Oct 21

- Living The Grecovery Dream: Two Jobless Parents, Two Kids, One Cat All Living In A Car (ZeroHedge, Oct 20, 2014):

Squeezed between steering wheel, handbrake, door and dashboard, Katerina reads in her history book, takes notes for school. Next to her, on the driver’s seat, cat Eddy stares right in the camera lens. It may look like a cute snapshot on a sunny day, if it wasn’t for a sad detail: a withering spring stuck in a roll of toilet paper.  A distinctive memory of a former normal life that turned into a grim reality for a family of four.

At night the seat where Katerina sits during the day turns into a bed for her sister Fay. Cat Eddy cuddles with Katerina on the back seat. Father Nikos and mother Maria sleep in shifts on the driver’s seat. When the one parent is in the car, the other spends the night on a bench of the park where the car has been parked, on a side road of Irakleio suburb of West Athens. “It’s dangerous when it gets dark,” Maria says “we have to watch out.”

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Oct 21

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- Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist (The Intercept, July 23, 2014):

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

Be afraid, be very afraid! And take that vaccine!

- Reverse 911 calls alert Dallas residents: ‘Your neighbor has Ebola’ (Natural News, Oct 19, 2014):

Dallas health authorities are doing a poor job of alleviating fears over Ebola, as a sort of reverse 911 automated telephone call “alerted” hundreds of people in recent days with this chilling message: “Your neighbor has Ebola.”

The Huffington Post reported that every address within a four-block radius of the nurse, Nina Pham, 26, in Northeast Dallas received phone calls on October 12 after she became the second person in the city — and the U.S. — to test positive for the virus.
Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Tough on trolls: UK internet abusers may face up to 2 years in jail (RT, Oct 19, 2014):

Internet trolls could face two years behind bars if new tough legislation “to combat cruelty” is adopted, according to UK Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

That’s four times the current six-month prison term and would proove the government’s zeal to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob,” Grayling told The Daily Mail.

“These internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life. No one would permit such venom in person, so there should be no place for it on social media. That is why we are determined to quadruple the current six-month sentence,” Justice Secretary added. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

How stupid can they get?

( I know, I shouldn’t even dare to ask such a question.)


- What Happens When 30,000 People Run The Beijing “Airpocalypse” Marathon In “Hazardous” Smog (ZeroHedge, Oct 19, 2014):

Some 30,000 participants were wondering if the organizers of today’s 34th Beijing International Marathon would cancel the event after “a toxic fog enveloped the Chinese capital and smog levels soared to “hazardous” levels.” Adding to the confusion, and concerns, even the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s mouthpiece newspaper, cautioned athletes against taking part in the 26.2-mile race, reporting that Beijing’s air was “not suitable for outdoor activities”.  As the Telegraph reports, “Beijing authorities admitted their city’s air was “severely polluted” on Sunday while the US embassy, which also monitors smog levels, described the situation as “hazardous”. The Marathon organizers’ answer, however, was that the Marathon would proceed as scheduled. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Liberia collapses into ‘economic hell’ as panicked population abandons farm fields and factories (Natural News, Oct 18, 2014):

Ebola is now spreading so fast in West Africa, and causing so much death so quickly, that the regional economy is on the verge of a total collapse. The Washington Post (WP) reports that Liberia, the hardest-hit Ebola country, is now teetering over a chasm of “economic hell,” as locals increasingly skip work to avoid infection. Continue reading »

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Oct 20

- Reading the Road Map to a Police State (Ludwig von Mises Institute, Oct 18, 2014):

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, by Radley Balko, PublicAffairs, 2013

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” —Charles de Montesquieu

If there was any silver lining to the horrifying events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri which riled the month of August, it has finally brought the issue of police militarization to the forefront. As outrageous as the police shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was, the brutal law enforcement response in the form of running roughshod over the First Amendment and resorting to quasi-martial law to mostly peaceful protests by local residents and activists was worse. To many observers, what took place in a Midwest suburb was indistinguishable from scenes out of occupied Iraq. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

Madeline Scotto

- 100-Year-Old Math Teacher Still Going Strong at Brooklyn Elementary School (DNAinfo.com, Oct 17, 2014):

DYKER HEIGHTS — Three days a week, Madeline Scotto walks across the street from her home to St. Ephrem’s elementary school, where she was part of the first graduating class.

She climbs the stairs to her classroom, where she works to prepare students for the math bee. She pores over photocopied worksheets with complicated problems, coaching kids on how to stay calm on stage while multiplying and dividing in their head.

She’s just like any other teacher at the school — except for one thing: She’s 100 years old. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

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Oct 19

ORWELL WAS ONLY WRONG ABOUT THE DATE

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Oct 19

- Because This Time Is Never Different, In 100 Year Old Cartoons (ZeroHedge, Oct 18, 2014):

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Oct 19

- Mel Watt, Federal Housing Finance Agency Head, is Pushing Banks to Make Extremely Risky Home Loans (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Oct 16, 2014):

Mel Watt is one of the most dangerous financial oligarch puppets operating in America today. The first time he came across my radar screen was back in 2009, when he “gutted” Ron Paul’s End the Fed bill while it was in subcommittee, something I outlined in the post: Leverage in PE Deals Soars Despite Fed Warnings; Amidst Insatiable Demand for Risky Fannie Mae Debt. Continue reading »

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Oct 19

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Oct 18

- Senate refuses to blame Bush, senior aides in CIA torture investigation (RT, Oct 17, 2014):

A classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s $40 million investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and interrogation program – active from September 11, 2001 to 2006 – has found that the spy agency purposely deceived the US Justice Department to attain legal justification for the use of torture techniques, among other findings that resulted in a 6,000-page report, completed from March 2009 to December 2012. Of that investigative report, the public will only see a 500-page, partially-redacted executive summary that is in the process of declassification. Continue reading »

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Oct 18

- Yellen Translated: “Let Them Eat Cake”  (ZeroHedge, Oct 17, 2014):

ECRI’s Lakshman Achuthan is not happy at Janet Yellen’s speech this morning

According to the Fed’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances, the top 10% of U.S. families are doing just fine, and those in the bottom fifth are essentially being kept afloat by transfer payments; but the inflation-adjusted median family income has shrunk by one-eighth since 2004. Quite simply, middle-class incomes are being gutted. Continue reading »

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Oct 18

- ‘Scandalous’: 1.6m UK pensioners living in poverty – report (RT, Oct 17, 2014):

More than one and a half million British pensioners are “floundering” on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.

The research, How We Can End Pensioner Poverty, published on Friday, reveals that poverty among pensioners is rife in Britain, with 1.6 million living below the poverty line and a startling 900,000 living in “severe poverty.” Continue reading »

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Oct 18

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Bon appétit!


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- Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (EAGnews, Oct 16, 2014):

CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday.

Student Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents.

“It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” the girl tells Fox 25.

“I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” her father, Vince Holton, says.

Shelton is pregnant and eating for two, complicating the problem. Continue reading »

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Oct 18

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Lord Justice Fulford, pictured in his full legal regalia, was named last year as an adviser to the Queen
 Lord Justice Fulford, pictured in his full legal regalia, was named last year as an adviser to the Queen

- High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail (Daily Mail, March 8, 2014):

  • Lord Justice Fulford was named last year as an adviser to the Queen
  • He was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange
  • Police suspect the group of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’
  • He is revealed as a founder member of campaign to defend PIE
  • At the time it was calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four

One of Britain’s most senior judges actively campaigned to support a vile paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Lord Justice Fulford, named last year as an adviser to the Queen, was a key backer of the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which police suspect of abusing children on an ‘industrial scale’.

An investigation by the Mail on Sunday has discovered that Fulford was a founder member of a campaign to defend PIE while it was openly calling for the age of consent to be lowered to just four. Continue reading »

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Oct 18

- Define Irony: Janet Yellen Talks Inequality, Has Some Advice – Start A Business, Get Rich Parents (ZeroHedge, Oct 17, 2014):

With no mention of the current turmoil in markets – or suggestion of QE99Janet Yellen’s speech this morning on “Inequality and Opportunity” in America explains how the poor can get rich. After admitting that widening inequality resumed in the recovery (and “greatly concerns” her), as the stock market rebounded (driven by Fed’s free money) and cost-conscious share buying-back companies defer wage growth as the healing of the labor market has been slow; she turns her attention to how the poor can beat the vicious cycle. Rather stunningly, she notes the 4 sources of income opportunity in America: The first two are widely recognized as important sources of opportunity: resources available for children and affordable higher education (so more student debt and servitude). The second two may come as more of a surprise: business ownership and inheritances. As she concludes, “this is how individuals and their families can improve their economic circumstances.

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Oct 17

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- CDC AUTHORIZED EBOLA AIRLINE FLIGHT (Washington’s Blog, Oct 16, 2014):

Staggering Negligence

The Centers for Disease Control said that the second nurse to catch Ebola at the Dallas hospital shouldn’t have flown commercially.

But as CBS News reports, the CDC itself authorized her flight in advance: Continue reading »

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Oct 17

- Clashes erupt in Jerusalem as Palestinians ‘denied’ access to holy mosque (RT, Oct 16, 2014):

Fresh clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have taken place near a mosque in Jerusalem. Law enforcement officers fired stun grenades, after Palestinians threw stones close to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Around 400 people gathered at the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, to protest restrictions put in place to only allow Palestinians over the age of 50 to enter the site, which is considered the third holiest shrine in Islam. Continue reading »

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Oct 17

H/t reader squodgy:

“Now he’s got guts.”



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Oct 17

FYI.


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Oct 16

- Dallas Commissioners Will Declare State Of Disaster Tomorrow Over Ebola (ZeroHedge, Oct 15, 2014):

While the message from the President is ‘keep calm and avoid bodily fluids’, it appears the commissioners in Dallas are slightly more concerned at the potential for Ebola to escalate:

  • *DALLAS COMMISSIONERS TO DECLARE LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER TOMORROW: NBC-TV
  • *DALLAS COUNTY CONSIDERS DECLARING STATE OF DISASTER FROM EBOLA
  • *DALLAS DISASTER DECLARATION WOULD ACTIVATE EMERGENCY PLAN

While we are not sure where a “state of disaster” ranks relative to a “public health emergency” such as the one in Connecticut, we are certain of one thing – it will mean civil liberties will be reduced as government takes control.

*  *  *Welcome to the new normal American police state. Continue reading »

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Oct 16

Ayn Rand was one of the many mistresses of Philippe De Rothschild.

He told her to write Atlas Shrugged. 

The Illuminati message it contains is all to obvious.

The most famous Atlas statue has not accidentally been placed in front of the Rockefeller Ceter/Plaza:

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So it’s really …

“5 U.S. Bills Straight From Philippe De Rothschild.”

Wonder why it’s one of Rand Paul’s favorite books?


- 5 Bills in the Land of the Free that are straight out of Atlas Shrugged (Sovereign Man, Oct 15, 2014):

“John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought to men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains—and he withdrew his fire—until the day when men withdraw their vultures.”

Sick of the overbearing regulation, taxation, and entitlement mentality in society—in the book Atlas Shrugged, John Galt went to one entrepreneur after another to convince them that they just didn’t need to put up with it anymore.

They didn’t need to keep propping up a system that was trying to destroy them. Where’s the point in continuing to feed a parasitic system? Continue reading »

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Oct 16

- 12 Charts That Show The Permanent Damage That Has Been Done To The U.S. Economy (Economic Collapse, Oct 13, 2014):

Most people that discuss the “economic collapse” focus on what is coming in the future.  And without a doubt, we are on the verge of some incredibly hard times.  But what often gets neglected is the immense permanent damage that has been done to the U.S. economy by the long-term economic collapse that we are already experiencing.  In this article I am going to share with you 12 economic charts that show that we are in much, much worse shape than we were five or ten years ago.  The long-term problems that are eating away at the foundations of our economy like cancer have not been fixed.  In fact, many of them continue to get even worse year after year.  But because unprecedented levels of government debt and reckless money printing by the Federal Reserve have bought us a very short window of relative stability, most Americans don’t seem too concerned about our long-term problems.  They seem to have faith that our “leaders” will be able to find a way to muddle through whatever challenges are ahead.  Hopefully this article will be a wake up call.  The last major wave of the economic collapse did a colossal amount of damage to our economic foundations, and now the next major wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching. Continue reading »

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Oct 16

H/t reader squodgy:

“Pressure???? Or Pressure brought to bear?”


- http://www.exaronews.com/articles/5381/operation-fernbridge-loses-chief-as-pressure-mounts-on-met (ExaroNews, Oct 7, 2014):

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Related info:

- Police Admit They Were Told Jimmy Savile Was A Paedophile A DECADE Before He Was Exposed

- The U.K. Political Pedophile Ring Scandal is Just The Tip of the Iceberg – The Full Story is Much More Disturbing [UPDATED] Continue reading »

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Oct 16

- 24-hr public strike grips UK – 200,000 protest pay freeze (RT, Oct 15, 2014):

Striking public sector workers have caused widespread disruption to UK services including museums, courts and job centers, as a 24-hour national walk-out grips the nation.

Around 200,000 members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) are taking part in the nationwide action, held in response to ongoing pay freezes and government cuts to the public sector.

The union said many of its members have faced a 20 percent real terms pay cut since 2010, due to the government’s pay freeze and a 1 percent raise cap. It further claimed that low-paid public sector workers are forced to claim in-work benefits in order to make ends meet. Continue reading »

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Oct 16

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- Bikers v ISIS? Dutch motorcycle gang gets green light to fight Islamic State (RT, Oct 15, 2014)

- Members of Dutch Biker Gang Are Fighting ISIS in Iraq (The Daily Sheeple, Oct 14, 2014)

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Oct 15

- Hypnotic data: 4 essential features (John Rappoport, Oct 13, 2014):

Television news needs to create a hypnotic effect. Otherwise it would fall apart and shatter into a million nonsensical pieces.

One: the presented data must be repeated, of course. This is the time-honored strategy. When the viewer sees and hears the same nugget many times, he accepts it because—“how can they say it so often if it isn’t true?”

Close on the heels of this: “everybody else must be accepting it, who am I to make an objection?”

And then, finally, there is the after-image effect. At the edge of consciousness, the viewer remembers the nugget and—“anything in my memory is automatically real.” Continue reading »

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