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Ukraine National Guard collapsing? 'We're not paid, we don't have food'

RT • Published June 12, 2014

The Ukrainian government has been using National Guard conscripts alongside the regular army. The conscripts were the main force behind the military assaults in the east. But entire units have since headed back to Kiev, claiming they're unpaid and have been abandoned by the government.

- If all soldiers went home, there'd be no one to fight wars.....

Hillary Clinton 2016: A Recipe for Endless War

breakingtheset · Published on Jun 3, 2014

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''We came, we saw, he died.''

Will Potter: The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

TED · Published on Jun 11, 2014

In 2002, investigative journalist and TED Fellow Will Potter decided to take a break from his regular beat, writing about shootings and murders for the Chicago Tribune. He went to help a local group campaigning against animal testing: "I thought it would be a safe way to do something positive," he says. Instead, he was arrested, and so began his ongoing journey into a world in which peaceful protest is branded as terrorism.

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


Cantor Campaign Spent More On Steak Houses Than Opponent Spent On Entire Race

Daniel Strauss
June 11, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) re-election campaign spent more money at steak houses than David Brat, who ended up defeating Cantor in the Republican primary, spent on his whole campaign.

NBC noted that according to FEC campaign finance reports, Cantor spent $168,637 in payments at BLT Steak and Bobby Van's Steak House in 17 payments up to May 21.

By contrast Brat's campaign spent $122,793 in the race.

Cantor also raised far more than Brat in the race. Cantor campaign raised $5,447,290 and spent almost as much — $5,026,626. Brat raised just $206,663.


- Maybe Cantor ate one of those Walmart LSD steaks like that family in Florida and he didn't really lose the election -- because this is all an halluciantion!?!? YAY!!!!

Keren Elazari: Hackers: the Internet's immune system

TED · Published on Jun 10, 2014

The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.

- And the meek shall inherit the security codes.....

Sold to China: US electric car company purchased by Chinese billionaire

RT · Published on Jun 10, 2014

Chinese companies are on a shopping spree in the U.S. investment doubled in 2013, reaching a record high of 14 billion dollars. And in the latest purchase is a taxpayer-backed electric car company was sold to a Chinese manufacturer. Marina Portnaya reports.

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- It's good to know someone besides the Pentagon is benefiting from my tax dollars for a change.

''If you don’t have a master, learn from the cat.'' ~Sufi Proverb

Fatal Accident on Sao Paulo's Monorail System

NTDTV·Published on Jun 10, 2014

A worker building a monorail in Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, dies after a section collapses just days ahead of the World Cup football tournament.

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The latest disaster to hit Brazil's preparations for the World Cup. A construction worker was killed on Monday after part of a monorail collapsed. The man was working on an extension to the metro network in Sao Paulo when he was hit by a concrete support beam. Two others were injured in the accident.

The monorail was supposed to be up and running for the World Cup, which kicks off on Thursday. But construction is behind schedule. When completed, the line will connect the city's airport to three metro lines.

This is the latest in several deaths, as workers rush to complete preparations for the tournament. Eight workers have now died in accidents during the construction of the 12 World Cup arenas in Brazil.

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Here's Why ONLY ONE Banker Went To Jail For The Economic Crisis

The Young Turks · Published on Jun 7, 2014

"On the evening of Jan. 27, Kareem Serageldin walked out of his Times Square apartment with his brother and an old Yale roommate and took off on the four-hour drive to Philipsburg, a small town smack in the middle of Pennsylvania. Despite once earning nearly $7 million a year as an executive at Credit Suisse, Serageldin, who is 41, had always lived fairly modestly. A previous apartment, overlooking Victoria Station in London, struck his friends as a grown-up dorm room; Serageldin lived with bachelor-pad furniture and little of it — his central piece was a night stand overflowing with economics books, prospectuses and earnings reports. In the years since, his apartments served as places where he would log five or six hours of sleep before going back to work, creating and trading complex financial instruments. One friend called him an 'investment-banking monk.'

"Serageldin's life was about to become more ascetic. Two months earlier, he sat in a Lower Manhattan courtroom adjusting and readjusting his tie as he waited for a judge to deliver his prison sentence. During the worst of the financial crisis, according to prosecutors, Serageldin had approved the concealment of hundreds of millions in losses in Credit Suisse's mortgage-backed securities portfolio. But on that November morning, the judge seemed almost torn. Serageldin lied about the value of his bank's securities — that was a crime, of course — but other bankers behaved far worse. Serageldin's former employer, for one, had revised its past financial statements to account for $2.7 billion that should have been reported. Lehman Brothers, AIG, Citigroup, Countrywide and many others had also admitted that they were in much worse shape than they initially allowed. Merrill Lynch, in particular, announced a loss of nearly $8 billion three weeks after claiming it was $4.5 billion.

Serageldin's conduct was, in the judge's words, 'a small piece of an overall evil climate within the bank and with many other banks.' Nevertheless, after a brief pause, he eased down his gavel and sentenced Serageldin, an Egyptian-born trader who grew up in the barren pinelands of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, to 30 months in jail. Serageldin would begin serving his time at Moshannon Valley Correctional Center, in Philipsburg, where he would earn the distinction of being the only Wall Street executive sent to jail for his part in the financial crisis.

"American financial history has generally unfolded as a series of booms followed by busts followed by crackdowns. After the crash of 1929, the Pecora Hearings seized upon public outrage, and the head of the New York Stock Exchange landed in prison. After the savings-and-loan scandals of the 1980s, 1,100 people were prosecuted, including top executives at many of the largest failed banks. In the '90s and early aughts, when the bursting of the Nasdaq bubble revealed widespread corporate accounting scandals, top executives from WorldCom, Enron, Qwest and Tyco, among others, went to prison." *

In this clip from The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur breaks down all the many reasons why the Obama Administration opted not to pursue prosecutions against the bank executives who caused the financial crisis that led to the Great Recession.

* For more, read the full article by Jesse Eisinger in the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/magazine/only-one-top-banker-jail-financial-crisis.html?_r=1

How Many Republicans Were Arrested RIGHT AFTER The 2014 Primary?

The Young Turks · Published on Jun 9, 2014

It may be a new trend: Republicans getting arrested immediately following elections. This year four members of the GOP - one a candidate and three others campaign employees - were arrested immediately following the vote's conclusion on Primary election night. Are we looking at a new trend? The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

- All Republicans should be arrested on the day they announce a run for office and not released until a day after the votes have been certified.

Or, we could just take off and nuke them from orbit, to be sure. Tough choice.

Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant Still Leaking Radiation-High Rad Levels

missingsky102·Published on Jun 1, 2014

Radiation Leaking/Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant/California

The Radiation Network has issued a ALERT of the Diablo Canyon Area (Shell Beach)http://www.radiationnetwork.com/

EQ-20140530-410254-USA Common Alerting Protocol
Magnitude: 2.3
Mercalli scale: 1
Date-Time : 30 May, 2014 at 19:43:53 UTC
Local Date/Time: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 19:43 in the evening at epicenter
Coordinate: 35° 34.800, 120° 52.800
Depth: 4 km (2.49 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Class: Micro
Region: North-America
Country: United States
Location: 15.32 km (9.52 miles) E of Cayucos, California, United States

Location NPP Distance
USA ********DIABLO CANYON Npp******* 25.47 km

EQ-20140531-410312-USA Common Alerting Protocol
Magnitude: 3.8
Mercalli scale: 2
Date-Time : 31 May, 2014 at 02:59:29 UTC
Local Date/Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 02:59 at night at epicenter
Coordinate: 33° 35.400, 118° 22.200
Depth: 1 km (0.62 miles)
Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
Class: Minor
Region: North-America
Country: United States
Location: 17.27 km (10.73 miles) W of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, United States

Location NPP Distance
USA San Onofre Npp 49.35 km

Navy Tests To Determine If Unhealthy Radiation Is Lurking On Treasure Island

6 Hanford workers get medical treatment after vapor exposure

Radiation Madness, Methane Madness, GeoEngineering 6/1/2014

Top Science Journal: "Time bombs" at WIPP nuclear site? "High alert over risk of new explosions" in hundreds of plutonium-contaminated drums — AP: 4 years may be needed just to seal off area where drums stored — Experts go down to check if ground 'still stable' (VIDEO)

New emails reveal concern over plutonium chain reaction in WIPP containers — "There shouldn't be a 'significant' reaction... criticality safety issues are not my area of expertise" — "Significant amount of plutonium" — No mention of kitty litter

Kodiak bear suddenly dies running uphill in Alaska / "Heart attack" ?

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