Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Anti-Petrodollar" CEO Of French Energy Giant Total Dies In 'Freak' Plane Crash In Moscow

Tyler Durden's picture Three months ago, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, "There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars,"  as we noted here. Today, RT reports the dreadful news that he was killed in a business jet crash at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow after the aircraft hit a snow-plough on take-off. The airport issued a statement confirming "a criminal investigation has been opened into the violation of safety regulations," adding that along with 3 crewmembers on the plane, the snow-plough driver was also killed.

Another Beautiful Sociopath - IHOW

By It is day 20 of Domestic Violence Awareness Month for Men and Boys 2014, the invisible victims of domestic violence. Today’s In His Own Words is yet another example of the meat grinder men find themselves in when they don’t have an understanding of abusive, sociopathic women.
The following is just a fraction of what “Matt’s” ex has put him, their children, and his family through. She is still playing games with custody and using others to commit proxy violence against Matt. The UK family court system has enabled much of it. 

Life With the Missus
It began at my workplace. She was younger than me and married, so we were friends and nothing more. After eight months of friendship, she announced out of the blue that she had told her ex-husband she was leaving him. She quickly added the disclaimer, “My leaving him has nothing to do with you.”
I had absolutely no idea she was having any problems with her marriage, and the way she spoke about her husband, it was as if everything was fine. I asked, “Why have you left him then?”
She claimed she’d been sleeping on the couch for months, and that he’d had sex with three of her “friends” five years ago. She went on to say that he was a “useless father” to their two kids and that he was “lazy.” At the time, I felt very sorry for her, thinking, “What kind of person could do a thing like that with her friends?”
That was back in 2006.

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total, Dies in Small Plane Crash in Russia

By Stacy Herbert: I first heard of de Margerie when we made the film Peaked for Aljazeera English. He was the first senior oil executive to mention ‘peak oil,’ which angered many others in the industry.
The last we heard from him, however, was from this July 5, 2014 Bloomberg story we covered:
Total’s de Margerie Sees No Need for Dollars in Oil Purchases
“Nothing prevents anyone from paying for oil in euros,” de Margerie told journalists at the Cercle des Economistes conference in Aix-en-Provence, France. “The price of a barrel of oil is quoted in dollars. A refinery can take that price and using the euro-dollar exchange rate on any given day, agree to make the payment in euros.”
The remarks from the head of France’s largest oil company are the latest in a debate sparked by an $8.97 billion fine slapped by the U.S. on French bank BNP Paribas SA (BNP) for transactions carried out in dollars in countries facing American sanctions.
I’m sure it had nothing to do with his death, of course [insert nervous laugh], but here’s the second comment on that Bloomberg article:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Grass Eaters Become Cock Eaters - A Sack Of Blood

"Homework and masturbation?" DoctorRandomercam. It's my understanding that quite a lot of you out there in internet land are made somewhat weaker at the knee and brain at the sight of this particular arrangement of features here. Well I care not for this spell. And what's more I'm hotter. Look back at her. Now look back at me. Now back at her. Now back at me. I make straight men want to suck their first dick ever. You have no idea what you're dealing with. BACK AT ME! If Armageddon is coming, who's your last meal? Me or her? That's right, you're feeling very sleepy.

Fascism: It’s Not Just Spying - How The US NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders

Dear NSA Employees, You Now Have a Green Light to Loot and Pillage. It’s Time to Get Paid:
By Michael Krieger: Are you just another one of those frustrated NSA employees who feels that unconstitutionally spying on your fellow citizenry under false pretenses isn’t giving you same thrill it once did? If so, have no fear.
Are you are sick and tired of having to spilt your precious working hours defending the destruction of our nation’s founding document to those pesky terroristic media dinosaurs who still think investigative journalism belongs in Amerika? If so, have I got a solution for you.
While it may sound too good to be true, trust me it’s not. You see, in recent years almost all crony-capitalist criminal activities have been deemed legal in the land of the free (to pillage). This incredible opportunity allows you to directly leverage your intelligence skill-set to earn the big bucks you know you’ve always deserved. You can now do just that by working in the private sector without having to give up that cushy government day job! I mean if we’re going to have this banana republic thing going we may as well GET PAID. Am I right?
Keep at it patriots, Michael Krieger
If the above sounds like a joke, unfortunately it is not. Last week, two very important stories came out; one from Reuters and the other from Buzzfeed. They both zero in on how current NSA employees are using their expertise and connections to make big money in the private sector while still working at the NSA. Let’s start with the Reuters story, which covers former NSA-head Keith Alexander’s business relationship with the NSA’s current Chief Technical Officer, Patrick Dowd.
Before we get into the meat of this story, I want to set the stage with a little background. In case you forgot, Keith Alexander launched his own cyber-security firm, IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., earlier this year.

Living The Grecovery Dream: Two Jobless Parents, Two Kids, One Cat All Living In A Car

By : Squeezed between steering wheel, handbrake, door and dashboard, Katerina reads in her history book, takes notes for school. Next to her, on the driver’s seat, cat Eddy stares right in the camera lens. It may look like a cute snapshot on a sunny day, if it wasn’t for a sad detail: a withering spring stuck in a roll of toilet paper.  A distinctive memory of a former normal life that turned into a grim reality for a family of four.
At night the seat where Katerina sits during the day turns into a bed for her sister Fay. Cat Eddy cuddles with Katerina on the back seat. Father Nikos and mother Maria sleep in shifts on the driver’s seat. When the one parent is in the car, the other spends the night on a bench of the park where the car has been parked, on a side road of Irakleio suburb of West Athens. “It’s dangerous when it gets dark,” Maria says “we have to watch out.”

Good Morning JSIL: President Says Israeli Society Sick With Violence

RT: JSIL is suffering from an epidemic of violence that must be treated, the apartheid state’s President Reuven Rivlin said. After the latest bloody conflict in Gaza, Jews and Arabs seem to have lost the capacity for dialogue, as relations have reached a new low.
“It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is sick – and it is our duty to treat this disease,” Rivlin told the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities at a xenophobia conference on Sunday in Jerusalem.
“The tension between Jews and Arabs within the State of Israel has risen to record heights, and the relationship between all parties has reached a new low,” he said, as cited by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
“We have all witnessed the shocking sequence of incidents and violence taking place by both sides. The epidemic of violence is not limited to one sector or another, it permeates every area and doesn’t skip any arena. There is violence in soccer stadiums as well as in academia. There is violence in social media and in everyday discourse, in hospitals and in schools.”

Extremist US Cops Spike Strip Stop Reported Woman In Labor, Point Guns At Her And Husband

Police in Iowa USA used spike strips to stop a pregnant couple in labor who had reported they were rushing hospital and then held them at gunpoint on the ground! Ben Kohnen told WHO-TV that when his wife, Rachel, went into labor with her fourth child on Tuesday, something was different... Secular Talk

Protestors Begin Occupation of London - Poll Shows Only 1 in 4 Britons Trusts Their MPs - MPs Not Twigging "On A Different Planet"

Orwellian UK BANNED Press TV: British campaigners have warned that public trust in politicians has reached a “crisis point,” as a new poll shows just one in four Britons trusts their MPs to represent them in the parliament.
The campaign group 38 Degrees made the warning on Monday after a YouGov poll showed only 24 percent of Britons trusted their MPs.
The group said that a separate survey found that 86 percent of MPs believed they were trusted by their voters.
David Babbs, the executive director of 38 Degrees said the two polls, commissioned by the campaign group, show that British politicians were on a different planet.”
“These figures are proof that the public’s trust in politicians has reached crisis point. MPs don’t just speak a different languagethey’re on a different planet to the rest of us,” said Babbs.

A Voice for Men Special from US KraSU with Sage Gerard

Paul Elam: The last time we brought you a hangout with AVFM Director of Collegiate Activism Sage Gerard and founder of Kennesaw State University Men (KSUM), we spoke of the incredibly inappropriate treatment Sage has faced on behalf of KSUM and AVFM at his school.
Feminist smear campaigns were waged against him there; campaigns which included the direct participation of at least two KSU professors. Anonymous emails containing gross disinformation about AVfM weres taken as empirical proof with no investigation whatsoever.