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August 30, 2013

Moral Obscenity: Toxic background to US chemical 'highground'

RT ·Published on Aug 29, 2013

WARNING! Some images in this report could be disturbing for some users.

While the British Parliament stands divided over whether to strike at Syria, Washington claims there's a moral reason to attack. But the use of chemical weapons was of no concern in the wars that the US waged in the past.

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- And don't even get me started on how we COWARDLY KILL MOTHERS AND BABIES BY DRONE. The US has no place even speaking about the morality of others.

Not. At. All.
August 28, 2013

Russian Police Seize Painting Of Putin In Women's Underwear

NTDTV·Published on Aug 28, 2013

Police seized a painting of Russia's president and prime minister in women's underwear from a gallery in St. Petersburg late on Monday (August 26), saying the satirical display had broken unspecified laws.

The officers also removed a picture of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, his torso covered in tattoos, and two others poking fun at lawmakers who have backed legislation banning so-called gay propaganda, gallery staff said.

The gallery was closed after paintings were taken away. The police service said it had taken paintings from the "Museum of Power" gallery - based in two rooms of a flat - after receiving reports they were illegal.

It gave no further detail but Russia does have a law against insulting authorities - an offence that carries a maximum one-year prison term. One painting showed president Vladimir Putin wearing a tight-fitting slip and brushing the hair of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is wearing knickers and a bra.

St Petersburg deputy Vitaly Mironov, whose face was combined with the gay rights movement's rainbow flag in one of the paintings, said the images were inappropriate and "of a distinctly pornographic character".

St Petersburg, which next week hosts world leaders at a G20 summit, was one of the first Russian cities to introduce a law banning the spread of "gay propaganda". The Russian parliament has also adopted similar legislation, prompting protests from abroad and calls for a boycott of the Winter Olympics which Russia will host in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in February.

Gallery owner Alexander Donskoy said the officers had also shut down his establishment and have provided him no explanation for the removal of paintings from the exhibition, titled 'Leaders'.

- I think Medvedev's 5 o'clock shadow was kinda harsh. And Putie showing his softer side is a bit of a stretch. Other than that, I thought the painting was tastefully done......
August 28, 2013

Money Is Not Safe In The Big Banks

GlobalResearchTV·Published on Aug 28, 2013

People think that money is safe in the big banks because the FDIC will protect the deposits. This assumption is not based on the facts. This video will show official government documents that describe the plans for confiscating deposits when, (not if) a big bank fails. Individual, as well as public funds from municipal, university, county deposits are at serious risk. YOUR taxpayer money will disappear in the next crisis! Public officials in charge of taxpayer funds need to be aware of the dangers here. The loss of taxpayer funds and the inability to meet payrolls and obligations will certainly prompt a response that will both immediate and forceful.

This video may be useful to present to public officials to inform them of the dangers of losing public funds under their care.

Reposted with permission from:

For more information, visit the Public Banking Institute:

- When the markets crash, your mattress will be a safer and more accessible place for your money. And cash will come in handy for starting fires to keep warm......
August 27, 2013

''When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are ruled by criminals.''

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- Everything is bassackwards. We terrorize so we can stop terror. We educate our kids for jobs we send away. We pollute creating a need for wonder drugs. We tax the poor so we can give to the rich. We elect a Democrat, we get a 80's Republican.

August 26, 2013

Leak of Nations: Secret NSA Docs Show Wiretapping Of UN

RussiaToday·Published on Aug 25, 2013

There's a new leak from whistleblower Edward Snowden today - it says that the National Security Agency has been listening in on the United Nations. RT's Marina Portnaya is in New York and can tell us more about this revelation.

Read More: http://on.rt.com/a2h8q3

- What? The wiretapping of the UN was only so we could confirm the information we get from our wiretaps of their embassies. Duh. I mean if you're creating a New World Order, you can't be half-assed about it......
August 26, 2013

'High' Alert: 1000s of cannabis plants in German town as part of protest

RussiaToday·Published on Aug 25, 2013

In one German town, growing cannabis has become the new method of civil disobedience. A group of students has been sowing the plant throughout the town. Forcing local police to hunt around in hedgerows for the seeds of their protest. RT's Peter Oliver reports.

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- Johann Cannabiseed!
August 23, 2013

Guantanamo Lawyer Invokes King's 'Dream' Speech in Tribunal Challenge

NTDTV·Published on Aug 23, 2013

A lawyer for one of the five detainees accused of plotting the September 11 attacks asks the judge to throw out charges against the detainees, alleging the "alien-only" Guantanamo court violates the Constitutional right to equal protection under the law.

Full story:
A U.S. military lawyer invoked Reverend Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have a Dream Speech" in his argument on Thursday. The lawyer said the tribunal prosecuting the alleged 9/11 conspirators illegally discriminates because it only has jurisdiction over non-U.S. citizens.

"They are separate and they are unequal," said Air Force Lieutenant Commander Sterling Thomas of the war crimes tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. Thomas, who represents Pakistani defendant Ammar al Baluchi, noted that most of the tribunal participants will be returning during the weekend to Washington.

There, a week-long celebration will mark the 50th anniversary of King's historic speech. The address is considered a key impetus toward the adoption of landmark U.S. civil rights laws mandating equal treatment among the races.

Thomas says the Guantanamo tribunals are emblematic of the discrimination King fought against. Americans accused of identical crimes are tried in the U.S. federal courts where they enjoy greater legal protections, while the Guantanamo tribunals are reserved for foreigners.

In the 2009 law authorizing the Guantanamo tribunals, which are also known as military commissions, Congress specifically exempted U.S. citizens from their jurisdiction. During previous wars ranging from the Revolutionary War to the Second World War, U.S. citizens were tried alongside foreigners in military commissions.

Defense lawyers asked the judge to throw out the charges against five prisoners accused of plotting the hijacked plane attacks that killed nearly three-thousand people in the US on September 11, 2001. The judge planned to hear further arguments on that and other issues before the week-long pre-trial hearing ends on Friday evening.

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The Secret US Government that runs everything, we now know thanks many (but in particular to Julian, Chelsea and Edward), is a law unto itself. It does not have to adhere to the laws that apply to the rest of the world. They can start wars. Listen-in on your phone calls to your grandma. Get politicians to give your tax money to bankers and charge it to your grandchildren. Provide protection for poppy growers. Spend billions on the war on drugs. Spy on American protestors. And even take a life if deemed appropriate. Sometimes Presidents get shot. Sometimes reporter's cars blow up. And sometimes teenagers from Pakistan who were in the wrong place at the wrong time when the US military showed up, get imprisoned at the American gulag, Guantanamo.

- Have you thanked your neighborhood conspiracy theorist lately?
August 21, 2013

Liberals, Moderates Agree: Arrest James Clapper

The Young Turks ·Published on Aug 18, 2013

"There is no longer any doubt that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress. Likewise, there is no doubt that his lie runs afoul of federal law. And, of course, there is no doubt that in terms of its implications for oversight, constitutional precepts and privacy for millions of Americans, his lies were far more serious than those that have gotten other people prosecuted for perjury. The question now is whether his brazen dishonesty will become a political issue — or whether it will simply disappear into the ether."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

Read more here from David Sirota / Salon:

- The fact that the Republicans aren't using this Executive Branch liar's lies to Congress as the perfect opportunity to bash Obama, is a testament to how much shit this guy has on EVERYBODY.

Arrest him? I'll be surprised if they don't give him The Medal of Freedom.....
August 21, 2013

Headline O' The Day: Romanian Princess, And Husband Arrested In Two-State Cockfighting Ring

Cockfighting Ring

By Bryan Denson, The Oregonian
on August 15, 2013 at 7:21 PM, updated August 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM

A former Coos County sheriff's deputy and his wife, a Romanian princess, were arrested Thursday as federal agents swept through eastern Oregon and southcentral Washington to upend a suspected cockfighting ring.


- I swear sometimes they do write themselves!

August 21, 2013

Housewives join ranks of rough justice in Mexico's Wild West

NTDTV·Published on Aug 20, 2013

- If we want our world back, we'll have to take it. Just like them. Not with guns, but with resolution and determination.

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