Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

ZeroHedge – Active Shooter At FedEx Facility In Atlanta: 6 Gunned Down, FBI On Scene – Live Feed – 29 April 2014

ZeroHedgePolice are looking for a man (reportedly a baggage handler) suspected of shooting six people at the FedEx facility in Kennesaw. As NBC11 reports, the shooting occurred at 545am as the male suspect arrved at the facility and started shooting:

  • FBI and ATF now on scene assisting local PD after 6 people have been shot at a FedEx center in Atlanta.
  • Shooter with shotgun wearing black tank top, black skulley, black cargo pants & shells across shoulder.

The facility is on lockdown with workers already at work being held in a warehouse and new arrivals turned away.

  • *POLICE CONFIRM 6 INJURED IN SHOOTING AT GEORGIA FEDEX FACILITY
  • *POLICE SAY SEARCH FOR SHOOTER EXPANDS TO OUTSIDE FEDEX BUILDING
  • *POLICE SAY ONE OF SIX SHOOTING VICTIMS IN CRITICAL CONDITION
  • *POLICE SAY `ACTIVE AND FLUID’ SITUATION AT FEDEX BUILDING
  • *POLICE SEARCHING BUILDING FOR MORE VICTIMS, OTHERS INVOLVED

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ZeroHedge – Frontrunning – 29 April 2014

  • ZeroHedgeEU regulators unveil details of bank stress tests (FT)
  • Just use NSAfari: U.S., UK advise avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed (Reuters)
  • China’s Income Inequality Surpasses U.S., Posing Risk for Xi  (BBG)
  • US races to refuel infrastructure fund as revenue dries up (FT)
  • New Era Dawns at Nokia as Company Appoints CEO, Plans $1.4 Billion Special Dividend, Share-Repurchase Program (WSJ)
  • Obama reassures allies, but doubts over ‘pivot’ to Asia persist (Reuters)
  • Dissent at SEC over bank waivers (FT)
  • U.S. Banks to Help Authorities with Tax Evasion Probe (WSJ)
  • U.S., Europe Impose New Sanctions on Russia (WSJ)
  • Why the U.S. Is Targeting the Business Empire of a Putin Ally (BBG)
  • Euro-Area April Economic Confidence Unexpectedly Declines (BBG)
  • Bitcoin traders settle class actions over failed Mt. Gox exchange (Reuters)
  • China’s Provinces Fail to Meet Lower 2014 Growth Goals (BBG)

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ActivistPost – Heather Callaghan – Common Core Made Comedian’s Children Cry – 29 April 2014

Logo_activistpost-com…and he just went on a Tweeting rant about it…

If you enjoy comedy, then chances are, you’ve become familiar with Louis C.K. at some point. Along with filling up auditoriums with his stand-up comedy, he has had success with television shows and a memorable appearance on Conan O’Brien. Remember ‘Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy‘?

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‘Robin Hood Of The Banks’ To RT: We’ll Create Different World With Our Own Rules – 29 April 2014

Enric Duran (image from http://enricduran.cat)

Enric Duran (image from http://enricduran.cat)

Enric Duran, dubbed the ‘Spanish Robin Hood of the Banks’, for swindling 39 banks out of half a million euros to redistribute them to organizations fighting against the established financial system, spoke to RT Spanish to reveal his moves and motives.

In hiding for more than a year, and in serious trouble with the courts, he nonetheless recently decided to break his silence and start speaking to the press to explain his vision and how he went about achieving it. Speaking to RT Spanish by Skype from an undisclosed location, he talks of the ingenious and simple tactic he used to cheat dozens of banks out of a half-million euros.

“I realized that loans below 6,000 euro don’t show up in Spain’s bank database,” he says, revealing the first step on the way to accumulating the fortune that later earned him his moniker.

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Israeli Troops Destroy Mosque In Palestinian Village – 29 April 2014

RT logoIsraeli bulldozers have demolished a mosque and several homes in a Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, leaving up to 30 people homeless on the deadline of the peace talks between Palestine and Israel.

Eighteen Israeli military jeeps and two bulldozers stormed the village of Kherbt al-Taweel near Nablus, to the north of the West Bank early on Tuesday morning and declared the village a closed military zone, Ghassan Douglas, the Palestinian Authority official in charge of monitoring settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told the Anadolu Agency (AA).

He added that before demolishing the buildings “the forces prevented residents from entering or leaving the village and students from going to their school.”

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UK Column News – 29 April 2014

Uploaded on 29 April 2014 by ukcolumn Louise Collins and Brian Gerrish with today’s news update from the UK Column.

Tube Strike Incapacitates London In 48-Hour Action Against Job Cuts – 29 April 2014

RT logoLondon has been thrown into 48 hours of chaos as tube workers strike against a loss of nearly 1,000 jobs as the system is “modernized” and ticket offices closed. Forty-two stations have been closed, and further action is planned for next Monday.

Only fifty percent of services are running over the two-day period with the The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) stating that there is “rock solid” support for the strike action from its members over the plans to slash 960 jobs.

“They’re looking to make £15m worth of cuts and to do that they want to get rid of every single booking office and 1,000 jobs,” acting general secretary of the RMT union, Mick Cash told BBC Radio 4’s Today program.

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America: A Pacific power? – 29 April 2014

RT logoAuthor: Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached on Twitter or at nilebowie@gmail.com

As Washington pursues its rebalancing strategy, Obama’s historic four-nation tour of the Asia-Pacific has subtly altered the region’s security dynamics.

“The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay,” declared President Obama during his speech to the Australian parliament in 2011, following his announcement to deploy 2,500 marines to northern Australia to help protect American interests across Asia.

As Washington remains embroiled in domestic economic issues and conflicts throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, the Obama administration has come under great scrutiny for not living up to the promise of rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific, the world’s most economically-dynamic region. The US president’s recent trip to the region was the most significant and tangible development to occur since the rebalancing policy was unveiled.

Obama’s trip had two primary dimensions: deepening the role of the US military throughout the Asia-Pacific, and shoring up support for the faltering Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, an all-encompassing trade deal led by Washington that would embolden transnational corporate power at great public expense.

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ActivistPost – Sayer Ji – Cannabis Extract Fights “Incurable Form” Of Leukemia – 29 April 2014

Logo_activistpost-comA remarkable case report documents a 14-year-old girl who, after 34 months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, used it successfully to put her leukemia into remission.

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Ukraine: What De-Escalation Means – 29 April 2014

RT logoAuthor: Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Deputy foreign minister (2005-2011).

Ukraine remains the center of attention of the world’s media and policy-makers. Alongside signs of a diplomatic progress, in particular the agreements reached in Geneva on 17 April, the situation on the ground remains complicated.

At the Geneva meeting, Russia, the US, the EU and the Kiev authorities agreed principles that, if implemented, may lead to de-escalation. They include disarming unlawful armed groups, vacating illegally seized public buildings and spaces, an amnesty for all protesters, and the launch of an inclusive, transparent and accountable constitutional process. All parties condemned expressions of extremism, racism and religious intolerance, including anti-Semitism.

Unfortunately, these provisions have been interpreted in Kiev and in Western capitals as commitments undertaken by Russia with regard to the situation in eastern Ukraine. It is hard to consider this approach as anything but a deliberate distortion of reality.

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