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  • #6694
    ulvfugl
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    #6695
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The true scale of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade has been laid bare in documents revealing how the country’s wealthiest families received the modern equivalent of billions of pounds in compensation after slavery was abolished.

    The previously unseen records show exactly who received what in payouts from the Government when slave ownership was abolished by Britain – much to the potential embarrassment of their descendants. Dr Nick Draper from University College London, who has studied the compensation papers, says as many as one-fifth of wealthy Victorian Britons derived all or part of their fortunes from the slave economy.

    As a result, there are now wealthy families all around the UK still indirectly enjoying the proceeds of slavery where it has been passed on to them. Dr Draper said: “There was a feeding frenzy around the compensation.” A John Austin, for instance, owned 415 slaves, and got compensation of £20,511, a sum worth nearly £17m today. And there were many who received far more.

    Academics from UCL, led by Dr Draper, spent three years drawing together 46,000 records of compensation given to British slave-owners into an internet database to be launched for public use on Wednesday. But he emphasised that the claims set to be unveiled were not just from rich families but included many “very ordinary men and women” and covered the entire spectrum of society.

    Dr Draper added that the database’s findings may have implications for the “reparations debate”. Barbados is currently leading the way in calling for reparations from former colonial powers for the injustices suffered by slaves and their families.

    Among those revealed to have benefited from slavery are ancestors of the Prime Minister, David Cameron, former minister Douglas Hogg, authors Graham Greene and George Orwell, poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the new chairman of the Arts Council, Peter Bazalgette. Other prominent names which feature in the records include scions of one of the nation’s oldest banking families, the Barings, and the second Earl of Harewood, Henry Lascelles, an ancestor of the Queen’s cousin. Some families used the money to invest in the railways and other aspects of the industrial revolution; others bought or maintained their country houses, and some used the money for philanthropy. George Orwell’s great-grandfather, Charles Blair, received £4,442, equal to £3m today, for the 218 slaves he owned.

    The British government paid out £20m to compensate some 3,000 families that owned slaves for the loss of their “property” when slave-ownership was abolished in Britain’s colonies in 1833. This figure represented a staggering 40 per cent of the Treasury’s annual spending budget and, in today’s terms, calculated as wage values, equates to around £16.5bn.

    Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

     

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britains-colonial-shame-slaveowners-given-huge-payouts-after-abolition-8508358.html

    #6696
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    What if everything you know is wrong?

    “It is fashionable to deride anything like what I’m suggesting as a “conspiracy theory” which conveniently cuts off discussion amidst images of people living in basements wearing tinfoil hats.”

    http://20committee.com/2013/02/24/what-if-everything-you-know-is-wrong/

    #6706
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The BBC is an organization mired in controversy, and repeatedly exposed as exploiting people’s trust in their reputation to push the agenda of well-paying special interests.

    – See more at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-state-department-funded-bbc-world-service-jammed-in-china/

    #6711
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster
    #6712
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The Japanese basically lied about what happened with the reactors for months. They said they were trying to prevent a meltdown, when in fact they knew within the first couple of days Reactors 1, 2, and 3 at Fukushima Daiichi had melted down, and they actually melted through the steel containment vessels.

    So there was a worst case scenario that they were trying to hide, they even knew that at that time enormous amounts of radiation were released over Japan and some of it even went over Tokyo […]

    The melted core cracked the containment vessel, there really is no containment. So as soon as they pump the water in it leaks out again.

    Nuclear Expert: “The Melted Core Cracked The Containment Vessel … There Really Is No Containment” At Fukushima Reactors

    #6716
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    A newly discovered document reveals that President Reagan and his national security team in 1981 approved Guatemala’s extermination of both leftist guerrillas and their “civilian support mechanisms,” a green light that opened a path to genocide against hundreds of Mayan villages, reports Robert Parry.

    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/02/21/how-reagan-promoted-genocide/

    #6717
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The damage Benedict XVI has done to the Catholic church and the papacy may be far from over. All I can say about yesterday’s developments is that they seem potentially disastrous and also indicative to me of something truly weird going on underneath all of this.

    http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/02/27/two-popes-one-secretary/

    #6722
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster
    #6723
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The nucleus of Dirty Lying Bastard’s antipathy is Koch Industries and Exxon Mobil Corporation, two of the world’s biggest oil companies. On the official film website, Greedy Lying Bastard’s reports that between 1998 and 2012 ExxonMobil spent more than $27 million to dispel claims of global warming. While the Koch brothers, who run Koch Industries, spent more than $67 million quashing climate change claims between 1997 and 2012. (2)

    This documentary film is blatantly out to shock people and highlight the corruption within oil corporations and politics. The film presents a shocking analysis of the controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision, Citizens United in 2010, which enabled massive amounts of corporate cash to flood the electoral process, and in doing so demonstrated barefaced corruption of the U.S.’s highest court and its “cosy relationship with top corporate interests”.

    http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2013/02/greedy-lying-bastards-koch-exxon-climate/

    #6724
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    “I believe in evading and disintermediating the state,” he said. “It seemed to be something we could build an organization around. Just like Bitcoin can circumvent financial mechanisms. This means you can make something that is contentious and politically important—not just a multicolored cookie cutter—but something important. It’s more about disintermediating some of these control schemes entirely and there’s increasingly little that you can do about it. That’s no longer a valid answer.”
    He added, “The message is in what we’re doing—the message is: download this gun.”

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/03/download-this-gun-3d-printed-semi-automatic-fires-over-600-rounds/

    #6725
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Harvard Reveals Ted Kaczynski is an MK-Ultra  Mind Control Victim

    In June of 2000, Harvard University Invoices also linked Kaczynski to the CIA  [LA Times] as a subject in the CIA Mind Control Program MK-Ultra. The brilliant awkward 16 year old Kaczynski met with Henry A Murray (of Mk-Ultra LSD Scandal fame) in 1959 on his third day at Harvard and every week thereafter. [Atlantic Monthly][Net] Interestingly, Ted Kaczynski’s Mk-Ultra Codename was “Lawful”…mind control slang for “Eureka here’s our guy” ! The public has never heard Ted Kaczynski’s voice to date, nor seen him speak. The murder of MK-Ultra scientist Frank Olson was later covered up by Donald Rumsfeld and Cheney [Rumsfeld]

    #6726
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    NO Adam Lanza…

    #6730
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Awakened people across the world have come to the realization that our culture, politics and economics are controlled by a corrupt, dangerous and false monetary system which is entirely in the hands of bankers and supported by their partners in the corporate media.
    History has demonstrated beyond doubt that governments are not only subservient to the bankers, but are their willing accomplices.

    http://www.marchmanifesto.com/

    #6731
    judith
    Member

    if this isn’t a yes men skit….

    http://youtu.be/QQn5u7vOafw

    #6733
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Hmmm.

     

    Afaik, neither the brain scan stuff nor the vaccination stuff is credible, but that doesn’t mean some twit couldn’t dupe DOD into funding the research or even doing it.

    #6734
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster
    #6736
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    That the Arthur G Dozier School – a borstal for delinquent boys founded in 1900 – was not a gentle place was well-established. Boys as young as six were chained to walls, lashings with a leather strap were frequent and, in the early decades, children endured enforced labour, making bricks and working printing presses. When it was closed in 2011, it had already been the subject of separate federal and state investigations.

    But, as suspicions deepen about how the boys in the burial ground died, pressure is growing again on the state to shine new light into the darkest days of the school in Marianna, a Florida Panhandle town that once was a bastion of the KKK and the site of the 1934 lynching of Claude Neal. The pressure is coming from some of the school’s survivors, from relatives of boys who died here, and from Florida’s top US Senator, Bill Nelson.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/a-concentration-camp-for-little-boys-dark-secrets-unearthed-in-kkk-county-8518009.html

    #6745
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #6746
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the “dirty wars” in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurgents. These units conducted some of the worst acts of torture during the US occupation and accelerated the country’s descent into full-scale civil war.

     

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/06/pentagon-iraqi-torture-centres-link

    #6753
    Mari
    Participant

    Rand Paul – minute by minute

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., ended his old-fashioned filibuster to try and hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director after nearly 13 hours early Thursday.
    Business in the Senate ground to a halt Wednesday as Paul — aided by colleagues from both parties — launched into the filibuster as he tried to hold up the nomination over concerns about the president’s authority to kill Americans with drones.
    Paul’s filibuster was at least two hours longer than most in U.S. history, as most flame out around 10 hours. Paul finished speaking around 12:40 a.m. local time, and his filibuster lasted 12 hours and 52 minutes.
    “My legs hurt. My feet hurt. Everything hurts right now,” Paul told Fox News shortly after stepping off the Senate floor, saying he believes “we did the best that we could.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/06/sen-paul-holds-floor-for-hours-in-filibuster-cia-nominee-over-drone-concerns/#ixzz2Mqxx5oym

    #6767
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #6770
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #6775
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    Find this really shocking, I suppose because I never follow radio and tv anymore…

    So now we are going to lose our civil rights, just like the Americans

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/mar/09/lib-dems-civil-liberties-rights

    #6776
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    The only places that there is any truth about what’s really going on is fringe blogs sites, which often have a mixture of stuff from all sorts if sources of varying credibility. And for how much longer ?

    Almost all the MSM is controlled already, as is much of the internet. The masses have no idea what’s really happening.

    Links.

    #6781
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    If anyone thought the Pentagon Papers represented a shocking scandal – and clearly millions of Americans did – how would people react to a file that revealed Nixon had kept the slaughter going – with thousands of additional American soldiers dead and the violence spilling back into the United States – just so he could win an election?

    http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/shocking-new-evidence-reveals-depths-treason-and-treachery-watergate-and-iran?paging=off

    #6803
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #6829
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    “On 14 March 2013, James Scott, the editor of the Sunday People, was arrested by the police.

    “Nick Buckley, Mr Scott’s deputy, and former People editor Mark Thomas, are also understood to be in custody.”

    http://aangirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/elm-guest-house-editor-arrested.html

    #6840
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

    #6843
    ulvfugl
    Keymaster

     

    NYPD declared martial law in East Flatbush. No media can go into that area and the police have the right to be as brutal as they want.

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