4 Jun 2013

LAME-O 'Broken-souled idealist': Twat and hacker confidante who exposed our hero Manning testifies

RT: The Colombian-American computer hacker who turned Army Private Bradley Manning in to authorities surprised courtroom spectators Tuesday when he took the stand during day two of the soldier’s trial.

U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (L) arrives for day two of his court martial at Fort Meade, Maryland June 4, 2013.(Reuters / Gary Cameron)
Prosecutors called Adrian Lamo to testify Tuesday morning, an unexpected maneuver that brought gasps from within the courtroom and the nearby media center where only a handful of journalist gathered to report on the second day of the long-awaited court-martial of Private first class Manning. Not a single one of the 70 seats within the Ft. Meade press center was vacant when the trial kicked off on Monday, but barely two-dozen journalists assembled a day later when a key witness in the case was called to answer questions about the Army intelligence analyst.

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RootsAction: The brave young whistleblower Bradley Manning went on trial yesterday -- facing charges that could keep him in prison for the rest of his life.
At a hearing three months ago, he said: “I believed that if the public, especially the American public, had access to the information . . . this could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general, as well as it related to Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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1984 is here 2014

1984_by_George_Orwell Martin Armstrong: The primary reason why I have been touting that we no longer need taxation at the federal level is because money is no longer tangible. The evolution of money migrating to simply electronic actually allows the restoration of freedom. Taxes were once needed when money was tangible because it could not be created. The diehard Goldbugs want a return to austerity making money gold to end inflation and force government responsibility of which cannot be created by changing the monetary system. That is like fining the wife because the husband forgot to take out the trash. We must deal DIRECTLY with the problems.
Converting money into some savings account will not work. The medium of exchange has no mythical perpetual value while everything else floats including wages and investments. Yet if everything else floats, how is it possible that only money remains fixed? If everything else can rise in value, it is measured in MONEY and thus the purchasing power of money MUST decline. You cannot have it both ways.

THE PAEDOFILE: A disgraceful consensus in Westminster - The Slog

Imagine the scenario: Three years previously, there’s been a General Election that produced a hung Parliament and forced the largest Party into a Coalition it didn’t want. It is getting harder and harder to gain an advantage and secure a majority. Both sides of the House are thus in search of The Big Issue.
Along comes an enormous issue: a systemic failure to look after the children of dysfunctional families. Worse still – the exploitation and buggery of those children by perverts.
The Leader of the main Opposition Party, however – ‘Your friend in tough times‘ – seems unwilling to raise the issue in Parliament. So one of his more radical back-benchers does so. He openly suggests a link between 10 Downing Street and the paedophilic exploitation of care-home children. Faced by this question, the Prime Minister looks uncomfortable.

The Dissolution of the West - Paul Craig Roberts

GlobalResearchTV: From economic turmoil to social dissolution and cultural chaos, it can no longer be denied that the once-opulent West is on the brink of collapse. In his new book, respected economist and father of Reaganomics, Paul Craig Roberts, explores the roots of this crisis and where we are going from here. This is the GRTV Feature Interview with your host, James Corbett, and our special guest, Paul Craig Roberts. Source

Qatar, Saudia, Turkey And Israel are Allies

Morris: How did Israel manage to co-opt and dominate so many Islamic States in the Middle East. We see Muslims fighting Muslims with Israel joining in occasionally. Source

Fake it till you make it or Potemkin policies - Max Keiser with Charlie Skelton + Backstage #KeiserReport with George Galloway

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the emergence of a new economic theory of Potemkinism where posters of thriving towns substitute for towns that aren't actually thriving. And, if that fails, then the towns are demolished to avoid seeing such failure. In the second half, Max talks to writer, producer, journalist, Charlie Skelton about the upcoming Bilderberg event in Watford, UK and the protest groups around it.

Japan’s Easy Money Tsunami - Ludwig von Mises Institute

By : The Banksters of Japan have embarked on one of the most inflationary policies ever undertaken. Pledging to inject $1.4 trillion dollars into the economy over the next two years, the policy is aimed at generating price inflation of 2% and further depreciating the Yen. The idea is to fight “deflation” and increase exports.

The end result of this policy will be an assuredly larger balance sheet at the Bank of Japan (projected to nearly double to $2.9 trillion). Despite being lower than it was 25 years ago, the Japanese Stock Index has increased by 70% since November of last year. However happy people have been about higher stock prices, eventually the economic effects will be harmful; indeed the recent stock price crashes foreshadow still more troubles to come.
In my own contribution to Guido Hülsmann’s recent edited book The Theory of Money and Fiduciary Media, I take a critical look at these exact policies — expansions of the money supply aimed at stimulating output by way of manipulating the exchange rate. At the 100-year anniversary of the publication of Ludwig von Mises’s The Theory of Money and Credit, we can see that Mises had already grappled with the issues of currency depreciation in a manner superior to modern monetary economics.

Deficit is Dropping but is there a Real US Recovery?

Bill Black: With surge in stock market, the wealthier are paying more taxes but working class wages are not rising and unemployment remains high, so this does not mean a sustained recovery of the real US economy is underway. Source

SILVER MONEY free book

SilverFuturist: Written in 1939, it still speaks to silver today: http://cowles.econ.yale.edu/P/cm/m04/

Iraq Collapse Shows Bankruptcy of Interventionism

By Ron Paul: May was Iraq’s deadliest month in nearly five years, with more than 1,000 dead – both civilians and security personnel -- in a rash of bombings, shootings and other violence. As we read each day of new horrors in Iraq, it becomes more obvious that the US invasion delivered none of the promised peace or stability that proponents of the attack promised.
Millions live in constant fear, refugees do not return home, and the economy is destroyed. The Christian community, some 1.2 million persons before 2003, has been nearly wiped off the Iraqi map. Other minorities have likewise disappeared. Making matters worse, US support for the Syrian rebels next door has drawn the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government into the spreading regional unrest and breathed new life into extremist elements.
The invasion of Iraq opened the door to Al-Qaeda in Iraq, which did not exist beforehand, while simultaneously strengthening the hand of Iran in the region.

18 Signs That Massive Economic Problems Are Erupting All Over The Planet

Volcano Eruption - Mount RedoubtBy Michael Snyder: This is no time to be complacent.  Massive economic problems are erupting all over the globe, but most people seem to believe that everything is going to be just fine.  In fact, a whole bunch of recent polls and surveys show that the American people are starting to feel much better about how the U.S. economy is performing.  Unfortunately, the false prosperity that we are currently enjoying is not going to last much longer.  Just look at what is happening in Europe.  The eurozone is now in the midst of the longest recession that it has ever experienced.  Just look at what is happening over in Asia.  Economic growth in India is the lowest that it has been in a decade and the Japanese financial system is beginning to spin wildly out of control.  One of the only places on the entire planet where serious economic problems have not already erupted is in the United States, and that is only because we have "kicked the can down the road" by recklessly printing money and by borrowing money at an unprecedented rate.  Unfortunately, the "sugar high" produced by those foolish measures is starting to wear off.  We are going to experience a massive amount of economic pain along with the rest of the world - it is just a matter of time.