In order to keep Amsterdam clean, the city now hires chronic alcoholics. For five cans of beer, tobacco and about $13 in cash per day they have to sweep the city's streets. The new project aims at tackling anti-social behavior by keeping addicts busy. [...]
Abby Martin defends the notion of American Exceptional-ism.
Highlighting the categories where the US truly is exceptional, from obesity to war making, but not in the areas that Americans should be proud of such as literacy and environmental protection.
Top 5 Ways America is Exceptional | Brainwash Update
The mortal shooting of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine who had embraced Marxism and defected for a time to the Soviet Union. Oswald never stood trial for murder, because, while being transferred after having been taken into custody, he was shot [...]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded that Washington give Germany clarity over the future of the NSA in the country, stating that the practice had put transatlantic ties "to the test.-The allegations are grave," she said. Merkel kicked off the session by tackling the controversial issue of the US tapping her personal phone calls and the “millions” of associated NSA data int [...]
Pro-wrestler Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, slammed the TSA (pun intended) in a recent speech before the Liberty Political Action Committee (LPAC), stating that the idea the government agency protects the nation is a complete joke. [...]
Alex Jones welcomes chemical physicist Dr. Christopher Busby to discuss what the removal of nuclear fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi Plant entails, and to examine the tsunami-battered nuclear reactor's persisting radiation threat.
☢ Fukushima: Beyond Urgent ☢
Top Scientist: Another Fukushima Quake Would Mean US Evacuation
Top Scientist: Another Fukushima Quake Woul [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency is collecting bulk records of international money transfers, including the financial and personal data of millions of Americans. Citing “officials familiar with the programs,” the Wall Street Journal reported that the CIA and FBI collect financial information when international transactions are filed through numerous money-transfer companies, including MoneyGram [...]
Without Consent In Fruitless Search For Narcotics. What is wrong with law enforcement in the Southwest? They've become notorious for invasive drug searches. A week after news outlets spotlighted the cases of two New Mexico men who had their anuses searched by police looking for drugs, another woman has come forward with a similar story. [...]
American taxpayers have unwittingly paid more than $150 million to companies throughout the Middle East that are known to have helped finance terrorist attacks on US soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, according to a new internal US government report. [...]
Mental health problems in children from wealthy US and UK families soar, new research reveals. The richer sectors of society are facing a crisis of eating disorders, drug abuse and self-harm, mostly due to "unrealistic" expectations pinned on kids. Wealthy parents expect their off-springs to excel in all fields, including sports and music, as well as academically, American psychologists c [...]
Roughly 40 percent of New York Cityâs military veterans are finding themselves facing hunger with few options for help, and the problem may be get worse in the future. According to Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, about 95,000 veterans need food aid such as those offered by soup kitchens and other hunger-relief organizations. [...]
The second-largest telecom country in the United States has been on the Central Intelligence Agencyâs payroll to the tune of $10 million a year in exchange for voluntarily handing over troves of phone logs, the New York Times reported Thursday. Citing federal officials with knowledge of the program, The Times’ Charlie Savage [...]
Anthony Gucciardi | Award winning scientist says another 7.0 earthquake hitting Fukushima would mean US evacuations, "bye bye Japan." “I have seen a paper which says that if in fact the fourth plant goes under in an earthquake and those rods are exposed, it’s bye bye Japan and everybody on the west coast of North America should evacuate,” he said.
☢ Fukushima: Beyond U [...]
Travelers are now being subjected to even more invasive screening procedures by the infamous Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Before “allowing” people to travel, the TSA is performing unwarranted checks of a wide variety of personal documents, going further than ever before into the lives of innocent passengers. As expected, Americans will roll over for the new intrusions and acce [...]
Britain is using its Berlin embassy to spy on the nearby Bundestag, as well as the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Concern was raised following the latest Snowden revelations and prompted the German FM to invite the British ambassador "for a talk." The news comes just one week after the alleged closure of an American listening "nest" just 150 meters away from the British embassy [...]
Despite more than two-dozen video recordings showing otherwise, President Obama said that he never promised Americans they'd be able to keep their health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Speaking to supporters in Washington on Monday, Obama claimed that in the past, he said, “You could keep [your plan] if it hasn’t changed since the law was passed.” [...]
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Controversy has become the mantra of the whirlwind that is David Icke’s life over the past few decades. Since the early 90’s, he has [...] [...]
Bitcoin is an indiscriminate and pure technology, with which you can be anywhere and be anybody and still be able to spend - that's why it's very popular in the developing world, economist Jeffrey Tucker told RT. "Bitcoiniacs" has set up the first ever bitcoin ATM. Is this pushing legal boundaries? How will the authorities view this? [...]
When Edward Snowden met journalists in his cramped room in Hong Kong's Mira hotel in June, his mission was ambitious. He wanted to start a debate about mass surveillance.He succeeded beyond anything the journalists or Snowden himself ever imagined. His disclosures about the NSA resonated with Americans from day one. But they also exploded round the world. [...]