A ‘No Social Media List’ For Extremists And Potential Terrorists?

You have heard of the ‘No Fly List’, right? Well, now the Tories are pledging that if they win the next election in the UK they will establish a list of ‘extremists’ that will have to have their social media posts ‘approved in advance by the police’ before they post them. There are also plans to ban ‘extremists’ from broadcasting and speaking at public events. The stated goal of these proposals is to crack down on terrorism, but in the process the civil liberties of the British people are going to be flushed down the toilet. And the American people need to pay close attention to what is going on in the UK, because whatever police state measures are implemented over there usually also get implemented over here eventually. For those that believe that we need to do ‘whatever it takes’ to fight terrorism, there is a very important question that you need to ask yourself. What if the government decides that you are an ‘extremist’ because of what you believe? What will you do then?
When I saw a report in the Telegraph today entitled ‘Extremists to have Facebook and Twitter vetted by anti-terror police’, I could hardly believe it.
Do the British people actually want a ‘no social media list’ that will essentially ban people from using Facebook and Twitter even though they haven’t actually been convicted of doing anything wrong?
The following is a brief excerpt from that article…

This post was published at End Of The American Dream on September 30th, 2014.

Little Brother vs. Big Brother? – Lionel on The Eyeopener

The following video was published by corbettreport on Sep 30, 2014
We all know Big Brother; the all-seeing, all-knowing character that presides over the Orwellian surveillance society. But what about Little Brother? Is it possible to use the technology of the police state to undermine that tyranny, or is that the trap that is being set for us? Today we are joined by veteran trial lawyer and radio broadcaster Lionel of LionelMedia.com to discuss these and other issues. Don’t miss this fascinating, fast-paced and in-depth discussion on tyranny, surveillance, conspiracy and resistance.

“Russia Could Ditch Dollar In 2-3 Years”; Deputy PM Warns Nuclear Subs “Could Reach Any Country On Any Continent”

“Two to three years is enough, not only to launch [settlements in rubles], but also to complete these mechanisms,” says Andrey Kostin, head of Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, noting that the possibility of the US and EU widening sanctions to exclude Russia from the SWIFT global money transfer system would become ‘a point of no return’ making any further dialog impossible. However, as Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin explains in this interview, how Russia’s military and industrial complex is responding to a growing threat from America. Russia is not responding with any talk about the nuclear button (at least not yet); but they are preparing for such an eventuality: “we are creating a nuclear submarine fleet… capable of reaching any country on any continent, if [USA] suddenly becomes the aggressor, and our top-most national interests come under threat,” adding that Obama’s coup has ushered in “the complete demise of the Ukrainian State.”


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/30/2014.

The GMO Labeling Conundrum

It would seem that large agricultural corporations touting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) they claim possess enhanced benefits for farmers and consumers would be proud to differentiate their products on the shelves from organic and traditionally produced food. However that is not the case. Not only is big-ag attempting to hide the true nature of their products, but the many big-business food processors that incorporate GMO ingredients into their final products are likewise attempting to mislead consumers.
The obvious fear is that consumers will avoid GMO products in favor of those not labeled as modified. While other arguments have been made in attempts to justify not properly labeling food as genetically modified or not, the underlying theme appears to be the belief of big-ag that consumers’ ignorance over the alleged safety of GMO products threatens their business and with it, innovations they claim are a benefit not only to their bottom lines, but to all of humanity.
Of course, beneath the layers of this ‘belief,’ is the reality that their products do not offer any overwhelming benefit to humanity, and in fact, in many ways, have become a scourge to humanity. Additionally, peripheral arguments, such as GMO being in no way different to organic products, thus there is no need to label them, are so divergent from logic and commonsense that a general suspicion and distrust has formed in the collective mind of the public in regards to big-ag and those pushing their products.
To counter the growing ire of the general public, big-ag has raised an army of professional propagandists peddling pro-GMO talking points in the form of books, websites, mainstream media reportage and even while posing as ordinary citizens simply expressing their ‘opinions’ in comment sections and upon what are supposed to appear as independent personal blogs. They, to no one’s surprise, repeat verbatim the talking points proposed by big-ag itself, and while anti-GMO activists eagerly wade into the fray with this army of propagandists, the only relevant question that should be asked seems to escape them all.
If GMO is Better, Why Not Label it So You Can Find and Consume it Easier?

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 30th, 2014.

Argentina takes lead in Latin American air travel surveillance

Argentina has promulgated regulations which will require operators of all flights in or out of the country to send copies of both Advance Passenger Information (API) andPassenger Name Record (PNR) data for each passenger and crew member to the government before any flight departs.
The new regulations are to be fully implemented within six months, and apply to all international flights including charters and general aviation as well as airlines.
This may seem surprising. Argentines remember the Dirty War and the ways that government dossiers about individuals were compiled and misused by the dictatorship. Argentina has been considered one of the leaders among Latin American governments in enacting legal protection for personal data. Argentina was the first country in Latin America to be certified by the European Union as providing adequate protection for personal data. But things can be different in practice than in theory.
The excuses offered by Argentine officials for this ratcheting-up of travel surveillance are typically examples of (1) laundering of travel surveillance and control policies through international organizations and (2) use of ‘because terrorism and drugs’ as a pretext for measures actually intended and used for general law enforcement, tax collection, other government revenue generation, etc.
According to the regional English-language Latin American Herald Tribune:

This post was published at Papers Please on Sept 30, 2014.

‘Reporter’ Who Broke Propaganda Piece ‘Justifying’ Bombing Syria Clears His Stories with CIA Before Publishing

A Stooge for the CIA? We recently pointed out that the immediate ‘justification’ for the U. S. bombing of Syria – the ‘Khorasans’ – is as fake as the Kardashians’ physique.
Glenn Greenwald, Murtaza Hussain and Justin Raimondo have written must-read stories proving that we were right.
And Democracy Now – interviewing Hussain – notes that the same ‘reporter’ who broke the ‘story’ of the Khorasan ‘threat’ was recently busted for clearing his stories in advance with the CIA:
MURTAZA HUSSAIN: … It was interesting that Ken Dilanian reported the story first in the Associated Press, saying that this was a new threat and a new group, and he was one of the first people to break the story afterwards saying that U. S. officials are now adding more ‘nuance,’ is the word he used, to their previous warnings about the group. So, it was kind of a really egregious case of media spin, whereby the media had taken up this narrative of a threat from a new terrorist, and then, after the strikes had been conducted which justified this group, they immediately took the opposite tack, saying that in fact there was no threat that was imminent and the group itself did not exist per se. So, it was really quite a failure of the media, which we’ve seen several times in the past, as well.

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 30, 2014.

“Come Hell or High Water” Promise Morphs Into “Infinity and Beyond”

In 2010, vice-president Joe Biden publicly vowed the US would be ‘totally out’ of Afghanistan ‘come hell or high water, by 2014.’
In a few short months, 2014 will be gone. Are US troops out of Afghanistan? Nope. Iraq? Nope. Instead, we have troops in Syria.
Political Promises
Political promises should never be believed.
Today the US signed an extension allowing US forces to remain in Afghanistan until “at least” 2024.
At Least Until 2024
The Guardian reports a new Afghanistan pact means America’s Longest War Will Last Until at Least 2024.
The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan government on Tuesday.
Long awaited and much desired by an anxious US military, the deal guarantees that US and Nato troops will not have to withdraw by year’s end, and permits their stay ‘until the end of 2024 and beyond.’
The entry into force of the deal ensures that Barack Obama, elected president in 2008 on a wave of anti-war sentiment, will pass off both the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor. In 2010, his vice-president, Joe Biden, publicly vowed the US would be ‘totally out’ of Afghanistan ‘come hell or high water, by 2014.’

This post was published at Global Economic Analysis on September 30, 2014.

China Accuses U.S. of Fomenting Hong Kong Unrest

Has the U. S. Egged On the Protests? The mass demonstrations in Hong Kong are dramatic, indeed. And given that Hong Kong has long enjoyed a more liberal existence under British rule, protests against a more authoritarian Chinese government (or at least it used to be more authoritarian) are not entirely surprising.
But Chinese officials accuse the U. S. of egging on the protests. As the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time blog reports:
On Thursday, Wen Wei Po published an ‘expose’ into what it described as the U. S. connections of Joshua Wong, the 17 year-old leader of student group Scholarism.
The story asserts that ‘U. S. forces’ identified Mr. Wong’s potential three years ago, and have worked since then to cultivate him as a ‘political superstar.’
Evidence for Mr. Wong’s close ties to the U. S. that the paper cited included what the report described as frequent meetings with U. S. consulate personnel in Hong Kong and covert donations from Americans to Mr. Wong. As evidence, the paper cited photographs leaked by ‘netizens.’ The story also said Mr. Wong’s family visited Macau in 2011 at the invitation of the American Chamber of Commerce, where they stayed at the ‘U. S.-owned’ Venetian Macao, which is owned by Las Vegas Sands Corp.
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This isn’t the first time that Beijing-friendly media have accused foreign countries of covert meddling in the former British colony. China’s government has long been concerned that Western intelligence agencies might try to exploit the city’s relatively more open political environment to push democracy in the rest of the country. The various ‘color revolutions’ that ushered in democratic governments across the former Soviet Union in the early 2000s, and which were partly organized by foreign-funded NGOs, heightened those concerns.

This post was published at Washingtons Blog on September 30, 2014.

Webster Tarpley Flashback: ‘ISIS Is a U.S. British NATO Operation Paid For By The Saudis’

The clip below comes from Webster Tarpley, an American historian, economist, author, lecturer and a critic of U. S. foreign and domestic policy.
This segment of his radio show was posted on his official YouTube account back on July 8, 2014, but the point still stands.
‘ISIS is a U. S. British NATO Operation Paid For By The Saudis.’ Or, if you prefer, ‘ISIS is a secret army of the CIA.’

For those who don’t know, please help educate them.
Comments include, ‘ISIS, the only fanatical terrorist group in the world driving around in brand new American made Humvees in the middle of nowhere. Ha ha. How stupid do these idiots in Washington, D. C. think the rest of us are?’ and ‘ISIS works for big oil… I can’t understand why people don’t see this.’


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on September 30th, 2014.

The Other Regime Change: How Hillary & Co. Smacked Washington’s Japanese Vassal Into Line

The American-triggered regime change in Ukraine at the Western end of the Eurasian continent has been widely discussed. Less noticed, if at all, has been the American-triggered change of government in Japan four years ago as part of the so-called ‘pivot’ aimed at holding back China on the Eastern end. The two ought to be considered together, since they share a purpose known as ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’.
A military ambition and agenda, this provides much activist energy among America’s neoconservatives and their fellow travelers, which include sundry financial and commercial interests. Made up of many parts, like the recently established ‘Africom’ (U. S. Africa Command), the comparable effort to contain/isolate/denigrate the two former communist enemy giants, China and Russia, may be considered a central aim.
It does not add up to a feasible strategy for long-term American interests, but few American initiatives have been so in the recent past. Since neoconservatives, ‘liberal hawks’ and neoliberals appear to have captured the State Department and White House, and their activism has already produced significant geopolitical instability, it would be no luxury to dig deeper in developments on the rather neglected Asian side of the globe.
The protracted overthrow in the course of 2010 of the first cabinet formed by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) does not at first glance resemble what happened in Kiev on January 22nd 2014 – when Victoria Nuland & Co triggered, aided, and abetted an anti – Russian coup d’tat. No snipers were involved. No deaths. No civil war against Japanese citizens who had supported a reformist program. It was a gentle overthrow. But an overthrow it was even so. And, importantly, while the Ukraine case served the elevation by consensus of Russia to being the new number one enemy of ‘the West’, the abrupt end to a new Japanese policy of rapprochement was the start of a fairly successful drive to create common imagery of China as a threat to its neighbors.
Back in September of 2009, Japan underwent a politically momentous change when a new ruling party came to power, thereby ending half a century of what had been in fact a ‘one-party democracy’. As the first serious opposition contender for government, the DPJ had won an overwhelming electoral victory with a strongly reformist manifesto. Its original, and at that time still essential, aim was to push for greater political control over a bureaucracy that is in many crucial ways politically unaccountable.

This post was published at David Stockmans Contra Corner on September 30, 2014.

ISIS Sees Your White House and Wants it Painted Black

Abu Usamah Somali, the self-proclaimed ‘spokesperson of ISIS,’ is a Somali-Canadian by the name of Farah Mohamed Shirdon.
Shirdon made his debut foray into the public psyche in a video that went viral last April. In the video, he threatened Canada and America and ripped up his Canadian passport and threw it into a fire.
‘We are coming and will destroy you,’ Shirdon announced in the video, ‘this is a message for Canada and for all America.’
Though U. S. or Canadian ‘intelligence’ couldn’t track him down after he fled from Canada to Syria (in fact, they even reported him dead)…
Somehow, Vice magazine was able to set up an interview with him. (So much for all that metadata, eh?)
Last week, Shirdon sat down with Shane Smith, the founder of the magazine.
In the interview, Shirdon claims to have joined ISIS on his own initiative, with no recruiter to speak of.
‘No one spoke a single word to me,’ he told Smith. ‘All I did, I opened the newspaper, I read the Koran – very easy.’ (More on why this tidbit is important in a moment)
Here are some highlights from the interview…

This post was published at Laissez Faire on SEP 30, 2014.

Hong Kong Protesters Give Wednesday Deadline For Reform As Chinese Army Watches From Above

The crowds of protesters in Hong Kong swelled overnight with some estimates that 3-400,000 “will join in a show of people’s power,” on the eve of the two-day National Day holiday. With neither side showing any signs of backing down, protestors remain calm and police keeping their distance – though monitoring from on high – as the Occupy Central group said it will announce plans for its next stage of civil disobedience on Wednesday if Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not meet their demands for democratic reform, including true universal elections by October 1 and Leung’s resignation. Leung has called for Occupy Central leaders to “fulfill the promise they made to society” and immediatelystop the protests, which he said have gotten “out of control,” adding that, for now, they could keep control without the help of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The protest meme remains one heard around the world – in addition to their concerns about democracy and out of control local government, Hong Kong’s younger generation are worried about low-paying jobs.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/30/2014.

US Stocks Slide, Ruble Plunges As Russia Prepares Capital Controls

Just days after Ukraine began discussing capital controls, and Russian lawmakers passed a bill enabling asset freezes, it appears Russia has reached its limit.
*RUSSIA SAID TO WEIGH CAPITAL CONTROLS IF NET OUTFLOWS INTENSIFY The Ruble is plunging towards 40 to the USD (CB intervention levels), US equity futures gapped lower, and European stocks are sliding.
As Bloomberg reports,
Russia’s central bank is weighing the introduction of temporary capital controls if the flow of money out of the country intensifies, according to two officials with direct knowledge of the discussions. Such measures would be preventative and used only if net outflows rise significantly, the people said, who asked not to be identified because no decision has been made. They didn’t give a timeline or a level that may force such a move, saying they are looking at all possible scenarios.
The discussions are the latest sign that U. S. and European sanctions are hurting Russia and rethink policies the central bank has sought to avoid. The Economy Ministry last week raised its estimate for this year’s outflows to $100 billion from $90 billion. Russia hasn’t had a net inflow of private capital since 2007, the year after lifted restrictions.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 09/30/2014.

False Flag Events – Martial law – WW III * Transhumanism *

In the 1990′s, I was a Maricopa County volunteer first responder. This meant that if there was a pandemic or a chemical/biological attack, I would be expected to help dispense treatment. This also meant that my family would be first in line for any treatments. The program was eventually absorbed by FEMA. From the absorption, I began a friendship with a FEMA employee, his expertise was bioterrorism based pandemics.
In the fall of 2012, he ‘early’ retired as did many of his colleagues. Unbeknown to me, he and several of his colleagues had been preparing a ‘bug out’ location in a remote area. He was one of the people that I wrote about in the last article who went into hiding to avoid what they believe is coming.
My friendship with this person became a part of my awakening process. In the course of the last couple of decades, I learned, firsthand, how many of our alphabet soup agencies are not about protecting the public interest. In effect, they are fascist in nature and serve to protect the interests of Big Pharma, other major corporations and the eventual imposition of martial law. Today, this is not a stunning revelation. Nearly 20 years ago, these notions were considered to be on the extreme fringe.
From several intense conversations I had with this individual, I can now clearly see the unfolding of the collapse of this nation, step by step. In the following paragraphs, I will detail how various false flag attacks will fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle in order to achieve this aim.
False Flag Events Before the Imposition of Martial Law Any discussion, except for the fact that false flag events are coming, is supposition to some degree. However, there is enough historical precedent in this area, to accurately determine that these coming events will follow a very narrow path of possibilities. What was once the great unknown is now a predictable set of events with very clear goals. Based upon what I have learned from all of my sources, the following events represent my choices as the most likely candidates for the coming false flag attacks which will be employed as a prelude to martial law. And the imposition of martial law will spell the end of America as we know it.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on September 30, 2014.

HOW INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONALIZATION COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

You’ve probably heard about the latest run for the doors by corporations. These have been dubbed inversions, and labeled by the Nazi in Chief as unpatriotic.
Corporate internationalization has been going on for a long time. Internationalization is defined by Merriam-Webster as simply “to place (something) under international control : to make (something) involve or affect two or more countries”. Corporations which are engaged in the maximization of profits in order to reward shareholders for their risk, have zero qualms about crossing borders, and taking on multiple “citizenships”, and rightfully so.
It’s making more and more sense for individuals to adopt a similar attitude, in order to maximize personal freedom, and therefore also quality of life.
Modern governments, and particularly those of the tax-and-spend-into-bankruptcy variety, are incentivizing citizens to go looking elsewhere for the quality of life they presumably thought they would find in the country of their birth. Not to mention basic human rights such as personal privacy, and the unencumbered right to travel freely. When your paid public servants start announcing that you can be legally (although unconstitutionally) detained indefinitely without charge nor trial, and that your right to leave the realm can be legally restricted, or even permanently “revoked” the time has come to do more than just start thinking about personal internationalization.
What is internationalization with regards to an individual? We roughly define it as being structured, or positioned in such a manner, as to allow you to legally, in addition to ethically, morally, and extremely patriotically tell Big Bro to bugger off. That you will not henceforth be submitting to the Constitutionally prohibited maneuvers, so cleverly designed in order to infringe upon your most basic human rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
If you grew up in the US, and were indoctrinated into the public school system, you can remember saying, literally thousands of times – ”with liberty, and justice for all”. How many of you now, really believe, that that phrase has anything whatsoever to do with the country in which you currently reside? Similarly in many parts of Europe, Canada and Australia, based on what I’ve seen.

This post was published at Dollar Vigilante on September 29th, 2014.

The United States: Police State Today, Martial Law Tomorrow; Part II

Part I of this two-part series detailed the hijacking of the U. S. democracy by a small cabal of ultra-wealthy oligarchs (primarily bankers), best described as the Old World Order. The method for orchestrating this unofficial, bloodless coup was also detailed.
a) Create a new, quasi-governmental entity (the Federal Reserve) which is above the government itself, and thus beyond the reach of any of its laws or mandates.
b) Hand this quasi-governmental entity (exclusive) control over the printing press of the U. S., allowing the banker oligarchs who control it to create as much currency as they desired – and transfer every new dollar created to themselves.
c) With this endless/infinite supply of dirty money (all legal, official currency), they buy-off as many political representatives as necessary to control the government, in perpetuity.
d) As outlined in The Bankers Manifesto of 1892; in order to hide this effective dictatorship, they get their political stooges to stage vehement, theatrical squabbles, pretending that the U. S.’s only two political parties are enemies rather than teammates (serving the bankers). To quote theManifesto: ‘by thus dividing the voters, we can get them to expend their energies fighting over questions of no importance to us…’
Part I concluded by briefly describing how these (banking) oligarchs used their complete control over the U. S. government to transform this oligarchy into a fascist police state, the Fourth Reich. The pretext for this transformation was the farcical/imaginary ‘War on Terror’, and the vehicle used to create this police state was the notorious ‘Patriot Act’.
It is beyond the scope of this article to detail all the elements of this police state: the countless ‘detention centers’ spread all over the country, the absurdly Orwellian ‘Department of Homeland Security’, and an infinite array of parallel initiatives. Instead, it can be exposed more effectively through unmasking the phony War on Terror (which led to its creation), and then focusing on particularly revealing aspects of this police state which have emerged during this pseudo-war.
As its name suggests; the explicit goal of this pseudo-war is to ‘fight terrorism’. Yet (outside the spotlight of the Corporate media) most of the actual efforts of the U. S. government have been devoted to creating and/or supporting terrorist groups and terrorist regimes.

This post was published at BullionBullsCanada on 29 September 2014.

Hong Kong protesters remain defiant as riot police withdraw

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong defied volleys of tear gas fired by police, blocking streets and forcing some banks to close on Monday as they stood firm in the centre of the global financial hub on Monday.
Hong Kong’s government later said it had withdrawn riot police from the city’s streets as demonstrators apparently began to calm down.
The unrest, the worst in Hong Kong since China resumed its rule over the former British colony in 1997, sent white clouds of gas wafting among the world’s most valuable office towers and shopping malls as the city prepared to open for business.
Televised scenes of the chaos also made a deep impression on viewers outside Hong Kong, especially in Taiwan, which has full democracy but is considered by China as a renegade province which must one day be reunited with the Communist-run mainland.

This post was published at France24

Central Bankers/US Government Can’t Stabilize Syria Without Removing Assad

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 29, 2014
Euro zone worsens in September. Spain’s recovery is non existent. In the U. S. spending is up but only in auto sales. Real estate continues to decline, pending sales drop. Retail investors are piling into the stock market while institutional investors jump ship. Afghanistan is signing the bilateral security deal to ramp up troops. Russia and UK evacuating citizens from Yemen. U. S. airstrikes in Syria are destroying its infrastructure. Obama says that the U. S. cannot stabilize Syria with Assad in power. New crisis response team flying in 2100 soldiers to Kuwait and are now being put on alert. The White Widow is back and training suicide bombers.

NSA Has been using a 1981 Executive Order to Circumvent Congress and the Constitution

The NSA has been secretly using a Presidential Executive Order issued back in 1981 to justify everything it does and not an actual democratic law issued by Congress no less the Constitution. Documents released by the U. S. government suddenly reveal, thanks to the ACLU, that the NSA views an executive order issued in 1981 as the basis of most of the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on September 29, 2014.