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Worse than Al-Qaeda? ISIS pledges to raise flag of Allah in White House



RT * Published on Aug 9, 2014

The US has carried out new airstrikes on jihadist militants that have managed to occupy territories in north-western Iraq. But as RT's Egor Piskunov reports, many believe it's Washington that's paved the way for the rise of jihadists in Iraq.

READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/wipnhj


- He has no appreciation for eleventy-dimensional chess......

'It's Madness! US opposes ISIS in Iraq, supports them in Syria'



RT * Published on Aug 9, 2014

Elite donors of American allies in the Persian Gulf region have poured an immense amount of resources into rebel groups like IS in efforts to advance on three general goals: opposing Iran, its ally Bashar Assad and his government in Syria, and fomenting the Sunni-Shia divides in the region.

READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/t1cty8



Earthquake Leaves Devastation in China



RFAVideo * Published on Aug 5, 2014

More than 400 people were killed in Sunday’s earthquake in southwest China’s Yunnan province.

http://www.rfa.org/english/

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Warren G. Harding's Love Letters (NSFW?)



Last Week Tonight with John Oliver * Published on Jul 13, 2014

Warren G. Harding was a nasty, nasty president. John Oliver reads some of his recently released love letters.


- It's always the quiet ones you have to keep your eye on.....

US fighter jets bomb ISIS artillery, 'Washington only interested in splitting Iraq'



RT * Published on Aug 8, 2014

US military aircraft have conducted an airstrike on artillery used by the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Rear Admiral John Kirby said the attack took place to help defend Kurdish forces near Erbil, Iraq.

READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/al319s


''In our own day they are not fighting against one another at all. The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.''

~George Orwell, 1984

The Daily Show: Recap - Week of 8/4/14



Comedy Central * Published on Aug 8, 2014

Jordan Klepper investigates the border crisis, Michael Che finds an unlikely presidential candidate, and Wu-Tang Clan performs "Ron O'Neal" from "A Better Tomorrow."

Spying virus infects smartphones, mimics regular software update



RT * Published on Aug 7, 2014

A Russian IT company has discovered half-a-million phones across the globe are infected with malware, allowing them to be controlled remotely. With it, everything from your banking passwords to your text messages could be spied on. RT's Neil Harvey spoke with a member of the company that uncovered the security breach.


- Angela Merkel's still PO'd about the NSA hacking her phone. AND..... she wants to know what the hell is the holdup in releasing her naked pictures!?!?

Russia grants Snowden 3-year residence permit



RT * Published on Aug 7, 2014

Edward Snowden has received a residence permit in Russia, which is valid for three years, starting on August 1, the former NSA contractor’s lawyer announced.

READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/zotp09


- Well it looks like Russia does make something: ''Safe Havens.''

Russia bans all U.S. food, EU fruit and vegetables in sanctions response; NATO fears invasion

Source: Reuters

By Polina Devitt and Maria Tsvetkova
MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine
Wed Aug 6, 2014 7:52pm EDT

(Reuters)
- Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.

The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap imports, and on farmers in the West for whom Russia is a big market. Moscow is by far the biggest buyer of European fruit and vegetables and the second biggest importer of U.S. poultry.

RIA quoted the spokesman for Russia's food safety watchdog VPSS, Alexei Alexeenko, as saying all European fruit and vegetables and all produce from the United States would be included in a ban drawn up on the orders of President Vladimir Putin to punish countries that imposed sanctions on Russia.

Earlier, Alexeenko told Reuters bans on EU and U.S. goods would be "quite substantial", and would specifically include U.S. poultry, although he declined to give a full list of banned goods. He could not be reached again after the RIA report.



Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/06/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSKBN0G61K220140806



- Not to worry. The top poultry-producing states are all red. And since they know all about boot-straps and keeping your chin up during tough times (cause that's what they say to the poor all the time), they should be just fine. So I'm sure they won't be looking for any ''help'' other than what the Lord deems fit.

People power: passengers free man trapped by train in Australia



euronews (in English) * Published on Aug 6, 2014

A commuter near the Western Australian capital Perth had a lucky escape on Wednesday (August 6), after he fell into the gap between the train and the platform at Stirling Station.

The passenger, who found himself wedged in place, was rescued by his fellow travellers tilting the train, allowing him to be pulled to safety.

He was taken away by authorities and given the all clear by medics, local media reported. The passengers reboarded the train and left the platform just fifteen minutes behind schedule.


- Okay!?!?!
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