Despite being subpoenaed by Congress to testify on the 2012 Benghazi attack later this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry will not appear before the House of Representatives’ oversight committee as demanded.
The announcement was made Monday by State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who stated that instead of going before Congress n May 21, Kerry will instead continue with his initial plans to travel to Mexico. Although the Telegraph reports that Harf called the subpoena “a waste of time and taxpayer dollars,” she suggested the department would work something out with the House.
“We are committed to working with the committee to find a resolution to this that is acceptable to both sides. We were surprised when they didn’t reach out to us before issuing a subpoena for exactly that reason,” she said, according to CBS News. “And as I’ve noted here, there have been a number of Republicans who themselves, under the previous administration, said a secretary of state should not be subpoenaed.”
Posted onMay 6, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Released Military Observer: ‘We Were Shot At By Ukrainian Army’ – 6 May 2014
Forces loyal to Kiev opened fire on military observers from OSCE nations after anti-government activists in Slavyansk released them. The group was shot at on the road to Donetsk, Czech Lt. Col. Josef Přerovský said in an interview with a local newspaper.
“We exited Slavyansk and headed in the direction of Donetsk. Having passed the first line of Ukrainian units, consisting of armored personnel carriers, we moved on to Kramatorsk, arriving at another Ukrainian military checkpoint, which refused to grant us passage. They opened fire on us. At that point things really took a turn for the worse,” Přerovský, who was among the observers, Itar-Tass reported the Pravo newspaper as saying.
“We somehow managed to reach Kiev by phone, but this changed nothing. In the end we had to bypass Kramatorsk and travel on virgin soil, which is very dangerous. What was most upsetting was getting pulled over by the Ukrainian army, which was supposed to be assisting us,” Přerovský said.
Posted onMay 6, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on NaturalNews – J.D. Heyes – Children Inundated With ‘Constant Doomsday Talk About Climate Change’ Warn Psychiatrists – 6 May 2014
(NaturalNews) Child psychiatrists and other mental health experts say they are seeing an increase in anxiety among today’s youth over the constant doom-and-gloom atmosphere they are presented regarding so-called global warming/climate change.
What is most disturbing to them, experts say, is so much talk among the scientific community that nothing more than daily life activities are what is causing the planet to be irreparably damaged. Still, according to Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper, experts north of the U.S. border say there is hope, despite the volatility and fear being ginned up by many in the scientific community. To stay mentally strong, they say young adults should not just call for change but act to change things: Continue reading →
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Posted onMay 6, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on NaturalNews – Jonathan Benson – Satellite Data Proves Earth Has Not Been Warming The Past 18 Years – It’s Stable – 6 May 2014
(NaturalNews) Planetary temperatures have remained largely stable throughout the past several decades, according to new data released by the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) satellite. Mean temperatures gauged across multiple measurement platforms including GISS, HadCRUt4, NCDC, UAH and RSS definitively show that the planet has not been warming for nearly 18 years, taking the wind out of the sails of the global warming fallacy. Continue reading →
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Geopolitics are changing fast, and the Ukraine crisis has brought Russia closer to its eastern neighbors. Russia has trillion dollar deals with the West, but may swap them for faster growing and bigger economies like India and China.
The West is likely to continue sanctions against Russia over its suspected involvement in Ukraine, and put further restrictions on the Russian economy, whether goods or services, thus shifting Russia towards Asian markets which are growing faster.
“It’s a case of when you shut a door, another opens elsewhere. As far as sanctions are concerned, yes it will damage Russia temporarily, but then Russia will have to start looking elsewhere to sell the goods that it makes,” David Duo, Market Analyst at The Motley Fool told RT.
Posted onMay 6, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ‘Robin Hood’ wins: EU to levy Financial Transactions Tax from 2016 – 6 May 2014
The EU has established a financial accord on an EU financial transactions tax to be implemented from 2016. Eleven EU member states will be imposing a ‘Robin Hood’ tax on financial transactions, after it was proposed in 2011 to counter financial crises.
The tax was proposed three years ago by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then French President Nicolas Sarkozy to encourage banks to pay for the crippling financial crisis which had struck the eurozone, plunging a range of countries, including Greece, Ireland, Spain and Portugal, deep into debt.
“I believe we will reach a political agreement on a financial transactions tax, all ministers are ready,” Luis de Guindos, Spain’s economy minister, told reporters ahead of the accord being reached. “I hope we will reach agreement on the assets to be included, mainly shares and some derivatives.”
I was having dinner at an unremarkable neighborhood traittoria the other night, when I glimpsed something remarkable.
The busboy, having been asked to toast the bread for an adjoining table, threw the basket of bread on a counter with a naked ferocity. His fists were shaking and I looked around to find that no one was taking notice of this guy’s presence, let alone the rage in his face and body.
A Pennsylvania activist, who has been battling fracking companies in her town for five years, told RT how the court’s decision to bar her from extraction sites interfered with her private life – and why this does not matter for her relentless campaign.
“I don’t want to live with this and I don’t want it for future generations,” Vera Scroggins, an anti-fracking activist, told RT.
Scroggins, 63, a citizen journalist and political advocate, protests and documents the activities of gas companies engaged in fracking in Montrose, Pennsylvania, a borough of Susquehanna County in the northeastern corner of the state.