Former Aides to Gov. Cuomo Arrested on Corruption Charges*

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Former Aides to Gov. Cuomo Arrested on Corruption Charges*

By Andrew Emett

Besides charging two former Cuomo aides with multiple counts of bribery, extortion, and fraud, federal prosecutors also announced public corruption charges against state official, Alain Kaloyeros, president of the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute.

The Justice Department announced public corruption charges on Thursdayagainst nine people, including two former top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a senior state official, and six others allegedly involved in bribery and state contracts. After pleading guilty to eight counts including extortion, conspiracy, and wire fraud, one of Gov. Cuomo’s former aides is currently cooperating with investigators and will be expected to testify against his co-conspirators.

Before working as an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Todd Howe also worked with his father, Gov. Mario Cuomo, while serving as the secretary of the federal Department of Housing and Urban…

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Lavrov Makes History: “Ceasefires” were Bogus. Accuses USA of Flagrant Violations and Support of ISIS-Al Qaeda

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Lavrov Makes History: “Ceasefires” were Bogus. Accuses Washington of Flagrant Violations and Support of ISIS-Al Qaeda

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, © Anton Novoderezhkin/TASSRussian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov made history today at the UN’s meeting of the Security Council, declaring that future unilateral pauses couched as ‘ceasefire agreements’ are off the table. He has skillfully referred to the mounting factual evidence of the US’s continued flagrant violations on any number of points of agreement over the course of this conflict. September 22nd, 2016 

These include primarily the violations of the ceasefire itself, in conjunction with officially leaked elements of the ‘secret text’ of the recent ceasefire which evidence that the US has been unable to reign in a number of groups signing onto previous ceasefires, let alone those groups the US claims to be moderates but did not sign onto the ceasefire, both of which continue to work closely with either ISIS or Jabat Al-Nusra. Russia…

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False Flag? US-NATO-ISIS Coalition Appear to Have Fabricated UN Convoy Evidence

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False Flag? US-NATO-Rebel Coalition Appear to Have Fabricated UN Convoy Evidence

Washington’s Meaningless Confidence

On September 19, someone attacked a convoy of trucks delivering aid to a rebel-held area of Aleppo. Anti-government activists were emphatic the helicopters [were] dropping barrel bombs, followed by fighter jet strikes, which also used cluster bombs and-or machine gunned the area, keeping rebel help at bay so more witnesses would bleed to death.

A video seems to be consistent with that (see below), but it’s really not clear at all. Images showed trucks damaged by small-scale shrapnel (and/or bullets?) and gutted by fire – analysis of imagery and reports is well underway at A Closer Look On Syria. We’re still far from a clear reading, but from minute one the US has been quite clear the activist version was about right. An unnamed official told the Washington Post:

“We know it was an…

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Who said the Nazis had been defeated? israeli troops photographed beating unarmed Palestinian during ‘routine check’

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Israeli troops photographed beating unarmed Palestinian during ‘routine check’

Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian during a searching raid by Israeli troops, in the West Bank city of Hebron September 20, 2016 © Mussa Qawasma
Israeli soldiers have been photographed brutally detaining a Palestinian man in Hebron on Tuesday. One of the five troops in the vicinity could be seen kicking the man, while another soldier pinned the Palestinian to the floor with his knee

“During a routine security check, the Palestinian who was documented [in the photos] refused to be frisked. The forces had arrested the suspect. The troops’ conduct is being looked into and the incident is being investigated,” the military said in a statement, as cited by Haaretz.

A Palestinian woman cries as she holds her relative before he was detained by Israeli soldiers during a searching raid by Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Hebron September 20, 2016 © Mussa Qawasma

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Syrian Army Declares End of Ceasefire between Moscow and Washington after Terrorists Breached Truce over 300 Times*

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Syrian Army Declares End of Ceasefire between Moscow and Washington after Terrorists Breached Truce over 300 Times*

The Syrian Army has declared end of ceasefire claiming that militants did not adhere to any provision of the truce.

Syrian militants have breached Moscow-Washington brokered truce more than 300 times, the Army said. The Syrian army reaffirmed commitment to fight against terror after the end of truce.

“The ceasefire regime should have been a real chance to stop bloodshed, but units of terrorists did not adhere to any of the points of the agreement. The number of ceasefire violations suprassed 300, SANA news agency quoted the Syrian Army General Command as saying.

On September 9, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced a new peace plan to address the conflict in Syria that called for a ceasefire and anti-terrorism cooperation among other clauses of the treaty.


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Leaked Source Reveals Coordination between U.S., ISIS in Attacking Syrian Army*

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Russia’s Gift to US Treated Like Garbage, Says Analyst

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[ Ed. note – Back in May of 2014, when the 9/11 Memorial and Museum opened in New York, you could scarcely open a newspaper, turn on the TV, or cruise the Internet without seeing or hearing something about it. But how many people know about a memorial that was given as a gift by Russia to the United States back in 2006? I didn’t even know about it myself until I came across the article excerpted and linked below (h/t Ariadna).

The memorial is entitled “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism,” or sometimes simply “The Teardrop Memorial.” That’s a picture of it in the photo above. The ground breaking ceremony, in New Jersey, was attended by Vladimir Putin, but his generous gift to the people of the United States was almost totally blacked out by the media at the time…

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Can’t Afford Solar Panels? Here’s How Some Organizations Are Making Them Free

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By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

Why solar panels?

The solar power generation has emerged as one of the quickest growing renewable sources of electricity, offering several advantages over other forms of electricity generation. Solar energy production doesn’t require fossil fuels, resulting in a reduced dependence on this limited and expensive natural resource.

Solar power production also generates electricity with a limited impact on the environment compared to other forms of electricity production, and because solar power production facilities can be installed at the customer site, they require smaller investments in production and transportation.

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