Daily Archives: December 27, 2014

Elon Musk To Chinese Auto Buyers: Trade In Old Car For Discount On $100k Tesla – 27 December 2014

RT logoTesla Motors is to begin offering Chinese buyers the chance to trade in their own vehicles for Model S electric cars, worth more than $100,000 each. The plan is part of the company’s strategy to boost sales in the world’s biggest car market.

Billionaire Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, said the company will liaise with used-car traders to buy vehicles from customers in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, according to Bloomberg News.

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UK Under Snow Barrage: Airport Shut Down, Skidded Car Explodes, Twitter Tracks Weather – 27 December 2014

RT logoHeavy snow in parts of the UK forced the Liverpool airport to shut down and caused holiday traffic mayhem with multiple road accidents. The Met Office and police issued weather warnings, while people took to Twitter to rate the snow-in.

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WakingTimes – You Are Not Alone And Never Will Be – 27 December 2014

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Video – Where did the atoms that make up our bodies come from? This short video gives some very interesting facts about the creation of our solar system and everything in it, as well as the connection we have with everything in the universe, the beginning of everything including our very first human ancestors. We are not alone and never will be.

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Airstrikes Against Islamic State Top $1bn, Kill Over 1,100 People – 27 December 2014

RT logoUS and coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria have killed nearly 1,200 people ‒ including 52 civilians ‒ and wounded at least 800 others at a cost of more than $1 billion since the bombings began in September.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Thursday that airstrikes in Syria over the last three months have killed 1,046 fighters from the Islamic State – most of whom were non-Syrian fighters.

An additional 72 jihadists from Jabhat al-Nusra, a rival group, were killed in bombing raids against their headquarters in the western countryside of Aleppo and the northern countryside of Idlib.

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7 Arrested For Threatening To Kill Police – NYPD – 27 December 2014

RT logoThe New York Police Department says seven men have been arrested in connection with threats aimed at police following the fatal shootings of two NYPD officers last week.

The arrests came from themonitoringof online posts, erroneous claims made during 911 calls, direct threats to police, and one case in which a citizen called police after a Queens man allegedly threatened to kill cops in an overheard phone conversation, according to the NYPD and reports.

“All threats against members of the NYPD are taken seriously and are investigated immediately to determine the credibility and origin of the information,” an NYPD statement read.

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Steve Lendman – A Holiday Season Message – 27 December 2014

StevelendmanBorrowing a line from Dickens, 2014 was the best and worst of times. Multiple illnesses slowed me down. Stopped me for a while.

At age 80, the flesh doesn’t always respond to the spirit’s willingness. Or as easily as years earlier. When healthy, I manage to do what I love best.

Daily articles. Media work. Another book or two ahead. This year my 4th. Hopefully not my last.

My edited and contributed to book on Ukraine. Titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

The definitive work on the topic, I believe. Because of the distinguished contributors. An honor for me to include my content with theirs. Continue reading

New NSA Reports Show Spy Agency Routinely Collected Intel On Americans – 27 December 2014

RT logoHundreds of pages of reports previously classified top-secret were released by the National Security Agency on Christmas Eve. They reveal dozens of instances of the NSA unlawfully spying on United States citizens over the last decade.

The cache of files — a collection of quarterly and annual reports sent from the NSA’s inspector general to the president’s Intelligence Oversight Board dating back to 2001— were published on Wednesday this week, pursuant to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union that has compelled the agency to provide public copies, albeit highly redacted ones, of the IG’s past findings.

A cursory glance though the documents shows NSA analysts wrongfully targeted US citizens for surveillance many times a year, and regularly collected signals intelligence, or SIGINT, on innocent Americans.

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Judge Says Facebook Must Face Class Action Lawsuit Over Message Scanning – 27 December 2014

RT logoFacebook must face a class action lawsuit filed in California claiming the social networking site sifted through users’ private messages for targeted advertising purposes, violating both federal and state law.

Lead plaintiff Matthew Campbell and two others sued Facebook in December 2013, alleging the company scanned user messages for web links, translating them to “likes” on the user’s Facebook profile. Data lifted from the private messages was then used for targeted advertising, the plaintiffs claimed.

“Facebook’s practice of scanning the content of these messages violates the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA also referred to as the Wiretap Act), as well as California’s Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), and section 17200 of California’s Business and Professions Code,” the plaintiffs said.

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ZeroHedge – Putin: It Is Time To Play Your Ace In The Hole – 27 December 2014

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by Ron Holland via The Daily Bell,

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done.

“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers

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Spain To ‘Takeoff’ In 2015 After Years Of Financial Pain – Prime Minister – 27 December 2014

RT logo2014 has been ‘an economic renaissance’ for Spain, as GDP is expected to grow 1.4 percent, the highest in the eurozone, says Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

“2012 was a year of budget cuts for our country, 2013 a year of reforms, 2014 of an economic renaissance, and 2015 will be a year of an economic takeoff,” TASS quotes Rajoy talking to his conservative Popular Party.

The breakthrough is expected to come on the back of a 0.25 percent increase in pensions, and a 0.5 percent rise in minimum wages, which will be coupled with zero inflation and lower income tax, the Prime Minister explained.

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