Skip to main content
Black Listed News

China ‘clone factory’ scientist eyes human replication

The Chinese scientist behind the world’s biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction. Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020.
Share | Comment

Obama hopes Planned Parenthood shooting leads to gun control

President Obama said Tuesday he hopes a deadly shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic sparks national action to curb gun violence.
Share | Comment

Mission creep: France uses emergency rules passed in wake of Paris attacks to silence environmentalist

In the wake of the ISIS attacks on November 13, the French government has declared a three-month state of emergency that allows for house arrests, unwarranted searches, and limitations on the movement of people. The government also banned public demonstrations, including the massive actions that had been planned for the international climate conference, known as COP21. Numerous reports have emerged of police raids on individuals with no plausible connection to terrorism, including climate activists.
Share | Comment

Taser and the Myth of Non-Lethal Weaponry

AT ONE POINT in Killing Them Safely, Nick Berardini’s new documentary on Taser’s bloodless response over the last decade to the charge that its stun guns have caused hundreds of cardiac deaths, CEO and co-founder Rick Smith gives a wistful PowerPoint presentation to an enthusiastic audience. One slide depicts the old corporate liability proverb of the shark and the coconut tree. The shark, so the story goes, swims faster, has more teeth, and inspires great terror, yet many more people die every year from coconuts falling on their heads than from shark attacks. “We tend to focus on things that perhaps capture our imagination more than the facts,” muses Smith. Whether or not falling coconuts actually pose a deadly threat, there has been only one fatal shark attack in the U.S. this year, but according to a recent Guardian investigation 47 people died in the first 10 months of 2015 immediately after being tased by a police officer.
Share | Comment

The Coming Great Recession, Brought to You by the Healthcare Cartel

Why the coming Great Recession is brought to you by the Healthcare Cartel is painfully simple: in an era of stagnant household incomes, every additional dollar devoted to rising healthcare insurance, outrageously unaffordable medications and soaring co-pays is one less dollar that’s available to be saved, invested or spent on something other than healthcare. Recent headlines tell the story: off-patent medications suddenly leap in price, healthcare premiums jump 25+% in a single year, co-pays increase and the deductibles on many insurance plans are so high that the coverage is more phantom than real: if you have to spend $5,000 before your insurance plan pays $1, what value is the coverage?
Share | Comment

Yes, Turkey IS Buying Oil from ISIS

US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours. The target of that raid, the first of its kind since US jets returned to the skies over Iraq last August, was an Isis official responsible for oil smuggling, named Abu Sayyaf. He was almost unheard of outside the upper echelons of the terror group, but he was well known to Turkey. From mid-2013, the Tunisian fighter had been responsible for smuggling oil from Syria’s eastern fields, which the group had by then commandeered. Black market oil quickly became the main driver of Isis revenues – and Turkish buyers were its main clients.
Share | Comment

A Look Inside Saudi Arabia’s Elaborate U.S. Propaganda Machine

Elements of the charm offensive include the launch of a pro-Saudi Arabia media portal operated by high-profile Republican campaign consultants; a special English-language website devoted to putting a positive spin on the latest developments in the Yemen war; glitzy dinners with American political and business elites; and a non-stop push to sway reporters and policymakers. That has been accompanied by a spending spree on American lobbyists with ties to the Washington establishment. The Saudi Arabian Embassy, as we’ve reported, now retains the brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, the leader of one of the largest Republican Super PACs in the country, and a law firm with deep ties to the Obama administration. One of Jeb Bush’s top fundraisers, Ignacio Sanchez, is also lobbying for the Saudi Kingdom.
Share | Comment

Woman faces 10 years in prison for giving water to pigs on a scorching summer day

Anita Krajnc, of Toronto, was charged with criminal mischief when she gave drinking water to pigs being transported to a slaughterhouse on a hot day.
Share | Comment

Argentine president overrides extradition of 9/11 Whistleblower charged in Denver murder

Argentina’s president has blocked the extradition of a Denver fugitive who claims he was framed for murder because video he took of ground zero proves U.S. complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The government of Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner issued an executive order Sept. 16 overriding a December decision by the Argentina Supreme Court. The court had approved the extradition of Kurt Frederick Sonnenfeld to the United States.
Share | Comment

Belgium wants unified ‘European CIA,’ cites Paris attacks

The Paris terror attacks have prompted Belgium to call for a unified European intelligence agency that would share information to nip future threats in the bud. The idea has been met with skepticism from such EU members as Germany. The statement was made by Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel. “We must quickly put in place a European intelligence agency, a European CIA,” in order to “unmask those with hostile intentions,” Michel said on French radio RTL.
Share | Comment

State of Illinois suing inmates for cost of prison

They say ‘crime doesn’t pay’ but it sure could cost you if you live in the state of Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports the Illinois Department of Corrections has been suing prisoners for the cost of their incarceration after they’re released.
Share | Comment

Secret National Security Letters demanded your browsing history

Thousands of National Security Letters are sent annually, don't need a judge's signoff, and it's illegal to tell anyone you got one. What do they demand? Web browsing history, the IP addresses of everyone corresponded with, all online purchases, and more. Ars Technica's David Kravets reports that the details of the secret letters have emerged thanks to court moves from an ISP reluctant to secretly surveil its users for the FBI.
Share | Comment

Ban on Tuna Labeled Dolphin-Safe Shows How TPP Will Crush Consumer Rights

In the last 25 years, dolphin-safe labeling of tuna managed to reduce unnecessary annual deaths of the mammals from over 100,000 to only 3,000—an astounding 97% reduction—but the World Trade Organization just effectively nullified this critical program.
Share | Comment

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: antibiotic drugs in fast food

The results are in, and the word is out. Consumers are worried about antibiotics in their food – and rightly so. The market is beginning to respond, but much more action is needed still. With more than half of Americans’ food expenses coming from outside the grocery store, restaurant chains have a large influence over the meat we eat. Let’s hope they recognize that responsibility.
Share | Comment

Are These The Tankers Bilal Erdogan Uses To Transport ISIS Oil?

Regular readers are by now well acquainted with Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Although Erdogan senior masquerades as President of a democratic society, he is in reality a despot who just weeks ago, capped off a four-month effort to nullify an undesirable ballot box outcome by scaring the electorate into throwing more support behind the ruling AKP in a do-over vote designed specifically to undermine the pro-Kurdish HDP, which put up a strong showing in the last round of elections, held in June.
Share | Comment

Why Do Former Goldman Sachs Bankers Keep Landing Top Slots at the Federal Reserve?

During the last year, three vacancies have opened up to head regional Federal Reserve banks around the country. One by one, all three of the spots have gone to former insiders from Goldman Sachs. First, Goldman Sachs trustee Patrick Harker essentially picked himself to lead the Philadelphia Fed, stepping down as chair of the Philadelphia Fed Board of Directors to allow for his own selection. In August, former Goldman Sachs Vice Chair Robert Kaplan was chosen to head the Dallas Fed despite sitting on the board of directors for the headhunting firm tasked with finding a new Dallas Fed president.
Share | Comment

GMO Corn and Herbicide Found in 100% of Frito-Lay SunChips Samples

GMO Free USA sent samples of SunChips to an independent lab to test for GMO content and glyphosate residue. The results came back leaving no question – GM corn (grown with Bt toxins, a registered pesticide) and glyphosate traces were throughout all samples. No wonder PepsiCo, the owner of Frito-Lay, doesn’t want its customers to know when they are eating GMOs; their ‘food’ is full of the stuff.
Share | Comment

Russia has ‘more proof’ ISIS oil routed through Turkey, Erdogan says he’ll resign if it’s true

Russia has received additional intelligence confirming that oil from deposits controlled by Islamic State is moved through Turkey on an industrial scale, said Vladimir Putin. President Recep Erdogan said he will resign if this is confirmed. Moscow has grounds to suspect that Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 on November 24 to secure illegal oil deliveries from Syria to Turkey, Putin said on the sidelines of the climate change summit in Paris on Monday.
Share | Comment

Man accused of plotting a 7/7-style bomb attack on the Westfield shopping centre is a ‘lowlife idiot’ who enjoyed drugs and alcohol

Hapless Mohammed Rehman, 25, was arrested after he asked for advice on Twitter whether to target a Westfield shopping centre or the Underground tube system, the Old Bailey has heard. He was allegedly only two days away from being able to construct a working bomb on a similar scale to those used in the 7/7 bombings in which 52 victims were murdered.
Share | Comment

Amazon Unveils New Drone Prototype for 30-Minute Deliveries; Google Seeks Drone Deliveries by 2017

Drone delivery is coming, and faster than most think. Time Magazine disagrees. Time proclaims Here’s Why Drone Delivery Won’t Be Reality Any Time Soon Time notes the FAA will not have anything to do with autonomous deliveries other than line-of-sight, but I expect regulations will be worked out soon enough. Countries like Canada and the UK are ahead of the US in addressing regulations, and history suggests that such pressure and demand from consumers is all it will take to get the US to catch up.
Share | Comment

Stay Connected:
Free Newsletter
Blacklisted Radio
Blacklisted Nation
On Twitter
On Facebook
Podcasts on Demand
Podcasts on Spreaker
Podcasts on Youtube
Podcasts on iTunes
Podcasts on Tunein
Podcasts on Roku

Support Us
Donate Today!

Laverdad Cigars
Immigrate Today
Golden Eagle Coins
Chameleon John Coupons

Calling for Contributors!

Got something to say?
We want to hear from you.

Submit your article contributions and participate in the world's largest independent online news community today!

Contact us today!

BlackListed News 2006-2015