25 Nov 2014

The Smiling Face of Austerity: More Welfare for Rich EU Landowners

By Don Quijones: The Duchess of Alba, Spain’s second richest woman, passed away this week at the age of 88. She was the head of the world’s most ennobled family, with a staggering 46 noble titles to its name. Besides the titles and the privileges and prestige that come with them, the duchess left behind an estimated wealth of somewhere between €600 million and €3.2 billion.
The reason for such a gaping discrepancy is that it’s almost impossible to put a price tag on many of her family’s most valuable possessions. They include Christopher Columbus’ first ever map of the Americas; the first edition of Cervantes’ Don Quixote; the first ever Bible translated into Spanish; three Goyas, eight Rubens, a Velázquez and 15 Rembrandts. That’s not to count the family’s castles, palaces, stately homes and tens of thousands of hectares of land, almost all of which have been passed down to her children and grandchildren.
The Duchess’ eldest son, Carlos Fitz-James, is the new head of the family. As such, he will be responsible for preserving and growing its fortune – a responsibility that will no doubt be eased by the support and assistance of the Spanish government and the European Union. As El Diario reports, the family has already benefited from preferential treatment by the Spanish tax authorities: because of its cultural importance 90% of the family’s foundation is exempt from inheritance tax. As for the remaining 10%, it is to be taxed at an average rate of 0.2%, meaning that out of a total estimated wealth of up to €3.2 billion, the Duchess’ heirs will pay a piffling €6 million in tax.

Financial Engineering - Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert with Robert Chalmers

There are no fundamentals, only financial engineering which is too bad for a real world with a real environment and real people who need to eat. In the second half Max interviews author and journalist, Robert Chalmers, about the corporate lynching of Gary Webb, the journalist who uncovered the CIA’s role in the drugs trade.

Grasping At The Shirttails Of #shirtstorm: Blaming Men In Academia

By Across the Internet and in the dominant media, there has been a constant drumbeat about how the sciences are inherently sexist, in particular the STEM sciences. In recent years, most of this attention has focused on engineering, information technology, and mathematics. The social sciences, which always envied the “hard sciences,” seems to be desperate to receive the same attention.
It turns out that archaeology is in the grips of a terrible wave of sexism. Or at least this is what a series of recent studies by self-proclaimed feminists in anthropology claim.
I am an anthropologist. More specifically, I am an archaeologist. In the United States, most archaeologists are based in anthropology departments. Over my career, I have had female professors, mentors, and colleagues whom I have respected. This makes sense, as archaeology is attracting an ever-increasing number of young women. The problem with archaeology—and every other discipline, for the matter—is that there are not enough academic jobs for the massive oversupply of freshly minted PhDs every year. So what is a young person who is having trouble finding a job or succeeding in their career supposed to do?
You guessed it. Blame the patriarchy!

U.S. Drone Strike Math - 41 Terrorists Targeted, 1,147 People Killed

By Michael Krieger: While I haven’t covered the topic of drones very much as of late, it was a core topic at Liberty Blitzkrieg several years ago. The most recent, relevant piece I published on it was during the summer of 2013 and titled: The Truth About Drones.
Here’s an excerpt:

A lot of Americans have an impression that drone strikes are less damaging to civilian populations than conventional airstrikes. This would be false. In fact, earlier this month I highlighted an article from the Guardian that demonstrated how in reality drone strikes are 10x more likely to harm civilians per incident. Now, thanks to a recently leaked document we find that many more civilians including children have been killed in these strikes than many of us would like to admit. In fact, of the 746 people killed in drone strikes in Pakistan from 2006-2009, an incredible 20% were civilians and 94 (13% of the total) were little children.
I strongly believe that the reason so many Americans blindly support the widespread use of drones is due to the mistaken belief that they are precise and result in few civilian casualties. It’s important to get some of the facts out to the public in order to have a more informed debate on the matter.

Here Comes France: Right-Wing Leader Marine Le Pen Demands Central Bank Repatriate French Gold

Tyler Durden's picture First Germany, then the Netherlands, perhaps Switzerland this weekend, and now the French right-wing Front National, which shockingly came first in May's European parliament elections, and whose leader Marine Le Pen is currently polling in first place in a hypothetical presidential election (in both a first and run off round), ahead of president Hollande, has sent a letter to the governor of the French Central Bank, the Banque de France, demanding that France join the list of nations which have repatriated, or at least tried to, their gold.
From her letter, here is the full list of French demands (google translated):

  • Urgent repatriation on French soil of all of our gold reserves located abroad.
  • An immediate discontinuation of any gold sales program.
  • Conversely, a gradual reallocation of a significant portion of foreign exchange reserves in the balance sheet of the Bank of France by buying gold at each significant decrease in the price of an ounce (recommendation 20%) .
  • A suspension of any financial commitment or loan contract would wager that our gold reserves.
  • At the patrimonial and financial balance of the 2004 gold sales transactions ordered by N. Sarkozy.

Sinead O’Connor Calls For Non Violent Revolution In Ireland

By Dublin Eileen: Briefly taking the chair on Ireland’s most watched chat show Sinead O’Connor spoke out about police violence towards women water protesters and called for a non violent revolution.  The clip has been censored by RTE (Irish State Broadcaster) 

By The Daily Edge: LAST NIGHT, SINEAD O’Connor appeared on the Late Late Show.
She switched chairs with host RyanTubridy, and interviewed him about his own views. But as her segment drew to a close, she told the audience: “This is one final question, and I’ve only got a minute,” gesturing at her earpiece.
She then delivered this monologue, in the form of a question:

It’s my belief that nothing violent can succeed spiritually, and thus it can’t succeed financially or any other way. It’s my belief that the first Republic of Ireland failed because it was born of spiritual corruption, and thus it’s remained corrupt.
To what extent would you consider supporting the idea of completely non-violent revolution in the form of peaceful civil disobedience and the creation of a second Republic of Ireland?
Ryan Tubridy said: “I think it’s a conversation worth having.” And O’Connor continued:

Based on the fact that the cops are throwing women around the streets over water charges. It’s time for revolution.

Swiss Gold Referendum: What It Really Means

By Paul Craig Roberts: In a few days the Swiss people will go to the polls to decide whether the Swiss central bank is to be required to hold 20% of its reserves in the form of gold. Polls show that the gold requirement is favored by the less well off and opposed by wealthy Swiss invested in stocks. http://snbchf.com/gold/swiss-gold-referendum-latest-news/ These poll results provide new insight into the real reason for Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank.
First, let’s examine the reasons for these class-based poll results. The view in Switzerland is that a gold backed Swiss franc would be more valuable, and a more valuable franc would increase the purchasing power of wage earners, thus reducing their living costs. For the wealthy stock owners, a stronger franc would reduce Swiss exports, and less exports would reduce stock prices and the wealth of the wealthy.
The vote is clearly a vote about income shares between the rich and the poor. The Swiss establishment opposes the gold-backed franc, as does Washington.

Caution: Please Beware Of Feminist False White Ribbon Information

Angelo Agathangelou: We are very proud to support our friends Erin Pizzey, et al. at http://whiteribbon.org/. There is no better exemplar of the fact that the MHRM is the true movement for equality in our time, as opposed to the bigoted sexist ideas expounded over at the feminist mangina version that the Zio-shill UK/world lame-stream media prefer to push. We want to stop violence towards any human being regardless of gender or age. Another shining example v defunct man hating feminism.

There is only one whiteribbon.org
By : First, allow me to welcome all of you to http://whiteribbon.org/  White Ribbon is a worldwide initiative to bring awareness of the problem of intimate partner and other forms of family violence to the population at large. It is also our objective to create a social environment where the abuse of anyone, men, women, or children, is unacceptable.

MGTOW: 10 Reasons Why M-F Relationships Are Dead + 5 Lessons For Men

"The cost per orgasm approach."
In this video I discuss: The devaluation of male attention - The inflation of the female ego - Technology unleashing hypergamy and stunting female abilities to develop as human beings - The feminist trope and the cock carousel - Female biology and our society unleashing the worst aspects of it - Current crop of women and their entitlement - The Wall - The pitfalls of the idea of marriage - AWALTs and how it's really true across the board - The unnatural state of M-F relationships.

The Federal Reserve Is At The Heart Of The Debt Enslavement System That Dominates American People's Lives.

By Michael Snyder: From the dawn of history, elites have always attempted to enslave humanity.  Yes, there have certainly been times when those in power have slaughtered vast numbers of people, but normally those in power find it much more beneficial to profit from the labor of those that they are able to subjugate.  If you are forced to build a pyramid, or pay a third of your crops in tribute, or hand over nearly half of your paycheck in taxes, that enriches those in power at your expense.  You become a “human resource” that is being exploited to serve the interests of others.  Today, some forms of slavery have been outlawed, but one of the most insidious forms is more pervasive than ever.  It is called debt, and virtually every major decision of our lives involves more of it.  For example, at the very beginning of our adult lives we are pushed to go to college, and Americans have piled up more than 1.2 trillion dollars of student loan debt at this point.  When we buy homes, most Americans get mortgages that they can barely afford, and when we buy vehicles most Americans now stretch their loans out over five or six years.  When we get married, that often means even more debt.  And of course no society on Earth has ever piled up more credit card debt than we have.  Almost all of us are in bondage to debt at this point, and as we slowly pay off that debt over the years we will greatly enrich the elitists that tricked us into going into so much debt in the first place.  At the apex of this debt enslavement system is the Federal Reserve.  As you will see below, it is an institution that is designed to produce as much debt as possible.

Obama's Free Pass To Illegals

"The Jews and their shvartser in the white house are pushing the country over the edge!" Brother Nathanael