Daily Archives: April 25, 2015

‘Protest Against Nuclear Policy’: Japan’s Radioactive Drone Pilot Turns Himself In – 25 April 2015

RT logoA 40-year-old Japanese man has taken responsibility for launching a drone with radioactive material that landed on the roof of the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he took the course of action to protest the government’s nuclear policy.

READ MORE: Radioactive drone found on Japan PM’s office roof

The man turned himself in at a police station in Fukui Prefecture – nicknamed Japan’s ‘nuclear corridor’ because it contains 14 reactors lined up along its coast – sources close to the investigation told Kyodo news agency on Friday.

The self-confessed drone owner said his actions were provoked by the gradual restart of the country’s 48 nuclear reactors, which is scheduled by the government to commence this summer, despite surveys showing significant public opposition.

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ZeroHedge – “Let’s Take Them On!”: Libor E-mails Of Christian Bittar Revealed – 25 April 2015

ZeroHedgeBack in 2012 we introduced readers to Christian Bittar, a former prop trader at Deutsche Bank who profited handsomely by betting on the direction of rates he conspired with others to manipulate (recall that when it comes to betting on the direction of rates, it’s much easier to make winning trades when you collude with colleagues to fix the benchmark). Readers may also recall that via a bit of digging which began with the LinkedIn profile of someone else named Christian Bittar, we were soon tossed down the Lieborgate rabbit hole only to find that on the other end was the secretive world of Swiss hedge funds and private banks.

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Dash-Cam Video Refutes Police Claim Of Justified Shooting That Left Unarmed Man Paralyzed – 25 April 2015

RT logoAn unarmed black man paralyzed by a Florida sheriff’s deputy is suing the police department over the shooting. Newly released dash-cam footage of the incident appears to back up the victim’s claim that the officer lied about how events unfolded.

Dontrell Stephens, who was 20 in September 2013, was talking on a cell phone while riding his bike through West Palm Beach, Florida. His actions were captured on the dash-cam of Deputy Adams Lin’s patrol car. Lin is a member of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

Stephens was shot in the left hand, twice in the elbow and once in the chest, according to the lawsuit filed by attorney Jack Scarola. He was in possession of marijuana, but was otherwise unarmed.

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EU Allows More GM Crops To Be Imported Following 1.5-Yr Hiatus – 25 April 2015

RT logo(Lucas : And we see again the EU not listening to the “citizens” and humans that said no…. but only showing the real face for control and doing business…for business and profit only. There is no justifiable reason to risk health and contaminate our planet with GM foods and crops. They still want you to belief the  tantrums about only this way feeding the world…. which is proven nonsense.)

The European Union has given the green light to start importing 10 new types of genetically modified crops for the first time since 2013. Two types of flowers have also been cleared, amid heated debates over amendments to the EU approval process.

The crops, which include maize, soybeans, cotton and oilseed rape will be authorized for human food and animal feed for the next 10 years, the European Commission announced on Friday.

The GM crops by Monsanto, BASF and Bayer CropScience will principally be used to feed cattle in Europe, according to Reuters.

The Commission also gave 10-year extensions to seven other crops produced by Bayer, Monsanto, Dupont’s Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences, which had previously been approved. Two types of carnations, developed by Suntory Holdings, have also been cleared for import into the EU.

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ActivistPost- Lawsuit Accuses Monsanto Of Lying About Safety Of Roundup – 25 April 2015

Logo_activistpost-comBy Carey Wedler

A class action suit against the Monsanto corporation was filed in Los Angeles this week in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County. It accuses the company of false advertising for its implied claims that the herbicide, Roundup, is safe for humans. As the lawsuit details:…

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Statue Of Liberty Evacuated After Suspicious Package Reported – 25 April 2015

RT logo(Lucas : Of course, we had a lot of fear mongering news and newly shown arrogance and trying to be in control stories….. just see the bigger picture and know things are changing for the better, if you see it. It is us that need to do it….not someone or something, or some belief…)

The Statue of Liberty was evacuated on Friday after authorities were alerted to a suspicious package, and bomb squads were dispatched to Liberty Island as security concerns heightened.

Visitors of the iconic New York City monument wrote on Twitter early Friday afternoon that they were being evacuated from the site and ushered onto boats due to an apparent bomb scare.

“Please cooperate ladies and gentlemen and step quickly through the gap (in the barricades) to the rear of the vessel,” a loudspeaker announcement instructed visitors to Liberty Island, according to eyewitness footage. “There is more seating available up top so please do not stop or hesitate on the gangway.”

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Air Force Rushes To Repair A-10 After ‘Catastrophic’ Engine Failure In ISIS Territory – 25 April 2015

RT logoAn A-10 aircraft operated by the United States military suffered from a “catastrophic” engine failure during a routine refueling mission and was diverted to a base in Iraq to be repaired, the Pentagon says.

The US Air Forceacknowledgedthis week that a maintenance repair team was deployed to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq recently after the malfunction sidelined an A-10C Thunderbolt II. The Air Force did not note the specific date of the incident, but described the glitch as “catastrophic.”

The jet was not involved in a combat mission when the failure occurred, the Air Force said, but had to be diverted to a base in hostile territory where an expedited repair was ordered to fix the plane’s number one engine.

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