Join The Vote To Stop Trans-Pacific Partnership Internet Censorship
April 23 2015 | From: BattleForTheNet Congress is trying to make sure the public doesn’t have a voice in negotiations around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). They’re trying to “Fast Track” the secret deal, threatening our Internet and our democracy.
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Top Of The South Defence Force Exercise To Test Troops' Response To Crisis April 23 2015 | From: NelsonMail
A rebel militia in the Murchison backcountry, humanitarian crisis in the Marlborough Sounds and civil unrest across Tasman district will form the basis of a major New Zealand Defence Force exercise
Army soldiers and Pinzgauers come ashore in Akaroa Harbour, Canterbury, during Exercise Southern Katipo in November, 2013
The Top of the South will play the part of a small South Pacific country on the brink of collapse requiring a United Nations mandate for international intervention during the training exercise in November.
Exercise Southern Katipo is the defence force's biggest exercise, involving more than 2000 military personnel and likely international participants from Australia, Canada, French Armed Forces of New Caledonia, Pacific Islands nations, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, ships, Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) and other military vehicles and equipment will be used during the exercise.
Lead exercise planner Colonel Martin Dransfield was in Nelson on Friday to meet with Tasman police district commander Karyn Malthus and local iwi leaders in preparation for the operation.
The exercise has been run every two years since 2011. The first exercise in February 2011 was cancelled as the defence force had to respond to the Christchurch earthquake.
It is designed to simulate a real crisis situation either in New Zealand or one of our Pacific neighbours.
Nelson Lakes, Marlborough Sounds and Westport will become the troubled, but fictitious, Bekara region.
"Within that there is this scenario based on a failing state," Dransfield said.
"A previous strong economy, the forestry, the coal, the gold mining are now not as successful so therefore you've got high unemployment which leads to a breakdown in law and order, criminal activity, which is then exploited for political reasons so it ends up with militia-type groups."
The exercise will start with military personnel being deployed as "actors" in Westport, Murchison, Okiwa Bay, Nelson Lakes and other locations across the district.
They will play the roles of members of the community, tourists, rebel militia and a minority group that has become isolated.
The defence force will then deploy at Westport by air and Titirangi Bay by sea in response to the crisis.
There will be three simultaneous scenarios. The first is a humanitarian crisis at Okiwa Bay where a minority group has been isolated and cut off from clean water, food and health supplies. Tourists would also be trapped in the area and require evacuation, Dransfield said.
The second is a rebel militia causing problems in the Matakitaki River area near Murchison.
And the third scenario of civil unrest would unfold at the Dip Flat air force field training facility near St Arnaud and also incorporate Rainbow Ski Area.
Dransfield said the exercise was as close as it gets to the real thing.
"To be world class you have to constantly train. The sporting analogy of the All Blacks or the Tasman rugby team, you can't just turn up on the day, you have to train hard to play well."
The public would also be asked to take part in the exercise by playing along with the storyline when defence force personnel arrive. The communities that will be affected will be informed of the exercise via briefings, newsletters and flyer drops closer to the time.
Exercise Southern Katipo will start on November 2 and run until November 27, however the military "actors" will be embedded by mid-October.
Historic Satanic Ritual Abuse Case Claimed In New Zealand
April 23 2015 | From: TVNZ This story will be alarming to anyone who is aware of how Satanic Ritual Abuse works with respect to Mind Control, personality alters and related matters
While in this case, the 'medical experts' claim that recovered memories using the techniques implemented in the 1990's were flawed, the other details of the story are suspicious.
A typical New Zealand family that moved around a lot because of the work of ther Banker father, a family that seemed so normal that nobody would ever suspect what the daughter later claimed after recovering memories, that she had been ritually raped, had been a part of satanitc ritual murders - and that her mother was a Satanic Priestess...
"In 1992 John Saunders was accused (along with his parents) of sexually abusing his sister as part of a satanic cult. This is his story."
Iceland Stuns Banks: Plans To Take Back The Power To Create Money
April 22 2015 | From: GlobalResearch
Who knew that the revolution would start with those radical Icelanders? It does, though. One Frosti Sigurjonsson, a lawmaker from the ruling Progress Party, issued a report today that suggests taking the power to create money away from commercial banks, and hand it to the central bank and, ultimately, Parliament
Can’t see commercial banks in the western world be too happy with this. They must be contemplating wiping the island nation off the map.
If accepted in the Iceland parliament , the plan would change the game in a very radical way. It would be successful too, because there is no bigger scourge on our economies than commercial banks creating money and then securitizing and selling off the loans they just created the money (credit) with.
Everyone, with the possible exception of Paul Krugman, understands why this is a very sound idea. Agence France Presse reports:
"Iceland’s government is considering a revolutionary monetary proposal – removing the power of commercial banks to create money and handing it to the central bank.
The proposal, which would be a turnaround in the history of modern finance, was part of a report written by a lawmaker from the ruling centrist Progress Party, Frosti Sigurjonsson, entitled “A better monetary system for Iceland”.”
“The findings will be an important contribution to the upcoming discussion, here and elsewhere, on money creation and monetary policy,” Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson said.
The report, commissioned by the premier, is aimed at putting an end to a monetary system in place through a slew of financial crises, including the latest one in 2008.
According to a study by four central bankers, the country has had; “over 20 instances of financial crises of different types” since 1875, with “six serious multiple financial crisis episodes occurring every 15 years on average”.
Mr Sigurjonsson said the problem each time arose from ballooning credit during a strong economic cycle.
He argued the central bank was unable to contain the credit boom, allowing inflation to rise and sparking exaggerated risk-taking and speculation, the threat of bank collapse and costly state interventions.
In Iceland, as in other modern market economies, the central bank controls the creation of banknotes and coins but not the creation of all money, which occurs as soon as a commercial bank offers a line of credit.
The central bank can only try to influence the money supply with its monetary policy tools. Under the so-called Sovereign Money proposal, the country’s central bank would become the only creator of money.
“Crucially, the power to create money is kept separate from the power to decide how that new money is used,” Mr Sigurjonsson wrote in the proposal.
“As with the state budget, the parliament will debate the government’s proposal for allocation of new money,” he wrote.
Banks would continue to manage accounts and payments, and would serve as intermediaries between savers and lenders.
Mr Sigurjonsson, a businessman and economist, was one of the masterminds behind Iceland’s household debt relief programme launched in May 2014 and aimed at helping the many Icelanders whose finances were strangled by inflation-indexed mortgages signed before the 2008 financial crisis.
Signs That 'The Elites' Are Feverishly Preparing For Something Big
April 22 2015 | From: ZeroHedge What in the world are the elite up to? In recent days, we have learned that the New York Fed is moving a lot of operations to Chicago because of concerns about what a “natural disaster” could do, the federal government is buying 62 million rounds of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles for “training” purposes, and NORAD is moving back into Cheyenne Mountain because it is “EMP-hardened”.
In addition, government authorities have scheduled a whole host of unusual “training exercises” all over the nation. So are the elite doing all of this in order to prepare for something really BIG, or should we just chalk up all of this strange activity to rampant government paranoia?
First, let’s talk about what the New York Fed has been doing. What kind of natural disaster would be bad enough to completely shut down the operations of the New York Federal Reserve Bank? It would have to be something very unusual, and apparently the New York Fed is very concerned that such an event could happen. According to Reuters, the New York Fed has been transferring personnel to Chicago and building up its satellite office there just in case a “natural disaster” makes it impossible for normal operations to continue in New York…
"The New York branch of the U.S. Federal Reserve, wary that a natural disaster or other eventuality could shut down its market operations as it approaches an interest rate hike, has added staff and bulked up its satellite office in Chicago.
Some market technicians have transferred from New York and others were hired at the office housed in the Chicago Fed, according to several people familiar with the build-out that began about two years ago, after Hurricane Sandy struck Manhattan.
Officials believe the Chicago staffers can now handle all of the market operations that are done daily out of the New York Fed, which is the U.S. central bank’s main conduit to Wall Street.
This seems very odd."
In all of U.S. history, there has never been a natural disaster in New York City that would have been bad enough to totally shut down the operations of the New York Fed for an extended period of time.
So why are they so concerned? Well, I can think of one event that could cause such a disruption… An east coast tsunami.
This is something that I wrote about in this article. But other than that, it is hard to imagine a natural disaster which could shut down the New York Fed for an extended period of time.
Another very odd thing that we learned about this week is an absolutely massive purchase by the government of ammunition that is commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. The following comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson…
"A leading New Zealand doctor has called on the Government to follow Australia’s example to cut child welfare payments to families who do not vaccinate their children, saying the policy would help protect the most vulnerable in our society.”
O’Sullivan should know better. He works with poverty-stricken families. He leads an initiative to build houses for the poor.
(I encourage you to read the above referenced New Zealand Herald article in its entirety).
The issue is not vaccines, when it comes to illness among his patients.
It’s weakened immune systems. Which means: lack of nutritious food; lack of proper sanitation; overcrowding; poverty; pollution; in the case of indigenous peoples, stolen land; toxic medical drugs and yes, toxic vaccines.
It doesn’t matter how much medical care you force on people living in these circumstances. They will get sick. They will suffer. They will die.
Vaccines might obscure the visible symptoms of some diseases and allow doctors to conclude the shots are working, but a) the vaccines are actually increasing the toxic load on the body; b) the people who are vaccinated will inevitably break out with new symptoms; and c) the vaccines won’t cure the obvious reasons (listed above) for immune-system suppression.
You can’t substitute vaccines for the factors that actually strengthen immune systems. That’s a fairy tale. Dr. O’Sullivan is whistling in the dark. He needs to go back and rethink his entire education. It failed to provide him with basic facts.
The circumstances of life in which his patients find themselves are causing dire illness. There is no way around that. There is no mystery about that. There is no final medical solution for that.
The idea that doctors moving into areas where, for generations, people have lived on the margins - and making medicine substitute for the essentials of health - that notion is absurd.
“Here, son. You don’t have nutritious vegetables and protein to eat, but I’ll give you a shot in the arm.”
A fantasy. A myth.
As for people in New Zealand who do have the essentials of life - good clean food, clean water, a warm home, plus money - guess what? Unless they abuse themselves with junk food and drugs, unless they’re exposed to toxic factors in their environment (e.g., pesticides), they’re in the process of strengthening their immune systems.
They don’t need vaccines in order to ward off illness. When children get sick, they’ll undergo a full and acute inflammatory response, recover, and their immune systems will be stronger.
These matters aren’t hard to understand. They’re only made more complex by the medical system, which needs sickness to survive.
My vote for persons of year in New Zealand are all the people who understand these simplicities and are willing to stand up for them.
The attack dogs for the vaccine manufacturing complex are on the move, worldwide. They’re saying and doing whatever they can to keep populations hypnotized and walled off from the truth about vaccines. They’re trying to pass more stringent legislation eliminating vaccine exemptions. They’re aiming to coerce everyone and eliminate freedom and choice.
They’re saying, as Dr. O’Sullivan does: We’re doing this for your own good. You don’t see that, but it doesn’t matter. We do. And we’re going to take control.
Don’t let this happen. Don’t fall for it.
Another Former IMF Head Arrested: Rodrigo Rato Perp Walked In Madrid April 18 2015 | From:ZeroHedge
As we reported earlier, the former chief of the IMF Rodrigo Rato, who was succeeded in 2007 by another scandalous figure, Dominique Strauss-Khan, was recently put under investigation by Spanish authorities for money-laundering, benefiting from a tax amnesty to repatriate previously undeclared offshore funds.
This is in addition to at least one previous investigation into his role as chairman of Caja Madrid, the failed savings bank, and its successor Bankia. And, unlike every single JPM banker pretty much ever, moments ago Rato became the second former IMF head in several years (following DSK), to be placed under arrest.
“The former vice president of the Government and former director general of the International Monetary Fund, Rodrigo Rato, has been arrested after a search of his home, practiced by the Tax Agency at the request of the Office of Madrid, according to EFE. Rato has left his home accompanied by several officers who have gotten into a police car waiting at the door of his house in a quiet street in the Salamanca district of Madrid.
Upon his release, he was not handcuffed but one of the officers, introduced him in the car, grabbing the neck. "Sinverguenza" was one of the few words he was heard during transport.
Then the agents who carried out the registration, for more than three hours, have come out with at least four boxes of documents. Subsequently, there have been directed by the former minister, the Castelló street, where the former vice president's office and which follows the record. In this building, agents have covered the windows with cardboard.
According to reported sources of the investigation, the judge had to sign an arrest warrant for former IMF chief could leave his home in a police car and continue logs out of your home.
The charges are levied on Rato fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering."
While it is notable that Rato apparently did not have enough cash with which to pay off the prosecuting judge and have the case against him dropped, one wonders what the odds are for Christine Lagarde to complete the trifecta of arrests of people who are in the one position which has become the most cursed in the New Paranormal world.
Because while the IMF was originally created to pay for "bail outs", in recent years its former heads are far more concerned with paying just the "bail."
His arrest caught on tape:
MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide Will Cause Half Of All Children To Have Autism By 2025 April 17 2015 | From:HealthImpactNews
Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food.
For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched biology and technology, over the years publishing over 170 scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In recent years she has concentrated on the relationship between nutrition and health, tackling such topics as Alzheimer’s, autism, and cardiovascular diseases, as well as the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.
At a [recent] conference, in a special panel discussion about GMOs, she took the audience by surprise when she declared,
“At today’s rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic.”
She noted that the side effects of autism closely mimic those of glyphosate toxicity, and presented data showing a remarkably consistent correlation between the use of Roundup on crops (and the creation of Roundup-ready GMO crop seeds) with rising rates of autism.
Children with autism have biomarkers indicative of excessive glyphosate, including zinc and iron deficiency, low serum sulfate, seizures, and mitochondrial disorder.
A fellow panelist reported that after Dr. Seneff’s presentation;
“All of the 70 or so people in attendance were squirming, likely because they now had serious misgivings about serving their kids, or themselves, anything with corn or soy, which are nearly all genetically modified and thus tainted with Roundup and its glyphosate.”
Dr. Seneff noted the ubiquity of glyphosate’s use. Because it is used on corn and soy, all soft drinks and candies sweetened with corn syrup and all chips and cereals that contain soy fillers have small amounts of glyphosate in them, as do our beef and poultry since cattle and chicken are fed GMO corn or soy.
Wheat is often sprayed with Roundup just prior to being harvested, which means that all non-organic bread and wheat products would also be sources of glyphosate toxicity.
The amount of glyphosate in each product may not be large, but the cumulative effect (especially with as much processed food as Americans eat) could be devastating. A recent study shows that pregnant women living near farms where pesticides are applied have a 60% increased risk of children having an autism spectrum disorder.
Other toxic substances may also be autism-inducing. You may recall our story on the CDC whistleblower who revealed the government’s deliberate concealment of the link between the MMR vaccine (for measles, mumps, and rubella) and a sharply increased risk of autism, particularly in African American boys.
Other studies now show a link between children’s exposure to pesticides and autism. Children who live in homes with vinyl floors, which can emit phthalate chemicals, are more likely to have autism. Children whose mothers smoked were also twice as likely to have autism. Research now acknowledges that environmental contaminants such as PCBs, PBDEs, and mercury can alter brain neuron functioning even before a child is born.
This month, the USDA released a study finding that although there were detectable levels of pesticide residue in more than half of food tested by the agency, 99% of samples taken were found to be within levels the government deems safe, and 40% were found to have no detectable trace of pesticides at all.
The USDA added, however, that due to “cost concerns,” it did not test for residues of glyphosate.
Let’s repeat that: they never tested for the active ingredient in the most widely used herbicide in the world. “Cost concerns”? How absurd - unless they mean it will cost them too much in terms of the special relationship between the USDA and Monsanto.
You may recall the revolving door between Monsanto and the federal government, with agency officials becoming high-paying executives - and vice versa! Money, power, prestige: it’s all there. Monsanto and the USDA love to scratch each others’ backs. Clearly this omission was purposeful.
In addition, as we have previously reported, the number of adverse reactions from vaccines can be correlated as well with autism, though Seneff says it doesn’t correlate quite as closely as with Roundup. The same correlations between applications of glyphosate and autism show up in deaths from senility.
Of course, autism is a complex problem with many potential causes. Dr. Seneff’s data, however, is particularly important considering how close the correlation is - and because it is coming from a scientist with impeccable credentials. Earlier this year, she spoke at the Autism One conference and presented many of the same facts; that presentation is available on YouTube.
Monsanto claims that Roundup is harmless to humans. Bacteria, fungi, algae, parasites, and plants use a seven-step metabolic route known as the shikimate pathway for the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids; glyphosate inhibits this pathway, causing the plant to die, which is why it’s so effective as an herbicide. Monsanto says humans don’t have this shikimate pathway, so it’s perfectly safe.
Dr. Seneff points out, however, that our gut bacteria do have this pathway, and that’s crucial because these bacteria supply our body with crucial amino acids.
Roundup thus kills beneficial gut bacteria, allowing pathogens to grow; interferes with the synthesis of amino acids including methionine, which leads to shortages in critical neurotransmitters and folate; chelates (removes) important minerals like iron, cobalt and manganese; and much more.
Even worse, she notes, additional chemicals in Roundup are untested because they’re classified as“inert,” yet according to a 2014 study in BioMed Research International, these chemicals are capable of amplifying the toxic effects of Roundup hundreds of times over.
Glyphosate is present in unusually high quantities in the breast milk of American mothers, at anywhere from 760 to 1,600 times the allowable limits in European drinking water. Urine testing shows Americans have ten times the glyphosate accumulation as Europeans.
“In my view, the situation is almost beyond repair,” Dr. Seneff said after her presentation. “We need to do something drastic.”
‘The Black Spider Memos': Prince Charles, Secrecy And The British Government April 16 2015 | From: 21stCenturyWire
A little known but potentially significant bundle of letters written by Prince Charles could alter the public perception, and ultimately the course of a fragile British monarchy in the 21st century.
Why are these letters so important? Aren’t the monarchs in Britain just ‘figureheads’? These letter expose the monarchy’s ability to privately lobby government on matters concerning themselves, and to micro-manage any affairs pertaining to themselves.
“In 2006, the former deputy private secretary and press adviser to the Prince of Wales, Mark Bolland, said that the Prince had referred to himself as a “dissident” who worked against the prevailing political consensus.
Concerning Charles’s views, Bolland said that he “…routinely meddled in political issues and wrote sometimes in extreme terms to ministers, MP’s and others in positions of political power and influence…
The prince used all the means of communication at his disposal, including meetings with ministers and others, speeches and correspondence with leaders in all walks of life and politicians. He was never party-political, but to argue that he was not political was difficult…
These letters were not merely routine and non-controversial…but written at times in extreme terms…containing his views on political matters and individual politicians at home and abroad and on international issues…
I remember on many occasions seeing in these day files letters which, for example, denounced the elected leaders of other countries in extreme terms, and other such highly politically sensitive correspondence.”(Source: Wiki)
As a ‘privy counsellor’, Prince Charles gives himself the right to communicate confidentially with British cabinet ministers about “matters that concern him.”
Special privileges for those who believe they are the rightful rulers of this planetary fiefdom. Here, here…
Over this month, British officials, with enormous reluctance, will relinquish the contents of 27 letters by Prince Charles to the press termed the “black spider memos” spanning the period between September 2004 and April 2005.
A better view into the idiosyncratic views of the prolific letter writing prince might be offered, though it is unlikely to be spectacular. The Royals, notably the British ones, have tended to be fairly open about their antediluvian prancing in a world that has somehow left them behind.
But that was not the point of The Guardian newspaper’s ten year challenge, which yielded rewards last month with a 5 to 2 Supreme Court ruling rejecting the attempt by former Attorney-General Dominic Grieve to veto publication. The veto had been directed against the decision of the freedom of information tribunal which rejected Grieve’s efforts to keep the lid on the correspondence.
In 2012, Grieve argued that the correspondence contained the “most deeply held personal views and beliefs” that effectively constituted his training to be a monarch. The tribunal found, however, that it was:
“in the overall public interest for there to be transparency as to how and when Prince Charles seeks to influence government.”
The rather vague constitutional justifications for secrecy again demonstrate how woolly logic has a habit of finding its ways into the highest departments of supposed constitutional democracy. Should the public be interested in what the Prince and future heir to the throne is considering in letters to the ministers of the crown? Perhaps less than the efforts of government to suppress the contents of such correspondence.
Amendments made to the Freedom of Information Act in 2010 suggest that knowing one’s royals – at least in terms of thoughts, however threadbare – is not something governments wants the public to know.
The persisting addling of British thinking on this score is that transparency is only good in modest doses, and is not something necessarily required over large swathes of government. Communications from a monarch, heir, and second in line are exempt for 20 years, or five years after the individuals death.
Then comes the government veto, which was overridden by the UK Supreme Court. In the words of Lord Neuberger, President of the court;
“There is no clear or specific suggestion anywhere in the [FOI Act] that it is intended that [a veto] should enable a member of the executive to over-ride a judicial decision.”
The argument fired from the secrecy advocates was always one of protecting Charles – most probably from himself. You can’t spill the beans on the future monarch – to do so risks harming his ability to perform his duties, certainly on his ascension to the throne, should his enduring mother ever decide to leave this world.
A mystifying line taken by those mucking in for Charles is that of compromising political neutrality. It is evidently not in the public interest to know that the heir is, in fact, politically compromised. Keep that reality at bay. Advocates of privacy for Charles’ correspondence suggest that his correspondence be protected, notwithstanding it was with government ministers and officials. It is precisely for this reason that such correspondence can have value.
To what extent the royal understands his constitutional role in the structure of Westminster is not entirely clear. In such cases, presumption means little, and some politicians are wondering whether Charles should be leapfrogged.
“If there are serious questions about the suitability of Prince Charles as a monarch,” ponders Labour member Paul Flynn MP, “there could be a question in the public mind about whether to skip a generation.”
Prime Minister David Cameron is aggrieved at the whole business, finding fault with the view that senior members of the royal family have a direct, yet confidential line with the government of the day. Cameron;
“thinks that’s a principle we should uphold. So while we have taken steps in this parliament to strengthen the ability to do that through the FOI act, if there needs to be more done to make that clear, then the prime minister is clear those steps should happen in the next parliament.”
The imposition of further secrecy is something to look forward to.
The move on the part of republicans is to show Charles to be a significant meddler in the affairs of elected government. The demarcation between monarch and government is a fine one, managed by steady, sagacious heads. Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, may well have that; the republicans wonder whether the son sports a similar approach.
Campaign group Republic are awaiting to see if the letters reveal the prince to be “a serious political force rather than […] apolitical and harmless.”
Certainly, republicans might get a fillip from all of this, though it will hardly matter much. First comes the issue of what will be released. Heavy redaction may be expected. In Cameron’s own ominous words, “we will now consider how to release these letters.”
The second issue is how revealing the contents of such correspondence will actually be. The prince may well inhabit a twilight role of assumed powers and relevance, patched over by various causes and efforts at activism. But however eccentric, bizarre or simply dull in modesty, the privacy of such figures has to yield to a general understanding of public duty.
And that duty remains particularly onerous when faced with the dictates of Westminster democracy and parliamentary supremacy.
BRICS And AIIB Bank Pose Threat To Bretton-Woods Dollar System April 15 2015 | From: Sott
Washington's policy makers have been ignoring the needs of the world's emerging economies for too long, treating them as a group of banana republics, noted F. William Engdahl, a historian and researcher, adding ironically - "they haven't had their eyes checked since 1944 apparently."
The Bretton Woods agreement, (named after The Bretton Woods resort in New Hampshire where it was completed) was ratified in 1945, in addition to making the dollar the global reserve and trade currency, obligated the signatory nations to tie their currencies to the dollar
"At the 2014 BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, the five heads of state declared bluntly, 'We remain disappointed and seriously concerned with the current non-implementation of the 2010 International Monetary Fund reforms, which negatively impacts on the IMF's legitimacy, credibility and effectiveness,' the historian pointed out.
Indeed, in 2010 China, Brazil and other fast-emerging countries proposed a reform pledging to double the funds of the IMF in exchange for greater voting rights for such states as China, Russia, India, Brazil and some other countries.
The emerging powers consider it "manifestly absurd" that IMF voting rights on the Executive Board give France, with a $3 trillion GDP far more voting weight than China with its $10 trillion GDP, or provide Belgium ($500 billion GDP) with greater voting shares than Brazil ($2.2 trillion GDP).
Remarkably, Washington retains a blocking veto share of votes and "is holding on like a pit bull to the old bylaws," the researcher noted.
However, the US Congress refused to reconsider the established status quo of the US-led Bretton Woods institutions and blocked the reform.
Thus far, China and other fast-growing economies decided to create an entirely new global monetary architecture with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as the centerpiece.
The very next move made by the US has once again demonstrated Washington's foreign policy is being run by elites incapable of flexible response: by fiercely opposing the AIIB they "have royally shot themselves in both feet," remarked the author.
The fact that the China-led initiative received global support has shown the impotence of the US-dominated Bretton Woods system.
As BRICS threatens to become an independent global actor, Washington has recently tried to carry out "its usual Color Revolution organized opposition protests," this time against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Alas, it seems such a method is not working as it used to, the researcher pointed out.
Indeed, the AIIB and the BRICS Development Bank poses the greatest threat to the American dollar system and Washington's control over global financial flows since 1944. However, "peace and cooperation is a far more useful way to resolve affairs among civilized nations," the author emphasized.
Bolivian President Evo Morales Slams Washington During Speech At Summit April 14 2015 | From: Telesurtv
The Bolivian president has rejected the U.S. aggressions against Venezuela and the rest of the region.
Bolivian president Evo Morales harshly condemned the United States Government for creating chaos, for promoting destabilization, and for attacking the sovereignty of nations as it continues to move forward with imperialist attitudes against countries around the world.
Morales also spoke about poverty in Latin America, saying that it was important to point out that the causes of the problem lie in Washington and their imposition of neoliberal measures in the region.
“The United States continues to see Latin America and the Caribbean as its backyard and the people of the region as its slaves, and this is the cause of extreme poverty in the region,” Morales said.
The Bolivian president accused Washington of all the military coups that affected Latin America during the second half of the 20th century.
“It is important to remember,” he stated, “that in the relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean there are more failures than successes.
The relations are loaded with armed interventions by the United States, invasions and constant aggressions.”
He criticized the United States for labeling the countries of the region as villains, when all these nations want to do is defend their people, their sovereignty, their right to freedom and democracy.
“I want to tell [President Barack] Obama that empires disappear, while democracies last for ever,” he stated.
“I want to express that mistake the U.S. makes when calling the Latin American and Caribbean countries the evil ones, when all they want to do is defend their sovereignty, their resources and their people.”
Morales rejected the attacks by Washington and its allies against the region, accusing them of promoting wars, terrorism and poverty around the world.
“I ask the United States what have we done to deserve being treated as slaves in our own countries?” he said.
“We want to tell you Obama that Latin America has changed forever.”
He called on Obama to stop extorting and attacking the countries of Latin America:
“We are no longer submissive. No longer can coups be imposed in our countries, as we are a region seeking to determine its own future … We are no longer the shadow of U.S. imperialism, as we say what we think and we do what we say. We ask that you respect our democracy and our sovereignty,” he said.
The president also state that:
“Latin America has been kidnapped by the United States and we no longer want this. We no longer want presidential decrees that call us a threat to their country, we no longer want to be spied on … we want to live in peace.”
Morales, therefore, called on Obama to engage in peaceful talks with the countries of region and to leave its double standards behind.
“The United States should dispose of that double morale, because, for example, it is the country that resorts to torture more than any other country,” he said, questioning the human rights discourse of Washington when justifying interventionist policies against another nation.
“We ask that (The United States) stop destroying complete civilizations and to stop looking for ghosts … we want to live in peace because it is less painful and more satisfying.”
Morales also questioned Washington's discourse of democracy.
“How can you speak of democracy when you label countries of peace and democracy a threat to your security?
… How can you speak of democracy when you send troops around the world menacing the sovereignty of other nations…
How can you speak of threats to your security when your country is the largest producer of weapons in the world …
weapons that are killing hundreds of thousands.”
Morales also questioned Washington's discourse on human rights, saying it is the country that resorts to torture more than any other around the world, and when in the United States they have a grave crisis of racial discrimination and a serious human rights issue involving police against minorities.
Evo Morales told Obama that the United States doesn't need to help Cuba:
“what it needs to do is repair all the damages it has caused in that country.”
Toward the end of his speech during the second day of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Morales criticized the United States for insisting on the aggressions against Venezuela despite the fact that 33 countries in the region have rejected them, while only two have agreed with them.
Obama, Clinton Charged In Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy April 13 2015 | From: WesternJournalism
Watch Western Center for Journalism’s exclusive video regarding the details on the traitor in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, and his Muslim Brotherhood collaborator, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Note that the cabal are attempting to divide and conquer us all by way of religious separation and fabricated "terrorism" - and with awareness their ruse will fail.
In two separate criminal complaints, Egyptian lawmakers have charged Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to one of the criminal charges, Hillary Clinton was found to be working with ousted Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi’s wife, Naglaa Mahmood, in attempting to overthrow the current leader of Egypt, General Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Watch Western Center for Journalism’s exclusive video to find out all the details about the traitor in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, and his Muslim Brotherhood collaborator, Hillary Rodham Clinton:
These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America April 12 2015 | From: BusinessInsider
This infographic created by Frugal Dad shows that almost all media comes from the same six sources. [This is relevant to the rest of the world given their international holdings and influence.]
That’s consolidated from 50 companies back in 1983. Comment: And while it is US-specific, it portrays global trends in virtually every industry as the cabal roll out their centralist agenda, which would be vital if they were to be able to implement their New World Order - which is failing now in real time.
Note: This infographic is from last year and is missing some key transactions. GE does not own NBC (or Comcast or any media) anymore. So that 6th company is now Comcast. And Time Warner doesn’t own AOL, so Huffington Post isn’t affiliated with them.
But the fact that a few companies own everything demonstrates “the illusion of choice,” Frugal Dad says. While some big sites, like Digg and Reddit aren’t owned by any of the corporations, Time Warner owns news sites read by millions of Americans every year.
FBI Document Confirms Hitler Fled To Argentina In 1945 April 11 2015 | From: Geopolitics
Hidden in plain sight at FBI.gov, a document confirming the whereabouts of Adolf Hitler at the closing of World War 2 can be downloaded there.
He’s been roaming the entire United States until the ripe age of 92…
Click here to view this on the FBI website. Click here to download a PDF copy of the FBI document.
From the above document:
“January 12, 1945 – I received a visit from X, a well known German Agent. He hinted at the possibility of German defeat and gave me a period of two days to think of the most suitable spot in South America as a refuge for Hitler and a group of German Scientists and officers, in case the latter should find it necessary to “disappear from the world scene” temporarily.
January 13, 1945 – I wracked my brain trying to decide what spot would provide the greatest security. I decided to recommend Colombia, my own country.”
– 149, FBI document above
“After having made all the necessary arrangements, which required well over a month and a half, during which period I was constantly in contact with Germany and the “Hitler Group”…, the landing was made in Bahiahonda on July 19, 1945, at dawn.”
“For six days Hitler and his followers travelled on horseback , only at night, from Bahiahonda to the “La Loma” landing field. At the agreed hour of meeting three contact men and I waited at the rendezvous.
We had succeeded in acquiring three small four-passenger Stinson planes, to begin the trip from there to Narino. Then, I was suddenly informed by a high-ranking German officer that Hitler had changed his mind and he had decided not to hide on my property.”
– p 150, FBI document above
Newly declassified FBI documents prove that the government knew Hitler was alive and well, and living in the Andes Mountains long after World War II.
On April 30 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker. His body was later discovered and identified by the Soviets before being rushed back to Russia. Is it really possible that the Soviets have been lying all this time, and that history has purposely been rewritten?
No one thought so until the release of the FBI documents. It seems that it is possible that the most hated man in history escaped war torn Germany and lived a bucolic and peaceful life in the beautiful foothills of the Andes Mountains.
The Intelligence Community Knew
Recently released FBI documents are beginning to show that not only was Hitler and Eva Braun’s suicide faked, the infamous pair might have had help from the director of the OSS himself, Allen Dulles.
In one FBI document from Los Angles, it is revealed that the agency was well aware of a mysterious submarine making its way up the Argentinian coast dropping off high level Nazi officials. What is even more astonishing is the fact that the FBI knew he was in fact living in the foothills of the Andes.
Who is the Mysterious Informant?
In a Los Angeles letter to the Bureau in August of 1945, an unidentified informant agreed to exchange information for political asylum. What he told agents was stunning.
The informant not only knew Hitler was in Argentina, he was one of the confirmed four men who had met the German submarine. Apparently, two submarines had landed on the Argentinian coast, and Hitler with Eva Braun was on board the second.
The Argentinian government not only welcomed the former German dictator, but also aided in his hiding. The informant went on to not only give detailed directions to the villages that Hitler and his party had passed through, but also credible physical details concerning Hitler.
While for obvious reasons the informant is never named in the FBI papers, he was credible enough to be believed by some agents.
The FBI Tried to Hide Hitler’s Whereabouts
Even with a detailed physical description and directions the FBI still did not follow up on these new leads. Even with evidence placing the German sub U-530 on the Argentinian coast shortly before finally surrounding, and plenty of eye witness accounts of German official being dropped off, no one investigated.
Information has emerged which indicates that the current Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is either the daughter or grand daughter of Adolf Hitler and that she is the leader of the Fourth Reich. It is suggested that this photo is of the two.
Even More Evidence is Found:
Along with the FBI documents detailing an eye witness account of Hitler’s whereabouts in Argentina, more evidence is coming to light to help prove that Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun did not die in that bunker.
In 1945, the Naval Attaché in Buenos Aires informed Washington there was a high probability that Hitler and Eva Braun had just arrived in Argentina.
This coincides with the sightings of the submarine U-530. Added proof comes in the form of newspaper articles detailing the construction of a Bavarian styled mansion in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
Further proof comes in the form of architect Alejandro Bustillo who wrote about his design and construction of Hitler’s new home which was financed by earlier wealthy German immigrants.
Irrefutable Evidence that Hitler Escaped:
Perhaps the most damming evidence that Hitler did survive the fall of Germany lies in Russia. With the Soviet occupation of Germany, Hitler’s supposed remains were quickly hidden and sent off to Russia, never to be seen again.
That is until 2009, when an archeologist from Connecticut State, Nicholas Bellatoni was allowed to perform DNA testing on one of the skull fragments recovered.
What he discovered set off a reaction through the intelligence and scholarly communities. Not only did the DNA not match any recorded samples thought to be Hitler’s, they did not match Eva Braun’s familiar DNA either. So the question is, what did the Soviets discover in the bunker, and where is Hitler?
Even former general and President Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote to Washington
It was not only General Eisenhower who was concerned over Hitler’s compete disappearance, Stalin also expressed his concerns. In 1945, the Stars and Stripes newspaper quoted then General Eisenhower as believing that the real possibility existed of Hitler living safely and comfortably in Argentina.
Is it Possible?
With all of the new found evidence coming to light, it is possible and even likely that not only did Hitler escape from Germany; he had the help of the international intelligence community. Released FBI documents prove that they were not only aware of Hitler’s presence in Argentina; they were also helping to cover it up.
It would not be the first time the OSS helped a high ranking Nazi official to escape punishment and capture. Look at the story of Adolf Eichmann who was located in Argentina in the 1960’s.
Did Hitler escape to Argentina? The answer is yes.
Federal Government Finally Admits Cannabis Can Help Kill Cancer Cells April 10 2015 | From: TheAntimedia
“…recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation."
In addition to the NIDA’s public acknowledgment, the government has made other admissions of the medical benefits of cannabis: it holds a patent on cannabinoids for use as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. In February of this year, the Surgeon General declared that the plant offers health benefits.
While the government has now openly admitted that cannabis can fight cancer, it should be noted that it knew this to be true as far back as 1974. That’s when it ordered a study on the matter but blocked further research when the results proved the plant’s positive potential. It suppressed similar evidence found in later federal studies conducted in the 1990s. Regardless, the recent admissions by the surgeon general, NIDA, and Congress reflect an evolving federal stance on the matter.
The updated NIDA fact sheet on medical marijuana also notes the effectiveness of CBD — a non-psychoactive cannabinoid — in treating ailments from Alzheimers Disease, inflammation and pain to seizures, mental disorders and substance abuse.
As Tom Angell, chairman of the Marijuana Majority said;
“It couldn’t be any clearer that marijuana has medical value…When even NIDA and the surgeon general are acknowledging that marijuana can help people who are suffering, it is time for the Obama administration to reschedule the drug. The attorney general can initiate that process today, and there’s no reason for him not to, especially when polling shows that such a huge majority of Americans supports medical marijuana."
It Just Happened: The Moment The United States Lost It's Role... April 9 2015 | From: SovereignMan
Last week, the government of China closed the enrollment window to join its new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a ‘founding member’
The AIIB, if you haven’t heard of this yet, is designed to essentially displace the Western-controlled IMF and World Bank.And prior to last Tuesday’s deadline, dozens of nations around the world from New Zealand to Denmark signed up to join.
From Ancient Rome to the British Empire, this has happened many other times in history. This time is not different. And everyone else in the world seems to get it. . . except for the US government.
They act as if the financial universe will revolve around America forever - that they can print money, indebt future generations, and wage war as much as they want without consequence. But they’re completely blind.
Practically the entire world is lining up against them to form a brand new financial system that is no longer controlled by the US government. In an editorial published in the Financial Times, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers summed it up plainly saying that this;
“may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.”
The consequences of this shift away from a US-controlled financial system cannot be understated. No more endless spending. No more solving problems with more debt and more money printing. Suddenly it will be time for painful decisions in the US—like slashing Social Security benefits, drastically scaling back the military, and selectively defaulting on the debt. Make no mistake, this transition is going to be bumpy.
China may already be the largest economy in the world by many measurements. But the Chinese economy is in for some serious strain over the coming months and years as its massive credit bubble bursts.
So in addition to America’s fiscal and monetary challenges, the world is going to have to suffer through a potential Chinese crisis as well. But this does not affect the long-term story. Remember, nothing goes up or down in a straight line.
On its road to becoming the global superpower in the 20th century, the United States suffered its own series of deep economic setbacks - from the Panic of 1907 to the Great Depression, and several recessions in between.
China’s path will likely be similar. This is one of the most important trends of our time. And it’s happening right in front of our eyes.
The world is rapidly throwing off US financial domination. The global financial system is starting to reset. Global financial and political dominance is shifting. As with any great change, there are going to be people who get completely wiped out - primarily, people who didn’t see the change coming or chose to ignore the trend.
The flip side of this is that, for anyone with the intellectual courage and independence of mind to be paying attention, this is a time of extraordinary opportunity.
Some of the wealthiest people in Europe were minted in just a few years during the Weimar hyperinflation of the 1920s. And some of the greatest fortunes in the world (some of which still exist today) were made in the early days of the United States as the country rose to dominance.
That’s ultimately the opportunity we have today. We can’t do anything about the trend. It’s happening. What we can control is how we react to it: ignore it at our own peril, or seize the opportunities that come from it.
Just think about this for a couple of minutes. What if the U.S. Dollar wasn’t the world’s reserve currency? Empires Rise, they peak, they decline, they collapse, this is the cycle of history. This historical pattern has formed and is already underway in many parts of the world, including the United States.
Don’t be one of the millions of people who gets their savings, retirement, and investments wiped out.
Britain’s IoD: “Smart Meters Are A Government IT Disaster Waiting To Happen” April 9 2015 | From: TakeBackYourPower
The UK’s leading business network of company directors has issued a damning report and warning against the UK’s planned “smart” meter rollout.
IoD calls for Smart Meters scheme to be ‘halted, altered or scrapped’ to avoid ‘unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake’
The Government’s rollout of Smart Meters, digital energy meters designed to provide real-time usage statistics, should be “halted, altered or scrapped” to avoid a potentially catastrophic government IT disaster, the Institute of Directors warns today.
In a major new report entitled “Not too clever: will Smart Meters be the next Government IT disaster?” the IoD brands the £11bn scheme, the largest government IT project in history, “unwanted by consumers, devoid of credibility and mind-blowingly expensive”. The business group calls on an incoming government to review the project and “consider a fresh start”.
Smart meters are the largest UK Government-run IT project in history, and the most expensive and complex smart meter programme in the world.
The risks of such a huge programme with so much complexity are staggering.
The pace of technological innovation may well leave the current generation of meters behind and leave consumers in a cycle of installation, de-installation and re-installation.
Three assessments of the programme by the Major Projects Authority have not been published. This is unacceptable.
It is imperative to move towards a cost-effective smart meter rollout by embracing one or all of the following cost-saving and simplifying measures:
i) Halting the smart gas meter deployment;
ii) Removing the requirement for an in home display;
iii) Reduce rollout to only those homes that have a high energy usage;
iv) Abandon attempts to stretch the rollout to flats and tower blocks;
v) Make the programme genuinely voluntary;
vi) Abandon the programme altogether and develop a smartphone app that allows customers to take their own readings.
Over the years, the ambition and scale of Government IT projects has not been matched by appropriate management and planning.
80 per cent of surveyed IoD members believe Government’s ability to deliver successful IT projects is poor.
The Smart Meter programme, which has the hugely ambitious target of installing 100 million new pieces of kit in homes and business by 2020, was initiated by Ed Miliband as energy secretary in 2008, following an EU Directive, and confirmed by the Coalition Agreement in 2010.
The report’s author, Dan Lewis, Senior Infrastructure Advisor at the IoD, calls the political consensus “a conspiracy of silence among politicians in thrall to big ideas and even bigger budgets”.
“The professed aims of the Smart Meter programme are laudable, and we all recognise the benefits of reducing consumption and increasing energy awareness. But there is little credible evidence to suggest that a scheme of this size and complexity will achieve those goals.”
The IoD report highlights a number of key concerns:
Despite the EU Directive, 11 nations have ruled out electricity smart meters and only 5 are pushing ahead with the 2020 target for gas meters. In contrast, as is so often is the case, the UK has gold-plated the Directive.
The government refuses to publish any of the reports on the programme by the Major Projects Authority.
The cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Department for Energy and Climate Change is so heavily redacted as to be almost unreadable.
The Smart Meter network would be vulnerable to cyber-attack and disruption.
Introducing time-of-day pricing to shift consumer demand will only work with price increases that are not politically realistic. Retail consumers really can’t change their energy consumption that much.
The report places the rollout of Smart Meters within the context of previous large-scale IT fiascos, including the infamous NHS National Programme for IT, the eBorders Programme and the BBC’s disastrous Digital Media Initiative. Furthermore, a recent survey shows that 80 per cent of IoD members rate the ability of government to manage large IT projects as “poor or very poor”.
Dan Lewis adds:
“This scheme is far from smart. The dishonourable roll call of government IT projects that have haemorrhaged vast amounts of taxpayers’ money to no discernible effect needs no further additions.
Consumers will not forgive the already unpopular energy companies for a costly programme which fails to deliver and ends up making them poorer. Without a change of direction, whoever wins the general election is at risk of overseeing a spectacular failure in the next parliament. They would be well-advised to consider a fresh start."
“Consumers do not want the meters, they have proved a costly mistake in countries where they have been rolled out, and the Government is withholding key details about their costs and benefits. This makes for a programme which is devoid of credibility, over-engineered and mind-blowingly expensive.
Perhaps the only reason why the cost and ambition of this project has not become a national scandal already is because of a conspiracy of silence among politicians in thrall to big ideas and even bigger budgets.”
A key area of concern outlined in the report is that the technology behind the scheme is untested and some parts will likely be obsolete by the scheduled switch-on date of 2020.
The new wireless standard, ZigBee, which is being developed for Smart Meters is complex and expensive compared to the better-known Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Each property will also get an in home display, but there is scant evidence of consumer demand. British Gas found that only 60% of customers looked at their displays even once a month a year after installation.
An incoming government should consider the following changes:
Stop the smart gas meter deployment – only a handful of EU nations are planning to deploy gas smart meters by 2020. This would save billions of pounds.
Remove the requirement for an in home display – expected to cost £800m in total, the displays will be out of date in a few years. Far better to connect smart meters to people’s phones, tablets and PCs
Limit the rollout to homes with high energy usage – those who use more than 5,100 kWh of electricity, and 23,000 kWh of gas a year have much more to gain. This would reduce the scale of the rollout by 80%.
Abandon attempts to stretch the rollout to tower blocks – the most technically challenging aspect of the project with the lowest potential returns. This would remove seven million homes from the scheme.
Make the programme genuinely voluntary – offered to customers at their own expense, not subsidised by all.
Abandon the whole programme and develop a smart phone app instead – look into developing a smart app which would convert a photo of their current mechanical meter into a meaningful number for the suppliers. This would cost tens of thousands of pounds rather than billions.
“We know that an incoming government will be under intense financial pressure, having to find further cuts to public spending. This does not fit well with increasing energy bills for a project that has such unrealistic targets, such large costs and such uncertain benefits.”
President Putin Reveals Possession Of 9/11 Satellite Imagery Evidence Indicating US Government Complicity In False Flag Attack April 8 2015 | From: StateOfTheNation
Pravda: "Putin Threatens to Release Satellite Evidence of 9/11"
There is no story bigger than 9/11 as far as the U.S. Federal Government is concerned. Simply put, it is and has been their lynchpin. When the American people come to understand that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were in fact a false flag operation carried out by proxies of the U.S. Federal Government, everything changes.
The transparent U.S. Government complicity in the coordination and coverup of the 9/11 crimes against its own citizenry has now been proven — UNEQUIVOCALLY — by mountains of scientific, circumstantial and anecdotal evidence.
Only because the Mainstream Media (MSM) has relentlessly covered up this crime against humanity, for well over 13 years and counting, have the successive administrations been free from prosecution.
That’s all about to change in 2015
President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government have been pushed around and bullied, persecuted and prosecuted, for only defending their Motherland and their citizenry.
The Western powers (a.k.a. the Anglo-American Axis or AAA) led by the USA and UK, Germany and France, Australia and Canada, as well as Israel have participated in one scheme after another in order to falsely implicate Russia for their (AAA) own crimes of genocide in the Ukriane, Palestine and elsewhere around the globe.
How many fraudulent false flag operations is the CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD willing to carry out in order to falsely accuse Russia?
How many false flag attacks will the AAA criminal cabal conduct … against the innocent Russian - speaking civilians of the Eastern Ukraine? Or, against the innocent people from other countries like those nearly 300 passengers on Malaysian Flight MH17 that Kiev military jets blew out of the sky.
How many coverups can they maintain before their delusions of grandeur and illusions of faded glory catch up with them?
U.S. Foreign Policy has been run by dangerous amateurs and shameless provocateurs for decades
President Obama and VP Biden, Secretaries Kerry and Clinton, Senators McCain and Graham have each contributed majorly to the catastrophe that the Ukraine has become.
George Soros and Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama’s ‘illustrious’ unpaid foreign policy advisors have also substantially contributed to the diplomatic disasters that led up to the Ukraine civil war. All of these same players have likewise played significant roles in recklessly restarting the Cold War, as if the world doesn’t have enough to deal with during these tumultuous times.
Now they (CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, etc.) have pushed the Russians too far. Let’s see what’s in store for the the present and previous U.S. Administrations that have unrelentingly used and abused Russia since the breakup of the Soviet Union.
The pattern of abusive statesmanship and economic terrorism began with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. That represents over 25 years of exploitation and victimization that Russia has suffered at the hands of the AAA.
Putin’s Russia possesses indisputable scientific evidence of the real 9/11 crimes
How will these same AAA politicos and power-brokers respond when Putin starts disseminating authoritative evidence which proves — beyond any doubt — that the U.S. Administration was directly involved in the 9/11 attacks?
What follows is a rather crude translation of an article which recently appeared in PRAVDA, a now independent Russian news platform which is often used by the Kremlin to disseminate messages to the West. The title of the article has been translated as follows:
US Fears Russian Publication Of Satellite Photos Of The 9/11 Tragedy
Moscow (Pravda): American experts believe that despite the fact that relations between the US and Russia reached the worst point since the Cold War, Putin caused Obama only small troubles so far. Analysts believe that this “calm before the storm”.
Putin is going to hit once, but he’s going to hit hard.Russia is preparing the release of evidence of the involvement of the US government and intelligence services in the September 11 attacks. In the list of evidence is included the satellite images from 9/11.
Published material can prove the US Government complicity in the 9/11 attacks and the successful manipulation of public opinion.The attack was planned by the US government, but executed by using proxies, so that an attack on America and the people of the United States looked like an act of aggression of international terrorism.
The motive for deception and murder its own citizens served US oil interests and the Middle Eastern state corporations.
The evidence will be so convincing that it utterly debunks the official 9/11 cover story supported by the US government.
Russia proves that America is no stranger to using false flag terrorism against its citizens in order to achieve a pretext for military intervention in foreign countries. In the case of “the September 11 attacks,” the evidence will be conclusive satellite imagery.
If successful, the consequences of Putin’s tactics would expose the US government’s secret terrorist policies. The government’s credibility will be undermined and should bring about mass protests in the cities leading to an uprising, according to American analysts.
And then, how will the United States look in the world political arena? The validity of America’s position as a leader in the fight against international terrorism will be totally undermined thereby giving immediate advantage to the rogue states and Islamic terrorists.
The actual development of the situation could be much worse, experts warn.
Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems April 7 2015 | From: Newsweek
In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest.
For several hours the besieged leader of the world’s most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head of the world’s largest information empire locked horns. The two men debated the political problems faced by society, and the technological solutions engendered by the global network - from the Arab Spring to Bitcoin.
They outlined radically opposing perspectives: for Assange, the liberating power of the Internet is based on its freedom and statelessness. For Schmidt, emancipation is at one with U.S. foreign policy objectives and is driven by connecting non-Western countries to Western companies and markets. These differences embodied a tug-of-war over the Internet’s future that has only gathered force subsequently.
In this extract from When Google Met WikiLeaks Assange describes his encounter with Schmidt and how he came to conclude that it was far from an innocent exchange of views.
Eric Schmidt is an influential figure, even among the parade of powerful characters with whom I have had to cross paths since I founded WikiLeaks. In mid-May 2011 I was under house arrest in rural Norfolk, England, about three hours’ drive northeast of London. The crackdown against our work was in full swing and every wasted moment seemed like an eternity. It was hard to get my attention.
But when my colleague Joseph Farrell told me the executive chairman of Google wanted to make an appointment with me, I was listening.
In some ways the higher echelons of Google seemed more distant and obscure to me than the halls of Washington. We had been locking horns with senior U.S. officials for years by that point. The mystique had worn off. But the power centers growing up in Silicon Valley were still opaque and I was suddenly conscious of an opportunity to understand and influence what was becoming the most influential company on earth. Schmidt had taken over as CEO of Google in 2001 and built it into an empire.
I was intrigued that the mountain would come to Muhammad. But it was not until well after Schmidt and his companions had been and gone that I came to understand who had really visited me.
The stated reason for the visit was a book. Schmidt was penning a treatise with Jared Cohen, the director of Google Ideas, an outfit that describes itself as Google’s in-house “think/do tank.”
I knew little else about Cohen at the time. In fact, Cohen had moved to Google from the U.S. State Department in 2010. He had been a fast-talking “Generation Y” ideas man at State under two U.S. administrations, a courtier from the world of policy think tanks and institutes, poached in his early twenties.
He became a senior advisor for Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton. At State, on the Policy Planning Staff, Cohen was soon christened “Condi’s party-starter,” channeling buzzwords from Silicon Valley into U.S. policy circles and producing delightful rhetorical concoctions such as “Public Diplomacy 2.0.”
On his Council on Foreign Relationsadjunct staff pagehe listed his expertise as “terrorism; radicalization; impact of connection technologies on 21st century statecraft; Iran.”
It was Cohen who, while he was still at the Department of State, was said to have emailed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to delay scheduled maintenance in order to assist the aborted 2009 uprising in Iran. His documented love affair with Google began the same year when he befriended Eric Schmidt as they together surveyed the post-occupation wreckage of Baghdad.
Just months later, Schmidt re-created Cohen’s natural habitat within Google itself by engineering a “think/do tank” based in New York and appointing Cohen as its head. Google Ideas was born.
Later that year two co-wrote a policy piece for the Council on Foreign Relations’ journal Foreign Affairs, praising the reformative potential of Silicon Valley technologies as an instrument of U.S. foreign policy. Describing what they called “coalitions of the connected,” Schmidt and Cohen claimed that:
"Democratic states that have built coalitions of their militaries have the capacity to do the same with their connection technologies.…
They offer a new way to exercise the duty to protect citizens around the world [emphasis added]."
Schmidt and Cohen said they wanted to interview me. I agreed. A date was set for June.
By the time June came around there was already a lot to talk about. That summer WikiLeaks was still grinding through the release of U.S. diplomatic cables, publishing thousands of them every week. When, seven months earlier, we had first started releasing the cables, Hillary Clinton had denounced the publication as “an attack on the international community” that would “tear at the fabric” of government.
It was into this ferment that Google projected itself that June, touching down at a London airport and making the long drive up into East Anglia to Norfolk and Beccles.
Schmidt arrived first, accompanied by his then partner, Lisa Shields. When he introduced her as a vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations - a U.S. foreign-policy think tank with close ties to the State Department - I thought little more of it. Shields herself was straight out of Camelot, having been spotted by John Kennedy Jr.’s side back in the early 1990s.
They sat with me and we exchanged pleasantries. They said they had forgotten their Dictaphone, so we used mine. We made an agreement that I would forward them the recording and in exchange they would forward me the transcript, to be corrected for accuracy and clarity.
We began. Schmidt plunged in at the deep end, straightaway quizzing me on the organizational and technological underpinnings of WikiLeaks.
Some time later Jared Cohen arrived. With him was Scott Malcomson, introduced as the book’s editor. Three months after the meeting Malcomson would enter the State Department as the lead speechwriter and principal advisor to Susan Rice (then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, now national security advisor).
At this point, the delegation was one part Google, three parts U.S. foreign-policy establishment, but I was still none the wiser. Handshakes out of the way, we got down to business.
Schmidt was a good foil. A late-fiftysomething, squint-eyed behind owlish spectacles, managerially dressed - Schmidt’s dour appearance concealed a machinelike analyticity. His questions often skipped to the heart of the matter, betraying a powerful nonverbal structural intelligence.
Following a number of complaints from those expecting their weekly and monthly salaries to post, the bank apologised on Twitter for the glitch.
"We're aware that a number of customers are experiencing delays in receiving credits this morning, our tech team are working on this at the moment," the bank's customer care account, @UlsterBank_Help tweeted.
I Supposedly the problem is minor, short term and only happening at the one local branch. The bank has apologized for difficulties.
Unfortunately, the larger picture makes clear that this will happen again somewhere, and it could happen to many more people.
Even routine maintenance and website updates can be enough to block customers out of their accounts, often without even giving advanced notice; many credit unions, while offering a better choice, likely hold most of the same policies.
Consumer Affairs.com reported on many customers who've been shut out of their funds due to Suspicious Activities Reporting including cases where small business owners were considered potentially money launderers for conducting ordinary business by sending out checks to pay bills and employee salaries:
"I am a sole proprietor with a small business and have my income direct deposited into my checking account at 5/3. 3 days ago I went into the bank to get money orders and they treated me like I was robbing the bank.
After about 40 minutes, they gave me the money orders and unknown to me had placed two half-a-million-dollar holds on my accounts with them. I was told it looked like money laundering and was treated like I had done something wrong," she said.
"They won't give me my money and I can't pay my employees nor my bills. They basically stole my money and I have to fight to get it back."
If your bank statements are still being posted to an address that is no longer your residence, your bank account could be frozen, according to the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), which has urged South Africans to update their personal details with their bank.
In terms of the Financial Intelligence Centre Act (FICA), banks must have the correct customer information to ensure FICA compliance. 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) documents include, among others, identity documents and proof of address.
Similar policies in the United States, many of them established under terrorism laws, already require banks to automate monitoring and reporting of any suspicious transactions, including any transfers above $3,000 dollars, large cash withdrawals, all currency exchange activities and dozens of other details about individual accounts.
The laws even give banks legal immunity from any harm or false imprisonment that may come from false reporting "suspicious" activities.
As SHTF reported a few days ago, banks have even been ordered to seize cash from customers and alert police over large cash activities:
The Justice Department has ordered bank tellers across America to contact law enforcement if they suspect your cash withdrawal may have something to do with illicit activity. There doesn't need to be proof, or any sort of red flag indicator - merely suspicion by the bank teller processing your transaction is now enough to have you investigated by authorities.
What a lot of people don't realize is that banks are already unpaid government spies.
Federal regulations in the Land of the Free REQUIRE banks to file 'suspicious activity reports' or SARs on their customers. And it's not optional.
Banks have minimum quotas of SARs they need to fill out and submit to the federal government.
A new wave of tech disruptions may even occur, as American consumers step inside of an era of cybersecurity full of hacks, denials of service, account restrictions, password fails, lockouts and the integration of biometrics for authentication that ultimately connects billions of people through millions of nodes on a global Internet dominated by corporations and ultimately regulated by the highly political FCC.
What happens when individuals are locked out of their lives or unable to monitor their accounts due to changing rules and standards for things like verifications, password retrieval, insufficient funds and suspicious (or misunderstood) transactions that draw red flags.
Establishing the status quo of strict surveillance and control has played out under a narrative of white and black hackers battling it out under the new rules of the game for cybersecurity.
"The banks are not only doing this for compliance purposes, but also to minimise customers' exposure to bank crimes such as fraud, identity theft and cybercrime," Pillay insisted. (source)
Quite simply, banks are required to comply with any and all requests for information, and increasingly, you will be required to comply with the banks on these policies, including verified up-to-date information on all manner of personal information and transaction details.
Halifax is believed to be the first British bank to trial technology which will allow customers to prove their identity through the analysis of their heartbeat.
Bank customers of the future could wear slender bracelets which measure the intricate "cardiac rhythms" unique to every person.
As with today's existing contactless card technology, the bracelet, called a "Nymi", will communicate with a checkout till or cash machine to allow the customer to pay for goods or draw money.
Keeping your money in banks under these circumstances will make banking convenient only for the most compliant members of society.
On the other hand, pulling all your money out can already draw suspicions. You are most certainly being watched.
Hence, many people have already opted out of the banking system. As Daisy Luther reported, an estimated 43% of Americans don't rely on their deposits any more:
This means that 43% of the people who are saving money are not putting it in the bank. This is good news for those of us who wish people would wake up and see the net being cast around them, but bad news for the banks that depend on deposit accounts to be able to give out loans and earn interest.
In an recent interview, alternative asset manager Eric Sprott explains why stashing fiat currency in a bank is a bad idea:
In my mind the biggest reason to own precious metals is because of the risks in the banking system... you get nothing for putting your money in the bank... and yet when you have your money in the bank you take on all the risks of a leveraged bank... and I've always thought it's the risks in the banking system that would cause people to go to gold... (Source: SHTFplan)
Long term, there may be value and necessity in reorienting your efforts in the barter system, and not only being able to buy and trade goods and services in gold and silver, but in being able to sustain yourself by providing a useful skill or service.
Don't say it couldn't happen, lest, we should wait for another MF Global to happen, and customers to take a loss on their stolen funds.
Comment: So not only are there laws on the books effectively criminalizing one for taking out large amounts of one's own money, not only are their "glitches" in withdrawing your money electronically, but the whole banking system itself is dangerously over-leveraged ie., horrible "investments" have been made with your money, which leaves your money in a very precarious position.
Update Regarding The German Jet 'Crash' In France April 4 2015 | From: NeilKeenan
Sources report US/NATO jets were in the immediate vicinity of the jet prior to the crash.
Evidence tampering: False reports were sent to NYT (New York Times) regarding the cockpit crisis.
Genuine Black Box found: Press Conference underway today in Marseille.
Potential Crisis in NATO Alliance – Is Europe finally fed up with Cabal warmongering?
I received information from my French Intel source (top of the intel chain). I have been asked to report to the public immediately what actually happened to the German A320 Airbus flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf.
The crash occurred at NATO training during which they were using a secret weapons beam from the US Air Force Defense’s “High Energy Laser Area” (HELLADS) at their military base at Aviano, Italy.
In the plane sat two US radar systems experts from the Pentagon. At the same time, CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) had a power shut down. This is why the FBI has taken over the inquiry. President Obama is aware of the danger that this secret weapon creates for commercial aircrafts.
The report states that two jets were seen right before and during the crash and that the beam which came from these two aircraft is being investigated.
Today the flight data record from the second black box was discovered under the soil and in quite bad condition because of the explosion. Although burnt, they do expect to recover the data.
The journalists were presented with the pictures, and there was a model-type of the box that was presented for demonstration purposes because the BEA are now investigating the real box.
According to senior sources in European intelligence, the CVR cockpit voice recorder, which is pointing the finger of blame at a depressed and suicidal co-pilot, was transmitted by the BEA to the NYT prior to French investigators’ arrival at the scene to collect evidence for determining the cause of the crash.
The mass media are carrying out the same old script propaganda on the co-pilot’s life, insisting that this was an act of suicide. In fact, the one pilot who was interviewed stated that the co-pilot was absolutely fine when he had flown with him a month earlier. As usual, the mass media’s story does not make any sense.
The apparent planting of false evidence seems to have been bungled in this case, leading to strong speculation that a possible rupture may occur in the NATO alliance should this information become public.
In the wake of these developments, on March 31, 2015 the SNPF (pilots’ air association) made a claim against X to demonstrate to the courts how the evidence had been tampered with in an attempt to deceive not only the world but the Paris Court itself.
Press Conference Underway
There is [was] a press conference at 6 PM today in Marseille, France. The second black recorder box found on the crash site contains all details regarding flight data inside the cockpit. This direct evidence may well contradict the official story, giving rise to an explosive revelation should the allegations be borne out as true.
Public pressure on France to tear itself from NATO may well build, along with demands from the Italian public to close the NATO military base in Aviano, Italy.
When do we say enough is enough?
The 6 PM conference in Marseilles just finished and here is what was said by French Intel: No editing no nothing – just as received.
“I just saw the press conference. The Flight Data recorder 2nd box was discovered under the soil today in quite bad condition because of the explosion (it has been burnt, but they expect to recover the data)
The journalists were presented with the pictures and had a model type presented instead because the BEA is now going to investigate) – That’s all that is being said.
There are no conclusions drawn by Mr. Robin (French prosecutor of Marseille) – I saw again that the mass media are carrying out the same script propaganda on the co-pilot’s life insisting on suicide etc. Despite that one pilot interviewed who said he was absolutely okay when he flown with him 1 month earlier.
It does not make sense. Time will tell, normally the BEA takes 2 years to draw conclusions with experts of all kinds...”
I wish you all well and feel pretty bad about all this.
Hundreds Of Smart Meters Simultaneously Explode April 3 2015 | From: TakeBackYourPower
The utilities lied when they said “smart” or “AMI” meters would make the electricity grid “resilient” and “self-healing.” Nothing could be further from the truth, and this latest episode is more proof of the failure of “smart” meter programs everywhere.
On Monday, hundreds of “smart” meters simultaneously exploded in Stockton, California, when a truck ran into a utility pole. Watch the video here
CBS News reported that“neighbors in the South Stockton area described it as a large pop, a bomb going off, and strong enough to shake a house.”
The catastrophic failure of these PG&E “smart” meters — which are not approved by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) — not only damaged meter bases and other homeowner property, but left those 5,800 customers without power.
That’s right — whenever these plastic, unproven meters fail, they shut your power off, as shown in this Cambridge University research paper.
Analog meters are not susceptible to fires. The risk of fires is a “smart” new feature for all customers, brought to you by your PR-spinning utility. Back in 2011, after a similar power surge ignited 80 “smart” meters in Palo Alto, California, a spokesperson for The Utility Reform Network (TURN) stated:
“In the collective memory of TURN, we have not seen similar incidents with analog meters.”
The total number of separate incidents of fires and explosionscaused by “smart” meters is now very likely to exceed a thousand or more, although the true number is not known due do widespread coverups and denials by utilities.
In addition to the ongoing stream of incendiary events, so-named “smart” meter programs:
Emit pulsed microwave radiation typically thousands of times stronger than a cell phone, leaving many unsuspecting homeowners feeling ill.
It is difficult to imagine a more blatant failure, or a more harmful deployment of unproven technology.
If this is true, how can utilities be getting away with it?
The “smart” meter deployments in your area are actually part of a corporate-government collusion to deploy a mass in-home data-capturing (read surveillance) and control grid — the “internet of things”.
Industry wants to pocket trillions in this shift to an information economy, with you as the resource being packaged and sold — without your consent, of course.
With industry selling the wireless convenience and glorious modernization of it all, these deployments are being pushed through under the guise of climate action. Go Green!
If this sounds like a stretch, examine the evidence for yourself.
The “smart” meter agenda, once fully spawned, would facilitate an unprecedented transfer of money, control, information and security from people to the corporate-government complex (CGC).
The reason why there has been so much industry and government propaganda around the”smart” meter issue is because the scope of this pillaging is, again, unprecedented. This is also why those attempting to change to a sane course of action from within the CGC have not yet been successful.
But as awareness spreads, scandals increase (like this one in California), and people take inspired action, I see that the “smart” meter agenda will fail and the pseudo-powers behind it will fall.
So, what are we going to do about it?
By protecting our individual rights, we are protecting all of life.
Advocate groups worldwide are encouraged to demand immediate halt and reversal of all “smart” meter deployments, whether they be for electricity, water, or gas. It does not matter how much money was invested before people became aware of the facts about harm being perpetrated. We’re aware now.
An “opt-out” program — whether paid or free — must categorically be rejected because asking for an “opt-out” is voting that you generally approve the installation of a surveillance grid, the harming of everyone else, and the practice of corporate extortion.
Individually, here are three things you can do right now.
1. Once you become aware of the facts, remove your consent in writing (see example). This is simple, yet fundamental: your utility has made you an offer. You have the right to (and need to, contractually) either refuse or conditionally accept in writing, any written piece of paper they send your way. Note: everything they send you — indeed every communication they have with you — is essentially a contract offer, which in commerce is deemed accepted if it’s not rebutted.
2. Spread the word. Share the facts and solutions, starting with those you know: family and friends, via email and social media. Get together and form a local action group. Subscribe your email via www.takebackyourpower.net and stay tuned to developments.
3. Hold the individuals involvedliable for causing or allowing this widespread crime. While this is not legal advice, an effective strategy appears to be treating their offer of a “smart” meter purely as a commercial transaction. You can use the same commercial codes and contract laws on which the for-profit corporate system is based, against its agents. Also, here are couple areas of law which are applicable and being used by some groups:
“An activity or process that presents an unavoidable risk of serious harm to the other people or others’ property, for which the actor may be held strictly liable for the harm, even if the actor has exercised reasonable care to prevent that harm.” -https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/ultrahazardous_activity
strict liability: 1.Civil (tort): Liability incurred for causing damage to life, limb, or property by a hazardous activity or a defective product, without having to prove that the defendant was negligent or directly at fault. It arises not from any wrongdoing but from the fact of the activity or product being inherently hazardous or defective. 2.Criminal: Liability imposed by a statute without the necessity of proving criminal intent (see mens rea), and intended to absolutely forbid certain acts such as preparation and sale of adulterated or contaminated food. -http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/strict-liability.html
We will continue to release news and developments on our website, www.takebackyourpower.net, where you can watch our award-winning feature film which covers the shocking true story about “smart” meters.
Ex Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Comes Clean, Reveals Horrors Of Western Medicine April 2 2015 | From: GlobalResearch
An ex-pharmaceutical sales rep has come clean after fifteen years of being in the drug pushing business.
In her powerful book, Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, Gwen Olsen explains why she left her lucrative career selling drugs for some of the biggest names in the business – Johnson and Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories.
Now she passionately advocates against the pharmaceutical industry, their unethical practices, and the hundreds of thousands of lives they lead to the grave. Gwen’s eyes were opened through a gradual course of tragic events.
“It was an awakening process, a spiritual and consciousness process where I started observing what was happening, what some of the drugs were doing, the misinformation, the disinformation. I was being encouraged to minimize side effects when I talked to doctors. I started to realize that these patients were literally being tortured by the drugs,” states ex pharmaceutical rep Gwen Olsen. “There is no such thing as a safe drug,” she reiterates.
Her book unveils her experience selling pharmaceuticals and the dirty secrets the industry doesn’t want anyone to know. Olsen explains that when drugs hit the market, no one knows even 50 percent of the side effects associated with the drug. Doctors are convinced of the drug’s effectiveness and their patients literally become test subjects or lab rats for the pharmaceutical companies. Olsen even confesses, “We were being trained to misinform people.”
Young woman pushed over the edge by pharmaceutical drug spiral, burns herself alive
For years Gwen Olsen thought she was helping others by selling pharmaceuticals, but in 2004, a family tragedy opened her eyes to the truth.
“My niece was 20 years old, she was attending Indiana University and she was a pre-med student, an extremely intelligent, beautiful woman, and just a beautiful spirit inside and out. She was in a car accident and was prescribed vicodin hydrocodone for the pain, and became addicted.”
The vicodin destroyed her niece’s concentration, leading the young woman to turn to a stimulant drug called ephedrine. The drug helped her stay awake long enough to study for school, but that’s when she had a drug interaction.
“She had a drug interaction and ended up in the hospital, and they tagged her with a bipolar disorder, not a drug toxicity or a reaction to the drugs she was on. They started giving her more antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, and that set her on the road to becoming a mental patient,” said Olsen.
Soon thereafter, the young woman quit going to school as the side effects of the medication took hold. The more she tried to wean herself off, the more violent the side effects became. A dependency had formed in the chemistry of her brain and the twenty-year-old battled a severe depression.
Gwen reveals, “Her mom was on her way home to take her back to the psychiatrist and get her back on drugs. [That is when] my niece walked into her younger sister’s room and took an angel lamp that was filled with oil, and poured it over herself and ignited it, burning herself alive.
The realization struck Gwen to the core and she left her career selling pharmaceutical drugs. Now she speaks out against the deception, telling the gripping story of her niece’s suicide.
“It was a promise made to her that I would not let her memory be sullied, and tell people what had happened to her. She would not be remembered as a mentally or genetically defective person, I would not allow that to happen. And I realize that there are thousands and thousands of people out there that need a voice, and I’m serving as that voice,” she says.
“A large number of psychiatrists are dishonest, because I see them giving people drugs that they know are brain damaging therapeutics, that they know do not have positive, long-term outcomes, that they know will not cure anything. They just take a list of symptoms and call it a mental illness or disorder.”
Children are given fake diagnosis left and right and put on mind altering drugs with suicidal side effects. Psychiatrists can diagnose mental illness today without any scientific proof. No blood tests, urine tests, or PET scans are required. The result is millions of children are labeled and stuck on these drugs, trapped in a culture of hopelessness.
“I was so disillusioned, as well as angry, when I found out how much deception, how much misinformation was taking place and how I’d been used in that game. I literally was the one on the frontlines. I was harming people unintentionally, but I was responsible. I carry a burden for that now.”
China's SWIFT Alternative (CIPS) And The Engineered Death Of The U.S. Dollar April 1 2015 | From: Sott
Forget all the nonsense and hoopla about the Apple Watch or the GM stock buy-back. Far and away the most important economic story of the week is one you won't find on the front page of Bloomberg or MarketWatch.
New reports indicate that China is ready to launch its SWIFT alternative, and for those who have their ear to the ground this is the most significant move yet in the unfolding process of de-dollarization that is seeing the BRICS-led "resistance bloc" breaking away from the financial stranglehold of the US-led "Washington Consensus."
For those who don't know, SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication and is shorthand for the SWIFTNet Network that is used by over 10,500 financial institutions in 215 countries and territories to transmit financial transaction data around the world.
SWIFT does not do any of the clearing or processing for these transactions itself, but instead sends the payment orders that are then settled by correspondent banks of the member institutions. Still, given the system's near universality in the financial system, it means that virtually every international transaction between banking institutions goes through the SWIFT network.
This is why de-listing from the SWIFT network remains one of the primary financial weapons wielded by the US and its allies in their increasingly important financial warfare campaigns.
In 2012, SWIFT agreed to de-list 30 Iranian financial institutions (including the central bank) from their network as part of the US/EU-led sanctions on Tehran, a move that was meant to stop billions of dollars' worth of oil and export sales from being repatriated into the country and bring Iranian business to a standstill.
Throughout the recent tensions between the US bloc and Russia over the civil war in Ukraine, the idea that SWIFT could similarly de-list Russian banks has been repeatedly floated as a potential next step for the US and its allies.
Of course, SWIFT is nominally "independent" from any government entity and thus does not have to follow the dictates of Washington or anyone else pursuing their own personal vendettas in the financial arena. In practice, however, SWIFT put up no resistance whatsoever and obligingly complied with the Iranian sanctions request despite the fact that the blockade was repeatedly ruled illegal by the EU's own courts.
Does anyone doubt that, despite their protestations to the contrary, they would do any different if push came to shove with Russia? This is precisely why Moscow, Beijing and other countries in the cross hairs have been floating ideas of their own, namely the creation of an alternative payment network that bypasses SWIFT.
Now it seems that talk is materializing into something very real. Called the China International Payment System, the CIPS network is meant to facilitate cross-border transactions specifically in yuan and the latest reports suggest that the system is already in place and could be launched as early as this September.
If and when CIPS is launched, the results could be world historical in nature. Firstly it provides the Kremlin and other US/EU/NATO/Israeli enemies a potential alternative safe haven from the crippling sanctions that hang over their head in the current environment.
Secondly, it brings the yuan one step closer to being a fully-convertible currency, something that Beijing has been scrambling to achieve since the currency was rejected from the IMF's SDR basket following the last reconsideration of that basket in 2010. And finally, it further solidifies China as the center of the worldwide "resistance bloc" to the current status quo.
It's hard to underestimate just how important CIPS will be to making the yuan a major player on the global stage. Rather than having to clear yuan payments through correspondent banks in China or through specially designated clearing houses in Hong Kong or Europe or elsewhere, payments will now be nearly instantaneous through any CIPS-listed financial institution anywhere in the world.
Sadly, most alternative news outlets will end their analysis here, as if the creation of this alternate payment system in opposition to the US/EU/NATO/Israeli superpower's hegemon is an unmitigated good. But such an analysis relies on the assumption that the BRICS resistance bloc has motivations and intentions that are truly different than the existing power structure, and not merely rivalrous to it.
As viewers of The Corbett Report's podcast on "China and the New World Order" will note, China has been carefully positioned over the course of the past half century to be the "engine of the New World Order" and many of the (nominally) "American" oligarchs and political power-players who helped construct the current status quo have been pupeteering and overseeing the rise of the Chinese dragon since the days of Mao.
And as we have discussed before, the players who have been dominating world finance for decades (if not centuries) are not stupid; they are deliberately engineering the West's downfall in order to bring about their dreamed-of world governmental and world financial system.
Now those who are concerned about the US-bloc's superpower status and its seemingly monolithic control over the highly-centralized financial system represented by institutions like SWIFT are being asked to put their faith in an "alternative" system of centralized control that happens to be in the hands of Beijing.
But let's imagine that, somehow, in some way, the Chinese Communists were actually artfully deluding the Kissingers and the Brzezinskis and the other paymasters and chessmasters of China's economic "miracle" and actually did intend to use their new-found power for themselves.
To what end would they possibly use it? As a series of billboards popping up around Bangkok and other locations in recent months suggest, it is nothing less than to create a "New World Currency" to further consolidate their power on the international stage. Meet the New New World Order, same as the Old New World Order. Either way, all you get is centralized power-hungry tyrants lording over centralized bureaucracies like the IMF, the World Bank, the SDR, SWIFT, CIPS, the BRICS bank or the "people's currency" of the yuan.
But what if there was a truly alternative way around the SWIFT hegemon?
As it turns out, many Iranian banks have circumvented the SWIFT sanction in an almost embarrassingly simple way. Instead of using the SWIFT system to send and receive their payment orders, they simply pick up the phone or send an email.
Yes, it is less efficient and takes a bit longer to do, but it works just as well and there's nothing that SWIFT or anyone else can do to prevent banks from communicating directly with one another. Chalk this extremely simple workaround up as another victory for the concept of the "peer-to-peer economy" that we talked about in these pages in recent weeks.
When people (or organizations or institutions) can communicate directly, instantaneously and globally, the need for centralized bureaucracies like "SWIFT" or "CIPS" disappears just as assuredly as the horse-and-buggy or the zeppelin disappeared with the advent of the modern car or airplane.
Senior Academic Condemns ‘Deluded’ Supporters Of GM Food As Being ‘Anti-Science’ And Ignoring Evidence Of Dangers March 31 2015 | From: TheDailyMail
Dr Jane Goodall argues supporters of GM food ignored evidence of harm
Endorsed US book which says GM producers have twisted evidence
Publication comes as backlash against GM food is growing in US
Primate expert warns Britain and Europe not to drop GM safeguards
Accuses supporters of 'fraud' and says they are 'anti science'
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Dame Jane Goodall, the renowned primate expert, has condemned ‘deluded’ politicians for pushing ‘Frankenstein Food’. The highly respected academic has endorsed a new book, which argues the companies responsible for developing genetically modified farming and food have twisted the evidence to minimise the dangers.
Historically, critics of GM food have been lambasted by the GM companies, scientists who rely on their funding, and politicians, including the UK Government, as being ‘anti-science’.
However, Dame Jane argues that the advocates of GM food have ignored evidence of harm with the result it is they who are guilty of being ‘anti-science’. The intervention is a powerful condemnation of the way biotech companies like Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer, have forced GM crops and food on to dinner plates in the US without proper safety tests.
And she is joining a growing campaign warning that Britain and Europe must not drop safeguards that have kept GM crops out.
Dame Jane’s concerns have been raised in the foreword to a new book, ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth’, which is written by the American public interest lawyer, Steve Druker.
Its publication comes as the US is seeing a growing backlash against GM. Just last week it emerged that the country’s favourite chocolate manufacturer, Hershey, is to drop GM from its products. Dame Jane said she has become appalled as what she calls a ‘shocking corruption of the life forms of the planet’.
She said the GM process, which involves adding foreign genes to plants to create toxins to fend off insects or give them immunity to being sprayed with chemical pesticides has fundamentally changed them.
However, she complains that supporters of the technology have committed a ‘fraud’ by trying to give the false impression that these new plants are essentially the same as those created by conventional plant breeding.
‘This very real difference between GM plants and their conventional counterparts is one of the basic truths that biotech proponents have endeavoured to obscure. As part of the process, they portrayed the various concerns as merely the ignorant opinions of misinformed individuals – and derided them as not only unscientific, but anti-science.
‘They then set to work to convince the public and government officials, through the dissemination of false information, that there was an overwhelming expert consensus, based on solid evidence, that the new foods were safe. Yet this, as Druker points out, was clearly not true.’
Importantly, she claims, the companies have spread disinformation to try and win public support.
‘Druker describes how amazingly successful the biotech lobby has been – and the extent to which the general public and government decision makers have been hoodwinked by the clever and methodical twisting of the facts and the propagation of many myths. Moreover, it appears that a number of respected scientific institutions, as well as many eminent scientists, were complicit in this relentless spreading of disinformation.’
Dame Jane is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. She is best known for her 55-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania.
She was made a Dame in 2004 and holds many other awards for her environmental and humanitarian work, including the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the French Legion of Honour, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, Japan’ s Kyoto Prize and the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
The British government has signalled that it plans to use a new GM crop approval process to push ahead with growing the crops in this country. Separately, a new trade agreement between the EU and the USA, which is called TTIP, could make it much easier for GM foods from North America to appear on shelves here.
However, Dame Jane warns it would be an enormous risk to accept the technology and describes Mr Druker as a hero worthy of a Nobel prize for lifting the lid on the truth about GM.
She describes his work as one of the most important books of the last 50 years, and adds: ‘It will go a long way toward dispelling the confusion and delusion that has been created regarding the genetic engineering process and the foods it creates.
‘Although this book tells a story that’s in many ways distressing, it’s important that it has finally been told because so much confusion has been spread and so many important decision-makers have apparently been deluded.’
Mr Druker, who gave a press conference in London yesterday(wed), has challenged Britain’s Royal Society to apologies for its pro-GM stance and its part in rubbishing scientists who have safety doubts over the crops and food.
His work points to research which has found tumours, liver and kidney harm in animals given GM feed in trials. And he complains, that researchers who dare to raise these problems have been pilloried.
‘Contrary to the assertions of its proponents, the massive enterprise to reconfigure the genetic core of the world’s food supply is not based on sound science but on the systematic subversion of science – and it would collapse if subjected to an open airing of the facts.’
Pat Thomas, director of the campaigning group Beyond GM, warned the TTIP trade talks mean Britain and Europe could see a flood of biotech crops and food arriving here.
'Steven Druker’s investigation into the history of fraud and deceit that ushered in the era of GM deserves serious consideration before we take actions that will irreversibly alter the European food supply’.
Dr Julian Little a spokesman for Bayer CropScience was not aware of Drunker's book.
'We are now up to the three trillion meals and counting, that is meals containing GM ingredients, without a single substantial health issue since the beginning of the technology.
'There has been much dirt thrown but none of it has stuck.'
On its website Monsanto say they place the 'highest priority' on the safety of their products and conduct 'rigorous and comprehensive testing on each.'
They state: 'In fact, seeds with GM traits have been tested more than any other crops in the history of agriculture – with no evidence of harm to humans or animals.
'In addition, governmental regulatory agencies, scientific organizations and leading health associations worldwide agree on the safety of GM crops.'
A spokesman for the company added: 'The denial of the safety of GM seeds and food ingredients is as baseless as the denial of clearly documented climate change.
'Countless peer-reviewed scientific studies performed with biotech crops — including more than 100 feeding studies — have confirmed their safety, as reflected in the respective safety assessments by regulatory authorities around the world.'
Comment: One would expect that a publication such as the Daily Mail would seek to provide a 'balanced argument' but for those with eyes to see it is abundantly clear that GMO is driven by an agenda that is astoundingly dark and evil.
Planned Global WiFi From Space Will Destroy Ozone Layer, Worsen Climate Change, And Threaten Life On Earth March 30 2015 | From: ElectroPlague
Five companies are gearing up to provide high-speed global WiFi coverage from space within the next three to four years.
This would be an ecological and public health nightmare, according to a recently-formed international coalition: the Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS).
According to GUARDS, the extensive satellite networks required will endanger the ozone layer and significantly contribute to climate change. Rocket exhaust contains ozone-destroying chlorine, water vapor (a greenhouse gas), and aluminum oxide particles, which seed stratospheric clouds. Complete ozone destruction is observed in the exhaust plumes of rockets.
The New York Times (May 14, 1991, p. 4) quoted Aleksandr Dunayev of the Russian Space Agency saying “About 300 launches of the space shuttle each year would be a catastrophe and the ozone layer would be completely destroyed.”
At that time, the world averaged only 12 rocket launches per year. Maintaining a fleet of (ultimately) 4,000 satellites, each with an expected lifespan of five years, will likely involve enough yearly rocket launches to be an environmental catastrophe.
GUARDS’ second area of concern is WiFi itself. Although widely perceived as an unqualified good, WiFi operates using extremely rapid pulses of microwave radiation—the same radiation used in microwave ovens. And a parade of studies continue to be published and ignored implicating wireless technology in the die-off of forests, the demise of frogs, bats, and honey bees, the threatened extinction of the house sparrow, and damage to the DNA of the human species. It is vital to the continuation of life that large parts of the earth be spared from the incessant radiation that accompanies wireless technologies.
“The human body”, says Dr Gerard J. Hyland, of the University of Warwick, UK, “is an electrochemical instrument of exquisite sensitivity”, noting that, like a radio, it can be interfered with by incoming radiation. If a signal can operate a mechanical device, it can disturb every cell in the human body.
On February 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Interior stated that “the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today” in reference to guidelines governing WiFi radiation frequencies.
In 2011 the World Health Organization classified radiation emitted by cell phones, and other wireless commercial infrastructure such as WiFi and smart meters as a Class 2B possible human carcinogen, along with lead, engine exhaust, and DDT. Yet, the global WiFi projects would make this exposure ubiquitous and inescapable.
A recent letter sent by 88 organizations, representing over a million people, to the European Economic and Social Committee outlines how governments are betraying the public trust by ignoring the hazards of radio frequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation.
Studies show wireless radiation can adversely affect fetal brain development, in addition to causing double-stranded DNA breaks and causing a wide spectrum of illnesses. Continuing and expanding involuntary exposure of the public to this known toxin violates the Nuremberg Code of Human Rights for non-consensual experimentation.
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