Daily Archives: January 6, 2015

Laura Bruno – Comment Bump Up And Response – 6 January 2015

laura-of-the-rocksThis came in via email but deserves an anonymous bump up. It always interests me how Ken’s posts throw people. It’s really OK to think outside the East/West, good/bad, victim/savior paradigm. 🙂

Dear Laura–

I often see your posts on blogs I visit such as Lucas’s blog. I note you are posting articles by “Ken” of Ken’s blog. My disinfo alarms start clanging every time I start to read one of his posts. I find it impossible to finish reading through them. His gambit seems to be to muddy the waters around groups working hard to make the world a better place such as Gordon Duff’s VT team and the BRICS alliance. Does Ken even have a last name? Here are a few points about Gordon Duff and BRICS to consider… Continue reading

At Least 140 Injured In Rio De Janeiro Train Collision – 6 January 2015

RT logoTwo trains have collided outside Rio de Janeiro, with at least 140 people injured in the incident, local media report. One of the trains, which had stopped at a station, was crashed into from behind by another, according to authorities.

The injured were taken to four major hospitals and there is an emergency unit providing support at the scene.

Of 129 people who were hospitalized, 47 have already been discharged and 60 should leave shortly, O Globo network reports. The others are undergoing tests to determine what procedures should be conducted.

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‘France Wants To Mend Ties With Russia, Asking For ‘Progress’ On Ukraine To Save Face’ – 6 January 2015

RT logoFrance intends to take a lead in de-escalating the confrontation with Russia as a face-saving measure while the EU is facing big economic challenges, John Laughland, Director of studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation in Paris, told RT.

RT: Francois Hollande on Monday said that sanctions against Russia “must stop now.” What does this statement from the French leader mean for the upcoming talks?

John Laughland: I think that means that France is intending to take a lead in deescalating the confrontation with Russia and in seeing an end to sanctions, in seeing the sale of the Mistral helicopter carrier ships and also in seeing a de facto – at least – recognition of the annexation of Crimea.

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NaturalNews – Dr. Sofiya – Five Best Natural Anti-Inflammatory Herbs – 6 January 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Inflammation is characterized as swelling and redness on the skin’s surface associated with pain. Inflammation is the body’s reaction to threatening or harmful stimuli. On occasion, many people may experience mild inflammation flare-ups due to environmental allergens, micro-organisms or toxins. When flare-ups become more frequent than occasional, a person may be at risk for tissue damage, due to chronic inflammation.

To have tissue damage minimized, it is recommended that chronic inflammation sufferers speak to a healthcare professional. Medication is usually prescribed, but there are complimentary or alternative treatments, which include lifestyle and dietary changes, as well as herbal supplements that are known to help inflammation, this includes rheumatoid arthritis. Continue reading

New York Judge Might Release Eric Garner Grand Jury Transcripts – 6 January 2015

RT logoA New York judge said he will hear arguments later this month over whether records should be released from the grand jury proceedings that declined to charge the officer involved in the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.

At a hearing on Monday, Judge William Garnett said he will hear oral arguments from both sides on January 29 at the Richmond County Supreme Court in Staten Island. Several groups filed petitions for the release of the transcripts after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who placed Garner in a chokehold that led to his death, despite video evidence capturing the incident.

The video of the July 17 confrontation got national attention for the NYPD’s disregard of Garner when he exclaimed “I can’t breathe” eleven times shortly before his death. The jury’s failure to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo on December 3, who was seen applying the chokehold on the video, led to a steady campaign of protests and widespread outrage over police brutality.

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EU Commission On Grexit: ‘Euro Membership Is Irrevocable’ – 6 January 2015

RT logoAmid growing concerns whether upcoming elections in Greece will lead to the country exiting the euro zone, an EU Commission spokesperson said membership cannot be revoked.

European Commission spokesperson for Jobs, Growth, Investment, EMU (Economic and Monetary Union) and the European Semester, Annika Breidthardt called membership “irrevocable” during a press briefing on Monday.

READ MORE: Euro hits lowest level in 9 years amidst Greece uncertainty

Commenting on Greece’s possible exit – dubbed “Grexit,” the Brussels official refused to speculate on the topic, saying there is no legal mechanism to be applied for the country to leave the euro zone.

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Jon Rappoport – The “Non-GMO Project” Seal: Deceptive Advertising? – 6 January 2015

jon7In this article, I raise important questions about the Non-GMO Project (twitter) and its famous butterfly seal of approval on food products.

The Non-GMO Project is, by far, the largest testing program of its kind in North America. For example, Whole Foods has submitted thousands of its products for verification, so their stores can display the Project seals.

What does the seal actually say?

The butterfly seal literally reads: “NON-GMO Project VERIFIED.” Continue reading

UK Universities Won’t Reveal How They Spend their student’s Cash – 6 January 2015

RT logoMost of Britain’s leading universities are refusing to say how they spend their student’s £9,000 ($13,712) a year tuition fees four years after the government asked them to be more open about their finances.

The Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), a think tank, invited leading English universities to explain how they spend the £9,000 ($13,712) they receive from students every year for their degrees. All of them refused.

Previously universities had been asked by ministers to break down how they use their annual tuition fees. They wanted to get them to itemize costs like some universities in the US, but they refused.

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Air Officials Suspended In Wake Of AirAsia Crash As Indonesia Promises Crackdown – 6 January 2015

RT logoIndonesia is taking steps to regulate its air industry in the wake of revelations that the AirAsia flight that recently crashed took off without the correct permits. A number of officials have been suspended, while other airlines are being investigated.

Indonesia is still reeling from the crash on December 28 of AirAsia Flight 8501, which killed all 162 passengers and crew on board. It emerged that the plane took off without being given the proper permits and this prompted the acting director general of air transportation to crackdown on those breaking the rules.

Air chief Djoko Murjatmodjo says the airport’s operator and officials in the control tower have been suspended for their role in letting the plane take off from Surabaya airport. AirAsia planes were only permitted to fly from Indonesia’s second largest city to Singapore on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The crash occurred on Sunday.

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ActivistPost – Oil Falls Below 50 As Global Financial Markets Begin To Unravel – 6 January 2015

Logo_activistpost-comMichael Snyder
Activist Post

On Monday, the price of oil fell below $50 for the first time since April 2009, and the Dow dropped 331 points.  Meanwhile, the stock market declines over in Europe were even larger on a percentage basis, and the euro sank to a fresh nine-year low on concerns that the anti-austerity Syriza party will be victorious in the upcoming election in Greece.

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