May 8, 2013 Are you sure about this news? Wrap up for today around America
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Michio Kaku Explains the Cause of the Fertilizer Plant Explosion Near Waco, Texas — And Why It Could Certainly Happen Again
United States President Barack Obama is likely to endorse a Federal Bureau of Investigation effort that would ensure all Internet companies in the US provide a way for the government to conduct undetected, backdoor surveillance.
The FBI has been considering solutions to their so-called “Going Dark” problem as intricate methods of encryption and advances in technology have made it increasingly difficult for the federal government and law enforcement to gain access to online communications conducted in the shadows of the Web. Should the latest efforts of the FBI move forward, though, Internet companies that act as any conduit for correspondence of any kind would be heavily fined if they don’t include in their infrastructure a way for the government to eavesdrop on that dialogue in real time.
Boy,3, kills self with uncle’s gun
AUTHORITIES say a 3-year-old Florida boy has died after shooting himself with a gun he found in his uncle’s backpack.
The shooting happened Tuesday night in a bedroom Jadarrius Speights shared with his uncle at an apartment complex in Tampa. Authorities say the uncle, 29-year-old Jeffrey D. Walker, has been charged with culpable negligence.
Stephen Hawking joins academic boycott of Israel
Professor Stephen Hawking is backing the academic boycott of Israel by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Hawking, 71, the world-renowned theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, had accepted an invitation to headline the fifth annual president’s conference, Facing Tomorrow, in June, which features major international personalities, attracts thousands of participants and this year will celebrate Peres’s 90th birthday.
Hawking is in very poor health, but last week he wrote a brief letter to the Israeli president to say he had changed his mind. He has not announced his decision publicly, but a statement published by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine with Hawking’s approval described it as “his independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there”.
Hawking’s decision marks another victory in the campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions targeting Israeli academic institutions.
In April the Teachers’ Union of Ireland became the first lecturers’ association in Europe to call for an academic boycott of Israel, and in the United States members of the Association for Asian American Studies voted to support a boycott, the first national academic group to do so.
In the four weeks since Hawking’s participation in the Jerusalem event was announced, he has been bombarded with messages from Britain and abroad as part of an intense campaign by boycott supporters trying to persuade him to change his mind. In the end, Hawking told friends, he decided to follow the advice of Palestinian colleagues who unanimously agreed that he should not attend.
Hawking’s decision met with abusive responses on Facebook, with many commentators focusing on his physical condition, and some accusing him of antisemitism.
By participating in the boycott, Hawking joins a small but growing list of British personalities who have turned down invitations to visit Israel, including Elvis Costello, Roger Waters, Brian Eno, Annie Lennox and Mike Leigh.
However, many artists, writers and academics have defied and even denounced the boycott, calling it ineffective and selective. Ian McEwan, who was awarded the Jerusalem Prize in 2011, responded to critics by saying: “If I only went to countries that I approve of, I probably would never get out of bed … It’s not great if everyone stops talking.”
Noam Chomsky, a prominent supporter of the Palestinian cause, has said that he supports the “boycott and divestment of firms that are carrying out operations in the occupied territories” but that a general boycott of Israel is “a gift to Israeli hardliners and their American supporters”.
Hawking has visited Israel four times in the past. Most recently, in 2006, he delivered public lectures at Israeli and Palestinian universities as the guest of the British embassy in Tel Aviv. At the time, he said he was “looking forward to coming out to Israel and the Palestinian territories and excited about meeting both Israeli and Palestinian scientists”.
Since then, his attitude to Israel appears to have hardened. In 2009, Hawking denounced Israel’s three-week attack on Gaza, telling Riz Khan on Al-Jazeera that Israel’s response to rocket fire from Gaza was “plain out of proportion … The situation is like that of South Africa before 1990 and cannot continue.”
Israel Maimon, chairman of the presidential conference said: “This decision is outrageous and wrong.
“The use of an academic boycott against Israel is outrageous and improper, particularly for those to whom the spirit of liberty is the basis of the human and academic mission. Israel is a democracy in which everyone can express their opinion, whatever it may be. A boycott decision is incompatible with open democratic discourse.”
In 2011, the Israeli parliament passed a law making a boycott call by an individual or organisation a civil offence which can result in compensation liable to be paid regardless of actual damage caused. It defined a boycott as “deliberately avoiding economic, cultural or academic ties with another person or another factor only because of his ties with the State of Israel, one of its institutions or an area under its control, in such a way that may cause economic, cultural or academic damage”. Great minds think alike. Screw Israeli and those that support this criminal country!
Oreck files for bankruptcy protection as it seeks sale
Oreck Corporation, the Nashville-based vacuum maker, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to sell the privately held company, the company announced today.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows a business to restructure its debts and reorganize finances so that it can stay open.
“Oreck will continue to operate in the ordinary course of business while the sale process takes place, with authorized and exclusive dealers and other trade customers continuing to receive product for sale to ultimate consumers,” reads a company statement. “It is anticipated that following the closing of the sale that plant operations and corporate headquarters will remain in Tennessee.”
The company’s assets and liabilities are both estimated between $10 million and $50 million, according to the bankruptcy filing. The company has between 200 and 999 creditors.
Oreck’s largest unsecured creditors include:
GSC Recovery III Asset Trust, Microsoft, Woot, Fedex, Amazon, Scott Vogel and USAA Realty, which owns the Highland Ridge I building at 565 Marriott Drive in Nashville where Oreck leases 22,000 square feet of space.
Oreck moved to Nashville from New Orleans in 2008. It employes 70 at its headquarters in Nashville. The company, which also makes air purifiers, also operates a 250-employee, 310,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and call center in Cookeville.
Chinese media challenges Japanese ownership of Okinawa
China’s leading newspaper has upped the ante in the country’s intensifying territorial dispute with Japan, claiming its high time both sides “re-examine” who has sovereignty over Okinawa – which hosts a massive US military contingent.
The People’s Daily, which serves as the mouthpiece for the ruling Communist party, ran the lengthy commentary questioning the historical status of Japan’s southernmost Ryukyu island chain, which includes Okinawa.
The researchers, hailing from a prominent state-run think tank, argue ownership of the Ryukyus should be considered in light of post-World War II declarations which require Japan to return Chinese territory.
The academics claim the Ryukyus were once a “vassal state of China” before they were absorbed by Japan in the late 1800s during the twilight of the Qing Dynasty.
The researchers also reiterated Chinese government claims over a tiny group of islands in the East China Sea known as the Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese.
RE: Father of Sandy Hook victim faces criminal charges
” we agreed to set up this false flag because they paid us,and I needed money because of all my past illicit behavior”
If another country really wants to take a swing, I mean really, no FF shit, then we couldnt due shit about it. Our security is a fucking joke. Look at the massive failures on 911, ALL CT”S aside, it was fucking joke. At the very least incompetence should have been dealt with, investigated, fired shamed and out cast, THere was a fuckton of it.
People saw that big ass book and said, nah, The War On Terror Is Over. America Lost.
Watch following video and I wish to inform all the sheep of America that more Americans have died from bee and wasp stings than from terrorists attacks!
This is quite an interesting video. Really interesting to watch, gets to the point, and never lets up. However, one must see this as a interesting attempt to make do with the so-called “Police State Reality” that is supposedly here and now.
Let’s take a closer look.
The video seems to wish to paint the picture of the War on Terror being over and the Pig State looming well on the horizon. The intent seems to indicate that this is more apparent since the Boston attack. Ok. Maybe there has been a uptick in certain Pig and SWAT operations owing to it. BUt for the premise of this to even marginally teensy-weensy accurate, it would have to occur EVERYWHERE and this is NOT the case.
They only appear when big things like this go down and during illegal unconstitutional protests and gatherings. It isn’t going to be ALL the time and everywhere. Some may say “Well, of course it isn’t everywhere. Its not at that stage…yet.” Ok. That may very well be the case. Maybe Boston was a “dry run” of sorts. But the reality of it is, it isn’t happening.
Another aspect of this video is its extreme accusatory nature and also the pristine fact that this sounds a hell of a lot like some propaganda indoctrination video in some parts. There were claims that people were being “forced out of their homes at gunpoint” which is not true at all. The footage shown did NOT show guns being pointed at the people in an attempt to get them out of their homes. Much like the infamous pic of then-brat (and now Commie Supporter and America Hater) Elian Gonzalez when Federal forces had to go in to get the then-brat to get him over to Cuba and be indoctrinated into Communist thought. In fact, the footage shown shows complete compliance of the people and not them being harassed or anything of the sort.
But what about the claims they WERE harassed? Wouldn’t it be more prescient to state that maybe the footage is only showing a PART of what was happening and that this is an isolated incident that is not representative of what was REALLY happening? Actually, that is a perfectly valid question. There wasn’t 50,000 webcams or vidcams everywhere providing LIVE streams with audio of all the events concerning the Special State Troops or Federal Troops going about their business, so it can very well be apt that maybe what people have commented on or related may very well be true.
In all manner and form of reality, I think the truth more lies along the lines that when the troops came to inspect their homes the people were quite uncooperative. Probably harassing the troops themselves, obstructing justice and the like, they had to be dealt in a manner befitting how they were treated. Did some of them step over the line? Probably, as I said, they may have felt they were being harassed themselves and not being able to perform their duties as needed. So yeah, the part about how the troops acted MAY very well be true.
So I think overall the video is indeed very interesting and gets to the point without too much verbiage, and does raise some questions whether they be valid or not. But unfortunately it suffers mightily from sounding too much like a propaganda indoctrination video, almost seemingly making us think in a certain prescribed direction, and not allowing opposite thoughts to enter into the picture. At least that is how I see it, and nothing more. Still though, even with ALL that having been said about it, I would encourage viewing of it regardless. Quite an interesting one indeed and recommended.