NOW THAT that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has nearly completed a crackdown on dissent at home — closing down opposition newspapers, prosecuting students for joking on Twitter about officials, andputting journalists on trial — he seems intent on silencing critics in other countries as well.
After the president arrived in Washington on Tuesday night, his security team got right to work, harassing protesters and journalists outside his hotel, as writers for one of the papers recently shuttered by Erdogan’s government noted.
That display of intolerance for dissent followed reports this week that Turkey’s foreign ministry had summoned Germany’s ambassador to complain about a satirical music video mocking Erdogan that was broadcast recently on German television. “We demanded,” a Turkish diplomat told Agence France-Presse, that the show “be removed from the air.”
The Germany foreign ministry confirmed the encounter on Tuesday.
(NEWSER) – As a parent, it’s not exactly an email you want to get from your child’s school district: For almost a week, “explosive training material” was left under the hood of a school bus in Loudoun County, Va., that carried dozens of kids while the material was inside. The CIA performed training exercises with local law enforcement agencies at a high school during the school’s spring break from March 21 to March 24 and placed the material into the engine compartment of the bus in order to test a dog’s ability to detect the scent there, theWashington Post reports. But some of the material (a school spokesperson describes it as a “putty-type” explosive that requires a special detonator) fell further down into the compartment and was not removed until a routine maintenance check on Wednesday uncovered it.
(NEWSER) – Scientists—presumably so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think whether they should—have grown chickens with dinosaur legs,Phys.org reports. More accurately, a team at the University of Chile grew chicken embryos with dinosaur-like fibulas. In modern birds, the fibula is shorter than the tibia and is “splinter-like,” according to the study published earlier this month in Evolution. Discover Magazinereports that by suppressing the Indian Hedgehog Homolog gene—which all animals, including humans, have—scientists spurred an ankle bone in chicken embryos to produce a bone-growing protein. This resulted in a fibula that kept growing until it was longer and more tube-like, similar to the legs of theropods—the dinosaur ancestors of modern birds.
Listen to an interview where Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, a German journalist and editor explains how he was forced to publish the works of intelligence agents under his own name, adding that noncompliance ran the risk of being fired. He dropped a bombshell when he stated that the mainstream media writes under direct CIA pressure.
The Free Thought Project reports According to a recent Gallup poll, only 4 out of 10 Americans trust the mass media. However, this ostensibly optimistic number is likely due to Americans simply distrusting the mainstream media sect which is not in line with their side of the two party paradigm.
Liberals have a hard time believing FOX News while conservatives have a hard time believing MSNBC. In the meantime, however, according to Dr. Ulfkotte, all of them are manipulating you, for the same goal — to sell you war.
In an interview with RT, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte dropped a bombshell when he stated that the mainstream media writes under direct CIA pressure.
I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.
But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.