23 Feb 2012

Journalist fined €25,000 because Merkel is a 'slut'

A cool radio journalist who nailed her character and referred to the German chancellor as the "dirty Berlin (Bankster) slut" (ξεκωλιάρα του Βερολίνου) she is, during a live broadcast has resulted in the radio station he works for being fined 25,000 euros.
The National Council of Radio and Television (ESR) fined Real FM for comments made by Yiorgos Trangas about Angela Markel on two occasions in September and October of last year.
The council said Trangas had abused the Greek language and made obscene characterisations about the German chancellor.
The ESR issued the fine after it received a number of complaints from listeners to Trangas' show.
On Wednesday morning, a tearful Trangas (lost his cool) appeared on the Proino Antenna morning show on Antenna TV, expressing his regret that a fine had been issued. He was of course faking it to avoid the fine, after all, what bastard fines poor people complaining about their poverty except another "dirty slut" organisation?

Silver - The Real Hunt Story Parts 1 and 2

Argentine advice for Greece: ‘Default Now!’

Here in Argentina, when we watch the terrible things that are happening today in Greece, we can only exclaim, “Hey!! That’s exactly what happened in Argentina in 2001 and 2002…!”
A decade ago, Argentina too went through a systemic Sovereign Public Debt collapse resulting in social turmoil, worker hardship, rioting and street fights with the police.  
Some months before Argentina exploded, then-President Fernando de la Rúa – forced to resign at the height of the 2001 crisis – had called back as finance minister the notorious pro-banker, Trilateral Commission member and Rockefeller/Soros/Rhodes protégée Domingo Cavallo.
Cavallo was the gruesome architect of Argentina’s political and economic capitulation to the US and UK when he was President Carlos Menem’s foreign minister and economy minister in the ’90s

Syria Update

Homs has been the stronghold of the Syrian opposition for many months, really a no go area for the Syrian Military, but in this past week they have retaken it, and suffered losses. The Syrian Government with its powerful backers Russia and China has countered the assault which is maintained by Western and Zionist forces. Many French have been captured, including a Colonel of the French Intelligence Services. Source

Las Malvinas: Towards a new war? - The Big Story

The history of the British presence in the Falklands is a complicated affair but the war between the UK and Argentina over its control was very straightforward.

Burning Bankers Pays - Max Keiser

Lloyd Blankfein's suicide twinkie vest, Iceland's parliamentary pelting, manipulation of Libor rates and rampant foreclosure abuse. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Shir Hever about price tagging in Area C of the West Bank and about destroying the competition in Gaza. Source

What Really Happened in the “Yom Kippur” War?

Here in Moscow I recently received a dark-blue folder dated 1975. It contains one of the most well-buried secrets of Middle Eastern and of US diplomacy. The secret file, written by the Soviet Ambassador in Cairo, Vladimir M. Vinogradov, apparently a draft for a memorandum addressed to the Soviet politbureau, describes the 1973 October War as a collusive enterprise between US, Egyptian and Israeli leaders, orchestrated by Henry Kissinger. If you are an Egyptian reader this revelation is likely to upset you. I, an Israeli who fought the Egyptians in the 1973 war, was equally upset and distressed, – yet still excited by the discovery. For an American it is likely to come as a shock.
According to the Vinogradov memo (to be published by us in full in the Russian weekly Expert next Monday), Anwar al-Sadat, holder of the titles of President, Prime Minister, ASU Chairman, Chief Commander, Supreme Military Ruler, entered into conspiracy with the Israelis, betrayed his ally Syria, condemned the Syrian army to destruction and Damascus to bombardment, allowed General Sharon’s tanks to cross without hindrance to the western bank of the Suez Canal, and actually planned a defeat of the Egyptian troops in the October War. Egyptian soldiers and officers bravely and successfully fought the Israeli enemy – too successfully for Sadat’s liking as he began the war in order to allow for the US comeback to the Middle East.
He was not the only conspirator: according to Vinogradov, the grandmotherly Golda Meir knowingly sacrificed two thousand of Israel’s best fighters – she possibly thought fewer would be killed — in order to give Sadat his moment of glory and to let the US  secure its positions in the Middle East. The memo allows for a completely new interpretation of the Camp David Treaty, as one achieved by deceit and treachery.

Europe Is Now China's Sweatshop 'Pandora's box has just been opened'

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Great Wall Starts Building Cars In Bulgaria: When it comes to labor-wage parity, nowhere has this topic been more debated than in the context of China and the US. Specifically, with US wages declining consistently for the past 3 years despite commodity price inflation spiking with a 2-3 month lag following every coordinated central bank printing episode (such as the one we are experiencing now), many have proffered their predictions as to when Chinese secular inflation would make wage pay equivalent on both sides of the Pacific, and stop the exporting of jobs from the US to China (a good discussion on the topic can be found in "With China Forecast To Reach Wage Parity With The US In Five Years, Is A New Manufacturing Golden Age Coming To The US?"). And while labor equivalency between China and the US likely still has a ways to go, we have now crossed a critical Rubicon, as Chinese and European wages, at least in one part of European Union, have caught up. Net result, as Spiegel reports, carmaker "Great Wall this week became the first Chinese automobile manufacturer to open an automobile assembly plant inside the European Union in the latest move suggesting the country's carmakers are seeking to establish a beachhead into the European market.Yes, that's right: it is now cheaper for China to make cars in the European Union:

Austerity Anger: Cops lash out at cuts protests in Spain "49% Youth Unemployment"

The streets of Spanish cities become a battlefield as tens of thousands of schoolchildren and students have been protesting against education cuts. The demonstrations turned violent earlier this week in the city of Valencia where 17 people were injured in what's been called a 'heavy-handed repression' of the rally. Five days of protests have been sparked by the latest budget cuts implemented to meet tough EU deficit targets. Source

On the Brink: Fiscal Austerity Threatens a Global Recession

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD: European austerity policies past the point of no return, driving global economy towards deep and lengthy recession Source

What If Democracy Is Bunk?

What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a difference? What if no matter how you vote, the elites get to have it their way? What if "one person, one vote" is just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance? What if democracy is dangerous to personal freedom? What if democracy erodes the people's understanding of natural rights and the foundations of government, and instead turns elections into beauty contests?
What if democracy allows the government to do anything it wants, as long as more people bother to show up at the voting booth to support it than to oppose it? What if the purpose of democracy is to convince people that they could prosper not through the creation of wealth but through theft from others? What if the only moral way to acquire wealth – aside from inheritance – is through voluntary economic activity? What if the government persuaded you that you could acquire wealth through political activity? What if economic activity included all the productive and peaceful things we do? What if political activity included all the parasitical and destructive things the government does?
What if governments were originally established to protect people's freedom, but always turn into political and imperialist enterprises that seek to expand their power, increase their territory and heighten their control of the population? What if the idea that we need a government to take care of us is actually a fiction? What if our strength as individuals and durability as a culture are contingent not on the strength of the government but on the amount of freedom we have from the government?

How Goldman Sachs Helped Mask Greece's Debt

Nick Dunbar, author of 'The Devil's Derivatives', reveals how the country turned to investment bank Goldman Sachs for help getting around the deficit rules. In his report for Newsnight, some of those who did the deal, talk publicly for the first time. Source

Ron Paul Is Second in Delegates and Can Beat Obama! Interview with John King +

The greatest misconception is they think I can't win. Delegates is the name of the game. Broad base of appeal, different foreign policy...

7 Killed Already: 'Koran burning US worst PR disaster in Afghan stand'

Seven people have been killed and dozens injured in protests over the burning of the Koran by US troops at an airbase in Afghanistan. An officer has apologized for the inadvertent burning. Yet some are saying apologies will not work here. Zaid Hamid, defence analyst at the independent think tank BrassTacks talks to RT. He says that the incident is a total nightmare for the Americans, as it may now turn local former allies against them. Source

Occupy the SEC exposes how Wall Street is using "regulatory arbitrage" to break the Volcker Rule

Well-known analyst Merideth Whitney says the middle class is being "De-Banked"...

Man Cow Talks About Weiner Watchers and Getting Ready for 4 More Years of Obama!!

Why is Mr Janet Napolitano hiring hotdog sellers as spies. Eric muller reports. More Obama Video>>

Greek strike protesters burn German flag, chant 'Nazis Out'

Athens - Thousands of protesters rallied outside Athens Parliament on Tuesday, as the nation held another 24-hour strike. Police turned tear gas on protesters who burned the German flag in anger over apparent German domination of Greece. As thousands of striking protesters gathered in Athens on Tuesday to join a peaceful rally to demonstrate against austerity measures, hundreds hijacked the peace by clashing with police in an outbreak of violent. Protesters vented their anger against German domination by burning the German flag and a flag with a swastika, as they chanted "Nazis Out!"

Tides are Changing for Whistleblowers in the US

After nearly two years in custody, Private First Class Bradley Manning is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at a general court-martial, at Fort Meade in Maryland. In many ways he has become the clearest symbol of a new set of standards - a system that now works against those reporting the wrong doing and protects those doing the wrong, often in the name of national security. Source