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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Friday, June 17, 2016

War on the horizon: Global Military Spending Grows For First Time Since 2011


Global military expenditures topped $1.6 trillion in 2015, an increase of about 1 percent from the previous year, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).That represents the first increase in global military spending since 2011, with growth coming from Asia and Oceania, Central and Eastern Europe, and a few key Gulf powers, as well a slower defense drawdown in the US than in previous years.
SIPRI’s military expenditure report is released annually to track overall defense spending on a global scale. (To coincide with the release of the report, SIPRI is hosting an event on Tuesday at the Washington, DC-based Stimson Center, where the author of this piece will be a panelist.)
The group defines “military expenditures” as current and capital spending from each nation’s armed forces, including peacekeeping forces; defense ministries and other government agencies that deal with defense projects; paramilitary forces, when judged to be trained and equipped for military operations, and military space activities.

Global Arms Trade: Russia, US Grow Already Massive Share Of Major Weapons Exports; China Replaces Germany At No. 3
A Swedish nonprofit says five countries were responsible for nearly three-fourths of all major weapons sales from 2011 to 2015, with the U.S. and Russia growing their share of that pie to nearly 60 percent.
Rising demand from emerging Asian economies coupled by a virtual arms race in the Middle East led by Saudi Arabia has spurred a 14 percent jump in the sale of weapons systems, from fighter jets to missile defense modules, according to a study released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The U.S. remains by far the biggest arms merchant on the planet and outpaced its traditional rival Russia in the business of arming states against internal and external security threats.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

May 2016 Was the 8th Consecutive Warmest Month on Record Worldwide



Driven by exceptionally warm ocean waters, Earth smashed a record for heat in May and is likely to keep on breaking high temperature marks, experts say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Monday said May's average temperature on Earth of 59.93 degrees Fahrenheit (15.54 degrees Celsius) beat the old record set four years ago. In April, the globe tied the 2010 record for that month. Records go back to 1880. May was especially hot in parts of Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Spain, South Korea and Australia, while the United States was not close to a record, just 1 degree warmer than the 20th century average. However, California is having a record hot first five months of the year, a full 5 degrees above normal.
Another month, another shattered global temperature record.  According to preliminary readings from NASA, May 2016 was the warmest such month on record for the planet, dating back to 1880. Global average surface temperatures were 0.93 degrees Celsius, or 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit, above average for the month, beating out the old record, which was set in May 2014. This makes May the 8th straight warmest month on record in NASA's database. According to the World Meteorological Organization, it was also the warmest northern hemisphere spring on record, in part due to much milder than average conditions in the Arctic. If the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also ranks May as the warmest such month, it would make it the 13th straight warmest month in NOAA's records, which has never happened before. (Although the two agencies use similar data, they differ in how they analyze global temperature measurements.) October to May global average temperature anomalies. IMAGE: NASA GISS
May 2016 was the warmest May on record for the earth, according to an analysis released Monday by NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The top three warmest Mays in NASA's dataset have all now occurred in the last three years. The global temperature departure in May 2016 was 0.93 degrees Celsius above the 1951-1980 average. This beat the previous May record set in 2014 by 0.07 degrees Celsius. This also marks the eighth consecutive month in a row in NASA's dataset that the earth has recorded its warmest respective month on record.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Western #BiologicalWarfare? Zika now 'Super Bacteria' Found At Brazil Olympic Venues, Beaches #BRICS #WesternImperialism

'Super Bacteria' Found At Brazil Olympic Venues, Beaches

"Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5. 
The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio’s most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase the areas known to be infected by the microbes normally found only in hospitals. 
They also heighten concerns that Rio’s sewage-infested waterways are unsafe. 
A study published in late 2014 had shown the presence of the super bacteria - classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an urgent public health threat - off one of the beaches in Guanabara Bay, where sailing and wind-surfing events will be held during the Games."

Scientists reportedly find super bacteria in several Rio Olympic venues | Fox News

Athletes, fans and health officials are already concerned about a possible Zika virus outbreak stemming from the upcoming Rio Olympics, and now might have to face another big problem. 
Reuters reported Saturday scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe events are scheduled to take place starting Aug. 5. 
Reuters, citing unpublished academic studies, reported the most concerning spots are frequented by tourists and “increase the areas known to be infected by microbes” that are usually only found in hospitals. The studies heighten fears already raised that Rio’s sewage-filled waterways are absolutely unsafe. 
A 2014 study had already shown the presence of super bacteria off one of the beaches in Guanabara Bay, where sailing and wind-surfing events are going to be held. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already declared super bacteria an urgent public health crisis.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The New American Century: The truth behind the so-called war on terror, war against Islam, and the growing Police State

The New American Century - Top Documentary Films
This documentary film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present.
The New American CenturyIt exposes how every major war in US history was based on a complete fraud with video of insiders themselves admitting it. This film shows how the first film theaters in the US were used over a hundred years ago to broadcast propaganda to rile the American people into the Spanish-American War.
It film shows the white papers of the oil company Unocal which called for the creation of a pipeline through Afghanistan and how their exact needs were fulfilled through the US invasion of Afghanistan.
This documentary shows how Halliburton under their "cost plus" exclusive contract with the US Government went on a mad dash spending spree akin to something out of the movie Brewster's Millions, yet instead of blowing $30 million they blew through BILLIONS by literally burning millions of dollars worth of hundred thousand dollar cars and trucks if they had so much as a flat tire.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

... has hit the fan: Senate Passes Bill Letting 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia. Higher Gas Prices, Terror and War on the horizon

Senate Passes Bill Letting 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia
The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to let the families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attacks — a stinging rebuke to White House efforts to bury the legislation.
In one of the weirder alliances on Capitol Hill, Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) brought up their Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, and asked for a quick vote. It has stalled for months, and neither Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) nor House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has signaled much interest in it. But it sailed through the Senate chamber Tuesday on a voice vote.
The bill would prevent Saudi Arabia and other countries with alleged ties to terrorist groups from invoking their legal immunity in U.S. courts. The 1976 Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act currently grants immunity to countries that aren’t designated state sponsors of terrorism. The bill comes in response to New York courts routinely dismissing claims filed by families of 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia for allegedly helping to finance the terrorist attacks.
9/11 attacks carried out by US, Israel and Saudi Arabia | Veterans Today
The September 11, 2001 attacks in the US were a “false flag” operation carried out jointly by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia with “Zionists playing the lead role,” an analyst tells Press TV. 
On Thursday, a US federal court ruled that relatives of people who died in the 9/11 attacks can sue Saudi Arabia, reversing a lower court ruling in 2002 that had found the kingdom immune from lawsuits.
The complaint states that much of the funding for the al-Qaeda terrorists involved in the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon came from Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a member of the Scientific Panel for the Investigation of 9/11, rejects the official narrative, saying Saudi Arabia is a “puppet of the US and other Western governments.”
PressTV-‘Israeli Mossad planned 9/11 attacks’
The Israeli spy agency Mossad is trying to cover its tracks as the real perpetrator of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks by hyping a congressional report that may implicate Saudi Arabia, says an American author and sociopolitical psychologist.
Walt Peretto made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while discussing the media frenzy over Saudi Arabia’s role amid revelations by a former member of the 9/11 Commission.
John Lehman, who served as the US Navy Secretary in the Ronald Reagan administration, said in an interview on Wednesday that the Saudi monarchy provided support to the 19 hijackers who carried out the terrorist attacks.
“This shows that 15 years after the crime, those responsible and their well-paid lackeys are still in the process of covering up and diverting attention from the evidence that proves beyond the reasonable doubt that 9/11 was a transnational intelligence agency operation on behalf of the international banking and finance community and their puppets in the American government,” Peretto said.
Senate OKs bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia - CNNPolitics.com
In a rebuke to the White House, the Senate approved a bill Tuesday to allow victims and families of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged involvement in the terrorist strikes.
The bill, which the White House opposes, House Speaker Paul Ryan expressed concerns about, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was slow to embrace, had stalled for months. It now heads to the House.
But in the end, the bill's authors -- John Cornyn of Texas, the second ranking Senate Republican, and Chuck Schumer of New York, the third-ranking Senate Democrat -- were able to pass the bill on a voice vote, a rare feat in the divided chamber, especially for a controversial issue.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest renewed the threat that President Barack Obama will veto the bill.
Senate OKs bill letting families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia, despite threats | Fox News
The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation allowing families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, defying a White House veto threat as well as threats of economic retaliation from Riyadh.
By voice vote, senators approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The bipartisan sponsors of the bill, Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, are now calling on the House to follow suit.
“It’s up to the House,” Cornyn said, while insisting the legislation would not damage the U.S.-Saudi relationship despite what he described as “saber-rattling.”

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Middle class shrinks in 9 of 10 US cities, it may no longer be the economic majority in the US

PressTV-Middle class shrinks in 9 of 10 US cities
New indications have appeared in the US that show the middle class in the world’s largest economy is hollowing out.
A report by the Pew Research Center shows that a widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle.
In nearly one-quarter of metro areas, middle-class adults no longer make up a majority, the Pew analysis found. That's up from fewer than 10 percent of metro areas in 2000.
That sharp shift reflects a broader erosion that occurred from 2000 through 2014. Over that time, the middle class shrank in nine of every 10 metro areas, Pew found.
PressTV-US middle class shrinking in cities: Study
A widening US wealth gap is moving more American households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major cities, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report.
From 2000 to 2014 the share of adults living in middle-income households fell in 203 of the 229 US metropolitan areas examined in a new Pew Research Center analysis of US government data.
The decrease in the middle-class share was often substantial, measuring 6 percentage points or more in 53 metropolitan areas, compared with a 4-point drop nationally, according to the Pew, a think tank in Washington, DC.
The shrinking of the middle class at the national level is reaching a point where it may no longer be the economic majority in the US, the study said.

‘Israeli Mossad planned 9/11 attacks’

PressTV-‘Israeli Mossad planned 9/11 attacks (CLICK TO WATCH VIDEO)
The Israeli spy agency Mossad is trying to cover its tracks as the real perpetrator of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks by hyping a congressional report that may implicate Saudi Arabia, says an American author and sociopolitical psychologist.
Walt Peretto made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while discussing the media frenzy over Saudi Arabia’s role amid revelations by a former member of the 9/11 Commission.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Major earthquake: San Andreas fault ‘ready to go,’ expert warns

Watch How an 8.0 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault Would Rock LA - Curbed LA
Earlier this week, an expert from the Southern California Earthquake Center spoke at a conference in Long Beach and called the southern San Andreas fault "locked, loaded and ready to go" for a major 'quake. He said that people should be preparing for something around a magnitude 8.0—that's larger than the devastating San Francisco earthquake back in 1906, the LA Times notes, and that one caused about 3,000 deaths from both the shaking and the fires that followed (which LA's former earthquake czar Lucy Jones has said we should be worried about).
San Andreas Fault is ready for deadly earthquake according to experts | Daily Mail Online
Californians are being told to brace for 'the big one' - a massive earthquake that typically occurs every 400 to 600 years and could leave thousands dead or homeless.
An earthquake scientist has added to claims the dreaded event is overdue, warning the San Andreas fault is 'locked, loaded and ready to roll'.
The fault is the longest in California and one of the state's most dangerous. 
San Andreas fault ‘ready to go,’ expert warns of major earthquake - NY Daily News
“The springs on the San Andreas system have been wound very, very tight. And the southern San Andreas fault, in particular, looks like it's locked, loaded and ready to go,” Jordan said during his keynote speech, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The last major earthquake along the fault line in the area occurred in 1857. The Fort Tejon Earthquake left a surface rupture about 225 miles long — but only two people died in the region, which was then sparsely populated.
M8 Simulation on the San Andreas Fault - YouTube


Earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens | Earth | EarthSky
The U.S. Geological Survey reported on May 5, 2016, on the large number of small earthquakes occurring beneath Mount St. Helens, the most seismically active volcano in the Washington and Oregon Cascades, in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. This volcano is known for having erupted violently on May 18, 1980. It erupted again – less violently – in 2004-2008. Since March 14 of this year, scientists have been observing small-magnitude earthquakes at the volcano, but scientists do not believe another eruption is imminent. USGS said:
Over the last 8 weeks, there have been over 130 earthquakes formally located by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and many more earthquakes too small to be located. The earthquakes have low magnitudes of 0.5 or less; the largest a magnitude 1.3. Earthquake rates have been steadily increasing since March, reaching nearly 40 located earthquakes per week. These earthquakes are too small to be felt at the surface.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker or 'Massacres' When it comes to the Destruction of Black Towns and during the Reconstruction-era


Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis? : Code Switch : NPR
"Until we change the landscape with these markers and these images with a new iconography, we're going to be living in a space that is compromised by the absence of truth," he says.
At the end of Sunday's procession, civic leaders, pastors, police officers and historians took pictures with one of the country's first memorials to a Reconstruction-era event.  A simple historic marker, which states, in no uncertain terms, that the African-Americans killed there in 1866 died not in a riot, but in a massacre.

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