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Samsung Smart TVs Are Inserting Ads Into Your Movies

As if listening to their unfortunate owners wasn’t Orwellian enough, Samsung’s Smart TVs are now inserting ads in your movies, reports Gigaom: Thought you could watch that video on your local hard drive without ads? Think again: A number of owners of Samsung’s smart TVs are reporting this week that their TV sets started to interrupt their movie viewing with Pepsi ads, which seem to be dynamically inserted into third-party content.
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US Charges Iowa Widow Over How She Deposited Husband’s Cash

An Iowa widow is charged with a crime and had nearly $19,000 seized from her bank after depositing her late husband’s legally earned money in a way that evaded federal reporting requirements. Janet Malone, 68, of Dubuque, is facing civil and criminal proceedings under a law intended to help investigators track large sums of cash tied to criminal activity such as drug trafficking and terrorism. But some members of Congress and libertarian groups have complained that the IRS and federal prosecutors are unfairly using it against ordinary people who deposit lawfully obtained money in increments below $10,000.
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U.S. Media Blackout: Italian Courts Rule Vaccines Cause Autism

On September 23, 2014, an Italian court in Milan award compensation to a boy for vaccine-induced autism. (See the Italian document here.) A childhood vaccine against six childhood diseases caused the boy’s permanent autism and brain damage. While the Italian press has devoted considerable attention to this decision and its public health implications, the U.S. press has been silent.
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San Francisco Water Manager Faces Suspension After Seen Urinating In Reservoir

Reservoir supplies drinking water to nearly 2.5 million Bay Area residents
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TSA Demands Internal Passport for Domestic Travel

Real ID will make it much more difficult for freedom-loving people to avoid the federal behemoth
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Ukraine: Use Of U.S. Ambassador's "False Flag" Offer Aborted

In an interview this morning a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine made a completely speculative statement on Russian air attack plans against Ukrainian forces reported the Ukrainian propaganda outlet
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Russia will help Egypt build 'a whole new nuclear power industry'

Russia will contribute to building "a whole new nuclear power industry" in Egypt, President Vladimir Putin has announced as the two countries have signed a number of agreements after a meeting in Cairo. The leaders of Russia and Egypt have signed "a memorandum of understanding to build the first nuclear plant in [the northern city of] El-Dabaa," Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi has told reporters at a news conference at Cairo's Al Qubba presidential palace.
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Terrorism: Ultimate Weapon of the Global Elite

By this definition, the two major categories of terrorist are those political leaders who perpetrate state terror by attacking other countries (ranging from launching a war, perhaps following a false flag operation, to conducting a drone strike) – see the classic book 'The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda'
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In Depth: Speculation remains about granting Russia use of an airbase

Local media reports on Tuesday continued to suggest that Cyprus may grant Russia use of an airbase on the island as part of an updated defence agreement expected to be signed during President Nicos Anastasiades’ visit to Moscow later this month. The reports – which apparently pointed to mixed signals from the government – had earlier prompted foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides to attempt to clear up the matter.
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Their Crime: Walking Into Their Own Home

There was no 911 call, no worried neighbors who drew the officers there that night. Police on patrol simply watched the brothers separately take out keys and enter the store, and decided something nefarious was in the works. The whole thing went down because of a suspected burglary in the brothers’ own home.
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New Urban Outfitters Tapestry Resembles Concentration Camp Uniform

Urban Outfitters came under fire on Monday for selling a tapestry that resembles the uniform gay male prisoners were forced to wear in Nazi concentration camps. The Anti-Defamation League slammed the store for selling the tapestry and urged Urban Outfitters to remove the item from stores.
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Israelis Cry Foul on U.S. Cash Influencing Their Election

In a Tel Aviv storefront, 84-year-old volunteer Zelda Harris is working the phones for the V15 group trying to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. U.S. billionaire S. Daniel Abraham, founder of Slim-Fast Foods Co., is helping to fund the effort.
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Economic Indicator: Baltic Dry at Lowest Level Since August 1986

Commodity shipping costs matched a record low set 28 years ago as China’s slowing demand for coal and weaker bookings before the Asian country’s New Year holidays compounded a fleet glut.
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DARPA’s Squad X Core Technologies program looks to create smarter, more aware infantry squads

DARPA program manager Major Christopher Orlowski commented on the goals of the project, stating that, "SXCT aims to help dismounted infantry squads have deep awareness of what’s around them, detect threats from farther away and, when necessary, engage adversaries more quickly and precisely than ever before."
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“Grave” repercussions for NATO if Greece turn to Russia

Experts have warned that there could be serious repercussions if Greece fails to reach an agreement on their debt with the eurozone, and turns to Russia instead. The Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos today said his country may be forced to carry out a “plan B” if a new bailout deal can’t be negotiated with the rest of the eurozone.
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Britain 'reserves right' to arm Ukraine: minister

Britain reserves the right to arm Ukraine and will not allow the Ukrainian army to collapse, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told parliament on Tuesday. "It's a national decision for each country in the NATO alliance to decide whether to supply lethal aid to Ukraine," he said in a statement to MPs. "The UK is not planning to do so but we reserve the right to keep this position under review," he said.
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Sweden Proposes Aggressive Nordic Defense

Sweden, which has assumed chairmanship of Nordic Defense Cooperation (NORDEFCO), the primary vehicle for military collaboration among Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, is pushing for an unprecedented level of practical interstate collaboration. On Sweden's agenda is development of joint Nordic situational awareness initiatives to strengthen air and sea cooperation and improve early warning systems.
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Racist Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg Says Black People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Own Guns

Anyone who has lived in New York City and seen the policies of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg can attest to the fact that the man is out of touch. Whether he is trying to tell people how much of a carbonated beverage they can drink, or promoting the racist “Stop and Frisk” policies of the New York City Police Department, Bloomberg consistently showed, during his tenure as mayor, that he lived in a world where only billionaires like himself mattered.
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VIDEO: Introducing Boston Dynamic's Spot

Spot is a four-legged robot designed for indoor and outdoor operation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. Spot has a sensor head that helps it navigate and negotiate rough terrain. Spot weighs about 160 lbs.
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NJ teens blocked from shoveling snow without permit

When a major snowstorm hit the East Coast two weeks ago, two entrepreneurial teens in New Jersey were ready. Until they ran directly into a real force of nature: government nannies.
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