Did you ever hear of a negotiating process aimed at peace when one of the negotiators keeps insisting they have the right to attack the other? This is all done to sabotage any potential deal, while playing the political game of appearing to want one.
(JAMESTOWN, RI) - For years we have been told the Iran was developing nuclear weapons despite there being not a shred of evidence they were doing any such thing.
For years the leaders of Iran have been saying they thought nuclear weapons were immoral and they had no use for them, and therefore did not want them.
Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians.
The ruling stems from IRS penalties assessed against Texas businessmen Gary Woods and Billy Joe "Red" McCombs, co-founder of Clear Channel Communications Inc. and a former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Vikings professional sports franchises.
(WASHINGTON, DC) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 3 held that the 40 percent gross valuation misstatement penalty applies to partnerships that understate their capital-gains tax liability by inflating the cost of acquiring property that is later sold.
The case stems from financial penalties resulting from a basis-inflating tax shelter that generated losses ultimately disregarded by the Internal Revenue Service.
Groups like “Stand With Israel” are upset and afraid that they will not see a major war with ancient Persia.
(SACRAMENTO) - The group claims, “Our organization is founded on the basis that the safety and security of Israel is inextricably tied to the national security of the United States of America and must be preserved.
If the security of either of our two countries is compromised, so is the other.” Interesting at best, that they would suggest that Israel’s constant call for death and war in Iran would be inevitably tied to US security. It seems the opposite is true.
First in an exclusive Tico Times series in two parts
(SAN JOSE, Coast Rica Tico Times) - Two former DEA agents and a former CIA contract pilot claim that the Reagan Administration was complicit in the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena at the hands of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero.
The administration’s alleged effort to cover up a U.S. government relationship with the Mexican drug lord to provide for the arming and the training of Nicaraguan Contra rebels, led to Camarena’s kidnap, torture and murder, according to Phil Jordon, former head of the DEA’s El Paso office, Hector Berrellez, the DEA’s lead investigator into Camarena’s kidnapping, torture and murder, and CIA contract pilot Robert “Tosh” Plumlee.
Half of Palestine’s population was uprooted and half of its villages destroyed. The State of Israel was established in over 80 percent of Palestine, turning Palestinian villages into Jewish settlements and recreation parks, but allowing a small number of Palestinians to remain citizens in it.
Who are the terrorists?
(MANAMA, Bahrain) - When Helen Thomas told a Rabbi that the Jews should go back to where they came from, he asked where that would be.
Her response was as honest and appropriate as it was direct: "Poland, Germany, America..." For that she lost her job as the best White House reporter America has had.
A tip from a citizen who spotted two people matching the description on the flyer led deputies to the location.
(CLACKAMAS) - The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has located the missing runaway Samantha Dodson in good condition. She was located shortly after 4:00 p.m. in a wooded area just outside of Oregon City. Kelsey McCune was also located and taken into custody. Both were together when contacted and taken into custody without incident.
Kelsey McCune was taken into custody on a warrant. Detectives are currently interviewing Kelsey McCune.
Salem Police, who have taken over the investigation, determined that a Silverton Police Officer also fired his weapon during the incident.
(SALEM OR) - On Friday December 6th at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Silverton Police Department began a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. This pursuit left the city of Silverton heading south into a rural portion of Marion County.
The sheriff's office was requested for assistance and responded to the general area where this incident took place. Prior to the sheriff's office arrival the pursuit was terminated by Silverton after they lost sight of the vehicle.
Hagan has worked tirelessly to ensure that veterans and their families who were affected receive the health care they need.
(CAMP LEJEUNE, NC) - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released the following statement after the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a study on birth defects and childhood cancer resulting from water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
The results of the ATSDR study suggest associations between contamination in Camp Lejeune drinking water and neural tube defects (NTDs) like spina bifida as well as childhood hematopoietic cancers such as leukemia.
Mr. Julian Pike has mild cognitive impairment. If he is seen please call 911.
(CLACKAMAS) - Sheriff's Deputies are searching the area of SE Causey and 82nd Ave for a missing elderly male. Deputies are searching for Mr. Julian Pike who is 83 years old. He is 5'5" and about 150lbs.
He was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie and tan pants. He walked away from the 8600 block of Causey Avenue at about 9:30 this morning.
Dr. Phil Leveque, Professor of Pharmacology Salem-News.com
Man-boobs, or "moobs"... C'mon, it's the munchies, not the marijuana!
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - I was astonished to read this in the Oregonian (Dec-4 2013) from the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Oregonian is notorious for printing this adverse garbage. In the same edition was a story about the lack of good, anti-nausea medications.
It is well-known by anyone who reads that marijuana is one of the best anti-nausea medications, better than the two standard medications mentioned in the article: Dramamine, which is really Benadril, and Zofran, which only works about half of the time. Cannabis/Marijuana (C/MJ) is the best drug for nausea and vomiting.
Elites will continue to encourage us to 'exercise your democratic right' to vote and to lobby because once our political effort has been so channeled, our dissent is easily dissipated and thus ignored.
(TASMANIA, Aust.) - As we evaluate the outcomes of the recent UN climate negotiations in Warsaw, one lesson that we are invited to learn, again, relates to our strategy for getting effective action taken on the ongoing climate catastrophe and other critical environmental problems.
Is lobbying elites to change their behaviour an effective strategy for change?
Aggressive Habitat Protection, Ending Threats from Tower Collisions and Pesticides
(WASHINGTON, DC) - American Bird Conservancy (ABC), one of the nation's leading bird conservation groups, says that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) proposal to list the western population of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act falls short of providing the necessary protections for the imperiled bird species whose numbers have plummeted in recent decades.
The Scottish Law Reporter and others have challenged Mr Mulholland over a clear inconsistency in relation to its treatment of the Hollie Greig case.
(LONDON) - This is the staggeringly inaccurate remark attributed to the current Lord Advocate, Frank Mulholland QC, whilst discussing the issue of corroborative evidence The Scottish Law Reporter and others have challenged Mr Mulholland over this clear inconsistency in relation to its treatment of the Hollie Greig case.
In Hollie`s case, there were in fact no fewer than 29 potential corroborative witnesses, although not one of them was interviewed by the police following Hollie`s detailed account of September 2009, supported furthermore by extensive expert witness documentation.
The world is still fighting racism the same way it always has, but under Nelson Mandela things improved, and we were inspired to see change.
(CLEVELAND) - Nelson Mandela's name will live through history as one of the world's greatest leaders. He rose to power when he was most needed by a population forced to live as a second-class people.
Indeed, he taught us many lessons about life and death and the need to remain strong when faced with an inflexible system created by human beings who truly viewed their existence as more important, more valuable.
It was a great tragedy that Sri Lanka could not have produced a Sinhalese prime minister or a president like Nelson Mandela, since its independence in 1948, as hundreds of thousands of Tamil lives could have been spared.
(MELBOURNE) - Now the South African President Jacob Zuma is recommending to Sri Lanka that it should adopt the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to bring about reconciliation among the communities in Sri Lanka.
He failed to realise that the genocide, rape and murder that took place in South Africa is only a tiny fraction of what happened in Sri Lanka. The whole aim was to save his criminal friend Rajapaksa from the gallows.
Rajan Zed pointed out that if Sweden continued to maltreat its Roma population; European Commission should jump in and ensure that fundamental rights of Roma were protected. Roma should not be treated as “unwanted” in Sweden.
(RENO) - Hindus are asking for official apology from Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt for reported compilation of a register on Roma people.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was shocking to learn a country like Sweden; said to be one of the world’s most highly developed post-industrial nations; displaying such prejudice, racism and discrimination.
Scientists hope to repeat the experiment with other earthquakes, although the logistics of such a study are daunting – requiring a large earthquake with lots of slip...
(CORVALLIS, OR) - An international team of scientists that installed a borehole temperature observatory following the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan has been able to measure the “frictional heat” generated during the rupture of the fault – an amount the researchers say was smaller than expected, which means the fault is more slippery than previously thought.
It is the first time scientists have been able to use precise temperature measurements to calculate the friction dynamics of fault slip.
Authorities have changed the status of missing Samantha Dodson from endangered to kidnapped. A warrant had been issued for Kidnapping suspect, 40-year old Kelsey McCune. Call the tip line, (503) 723-4949, or 911 if you observe either person.
(OREGON CITY) - A Clackamas County warrant was issued today (Friday, Dec. 6, 2013) for the arrest of Kelsey "Patrick" McCune, age 40, no known address. The charge is one count of second-degree kidnapping.
McCune is believed to be traveling with endangered runaway Samantha Dodson, age 13.
A shooting reportedly took place at a Christmas tree farm. One suspect is reportedly shot and one is at large.
(SALEM) - The Marion County Sheriff's Office is currently on scene and engaged in a very high risk tactical operation in the area of 117th and Sunnyview Road NE. The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by numerous agencies from inside of Marion County.
"We can confirm that multiple shots have been fired and one deputy has been injured. Although there is no immediate threat to the public we are encouraging neighbors in the area to remain indoors."
What the GCC/Arab League/Israeli team is asking of its western allies (meaning of course mainly the US) is to immediately fund the Islamic Front to the tune of $ 5.5 billion.
(DAMASCUS) - The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states—Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates—along with certain Arab League countries, plus Turkey and Israel, have this past week reportedly committed themselves to raising nearly $6 billion to “beef up” the just-hatched Islamic Front (IF) in Syria.
These “best friends of America” want the Obama administration to sign onto a scheme to oust the Syrian government...
Submitted by Jennifer Fierberg, MSW Salem-News.com
“I am afraid he’ll be beaten some more,” the wife said, crying. “He thinks he will die next time.”
(WASHINGTON, DC) - A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.
Joel Mutabazi -- a former escort of President Paul Kagame that was kidnapped in October from Uganda where he had been living in a UN safe house -- had originally pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism, planning an uprising against the state, and murder.