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The Daily Show: 5/21/14 in :60 Seconds



Comedy Central • Published on May 22, 2014

CNN's editor-in-chief in India insists CNN is a quality brand name, and Timothy Geithner tries to explain differing perspectives of the financial crisis.



''Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.'' ~George Orwell

How You Can Stop the NDAA's Indefinite Detention In Your City | Think Tank



breakingtheset · Published on May 23, 2014

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Abby Martin interviews Dan Johnson, founder of People Against the NDAA, about the National Defense Authorization Act and its language that allows the military to indefinitely detain American citizens and what local communities are doing about this law.


“Authority, when first detecting chaos at its heels, will entertain the vilest schemes to save its orderly facade.”

~V

How the NSA is Using The Bahamas as a Model for Total Control | Big Brother Watch



breakingtheset · Published on May 20, 2014

Abby Martin highlights a new report by The Intercept showing that the NSA is collecting and recording virtually every single phone call made on the island nation of the Bahamas and how this dangerous technology is usurping the rights of global citizens.


''The ending is nearer than you think, and it is already written. All that we have left to choose is the correct moment to begin.''

~V

Noise Complaint Makes Cops Tase Grandma | Police Beat



breakingtheset · Published on May 20, 2014

Abby Martin goes over a round-up of some of the most outrageous recent police stories, including a noise complaint that turned into a SWAT team style raid and the sentencing of Occupy protestor, Cecily McMillan for assaulting a cop after having her breast grabbed.

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- ''The outrage being expressed by our ELECTED OFFICIALS concerning the myriad of beatings, torturings and killings that these BLUE GANG punks are committing with impunity, is deafening isn't it?

Tasing, kicking, grandpas, grandmas and children. Just like they learned in Iraq......''

Apocalyptic Ambition: Kiev-US Nuclear Deal May Lead To Catastrophe



missingsky102·Published on May 19, 2014

Political turmoil and violence in Ukraine's east are not the only challenges facing the country right now. Energy supplies are a major concern, and Kiev has decided to use US nuclear fuel at its atomic plants which constitute a major part of the country's power grid. RT's Irina Galushko explains why many fear Kiev is jeopardizing safety for politics.

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In order to alleviate energy dependence on Moscow, the coup-imposed government in Kiev has resurrected a contract with a US company to supply fuel to Ukraine's nuclear power plants. Using US fuel rods was banned in 2012 due to dangerous incompatibility.

The rivalry for nuclear fuel supply to Ukraine between Russia's nuclear fuel cycle company TVEL and America's Westinghouse took a twist when in April 2014, shortly after the armed coup, Kiev signed a new deal with America's leading nuclear fuel producer, Westinghouse Electric Company, instead of the Russian TVEL company that has been supplying fuel rods to Ukraine for years.
http://rt.com/news/159848-ukraine-nuclear-deal-westinghouse/


NATO Team Counsels Ukraine on Atomic Reactor Safety
NATO specialists recently advised Ukraine on the safety of its atomic reactors, amid concerns about spreading instability in the country, Reuters reported.

A team of alliance civilian experts traveled to the country in April at Kiev's request to provide recommendations on options for enhancing protections around key infrastructure sites such as nuclear plants and gas pipelines, the news service reported on Wednesday.

Some independent analysts have voiced concern about the potential for a nuclear plant meltdown occurring if the electricity that powers reactors' cooling systems is cut off or plant personnel flee their posts due to nearby fighting in the country.
http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/nato-team-assists-ukraine-improving-nuclear-site-protections/

REAL UKRAINE ISSUE: ROGUE REACTORS AND PUTIN'S 'NO-BAMA' ZONE IN CRIMEA
"To be sure, the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear disaster of Chernobyl was in nuclear weapons-equivalent terms a very large-sized nuclear device, probably releasing 130 kilograms of very highly enriched uranium and plutonium, as well as other long-lived deadly nuclides. In very approximate terms this was equivalent to about 15 times the radiological inventory of the 1945 Hirsoshima A-bomb. Economic damage to date from the Chernobyl disaster which requires a 2827 square kilometer total exclusion zone, is variously estimated at $350 -- $500 billion, with at least 30 000 fatalities to date across Europe.

Ukraine is therefore a deadly storehouse of dangerous reactors, including the crippled Chernobyl reactor which as yet, to date, does not have a final entombment sarcophage. Nuclear wastes, in Ukraine, are widely dispersed and poorly accounted for. The country could or might have a certain number of operational or repairable smaller-sized nuclear warheads, the radioactive materials of which also makes them prime assets for the production of "dirty bombs", that is non-explosive nuclear waste-dispersing weapons. This is serious business, so Washington's diplomatic suicide-run to derail nuclear cooperation with Russia should raise alarms for anyone genuinely concerned about moving the globe towards a peaceful future.

Calling for a Ukraine No-Fly Zone and 'War for Crimea', as mindless political clowns such as John McCain have already done, is pure madness.

But madness is all Washington seems to be serving up these days."
http://21stcenturywire.com/2014/03/11/real-ukraine-issue-rogue-reactors-and-putins-no-bama-zone-in-crimea/

Plutonium and other alpha emitters in mushrooms from Poland, Spain and Ukraine.
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/11376519_Plutonium_and_other_alpha_emitters_in_mushrooms_from_Poland_Spain_and_Ukraine

Management and Disposition Of Excess Weapons-Reactor Related Problems.


- Whore-nukes.

What Is the "Liberal" Obama Administration's Beef with Economist Thomas Piketty?



The Young Turks · Published on May 19, 2014

The French economist Thomas Piketty's book on the future of inequality is the buzz of the economics world this season. Now President Obama's chief economist has weighed in on its thesis, the first time a senior administration official has discussed it in detail. And he is skeptical of some key assumptions upon which 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century,' Mr. Piketty's sweeping book, is based.

"Jason Furman, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, grappled with Mr. Piketty's book in a speech on the global economy in Ireland on Wednesday.

"Mr. Furman starts with a relatively straightforward description of Mr. Piketty's arguments and the rise in inequality in the United States over recent decades, trying to peel apart how much of that broad story — greater inequality in income and wealth than in the past — is attributable to changes in how people are paid for their labors and how much to a shift in returns and ownership of capital.'

In this clip The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur explains why the Obama Administration, ostensibly leaders in pushing a liberal agenda, want nothing to do with Thomas Piketty and his analysis of the structural problems of capitalism driving income inequality.

For more, read the New York Times story by Neil Irwin here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/upshot/obamas-top-economist-has-some-problems-with-pikettys-book.html


- Preschool for investment bankers is a good idea. Because that's where your teachers first start teaching children the difference between what's right and what's wrong. Better late than never......

Cop Shoots Himself Trying To Kill Dog Riverside California



nevergetbusted · Published on May 19, 2014

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The U.S. now has the largest prison population in the history of mankind and currently holds the world record for the number of incarcerations, proportionately and numerically. The United States has more prisoners than China and China has one billion more in population. We free prisoners: Contact us: http://goo.gl/Y2urVD


How Low Can Rahm Emanuel Go (In Approval Rating)?



The Young Turks · Published on May 19, 2014

"A new poll shows Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) could face trouble in his bid for reelection.

"Conducted on Wednesday by McKeon & Associates for the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often page, the survey found that only 29 percent of Chicago voters would support Emanuel if the mayoral election were held today. The results also showed that only one in five Chicago voters believe Emanuel is doing a better job than his predecessor, former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

"'Right now, Rahm is not connecting,' McKeon said, according to the Sun-Times report. 'If he doesn't do that, he's gonna lose.'

The poll included 511 registered Chicago voters, who said they were 'very likely' to go to the polls. The city's mayoral election is set to take place on Feb. 24, 2015.

Back in February 2011, Emanuel easily ousted five rivals with 55 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff by earning the simple majority. By August 2013, a Crain/Ipsos poll showed Emanuel's approval rating had dipped to a point where only two percent of Chicagoans strongly supported his job performance."

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks explains why Rahm Emanuel is so deeply unpopular with Chicago voters, and engages in a bit of "I told you so" over Emanuel's failed policies and low approval rating.

For more, read the Huffington Post story by Chris Gentilviso here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/10/rahm-emanuel-poll_n_5301848.html





GMO 'Terrorists': Russia seeks criminal punishment for bio-tech companies



RT · Published on May 17, 2014

Genetically modified food or 'Frankenstein food' is accused of dangerously toying with nature. Its potential negative health effects are making Russia take steps. A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment. RT's Egor Piskunov reports.

- GMO plant micro-RNA has been found to crossover into mammalian serum and plasma are actively secreted from tissues and cells and can serve as a novel class of biomarkers for diseases, and act as signaling molecules in intercellular communication. This has never been known to happen before and it changes everything. We're not just eating vitamins, nutrients and minerals, but plant information codes as well.

Possibly altered plant information codes. And no one knows what it's telling our cells to do......


Abstract

Our previous studies have demonstrated that stable microRNAs (miRNAs) in mammalian serum and plasma are actively secreted from tissues and cells and can serve as a novel class of biomarkers for diseases, and act as signaling molecules in intercellular communication. Here, we report the surprising finding that exogenous plant miRNAs are present in the sera and tissues of various animals and that these exogenous plant miRNAs are primarily acquired orally, through food intake. MIR168a is abundant in rice and is one of the most highly enriched exogenous plant miRNAs in the sera of Chinese subjects. Functional studies in vitro and in vivo demonstrated that MIR168a could bind to the human/mouse low-density lipoprotein receptor adapter protein 1 (LDLRAP1) mRNA, inhibit LDLRAP1 expression in liver, and consequently decrease LDL removal from mouse plasma. These findings demonstrate that exogenous plant miRNAs in food can regulate the expression of target genes in mammals.


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California's San Onofre Nuclear Plant Evacuated Due To Brush Fires



missingsky102·Published on May 14, 2014

California: Nuclear Plant Evacuated As Massive Brush Fires Burn Nearby Homes -

Homes in a Carlsbad neighborhood have caught fire as hundreds of people flee a fast-moving blaze dubbed the Poinsettia fire Wednesday. Meanwhile, a second fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that "about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated" from the plant because of the fire.

In Anaheim, the 91 Freeway was closed in Anaheim due to a small brush fire.
More than 11,500 evacuation notices have been issued for the fire as it moves through neighborhoods amid steep brushy canyons.

Television news footage showed two homes engulfed in flames as the fire whipped through the canyons, fueled in part by gusty winds. In addition to hundreds of homes and businesses, the fire had forced the evacuation of elementary schools and libraries.

Power outages as a result of the fire also prompted the Legoland theme to evacuate all of its rides, according to the park's Facebook page. - See more at: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/230870/california-nuclear-plant-evacuated-as-massive-brush-fires-burn-nearby-homes.html

Fires sweep southern California and prompt partial evacuation of San Onofre nuclear power plant
http://www.news.com.au/world/fires-sweep-southern-california-and-prompt-partial-evacuation-of-san-onofre-nuclear-power-pant/story-fndir2ev-1226918410622

San Diego County declares emergency as Carlsbad fire burns 30 homes
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-poinsettia-fire-homes-carlsbad-20140514-story.html

    See also-

    California: Nuclear Plant Evacuated As Massive Brush Fires Burn Nearby Homes
    (Wednesday, May 14th, 2014)




    Homes in a Carlsbad neighborhood have caught fire as hundreds of people flee a fast-moving blaze dubbed the Poinsettia fire Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, a second fire at Camp Pendleton was creeping closer to the San Onofre nuclear power plant. Southern California Edison said in a tweet that “about a dozen non-essential employees evacuated” from the plant because of the fire.

    In Anaheim, the 91 Freeway was closed in Anaheim due to a small brush fire.

    More than 11,500 evacuation notices have been issued for the fire as it moves through neighborhoods amid steep brushy canyons.

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