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Consequences Of Gaza Operation Felt In Israel With Suicides and Moves Away From Border

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 10:42 am

Israeli Kibbutz communities reconsider life along Gaza border, some won't return after war. http://t.co/lmuBgbm7oa pic.twitter.com/BOTI3vN90f — Patrick Whalen (@whalenpj) October 1, 2014 This summer’s brutal assault on the people of Gaza by the Israeli government is still yielding casualties. While the operation itself cost 66 Israeli soldiers their lives, in the past month alone three [...]

First Ebola Case Found In US

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 7:49 am

A man who took a flight from Liberia to Dallas, Texas has tested positive for the Ebola virus according to the Center for Disease control.Though there has been an Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa there is little reason to believe that, as things currently stand, there is a reason to worry about an [...]

US To Stay In Afghanistan Indefinitely

By: Wednesday October 1, 2014 5:38 am

So about that leaving Afghanistan by 2015 plan? Not so much. The US has now secured a new status of forces agreement that will keep the war going in Afghanistan indefinitely. Of course, given the US is back in Iraq after losing a status of forces agreement maybe these agreements are mostly symbolic anyway. If [...]

Study: Earth Lost 50% Of Wildlife In Last 40 Years

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 9:47 am

According to a new study from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, planet Earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the past 40 years. The metric used to make the determination was the Living Planet Index (LPI) which has declined by 52% since 1970. The LPI measures more than [...]

Protesters Continue To Occupy Hong Kong, Stockpile Supplies, Prepare For Chinese National Day

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 7:09 am

Protesters in Hong Kong continued to maintain control throughout the Admiralty district everywhere but the government headquarters. Though police and protesters clashed over the weekend, currently the police are withdrawn. How long the police will remain withdrawn is the question of the day as protesters are stockpiling supplies and preparing for a new police assault [...]

UPDATED: US Strikes In Syria Blow Up Grain Silos and Kill Civilians

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 5:22 am

UPDATE: White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths. See now, it’s all good. The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq. Original Post [...]

Most Americans Unaware How Rich 1% Are

By: Monday September 29, 2014 10:21 am

Distribution of average income growth during expansions – Top 10% or Bust (ht @ryanlcooper) pic.twitter.com/zuXKRrb13s — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 25, 2014 As evidence showing more and more of America’s wealth is being snatched by the rich compounds, a survey shows Americans are still unable to grasp how truly rich those at the top are. [...]

Was The Khorasan Group Ever An ‘Imminent Threat?’

By: Monday September 29, 2014 7:40 am

As the Obama Administration began bombing in Syria under questionable legality, a sweetener was thrown in to the propaganda campaign to get the US involved in the civil war in Syria – the Khorasan Group. Though President Obama never mentioned the group in his speech to the nation, the Khorasan Group became another part of [...]

Occupy Central And Pro-Democracy Protests Shut Down Hong Kong

By: Monday September 29, 2014 5:34 am

#HongKong police tear gas & pepper spray attacks on pro-democracy supporters births the #UmbrellaMovement pic.twitter.com/k4HpxdiKwd — Phelim Kine 林海 (@PhelimKine) September 29, 2014 Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong against creeping influence from Beijing were met with a severe police response as students and other activists were teargassed. The crackdown appears to have backfired with more [...]

UAE-Hired Lobbyists Planted Anti-Qatar Stories In US Media

By: Friday September 26, 2014 9:17 am

UAE hires PR firm to smear Qatar. If only Doha had some way to defend themselves in the media, like a global television network or something — Eli Lake (@EliLake) September 25, 2014 Try to act surprised. A familiar cast of characters has been caught writing stories at the behest of lobbyists for foreign governments. [...]

Secret Goldman Sachs Tapes Reveal Culture Of Corruption At Federal Reserve

By: Friday September 26, 2014 7:22 am

EDITOR’S NOTE: See also Peterr’s Bill Black, Carmen Segarra, and the Regulatory Failure That Is the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from a year ago. $GS' Lloyd Blankfein & @HillaryClinton at Women Entrepreneurs #CGI2014 dinner hosted by #10KWomen cc @ClintonGlobal pic.twitter.com/P5bc0mGkSc — GS 10,000 Women (@GS10KWomen) September 24, 2014 The radio program This American [...]

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