5 May 2014 ~ Third Update
Caught on video: Ukraine coup junta's helicopter firing rockets, and shot down ~ link ~
Just 2 days after the first Ukrainian military helicopter was shot down, Ukraine's defense ministry confirms an Mi-24 chopper was shot down in the eastern region of Donetsk. As the following clip shows, it appears the helicopter came under large-caliber machine gun fire, a flash is seen, and then the chopper falls from view. The Defense Ministry confirms the pilots survived as the chopped crashed into a nearby river. One wonders how many more helicopters (that are in working condition and still have a full gas tank) Kiev, i) has; and ii) can afford to lose to eastern separatists as the Ukraine conflicts becomes an all out civil war?
The chopper hovers for a while then at 24 seconds a flash is seen and it disappears from view...
USAF F-15 fighter intercepts Russian Strategic Bomber near Guam ~ link ~ Sound's like someone is getting ready for WWIII. Stirling
It appears Russian military activities are picking up around the world. As AP reports, the commander of U.S. air forces in the Pacific is reporting a significant increase in activities by Russian planes and ships in the region; adding that "there had been long-range Russian air patrols to the coast of California ... and a U.S. F-15 fighter jet intercepted a Russian strategic bomber that had flown to Guam."
Slavyansk battles kill 20 anti-coup "rebels"and injure dozens of civilians ~ link ~
As RT reports, fatalities are on both sides with little progress reported one way or the other. The White House says it's "extremely concerned" by the deteriorating situation in southern Ukraine. Perhaps more important for the average American citizen, Klitschko has decided to postpone his planned wedding to Hayden Panettiere due to the conflict... now it's getting serious!!
Four Ukraine coup junta troops killed and 40 wounded as fighting in the east escalates ~ link ~ There was a humorous moment on the tape overnight when news hit that Germany was set to propose new (and improved) Geneva talks on Ukraine, according to German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. According to Bloomberg, the aim of new Geneva talks would be to correct failure of parties to adhere to accords forged in first talks in city. "New Geneva talks would seek to boost OSCE presence in Ukraine to ensure compliance with April accord, with observers also acting as mediators in local conflicts." Yes, utopia is great, and here's to hoping that once, just once, Russia will ignore the fact that it has every geostrategic advantage in the ongoing conflict and will pull back. In the meantime, here is what happened overnight as fighting in the Ukraine civil war continued unabated, claiming more lives and dozens of injuries overnight.
US puppet regime in Kiev escalates violence after fascist massacre in Odessa ~ link ~
Fighting escalated across eastern Ukraine over the weekend after Friday’s massacre in Odessa, carried out by far-right supporters of the Western puppet regime in Kiev. Reports of the atrocity confirmed that it was an act of terror aimed at pro-Russian protesters and intended to inflame tensions throughout Ukraine and with Russia.
Some 1,000 well-armed football hooligans from Kharkiv and fascist thugs from the Right Sector militia attacked pro-Russian protesters, forced them into the city’s trade union hall, then besieged the building, shooting at it with small arms and torching it with Molotov cocktails. In all, 42 people died and 170 were wounded, making it Kiev’s single bloodiest act of repression against the protests. Odessa police allowed the assault to proceed, then jailed pro-Russian protesters who managed to survive both the flames and Right Sector thugs who attacked anyone they saw jumping from the building.
NATO fighter jet presence in the Baltic States TRIPLES ~ link ~
With even the Ukraine authorities no longer denying civil war has broken out, the next two escalation steps are clear: first Russia, whose involvement is now just a matter of time and tactics, and then NATO.
Both of these two events are not quantized, and instead have been proceeding in gradual steps, with Russian involvement allegedly facilitating the local resistance militias, both with weapons and funding, if not personnel. NATO has also not been sitting on its hands, and while the US has so far been instrumental in providing naval support in the Black Sea with two warships patrolling just off Russian naval territory, it has been NATO's task to defend the skies in the regions neighboring Russia.
The Mother of All 2014 Conspiracies: MH370, Missing Nuclear Materials, Planes Grounded, and Pakistan - with video ~ link ~ Do check this one out at the link. Stirling
When are a number of coincidences considered “too many?” Official reports as to why hundreds of California planes were grounded due to a “cold war relic U-2 plane frying the air traffic controller systems and backup systems, ignore other events that happened that day as well as weeks before.
The video below details these “coincidences,” but here is a quick rundown with links provides below.
• Nuclear materials go missing from Pakistanon April 18, 2014
• Nuclear materials missng from Pakistan are reportedly being kept in the UK, divided into three parts and set tobe transported the US
• A “glitch” grounds planes in the UK Tuesday, April 29, 2014
• Similar “glitch” grounds planes in California on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
• Reports claim weird sounds from Ocean, phones “busy” and odd national guard movement in California on April 30, 2014.
• Pakistan, where nuclear material reportedly went missing on Aprl 18, 2014, is exactly where retired Lt. General Thomas McInerney said a source confirmed the missing Malaysia Flight 370 was flown to.
Total System Collapse ~ link ~
It’s time to once again document the collapse with writer and researcher Alasdair MacLeod from GoldMoney.com. We recount the Friday May 2nd completely bogus jobs report which claims that the unemployment rate in the United States has fallen from 6.7% to 6.3% despite 800,000 Americans “LEAVING THE WORKFORCE” because they CAN’T find meaningful employment!
Unemployment really 59% in America ~ link ~ This is what happens when you let the worst parasites and crooks run the nation!!! Stirling
Almost 102 million working age Americans unemployed ~ link ~ Again this is what happens when you allow the worst parasites and crooks to run a country!!! Stirling
Did you know that there are nearly 102 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now? And 20 percent of all families in the United States do not have a single member that is employed. So how in the world can the government claim that the unemployment rate has "dropped" to "6.3 percent"? Well, it all comes down to how you define who is "unemployed". For example, last month the government moved another 988,000 Americans into the "not in the labor force" category. According to the government, at this moment there are 9.75 million Americans that are "unemployed" and there are 92.02 million Americans that are "not in the labor force" for a grand total of 101.77 million working age Americans that do not have a job. Back in April 2000, only 5.48 million Americans were unemployed and only 69.27 million Americans were "not in the labor force" for a grand total of 74.75 million Americans without a job. That means that the number of working age Americans without a job has risen by 27 million since the year 2000. Any way that you want to slice that, it is bad news.
Are They Lying, Or Just Stupid ~ link ~ Do take a minute to read this one in full at the link. Stirling
Despite its Valley Girl origins, the simple term clueless turns out to be the most accurate descriptor for America’s degenerate zeitgeist. Nobody gets it — the “it” being a rather hefty bundle of issues ranging from our energy bind to the official mismanagement of money, the manipulation of markets, the crimes in banking, the blundering foreign misadventures, the revolving door corruption in governance, the abandonment of the rule-of-law, the ominous wind-down of the Happy Motoring fiasco and the related tragedy of obsolete suburbia, the contemptuous disregard for the futures of young people, the immersive Kardashian celebrity twerking sleaze, the downward spiral of the floundering classes into pizza and Pepsi induced obesity, methedrine psychosis, and tattooed savagery, and the thick patina of public relations dishonesty that coats all of it like some toxic bacterial overgrowth. The dwindling life of our nation, where anything goes and nothing matters.
It’s not just the individual cluelessness of ordinary people leading lives too frantic for a moment’s reflection about anything, but the appalling institutional cluelessness of enterprises where you’d think combined intellects might tend toward a more faithful view of reality. But these days all we get is a low-order of wishful and clownish group-think, such as this item from today’s New York Times discussing a proposed reversal of Gazprom pipelines along the Ukraine / Slovakian frontier as the solution to the Kiev government’s fuel problem:
18 New MERS Cases in Saudi Arabia ~ link
Amazing 3D art at the beach - 34 photos ~ link ~ Cool