Sep 01

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A demonstrator holds a placard depicting German chancellor’s Angela Merkel and US President Barck Obama reading “That does not work” (Das geht gar nicht) during a demonstration against governmental surveillance on August 30, 2014 in Berlin. (AFP/DPA)

It could also be translated as … “This is totally unacceptable”

- Thousands of Germans rally to end government spying (RT, Aug 31, 2014):

The rally in Berlin against federal surveillance gathered thousands of people under the motto ‘Freedom not fear,’ who were calling for stricter control of German intelligence agencies.The organizers said about 6,500 demonstrators, a broad coalition of pro-transparency, anti-surveillance and civil rights groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reporters Without Borders, Digital Courage, and Amnesty International joined the rally as they marched from the Brandenburg Gate to the Federal Chancellery. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

- Two million households to miss out on promised energy bill cashback (Telegraph, Aug 30, 2014):

Energy suppliers will start distributing £12 electricity bill rebate from October, but official forecasts show that 7pc of households will not get the cash

Almost two million households will miss out on an energy rebate promised by the Government, while many more will have to wait up to a year before they see any benefit, ministers have admitted.

Hundreds of thousands of people who are switching supplier or moving house are expected to lose out on the £12 rebate, as are many of the poorest households, according to official forecasts. Continue reading »

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Sep 01

- ‘No to NATO’: Hundreds march against militarism, nuclear weapons at Wales summit (RT, Aug 31, 2014)

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Aug 31

Flashback:

- George Galloway vs Israeli General (Video)

- George Galloway vs Ignorant American (Video)

- George Galloway: Russia Has Every Right To Act In Ukraine (Video)

- British MP George Galloway Tweets On Margaret Thatcher’s Death: ‘Tramp The Dirt Down’ … And Why Maggie Thatcher Should Rot In Hell (Video)

- George Galloway Caller: House Of Saud, Saudi Arabia DOES NOT REPRESENT MUSLIMS Or ISLAM! (Video)

- George Galloway: Iran Is Not A Punching Bag (Video)

- George Galloway: The Case Against War With Iran (Must-Listen!!!):

‘Iran Hasn’t Invaded Another Country In More Than 300 Years.’

- George Galloway’s Epic Rant Against Rupert Murdoch


- Galloway hospitalized after attack in London (PressTV, Aug 30, 2014):

British lawmaker George Galloway has been taken to hospital after being attacked in London.

Galloway was attacked by a pro-Israeli man in the western part of the city on Friday.

The MP was posing for a picture with some of his fans in Golborne Road, in Notting Hill neighborhood, when the attack took place.

Galloway’s spokesman said the attack appeared to be “connected with his comments about Israel,” as the attacker was shouting comments about the Holocaust. He added that the British MP sustained bruises as the result of the assault and was in “a pretty bad shape.”

“George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him,” the spokesman said. Continue reading »

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Aug 30

- Kick Russia Out Of SWIFT, UK Demands; But Beware The Retaliation… (ZeroHedge, Aug 29, 2014):

UK Prime Minister David Cameron came out swinging this morning; not only at ISIS but in calling for European leaders to block Russia from the SWIFT banking transaction system. European leaders have already (via unnamed sources) denied any actual new sanctions will take place (though they will be discussing them at the NATO Summit) but – as we have noted previously – this is yet another unintended consequence-driven nail in the coffin of USD hegemony

Bloomberg reports that the U.K. Said to Press EU to Block Russia From Banking Network

The U.K. will press European Union leaders to consider blocking Russian access to the SWIFT banking transaction system under an expansion of sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine, a British government official said. Continue reading »

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Aug 30

- UK’s Cameron Goes Full Scaremonger: “We Will Be Fighting ISIS For Decades” (ZeroHedge, Aug 29, 2014):

Following his nation’s elevated terror threat level, UK Prime Minister David Cameron went full scaremonger:

“We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous extremist ideology that I believe we will be fighting for years and probably decades.” Continue reading »

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Aug 30

UK Raises Terror Threat Level To Severe (From Substantial) (ZeroHedge, Aug 29, 2014):

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that a terrorist attack on the UK is :highly likely,” although stressed that there is no information to suggest an attack is imminent:

  • *UK TERROR THREAT LEVEL RAISED TO SEVERE FROM SUBSTANTIAL
  • *REAL AND SERIOUS THREAT IN THE UK FROM TERRORISM, MAY SAYS

Her decision is based on the latest intelligence from Syria and Iraq (and we suspect, as Brandon Smith notes, “the goal will be to terrify you and those around you into seeking out a more powerful, more centralized government authority to protect your security.”)

As Press Association reports, Continue reading »

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Aug 29

- ​‘London-centricity is unsustainable’: 200 business leaders back Scottish independence (RT, Aug 28, 2014):

More than 200 business people have lent their support to the “Yes Scotland” campaign in an open letter published in The Herald Scotland newspaper, just one day after 130 slammed the idea of secession from the UK.

The heads of 200 companies representing about 10 percent of Scotland’s workforce have backed Scottish independence over staying with the UK. Similar to the pro-unity bloc’s letter on Wednesday, all the bosses signed on an individual basis, not as representatives of their companies. Continue reading »

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Aug 28

- 1,400 children sexually abused in Rotherham while authorities turned a blind eye over ‘racism’ fears (RT, Aug 27, 2014):

Children as young as 11 in the Yorkshire town of Rotherham were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, by groups of mainly Asian men from 1997 to 2013, a troubling new report claims.

The inquiry team found examples of “children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone.”

Revealing details of the inquiry’s findings, Professor Alexis Jay, who wrote the latest report, said: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.” Continue reading »

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Aug 27

- UN ‘leaders’ as corrupt as US/UK/Israel: We the People must demand arrests or suffer endless war (Washington’s Blog, Aug 24, 2014):

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s official statements about Israel’s most recent armed attack upon Gaza are Orwellian lies of omission because they fail to uphold the one and only legal authority of the UN: to stop Wars of Aggression.

Allowing “developed nations” to have unlawful wars is consistent with UN history. A recent example is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s silence for 18 months in official statements over the US/UK’s armed attacks and invasion of Iraq, to finally admit in 2004 when directly asked if that war is illegal: Continue reading »

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Aug 26

- London Mayor’s Stunning Proposal: “Terrorist Until Proven Innocent” (ZeroHedge, Aug 25, 2014):

With all of England on edge because the ISIS executioner of James Foley, known as “Jihadi John” sported a British accent, and who may or may not have been identified as Abdel-Majed Bary, although UK government sources have not yet officially revealed his identity, one person has decided it is time to not waste yet another crisis. The person: London mayor Boris Johnson who as the Guardian reports, has called for the presumption of innocence to be reversed in cases where Britons travel to Iraq or Syria and said he wants the jihadist who beheaded an American journalist to be killed in a bomb attack. If Johnson’s proposal for a “swift and minor” law change passes, any Brit traveling to Iraq or Syria will automatically be branded a terrorist and suffer the appropriate consequences.

More on this stunning attempt to overhaul the most basic right of law: Continue reading »

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Aug 26

- Ireland – Coldest August night on record (Ice Age Now, Aug 25, 2014):

Breaks record for the entire month of August.

A new record for the coldest August night was set on the night of 23rd/24th August for Northern Ireland.

The Met Office said temperatures plunged to a bone-chilling -1.9C (28.6F) at Katesbridge, Co Down, beating the previous record of -1.1C at Loughermore Forest in 1964.

Note: This wasn’t just the coldest in Katesbridge, it was the coldest on record across all of Northern Ireland. Continue reading »

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Aug 26


Aug 11, 2014

In this inaugural episode, Truthstream News’ Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton break down the underlying and under-reported factors behind the intensifying global chaos unfolding in Iraq, the Middle East, the Ukraine and beyond. It is all part of a “long game” to use conflict as a means to an end via the Hegelian Dialectic — Order Out of Chaos.

This episode covers:
– Ebola Fear Porn as its own epidemic
– The “Return” of the Iraq War (That Never Ended)
– The Vision to Map a New Middle East
– The Cold War (Volume II)
– The Ukraine Gas Shell Game
– The “Olds”: How Spykman’s Rimland Keeps War Going
– Revealed: Why We Have Perpetual Wars Across the Globe
– Prepping for the Agenda 21 Future: Better Living Through Smaller Spaces
– Letters to the New World Order
– Phone to the President: LBJ Real Audio Confession
– Fun Times Driving With Your Local Congressional Representative
– Investigative Special Report: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO)… Are We Allowed to See How Our Food Is Raised?

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Aug 26

- ​Man jailed for 33 months for pirating ‘Fast & Furious’ (RT, Aug 25, 2014):

A computer programmer who filmed Fast and Furious 6 at a cinema and then uploaded it to the internet has been jailed for almost three years.

Philip Danks, 25, used a camcorder to record Fast and Furious 6 at a cinema in Walsall, near Birmingham and then uploaded a copy to the internet the following day.

The pirate copy was downloaded 779,000 times, costing Universal Pictures, one of Hollywood’s biggest film-makers, almost £2.3m.

Two days after his arrest on May 23, he posted on Facebook, “Seven billion people and I was the first. F*** you.”

Philip Danks
Philip Danks (Image from facebook.com)

On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to three charges of distributing pirate copies of films and was jailed for 33 months. Continue reading »

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Aug 25

- SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: ‘Significant force’ of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley’s sickening killer  (Daily Mail, Aug 23, 2014):

British Special Forces hunting the killer of James Foley are using an array of sophisticated equipment to track him down – and possibly free other hostages being held.

The Mail on Sunday has been given a detailed account of how elite troops from the SAS and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR) are conducting high-tech operations inside Syria and Iraq, which could lead to the capture of the extremists within days. Continue reading »

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Aug 25

- UK Farmers in debt and despair as dairy market collapses (New Zealand Herald, Aug 24, 2014):

British dairy farmers are threatening to take matters into their own hands as fears grow that volatile markets for their milk, butter and cheese products could jeopardise their livelihoods. Some larger dairy farmers are said to have incurred debts of more than £1m since milk prices first began to plummet in May.Caught between a UK supermarket price war and a ban by Russia on EU produce, including dairy, which many fear could lead to a glut in Europe, dairy farmers are being asked to take action to help save their industry. Continue reading »

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Aug 25

… to spread Ebola from there?


- Briton with Ebola could be flown to UK for treatment (Telegraph, Aug 23, 2014):

British charity worker living in Sierra Leone has become first UK citizen to test positive for the disease and could be brought home by the RAF

A British charity worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus could be flown to London for treatment.

The Department of Health said last night that the man was the first British victim of the outbreak.

It is understood he is a charity worker who has been helping to treat victims in West Africa.

If he were brought back, he would be flown to RAF Northolt near Heathrow before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital, the only hospital in Britain equipped to treat an Ebola patient and contain the virus, it has been reported. Continue reading »

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Aug 24

The Chart That The US Police Force Does Not Want You To See (ZeroHedge, Aug 23, 2014):

USA is #1 once again… that’ll teach the cynics. Oh wait…

copkillers

Source: The Economist

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Aug 24

scottish-independence

- Scottish Independence ‘Yes’ Vote Is A “High Risk” Event, Citi Warns (ZeroHedge, Aug 23, 2014):

A “Yes” vote for Scottish independence represents a “high risk” event according to Citi’s Michael Saunders. With the so-called ‘neverendum’ now less than a month away, Citi continues to highlight three particular concerns if Scotland does vote for independence: Scotland’s relatively weak fiscal position, Scotland’s large banking system and uncertainties over the currency arrangements of an independent Scotland. The Scottish Government seems to be seeking a policy of “sterlingisation” – which even their economic advisors judge “is not likely to be a long-term solution.” For now a “no” vote is most likely, however, even if the Scottish referendum does not pass, the UK political landscape is likely to remain in a state of flux.

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Aug 23

- Evidence of new, present-day glaciation in Scotland (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):

A team of experts investigating the North Face of Scotland’s Ben Nevis mountain have found snowfields remaining in many gullies and upper scree slopes.


Ben-Nevis-Courtesy-of-Wikipedia


On these snowfields, the team – which included mountaineers, geologists and botanists – came across compacted, dense, ice hard snow call neve.

Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers, the team said. Continue reading »

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Aug 23

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Aug 21

- It’s Official: “We Are All Terrorists Now” (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2014):

On the heels of the gruesome and disgraceful ISIS clip of the beheading of American journalist James Foley, The UK’s Scotland Yard, according to The Guardian, warned the public that viewing, downloading or disseminating the video within the UK might constitute a criminal offence under terrorism legislation. In other words – ‘if you watch terrorism, you’re also a terrorist’. Continue reading »

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Aug 21

- Blast of wintry weather to hit Britain…In August (Ice Age Now, Aug 20, 2014):

Forecasters warn of ‘coldest August spell in a century’


Parts of Britain are getting an unexpected dose of winter weather as gale force winds send temperatures plunging.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for northern England and Scotland, with Ireland also likely to be affected by gusts which “would not be unusual in the autumn and winter”.

Met office spokesman Calum Maccoll said there could even be frost in parts of Scotland as temperatures approach zero later in the week.

Maybe even snow! Continue reading »

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Aug 20

- UK ambassador ‘lobbied’ US senators to obscure Britain’s complicity in CIA rendition program (RT, Aug 19, 2014):

Records published under Britain’s Freedom of Information (FOI) Act have compounded concerns that the UK government lobbied US officials to keep Britain’s role in CIA torture and rendition out of a soon-to-be published Senate report.

Newly-released data reveals Britain’s ambassador to the US, Peter Westmacott, engaged in at least 21 separate meetings with members of the US Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) prior to its publication of this report, heightening existing allegations that the British government may be seeking to sanitize the document. Continue reading »

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Aug 20

- Wall Street banks ‘may desert UK for Ireland’ if Britain leaves EU (RT, Aug 19, 2014):

Wall Street banks could abandon Britain for the Republic of Ireland if the UK decides to leave the EU, senior figures in the industry have reportedly said. This is despite a Forbes report that names London the world’s ‘most influential city’.

Changes to EU banking rules could see London stripped of its financial preeminence. Some major institutions including Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley are believed to be drawing up plans to desert the City amid concerns the UK is drifting further from the EU.

This is despite a Forbes list of “The World’s Most Influential Cities 2014″ which ranked London as the most influential city in the world, because it attracts more than double the amount of foreign direct investment deals than New York, which came in second. Continue reading »

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Aug 19

GCHQ headquarters

- Masters of the Internet: GCHQ scanned entire countries for vulnerabilities (RT, Aug 18, 2014):

GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port scan all of the servers in a country to provide information on user endpoints and scan for potential vulnerabilities. The ability to port scan is not new, but the scale of its use by government spies, with 27 countries scanned by 2009, has shocked many familiar with the software.

“In 2009, the British spy agency GCHQ made port scans a ‘standard tool’ to be applied against entire nations,” Heise reports. “Twenty-seven countries are listed as targets of the Hacienda [program].” Continue reading »

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Aug 19

- Business as usual: UK arms factories ‘profit’ from Palestinian bloodshed (RT, Aug 18, 2014)

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Aug 18

And yes, the New World Order would not “be helped by an independent Scotland”.


- Scotland’s leader brands Australian PM’s remarks on independence ‘foolish’ (RT, Aug 17, 2014):

Alex Salmond, the First Minister for Scotland, has said that comments by Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minster, that the world would not “be helped by an independent Scotland” are “foolish, hypocritical and offensive”.

Mr Abbott who is on a visit to London told the Times newspaper that the decision on whether Scotland should be an independent country and break from the more than 300 year union with the rest of the UK, is “a matter for the scots”.

He then said that it was “hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland.”

“I think the people who would like to see the break-up of the United Kingdom are not the friends of justice, the friends of freedom, and the countries that cheer at the prospect are not the countries whose company one would like to keep,” he said.

Scottish voters will go to the polls on 18 September and will be asked the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Continue reading »

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Aug 18

- UK must stop selling weapons to Israel or face legal action – anti-war group (RT, Aug 17, 2014):

The UK government is being taken to court over its continuing multi-million pound program of selling arms to Israel after claims they could have been used in Gaza. Unless it stops, its issuing of licenses to arms manufacturers will be legally challenged.

The lawsuit comes from the UK-based Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which is represented by law firm Leigh Day. The firm wrote to the UK’s business secretary, Vince Cable, stating that the government was acting unlawfully and that a judicial review of its activities would be carried out if it refuses to stop the exports, the Guardian reports. Continue reading »

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