April 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War, which began when Confederate forces opened fire upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The following essay by Webster Tarpley, tells about the largely untold alliance between President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Tsar Alexander II, which by many accounts was key to the North winning the U.S. Civil War, sealing the defeat of the British strategic design.
|Protect The Banks At All Costs
Those are the very true words that two weeks ago had a man in Pennsylvania arrested. His purported crime? Terroristic threats, and the attempted robbery of the bank he was protesting!
In a report published last April by the Royal Society titled People and the Planet, the elitist UK-based society calls for massive population reduction and de-industrialization of the west. However drenched in euphemisms, the report cannot conceal its ominous undertones. Listed among its “key recommendations” the report proposes several measures similar to the one put out recently by MIT in which a drastic reduction of the population is called for in the name of “modelling” and predictions.
Immediately after the Royal Society released its call for more death and mega-cities, none other than Paul Ehrlich weighed in to regurgitate his own eugenic fancies. The Guardian reported that Ehrlich, who contributed to the report, eagerly endorses its conclusions. In regards to redistributing wealth, Ehrlich is quite upfront about his opinion on the matter:
“They (population and resources) multiply together. You have to deal with them together. We have too much consumption among the rich and too little among the poor. That implies that terrible thing that we are going to have to do which is to somehow redistribute access to resources away from the rich to the poor.”
“How many of your support depends on lifestyles.”, Ehrlich stated. “We came up with 1.5 to 2 billion because you can
|August 24, 2012.
Germany’s finance ministry is examining the possible consequences of Greece leaving the euro.
According to a report in the Financial Times Deutschland, a secret cell has been set up within the German finance ministry to examine the possible consequences of a Greek exit from the eurozone.
The paper said the group was working on “calculating the financial consequences” and considering “how to prevent a domino effect onto other eurozone countries”.
The report came as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is due to arrive for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, likely to focus on Greece’s future in the eurozone.
It is expected Dr Merkel will refuse Mr Samaras’ request for more time to make spending cuts.
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| An excerpt from The International Forecaster’s weekly publication.
August 18 2012: bankers think of themselves as heros doing God’s work, the banksters calamity has become our collective calamity, If you or I were in charge of a company that managed to lose $6 billion in six weeks and send shock waves through the global credit market, I imagine we’d be a bit sheepish about it. We might even blush and admit to being a bad manager. Or even resign.
If you or I were in charge of a company that managed to lose $6 billion in six weeks and send shock waves through the global credit market, I imagine we’d be a bit sheepish about it. We might even blush and admit to being a bad manager. Or even resign.
Not so Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, which has so far had Continue reading →
SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Ritschl, Germany is coming across like a know-it-all in the debate over aid for Greece. Berlin is intransigent and is demanding obedience from Athens. Is this attitude justified?
Ritschl:No, there is no basis for it.SPIEGEL ONLINE: Most Germans would likely disagree.
Ritschl: That may be, but during the 20th century, Germany was responsible for what were the biggest national bankruptcies in recent history. It is only thanks to the United States, which sacrificed vast amounts of money after both World War I and World War II, that Germany is financially stable today and holds the status of Europe’s headmaster. That fact, unfortunately, often seems to be forgotten.
SPIEGEL ONLINE: What happened back then exactly?
Ritschl: From 1924 to 1929, the Weimar Republic lived on credit and even borrowed the money it needed for its World
“Prolonged economic weakness will persist – especially in the peripheral countries – with further periods of intense financial market stress” is how Citi’s Willem Buiter’s economics team sees the future in Europe. While they continue to believe that the probability of a Greece exit from the Euro is around 90% in the next 12-18 months; but more critically it is increasingly likely in the next six months – conceivably as soon as September/October depending on the TROIKA report. There is a crucial series of meetings and events in coming weeks and while they believe that the ECB’s conditional bond-buying (and ESM/EFSF) may help avoid a ‘Lehman moment’ around the GRExit, they believe that there will still be considerably capital flight out of periphery assets should it occur. The reason being simply that even if funding costs were reduced, the current mix of fiscal austerity and supply-side reform will not return
Minister attacks BBC and Ofsted secrecy over use of surveillance
Eric Pickles says it is unacceptable for publicly funded bodies including Royal Mail to try to hide use of snooping powers.
The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has sharply criticised the BBC and other public bodies for trying to hide their use of covert surveillance powers without any judicial oversight or transparency.
Responding to research by the campaign group Big Brother Watch, Pickles said it was “simply unacceptable” for publicly funded bodies including the BBC, Ofsted and Royal Mail to use powers in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to spy on the public and then try to avoid any accountability.
The research shows that 345 local authorities across Britain have carried out a total of 9,607 covert surveillance operations over the past three years, equating to nearly nine a day using powers intended to combat serious crime and terrorism.
The Big Brother Watch report says the powers have been used to tackle problems such as TV licence evasion, trading standards offences, benefit fraud and flytipping, as well as less
Our Common Betrayal – Part 1
Is there something rather sinister hidden beneath the fluffy Big Society label that the British public find unpalatable?
Article | June 19, 2011 – 11:00pm | By Martin Edwards
– Mark 8: 36.
This article is the first of a five part series. In today’s article I shall be presenting readers with the findings of my research into the Big Society concept and will reveal the identities of some of the actors working behind the scenes. In part 2 we will explore, by reference to one UK example, the difference between Participatory Democracy and Representative Democracy. In Part 3 we will look at the leadership attributes favoured by the United Nations system of Global Governance and consider evidential links to a semi-secret International Leadership