L'Autre Monde 10 juin 2010: Dans le la-la land et le chaos fabriqué 2/2
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L'Autre Monde 10 juin 2010
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Au programme cette semaine, 10 juin 2010:
Émission bourrée d'informations: Économie et le prochain crash, conflits éventuels dans le monde pour détourner l'attention des populations des vrais responsables des multitudes de crises fabriquées, Israël et la flottille de la liberté, Palestine, Irak, Iran, Pakistan, Liban, Syrie, militarisme dans le monde, mise à jour du dossier de la catastrophe pétrolière, le la-la land et le monde à l'envers, les armes nucléaires, les glaces qui prennent de l'expansion ainsi que la couverture de neige, les magouilles internationales et plus!
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The director of a Turkish think tank says
Recall that it was the PKK that launched a rocket attack on the Turkish naval facility just as
Turkish warplanes launched a series of cross-border air raids against suspected Kurdish separatist fighters in northern
Turkish warplanes on Thursday bombed dozens of Kurdish rebel targets in neighbouring northern
That objective is to destroy the leadership of the Taliban and Al-Qa’eda. They believe they can’t do that with drone strikes, or at least drone strikes alone. The drone strikes are politically unpopular, and even some serious COIN bloggers criticize the program bitterly. Basically, they’re looking for an excuse to do something more than drone strikes in
" The U.S. military is reviewing options for a unilateral strike in Pakistan in the event that a successful attack on American soil is traced to the country’s tribal areas, according to senior military officials.[...]
This site has been predicting that we may well see the presence of US troops inside
Unfortunately, that prediction, based on the current mind-set of the White House, and Pentagon, may very well come to pass in the not too distant future.
Rather than actually fix the fundamental infrastructure problems which make insurgency against the government look attractive to some, the Pakistani government and military officials have decided instead to look the other way while the
Those looking the other way have been well-compensated by the
The fury the Pakistani people at both their government's compensated refusal to stop the
And that will be the moment the
At least six people have been killed and seven injured after a Nato convoy was attacked just outside
About 15 fighters fired machine guns and threw grenades before torching the trucks carrying military vehicles for Nato forces in
The United Nations Security Council has agreed on a resolution to impose a new round of sanctions on
Remember what I said about it being
Then there is the attack on the aid fleet in international waters, which while it did provoke a lot of impolite noises from the United Nations, was halted in its tracks by the usual
So here we are a week later; the bodies of the slain aid workers are in the ground and the United Nations is back on track trying to legitimize yet another United States invasion of yet another nation that Israel hates, justifying it with the same old lies about a non-existent nuclear threat from a nation that has not attacked us, or indeed anyone for two hundred years.
So, you tell me; who ACTS like they are the center of the New World Order?
The UN Security Council has voted in favour of fresh sanctions against
The council voted 12 to two, with one abstention, in favour of a fourth round of sanctions, including tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms embargo.
"Nothing will change," he said.
I moved this from a member post to a regular post because I wanted to add the following observations.
Remember what I said below about
By going along with the sanctions,
That means Obama and
3. The US Government's total abandonment of American citizens and a US-flagged ship in their haste to protect
4. The collapsing economy.
5. The Gulf Oil disaster.
By going along with the new sanctions,
Shah Mat! (Checkmate) Obama. The King (more accurately his party) is TOAST!
A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”.
US officials sought on Tuesday to separate the two issues and said they are still actively pursuing a fourth round of punitive measures against
The US and
But what one can see and feel and hear here in the US is the Israeli-driven corporate propaganda machine starting its completely predictable rant about how Turkey's aid workers who were on those ships, and the charity which financed them, are terrorists, and affiliated with Hamas, Hezbullah, Syria, and Iran.
There are two possible scenarios here, both, unfortunately leading to some kind of military confrontation with
The first is some military confrontation between
The second is as follows: the timetable for the passage of sanctions has been set by the
It is appearing that there will be some kind of military attack against
The Canadian Press
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Canada may keep a military presence in Afghanistan after its combat mission ends next year in order to strengthen the country's national security forces, an all-party House of Commons committee on the conflict says.
The Canadian Forces is scheduled to end the combat mission in July 2011, but there have been persistent calls from NATO for Canada to maintain a small non-combat military presence that would help in the ongoing — and often frustrating — effort to train local soldiers and police officers.
May 18, 2010 - -WASHINGTON, May 17, 2010 (IPS) - The U.S. Senate is moving forward with a 59-billion-dollar spending bill, of which 33.5 billion dollars would be allocated for the war in Afghanistan.
However, some experts here in
"We're making all of the same mistakes the Soviets made during their time in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, and they left in defeat having accomplished none of their purposes," Michael Intriligator, a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, said Monday at a half-day conference hosted by the New America Foundation and Economists for Peace and Security.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda Bilmes estimated that the long-term costs - taking into account the costs of taking care of wounded soldiers and rebuilding the military - of the war in
Intriligator suggested that a similar calculation for the costs of the war in
"Why are we putting money into
The Army is planning to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern
The project is one of many in the Obama administration, as it seeks billions in budget increases to counter expanded terror threats from abroad. It also comes as thousands of
One has to wonder how much that one hundred million could do here at home to improve our country's crumbling infrastructure.
However, looking at the size of this investment, it is pretty safe to say that the
In what is rapidly becoming the ultimate example of a mission that grows to exceed whatever resources it is given, the Pentagon’s latest report on
One has to wonder just where those additional troops will come from without the reinstitution of a draft in the
Obama, through his escalation of troop strength here, has made this war his war; I wouldn't bet against him reinstituting some kind of national draft at some point.
The massive suicide bombing that ripped through a NATO convoy in
The attack demonstrated the failure of more than eight years of US-led occupation, not to mention that of the puppet government of President Hamid Karzai, to secure even the center of the Afghan capital. It also marked a grim milestone for American forces, bringing the total number killed in action in “Operation Enduring Freedom” to the 1,000 mark.
Two years ago a joke was being circulated on the Runet that a heroin producer has recognized its distributor’s independence. It was about
Kosovo has since become a transit point for drugs, channelled from Asia to
When there is control of drug trafficking, there is also control of where the drugs wind up.
Our bad, but we meant well!
"The year before last, four kilograms of opium was sold for US$200, but now that weight fetches up to $1,000," the farmer from Nad Ali in southern
"Opium production is increasing this year because the price is high and eradication programs are not as active as last year," he told the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. "A lot of people are now growing in the desert." Mohammad Hussein Andiwal, who until mid-2008 was
"Beside an increase in opium prices, cultivation has also been boosted by other factors like growing administrative corruption in
A mystery disease infecting opium poppies in
The disease has led authorities to expect a "significant" reduction in opium production this year, with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) saying this week that the output could fall by up to 25 percent.
Oh dear what will the US drug lords do now! :)
It will be inyteresting to see the same US Government that worked so hard to justofy allowing the opium to grow to now justify spending
I still think that the Russians may have done this when the
Good for the Russians!
Afghan government officials today confirmed that an overnight NATO shooting in the
NATO confirmed the shooting but was quick to insist that two of the children were (ahem...) “known insurgents” and the other two were (rolling eyes) “suspected insurgents.” Initial claims said the attack came at a “checkpoint” but later it was revealed the vehicle was on the open road and simply hadn’t stopped when a military convoy flashed its lights at them.
Hundreds of protesters brandished sticks, threw stones and burned an American flag Friday in eastern
The Afghans "do not hate us because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing their brothers, sons, wives, daughters, and friends in the name of "pacifying" the country enough to enable the installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil for private profit.
The official statement reads largely the same as the others do. “An individual with a weapon” is spotted during the raid and after being determined a threat “was shot and killed.” Other than a protest in Jalalabad nothing was unusual.
A car carrying an Afghan police officer and three teenagers was blasted with machine gun fire by NATO troops on Monday, allegedly because it came "too close" to a convoy traveling along a highway in the eastern province of Khost. All four occupants were killed.
After protests by the local Khost authorities and Afghan president Hamid Karzai, the ISAF admitted that all four were civilians and that no weapons had been found in the vehicle. According to the father of two of the boys who were killed, the teenagers were returning from a volleyball game.
The American military presence in
"What have the Americans done with all that waste?"
The short answer is, we have left that waste which is going to poison the countryside - and the people - of
German soldiers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves - in the form of a badge that protests their country's involvement in the war in
Some troops have taken to wearing the cloth accessory that states - ironically - 'I fight for Merkel' in a bid to persuade the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to explain exactly what they are fighting and dying for.
Four more troops were killed, and five badly injured, in
To the German men and women serving their military in
This is because our American military are fighting for precisely the same reasons you are.
This war has absolutely nothing to do with security, for
So the massed military presence in
It has everything to do with two very specific outcomes which were expected from the invasion and occupation of this country, and both for private profit.
The first was to "pacify" the Afghan people enough to install the pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil. Almost 9 years on, the country is still far too unstable to have this happen.
The second was to control the drug trade from which so many profit so handsomely. This outcome has succeeded magnificently.
In fact, it has succeeded to the point where the Russian government has complained about the cheap Afghani heroin which is currently flooding
So in summation, what you and your colleagues are fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying for, are:
1. The installation of pipelines with which to control Eurasian oil, and:
2. Control of the drug trade, which, by the way, the Taliban had almost completely eradicated.
A NATO summit in
Amazingly, initial indications are that the “exit strategy” won’t involve actually removing any troops, but instead will hand over select provinces to the Karzai government while keeping the NATO troops there too for support. This “handover” is expected to last decades, though officials were quick to note it was “not calendar-driven.”
The public announcement has yet to come, but it looks as though the big winner in the strategy is President Karzai, as NATO civilian chief Mark Sedwill ’s comments suggested the alliance will basically shrug off his government’s massive corruption, apparently in the hope that it will eventually grow into a responsible regime.
NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that no exit strategy could involve a “run for the exits,” and there seems to be no danger of that, as the alliance’s plan seems to cement NATO’s presence as an occupying power over much of
Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s half brother Wali has been the source of no small controversy over the past several years. Simultaneously one of the most corrupt and influential politicians in the nation, reportedly a key player in the drug trade and on the CIA payroll, Wali Karzai has come under renewed scrutiny as NATO’s attention has turned to his stronghold of Kandahar.
Nearly three years into
So much for
The sole power generator in the Gaza Strip has completely closed down, the head of the electric company announced Saturday, following a day of unheeded warnings that a humanitarian crisis was at hand.
Walid Sa'd Sayel, who also heads the
In a statement, Sayel termed the energy crisis "catastrophic," insisting that relevant authorities "rescue the Gazans, who are human beings first and foremost, and they rely on power as much as they need water and air. Without action, we face a humanitarian disaster of unprecedented scale."
The world will watch and do...absolutely nothing.
According to Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom, the military may escalate beyond the air strikes and launch another ground invasion of the Gaza Strip “in the near future.”
This is what
And they are ready to kill any and all Palestinians they believe are standing in their way on "their" land.
And what does the international community do? It plays deaf, dumb, and blind, as this slow genocide continues, and does nothing.
The United Nations nuclear agency is expected to discuss
It is the first time since 1991 that
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from
"It's regarded as a bit of a coup that they managed after 19 years of trying to get a discussion about
We'll see if this dialogue actually takes place. But if it does, it will be a positive step forward.
And hopefully, it will wake the American public up to the reality that ever since the Symington Amendment was passed, every single cent of
The Symington Amendment stipulates that the
Northern council heads met Sunday with Northern Command Chief Gadi Eisenkot on the backdrop of this week's wide-scale home front command drill and the heightened state of alert declared by Hezbollah, and asked the Israel Defense Forces to convey a clear and calming message to the public during the days of the exercise.
"I hope this summer will be hot only in terms of its weather, and not in terms of war," said Hatzor Haglilit Mayor Shimon Swisa. Eisenkot, on his part, said that the IDF was prepared for an all-out war within hours.
I would feel infinitely more comfortable had Northern Command Chief Eisenkot made the statement that the IDF was prepared for an all-out peace within hours! :-)
But what Eisenkot is telegraphing is that
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Secret South African documents reveal that
Documents reveal how then-defence minister Shimon Perez tried to sell
This is the secret memo by South Africa's military chief of staff, General RF Armstrong, asking for nukes on the
This cover page of an ISSA (ISrael-South Africa agreement) meeting in
This document details the another ISSA meeting during which Botha says he needs the 'right payload' and Peres offers it in 'three sizes' (paragraph 10).
This is the cover page and two other pages from the secret military agreement between
In this letter, dated 11 November 1974, Peres says
There is no longer any "ambiguity" about
The US Government can no longer continue to pretend it does not know
At the very least, the US Congress must immediately halt all funding to
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the dispute over
Americans set to pay for them!
New reports say
According to a report published by United Press International,
The MEKO variant sought by the Tel Aviv regime costs an estimated $300 million.
The warship, with a range of 4,635 miles, can carry one medium-size helicopter and 24 weapons systems — 16 ship-to-shore and eight anti-ship missile launchers adapted to US weapons as well as air-defense missiles and automatic cannon.
Citing an unnamed Israeli source, the UPI report said that the Israeli navy would like even more Dolphins.
“Our ideal number would be nine — enough to ensure we have the necessary assets at sea to cover all relevant threats and targets,” UPI quoted the source as saying.
The expansion program, which will transform the regime’s navy into a deep-water navy, has provoked outrage among German opposition parties, including the Social Democrats, who say weapons should not be sent to “crisis zones.”
Whereas before the heightened Israeli army aggressions against these visibly unarmed farmers they would live on their land, at the very least daily visit and work on it, they are now resigned to rushed attempts at sowing and harvesting some of
Enforced mass starvation is a war crime.
Enforced mass starvation is a war crime.
Enforced mass starvation is a war crime.
Despite Israeli guarantees to the International Community, the Israeli Authorities are still obstructing the entry of medicine and medical equipment to the besieged Gaza Strip. The last time medicine was allowed into
Israeli army bulldozers reportedly destroyed several water pipes as they attempted to block the main road from the Adh-Dhahiriya village to
In an aggravation of Israeli policy of home demolitions, a house and two shops were razed in the Central West Bank
Congressman Adam Schiff hosted a "Members Only" meeting of the 'Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus' in the US House of Representatives this morning in the CVC Congressional Meeting Room with Jordan's King Abdullah II.
According to one attendee in the session, "the King's message was sobering."
King Abdullah seemed significantly concerned that conflict was about to break out again between
Israeli President Shimon Peres has accused
There is, of course, no evidence that such missiles have been sent by
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says
"We are concerned with the broadening nature of cooperation between
OK, Mr. "That Greek, Anonymous": show the American people the proof!
If you actually had the proof, rather than regurgitating the accusations against Syria straight from Tel Aviv, you would be shrieking it from the rooftops, and would have no problem letting the American people who precisely who you are.
But you don't, so you can't.
Doubts are growing within the
I get a sense that the Intelligence agencies realize that allowing
According to the
The warning was reportedly delivered to
Look for some kind of Israeli false flag operation in
The reason behind increasing tensions in the Israel-Syria arena broke last week in a report in Kuwaiti newspaper, al-Rai, that the Syrian military trained members of Hezbollah in how to fire advanced Scud ballistic missiles.
If it is true that "Syrian military trained members of Hezbollah in how to fire advanced Scud ballistic missiles", it does not mean that the missile themselves have been delivered to the Hezbollah in
But it appears that
Though they have admitted once again that they still haven’t actually got any proof that any such thing happened, the US State Department insisted today that “all options are on the table” with respect to retaliating against Syria over its alleged delivery of Scud missiles to Hezbollah.
Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Feltman says the State Department has “really, really serious concern” about the report, and said if
Iran will "cut off Israel's feet" if the Jewish state attacks Damascus, Iranian Vice President Mohammad Rida Rahimi vowed on Friday at the end of a two-day visit to key regional ally Syria.
"We will stand alongside
I have to wonder if
Israeli troops fired at least two flares over southern
A U.S.-based think tank has issued a report saying that a new
If hostilities do in fact break out, writes David Schenker of The Washington Institute, “fighting could take on a regional dimension not seen since 1973.” The prediction comes in response to reports that
US President Barack Obama reassured Jewish American leaders Thursday that his administration's commitment to Israel remains "unshakable," despite recent tension between Jerusalem and Washington over a moratorium on Jewish construction in the West Bank.
Dr. Kass’ position and access inevitably raise a number of questions. Her appointment is somewhat unseemly, which even the Air Force appeared to recognize when it removed her bio from the website. To challenge Dr. Kass’s position is not to question her academic credentials and intelligence or even her ability or integrity, but it is not unreasonable to ask why the Pentagon would appoint to a sensitive position someone who was born, raised, and served at a senior level with the armed forces in a foreign country.
Upon reading this, the hair on the back of my neck is standing up straight, and tap-dancing.
The Jewish Defence League of Canada is planning on setting up shop in
Meir Weinstein, the league’s national director, claims there is a “disturbing trend” of racial tension between Arabs and Jews in
And now we know why there was an attack outside a
As a side note, the JDL is listed as a terror group here in the
The Shepherd’s Granddaughter, by Canadian author Anne Laurel Carter, tells the story of Amani, a young teenage girl living outside a Palestinian village in the
It has sold 10,000 copies in total in
Although the book was published in 2008, it was chosen this year by the Ontario Library Association as one of 10 finalists for the Red Maple Award, a program intended to foster reading skills for students.
The winning novel will be announced at a ceremony in
Critics feel the novel — told from the Palestinian viewpoint with characters’ opinions about the conflict ranging from peaceful resistance to militancy, with Amani choosing non-violence — could result in discrimination.
The Jewish Tribune recently wrote an article about the novel quoting hurtful comments made toward Jews on Goodreads.com.
“One book by itself is never going to make any child any sort of bigot. Along with other things though, yes, it could. I don’t think that’s a process that the schools should be helping along,” said Brian Henry, a parent in
He says schools should be “a politics-free zone.”
According to the twisted logic of the zionist ‘mind’ it’s OK for Canadian schoolchildren to be exposed to sexually explicit ad campaigns promoting tourism to Israel, BUT a book depicting the real life of a young Palestinian child ‘must be removed from reading lists and libraries’.
Critics feel the novel — told from the Palestinian viewpoint with characters’ opinions about the conflict ranging from peaceful resistance to militancy, with Amani choosing non-violence — could result in discrimination.
Non-violence could result in discrimination? Probably so…… discrimination against a state apparatus that thrives on violence, especially against Palestinian children.
Perhaps because the book speaks the truth?
“I think it sends an incredibly destructive message to young people, to say we live in a country where we’re OK with book banning, and book removal, and censorship.”
DON’T LET ZIO MIND CONTROL DESTROY YOUR CHILDREN’S MINDS….
An award-winning book about a Palestinian girl whose family suffers at the hands of Israeli settlers will remain in
Article on this can be read HERE
Customs officials said Thursday they already have confiscated about 10 iPads since
National standards my astrolabe!
As we noted earlier this week,
The country is so serious about this ban that it's confiscating iPads at airports.
The initial story was that the
That story was preposterous.
Junior Foreign Affairs minister Peter Kent is suggesting
His office says Mr. Kent, the minister of state for Foreign Affairs of the
Can we presume that Mr. Kent's and Mr. Harper's children will be the first to volunteer to go?
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu thinks the world should immediately slap oil sanctions on
Netanyahu didn't really elaborate, but for unilateral sanctions to really be effective, they would require a naval blockade -- an act of war.
And a war against Iran is precisely what Netanyahu wants to have happen here; as long as it is the Americans doing the fighting, dying, and getting maimed to "neutralize" yet another one of Israel's "existential threats" in the region - which includes just about every one of its neighbors!
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 was amended by the Symington Amendment (Section 669 of the FAA) in 1976. It banned
do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
The Glenn Amendment (Section 670) was later adopted in 1977, and provided the same sanctions against countries that acquire or transfer nuclear reprocessing technology or explode or transfer a nuclear device. This provision, as amended, is now contained in Section 102 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
The entire Apollo Moon program cost only $25 billion.
Following is a list of United Nations Security Council resolutions directly critical of
Palestinian medical sources reported on Friday at night that 10 women and 15 children were hospitalized suffering severe effects of tear gas inhalation after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs into the lower floor a house in Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of
Local residents rushed to the house and managed to rescue the wounded women and children after pulling them through the windows of the gassed home.
Soldiers violently attacked and beat Manal and Nariman after kidnapping them during the nonviolent weekly protest against settlements and illegal settler violations. Manal is a mother of four children, and so is Nariman.
The soldiers of the IDF must feel when they injure women and kids, because they do it so consistently!
And a memo to Israeli political leadership: if you don't want your soldiers to look like war criminals, stop the IDF from committing the kinds of atrocities which make them look like war criminals, as in the beating of these women.
In the 21st century, the IDF can no longer hide even one of these incidents anymore.
The Israeli army invaded our neighborhood at 1:30 AM Tuesday morning waking up my mother, wife and sister. Heavily-armed soldiers blocked roads during “the operation”. When my family opened the door, they demanded to see me. They were told I have already left to the
“The year 2009 was the quietest for Israelis from the security point of view and the most violent for the Palestinians from the point of view of attacks by settlers in the
Thousands of French protesters have rallied against the import of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories.
Monday's demonstration comes less then a month after the European Union's Court of Justice ruled that Israeli goods made in Jewish settlements in the occupied
The Association for Civil Rights in
The groups' statement ignores and denies the violent nature of the weekly actions at Bilin and Naalin, which began five years ago and have, in one case, caused an IDF soldier to lose an eye.
As reported on 11 Feb
" Opponents of
The move comes 2 1/2 years after
Weekly protests near Bilin have become a symbol of the Palestinians' struggle against the barrier's encroachment on
So just how bad is the
? Well, the truth is that sometimes it is hard to put into words. We have squandered the great wealth left to us by our forefathers, we have almost totally dismantled the world's greatest manufacturing base, we have shipped millions of good jobs overseas and we have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of mankind.
We have taken the greatest free enterprise economy that was ever created and have turned it into a gigantic house of cards delicately balanced on a never-ending spiral of paper money and debt. For decades, all of this paper money and debt has enabled us to enjoy the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the bills are coming due and the party is nearly over.
Thousands of people are set to begin losing jobless benefits when an extension of unemployment insurance expires next week. A 65 percent subsidy for health insurance benefits for the unemployed under the COBRA program also expires.
The benefits extensions are part of a sweeping package of unfinished business that lawmakers had hope to complete before their Memorial Day recess to avoid the embarrassment of letting them lapse before going on vacation. Efforts to pass short-term extensions to buy time were doomed to fail since they would require the agreement of all 100 senators.
So, there you have it; for this Congress, the American people are expendable.
However, these illegal and immoral wars without end, ultimately waged for private profit and which have no real support among this country's citizens, must be fed with billions of taxpayer dollars.
A potential summer of discontent may well morph into a summer of uncontainable rage against this government.
The only question is, what shape that rage will take.
Fears that the effects of a government debt crisis could wind up pushing Europe into a severe downturn sent the
The S&P /TSX composite index dropped 201.97 points to
THE Greek government has been advised by British economists to leave the euro and default on its €300 billion (£255 billion) debt to save its economy.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), a London-based consultancy, has warned Greek ministers they will be unable to escape their debt trap without devaluing their own currency to boost exports. The only way this can happen is if
Greek politicians have played down the prospect of abandoning the euro, which could lead to the break-up of the single currency.
“So part of the package of leaving the euro must be to convert the debt into the new domestic currency unilaterally.”
McWilliams called the move “virtually inevitable” and said other members may follow.
“The only question is the timing,” he said. “The other issue is the extent of contagion.
“Could this be the last weekend of the single currency? Quite possibly, yes.”
The globalist agenda takes another kneecapping!
The dollar's recent strength has been explained by most market analysts as a result of the euro weakness rather than any fundamental support for the greenback. In fact, a closer look at the dollar's chart - particularly the dollar index - suggests the currency may be primed for a collapse.
Richard Russell, the famous writer of the Dow Theory Letters, has a chilling line in today's note:
Do your friends a favor. Tell them to "batten down the hatches" because there's a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don't need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won't recognize the country. They'll retort, "How the dickens does Russell know -- who told him?" Tell them the stock market told him.
The fact is that I've been seeing deterioration in the stock market
ever since early-April, and this in the face of improving business
news. The D-J Industrial Average is composed of 30 internationally
known top-quality blue-chip stocks. These are 30 of "
companies." If Barron's is so bullish on the future of
biggest companies, then why isn't the Dow advancing to new highs?
Clearly something is wrong. But what could it be? Much as I love
Barron's, I trust the stock market more. If I read the stock market
correctly, it's telling me that there is a surprise ahead. And that
surprise will be a reversal to the downside for the economy, plus a
collection of other troubles ahead.
Another deflationary wave of global credit strains, heralded by the Greek debt crisis, will broadly punish riskier assets, technical analyst Robert Prechter said on Friday.
Investors should opt for the safest possible investments, putting their money in very short-term Treasury bills or cash, he said, reiterating this long-expressed preference based on the expectation of long-term economic weakness.
Yesterday we disclosed that the reason for numerous SNB interventions in the EURCHF was due to billions in deposits rushing out of
A quick look at the trading pattern of the GBPCHF shows that it is now
The result: a 300 pip move in the GBPCHF as the SNB rushes to put out this particular capital flight fire. Too bad it only succeeded for about 12 hours. The run on the bank (to another bank) in
A plan to privatize the UK's motorway network, giving toll firms access to large swaths of road, would take place under the guise of paying down the government's debt, British media reported Tuesday, citing a number of key officials who support the scheme, proposed to all major political parties by NM Rothschild, one of the world's oldest, most influential and little discussed investment banks, founded by the Rothschild family.
Business Secretary and UK Treasury Spokesman Vince Cable, quoted by The Daily Mail, said he was open to the idea.
"'There is no ideological opposition to asset sales," he said, the paper reported. "If we can get good value for money for something, then we will look at it. There is undoubtedly potential for releasing an income stream from government assets. There are no inhibitions; we want value for money and we want income."
"Last year, Gordon Brown began the process of a fresh round of privatisations, announcing asset sales of £16billion, including the Tote, the Dartford Crossing and the student loan book," the Mail added.
Instead of drawing the tolls directly from motorists pocketbooks, the firms would draw up formulas that estimate the total number of drivers, which the government would then pay for in regular increments. Critics call the idea a "shadow toll," though it is seen as preferential compared to building new toll roads and electronic payment systems. The so-called "shadow toll" would also appear to be a possible route for deflecting the full brunt of an almost-certain public backlash.
Cable called the Rothschild plan "using assets more creatively," according to the Mail. Media reports estimated the sale of
"A spokesman at the Department for Transport said: 'It is not unusual for organisations to suggest ideas to government departments but ultimately all policy is decided by ministers and there are no plans to sell off a stake in the Highways Agency,'" the Times-Online added. "Rothschild declined to comment.
The paper continue: "The bank was behind many of the key privatisations of the 1980s and 1990s, including British Steel, British Gas and British Coal. It has close links to the Conservatives, having employed several senior Party figures including Lord Lamont, John Redwood and Lord Wakeham. Oliver Letwin, the former shadow chancellor, works there part-time."
The Rothschilds, a bane to many a conspiracy theorist's existence, are a centuries-old European banking dynasty that has exerted tremendous influence over European history and global economic affairs. Many critics of global banking institutions view the family as the driving force behind central banks that oversee the economies of virtually every modern industrialized nation on Earth.
A map of the holes in the bottom of the boat, a map of the corks, and a map of who is doing the pulling and pounding.
Hedge funds that made millions from the implosion of
What is happening in
First and above all, we express our full and unconditional solidarity with the people who are suffering from an austerity plan without precedent combined with contempt and an arrogance bordering on racism. The strikes and demonstrations are legitimate, and we support them. This is not the crisis of the Greek people, it is the crisis of the world capitalist system. What the Greek people are experiencing is revealing of today’s capitalism. The plan dictated by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) rides roughshod over the most elementary rules of democracy.
If this plan is implemented, it will result in a collapse of the economy and of peoples’ incomes without precedent in
The Greek debt crisis is the third tier of a more global crisis that began in the summer of
Our Demands, Our Alternatives
That is why we demand the cancellation of the Greek debt.
Eventually it will hit here in the
Every note put into circulation by a reserve bank, whether Federal or Euro, represents a loan at interest to the people. The moment that first note goes into circulation, more money is owed to the banks than actually exists. The loan can never ever be fully paid back.
The system "kites" along only if new borrowers are found to allow creation of new money which circulates through the economy and ultimately is used to pay the interest on the old money.
But since the new money is also created out of thin air as debt to the reserve banks, the debt still goes up, and still exceeds all the available cash, and still remains unpaid and unpayable.
As long as ever larger pools of new borrowers can be lured into borrowing (the "growth" of the economy), the system ticks along with the accumulating total debt being passed forward generation after generation. But the money to pay that debt does not exist and it never did. That is the tool of enslavement of the reserve system of banking and why the Founding Fathers avoided the creation of a private central bank in the young
But if a larger pool of borrowers cannot be found, then the cash flow needed to prop the pyramid up collapses taking the pyramid with it. This is what is happening even now. The governments and financial wizards can play with all the pretty graphs they want, but the main fact remains, unspoken, that the money to pay that debt does not exist and it never did.
The world's reserve economy is a boat with ten holes in the bottom and only five corks, and all the government and financial leaders know how to do is yank a cork from one hole and pound it into another in full view of the press cameras while shouting, "I am doing something about the problem!"
Massive general strikes by the Greek public sector will all but paralyse much of the country as Greek trade unions launch another 24-hour general protest against planned additional austerity measures.
The demonstration by some 20,000 people, who gathered in front of the government headquarters in capital
At least 42 nonfinancial companies and trade associations are lobbying the U.S. Congress to push back on proposals that regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market, the Wall Street Journal said on Friday.
"PLEEZE, Oh please please please keep the Casino OPEN a little while longer. Don't be like those NAZIs in
Kind of makes you wonder just how much of our economic system is being propped up with derivatives' looting?
Senior congressional Democrats and the Obama administration scrambled Wednesday to line up support for $23 billion in federal aid to avert an estimated 100,000 or more school layoffs in a brutal year for education budgets coast to coast.
As early as Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee expects to take up a bill that couples the school funding with spending for the
All the public money has been diverted to wars and more wars and weapons.
We may be seeing the beginning of the end of public education, and its complete privatization in the not too distant future.
Michel Chossudovsky on RT: austerity measures; volatile currencies; solutions as the cause of further collapse; attacks on the euro; war against savings with zero interest rates; increasing rates of poverty; crisis has not yet reached its climax
A telephone call between a financial adviser in
West Virginia was just one stop in a nationwide conspiracy in which financial advisers to municipalities colluded with Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Wachovia Corp. and 11 other banks.
This time, Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of real time fraud as quoted on the ticker tape; the more 'perfect quarters' and even more 'missing records' as the US government hands out tens of billions to TARP banks. In the second half of the show, Max interviews legendary investor Jim Rogers about the euro, naked short selling, and gold.
(*i beg your pardon , that was workers asked to return bonuses after 16 years)
The county is seeking to collect more than $39,000 from employees who received bonuses in their paychecks in 1994. Authorities blamed the overpayments on a payroll anomaly when the county adjusted employees’ payroll cycles.
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
At a recent Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal, co-founder with David Rockefeller of the Trilateral Commission and regular Bilderberg attendee Zbigniew Brzezinski warned that a “global political awakening,” in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.
Brzezinski explained that global political leadership had become “much more diversified unlike what it was until relatively recently,” noting the rise of
In other words, the global elite is infighting amongst itself and this is hampering efforts to rescue the agenda for global government, which seems to be failing on almost every front.
Brzezinski then explained another significant factor in that, “For the first time in all of human history mankind is politically awakened – that’s a total new reality – it has not been so for most of human history.”
Brzezinski continued, “The whole world has become politically awakened,” adding that all over the world people were aware of what was happening politically and were “consciously aware of global inequities, inequalities, lack of respect, exploitation.”
“Mankind is now politically awakened and stirring,” said Brzezinski, adding that this in combination with a fractured elite “makes it a much more difficult context for any major power, including currently the leading world power, the
During a subsequent question and answer session, Brzezinski was asked if he thought another organization should replace the United Nations as the de facto “one world government,” to which Brzezinski responded, “There should be such an organization,” before pointing out that the UN was not it in its current role.
As the text at the end of the video makes clear, Brzezinski’s admission that humanity has undergone a political awakening is not a positive development in the eyes of the elite.
In his 1970 book Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, Brzezinski wrote the following.
“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.”
The “elite” to which Brzezinski refers included many of those who were in attendance for his speech at the CFR meeting. The global political awakening which Brzezinski discussed represents part of the resistance to that very elite dominated society and the systems of control, subjugation and surveillance that they have imposed upon the human race in pursuit of a “more controlled society” and a one world government.
I guess Brzezinski doesn't read WRH because I have for years been pointing out that the internet has fundamentally changed the nature of the flow of informational in our society, and the rules that worked at the height of the cold war simply do not work any longer.
It appears as if the G20 summit in
This FFFC-Ottawa reads like another phony manufactured "terror" group created by the government to justify police-state measures.
I consider Wayne Hage one of the most intelligent men I ever met. On our very first visit he was explaining the World Bank, the International Monetary fund and how the world bankers planned on collateralizing the world debt with land. Not just the
During a recent speech at a conference of elitists in Zurich Switzerland, IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn called for the introduction of a global currency backed by a global central bank which would act as the “lender of last resort” in the event of a severe economic crisis, which would represent another lurch towards fascist centralization of power by financial terrorists busy exploiting the fiscal chaos they created in order to impose world government.
Stating that “crisis is an opportunity,” Strauss-Kahn said that globalists should exploit the financial chaos plaguing the world in order to push for “a new global currency issued by a global central bank”.
Strauss-Kahn said that this global currency would represent a “risk-free asset for the system independent of national currencies,” and that a “global central bank could also serve as a lender of last resort”.
The IMF chief is basically arguing for an expanded model of a system that is habitually used to swallow up and turn entire countries into debt slaves to the IMF.
Of course, the fact that global economic governance has proven to be fraught with instability in light of the euro crisis, with concerns about the single currency’s survival spreading like a virus as a result of the Greece disaster, is irrelevant to globalists, who are still trying to pose as the saviors with their “solution” of more centralization of power and more global governance, despite the fact that this is what caused the problem in the first place.
As we have previously highlighted, globalists are intent on exploiting the financial crisis to set up a ‘bank of the world’ that will be used to further centralize financial regulatory power and control over national economies for the administrative convenience of central bankers.
And all the pundits thought that the IMF would be on the hook for just €10 billion... The IMF has just announced that it is expanding its New Arrangement to Borrow (NAB) multilateral facility from its existing $50 billion by a whopping $500 billion (SDR333.5 billion), to $550 billion.
The big banks - such as JP Morgan - also benefit from foreign bailouts, such as the European bailout, as they are some of the largest creditors of the bailed out countries, and the bailouts allow them to get paid in full, instead of having to write down their foreign losses.
These are just a few of the secret bailouts programs the government is giving to the giant banks. There are many other bailout programs as well. If these bailouts and subsidies are added up, they amount to many tens - or perhaps even hundreds - of trillions of dollars.
And then there is the cost of debasing the currency in order to print money to fund these bailouts. The cost to the American citizen in less valuable dollars will be truly staggering.
Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, fears that
It does; a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest. The very nature of such a system guarantees that the debt to the private bank will always exceed the available money supply, enslaving the people and their government to that bank. By any reasonable definition, a private central bank issuing the public currency at interest is a pyramid scheme, doomed to collapse when it becomes impossible to draw more borrowers into the bottom to prop up the top, which is exactly what is happening right now.
Now that the Greek debt crisis has been "fixed" by a gigantic pile of more debt, many are wondering which European nation will be next to experience a massive debt crisis.
Increasingly, all eyes are turning to the
According to the most conservative estimates, the
If there’s going to be a European dream, they better start importing people or creating them.
Remember what I said about reserve banking systems being pyramid schemes that worked only so long as ever wider pools of new borrowers could be found to create new money with which to pay the interest on the old money?
Here is more proof! This article is essentially admitting that
If you ever wondered why there was little progress on population control, here is the reason. The entire banking system collapses (is collapsing now) when the population stops growing. Indeed this many be the reason nothing is being done about illegal immigration, because while the illegals may not pay taxes, they all get credit cards and car loans!
So they're wondering how the country managed to amount 300 billion euros of debt - what was that money spent on? Certainly not, they say, on public services or roads. The protestors have the impression that politicians robbed the country blind. With the former government, there was a corruption scandal every two months. So talk of wasted money is still rife. The former health minister ordered 16 million doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine, but only 400,000 were needed in the end.
I saw the slogan ‘plutocracy should pay for the crisis' - which pretty much sums up the feelings of the protestors."
Watch Paul Gogarty battle the tyranny of the Irish bailout machine.
This is another case of the general population being screwed by their own governments to enrich the bankers.
Several thousand pensioners demonstrated against proposed austerity measures on Wednesday in various Romanian cities, with scuffles erupting between retirees and police officers outside the president's office in the capital
This is another case of the general population being screwed by their own governments to enrich the bankers. And contrary to the bankers' whining about "Welfare Queens", what we are actually talking about are people who worked and paid into the system all their lives only to be told that the benefits they already paid for will not be forthcoming. The people of
Helgason and Karason were both very near the top of the Kaupthing chain-of-command and worked closely with former Director, Hreidar Mar Sigurdsson and Sigurdur Einarsson, the former Chairman of the Board. It is not yet known whether the Special Prosecutor will allow the pair to be released, or if he will request that the Reykjavik District Court remand them in custody, as happened with Sigurdsson and Magnus Gudmundsson (former CEO of Kaupthing Luxembourg), Visir.is reports.
Vigorously pursuing those allegedly responsible for
Taking to the streets of downtown
On Thursday, however, the AFL-CIO was out-tea partying the Tea Partiers: demanding tougher rules for the financial industry from the belly of the beast. The Huffington Post reached out to two official Tea Party organizations to see if they would send individuals to the Wall Street march. Neither Tea New York nor the Tea Party Express would be in attendance, said officials.
These guys have it right. Not a Tea Bagger in sight? This also didn't get much media attention.
Billions for Wall Street.
Billions for War.
Nothing for you.
Everything you buy is about to become 20% more expensive...
I'm not kidding. The latest idea out of
It's like a huge new national sales tax, on everything. In simple terms, the difference is that with a sales tax, the consumer pays it. With a "VAT," the manufacturer pays it. The consumer won't see it in the price on the shelf or on their receipt.
Politicians love this tax because it's a stealth tax... You can't see it when you buy something, but they still get their money. And unless you make your voice known, chances are excellent we'll eventually have a Value-Added Tax here.
The thing is, making things 20% more expensive here and giving that money to politicians won't save
Astoundingly to me, the Value-Added Tax in
Clearly, the system is not working. So why is the
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday slammed “treacherous” practices by banks during the Greek crisis and said governments must crack down on speculators hunting profits in the turmoil.
Monument Securities Chief Economist Stephen Lewis says the chaos in Greece could lead to collapse of the European Union, bringing down with it the dangerous assumption that structures of global governance provide stability in times of financial peril, but the World Bank and IMF vultures will be waiting as ever to feed on the remains of a dying country.
Webmaster’s Commentary WRH M. Rivero:
The reserve system of banking in which a private central bank issues the public currency at interest means there will always be more debt than money. Every single financial move made by government consists in shifting that debt from one group to the other, usually from the rich onto the poor, which is the definition of a fascistic economic state. Every leader who has ever tried to solve the problem by either by abolishing the private bank or creating an alternative source of money, either has an attempt on his life or a war created in his country by the bankers.
What has happened in
Le gouvernement US n’a aucun droit légal ni moral de voler la population en général pour faire pleuvoir de l’argent sur des corporations privées. Les Américains (et nous aussi, Canadiens) ont déjà été poussés profondément dans la dette pour “sauver” Wall Street et les banquiers privés.
As the European debt crisis picks up steam and batters world markets, various reports are surfacing that the US taxpayer is on the hook for billion of dollars in bailout funds via the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The
Les “mesures d’austérité” font partie du langage des banquiers et signifie “piller les gens et donnez-nous tout leur argent“.
Les Roumains, tout comme les Grecques et les Islandais ne vont pas aimer cela et pourraient tout simplement aller de l’avant et faire une autre révolution! La dernière n’a pris que deux semaines.
When Argentinians watch the news today and see the terrible things that are happening in
What triggered social chaos in Argentina was the attempt by president De
The IMF has proposed levying two global taxes on the worlds banks to make sure the banks dont get us into trouble again. If that sounds dubious thats because it is, in reality what is being proposed, and has been falling into place for some time, is the framework for an unelected global authority with powers above and beyond those of sovereign governments.
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and UBS AG were among more than a dozen Wall Street firms involved in a conspiracy to pay below-market interest rates to U.S. state and local governments on investments, according to documents filed in a U.S. Justice Department criminal antitrust case.
Time to recognize who the real bad guys are...the private banks that have taken over our government. We can save ourselves by taking back our government by taking back the authority to create money.
Hundreds of thousands of public school teachers across the
Pink slips were sent out to 22,000 teachers in
What is wrong with this picture?!?
Just as the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon has exposed the design flaws in the oil infrastructure, the sinking of the global economy is revealing the design flaws in the western-style banking system. When a private central banks is allowed to print up currency out of thin air and then issue it at interest for public use, the moment that first pretty printed piece of paper goes into circulation, more money is owed to that private central bank than is actually in existence.
That is the trap all the western nations now find themselves in.
Voilà ce qu’il faut faire de façon urgente: arrêter les criminels terroristes banquiers. Vive le courage des Islandais!
By GUDJON HELGASON, JANE WARDELL
Associated Press Writer
REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Icelandic authorities arrested the former chief executive of collapsed bank Kaupthing on Thursday — the first high profile banker to be detained in the wake of the tiny Nordic country’s financial crisis.
Une autre analyse à propos de la crise grecque:
To put it another way,
Investors and policymakers are starting to worry that the economic crisis in
"What we have seen is that contagion"—economist-speak for a spreading crisis—"has gone global," says
This confirms what I said below; the reason the Greek riots are crashing the US markets is the fear among bankers that American taxpayers will follow the lead of the Icelanders and Greeks (and Spanish and ...) and realize that there is no law and no moral right that allows the government to take money from the general population and give to private companies to save them from their own greed and recklessness.
In a way, the globalists got what they wanted; a single world united under a single political ideal, but it is not the one they wanted. Instead of global socialism or global fascism what we have is a global revolution in which the people of planet Earth are finally fed up with the predatory practices of Federal Reserve style debt enslavement.
The European Central Bank may soon have to invoke emergency powers to prevent the disintegration of southern European bond markets, with ominous signs of investor flight from
Greece’s fortunes were dealt yet another blow as Standard & Poor’s slashed its credit rating to junk status - BB+ - the first time that has happened to a euro member since the single currency was created, pushing yields on 10-year Greek bonds up to a record 9.73pc.
The credit-rating agency also cut
“We have gone past the point of no return,” said Jacques Cailloux, chief Europe economist at the Royal Bank of
“The ECB has been side-lined in the Greek crisis so far but do you allow a bond crash in your region if you are the lender-of-last resort? They may have to act as contagion spreads to larger countries such as
Mr Cailloux said the ECB should resort to its “nuclear option” of intervening directly in the markets to purchase government bonds.
This is prohibited in normal times under the EU Treaties but the bank can buy a wide range of assets under its “structural operations” mandate in times of systemic crisis, theoretically in unlimited quantities.
Mr Cailloux added: “This feels like the banking crisis in late 2008 post-Lehman, though it has not yet spread to other asset classes. The ECB will have to act it if does.”
Zero Hedge notes that European banks are betting against the beleaguered euro. “Zero Hedge has received confirmation that several of the largest French banks are now actively shorting the euro to take advantage of globalized moral hazard, which with every ensuing bailout does nothing but make the bonuses of French FX traders surge.”
In other words, the very banks the EU plans to bailout in part with
Rail travel between
The Asian power wants to build the
Public debt is expected to hit 200 percent of GDP in the next year as the government tries to spend its way out of the economic doldrums despite plummeting tax revenues and soaring welfare costs for its aging population.
Japan "can't finance" its record trillion-dollar budget passed in March for the coming year as it tries to stimulate its fragile economy, said Hideo Kumano, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute.
One by one, the global economic dominoes continue to fall.
And the question is, for thinking Americans, when the
$ 1 2 , 8 4 1 , 5 0 5 , 3 0 5 , 6 2 6 . 0 6
That's twelve trillion, eight hundred forty-one billion, five hundred-five million, three hundred-five thousand, six hundred twenty-six dollars and change.
And with interest on this debt, it is rising by the second.
Former IMF chief economist Simon Johnson warns:
"We're running out of time ... to prevent a true depression." He says unless we break Wall Street's "stranglehold" we will be unable prevent the Great Depression 2.
Morgan Stanley research guru turned hedge fund manager Barton Biggs (pictured), who called the market rally, advises that you buy a farm a good distance away from a city and, he advises, make sure that your doomsday safe-haven:
* Be self-sufficient and capable of growing some kind of food
* Be well-stocked with seed, fertilizer, canned food, wine, medicine, clothes, etc
And get a gun, he says, because "a few rounds over the approaching brigands' heads would probably be a compelling persuader that there are easier farms to pillage."
Canned foods and shotguns, folks. Canned foods and shotguns!
Nationwide actions surge 7% in 1st quarter
A record number of
RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday that the number of
More homes were taken over by banks and scheduled for a foreclosure sale than in any quarter going back to at least January 2005, when RealtyTrac began reporting the data, the firm said.
Foreclosure filings in the
A total of 932,234 homes, or one out of every 138 households, received a default or auction notice, or were repossessed by banks, the Irvine, California-based firm said today. In March, filings rose 8 percent to the most in any month since RealtyTrac began publishing reports in January 2005.
"Green shoots of hope", my astrolabe!
With numbers like this, the economy is not recovering.
It is rather fitting that on the day we hear about banks reaching record profits once again, because after all it is so difficult to borrow at zero percent and gamble in the stock market and make a gain, that we also find out that March was the highest month of foreclosure filings ever (and we’ve had some bad months). If there was ever a more clear indication between the split from
Fortune 500 companies enjoyed a banner year in terms of collective profit last year, but did so at the expense of slashing a record 821,000 jobs.
How cold and callous can we become? When, as a society and as a nation, we can undergo a massive earthquake under our very feet and before our very eyes, how can we just ignore its victims?
RealtyTrac, the California-based authority on property trends and valuations, projects 4.5 million home foreclosures before the end of this year. That’s 4.5 million homes, and with four people to a household that is eighteen million people. Eighteen million men, women and children put out into the road, people who must scramble to find shelter and scramble to find new schools for their children.
Last year it was 2.8 million homes or 11.2 million Americans put out into the road. In two years that is 29.2 million people just put out into the road.
What we are experiencing economically is not "recovery" but a true economic depression, a financial and human catastrophe of almost unprecedented proportions.
Interview that includes Ellen Brown, author of "Web of Debt"!
The combined wealth of the world's billionaires soared 50%, from $2.4 to $3.6 trillion, in 2010.
The Bilderberg Group will meet this year in
What kind of sub-human coldly decides to prolong the suffering of hundreds of millions of human beings for another year?
The Bilderberg Group will meet in Sitges
Alex talks with New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer, Greg Palast. Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers’ coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide.
Les glaces et la couverture de neige en expansion:
Contrary to the commonly held scientific conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer, a scientist who has written more than 150 peer-reviewed papers has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is coming soon.
"Have that heretic burned at the stake! No, wait, that makes CO2, right? How about drowning? Can we drown the heretic?" -- Saint Al of the Gore
Four gorillas found dead in
So much for global warming, right?
On Friday the state Department of Water Resources boosted the delivery forecast for its customers to 45 percent of contract amounts, reflecting a snowpack that's at 167 percent of normal.
Cool spring weather continues across the Inland Northwest with a record low of 32 at
According to the London Evening Standard,
Experts tell us that spring snowcover has seen rapid declines in the Northern Hemisphere over the last 20 years. As of today, western
According to USDA Snotel measurements,
The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution’s official position on global warming. It will publish a new “guide to the science of climate change” this summer. The society has been accused by 43 of its Fellows of refusing to accept dissenting views on climate change and exaggerating the degree of certainty that man-made emissions are the main cause.
In 2008, less than half of the ice (47%) was greater than two metres thick. Now, more than 75% of the ice is greater than two metres thick. In 2008, 18% of the ice was more than three metres thick. This year that number has increased to 28%.
Webmaster's Commentary:The global warming cult likes to go on about how the arctic ice cap is thinning out. But looking at these photos, it has been thin before without the world coming to an end.