3 Feb 2012

Israel Puts Global Facilities On High Alert Following Warning Of Rising Iran Strike Threat

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While the world rejoices in the aftermath of the enjoyable diversion in which a fake market surges on fake, politically-motivated data, which incidentally refutes the warning voiced last week by the Fed Chairman who has a far better grasp of the economy than the BLS, warned last week, the confluence of real events continues to indicate that something is brewing in the middle east. Only this time it is not the US adding another aircraft carrier to the Three Already Situated By The Straits Of Hormuz. This time the smoke and fire come from Israel.

Anonymous reveals Haditha massacre emails

Anonymous have unveiled their second major release for this week’s installment of FuckFBIFriday. Their target this time around is Frank Wuterich, the US Marine that admitted to killing Iraqi civilians and received no jail time for his crime.
Early Friday afternoon, members of the loose-knit online collective Anonymous began circulating news that the website for Puckett and Faraj, the high-profile attorneys that represented Sgt. Frank Wuterich in his recent trial, had been hacked. Wuterich admitted to leading Marines into two civilian homes in Haditha, Iraq in 2005, massacring 24 civilians including women, children and an elderly man confined to a wheelchair.
In response, hacktivists with Anonymous have uncovered gigabytes worth of correspondence from Sgt. Wuterich’s attorneys and affiliated parties.

Snow Falls in Rome for the First Time in 26 YEARS

-36c temperatures across eastern Europe send death toll to 150 - Capital of Italy usually has moderate temperatures but Colosseum is closed over ice fears - Military on alert in the UK as temperatures drop and heavy snow fall is predictedOver 11,000 villagers in Serbia remain trapped by heavy snow and blizzards - Temperatures across eastern Europe plummet to -30c amid fears of more deaths - Death toll in Ukraine now stands at 101, with 38 people being killed by cold last night

Last French beret factory faces closure

France boasts some of the most famous fashion houses in the world, but there are few items of clothing more synonymous with the country than the beret. However, the nation's last surviving factory that produces the item is now facing closure due to financial problems. With cheaper production costs, the iconic hat may in the future be made in Asia. Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Oloron-Sainte-Marie, southwestern France. "French army to wear berets made in asia" Source

Police Tactics of Intimidation - OWS Week

Press TV's new program; 'OWS Week' highlights 7 days of the protest movement's happenings as viewed from American protesters' eyes. The program also examines the wide range of social issues addressed by the 'occupy' movement in the US.

This episode of the show is dedicated to the Police tactics of intimidation against the protesters. Source

Africa Update - Thomas Mountain "Plenty of Democracy, No Electricity"

‘Israel to strike Iran in April, May or June’ – US Defense Sec

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said that Israel could attack Iran in the next few months. This follows Israeli reports that Iran has the capability to develop four nuclear bombs and reach the US with a missile strike.
Panetta sees a ‘strong possibility’ of an Israeli strike on Iran in either April, May or June, according to Thursday’s Washington Post. The attack would occur before Iran enters a so-called ‘immunity zone’, when its nuclear facilities will be too heavily fortified for an attack to succeed.  
Post columnist’s David Ignatius, who broke the story, believes the overriding fear in Israel is that Iran has come close enough to making a nuke that only the USA will be capable of militarily stopping them. 
Ignatuis was once called “mainstream media’s chief apologist for CIA crimes” by Johns Hopkins’ Melvin A. Goodman over the former’s support for US intelligence and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Will the US 99% vote for somebody who represents the 1%?

How conservative is Mitt Romney? Whose values does he represent? Since Obamania seems to have fizzled, can Romney overshadow Obama? Who has the best chance of beating Obama? Why is Mitt Romney not concerned about the very poor? And will the 99% vote for somebody who represents the 1%? CrossTalking with Katrina Pierson, Jon McHenry and Doug Thornell. Source

Equal Rights for Each Individual and Banksters, No More Bailouts for You! Massive Wave of Endorsements for Ron Paul

Occupied Malvinas - UK first war signal arrives

Britain's Duke of Cambridge has arrived in the “occupied” Malvinas Islands for a six-week deployment as a search and rescue pilot while wearing the uniform of the “conqueror.”

His deployment came as a war of words with Argentina over the territory intensified. Buenos Aires strongly condemned Britain's “provocative” move to post Prince William as a member of UK armed forces to the islands. 

"The Argentinean people regret that the royal heir is coming to the soil of the homeland with the uniform of the conqueror and not with the wisdom of a statesman who works in the service of peace and dialogue between nations," Argentine foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Iran successfully launches new satellite into orbit

The Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully launched its domestically-built Navid-e Elm-o Sanat satellite into orbit following a decree by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The satellite, completely designed and built by Iranian experts, blasted into orbit late Thursday on the third day of the 10-Day Dawn celebrations, marking the 33th anniversary of the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979.

The 50-kilogram orbiter lifted off into space with an orbital angle of 55 degrees on the Iranian-made Safir satellite-carrier.

Head of Iran Space Agency (ISA) Hamid Fazeli said the domestically-built Navid satellite will circle the Earth at altitudes between 250 and 370 kilometers.

He added that the remote-sensing observation satellite is designed to take hi-res pictures of the globe.

Protesters vs police & tear gas in Cairo - News crew tear-gassed in Egypt

Clashes continued into the night on Thursday between Egyptian security forces and protesters in central Cairo.They were protesting against the security forces' failure to prevent a soccer riot that killed more than 70 people in Port Said on Wednesday.

45% Of Greeks Have Never Used The Internet

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If one were to consider that nearly half the population of a given country has never had the pleasure of killing otherwise efficient time with the likes of Facebook, and other fad internet sensations, one would assume that the efficiency of the population would be far higher than other places whose citizens spend every waking hour gazing at a monitor. One would be wrong.(?) As the following chart from Eurostat via Goldman shows, about 45% of the Greek population has never used the internetSurprisingly the balance of the PIIGS is not far behind, with Portugal, Italy and Spain hot on Greece heels (which 5 years ago had two thirds of its population never interact with the web). Is it possible that sitting in front of a computer, uploading millions of pics and "liking" this and that does indeed do miracles for globalization and corporate efficiency? Was Zuckerberg's letter, gasp, 100% correct? Source

Jeff Berwick at the Vancouver Investment Conference - Introducing Galt's Gulch

The 21st century version of Galt's Gulch is now being populated in Argentina. Hear from influential blogger and precious metal enthusiast Jeff Berwick on how much it costs to move there and why you should. Source

Flesh-eating bug that you can catch on the bus or train is spreading in the UK

Coughing and sneezing on crowded trains and buses can spread deadly flesh-eating superbugs, commuters are being warned.

The bacteria are more virulent than the infamous hospital MRSA, can affect otherwise healthy people and are spreading across Britain
They can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and hugging as well as sneezing and coughing. 
One strain, called USA300, can lead to blood poisoning or a form of pneumonia that eats away at lung tissue. 
The bacteria are usually resistant to several types of antibiotics and can cause large boils on the skin. 
Chris Williams, professor of molecular genetics at the University of Birmingham, said: ‘It breaks down tissue. If it gets into your heart, bacteria can get into your bloodstream and take hold of different parts of your body. That could lead to death quite easily.’ 

Jim Rogers: Its cheap for China to buy influence and power in Europe

Ben Bernanke is defending the Federal Reserve's financial repression of savers today on the Capitol Hill. He also says there are no signs of higher inflation. Maybe that is because he is wearing his CPI, or PCE goggles...lucky for us, we have legendary investor Jim Rogers on Capital Account today to tell us why Ben Bernanke may not know what he is doing.

Doctors Are Paid To Sell You Poison

"GM e-coli faeces" InfoWars Nightly News reporter Darrin McBreen unveils the hoax around Aspartame, marketed in a wide-array of products as a safe sugar substitute, but in reality a dangerous, artificial compound that should be avoided. Segment includes a side-by-side comparison of vintage tobacco industry ads vs retro aspartame commercials from the 1980's. Source