News Updates from CLG
27 July 2015
Previous edition: $500M US Program Has Only Trained 60 Syrians to Fight ISIS
Google Claims CLG Is Trying to ‘Steal Personal Information,’ Removes All Links From Newsletter –Actual ‘Crime:’ CLG Newsletter mentioned CIA, I-CIA-SIS, NSA, Israel, Kiev, torture, Fukushima, and the TPP in one email. By Lori Price, www.legitgov.org | 22 July 2015 | Wednesday’s CLG Newsletter was a bit long, as it included numerous recent items that the corporate-run media had either downplayed or had ‘forgotten’ to cover. The subject line: $500M US Program Has Only Trained 60 Syrians to Fight ISIS. After receiving the newsletter, a reader from Germany sent CLG the following email, accompanied by a screen-shot…
Holistic Hate Crimes? 8 Florida Doctors Dead and 5 Missing in Past Month –Holistic medicine: What a dangerous profession! Another Florida Doctor Murdered, Bringing Total to 8 Dead and 5 Missing in Just the Last Month | 24 July 2015 | Last week we reported on a number of doctors, many from the Southeastern U.S., who had been killed, died under questionable circumstances or had simply vanished without a trace. Just one week later, another three doctors have been reported dead, with one being found shot to death inside of his Florida home…Information about the five missing doctors can be found here. While all of these deaths could be nothing more than strange coincidences, we’d be remiss in not noting the fact that all of the doctors mentioned, sans Dr. Gonzales, practiced in the Southeastern United States, specifically in the Florida/Georgia region.
7th Dead Doctor: Victim Found Among Five Slain in California | 22 July 2015 | A tragic rash of dead or missing doctors has happened over one month’s time. Seven have either died under strange circumstances or were victims of brutal murders. There are also five who have simply vanished along with one medical lawyer…The previous dead or murdered doctors are as follows: Autism researcher Dr. Jeff Bradstreet; Dr. Bruce Hedendal D.C., Ph.D.; Dr. Teresa A. Sievers; Lisa Riley D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic); young Dr. Baron Holt; and Dr. Ronald Schwartz. Five took place in Florida. Dr. Fitzpatrick M.D. and Dr. Jeffrey R. Whiteside simply vanished (update: body found next to a gun). Three doctors and one hospital lawyer vanished in Mexico – law enforcement there allegedly attempted to pass off other dead bodies for the missing people in order to close the case. No sooner had I posted information about a sixth doctor found dead in one month’s time, when someone sent me an Associated Press report about five female victims of a tragic massacre in Modesto, California.
Doctor found murdered inside Florida home. This makes 6 in 30 days; 5 still missing | 21 July 2015 | Yet another doctor was just found murdered inside his home here on the East Coast of Florida. This makes six doctors to be found dead in the last month just from this region of the country alone. Four out of the six were found dead here in Florida. We lost the holistic Dr. Teresa Sievers, M.D., who was found murdered in her Florida home just weeks ago. We’ve also lost the alternative Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, M.D., who was found in a river with a gunshot to his chest. He’d recently moved to Georgia from Florida. We’ve also lost the Osteopath, Dr. Lisa Riley, D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathic), who was found in Georgia at her home, just a few hours from the Florida border. She was found with a gunshot wound to her head. Now we’ve lost Dr. Schwartz, M.D., who was found murdered in his home on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
U.S. to expand support in Kenya, Somalia for counterterrorism; increase training and funding for Kenya’s security forces –In 2015, Kenya received 100 million in U.S. counterterrorism assistance (but not one penny provided for America’s crumbling infrastructure)|25 July 2015 | President Obama, a native Kenyan, on Saturday committed the United States to an intensified fight against terrorists in East Africa, announcing here that his administration would expand support for counterterrorism operations in Kenya and Somalia, including increased training and funding for Kenya’s security forces. In 2015, Kenya received 100 million in U.S. counterterrorism assistance — more than doubling the amount allocated the previous year. As a result of this weekend’s talks, the Massachusetts National Guard and the Kenyan government will sign a partnership agreement, a senior administration official said, and the administration has pledged to work with Congress to provide additional counterterrorism aid to Kenya.
Turkey joins US-led coalition against ISIS, provides jets and air bases | 24 July 2015 | Ankara will join the anti-ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] coalition by providing jets and airbases as part of an agreement with the US, the country’s foreign ministry said in a statement citing the growing threat to Turkey’s security posed by the jihadists. "Turkey and the US have decided to deepen ongoing cooperation in the fight against Daesh [Arabic acronym for ISIS]," the Turkish Foreign Ministry statement said on Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that Ankara has agreed to let the US use the Incirlik air base located near the city of Adana in southern Turkey for the coalition’s military operation against the jihadists. The US Air Force contingent of about 5,000 airmen has been stationed there under an agreement between the two states as of 2002.
FBI director reveals hidden threat of ISIS at Aspen Security Forum | 22 July 2015 | The Islamic State group poses a more challenging terror threat within the U.S. than al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] because it’s so effective at recruiting impressionable and "troubled souls" through social media, the director of the FBI told an Aspen audience Wednesday night. Director James Comey credited the U.S. military with "significantly diminishing" threats within America by killing Mushin al Fadhli in a targeted strike in Syria earlier this month. He was the leader of the Khorasan Group of al-Qaida, which was allegedly plotting attacks on the West. But Comey said ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] "is not your parents’ al-Qaida. It’s a very different model."
Report of gunman opening fire prompts massive LAPD response in Studio City | 24 July 2015 | Reports of a man with a gun opening fire in Studio City on Friday afternoon prompted a massive Los Angeles Police Department response and closed both Ventura and Laurel Canyon boulevards. Police received reports of gunshots at 3:20 p.m. after the man was seen near Vantage Avenue and Cantura Street in Studio City, Los Angeles police Officer Matthew Ludwig said…TV reports show the bomb squad on scene. They are are apparently looking at an item near the body.
Police seek motive in Louisiana movie theatre shooting | 24 July 2015 | An Alabama drifter opened fire inside a crowded movie theatre, killing two women in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Thursday evening, police said, in the latest act of random gun violence to shock the United States. The gunfire erupted during a showing of the film "Trainwreck" before the 59-year-old suspect, identified as John R. Houser, killed himself with a .40 caliber handgun as officers rushed to the scene, police told a morning press conference. The shootings took place almost three years to the day after 12 people were killed at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado, and follows several mass shootings in the United States in recent weeks. Authorities said seven people were wounded, three of them critically.
Pharma-terrorism: European drug makers give positive review of malaria vaccine for ‘Africa only’ with efficacy rates as low as 15% | 24 July 2015 |The World’s first malaria vaccine got a major push forward on Friday morning. Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline announced that a European Medicines Agency (EMA) committee has given a positive recommendation for the company’s vaccine for malaria called Mosquirix (scientifically known as RTS,S). The drug is intended for children ages six weeks to 17 months living in Sub-Saharan Africa. After 18 months, GSK reported that the vaccine had about 46% efficacy against clinical malaria and 36% efficacy against severe malaria in kids ages five to 17 months. In babies ages six to 12 weeks, the drug had a 27% efficacy against clinical malaria and 15% against severe malaria.
Fukushima radiation causes daisies to grow strangely in Japan –Deformed daisies are growing near the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan | 23 July 2015 | It will surprise no one but mutant daisies with two connected flowers and four stems have been found growing near the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Four years after the tragic disaster saw the meltdown[s] of six nuclear reactors at the plant following a tsunami, the area is still being affected by radiation that came after the tragedy. The mutilated plants were captured by the Japanese Twitter user Sain_Kaidu who lives in the city of Nasushiobara, about 110 km from the nuclear plant.
Greek parliament approves next phase in bailout reforms | 22 July 2015 | Greece’s prime minister easily won a crucial vote on a third bailout programme for the debt-stricken nation early on Thursday, hours after the European Central Bank infused c-sh-starved Greek banks with further emergency liquidity. A total of 230 MPs backed the economic reforms programme demanded by Greece’s creditors, while 63 voted against the plan at the late-night vote. Alexis Tsipras again faced down rebels within his own party who oppose a third bailout. Thirty-six Syriza MPs either voted no or abstained, three fewer than at a similar vote last week.
The Dawn of Privacy-Driven Social Networks | 17 June 2015 | Privacy concerns in the wake of Edward Snowden disclosures have prompted new social networks to offer alternatives with a focus on user privacy. These companies are abstaining from selling user data and offering encrypted apps for their customers’ communications. Manhattan-based Minds, which has run an alternative social media website for two years, just launched a lightweight social-network app for mobile…that encrypts all communications – so they are secure and anonymous (able to be read only by the intended recipient).
Senators defeat Obamacare repeal before highway funding debate –The Obamacare amendment was offered to please Republican senators. | 26 July 2015 | Senators, meeting in a rare Sunday session, defeated another Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and approved reviving the Export-Import Bank as it scrambled to renew the federal Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of money Friday. Forty-nine senators voted in favor of the Obamacare repeal, while 43 opposed the amendment, which needed 60 votes to overcome a Democrat[ic]-led filibuster threat.
AFL-CIO may delay endorsement of Clinton as 2016 presidential candidate – sources | 25 July 2015 | In a possible setback for Hillary Clinton, the AFL-CIO’s political committee has recommended the nation’s largest labor union federation delay endorsing a candidate for the 2016 presidential race as it seeks to push her to be more supportive of its policies on issues such as ‘trade’ and wages. The committee on Monday voted unanimously to support the proposal, three union sources told Reuters. The recommendation will be presented at a July 29-30 meeting of the executive council of the federation, which will make the final decision. The move highlights the pressures Clinton is facing to take a tough stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free trade corporate takeover deal backed by President Barack Obama but vigorously opposed by unions who see it as detrimental to jobs and wages in the U.S. Unions also want her to back labor-friendly policies on other issues, such as the minimum wage and the Federal Reserve.
Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account | 23 July 2015 | Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open an investigation into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday. The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained "hundreds of potentially classified emails." It is not clear if any of the information in the emails was marked as classified by the State Department when Mrs. Clinton sent or received them.
Donald Trump bans Des Moines Register from Iowa campaign event | 24 July 2015 | Donald Trump courted further controversy on Friday by banning the Des Moines Register from attending his Iowa campaign event Saturday, according to the Register. The real estate mogul and Republican 2016 candidate was unhappy with an editorial published by the newspaper that called on Trump to pull out of the race. "We’re not issuing credentials to anyone from The Des Moines Register based on the editorial that they wrote earlier in the week," Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the newspaper.
Brave brothers save 10ft hammerhead shark stranded on Florida beach by removing large fishing hooks from its mouth and dragging it back to sea | 24 July 2015 | This is the heartwarming moment a pair of brothers removed large fishing hooks from an injured hammerhead shark and dragged it back to sea. The big fish was spotted near a beach in Destin, Florida, with the hooks attached to its mouth and steel fishing line tangled in and around its head. Writing on YouTube, alongside the video, one of the men involved said: ‘My brother, once realising it [the shark] was injured, swam out to bring it to shore away from people still in the water.’
Putin makes Kyrgyz girl’s wish come true, gives rare dog as gift | 23 July 2015 | A Kyrgyz schoolgirl received a 6-month-old Newfoundland puppy from the Russian President as a gift. She had asked him for the animal in an email during the annual Direct Line on April 16, 2015. Dasha Yaitskaya said she wanted a dog of that exact breed. Dasha says she once saw a picture of Vladimir Putin with a dog and assumed he loved animals. [He does.] She had always dreamed of owning a Newfoundland and now her dream has come true, according to TASS.
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