Wednesday, October 28, 2015
For the first time in decades, violent crime is back on the rise in major urban centers across America. What's the problem? Fed-induced recession driving people into desperate poverty? Media-hyped race baiting inciting social discord? The militarization of police and tightening of the police state noose? No, it's smartphone cameras that are the culprit according to FBI director James Comey. James Corbett breaks down the propaganda and reminds you why the police are so scared of cameras.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Founder & President of Vaccine Injury Awareness League Michelle Ford delivers an unprecedented testimony at Muhammad Mosque No.15 giving honor to the loving heart of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. As an added bonus to our presentation; son of Senator Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivers a shocking message as per request of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan regarding vaccines, their dangerous content, and how these false solutions are ill effecting the poor, and in particular black people.
"When I see the police coming in the U.S., I cross the street"
A U.S. citizen has argued before Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board in Vancouver that he should be granted refugee status over fears that he will be killed in his home country by police because he is black.
Kyle Lydell Canty, 30, crossed into B.C.'s Lower Mainland in early September of 2015, telling border agents that he was here to visit and take photographs, but once in Vancouver decided he would apply to remain as a refugee.
"I'm in fear of my life because I'm black," he told IRB member Ron Yamauchi in a hearing on October 23rd in Vancouver. "This is a well-founded fear."
Canty argues that black people are "being exterminated at an alarming rate" in the U.S. and included examples such as the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri and the death of Eric Garner in New York City at the hands of police.
Canty represented himself at the hearing, which he applied to have made public, and was commended by Yamauchi at its conclusion, who said Canty had put together a "well prepared case ... and argued it as well as it could be."
Kyle Canty had his IRB hearing in Vancouver on October 23, 2015, when he represented himself. (CBC)
Canty submitted a significant evidence package to the IRB including videos, media reports and the UNHCR's handbook on determining refugee status.
In order for someone to be called a refugee in Canada, they must prove they are in danger in their home country, "that you're someone with a well-founded fear of persecution in your country, based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group." said Melissa Anderson. who speaks for the IRB.
Born in New York, Canty has lived in six different states before arriving in Canada, a country he says he's never been to before.
Claims police harassment
He told the IRB that in every state he resided, police have harassed him and targeted him because of his race.
As part of evidence submitted to the board, Canty edited together multiple point-of-view videos of his interaction with police, including one where he was arrested for trespass in Salem, Oregon, when he spent two hours talking on the phone and using free Wi-Fi at a bus station.
"I got bothered because I'm black," he said. "This is a history of false arrest. My name is ruined because of the false arrest."
He described another video submitted to the IRB that shows a police car driving past him and then stopping.
Two officers emerge. Canty asks them why they are stopping. The officers reply they believed he was flagging them. When Canty says no, they depart without incident.
Yamauchi questioned Canty over whether or not this could be considered a negative, threatening interaction with police.
Canty admits that he has several outstanding charges in multiple states for things including jaywalking, issuing threats, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest but says he has no intention of returning to his home country to face those charges.
"I'm in fear of my life," he said. "I already know the outcome."
His goal is to stay in Canada where he says he feels safe and even comfortable enough to talk to police.
Canty wants to own a photography business and open a training centre for a martial art that he practises. Currently he is residing at a homeless shelter in Vancouver.
U.S. refugee seekers rare
No more than 10 U.S. citizens are granted asylum by the IRB in Canada each year. In 2013 there were only three.
Last year, the case of Denise Harvey made it all the way to Federal Court after an appeal by the government. She was convicted in the U.S. of having sex with a 16-year-old boy, but broke no Canadian laws and was granted asylum because the IRB agreed her punishment in the U.S. was cruel and unusual. The government appeal was unsuccessful.
IRB member Yamauchi has reserved his judgment on Canty's case.
If it is approved he can apply for permanent residency. If denied, removal from Canada is a possibility, but Canty says if he does not get a favourable result he will appeal.
Monday, October 26, 2015
September 2015 was the warmest such month for Planet Earth since such data began in 1880, and very likely long before that, according to data released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The first nine months of the year were also record warm, increasing the likelihood — which was already 97% by one measure — that this will be the warmest year the planet has seen since at least 1880.
The superlatives for September 2015 are remarkable, and are the result of a combination of one of the top three most powerful El Niño events on record in the tropical Pacific Ocean plus long-term, manmade global warming.
The September globally averaged sea surface temperature was 1.46°F (0.81°C) above the 20th century average. This was the highest temperature for September in the 1880-2015 record, surpassing the previous September record set last year by 0.13°F (0.07°C). To date, seven months this year have been record warm, including the past five in a row, NOAA said.
Not only was September the warmest such month on record in NOAA's data set (as well as thatkept by the Japan Meteorological Agency), but it was also the greatest rise above average for any month in the 136-year historical record.
In other words, September had a global average surface temperature that was so far above normal that it set a record for the margin above average. This is sort of like a baseball player hitting a home run that travels a greater distance than any other home run on record for that particular stadium.
It reflects just how skewed the climate system is toward setting warm records.
In this case, September 2015 beat out February and March of this year for the greatest rise above average record, beating them both by 0.01 degrees Celsius, or 0.02 degrees Fahrenheit, NOAA found.
Six of the ten highest temperature departures from average have occurred in 2015, Jessica Blunden, a scientist at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, told Mashable in an email.
Or to put it another way, "Out of 1,629 monthly records since 1880, six months of 2015 are among the 10 highest monthly temperature departures from their respective averages," NOAA reported in its monthly climate summary.
Both land and ocean temperatures were record warm in September, as they have been for many other months this year so far. Ocean temperatures, in particular, were extremely mild, exceeding the previous record set in September 2014 by 0.13 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0.07 degrees Celsius.
This may seem like quibbling over very small differences, but consider that the discrepancy between the planet we know today and a planet with virtually zero ice cover in Greenland and Antarctica is about 10 degrees Fahrenheit, for a global average.
In short, big changes can occur as a result of relatively small differences in global average temperatures.
Typically, global average temperature records — whether they're months or years — are exceeded by far smaller margins. For example, the difference between the third warmest September and the fourth warmest September in the data set was just 0.1 degree Celsius, or 0.18 degrees Fahrenheit.
The year-to-date temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.53 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0.85 degrees Celsius, above the 20th century average. This was the highest for January-September in the 1880-2015 record, NOAA said in a report posted online, surpassing the previous record set last year by 0.19 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0.12 degrees Celsius.
Again, this means that 2015 is tracking significantly above last year's temperatures, not just a small distance above that record. Both land temperatures and ocean temperatures are separately setting records for the mildest year on record so far, NOAA found.
The warm oceans have fueled a record number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes and typhoons in the Northern Hemisphere so far this year, with 21 such storms, beating the old record of 18 set in 2004.
This is not only El Niño's doing
El Niño, which is characterized by milder-than-average ocean temperatures across the tropical Pacific Ocean, can pump more heat into the atmosphere and temporarily elevate global ocean temperatures. Such events, which typically occur every five to seven years, can temporarily boost global average temperatures, but they occur on top of longer-term trends.
As the planet warms in response to human activities, scientists say even weak El Niño events can put the planet over the edge into setting a temperature record. Since the ongoing event is unusually strong, the spike is even higher. However, it would be wrong to conclude that the entirety of the temperature spike is caused by El Niño, scientists say.
For example, so far this year, global average surface temperatures are running about 0.31 degrees Fahrenheit higher than at this point in 1998, which was a record-setting El Niño year. "This indicates that there are other factors beyond El Niño that are contributing to the warmth," Blunden said. "The fact that we continue to break records clearly shows our underlying global warming trend."
"The El Niño years keep getting warmer compared to one another, and the La Niña years keep getting warmer compared to one another. That's a clear signal that global warming underlies the variability of ENSOs and such we see over months and years," Blunden wrote, using the acronym for the larger climate cycle El Niño and La Niña events are a part of, known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation.
Blunden also made clear that it's not just the El Niño regions of the Pacific Ocean that are record warm, either. "The northeast "Pacific Blob" has been present for the better part of two years and the entire Indian Ocean has been incredibly warm," she wrote. "And now we're starting to see more record warmth emerge in parts of the Atlantic. It truly is the global oceans driving our record heat."
The oceans absorb the vast majority of the additional heat being pumped into the climate system by skyrocketing concentrations of global warming pollutants in the atmosphere, including carbon dioxide.
Couple under fire for blackface Kanye Halloween photo
The Alabama teacher who posed with his wife in a controversial blackface Halloween photo apologized for his "error in judgement," but both maintain they did not intend any malice.
Heath Morrow and his wife Shannon were under fire after posting a photo on Facebook of the couple dressed as Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
In the photo, Heath Morrow can be seen in blackface while wearing Kanye's signature glasses and holding the sign "Kanye for Prez 2020."
The couple posted the photo on Facebook, but took it down following an uproar.
"I didn't know dressing up as a celebrity couple would cause so much controversy," Shannon Morrow wrote in a message to the Daily News on Monday. "There was no malicious intent in this costume. It's for HALLOWEEN, the one time a year it is okay
"Some of my husband's best friends are black," she continued. "There was no racial intent whatsoever."
The Alabama couple posted the photo, and then took it down.
"I didn't know dressing up as a celebrity couple would cause so much controversy," Shannon said.
Heath Morrow, who teaches fifth grade at Chestnut Grove Elementary School in Decatur, apologized on Monday.
"My intentions were not malicious or directed toward any certain group of people," he wrote in a statementobtained by WHNT. "I would also like to say that everyone who knows my character and knows my heart, knows that I have never seen color in my life.
"I wasn't raised or taught that way and do not raise my children that way," he continued. "I see people for who they are, and my wife and I go out of our way to help anyone we can in my profession as any educator. When deciding to dress up for a Halloween party, my wife and I made a decision based on celebrities and the political climate today. I do not want this to reflect on my school or school system based on a poor decision that I made. Again I apologize and this will not happen again."
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 24, 2015
At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., Abby Martin interviews world-renowned philosopher and linguist Professor Noam Chomsky.
Prof. Chomsky comments on the presidential primary "extravaganza," the movement for Bernie Sanders, the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, the bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, modern-day libertarianism and the reality of "democracy" under capitalism.
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#CDCTruth leaders, activists and parents joined together to protest in front of the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. on October 23, 2015 rally support and awareness regarding the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
In August of 2014, Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hired Morgan VerKamp, (reported to be one of the top whistle blower attorneys in the United States), to aid him in supplying the office of Congressman Bill Posey with documents related to a 2004 CDC study that examined the possibility of a relationship between the mumps, measles, rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. The study when published, showed that there was no link between the MMR vaccine and autism. However, Dr. Thompson came forward last year with an unprecedented admission: he and his colleagues –he said – committed scientific misconduct to cover up a significant link between vaccines and autism in black boys.
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:
Story #1: Obama Targets Drug Abuse In West Virginia, Protesters Say ‘Legalize Marijuana Then!'
Why West Virginia Locals Blame President Obama for Its Drug Problems
Obama Promotes Anti-Heroin Strategy in Coal Country
U.S. Marijuana Use, Approval of Legalization Soar Upward
Story #2: Cops Want Customers’ DNA From Ancestry, 23andMe
23andMe Releases Transparency Report, Revealing How Often Cops Ask for Customers’ DNA
NWNW Flashback: 23andMe Receives Patent To Create Designer Babies, Denies Plans To Do So (Oct 2013)
Newly Opened FBI-DOD Biometric Center in West Virginia Will Help Combat Threat of Terrorism
Story #3: DuPont Found Liable in West Virginia Teflon Toxin Trial
Procter & Gamble Begins Work on Half Billion Dollar West Virginia Facility
Procter & Gamble Site of New Martinsburg, WV Plant Already Found to Be Contaminated With Decades-Old Pesticide
Survey Says: McDonald’s Franchisees Insolvent, Depressed, Leaderless
As McDonald’s Falls, Wendy’s Does Right Thing and Refuses GMO Apple
A YouTube Video Claims ‘Back to the Future’ Predicted 9/11 — and That Isn’t Even the Weird Part
#NewWorldNextWeek Updates: NYTimes Magazine is on the case: "What Do We Really Know About Osama bin Laden’s Death?"
Peter Bergen: The New York Times' Bizarre Story on Osama bin Laden's Death
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Previous Episode: Activists Bombard NSA Outpost By Drone
Thursday, October 22, 2015
James Corbett talks to Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins and Wayne Madsen about the Hastert scandal and cover up, the history and context of this story, and the remarkable lack of public interest in the case.
Corey Jones, the Florida musician who was fatally shot by a police officer Sunday morning, did not fire his weapon, his family’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, said at a news conference Thursday morning, and added that the officer was not carrying his badge at the time of the shooting.
“He went to his grave not knowing if this was a real cop or not,” Crump said. “Nobody understands how this could happen to Corey Jones.”
Jones, 31, was on the side of the road in Palm Beach County when his car broke down at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Sunday. He was waiting for a tow truck when officer Nouman Raja, who was in plainclothes, arrived in an unmarked van.
Palm Beach Gardens police said Jones “confronted” Raja, who then fired at Jones. A gun Jones had legally bought three days earlier was found at the scene, police said. In a press conference earlier this week, police said Jones was holding the gun as Raja approached, though it is unclear if Jones pointed it toward the officer.
On Thursday morning, Crump said Raja discharged his weapon six times, striking Jones at least three times. Police have remained mum on the details of the shooting. Police have not confirmed wither Raja and Jones got into a verbal confrontation before the shooting.
Crump and Jones’ family members called on local police and the state attorney for answers about what happened, including why the officer didn’t have a badge, why Jones’ body was not found near his car, and why the gun was not hear Jones’ body.
Earlier this week, Palm Beach Gardens Police Chief Stephen Stepp said the police department has no video of the incident, as there was no dashboard camera installed in the officer’s car, nor does the department issue body cameras.
Raja, who is now on paid administrative leave, was with the Palm Beach Gardens police department for just six months. In his application for the job, he failed to disclose that he had been reprimanded at this previous police job, according to theNew York Times.
At this previous job with the police department in Atlantis, Florida, Raja failed to turn over morphine pills recovered from a suspect. Raja never wrote a report or submitted the evidence, according the Times, citing Atlantis police internal affairs file. Due to Raja’s actions, prosecutors were forced dropped the case against the suspect.
On his application for the Palm Beach Gardens police department, Raja only listed minor incidents, when asked if he had ever been reprimanded.
When hired, the police department paid him 5% more than other rookies because of his “exceptional experience,” according to the Times.
Members of the Florida Legislature’s Black Caucus called on governor Rick Scott to start an independent investigation into the incident.
At Thursday’s press conference, Jones’ sister Melissa, his brother CJ, and his father spoke about Jones and his love for music and drumming.
The family said Jones purchased a gun for his protection, because he often rode in his car with very expensive musical instruments and band equipment.
“Corey always loved the drums,” his sister Melissa, said. “Growing up he would make drums out of books, pans, anything and play for hours. He had a gift like no other.”
Jones father, Clinton Jones St., called for people to “keep the beat alive for Corey.”