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UK protesters demand British govt 'stop funding ISIS'

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Anti-ISIS protest in London on 21st September 2014
Hundreds of activists marched in London on Sunday to protest against British involvement in Syria and Iraq, with many accusing the government of funding terrorist groups.

The activists, many of whom are Iraqi Kurds, accused the British government of supporting the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by providing training and arms to Syrian rebels, many of whom are affiliated with the terrorist group.

Marching on Trafalgar Square, the group chanted 'Down with ISIS!' and 'Wake up, UK!' They also criticized the British government's close ties with Saudi Arabia, who they say are the primary funders of the Islamic State.

"ISIS terrorism has so far claimed the lives of thousands and thousands of people in the most violent and barbaric conditions," Memed, a Kurdish activist told Ruptly.

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Pentagon allows police accused of civil rights abuses to apply for military gear

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A Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Connecticut.
A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.

That lack of communication between two cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program under review in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

The Pentagon, which provides the free surplus military equipment, says its consultation with the Justice Department will be looked at as the government reviews how to prevent high-powered weaponry from flowing to the untrustworthy.

The Justice Department has opened civil rights investigations into the practices of some 20 police departments in the past five years, with the Ferguson force the latest. The investigations sometimes end in negotiated settlements known as consent decrees that mandate reforms. Yet being flagged as problematic by Washington does not bar a police department from participating in the program.

"Given the fact that they're under a consent decree it would make sense that the Department of Defense and Department of Justice coordinate on any such requests, [but] that is currently not the state," said Jim Bueermann, who heads the non-profit Police Foundation.
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How far has America fallen? Here's 50 facts that illustrate its decline

What has happened to America? Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline. It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation. For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways. The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer...

#1 According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.

#2 Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are.

#3 Even if you include same-sex couples in the numbers, the marriage rate in the United States is at a 93 year low.
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Air Algerie crash is still 'unexplained'

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French soldiers stand guard at the crash site of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of Gossi on July 24, 2014.
The July crash of an Air Algerie passenger plane in Mali, which killed all 116 people on board, remains unexplained after the first investigative report into the accident was released by French authorities.

The first findings from the ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash, released on Saturday, yielded no clear findings although investigators did not rule out a terrorist attack.

"We currently have no preferred hypothesis," said Bernard Boudeille of France's Bureau of Investigations and Analyses. "Nothing can confirm or deny the possibility of terrorism."

Prior to the July 24 crash, the pilots of the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 had announced plans to deviate from their planned route because of expected inclement weather.

Comment: Consider the following excerpt from Superluminal Communications dated 26 July 2014:
Q: (L) I want to know what caused the crash of the Air Algerie flight number AH 5017? I would like to know what caused that crash?

A: Multiple elements were involved here. First there was a vortex of electric charge which quadrupled the power of the thunder stroke. Second, due to the vortex, there was a breach of the realm curtain. This induced EM effects which disoriented the pilots. Expect more of this sort of thing around the planet in future.

Q: (Pierre) Why was there a vortex of electric charge?

A: The current is grounded, thus more current "flow". Read Pierre's book!


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Scottish 'Yes' voters in Highlands "lost faith in Scottish people" after independence vote fails

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Yes campaigners dancing in Inverness high street on Thursday
The mood in the capital of the Highlands was downbeat after the independence vote - but there were pockets of approval

The makeshift sign at the roundabout on the outskirts of the Highland capital of Inverness has all the jaunty optimism of a referendum race still to be run: "Happy Thursd-aye," it declares. Except it's now Friday morning and the result is not aye but naw. Round the corner in the city's bus station, 25-year-old Mark MacKenzie makes a disconsolate figure in his kilt, trainers and full ginger beard, dreadlocks tied up in a ponytail. "I am devastated," he says. "I have lost faith in the Scottish people."


Comment: It's not the Scottish people who should be blamed, but rather the Powers That Be who rigged the referendum so that no matter how many Yes votes were cast, the end result would be no independence. They just could not allow the people to choose, to set an example that other countries would follow. It's too dangerous.


Inverness was a yes city. The Highlands has a population of 233,000 and covers a third of Scotland's land mass, including some of the most remote and sparsely populated terrain in Europe. The area as a whole rejected independence by a margin of 53% to 47%. But in the capital, it was hard to find anyone in the 80,000 population who admitted to voting no. Inverness has a maverick political past with a strong tradition of independent councillors and, before boundary changes, was once the only four-way marginal in the UK, split between Labour, Conservative, Lib Dem and SNP. It is now the constituency of the chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.

It's a long way from Westminster. MacKenzie, who works in events, feels so disaffected he has never voted before. Not that he didn't make the effort: he always spoiled his ballot papers. Independence offered an alternative to London-centric politics. "But it's not anti-English," MacKenzie said. "It's anti-establishment. The ruling classes are privately educated. I'm not saying they're bad people but they don't have a clue what it's like to live in Inverness."
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Ebola threatens humanity by preying on human instincts of caring

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Suspected Ebola patient Finda “Zanabo” prays over her sick family members before being admitted to the Doctors Without Borders Ebola treatment center on Aug. 21, 2014, near Monrovia, Liberia.
As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has spiraled out of control, affecting thousands of Liberians, Sierra Leonians, and Guineans, and threatening thousands more, the world's reaction has been glacially, lethally slow. Only in the past few weeks have heads of state begun to take serious notice. To date, the virus has killed more than 2,600 people. This is a comparatively small number when measured against much more established diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, influenza, and so on, but several factors about this outbreak have some of the world's top health professionals gravely concerned:
  • Its kill rate: In this particular outbreak, a running tabulation suggests that 54 percent of the infected die, though adjusted numbers suggest that the rate is much higher.
  • Its exponential growth: At this point, the number of people infected is doubling approximately every three weeks, leading some epidemiologists to project between 77,000 and 277,000 cases by the end of 2014.
  • The gruesomeness with which it kills: by hijacking cells and migrating throughout the body to affect all organs, causing victims to bleed profusely.
  • The ease with which it is transmitted: through contact with bodily fluids, including sweat, tears, saliva, blood, urine, semen, etc., including objects that have come in contact with bodily fluids (such as bed sheets, clothing, and needles) and corpses.
  • The threat of mutation: Prominent figures have expressed serious concerns that this disease will go airborne, and there are many other mechanisms through which mutation might make it much more transmissible.

Comment: It is also important to make adequate information available about the disease and to inform people of the ways they may make themselves less susceptible to infection:

Are you prepping your diet?
Pestilence, the Great Plague and the Tobacco Cure
Vitamin C - A cure for Ebola
Is the Ketogenic Diet the cure for multiple diseases?

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Airline hysteria: Melbourne man booted off flight for satirizing terror threats in his notebook

Oliver Buckworth's notes.
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Oliver Buckworth's notes.
A Melbourne man was hauled off a Tiger Airways flight by federal police on Saturday after claims he was seen doodling and writing sentences in a notebook satirising the current terrorism threat.

The incident has highlighted the growing sensitivity among officialdom and the public following the decision of the Abbott government to raise the national threat level and a series of raids were staged against alleged home-grown Islamic fundamentalist terrorists linked to the Islamic State movement.

Oliver Buckworth, 28, claims he was removed from a Gold Coast-bound flight after a fellow passenger saw the contents of his notebook over his shoulder and informed Tiger staff.

"The irony is I was writing a sentence about the absurdity of the fearmongering when we live in such a happy country of ice-cream and beaches and fluffy things," he said.

Comment: It has become painfully obvious that the psychopaths in charge have succeeded in their aims to frighten society into submission. Now even making comments in a private notebook will get you thrown off a plane and put on the terror watch list. It seems that making any statement against the police state is a 'terrorist' act. And the passenger causing the hysteria will no doubt be seen as a hero for his fear-mongering. This is beyond ridiculous!

Remember that the real enemies are the psychopaths in charge breeding submissiveness through fear and lies

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Texas man who made his way into the White House with knife is Iraq veteran

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This photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who authorities have identified as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence
The US army has confirmed that a Texas man accused of scaling a fence and getting inside the White House with a folding knife before being stopped is an Iraq war veteran.

The 42-year-old Omar Jose Gonzalez was arrested Friday and is expected in federal court on Monday to face charges of trying to illegally enter the White House while carrying a deadly or dangerous weapon.

The military said Gonzalez, who retired from army in 2012 due to disability, served in Iraq from October 2006 to January 2008.

Gonzalez has said after the arrest that he needed to contact the US president because he was "concerned that the atmosphere was collapsing."

Comment: Another story to remind us that the U.S. government makes all kinds of promises to its citizens when they are needed to be used as cannon fodder for its illegal world-wide wars, but when those who survive return home, broken and suffering from the atrocities they witnessed, they are totally forgotten and ignored by the state:

Millions of U.S. veterans and soldiers suffering needlessly; suicides, mental illness, poverty

22 veterans kill themselves every day: more US soldiers dying from suicide than combat

Ernest Hemingway, who knew war well, wrote in A Farewell to Arms:
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry."


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America's destabilization of China: 2 killed in explosions in Xinjiang region

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Photo shared on Weibo reportedly showing Luntai County on Sunday.
At least two people were killed and many more injured in a series of explosions in China's restive western region of Xinjiang on Sunday, state media reported.

Explosions hit at least three locations in Xinjiang's Luntai County at around 5pm on Sunday, the Tianshan news portal, run by the regional government, said in a short report on Monday morning.

The report did not identify the explosions, which appeared to be coordinated attacks, as acts of terrorism.

"The local social order was normal," the report said, indicating that there was no further unrest following the explosions.

An unspecified number of those wounded have been sent to hospitals for treatment, the report said. Investigations were ongoing.

Comment: The real roots of Xinjiang terror

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Hospitals all over America are wildly inflating medical bills

Medical Scam
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The next time you visit a hospital, it is your wallet that may end up hurting the most. All over the United States, it has become common practice for hospitals to wildly inflate medical bills.

For example, it has been reported that some hospitals are charging up to 30 dollars for a single aspirin pill. And as you will see below, some victims report being billed tens of thousands of dollars for a non-surgical hospital visit that lasts only a few hours. When something is seriously wrong with us, most of us never stop to ask our health professionals how much it will cost to actually treat us.

In that moment, we are desperate and we just want someone to help us. Many doctors and hospitals take full advantage of this by billing their "customers" as much as they feel they can possible get away with.

It is a legal scam that is bilking ordinary Americans out of billions of dollars every single year.
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