Daily News Digest September 19, 2016

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Daily News Digest September 19, 2016

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A Novel Idea!imageofthedayQuotes of the Day:

 If a cop wrongfully attacks you, you cannot fight back. If a SWAT team wrongfully raids your home, you cannot defend yourself. If a highway patrol officer wrongfully takes your money or your valuable possessions, you cannot get them back without a lengthy, costly legal battle. It used to be that the Constitution served as a bulwark against government abuses, excesses and wrongdoing. That is no longer the case. — Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?

In referring to the EPA’s statements, the article quotes Joel Kupferman, the executive director of the Environmental Law and Justice Project: ‘They’ve [EPA] created this false climate that things are safe,’ he said.Alerted to concerns about Tabb’s building, he said, ‘the project hired an independent industrial hygienist to conduct tests of surfaces there on Dec. 3, using methods published by the American Society for Testing and Materials. The tests found the presence of settled asbestos 555 times above the suggested acceptable level.’ … Scientists with HP Environmental Inc. of Reston, Va., warn that the asbestos dust in Lower Manhattan is so finely pulverized that the EPA’s more conventional tests may not pick it up. Cancer from these known carcinogenic dusts released by the WTC towers implosion takes 20 to 30 years to develop. From my understanding of the risks from carcinogenic materials that I and other house painters have been exposed to during the course of work (”According to the International Association for Research on Cancer, “occupational Exposure as a Painters is carcinogenic.”), exposures 555 times the legally permissible level may well create a catastrophe hundreds of times more destructive to human lives than the initial implosion! In fact, on January 11, 2002, in a report by Cate Jenkins, of the EPA Hazardous Waste Identification Division stationed in Manhattan, compared asbestos levels found in lower Manhatten to the Libby, Montana Superfund site. Her conclusion was that lower Manhatten should also be declared a Superfund site. Needless to say, the EPA has ignored its own report. — 9-11 World Trade Center Dust Cloud: How Many Will Die!

Video of the Day:

Here’s Sandra Bland talking about Black Lives Matter


After No Indictment Verdict for Cop Murders of Black Lives Matter Activists Sandra Bland — Justice Was Not Served:  Sandra Bland’s Family Gets $1.9M In Wrongful Death Settlement The settlement also includes several changes to Waller County jails. By Taryn Finleysandrabland ‘The Bombs’ Bursting in Air’: America Launched More Than Sixty Airstrikes in Six Countries Last Weekend Alone By Bonnie Kristian 60airstrikesSanitizing the 21st Century’s Worst War Crime by Rev. William Alberts sanitizingObama’s ‘Dilemma’: Justice for 9-11 Families or Saudi Arabia? It is indisputable that the US “War on Terror” that continues to escalate throughout the Middle East and beyond has its roots in the September 11, 2001 attack on New York’s World Trade Towers. It was 9-11 which initially gave the Bush-Cheney Administration and a subservient Congress the political cover to initiate a bombing campaign against the utterly defenseless, poverty stricken country of Afghanistan for ‘harboring terrorists’ before going on to initiate a full scale ‘shock and awe’ military invasion of Iraq which had nothing to do with 9-11 in 2003.  The fact that fifteen of the nineteen 9-11 hijackers were Saudi nationals was of no apparent consequence. by Renee Parsonsobamas-dilemma Robber Baron Nation: Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind? by John W. Whiteheadrobberbaron Environment:

How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature It’s not humanity alone that threatens life on earth. The bigger culprit is an economic and political system that relies on endless global appropriation of cheap food, energy, raw materials and labor. By Paul Streetpaulstreet Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse by Colin Todhunter monsantoSyrian War: ‘Nothing to Do With Daesh, It is Energy Battle for Future Pipelines’syrianwar Ongoing Big Energy Crisis: 

Native Americans Document HUNDREDS of Pipeline Leaks and Oil Spills Kept Secret by North Dakota Government by Jeremiah JonespiprlineleaksThe Future Cries Out: ‘Water Is Life’ The dogs growl, the pepper spray bites, the bulldozers tear up the soil. “Water is life!” they cry. “Water is life!” This isn’t Flint, Michigan, but I feel the presence of its suffering in this cry of outrage at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. No more, no more. You will not poison our water or continue ravaging Planet Earth: mocking its sacredness, destroying its eco-diversity, reshaping and slowly killing it for profit. The dogs growl, the pepper spray bites, the bulldozers tear up the soil and a judge rules against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s demand that construction of the Dakota Access pipeline be stopped. Sorry, the wishes of the rich and powerful come first. And you protesters are just common criminals. by Robert KoehlerwaterislifeBlack Liberation/ Civil Rights:

 A Call to Action Against Slavery in America: The Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Its Second Week The largest prison strike in U.S. history has been going on for nearly a week, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard about it. For months, inmates at dozens of prisons across the country have been organizing through a network of smuggled cellphones, social media pages, and the support of allies on the outside. The effort culminated in a mass refusal to report to prison jobs on September 9, the anniversary of the 1971 Attica prison uprising. By Alice Speriprisonstrike Pentagon Just Admitted to Using Black Soldiers as Human Guinea Pigs in WWII  As was reported by NPR, 60,000 American soldiers were enrolled in a secret chemical weapons testing program in which they were exposed to mustard gas and the chemical agent lewisite, which causes lung irritation and blisters. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Defense conducted the tests based on the race of the soldiers. Black, Japanese-American and Puerto Rican soldiers were locked in a gas chamber and exposed to the chemicals. White soldiers were used as the control group. By Jasmine Nelsonblacksoliders Labor:

 Italy: Worker killed on picket line outside GLS depot in Piacenza Dramatic events were witnessed on Wednesday night outside the GLS delivery company in Piacenza, Northern Italy! A 53-year old Egyptian worker, Abd Elsalam Ahmed Eldanf, while manning a picket line was hit by a lorry and killed and, according to witnesses, the managers incited the lorry driver to charge at the pickets. by Fred Westonitaly Economy:

Harvard Crushes The “Obama Recovery” Farce With 9 Simple Chartsharvardcharts ShadowStats-Corrected Industrial Production (Jan 2000 = 100) Hedonic-Adjusted Inflation Understatement Removed, Level Through August 2016, Seasonally-Adjusted [ShadowStats] FRB This “corrected” Graph 2 shows some growth in the period subsequent to the official June 2009 trough in production activity, but that upturn has been far shy of the short-lived full recovery and the renewed expansion reported in official GDP estimation (see Commentary No. 828 No. 777 Year-End Specialshadow

wallstreetonparadeDeutsche Bank Says “No” to $14 Billion DOJ Fine: It Must Have Learned Its Negotiating Skills at the Trump Institute By Pam Martens and Russ MartensmartensWorld:

British MPs Blame David Cameron for the Destruction of Libya The decision of a British parliamentary foreign affairs committee to apportion responsibility for the destruction or Libya and its transformation from a functioning into a failed state to former British prime minister David Cameron further confirms the verdict reached by Irish revolutionary leader James Connolly over a century ago when it comes to the British ruling class. “Their crimes,” Connolly said, “would shame all the devils in hell.” by John Wight

 Health, Science, Education, and Welfare:

Jimmy Carter Defends Edward Snowden, Says NSA Spying Has Compromised Nation’s Democracycater

A Subtler Oliver Stone Is Back in Top Form With ‘Snowden’ In “Citizenfour,” Laura Poitras’ riveting documentary about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower quietly observes that it would be a mistake to make him the focus of his 2013 revelations of the breadth and depth of the National Security Agency’s surveillance of civilians. In other words, don’t blame the messenger — blame the NSA for reading your email messages. By Carrie Rickeyoliverstone