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Massive crowd gathers in Ferguson; curfew remains in place

August 18, 2014 by legitgov

Massive crowd gathers in Ferguson; curfew remains in place 17 Aug 2014 Thousands of people had lined West Florissant Avenue, near the shuttered QuikTrip station and beyond, this evening. Some held signs. Cars streamed by honking their horns. Members of the crowd who have been here each night since last week, said it appears the crowds are getting larger each night...Some wondered out loud what is going to happen after tonight's curfew takes effect.

Kiev Continues Attacks on Six Cities in Southeastern Ukraine

August 18, 2014 by legitgov

Kiev Continues Attacks on Six Cities in Southeastern Ukraine 17 Aug 2014 Ukrainian security forces continue their offensive in six cities in the Donetsk region, the spokesperson of the National Security and Defense Council said Sunday. The security forces are trying to take control of Donetsk, Luhansk, Horlivka, Pervomaisk, Ilovaisk and Krasnyi Luch, spokesperson Andriy Lysenko said. They also hold the high ground near the mound Savur-Mohyla, where the militia is trying to drive them off. Since mid-April, Kiev authorities have been carrying out a military operation in the east of Ukraine against the independence supporters who refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new government after February coup.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffering heart problem, risks arrest if he leaves embassy for hospital

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffering heart problem, risks arrest if he leaves embassy for hospital 18 Aug 2014 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has a serious heart condition but risks arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek hospital treatment. WikiLeaks supporters have told London newspapers that a lack of sunshine has also left the Australian with a Vitamin D deficiency that could result in other conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Mr Assange already suffers from arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, a chronic cough and high blood pressure, reports the London Daily Telegraph.

Police: 'Do not be alarmed,' FBI mock terrorism exercise tonight at Indianapolis mall

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

Heads up! Let's hope the dirt-bags don't go live, as they did on 9/11, etc.: Police: 'Do not be alarmed,' FBI mock terrorism exercise tonight at Indianapolis mall 17 Aug 2014 The Federal Bureau of Investigation will hold a mock terrorism exercise with 11 state and local public safety agencies at the Greenwood Park Mall this evening. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department this afternoon posted a notice to Facebook warning residents to steer clear of the training exercise, which runs from 6 p.m. to midnight at 1251 U.S. 31 N...The exercise, known as the Indianapolis Complex Terrorist Attack Mall Scenario Full Scale Exercise (or #INDYMALLEX), is a training scenario designed to evaluate how law enforcement and emergency services would respond to a terrorist attack [or false flag].

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by US, UK Intelligence and Mossad - NSA Documents

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi Trained by US, UK Intelligence and Mossad - NSA Documents 16 July 2014 The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Snowden said intelligence services of three countries created a terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called "the hornet's nest". NSA documents refer to recent implementation of the hornet's nest to protect Israel by creating religious and Islamic slogans.

Israeli ship remains at sea as thousands of protesters gather in Oakland

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

Israeli ship remains at sea as thousands of protesters gather in Oakland --Blockade delayed as word spreads that ship is off the coast of California, closer to Santa Cruz, and won't be docking that day 17 Aug 2014 An Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday remained at sea as between 2,000 and 3,000 pro-Palestinian activists streamed towards the port entrance, chanting and waving flags. The protesters intended to form a picket line to prevent work crews from unloading the ship. Activists had originally planned to meet at 5am for a blockade of the Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel, but word that its arrival had been delayed prompted organisers to push the protest back until later in the afternoon.

One in Critical Condition, 7 Arrested in Protest - Ferguson Police

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

One in Critical Condition, 7 Arrested in Protest - Ferguson Police 17 Aug 2014 Police are dispersing protesters as they remain on the street in Ferguson, Missouri, despite an introduction of a curfew that is to remain in effect from midnight till 5 am. Police have admitted they fired smoke and tear gas canisters at protesters, AP reported...Police radio says that a person has been shot, and it's not clear if rubber bullets were used. It's also reported that the man has been taken to hospital.

Missouri riots: Clashes after protesters defy curfew

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

Missouri riots: Clashes after protesters defy curfew 17 Aug 2014 Police have fired multiple smoke canisters [including tear gas] into a crowd of protesters in a St Louis suburb, where a black teenager was shot dead by a white officer last week. Hundreds of other demonstrators left peacefully before a midnight curfew took effect. But remaining protesters - chanting "no justice, no curfew" - refused to leave the area.

Police used sound weapons, smoke on protesters who defied Ferguson curfew

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

Police used sound weapons, smoke on protesters who defied Ferguson curfew 17 Aug 2014 Police used 'high-pitched sound' and 'smoke canisters' to clear protesters who defied a midnight curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, early Sunday. (CNN)

10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation 16 Aug 2014 Under a coalition of Israeli left-wing political parties and organizations, thousands gathered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square in the largest anti-war demonstration since the outbreak of violence in Gaza. Some 10,000 Israelis flooded Tel Aviv's Rabin Square under the slogan "Changing direction: toward peace, away from war" in the largest anti-Gaza war demonstration in Israel since the outbreak of hostilities more than one month ago.

US military confirms airstrikes in Iraq near Erbil and Mosul dam

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

US military confirms airstrikes in Iraq near Erbil and Mosul dam 17 Aug 2014 The US military confirms it has conducted airstrikes against ISIL in northern Iraq near Erbil and around the Mosul dam to help Peshmerga Kurdish forces to retake the dam from militants. The [Mossad-trained] ISIL terrorist group, which is operating in Iraq and Syria, captured Iraq's largest dam earlier this month, raising concerns that the militants could attempt to flood cities and cut off vital water and electricity supplies. "The nine air strikes conducted thus far destroyed or damaged four armored personnel carriers, seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and an armored vehicle," the US Central Command said in a statement issued on Saturday. [CLG News @legitgov - #FalseFlag on the way: US bombs to hit #MosulDam, but US will blame #Mossad-trained #ISIS to gain public support for more troops to #Iraq. #Oil]

Christie's lawyers bill N.J. taxpayers $6.52 million for Bridgegate so far

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

Pigs at the trough: Christie's lawyers bill N.J. taxpayers $6.52 million for Bridgegate so far 16 Aug 2014 New Jersey taxpayers have been billed $6.52 million so far this year by Gov. Chris Christie's private attorneys dealing with the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge scandal, according to invoices released today by acting state Attorney General John Hoffman. Lawyers at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher billed $3.26 million in March and April, the invoices show. They also billed $3.26 million in January and February, according to previous invoices. At $650 an hour, the firm's rate is a steep discount, it says. With ongoing state and federal investigations into the massive traffic jam at the foot of the world's busiest bridge last year, Gibson Dunn and other law firms may still be billing for work beyond April.

NSAssociate Google Relegated 16 August 2014 CLG Newsletter to the Spam Bin

August 17, 2014 by legitgov

Looking for Saturday's CLG Newsletter? NSAssociate Google Relegated 16 August 2014 CLG Newsletter to the Spam Bin Posted by Lori Price, www.legitgov.org 16 Aug 2014 CLG subscribers: If you use Gmail as your email provider, please go to your spam bin to retrieve Saturday's CLG Newsletter. Perhaps Google did not like the subject line: 'U.S. may send troops to Iraq - White House.'

Missouri governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

Missouri governor declares state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson 16 Aug 2014 Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Saturday, issuing a curfew in the city of Ferguson to clear the streets where protests have raged since an unarmed 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri state highway patrol, who has led the policing of the protests since Thursday, said the curfew would run from midnight to 5am...After a more peaceful night on Thursday, following Johnson's appointment as the officer in charge, a small riot broke out on Friday night and police responded by deploying teargas.

Secret Service investigating photo of Islamic State flag outside of White House

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

Secret Service investigating photo of Islamic State flag outside of White House 15 Aug 2014 A recent social media posting believed to be a message supporting the Islamic State militant group sent from outside of the White House has attracted the attention of the United States Secret Service. Ed Donovan, a spokesperson for the federal law enforcement agency, told ABC News that the Secret Service is "aware" of a photo tweeted on August 9 that appears to show the flag of the group formerly known as the [Mossad owned and operated] Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, displayed on a smart phone being held near the fence on the north side of the presidential residence in Washington, DC.

Russia voices concern over increased US and NATO military activity near Russian border

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

Russia voices concern over increased US and NATO military activity near Russian border 16 Aug 2014 Russia's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday voiced serious concern over increased U.S. and NATO military activities near the Russian border. In a telephone conversation with his U.S. colleague Chuck Hagel, Shoigu also called for an immediate ceasefire and safe corridors to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate civilians from the combat area in eastern Ukraine. He gave a detailed assessment of Ukrainian troops' actions in the combat area. Shoigu said it was unacceptable to use combat aviation, heavy weapons, including rockets, artillery and missiles, against civilians and the region's civilian infrastructure.

Israel and ISIL are allies: Syrian envoy

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

Israel and ISIL are allies: Syrian envoy 16 Aug 2014 Syria's ambassador to the UN says Israel allows the free flow of weapons and ISIL militants into the occupied Golan Heights and then into the rest of Syria. Bashar Ja'afari told Press TV on Friday that the ISIL Takfiri terrorists have an undeclared alliance with Israel and are engaged in a secret agreement with the [government]. The Israelis help the Takfiris infiltrate into the separation line on the Golan Heights from Jordan, where their training camps are located, the Syrian diplomat said.

SWAT, police moving in on demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

SWAT, police moving in on demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri --Military-style vehicles that had previously disappeared from the streets were back. 16 Aug 2014 A SWAT team lined up across from dozens of protesters in Ferguson early Saturday commanding them via a bullhorn to get out of the street and onto sidewalks, or to go home. Bottles flew back in their direction, and looters broke into at least three stores. Security officers warned that disobeying the law would be met with arrest. Military-style vehicles that had previously disappeared from the streets were back.

Driver tosses one-pound kitten from car window in Spokane

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

Driver tosses one-pound kitten from car window in Spokane 15 Aug 2014 (WA) A veterinarian managed to save a five-week old kitten who was thrown out of a moving vehicle along Trent. Witnesses saw someone toss the kitten from a speeding car on Thursday. Then a good Samaritan brought the cat to Dr. Tami Boettcher at Pet Savers. The kitten weighed just over one pound and was battling some serious wounds. He has severe eye trauma and a broken leg. [I want the sociopath who did this to be tossed from a speeding car, NOW.]

Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges 15 Aug 2014 A grand jury has chosen to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-Koch Hairball) on Friday following an investigation into whether the governor abused his power by vetoing state funds for the Travis County District Attorney's Office last year. Gov. Rick Perry is charged with the following: --Count I - Abuse of Official Capacity, a first-degree felony --Count II - Coercion of Public Servant, a third-degree felony. Upon his indictment, Perry must turn himself in to the Travis County Jail, where he will be booked, fingerprinted and have his mug shot taken.

CDC Scientist Kept Quiet About Bird Flu Blunder - Report

August 16, 2014 by legitgov

CDC Scientist Kept Quiet About Bird Flu Blunder - Report 15 Aug 2014 A government scientist who accidently mixed a deadly strain of bird flu with a tamer strain and sent the mix to other labs kept silent about the potentially dangerous lab blunder, according to an internal investigation. The accident happened in January at the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta...Unsuspecting scientists worked with the viral mix for months before it was discovered. Earlier this summer, a lab mishandled anthrax samples and both the bird flu and anthrax labs were shut down.

Russian Defense Ministry Denies Reports Military Column Crossed Into Ukraine

August 15, 2014 by legitgov

Russian Defense Ministry Denies Reports Military Column Crossed Into Ukraine 15 Aug 2014 Russia's Defense Ministry has denied Kiev’s report that it "destroyed the Russian military column" which allegedly crossed into Ukraine, saying that no such column ever existed. "No Russian military column that allegedly crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border at night or during the day ever existed," said Major General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry..."Such statements - based on fantasies, or journalists' assumptions, to be precise - should not be subject for a serious discussion by top officials of any country," Konashenkov said.

Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown identified

August 15, 2014 by walden9

Ferguson police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown identified  15 Aug 2014  The police officer who fatally shot unarmed teen Michael Brown, prompting days of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and rallies nationwide, has been identified as Darren Wilson...Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson made the announcement Friday morning, having previously refused citing concerns over the officer's safety...Jackson said that Wilson has been an officer in the police force for six years and no disciplinary action was taken against him. Wilson was treated for injuries after the shooting, Jackson said.

Darren Wilson identified as officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting

August 15, 2014 by walden9

Darren Wilson identified as officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shooting  15 Aug 2014  Officials on Friday morning named the Ferguson police officer who allegedly murdered Michael Brown after a week of protesters calling for the name and violently clashing with police in the Missouri town. Darren Wilson has served as a police officer for six years with no prior disciplinary action taken against him, the police chief said in a press conference

With Highway Patrol, hugs and kisses replace tear gas in Ferguson

August 15, 2014 by walden9

Police Play "Good Cop, Bad Cop" with Ferguson: With Highway Patrol, hugs and kisses replace tear gas in Ferguson 14 Aug 2014 The heavy riot armor, the SWAT trucks with sniper posts, the hostile glares: tonight in Ferguson they were gone...A stunning change in tone radiated through the suburban streets where protests had turned violent each of the last four evenings following the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown...But Thursday night, when more than a thousand protesters descended on the remains of QuickTrip – which was burned during riots on Sunday – they had a new leader...The man at the front of the march, was Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson, a Ferguson native. [Using identity politics to mollify the populace, much like in the 2008 Presidential election.]

Call Me Ed: A Day With Edward Snowden

August 15, 2014 by walden9

Call Me Ed: A Day With Edward Snowden 13 Aug 2014 It took nearly a year of work and many months of negotiation to win Snowden's cooperation. Now the first meeting was just minutes away. I've led a lot of cover shoots in my 20 years in magazines: presidents, celebrities, people I've admired, and people I've reviled. Cowboys and stateswomen. Architects and heroes. But I'd never felt pressure like this.

Ferguson, Missouri, Police to Release Name of Officer in Fatal Shooting

August 15, 2014 by walden9

Ferguson, Missouri, Police to Release Name of Officer in Fatal Shooting  15 Aug 2014  Police in Ferguson, Missouri, plan to release the name today of the officer who shot and killed an unarmed teen -- a shooting that sparked days of clashes in the streets of the St. Louis suburb...Chief Thomas Jackson told ABC News that authorities will meet later this morning to figure out the best way to release the officer’s name. Police previously declined to identify the officer amid safety concerns.

 

 

Gaza agriculture devastated by Israeli offense - UN

August 15, 2014 by legitgov

Gaza agriculture devastated by Israeli offense - UN 15 Aug 2014 The Israeli military operation in Gaza has devastated the enclave's food production process the UN has announced, warning that the lack of food will "severely" affect the local population and that recovery will need "significant external assistance." "The recent fighting has resulted in substantial direct damage to Gaza's 17,000 hectares of croplands as well as much of its agricultural infrastructure, including greenhouses, irrigation systems, animal farms, fodder stocks and fishing boats," the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement.

N.J. family watches mama bear and cubs grow up

August 15, 2014 by legitgov

N.J. family watches mama bear and cubs grow up 14 Aug 2014 While many people in northern New Jersey have grown accustomed to seeing bears in residential areas, Butler resident Stanley Plewa says they're more than wildlife. "They're not dangerous," Plewa said. "They're so nice. They're a part of the whole community." This past Tuesday, Plewa took video of a mother bear and five cubs outside his Outlook Home -- but it's not the first time he's had this family wander onto his property. Back in May, Plewa took a video of the family when the five cubs were significantly smaller.

Ebola Outbreak's Scale 'Vastly Underestimated'

August 15, 2014 by legitgov

Ebola Outbreak's Scale 'Vastly Underestimated' 15 Aug 2014 The number of deaths and confirmed cases of ebola in west Africa has been vastly underestimated, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The death toll from the outbreak currently stands at 1,069 people. There have been 1,975 confirmed, probable or suspected cases. But WHO said there is evidence that the number of reported cases underestimates the scale of the suffering.

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