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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – Bee Research Corrupted By Corporate Influence – 12 August 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014NaturalNews) Crop chemicals are killing bees all around the world, and some governments, including the UK’s Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are taking proactive steps to help save them. But a new report published by several UK members of parliament (MPs) reveals that the very companies which stand to lose the most by new regulations, the chemical companies themselves, will be steering the “scientific research” that governs them.
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Secret Programs To Stay Secret : Court Sides With NSA In Surveillance Lawsuit – 12 August 2014

RT logoA federal judge in California sided mostly with the United States government this week in a decision handed down concerning classified documents pertaining to the National Security Agency’s secret surveillance programs.

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, a justice in the US District Court for the district of Northern California, said on Monday that the Department of Justice does not have to disclose two sets of documents among the three requested in a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a California-based digital rights group.

The EFF has long sought the release of NSA documents related to legal rulings made in secret by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the names of phone companies compelled to hand over user data to the NSA and a 2012 legal memo concerning the US Census and Patriot Acts. The NSA’s failure to adhere to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the EFF prompted the advocacy group to file suit asking the court to compel their release, but on Monday Judge Gonzalez Rogers said in a 13-page decision that the Justice Dept. was largely right to withhold those filings and need only make public the Census memo.

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UN Names Gaza War-Crimes Panel – 12 August 2014

RT logoThe United Nations announced the names of three experts to investigate possible war crimes committed by both Israelis and Palestinians during the two-month conflict in the Gaza Strip, the world body announced Monday.

The team will look at “all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law … in the context of the military operations conducted since 13 June 2014” and present a report in March 2015, according to a statement by the UN.

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Steve Lendman – Investigating Gaza War Crimes – 12 August 2014

StevelendmanOn August 11, Human Rights Council (HRC) President Baudelaire Ndong Ella announced the formation of an “independent, international commission of inquiry” into war crimes committed during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.
International human rights law expert Professor William Schabas was appointed to chair a three-person panel. His special focus is genocide.
Other members include international law, criminal law, human rights and extradition law expert, Amal Alamuddin, and former UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Doudou Diene.

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UK Politicians ‘Terrified’ Of Military Intervention In Iraq – Former General – 12 August 2014

RT logoThe “commitment-phobic” British government is “terrified” of intervening militarily in Iraq before next year’s general election, former general Sir Richard Shirreff says. He joins a growing list of politicians calling for UK military intervention in Iraq.

Former general Sir Richard Shirreff told the Times on Tuesday “the longer we sit on our hands and prevaricate, the more dangerous the situation is going to become”.

“This government is terrified of any form of intervention involving boots on the ground before an election next year,” Shirreff said. “We have politicians who want to posture, who make a lot of noise but do not have any stick.”

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UK Deploys Tornado Jets For Surveillance Mission In N. Iraq – 12 August 2014

RT logoBritain is sending RAF Tornado jets in preparation for a surveillance mission scanning northern Iraq where military aid flights are dropping supplies to thousands of refugees fleeing Islamist fighters.

A No. 10 spokesperson said “a small number” of Tornado jets are pre-positioned in the region “so that they could, if required, use their excellent surveillance capability to gather better situational awareness to help with humanitarian effort,” following a meeting of the government’s emergency COBRA, or Cabinet Office Briefing Room A, committee on Monday.

UK politicians ‘terrified’ of military intervention in Iraq – former general

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Jon Rappoport – CIA MKULTRA: They Intended To Use Drugs For “Everything” – 12 August 2014

jon7Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society.

Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.

The intention is there, in the record.

A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program.

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Officials Face Fines, Sackings For Internet Disclosures Following Facebook Scandal – 12 August 2014

RT logoSenior government figures have warned ministers and cabinet staff they can be fined or even fired for discussing their official work on the internet, a Russian newspaper reports.

Popular mass circulation daily Izvestia quoted an unnamed government source as saying that all ministers had been gathered for an urgent conference after the recent scandal involving former Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Sergey Belyakov.

In early August Belyakov posted on his Facebook page an apology for a government decision to postpone the transfer of pension payments to private funds, scheduled for 2015. The official wrote that the decision was “harmful for the economy,” and added that he was ashamed as the Ministry of Economic Development had failed to keep its earlier promises on pension reform.

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EU To Urge Latin America Not To Export Food To Russia – 12 August 2014

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The European Union is reported to be planning to dissuade Latin American countries from providing Russia with agricultural produce, saying it would be unfair and ‘difficult to justify.’

We will be talking to the countries that would potentially replacing our exports to indicate that we would expect them not to profit unfairly from the current situation,” the Financial Times (FT) quotes one senior EU official talking at a briefing on the situation in Ukraine on Monday.

The food producers could sign new contracts with Russia, but it would be “difficult to justify” the desire of the countries to pursue the diplomatic initiatives to fill the gap left by the EU, the official added.

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Brenda Hoffman – Manifestation Is An Independent Study Program – 12 August 2014

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Summary of Brenda’s August 9, 2014 channeled, free, 15-minute, channeled “Creation Energies” show at  http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/brenda-hoffman: You’re learning to manifest with your new earth, physical being. In the past, you learned a new skill by moving from point A to point B. It is time to follow your inner-being guidance – no matter how illogical it may seem.

The title of last week’s “Brenda’s Blog” – her free, weekly, channeled blog for  www.LifeTapestryCreations.com: “Walk Out of Prison – You Can Do It” Continue reading