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SELLOUT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SHUTDOWN BEGINS

The flood of illegal aliens flowing across the southern border is not slowing down as hundreds of thousands rush to get in and apply for amnesty under Obama’s unconstitutional executive order. Despite the hurdles of last week’s court ruling and the DHS funding bill that specifically bans paying for executive amnesty, the administration continues to issue contracts for implementation of the amnesty process and encourage illegals to get ready to apply. As I write this they are enlisting controlled judges and politicians on both sides of the isle to overturn the court ruling and twist congress into compliance. The betrayal by the Republican leadership in Congress is certain, no matter how much House Speaker John Boehner and Senate leader McConnell claim otherwise. But the process is convoluted and complex so as to help them appear to be victims of events rather than the instigators. You can request a one-time free sample of the briefs by sending an email to editor@worldaffairsbrief.com.

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Todashev Family to Sue FBI Over Son's Death

posted by askousen - Monday, March 2 2015
...Todashev's father says the FBI harassed his son before the fatal shooting and negligently hired Aaron McFarlane, the agent who fired the shots. During his four years with the Oakland Police Department, McFarlane was involved in several lawsuits, including two police brutality suits, according to the Globe. Todashev's father says the FBI should not have hired him. — Boston.com

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Los Angeles police shoot, kill man on the ground

posted by askousen - Monday, March 2 2015
...A bystander's video shows the man and several officers wrangling on the the street when the man falls to the ground. Officers continue to struggle with the man. The buzzing sound of a Taser stun gun can be heard. Afterward, five gunshots ring out - followed by the screams of bystanders. — Fox 6 Now

ROK-U.S. Joint Military Exercises Start, NK Launches Missiles

posted by askousen - Monday, March 2 2015
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea on March 2nd [KST]. The Ministry of National Defense announced on the same day, "North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea between 6:32.a.m. and 6:41a.m. today, with a range of approximately 490 km." The South Korean military officials see the launches as a protest against annual joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea, known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. North Korea has continuously demanded an end to these exercises, classifying them as preparations for an invasion of the North and frequently insinuated the possibility of a "military response" if the drills are carried out. — Daily NK

IRS watchdog reveals Lois Lerner missing emails now subject of criminal probe

posted by askousen - Monday, March 2 2015
The IRS's inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner's emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency's chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed. — Washington Times

Pharmaceutical Giant -Merck, Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccination Claims

posted by askousen - Saturday, February 28 2015
Merck is currently facing serious allegations in regards to the efficacy of its MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. The claims are put forth by two former Merck scientists-turned-whistleblowers, Stephen Krahling and Joan Wlochowski, who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010, along with a senior Centre for Disease Control (CDC) scientist by the name William Thompson. The complaint put forward in 2010 by former Merck virologists, Krahling and Wlochowski, claim that they "witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine's efficacy findings." — Collective Evolution

McConnell Throws in Towel on DHS Fight, but Reid Is Waiting for Boehner to Cave

posted by askousen - Saturday, February 28 2015
In an extraordinary sequence of events, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered Democrats exactly what they have been asking for Tuesday - "clean" full-year funding for the Department of Homeland Security. And Minority Leader Harry Reid said "no" - or at least, "not yet." — Roll Call Blog

Britain rules out deploying combat troops to Ukraine

posted by askousen - Saturday, February 28 2015
Britain ruled out deploying combat troops to Ukraine on Wednesday, a day after it said it was sending 75 military advisers and trainers to help the Ukrainian army reduce its fatality rate against pro-Russian separatists. — Reuters

FCC passes new open Internet rules along party lines

posted by askousen - Saturday, February 28 2015
The new rules allow the FCC to reclassify broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. The rules are expected to spur multiple lawsuits. — FedScoop

National Panel Reverses Idiotic Cholesterol Guidelines

posted by askousen - Saturday, February 28 2015
....You would think that the Powers-That-Be would base their recommendations on evidence-based medicine. Well, you would think wrong. There was never any good evidence that we needed to lower our fat and cholesterol intake and substitute it for more refined carbohydrates in the form of grains. In fact, there was strong evidence that adjusting our diet the way the Powers-That-Be wanted us to would result in exactly what happened-more obesity, diabetes, and heart disease than we know what to do with. — Dr. David Brownstein/Lew Rockwell

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

posted by askousen - Saturday, February 28 2015
Exclusive: Secret interrogation facility reveals aspects of war on terror in US 'They disappeared us': protester details 17-hour shackling without basic rights Accounts describe police brutality, missing 15-year-old and one man's death Latest: 'Gestapo' tactics alarm from Chicago to DC as second protester speaks — The Guardian

Ex-FCC Chief "Shocked" by Feds' Attempt to Regulate Internet

posted by askousen - Friday, February 27 2015
"The order goes far beyond protecting net neutrality" Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell told CNBC today that he was shocked by the federal agency's rush to regulate the Internet as a vote looms on a 332 page plan that remains secret. — Prison Planet

U.S., Turkey Sign Deal to Openly Arm ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels

posted by askousen - Friday, February 27 2015
...Another rebel, Abu Khaled, also said they were willing to collaborate with ISIS and its affiliates. "Fighters feel proud to join al-Nusra [an ISIS affiliate] because that means power and influence," Abu Ahmed, the commander of an FSA brigade near Aleppo, told the Guardian. — Infowars.com

UN Report Reveals How Israel is Coordinating with ISIS Militants Inside Syria

posted by askousen - Friday, February 27 2015
The Syrian conflict continues to develop into a proxy war, pitting various foreign 'national interests' against one another, including US vs. Syria, US vs Iran, Saudi Arabia vs Syria, Qatar vs. Syria, Turkey vs. Kurdistan and Iran vs. Israel - to name only a few. So the support network behind Washington's 'Moderate Rebels' and terrorist groups fighting in Syria is comprised of many contributing covert intelligence agencies, including the CIA, MI5/6, Mossad, France, NATO, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. — 21st Century Wire

Water fluoridation in England linked to higher rates of underactive thyroid

posted by askousen - Wednesday, February 25 2015
Water fluoridation above a certain level is linked to 30 per cent higher than expected rates of underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) in England, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The findings prompt the researchers to call for a rethink of public health policy to fluoridate the water supply in a bid to protect the nation's tooth health. — Fluoride Action Network

Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists

posted by askousen - Wednesday, February 25 2015
Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned. A study of 98 per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the greatest fluoridation. — Telegraph

The FCC's Orwellian Internet policy

posted by askousen - Wednesday, February 25 2015
...We think it also includes a no-blocking rule, which is crucial because the commission's own website has been blocking access to the press releases of its minority commissioners. The FCC, consisting of five appointed members, is celebrating the democratic process used in formulating the 332-page plan. In a campaign coordinated with the White House, commission staff solicited several million form letters from activists cheering the ever-popular "Title II reclassification." Nearly 1 million voters responded furiously with comments of their own, advocating the exact opposite policy, one of Internet freedom. Many senators and congressmen are skeptical an "independent, expert" agency is supposed to work this way. Commission staff, however, are warning Congress, and its 535 elected representatives, to buzz off, lest it intrude on democracy. — Computer World

Iran pursuing nukes in underground complex despite talks with West, dissident group claims

posted by askousen - Wednesday, February 25 2015
Despite Iran's denials that it is on the path to a nuclear bomb, new evidence charges that the Islamic republic has an "underground top-secret site" that is enriching uranium intended for nuclear weapons that has been hidden from the West for years. According to the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the complex, called Lavizan-3, is right outside Tehran, "buried deep underground in tunnels and underground facilities" with "radiation-proof doors" to prevent any leaks that could be detected by the United Nations International Energy Agency inspectors. — Fox News

Yahoo executive and NSA chief clash over online data privacy

posted by askousen - Wednesday, February 25 2015
Alex Stamos, chief information security officer at Yahoo, said that if technology companies were obliged to provide "backdoor" access to their systems for the US government, they would face heavy pressure to do the same in China and Russia. — Financial Times

Leaked E-mail: Border Patrol Instructed to Curtail Deportation Proceedings

posted by askousen - Tuesday, February 24 2015
...Border Patrol division chief Kelly C. Good e-mailed agents last month to tell them they should issue far fewer "Notices to Appear," or NTA, in immigration court for deportation proceedings. Notices to Appear are the charging documents issued by the Department of Homeland Security, of which the Border Patrol is a part, to commence deportation proceedings. "Under the Executive Action, there will be limited instances where we will issue an NTA," Good wrote. — National Review

Sharpton Fires Back At NY Post Report Questioning Motives In Eric Garner Case

posted by askousen - Tuesday, February 24 2015
...The New York Post, citing a video released by conservative activist James O'Keefe, claims that Eric Garner's daughter was secretly recorded saying Sharpton is only interested in money. In the video, which the Post says was secretly recorded during a protest at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island last month, a woman is heard asking Erica Garner if she thinks Sharpton is "kind of like a crook in a sense." She replies, "He's about this," and rubs her fingers together. — CBS Local

Dissidents Say as Many as 200 Arrested in Cuba

posted by askousen - Tuesday, February 24 2015
... Berta Soler, leaders of the group Ladies in White, said that 53 members of her group and 36 other dissidents were arrested Sunday during the group's traditional march through Havana after Sunday Mass. Elizardo Sanchez, head Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, one of the country's largest human rights groups, said that between 150 and 200 dissidents had been arrested across the country Sunday. — ABC News

Head of UN climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment case

posted by askousen - Tuesday, February 24 2015
The leader of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change stepped down on Tuesday amid an investigation into a colleague's allegations of sexual harassment. Rajendra K. Pachauri, 75, an Indian citizen, had chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2002 and accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on its behalf. — Fox News

Isn't Your Baby's Life Worth More Than $250,000?

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
...Two days after little Vance's 4 month "well baby" visit in September 2007 where he received all the routine innoculations, he was found by his mother Shelley not breathing in his crib. Blood was crusted under his eyes and a dark bloody foam was coming out of his mouth. There was so much bloody foam coming out of his mouth that his clothes and teddy bear were soaked with it. An autopsy pronounced his death as SIDS, but his mother knew better. — The Healthy Home Economist

TERROR EXPERTS: ISIS Video Depicting Egyptian Execution Footage 'Faked'

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
...In a report this week at 21WIRE, prior to experts releasing their conclusion about the recent ISIS video production, I was able to outline many of the film's irregularities and inconsistencies - proving that the film was indeed heavily orchestrated for maximum effect. The overly produced video by ISIS media arm Al Hayat Media Center, was in fact an expensive looking affair, producing a professionally done film with heavy post production, subliminally arresting the viewer with deceptive propaganda. — 21st Century Wire

Revealed: Swiss account secret of HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
Stuart Gulliver, the HSBC chief executive who has vowed to reform the crisis-hit bank, sheltered millions of pounds in a Swiss account through a Panamanian company and remains tax domiciled in Hong Kong. Leaked files show that the Derby-born Gulliver, who is due to present HSBC's annual report on Monday in the wake of the international controversy over its Geneva-based private bank, was also one of its clients, holding about £5m in a Swiss account. — The Guardian

Texas Governor: Since Jan. 1, 'We Have Had More Than 20,000 People Come Across the Border'

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
"Already this calendar year, since January 1, we have had more than 20,000 people come across the border, apprehended, unauthorized. And so we have an ongoing problem on the border that Congress must step up and solve." — CNS news

DHS report warns of domestic right-wing terror threat

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
...The Homeland Security issued a similar report on the threat of right-wing terrorist groups in the past, garnering criticism for the Obama administration. A 2009 Homeland Security report on possible recruitment of military veterans by right-wing militia groups prompted an outcry from veterans groups. That report was produced by staff members during the Bush administration but wasn't published until then Homeland Security Janet Napolitano had taken office. Ms. Napolitano criticized her own agency for the report. — Washington Times

Secrecy around police surveillance equipment proves a case's undoing

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
...The secrecy surrounding the device's use has begun to prompt a backlash in cities across the country. In Baltimore, a judge is pushing back against the refusal of police officers to answer questions while testifying. In Charlotte, following a newspaper investigation, the state's attorney is reviewing whether prosecutors ­illegally withheld information about the device’s use from defendants. In Tacoma, Wash., after a separate newspaper investigation found that judges in almost 200 cases had no idea they were issuing orders for the StingRay, the courts set new rules requiring police to disclose the tool's use. The state legislature is weighing a bill to regulate police use of the equipment. — Washington Post

Feds act to lift hold on Obama immigration moves

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
The Obama administration moved Monday to lift a judge’s order blocking President Barack Obama from moving forward with his plan to offer quasi-legal status and work permits to millions more illegal immigrants under executive actions he announced in November. In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas, Justice Department lawyers asked Judge Andrew Hanen to stay the preliminary injunction he issued last week after finding that the administration failed to comply with legal requirements when it announced an expansion of an existing "deferred action" program for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children and a new program for illegal immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens or green-card holders. — Politico

Britain warns of Russian danger to Baltic states: reports

posted by askousen - Monday, February 23 2015
...Michael Fallon said that NATO must be prepared for Russian aggression in any form, and warned of a "real and present danger" to Baltic members of NATO -- eurozone members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It comes after Kiev called for UN peacekeepers to help implement a tattered ceasefire between Ukrainian forces battling the advance of pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country. — AP