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Economic retaliation: Baltic countries paying the price for snubbing Russia, entrusting their fates to Washington

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The ports of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania along the Baltic Sea are facing a historic lull in activity, with cargoes from the east into Europe and from the West into Russia finding new routes circumventing Baltic ports. The situation has led to near-crisis conditions for the local transit sector.

The situation, Russian news journal PolitRussia explains, is also leading to a catastrophic situation for the countries' national railway companies.

Estonian Railways has been hit especially hard, and is looking in Moscow's direction to "resolve the problem" of low cargo traffic. A delegation from the railway company, including company director Sulev Loo, went to Moscow last week following Russia's announcement that it would halve rail transport into the country, from twelve to six trains per day. The answer they got is that the demand just isn't there.

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The Balkan anti-unipolar movement: How to use color revolution technology against its architects

Tens of thousands of people rallied in the capital of Macedonia in May 2015
Color Revolutions have brought destabilization and destruction to a growing number of victimized states ever since the US unleashed the first modern one against Serbia in 2000. It might come off as antithetical for any multipolar supporter to claim that constructive and applicable lessons can be learned by studying this technology, but as taboo and 'politically incorrect' as it may be to say that, the present global strategic situation suggests that it's actually true and conforms to the forecast that the author made last summer. The disciplined and selective utilization of key precepts of Color Revolution planning can be instrumental in catapulting a multipolar cause to the forefront of domestic and even international politics, which is why it's so advantageous for activists to learn these techniques.

Whether consciously or by coincidence, the Balkans are once more leading the way in spearheading the deployment of a revolutionary strategy, albeit this time it's not one of unipolar domination, but of multipolar liberation. The civil society movements that have sprouted up in the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia over the past year share in the similarity of being test cases where low-intensity Color Revolution technology has been applied to advance multipolar agendas. While each ongoing case study is presently separate from the other, the exciting potential exists for their respective momentums to converge together in forming the basis for a peaceful multipolar front coalition that could effect serious geopolitical change in the Balkans. In order for that to happen, however, several preliminary steps must be undertaken first.

Comment: The documentary below, from Journeyman Pictures, shows how the color revolution strategy, using Gene Sharp's work as a manual, has essentially been turned into an industry. Wouldn't it be a blast if it were turned against its masters?


The Cult of Killary: Her followers blindly overlook her sociopathic behavior and complete lack of qualifications for president

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What is it with the Hillary cult?

As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in next week's Pennsylvania primary, I have trouble understanding the fuzzy rosy filter through which Hillary fans see their champion. So much must be overlooked or discounted—from Hillary's compulsive money-lust and her brazen indifference to normal rules to her conspiratorial use of shadowy surrogates and her sociopathic shape-shifting in policy positions for momentary expedience.

Hillary's breathtaking lack of concrete achievements or even minimal initiatives over her long public career doesn't faze her admirers a whit. They have a religious conviction of her essential goodness and blame her blank track record on diabolical sexist obstructionists. When at last week's debate Hillary crassly blamed President Obama for the disastrous Libyan incursion that she had pushed him into, her acolytes hardly noticed. They don't give a damn about international affairs—all that matters is transgender bathrooms and instant access to abortion.

I'm starting to wonder, given the increasing dysfunction of our democratic institutions, if the Hillary cult isn't perhaps registering an atavistic longing for monarchy. Or perhaps it's just a neo-pagan reversion to idolatry, as can be felt in the Little Italy street festival scene of The Godfather, Part II, where devout pedestrians pin money to the statue of San Rocco as it is carried by in procession. There was a strange analogy to that last week, when Sanders supporters satirically showered Hillary's motorcade with dollar bills as she arrived at George Clooney's luxe fund-raiser in Los Angeles.

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Depressed nation: US suicide rate at 30-year high

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The suicide rate in the US went up by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to a new federal report, with the top increases seen in females aged 10 to 14 and males aged 45 to 64.

A new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has reported that the rate of suicide in the US steadily increased from 1999 to 2014 after consistently decreasing from 1986 to 1999. The report found that greater annual rises occurred after 2006.

From 1999 to 2014, suicide rates increased for males and females of all ages between 10 and 74, the NCHS revealed Friday. Only those aged 75 and older saw declines in suicides in that time period.

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Foul play? Flint woman suing over lead-contaminated water found dead in her home

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A woman involved in a lawsuit over the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan was reportedly found shot to death in her home along with another individual.

On Tuesday, police found the bodies of two women inside of a townhouse, where they also found a one-year-old who was unharmed. Both women were shot, and have been identified as Sasha Bell and Sacorya Reed, though police only said their ages are between 18 and 20 years old, WJRT reported. The child was taken into protective services.

Police are treating the deaths as homicides and have a suspect in custody, but no charges have been filed.


LAPD beat, taser and kill an innocent man and erase footage of the murder

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Los Angeles police handcuffed, beat, Tasered and suffocated a Latino man to death and erased a witness's cellphone video of it, his mother and children claim in court.

Alex Jimenez died in South Los Angeles on April 13, 2015, when one or more unnamed LAPD officers dropped the handcuffed man to the ground and held him down with a knee to his neck or throat, his mother Maria Hernandez says in the April 19 federal lawsuit.

Hernandez's son had six minor children. She says that "(d)espite repeated pleas" by her son and others, an officer kept his knee on her son's throat, causing him "to vomit, turn blue, and ultimately die."


Apartment in Moscow evacuated after ammo and explosives found in basement

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© Ramil Sitdikov / SputnikLaw enforcement agents are outside a building in the south of Moscow where weapons and munitions were found
Over 100 residents have been evacuated from an apartment building in southwest Moscow after a cache of ammunition and explosives were discovered in its basement. The size of the cache is unknown.

"Earlier today, the staff of the Moscow police discovered a cache of ammunition in the basement of a house on Kulikov Street. Officers have cordoned off the area," the Interior Ministry's press office said, Interfax reported.

"Currently, we are conducting special investigative activities to find out who [has placed] the ammunition there," a press service representative said. Earlier, Interfax reported that over 100 people had been evacuated from the building, citing a source in law enforcement.

Meanwhile, RIA Novosti news agency reported that a demining robot has been delivered to the scene of the incident, along with a special box for the safe transportation of hazardous materials.


Why did the Federal Reserve kick Jackson off the $20 bill?

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Let's not pretend that dollar isn't a tool of enslavement... Behind the news that Harriet Tubman will appear on the face of the $20 bill is a hidden struggle between the faction that wanted to kill the private central bank in America, and the faction that empowered it.

Originally, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was going to replace Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury secretary, on the $10 bill in favor of a woman's face (originally it was going to be Susan B. Anthony)

But former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was "appalled" and launched a revolt to oust President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill instead.


Flying the unfriendly skies: Airlines plan to charge more for window and aisle seats

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As if the "privilege" of flying in America hasn't already been warped into a laughable joke at this point.

You know it's bad when you can't take your wheelchair-bound three-year-old to Disneyland without him getting swabbed for bombs and having his waistband felt up by a creepy middle aged TSA gestapo man, or watching your 10-year-old daughter get absolutely violated in front of everyone to the point that you, as a father, might just throw up. But hey, at least your kids aren't your grandma who might get her colostomy bag ripped out by the inept agent with two weeks of training who thinks she might be hiding a bomb in her Depends. And then there's the lovely radiating full-body scanners...


Catholic priest accused of raping 11yo after luring him into his office and then drugging him

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Michael Aulsebrook, 60, has pleaded not guilty to raping a year 7 boarding student in 1988 during his time as a boarding co-ordinator at Salesian College Rupertswood in the Victorian County Court
A Catholic priest invited an 11-year-old student into his office to play computer games, then gave him a soft drink spiked with a sedative and raped him on the floor, a court has heard.

Michael Aulsebrook, 60, pleaded not guilty to raping a year 7 boarding student in 1988 during his time as a boarding co-ordinator at Salesian College Rupertswood in Sunbury, north-west of Melbourne.

The Victorian County Court heard the priest invited the young student to play video games in his office after lights out when he allegedly gave him a soft drink laced with sedatives.

Michael Aulsebrook, 60, has pleaded not guilty to raping a year 7 boarding student in 1988 during his time as a boarding co-ordinator at Salesian College Rupertswood in the Victorian County Court

Prosecutor Andrew Grant told the court on Tuesday that the victim woke up on the floor of the office while Aulsebrook was raping him before he said: 'Get out of my sight. You disgust me.