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Manhunt on for officer suspected of murder



Police Crime Cop Block

Rough Ride: Public transport skirts around poor areas in the US



- Thank goodness for RT, or we'd never hear this story. And the discrimination would be complete......

U.S. warns Americans in Saudi Arabia, closes embassy

Source: World Tribune.com

Monday, March 16th, 2015 | Posted by WorldTribune.com

The U.S. embassy in Riyadh closed its offices today and warned Americans in the country to be on alert.

A statement on its website said consular services had been cancelled in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran on March 16, and that telephone service would also be suspended.

“All U.S. citizens are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, and take extra precautions when traveling throughout the country,” the U.S. stated.

“The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia and limit non-essential travel within the country.”

Read more: http://www.worldtribune.com/2015/03/16/u-s-warns-americans-in-saudi-arabia-closes-embassy/



- Best move we've made in the Middle East in a long, long time......

In Our Backyard - The Monsanto Corporation



Uploaded on Oct 26, 2011

The company that made "agent orange" and "nutrisweet." Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Started by selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, it is now the world's leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed as "Roundup". Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 90% of the genetically engineered seeds used in the US market. It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Agracetus, owned by Monsanto, exclusively produces Roundup Ready soybean seed for the commercial market. In 2005, it finalized the purchase of Seminis Inc, making it the world's largest conventional seed company.

Monsanto's development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and "strong-arming" of the seed industry have made the company controversial around the world and a primary target of the alter-globalization movement and environmental activists. As a result of its business strategies and licensing agreements, Monsanto came under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department in 2009.




Inside the Evil Monsanto
All therein are demento
They make pesticide seeds,
Killing the bugs and the bees
The rest of us to follow them, pronto


~DeSwiss

Great-grandmother skydives on her 100th birthday



Orwellian Euphemisms: It's not 'mass surveillance', it's 'bulk collection' now



- ''Bulk Collection'' -- used for those times when your society begins to experience irregularities.......



'Hegemony Challenged': UK joins China-led bank, US slams decision



Triumph Does The Weather



- I'm sure when Triumph said ''Hawaii You're A Pussy!'' he meant it in a ''non-sexual,'' and a ''non-anti-cat'' sort of way.

The Daily Show - Hurricane Sandy Survivors' Long Wait for Housing



- This is why Jon Stewart's departure will hurt so badly. Who's going to tell us the news?

The West's Plan To Drop Russia From SWIFT Hilariously Backfires

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Submitted by Tyler Durden on 03/12/2015 16:29 -0400

Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog

If Vladimir Putin is remotely capable of laughter (the jury is out on that one…) then he’s probably doing so right now. Russia is once again Arch-Enemy of the United States. It’s like living through a really bad James Bond movie, complete with cartoonish villains. And for the last several months, the US government has been doing everything it can to torpedo the Russian economy, as well as Vladimir Putin’s standing within his own country.

The economic nuclear option is to kick Russia out of the international banking system. And the US government has been vociferously pushing for this. Specifically, the US government wants to kick Russia out of SWIFT, short for the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications.

That’s a mouthful. But SWIFT is an important component in the global banking system because it lays the foundation for banks to communicate and transfer funds with one another. It’s a network protocol of sorts. Whenever a bank in Pakistan does business with a bank in Portugal, the funds will clear through the SWIFT network. According to the SWIFT itself, they link over 9,000 financial institutions worldwide in over 200 countries, which transact 15 million times per day.

Bottom line, being part of SWIFT is critical to conducting business with the rest of the world. And if Russia gets kicked out of SWIFT, it would be a disaster. Now, SWIFT is technically organized as a ‘Cooperative Society’ and governed by a board of directors. There are 25 available board seats, and each seat is allocated for a three-year term to a specific country. The United States, Belgium, France, Germany, UK, and Switzerland each hold two seats. A handful of other countries hold just one seat. And of course, most countries don’t hold any seats at all.

Here’s what’s utterly hilarious— On Monday afternoon, not only did SWIFT NOT kick Russia out… but they announced that they were actually giving a BOARD SEAT to Russia. This is basically the exact opposite of what the US government was pushing for.

Awkward…

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- They want Syria, and they'll do anything to get it. Any-stupid-thing.

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