- Video of the Day – Watch as 8 Police Officers Fire 46 Shots and Kill a Homeless Man in Broad Daylight (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 30, 2014):
Out of control police brutality (including outright murder), and the militarization of cops across America, while significant issues in their own right, take on an even more pressing degree of concern when viewed as a reflection of society as a whole. For years now, I have been trying to point out the connection between banker bailouts, corruption in Washington D.C., imperialistic foreign policy and police aggression. They are all different sides of the same coin. All of these things are merely symptoms of the core cancer, which is a sociopathic elite running the nation and not applying the rule of law to those who are in power; wherever that power happens to reside.
This article is a perfect followup to my piece from earlier in the week, To Protect and Perve – California Cops Share Nude Photos Stolen from Citizens’ Cellphones, in which I wrote:
The worst thing about the government’s reckless response to the financial crisis of 2008, even worse than the trillions in taxpayer bailouts and backstops granted to the financial criminals that created the disaster, is the primary lesson that it sent to American society as a whole. Some people like to call it “moral hazard,” but in more pedestrian terms it really just boils down to: The Bad Guys Got Away with It. Continue reading »
Tags: Assassination, Crime, Global News, Government, Police, Police State, Politics, Society, U.S.
- The Wrath of Draghi: First German Bank Hits Savers with ‘Negative Interest Rates’ (Wolf Street, Oct 30, 2014):
Deutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, which was founded in 1859, is not the biggest bank in Germany, but it’s the first bank to confirm what German savers have been dreading for a while: the wrath of Draghi.
Retail and business customers with over €500,000 on deposit as of November 1 will earn a “negative interest rate” of 0.25%. In less euphemistic terms, they have to pay 0.25% per annum to the bank for the privilege of handing the bank their hard-earned money or their business cash. Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, ECB, Economy, EU, Europe, Germany, Global News
- Putin To Western Elites: Play-Time Is Over (Club Orlov, Oct 30, 2014):
Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those of you who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance.Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.
In this speech, Putin abruptly changed the rules of the game. Previously, the game of international politics was played as follows: politicians made public pronouncements, for the sake of maintaining a pleasant fiction of national sovereignty, but they were strictly for show and had nothing to do with the substance of international politics; in the meantime, they engaged in secret back-room negotiations, in which the actual deals were hammered out. Previously, Putin tried to play this game, expecting only that Russia be treated as an equal. But these hopes have been dashed, and at this conference he declared the game to be over, explicitly violating Western taboo by speaking directly to the people over the heads of elite clans and political leaders.
The Russian blogger chipstone summarized the most salient points from Putin speech as follows: Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Iraq, ISIL, ISIS, Libya, Military, NATO, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, Terrorism, U.S., Vladimir Putin
- US sailors “have won the major battle” in Fukushima lawsuit — Now 200 young Navy and Marines with leukemia, organs removed, brain tumors/cancer, blindness, more — Gov’t: Fukushima a terrible tragedy… Navy ships under threat and didn’t know where to go, some ‘very interesting’ moments… That radiation will kill you like a nuclear weapon (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 31, 2014):
Stars & Stripes, Oct. 30, 2014: A US federal judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by about 200 Navy sailors and Marines can proceed against [TEPCO, GE, EBASCO, Toshiba & Hitachi]…. “It is not over, but we have won the major battle,” lawyer Charles Bonner wrote… “THANK GOD!!!!!” responded Lindsay Cooper, the first USS Ronald Reagan sailor to come forward… [The] ruling was a bit of a surprise… [Sailors] alleged that TEPCO’s misinformation coaxed US forces closer… More ailing servicemembers came forward citing exposure-related ailments such as unexplained cancers, excessive bleeding and thyroid issues… [Attorneys] said additional plaintiffs are continuing to come forward with “serious ailments from radiation”
Bloomberg, Oct. 30, 2014: Judge Janis L. Sammartino… denied the request by [Tepco] to dismiss… Tepco had argued the U.S. military had contributed to the plaintiffs’ harm… Continue reading »
Tags: Fukushima, Global News, Government, Health, Japan, Military, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Politics, Radiation, USS Ronald Reagan
- Russia Weaponizes The Arctic: Will Build 13 Airfields And 10 Radar Stations To Meet “Unwelcome Guests” (Zerohedge, Oct 30, 2014):
Two weeks ago, Sweden was gripped by a ludicrous panic when it dispatched virtually its entire army, navy and airforce to hunt down what according to eyewitness reports (subsequently proven to be false) was a Russian sub that had broken down somewhere close to Stockholm. There was no sub. However, one angle that made the story plausible were rumors of a recent surge to Russian military transports and support units to the Artcic, in a scramble to defend its vast natural resource deposits located close to the North Pole. And not surprisingly, this weaponization of the Artic was confirmed two days ago when a senior military commander said that Russia will build at least 13 airfields and 10 radar stations in the Arctic to safeguard the nation’s military security in the region.
As cited by RIA, Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Management Center said: “We are planning to build 13 airfields, an air-ground firing range, as well as ten radar and vectoring posts.” Continue reading »
Tags: Global News, Government, Military, Politics, Russia, Vladimir Putin
- 90 Pounds of Cocaine Found on Cargo Ship Owned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Father-in-Law (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 30, 2014):
Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnell’s life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail. That’s because, like many international shipping companies, Chao’s firm is shrouded from public view, concealing its identity and limiting its legal liability through an array of tax shelters and foreign registrations. Registered through a limited liability company in the Marshall Islands, the Ping May flies the Liberian flag.
From the Nation article: Mitch McConnell’s Freighted Ties to a Shadowy Shipping Company
Well this is interesting. Particularly with the Senate Majority Leader (and major Republican establishment crony) fighting for his life in the Kentucky Senate race.
From the Nation: Continue reading »
Tags: cocaine, Crime, Drugs
Kaci Hickox (pictured) and boyfriend Ted Wilbur go for a bike ride in Fort Kent Thursday. The pair were followed by a state police car. Hickox returned last week to the U.S. from West Africa, where she treated Ebola patients. She is fighting a 21-day home quarantine. (Photo: Bangor Daily News)
- Defying State-Ordered Quarantine, Nurse Takes ‘Beautiful’ Bike Ride (Common Dreams, Oct 30, 2014):
Doctors Without Borders says forced isolation of Kaci Hickox is ‘excessive’ and ‘not based upon established medical science’
Update (11:59 AM EST):
Defying a state-ordered quarantine on Thursday morning, nurse Kaci Hickox left her home in the rural town of Fort Kent, Maine to go for a bike ride with her partner, Ted Wilbur. The two were not stopped, but were followed on their ride by a state trooper patrol car.
“It’s a beautiful day for a bike ride,” Hickox said, according to the local Bangor Daily News, as she rode along the road. Continue reading »
Tags: Ebola, Global News, Society, U.S.
- Shadow Banking Assets Increase By $5 Trillion To Record $75 Trillion, 120% Of Global GDP (Zerohedge, Oct 30, 2014):
We are not exactly sure which is scarier: that total financial assets amount to about 500% of world GDP or that about $75 trillion in financial leverage is just sitting there, completely unregulated and designed with one purpose in mind: to make billionaires into trillionaires (with taxpayers footing the bill of their failure).
Tags: Economy, Global News
- Anti-quarantine nurse Hickox was trained as intelligence officer by the CDC (Natural News, Oct 30, 2014):
Nurse Kaci Hickox, who has made headlines over the last few days by refusing to quarantine herself after returning from the Ebola front lines in Africa, turns out to have been trained as an “intelligence officer” under a two-year CDC program modeled after the U.S. military.
As you can see from the document below, Hickox graduated from a two-year CDC intelligence officer training program in 2012. This is the same nurse whose LinkedIn page was recently scrubbed to hide her ties to the CDC, an agency that stands to benefit tremendously in both political power and budgets if an Ebola outbreak sweeps across America.
The official intelligence designation granted to Nurse Hickox by the CDC was “Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer,” and she is a graduate of the 2012 EIS program according to this CDC document (PDF). (See page 138 – 139 for her name and photo, or view photo below.) Continue reading »
Oct 12, 2013
Bill Cooper in California – The Porterville Presentation (1997)
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, History, New World Order, Politics, Society, U.S., William Cooper
- Burkina Faso army announces dissolution of govt, parliament (RT, Oct 31, 2014):
Burkina Faso’s army has announced the dissolution of the country’s National Assembly and the establishment of a new transitional governing body after nearly two days of opposition protests outside government buildings.
“A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties. A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months,” General Honore Traore told a news conference on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, a state of emergency was declared in the capital, Ouagadougou. Continue reading »
Tags: Burkina Faso, Global News, Government, Military, Politics
- Child Poverty Jumps by 2.6 Million in Developed World Since 2008, While Number of Global Billionaires Doubles (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 30, 2014):
Two headlines came across my screens today, which taken together pretty much sum up the effects of policy decisions made by Central Bankers and politicians since the financial crisis. The financial oligarchs got bailed out, and the rich got richer due to decisions made by “leaders” around the globe. As such, the entire planet has now been transformed into a neo-feudal tinderbox. Myself and countless others warned all the way back to 2008 that this is what would happen, and here you have it.
Let’s first examine the results from Oxfam’s report on the billionaire growth spurt. I hope all 1,645 of you have sent thank you notes to the patron saint of oligarchy: Ben Bernanke. From NBC: Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Poverty, Society
- Show me the money: JPMorgan bankers top City pay grades at £461k a year (RT, Oct 31, 2014):
US investment bank JPMorgan pays its managing directors in London an average of £461,000 (US$737,877) per year – substantially more than any other bank in Britain’s financial epicenter.
Pay data service Emolument published a survey on Thursday showing that the average salary and bonus for JPMorgan managing directors is more than 13 percent higher than its second place rival, Deutsche Bank, which pays its managers an average of £402,000 ($644,000), Reuters reports. Continue reading »
Tags: Banking, Economy, Global News
- One in 14 women sexually assaulted, first global estimate of abuse concludes (South China Morning Post/AFP, Feb 12, 2014):
Attacks are a big and widely overlooked problem, the first global estimate of abuse by someone other than a partner concludes
Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem.
Its authors said that despite important gaps in data, the overall picture is clear: sex attacks on women are a big and widely overlooked problem.
Reported in The Lancet, researchers carried out an overview of investigations in 56 countries. Continue reading »
Tags: Abuse, Crime, Global News, Women
H/t reader squodgy:
“If they’ve bottled over QE4, it’s only because of the realisation they’ve been sussed for being the lying fraudsters we now know they are.
Bailed out by the taxpayer and using the bailout to invest for themselves in solid assets whilst hiding the truth of inevitability from Joe.
- Why We’re Poorer: Inflation and Deflation Are Now Globalized (Of Two Minds, Oct 30, 2014):
We’re being hit with a double-whammy: Wages are under deflationary pressure, and almost everything else is exposed to inflationary pressure.
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Politics
Jonathan Cook is a Nazareth- based journalist and winner of the Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism.
- How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison (Jonathan Cook, Oct 27, 2014):
The National – 27 October 2014
It is astonishing that the reconstruction of Gaza, bombed into the Stone Age according to the explicit goals of an Israeli military doctrine known as “Dahiya”, has tentatively only just begun two months after the end of the fighting.
According to the United Nations, 100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, leaving 600,000 Palestinians – nearly one in three of Gaza’s population – homeless or in urgent need of humanitarian help. Continue reading »
Tags: Gaza, Global News, Government, Israel, Palestine, Palestinians, Politics
- Pentagon spending hits five-year high amid anti-ISIS campaign (RT, Oct 31, 2014):
The rate at which the United States economy grew last quarter has surpassed the expectations of experts, and a surge in military spending is said to be the culprit.
On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that the country’s gross domestic product, or GDP, grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate for the third quarter of 2014, well beyond Bloomberg’s forecasted pace of only 3.0 percent. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Military, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
- Why Did Q3 GDP Jump: Thank ISIS And The “War On Terror” (ZeroHedge, Oct 30, 2014):
Never let a crisis, or war on terror, go to waste…
Tags: Economy, GDP, Global News, U.S.
This CNN interview with Bill was shot in a private hotel suite in Atlanta, GA in 1992. Bill details for the reporters the history and underlying causes behind the forces trying to subvert our Republic.
William Cooper Playlist:
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Military, Politics, Society, U.S., William Cooper
- Alan Greenspan: QE Failed To Help The Economy, The Unwind Will Be Painful, “Buy Gold” (ZeroHedge, Oct 29, 2014):
It appears it is time for some Hillary-Clinton-esque backtracking and Liesman-esque translation of just what the former Federal Reserve Chief really meant. As The Wall Street Journal reports, the Fed chief from 1987 to 2006 says the Fed’s bond-buying program fell short of its goals, and had a lot more to add.
Mr. Greenspan’s comments to the Council on Foreign Relations came as Fed officials were meeting in Washington, D.C., and expected to announce within hours an end to the bond purchases.
He said the bond-buying program was ultimately a mixed bag. He said that the purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities did help lift asset prices and lower borrowing costs. But it didn’t do much for the real economy.
“Effective demand is dead in the water” and the effort to boost it via bond buying “has not worked,” said Mr. Greenspan. Boosting asset prices, however, has been “a terrific success.” Continue reading »
Tags: Alan Greenspan, Economy, Fed, Federal Reserve, Global News, Gold, Quantitative Easing
- 20-Year CBS News Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda in Mainstream Media (Liberty blitzkrieg, Oct 29, 2014):
Journalists should be dark, funny, mean people. It’s appropriate for their antagonistic, adversarial role.
– Matt Taibbi, in this New York Magazine article
Reporters on the ground aren’t necessarily ideological, Attkisson says, but the major network news decisions get made by a handful of New York execs who read the same papers and think the same thoughts.
Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.
– From the excellent New York Post article: Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama
Earlier this week, I published a piece titled, Former CBS Reporter Accuses Government of Secretly Planting Classified Docs on Her Computer, which I thought was incredible in its own right, yet the information in that post seems almost trite compared to the flood of information Attkisson has revealed to the New York Post’s Kyle Smith.
The following excerpts from the piece will confirm all of your worst suspicions about mainstream media: Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Censorship, Corporate Media, Global News, Government, Journalism, Mind-Control, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, propaganda, Society, U.S.
- U.S. State Dept. to transport foreign Ebola victims to U.S. hospitals for treatment (Natural News, Oct 29, 2014):
First we were told that Ebola wouldn’t come to America. Then we were promised the best way to keep Ebola out of America was to eliminate quarantines and travel restrictions. Now, to the astonishment of nearly everyone, the U.S. government is planning to deliberately transport Ebola-infected foreigners to the United States for treatment in U.S. hospitals. Taxpayers will foot the bill, estimated at half a million dollars per patient.
This has all come out in a four-page memo acquired by the Washington Times. “The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment,” the Times reports.  ” The memo even details the expected price per patient, with transportation costs at $200,000 and treatment at $300,000.”
The U.S. State Dept. is the same government entity that recently posted an acquisition contract for 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits, which many now believe are being stockpiled in the United States to deal with the Ebola outbreak that’s widely anticipated by the government. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Ebola, Global News, Government, Health, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
MUST-SEE: Former Head Of Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project Dr. Doug Rokke On Depleted Uranium (Video)
More info down below.
- U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East (War Is A Crime/Al Jazeera, Oct 28, 2014):
There’s a version of this story at Al Jazeera.
The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them.
A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing, is responsible for more Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination than any other platform, according to the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW). “Weight for weight and by number of rounds more 30mm PGU-14B ammo has been used than any other round,” said ICBUW coordinator Doug Weir, referring to ammunition used by A-10s, as compared to DU ammunition used by tanks. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Depleted uranium, Global News, Government, Iraq, Middle East, Military, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.