14 Feb 2012

Pictures From A Greek Soup Kitchen

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While we mock and ridicule the corrupt and often times purposefully obtuse Greek politicians, we often ignore the human cost in the equation (and so does the rest of the world). Unfortunately this is becoming an ever greater issue for a country that is rapidly devolving to sub-3rd world status. Because while we have previously discussed the miserable conditions for a country where ever more people are sliding out of the middle class and into poverty status, in reality it is far worse. Spiegel has profiled the new Misery in Athens where "aid workers and soup kitchens in Athens are struggling to provide for the city's "new poor." Since the economic crisis has taken hold, poverty has taken hold among Greece's middle class. And suicide rates have nearly doubled." Just like in the US, those in misery are growing exponentially, but the last thing anyone needs is a reminder of their existence. 
Yet perhaps they should, because when the Bastille moment hits, the spark to overthrow tyranny, especially that masking under the guise of democracy, will come precisely from the slums of the impoverished and disenfranchised, from those who have nothing left to lose. In Greece, with 28% of the population living "at risk of poverty or social exclusion" this moment may arrive any second.

Money-printing, central banking scammers should be locked in prison, says Bloom

• European Parliament, Brussels, 14 February 2012

• Speaker: Godfrey Bloom MEP, UKIP (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire), Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group.

• Debate: Oral question ECON: Commission - Feasibility of introducing stability bonds- O-000333/2011 - with resolution:

Britain's arms deals in the Middle East - A simple question

British government is planning to arm more repressive regimes with its weapons, as it is to send arms trade missions to Middle East and African countries in 2012 to secure more contracts. 

Britain, holding the banner of human rights, is once again seeking to provide pro-western regime with latest killing technologies to repress the protesters calling for peace and democracy in their countries.

'Lay down your arms!' Anonymous attacks US tear-gas maker

Hackers have sent a sweet Valentine to an American weapons manufacturer, knocking out its website. The group says it was an act of retaliation for the company’s arming of security forces against pro-democracy protests in Egypt, Bahrain, and the US.
The one-year anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising in Bahrain seems to have ignited pro-protest feelings in the hackers’ hearts. The Anonymous-aligned activists have accused Combined Systems, a tear-gas maker located in the US, of selling "mad chemical weapons to military and cop shops around the world.Putting out the company's website, the hackers slammed the producer over alleged war profiteering on demonstrations in Egypt and elsewhere. "You shot and gassed protesters, running them off public parks in the US. Several dozen died because of your tear gas used in Egypt. Did you think we forgot? Why did you not expect us?" read the statement.

"Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy"

In this edition of the show we discuss the book; Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy written by Ben White.

Cuts & Chaos: Desperation drives Greek clashes

The debt-ridden EU has suffered another blow from ratings agencies. Moody's has downgraded the debt ratings of six EU states - including vulnerable Portugal, Italy and Spain. It comes as the bloc struggles to prevent Greece from default by offering bailouts in return for more austerity. But as RT's Jacob Greaves reports, more and more Greeks feel the measures will only make things worse. Source

Big Pharma Kills Houston

Singer died after taking a cocktail of anti-depressant drugs. The corporate media tells us it will be "six to eight weeks" before we know for sure how Whitney Houston died . By then they hope nobody will be paying attention, because it's already been reported that the singer was killed by a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs.

The 48-year-old performer was found dead in her bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday.

"An autopsy was completed on Houston Sunday, but "there will be no cause of death at this time because it is pending toxicology reports," Ed Winter, assistant chief of the Los Angeles County Coroner's office, told CNN.
"Winter declined to release the coroner's initial finding of cause of death, saying lab results were expected in six to eight weeks."

However, TMZ reports that Houstton's family has already been told by L.A. County Coroner officials that "the singer did not die from drowning, but rather from what appears to be a combination of Xanax and other prescription drugs mixed with alcohol."

'Who runs Greece? Bankers who pit poor vs poor'

Who will benefit from the new set of Greek austerity measures, which got a violent response from the crowd on Sunday? Adrian Salbuchi, author and consultant talks to RT, suggesting it's the bankers, who are responsible for the economic downturn in the first place."Monkeys taking care of the banana shop." Source

Tombstone Austerity - Max Keiser with James Howard Kunstler

Tear gas and deja vu for financial crimes and tombstone austerity. In the second half of the show, Max talks to James Howard Kunstler of Kunstler.com about the John Brown moment in America and the control fraud of media. Source

Trickle Down Shocking ‎Racist Incidents Rise In Britain

34 year old Emma West insults fellow passengers on a London train last November. She says Britain is nothing now because of foreigners.

Beyond Austerity and Riots: What is Really going on in Greece? + G. Edward Griffin On FED Cartel

You have probably seen the images by now. Athens on fire, the city literally burning as politicians within parliament voted to pass tough austerity measures to meet the demands of the EU and IMF, Greece's international lenders. This story is about more than just austerity and riots - it's wealth-extraction amidst economic collapse at work.

Moody's Downgrades Italy, Spain, Portugal And Others; Puts UK, France On Outlook Negative - Full Statement

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You know there is a reason why Europe just came crawling with an advance handout looking for US assistance: Moody's just went apeshit on Europe. In other news, we wouldn't want to be the company that insured Moody's Milan offices.
Full release:
Moody's adjusts ratings of 9 European sovereigns to capture downside risks
As anticipated in November 2011, Moody's Investors Service has today adjusted the sovereign debt ratings of selected EU countries in order to reflect their susceptibility to the growing financial and macroeconomic risks emanating from the euro area crisis and how these risks exacerbate the affected countries' own specific challenges.
Moody's actions can be summarised as follows:
- Austria: outlook on Aaa rating changed to negative
- France: outlook on Aaa rating changed to negative
- Italy: downgraded to A3 from A2, negative outlook
- Malta: downgraded to A3 from A2, negative outlook
- Portugal: downgraded to Ba3 from Ba2, negative outlook
- Slovakia: downgraded to A2 from A1, negative outlook
- Slovenia: downgraded to A2 from A1, negative outlook
- Spain: downgraded to A3 from A1, negative outlook
- United Kingdom: outlook on Aaa rating changed to negative
Please see the individual country specific statements below for more detailed information relating to the rating rationale and the sensitivity analysis for each affected sovereign issuer.

The Oracle - Martin Armstrong The Movie Trailer HD - π

The year is 2012: Europe is stumbling from one emergency summit to the next, America has gone crashing through the 15-trillion-dollar debt ceiling, people are taking to the streets across the world because they have realised that something has been thrown off kilter; that the banks have spiralled out of control; that governments have lost their grip on public debt. And after eleven years off the radar, a man resurfaces in Philadelphia, a man who used a computer model and the number pi in the nineties to predict economic turning points with astounding precision: Martin Armstrong predicted the exact date of the October crash in 1987, the decline in the value of the dollar in 1986, the demise of the Japanese bull market in 1990 and the Nikkei crash in 1989. He was one of the most expensive Wall Street market analysts and was named economist of the decade and fund manager of the year in 1998. But Martin Armstrong refused to play along with the bankers’ game and warned his customers that the club were manipulating currency and silver markets.

Morris - Secret War Aims of Mass Assimilation

We are socially engineered for the NWO, where there will be no countries, this wouldn't be so bad, except masses of innocents are being killed in our wars to achieve this.
By bombing sedentary people then turning them into refugees and importing them under the banner of multiculturalism. Source

Anonymous describes the destruction of CIA.gov

Following Friday’s crippling of the CIA’s official government website, an alleged member of Anonymous has uploaded a video explaining how the collective crushed the agency’s online presence — and why the CIA should have been ready.

Syria would not send troops to protect protesters at OWS – envoy to UN

UN is applying double standards towards Syria, the country’s envoy stated while addressing the General Assembly. He said that his country, like any sovereign state, has exclusive responsibility for maintaining security on its national territory.

“Every sovereign state represented here bears an exclusive right to protect its citizens,” Bashar Ja’afari said, addressing the assembly. We in Syria could not imagine sending soldiers to defend OWS [Occupy Wall Street] protesters. Neither we nor any other government can imagine sending troops to protect demonstrators in London or Paris.”

Bank of Japan Sprays World With Surprising ¥10 Trillion Gift In Valentine's Day Liquidity

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In a move that will surely shock, shock, the monetary purists out there, the Bank of Japan has just gone and done what we predicted back in May 2011, with the first of our "Hyprintspeed" series articles: "A Look At The BOJ's Current, And Future, Quantitative Easing" (thesecond one which discussed the imminent advent of the ¥1 quadrillion in total debt threshold was also fulfilled three weeks ago). So just what did the BOJ do? Why nothing short of join the ECB, the BOE, and the Fed (and don't get us started on those crack FX traders at the SNB) in electronically printing even more 1 and 0-based monetary equivalents (full statement here). From WSJ: "The Bank of Japan surprised markets Tuesday by implementing new easing policies and moving closer to an explicit price target, the latest sign of growing worries around the world about the ripple effects of the European debt crisis on the global economy. With interest rates already close to zero, the BOJ has relied in recent months on asset purchases to stimulate the economy. In Tuesday's meeting, the central bank expanded that plan by ¥10 trillion, or about $130 billion. The facility, which includes low-cost loans, is now worth about ¥65 trillion, or $844 billion." The rub however lies in the total Japanese GDP, which at last check was $6 trillion (give or take), and declining. Which means this announcement was the functional equivalent to a surprise $325 billion QE announced by the Fed. What is ironic is the market reaction: the BOJ expands its LSAP by 18% and the USDJPY moves by 30 pips. As for gold, not a peep: as if the market has now priced in that the world's central banks will dilute themselves to death. Unfortunately, it is only at death, and the failure of all status quo fiat paper, that the real value of the yellow metal, whose metallic nature continues to be suppressed via paper pathways, will truly shine.

Ed Asner, Hollywood Icon Plays Major Role in New Film Exposing The 9/11 Coverup

Alex talks with film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, Ed Asner. Mr. Asner will play the chairman of a new investigation of the September 11th attacks in the film "A Violation of Trust," Part 2>>