Washington spent the weekend ramping up pressure on its allies to intensify the provocations and threats against Russia over Ukraine.
On Friday, President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. On Saturday he held talks with UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. He also held a conference call with the presidents of the ex-Soviet Republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia — Andris Berzins, Dalia Grybauskaite and Toomas Ilves, respectively. Continue reading
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine may have to arm itself with nuclear weapons if the United States and other world powers refuse to enforce a security pact that obligates them to reverse the Moscow-backed takeover of Crimea, a member of the Ukraine parliament told USA TODAY.
The United States, Great Britain and Russia agreed in a pact “to assure Ukraine’s territorial integrity” in return for Ukraine giving up a nuclear arsenal it inherited from the Soviet Union after declaring independence in 1991, said Pavlo Rizanenko, a member of the Ukrainian parliament. Continue reading
The Ulsterman Report
Check out this photograph taken yesterday as the Obamas and their entourage prepare for departure from the sunny oasis of Florida to head back to the palatial surroundings of the White House. Continue reading
Before It’s News – by Alton Parrish
The use of cocaine dropped sharply across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while the amount of marijuana consumed increased significantly during the same period, according to a new report.
Studying illegal drug use nationally from 2000 to 2010, researchers found the amount of marijuana consumed by Americans increased by more than 30 percent from 2006 to 2010, while cocaine consumption fell by about half. Meanwhile, heroin use was fairly stable throughout the decade. Continue reading
Liberty Unyielding – by Joe Newby, February 25, 2014
It’s highly unusual for the U.S. Attorney General to step into state matters, but that’s exactly what Eric Holder has done, telling his counterparts at the state level they don’t have to defend certain laws they feel are discriminatory — specifically, laws against gay marriage, the New York Times reported Monday.
“Mr. Holder was careful not to encourage his state counterparts to disavow their own laws, but said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them,” the Times added. Continue reading
End of the American Dream – by Michael Snyder
Is America the greatest nation on the planet? Before you answer that question, you might want to check out the statistics that I have shared in this article first. The reality is that the United States is in a deep state of decline, and it is getting harder to deny that fact with each passing day. Mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially we are a train wreck. Many that are “patriotic” attempt to put a happy face on our growing problems, but the truly patriotic thing to do is to admit just how bad things have gotten so that we can start finding solutions. If you truly love this country, then you should know that this nation needs a huge wake up call. We have abandoned the values and the principles that early Americans held so dear, and as a result our society is a giant mess. The following are 55 things about America that you may not know… Continue reading
Modern Survival Blog – by Ken Jorgustin
During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the U.S. Army built 28,000 MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Trucks). Now the U.S. Army has announced that it is giving 13,000 of them away, for free. Who’s receiving the trucks? Homeland Security and U.S. Law Enforcement.
Instead of mothballing these MRAPs, Homeland Security is evidently pre-staging a domestic army of militarized agencies, police and law enforcement. Continue reading
The Rutherford Institute – by John W. Whitehead
“I thought I had freedom of speech here,” the man said to the police officer.
“You don’t. You just lost it,” the officer replied.
Once again, the U.S. government is attempting to police the world when it should be policing its own law enforcement agencies. We’ve got a warship cruising the Black Sea, fighter jets patrolling the Baltic skies, and a guided-missile destroyer searching the South China Sea for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. All the while, back home in the U.S., our constitutional rights are going to hell in a hand basket, with homeowners being threatened with eviction for attempting to live off the grid, old women jailed for feeding crows, and citizens armed with little more than a cell phone arrested for daring to record police activities. Continue reading
PINAC – by Andrew Meyer
Assaulting a police officer is a crime that earns special attention and sentencing from prosecutors and judges – unless, of course, the person doing the assaulting has special privileges that come with a badge. After shoving a Brusly police officer during a traffic stop in a drunken rage, Ronnie Graham was issued a mere misdemeanor summons for simple battery. While most people would likely face felony charges for assault on a police officer, Graham happens to be a Major at the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
Facebook has offered to pay $200,000 a year for a full-time Menlo Park police officer who would work out of the city’s planned substation in Belle Haven, a stone’s throw from its headquarters.
The company has pledged to fund the position for three years, and possibly two more, according to an agreement that goes to the Menlo Park City Council for approval.
THAT’S CLOSE TO A MILLION DOLLARS THE POLICE OFFICER WOULD EARN: $600,000 FOR 3 YEARS & $800,000 FOR 5 YEARS! Continue reading
The advent of mobile apps and websites that allow more people than ever to listen to police radio chatter prompted two local law enforcement agencies to follow a growing trend across the country – encrypting police radio traffic.
What that means is news outlets and the general public will no longer be able to hear when a traffic accident blocks a major intersection or an armed standoff results in evacuations. Continue reading
World Events and the Bible
(Natural Society) – A newly published study in Harvard’s The Lancet weighs in on the toxins causing autism and ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) say that along with these numerous environmental toxins, fluoridated water is adding to the higher incident of both cognitive and behavioral disorders. Continue reading
WZTV Fox 17
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee liquor store owner says he’s fed up with Russia’s antics, so he’s banning Russian vodka from his shelves.
Bob Gilbertson, owner of Bob’s Liquors in Knoxville, says he’s not happy about Russia’s recent and aggressive involvement in Ukraine over Crimea.
He has decided to sell his Russian vodka at cost to get rid of it. Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago.
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, who is overseeing an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the agency, issued a nationwide order Monday to safeguard evidence until March 19, when he will hold a hearing on extending the deadline further. Continue reading
PORTLAND, Ore. — A crazed cat is behind bars after it attacked a baby and held an Oregon family hostage in a bedroom, forcing them to call 911.
According to KPTV, the ferocious feline — a 22-pound Himalayan named Lux — “went over the edge” Sunday evening after it was punished for scratching a couple’s 7-month-old baby. The baby was not injured. Continue reading
A Ukrainian presidential hopeful and his supporters have abducted a regional MP over his opposition to the coup-imposed government in Kiev. A video of the action shows the MP being roughed up by a group of men and threatened.
Oleg Lyashko reported secretly going to the Lugansk region on Sunday night and detaining Arsen Klinchev, a member of the local parliament from the Party of Regions. Continue reading