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08 May 04:37

Check out our t-shirts!

by Boing Boing

does that mean you're the baddies?

...and bags, and notebooks in the Boing Boing store!

07 May 09:53

Ukraine - buzzfeed Style - or - Which side are you on boy ?

Ukraine - buzzfeed Style - or - Which side are you on boy ?

If Svoboda party = ( Nazis )Then Right Sector= S.Stogether =  

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04 May 10:22

Dead Girl Walking by Ruth Silver

by Suzy Turner
I actually love it when I'm approached by other authors asking if I'll help spread the word about their books - especially when their book looks and sounds amazing. And this is certainly the case with Ruth Silver's Dead Girl Walking. I mean, just look at this cover... it's gorgeous! So girly too! How could I not assist?

a Young Adult Paranormal Adventure
published by Patchwork Press
Dead Girl Walking
Forget everything you know about grim reapers.
Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she’s brutally murdered.
Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.
“Forget everything you know about grim reapers, Ophelia. Humans have it wrong. It’s easier to believe in angels and demons, than to see what’s right in front of you. Who wants to believe the undead walk among us with beating hearts? It would frighten humans. It would probably send many to their graves faster,” Edon said.
Ruth Silver author photo
About the Author
Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of ABERRANT, a young adult dystopian adventure series published by Patchwork Press and Lazy Day Publishing. Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005. While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004. Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing. She loves dystopian, paranormal, and fantasy young adult stories. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.
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01 May 11:15

Death knell rings for 142 years of American dominance as China prepares to leap into first place as world's largest economy | Mail Online

Death knell rings for 142 years of American dominance as China prepares to leap into first place as world's largest economy | Mail Online -
28 Apr 06:09

Former Russian PM Tells Washington to Hit Putin with Sanctions Where It Hurts

by Rodrigo Sermeño
Putin came to feel that “he got a special ticket issued by the West” that left him free to play with the former Soviet bloc.
23 Apr 08:05

Vice Reporter Taken Captive In Eastern Ukraine - YouTube

Published on Apr 22, 2014

Local officials in Slavyansk, Ukraine confirmed Tuesday that Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was captured by pro-Russian separatists in the area.

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14 Apr 23:15

Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

by Mike Rivero

Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."

Reid tells News4's Samantha Boatman his take on the so-called cattle battle in southern Las Vegas. "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over," Reid said.

12 Apr 23:29


09 Apr 05:59

Russia has quick strike capability aircraft deployed

Russia has quick strike capability aircraft deployed

The buildup in Russia's Rostov and Belgorod regions opposite the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk and Kharkiv, as well as the deployment of forces near Klimovo, barely 20 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, is substantial.  The scope of the forces includes not only ground forces, but also forward-deployed air power, providing quick-strike capability and air support to potential ground operations. Colleagues, maintaining a large concentration of troops in the field at a time when conscripts are normally scheduled to leave service further suggests that this is not an exercise.  NATO military authorities have noted that the Russia force is "sized and outfitted and provisioned with everything that it needs to have an incursion into Ukraine."  We have consistently urged the Russian Federation to take steps to de-escalate.  The number of Russian troops massed in this area close to the border with Ukraine is clearly aimed at threatening and intimidating, and is therefore an ongoing escalation.

Vladimir Putin Full Length Documentary: The Putin System - YouTube

Exclusive: U.S. Won't Share Invasion Intel With Ukraine - The Daily Beast

U.S. intelligence agencies now have detailed information that Russia has amassed the kind of forces needed for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. But the Obama administration hasn't shared with Ukraine the imagery, intercepts, and analysis that pinpont the location of the Russian troops ready to seize more Ukrainian land, The Daily Beast has learned.

Marc Atmost - The Dnieper River (Edit) - YouTube 

BBC News - Ukraine crisis: Nato warns Russia against further intervention

Nato has warned Russia that further intervention in Ukraine would be a "historic mistake" with grave consequences.Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Moscow must pull back troops it has massed on the Ukrainian border.

Unconfirmed activity in East Ukraine

Breaking news from group "Information Resistance"We, the group "Information Resistance", have received from our reliable sources the satisfactory confirmation of the statement of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that the observed activity of the separatists in eastern Ukraine which has been lasting for the last three days is nothing but the begin...See MoreBreaking news from group "Information Resistance" We, the group "Information Resistance", have received from our reliable sources the satisfactory confirmation of the statement of Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that the observed activity of the separatists in eastern Ukraine which has been lasting for the last three days is nothing but the beginning of the second phase of the scenario for the Russian invasion in our country.In particular, according to our information, the separatist leaders, who follow the plan of GRU * of General Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces, have been given the instructions to organize a "corridor" through the state border of Ukraine for passage of the convoys of military equipment from the Russian territory at the night of April 8th to 9th.Separatists also have received the orders to organize provocations with the casualties in the cities of the region which could be interpreted by the Russian side as "terror against the people organized by Ukrainian authorities".In addition, the coordinators of Russian GRU, who work in the region, have instructed the separatists to use gunfire weapon in case the attempts to liberate the occupied administrative buildings are taken.According to our information, Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and special services are now taking the necessary measures to block the groups of the separatists.State Border Service and the Armed Forces of Ukraine are carrying out the activities on blocking and defense of the state border in the respective areas.* GRU - Directorate General of Intelligence of General Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces (Translated by Bing)

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02 Apr 09:54

News Scraping - Noble and Honorable

Is nothing more then the modern day version of the news boy running down the street yelling, " Hear Ye! , Hear Ye! . Read all about it!",then stating the current headlines and news stories.

It makes no claim of ownership. It just provides an access point to readers. It is digital sharing of gossip , news , and information a reader may or may not have seen elsewhere.

As long as the aggregate supplies a originating source and does not falsely claim ownership aggregation is providing the web with a service. It consolidates many sources of information into one source . It acts as a digital water cooler. it just quenches a different thirst while keeping up with the goings on.

It's sharing , not stealing.

News aggregation is an honorable effort in this day and age when large corporations attempt control the written word and tell us what they think we want to hear and not necessarily what we may need to hear to make more informed life decisions.

Too far?


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27 Mar 01:29

AFP: Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

AFP: Russian officials dump iPads over spy fears

Moscow - Russian government officials have swapped their iPads for Samsung tablets to ensure tighter security, the telecoms minister told news agencies on Wednesday.Journalists spotted that ministers at a cabinet meeting were no longer using Apple tablets, and minister Nikolai Nikiforov confirmed the changeover "took place not so long ago."He said the ministers' new Samsungs were "specially protected devices that can be used to work with confidential information.""Some of the information at government meetings is confidential in nature and these devices fully meet these demands and have gone through the strictest system of certification."Nikiforov denied that Russia was clamping down on US technology in response to Western sanctions imposed over its takeover of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

WHO :: Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Guinea - update

25 March 2014 - The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guinea has notified WHO of a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in forested areas of south-eastern Guinea. As of 25 March 2014, a total of 86 suspected cases including 60 deaths (case fatality ratio: 69.7%) had been reported.

Report: New F-35 Fighter Plane that Israel Purchased from U.S. Can Carry a Nuclear Bomb :: Jewish

The F-35 Stealth fighter aircraft that Israel is purchasing from the United States can carry a nuclear payload, Israel' Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.Lockheed Martin, the American aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company that manufactures the fighter plane declined to comment on whether the specific planes that Israel is due to receive will include nuclear capability, Channel 2 said.The F-35 is a fifth-generation aircraft capable of evading radar and integrated air defense systems. The fighter jet is the most expensive weapon in U.S. history.

BBC News - Ukraine agrees to 50% gas price hike amid IMF talks

Ukraine's interim government says it will raise gas prices for domestic consumers by 50% in an effort to secure an International Monetary Fund (IMF) aid package.An official at Ukraine's Naftogaz state energy company said the price rise would take effect on 1 May, and further rises would be scheduled until 2018.Ukrainians are accustomed to buying gas at heavily subsidised rates.But the IMF has made subsidy reform a condition of its deal.Ukraine currently buys more than half of its natural gas from Russia's Gazprom, and then sells it on to consumers at below market prices.  ~~~~~~~~~~~Hm, can we take a mulligan on this coup?  

Mom Arrested - School Locked Down - Because She Tried to Console Autistic Son Without Signing In

Missouri mother Niakea Williams received a phone call from her autistic son' elementary school, a school that knew her well, to inform her that her child was emotionally distressed and panicking. Like any mother in this situation who cares about her kid, Williams rushed over there right away and the school buzzed her in.Unfortunately though, Williams rushed in so fast, she forgot to sign the visitor' book at the front office (even though, again, the school invited her and knew she was coming and why). She opted instead to immediately go to her son' classroom and console the boy straight away.Due to this egregious error on Williams part of putting her kid first, you know, in the day and age when 'Merica is an all-out police state and schools across the nation are now suspending young children who make a gun shape with their fingers or eat their toaster pastries in the shape of a pretend gun, the principal thought it fit instead to call the cops on this mother for not following school protocol..because protocol is the law and everything.After the mother had asked the principal to bring her the book so she could sign it (because, apparently, her son was her main priority), she said that the principal told her "Oh no, I've already called the police."

The Real Inflation Fear - US Food Prices Are Up 19% In 2014

We are sure the weather is to blame but what happens when pent-up demand (from a frosty east coast emerging from its hibernation) bumps up against a drought-stricken west coast unable to plant to meet that demand? The spot price (not futures speculation-driven)of US Foodstuffs is the best performing asset in 2014 - up a staggering 19%. –_US_Food_Prices_Are_Up_19%_In_2014/34028/0/0/0/Y/M.html

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27 Mar 06:37

Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet :: Washington Free...

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Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet :: Washington Free… #Occasion2B

Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet :: Washington Free Beacon @YoNews -
Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet :: Washington Free Beacon
26 Mar 04:35

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Ukraine's Future - 2011

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Ukraine's Future - 2011

Zbigniew Brzezinski CFR: Strategic Vision America and the Crisis of Global Power 2 - YouTube

Tymoshenko denies 'wipe out Russians' comment

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine's former prime minister, has denounced a tape broadcast by Russian state television where she is heard urging the "wiping out" of Russians and President Vladimir Putin, calling it a montage.Tymoshenko, who was released from jail after the fall of President Viktor Yanukovich, confirmed the authenticity of the phone call on Tuesday, but said the passage about Ukraine's eight million ethnic Russians had been manipulated, the AFP news agency reported."One has to take up arms and go wipe out these damn 'katsaps' together with their leader," the female voice said in the leaked phone call posted on YouTube and broadcast extensively on Monday evenining on Russian television.The word 'katsap' is a derogatory Ukrainian term for Russians.ukraineDuring the conversation, Tymoshenko is said to discuss Russia's seizing of Ukraine's Russian-speaking peninsula of Crimea with Ukrainian MP and former government official Nestor Shufrych."I am sorry that I am not able to be there and am not in charge of these processes, they wouldn't have had a f***ing chance of getting Crimea off me," she said in the leaked phone conversation."I would have found a way to finish off these b******s. I am hoping that I will use all my connections and will get the whole world to rise up so that not even scorched earth would be left of Russia," she added.Tymoshenko did not deny talking about how she would handle the Crimea crisis and apologised for using foul language."In fact, I said: 'Russians in Ukraine are Ukrainians. Cheers to FSB," she said, referring to the Russian security service who she clearly believes were behind the bugging of the phone call.

World War III Risk Due to U.S. Meddling in Ukraine! - YouTube


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21 Mar 11:28

Giraffe’s touching goodbye to dying worker at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo

by AscendingStarseed


  • March 21, 2014 9:17AM
A giraffe at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo says goodbye to Mario. Photo: Stitching

A giraffe at Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo says goodbye to Mario. Photo: Stitching Ambulance Wens Netherlands. Source: Supplied

A DYING cancer patient who worked at a Dutch zoo his whole life has said a final goodbye to the animal.

The 54-year-old man, identified only as Mario, was approaching by a loving giraffe as he lay in his hospital bed wheeled into Rotterdam’s Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo.

“You could see him totally light up,” Kees Veldboer, founder and director of Ambulance Wish Foundation, told a Dutch newspaper, Algemeen Dagblad.

“It’s very special to see that those animals recognise him, and sense that he isn’t doing well,” he said.

Mario has a mental disability and has worked as a maintenance man at the zoo for most of his life.

He later bid farewell to his colleagues, the paper reported.

21 Mar 07:58

Syrian army captures famed Crusader castle - Middle East - Al Jazeera

Syrian army captures famed Crusader castle - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Syrian troops have captured a famed Crusader castle near the border with Lebanon, raising the two-starred government flag above the stone ramparts of the 12th century fortress after days of intense clashes with rebel fighters.

Dead Dollar Walking: The Truth About Government Debt

Global government debt has reached over one hundred trillion dollars. But where has all of that money really gone?There will be no economic recovery. Prepare yourself accordingly.Sources: Freedomain Radio is 100% funded by viewers like you. Please support the show by signing up for a monthly subscription or making a one time donation at: Bitcoin Address: 1Fd8RuZqJNG4v56rPD1v6rgYptwnHeJRWsLitecoin Address: LL76SbNek3dT8bv2APZNhWgNv3nHEzAgKTGet more from Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio including books, podcasts and other info at:

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19 Dec 16:21

How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird

by Lina


Famous landmarks like the Arc Du Triumph, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sagrada Familia have been photographed countless times by photographers from around the world, and they are recognizable to most, if not all, of us. But this collection of stunning aerial photographs gives us a bird’s-eye-view of these places, casting them in a totally new light.

Most of the pictures are of places or things that most of us could easily identify right away. The images illustrate just how much a change in perspective can alter. It’s also worth noting that a few of these sites, like the Pyramids of Giza and the hotels in Dubai, were designed with an aerial perspective in mind. The designs of certain Dubai hotels can only be appreciated fully from above, and some theorize that the Pyramids of Giza were meant to be aligned with the stars in Orion’s Belt.

Although taking photographs from a bird’s actual perspective is possible, most photographers prefer taking pictures like these from hot-air balloons, helicopters, gliders, or very tall structures. A few of the photographs also seem to be taken from altitudes that even birds couldn’t reach. None of this, however, detracts from their epic beauty.

For more great examples of aerial photography, check out these photographs by Kacper Kowalski and Klaus Leidorf. (via)


Image credits: Judit Kovacs

1. Barcelona


Image credits: Aldas Kirvaitis

2. Central Park, New York City


Image credits: Sergey Semenov

3. Maze at Longleat, England


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4. Mexico City


Image credits: Pablo Lopez Luz

5. Venice


Image credits: Yann Arthus Bertrand

6. Amsterdam


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7. Giza Pyramids, Egypt


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8. Niagara Falls, U.S.A.


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10. Chicago


Image credits:  Robert Elves

11. Tulip Fields, The Netherlands


Image credits: Normann Szkop

12. Bern


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13. Mangroves in New Caledonia


Image credits: Yann Arthus Bertrand

14. Dubai


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15. Dubrovnik


Image credits: Michaelphillipr

9. Namib Desert, Namibia


Image credits: SysaWorld Roberto Moiola

16. Paris


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17. Meskendir Valley, Turkey


Image credits: Beng Lieu Song

18. Shanghai


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19. Cape Town


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20. Moscow


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21. Athens


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22. Vancouver


Image credits: Evan Leeson

23. Male, Maldives


Image credits:  Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg

24. Seattle


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25. Vatican City


Image credits: Randy P

26. Bac Son Valley, Vietnam


Image credits: Hai Thinh

27. Marina Bay, Dubai


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28. Rio de Janeiro


Image credits: Antonello

29. Terraced Rice Fields, China


Image credits: Thierry Bornier

30. A Lake in Pomerania, Poland


Image credits: Kacper Kowalski

How Our World Would Look If You Were A Bird originally appeared on Bored Panda on December 19, 2013.

17 Mar 13:44

‘Collapse’ Of Modern Civilization A Real Possibility: Study

by Sarah Lazare
industrial pollution

A photo of industrial pollution in the industrial area of Portland, Oregon on Oct. 26, 2011. (Photo/JT via Flickr)

“Ecological strain” and “economic stratification” could lead to the global fall of modern civilization within decades, researchers warn in a disturbing new study (PDF) sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

History shows that “complex, advanced civilizations” from the Roman to Han empires are capable of collapse, note the authors, who hail from the Universities of Maryland and Minnesota.

Based on this premise, the researchers employ “a new cross-disciplinary ‘Human And Nature Dynamical’ (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharri of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists,” explains Nafeez Ahmed writing for The Guardian.

“By investigating the human-nature dynamics of these past cases of collapse, the project identifies the most salient interrelated factors which explain civilizational decline, and which may help determine the risk of collapse today: namely, Population, Climate, Water, Agriculture, and Energy,” writes Ahmed.

Over the past 5,000 years of human history, “the stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity, and the division of society into Elites (rich) and Commoners (poor)” as a result of the previously menioned factors have appeared “across societies that have collapsed,” states the study.

The report authors warn that these trends are present in modern civilization. Modeling possible scenarios, the study concludes:

Given economic stratification, collapse is very difficult to avoid and requires major policy changes, including major reductions in inequality and population growth rates. Even in the absence of economic stratification, collapse can still occur if depletion per capita is too high. However, collapse can be avoided and population can reach equilibrium if the per capita rate of depletion of nature is reduced to a sustainable level, and if resources are distributed in a reasonably equitable fashion.

The findings will appear in the peer-reviewed journal, Ecological Economics, according to Ahmed.

This article first appeared in Common Dreams.

The post ‘Collapse’ Of Modern Civilization A Real Possibility: Study appeared first on Mint Press News.

18 Mar 02:33

Brittany Murphy's final movie will debut more than four years after her death

by Marc Hoover, Strange News Examiner
The Daily News reported today that Brittany Murphy’s final film will be released this year. Murphy’s fans, friends, and family may find it both strange and fascinating to watch the deceased actress appear on the big...
Brittany Murphy's final movie will debut more than four years after her death
17 Mar 03:41

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Announce Discovery

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Announce Discovery - Business Insider

Scientists will announce a "major discovery" on Monday, March 17 at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, according to a news release from the institution.

So Long Crimea *west weeping* 

95% vote to join Russia in Crimea

It's not a democracy unless it's a western manufactured democracy!the people have NO say in it!look you can either join the west and repay a multi billion IMF loan for the rest of your life and you children's lives and your children's children's lives or you can join Russiaand be given special treatment so the Russians can prop you up as a show place to the western world.

Crimea voters overwhelmingly approve referendum to secede from Ukraine :: Fox News

IMFEROPOL, Ukraine -  Crimean voters on Sunday overwhelmingly backed a referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, in an election denounced by the United States, Europe and the Ukrainian government as illegal and destabilizing.Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds after the vote, which election officials said stood at 95 percent with more than half of the ballots counted..

Luggage From Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 Found At Sea ?

Crew on a Greek flagged oil tanker are responding to radio reports of suit cases found floating in the Straits of Malacca, between Malaysia and Indonesia, Greek media reported.The Oil and chemical tanker, the Elka Athina, reported to media that it was steaming toward a zone identified as a field of debris, including what appeared to be aircraft passenger's luggage.The crew was responding to a report from an Indonesian source, according to the translation of the report.That's according to two articles published Sunday afternoon Greek time.The report was not confirmed by any other sources, however one Greek website posted an audio interview with the Elka Athina's first officer confirming the ship was headed to an area after the report of suit cases floating in the northern waters of the Malacca Strait.There have been several false sightings of debris since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 went missing over a week ago, including a Chinese satellite image of debris in the south China Sea and reports of an oil slick off Vietnam. All proved to be unrelated to the missing 777-200.Update: It appears a Reddit user found images of possible wreckage at the exact location of the Greek report in the Malacca Strait. An image of a debris field was seen on high resolution satellite images provided by a US firm in an attempt to find the missing 777-200.The area is also about the same point where Malaysia last lost verifiable data on the location of MH370 on Saturday, March 8 2014.

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17 Mar 05:22

March 2014 Pretribulation rapture then great tribulation Armageddon last days news - YouTube

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16 Mar 22:43

So Long Crimea *west weeping*


we've already said - so long _


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16 Mar 06:53

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims border attack on IDF ::

Al-Qaeda-linked group claims border attack on IDF ::

An Al-Qaeda-linked group that has been operating increasingly in Lebanon claimed responsibility via Twitter for an attack on an IDF patrol Friday.The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been fighting against Hezbollah and the Bashar Assad regime in Syria, with clashes and targeted bombings spilling over into Lebanon in recent months.It was initially reported by Israeli media that the attack on the IDF jeep in the Har Dov area, near the Israeli-Lebanese border, was perpetrated by Hezbollah. The IDF fired on several targets across the border in retaliation, including tank fire at a Hezbollah position in the Lebanese village Kfar Kileh.Three Israeli soldiers were taken to a hospital to "rule out" any internal injuries from the blast, according to Israel Radio.Residents in the area of Har Dov reported hearing two loud explosions.

US teen accused of biting off baby's nose

A CALIFORNIA teen father is accused of biting off part of his infant child's nose after becoming frustrated with the one-month-old.

Joshua Cooper, 18, was being held at the Solano County jail under suspicion of child cruelty and aggravated assault, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The baby, who was listed in stable condition at the hospital, lost about a third of its nose and suffered a skull fracture.

Police say Cooper became frustrated when the child would not stop crying, according to the paper.


KARZAI: Afghanistan Doesn't Need US Troops - Business Insider

In his final address to parliament, President Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan's security forces can maintain order so the United States can withdraw all its troops.Karzai told parliament on March 15 that Afghanistan's armed forces already protect 93 percent of the country and are ready to take over entirely after the drawdown of foreign forces this year.

Malaysia Airline MH370: 9/11-style terror allegations resurface in case of lost plane - Telegraph

Evidence of a plot by Malaysian Islamists to hijack a passenger jet in a 9/11-style attack is being investigated in connection with the disappearance of Flight MH370An al-Qaeda supergrass told a court last week that four to five Malaysian men had been planning to take control of a plane, using a bomb hidden in a shoe to blow open the cockpit door.Security experts said the evidence from a convicted British terrorist was "credible". The supergrass said that he had met the Malaysian jihadists - one of whom was a pilot - in Afghanistan and given them a shoe bomb to use to take control of an aircraft.A British security source said: "These spectaculars take a long time in the planning."The possibility of such a plot, hatched by the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, was bolstered by an admission by Najib Razak, Malaysia' prime minister, that the Boeing 777' communications systems had been deliberately switched off "by someone on the plane".

PressTV - Death toll from Tripoli clashes hits 10

Two people were killed by snipers in the northern city of Tripoli on Saturday and three died from injuries sustained earlier in the week. Nearly 50 people have also been injured in the violence.Clashes are underway in Tripoli' rival districts of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tebbaneh.The new wave of violence that erupted on Thursday caused local schools to close and reduced traffic flow in the city to a trickle.Many people have been killed in the northern Lebanese city, which has been the scene of intermittent fighting between the supporters and opponents of Syrian President Basher al-Assad since the outbreak of violence in Syria in 2011.

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16 Mar 03:19

John McCain, the U.S. Acting Idiot-in-Chief, in Ukraine calling for war with Russia

by ericroper
“Ukraine has been invaded,” Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain said Saturday from Kiev. “Free peoples and patriots wish to defend themselves and their homes from aggression. I believe we should provide it.”

Ahead of Crimea referendum, US senators in Kiev, anti-gov protests in Moscow | Fox News

This old guy is a bloodthirsty serial killer. HE WANTS US TO TAKE ON A NUCLEAR POWER OVER THIS????? WHAT AN IDIOT!!! Shut up John McCain, go back to your wheelchair, and start drooling.
15 Mar 16:01

China widens yuan fluctuation against dollar

( - China announced on Saturday a modest easing of exchange rate controls that have been criticized by Washington and other trading partners, adding to a flurry of reform initiatives aimed at making its slowing economy more efficient.
15 Mar 23:11

Rand Paul wins Another presidential Straw Poll

by bobbyw24

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday won a GOP presidential straw poll in New Hampshire at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.

Paul brought in 15 percent of the vote at the conference in the first-in-the-nation primary state even though he did not attend, the conference announced in a tweet.

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02 Feb 14:15

Report: Hamas Gives ‘Green Light’ For More Rocket Attacks

by artaxes

Report: Hamas Gives ‘Green Light’ For More Rocket Attacks – israelnationalnews.

Hamas forces preventing rocket fire on Israel withdrawn from their posts, may give free reign for more attacks on Israel.

By Tova Dvorin

First Publish: 2/2/2014, 10:23 AM

Illustration: Gaza terrorists manufacturing rockets

Illustration: Gaza terrorists manufacturing rockets. Flash 90

Hamas has ordered its forces preventing against rocket fire into Israel to retreat, Walla! reports Sunday – giving various terrorist groups a green light to attack Israel. 

Palestinian Arab insiders revealed to the daily that Hamas’s military wing ordered the preventative forces to withdraw in retaliation to the Israeli Air Force’s air strike on the Islamist-controlled territory last Thursday. That strike was Israel’s retaliation measure after rockets from Gaza landed near Netivot.

The move provides a virtual “green light” for terrorists of various groups to fire on Israel, worsening an already precarious defense situation. Major General Aviv Kohavi revealed Wednesday night that some 170,000 rockets and missiles are already aimed at Israel. 

In the meantime, rocket fire has not escalated since the order was made Saturday night, leading experts to believe that the move is more political rather than military. Analysts theorize that the move is symbolic; in actuality, Hamas anti-rocket forces are still working behind-the-scenes to prevent rocket fire until Hamas clarifies its stance on escalation. 

Not all is well on the Gaza front, however. On Saturday, Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz warned that Israel will need to enter Gaza to destroy Hamas if attacks continue. 

“In the last year or two there has been an improvement in the security situation, fewer rockets have been fired at Israel and fewer Israelis have been injured,” noted Steinitz. “But if the trickle of rockets from Gaza continues, we’ll have no choice but to enter and eliminate the Hamas rule, allowing the Palestinian Authority (PA) to rule Gaza again.”

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned Friday that he holds Hamas responsible for the attacks. 

“We view Hamas as responsible for what is happening in Gaza, and if it doesn’t know how to impose its authority over the [terror] cells that fire [rockets] and attack Israel, it will pay a heavy price,” Ya’alon declared.

“The IDF and security forces will continue to pursue anyone who shoots at Israel or tries to carry out attacks against it, and will not hesitate to hurt him and the people who send him.”

01 Feb 12:28

Alleged: NSA Lured Belgian Cryptographer With Fake LinkedIn Page

An article published Saturday in the Belgian newspaper De Standaard reports British and American intelligence agencies hacked private networks used by cryptographer and academic Jean-Jacques Quisquater.

Shortly after the story broke, David Meyer at Gigaom reported:

Quisquater’s targeting became apparent during the investigation into the hacking of telecoms firm Belgacom, shown by Edward Snowden’s leaks to be the work of GCHQ. As in that case, the Université catholique de Louvain professor reportedly fell victim to a “quantum insert” trick that duped him into thinking he was visiting LinkedIn to respond to a “request” when he was actually visiting a malware-laden copy of a LinkedIn page.

This is a developing story.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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UFA, January 17 (RIA Novosti) - Sometimes the tap of a cat' paw can save a life, as a man in Russia' Urals learned when his cat woke him up just in time for them to flee his burning house.The Bashkiria resident had a narrow escape after his homemade heater started sparking during the night and set his house on fire, the republic' emergency service said Friday.The man was still sound asleep when the furniture and wooden floor in the rural house were ablaze, a service spokesman told RIA Novosti.But his cat, Murka, jumped on his chest and started batting him with her paws until he woke up, the spokesman said.This gave the villager, whose name was withheld, enough time to escape with Murka in his arms.

Two explosions hit capital of Russia's southern republic of Dagestan

Twin blasts hit Makhachkala, the capital of the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, according to local police. At least 9 people have been hospitalized with various injuries, medics said.Meanwhile, local police report at least 7 people were injured, among them two police officers.The first explosion occurred when a grenade launcher was fired at the second floor of a restaurant, said a spokesman for the Dagestani police as cited by Itar-Tass.The second blast came from a parked car near the restaurant. Police said that the explosive device that detonated near the restaurant was not packed with shrapnel."An investigative team is currently operating at the scene establishing the circumstances of the incident. Among the possible causes may be a criminal rivalry," a security source told RIA Novosti.'s_southern_republic_of_Dagestan/32100/0/0/0/Y/M.html Shared by Anonymous Poster Shared by Anonymous Poster

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Thought this should come back for another round

18 Dec 21:00

Guy In Ohio Arrested For Having Empty Compartment In His Car

by Jason Torchinsky

Guy In Ohio Arrested For Having Empty Compartment In His Car

If there's anything around you like and don't want smashed in frustrated fury, better move it out of the way now. A man was pulled over for speeding in Lorain County, OH. No big deal there. He was then arrested for having a "hidden compartment" in his car, even though that compartment contained exactly nothing. At all.