Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:00 UTC
The complaint was filed in federal court on Monday by two firms, Baron & Budd and Gomez Trial Attorneys, on behalf of Seattle. The lawsuit claims that the industrialized Lower Duwamish River was contaminated by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and that Monsanto continued to produce the chemicals despite knowing about the health and environmental risks that they pose.
"Long after the dangers of PCBs were widely known, Monsanto continued its practice of protecting its business interests at our expense," City Attorney Pete Holmes said in a statement. "The City intends to hold Monsanto accountable for the damage its product wreaked on our environment."
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:42 UTC
Baumgartner, the first human to break the sound barrier without a plane and holder of records for the highest balloon ascent and highest parachute jump, made several posts criticizing Western politicians on his Facebook page.
Baumgartner, who is Austrian by birth, but has been living Switzerland since 2012, lashed out against Vienna's policies, chiding local politicians for their failures in leading the country.
"A country where you are fined for fishing without a license but where people cross the border without passports is run by idiots," he wrote. According to the Local, this quote, which was posted by Baumgartner in a separate picture, is not new and has been attributed to Czech Republic President Milos Zeman.
Nonetheless, the athlete went further in a follow-up post criticizing German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her "disastrous 'welcome' policy," which he said is not a solution to the refugee crisis, but rather the source of the "problem".
BTP went on saying that the number of race hate crimes resulting in a prosecution fell between 2011 and 2015, from 704 to 663. Meanwhile, most of the hate crimes last year were carried out by white people, who accounted for 73% of suspects. In 2015, black suspects accounted for 17% of incidents where the race of the suspect was stated, compared with 14% in 2011.
The most common type of hate crimes recorded in 2015 involved racially or religiously motivated harassment, alarm or distress. Muslims have always been among the main victims of hate crimes across the UK. According to statistics by Metropolitan Police, Muslims in London faced a 70% increase in Islamophobic attacks in 2014-15.
A total of 816 hate crimes against Muslims had been recorded in the 12 months to July 2015. The number stood at 478 over the same period in 2013-14. Islamophobic offences are defined by Met "as any offence which is perceived to be Islamophobic by the victim or any other person." Anti-Muslim attacks range from cyber-bullying and assaults to extreme violence.
Comment: Backlash from the recent Paris terror attacks accounts for the uptick in Islamophobia and a wave of crimes against Muslims in the UK. The PTB, who orchestrated those events and created this dynamic, proudly sit back and watch this domino effect in action. In London, anti-Muslim attacks have risen from 24 to more than 70 reported incidents per week since the massacre.
See also: US Islamophobia fueled by Zionist-controlled media
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:16 UTC
The incident took place in the center of the small town of Sonderborg in southern Denmark at about 10 p.m. local time Wednesday. She told police that an English-speaking man knocked her to the ground, tried to unbutton her pants and undress her.
However, she was apparently able to protect herself as she pulled out pepper spray and used it against the man, who escaped the scene and hasn't been charged.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:42 UTC
At 4:25 pm on Tuesday afternoon, the FBI and Oregon State Police "began an enforcement action to bring into custody a number of individuals associated with the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that arrest, there were shots fired," the Bureau said in a statement.
The FBI said one person who was "a subject of a federal probable cause arrest is deceased." He said they are not releasing any information on the person "pending identification by the medical examiner's office."
One person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. He was arrested and is in custody.
The arrested individuals include:
- Ammon Edward Bundy, age 40, of Emmett, Idaho.
- Ryan C. Bundy, age 43, of Bunkerville, Nevada.
- Brian Cavalier, age 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada.
- Shawna Cox, age 59, of Kanab, Utah.
- Ryan Waylen Payne, age 32, of Anaconda, Montana.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:16 UTC
It had been reported that Flint's water supply was changed to cut costs, saving the state an anticipated $6 to $8 million per year. According to an email leaked to Motor City Muckraker, however, that may not have been the case, detailing that there were other ways to cut costs that would not entail poisoning an entire city.
In the email, the then-Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Director Sue McCormick offered a proposal which would have saved Flint $800 million over 30 years; some 20% over what they saved from the switch to Flint River water.
Comment: Further reading:
"Disadvantaged people are largely victims of middle - and upper-class pollution because they usually live closest to the sources of pollution—power plants, industrial installations, and in central cities where vehicle traffic is heaviest. Usually they have no choice. Discrimination created the situation, and those with wealth and influence have political power to keep polluting facilities away from their homes. Living in poverty areas is bad enough. High pollution makes it worse."
The dirty racial politics of pollution: 7 toxic assaults on communities of color besides Flint
- Emails reveal dismissive attitude of state officials in Flint water crisis
- Flint residents told that their children could be taken away if they don't pay for city's poison water
- Flint, Michigan: Outbreak of legionnaire's disease and water contamination; National Guard called in to assist
Right out of the Nazi playbook! Danish parliament approves cruel measures to confiscate refugees' valuables and delay family reunification
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 18:38 UTC
Asylum seekers arriving in Denmark will now have to hand over cash exceeding 10,000 kroner (US$1,450) and any personal items valued at more than that amount. This is more than three times the 3,000 kroner ($435) that was originally proposed. However, wedding rings and other sentimental items will be exempt from confiscation.
Integration Minister Inger Stojberg said the goal of the new legislation is for Denmark to become "significantly less attractive for asylum-seekers," AFP reported.
The center-right Danish government says the measures are aimed at covering the cost of each asylum seeker's support from the state, and is similar to requirements for Danish citizens receiving welfare benefits. However, Danes are not subject to the kinds of searches proposed in the new refugee law.
Some have compared the new measures to the confiscation of gold and other valuables from Jews by the Nazis during the Holocaust. But Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen of the right-wing Venstre party has shrugged off the criticism, calling it the "most misunderstood bill in Denmark's history."
Comment: Karma is a bitch, Lars.
The new legislation will also prevent refugees from applying to be reunited with their family for three years, and will only give Syrian war refugees one year's protection. "I'm afraid that it will lead to an incentive structure where refugees bring their children with them," parliament member Mette Gjerskov told Berlingske newspaper. Berlingske said ahead of the vote that she was one of three Social Democrats planning to vote against their own party. "We have seen plenty of children in rubber boats on the Mediterranean," the lawmaker added. International human rights organizations have also condemned the three-year delay for reunification applications.
Comment: Yes, and plenty more elsewhere. Many have suffered and died due to ignorance of psychopathy.
Comment: In a global pathocracy, your country is invaded, bombed and destroyed and its assets are stolen; you lose touch with your family and friends or they're killed due to the occupation. And, if you run, the pathocrats will take your personal belongings and then lock you up in a 'special camp'.
The above comparison to Nazi Germany is 100% accurate. What happened there was on a micro-social scale. The rampant paranoia and hatred of Muslims is the same as what happened to the Jews, but NOW we are seeing it on a macro-social scale - the entire planet. This is such a gruesome agenda by the psychopaths in power.
- Nazis: Germany starts confiscating refugee valuables to pay for their stay; Denmark moving on bill to do same
- Fascism 2.0: Denmark plans to put refugees in 'special camps' outside cities
- Following in the footsteps of the Nazis: Switzerland to seize assets of migrants
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:18 UTC
Sources tell KATU News there was some sort of engagement involving shots fired as the militia group was on its way to a meeting in John Day.
Highway 395 is closed between Burns and John Day.
The details of the arrest have not yet been released, but officials say there are injuries in the area.
Bundy and dozens of other individuals occupied the wildlife refuge earlier this month after two local ranchers were sent to prison for setting fires on federal land.
False alarm! No active shooter found at San Diego Naval Medical Center; shelter in place orders lifted
Veronica Rocha and Joseph Serna
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:49 UTC
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 22:49 UTC
The order was lifted for a last building on the campus about 4 p.m. following a search by police and K9 units, officials said.
No sign of casualties or other evidence of a shooting were been found in a sweep of the entire facility.
There is "nothing which substantiates" reports of a shooting, said Navy Capt. Curt Jones, commanding officer of Naval Base San Diego, at a news conference Tuesday.
Reports of a possible active shooter about 8:22 a.m. caused the medical center to issue an alert telling hospital occupants to "run, hide or fight."
Comment: Hysterical response or just acting out of "an abundance of caution" considering that the US is practically a shooting gallery?
Breaking: San Diego's Naval Medical Center on lockdown; reports of active shooter
CBS / AP
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 01:19 UTC
The photo showed six smiling Desert Vista High School senior girls with their arms around each other, wearing black shirts with letters or asterisks written on them in gold tape.