The U.S. military has canceled a pretrial hearing for suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, a military spokesman said on Sunday, in another setback for the government in its efforts to try the five men being held at Guantanamo.
A defense department spokesman said the hearing, originally scheduled for Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, was canceled by the military judge. Continue reading “U.S. military cancels hearing for September 11 suspects”
Allies China and Russia will hold joint naval drills later this week in the Sea of Japan, officials confirmed.
Experts say this reflects the deepened military cooperation between the two sides.
The two countries will conduct their largest joint Pacific exercise from August 20 to 28.
A Chinese squadron has left the port of Qingdao in Shandong province on Saturday and expected to dock at Russia’s Vladivostok on Thursday. Continue reading “China, Russia joint naval drills in Sea of Japan this week”
Once upon a time, it was popular to say that the U.S. government only had enough wheat stored up to provide everyone in America with half a loaf of bread. But that is not true anymore. Recently, I discovered that the U.S. does not have any strategic grain reserves left at all. Zero. Nada. Zilch. As you will see below, the USDA liquidated the remaining reserves back in 2008. So if a major food crisis hit this country, our government would have nothing to give us. Of course the federal government could always go out and try to buy or seize food to feed the population during a major emergency, but that wouldn’t actually increase the total amount of food that was available. Instead, it would just give the government more power over who gets it. Continue reading “Did You Know That The U.S. No Longer Has Any Strategic Grain Reserves At All?”
A bomb has exploded close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more.
Reports say a second bomb has been found in the area and made safe.
No-one has yet said they carried out the attack, which took place close to the Erawan shrine in Bangkok’s central Chidlom district.
The shrine is a major tourist attraction. The Thai government said the attack was aimed at foreigners. Continue reading “Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital”
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Monday morning in Piedmont, Calif., near Oakland, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The temblor occurred at 6:49 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.
According to the USGS, the epicenter was two miles from Emeryville, Calif., three miles from Oakland, three miles from Berkeley and 64 miles from Sacramento. Continue reading “Earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay Area”
Five years after the Obama administration and Congress passed “financial reforms” aimed at “reining in” banks once deemed “too big to fail,” three top Democrats are accusing a federal housing authority of quietly changing finance rules in order to shield two recently convicted banks.
As reported by The Intercept, an investigative news web site, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has removed a key provision in requirements for taxpayer-guaranteed mortgage insurance so that the banks, which were found guilty of federal crimes, could still participate in the lucrative market. Continue reading “Obama grants legal immunity to criminal banking cartels”
Earlier this month 21WIRE reported on a spate of violent incidents carried out by extremist Israeli settlers, police and IDF, against the native Palestinians.
Israel, its lobby and its agents have been working overtime to rehabilitate Israel’s image ever since last year’s massacre by the IDF in Gaza. Despite dubious events like the Charlie Hebdo Attack, Israel continues to lose the global public opinion war. Continue reading “Zionists Finally Admitting Wave of Hatred That’s Consuming Israel”
BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.
On Monday, 59-year-old Jerry Hartfield will return to court for a retrial, facing a life sentence if convicted of killing a woman who sold tickets at a Bay City bus station. Continue reading “35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial”
For the last few weeks in the small, friendly town of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, a bizarre sticky substance has been falling from the sky leaving a nasty, persistent coating on everything on the ground below including cars, window and homes. Long time residents of the village have never before seen anything like this and are growing in concern as there seems to be no single explanation that everyone can agree on. Continue reading “Illinois Town Covered in Mysterious Sticky Residue Falling From Sky”
There will be more Americans tonight newly questioning President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, as NBCNews reports, Union Pacific will cut hundreds of management jobs as the amount of coal shipped by railroads continues to plunge.
Coal carloads down YoY 25 weeks in a row… Continue reading “Obamanomics – Union Pacific Cuts 100s Of Jobs On Coal Shipments Collapse”
PFLUGERVILLE, TX — A woman has filed a formal complaint after police entered and searched her home — without consent or a warrant — all to conduct a so-called “welfare check” on her absent roommate.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of August 2nd, 2015, as Tori Thayer was home alone sleeping a few hours before her shift began at a local restaurant. Around 3:00 a.m., Ms. Thayer heard noises at the front door and thought someone was breaking in. Continue reading “Police invade Texas woman’s home for warrantless 3AM ‘welfare check’”
San Bernardino National Forest — An ongoing investigation by The Desert Sun into Nestle’s contentious bottled water operations in drought-stricken California first disclosed that the company’s permit to draw water had a rather astonishing expiration date that occurred over a quarter century ago, in 1988. Recently, the Sun reported an update in the investigation with a jaw-dropping twist: the Forest Service — not Nestle — is the agency primarily responsible for failing to renew Nestle’s permit.
In fact, judging by the government agency’s complete inability to even review Nestle’s long-expired permit — not to mention the lucrative job a retired Forest Service supervisor currently enjoys — there is an arguable case that collusion and corruption are at the heart of the entire issue. Continue reading “Forest Service Official Who Let Nestle Drain California Water Now Works for Them”
Government spying hasn’t been curbed in the least since Snowden’s leaks came out. It’s more just about having it rubbed in our faces every other five minutes than anything else.
Take the new state-of-the-art FBI biometrics facility opening in West Virginia.
“Tuesday started a new era for fighting crime and protecting our country with the dedication of the new FBI Biometric Technology Center in Clarksburg,” local West Virginia WDTV 5 reported. Continue reading “FBI Dedicates New 360,000 Sq Ft Biometric Technology Center in West Virginia”
A nuclear whistleblower in the US will be paid millions of dollars in exchange for dropping his legal charges against the company that fired him for uncovering unsafe disposal of nuclear waste.
AECOM, a distinguished name in infrastructure industry, has reached a $4.1 million settlement with Walter Tamosaitis, a former employee that blew the whistle on an unsafe nuclear waste processing plant in Hanford, Columbia, home to the largest nuclear landfill in the US. Continue reading “US nuclear whistleblower to receive $4.1 million to drop charges”
New Delhi, India – The Indian government has announced that it is suing mega corporation Nestle over claims it deceptively allowed unsafe and illegal levels of lead in Maggi instant noodles, one of the company’s most popular products in the country. The lawsuit, which seeks nearly $100 million in damages, alleges Nestle engaged in “unfair trade practices” and alleges the noodles are unfit for human consumption.
On Wednesday, the Indian government officially declared that it filed suit in the country’s top consumer court, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), which has semi-judicial powers. It seeks 6,400 million rupees, or $98.6 million in damages from Nestle India. Continue reading “Nestle Being Sued For $100 Million Dollars Over Hazardous Lead In Food”
At least the P.C. liberals who run the EPA are nice to Indians, right? Wrong:
The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. Continue reading “EPA Tries to Swindle Indians Affected by Gold King Mine Debacle”
Though transparency was a cause he championed when campaigning for the presidency, President Obama has largely avoided making certain defense costs known to the public. However, when it comes to military appropriations for government spy agencies, we know from Freedom of Information Act requests that the so-called “black budget” is an increasingly massive expenditure subsidized by American taxpayers. The CIA and and NSA alone garnered $52.6 billion in funding in 2013 while the Department of Defense black ops budget for secret military projects exceeds this number. It is estimated to be $58.7 billion for the fiscal year 2015. Continue reading “US Military Uses IMF and World Bank to Launder 85% of Its Black Budget”
A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.
In a report provided to Secrets by the Center for Immigration Studies, the total immigrant population surged 1.7 million since 2014. The growth was led in the last year by an additional 740,000 Mexican immigrants. Continue reading “Census: Record 42.1 million immigrants in U.S., Mexicans drive latest surge”