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Police SWAT Teams and Military Set To Use LASER Weapons by 2023

Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams, along with some military teams in the U.S. Army are scheduled to take to the streets and battlefield with laser weapons, according to a spokesperson for the military. Army for Research and Technology deputy assistant secretary Mary J. Miller said to a House of Representatives subcommittee, that there are currently tests “to determine the full capabilities” of this type of laser weaponry. He was optimistic that military and special police units could have these weapons deployed as soon as 2023. Share | Comment

Illinois woman who faked ovarian cancer gets 3 years in prison

BELLEVILLE, IL(KTVI)) - A Belleville woman who pleaded guilty to lying about having terminal ovarian cancer was sentenced on fraud charges Tuesday Share | Comment

New Report Shows Hillary Clinton Drove US Into Libya Disaster

A new in-depth report from The New York Times paints a damning portrait of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the US government’s involvement in the war in Libya. While there had been previous reports citing Clinton as leading the charge for the US to enter the war and overthrow former Libyan Leader Omar Gaddafi, the Times published a play-by-play story with on-the-record comments numerous current and former Obama Administration officials. The most prominent of those on-the-record comments came from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who claimed that the decision to go to war in Libya was heavily influence by Clinton. In fact, Gates says she made the difference in a “51-49” decision that ultimately destroyed the country of Libya and allowed ISIS to grab new territory in the Middle East. Share | Comment

Pentagon OKs $683 Million Smart Bomb Deal for Turkey

As the Turkish government escalates tensions across the Middle East, the Pentagon has authorized a multimillion dollar deal to sell smart bombs to Ankara. Last December, the Turkish government deployed a battalion of 25 tanks and roughly 1560 troops into northern Iraq. Acting without Baghdad’s permission, the move was roundly condemned as a breach of sovereignty. Ankara has also been engaged its own internal war against Kurdish communities in the country’s southeast, with the death toll reaching some 5,000 people. Share | Comment

Hillary Clinton Praised By Neo-Cons

Proving that there is no discernible difference between Republican and Democratic administrations (as if the Bush-Obama years were not proof enough), Hillary Clinton’s dramatically pro-war, Zionist, and police state policies are earning her the support (or at least the lack of public opposition) from noted Neo-Con figures who typically play the role of the right-wing Republican side of the dialectic. Share | Comment

Syrian Rebels Film Themselves Hitting a Russian Tank With U.S. Missile

On Friday, Syrian rebels posted a video of themselves striking a Russian T-90 battle tank with an American made TOW missile, in a suburb just north of Aleppo. Share | Comment

Cannahoney: Man Trains Bees To Make Honey From Marijuana

Many are calling him a genius. The man is an artisan, locksmith and above all else, he explains, he is a beekeeper. He has over 4300 Facebook followers and 700 on Instagram after the 39-year-old Frenchman, who describes himself as an advocate of medical cannabis and of complete marijuana legalization, trained bees to make honey from marijuana. He goes by the nickname of Nicolas Trainerbees, for obvious reasons. Share | Comment

Former Colombia President Alvaro Uribe’s Brother Arrested for Links to Death Squads

The brother of former Colombian President Alvro Uribe was arrested Monday accused of having ties with paramilitaries — also known as death squads — in the country as well as other crimes. Santiago Uribe Velez was arrested in the coastal city of Medellin by officials from the attorney general’s office, who have long been monitoring the former president’s brother. Velez is accused of forming and developing the paramilitary group known as “Los Doce Apostoles” (The Twelve Apostles) in the 1990s. Share | Comment


The US military is escalating their role in Iraq and Libya. Saudis are threatening to destabilize Lebanon and open a new front in the Syrian war on its border with northern Lebanon by arming Sunni proxies there. Turkey is on shaky ground with its NATO and other allies who are now “fear” internal turmoil there. Share | Comment

From Mexico To Africa, Israel’s Dark History Of Training War Criminals, Gangs & Oppression

Despite its apartheid policies toward Palestinians and other minorities, Israel is often cited as the Middle East’s only democracy and a preserver of human rights within the region. Not only does this public image sharply contrast with the reality of Israel’s brutal treatment of Occupied Palestine and the country’s institutional racism, but its government also has a history of supporting repressive regimes and human rights violations worldwide. South of our border, Israel has used its experience in suppressing indigenous uprisings to aid Mexico with the Zapatistas, an ongoing Mayan uprising based in the Chiapas region. Writing in 2013 for Electronic Intifada, a news and activism site focused on Palestinian liberation, Jimmy Johnson and Linda Quiquivix reported that the freshly appointed security chief for Chiapas region, Jorge Luis Llaven Abarca, was working closely with officials of Israel’s defense ministry to train his forces. Share | Comment

Payday Loan Sharks Have Good Friend in Government: Democratic Party Chair

Sketchy payday loan sharks, whose short-term, high-interest loans trap millions of Americans in a cycle of debt, have a new ally on Capitol Hill—Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is reportedly pushing a bill that would “gut” forthcoming industry regulations. According to a memo seen by the Huffington Post, Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) is co-sponsoring legislation (pdf) to delay new rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), meant to crack down on abusive payday lending that profits off deceptive terms, automatic “rollovers,” staggering fees, and interest rates averaging over 300 percent annual percentage rate (APR). Share | Comment

2 California sheriff’s deputies charged with organizing inmate fight club

Two Northern California sheriff’s deputies and a former colleague were charged Tuesday with involvement in setting up jail inmates fights to gamble on them. Former San Francisco Sheriff’s deputy Scott Neu was charged with eight felonies and nine misdemeanors, including assault by an officer and criminal threats. Deputy Eugene Jones, 45, was charged with two felony counts of assault by an officer and three related misdemeanor counts. Share | Comment

Monsanto Weed Killer Glyphosate Herbicide Found In Popular Beer Brands

Want a round of Round Up with your beer? The German beer industry is in shock after finding that 14 different popular beer brands have traces of the ‘probably’ carcinogenic herbicide, glyphosate – an ingredient found in Monsanto’s best-selling weed killer, Round Up. Germany’s Agricultural minster is playing down the risks in order to save one of the countries’ best-selling exports. Share | Comment

French parents 'could be jailed' for posting children’s photos online

French parents are being warned to stop posting pictures of children on social networks in case their offspring later sue them for breaching their right to privacy or jeopardising their security. Under France’s stringent privacy laws, parents could face penalties as severe as a year in prison and a fine of €45,000 (£35,000) if convicted of publicising intimate details of the private lives of others — including their children – without their consent. Share | Comment

Death Is a High-Tech Trip in Japan's Futuristic Cemeteries

Yumiko Nakajima, a woman in her 70s, is selecting her grave. But instead of choosing a hunk of stone in a regular, outdoor cemetery, she has her sights set on a glowing blue glass Buddha statue inside Ruriden—a small, futuristic charnel house belonging to Koukoko-ji temple in downtown Tokyo. Share | Comment

Texan who says Obama was a gay prostitute holds commanding lead in Board of Education vote

A former teacher who believes President Obama used to work as a gay prostitute seems well on her way to joining the Texas State Board of Education. Share | Comment

Chief Of Drug Task Force Caught Raping Women, Including a Child, in Exchange for Leniency

One victim testified in court that Reese came to her home and became aggressive with her and handcuffed her, sexually assaulted her, and then told her that if she tried to tell anyone, no one would believe her because she was “just a junkie.” Share | Comment

Ex-Gitmo chief ignores French court summons to testify on torture

The ex-chief of Guantanamo prison, Geoffrey Miller, has ignored a summons by a French court to testify over accusations of torture made by two former detainees who spent up to 4 years at the facility. Share | Comment

Israel Bribed GOP Senator With $1M To Shut Down Iran Nuclear Deal

Apparently it only costs $1 million to bribe Republican Tom Cotton to sabotage the globally-important Iran Nuclear Deal, and it can even be a nation fraught with tension with America that’s offering the money. In a shady maneuver, Cotton accepted nearly $1M from the Emergency Committee for Israel and agreed to be the face of the opposition against the Iran Nuclear Deal. Share | Comment

nothing shady here : Monsanto Given Legal Shield in a Chemical Safety Bill

Facing hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits, the giant biotechnology companyMonsanto last year received a legislative gift from the House of Representatives, a one-paragraph addition to a sweeping chemical safety bill that could help shield it from legal liability for a toxic chemical only it made. Share | Comment

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