The following video was published by SGTreport.com on Mar 31, 2016 Bill Holter from JS Mineset is back to discuss the current state of global economic affairs, and I have one simple question for him. Where is the collapse!?
The following video was published by X22Report on Mar 31, 2016 US says it will not recognize the South China sea exclusion. Poroshenko will only allow elections when the OSCE police mission is over. Turkey getting ready to use the Crimean Tartars to destabilize Russia. Crimea will no longer import electric from Ukraine. Lebanese military gets US helicopters to patrol the border with Syria. Unity government is pushing out the elected government in Libya. Assad says ready for snap elections, US says Assad cannot be included in elections. IS may use nuclear weapons for the next false flag.
Five of the top players for the World Cup champion U. S. women’s soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint claiming they are paid less than male players, even though they generate more income for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The five players involved in the complaint are co-captains Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn, forward Alex Morgan, midfielder Megan Rapinoe and goalkeeper Hope Solo – five of the biggest names in U. S. women’s soccer. Jeffrey Kessler, their lawyer, has argued that despite similar work requirements and far better performances, the women’s team is paid far less than the men’s after bonuses are taken into account. In their complaint, the five players cited recent U. S. Soccer financial reports as proof that they have become the federation’s main economic engine even as, they said, they earned as little as 40 percent of what players on the United States men’s national team earned over the same period. The women said they were shortchanged on everything from bonuses to appearance fees to per diems.
A crucial new study says the ubiquitous and dubious war on drugs has, in actuality, been detrimental to public health – and should be laid to rest in favor of decriminalization. Laws and policies criminalizing drugs have had ‘no measurable impact on supply or use,’ according to the study as noted by the Independent, and serve no purpose either scientifically or in terms of public health. Commissioned by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet, a British medical journal, the study found mass decriminalization programs undertaken by Portugal and the Czech Republic have had enormously constructive results, including ‘public health benefits, cost savings, lower incarceration [rates], and no significant increase in problematic drug use.’ Portugal’s model recently became an official subject for consideration by the State of Hawai`i in its search for solutions to drug addiction and mounting costs of the criminalization of minor drug offenses. The Lancetstudy authors strongly encourage action by influential countries, including the U. S. and U. K., to consider national ‘regulated markets’ for cannabis – such as the policies adopted by Uruguay and several U. S. states.
Erdogan has boasted that he is proud of boldly blackmailing EU leaders into paying him protection money. Erdogan’s threats were almost criminally sinister: “… the EU will be confronted with more than a dead boy on the shores of Turkey. There will be 10,000 or 15,000. How will you deal with that?” According to the agreement, 80 million Turkish citizens will have visa-free access to the European Union. The nightmare scenario for a desperate EU is that no matter how much it bows to extortionist demands from Turkey, the migrant crisis will continue to grow. Even if Turkey closes down all migrant routes from Turkey into Europe, refugees could take new routes through North Africa or the Caucasus. Meanwhile, 800,000 migrants are currently on Libyan territory waiting to cross the Mediterranean, according to French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian. “We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria anytime and we can put the refugees on buses … So how will you deal with refugees if you don’t get a deal? Kill the refugees?” This was the question Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in true mafia style, asked European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on November 16, 2015 in a closed meeting in Antalya, Turkey, where the three met after the G20 summit.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/31/2016.
‘When a researcher or an investigator suspects he is looking at an artificial narrative, a storyline that is floated to achieve a hidden agenda, he has to deal with one overriding question: How deep does he want to go, in order to root out the potential lies and false material? Into how basic a level of the narrative does he want to cut, to see what leaks out?’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) Making individual power into a negative idea has taken a considerable amount of time, effort, and money. All sorts of political, social, and psychological bundles have been sold to the population. Understanding these facts is one thing. Expanding one’s own power is quite another thing. It involves the conscious projection of new realities. Previously, the notion of ‘projection’ has been the property of the pseudoscience called psychology. The concept has been twisted to mean the blind projection of one’s own ‘negative images and feelings’ on to other people. Beyond this blip on the radar of human existence, there emerges a far greater kind of projection: conscious and imaginative invention of new futures. That is where liberated individual power travels and operates and works. The objective of my third and most recent collection, Power Outside The Matrix, is the launching (and stabilizing) of this breakthrough.
In 2008, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) spent nearly $8.6 million on an ATR 42-500 aircraft (ATR 500) to support its counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense (DOD) agreed to modify the plane with surveillance equipment and other capabilities. Eight years later, the only thing that has gone up is the cost of the plane. The plane was supposed to be ready for use in 2012, but the project has been plagued by missteps along the way, according to a harsh new reportfrom the Office of the Inspector General. The report was the result of an audit which was initiated by awhistleblower allegation:
It’s been over a year since Hillary Clinton’s ‘EmailGate’ scandal began, and the presidential candidate has yet to be charged with a crime. In January, it was reported that many of the emails on Clinton’s private home email server were top secret, and that some are ‘too damaging’ to national security to be released under any circumstances. About a month ago, the Justice Department granted immunity to Bryan Pagliano, a former State Department staffer who set up Hillary’s private email server in 2009. After he set it up, Hillary then paid him personally to maintain it for her. Pagliano had previously invoked his Fifth Amendment rights before a Congressional committee last fall; now he has immunity and will testify. In the article The Clinton Investigation Enters a Dangerous Phase, Judge Andrew Napolitano explains why Pagliano’s testimony is so dangerous to Clinton’s case:
Former Democratic Sen. Bob Graham, who in 2002 chaired the congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11, maintains the FBI is covering up a Saudi support cell in Sarasota for the hijackers. He says the al-Hijjis’ ‘urgent’ pre-9/11 exit suggests ‘someone may have tipped them off’ about the coming attacks. Graham has been working with a 14-member group in Congress to urge President Obama to declassify 28 pages of the final report of his inquiry which were originally redacted, wholesale, by President George W. Bush. ‘The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,’ he said, adding, ‘I am speaking of the kingdom,’ or government, of Saudi Arabia, not just wealthy individual Saudi donors. Sources who have read the censored Saudi section say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks – which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government. – From the post: The New York Post Reports – FBI is Covering Up Saudi Links to 9/11 Attack For just and obvious reasons, it’s illegal under U. S. law for foreign governments to finance individual candidates or political parties. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop them from bribing politicians and bureaucrats using other opaque channels.
Within hours of the Brussels attacks earlier this month we learned that rogue terrorists presumably operating under the banner of the Islamic State had set their sights on a high-value target so significant that it could have left hundreds of thousands of people dead. According to investigators, the terrorists who carried out the attacks had been actively planning to take over and/or target a nuclear power plant. They went so far as to plant hidden cameras at the power plant director’s home so they could monitor his movements and even killed a security guard in the process. The plan, which failed to come to fruition, called not just for suicide bombing several dozen civilians, but for turning Western Europe into radioactive wasteland for the next several thousand years. The threat is most certainly real and senior officials from Europe to the United States are now warning of the potential for a large-scale nuclear attack: Security officials warn that the ingredients for a nuclear device or a ‘dirty bomb’ are alarmingly insecure. ‘We know that terrorist organizations have the desire to get access to these raw materials and to have a nuclear device,’ said Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser.
This post was published at shtfplan on March 31st, 2016.
A grieving pet owner said she plans to sue the NYPD after an officer gunned down her friendly dog on February 13. Yvonne Rosado said her 4-year-old pit bull, Spike, was shot to death by an officer who responded to an unrelated call from a neighbor in her Bronx apartment building. The neighbor said she was talking to officers when Rosado cracked open her own door to see what was going on. Spike slipped out (as dogs do) to investigate. ‘When I realized that it was an officer in front of the door, I said, ‘He’s friendly! He’s friendly!” Rosado said. Spike came out with his tail wagging and showed no signs of aggression, she said. Surveillance video of the confrontation confirms this: it shows Spike sneak through the door with his tail wagging rapidly.
In a stark reminder of the entrenched problems facing the French economy, today police used tear gas to disperse thousands of angry activists across the nation, who are protesting new labor reforms. French rail and air traffic suffered serious disruption on Thursday after transport staff stopped work and took to the streets along with high-school students to challenge plans for a pro-business loosening of the country’s protective labor laws. In Paris the protest started in Place de la Nation, the same place where previous anti-labor rallies took place. The demonstrators threw bottles with flammable liquid and stones at police officers. Video footage relayed on social media showed some hooded youths jumping on cars and taunting police. CGT chief Martinez played down reports of a dozen arrests, saying there was often a bit of trouble caused by “some people who have nothing to do with the issue”.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/31/2016.
Four months ago, ISIS came to San Bernardino, California. Sort of. On December 2, Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik stormed a county holiday party and murdered 14 people with assault rifles in an attack that authorities would later say was inspired by Islamic State and its reclusive leader Bakr al-Baghdadi. Investigators surmised that Malik was likely radicalized when she moved from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia (imagine that) and probably played a role in convincing her husband to take up the jihadi cause. Both Farook and Malik were killed in a shootout with police, but we now know that the ISIS ‘presence’ in San Bernardino didn’t die with the star-crossed lovers. Police responded on Sunday to multiple reports from campers that more than a dozen men of ‘Middle Eastern descent’ were up all night on Saturday yelling and firing weapons into air. ‘San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies and an FBI agent responded to the area known as Deep Creek Hot Springs after reports of gunshots and chanting in the predawn hours,’ The LA Times reports. ‘According to law enforcement sources, 17 men of Middle Eastern descent were detained.’ Here’s a picture taken at the scene:
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/31/2016.
Today, I’m going to share one of the most important things I’ve learned traveling around the world: There’s a crucial difference between committing a real crime and breaking the law. I’ve seen it firsthand in the Middle East as well as many other places. The difference is huge and few people understand it. While laws vary dramatically across countries, almost every country in the world universally considers real crimes immoral. A real crime involves harm or the threat of harm to person or property. Think murder, theft, or arson. Virtually every government prohibits real crimes. Most also prohibit a lot of other things… When someone breaks the law, it’s often not a real crime at all. He may have merely violated a particular government’s law without threatening or harming anyone or anything. Keep in mind that the idea of a victimless crime is an oxymoron. If there is no victim, there is no real crime. Insulting the Dear Leader in North Korea, being a woman who’s driving a car in Saudi Arabia, or possessing certain plants in the U. S. government all violate laws. But none of these activities harm or threaten people or property. They’re not real crimes. They simply violate the laws of certain governments. Of course, I am not suggesting that anyone break the law anywhere, even if it wouldn’t harm people or property. As a practical matter, it’s foolhardy to violate any government’s laws while you’re within its reach. That is, unless you prefer the lifestyle of an outlaw or a martyr.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on 03/30/2016.
Anyone who pays attention to American ‘news’ can see how ‘news’ is used to control our perceptions in order to ensure public acceptance of the Oligarchy’s agendas. For example, Bernie Sanders just won six of seven primaries, in some cases by as much as 70 and 82 percent of the vote, but Sanders’ victories went largely unreported. The reason is obvious. The Oligarchy doesn’t want any sign of Sanders gaining momentum that could threaten Hillary’s lead for the Democratic nomination. Here is FAIR’s take on the media’s ignoring of Sanders’ victories: We can observe the same media non-performance in the foreign affairs arena. The Syrian army adided by the Russian air force just liberated Palmyra from ISIS troops that Washington sent to overthrow the Syrian government. Although pretending to be fighting ISIS, Washington and London are silent about this victory on what is supposed to be a common front against the terror group.
Seriously man. What the hell are you doing. I get it. You’re worried about pandering to women. Well, you either stand on The Rule of Law or you do not. Clearly, you do not. Therefore, I am now voting for Cthuhlu. **** you. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump quickly walked back a statement he made earlier Wednesday that if abortion were illegal in the United States, then women who have the procedure should be punished – saying later that only those who performed the procedure should be punished. ‘If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman,’ Trump said in a written statement. ‘The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb.’ Earlier, at a taped MSNBC town hall to be aired later Wednesday, Trump said if abortions were illegal, women should be held responsible.
There is a very simple fact of life that the government doesn’t want you to know about. They want you to believe that most people are simpletons, and without the firm guidance of their laws and enforcers, we would be hopeless. The truth of the matter is that people are pretty good at regulating themselves in most cases. Society works, not because the government is threatening us with violence and imprisonment, but because it’s mutually beneficial. It just makes sense to work together, and look after each other. Most people don’t need to be threatened into doing the right thing. The gun grabbers don’t realize that. They believe that if the government doesn’t step in to tightly regulate our lives, or in this case, to tightly regulate firearm ownership, that there will be anarchy in the streets. Robberies, suicides, and mass murders will be rampant, and the only way to prevent that is for the government to be the gatekeeper of firearm ownership. The reality of the matter is that our government is a terrible gatekeeper, especially when it comes to mentally ill people. Most mass shooters in recent years would have been able to (or did) pass a background check, and President Obama’s executive orders would do next to nothing to stop future mass shooters.