First of all, context matters in the Gaza invasion. Before the three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed on June 12th, five Palestinian children had been killed by IDF forces in 2014 alone. However, unlike the three Israeli teenagers, their deaths did not generate international outrage or a global campaign, although it did add significantly to Gaza residents’ increasing frustration with the Israeli occupation.
The mainstream media also does a really good job of making this conflict seem like a war between two equal sides. Yet in reality it’s a true David vs. Goliath confrontation between Israeli’s mighty and technologically advanced western-backed military, and Palestinian protesters and fighters equipped mostly with rocks and a small amount of highly unreliable homemade rockets.
They brought her in as soon as they could, but her little body wasn’t strong enough. The doctor checks for a pulse, but there is nothing more they can do. She turns to the father and gives him the news. His baby girl is gone…
One after another, the injured were brought in. Men, women, and children. All from the same neighborhood that the Israeli army has been pounding with artillery. Outside the hospital, the grief for the deceased was getting too much to bear.
This upsetting report from Sky News shows the human cost of the ongoing violence and shelling in Gaza.
The American political commentator Don DeBar says he believes the United States’ plan to spend roughly $10 billion upgrading its stealth bombers is a message that war with Russia and China is always being prepared, and is always a distinct possibility.
“The Obama administration announces that it’s going to spend billions of dollars, that it doesn’t have by the way for unemployment insurance and job creation or anything else, but they are going to spend billions of dollars — tens of billions of dollars — to upgrade the stealth bombers that are used really, or only intended to be used, against the very advanced countries”.
A 17-year-old girl in Pittsburgh was beaten by police, and later hospitalized, after she and a group of friends were stopped for a curfew violation. Merceedez Wright is now wearing a neck brace and has cuts and bruises all over her body, the result of a violent encounter with police which occurred on the night of July 15th. Power-tripping police officers aggressively pursued and injured this teenager all for the unspeakable “crime” of being near an ice cream shop just a few minutes past 10pm, the neighborhood enforced curfew.
Touted as the world’s first “family robot”, JIBO is planned to be a $500 device which can “help out around the house” by intelligently tracking the action around him and taking high-definition video and photos. Because not only is taking video or photography yourself too much of a hassle these days, the NSA probably thinks this would be a wonderful idea for “security”.
JIBO also acts as an inferior supplement to actual human interaction for the elderly, and allows parents to avoid bonding with their young child by assigning JIBO the task of reading bedtime stories instead of themselves. Finally, rather than allowing a family to simply sit down and enjoy a meal together, JIBO must interfere with the moment by displaying pictures of the pizza their college-age son is eating over on campus.
It is always now. I actually want to talk today about death. Now most of us do our best to not think about death. But there is part of our mind that knows, this can’t go on forever. Part of us always knows that we’re just a doctors visit, or a phone call away, from being starkly reminded with the fact of our own mortality. You must know how uncanny it is, to suddenly be thrown out of the normal course of your life, and just be given the full-time job of not dying.
In the wake of the tragic crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in Ukraine this week, critics have wondered aloud why airlines allow planes to fly over war zones. Like many other things in life, it all ultimately boils down to money. RT Correspondent Meghan Lopez looks into this issue further.
New York City police officers killed a man (Eric Garner) on Thursday after he had broken up a fight between two other men, insisting on placing him in a chokehold and slamming his head to the pavement, piling on top of him as he gasped for air and as he continually told the cops he could not breathe.
The entire incident was caught on video from a witness who kept telling the cops that the man had not committed a crime. But evidently, the cops suspected him of selling untaxed cigarettes, which apparently is a very serious crime in New York City.
CNN shill Anderson Cooper, who was also a former intern at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), admitted on-air that TWA flight 800 was actually shot down by a missile in 1996. However, he hastily retracts on his statement in order to keep perpetuating the government lie which has been continuing for the past 18 years.
The UK and US have pulled off one of the biggest global scams ever using something that is right under our noses, or more specifically in our purses and wallets. Money. Find out how the Federal Reserve and “fractional reserve banking” has been turning money into debt for over 100 years.
The monetary system is confusing and maybe it’s even made this way in order to hide what is really going on. What we should know, that many of us don’t know, is that a big part of money in the U.K. and the U.S. lies under “fractional reserve banking”.