Some Uncharacteristically Frank Comments from the Russian Foreign Minister

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RT has published a piece on some recent comments by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that seem strikingly out of character, since normally we don’t see diplomats, or at any rate Russian diplomats, talking like this.

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26 Pictures that will Alter the Way You Percieve the Universe

26cometThe above photo shows a comet, similar to the one on which the Philae probe landed recently, superimposed–to scale–upon a picture of Los Angeles. With all the billions of comets said to be out there, what do you suppose the chances are of one of them slamming into the earth at some point? According to NASA, the general scientific consensus on this is that a comet did hit the earth some 65 million years ago…and wiped out the dinosaurs. A legitimate question to ask is: did this event make human evolution possible, and had it never occurred, would humans be nonexistent and would dinosaurs still be roaming the earth?

Another question is: what made the comet hit us? Was it simply a chance event? I certainly don’t have the answers to these questions, but you can go here and see 26 very striking pictures–not quite as striking as the one above, but very, very striking nonetheless–that will “make you re-evaluate your entire existence,” as the photo essay attests.

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Tribes of the World Minus One

tribecalendarBy Ariadna Theokopoulos

I am not Jewish but I am an educated and sensitive non-Jew, aware of the never-ending plight of Jews worldwide, mindful of Jewish sensitivities and alert to any manifestations of anti-semitism, be they subtle, like omission and silence.

I hope and trust that the new head of ADL will continue Abe Foxman’s steadfast fight against anti-semitism but it is incumbent upon all of us to bring to his attention any anti-semitic acts that may escape his radar.

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Israeli Police Ransack Homes of 40 Palestinians

By Allison Deger

Israeli police ransacked seven apartments and urinated inside one while demolishing the Silwan apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, the Palestinian motorist from East Jerusalem who killed a three-month old Israeli-American Chaya Zissel and one Ecuadoran tourist in a light rail attack in Jerusalem on October 22, 2014.

“They urinated on the mattresses in my brother’s apartment,” says Enas al-Shaludi, 43, the mother of the deceased driver. “You can see the urine on the mattresses.” In addition to the demolition, which the family  expected after receiving a demolition order last Friday, all of the other apartments in the four-story residential building were raided. The residents were evacuated overnight to a flimsy plastic tarp tent across the street.

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(H/T Anthony Clifton)

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Jewish Group Calls Death of Palestinian Man ‘Murder in Cold Blood’

rammounimemYusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, a 32-year-old Palestinian man, was found hanged Sunday night on a Jerusalem bus. His death is being called a murder by a Palestinian pathologist, and Neturei Karta, the orthodox Jewish group that opposes the state of Israel, denounced the attack on him in a press release yesterday (see below).

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Yet Another Wall Street ‘Suicide’?

By Pam Martens and Russ Martens

Depending on where and when you got your news yesterday on the tragic death of Shawn D. Miller, a Managing Director of Wall Street mega bank, Citigroup, you were either emphatically told he died of a suicide or you were led to believe he was murdered. By late evening yesterday, the story had disintegrated into wild speculation. The New York Daily News ran this stunning headline, based on anonymous sources, at 9:22 p.m.: “Banker, 42, slashed his own throat in Manhattan bathtub during drug- and booze-filled bender: sources.”

It is becoming abundantly clear that if you work for a major Wall Street firm and die a sudden death, it will be shaped, molded, twisted and contorted until it fits with the suicide narrative – no matter how strongly the facts argue otherwise.

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Professor Alleges Israeli Spy Infiltrated Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Caltech professor Sandra Troian with her attorney, Dan Stormer

By Zen Vuong

PASADENA >> A physics professor at the California Institute of Technology filed a lawsuit against the university Thursday, alleging it allowed a potential Israeli spy on campus for two years even after she reported that he violated federal laws and shared classified information with his home country and on the Internet.

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Ukrainian General Discusses Who Presently Controls Ukraine

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Jesuit Priests Murdered 25 Years Ago in El Salvador

jesuitmemorialsalvadorBy Matt Peppe

Twenty five years ago this week, six Jesuit scholars at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador opened the doors of their residence to members of a government death squad, who had been armed and trained by the United States. The soldiers marched the priests to the back garden. They were ordered to lie face down. They were shot and killed like dogs along with their housekeeper and her teenage daughter.

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Beheading the River of Life

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As you have doubtless heard, ISIS has released a new video, showing the simultaneous beheadings of a row of captured Syrian soldiers, along with–at the very tail end of the video–what is purported to be the severed head of US aid worker Peter Kassig.

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