Daily Archives: December 22, 2014

‘Justice Delayed’: UK Law Official Insists Libyan Megrahi Guilty Of Lockerbie Bombing, Relatives Skeptical – 22 December 2014

RT logoA top UK legal official claims to have had “very useful” talks with the director of the FBI in a renewed effort for bring the perpetrators of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing to justice. Some relatives of the 270 killed accuse prosecutors of a cover-up.

While Frank Mulholland QC, Scotland’s Lord Advocate, admitted there would be “difficulties” investigating the attack, he said that meeting with the FBI’s James Comey made him “hopeful that progress would be made,” and that those responsible would be brought to justice.

To date only one Libyan, Abdul Bast Ali al-Megrahi, has been convicted of the bombing of transatlantic passenger jet Pan Am 103 in the southern Scottish town, despite years of campaigning and public inquiries.

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Laura Bruno – 96-Year-Old Holds The World Record For Oldest Yoga Teacher – 22 December 2014

An earlier video from when she was “only” 94:

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MH370 Was ‘Shot Down By US Military’, Claims Former French Airline Boss – 22 December 2014

RT logoA former French airline CEO Marc Dugain claims that the US may have shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 and then covered it up, adding to a rash of conflicting theories about the missing plane.

In a six-page article published by French weekly Paris Match, Dugain claims that the Boeing 777 may have got into trouble and as it was approaching the US military base on the British territory of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, it was shot down. US forces may have feared the plane was attempting a 9/11 style attack on the base, Dugain said.

“It’s an extremely powerful military base. It’s surprising that the Americans have lost all trace of this aircraft. Without getting into conspiracy theories, it is a possibility that the Americans stopped this plane,” Dugain said, English-language website The Local reported Friday.

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S. Korea Nuclear Plant Hack: 3 Reactors Demanded Closed By Christmas – 22 December 2014

RT logoA South Korean nuclear plant operator’ computer system was hacked. The perpetrator has leaked blueprints and manuals, says if his demands for three reactors’ closure aren’t met, those living near the facilities should “stay away” from home.

The hacker has been releasing the internal data of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) in stages, with the latest piece being posted online on Sunday. It came together with a warning of a major leak still ahead.

I can open to the world 100,000 pages of data that have not yet been revealed,” the hacker said in the post, cited by Korea’s Yonhap news agency. “You say this isn’t confidential material. Let’s see if you will take responsibility if the information on blueprints, systems and programs are all disclosed to the countries that want them.”
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Kevlar & Caution: US Police On High Alert Following Cop Killings – 22 December 2014

RT logoPolice departments across big cities in the US are warning officers to take extra care after a spate of cop killings. Officers are advised to wear bulletproof vests and not make inflammatory posts on social media amid increased fears for their safety.

A message from the New York Police Department (NYPD) union told cops that they should respond to every radio call with two cars, “no matter what the opinion of the patrol supervisor,” while they should not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary,” AP reported.

Meanwhile, President of the Detectives Union Michael Palladino also warned of the dangers facing officers, stating, “Detectives assigned to Precinct Detective Squads and similarly-sized units should operate in teams of three when possible until we better assess the threat that exists against us,” in an email sent to officers.

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Steve Lendman – America: Cesspool of Terror – 22 December 2014

StevelendmanIt bears repeating what other articles stressed. No nation in world history caused more harm to more people over a longer duration than America. Rogue state ruthlessness by any standard.

North Korea is right calling America “a cesspool of terrorism.” Its sordid history proves it. More on this below.

Pyongyang’s comment came after Washington irresponsibly accused it of hacking Sony Pictures’ film “The Interview.”

Negatively portraying leader Kim Jong-un. Including a plot to assassinate him. No evidence whatever links North Korea to the hacking attack. Continue reading

Ruble Crisis May Spell Financial Disaster For Europe – 22 December 2014

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All eyes are on the ruble this week after its spectacular crash that sparked fears of a new currency crisis in Russia, and the possibility it could spill over into Europe and put the world economy at risk.

The ruble has lost more than 45 percent against the dollar and euro since the beginning of the 2014, mostly due to falling oil prices and the tightening of Western sanctions.

“We just rescued all those European banks, and they all have huge loans in Russia. If the ruble devalues as it did in recent days, then Russian companies will have trouble paying back dollar and euro debts. From this perspective we will face even bigger problems,” Michael Mross, chief editor of MMNews.de, told RT.

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Police Investigate 5 Westminster Pedophile Rings, Survivors Demand Inquiry Overhaul – 22 December 2014

RT logoSurvivors of alleged Westminster child sex abuse have called on the government to replace the current inquiry with a more powerful body. Meanwhile, it has been revealed that the Home Secretary was considering disbanding the investigation entirely.

A letter written to Home Secretary Theresa May by survivors of child abuse urged that powers be given to a new inquiry which would have the authority to “compel witnesses to give evidence under oath.

The letter, which was shown to the BBC, reportedly requested a “replacement of the current panel” and an increase in “statutory powers,” it was reported Sunday. Signed by an organization of survivors and professionals, the letters claimed that more powers would “increase confidence” in the inquiry.

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WakingTimes – Mounting Evidence Exposes Dangers Of Energy Drinks – 22 December 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1Natasha Longo, Prevent Disease
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Two research papers, each published separately, suggest that concerns over levels of caffeine and sugar in energy drinks, and their effects on young people who drink them, are mounting.

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‘Snaketivity Scene’: Satanists, Christians Erect Rival Holiday Displays In Michigan – 22 December 2014

RT logoAs Christmas approaches, religious rivalry is revving up in Michigan, where the Satanic Temple has put up a controversial display at the Capitol. Christians have followed suit, erecting their own, competing scene.

The Detroit branch of the Satanic Temple has put up what they call a “Snaketivity Scene,” in which a snake offers a book titled, “Revolt of the Angels” as a gift. The snake is also wrapped around the Satanic cross.

Despite its name, the group says it doesn’t idolize Satan, but instead tries to attract people’s attention to individuality, compassion and views that differ from Christian and conservative beliefs, the organization’s spokeswoman, Jex Blackmore, told the local Lansing State Journal.

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