Nov 21

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Serving TPTB Great Again: Trump Meets with Henry Kissinger: ‘I Have Tremendous Respect’ for Him

– Trump and Clinton are both Rothschild puppets.


Nov 20, 2016

H/t reader squodgy:

“Oh Dear!
What will happen to all those with their noses in the trough?
Will we ever be able to dismantle the Parkinson’s Law of bureaucracy?
Will we get our lives back?
Will we be able to make decisions again for ourselves, based on logic & reason?

No effing chance, they’ll just replace it all with Martial Law…..in our interests!!”

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Nov 14

80,000 Catalans Gather Demanding Independence From Spain

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Oct 31

African Migrants Storm Spanish Enclave Ceuta:

(Reuters) – About 220 African migrants forced their way through a barbed wire fence into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta on Monday, clashing with Spanish police who tried to prevent them from crossing the border with Morocco.

Thirty-two migrants were treated in hospital for minor injuries after pushing their way through two gates just before 0600 GMT, while three Spanish policemen also needed medical attention, the government said.

Several migrants collapsed from exhaustion after crossing into Spanish territory, Reuters photographs showed. Their legal status in Spain has yet to be determined, and police were searching for some who fled into hills inside the territory, it said. Continue reading »

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Oct 22

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Migrants Smash Up Deportation Centre, Protest for 11 Hours on Roof:

Around 40 predominantly Algerian illegal migrants held a rowdy protest in Spain, smashing furniture before climbing onto the roof of their accommodation.

The migrants were seen screaming “freedom, freedom” from the rooftop in Madrid, where they spent 11 hours. Reports also emerged of security cameras covered up and a door being broken.

“We are trying to negotiate with them… We’ll see if they come down by themselves,” the national police spokesman in Madrid told AFP. “Police are in control of the situation,” he added. Continue reading »

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Oct 14

VIDEO: Hundreds of Africa Migrants Storm Spanish Enclave of Melilla:

(REUTERS) – About 70 sub-Saharan African migrants forced their way over a barbed wire barrier into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla on Thursday.

They ran to a local immigration center where they were met by dozens of migrants cheering “victory, victory” although their legal status in Spain has yet to be determined.

Migrants wait weeks and sometimes months at the short-stay immigrant center in the hope of being transferred to a refugee reception center in mainland Spain, said Government Delegation of Melilla spokesperson Irene Flores. Continue reading »

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Sep 28

Jihadists Target Spain:

Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

  • The Islamic State document said that since the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition in 1478, Spain “has done everything to destroy the Koran.” It said that Spain tortured Muslims, including burning them alive. Therefore, according to the Islamic State, “Spain is a criminal state that usurps our land.” The document calls on jihadists to “reconnoiter airline and train routes for attacks.” It also calls on followers to “poison food and water” with insecticides.
  • We will kill any ‘innocent’ Spanish infidel we find in Muslim lands, and… whether we are European in origin or not, we will kill you in your cities and towns according to our plan.” — Islamic State document, May 30, 2016.
  • “We will recover al-Andalus, Allah willing. Oh dear Andalus! You thought we forgot about you. I swear by Allah we have never forgotten you. No Muslim can forget Córdoba, Toledo or Xàtiva. There are many faithful and sincere Muslims who swear they will return to al-Andalus.” — Islamic State video, January 31, 2016.
  • “Spain is the land of our forefathers and we are going to take it back with the power of Allah.” — Islamic State video, January 7, 2016.

Islamic militants are stepping up a propaganda war against Spain. In recent months, Islamic State and other jihadist groups have produced a flurry of videos and documents calling on Muslims to reconquer al-Andalus. Continue reading »

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Jul 27

In Latest Political “Coup”, Catalan Parliament Votes To Secede From Spain:

In the aftermath of last month’s Brexit vote, there was an outpouring of concern in Europe that the British decision would embolden similar separatist movements across the continent. Earlier Wednesday, this is precisely what happened when Catalan nationalists voted to approve a plan to secede from Spain, defying the nation’s Constitutional Court and challenging acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is currently in political limbo as he struggles to form a government.

The decision was approved by 72 regional MPs out of 135. Ten MPs from the CSP group linked to Podemos, Partido Popular and Ciudadanos walked out of the assembly and the Socialists did not vote. A recent poll shows that 48% of the Catalan population currently supports independence compared with 43% against it. Continue reading »

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Jul 19

Fastest Growing Immigrant Population

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Jul 14

Spanish Farmers Turn Backs on Monsanto’s GM Maize:

Monsanto’s GM maize is no longer profitable or attractive for a good proportion of Spanish farmers, says a report for the Spanish news outlet Economia Digital.

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Engineered to resist the corn borer pest, the crop has suffered a series of setbacks in Spanish fields. Continue reading »

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Apr 11

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Next Shoe to Drop on Spanish Banks:

“The mortgage ‘floor clauses’ are a fraud.”

By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET.

Thursday, April 7, 2016, could go down in history as a great day for Spanish mortgage holders and a very grim one for many Spanish banks, thanks to a new ruling that the so-called mortgage floor-clauses that were unleashed across the whole financial sector in 2009 are abusive (but not illegal) and lack transparency.

These floor clauses set a minimum interest rate — typically of between 3% and 4.5% — for variable-rate mortgages, even if the Euribor drops far below that figure. In other words, the mortgages are only really variable in one direction: upwards! Continue reading »

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Mar 30

Spanish Regions Ban Glyphosate Herbicides over Health Fears:

A number of towns and regions in Spain have agreed to ban glyphosate herbicides in public areas, according to Kistiñe Garcia of the Spanish NGO, Ecologistas en Acción.

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Source: www.gmwatch.org

The Spanish towns and regions join a long list of local and national authorities around the world that have restricted or banned glyphosate. Continue reading »

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Mar 02

Spain Urged to Ban GM Maize over Crossbreeding Fears with Invasive Wild Ancestor:

On Thursday thirteen civil society organisations active in agriculture and environmental issues have officially alerted the European Commission that the wild ancestor of cultivated maize, teosinte, has appeared in Spain and is spreading widely in maize growing areas as an invasive species.

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Teosinte and maize have the potential to interbreed and form hybrids. This applies equally to genetically engineered maize MON810, produced by Monsanto and grown on more than 100,000 hectares in Spain. Due to the risks of appearance of an invasive, transgenic teosinte species, the organisations have asked the Commission and the Spanish government to ban the cultivation of MON810 in 2016. Continue reading »

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Feb 05

05/02/2016 – MARBELLA, Spain – British teenager gang raped

An 18 year old Brit was dragged into a car by a gang of Moroccan men while walking home from work, and gang raped reports the Daily Mail. Police are investigating Moroccan males in the area but there have so far been no arrests.

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Feb 05

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The War on Cash: A Country by Country Guide:

Corbett Reporteers will be no stranger to the war on cash. I’ve made videos discussing it, conducted interviews about it, written articles examining it and dissected it on the radio.

The war has been waged through mainstream propaganda outlets, TV advertisements and even children’s games.

We’ve heard cash is dirtied by drug dealing, tarnished by terrorism, tainted by tax evasion (heaven forbid!) and just plain dirty. Not to mention sooooo outdated. Continue reading »

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Jan 17

The Costa del Armageddon: How the US dropped H-bombs on a beach in Spain… and turned its back on hundreds of British expats who have been caught in the deadly nuclear fall-out zone (Daily Mail, May 10, 2014)

US to clean up Spanish radioactive site 49 years after plane crash (Guardian, Oct 19, 2015):

Nearly 50 years after a US air force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons crashed in Palomares in south-east Spain, Washington has finally agreed to clean up the radioactive contamination that resulted from the crash.

’66 H-bomb accident still a concern in Spain (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov 29, 2003):

PALOMARES, Spain — Almost 40 years have passed since the U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped four hydrogen bombs on Spain. But the fallout continues with a newly published scientific study that traced the spread of radiation from the accident site — and continuing rumors about a mysterious fifth bomb that supposedly is still leaking on the Mediterranean Sea floor.

Spain and U.S. Sign Agreement on Palomares H-Bomb Cleanup (Wall Street Journal, Oct 19, 2015):

Four hydrogen bombs fell on southern Spain in 1966 after a midair collision Continue reading »

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Dec 21

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Spain Issues Arrest Warrant For Benjamin Netanyahu Over 2010 Gaza Flotilla Attack:

The Israeli prime minister and six other government officials could face arrest should they enter Spain, after a judge from the country issued warrants for their arrest.

Benjamin Netanyahu would be detained by police over a a case against him regarding the famed ‘Freedom Flotilla’ attack that took place in 2010.

Spanish judge Jose de la Mata ordered both the police and guardía to notify him should Netanyahu or one of six other Israeli officials cross Spain’s border. Continue reading »

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Dec 20

New parties win big in Spain election, ruling conservatives lose majority:

Spain’s left-wing potential block is set to win an absolute majority in the Spanish Parliament, with 99 percent of votes counted. The Socialist Party is projected to win 90 seats, while the anti-austerity party, Podemos, is to get 42 (69). The ruling People’s Party is at 123 seats. Continue reading »

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Dec 17

Caught On Tape: Spanish PM Rajoy Punched In Face By “Selfie-Seeking Teen”:

While campaigning ahead of elections, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy was rocked with a right cross when a “selfie-seeking teen” approached and went full Balboa on the side of his face, breaking his glasses, before Rajoy’s security detail wrestled the assailant to the floor. As El-Pais reports, the 17-year-old told police “I’m very happy I did it,” while Rajoy later tweeted that he “was fine.”

A 17-year-old has been arrested in Pontevedra after giving a strong punch in the face to the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, who has been left bruised and broken his glasses. The assailant, identified as Andrew VF, had quietly approached the presidential candidate for the PP government, supposedly to take a photo, selfie , with the PM, who was making one of the electoral walks with that is lavishing during this election campaign. Suddenly, the young man gave him a blow in the face to the president, who has caught totally unprepared.

A witness to the incident explained that the assailant was placed, along with others, by the President minutes before delivering the blow. “It was a while standing next to him. He was placed in front of Rajoy to take a picture. Suddenly has snorted, and with the left hand, has given a very strong punch in the face,” said the witness, he was accompanying the delegation during the ride.

The assailant has been identified as Andres de V., a resident of Pontevedra, who when arrested by the police said: “I am very happy to have done it,” police said. Continue reading »

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Nov 17

 

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Benjamin Netanyahu Will Be Arrested If He Ever Sets Foot In Spain Again:

Should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ever set foot inside Spain, he – and six other current and former Israeli government officials – would be subject to arrest, thanks to a Spanish judge who effectively issued an arrest warrant for the group late last week.

As to be expected, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was less than thrilled, as spokesperson Emmanuel Nachshon responded, according to The Jerusalem Post, We consider [the judge’s order] to be a provocation. We are working with the Spanish authorities to get it canceled. We hope it will be over soon.” Continue reading »

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Oct 31

“The conditions in the economies of the rest of the world have undoubtedly proved weaker compared with a few months ago, in particular in the emerging economies. Global growth forecasts have been revised downwards. This slowdown is probably not temporary.”


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Mario Draghi Admits Global QE Has Failed: “The Slowdown Is Probably Not Temporary”:

Undoubtedly, the most amusing this about the prospect of more easing from the ECB (as telegraphed by Mario Draghi last week) and the BoJ (where Haruhiko Kuroda just jeopardized his status as monetary madman par excellence by failing to expand stimulus) is that both Europe and Japan both recently slid back into deflation despite trillions in central bank asset purchases. 

In other words, the market expects both Draghi and Kuroda to double- and triple- down on policies that clearly aren’t working when it comes to altering inflation expectations and/or boosting aggregate demand. Indeed, both Goldman and BofAML said as much last week. For those who missed it, here’s Goldman’s take Continue reading »

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Sep 25

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Will A Black Swan Land In Spain On Sunday? Full Catalonia “Referendum” Preview:

For those unaware, a fifth of Spain’s GDP is voting on whether to secede from the country on Sunday. Here is everything you need to know about the Catalan black swan.

 

 

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Sep 24

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Is The Bank Of Spain Quietly Pulling Its Gold From Catalonia Ahead Of This Weekend’s Vote?

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Sep 24

Bank of Spain Responds, Promises It Is Not Confiscating Catalonia’s Gold

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Sep 09

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Spain Defense Minister Warns Army May Intervene Unless “Catalonia Obeys The Rules” (ZeroHedge, Sep 9, 2015):

With Spain’s Catalan region on the verge of electing pro-independence parties and seeking autonomy from central rule, the government (clearly worried) has ramped up the rhetoric on what consequences lie ahead. In a rather stunning outburst for a supposed democracy, CNA reports, the Spanish Defence Minister, Pedro Morenés, assured that the army won’t act in Catalonia as long as “everybody fulfills their duty.” The Catalan minister for the presidency exclaimed Morenes statement was “out of this world,” and could only be made by “someone who is afraid of democracy.” The army will “enforce the Constitution,” Morenes concludes, unless “members strictly obey the rules.” As one pro-independence minister opined, “threatening and trying to intimidate means that you are only left with stupidity.”

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Aug 12

Sorry Troika, Spain’s Economic Recovery Is “One Big Lie” (ZeroHedge, Aug 12, 2015):

During six months of protracted and terribly fraught negotiations between Athens, Berlin, Brussels, and the IMF, the idea that Spain, Italy, and Ireland somehow represented austerity “success stories” was frequently trotted out as the rationale behind demanding that Greece embark on a deeper fiscal retrenchment despite the fact that the country is mired in recession. For many in the periphery, the notion of an economic recovery is fiction, plain and simple.

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Aug 12

Spain Turns Down Oxitec GM Flies Release Again (Sustainable Pulse, Aug 7, 2015):

After protests by a broad coalition of NGOs against plans to release genetically engineered olive flies in Spain, the UK company Oxitec has now withdrawn its application. As reported by Spanish media, Oxitec was informed by regional authorities that the experiments will not be allowed.

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After 2013, this is the second time that the company has failed to get approval for its application in Spain. Once released, the genetically engineered flies might spread throughout the Mediterranean region and all the locations where native populations of olive flies occur. A broad coalition of mostly representative organisations from Mediterranean countries are demanding that any release of these flies should be banned completely.

Source: www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1321

“We would like to congratulate the farmers and environmentalists in Spain on this important and successful outcome. Nevertheless, we have to assume that this will not remain the last attempt at releasing such organisms. The next generation of genetically engineered organisms is already in the laboratories”, Christoph Then says for Testbiotech. “Looking at scientific publications it is easy to believe there will soon be a surge in the release of organisms that cannot be controlled.” Continue reading »

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Jul 13

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“We Are On Our Own

“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”
– George Orwell

“It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go….We are living in the end of the sovereign states….In the great struggle to evoke a Westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish….Countless people…will hate the new world order….and will die protesting against it.”
– H.G. Wells, in his book, “The New World Order”, 1940

From the article:

12. Digital protests: Writing something that could technically “disturb the peace” is a now a crime. Bloggers beware, for no one has yet defined whose peace you could be disturbing.


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The End Of Freedom Of Speech In Spain (Armstrong Economics,

Spain has shown that it is fully on board with the Brussels authoritarian direction of ending democracy. Those in power have simply convinced themselves that the people do not understand what is good for them so they must impose their will upon the people but raw force. How does this differ in any what from the justification of imposing communism? This is the death of all freedom and it is upon our doorstep.

Here are the new laws in Spain:

1. If you photograph security personnel and then share these images on social media: up to €30.000 fine (particularly if photo exposes violence used against a member of the public). This fine could increase depending on the number of Instagram or social media followers you have.

2. Tweet or retweet information or the “location of an organized protest” can now be interpreted as an act of terrorism as it incites others to “commit a crime” (now that “demonstrating” in many ways has become a crime). Sound “1984”-ish? Read about Orwell and his time in Spain.

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Jul 12

Germany’s Most Noted Euroskeptic Is Now In Control (ZeroHedge, July 12, 2015):

This weekend’s events in Europe have clarified who is really running the show across the ‘union’. Hans-Werner Sinn, Chairman of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, vehemnt euroskeptic, and head of the so-called ‘five wise men’ advising the German government and specifically Angela Merkel, confirmed his call from 2012 for a “temporary grexit from the euro.” The right wing economist previously explained “Greece and Portugal have to become 30-40% less expensive to be competitive again. This is being attempted through excessive austerity measures within the euro zone, but it won’t work. It will drive these countries to the brink of civil war before it succeeds. Temporary exits would very quickly stabilize these countries, create new jobs and free the population from the yoke of the euro.” Anyone positioning for more centrist union-supporting rhetoric, hope is no longer a strategy as the hardest conservatives are now in charge.

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Jul 06

Why Greece Matters A Lot: The Case Of Europe’s Falling Dominoes (ZeroHedge, July 6, 2015):

Over the weekend, we showed why contrary to unfounded speculation that Greece is entirely contained, there are still extensive linkages when it comes to the fallout a Grexit would reap if not directly on private commercial banks which over the years managed to offload their Greek exposure to the Europe’s taxpayers….

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… but on the sovereign economies of the Eurozone as well as the ECB, at first via the EFSF, then also via the SMP, the MRO, Target 2 and so on.

Overnight, Barclays took this analysis and also showed the absolute national euro exposure to Greece broken down by bailout program and also as a % of respective host nation’s GDP. What it found is the following: Continue reading »

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Jul 03

… at this very moment, politicians from Spain’s Podemos to Italy Five Star movement are drafting memos demanding that the IMF evaluate their own debt sustainability. Or rather unsustainability.


Did The IMF Just Open Pandora’s Box? (ZeroHedge, July 3, 2015):

By now it should be clear to all that the only reason why Germany has been so steadfast in its negotiating stance with Greece is because it knows very well that if it concedes to a public debt reduction (as opposed to haircut on debt held mostly by private entities such as hedge funds which already happened in 2012), then the rest of the PIIGS will come pouring in: first Italy, then Spain, then Portugal, then Ireland. Continue reading »

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