The New Puritans And Their Vision Of Utopia - Karl du Fresne July 25 2015 | From: BreakingViews
New Zealanders are under siege, bombarded almost weekly with warnings that we’re killing ourselves, either by drinking too much, eating the wrong food or being too fond of sugar.
Last week a coterie of academics from Otago, Auckland and Oxford universities called for special taxes on fatty and salty foods and government subsidies on fruit and vegetables. Luckily for them, they wouldn’t have to work out the nightmarish regulatory details such a proposal would entail, nor pay for the army of public servants that would be required to administer it. Not their problem.
A couple of weeks earlier, at a conference in Wellington, the head of preventive and social medicine at Otago University, who also happens to be a campaigner for stringent liquor controls, recited a slew of scary statistics linking alcohol consumption with cancer.
Professor Jennie Connor said that for women, cancer was the most common fatal consequence of drinking, accounting for 44 per cent of all alcohol-related deaths. In 2007, according to her figures, 243 cancer deaths were attributed to drinking.
And just to frighten people more, she said that about one-third of alcohol-related cancer deaths occurred among women who had fewer than two drinks a day.
In other words, forget all that reassuring stuff about drinking in moderation. There’s no “safe” level of consumption.
Now I admit I’m just a dumb layman, but loose phrases such as “attributed to drinking” and “related to drinking” arouse my journalist’s scepticism. They seem to fall short of a definitive statement that these women got cancer and died specifically as a result of drinking.
Besides, I wondered how doctors could be so sure that it was alcohol that caused these fatal cancers and not some other factor – or, more likely, combination of factors. How can they so confidently rule out genes, for example, or general diet and lifestyle?
And why don’t academic researchers also mention, just to prove they’re not ideologically biased, that many people drink in moderation throughout their lives and are still healthy in their 80s and 90s? That might present a slightly more balanced picture.
It would help, too, if the journalists reporting alarmist statements about diet and alcohol were a little less credulous. But we’re conditioned to defer to people with titles like “professor” and to assume they speak with Olympian authority and strict scientific neutrality. Their statements are generally reported unquestioningly.
Attempts by public health “experts” to scare us into changing our behaviour, and to bludgeon politicians into passing restrictive laws, bear a striking similarity to the moral crusade waged by prohibitionists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Many of those earlier crusaders were driven by religious convictions, but it’s not religion that motivates today’s academics. There may be a quasi-religious intensity in the way they push their message, but their motives are more ideological than spiritual.
I suspect they have a vision of a perfect society, one that would be achievable if only people knew what was good for them. But ordinary people are greedy, stupid and blind to reason, so other solutions must be found – coercion by legislation, for example, and dissuasion from bad habits through the introduction of higher taxes on products like liquor, sugar and fatty foods, or restrictions on marketing, purchasing age and trading hours.
And their ideal of a Utopian society doesn’t always involve denying people things. It can also mean giving them something, whether they ask for it or not.
The purpose, its backers say, would be to reduce teenage pregnancy rates. But according to a study by another university, Waikato, these are coming down anyway, and have been since 2008.
Under the proposal, girls would automatically be given long-term contraceptives unless they chose to opt out – “in the same way as children are vaccinated,” as one of the idea’s backers helpfully put it. He didn’t say at what age he thought this should happen: 12, perhaps? 13?
Brave New World is a novel published in 1932. Set in London of AD 2540 (632 A.F. - "After Ford" - in the book), the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine profoundly to change society.
This is a form of social control that reads like something out of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World. It would be another step in the creeping intrusion of the state into areas of life where people have traditionally made their own decisions.
The idea also has a moral dimension in that it suggests the liberated ideals of the swinging sixties are alive and well in the universities. By assuming that it’s normal for girls to become sexually active while young, it would effectively encourage them to do so. Liberals are very good at ignoring the damage done by the sexual revolution.
It’s tempting to dismiss the backers of such ideas as control freaks, but perhaps we should give them the benefit of the doubt and assume their intentions are good.
My problem with such people is twofold. First, they believe that the perfect society is attainable only through the intervention of the state, and that this justifies laws that impinge heavily on individual choice. And second (which is closely related), they have no trust in the wisdom of ordinary people.
They seem incapable of accepting that most of us are capable of behaving sensibly and in our own best interests without coercion or interference by governments and bureaucrats.
FDA-Approved Drug That Literally Saps Human Will And Turns People Into Obedient Zombies July 25 2015 | From: NaturalNews
When I lived in Ecuador, I was warned about the pollen from the flower of a beautiful tree.
The pollen is called "Devil's Breath," and when a tiny amount is blown into the face of an intended victim, it immediately saps that person's free will, turning them into a compliance zombie who will do anything they're commanded to do: Empty their bank account, engage in sexual acts or even donate a kidney.
This isn't some urban legend, either. The Devil's Breath pollen is rich in scopolamine, a potent drug that saps free will and turns people into zombies. Scopolamine can "can wipe the memory of its victims," reports the Daily Mail:
“Scopolamine can be blown in the face of a passer-by on the street, and within minutes, that person is under the drug's effect - scopolamine is odourless and tasteless.
'You can guide them wherever you want,' he explained. 'It's like they're a child.'
...The drug, he said, turns people into complete zombies and blocks memories from forming. So even after the drug wears off, victims have no recollection as to what happened." (Shhhhh! Please don't tell Bill Cosby!)
If all this sounds exactly like what we're all witnessing in American society today, that's because drug companies have turned scopolamine into an FDA-approved prescription drug.
Sold today as a transdermal patch, the scopolamine drug is offered under the name "Transderm Scop" and it's designed to be placed right behind the ear, allowing the scopolamine drug to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
When the scopolamine chemical enters the bloodstream, it immediately affects the brain, turning a normal human being into an auto-suggestion hypnosis subject who believes and obeys anything they hear. If that person happens to be watching MSNBC while absorbing this drug, they might mindlessly come to believe that they're supposed to vote for Hillary Clinton because she's so smart, honest and awesome!
Combine this drug with the effects of mass fluoridation and widespread antidepressant drug use and you get a toxic cocktail of mind-numbing drugs that sap free will and turn humans into walking zombies.
Transderm Scop is marketed as a motion sickness treatment
“The drug... turns people into complete zombies and blocks memories from forming. So even after the drug wears off, victims have no recollection as to what happened," reports the Daily Mail.
It kind of sounds like exactly what we're seeing today with all the people who voted for President Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections. They have no recollection what they voted for, and they can't seem to realize that all of Obama's campaign promises were outright lies.
They voted out of obedience, not rational thinking, and now as so many of the very people who voted for Obama find themselves jobless, laid off or with their work hours cut, they're starting to come to their senses and ask, "What have I done?"
Now, mindless obedience is available as an FDA-approved pharmaceutical. It's a Brave New World, after all, and you can't have let people have the freedom to think, can ya?
Watch the VICE documentary here:
Television Mind Control Exposed July 25 2015 | From: Youtube
This video exposes a television commercial that the federal government aired. Hidden in the video are some very disturbing hidden messages.
This short video analyses an example of undeniable television mind control. While this is a historic example, the methods used these days are far more advanced.
The Corporation is a Canadian documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behavior towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person.
This is explored through specific examples. Bakan wrote the book, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, during the filming of the documentary.
Further to this, the documentary provides insighst into very poignant hostorical points, including the role of IBM in providing computational hardware and services to the Nazis - and some very interesting truths about the Nazi creation of Coca Cola's Fanta. Enjoy. If possible.
Revealed: Where Your KiwiSaver Cash Ends Up July 23 2015 | From: Stuff
When your money goes into KiwiSaver it goes on a journey into the global financial system and some of the places it ends up will surprise you.
Some KiwiSaver schemes invest a lot in New Zealand deposits, bonds and shares, but most have big chunks invested in overseas companies and with overseas governments.
That means KiwiSavers fund a dizzying array of activity from building drones to owning Disney princesses.
And often, global headlines from deep sea oil exploration protests here, to Russian pressure on Ukraine have a direct KiwiSaver link too.
Princesses and Bluebirds
Cinderella and her bluebirds are owned by Walt Disney, and Walt Disney is partly-owned by many KiwiSaver funds.
KiwiSaver funds invest a lot of their money in shares, many of them giant US companies. Walt Disney is among them, so many KiwiSavers in effect own an entire battalion of princesses from the soapy, pre-feminist Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to feistier (though still frock and prince-obsessed) modern-day ones.
ANZ's KiwiSaver Growth fund was 0.65 per cent invested in Walt Disney at the end of March, its public annual disclosure datafile shows. Westpac's Balanced fund had 0.44 per cent.
Deep Sea Oil Exploration in New Zealand
If you have seen those Stop Deep Sea Oil posters and car stickers around, or been stopped in the street by an activist with a Greenpeace clipboard, you'll know some New Zealanders are nervous about ongoing deepwater oil prospecting in our seas.
They fear the impact a spill would have on our coasts and marine environments.
What you may not realise is that two of those prospectors, Chevron and Anadarko, are listed companies which are both partially-owned by some KiwiSaver growth funds.
BNZ's Growth fund, for example, had 0.05 per cent of its assets in Chevronat the end of March. Westpac's Growth fund had 0.01 per cent of its money in Anadarko.
Hammer of the Ukrainian Economy
KiwiSavers unwittingly take part in global political affairs through their ownership or shares and bonds.
Russian company Gazprom stopped selling gas to Ukraine on July 1 and the Ukraine economy is hurting. Ukraine lost Crimea to Russia last year. Tensions are high. Gazprom issues bonds to investors to fund its operations.
Some KiwiSaver funds by them. Westpac's balanced fund had a small stake in Gazprom.
Violent video games may not be your thing, but some KiwiSaver funds invest in their makers.
London, 1868. The Industrial Revolution has brought in an age of invention, but the poor are little more than legalised slaves, until assassin Jacob Frye decides to fight on their side.
KiwiSavers in BNZ's growth fund are among those who should be hoping that Frye will make Ubisoft, the games publisher a heap of money.
It's another example of the stories buried away in the heart of KiwiSaver.
Funds within Funds
KiwiSaver schemes invest your money in stocks and shares. They often do that through other funds, which in turn may invest in yet further funds.
KiwiSaver can feel a little like a set of Russian dolls that way.
Take the Westpac KiwiSaver Growth fund as an example.
At the end of March, its single biggest holding was with Ramius Alternative Solutions. It is a US hedge fund specialist which was looking after 9.01 per cent of the Westpac Growth fund at that date. And its speciality is investing the money entrusted to it with other fund managers.
The Vampire Squid
Goldman Sachs tower in New York from which global financial domination is plotted
KiwiSavers are, by default, passive players in the highest levels of global capitalism because KiwiSaver funds are shareholders in some of the biggest names in financial services, including some that have been pinged with some enormous fines and have agreed to pay enormous sums to end lawsuits.
Goldman Sachs is among them. It was described by Rolling Stone magazine in 2009 as "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
It's coughed up some staggering fines and settlements for its past actions.
It is also a staple of KiwiSaver portfolios.
AMP's growth fund owns a little, for example, and its not alone. Most big growth KiwiSaver funds also own other big banks whose records are far from spotless like HSBC, Citibank, and JP Morgan Chase.
Many KiwiSaver schemes are invested in companies that supply war machines. One example is giant US engineering firm Honeywell. The BNZ KiwiSaver Growth fund owns a piece of it, and it is not alone.
Honeywell makes reaper drones which have made plenty of headlines for their use in the Middle East.
Ethical KiwiSaver funds do their best to exclude things like tobacco, pornography and arms manufacture, but it's hard.
Take Koinonia, the KiwiSaver scheme for Christians. It aims to do that, but its Growth fund's joint fifth largest holding at the end of March was Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway, and it owns TTI, an electronics company, which in June was awarded the title of "Military/Aerospace Distributor of the Year" by manufacturer Souriau. TTI is a small part of the Buffet empire, but its still there.
Support their Veterans
KiwiSaver funds invest in hundreds of companies. Each has its own story, and some of them are fascinating. Take The Kroger Company, which was a top 10 holding in Kiwibank's KiwiWealth KiwiSaver growth fund.
It's a US supermarket operator, which in 2014 did over US$108billion of sales, and its got a big drive on to support returning US war veterans.
There's a parallel there to retailers here like The Warehouse and Z Energy raise funds for good causes.
Foreign Country Bonds
Slovenian government debt is a lesser known KiwiSaver asset.
Many of the world's countries are big debtors, and KiwiSavers are profiting from this.
Conservative and balanced funds buy government bonds. Income is earned off the interest they pay, but there can be capital gains.
Take the example of the BNZ Conservative fund.
It's got US Treasury bills, British bonds alon with German, Kiwi, Irish, Mexican, Norwegian, Japanese, Danish, Malaysian, Canadian, South African, Australian, Swedish, Polish, French, Slovenian, Finnish, Italian and Belgium bonds.
It's not just countries. Local councils are increasingly indebted. BNZ's Conservative fund has Dunedin City Council bonds and Auckland Council bonds.
KiwiSaver schemes tend to hold "liquid" assets that are easy to sell. But, because they are huge, KiwiSaver funds are able to hold illiquid assets.
An example is Growth Fund of the Fisher Funds Two scheme, which owns Christchurch's Merivale Mall.
60 Minutes Makes 'Special' On The United Kingdom's "VIP" Paedophiles July 22 2015 | From: ExaroNews
Australia’s Channel 9 broadcast yesterday a special report on 60 Minutes about the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. Richard Kerr, Esther Baker, and 'Darren' talk to Ross Coulthart about Britain's big scandal.
Exaro helped 60 Minutes to make the half-hour, three-part film, which
can be viewed below. The report, ‘Spies, Lords and Predators’, was the
main story on yesterday’s programme.
Ross Coulthart, the reporter on the special investigation, described
“Britain’s biggest ever scandal”, adding: “This is the story that
will rock the British establishment.”
In addition, Kevin Allen, brother of Martin, who disappeared as a
15-year-old in 1979, is interviewed for the programme. Kevin believes
that Martin was abducted and murdered by a member of the ‘Westminster
When he raised his suspicions with police many years ago, he says
that a senior officer told him:
“You keep saying things like that, you
could get hurt.”
If you have information that might help our investigation into child sex abuse, please contact us. Keep re-visiting Exaro for more on this investigation.
Commodities Crash Could Turn Australia Into A New Greece July 22 2015 | From: TheTelegraph
The commodities boom made Australia the lucky country but rising debt and a slump in Chinese demand for resources signal tough times ahead Down Under.
Last month Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman and matriarch of Perth’s Hancock mining dynasty delivered an unwelcome shock to her workers in Western Australia: accept a possible 10pc pay cut or face the risk of future redundancies.
Ms Rinehart, whose family have accumulated vast wealth from iron ore mining, has seen her fortune dwindle since commodity prices began their inexorable slide last year. The Australian mining mogul has seen her estimated wealth collapse to around $11bn (£7bn) from a fortune that was thought to be worth around $30bn just three years ago.
This colossal collapse in wealth is symptomatic of the wider economic problem now facing Australia, which for years has been known as the lucky country due to its preponderance in natural resources such as iron ore, coal and gold. During the boom years of the so-called commodities “super cycle” when China couldn’t buy enough of everything that Australia dug out of the ground, the country’s economy resembled oil-rich Saudi Arabia.
Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest woman, has seen her fortune dwindle because of the fall in commodity prices
While the rest of the world suffered from the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Australia’s economy – closely tied to China – appeared impervious, with full employment and a healthy trade surplus.
However, a collapse in iron ore and coal prices coupled with the impact of large international mining companies slashing investment has exposed Australia’s true vulnerability. Just like Saudi Arabia, which is now burning its foreign reserves to compensate for falling oil prices, Australia faces a collapse in export revenue.
Recently revised figures for April show that the country’s trade deficit with the rest of the world ballooned to a record A$4.14bn (£2bn). That gap between the value of exports and imports is expected to increase as the value of Australia’s most important resources reaches new multi-year lows.
Iron ore is now trading at around $50 per tonne, compared with a peak of around $180 per tonne achieved in 2011. Thermal coal has also suffered heavy losses, now trading at around $60 per tonne compared with around $150 per tonne four years ago.
For an economy which in 2012 depended on resources for 65pc of its total trade in goods and services these dramatic falls in prices are almost impossible to absorb without inflicting wider damage. The drop in foreign currency earnings has seen Australia forced to borrow more in order to maintain government spending.
The respected Australian economist Stephen Koukoulas recently wrote of the dangers that escalating levels of foreign debt could present for future generations. Could a prolonged period of depressed commodity prices even turn Australia into Asia’s version of Greece, with China being its banker of last resort instead of the European Union.
Mr Koukoulas points out that by the end of the first quarter this year, Australia’s net foreign debt had climbed to a record $955bn, equal to almost 60pc of gross domestic product. Although this is far behind the likes of Greece, which boasts an unenviable ratio of over 175pc, it is nevertheless unsustainable, especially if it is allowed to widen further.
The government in Canberra and the Reserve Bank of Australia had bet that depreciation in the value of the country’s currency would help to offset the decline in its overbearing mining industry. However, that hasn’t happened to the extent they would have wished.
Although recent surveys of business confidence have been encouraging, outside mining the economy appears hopelessly weighted to the only other area of significant growth, real estate.
The problem is that Australia, after decades of effort to diversify, is looking ever more like a petrodollar economy of the Middle East, but without the vast horde of foreign currency reserves to fall back on when commodity prices fall.
Instead, Australians must borrow to maintain the standards of living that the country has become accustomed to, which even some Greeks will admit is unsustainable.
New Paper Suggests No Warming In New Zealand In Past 100 Years July 21 2015 | From: Scoop
New Zealand may not have warmed at all in the past 100 years, according to a peer-reviewed paper published in the international science journal, Environmental Modeling & Assessment.
The paper, “A Reanalysis of Long-Term Surface Air Temperature Trends in New Zealand,” by New Zealand authors, Chris De Freitas, Bob Dedekind and Barry Brill, covering the period 1909-2009, shows an increase of 0.28 degrees C, +/- 0.29 degrees/century; compared with the current official NIWA 7-station (7SS) series showing an increase of nearly 1 degree C.
The government must take this new finding into account in future climate policy development, says Prof Robert M. Carter, a graduate of Otago University and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Professor Carter explains:
“To place a rate of warming of 0.28 deg. C in context, extensive geological data sets show that rates of temperature change have varied naturally by up to plus and minus 2.5 deg. C/century during the last 10,000 years (i.e., through the interglacial warm period that we currently live in). In other words, pre-historic rates of natural change exceeded the warming in New Zealand over the last century by as much as 10 times."
“Furthermore, the margin for error associated with de Freitas et al.’s warming estimate is plus or minus 0.29 deg. C/century. In other words, statistically, this is indistinguishable from no warming at all in New Zealand over the last 100 years."
“The De Freitas et al. 2015 7SS New Zealand temperature record now being an established and peer-reviewed result surely requires that the Government incorporates it into future climate policy development,” said Professor Carter."
In 1980, Dr M.J. Salinger applied a new statistical technique of homogenisation to the period of New Zealand record between 1853 and 1975, using data from seven geographically spread observing stations. This seven-station series (7SS) showed a rate of warming of about 1 deg. C/century, which figure was subsequently widely factored into climate policy determinations in New Zealand.
In this new paper, the authors have undertaken an updated reanalysis of the 7SS record. They say they have followed strictly the statistical technique pioneered by Salinger (as published in a paper by Rhoades & Salinger in 1993), though incorporating subsequent data corrections identified in the scientific literature, and provide a detailed schedule of the adjustments that were made in their analysis.
Navy Arctic UFO Photos Allegedly Leaked By Anonymous Source July 21 2015 | From: NationalUFOCentre
Several impressive photos of alleged UFOs over the arctic captured on camera by the Navy in 1971 have been leaked to UFO researchers, and their discovery has been getting worldwide media attention.
Alleged UFO photo taken from the USS Trepang in March 1971. [This could be one of the cigar shaped ships known to be flown by one of the secret space programs].
The paper, “A Reanalysis of Long-Term Surface Air Temperature Trends in New Zealand,” by New Zealand authors, Chris De Freitas, Bob Dedekind and Barry Brill, covering the period 1909-2009, shows an increase of 0.28 degrees C, +/- 0.29 degrees/century; compared with the current official NIWA 7-station (7SS) series showing an increase of nearly 1 degree C.
[This is a very interesting discovery actually may be further evidence of the secret space programs as described in the following related articles:
UFO researcher Alex Mistretta claims that the images were originally given to him by an anonymous source in Europe. Later, he discovered that they were also published in a French paranormal magazine called Top Secret.
Two of the images from the French magazine Top Secret. The caption reads: “(Top) On this photo, we identify without a doubt a triangular-shaped UFO. It seems to be in trouble. (Bottom) If the order that we have chosen for these pictures is correct, the UFO here seems to now go sideways before plunging into the ocean…” (Credit: Top Secret/TheBlackVault.com)
To further investigate, Mistretta enlisted the help of John Greenewald, who runs the website TheBlackVault.com. He asked Greenewald to post the pictures in hopes that Greenewald and others may be able to find out more about the images.
After posting the story last week, it began getting international headlines. A Reddit user that goes by the name SqizCat was also able to find higher resolution copies of the images.
The images are fantastic. They seem to be of large objects aloft over the ocean, some, if not all, taken from the periscope of a submarine. The big question is are they real, and if so, what are they?
Alleged UFO photo taken from the USS Trepang in March 1971. [This could be one of the cigar shaped ships known to be flown by one of the secret space programs].
Alleged UFO photo taken from the USS Trepang in March 1971. [This could be a TR3B or similar type of craft known to be flown by one of the secret space programs].
Alleged UFO photo taken from the USS Trepang in March 1971.
In his email to The Black Vault, Mistretta listed what his anonymous source told him.
The photos were taken from a United State Navy submarine.
The location was between Iceland and Jan Mayen island in the Atlantic Ocean. (Jan Mayen belongs to Norway, and is only inhabited by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and the Norwegian military.)
They were taken in March of 1971.
The Submarine was the Navy’s USS Trepang (SSN 674) and the Admiral on board was Dean Reynolds Sackett. Obviously, the next step is to try and locate this Admiral Dean Reynolds, if he exists.
The Submarine came upon the object by “accident,” as they were in the region on a routine joint military and scientific expedition. Officer John Klika was the one who initially spotted the object with the periscope.
Greenewald looked into these claims and he says that he found that Admiral Sackett was onboard the USS Trepang at the time listed. He also found that Officer Kilka was also aboard. Further, he found that the USS Trepang was in the area the source claimed at the time the pictures were allegedly taken.
Map of the area the photos were alegedly taken.
Image of the USS Trepang
“[Kilka] found the investigation interesting reading, and doesn’t know what the pictures represent. I believe them. I feel confident in saying the Trepang was not involved in the taking of the photographs.”
Although Mistretta now believes his source’s information to be inaccurate, Greenewald found clues that indicate the images may still be real, albeit not extraterrestrial [but that the sources of such technologies are extraterrestrial].
Greenewald says, “When I first saw these, I noted there was something very Zeppelin-like about some of the photos, but, unlike the actual Zeppelin’s, it did not have a carrier for the occupants.”
By researching the USS Trepang’s whereabouts, he also found this on the site Hullnumber.com:
“From 22 February to 22 March , the nuclear attack submarine operated beneath the northern ice cap, conducting extensive tests to provide data for her weapons systems, as well as carrying out scientific experiments concerning the movement, composition, and geological history of the cap itself.”
This lead him to research test balloons. He searched the Library of Congress and found images of test balloons that look very similar to what is in some of the images.
A view of the H.M.S Canning and its observation balloon.
Greenewald’s discovery makes it possible, if not likely, that the images are from test balloons being fired upon by Navy submarines. The images he found were from the early 1900s, so the question remains as to whether similar balloons were still being used in the 70s, or are the images colorized version of much older pictures. Given the misinformation that accompanied the images in the first place, it is also possible they are Photoshopped hoaxes.
Although the media has picked up on the story, few, if any, have mentioned the investigation work done by Mistretta, Greenewald, and Murillo. By leaving out this part of the story, they leave out the fact that many UFO researchers are more than just wild-eyed believers, as the media often portrays. Some are actually doing all they can to look for the truth.
Murillo’s UPARS organization will be hosting Mistretta to discuss this case on July 21, 2015 in Los Angeles. You can find more information on the UPARS Meetup site.
Scientists Researching The Effect Of Aluminium Exposure Appeal To The Public July 20 2015 | From: GreenMedInfo / Various
Aluminum [Aluminium] has been linked to diseases such as cancer, autism, and Alzheimer's. This toxic material is entering the human body via everyday consumption of food, water, cosmetics and an increasing number of vaccinations.
Aluminum has been named as the second most used metal in the world after steel, largely because it is so versatile. It can be found in our food, drinking water, atmosphere, medication, vaccinations and cosmetics. The lazy 'american-english spelling'; 'Aluminum' often causes confusion and so is noted here for reference.
According to U.S. Department of Energy, the United States' aluminum industry is the world's largest, processing 9.6 million metric tons of metal and producing about $40 billion in products and exports in 2003.
However, despite its versatility and its many uses, aluminum has become one of most negatively talked about products used today. In recent months, scientists have linked its use to cancer, autism, Alzheimer's disease and chemical burns.
So, what is being done to protect the public from its many dangers?
Aluminum is Toxic and Potentially Harmful to Humans
Professor Christopher Exley, often referred to as Mr. Aluminum, has been studying the effects of aluminum on the human body for thirty years and has become increasingly worried. In a recent video presentation, he explained that, despite the fact that aluminum has been regularly used as an adjuvant in vaccination for many years, little is known about its effect on the human body.
He made it clear that we should accept that aluminum is toxic and that toxicity may take many different forms. He stated that wherever it ends up in the body, it has the potential to do harm.
This is certainly something to consider, especially when none of us can be certain where an aluminum adjuvant will accumulate once it has been vaccinated into our body.
Professor Exley continued by stating that:
“If aluminum is in the brain, it can produce neurodegeneration and problems associated with the brain; if it is in the bone, it can produce bone disease. Wherever it ends up in the body, it has the potential to cause toxicity, whether it is in humans, fish or any other living organism."
Taking this a little bit further, Professor Exley explained that it is possible for two individuals to have very similar amounts of aluminum in their body and for only one of them to suffer an adverse effect, which he says could be due to individual physiology, medical history and genetics.
Speaking about the different ways in which the body can absorb aluminum, Professor Exley talked about the gut, the lungs, the nose and the skin before moving on to the subject of vaccination and adjuvants. He stated that we must understand that aluminum exposure in this form is very different from any other form of exposure.
Discussing his work, he said:
“Currently, we are researching the simple things. For example, when you inject an adjuvant, what is its fate? What happens to it? What happens to it, relative to the antigen that it was injected with?
We are about to be able to publish what we believe is for the first time unequivocal evidence that, yes, immune cells do come to the site of the injection, they do take up aluminum particles and they will transport them elsewhere."
Professor Exley continued:
"In other words, once you have been vaccinated with a vaccine containing an aluminum adjuvant at an injection site, there is the potential for it to go anywhere in the body and if it is such an effective adjuvant at an injection site, then could it not be an equally effective adjuvant elsewhere?
In other words, if particulate aluminum gets carried into the brain or into another organ, then it could have the potential to act as an adjuvant there, couldn't it? Could it not induce the type of inflammatory response that you see at the site of an injection in any other type of tissue where that adjuvant material ends up, simply because it's been carried there?"
If Professor Exley is correct, could his research explain why so many babies develop encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) shortly after receiving multiple vaccinations containing aluminum?
Number of Vaccinations Containing Aluminum is on the Rise
Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, a scientist working at the University of British Columbia, Canada, believes that the level of aluminum children receive in their diet and childhood vaccinations is far in excess of the safe levels recommended.
“According to the latest vaccination schedule, every child in the USA will receive a total of 5–6 mg of Al by the age of 2 years, or up to 1.475 mg of Al during a single visit to the pediatrician (Table 6). This is contrary to the upper limit of 5µg Al/kg/day set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for premature neonates and individuals with impaired kidney function.
Healthy neonates may be able to handle more Al, however, there are no such studies available upon which we could safely estimate acceptable upper levels of Al from parenteral or injectable sources in healthy children. In that respect, it is worth noting that the FDA document states that Al accumulation at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity may occur at even lower rates of exposure."
Reading through her detailed vaccination schedules, you will see that the amount of aluminum a small baby can receive in just one visit to the doctor's office is of great concern.
According to her vaccination charts, a child aged two months is scheduled to receive the following vaccinations:
Using the figures supplied by Dr. Tomljenovic in her paper, in just one visit, an eight week-old baby could receive vaccinations containing a cumulative sum of 1.225 – 1.475 mg of aluminum, an amount well in excess of the FDA's recommendations.
If children are receiving well in excess of the recommended doses of aluminum per visit to the doctor, plus the high doses of aluminum in their food and drinking water, then it is fairly safe to assume that if this pattern continues to old age, combined with the aluminum used in other products such as medication and cosmetics, then the long-term effect on the brain could be catastrophic, especially to an elderly person.
Aluminum Loaded Vaccines Linked to Autism
A further study conducted by Canadian scientists Professor Christopher Shaw and Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic revealed that the more vaccines that children receive containing the adjuvant aluminum, the greater their chance is of developing autism, autoimmune diseases and neurological problems in the future.
Meanwhile, in the realm of real science, autism rates have skyrocketed 296% over the last few years as the vaccine push has grown more aggressive. See the rising rate depicted in the red line of the bar chart below, as shown in the newly published study:
The researchers compared the number of vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the period from 1991 – 2008 and the changes in the autism rates during the same period. They wrote:
“The data sets, graphed against each other, show a pronounced and statistically highly significant correlation between the number vaccines with aluminum and the changes in autism rates. Further data showed that a significant correlation exists between the amounts of aluminum given to preschool children and the current rates of autism in seven Western countries.
Those countries with the highest level of aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines had the highest autism rates."
They revealed that:
"The observed correlation between the number of aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines and ASD was further tested using Hill's criteria and met eight of nine of these indicating that vaccines containing aluminum are highly likely to be at least partially causal for autism."
For those who are not familiar with 'Hill's criteria,' it is a technique used to determine a causal link between a specific factor and a disease. For example, does excess smoking cause lung cancer?
Scientists seeking "to establish a valid causal connection between a potential disease agent" now frequently use the technique, which was first developed by British medical statistician Austin Bradford Hill.
Professor Shaw and Dr. Tomljenovic continued their paper by adding that:
A pilot study showed higher than normal aluminum levels in the hair, blood and/or urine of autistic children; children are regularly exposed to higher levels of aluminum in vaccines per body weight than adults; practically, nothing is known about the pharmacokinetics and toxicodynamics of aluminum in vaccines in children; and aluminum in vaccines has been linked to serious neurological impairments, chronic fatigue and autoimmunity."
If Professor Shaw and Dr. Tomljenovic are correct, then their results are extremely worrying, especially as autism is not the only condition to which their paper linked the adjuvant aluminum.
“Based upon the premise that urinary aluminium is the best non-invasive estimate of body burden of aluminium patients with Alzheimer's disease were asked to drink 1.5 L of a silicic acid-rich mineral water each day for five days and, by comparison of their urinary excretion of aluminium pre-and post this simple procedure, the influence upon their body burden of aluminium was determined".
He believed that by reducing the body burden of aluminum in patients with Alzheimer's disease, this process may slow down the diseases progression.
On page 18 of the paper they wrote that:
“The primary objective in Week 1 was to obtain an estimate of the patient's normal urinary Al excretion. Patients were provided with pristine airtight sample bottles and asked to collect their first urine of each of five consecutive days. It was neither practical nor ethically acceptable to ask patients to collect 24 hour urine samples.
However, the use of 'spot' samples to estimate urinary Al excretion was validated as explained in Section 2.2 below. The urine samples were stored in appropriate biohazard bags in the patient's refrigerator
before being collected, transported to the laboratory and frozen at −20◦C. In Week 2 patients were asked to drink up to 1.5 L of silicic acid-rich mineral water (hereafter referred to by its brand name 'Volvic') per day for each of five consecutive days. Once again, beginning with the first day which followed drinking the first 1.5 L of Volvic, the patients were asked to collect their first urine sample of the day and to repeat this for five consecutive days.
Storage, collection, transport and treatment of urine samples were as per Week 1. In this way we collected five pre-Volvic (Week 1) and five post-Volvic (Week 2) urine samples for each of the ten patients.
Patients completed record cards on which they indicated how much Volvic they drank on each day and whether or not they drank it neat or used it to make other beverages. Patients were not asked to drink the 1.5 L of Volvic as an additional constituent of their daily diets but to include it as part of their diets for that week.
Apart from drinking Volvic in Week 2 the patients were encouraged to carry out their normal daily routines and to adhere to their usual diets."
The results of their study were reported to be very encouraging and have spurred the team to do more work in the future.
The team concluded that:
“We have carried out the first study to determine if silicic acid in a potable water might be used to reduce the body burden of Al in individuals with AD.
While the small number of participants must imply that our results are preliminary the statistical significance achieved for the Volvic-facilitated reduction of the body burden of Al is encouraging and future research will both increase the number of study participants and extend the period of time over which therapy is administered.
A final aim is, of course, to determine if lowering the body burden of Al has any influence upon the incidence, progression and aetiology of AD."
If it is possible to influence the progression of Alzheimer's disease, might it be possible to slow down the progression of other neurological disorders, including autism?
At approximately 47 minutes 45 seconds in the video, he stated:
“Like many of you, I am contacted on a regular basis by people who have been adversely affected, sometimes by vaccination and other aluminum-related issues. I have been contacted by parents of girls who have taken the human papillomavirus vaccination and they have said, is there anything we can do, has it got anything to do with aluminum?
I don't tell them it's got anything to do with aluminum, that is not my role, I am not a doctor. I would simply tell them look, if there is anything to do with aluminum, try taking a silicon-rich mineral water, I tell them which one.
I am increasingly getting emails back six months, a year later, telling me their daughter is better. I am not making this up. Their daughter is better; I say well, it might have had something to do with that, it might be something else that you are doing, but that's great news.
So, anecdotally, at least we're getting good results here; we need, of course,to get proper scientific data as well for people potentially getting better, simply by drinking a silicon-rich mineral water. (words taken from the video)"
If Professor Exley is correct, then this could mean that something as simple as drinking silicon-rich mineral water may have the potential to help many other vaccine injured children including those children with autism.
Sadly, to enable scientists such as Professor Exley and his team to gain the scientific data and knowledge required, they would need this research to be funded.
In his video, he explains that as yet, a cure for Alzheimer's disease has not been found. This is because scientists do not know the cause of the disease.
He believes that if he and his team were able to carry out further research on the known links between Alzheimer's disease and aluminum, then it may be possible to slow down the progression of the disease.
He stated that:
“One factor which has been linked to Alzheimer's disease for actually 50 years now is human exposure to aluminum, exposure to aluminum in our everyday life.
However, in all that time there has never been a clinical trial to test whether our exposure to aluminum in our everyday life contributes to Alzheimer's disease. The idea therefore in this trial, is to test this hypothesis, that aluminum has a role to play in the disease."
Professor Exley explained how he and his team propose to recruit individuals suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and ask them to drink a litre of silicon-rich mineral water every day for two years and monitor the progress of their disease. He stated:
“If this trial is successful, for example in demonstrating a role of aluminum in Alzheimer's disease, then not only will we have shown that aluminum plays a role but we will have an effective treatment, we will have the first effective treatment."
Of course, if the team is successful, then their work could potentially pave the way for further trials examining the link between aluminum and other neurological conditions, including autism, Tourette syndrome and epilepsy.
Sadly, as yet, Professor Exley has been unable to secure the necessary funding that he and his team would require to carry out such a trial and he now believes that an appeal to the public may be only the way that they will be able to carry out their work.
In a press release advertising the appeal he stated that:
“This is why we are asking for the public's help to support and fund a clinical trial which will establish once and for all if human exposure to aluminium is a contributory factor in Alzheimer's disease.
Full details of the proposed clinical trial, the funding required to carry it out and how the public can support the trial by making a donation are all available through the following website;www.futsci.com orhere.
Further details about this appeal and the proposed trial can be found at the link above.
The Shocking Truth About Antidepressant Drug Studies+
Peter Breggin MD: How Do Psychiatric Drugs Really Work? July 20 2015 | From: iHealthTube / Breggin
Dr. Timothy Scott explains why antidepressant studies are not effective. Dr. Scott mentions a number of ways drug companies can make the studies turn out in favor of their drug.
But does it come at a cost to your health? When more than 10% of Americans are on these drugs, it's obviously big business!
Peter Breggin MD: How Do Psychiatric Drugs Really Work?
Psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin, MD in the second of his series: Simple Truths About Psychiatry: How Do Psychiatric Drugs Really Work? Further information may be found on Dr. Breggin's website and in his many books, including his latest: "Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families."
Their Royal Heilnesses - Secret 1933 Film Shows Edward VIII Teaching This Nazi Salute To The Queen July 18 2015 | From: TheSun
The Queen and Queen Mum raise a Nazi salute in an astonishing home movie shot at Balmoral and seen today for the first time.
[The above realted articles refer to how the 'British' Royal family are actually German, having changed their surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gothe / Battenburg to Windsor to try and cover up the fact. The Nazi / NWO / Khazarian Zionist Mafia ties are real as anyone who has done their own research will know].
This is detailed in the following article that shows the structure of the top levels of the Illuminati families, of which the House of Windsor is right up there:]
Egging on her sister Princess Margaret, three, is their uncle Prince Edward, Prince of Wales. He was a sympathiser towards Hitler’s Nazi Germany and became King Edward VIII.
The stunning film footage of the Queen performing a Nazi salute is today revealed by The Sun.
The astonishing clip lay hidden for eight decades. The grainy home movie is thought to have been shot in 1933 or 1934, as Hitler rose to supreme power in Germany.
The 20-second cine film reveals Edward, who once gave a Nazi salute to Hitler and claimed he was “not a bad chap”, larking around with his sister-in-law the Queen Mother and her young children in the grounds of Balmoral.
The Queen, in tartan kilt or skirt, is aged around seven while Margaret is three. The clip opens with a playful Elizabeth grabbing one of the royal corgis and pushing the dog across the lawn.
Facing the camera, she raises her arm in a Nazi salute. Margaret lifts a hand - her left, in a playful wave.
Elizabeth performs a Scottish jig then raises her right arm again, joining in with the Queen Mum as they both stand bolt upright with right arms hoisted.
Encouraged by Uncle Edward, Margaret raises her arms again before the clip ends with the Queen Mum and Edward saluting with their right arms.
Despite his real Nazi salute to Hitler, the film clip is the only pictorial record of Edward in the pose.
Experts last night hailed the footage as an incredible new historical document of huge public interest.
While there is clearly no suggestion that the Queen or Queen Mother were ever Nazi sympathisers [yeah right], Edward’s links with Hitler and fascism are very well documented.
And historians believe the film could cast important new light on the Royal Family’s attitudes towards Germany in the 1930s - and the influence of Nazi-loving Edward [oh come on they are all on the same page of the agenda].
Dr Karina Urbach, a top Nazi expert and member of the renowned London-based Institute of Historical Research, described the film as “remarkable”.
"The video is pretty shocking. The Queen has a proud Second World War record and sense of duty to her country and no one would ever suggest she was sympathetic to Nazi Germany."
“She was a child when this film was shot, long before the atrocities of the Nazis became widely known."
“But Edward was already welcoming the regime as Prince of Wales in 1933 and remained pro-Nazi after war broke out in 1939."
“He could well be teaching the Queen and Princess Margaret how to do the salute.”
The University of London academic added:
“Hitler’s movement had been growing fast since 1929 and many German relatives of the Royal Family were attracted to it."
“They could well have seen the salute on newsreels and are copying it. The film involves our monarch and is an important historical document that asks serious questions of the Royal Family."
“It is right that it is put into the public domain. It is high time the Royal Archives were open for serious research on the 1930s and the issue of Edward’s politics and their impact upon his generation within the Royal Family.”
Juliet Gardiner, former editor of History Today and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, said:
“It’s an insight into British attitudes towards Germany at that time in 1933, long before everyone really realised Hitler’s designs on Europe. It is absolutely right that the public sees it.”
The film is even more remarkable as - just seven years after it was made - George VI and Queen Elizabeth became inspirational figures of wartime defiance after visiting bombed-out Londoners during the Blitz of 1940.
At the time the future Queen Elizabeth, now 89, would have had no inkling of the implications of making a Nazi salute.
Wallis, Duchess of Windsor (previously Wallis Simpson and Wallis Spencer, born Bessie Wallis Warfield; 19 June 1896 – 24 April 1986) was an American socialite. Her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, abdicated his throne to marry her.
The original film remains under lock and key. But copies of the clip were made several years ago and one has now been handed to The Sun by a source who believes it to be of massive public interest and historical importance.
Experts last night defended the Queen’s Nazi salute as evidence of the royals playing around [But those in the know, know differently for certain].
Respected military historian James Holland said: “They are all having a laugh, there are lots of smiles, so it’s all a big joke".
25 Signs That The Global Elite’s Ship Is About To Sink July 18 2015 | From: TheMindUnleashed
Make no mistake about it. The tide has turned on the global elite and there will be no going back. A new day is rising for humanity as those who have planned for complete control are now being exposed, cornered and investigated from many different angles.
There is no need to buy into the fear-based propaganda the major media and even several alternative media outlets dispense. Very good things are happening and even better things are coming. Let’s take a look at some of the major stories that have occurred in the last 8 weeks alone.
Research had previously shown that hand sanitizers cause the skin to absorb higher levels of chemicals, but this had not previously been demonstrated with BPA.
"He cited the “complete lack of any democratic scruples (displayed by) the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. (V)ery powerful figures look you in the eye and say ‘(y)ou’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”
Piecing the puzzle together, we see that the jig is up and the events surrounding it are growing in size and speed.
1. 57 Nations approved as founding members of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Notable countries who signed on June 29th, 2015 include Russia, India, Iran, Switzerland, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Indonesia, the UK, Italy and Austria. Notables who did not join are the U.S. and Japan.
4. May 31st, 2015: Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras writes an open letter, warns European leaders they are “making a grave mistake,” and suggests they re-read Hemingways’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”
9. June 5th, 2015:“There Will Be A Reset of The Financial Industry.” The International Monetary Fund says the Chinese yuan is no longer undervalued. This sets the stage for the yuan to be recognized as a global reserve currency, something the U.S. Dollar (which is backed by war and oil) does not like.
11. June 15, 2015: China says the G-7 Summit in Germany was a “gathering of debtors.” They mean this literally as the Bretton Woods western financial system is based on debt. And in fact, the entire western financial system has been running illegally and is technically bankrupt. For more on the real history of Bretton Woods and its connection to JFK, The Global Collateral Accounts and the gold standard, read here.
13. June 17, 2015: Russia and China announced that all natural gas and crude oil sales between the two countries will now be done in Chinese yuan( formerly the U.S. Dollar) and will be convertible into Russian Rubles. The U.S. Dollar hegemony is waning.
14. June 17, 2015:The State of Texas has signed a bill that calls for the repatriation of their gold from the Federal Government. When asked what would happen if the government tried to steal back the gold, State Representative Giovanni Capriglione said this: There is a motto in the office of almost every state legislator in Texas, and it’s a flag that we have [from the Texas Revolution], it’s below a cannon and what the motto says is, “Come and Take it.”
15. June 17, 2015: Greece’s Hellenic Parliament’s Debt Truth Committee released a report stating that the debt Greece “owes” is illegal, illegitimate and odious, according to international law. Further, they stated the IMF and ECB ( European Central Bank) having illegally and knowingly imposed these illegitimate debts upon Greece and other nations. A direct call out to the global banking cartel.
16. June 18th, 2015:Baron David de Rothschild has been indicted by a French court over financial fraud. French police have been ordered by the court to track down Baron. The Rothschild family has long been viewed as the family sitting atop the global financial ponzi scheme. Lawyer Antonio Flores told reporters, ” it’s a real breakthrough moment for everyone involved.”
19. July 5th, 2015: Greece votes “NO” to the creditors’ bailout offer. This is a massive stance for humanity that Greece just took against the banking elite. As of this writing, a “deal” has been reached but is expected to fall apart in the coming days. Kicking the can down the road does not solve the issue, but rather speeds up the revolution mindset of many frustrated Greek citizens. September/October is when many financial experts are saying that some fireworks are to be expected.
23. July 14th, 2015:Iran, China, Russia, France, Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. reach a historic deal on Iran’s nuclear program. Entire books could be written on the geopolitical, financial and technological implications of this move. There are also reports that the reality of this situation is that Iran has free energy technology and will be using this to help bring down the banking/political/oil industry elite. This would make sense as the strongest opponents to this deal have been Israel and its Prime Minister and several American politicians like the Bushes, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
24. July 15th, 2015: Santa Cruz County votes to stop doing business with 5 major banks, including JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS. Watch this set off a chain reaction in those who will follow suit.
25. Now: You are here on the planet at this time to make a wonderful contribution. Please continue playing your role for the benefit of us all.
It is clear that something big is happening. Use this information to move forward with optimism and hope. Share with your friends. Discuss with your friends. Continue to search and dig for the truth.
These accounts are what President Kennedy was assassinated over and are what the banking elite does not want the public to know exists. This revolution WILL NOT be televised.
Greece: PM Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing Sellout to Creditors, Syriza Sharply Divided July 18 2015 | From: GlobalResearch
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned after being pushed out – replaced by Euclid Tsakalotos.
After leaving, he said he’s no longer under “incredible pressure to negotiate for a position I find difficult to defend…”
Research had previously shown that hand sanitizers cause the skin to absorb higher levels of chemicals, but this had not previously been demonstrated with BPA.
"He cited the “complete lack of any democratic scruples (displayed by) the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. (V)ery powerful figures look you in the eye and say ‘(y)ou’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”
Paying dominant bankers and large creditors like Germany alone matters – no matter the pain and suffering inflicted on millions of Greeks helpless against the war on their well-being.
Make no mistake. What’s happening in Greece signifies what’s ongoing throughout Europe, America, Canada, and other countries, heading for getting much worse – ending social justice to enrich monied interests more than ever, and at the same time, destroy what remains of democratic rights. Financial tyranny rules!
Varoufakis said dealing with other finance ministers in Brussels was like talking to the wall. His reasoned analysis was ignored. He was unwanted – an annoyance to be humiliated and banished.
He “might as well have sung the Swedish national anthem” for all the good it did to present sensible arguments responded to with “blank stares.” His involvement accomplished nothing.
Deputy Finance Nadia Valavani resigned. She called the mandated deal Greek agony, saying she was “ready to serve in any capacity to the end during challenges.”
"However, when our delegation returned with liabilities that are ‘stillborn measures’ and at such a price (demanded by Troika bandits) once again when the dilemma appears of retreating or Grexit, it will be impossible for me to remain a member of the government.”
This ‘capitulation’ is so overwhelming that it will not allow a regrouping of forces. With your signature there will be a deterioration in the status of an already suffering population, and this will be a tombstone around their necks for many years with little potential of redemption.
SYRIZA officials are sharply divided. Stiff opposition denounced Tsipras’ betrayal. Retired Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos called the deal “too tough, too late, the death of Greeks.”
“These absurd measures do not reflect the EU we entered back in 1981. It has actually made Greece a colony of Germany, not to say of the European Union. (D)espite the concessions the EU has made to Greece, the country is far from being out of the crisis.”
SYRIZA coalition partner Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos/current defense minister rejects Troika demands he and other party members “cannot agree with…”
SYRIZA parliamentary spokesman Nikos Filis said:
“Germany unfortunately for a third time in 100 years is attempting to destroy Europe.”
Overwhelming public sentiment opposes harsh Troika demands. Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis called on Tsipras to reject the deal he agreed to in Brussels.
“Greece had an alternative to the agreement,” he said. The creditors’ dilemma: capitulation or destruction is fake. It aims to terrorize and has caused the collapse of popular consciousness.”
The agreement signed with the institutions is unacceptable and a radical party, such as SYRIZA, does not deserve to be responsible for bringing such an agreement, after fighting to abolish the bailout programs and austerity measures.”
He called German and other Eurozone negotiating partners “financial assassins”.
Perhaps more heads will roll before Greece’s parliament votes on Troika demands late Wednesday evening Athens time. Reports indicate Tsipras wants opposition ministers replaced so he can get parliamentary approval of what demands rejection.
Around three dozen or more SYRIZA deputies intend voting “no” – including at least two ministers and House Speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou.
Sources close to Tsipras say he intends doing whatever it takes to ram through parliament legislation already drafted surrendering to Troika authority.
Public anger spilled into streets near parliament demanding rejection of what looks sure to pass. Civil servants and pharmacists called a one-day anti-austerity strike. Betrayed pensioners plan their own demonstration.
Part of the deal calls for Greece to hand over 50 billion worth of public assets to a fund controlled by German KfW bank run by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble – to be sold at fire sale prices.
Germany is Europe’s economic powerhouse. It dominates Eurozone policy. What it says goes – including writing Greece’s obituary as a sovereign country.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
International Scientist Appeal On Electromagnetic Fields - Martin Blank PhD
+ Brain Wave Warping Effect of Mobile Phones, Study Reveals &
Just How Dangerous Is Wi-Fi To Your Health?
July 17 2015 | From: ElectromagneticHealth / GreenMedInfo / iHealthTube
Dr. Martin Blank, PhD of Columbia University says, “The time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue. To protect our children, ourselves and our ecosystem, we must reduce exposure by establishing more protective guidelines.”
Dr. Blank is representing 190 international scientists in an Appeal to the UN, UN Member States and the WHO on the risks of electromagnetic fields emitted by telecommunications and utility technologies.
Video produced by ElectromagneticHealth.org on behalf of international scientists and the Appeal Committee.
Brain Wave Warping Effect Of Mobile Phones, Study Reveals
Your mobile phone is not only a carcinogenic, radiation emitting device, but may alter the structure and function of the brain, including brain wave activity that is intimately connected to cognition, mood and behavior.
A concerning new clinical study published in PLoS One titled, "EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation," has revealed that so-called 3rd generation (3G) cell phone technology has widespread brain wave disrupting activity in subjects exposed to real-world like conditions, i.e. 15-minute "talk time" exposure to the ear area.
The study abstract describes the experimental design and results:
“The aim of this study was to investigate whether a 15-minute placement of a 3G dialing mobile phone causes direct changes in EEG activity compared to the placement of a sham phone.
Furthermore, it was investigated whether placement of the mobile phone on the ear or the heart would result in different outcomes. Thirty-one healthy females participated. All subjects were measured twice: on one of the two days the mobile phone was attached to the ear, the other day to the chest. In this single-blind, cross-over design, assessments in the sham phone condition were conducted directly preceding and following the mobile phone exposure.
During each assessment, EEG activity and radiofrequency radiation were recorded jointly. Delta, theta, alpha, slow beta, fast beta, and gamma activity was computed. The association between radiation exposure and the EEG was tested using multilevel random regression analyses with radiation as predictor of main interest.
Significant radiation effects were found for the alpha, slow beta, fast beta, and gamma bands. When analyzed separately, ear location of the phone was associated with significant results, while chest placement was not.
The results support the notion that EEG alterations are associated with mobile phone usage and that the effect is dependent on site of placement. Further studies are required to demonstrate the physiological relevance of these findings."
While previous research has found that mobile phone exposure affects alpha brain wave activity, and subsequent behavior (insomnia), this is the first placebo-controlled, single-blinded study of its kind to show that as little as 15 minutes of 3G cell phone technology exposure directly to the ear, "is associated with increased activity of the alpha, beta, and gamma frequency bands in nearly every brain region."
In other words, typical mobile phone exposure resulted in electrophysiological changes that resulted in measurable alterations in nearly the entire brain's structure/function. Even though it is now common knowledge that cell phone radiation is powerful enough to disrupt sensitive equipment within an airplane (think: airplane mode) or hospital, there is still resistance to acknowledging it may adversely affect the human brain, an electrical impulse sensitive organ.
There is also the fact that even more powerful radiation emitting devices are being developed, including 4th generation (4G) phones, which were recently found to significantly alter brain neural activity after only 30 minutes of exposure. We can only presume that these more powerful devices may alter brain wave activity even more than the 3G technology observed in the present study.
Why are we only now learning about the potentially mind-altering properties of mobile phone radiation?
The independent study pointed out that 87% of brain wave studies looking at the effects of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones are funded by the mobile phone industry, which may explain why most of the literature on cell phone exposure reveals either null or inconclusive, and in in some cases even positive findings on cognition.
Considering that in 2013, 6.8 billion mobile phone subscriptions were registered globally, the resistance both by the communications industry and its users to identifying health concerns associated with their use is massive.
Even if the concerns raised about the psychiatric consequences of mobile phone exposure do not provide sufficient reason to reduce usage, the radiation emitted from these devices have already been acknowledged to be dangerous enough to justify a high level of precaution.
Mobile phone radiation has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, since 2011, as "possibly carcinogenic." Watch the video by radiation expert Dr. Chris Busby to learn about the mechanism behind cell phone carcinogenicity:
Also, to learn more about the oft minimized or repressed research on cell phone carcinogenicity, read our article:
Mobile phones have become an almost necessary evil for many of us in the modern world. This does not, however, mean you can't reduce exposure, and certainly always avoid putting one up to your head. You can use a headset, for instance, and also remember that you can put your phone on airplane mode if ever you or your child is handling it. Simple precautions like this can greatly reduce you and your loved one's risk of adverse health effects associated with exposure.
Dr. Edward Group cites a recent study that might emphasize the potential danger of electromagnetic frequencies and the growing amount of wi-fi that people are exposed to.
Find out how it affects water, a substance that makes up a good portion of your body!
Using Hand Sanitizer Causes You To Absorb 10,000% More Emasculation Chemicals That Feminize Men July 17 2015 | From: NaturalNews
Hand sanitizer causes the skin to absorb 100 times more of the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA), according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri and published in the journal PLOS ONE.
IBPA exposure came from handling receipts printed on thermal paper, the kind typically issued by cash registers.
Research had previously shown that hand sanitizers cause the skin to absorb higher levels of chemicals, but this had not previously been demonstrated with BPA.
"Our research found that large amounts of BPA can be transferred to your hands and then to the food you hold and eat as well as be absorbed through your skin," lead author Frederick vom Saal said.
Levels high enough to cause disease
Much attention has focused in recent years on the dangers of BPA, which in addition to receipts is also found in clear, hard plastics and in the linings of food and beverage cans.
"BPA exhibits hormone-like properties and has been proven to cause reproductive defects in fetuses, infants, children and adults as well as cancer, metabolic and immune problems in rodents," vom Saal said.
"BPA from thermal papers will be absorbed into your blood rapidly; at those levels, many diseases such as diabetes and disorders such as obesity increase as well."
BPA has also been linked to heart disease and infertility.
In the new study, participants were told to handle receipt paper for various lengths of time. Some of the participants used hand sanitizer before handling the paper, and some ate French fries by hand after touching the paper. BPA levels in the participants' blood, skin and urine were measured before and after each intervention.
The researchers found that handling receipt paper for 45 seconds caused BPA levels on the skin to rise to 581 µg; 40 percent of this occurred in just the first 2 seconds. After about 4 minutes, skin levels had fallen by 27 percent, probably as the chemical was absorbed into the body.
Ninety minutes after handling receipts, the average participant had blood and urine levels of 20 mg BPA/g creatinine, levels that have been previously associated with increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The levels seen are also considered high enough to increase the risk of developmental abnormalities in children.
Participants who had previously used hand sanitizer had blood and urine levels 100 times higher than those who had not used the chemicals. BPA levels increased more in women than in men, although the reason for this is unknown.
Drop toxic hand sanitizer!
The findings are particularly worrisome for people who handle receipts all day at work, the researchers said.
"Store and fast food receipts, airline tickets, ATM receipts and other thermal papers all use massive amounts of BPA on the surface of the paper as a print developer," vom Saal said.
"The problem is, we as consumers have hand sanitizers, hand creams, soaps and sunscreens on our hands that drastically alter the absorption rate of the BPA found on these receipts."
The researchers noted that people who handle receipts and then eat food actually get exposed to BPA twice: some through the skin, and then some by mouth. Therefore, the researchers recommend not eating immediately after handling thermal receipts. Best of all, they said, would be to avoid BPA altogether.
Hand sanitizer has also previously been linked to other health problems, including endocrine disruption, immune dysfunction and cancer. Studies have also shown that it contributes to the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and creates bacterial imbalance on the skin - possibly even increasing users' risk of infection.
Collapse Of Eurozone Has Started - The Troika Swindle: Greeks Owe Nothing + Germany Is The Country That’s Never Repaid Its Debts &Troika Lenders Are Terrorists! July 16 2015 | From: Geopolitics / InfoWars /
Sputnik / Geopolitics
It’s Germany that’s been pressuring the Greeks to pay up even though the former has dodged its sovereign debts in the past. Now, even a German medium is predicting a dire scenario for the Eurozone
Beginning of the End: Collapse of Eurozone Has Started – German Media
Many international observers called the recent EU summit a “humiliation of the Greeks.” The talks which were the longest in the history of the Union diminished all values for which the EU once stood, they said.
According to DWN, this is the end of the EU in its previous form - a political union, cherishing mutual trust and democratic principles. The democracy is now becoming a marginal phenomenon. ‘Strong’ states now give ultimatums to ‘weak’ ones in a way that was never done before.
On Monday, Greece and Eurozone leaders are finally reported to have reached a unanimous agreement, according to which Greece may get 86 billion euros over the next three years if it conducts the necessary reforms.
The imposed economic policies, however, will destroy the Greek economy. The Greek banks will partially collapse, while many savers will lose their money. The policy of austerity has not worked in the past five and a half years, and is unlikely to work now, the newspaper wrote.
The consequences for Eurozone countries will be dramatic. The Greek banking panic could in seconds become a European banking panic which would be uncontrollable. The solidarity in the EU is eroding, with countries acting in their own selfish interests. The refugee crisis is likely to become the next failure in the EU, which will have members acting in their own interests and not in the interests of the Union as a whole, the article said.
According to DWN, Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schäuble have overnight transformed the EU into an entity that is no longer held together by trust, but only by naked fear.
With the signing of the agreement with Greece the nightmare for the EU has begun. Life in Europe is no longer determined by contracts, but by the law of the jungle, the newspaper wrote.
The Troika Swindle: Greeks Owe Nothing
€245 billion debt was fraudulently dumped on the country. In June the Greek "Truth Committee on Public Debt" established by Zoi Konstantopoulou the speaker of the Greek parliament “came to the conclusion that Greece should not pay this debt because it is illegal, illegitimate, and odious.”
The establishment media has hidden from view the facts behind the debt and has sided with the banks in declaring the population of Greece deserves austerity and its attendant poverty and misery because of the Greek government’s intransigence and refusal to accept the harsh conditions of the Troika, consisting of the IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank.
Left unsaid is the fact a large portion of the debt totaling about €245 billion was fraudulently dumped on the country in the course of huge bank bailouts in 2010 and 2012.
“And since the huge bank bailouts, ‘Greek debt’ exists only on the basis of the Wall Street practice for unpayable debt, known as ‘extend and pretend.’ Its interest and repayment terms have been so dramatically changed by the creditors — in a backhanded admission that it cannot be paid — that in debt-market terms, it is nearly worthless,”
Gallagher explains that the Greek debt swindle is similar to the TARP scam foisted on the American people following the subprime fiasco and a move by the Federal Reserve to print $4 trillion of new money to cover the gambling debt of the financial class. “Its political perpetrators are the same huge banks, and the European Central Bank working with the Federal Reserve,” he writes.
In the course of buying up toxic mortgage securities and derivatives from the United States, the European banks engaged in their own subprime scam and made unrepayable loans to governments in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Hungary.
“Big Wall Street banks were involved, particularly Goldman Sachs, which created ‘magic’ derivatives in 2001: Take a bank loan to Greece, make it look like a mere ‘currency swap’ rather than a debt - but turn it into a much bigger debt ten years later,” Gallagher points out.
But most of the loaned money did not stay in Greece. More than 90% went directly and immediately to Deutschebank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, “and their fellow sharks, with small amounts crumbling to the hedge funds swimming alongside.”
Former Greek Labor and Social Security Minister and chair of the National Bank of Greece Louka Katseli said Greece actually spent a meager 3% of the $275 billion loaned by the banksters.
“One of the reasons that everybody is so determined to keep Greece in the euro is so that the banks do not have to take a serious hit on their faulty lending policies"
- Nigel Farage, Member of the European Parliament from the UK Independent Party, told RT in 2011.
“It is almost as if there is an unholy alliance of politicians and bankers versus ordinary people.”
Germany Is The Country That’s Never Repaid Its Debts
According to pertinent records, only 10% of Greeks debt to the Troika actually went into the national economy, i.e. as much as 90% went to German and French banks. They were bailing out themselves in 2008 at the cost of the pensions of the elderly, and massive unemployment.
But that’s not all. Those who were claiming to have the moral high ground to this issue come from a country that has never repaid all its debts. In fact, is a beneficiary of a debt write-off.
German Hypocrisy: Never Repaid Own Debts, Forces Others to Pay Up
Thomas Piketty, a renowned French economist, pulled no punches with Germany and its harsh stance towards the Greek debt, pointing out true hypocrisy on behalf of Berlin, since the Germans have never repaid their own debts.
“When I hear the Germans say that they maintain a very moral stance about debt and strongly believe that debts must be repaid, then I think: what a huge joke! Germany is the country that has never repaid its debts. It has no standing to lecture other nations,” Piketty told German newspaper Die Zeit in an interview.
Piketty noted that German debts were restructured or forgiven in some ways by its creditors after World War II, which helped the country stabilize its economy and reach high rates of economic growth.
“After the war ended in 1945, Germany’s debt amounted to over 200% of its GDP. Ten years later, little of that remained: public debt was less than 20% of GDP. Around the same time, France managed a similarly artful turnaround. We never would have managed this unbelievably fast reduction in debt through the fiscal discipline that we today recommend to Greece.”
French economist Thomas Piketty
The French economist wasn’t afraid to point out World War II and the German history of forcing other countries to repay their debts, regardless of how hard it was for the economies of unfortunate nations at the time. For example, Germany made France pay back reparation costs after the end of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.
At the same time, Piketty told Die Zeit about the importance of forgiveness, something that Germany seems to lack.
“We cannot demand that new generations pay for the mistakes of their parents for decades… If we [the French] told you Germans in the 1950s that you have not properly recognized your failures, you would still be repaying your debts. Luckily, we were more intelligent than that,” Piketty reminded.
The French economist also urged the German government to soften its stance on the Greek debt, otherwise it could lead to the destruction of Europe and the European idea of unity and forgiveness.
“We need to look ahead. Europe was founded on debt forgiveness and investment in the future. Not on the idea of endless penance. We need to remember this,” the Frenchman stressed.
Greece is one of the countries hit worst by the 2007-2008 financial crisis. The country received financial help from the European Union twice, in 2010 and 2012, but austerity caused a decline in GDP and as a result lead to the country’s inability to resolve its debts in 2015.
Greece owes about $270 billion of its total $350-billion debt to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and some Eurozone countries [Really?].
Troika Lenders Are Terrorists!
Greek Minister Compares Actions of International Creditors to Terrorism
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis referred to the actions of Athens’ international lenders as “terrorism” in an interview with the Spanish El Mundo newspaper published Saturday.
“There is a name for what they are doing to Greece: terrorism… Why did they forced us to close banks? To strike fear into people. And when we are talking about inciting fear, this phenomenon is called terrorism,”
Brussels and Greece’s major foreign lenders, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Central Bank, (ECB) want Greek voters to accept the bailout terms proposed to Athens by the creditors at the Sunday referendum.
“But we will not allow them humiliate us, we will show that we have no fear,” Varoufakis said.
Greece’s overall debt to international creditors stands at about $350 billion, of which $270 billion is owed to the European Central Bank (ECB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and eurozone countries.
On Sunday, Greek voters will take part in a referendum to decide whether Greece should accept its creditors’ demands for spending cuts and tax increases in exchange for financial aid.
The Trail of the Troika: A must-see to understand the situation in Greece
What is happening in Europe in the name of the troika? A must-see for anyone who wants to understand the situation in Greece.
The European Union and International Monetary Fund have lent more than 400 billion Euros to Greece, Portugal, Ireland and Cyprus to keep these countries solvent. The lenders granted enormous power to the three institutions of the so called troika: the IMF, the European Central Bank and the European Commission.
Without any public accountability, the troika is forcing the crisis states to implement policies that are tearing the social fabric of their countries apart. German journalist and best-selling author Harald Schumann travelled to Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Nicosia, Brussels, Washington, New York and London, in order to find out who has actually benefited from austerity measures.
He puts this question to ministers, parliamentarians, economists, bankers, doctors and also to the victims of these policies, the unemployed and the ill. Among the many people we meet are Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, IMF Director Paulo Batista and Yanis Varoufakis, the newly elected Greek finance minister.
Schumann’s revelations are often devastating and shocking. Given the negotiations currently taking place between the newly elected Greek government and their European partners, this film is of great political and economic relevance.
Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry July 15 2015 | Via: RushFM | From: CollectiveEvolution
Dr Peter Rost, former Vice President of Pfizer, and now whistle-blower, certainly knows what he is talking about. A great, courageous man, when you do research on him. It’s amazing they haven’t put a bullet in the back of his head.
This certainly shows how incredibly corrupt the pharmaceutical industry is and how it controls all medical doctors, university professors, universities and governments getting them to lie about vaccines and drugs, including ours here in NZ.
Pfizer is one of the most corrupt and powerful multinationals that DIRECTLY controls the Government Health and University medical establishment in both Australia and here in New Zealand.
In fact, if you search online for “Immunisation Advisory Centre – Pfizer” Auckland (the centre is based at Auckland University which controls all of their propaganda to the NZ public about vaccines) – you will see a Pdf file come up titled, Immunization Health Reportwhich incredibly, lays out the whole multinational pharmaceutical drug company mafia propaganda plans to implement vaccines on the naive, stupid, New Zealand public.
In this deceptive plan, you will note it is sponsored by Pfizer, in collusion with the Government, including a Foreword by Hon Tony Ryall, NZ Minister of Health and the Hon Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Health, with a message from Frances Benge, Managing Director, Pfizer New Zealand.
If this is not enough, introduced to australia two years ago (yes the Aussies are even more stupid than we are) in March 2015, Pfizer launched its smartphone app Vaximate in New Zealand from Middlemore Hospital in collusion with the Health Department, the New Zealand medical psychopaths etc., to support the multinational mafia immunisation program and ensure parents and kids remain brain dead and get their jabs on time.
If I had a vaccine-damaged child, based on the evidence of Dr Peter Rost, I would file a mult-million dollar class lawsuit in the High Court against Pfizer, the New Zealand Medical Association and the Government for collusion (a crime in itself), corruption and bribery for knowingly lying about the true dangers of vaccines.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The more you look into it, the worse it gets. Yet 94% of New Zealand population are still vaccinated according to Government statistics. What a shocker! You wonder if the masses will ever wake up, because, Dr the evidence is now so compelling.
Incidentally, I Googled Dr Peter Rost, and he has filed lawsuits against the giant pharmaceutical companies, and won (mainly out of court settlements). I’ve also researched Pfizer in the past, one of the most corrupt corporations on the face of the planet with a history of providing kickbacks and bribery of politicians, doctors and university professors.
Indeed, the last thing you ever would want to do is believe what they say about anything, least of all vaccines.
Pfizer Vice President Blows The Whistle & Tells The Truth About The Pharmaceutical Industry
Below is a clip taken from the “One More Girl” documentary, a film regarding the Gardasil vaccine, which was designed to prevent Human Papillomavirus. In it, Dr. Peter Rost, MD, a former vice president of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world (Pfizer), shares the truth about the ties between the medical and pharmaceutical industry.
Rost is a former vice president of Pfizer, and a whistleblower of the entire pharmaceutical industry in general. He is the author of “The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman.” Considering his work experience, it would be an understatement to say that he is an insider expert on big pharma marketing.
Below are a couple of quotes from both a former and a current editor-in-chief of the two largest, and what are considered to be the most credible, medical journals in the world. It’s only fitting to include them into the article as they are directly related to what Dr. Rost hints at in the video.
“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”
– Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source)
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”
– Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world. (source)
It’s Time To Re-Think Current Medical Research & See The Bigger Picture
In 2005 Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, currently a professor in disease prevention at Stanford University, published the most widely accessed article in the history of the Public Library of Science (PLoS) entitled Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. In the report he states:
"There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.”
We now have a large amount of evidence, and statements from experts that come directly from the field, which paint a very concerning picture. The science used to educate doctors and develop medicine is flawed.
We are only ever exposed to studies that have been sponsored by big pharmaceutical companies, but these studies are not designed to take the long view.
They are not designed to detect problems that can occur years or even decades after a treatment, or examine the risks of taking a drug for long periods of time. Nobody ever seems to mention or acknowledge the many studies which clearly show significant risk associated with many of the products that pharmaceutical companies are manufacturing to help fight disease.
Turns out taking the little red pill was a better option than taking the little blue pill all along
What is even more concerning is the general population’s lack of awareness when it comes to these facts. This issue is definitely not going to be addressed in the mainstream news, and despite plenty of evidence to support it, some people will refuse to even look at or acknowledge that it exists.
This is a big problem, our world is changing and we must keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities regarding the nature of our world. It’s 2015, and as we keep moving forward there will be more information coming out that challenges the deeply held, engrained belief systems of many.
It’s okay to look at information that goes against what you believe, in fact, it’s needed if we are going to move forward and create a better world for ourselves.
You would think the statements above the video, from longtime editors of such major, peer-reviewed scientific journals (apparently, the best in the world) would at least get some mainstream attention.
When Dr. Rost was still working for Pfizer he had a couple of appearances in the mainstream media.
This is why alternative media is important, especially in a time where more and more people are waking up to what is really happening on our planet.
It’s time to examine the research that’s being conducted all over the world, from experts (scientists) at various institutions, that is not sponsored by these giant, multinational “health” corporations – the independent literature. Brilliant work is being published regarding various drugs, cures, treatments, vaccines, and more.
Thanks for reading, and I hope the video above gives you something to think about.
The 75 Trillion Dollar Shadow Banking System Is In Danger Of Collapsing July 15 2015 | From: TheEconomicCollapse
Keep an eye on the shadow banking system – it is about to be shaken to the core. According to the Financial Stability Board, the size of the global shadow banking system has reached an astounding 75 trillion dollars.
It has approximately tripled in size since 2002. In the U.S. alone, the size of the shadow banking system is approximately 24 trillion dollars. At this point, shadow banking assets in the United States are even greater than those of conventional banks.
Related: The Secret Bank Bailout
These shadow banks are largely unregulated, but governments around the world have been extremely hesitant to crack down on them because these nonbank lenders have helped fuel economic growth. But in the end, we will all likely pay a very great price for allowing these exceedingly reckless financial institutions to run wild.
If you are not familiar with the “shadow banking system," this is a pretty good definition from investinganswers.com
"The shadow banking system (or shadow financial system) is a network of financial institutions comprised of non-depository banks - e.g., investment banks, structured investment vehicles (SIVs), conduits, hedge funds, non-bank financial institutions and money market funds.
How it works / Example:
Shadow banking institutions generally serve as intermediaries between investors and borrowers, providing credit and capital for investors, institutional investors, and corporations, and profiting from fees and/or from the arbitrage in interest rates.
Because shadow banking institutions don’t receive traditional deposits like a depository bank, they have escaped most regulatory limits and laws imposed on the traditional banking system. Members are able to operate without being subject to regulatory oversight for unregulated activities. An example of an unregulated activity is a credit default swap (CDS)."
These institutions are extremely dangerous because they are highly leveraged and they are behaving very recklessly.
They played a major role during the financial crisis of 2008, and even the New York Fed admits that shadow banking has “increased the fragility of the entire financial system";
"The current financial crisis has highlighted the growing importance of the “shadow banking system,” which grew out of the securitization of assets and the integration of banking with capital market developments.
This trend has been most pronounced in the United States, but it has had a profound influence on the global financial system. In a market-based financial system, banking and capital market developments are inseparable:
Funding conditions are closely tied to fluctuations in the leverage of market-based financial intermediaries. Growth in the balance sheets of these intermediaries provides a sense of the availability of credit, while contractions of their balance sheets have tended to precede the onset of financial crises.
Securitization was intended as a way to transfer credit risk to those better able to absorb losses, but instead it increased the fragility of the entire financial system by allowing banks and other intermediaries to “leverage up” by buying one another’s securities".
Over the past decade, shadow banking has become a truly worldwide phenomenon, and thus it is a major threat to the entire global financial system.
"Their growth had caused the man who is now China’s top securities regulator to label the off-balance-sheet products a “Ponzi scheme,” because banks have to sell more each month to pay off those that are maturing."
And what happens to all Ponzi schemes eventually?
In the end, they always collapse.
And when this 75 trillion dollar Ponzi scheme collapses, the global devastation that it will cause will be absolutely unprecedented.
Bond expert Bill Gross, who is intimately familiar with the shadow banking system, has just come out with a major warning about the lack of liquidity in the shadow banking system;
"Mutual funds, hedge funds, and ETFs, are part of the “shadow banking system” where these modern “banks” are not required to maintain reserves or even emergency levels of cash. Since they in effect now are the market, a rush for liquidity on the part of the investing public, whether they be individuals in 401Ks or institutional pension funds and insurance companies, would find the “market” selling to itself with the Federal Reserve severely limited in its ability to provide assistance."
As far as shadow banking is concerned, everything is just fine as long as markets just keep going up and up and up.
But once they start falling, the whole system can start falling apart very rapidly. Here is more from Bill Gross on what might cause a “run on the shadow banks” in the near future;
Long used to the inevitability of capital gains, investors and markets have not been tested during a stretch of time when prices go down and policymakers’ hands are tied to perform their historical function of buyer of last resort. It’s then that liquidity will be tested.
And what might precipitate such a “run on the shadow banks”?
1) A central bank mistake leading to lower bond prices and a stronger dollar.
2) Greece, and if so, the inevitable aftermath of default/restructuring leading to additional concerns for Eurozone peripherals.
3) China – “a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." It is the “mystery meat” of economic sandwiches – you never know what’s in there. Credit has expanded more rapidly in recent years than any major economy in history, a sure warning sign.
4) Emerging market crisis – dollar denominated debt/overinvestment/commodity orientation – take your pick of potential culprits.
5) Geopolitical risks – too numerous to mention and too sensitive to print.
6) A butterfly’s wing – chaos theory suggests that a small change in “non-linear systems” could result in large changes elsewhere. Call this kooky, but in a levered financial system, small changes can upset the status quo. Keep that butterfly net handy.
Should that moment occur, a cold rather than a hot shower may be an investor’s reward and the view will be something less than “gorgeous." So what to do? Hold an appropriate amount of cash so that panic selling for you is off the table.
In order to avoid a shadow banking crisis, what we need is for global financial markets to stabilize and to resume their upward trends.
So let’s hope that the financial devastation that we have seen so far this week is not a preview of things to come. The global financial system has been transformed into a delicately balanced pyramid of glass that is not designed to handle turbulent times.
We should have never allowed the shadow banks to run wild like this, but we did, and now in just a short while we are going to get to witness a financial implosion unlike anything the world has ever seen before.
Three Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last Two Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds + Merck Created Hit List To "Destroy," "Neutralize" Or "Discredit" Dissenting Doctors July 14 2015 | From: FreeThoughtProject / CBS
In the past several weeks, a number of controversial natural health doctors have died under mysterious circumstances. Some of them have even had recent encounters with federal agents and bureaucracies.
Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreet’s family suspects foul play.
Last week, members of the family set up a donation page:
"To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death of Dr Bradstreet, including an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play.”
In just one week, the page has already managed to raise over $25,000, many of those donations coming from former patients who were helped by Dr. Bradstreet’s controversial treatments.
Another death came on Fathers Day, June 21, when Dr. Bruce Hedendal DC Ph.D., of the Miami area, was found dead in his car with no explanation as to how it happened. As of right now, there are even fewer details about the circumstances surrounding Hedenal’s death as there are about the death of Bradstreet.
To make matters even more suspicious, both doctors have had run-ins with the feds due to their unconventional treatments, which had been known to help people. In fact, just weeks before his death Bradstreet’s office was raided by the FDA.
If two dead doctors in the same field, and same region of the country in such a short time span was not suspicious enough, Dr. Teresa Sievers, another natural health doctor from Florida, also died under mysterious circumstances earlier this week.
According to Sievers’ website, she also specialized in holistic health treatments. She was allegedly murdered by an unknown attacker in an upscale neighborhood that experiences very little crime.
Each of these doctors were described as very healthy people with no major health problems, and no real reason for anyone to target them for murder, nor did they show any signs of depression.
Merck Created Hit List To "Destroy," "Neutralize" Or "Discredit" Dissenting Doctors
Merck made a "hit list" of doctors who criticized Vioxx, according to testimony in a Vioxx class action case in Australia. The list, emailed between Merck employees, contained doctors' names with the labels "neutralise," "neutralised" or "discredit" next to them.
According to The Australian, [2009 link no longer works] Merck emails from 1999 showed company execs complaining about doctors who disliked using Vioxx. One email said:
"We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live ..."
The plaintiffs' lawyer gave this assessment:
"It gives you the dark side of the use of key opinion leaders and thought leaders ... if (they) say things you don't like to hear, you have to neutralise them ... It does suggest a certain culture within the organisation about how to deal with your opponents and those who disagree with you."
The court was told that James Fries, professor of medicine at Stanford University, wrote to the then Merck head Ray Gilmartin in October 2000 to complain about the treatment of some of his researchers who had criticised the drug.
"Even worse were allegations of Merck damage control by intimidation," he wrote, ... "This has happened to at least eight (clinical) investigators ... I suppose I was mildly threatened myself but I never have spoken or written on these issues."
The allegations come on the heels of revelations that Merck created a fake medical journal - the Australasian Journal of Bone and Joint Medicine - in which to publish studies about Vioxx; had pop songs commissioned about Vioxx to inspire its staff, and paid ghostwriters to draft articles about the drug.
It's All In The Water: A Case In Point Regarding Contaminants & Additives In Our Water Supplies July 14 2015 | From: NewZealandHerald
It all began with severe skin problems, an 'eureka moment', and a truck load of determination. Lee Blenkinsop has suffered from eczema since he was a child, yet his skin was clear of problems during the years he worked in the Netherlands.
Four years ago, he and his Kiwi wife Amanda moved their young family to New Zealand.
"At the time, I didn't really think about it. I was a busy sales manager and had a hectic schedule."
As soon as they shifted to Auckland, Lee's skin problems returned with a vengeance - his hands began to peel, and he developed an itchy scalp and ears. His 3 ½ year old daughter developed eczema for the first time.
Lee's 'eureka moment' came when he realised Auckland's chlorinated water was the culprit after talking with his doctor.
"They don't put any chlorine in the water in Holland, but the chlorination, as well as heavy metals, can be quite hefty here."
Lee installed a water filter in his home, and it greatly reduced the irritation to his skin and his daughter's.He developed an interest in the industry and worked as a national sales director for a company that produced water filters, and he enjoyed developing the products. However, he could see where improvements could be made and how to pass on significant savings to customers. So he took the brave step of going out on his own.
In September last year, Lee set up Pureflo.
"We are passionate about what we do at Pureflo. We don't just pop in a filter for your drinking water; we help you with a whole home water filter, so when you shower you don't get irritants on the skin."
Since he was 21, Lee has run his own sales and marketing businesses in the UK and the Netherlands, in a diverse range of industries from charities to home alarm systems - so is no stranger to the potential pitfalls of start-ups. For this reason, he manages Pureflo with tight reins, and careful accountability.
When he began the business, he managed to stay out of the red through careful planning of income and expenses. Working from home in the first stages helped and he bought his top-end products on consignment, so he didn't need to cover the costs until a customer bought from him.
Now with clear skin, and their cash flow under control, Lee is taking the next steps in achieving his aspirations of making Pureflo a household name.
Royal Household Will Not Be Exempt From Scrutiny In Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry July 13 2015 | From: RT
The Royal household will not be exempt from scrutiny over pedophile allegations and may be asked to provide evidence to a newly launched child sex abuse inquiry, it has emerged.
Justice Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand judge chairing the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, had initially not included the Royal household in a list of institutions to be investigated over historical crimes.
However, a statement from the inquiry, launched on Thursday, later confirmed the monarchy would also be "within the scope" of the investigation.
The child abuse inquiry could take up to five years and cost £100 million, it has been confirmed, as authorities will investigate every level of British society including local authorities, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the NHS, the media and armed forces.
Justice Goddard told the Times:
“There is no limit on the types of institutions that fall within the terms of reference. The monarchy is an institution and it runs a number of other institutions, all of which are potentially within the scope of the inquiry."
In a statement, Goddard described the investigation as "the most ambitious public inquiry" ever undertaken in England and Wales".
The Royal household has come under scrutiny in recent years following several allegations of child sexual abuse.
He was named in court papers relating to an ongoing civil case by Virginia Roberts, 30, against convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in the United States.
US judge Kenneth Marra ruled the sex allegations against Prince Andrew be struck from the public record in April, but made no ruling as to whether the claims were true or false.
In March, a former police officer claimed a member of the British royal family was part of a pedophile ring under investigation by police until the case was suddenly dropped.
The former Metropolitan Police officer said the investigation, which took place in the late 1980s, was halted for national security reasons.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, the former officer said:
“I was in a car with two other vice squad officers."
"They were discussing a madam who had provided a girl of about 15 to Oliver Reed ... the detective sergeant said he had just had a major child abuse investigation shut down by the CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] regarding a royal and an MP ... he did not mention names, but he said the CPS had said it was not in the public's interest because it 'could destabilize national security.'"
"What I was told has stayed with me to this day," he added.
Goddard's child abuse inquiry was set up last year following claims investigations into a pedophile ring that operated in Westminster in the 1980s were covered up.
Several government figures who were prominent in the 1980s have since faced allegations of sexual impropriety.
The late former home secretary Leon Brittan faced accusations of child sexual abuse shortly before to his death in January.
The CPS formally apologized for failing to investigate allegations of child sex abuse made against the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith, who was exposed as a pedophile following this death in 2010.
This draconian bill, under the guise of “cracking down on cyber-bullying,” was passed into law here in New Zealand on Friday. It introduced wide-ranging police state powers that will criminalize any online communications deemed deliberately harmful.
Unfortunately, there is no clear definition in the bill of what actually constitutes what is harmful and is a criminal offence, yet it is punishable by up to two years in prison or a maximum fine of $50,000. It will now be a criminal offence to send any messages or post any material online that is intended to cause harm, but what exactly is considered “harmful” or “offensive speech” is not specifically mentioned and is so vague it could apply to almost anything.
The Bill will also give the Government agency responsible for enforcing it the dictatorial power to force all Internet providers, Facebook, Google and the like to remove any communication or posting that it considers is harmful and the person who has posted the information on the web and is alleged to have committed an offence, effectively is presumed guilty and has no defence.
In short, this Bill is even more evil and draconian than even Hitler’s Nazi laws against free speech or any criticism of the Third Reich.
So if you think the [intended] soon-coming New World Order and future for your children and grand children is fine – rest assured, it absolutely is not as they are going to be enslaved in a system of tyranny no less than the Germans were under Hitler!
These laws are being introduced now quietly, while the mindless sheep and members of the general public are largely mesmerized by sports and entertainment, and who all have no idea in the world what is soon coming.
If you are interested, go into this link and then read exactly what the NZ Law Society’s submission on the Bill says – simply mind boggling! – yet not a single mention about it by the New Zealand fascist media that have censored it completely. And paradoxically, all this introduced by a New Zealand Jewish Prime Minister, John Key, whose mother was a Holocaust survivor. What an utter disgrace. What a disgrace on all of us.
And by the way, the Bill passed into law in its Third Reading 116 votes in favour to 5 votes against, almost the entire Parliament, including most members of all political parties, effectively proving they’re all professional criminals irrespective of their party. As I’ve said before, this is why I don’t vote.
So now, effectively, if you criticize anyone, your neighbour, a company employee or boss, girlfriend or boyfriend, you open yourself up to potentially being charged.
And worse, for example, if you criticize Auckland Super City Mayor Brown for having steamy sexual relations with his young Hong Kong honey in his mayoral office all day as he has been doing, instead of praising him up for his 9 per cent annual rates rise on the rate-paying sheep, or if you question the Prime Minister about his secret Blind Trust and why he holds shares in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, or any of his other business activities, you may be arrested forthwith, fined $50,000 and thrown into the slammer for 2 years for simply asking “why” in any brief online comment?
10 Very Strange Things That Have Happened In Just The Past Few Weeks July 11 2015 | From: EndOfTheAmericanDream
Have you noticed that events have begun to accelerate? Over the past few weeks, things have officially started to get very weird. Chinese stocks are crashing, the Greek debt crisis is spiraling out of control, the New York Stock Exchange was down for about four hours on Wednesday thanks to a “technical glitch”, and global politicians have been acting very strangely.
After several years of relative calm, could it be possible that the second half of 2015 will usher in a time of chaos and confusion on a worldwide scale? Personally, I have never been more concerned about a period of time as I am about the last six months of 2015.
And if I am right, what we have seen so far is just the tip of the iceberg. The following are 10 very strange things that have happened in just the past few weeks…
1 On Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal were all taken down by unexpected “technical glitches". Authorities are assuring us that hackers were not responsible for any of this.
2 In China, a full-blown stock market crash is unfolding. The Shanghai Composite Index has plummeted more than 30 percent in less than a month, and the Chinese version of the NASDAQ has dropped by more than 40 percent. The amount of “paper wealth” that has been lost in China is 15 times greater than the GDP of Greece.
Well, this is absolutely terrifying. According to The Local, hackers attacked a German Patriot surface-to-air missile battery, like the one shown above, stationed along the Turkish-Syria border. The cyber attack caused the battery to carryout “unexplained” orders.
It’s believed that cyber attackers managed to exploit the Patriot battery in two different ways. The first exploit was through the Sensor-Shooter-Interoperability, which controls interactions between the actual, physical missile launcher and its control system, while the other was on the guidance chip. These weaknesses could have allowed the hackers to steal data or, more worryingly, actually take control of the battery.
5 Just a few days ago, the U.S. Mint announced that they were sold out of American Eagle silver coins on the exact same day that the price of silver hit a new low for 2015. How does that make any sense?
6 On June 30th, an unexpected blood moon was seen over a significant portion of the United States. The following is an excerpt from a recent article by Caiden Cowger ...
On June 30, 2015, a surprise blood moon appeared in the sky, that was only seen in the United States.
According to the National Weather Service, large wildfires in Canada have been burning. Due to extremely high winds, smoke from these fires have traveled into the United States.
According to NBC-Chattanooga, “the smoke should remain in the higher atmosphere and not affect air quality, it gives the moon and sun a rosy glow.
Here’s what causes the effect:
"As light from the moon or sun enters the atmosphere it gets scattered by particles like water, aerosols, and in this case smoke. Green, blue, and purple colors are sent in all directions but colors with longer wavelengths like red, orange and yellow continue through the atmosphere and remain visible to the human eye.”
8 A couple of weeks ago, we learned that Barack Obama has issued 19 “secret directives“. What is Obama planning, and why won’t he let the general public know about it?
9 This week, Pope Francis called for the creation of “a new economic and ecological world order” where the goods of the Earth are shared by everyone, not just exploited by the rich. So exactly what would such a “world order” look like?
10 The Greek people just overwhelmingly voted to reject austerity, so EU officials have responded by giving the Greek government a one week deadline to come to an agreement that will include even more austerity for the Greek people. If the Greek government does not submit, EU officials are threatening them with bankruptcy, the collapse of their banking system and expulsion from the euro.
Things promise to only get stranger from here. One week from today, on July 15th, a massive military exercise known as “Jade Helm” begins. More than 1,000 members of the U.S. military will be taking part in drills that will be conducted in the states of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, Mississippi and Florida.
Silk Road Can Lead Our World Out Of Collapse And War +
BRICS Continue To Create A Parallel Economic System July 10 2015 | From: Geopolitics
When it comes to government projects we are used to waiting for years before they become a reality. International project leadtimes are far longer. But not in the case with the BRICS.
When the BRICS said they will create a bank to finance global infrastructure projects, they did so according to its original schedule, and not just with one bank, but three! Related: BRICS Bank Open for Business
We, therefore, have no reservations at this time as to the economic bloc’s viability or question its overall objective and purpose other than creating a far saner world than it is today.
A world of far greater opportunities for individual growth and abundance.
Silk Road Can Lead World Out Of Collapse and War
Speech of Helga Zepp-LaRouche at Silk Road Economic Belt Cities International Forum, Yiwu, China, June 19, 2015.
The New Silk Road is not only an extremely important economic initiative.
Because it is a win-win perspective, it also addresses the two biggest dangers in the world today: the danger of a financial blowout of the trans-Atlantic sector and the danger of global war.
I have to address the fact that if the hardline of the Troika insists that Greece should pay the debt, a debt of 360 billion euros which is completely unpayable, this will blow out the derivatives of the European and American banking system.
Two days ago, the Debt Truth Commission of the Greek Parliament found the Greek debt to be illegitimate, odious, and unpayable. Now, the debt blowout can be prevented if there is a European debt conference in the tradition of the 1953 Debt Conference for Germany, which was the precondition for the economic miracle of Germany to occur.
If there is a credit policy adopted in the tradition of the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau [Credit Institution for Reconstruction], given the importance of its role in the reconstruction of Germany in the postwar period, this would mean going back to industrial banking in the tradition of Hermann Abs or Alfred Herrhausen, who were in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, the founder of the American System of Economy in the United States.
The German economy is key to the situation, because there are many people in Germany - including retired members of the military, industrialists, and two former Chancellors, Helmut Schmidt and Gerhard Schröder, and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier - who realize that the G7 has been turned into a geopolitical tool of confrontation against Russia.
And they also realize, many of them, that Germany is as much a target of this geopolitical confrontation as Russia.
For German industry is collapsing right now, losing 28% of its exports to Russia in the first quarter of this year. But in spite of the erosion of the German economy due to the nuclear “exit” three or four years ago, Germany still remains the economic powerhouse of Europe.
And if Germany would now end the sanctions by admitting that the reason for the crisis is not Russia, but the EU itself, by pushing the EU Association Agreement, then this crisis could be overcome.
Now with the upcoming summit of the European Fund for Strategic Investment on the 29th of June which China’s Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang will attend, this could become a venue to co-finance the extension of the New Silk Road to Southern Europe, and in that way address this problem.
Already in 2012, the Schiller Institute produced a comprehensive program for the development of the Mediterranean Basin Great Infrastructure Projects, which would extend the New Silk Road to all of southern Europe. It was based essentially on the proposal which the EU had already agreed upon at its conference in Crete in 1994: that ten transportation corridors be built. But they were never created because of the austerity policy of the EU.
This was also the subject at the big conferences in Bucharest and Belgrade which Li Keqiang attended in 2013 and 2014. If this program were to be implemented, then Greece would become the bridge between Europe and the BRICS, and build on the ancient collaboration of Greece and China, at a time when Greece was the transport hub for the ancient Silk Road, and would build on the old ties of the two great cultures of Greece and China.
50%-Plus of Expenditure on Infrastructure
Now the quality and density of infrastructure is a precondition for the productivity of the economy. A modern economy should invest at least 50% of its total expenditure in infrastructure.
We are not talking about connections between point A and point B, but we are talking about corridors which will consist of high-speed rail, waterways, highways, energy production and distribution, and communications, because this is what governs the conditions for optimally locating industrial production and agriculture.
The purpose of these corridors is to increase the productivity of the population. The connection between the many ends of the New Silk Road in Yiwu, but also in Lianyungang and other places, to Duisburg, is one good example to show that the higher the development and productivity of an economy, the more important the speed and efficiency of transport.
Because then the finished and semi-finished goods work together like a complex machine where each part functions as a part of a harmonious whole. The density of infrastructure in the Ruhr and Baden-Württemberg and in Rhein-Main should become the model for the Balkans and southern Italy and the Aegean Peninsula.
To get the world out of the geostrategic confrontation with Xi Jinping’s “win-win” Silk Road policy, the integration of the German economy is absolutely crucial. For Germany presently ranks as number four in the number of registered patents in the world; and this with a population of only 80 million people.
And the high ratio of the so-called Mittelstand, mid-level German industries, which are largely innovation-based firms using essential machine tools and machine-tool designs, is crucial for bringing the world out of its present crisis.
The Schiller Institute has produced a study of 370 pages entitled “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge,” which is essentially an outline for the next decade of how to overcome the underdevelopment of large areas of the world. These are the corridors which will connect the world from the southern tip of Chile, all the way through the Americas to the Bering Strait, and then to the tip of South Africa.
This would mean cooperation in the areas of high energy-flux density industries like biophysics and space exploration. This project presents limitless possibilities for a “win-win” cooperation of the whole world.
Gottfried Leibniz in Novissima Sinica wrote more than 300 years ago:
“The two most advanced cultures on the planet are located at opposite poles of the Eurasian continent, and that if these two poles join hands, then every region in between can be uplifted.
Now this vision today is true for the whole world. Together we can create a new era in human history where the human species is able to overcome geopolitics forever, and develop its true identity as the only creative species so far known in the universe.
BRICS Continue To Create A Parallel Economic System
Undeterred by the huge ruckus about the European storm, BRICS working committees continue to work and hold various coordinative meetings in Russia which is now hosting these annual meetups.
Among the areas being considered are:
The use of sovereign currencies in settling interbank payments;
Elimination of administrative barriers and creation of BRICS credit rating agency;
Physical connectivity between BRICS countries, and;
The establishment of a BRICS free trade zone.
The BRICS organization’s goal is to make the whole economy more equitable than the present, and to depart from the outmoded concept of having an enemy image to unite the Sheeples.
BRICS Business Council Meeting in Moscow Ends in Friendly, Cooperative Tone
MOSCOW (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov - Ahead of the meeting, simultaneous meetings of the five Working Groups on Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Energy and Green Economy, and Skills Development were held.
Also, meetings of two new groups, the Agricultural Cooperation Working Group and the Working Group for Eliminating Administrative Barriers and Improving the Investment Climate were held for the first time.
Working Groups Discussions
The meeting of the BRICS Business Councils consisted of the welcoming speeches given by the five chairmen of national chapters, including the Russian Chapter Chairman, Andrey Katyrin, who coordinated the meeting, and the reports by the representatives of the working groups.
The Working Group on Infrastructure concentrated on physical connectivity of BRICS countries, the New Development Bank, as well as on the scientific cooperation in the sphere of infrastructure.
The Manufacturing Working Group’s representative spoke of non-tariff barriers and free trade practices, and the Financial Services Working Group focused on the initialization processes of the New Development Bank and strengthening investment ties between BRICS countries.
The Energy and the Green Economy Working Group focused on the security, affordability and sustainability of the energy supply, while the Agricultural Cooperation and the Skills Development Working Groups’ representatives spoke of the need to enhance the innovation and high-technological processes in BRICS countries.
The idea to create a BRICS Rating Agency was also brought up at the meeting.
All participants of the meeting expressed their content with the work done and stressed the need to carry on with joint work and dialogue between the five countries.
Established in 2013, the BRICS Business Council serves as a platform for boosting economic, trade, business and investment ties among the five member states’ business communities.
The heads of the council’s working groups report on the results of their cooperation throughout the year and outline future plans and areas of collaboration.
Following the BRICS Business Council, delegations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will head to the Russian city of Ufa for the 7th BRICS Summit on July 8-9.
Since December 2013 there have been a rash of unusual deaths among workers at JPMorgan Chase, including alleged leaps from buildings and two separate alleged murder-suicides in New Jersey.
JPMorgan’s European Headquarters at 25 Bank Street, London Where Technology Executive Gabriel Magee Died on Jan 27 or Jan 28, 2014
A noteworthy number of the deaths have been among technology workers. With the exception of Julian Knott, who was a high level technology expert for JPMorgan in both London and later at the firm’s high tech Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey, all of the individuals were under 40. (See names and incidents below.)
Last Thursday, 29-year old Thomas Hughes allegedly took his life by jumping from a luxury apartment building at 1 West Street in Manhattan. According to Hughes’ resume at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), he had previously interned at JPMorgan Chase, as well as held jobs at Citigroup and UBS after graduation from Northwestern University.
Hughes was employed at investment bank, Moelis & Company LLC, at the time of his death. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and UBS pleaded guilty to criminal felony charges for conspiring to rig markets the week prior to Hughes’ alleged leap from the building.
The fact that JPMorgan Chase holds an estimated $179 billion in life insurance on its workers, and in some cases, prior workers, whose death benefit pays to the bank not the family of the employee, has raised concerns of more than just trading conspiracies at JPMorgan Chase.
Now, according to Sarah Butcher at EFinancialCareers, at least two executives at JPMorgan have forbidden their technology workersfrom explaining exactly what they do at the bank on their LinkedIn profiles. One tech worker imagines that it’s a plot to restrict their ability to market their skills to prospective competitors as JPMorgan moves tech workers from the glitter of London to cheaper corporate digs in Bournemouth, England or Glasgow, Scotland. Says one worker, according to Butcher,
“We’ve been joking that the plan is to make us technologists invisible in the market and then forcing us to move to Bournemouth or Glasgow.”
JPMorgan Chase could have other reasons for restricting information as to just what its tech workers are up to. There are ongoing lawsuits and investigations across Wall Street into the use of computerised trading to rig markets.
In his annual shareholders’ letter in 2014, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, said the firm had;
“Nearly 30,000 programmers, application developers and information technology employees who keep our 7,200 applications, 32 data centers, 58,000 servers, 300,000 desk-tops and global network operating smoothly for all our clients.”
“More software developers than Google, and more technologists than Microsoft… we get to build things at scale that have never been done before.”
One thing that JPMorgan has never before done in its 200-year history is to plead guilty to a criminal felony.
That occurred on May 20 while the bank was still under a two-year probation and a deferred prosecution agreement for two felony counts in aiding and abetting the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. It’s certainly a bank worth keeping an eye on – from many levels.
Following are the names of individuals who, at the time of their death or previously, were employed by JPMorgan Chase and experienced unusual deaths since December 2013. With the exception of the Knotts, all of the individuals were under 40 at their time of death – a striking statistic.
The following list is re-published with respect to those whom have passed on under such unfortunate circumstances; and may they rest in peace.
Joseph M. Ambrosio, age 34, of Sayreville, New Jersey, passed away on December 7, 2013 at Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He was employed as a Financial Analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase in Menlo Park. On March 18, 2014, Wall Street On Parade learned from an immediate member of the family that Joseph M. Ambrosio died suddenly from Acute Respiratory Syndrome.
Jason Alan Salais, 34 years old, died December 15, 2013 outside a Walgreens in Pearland, Texas. A family member confirmed that the cause of death was a heart attack. According to the LinkedIn profile for Salais, he was engaged in Client Technology Service “L3 Operate Support” and previously “FXO Operate L2 Support” at JPMorgan. Prior to joining JPMorgan in 2008, Salais had worked as a Client Software Technician at SunGard and a UNIX Systems Analyst at Logix Communications.
Gabriel Magee, 39,died on the evening of January 27, 2014 or the morning of January 28, 2014. Magee was discovered at approximately 8:02 a.m. lying on a 9th level rooftop at the Canary Wharf European headquarters of JPMorgan Chase at 25 Bank Street, London. Hisspecific area of specialty at JPMorgan was “Technical architecture oversight for planning, development, and operation of systems for fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives.” A coroner’s inquest in London, which relied heavily on information provided by JPMorgan Chase, determined the cause of death to be suicide.
Ryan Crane, age 37, died February 3, 2014, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. The Chief Medical Examiner’s eventually ruled that the cause of death was ethanol toxicity/accident. Crane was an Executive Director involved in trading at JPMorgan’s New York office. Crane’s death on February 3 was not reported by any major media until February 13, ten days later, when Bloomberg News ran a brief story.
Dennis Li (Junjie), 33 years old, died February 18, 2014 as a result of a purported fall from the 30-story Chater House office building in Hong Kong where JPMorgan occupied the upper floors. Li is reported to have been an accounting major who worked in the finance department of the bank.
Kenneth Bellando, age 28, was found outside his East Side Manhattan apartment building on March 12, 2014. The building from which Bellando allegedly jumped was only six stories – by no means ensuring that death would result. The young Bellando had previously worked for JPMorgan Chase as an analyst and was the brother of JPMorgan employee John Bellando, who was referenced in the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ report on how JPMorgan had hid losses and lied to regulators in the London Whale derivatives trading debacle that resulted in losses of at least $6.2 billion.
Andrew Jarzyk, age 27, went missing in the early hours of March 30, 2014 after leaving friends at a supper club in Hoboken, New Jersey. His body was recovered from the Hudson River in Hoboken on April 28, 2014. According to police, there were no signs of trauma to the body. Jarzyk was employed at PNC Financial at the time of his disappearance. He had worked previously as a technology intern at JPMorgan.
The bodies of Julian Knott and his wife, Alita, ages 45 and 47, respectively, were discovered by police on July 6, 2014 at approximately 1:12 a.m. in their home in the Lake Hopatcong section of Jefferson Township. After a two-day investigation, police announced that they believed Julian Knott shot his wife repeatedly and then took his own life with the same gun. Knott had worked on JPMorgan computer networks in London since 2001, initially as a subcontractor for Computer Science Corporation and, later, IBM.
Knott formally joined JPMorgan Chase at its London operations in January 2006 and remained there until 2010 when he transferred to JPMorgan’s large complex in Columbus, Ohio and rose to the rank of Technical Director of Global Tier 3 Network Operations. Knott was transferred again in 2012 and began work in JPMorgan’s high tech Global Network Operations Center in Whippany, New Jersey. Six months before his death he was promoted to Executive Director.
Michael A. Tabacchi, 27 years old, and his wife, Iran Pars Tabacchi (who also went by the name Denise) were discovered dead on Friday evening, February 7, 2015 in their home in Closter, New Jersey. Their infant son was in the home and unharmed. A text message from the home had been sent to the father of Michael Tabacchi asking him to come to the home, according to media reports.
The father found the couple. On the very evening the bodies were discovered, before any autopsy had been performed, Bergen County, New Jersey Prosecutor John Molinelli characterized the deaths in a tweet as a “probable murder suicide.” Michael Tabacchi’s LinkedIn profile lists him previously as an Operations Analyst at JPMorgan with the current JPMorgan title of Associate.
Thomas J. Hughes, age 29, was found dead on May 28, 2015 outside his residence at 1 West St., Manhattan. A spokeswoman for the NYPD said his injuries were “consistent with a fall from an elevated location.” Hughes’ death came the week after JPMorgan Chase, Citi, and UBS each pleaded guilty to criminal felony charges of engaging in a conspiracy to rig markets. Hughes had worked for all three firms previously. He was currently employed at the investment bank, Moelis & Company LLC.
Man Rebuked For Claiming To Be 'Fictional Entity' In Court July 9 2015 | From: NewZealandHerald
A man who fell off a moped and said his identity was a fiction created by the State has been rebuked for trying to be "funny" in an unusual court judgement. [For a start, the headline is misleading. He wasn't claiming to be a fictional entity rather that the so called 'State' has created one and assigned it to him which is perfectly true].
Malcolm France fell off his moped in Auckland and refused to give his name and address to police, who later found out he had no licence and was banned from driving.
While it has become clear to many that the admiralty / maritime law system that has been imposed upon us by the imperial corporations run by the "elite" are clearly an absolute legal farce; the precise measures by which these circumstances must be challenged and exposed are still unclear to some.
While some approaches have proven to be successful, such undertakings must be considered very carefully indeed as there are those within 'the system' who are very much aware of, and part of the current legal 'reality' and who have vested interests in maintaining the status quo. And many "freeman" efforts have had terribly unfortunate outcomes for some brave people with the best of intentions; operating with incorrect information and / or procedures.
There are also many clueless bureaucrats who will do what is prescribed to them no matter what. And then there are those 'at the top' - who know and understand what they are part of; whether
doing so willingly, under duress; as sellouts - or a combination thereof.]
A man who fell off a moped and said his identity was a fiction created by the State has been rebuked for trying to be "funny" in an unusual court judgement.
Malcolm France fell off his moped in Auckland and refused to give his name and address to police, who later found out he had no licence and was banned from driving.
Following a lengthy court battle, in which he appeared in court claiming to be someone else who was acting on his behalf, France was rebuked by judges who were unimpressed by his "frivolous behaviour", and described it as a "mischievous attempt to avoid or overturn a conviction", in a Court of Appeal decision released today.
France said he was angry about the decision and planned to appeal it again. He said he was quite serious about the argument he had put forward in court.
"I'm quite angry to be honest. It proves my point that when people want to oppose what the state is doing ... the state will use all its force and might to protect itself."
France said the decision was not about justice because he claimed he had no legal responsibility to hold a driver's licence, because he rejected any authority the state of New Zealand held over him.
"I no longer accept the Government as lawful and valid."
This issue was a symbolic stand against his larger crusade against the state, Mr France said.
"This is a starting point of opposing the Government because the Government is actually being malicious and trying to harm me," he said.
He said he had no intention to pay the fines.
"I'm going to find out my next avenue [to appeal], probably the Supreme Court."
France famously attacked Act Party candidate John Boscawen with a lamington in 2009, squashing the delicacy on the politician's head during a speech.
After the cake attack, some activists referred to him as Lamington Steele. Following the moped incident, France was charged with driving while forbidden and failing to provide information. He was convicted, fined and ordered to pay court costs in October 2013.
The Court of Appeal said France had filed an affidavit, apparently claiming he was Malcolm Freeman, possessing "a right of attorney, someone to represent Mr France".
According to the Court of Appeal, France began interrupting the district court and forced an adjournment as the Justices of the Peace and a security officer sought to establish his identity.
It's understood France supported the Freeman-on-the-Land movement. Such a 'Freeman' can be someone in a common law jurisdiction who refused to give consent to be governed and said no statutory obligations applied to them, according to one Freeman's website.
France was declined a re-hearing in the District Court and filed a notice of appeal in the High Court.
"Mr France appeared in support of both appeals, but claiming he was Malcolm-Daniel, the man acting for Mr France," the Court of Appeal said.
"He contended Mr France was a fictional entity, created by the state. He claimed Mr France was neither driving nor travelling on the moped (he called it the 'travelling apparatus') involved in the incident on 29 June 2013."
Justice Brendan Brown dismissed France's first appeal.
"He was unable to detect, in the nonsensical argument Mr France had put to him on appeal, any question of law of sufficient general or public importance to warrant a second appeal," the Court of Appeal said.
France then went to the Court of Appeal, but that court said there were procedural errors in France's application , which was filed seven months' late.
The Court of Appeal said France offered an incomprehensible explanation for the delay. It said France appeared to be drawing a distinction between himself and the affiant (affidavit-maker) who was referred to as "Malcolm Daniel AR".
"...This matter was appealed not by Mr France but by the Affiant, - the living man - in the form of leave of court/writ of error to be taken to a common law court," France told the Court of Appeal.
The Court of Appeal judges were unimpressed.
"The courts are vexed by the occasional person who pretends not to be who he - or she - is. Some of these people may have a genuine identity crisis, but more usually they are engaged in a mischievous attempt to avoid or overturn a conviction. These people may think they are funny or clever, but they are not," the court said in a newly-released judgement.
"Courts are busy and serious places, and judges are busy people. This sort of frivolous behaviour is not wanted in courts."
France could not immediately be reached for comment.
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