March 26, 2015 at 9:56 am #19906
The plot to replace the internet
‘Ethical hackers’ in Fulham think they have a way to make your online life truly private, secure and anonymous. The world will be very different if they succeedMarch 26, 2015 at 10:03 am #19907
The main advantage of that new currency is that, unlike dollars and a number of other modern currencies, it will be supported by some real economic figures. Those conditions, according to international experts, are pretty unique, since only Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Canada and South Africa can achieve something of the sort today. For this reason, there’s a high probability that this new currency will not only be used by the countries of the Eurasian Union alone, but by a number of other countries, that do want to get rid of their dependence on Washington. In fact this trend has already started, since Germany, Italy and France have voiced their intentions to become founders of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank that is being created by China, while Turkey and Iran are considering the option of joining the EEU.March 26, 2015 at 11:18 am #19908
Gvt blocks immunity from Official Secrets Act for public officials who blow whistles on child sex abuseMarch 26, 2015 at 11:20 am #19909March 26, 2015 at 11:25 am #19910
Crowd of several hundred in front of Ukraine government building demands PM’s resignationMarch 26, 2015 at 11:37 am #19911
Yet even these pathetic standards are considered intolerable by the National Farmers’ Union, that greeted them with bitter complaints. Sometimes the NFU seems to me to exist to champion bad practice and block any possibility of positive change. Few sights are as gruesome as the glee with which it celebrated the death last year of the European Soil Framework Directive. This was the only measure that had the potential to arrest our soil erosion crisis, yet the NFU, supported by successive British governments, fought for eight years to destroy it, then crowed like a shedful of cockerels when it won. Looking back on this episode, we will see it as a parable of our times.
Soon after that, the business minister, Matthew Hancock, announced that he was putting “business in charge of driving reform”: trade associations would be able “to review enforcement of regulation in their sectors.” The NFU was one the first two bodies granted this privilege. Hancock explained that this “is all part of our unambiguously pro-business agenda to increase the financial security of the British people.” But it doesn’t increase our security, financial or otherwise. It undermines it.
The government’s Deregulation Bill, that has now almost completed its passage through parliament, will force regulators – including those charged with protecting the fabric of the land – to “have regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth.” But short-term growth at the expense of public protection compromises long-term survival. This “unambiguously pro-business agenda” is deregulating us to death.
There’s no longer even an appetite for studying the problem. Just one university – Aberdeen – now offers a degree in soil science. All the rest have been closed down.
This is what topples civilisations. War and pestilence might kill large numbers of people, but in most cases the population recovers. But lose the soil and everything else goes with it.
Now globalisation ensures that this disaster is reproduced everywhere. In its early stages, globalisation enhances resilience: people are no longer dependent on the vagaries of local production. But as it proceeds, spreading the same destructive processes to all corners of the Earth, it undermines resilience, as it threatens to bring down systems everywhere.March 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm #19912March 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm #19917
The United States of Death
Yemen, a year ago… and now they have managed to make it so much worse.March 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm #19921
Valentin Reznichenko, who was appointed acting governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community. Igor Kolomoisky is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community. That is the power in the Dnipropetrovsk region is still in the hands of the Jewish community. I want to remind that Igor Kolomoisky resigned as governor on his own volition. A short note on Valentin Reznichenko:March 26, 2015 at 7:22 pm #19924
There’s no agency in government more vehemently opposed to ending the immoral and counterproductive “war on drugs” than the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Now we know why.
Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had “sex parties” with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.
In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property during the parties,” the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.
Suspensions of two to ten days. That’ll teach ‘em.March 26, 2015 at 7:40 pm #19925
In 2013, the Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a former critic of Putin, was found dead at his home in the UK.
Sergei Sokolov (above) was Boris Berezovsky’s head of security.
According to Sokolov, Berezovsky was murdered by the Western security services because he was about to hand Putin the evidence of a plot involving leading oligarchs to topple Putin in a coup.March 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm #19927
re: the chart showing the pedophile/illuminati link..
at least in the UK, there is some kind of small attempt to actually catch the perpetrators, and SOME small tip of the iceburg of the extent of it is beginning to show..
while here in the US, we have a public that thinks that McMartin was “hysteria”, that most kids are natural born liars, and gives the pedophile founded “false memory foundation” more validity than actual survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
because it’s all just a big conspiracy..March 27, 2015 at 12:17 am #19930
Who’s Behind All of the Wars?
Perversely, our government – which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the big banks – treats anti-war sentiment – or protest of big banks (and here) – as terrorism.March 27, 2015 at 12:42 am #19931March 27, 2015 at 7:48 am #19937
Michael S. King – The War Against Putin: What the Government-Media Complex Isn’t Telling You AboutMarch 27, 2015 at 7:59 am #19938
It’s long past the moment of knowing that Monsanto (and the other GMO/biotech giants) are doing great harm to human health, the land, and small farmers with their GMO crops and pesticides.
College groups need to form, and demand disinvestment from Monsanto.
This means students commanding their colleges and universities, in no uncertain terms, to get rid of every money-trace of Monsanto.
Get rid of, nullify, dump, refuse Monsanto research grants.
Cancel Monsanto-endowed chairs for professors.
Put an end to Monsanto student scholarships.
Sell off all Monsanto stock acquired through investment of college-fund monies. Likewise, cease all investment in trading institutions which in turn hold Monsanto stock.
Stop licensing university-held patents to Monsanto.
Divest. Wipe the slate clean.
Those of us who write for or publish “alternative” news sites should encourage college students to form groups for the expressed goal:
* Dump Monsanto.
* Make colleges Monsanto-free.
We’ve all spent time and energy researching, writing, and speaking about the crimes of Monsanto. That research can help college students bring themselves up to speed on the truths that have been buried by the mainstream press and government cronies of Monsanto.
Why not crash the monopolist’s party?
These days, giant corporations have their hands (holding out cash) deeply embedded in college affairs. Monsanto is an egregious example.
Suppose colleges reject that cash. Reject Monsanto.
Are students willing?
Let’s find out.
Are they willing to dig in and discover all the sources of Monsanto money infecting their colleges?
Would they be willing to boycott professors who are being funded by Monsanto?
Let’s find out.
Can the revolt against Monsanto have activist legs on college campuses?
Is this kind of activism dead, or just dormant?
Is there is a sleeping giant who can awaken?
Let’s find out.
If just a few college groups start the ball rolling, we can give them enough global publicity and support to inform and inspire college students around the world.
Jon RappoportMarch 27, 2015 at 10:05 am #19940
On Monday March 23, the US House of Representatives adopted H. Res. 162 urging president Obama “to provide Ukraine with military assistance” in dire attempt to reignite conflict in the East of Ukraine, mainly frozen as a result of February 2015 Minsk agreements between Kiev and the outbreak Donetsk and Lugansk provinces with French, German and Russian mediation. The general presumptions of the resolution are as evident as false: it contains routine mantras about “Russian aggression”, “Crimea occupation”, “violent separatist proxies” and “insurrection that has resulted in over 6,000 dead, 15,000 wounded, and more than a million displaced persons”, as if the insurgents are using heavy artillery against their own cities and killing their own children (to say nothing about the fact that “displaced persons” are predominantly running to Russia to seek protection and personal safety away from the conflict zone).
Meanwhile earlier this month the Fondation for the Study of Democracy (FSD) has published a new comprehensive report «War Crimes of the Armed Forces and Security Forces of Ukraine». It is based on the evidence provided since August 2014 to January 2015 by at least 200 residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk provinces who were forcefully detained and kidnapped by the Ukrainian military and security forces and later handed back to Donetsk and Lugansk authorities according to “hostages release” provisions of the September 2014 Minsk protocol. Here we provide a dozen of citations of this bone-chilling document:March 27, 2015 at 10:15 am #19941
Another attendee, and enthusiastic participant from the floor, was one Tom O’Carroll, a multiple child sex offender, long-time campaigner for the legalisation of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. “Wonderful!” he wrote on his blog afterwards. “It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!”
Last week, after the conviction of Rolf Harris, the report into Jimmy Savile and claims of an establishment cover-up to protect a sex-offending minister in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet, Britain went into a convulsion of anxiety about child abuse in the Eighties. But unnoticed amid the furore is a much more current threat: attempts, right now, in parts of the academic establishment to push the boundaries on the acceptability of child sex.March 27, 2015 at 11:32 am #19944March 27, 2015 at 11:52 am #19945March 27, 2015 at 12:08 pm #19946
The US Central Intelligence Agency will not release an updated assessment of the Malaysia MH17 flight crash because it would exonerate the Russian government from involvement, US journalist Robert Parry, known for helping expose the Iran-Contra affair, told Sputnik.March 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm #19947
Ukraine’s Chief Anti-Corruption Official Fired after Uncovering Millions Stolen
Ukrainian State Financial Inspection uncovered 7.5 billion Ukrainian hryvnia (about $0.3 billion now, up to $1 billion at the time) that have been stolen from state funds under the new post-Maidan governmentMarch 27, 2015 at 12:13 pm #19948
As I have said so many times, Americans are the worst informed people on the planet.
The are unaware of the growing momentum toward war with Russia. The presstitute media throughout Europe, especially in the Baltic states and Poland, is hard at work creating in people’s minds the fear of a Russian invasion. The orchestrated fear then provides the basis for the American puppet governments to beg troops and tanks and missiles from Washington, and the US military/security complex, counting its profits, is pleased to comply.
But what Russia sees is a threat, not a money-making opportunity for the US military/security complex and payoffs to the corrupt Lithuanian and Polish governments, which are increasingly perceived as neo-nazi like the government that Washington bestowed on Ukraine.
The situation is dangerous, as I keep telling you, a message that some are too weak to accept.
As Andrew Cockburn has documented, the US military is lost in abstractions and is no longer capable of conducting conventional warfare. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/03/24/us-government-us-military-became-murder-inc-paul-craig-roberts/ Any American or NATO army sent to attack Russia will be destroyed almost instantly. Washington cannot accept the loss of prestige from defeat and would take the war nuclear. Life on earth would end.
The only conclusion that informed analysis supports is that Washington is the greatest threat to life on earth. Washington is a greater threat than global warming. Washington is a greater threat than the exhaustion of mineral energy sources. Washington is a greater threat than the rise in world and US poverty from Washington’s policy to enrich the few at the expense of the many.
The only possible conclusion is that unless Washington collapses from its economic house of cards or is abandoned by its NATO puppet states, Washington will destroy life on earth.
Washington is the greatest evil that the world has ever faced. There is no good in Washington. Only evil.March 27, 2015 at 5:16 pm #19951
“You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” Moore insists.
“You want to drink some?” the interviewer asks. “We have some here.”
“I’d be happy to, actually,” Moore replies, adding, “Not really. But I know it wouldn’t hurt me.”
“If you say so, I have some,” the interviewer presses.
“I’m not stupid,” Moore declares.
“So, it’s dangerous?” the interviewer concludes.
But Moore claims that Roundup is so safe that “people try to commit suicide” by drinking it, and they “fail regularly.”
“Tell the truth, it’s dangerous,” the interviewer says.
“It’s not dangerous to humans,” Moore remarks. “No, it’s not.”
“So, are you ready to drink one glass?” the interviewer continues to press.
“No, I’m not an idiot,” Moore says defiantly. “Interview me about golden rice, that’s what I’m talking about.”
At that point, Moore declares that the “interview is finished.”
“That’s a good way to solve things,” the interviewer quips.
“Jerk!” Moore grumbles as he storms off the set.March 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm #19953
Following Vladimir Putin’s demands for an “immediate cessation of military activities” in Yemen, AFP reports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s comment during a recent interview that “with complete confidence that we welcome any widening of the Russian presence in the eastern Mediterranean and on Syrian coasts and ports,” including the port of Tartus. Amid the Western-backed opposition National Coalition’s planned boycott of talks, Assad pointedly remarked, “the negotiating parties must be independent and must reflect what the Syrian people want… people would not accept that their future, their fate, or their rules are decided from outside.”March 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm #19954
The supposedly all terrain Saxon “battle taxi”, one of 75 gifted to Kiev under a 2013 deal, has been accused of being worthless and dangerous.
In the clip the English troop carrier is seen trying and failing repeatedly to climb a small gradient during a tank test.
While a Russian built amphibious armoured patrol car called a BRDM-2 is later seen climbing the small hill comfortably.
Former chief commander of British land-forces General Sir Richard Dannatt said supplying the vehicles to Ukraine was “immoral” as they are “useless”.
He said: “They are quite useless, semi-armoured lorries that should be nowhere near anyone’s front line.
“To suggest that the UK is making a significant gesture of support by supplying vehicles which we took out of service ten years ago, because we deemed them unsafe, seems bizarre at best and downright dangerous at worst.”
Last week a Saxon tank which was being delivered in the Ukrainian capital Kiev crashed on a motorway unexpectedly.
It had been on a training exercise and while it was on the high-speed road the driver lost control and the vehicle flipped over.
The driver was killed during the crash.March 28, 2015 at 3:46 am #19959
Exceptionally stupid evil ignorant maniacsMarch 28, 2015 at 4:22 am #19960
Frontline Ukraine highlights several points that have become almost taboo in western accounts: the civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine caused by Ukrainian army shelling, the physical assaults on leftwing candidates in last year’s election and the failure to complete investigations of last February’s sniper activity in Kiev (much of it thought to have been by anti-Yanukovych fighters) or of the Odessa massacre in which dozens of anti-Kiev protesters were burnt alive in a building set on fire by nationalists or clubbed to death when they jumped from windows.
The most disturbing novelty of the Ukrainian crisis is the way Putin and other Russian leaders are routinely demonised. At the height of the cold war when the dispute between Moscow and the west was far more dangerous, backed as it was by the danger of nuclear catastrophe, Brezhnev and Andropov were never treated to such public insults by western commentators and politicians.
Equally alarming, though not new, is the one-sided nature of western political, media and thinktank coverage. The spectre of senator Joseph McCarthy stalks the stage, marginalising those who offer a balanced analysis of why we have got to where we are and what compromises could save us. I hope Sakwa’s book does not itself become a victim, condemned as insufficiently anti-Russian to be reviewed.March 28, 2015 at 8:14 am #19964
But in some important respects, this latest abuse is a step beyond that. It’s certainly true that legally immunizing brutal violations of human rights on secrecy grounds, as both the Bush 43 and Obama DoJs have done, is worse than preventing a Greek billionaire from prosecuting a lawsuit. But to intervene in a private lawsuit in order to shield an extremist neocon group from the consequences of their actions, through secret meetings with the judge in which unaccountable “secrecy” assertions are made, is even more offensive to basic legal rights than what has preceded it. Whatever else is true, it is certainly worth knowing why the Obama administration is so eager to protect this group. As Frankel wrote, the Obama DOJ’s “invocation of the state secrets privilege and motion to toss the case can be inferred as an endorsement of UANI’s campaign against Restis.” Why they are so eager to prevent discovery and investigation into this Iran-obsessed neocon group should be of great interest to everyone. Who funds it, who controls it, what are its objectives?March 28, 2015 at 8:18 am #19965
Beginning in 1982 with the «Yinon Plan», a proposed Israeli future for a Middle East based on a series of failed Arab states divided into warring smaller fiefdoms, and maturing in the 1990s with the Netanyahu-commissioned policy paper «A Clean Break,» which foresaw scrapping the entire peace process with the Plastelinans, Netanyahu enters his fourth term as prime minister in command of an Israel that has scrapped a Plastelinan state and which has provided assistance to the Salafi/Saudi axis in support of ISIS, AQ and other radical Jihadi groups. Today, as a result of Israeli right-wing/Saudi/Gulf Wahhabi collusion, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen are failed states and the Middle East is becoming increasingly balkanized.
In Dec 2014, a Shin Bet intelligence report revealed that during the first few months of 2015 the disintegration of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Libya into warring factions would accelerate. That prediction has materialized. The Israeli report also saw Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey becoming more autocratic states. That also has come about, especially in Saudi Arabia where the new king, Salman, has started to reverse some of the minor reforms instituted by his late predecessor, Abdullah. The Israelis predicted that Assad would rule over what the Israelis called “Little Syria,” with effective control of only 20% to 30% of the country. The Israelis saw the remainder of Syria in the hands of Jihadi groups like ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, with smaller cantons in the hands of Syrian Kurds and non-Jihadi Sunni tribes, all of which would be fighting each other, as well as against the Assad government.
Yemen’s disintegration is a direct result of the actions of a dupe for Israel who also happened to control the Pindosi embassy in Sana’a. The Omanis know this is the case and so do the Iranians. In fact, Houthi leaders have correctly ascertained that ISIS and AQ were formed as the result of a conspiracy hatched by Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Brennan’s CIA. Brennan recently told Fox News that ISIS was on the run in Syria and Iraq. Not only is Brennan’s contention patently false, and Brennan knows it is because he tacitly supports Saudi, Israeli, and Qatari assistance to Sunni Jihadis in both countries, but ISIS has expanded its operations from Libya into Tunisia, as witnessed by the recent attack on tourists in Tunis, and Nigeria, as shown by the fealty sworn to ISIS by the Jihadis of Boko Haram, whose operations have also spread into Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. Brennan has every reason to soft-pedal the Saudi/Israeli/Gulf Arab alliance that supports the most radical elements of Sunni Wahhabism. Brennan’s support for the Yinon Plan, Clean Break, and Saudi Arabia’s DECISIVE STORM stems from his taking his marching orders from Jayloomia, Riyadh, and Doha.
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