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Washington's chaos: Kiev has lost control of the neo-Nazi battalions

Rogue volunteer battalions engaged in Ukraine's civil war, many brandishing neo-Nazi symbols, now pose a real danger to the country as they have spun out of Kiev's control, according to the German newspaper Die Zeit.
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Ukraine is now facing the danger of the so-called volunteer battalions, which already cannot be pressured by Kiev, the German newspaper Die Zeit reported.

The newspaper quoted Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak as saying recently that there are no volunteer units in the area of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. By saying so, Poltorak meant that all these units fighting for Kiev in the Donbass region have already become part of the Ukrainian army or the Ukrainian National Guard, according to the newspaper.

Comment: Of course Kiev's allegiance is to the US empire, and they have no intention of restricting these neo-Nazi battalions. See: The ties that bind: US training Nazis along with a media full of cover stories

Airplane Paper

Drone containing camera, traces of radiation found on roof of Japanese PM's office

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Officials carry a blue box reportedly containing a drone from the rooftop of Shinzo Abe’s offices in Tokyo.
Traces of radiation reportedly detected on drone carrying camera and bottle with unidentified contents

Japanese authorities have launched an investigation after a small drone reportedly containing traces of radiation was found on the roof of the prime minister's office, sparking concerns about drones and their possible use for terrorist attacks.

No injuries or damage was reported from the incident on Wednesday. The prime minister, Shinzo Abe, who is at present in Indonesia, works at the building during the day and commutes from his own private home roughly 15 minutes away.

Police said it was not immediately known who was responsible for the drone.

The significance was not immediately clear, but a Japanese court on Wednesday approved the restart of a nuclear power station, rejecting nuclear power safety worries in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima radiation disaster.

The chief cabinet secretary, Yoshihide Suga, said the incident was a wakeup call to the potential dangers of drones, including possible terror attacks when Japan hosts the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It was not clear when the drone landed. It was found on Wednesday by an official who was reportedly taking new employees on a tour of the prime minister's office in central Tokyo.


Hungary, Greece, Cyprus to resume trade with Russia regardless of Western sanctions

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Hungary, Greece and Cyprus may soon be allowed to export fruit and vegetables to the Russian market, according to a report in the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

Russian health authorities are conducting audits of suppliers in all three countries, as well as India, Alexey Alexeyenko, the director of Rosselkhoznadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance) is quoted as saying.
"About 20 companies will be verified in Greece and Hungary. In India — less, around four to five. Cyprus has requested a delay for technical reasons and therefore, the audits will begin on April 27, where seven to eight companies will be checked."
The US, the EU and other western countries have imposed several rounds of sanctions against Moscow in 2014 and early 2015. Russia responded by embargo of several foodstuffs, including dairy products, meat, fruits and vegetables from the EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.

Comment: US influence over these ridiculous sanction measures can only last so long, and it seems the Greek-Russian partnership is opening the doors to a bit of sanity for some in the EU.


War: The birth and health of the State


Randolph Bourne
In my essay "The Herd Mind," I explained how "War is the health of the State," according to Randolph Bourne: in particular, how war causes a country to regress from a diverse civilization to a uniform herd locked in fight-or-flight mode, and easily driven by the government.

As I mentioned in my talk "How the Fed Feeds War," this propensity is not lost on those in government, which explains why so many of them are so wont to start and expand wars. War is a pressure point on the body politic which the government strikes to disable resistance and obtain submission. By repeatedly striking that nerve, and thereby inducing war fever and triggering fight-or-flight, a government continually renews its subject population's sense of alarm and dependence, its pliability and support.

Bad Guys

Revealed: Child sex abuse gang 'with tentacles that go round the world'

Full details of paedophile ring's activity can be reported for first time after trial of two of them, John Denham and Matthew Stansfield, ended with convictions.

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Left to right, top row: Adam Toms, David Harsley, John Denham (previously known as Benjamin Harrop), Christopher Knight; L-R bottom row: Matthew Stansfield, Robin Hollyson and Matthew Lisk.
Seven members of a paedophile gang were involved in the rape and abuse of babies, toddlers and children in attacks that were streamed on the internet and seen on every continent.

The sex ring - described as having "tentacles that go round the world" - preyed on the families of the children they targeted, in one case grooming a mother and father before their baby was born.



Monsanto sued in Los Angeles County for false advertising

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Today a class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County, California against the Monsanto corporation. The suit alleges that Monsanto is guilty of false advertising by claiming that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, targets an enzyme only found in plants and not in humans or animals. Monsanto makes this claim to support the contention that glyphosate is harmless to humans.

In the lawsuit, the argument is made that the targeted enzyme, EPSP synthase, is found in the microbiota which reside in our intestines and therefore this enzyme is found in humans and animals. It is further stated in the lawsuit that there are many human and animal health problems associated with the disruption of our intestinal microbes.

Comment: Read more about how GMO farming and food is making our gut flora unfriendly:


Why are oil and gas workers mysteriously dying across America?

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In July of 2012, the mother of 21-year old Dustin Bergsing filed a wrongful-death suit in Yellowstone County District Court. Bergsing died on January 7 of that year — his first child was born just six weeks prior. The cause of death was hydrocarbon poisoning. More specifically, Bergsing died from inhaling fatal amounts of petroleum vapors after gauging a crude oil tank on a Marathon Oil site in Mandaree, North Dakota. Here is what happened (from a North Dakota Supreme Court apellee brief):
Dustin Bergsing was working for Across Big Sky when he was found dead at a Marathon well-site near Mandaree, North Dakota, in the early morning hours of January 7, 2012. Across Big Sky also submitted a report of death, describing the accident happened when Bergsing was "on the catwalk and was going to gauge the oil level in the production tank."

On January 6, 2012, Bergsing left the home he shared with Lacey Breding in Montana to start his shift in North Dakota. The week before, Breding and Bergsing began making plans for their wedding, which was scheduled for June 30, 2012. The night of January 6, Breding and Bergsing were messaging each other, and Bergsing stopped responding around 9:30 p.m. The next contact Breding had was from the Dunn County Sheriff's Department at approximately 4:15 a.m. informing her Bergsing had died...

The bloodwork showed Bergsing had ethane, propane, butane, isobutene, pentane, hexane, and cyclohexane in his blood.

Comment: Wow, how hard can it be to provide some minimal safety for these employees? The deaths are increasing and oil companies need to be held accountable.

Better Earth

Paradise Stolen - The Myth of Overpopulation

Part three of Stefan Verstappen's series shows the myth of overpopulation as the cause of poverty, in a concise and thought-provoking video.


The ties that bind: U.S. training Nazis along with a media full of cover stories

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It has become a popular position both in the mainstream and pseudo-alternative media, and among those on the Russophobic left, to downplay the significant fascist influence on the political and military institutions, as well as the cultural character of the "New Ukraine." Quite often, the reality of Ukrainian fascism is obscured by vague assertions that such conclusions are merely "Russian propaganda," that they are simply Kremlin talking points, and not statements of objective reality.

Indeed, influential political figures such as the ever-hilarious John McCain and Jen Psaki, and global media brands like The Guardian and FOX, have all rushed to the nearest camera or twitter account to proclaim that Ukraine is "free" and that we should "stand united" with it. Carefully embedded in these pleas is the notion that Ukraine is democratic, and that whatever "ultra-nationalists" - coded language for fascists and Nazis - exist, are merely a marginal influence at best.


Truth Is Washington's enemy


Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ed Royce (R, CA) - a political gear in the grinding machine of mindless destruction.

US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington's lies as "threats" who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult. Bloggers Compared To ISIS During Congressional Hearing

Washington's problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington's lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington's agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding.

Truth is bubbling up through Washington's propaganda. Confronted with the possibility of a loss of control over every explanation, Hillary Clinton, Ed Royce, and the rest are suddenly complaining that Washington is "losing the information war." Huge sums of taxpayers' hard earned money will now be used to combat the truth with lies.

What to do? How to suppress truth with lies in order to remain in control? The answer says Andrew Lack, Royce, et alia, is to redefine a truth-teller as a terrorist. Thus, the comparison of RT and "dissident" Internet bloggers to the Islamist State and the designated terror group, Boko Haram.