Does the corporate media take us for idiots?
by Infowars.com | October 13, 2015
Does the corporate media take us for idiots?
by Infowars.com | October 13, 2015
Work experience project infuriates parents
by Paul Joseph Watson | October 13, 2015
Parents in Germany are up in arms over a school project that requires their children to clean up the deluge of trash left behind by the wave of Muslim migrants pouring into the country.
With 1.5 million migrants set to arrive before the end of the year, children are being made to cook, clean and change beds at special asylum centers that are being set up throughout Germany.
A furious parent posted a letter she received from her child’s school outlining the details of the project.
“The Kiel Ministry of Education confirmed the letter was authentic. Already this week, as described above, the schoolchildren from a school in Lübeck had put fresh linen on the beds, sorted out clothing and helped out in the kitchen in an accommodation centre for refugees passing through,” reports Diversity Macht Frei. “This took place in the context of a project week intended to prepare the eighth-graders [age about 13-14] for practical work experience.”
This is by no means the first example of the migrant influx impacting German school children.
As we reported last month, some German schools are ordering girls not to wear shorts or skirts so as not to offend or provoke sexual assaults from migrants staying in nearby refugee camps.
Children were also told that “derogatory or racial remarks” would not be tolerated. Some parents were incensed by the letter but principal Martin Thalhammer said the measures were necessary to protect the children.
The prospect of being asked to clean up after migrants is somewhat daunting given the mountain of trash they have left in their wake.
A video from an asylum center in Augsburg, Germany shows rubbish strewn beneath apartment blocks after it was thrown over a balcony.
This is essentially the equivalent of poking the Russians directly in the eyes
By Michael Snyder, on October 12th, 2015
Why has Barack Obama airdropped 50 tons of ammunition into areas that “moderate rebels” in Syria supposedly control? This is essentially the equivalent of poking the Russians directly in the eyes. Much of this ammunition will end up in the hands of those that the Russians are attempting to bomb into oblivion, and so to Russia it appears that we are attempting to make their job much harder. And of course the truth is that there aren’t really any “moderate rebels” in Syria at all. Nearly all of the groups that are fighting are made up primarily of radical jihadists and/or hired mercenaries. Personally, I don’t see anyone over there that you could call “the good guys”. At the end of the day, the U.S. supports just about anyone that wants to get rid of the Assad regime, and the Russians are working very hard to keep Assad in power. Just like the civil war in Ukraine, the conflict in Syria is in great danger of being transformed into a proxy war between the United States and Russia, and many fear that these conflicts could eventually be setting the stage for World War III.
The ferocity of Russian airstrikes in Syria has surprised observers all over the planet, and over the past couple of days these airstrikes have been extended to include some new areas…
Russian Air Forces have extended the range of their airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Syria to four provinces, focusing primarily on demolishing fortified installations and eliminating supply bases and the terrorists’ infrastructure.
Over the last 24 hours Russian aircraft have attacked terrorist positions in the Hama, Idlib, Latakia and Raqqa provinces of Syria. In total, 64 sorties targeted 63 Islamic State installations, among them 53 fortified zones, 7 arms depots, 4 training camps and a command post.
When I read reports like this, I am deeply troubled. The Obama administration claims that it has been bombing ISIS positions in Syria for over a year. So why in the world do these targets still exist?
Was the U.S. military incapable of finding these installations?
That doesn’t seem likely.
So why weren’t they destroyed long ago?
Did the Obama administration not want them destroyed for some reason?
What seems abundantly clear is that the Russians are doing what the Obama administration was either unwilling or unable to do. There is now mass panic among ISIS fighters, and thousands of them are fleeing the country…
An estimated 3,000 Islamic State fighters as well as militants from other extremist groups have fled Syria for Jordan fearing a renewed offensive by the Syrian army in addition to Russian airstrikes, a military official has told RIA news agency.
“At least 3,000 militants from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), al-Nusra and Jaish al-Yarmouk have fled to Jordan. They are afraid of the Syrian army having stepped up activities on all fronts and of Russian airstrikes,” the RIA source said.
The mainstream media in the United States is not talking much about this, are they?
But the U.S. media is reporting on this latest airdrop of ammunition to rebel groups in Syria. For example, the following comes from CNN…
U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration’s urgent effort to find new ways to support those groups.
Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the details have not yet been formally announced.
C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of rebels groups vetted by the US, known as the Syrian Arab Coalition.
If you were the Russians, how would you feel about this?
I know how I would feel.
And just as Joe Biden has previously admitted, the “moderate middle” in Syria simply does not exist. The following is an extended excerpt from a piece that was originally written by investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed…
The first Russian airstrikes hit the rebel-held town of Talbisah north of Homs City, home to al-Qaeda’s official Syrian arm, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the pro-al-Qaeda Ahrar al-Sham, among other local rebel groups. Both al-Nusra and the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for vehicle-borne IEDs (VBIEDs) in Homs City, which is 12 kilometers south of Talbisah.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reports that as part of “US and Turkish efforts to establish an ISIS ‘free zone’ in the northern Aleppo countryside,” al-Nusra “withdrew from the border and reportedly reinforced positions in this rebel-held pocket north of Homs city”.
In other words, the US and Turkey are actively sponsoring “moderate” Syrian rebels in the form of al-Qaeda, which Washington DC-based risk analysis firm Valen Globals forecasts will be “a bigger threat to global security” than IS in coming years.
Last October, Vice President Joe Biden conceded that there is “no moderate middle” among the Syrian opposition. Turkey and the Gulf powers armed and funded “anyone who would fight against Assad,” including “al-Nusra,” “al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI),” and the “extremist elements of jihadis who were coming from other parts of the world”.
In other words, the CIA-backed rebels targeted by Russia are not moderates. They represent the same melting pot of al-Qaeda affiliated networks that spawned the Islamic State in the first place.
It has been well documented that many of these so-called “moderate rebel groups” in Syria have fought alongside ISIS and have sold weapons to them. So this false dichotomy that Barack Obama keeps trying to sell us on is just a giant fraud. The following comes from a recent Infowars report…
In September, 2014 a commander with the FSA admitted cooperating with ISIS and the al-Nusra Front.
“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in … Qalamoun,” Bassel Idriss said. “Let’s face it: The Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values.”
In July of 2014 a report in Stars and Stripes documented how the 1,000 strong Dawud Brigade, which had previously fought alongside the FSA against al-Assad, had defected in its entirety to join ISIS.
The same month factions within the FSA — including Ahl Al Athar and Ibin al-Qa’im — pledged services to the Islamic State.
Members of the Islamic State claim to cooperate with the FSA and buy weapons provided by the U.S.
“We are buying weapons from the FSA. We bought 200 anti-aircraft missiles and Koncourse anti tank weapons,” ISIS member Abu Atheer told al-Jazeera. “We have good relations with our brothers in the FSA. For us, the infidels are those who cooperate with the West to fight Islam.”
U.S. anti-tank weapons are playing a critical role in the Syrian conflict. As reported by the Washington Post, U.S.-made anti-tank missiles are being used by the rebels to destroy lots of Russian-made tanks that are being used by the Syrian army…
So successful have they been in driving rebel gains in northwestern Syria that rebels call the missile the “Assad Tamer,” a play on the word Assad, which means lion. And in recent days they have been used with great success to slow the Russian-backed offensive aimed at recapturing ground from the rebels.
Since Wednesday, when Syrian troops launched their first offensive backed by the might of Russia’s military, dozens of videos have been posted on YouTube showing rebels firing the U.S.-made missiles at Russian-made tanks and armored vehicles belonging to the Syrian army. Appearing as twirling balls of light, they zigzag across the Syrian countryside until they find and blast their target in a ball of flame.
Like I said earlier, this is looking more and more like a proxy war between the United States and Russia.
Could that be what Obama actually wants?
Obama is poking China in the eyes lately too. CNN is reporting that U.S. warships may soon be sailing into territorial waters around the Spratly Islands. These are islands that the Chinese government claims ownership over, but the U.S. government disputes that claim, and Obama seems determined to flex his muscles in the area…
The United States (US) may soon deploy war ships near China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea.
It wants to send a message that it does not recognize China’s territorial claims over the area.
This is according to a Financial Times report quoting a senior U.S. official who said its ships will sail within 12-nautical-mile zones that China claims as its territory around the Spratly Islands within the next two weeks.
If Obama sends warships into that area, there is a very real chance that they could get shot at. According to Newsweek, the Chinese are saying that they will not permit U.S. ships to violate those territorial waters under any circumstances…
“We will never allow any country to violate China’s territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the name of protecting freedom of navigation and overflight,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in response to a question about possible U.S. patrols. “We urge the related parties not to take any provocative actions, and genuinely take a responsible stance on regional peace and stability.”
Such exchanges appear to be moving China and the U.S. toward a much feared, yet long expected, military confrontation. Just as unsettling, both sides seem confident they can prevail.
Over the past couple of years our relations with China have really gone downhill very rapidly, and if the trading relationship between the two largest economies on the planet breaks down, that would have massive implications for the entire global economy.
In addition to everything above, the civil war in Ukraine continues to rage on. The United States funded, equipped, trained and organized the forces that violently overthrew the democratically-elected government in Ukraine, and then once those thugs (which actually included some neo-Nazis) took power, the Obama administration immediately recognized them as the legitimate government of Ukraine.
The Russians were absolutely infuriated by this, and they have been providing soldiers, equipment and supplies to the rebel groups that are fighting back against this new government. Of course the Russians deny that they are doing this, but it is exceedingly obvious that they are.
The rebel groups that the Russians have been backing have been doing very well and have been steadily taking ground, and this is not how the power brokers in D.C. envisioned things playing out in Ukraine. So in a desperate attempt to shift the momentum of the conflict, a bill is going through Congress that would provide “lethal military aid” to the government in Kiev. Initially the bill would have provided 200 million dollars in lethal aid, but now it has been upped to 300 million dollars. There are some that believe that the final figure will be significantly higher.
Once this bill gets passed, it will be an extremely important event. For the Russians, it will mean crossing a red line that never should have been crossed. You see, the truth is that Ukraine is Russia’s most important neighbor. Just imagine how we would feel if the Russians helped overthrow Canada’s government and then start feeding weapons to the new pro-Russian government that they helped install. That is exactly how the Russians view our meddling in Ukraine.
Earlier this year, I wrote an article in which I discussed an opinion poll that showed that 81 percent of all Russians now view the United States negatively, and only 13 percent of Russians have a positive view of this nation. Not even during the height of the Cold War were the numbers that bad.
The stage is being set for World War III, but most Americans are completely and totally oblivious to all of this because they are so wrapped up in their own little worlds.
Most Americans still seem to assume that the Russians and the Chinese are our “friends” and that any type of conflict between major global powers is impossible.
Well, the truth is that conflict has already begun in Ukraine and Syria, and tensions are rising with each passing day.
It won’t happen next week or next month, but we are on the road to World War III.
Israel’s DeepOptics is developing a liquid-crystal alternative to multifocal lenses, eliminating distortion and segmentation to deliver sharp vision.
Omnifocals could change the way we view the world. Photo by http://www.shutterstock.com
Wearers of multifocals (“progressive” eyeglasses) must look through the top of the lenses for distance, through the middle for intermediate distance and through the bottom for close reading. Many people find it hard to adjust to the limited field of view per distance and even get headaches from the distortions.
If your progressive glasses could let you see about two years into the future, you’d notice an alternative on the horizon: Omnifocals from the Israeli company DeepOptics.
Already in development for three years, Omnifocals are positioned to be the first dynamic focal eyeglass lenses ever created.
They will consist of two layers: a regular static lens for far vision and a pixelated dynamic liquid-crystal lens for near and intermediate vision. This electronic pixelated lens constantly changes its optical power to adjust viewing distance based on data processed right in the frame from two hidden sensors tracking the wearer’s line of sight.
The electronic lens will cover most of the field of view of the eyeglasses to enable sharp vision of both near and far objects through any part of the lens. Millions of middle-aged eyeglass wearers will no longer have to tilt their heads up or down to see properly.
If you like this idea, you’re not alone. DeepOptics won the startup competition at the sixth annual Israel Machine Vision Conference in Tel Aviv last March, spurring the interest of potential investors and partners including manufacturers of optics for eyeglasses as well as virtual- and augmented-reality goggles.
Cofounder and CEO Yariv Haddad tells ISRAEL21c that the Petah Tikva-based company now has a working lens prototype and is developing a fully functional glasses system.
He explains that there are several approaches to implementing liquid crystal into lenses, but DeepOptics took a revolutionary approach, developing and patenting a method using a pixelated array. This approach offers several advantages, including the ability to change the eyeglasses’ prescription without the need for new lenses.
“Liquid-crystal optics have been out there for many years, but the ability to do good optical work with the dimensions required for glasses was not there until we developed our technology”
“We don’t know of others developing the type of glasses we are, and that’s interesting for many lens companies,” says Haddad. “Attempts have been made to do what we’re doing and so far we have the most promising results.”
Haddad has a background in high-tech R&D management in animation technology, medical technology and electro-optics for mobile phone cameras. He met his two cofounders, CTO Yoav Yadin and Chief Scientist Alex Alon, at Dblur Technologies, which was acquired by Tessera in 2009.
DeepOptics Chairman Saar Wilf teamed up with the threesome to bring his idea for dynamic focal lenses into reality. The goal is to make Omnifocals at a price point that will be competitive with traditional high-quality progressive glasses.
“The prototype proves our technology can deliver the desired specifications,” says Haddad. “Now we have the challenge of putting together a full system with the lenses and sensors. We plan to achieve that by summer 2016. Then we’ll put the technological challenges behind us and start working toward design and miniaturization, which will take about another year and a half.”
DeepOptics may launch an investment round in the next year as it continues its discussions with commercial partners for manufacturing, sourcing and possibly also distribution and sales.
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Daily Dose with Jack Harrison
You can put lipstick on a pig, but you’ll never hide the fact that it’s still just a big, ugly hog.
Just take a look at the mammogram.
They’ve put on lipstick AND a swimsuit on that old porker, tacking on every conceivable technology to make it sound like a good idea — from radioactive 3-D scans to computer-aided detection.
Maybe the next version will make coffee for you while it squeezes your breast as flat as a painful pancake.
If it does, take the cup of coffee… but pass on the scan, because all the extra tech they keep adding to the mammogram isn’t a benefit or a bonus.
It’s just smoke and mirrors, trying to cover up the pathetic reality that mammograms simply DON’T work. And now, the latest research finds that some of the biggest bells and whistles they’ve added to the scans over the years do nothing to increase accuracy and save lives.
Just about every radiologist uses what’s known as “computer-aided detection,” or CAD. Heck, most of them boast about it, as if they’re the only ones in town who have it.
CAD is supposed to highlight potential cancer trouble spots, but a new study of some 626,000 scans finds it makes no difference at all.
Well, that’s not QUITE true.
Bells and whistles also mean dollars and cents — so docs and radiologists tack on extra fees for this useless addition, to the point where just the CAD charges alone now add up to $400 million a year.
On the other hand, at least it’s “only” useless.
The mammogram itself is even worse — because it’s out-and-out DANGEROUS.
Mammograms squeeze the breast so hard a small and harmless tumor could rupture, spread and turn deadly. Then, to top it off, they blast it with radiation as if they’re TRYING to make that tumor grow.
You couldn’t pick a worse way to screen for cancer if you tried!
So if your doc is pressuring you for a mammogram and tries selling you on “newer” and “better” technologies, whether it’s a 3-D scan (which packs even higher levels of radiation) or computer-aided technology, look past the lipstick… and see it for the pig it really is.
Saving you from mammogram scams,
– “Grubbered” AGAIN—
Daily Dose with Jack Harrison
The sneaky “little” Obamacare fee that’s costing you BIG cash
It’s that scary time of year again, when the monsters and ghouls come out.
No, I’m not talking about Halloween.
I’m talking about Obamacare!
Reenrollment season is just around the corner, and that means another round of sticker shock as Americans find their premiums going up AGAIN.
It’s all tricks and no treats, and the biggest trick of all is hidden in the fine print. It’s those deductibles that keep rising — and a damning new analysis finds they’re not just going up a little bit at a time.
They’re jumping at nearly SEVEN TIMES the rate of salaries.
Before Obamacare, less than half of Americans paid deductibles, with the average fee running at $900 in 2009.
Since then — since the UN-Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010 — the average deductible has risen to $1,300.
That’s a jump of 67 percent, and those are the lucky ones. Americans who work for small businesses (the MAJORITY of Americans) are paying an average of $1,800 in deductibles a year, and one in five have deductibles of $2,000 or higher.
If healthcare gets any more “affordable,” we’ll all be bankrupt!
Many Americans now have coverage in name only as a result. They’re so broke from paying their premiums that they can’t actually afford to pay their deductibles, so they just don’t go to the doctor.
Even the New York Times — once Obamacare’s biggest cheerleader – told the story of a woman who had been treated for brain cancer who didn’t get an MRI for her follow-up because she couldn’t pay the deductible.
That’s not healthcare. That’s a SCAM, plain and simple, and millions of hard-working Americans have been conned into paying more and getting less in return.
With a presidential election just 13 months away, it’s time to keep up the pressure like never before and make sure this is the NUMBER ONE issue on the campaign trail… and not just in the race for the White House.
Every single seat in the House will be up for grabs — so make sure whoever’s running in your local district has his priorities straight no matter what party he represents.
Putting Obamacare on life support,
REPOSTED FROM THECONSERVATIVETRIBUNE.COM
He owns a plane and a helicopter, is the head of a multi-billion dollar empire, plans to take on illegal immigration all on his own, has taken on 16 other politicians and risen to the top of the GOP polls, and even has his own alter-ego of sorts — The Donald.
At times, it seems like Donald Trump is a superhero.
Well, the resemblance doesn’t end there. Now that Trump is running for president, an incident from November of 1991 has resurfaced in which The Donald actually had his limo stop so he could save a man from a savage beating by a thug with a baseball bat.
According to the New York Daily News (via Philly.com), Trump and then-wife Marla Maples were in his limousine, headed out to New Jersey’s Meadowlands for a Paula Abdul concert (look, it was a while ago).
At about 8 p.m., before the limo entered the Holland Tunnel, Trump saw “a big guy with a big bat” swinging away at another guy.
“Someone in the car looked over and said, ‘Gee, look at that, it’s a mugging,’” Trump said. “I said to my driver to stop the car because it was brutal-looking.” He got out of the car, with Maples tugging at his coat to get him to stop.
“The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, ‘Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,’” Trump said. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”
Kathleen Romeo, a 16-year-old student at the time, noticed that it was Trump that stopped the fight and yelled, “That’s Trump!”
“A lot of people were surprised that he got out to see what was happening,” Romeo said. She said that Trump had chased the bat-wielder off before he even got out of the limo — and that Trump “just looked around and went back into his limo” — but other witnesses backed up The Donald’s story.
“All of a sudden, a big long limousine pulls up on an angle, and Donald Trump pops out with the blonde, too,” a witness said. “There was a guy with a bat, hitting a guy over the head, and Trump yelled, ‘Put that bat down. What are you doing?’ The guy dropped the bat, came over and started talking to him.”
Trump, being Trump, told reporters, “I’m not looking to play this thing up … I’m surprised you found out about it.”
Right. But we know it’s only a matter of time before The Donald is America’s favorite superhero.
Look out, Batman — you’re fired.