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The Odessa Massacre

Inside the Odessa Massacre
Stephen Lendman exposes whitewashing:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraines-whitewashed-odessa-mas...

Ukraine is the epicenter of European fascist reemergence. May’s Odessa massacre revealed its ugly face. Kiev bore full responsibility. What happened was no-holds-barred barbarism. … Premeditated mass murder was committed as planned. …

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Excuses, Excuses, The Fed Has Plenty of Them For a Lackluster Economy

Excuses From the Fed for a Lackluster Economy Abound- not enough inflation, an aging population & people hoarding money

Janet Yellen blames on an aging/retiring work force for a declining labor participation rate.

This contradicts the United States BLS data that shows that some of the best job growth has been for workers over 55.

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VA Employees Arrested For Running Coke Ring Out Of VA Medical Center

Two Veterans Affairs Medical Center employees were arrested last week for using VA facilities to smuggle and deal cocaine, the Department of Justice recently announced.

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Justin Amash: "time for republicans to stop listening to Dick Cheney"

Former Vice President Dick Cheney met with House Republicans Tuesday morning after returning from their August recess, warning lawmakers about how grave the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists is.
But some anti-interventionist Republicans were not thrilled about Cheney’s foreign policy views returning to prominence in the party.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-MI, fresh off of his victory of a contentious Republican primary, was one of them.

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Congress Sticks Its Nose Into The Ray Rice Situation

TMZ Sports is reporting that 12 Congressmen from the House Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for some reason or other to demand that he come clean on exactly what he did or didn’t see in regards to the video of Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino prior to Rice’s initial 2 game suspension.

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Infamous Speed Trap Town of 1,000 Issues Over 11,000 Tickets in One Year

The Salt Lake City Tribune has an interesting story about a Florida town which well-known for its speed traps, and a startling ticket:resident ratio. First, some background on the town of Waldo, FL:

The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it’s no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.

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How Congress has changed since last major war authorization debate, by the numbers

What a difference 12 years makes.

It was October 2002 when Congress voted to authorize military action in Iraq, a vote that has colored most political thinking on foreign affairs ever since. Flash forward and Americans are generally war-weary and lawmakers in both parties are actively seeking to avoid another congressional debate on whether to formally back military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Number of senators still in office who voted to authorize the Iraq war: 25.

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Resistance is Futile: The Violent Cost of Challenging the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead | September 09, 2014
The Rutherford Institute

“Police are specialists in violence. They are armed, trained, and authorized to use force. With varying degrees of subtlety, this colors their every action. Like the possibility of arrest, the threat of violence is implicit in every police encounter. Violence, as well as the law, is what they represent.”

—Kristian Williams, activist and author

If you don’t want to get probed, poked, pinched, tasered, tackled, searched, seized, stripped, manhandled, arrested, shot, or killed, don’t say, do or even suggest anything that even hints of noncompliance. This is the new “thin blue line” over which you must not cross in interactions with police if you want to walk away with your life and freedoms intact.

The following incidents and many more like them serve as chilling reminders that in the American police state, “we the people” are at the mercy of law enforcement officers who have almost absolute discretion to decide who is a threat, what constitutes resistance, and how harshly they can deal with the citizens they were appointed to “serve and protect.”

For example, police arrested Chaumtoli Huq because she failed to promptly comply when ordered to “move along” while waiting outside a Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant for her children, who were inside with their father, using the bathroom. NYPD officers grabbed Huq, a lawyer with the New York City Public Advocate’s office, flipped her around, pressed her against a wall, handcuffed her, searched her purse, arrested her, and told her to “shut up” when she cried out for help, before detaining her for nine hours. Huq was charged with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

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listen live now TPH: ISIS, etc. with first hand witnesses

on THE POWER HOUR with joyce riley:
http://www.thepowerhour.com/schedule.htm

subject is ISIS, etc. with first hand witnesses Jimmy & JoHanne Moriarty:

"As has happened to us many times, we are under attack by those who come forward to "help" us.

Four Intelligence agencies of the USA wanted to help us in our efforts to stop Al Qaeda and the murdering mercenary militias in Libya and to halt the influx of these psychopaths into the United States.

In every instance, they work under the guise of being our friend and the result is more knives in our back."

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While We And The Media Are Focused On ISIS: Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

While We And The Media Are Focused On ISIS: Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

Coral Davenport
August 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.

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Millionaire to welfare: A case of the accuser judged by the accused

As the Independent Gazette delves further into the Custody for Cash saga, it seems the scope of contamination extends further and further across Pennsylvania.

An investigation into a case in Montgomery County (just north of Philadelphia) has uncovered a judge who continued to write orders after recusing himself and an apparent conflict of interest involving a former chair of the Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board whose firm, Lamb McErlane, includes a former justice of the PA Supreme Court.

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Leo Tolstoy: Google Marks Anarchist's Birthday

"The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit, but above all to corrupt its citizens ... Henceforth, I shall never serve any government anywhere."
Leo Tolstoy
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Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy has been wished a happy 186th birthday by today’s Google Doodle.

Tolstoy was born on 9 September 1828 and died from pneumonia at Astapovo train station aged 82 in 1910.

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Malaysian Jet Over Ukraine Was Downed by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Dutch Investigators Say(NYTimes)

Malaysian Jet Over Ukraine Was Downed by ‘High-Energy Objects,’ Dutch Investigators Say(Why not just say bullets?)

PARIS — A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that went down over a war zone in eastern Ukraine in July was struck by “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” Dutch officials leading the investigation of the crash said in a preliminary report published on Tuesday.

The finding is consistent with theories that the jetliner was brought down by a missile designed to detonate before reaching its intended target, spraying it with sharp metal fragments.

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