You might mistakenly assume the collapse came about because of global warming. That’s because articles about the collapse fail to mention that the glacier is growing. Yes, GROWING.
So how did ABC News handle it? They spun it this way:
“Experts said the collapse has nothing to do with climate change and was instead all to do with physics.”
Funny, isn’t it? The glacier is receding? Oh my God, it’s global warming! The glacier is advancing? Oh, that’s just “physics.” Continue reading »
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If your place has been fumigated with sulfuryl fluoride or its other toxic friends …
Methyl bromide was among the most widely used fumigants until its production and use was restricted by the Montreal Protocol due to its role in ozone depletion.
Widely used fumigants include:
- methyl isocyanate
- hydrogen cyanide
- sulfuryl fluoride
… you better consider moving to another place, or you and your family will get sick, which sometimes takes a while, but it’s not worth waiting for it to happen.
Oh, and these bastards are not spraying to prevent the Zika virus from spreading, they are spraying you, the people, like bugs!
Maybe they want to spray and force vaccinate the entire world, who knows?
– The Zika Virus Hoax Exposed, “Thanks” To The Associated Press (AP): Of The 4,180 Suspected Microcephaly Cases Only 270 Could Be Confirmed And Of Those 270 Cases Only 6 Cases Were Confirmed To Have The Zika Virus. SIX CASES!!!
“Okay, boys, here’s what we do. We’ve got this old virus called Zika. It’s been around for 60 years that we know of. It never caused anything serious. A real dud. But we’ve got to explain all these babies born with small heads and brain damage. We’ve got to protect some important people and shield them from heavy blame. So let’s bring back Zika. Even though very few mothers who give birth to babies with defects have the dud-virus, we can finesse that. People are idiots. So let’s build up Zika into a terrifying killer. Get our PR folks moving. Spread some money around. You know, the usual. And we make out on the back-end with a Zika vaccine.”
And somebody just unleashed the corporate media … (See all those articles down below.)
Massive cleaning operation at landmark Sambadrome comes as health minister admits country is “badly losing” war against the virus
Concerns over the Zika virus reached new heights on Tuesday after Brazil sent fumigators into Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous carnival venue that will help host the Olympic games amid intensified efforts to control the mosquito-borne infection. Continue reading »
Unprecedented – There is no history of snowfall recorded in El Calafate during this time of year.
It started snowing on Christmas eve in El Calafate and continued throughout the night and Saturday morning.
In one day they accumulated 38 mm of precipitation, three times the average for the entire month of December, which is a little more than 12 millimeters
New President Mauricio Macri’s move to unify the official and black market exchange rates for the peso in the face of depleted FX reserves and still sky high inflation has the currency plunging by nearly 30% on Thursday.
And what a bloody coincidence that is.
“If you play with fire, you get burned,” apart from if you are an official in the Argentine government it would appear. Just days after Argentina threw out the Peronists, who have ruled almost non-stop in the three decades since the end of military rule, The Ministry of Finance suffered a mysterious fire in its computer center, catastrophically (and coincidentally) destroying the prior-regime’s files.
The weekend came a mysterious fire at the Ministry of Economy , in the area of data center located on the fourth floor of the Economy Ministry.
The fire began on Sunday afternoon at the site containing the computers on which cost control files of the ministry. Continue reading »
On Monday, Mauricio Macri, the son of Italian-born construction tycoon Francesco Macri, beat out Cristina Kirchner’s handpicked successor Daniel Scioli for Argentina’s presidency in what amounted to a referendum on 12 years of Peronist rule. Now, Macri faces a trio of daunting tasks: i) restore central bank liquidity, ii) implement a new FX regime, and iii) tackle the ballooning budget deficit. The most most pressing concern: the central bank is literally out of dollars.…
Isn’t this where Pope Francis is from?
Low temperatures for 20 days in most of Argentina created the coldest October since 1963, according to the National Meteorological Service (SMN). Continue reading »
Published on Sep 6, 2015
The $100 billion BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) has become fully operational following the inaugural meetings of the BRICS CRA Board of Governors and the Standing Committee in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
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– FBI Quietly Declassified Secret Files Attesting Hitler Fled to Argentina in 1945 (Humans Are Free, July 21, 2015):
On April 30 1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker. His body was later discovered and identified by the Soviets before being rushed back to Russia. Or was it?
– Heavy snow and possible record cold in central Argentina (Ice Age Now, July 17, 2015):
17 July 2015 – Aluminé and Villa Pehuenia are preparing for heavy snow over the weekend along with temperatures up to 17 degrees below zero.
According to forecasts from the Basins Interjurisdictional Authority (AIC), the cold could hit records.
The acting mayor of Pehuenia, Ciro Cabrera, said that “on Saturday at 3am temperatures will be between 15 and 17 degrees below zero throughout the region, and throughout Saturday registration will be maintained between 8 and 11 degrees below zero. ” Continue reading »
– Argentina Plans Asset Seizure Of Falkland Oil Companies (OilPrice, June 29, 2015):
Is it just election fever, or is Argentina serious about reclaiming the Falklands Islands?
Presidential elections loom in the country in October, so perhaps it’s not surprising that a Lilian Herraez, a federal judge in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina’s southernmost region, ordered the seizure of $156 million in property and bank holdings of oil drilling companies, including Noble Energy of the United States.
The government in Buenos Aires said on June 27 that the other targets of asset seizures were Edison International of Italy and three British-based companies, Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd., Premier Oil Plc and Rockhopper Exploration Plc. Continue reading »
– Argentinian Federal Judge Accepts Lawsuit to Ban GMOs and Pesticides (Sustainable Pulse, June 22, 2015):
A federal judge in Argentina has ruled that an unprecedented class action lawsuit, demanding a ban on the release of GMOs and their associated pesticides, can proceed.
Source: www.lacapital.com.ar (Spanish)
Translated by GM Watch
The lawsuit asks the government to provisionally suspend the uncontrolled open release of GMOs – for example, the sale of RR2 Pro/Liberty soybeans – on the grounds that they violate seed laws. The lawsuit also demands labeling of GMOs. Continue reading »
(TFC) Buenos Aires, Argentina – Judges Horacio Piombo and Ramón Sal Llargués of the Chamber of Criminal Cassation of Buenos Aires stunned the world when they reduced the sentence of a child molester because the child “displayed a homosexual orientation and was accustomed to being sexually abused.”
Mario Tolosa was the child’s soccer coach when he raped the child. He had been sentenced to six years, but the judges cut that sentence almost in half because Tolosa couldn’t be held responsible for “the warped sexual development of the minor child.” The six-year-old was called a cross-dresser by the judges before they went on to say:
“it is clear that the child’s sexual choice—despite his young age and in light of the considerable testimony of those close to him—had already been made.”
The prosecutor in the case is appealing to the Supreme Court of the Province of Buenos Aires.
It should be noted that these are the same honorable judges that reduced the sentence of a preacher that raped a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old because the girls
“were from a social class in which sexual permissiveness was acceptable at an early age.” Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Now we know why it’s hotting up again.
However, this time we have no Navy or Air Force & what little Army we have is either suffering Gulf Syndrome, PTSD or is training Ukrainians to kill their own.”
– British firms discover oil and gas off Falklands, Argentina threatens legal action (RT, April 2, 2015):
A group of British exploration companies have found oil and gas in an area north of the Falkland Islands. The Argentine government has threatened to challenge all exploration and drilling efforts in court.
The discoveries by the Zebedee exploration well were described by companies involved as “better than expected”.
The oil explorers said they found 27.9 meters of net-oil bearing reservoir and 18.5 meters of net gas-bearing reservoir. The license area being explored is 40 percent owned by Falklands Oil and Gas, 36 percent by Premiere Oil and 24 percent by Rockhopper Exploration. Continue reading »
– Argentina’s Kirchner absolved of Iran ‘cover-up’ (The Times of Israel/AFP, Feb 26, 2015):
An Argentinean court exonerates President Cristina Kirchner of charges that she may have covered up Iran’s involvement in a terror attack against a Jewish community building in Buenos Aires in 1994, in which 85 people were killed and hundreds wounded.
Kirchner was cleared of the charges brought forth by investigator Alberto Nisman, who dedicated many years to the case and was found dead in his home the day before he was expected to address the Argentinean Congress to present his findings. Continue reading »
– Government Supporters Target of Armed Attack in Argentina (teleSUR, Feb 26, 2015):
Supporters of the left-wing government of President Fernandez are concerned that a coup is in the making.
A political movement affiliated with the ruling coalition in Argentina was the target of an armed attack Wednesday. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Curiouser & Curiouser….but when mossad & CIA are involved ……….”
– Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Found at Dead Prosecutor’s Home (New York Times, Feb 3, 2015):
BUENOS AIRES — Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor whose mysterious death has gripped Argentina, had drafted a warrant for the arrest of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, accusing her of trying to shield Iranian officials from responsibility in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center here, the lead investigator into his death said Tuesday.
The 26-page document, which was found in the garbage at Mr. Nisman’s apartment, also requested the arrest of Héctor Timerman, Argentina’s foreign minister. Both Mrs. Kirchner and Mr. Timerman have repeatedly denied Mr. Nisman’s accusation that they tried to reach a secret deal with Iran to lift international arrest warrants for Iranian officials wanted in connection with the bombing. Continue reading »
Here’s why …
– Why I Fled Argentina After Breaking The Story Of Alberto Nisman’s Death (ZeroHedge, Jan 27, 2015):
Writing for Haaretz.com, Jewish journalist Damian Pachter – who first reported on the death of the special prosecutor – recounts the intimidation, the sleepless nights, the agent who stalked him and his ultimate decision to head for Israel… “So here they are, the craziest 48 hours of my life…”
When my source gave me the scoop on Alberto Nisman’s death, I was writing a piece on the special prosecutor’s accusations against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, her (Jewish) Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, two pro-Iran “social activists” and parliamentarian Andrés Larroque. I learned that Nisman had been shot dead in his home. Continue reading »
And she may be right …
– Argentine President “Convinced” Nisman Death Was Not Suicide As New Twists Emerge (ZeroHedge, Jan 23, 2015):
“No one believes the suicide hypothesis,” one of Nisman’s investigative team told Reuters, adding that, “he was very convinced of his ideas and prepared to see them through. He had received threats all his life and it never intimidated him.” With the news of no gunpowder residue sinking in, and protests rising, even Argentina’s President is now uncomfortably admitting it, saying on Thursday that she was “convinced” Nisman’s death was not a suicide, explaining that people had led him astray in his investigation in order to smear her name and then “needed him dead.” However, instead of vowing to shed light on the matter, Fernandez and her government have been on the defensive, trying to refute Nisman’s claims against her. Neighboring Uruguay said it felt sorry for Argentina and that its justice system needs to clear up the case to maintain “the minimal confidence our societies need.”Questions abound… Continue reading »
Full article here:
– Israel Starting Trouble in Argentina (The Rebel Website, Jan 21, 2015):
In 1994, a “suicide bombing” of a Jewish center in Argentina left 85 people dead. International Zionism was very quick to point the finger of blame at Iran. In other words, the Mossad did it!
In 2004, the Argentinian Jew Alberto Nisman was, after years of Jewish pressure, finally assigned to investigate the 1994 bombing. Nisman, as today’s Slimes reports, “became entangled in a labyrinthine plot that he traced to and its militant Lebanese ally, Hezbollah.” Evidently, its OK to spin “conspiracy theories” if they point to Muslims as the culprits.
The Zionists are mad-as-hell with Argentina for doing business with Iran. Adding to that strong motive is de Kirchner’s refusal to pay the banksters what they feel they are “owed” on Argentina’s foreign debt; and her coziness with the Big Bad Putin and his BRICS trading bloc, which Argentina may be joining in the future.
– Tempers Fray As Argentine Tampon Squeeze Extends To 20 Days (ZeroHedge, Jan 19, 2015):
While Venzuelans line up for hours every day to garner staples such as soap and toilet paper, the Argentinians have a potentially more explosive problem. As Reuters reports, the country’s 20.6 million women couldn’t find their favorite tampons earlier this month – during the height of summer – “for 20 days, we simply couldn’t source any tampons from wholesalers.” The government vowed to keep the supply chain filled with tampons as media talk of a “run on tampons” stoked peoples’ fears that Argentina is rapildy heading down the same socialist utopia track as its neighbor. Continue reading »
– Argentine Prosecutor Found Dead Hours Before Testimony Against President Fernandez (ZeroHedge, Jan 19, 2015):
The Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of orchestrating a cover-up in the investigation of Iran over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center has, according to AP, been found dead in his apartment, authorities said on Monday. As The Times of Israel reports, Alberto Nisman, 51, was discovered, by his mother, in a pool of blood in the bathroom on Sunday night with a gunshot wound to the head, hours before he was set to testify before lawmakers on his accusations of the cover-up. Coincidence we are sure, but police are investigating and Argentinian media reported that they had initially ruled the death a likely suicide but we note that The Clarin daily reported just a few days earlier that Nisman had told the newspaper, “I could end up dead because of this,” and in a separate TV interview, had also been considering increasing his security detail. Continue reading »
– Argentina and UK Falklands spat spiced up by Russian jets (RT, Dec 29, 2014):
The Falkland Islands – a UK overseas territory Argentina lays claim to – have been allegedly reviewing their defenses after news Russia may offer Argentina fighter jets. Moscow could swap them for beef and wheat, UK’s Daily Express says in its report.
The deal reportedly involves a lease/lend of twelve Sukhoi Su-24 all-weather attack aircraft, which NATO calls “Fencer A”. The jets will be able to do air patrols over the Falklands’ capital, Port Stanley. According to the tabloid, Ministry of Defense officials fear Buenos Aires will take delivery of the planes well before the 2020 deployment of the Navy’s 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and its F-35B fighters, leaving a “real window of vulnerability.”
Up to 1,500 troops, backed by a naval warship that visits throughout the year, are permanently based on the Falklands, along with four RAF Typhoon jets, plus anti-aircraft and artillery batteries. Continue reading »
– Argentina Goes Full-Venezuela – Plans To Regulate Prices, Profits, & Production (ZeroHedge, Sep 5, 2014):
Just weeks after defaulting (yet again) on its debt (whether technically or not), and shortly after raising the minimum wage by 31% (to $523 a month) amid runaway inflation, it appears Argentina has gone full-Venezuela. As WSJ reports, the great minds that ‘run’ Argentina have decided to pass legislation (dubbed “the supply law”) letting the government regulate private-sector prices, profit margins and production levels. The opposition is up in arms, “this is absolutely ridiculous. It’s part of a very primitive ideology that says government officials should decide what people should make, how much they should make and how much they should charge,” adding that “we already know exactly what it is like to suffer from these kind of interventionist economic policies,” in Venezuela.
– Argentina Peso Collapses At Fastest Pace In 8 Months, Hits Record Low (ZeroHedge, Aug 21, 2014):
Since President Kirchner unleashed her ‘cramdown’ plan for Argentinian debt, the Peso has collapsed at the fastest pace since January’s devaluation. The ‘official’ Peso prices has collapsed 1.3% in the last 2 day to 8.39 per USD – and Argentina’s debt yields have surged (prices tumbled) but the black-market Blue-Dolar price has exploded to an all-time low at 13.8 per USD, implying massive devaluation is coming.
The official Peso rate just hit record lows and is accelerating rapidly…
– Argentina Stuns Bondholders With Scorched-Earth “Cramdown” Plan (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):
With the impasse over the latest Argentina default going nowhere fast, late last night president Kirchner stunned its creditors when she announced what amounts to a cramdown plan for holdouts, in which all bonds would be stripped of their existing indentures and converted to local law bonds. Or, as some would call it, a “scorched earth” transaction that burns all bridges, and goodwill, with the international creditor community and likely leaves Argentina unable to access global capital markets for the foreseeable future.
As part of its transaction Argentina would bypass the order issued by Judge Griesa halting payments to all creditors, not just the holdouts, and resume normalcy for the 90%+ of restructured bondholders while leaving Elliott, Aurelius and the like with little to no recourse aside from holding on to claims which would be two swaps behind, and with essentially no legal standing as it would completely bypass the Bank of New York (whom it would remove as trustee) custodian payment process and allow Argentina to make payments directly to those creditors it sees fit. Continue reading »
– Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage? (Washington’s Blog, Aug 13, 2014):
Argentina has now taken the US to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign bankruptcy.
Argentina was the richest country in Latin America before decades of neoliberal and IMF-imposed economic policies drowned it in debt. A severe crisis in 2001 plunged it into the largest sovereign debt default in history. In 2005, it renegotiated its debt with most of its creditors at a 70% “haircut.” But the opportunist “vulture funds,” which had bought Argentine debt at distressed prices, held out for 100 cents on the dollar. Continue reading »