor Angela Merkel launched a full-on attack at the two companies, accusing them of “narrowing perspective,” and demanding they disclose their privately-developed algorithms. Merkel previously blamed social media for anti-immigrant sentiment and the rise of the far right.
“The algorithms must be made public, so that one can inform oneself as an interested citizen on questions like: what influences my behavior on the internet and that of others?” said Merkel during a media conference in Berlin on Tuesday cited by RT.
What she said next echoed similar complaints lobbed at the media giants by those considered less than mainstream: “These algorithms, when they are not transparent, can lead to a distortion of our perception, they narrow our breadth of information.”
Angela Merkel speaks with Mark Zuckerberg Eric Schmidt at the G8 Summit in 2011
In a tech-driven world, Google uses an algorithm to decide which search results are first shown to a user (and which are not, for example when one searches about Hillary’s health), while Facebook arranges the order of the news feed, and decides to include certain posts from a user’s liked pages and friends, at the expense of others. Both sites also promote links to news articles, often based on a user’s own media interests. Continue reading »
METALLIC aluminium was not produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, making the manufactured object a sensational find.
A PIECE of aluminium that looks as if it was handmade is being hailed as 250,000-year-old proof that aliens once visited Earth.
Metallic aluminium was not really produced by mankind until around 200 years ago, so the discovery of the large chunk that could be up to 250,000 years old is being held as a sensational find. Continue reading »