- Biden offers Kiev US help in organizing presidential elections on May 25 (Voice of Russia, April 22, 2014):
US Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian members of parliament in Kiev, including presidential candidates, that the United States was ready to help Ukraine’s economy but warned that they must fight the “cancer” of endemic corruption. He said the presidential election on May 25 would be the most important in the country’s history and Washington was ready to help in holding it. Biden added that the US is ready to assist Ukrainian leaders in seizing a chance to create national unity.
He said there was no reason Ukraine could not achieve energy security, but it would take time. He asked the legislators to imagine the stronger position Kiev would be in now if it was not dependent on Russia for gas supplies. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Joe Biden, Obama administration, Politics, U.S., Ukraine
- U.S. State Department Confirms Authenticity Of Intercepted Ukraine ‘FUCK THE EU’ Phone Call, Accuses Russia Of Dirty Tricks
- ‘FUCK THE EU’ – US State Department Blasts Europe; Revealed As Alleged Mastermind Behind Ukraine Unrest
Assistant US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and US ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Payette seen after meeting with the Ukrainian opposition leaders on the Nezalezhnost (Independence) square, Kiev (Archive)
- Nuland Says US Spent $5Bln to Back Democracy in Ukraine (RIA Novosti, April 22, 2014):
MOSCOW, April 22 (RIA Novosti) – Top US diplomat for Europe Victoria Nuland acknowledged in an interview with CNN Tuesday that Washington had allocated $5 billion to support democracy in Ukraine since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
“That money has been spent on supporting the aspirations of the Ukrainian people to have a strong, democratic government that represents their interests,” the US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs said in an interview.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, U.S., Ukraine
- Homeland Security to Purchase 25 Million Shotgun Rounds (Infowars, April 22, 2014):
DHS likely gearing up for mass panic in America with perpetual ammo purchases
Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is seeking an ammunition dealer who can provide 25 million shotgun rounds to the agency over a five year period, adding to its already enormous arsenal of ammo.
The solicitation posted on FBO.gov states that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a department under DHS, is seeking “shotgun ammunition for use by all applicable agencies in the Department of Homeland Security,” more specifically three million rounds of shotgun slugs per year and two million rounds of buckshot per year for five years.
“The ammunition will be used as appropriate at all Department of Homeland Security (DHS or department) component locations nationwide and outside the CONUS [continental United States,]” the notice reads.
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Tags: Barack Obama, DHS, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, Obama administration, Politics, U.S.
- The “War on Street Artists” – Puppeteer Unlawfully Arrested and Harassed in NYC Subway (Liberty Blitzkrieg, April 22, 2014):
The following story is the latest in a series of articles I have written recently highlighting the over-prosecution and legal harassment of the poor and disenfranchised across the USA. While wealthy white collar criminals rape and pillage society with total immunity, those who have no voice are being increasingly stomped down upon by an unjust system. Some recent articles on the topic can read below:
Hyper-Sensitive Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account
Charleston Man Receives $525 Federal Fine for Failing to Pay for a $0.89 Refill
The Homeless in NYC Are Now Living in Tiny Spaces in the Frame of the Manhattan Bridge
In some of these cases, there is a ridiculous law on the books to allow such over-prosecution or harassment, while other times, such as in the case below, the cops appear to be making shit up and are acting completely outside of the law.
As someone who grew up in New York City and lived there for 28 years, I am quite familiar with street artists in America’s largest metropolis. Continue reading »
Tags: Crime, Global News, Government, Politics, Society, U.S.
- Paper: WIPP workers “not permitted to speak” — “Their jobs won’t ever be the same… will face new paradigm” — Concerns plutonium contaminated surrounding salt — Preparing for radiation levels so high, only robots can be used (VIDEO) (ENENews, April 22, 2014):
Albuquerque Journal News, Apr. 22, 2014: WIPP workers face big changes, Their jobs won’t ever be the same — Now that contamination has been discovered underground – although the extent is still unknown – the contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant says workers will face a new paradigm when they return to the site: more formality, tougher rules and more protective gear. [...] those working underground will likely be doing their jobs in a more hazardous environment – or one where the risks have been made more evident – with new rules of engagement to protect them from exposure to radiation. [...] plutonium and americium may have contaminated rock salt walls, mixed into dust on the floor, and clung to machinery and other equipment underground. If stirred or scuffed up, the radiation can become airborne and inhaled. [...] NWP workers are not permitted to speak to the press, according to a spokesman. Continue reading »
Tags: Americium, Environment, Global News, Government, Health, New Mexico, Nuclear, Plutonium, Politics, Radiation, U.S., WIPP
- Flood Of Students Demanding Loan Forgiveness Forces Administration Scramble (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2014):
“Loan forgiveness creates incentives for students to borrow too much to attend college, potentially contributing to rising college prices for everyone,” is a study’s warning over government plans that allow students to rack up big debts and then forgive the unpaid balance after a set period. As WSJ reports, enrollment in student debt forgiveness plans have surged nearly 40% in just six months, to include at least 1.3 million Americans owing around $72 billion. The administration is looking to cap debt eligible for forgiveness, as President Obama’s revamped Pay As You Earn scheme has seen applications soar and is estimated to cost taxpayers $14bn a year. The ‘popularity’ of the student loan bailout plan surged after Obama promoted it in 2012, and now the administration must back-track as costs have massively outpaced government predictions.
We have been aggresively focused on the government’s blowing of the student loan bubble… Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Bubble, Collapse, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Society, Student Loan Bubble, U.S., White House
- NASA Expert: Chemtrails Are Real and Rogue Geoengineers Could Blackmail Earth (The Daily Sheeple, April 22, 2014):
A NASA expert has warned that geoengineering is inevitable and mad scientists controlling the weather could use the technology to blackmail the planet.
Droughts, famine, chemtrails and the global game of risk: geoengineering is real, and inevitable part of the future, when science tries to orchestrate nature in the name of taming climate change, while experts argue over who will make the rules in the global governance of weather modification and geoengineering.
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Tags: Chemtrails, Climate Change, Environment, Geoengineering, Global News, Government, NASA, Politics, Science, Technology
- Martin Armstrong Warns “Abandon The UK Before You Can’t” (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2014):
The following is a new ad campaign in Britain.
As we have warned numerous times – muddle-through has failed; Martin Armstrong notes, the politicians have squandered everything and now they are hunting down capital everywhere and the view is people have to pay whatever they demand or you are just a criminal. Nobody even bothers to look at what they are doing to the world economy.
These advertisements are appearing everywhere and they will only succeed in created the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.
Source: Armstrong Economics
Tags: Collapse, Economy, Environment, Global News, Government, Politics, U.K.
- The Truce Is Over: Ukraine President Urges Restart Of Military Action (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2014):
Ukraine’s Acting President Turchynov appears to be calling for an official break in the “truce” deal…
- *UKRAINE’S TURCHYNOV URGES RESTART OF ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION
- *TURCHYNOV SAYS ‘TERRORISTS’ HOLDING EAST UKRAINE REGION HOSTAGE
- *TURCHYNOV SAYS EAST UKRAINE SEPARATISTS SUPPORTED BY RUSSIA
So much for Joe Biden’s peace-keeping salvation mission to Kiev…
As Bloomberg reports, Pro-Russian separatists have “crossed line,” Ukraine acting President Oleksandr Turchynov says in statement posted on parliament website.
Tags: Global News, Government, Military, Politics, Russia, Ukraine
- Ukraine Military Plane Hit By Gunfire Over Pro-Russia Held Slavyansk (ZeroHedge, April 22, 2014):
It would seem a red-line or two have been crossed:
- *UKRAINE MILITARY PLANE HIT BY GUNFIRE FROM REBEL TOWN: AFP
This comes on the heels of elevated tensions in the last few days since the “deal” and Biden’s arrival in Kiev. Last week saw ‘unidentified’ fighter jets open fire on the Pro-Russian-held Kramatorsk airfield.
Ukraine: Small Arms Fire Damages Ukrainian Military Plane Over Slovyansk
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Tags: Global News, Government, Military, Politics, Russia, Slavyansk, Ukraine
- Marines looking for a few good actors to play terrorists in training exercises (FOX News, April 21, 2014):
The United States Marine Corps is looking for a few good actors to play terrorists in upcoming training exercises, putting out a casting call that could give clues about what the Pentagon is prepping for.
A solicitation put out this month by the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command sought an actor to play an “Al Qaeda personality,” a French-speaker with a college degree in chemistry and three men who could play “high value insurgent” roles. The actors are needed for training exercises in South Carolina during the next three months.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Terrorism, U.S.
- US Drones Continue ‘Massive’ Operations in Third Day of Attacks (Common Dreams, April 21, 2014):
Flurry of strikes continues
A suspected U.S. drone strike hit Yemen on Monday morning, the third such attack in as many days, killing people described as “militants” as part of “massive and unprecedented” operations targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
According to reporting by the Associated Press, the most recent strike “targeted the mountainous area of Mahfad between the provinces of Abyan and Shabwa,” located in the southern part of the impoverished country.
Neither the number of casualties nor who they are is clear at this point.
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Tags: Al-Qaida, Barack Obama, Drones, Global News, Government, Military, Obama administration, Politics, U.S., Yemen
- Is The US Military Preparing For The Collapse Of The Dollar? (ZeroHedge, April 21, 2014):
It almost happened in 2008… but as this excerpt from Casey Research’s Meltdown America documentary notes, it appears the US military is preparing for the potential collapse of the US dollar. As Scott Taylor warns, “…if the carrot (of credit worthiness) is fading, and the stick (of military threat) is weak, that empire is going to come down in a hurry…” which leaves a serial economic mis-manager only one option to ‘secure’ the empire.
To see what the consequences of economic mismanagement can be, and how stealthily disaster can creep up on you, watch the 30-minute documentary, Meltdown America. Witness the harrowing tales of three ordinary people who lived through a crisis, and how their experiences warn of the turmoil that could soon reach the US. Click here to watch it now.
Tags: Barack Obama, Collapse, Dollar, Economy, Global News, Government, Nuclear, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
- Pentagon’s Superpowered Autopilot Will Do the Work of 5 Crew Members (Wired, April 22, 2014):
Some think that the Defense Department couldn’t possibly reduce its forces as much as it claims it will. After all, who would fly the planes?
Now DARPA has an answer. The Pentagon’s research arm is developing a sophisticated, drop-in autopilot that can replace as many as five crew members of a military aircraft, and turn the pilot into a high-level “mission supervisor” issuing commands through a touch screen.
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Tags: DARPA, Global News, Government, Japan, Military, Politics, Technology, U.S.
- Furious Chinese Rioters Beat Corrupt Policemen To Death (ZeroHedge, April 21, 2014):
It appears, based on these extremely graphic images, that the Chinese people has a different way of dealing with corrupt officials. As Shanghaiist reports, a riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China’s notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five’s brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan “hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor.” This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. Given the following images of civilian retribution; is it any wonder, the powers that be in China fear social unrest?
[Background: Chengguan is a name given to the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, a municipality police that exists in every Chinese city. Chengguan are notorious for their brutality and generally hated far and wide for it. Their purpose is to enforce municipal bylaws, but they like to resort to violence and often use it against those with no means to fight back.]
The incident began… Continue reading »
Tags: China, Global News, Government, Politics, Society
- The Man Who Saved Russia’s Economy Counts the Cost of Crimea (Minyanville’s Wall Street, April 17, 2014):
If anybody knows how much Russia will pay for its confrontation with the West over Ukraine, it should be Alexei Kudrin. As finance minister from 2000-2011, Kudrin engineered his country’s transformation from bankrupt backwater to proud fiscal model. He oversaw 11 years of budgetary surpluses, and managed to sock away the savings in huge reserve funds that rescued Russia after the world crisis of 2008-’09. He finally left government, ironically, after publicly opposing then-President Dmitry Medvedev’s plans for a rapid increase in military expenditure.
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Tags: Crimea, Economy, Global News, Government, Politics, Russia, Ukraine
- The Strangelove effect — or how we are hoodwinked into a New World War (PressTV, April 21, 2014):
I watched Dr. Strangelove the other day. I have seen it perhaps a dozen times; it makes sense of senseless news. When Major T.J. “King” Kong goes “toe to toe with the Rooskies” and flies his rogue B52 nuclear bomber to a target in Russia, it’s left to General “Buck” Turgidson to reassure the President. Strike first, says the general, and “you got no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops.”
President Merkin Muffley: “I will not go down in history as the greatest mass-murderer since Adolf Hitler.”
General Turgidson: “Perhaps it might be better, Mr. President, if you were more concerned with the American people than with your image in the history books.”
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Tags: EU, Europe, Global News, Government, John Pilger, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., Ukraine
- Ukraine calls for US military support (PressTV, April 20, 2014):
The Ukrainian acting prime minister says his country needs to be militarily and economically supported from the United States in its standoff with Russia.
“We need a strong and solid state. We need financial and economic support. We need to modernize our security and military forces. We need the real support,” said Arseniy Yatsenyuk while appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
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Tags: Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Global News, Government, Military, Politics, U.S., Ukraine
- US Russophobia approaching pathological transference (Voice of Russia, April 21, 2014):
The headline in the Boston Globe reads: “Obama focuses updated Cold War approach on Putin” and the New York Times article by one Peter Baker that follows is one of the one of the most acidic, fact-starved, sanctimonious, self-righteous, chest beating, Russophobic, war-propagandistic, Putin-envious, out-of-touch diatribes to come out of the western media in the current tidal wave of Gleichschaltung-like anti-Russian war-propaganda.
The attack is almost criminal in its eschewing of the truth and if you dear reader ever entertained the idea that Boston was a bastion of liberal truth and that the first black American president was some sort of Martin Luther King, you may now group Boston with the vilest redneck burgs in Alabama and the president to the right of the farthest right of the neo-conservative war profiteers.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
- 20 Kiev spies detained in Ukraine’s Slavyansk by self-defense forces (Voice of Russia, April 21, 2014):
Self-defense forces in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, have detained about 20 people suspected of spying for Kiev, Vladimir Ponomaryov, the people’s mayor of Slavyansk, told a Vzglyad newspaper correspondent.
“We are searching for infiltrators and spies. Three were caught yesterday. Over a dozen have been caught already – around 20,” Ponomaryov said. He gave no further details.
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Tags: Donetsk, Global News, Government, Politics, Russia, Slavyansk, Ukraine
Listen to the interview here:
- Any US attempt to encircle Russia is destined to fail: James Fetzer (PressTV, April 20, 2014):
An American political commentator says any attempt to encircle the Russian Federation by the US is destined to fail and that future belongs to Russia, China and Iran, not to the West.
James H. Fetzer, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Sunday.
He was commenting on a recent New York Times report which says that US President Barack Obama and his national security team are looking beyond the crisis in Ukraine to adopt an updated version of the Cold War strategy of containment against Russia.
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Tags: Barack Obama, China, Global News, Government, Iran, Jim Fetzer, Military, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., Ukraine
- Poland, Estonia exercises part of plan to increase presence in eastern Europe (Stripes, April 19, 2014):
STUTTGART, Germany— A small contingent of U.S. soldiers will deploy to Poland and Estonia for a series of upcoming ground exercises aimed at reassuring allies shaken by Russian intervention in neighboring Ukraine, according to a report.
The U.S. is planning to send a company sized Army element of roughly 150 troops to conduct drills with allies, spanning roughly two weeks respectively in both Poland and Estonia, The New York Times reported Friday.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Estonia, Global News, Government, Military, NATO, Obama administration, Poland, Politics, U.S., Ukraine
- Nevada Standoff Is A Symptom of Increasing Authoritarianism (The Ron Paul Institute, April 21, 2014):
The nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the federal government is exceeding its authority by accessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government’s use of armed agents to forcibly remove the Bundys’ cattle led many Americans to travel to Nevada to engage in non-violent civil disobedience in support of the family.
The protests seem to have worked, at least for now, as the government appears to have backed off from direct confrontation. Sadly, some elected officials have inflamed the situation by labeling the Bundys and their supporters “domestic terrorists,” thus justifying any future use of force by the government. That means there is always the possibility of another deadly Waco-style raid on the Bundys or a similar group in the future. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Global News, Government, Nevada, Obama administration, Politics, Ron Paul, U.S.
- Former Official: Fukushima radiation is killing children… heart problems, leukemia, thyroid — Terrible things are going on — Authorities hiding truth from whole world — We need to admit many people are dying, but we’re not allowed to say that (VIDEO) (ENENews, April 21, 2014):
Interview with Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, April 21, 2014:
At 9:30 in
- Katsutaka Idogawa, former mayor of Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture: There are still about 2 million people living in the prefecture, who have all sorts of medical issues. The authorities claim this has nothing to do with the radiation fallout from Fukushima. I demanded that the authorities substantiate their claim in writing, but they ignored my request. There are some terrible things going on in Fukushima. […] The biggest problem is that there is no one to help us. […] I talked to local authorities in different places in Fukushima, but no one would listen to me. They believe what the government says, while in reality radiation is still there — and it is killing children. They are dying of heart conditions, asthma, leukemia, thyroid complications. Lots of kids are extremely exhausted after school, others are simply unable to attend PE classes. But the authorities are still hiding the truth from us, and I don’t know why. Don’t they have children of their own? It hurts so much to know they can’t protect our children. Continue reading »
Tags: Children, Environment, Fukushima, Global News, Government, Health, Japan, Leukaemia, Nuclear, Nuclear reactors, Politics, Radiation, Society, Thyroid
- Madness! (The Cobden Centre, April 15, 2014):
“Central bankers control the price of money and therefore indirectly influence every market in the world. Given this immense power, the ideal central banker would be humble, cautious and deferential to market signals. Instead, modern central bankers are both bold and arrogant in their efforts to bend markets to their will. Top-down central planning, dictating resource allocation and industrial output based on supposedly superior knowledge of needs and wants, is an impulse that has infected political players throughout history. It is both ironic and tragic that Western central banks have embraced central planning with gusto in the early twenty-first century, not long after the Soviet Union and Communist China abandoned it in the late twentieth. The Soviet Union and Communist China engaged in extreme central planning over the world’s two largest countries and one-third of the world’s population for more than one hundred years combined. The result was a conspicuous and dismal failure. Today’s central planners, especially the Federal Reserve, will encounter the same failure in time. The open issues are, when and at what cost to society ?”
- James Rickards, ‘The death of money: the coming collapse of the international monetary system’, 2014. [Book review here]
“Sir, On the face of it stating that increasing the inheritance tax allowance to £1m would abolish the tax for “all except a very small number of very rich families” (April 5) sounds a very reasonable statement for the Institute for Fiscal Studies to make, but is £1m nowadays really what it used to be, bearing in mind that £10,000 was its equivalent 100 years ago ?
“A hypothetical “very rich” person today could have, for example, a house worth £600,000 and investments of £400,000. If living in London or the South East, the house would be relatively modest and the income from the investments, assuming a generous 4 per cent return, would give a gross income of £16,000 a year, significantly less than the average national wage.
“So whence comes the idea that nowadays such relatively modest wealth should be classified as making you “very rich” ? The middle-aged should perhaps wake up to the fact that our currency has been systematically debased, though it may be considered impolite to say so as it challenges the conventional political and economic wisdom. To be very rich today surely should mean you have assets that give you an income significantly higher than the national average wage ?”
- Letter to the editor of the Financial Times from Mr John Read, London NW11, 12 April 2014
“The former coach house in Camberwell, which has housed the local mayor’s car, was put on the market by Southwark council as a “redevelopment opportunity”. At nearly £1,000 per square foot, its sale value is comparable to that of some expensive London homes.”
- ‘London garage sells for £550,000’ by Kate Allen, The Financial Times, 12 April 2014.
“Just Eat, online takeaway service, slumped below its float price for the first time on Tuesday as investors dumped shares in a raft of recently floated web-based companies amid mounting concern about their high valuations..
“Just Eat stunned commentators last week when it achieved an eye-watering valuation of £1.47 billion, more than 100 times its underlying earnings of £14.1 million..
““They have fallen because the company was overvalued. Just Eat was priced at a premium to Dominos, an established franchise that delivers and makes the pizzas and has revenues of £269 million. Just Eat by comparison is a yellow pages for local takeaways where there is no quality control and no intellectual property and made significantly less revenues of £96.8 million. A quality restaurant does not need to pay 10 per cent commission to Just Eat to drive customers through the door,” Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets said.”
- ‘Investors lose taste for Just Eat as tech stocks slide’ by Ashley Armstrong and Ben Martin,
The Daily Telegraph, 8 April 2014.
Keep interest rates at zero, whilst printing trillions of dollars, pounds and yen out of thin air, and you can make investors do some pretty extraordinary things. Like buying shares in Just Eat, for example. But arguably more egregious was last week’s launch of a €3 billion five-year Eurobond for Greece, at a yield of just 4.95%. UK “investors” accounted for 47% of the deal, Greek domestic “investors” just 7%. Just in case anybody hasn’t been keeping up with current events, Greece, which is rated Caa3 by Moody’s, defaulted two years ago. In the words of the credit managers at Stratton Street Capital, Continue reading »
Tags: Economy, Global News, Government, Quantitative Easing
- Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover (The Salt lake Tribune, April 18, 2014):
‘It’s time’ » Lawmakers from 9 states gather in Utah, discuss ways to take control of federal lands.
It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.
More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.
“It’s simply time,” said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. “The urgency is now.”
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Tags: Global News, Government, Politics, U.S.
- US financial showdown with Russia is more dangerous than it looks, for both sides (Telegraph, April 16, 2014):
The US Treasury faces a more formidable prey with Russia, the world’s biggest producer of energy with a $2 trillion economy, superb scientists and a first-strike nuclear arsenal
The United States has constructed a financial neutron bomb. For the past 12 years an elite cell at the US Treasury has been sharpening the tools of economic warfare, designing ways to bring almost any country to its knees without firing a shot.
The strategy relies on hegemonic control over the global banking system, buttressed by a network of allies and the reluctant acquiescence of neutral states. Let us call this the Manhattan Project of the early 21st century.
“It is a new kind of war, like a creeping financial insurgency, intended to constrict our enemies’ financial lifeblood, unprecedented in its reach and effectiveness,” says Juan Zarate, the Treasury and White House official who helped spearhead policy after 9/11.
Tags: Barack Obama, China, Economy, Gazprom, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, U.S., Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
- KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules (Global Research, April 17, 2014):
KBR and Halliburton – two major U.S. military contractors – can be sued for the health impacts of trash incineration on U.S. soldiers who served in the war in Iraq, according to a new court decision that allows a series of 57 lawsuits against the companies to go forward.
The two companies have been paid some $40 billion for services provided to troops serving in the U.S. War on Terror throughout Central Asia and the Middle East in countries ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to Kuwait and Uzbekistan. (Most of the contracts were implemented by KBR which was a subsidiary of Halliburton until 2007 when it was spun off into a separate company)
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Tags: Global News, Government, Halliburton, Iraq, KBR, Kellogg Brown & Root, Military, Politics
- This Means War: US To Target Putin’s Personal $40 Billion Stash (ZeroHedge, April 20, 2014):
While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions… the “nonsense” of replacing Russian gas with US gas… the Russian warnings of “interdependence” and “boomerangs”… all reduce the West’s arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin – a sanctions regime that would target Putin’s personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts.
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Tags: Barack Obama, EU, Europe, Global News, Government, Obama administration, Politics, Russia, Switzerland, U.S., Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, White House
- Picture: Bundy Family Uncovers New BLM Cattle Grave (Appalachian Area News, April 20, 2014):
A new photo released by the Bundy family posted to the official Bundy Ranch Facebook page Sunday shows more evidence that the Bureau of Land Management was illegally killing and burying cattle.
The image shows multiple dead cows being removed from what appears to be a mass grave discovered over the weekend.
“Digging up one of the HUGE holes where they threw the cows that they had ran to death or shot,” the facebook description reads. “I feel that this NEEDS to be put out for the public to see.”
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Tags: Cliven Bundy, Crime, Global News, Government, Politics, U.S.