5 Jul 2013

19 Reasons To Be Deeply Concerned About The Global Economy As We Enter The 2nd Half Of 2013

By Michael Snyder: Is the global economic downturn going to accelerate as we roll into the second half of this year?  There is turmoil in the Middle East, we are seeing things happen in the bond markets that we have not seen happen in more than 30 years, and much of Europe has already plunged into a full-blown economic depression.  Sadly, most Americans will never understand what is happening until financial disaster strikes them personally.  As long as they can go to work during the day and eat frozen pizza and watch reality television at night, most of them will consider everything to be just fine.  Unfortunately, the truth is that everything is not fine.  The world is becoming increasingly unstable, we are living in the terminal phase of the greatest debt bubble in the history of the planet and the global financial system is even more vulnerable than it was back in 2008.  Unfortunately, most people seem to only have a 48 hour attention span at best these days.  They don't have the patience to watch long-term trends develop.  And the coming economic collapse is not going to happen all at once.  Rather, it is like watching a very, very slow-motion train wreck happen.  The coming economic nightmare is going to unfold over a number of years.  Yes, there will be moments of great panic, but mostly it will be a steady decline into economic oblivion.  And there are a lot of indications that the second half of this year is not going to be as good as the first half was.  The following are 19 reasons to be deeply concerned about the global economy as we head into the second half of 2013...

George Galloway MP scorns Morsi for fucking up the Syrian crisis

Press TV: Prominent British lawmaker George Galloway has paid a visit to Australia to deliver lectures on the situation in the Middle East. During his hour-long lecture on the tensions engulfing the Middle East especially in Egypt the outspoken British MP criticised Mohammad Morsi the ousted Egyptian president for his moronic handling of the Syrian crisis

The Origins of the State: Part 1 + The Story of Your Enslavement

Stefan Molyneux: Why we assume that violence is order? Why do we assume that hierarchy is peace? Why do we assume that the initiation of force is both moral and immoral simultaneously? Why do we have such a fundamental terror over an absence of hierarchy?

EU Parliament votes to scrap US data-sharing deal unless Washington reveals spying practices

 Members of the EU Parliament take part in a voting session on the implications for EU citizens' privacy of the US Prism and other internet surveillance cases, on July 4, 2013 during a session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP Photo/Frederick Florin) RT: The European Parliament has called for the scrapping of two agreements granting the US access to European financial and travel data, unless Washington reveals the full extent of its spying on Europe.
The non-binding resolution, which was passed by 483-98 with 65 abstentions on Thursday, said the US should provide full disclosure about its email and communications data. If Washington fails to agree, two EU-US transatlantic information-sharing deals could be revoked.
Both data-sharing deals – the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) and Passenger Name Records (PNR) were agreed shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks, despite apprehension surrounding whether or not they would give the US too much access to European data.

Mind Control in Public Schools with Charlotte Iserbyt

AJ Channel: State Of Mind delves into the abyss to expose the true agendas at work. This film reveals the secret manipulations at work and provides shocking and suppressed historical and current examples.

What is the purpose of fasting and sex abstention in Ramadan?

Press TV: While length and rules differ, the act of fasting, abstaining from food or from certain types of food is prescribed in all major world religions today.
One of the pillars of the religion of Islam is indeed fasting; whereby Muslims are told to fast from dawn till dusk for a period of 30 days, in a month named Ramadan.

Cyprus swamped and Murdoch cleared as British women call for more 450lb gorilla immigration now

The triple problem of diplomatic obesity, Australian humility, and Britain’s gorillaphobic immigration policy
The Slog: The entire mediterranean region which put on high ecological alert yesterday when it was announced that new Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos is visiting Cyprus for meetings with the island’s president Nicos Anastasiades, his counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides and other senior political officials today.
Benny Veryzealous was moved over to foreign policy during a Cabinet reshuffle last month, after Prime Minister Samaras expressed concern that the rare antique Cabinet seat being occupied by world’s heaviest fart-powered balloon might soon collapse. Now officials in Nicosia are taking precautions for his arrival there, and will be monitoring the sea level before and after his stay.
I think very possibly a much bigger danger is that his plane won’t be able to lift off from the runway,”

Game, Set and Snatch - It pays to be a woman at Wimbledon! + Social Justice Warrior Where Art Thou

manwomanmyth: Some observations of inequality at Wimbledon. Women are paid more than men for playing less tennis and at a lower standard, even though tickets for the men's games cost three times as much. It seems that women will accept any degree of inequality, provided that it is women who benefit.

Restore the Fourth: protests against NSA surveillance programs sweep the USA

By Madison Ruppert: Protests against the surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) are occurring across the United States under the banner of the “Restore the Fourth” campaign.
Restore the Fourth is supported by a wide range of groups and companies from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to the Freedom of the Press Foundation to Mozilla.
The campaign aims to restore the sanctity of the Fourth Amendment which protects the American people from unreasonable searches and seizures while showing that the American people do not consent to the NSA’s surveillance.
In New York City, hundreds of people of all ages endured the heat and humidity to call for an end to the dragnet surveillance practiced by the U.S, according to CNET.
Over 100 protests are being held in cities around the U.S. and even in Europe, according to Restore the Fourth.
The protest in Washington, D.C. featured former NSA executive and whistleblower Thomas Drake who proclaimed, We will not forsake our rights for the sake of national security!”

Anti-Imperialist Venezuela ready to offer asylum to brave hero Snowden

"A brave man worthy of protection."
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reiterates his offer of political asylum to Edward Snowden.

OMFG!!! G Osborne D Alexander are claiming £2,425 per child + NHS 65 Thatcher day MPs claim children as expenses?? - BBC Sucks O Cocks News

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Ireland: History will ask how we could be so docile in face of such betrayal

Diarmaid Ferriter: In years to come, will those writing the history of Ireland in the first decade of the 21st Century see the Anglo Tapes revelations as something of a watershed? It is likely that the sentiments and attitudes exposed in the taped conversations will provide historians with a useful example of the dangerous consequences of excess, bravado and contempt for standards and public service that have been one of the hallmarks of Ireland's crisis.
The tapes provide, in great detail, one of the contrasts that historians can build much around – in this case, the great gulf between Ireland's Celtic Tiger elite and those below who had to pay for the consequences of their greed. In the chapter entitled 'Boom to Bust', historians will document the extremes that were experienced in the decade.