(Guardian) – The Times has lost almost 90% of its online readership compared to February since making registration mandatory in June, calculations by the Guardian show.
(NYTimes) – The lower house of the Russian Parliament passed a draft law on Friday allowing the country’s intelligence service to officially warn citizens that their activities could lead to a future violation of the law, reviving a Soviet-era K.G.B. practice that was often used against dissidents. The president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, is expected to sign it into law shortly.
The legislation was proposed during the tense weeks after two suicide bombers attacked the Moscow subway, and its stated goal was to stanch the growth of radicalism among young Russians. But rights advocates and opposition parties have warned that the expanded powers could be used to silence critics of the government. In a letter made public on Thursday, 20 leading human rights activists condemned the legislation as a blow to “the cornerstone principles of the law: the presumption of innocence and legal certainty.” Read entire article
Alex talks with film-maker, broadcaster and former broker and options trader Max Keiser. Max formerly hosted The Oracle with Max Keiser on BBC World News and produced and appeared regularly in the TV series People & Power on the Al-Jazeera English network. He currently hosts a weekly financial commentary show which started in 2009 and is broadcast on Press TV, with weekly appearances by financial commentator Stacy Herbert and featuring interviews with well known alternative economists. Alex discusses the removal of his video, The Obama Deception, from Google’s YouTube. On Thursday, Alex challenged activists to drive the popular documentary up in search engine ranking. Google trends rankings revealed a few hours later that it was the #1 search term, above Lindsay Lohan, the BP Oil Spill or the death of George Steinbrenner. Continue reading
Alex talks with Kenneth Web of ChangeDaChannel about youtube messing with his account causing a pay per-view notice to be posted before you could even watch the video. Continue reading
(FoxNews) – Fox and Friends with Judge Naplitano – Continue reading
(AmericanFreePress) – Eight more homeland response force units will be established in fiscal year 2012, Defense Department and National Guard Bureau officials said here today.
The units are regional forces that will cross state lines when needed. They are part of a restructuring of the nation’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive consequence management enterprise.
Massachusetts (supported by Connecticut and Vermont), New York (supported by New Jersey), Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Missouri, Utah and California each will host a homeland response force unit.
One unit will be based in each of the 10 Federal Emergency Management Agency regions. The units are scheduled to have 570 Guardsmen, and each will have a medical team, a search and extraction team, a decontamination team and very robust command and control capabilities, officials said. Read entire article
(NAUResistance) – “Defence Minister Peter MacKay, Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose, and Industry Minister Tony Clement announce plans to acquire 65 Joint Strike Fighter F-35 aircraft from Lockheed Martin. New Democrat MP Malcolm Allen reacts to the controversial $16-billion contract.” – Sounds Like A Broke Government Up To Their Eyeballs In Debt To Me! Good Thing We Are Giving Up Our Sovereignty To Stop The Global Financial Crisis, Even Better We Are Being Taxed To Death To Help Stop It.. Ahhh.. Whats $16 billion To Keep Our Neighbors To The South, Happy Right? Continue reading