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Date: May 1, 2015

Baltimore Riots And A Vision Of Things To Come

(Source: Activist Post) – The recent death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray at the hands of police in Baltimore, MD has now been added to the long list of American citizens murdered by the law enforcement community. Video footage of Gray’s arrest alone is cause enough for anger but his subsequent death after wounds inflicted by police – while not on video – are an atrocious case of neglect at best and outright torture and murder at worst. Given the track record of the US law enforcement community and the history of Baltimore’s policing in general, the latter is the most likely scenario.

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The Supreme Court gay marriage arguments: What the justices revealed — quote by quote

(Source: Yahoo) – In the same-sex-marriage oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, eight of the justices revealed their personalities and their very different approaches to marriage equality in particular and the Constitution in general. What follows are the most revealing quotes, in order of seniority, from each of the justices who spoke at the argument (Justice Thomas was silent), along with their central concern and contribution to the debate.

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Over 30K Doctors and Scientists Demand That Argentina Ban Monsanto

(Source: Sputnik) – More than 30,000 doctors and health professionals in Argentina have asked the federal government there to ban Monsanto products after recent studies found that they likely contain carcinogens.

The demand follows last month’s report by the World Health Organization, which found that the herbicide glyphosate – the active chemical ingredient in weed killer Roundup – is “probably carcinogenic.” Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller contains the active chemical glyphosate, which the World Health organization has labeled a probable carcinogen.

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House committee approves $200 million for arming Ukraine

(Source: RT) – Citing an anti-Russia policy brief, US lawmakers approved $200 million for providing “lethal weapons of a defensive nature” to the Ukrainian government as part of the $600 billion Pentagon budget proposal for the fiscal year 2016.

The House Armed Services Committee passed its proposal for the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with a bipartisan vote of 60 to 2, in what Defense News described as a “marathon” session that ended around 4:30am on Thursday.

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China: The Key to The New World Order

(Source: Activist Post) – Investigative Journalist James Corbett of the Corbett Report joins me with some very bad news about the New World Order. James says that despite the formation of the BRICS Banks, the Shanghai Gold Exchange and the new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the International Banker’s plans to usher in their New World Order remain firmly in place and on track. How could that be when the evidence suggest that the world is moving away from the Dollar as wealth moves from West to East? Because, James says, “At the very top of this Bankster pyramid, the Chinese elite is connected directly in with the U.S. Western elite.”

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Mount Everest Shrank as Nepal Quake Lifted Kathmandu

(Source: NBC) – The first good view of the aftermath of Nepal’s deadly earthquake from a satellite reveals that a broad swath of ground near Kathmandu lifted vertically, by about three feet, which could explain why damage in the city was so severe.

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Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

WEB Notes: Video –  President Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation January 17, 1961

(Source: Activist Post) –

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.—President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

A standing army—something that propelled the early colonists into revolution—strips the American people of any vestige of freedom. How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?

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Second very strong M7.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea within 24 hours

(Source: The Watchers) – A very strong and shallow earthquake recorded by Geoscience Australia as M7.1 at a depth of 19 km (11.8 miles) hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 08:06 UTC on May 1, 2015. USGS is reporting this quake as M6.8 (lowered from initial M7.1) at a depth of 57.0 km (35.4 miles). This is the second very strong quake in this area within 24 hours.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito: If Homosexuals ‘Marry,’ Why Can’t Four Attorneys?

(Source: Christian News) – During Tuesday’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Samuel Alito questioned an attorney if multiple consenting adults should be allowed to “marry” if those of the same gender are granted the same recognition.

“Suppose we rule in your favor in this case and then after that, a group consisting of two men and two women apply for a marriage license. Would there be any ground for denying them a license?” he asked.

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Netanyahu signs first partners in new Israeli coalition

(Source: Yahoo) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed up his first partners on Wednesday for a new coalition government, a lawmaker and spokeswoman said, putting him on course to lead a heavily right-leaning cabinet.

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