5 Jan 2013

Al Gore Current TV Scam Exposed!?

AJ: The fact that Al Jazeera is state run is only one part of a larger scandal. This report breaks down how master con man Al Gore is scamming consumers and more. Source

Institutionalised Misandry: Sexism vs. Sexism vs. The Costa Prize

Foz Meadows: Sometimes, there just isn't enough facepalm in the world.
Writing in this week's Telegraph, journalist and author Amanda Craig elected to comment on the fact that, for the first time in its 41-year history, the shortlist for the Costa Prize consists entirely of works by female authors, pointing out that while the quality of women's writing is great enough that this development shouldn't shock us, it nonetheless stands in sharp contrast to the overwhelming male dominance of the literary scene. The statistics she cites in support of this claim are stark enough -- and, indeed, well-circulated enough by this point, thanks to all the recent focus on VIDA's yearly analysis of reviewing trends -- for her observations to constitute a reasonable assessment of what is objectively understood to be a legitimate concern; at the very least, the idea that Craig's assertions could be construed as either revolutionary or even slightly vitriolic is ludicrous, given the scope of the existing debate.
And yet, in what can only be described as a collective display of unabashed misogyny, the article's comment thread is dominated by men who, in accordance with the laws of cognitive dissonance, have seemingly opted to debunk Craig's point by engaging in exactly the sort of unthinking sexism that, in actuality, proves her right.

Two Spaniards Self-Immolate Due To Financial Problems

Tyler Durden's picture First it was a German, then an Italian, and now, two months, later, the European self-immolation wave has spread to the country that many expect will be the next one to follow Greece into effective debt default. El Pais reports that an impoverished 57-year-old man who set himself on fire in Málaga Thursday, and subsequently died of his injuries at Carlos Haya hospital. He had third-degree burns on 80 percent of his body and suffered a multi-organ failure. The victim, thought to be of Moroccan origin, had worked in construction for years but was out of a job now, said people who knew him. In the last few months he had been scraping a living with the small change he made guiding cars into parking spaces near the hospital, an illegal practice that is usually overlooked by authorities. The police, who have not yet located his relatives, are not ruling out the possibility of an accident just as the man was lighting up a cigarette. Just two minutes before the event, he bought a pack of cigarettes from a local newsstand whose owner asked him how he was doing.
“I don’t even have enough money for food,” he replied. The man is thought to have been homeless at the present time, and seemed even more depressed than on other occasions, said the stand owner.
Several taxi drivers came to the rescue with their vehicles’ fire extinguishers when they saw the man go up in flames on a side street from the hospital. A few hours after being admitted into the emergency room there, he was transferred to a specialized burn unit in Seville, where doctors were unable to save his life.
He was the unlucky one

Pakistan commission covers up truth about Bin Laden hunt

It took Pakistan's high-level judicial commission more than one and half year to complete investigations into the alleged killing of Osama Bin Laden in May 2011. It was here where the US claimed it killed the world's most wanted man. The alleged presence of bin Laden in a town, just 60 miles from the capital Islamabad, had raised many questions at that time. The incident embarrassed Pakistani authorities for their ignorance of both bin Laden's reported presence in the country and the US raid.
Head of the commission has now submitted a 400 page report to the country's Prime Minister. However, the government has not yet decided to make the report public. Irrespective of the commission's findings, majority of the people in Pakistan know that the US raid was nothing but a cover up.

Second Perverted Trooper Suspended Over Roadside Cavity Grope

No narcotics, contraband found during searches, lawsuit says

By Frank Heinz and Ken Kalthoff: The second of two Texas State troopers at the center of a lawsuit involving a roadside cavity search  has been suspended with pay. The two women from Irving are suing Trooper David Farrell, Trooper Kelley Helleson and the director of the Department of Public Safety for what they call an unconstitutional search without probable cause. 
On Thursday, the DPS said Farrell had been suspended with pay effective Dec. 21 pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident. Helleson had also been suspended with pay

Bluefin tuna sells for record £1 million

A bluefin tuna has sold for a record 155.4 million yen (£1.09 million) at a Tokyo auction – nearly three times the previous high set last year.

The record sale comes as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi.
In the year's first auction at Tokyo's sprawling Tsukiji fish market, the 489-pound tuna caught off northeastern Japan sold for the record price, said Ryoji Yagi, a market official.
The fish's tender pink and red meat is prized for sushi and sashimi. The best slices of fatty bluefin – called "o-toro" – can sell for 2,000 yen (£14) per piece at upmarket Tokyo sushi bars. 
But with a single mouthful-sized piece of sashimi weighing around 1oz, the record breaking tuna is worth around £139 per bite.

Government: A Cycle of Violence

Trends forecaster Gerald Celente joins Alex Jones to break down the looming financial crisis and how to prepare for what's to come. Source

Wealth & Wage Extinction - Max Keiser with Captain Paul Watson

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the economics of wealth and wage extinction. They talk about hunger wages, household income and the hedge funds reaping huge profits off this wealth and wage extinction. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Captain Paul Watson on a ship in the Southern Ocean in Antarctica fighting the economics of extinction as practised by the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Source

“The dollar is not the king of anything, except maybe depreciation” - Peter Schiff

Notice how I'm called a stopped-clock for always telling people to buy gold. Well gold has been going up for thirteen years. The real stopped-clocks are all the other guests who have been telling CNBC viewers NOT to buy gold for the past thirteen years. The difference is that even though gold bulls and bears have been consistent, it's only the ones who have been consistently right who get called stopped clocks! Source

How Fiat Currency Leads To 'Collective Corruption' - Thorsten Polleit

Ex-Barclays chief 'Austrian' economist Thorsten Polleit provides a few clarifying thoughts on the hyperinflatory endgame (and democracy-crushing impact) of the fiat currency environment. Critically, Polleit notes that fiat currency tends to result in "collective corruption" in societies, and how this then leads to hyperinflation, despite the dangers to society that hyperinflation always brings. Ring some bells? This brief interview (with more detailed article below) stretches from the development of the global fiat currency regimes over the last 40 years to the increasing levels of debt that may (just as Kyle Bass and others have noted) mark the terminal decline of the fiat regime and the self-serving majority electing themselves into a vicious circle. Mises noted:
"The masses... do not conceive any ideas, sound or unsound. They only choose between the ideologies developed by the intellectual leaders of mankind. But their choice is final and determines the course of events. If they prefer bad doctrines, nothing can prevent disaster." If these "uncommon men" become "court intellectuals," the door will be opened for effectively spreading of false theories, supporting government-friendly ideas."
Must watch.

Star Trek: Engineer petitions White House to build Enterprise

The flight deck of the Starship Enterprise (AFP Photo)
RT: A human colony in space could become a reality if an engineer gets a positive response from the White House for his petition to study the possibility of building the USS Enterprise.
The proposal to the White House's official "We the People" website needs the support of 25, 000 signatures for the government to initiate a response. January 21 is the cut-off date for the proposal which asks the Obama administration to request “NASA to do a feasibility study and conceptual design of the Gen1 USS Enterprise interplanetary spaceship.”
The proposal was initiated by an engineer, AKA BTE Dan, who showcased plans for constructing an operational Enterprise on his website last year.
The engineer says a ship like the one featured on Star Trek is needed to “take the first humans to Mars while taking along a large load of base-building equipment for constructing the first permanent base there.”
BTE Dan’s website provides a more detailed plan for the “Enterprise”, a spaceship capable of reaching “Mars within 90 days of leaving earth's orbit. BTE Dan explains this could be achieved by using three “ion propulsion engines” powered by “nuclear reactors”

Israeli forces evict 500 Palestinians from their homes in West Bank

Banned in UK Press TV: Israeli forces have evicted around 500 Palestinians from their homes in the occupied West Bank. Many of the Palestinian residents were forced to vacate their homes in the Wadi al-Maleh area in the north of the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday,