It Is In Your Face, Ignore it No Longer
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*** 81.5% of Money Created through Quantitative Easing Is Sitting There Gathering Dust ($1.8 Trillion)… Instead of Helping the Economy. https://ronmamita.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/intentionally-engineering-a-financial-crisis/
The banks continue to build up their excess reserves, instead of lending out money, thus insuring money is scarce on “main street”, but plenty on Wall Street. [Basel III REQUIREMENTS, expect reset to gold standard]
As of June 2013, the Federal Reserve purchased 90.5% of the US government’s net issuance of debt.
It is my Wish for this to be revealing and insightful.
May this increase our GLOBAL AWARENESS and usher in the Age where the People of Earth Claim their Freedom and Liberty to Create Peace and Prosperity for all of Earth.
The fraudulent global governance should resign and assist in a peaceful transition.
However, if they continue their destructive domination and predatory meme then checkmate will be the final move from the massive efforts of the People of the Earth.
Free speech, Protests and Dissent to the governments’ policies was ILLEGAL?
If the people can not peacefully protest and petition the government to honor human rights, freedom and Liberty and the government is prepared for violence then perhaps a more effective tool is to en masse BOYCOTT & GENERAL STRIKE all government, corporate services, products, jobs and commerce.
WE the people are the solution.
LOVE & Peace
LOOK At and SEE What Is In Front Of Your Face.
“Classified secrets” only hide information and activities from citizens… Other MAJOR institutions are aware of the secrets:
“There is one condition if [NSA whistleblower SNOWDEN] wants to remain here: he must stop his work aimed at damaging our American partners. As odd as it may sound from me,” Putin told a media conference in Moscow.
Did You Know That The U.S. Government Excludes Food and Energy From The Inflation Index, Thus Effectively Lowering Perceptions About Inflation.
Friday, Jan. 11
Activist Aaron Swartz Commits Suicide at age 26.
Reddit, Creative Commons and Demand Progress co-founder Aaron Swartz committed suicide in New York City on Friday, Jan. 11. He was 26 years old.
Father blames DOJ and FBI for the death.
Dedicated to the free and open Internet
Swartz was dedicated to sharing data and information online. He worked tirelessly to develop and popularize standards for free and open information sharing.
IDLE NO MORE
IDLE NO MORE DECLARES THE TREATIES AND INHERENT RIGHTS BREACHED AND/OR INFRINGED
Why Canada’s Indigenous Uprising Is About All of Us
Written by Jessica Gordon
We contend that: The Treaties are nation to nation agreements between The Crown and First Nations who are sovereign nations. The Treaties are agreements that cannot be altered or broken by one side of the two Nations. The spirit and intent of the Treaty agreements meant that First Nations peoples would share the land, but retain their inherent rights to lands and resources. Instead, First Nations have experienced a history of colonization which has resulted in outstanding land claims, lack of resources and unequal funding for services such as education and housing.
We contend that: The state of Canada has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world by using the land and resources. Canadian mining, logging, oil and fishing companies are the most powerful in the world due to land and resources. Some of the poorest First Nations communities have mines or other developments on their land but do not get a share of the profit. The taking of resources has left many lands and waters poisoned – the animals and plants are dying in many areas in Canada. We cannot live without the land and water. We have laws older than this colonial government about how to live with the land.
We contend that: Currently, this government is trying to pass many laws so that reserve lands can also be bought and sold by big companies to get profit from resources. They are promising to share this time…Why would these promises be different from past promises? We will be left with nothing but poisoned water, land and air. This is an attempt to take away sovereignty and the inherent right to land and resources from First Nations peoples.
We contend that: There are many examples of other countries moving towards sustainability, and we must demand sustainable development as well. We believe in healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities and have a vision and plan of how to build them. Please join us in creating this vision.
Global Discussion: CVAC Branch USA
People’s Initiative gains global awareness and momentum.
EVENT: Presidential Inauguration 20th and 21st Jan. 2013
The signals and precursors are indicating the establishment and institutions are attacking the freedom movement and removing the liberties from the people.
Simultaneously, more people are questioning authorities, officials, and institutions and creating alternatives to manifest global peace and prosperity for Earth.
People are Doing and No Longer Waiting
Posted on January 28, 2013 by Jean
Again, will applying to the oppressors for our freedom actually bring our freedom? ~J
(Yes, James you are correct. The Establishment will not obey the pleas and the Will of the people, however the message is finally reaching the ears of people who had ignored the message and are ready to side with the free and peaceful people of Earth. Amplification, growth, replication, multiplication and self-organization phenomena is nature’s response to the malignant Dark Cabal controlling the global system.) ~Ronmamita
In an historic first for Australia, Prerogative Writs of Mandamus were served in the High Court in Canberra at about 3.48 PM this afternoon 23/1/13 pertaining to the illegal “corporations” that have been formed, and are being operated under the “Commonwealth of Australia” ABN122 104 616 and the America Securities Exchange Commission No. 000 080 5157, and commanding that this fraudulent “corporation,” and all of the fraudulent subsidiary “companies” – being those in each of the States – be dissolved.
guardian.co.uk, Monday 28 January 2013 13.37 EST
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the oldest reigning Dutch monarch, announced her abdication on Monday evening in a sudden move three days before her 75th birthday.
“There really are no markets any more, there are only central bankers’ interventions. … It’s a Cosmic Fraud. … A profound offense against humanity … Its so important… really the secret knowledge of the universe” -Chris Powell
Recorded on Jan 20, 2013
Chris Powell of GATA sits down with Bridgitte Anderson during the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference to chat about the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee’s efforts to flush out the truth behind the gold price.
JAN 1, 2013
Happy New Year!
“…do not panic, be calm.
Work together as a family (welcome others and grow your family) to survive and things will get better.
Please speak out and be vocal about everything. Others need to hear your unwelcome information, but it will make a huge difference for some talented people.
Be creative and innovative.
Migrate (relocate or move) when necessary, if the birds and butterflies can migrate then certainly people can too.
Again, be flexible, nimble, and aware to opportunities amid challenging experiences.
This is the time to move from the parked position, from being stuck in “STUPID”, to a more mobile and creative state.” ~ Ron
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* February 2013
Stepping Outside the Fence, Removing The Boundaries…
ENTER THIS INTO THE GLOBAL DIALOGUE: Stepping Outside The Fence, Removing The Boundaries, Leaving The Plantation… Thank everyone who have and continue to participate and share the global dialogue for Global Liberty, Peace and Prosperity. These two audio recordings share…
Heather Tucci-Jarraf talks to Freedom Central about The One Peoples’ Public Trust
Published on Feb 6, 2013
http://www.euronews.com/ The Federal Reserve has admitted that one of its internal websites was hacked, raising questions about cyber security at the US central bank.
Public Prosecutor of Rome to Investigate Bilderberg Group on Allegations of Corruption and Conduct of Politicians
Written by Andrew Puhanic
Published on Friday, February 8th, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on February 28th, according to reports on Italian news agency ANSA.
10:57AM GMT 11 Feb 2013
Pope Benedict is leaving the papacy because….
Is it because:
A. Why the Pope retired For Real : Kevin Annett : European Governance issued an arrest warrant : and Closure and seizure of Vatican assetts : Here are all the notices and dates : http://itccs.org/
Historic, Breaking News: Wednesday, February 12/13, 2013
Diplomatic Note was issued to Vatican just prior to his resignation
B. Pope Benedict ‘complicit in child sex abuse scandals’, say victims’ groups
Pope Benedict XVI ‘knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children’, say critics
C. Was Pope Benedict fired by the Knights of Malta?
“Popes don’t resign. They get fired
by Kevin Barrett
D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
February 11th, 2013
THE FOLLOWING WRIT, LETTER, AND LIST OF SIGNATORIES WAS POSTED TO DAVID CAMERON AND GEORGE OSBORNE ON THE 11TH FEBRUARY 2013, AND COPIED TO NICK CLEGG AND ED MILLIBAND.
It is a Writ that orders a public agency or governmental body to perform an act required by law when it has neglected or refused to do so.
EVENT: Portal Conference by Cobra
February 15th -17th, 2013
Exclusive Breaking News: Friday February 15, 2013
12 midnight GMT
An Urgent Update from the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) – Brussels
In a statement to Reuters today, Vatican officials announced that Joseph Ratzinger will remain a permanent resident of Vatican City after his resignation. Doing so will offer him legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world, Church sources said today
“His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless”.
This startling admission of guilt by the church is also a direct obstruction of justice, and lends more weight to the charge by the ITCCS and others that the Vatican has arranged with the Italian government to shield Ratzinger from criminal prosecution, in violation of international laws ratified by Italy.
The Vatican decided today to give permanent sanctuary to a proven war criminal by allowing Joseph Ratzinger to obstruct justice and evade prosecution for crimes against humanity. And the government of Italy is colluding in this abrogation of international law.
“In closing, our Tribunal acknowledges that Pope Benedict’s complicity in criminal activities of the Vatican Bank (IOR) was compelling his eventual dismissal by the highest officials of the Vatican. But according to our sources, Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone forced Joseph Ratzinger’s resignation immediately, and in direct response to the diplomatic note concerning the arrest warrant that was issued to him by the said nation’s government on February 4, 2013.
We call upon all citizens and governments to assist our efforts to legally and directly disestablish the Vatican, Inc. and arrest its chief officers and clergy who are complicit in crimes against humanity and the ongoing criminal conspiracy to aid and protect child torture and trafficking.
Further bulletins on the events of the Easter Reclamation Campaign will be issued by our Office this week.”
Issued 13 February, 2013 – 12:00 am GMT
by the Brussels Central Office,
The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State
Published on Feb 7, 2013
Foreclosure Defense Videos: Foreclosure Attorney – The US Government Handing Out Licenses to Steal….And The Banks Are Stealing!
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* March 2013
Confiscation Of Bank Deposits Planned at G20
Published on Mar 30, 2013
What happened at Cyprus Bank and what will happen globally was all planned at the G20 summit!
Air date 3-29-2013, 1st hour
Bail-ins to save the TOO BIG TO FAIL, aka:
Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI)
A joint paper by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Bank of England 10 December 2012
FDIC (USA) & BANK OF ENGLAND
Cyprus, Now Spain… Bank Runs Vs Glass Steagall
Published on Mar 29, 2013
March 27, 2013 – An interview with Dennis Small of Executive Intelligence Review, on how the Cyprus model is being applied to the rest of the Euro-zone: in particular, to Bankia in Spain.
No Bank Account is Safe Today From A Bank Run (Not Just The Ones in Cyprus)
Published on Mar 25, 2013
Who really owns your bank account? Most people would be shocked to discover that the bank owns your bank account, not you. From a legal and financial accounting standpoint, the term “deposit” is used by the banking industry in financial statements to describe the liability owed by the bank to its depositor, and not the funds that the bank holds as a result of the deposit, which are shown as assets of the bank.
EVENT: March 2nd and 3rd, 2013 in Hawaii
For more info and to purchase tickets call 808-334-9616
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* April 2013
Published on Apr 17, 2013
Max Keiser reports on CFTC, LBMA incompetence, JP Morgan Gold, Silver Manipulation
Published on Apr 11, 2013
Keiser Report Welcome Home German Gold (E395)
Global Currency Wars Heating Up Leads To WW3
Published on Apr 10, 2013
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* May 2013
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* June 2013
More Cover-ups Revealed
More Government Cover-ups are Revealed TWA Flight 800 Crash Was Caused By Missile Read more: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/06/twa-flight-800-film-coverup/66382/ “the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an elaborate fabrication, but the most shocking part of the story…
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* July 2013
*(Real unemployment, (shadowstats.com June 5, 2013) is above May’s 23% (23.4%) indicating a very bad trend of more jobless Americans. This is evidence that the claims made by officials that a recovery exists are false. Official Data Manipulation continues with more bogus numbers U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported June 26, 2013 official growth 1.62 but really declined at -1.98%)
END OF JULY 2013 SAW MORE ECONOMIC VOLATILITY & WORRIES
“The Doc sat down with Jim Willie for the 2nd part of an explosive interview this week discussing the likelihood of a coming bank failure contagion, and multiple signs of an impending implosion in the gold market.
Willie made the shocking claim that upwards of 60,000 tons of gold have been pilfered from ALLOCATED gold accounts by the bullion banks, & stated that the bars have been recast to remove the evidence, and are now physically held by Eastern parties such as William Kay’s hedge fund.
Willie stated that the allocated gold account theft scandal will break soon, and could be the largest bank scandal in history.
Willie discussed the current gold shortages amidst unprecedented global demand and stated that the COMEX & LBMA futures price for gold is becoming a farce as their is not enough physical gold to clear demand!
The Golden Jackass also discussed the likelihood that the next Western bank to fail will trigger a massive contagion throughout the Western banking system, potentially bringing even Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to their knees”
Kiri: Ripple Effect
Protesters shut down court
July 30, 2013
…”Judge Allan Roberts was to hear several cases as part of a standard police list day, but 50-80 supporters of Kiri Campbell, who was due to appear on charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage, forced him to remain in his chambers.
The public gallery was packed with people, some even having to sit on the floor. One protester was waving a flag and Judge Roberts, through police, requested the flag be removed but the protester refused.
About six police and court security officers entered the courtroom at 10.15am to ask the protester to remove the flag a final time but he refused, and court officers including media were escorted from the courtroom.
Campbell could be heard in the cells screaming, prompting supporters to call out to her.
Campbell was taken from the courthouse in a police vehicle and the protesters held an impromptu hui outside the court.”…
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Portland Activists Blockade Columbia River in Symbolic Protest Against Fossil Fuel Shipments
from Earth First! News
In a day-long affair involving hundreds of activists, the Portland Rising Tide and 350.org collaboration, Summer Heat, went off yesterday without a hitch.
Activists congregated in the morning at the Vancouver Landing in Vancouver, Washington, where the port authorities recently OKed a terminal to ship hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil carried on trains from the Bakken Shale.
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Saudi Arabia, Corrupt and Fraudulent Regime: Saudi Prince defects from Royal Family
Global Research, July 28, 2013
Prince Khalid Bin Farhan Al-Saud has announced his defection from Al Saud royal family through a statement, calling on other princes to break their silence and reveal the truth for sake of God.
In his statement on Saturday, the Saudi prince referred to his ‘sufferings’ under reign of Al Saud regime describing them as bitter experiences that will be revealed by the Saudi twitter writer Mujtahid and Saudi activist Saad al-Faqih, who is currently living in London.
He said he thanked God that helped him understand the truth about Saudi regime through a “direct horrible personal experience” so that he could have a taste of what people suffered from throughout the country.
“With pride, I announce my defection from Al Saudi family in Saudi Arabia,” he wrote in his statement.
“This regime in Saudi Arabia does not stand by God’s rules or even (country’s) established rules and its policies, decisions, and actions are totally based on personal will of its leaders.”
“All that is said in Saudi Arabia about respecting law and religion rules are factitious so that they can lie and pretend that the regime obeys Islamic rules.”
He criticized the royal family for considering the country as its own property while silencing all voices from inside and outside the government calling for any change and reforms.
Khalid Bin Farhan said the ruling family has deliberately pulled the country to the current condition where cries of oppressed people are ignored. “They don’t think about anything but their personal benefits and do not care for country’s and people’s interests or even national security,” he added.
H warned that current problems of the Saudi Arabia are not “temporary or superficial” and they do not end at unemployment, low wages and unjustified distribution of common wealth, facilities and services.
“The problems are deep and real,” he said adding that they are concerned with political and financial corruption and abuse of power by the regime and fraud in the parliament and judiciary system.
The Saudi prince said everything that the pro-reform opposition says about country’s political, economical, judiciary, social and security condition as well as their abuse of religious values are true and “the situation is even worse than what is said in criticisms”.
He called on all those who cared for the future of the country to join him and the reform stream and break their silence on Al Saud corruptions.
– See more at: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1499049#sthash.ayedo7KW.dpuf
Copyright Alalam 2013
In kingdom, Saudi prince’s coup ‘fails’
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the kingdom’s former ambassador to the United States, is reportedly under house arrest over a conspiracy against the monarch. Saad al-Faqih, head of the opposition group Islamic Reform Movement, told Arab-language TV al-Alam that Prince…
Divisions within Saudi Establishment: Prince Bandar allegedly Advocating Military Response against Iran
Alleged splits are appearing in the House of Saud over war with Iran.
Event: July 25, 2013 South African One People’s Hearing
This event will be: Outside the front steps of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Constitutional Court; 1 Hospital Street; Constitution Hill;
Braamfontein; Jhb; ZA – The One People’s Court.
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South African One People’s Hearing – 2013.07.25
A Public Court of Conscience under Common and International law
One People Public Notice:
Come One. Come ALL! Come and autograph your Declaration of Peace and Freedom!
This is a Family affair, take the day off!
Come and meet your first common law bonded public servants!
Learn how to become one too.
Hear the good news about the new system of exchange and what is being created for you!
Come request your international common law card now!
On the serious side, come and formally file your complaint. Your voice will be heard.
Send this out to other agencies of change to be there! Send this out to everybody! If you want this then come.
Real Water, T-shirts, stickers, information e-books and oath documents will be available for donations. This runs on your charity, without you this won’t be possible.
Give freely in order to receive freely and with abundance.
When: 25th July, 2013. Starting 9am onwards.
Location: Outside the front steps of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Constitutional Court; 1 Hospital Street; Constitution Hill;
Braamfontein; Jhb; ZA – The One People’s Court.
09H00 – 10H00 Arrival and settling in. Bring a camp chair, blankets and picnic.
10H00 – 11H00 Opening and prayer by Religious Tribal Elders of the One People.
5 minute Introduction by each present Community representative.
Tell us who you are and what your remedies and/or needs are.
You will find a remedy. Come and network.
11H00 – 11H30 International Common Law Court of Justice Advocate convenes.
11H30 – 13H00 Question & Answer time regarding the new peaceful, positive system.
13H00 Serving of PUBLIC Notices to Constitutional Court. Hopefully they
will have the courtesy of sending representative out with a response to
demands filed 30 days prior by GiftOfTruth United.
Go to http://www.giftoftruth.wordpress.com for ConCourt filings.
A non-response will be proof of unjust administrative action.
Failing a response, the Court will put the matter to referendum.
14H00 – Filing of charges/complaints with the International Common Law
Court of Justice.
Finally, a new day has dawned.
Spread the word. Inform all agents and agencies. No more fear. Get this press off to all media and public groups. This is for the One People. If you want this then support these Common Love Hearings. The next Hearing is in Cape Town starting 1st August. Enrico’s and Anthea Torr’s hearing will be convened. Get a group together and invite the itccs and oppt to convene your hearing.
Notice: Any violation of ITCCS Notices and/or Orders under International Common Law is a breach of numerous Charters and Treaties endorsed by Brussels, Dublin, London, Rome, New York, Vancouver, Amsterdam and South Africa.
Self-governed as bonded Public servant to the One People in Truth, Integrity, Responsibility, Accountability and Responsibility.
By Order: Brother Thomas
Advocate of the International Common Law Court of Justice of South Africa
EVENT: Day Out Of Time July 25, 2013
Energy Love Healing Knowledge
Circumpolar Rainbow Bridge
As we continue our journey of increased awareness seeking knowledge and wisdom we acknowledge events and gatherings such as these visualizations with focused, conscious intention and collective imagination…
JULY 25/26 2013 “Day Out of Time” (adjust for your local time/day)
What: Create a circumpolar rainbow bridge around the Earth.
Who: Everyone (all are included in the rainbow!)
Why? To generate a world-wide telepathic wave of love that encompasses the whole Earth and all sentient beings, creating a bridge and opening the stargate to other world systems.
How? Through a rolling wave of synchronized global meditations, we can connect our collective mind and electromagnetic field with that of the Earth.
20 Firetrucks Showed Up! 21 July Article BREAKING: Massive Fire Reported In The Basement At The JP Morgan Gold Warehouse On Wall Street Disclosure Earth Links News Reblog
BREAKING: Massive Fire Reported In The Basement At The JP Morgan Gold Warehouse On Wall Street, 20 Firetrucks Showed Up! – 21 July 2013
20 Firetrucks, 4+ ambulance and police showed up
There is zero media coverage about this beside Stopmotions stream of the event and a few locals tweeting about it… 55 more words and 1 like
“McDonald’s Budget”: Laughably Unrealistic And Deeply Tragic
The first thing that you will notice about the McDonald’s Budget is that it expects workers to have two jobs.
It is an open admission that working at McDonald’s is not enough to survive. So this budget assumes that the worker will take on a second job which will pay nearly as much as the first one does. Assuming that both jobs pay about the minimum wage, the budget will require about 70 to 80 hours of work every week.
People can put in those kind of hours for a time, but after a while your body starts to break down. I have been there, and I have known many others that have been there.
Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years in Prison
Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms
FOLLOW THE MONEY: Inside the vaults of the Vatican bank
Published on Jul 11, 2013
Two top managers of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank resigned on Monday following the arrest of a high-ranking cleric with close ties to the financial institution, in the latest of a string of embarrassments for the Holy See.
Director Paolo Cipriani and deputy-director Massimo Tulli stepped down three days after the Vatican was rocked by the arrest of Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, who is accused of plotting with two other people to smuggle 20 million Euros into Italy from Switzerland.
As a private organization performing banking-like functions for religious institutions, the Institute is not subject to public scrutiny. Institute for Works of Religion – the Vatican’s own offshore bank – has for years been allowing organized criminals, to launder money with impunity.
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio will be promulgated by its publication in L’Osservatore Romano, entering into force on 1 September 2013.
Real Journalists ask was it Murder or a Accident
Michael Hastings, fearless journalist, died in a fiery car explosion… One woman in the area described it sounding “like a bomb went off in the middle of the night”; and a man said “I couldn’t have written a scene like…
March Against The Banks In South Africa: 6 July 2013
Saturday 6 July 2013 – Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Join the event HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/136840266518030/ FREEDOM FROM FINANCIAL SLAVERY For the institution of a PEOPLE’S BANK that issues interest-free money BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE. The UBUNTU Liberation Movement and…
July 26, 2013
President announces ‘Guaranteed Minimum Income’ for all citizens
PRESIDENT Nicos Anastasiades on Friday announced the complete reform of social policy based on the principle of securing a Guaranteed Minimum Income for all citizens.
It should be fully in place by June 2014, he said.
“Beneficiaries will be all of our fellow citizens who have an income below that which can assure them a dignified living, irrespective of age, class or professional situation,” Anastasiades said in a statement.
He said the level of the Guaranteed Minimum Income would take into consideration the needs of every citizen and every household concerning nourishment, clothing, consumption of electricity and other indispensable items.
At the same time, it will guarantee the right for housing of the economically weaker groups of the population, he said. This will be done either through the subsidisation of the rent if the beneficiaries don’t own their own residence, or through the subsidisation of the interest on housing loans in the cases where people own a house but face problems in paying instalments.
“Also covered will be unforeseen expenses, which unfortunately come up in every household, such as, for example, absolutely necessary construction and repairs to houses, municipal taxes, etc,” he said.
“What I want to stress emphatically is that the Guaranteed Minimum Income will also be provided to thousands of our fellow citizens who, in spite of their needs, are not covered to this day by the existing system and they did not receive any substantial assistance from the state,” the president said.
He said these would include unemployed graduates of schools and universities, working people with particularly low earnings will have their income supplemented to reach the Guaranteed Minimum Income, and the self-employed, who have found themselves out of work and who, until now were not covered.
“Many of the pensioners with low pensions, without adequate contributions to the Social Insurance Fund, will also receive higher payments than they receive today,” said Anastasiades.
He said the general principle of the plan was that there would not be any citizen who was “not guaranteed the minimum needs for a dignified living in a European Country”.
The Guaranteed Minimum Income will replace, but will also be financed by a large number of allowances have been until now not targeted and often arbitrarily, given by different ministries and different services of the state.
“The policy of non-targeted and scattered allowance is terminated,” Anastasiades said.
“ A policy which, in spite of burdening significantly the public finances and the taxpaying citizens, did not manage to reduce the inequalities and often ignored fellow citizens who are truly in need.”
The new policy of social welfare will from now would be concentrated under the same authority – in other words, there will be a merging of services that until today were giving subsidies, whether these refer to the Ministry of Labour and social Insurance or the Ministry of interior or the Ministry of Finance.
Allowance that concern students will remain under the Ministry of Education.
The president said the level of the Guaranteed Minimum Income would be determined in an objective and scientific way by the Statistical services, with the International Labour Office playing a catalytic advisory role.
At the same time, the new policy provides for the continuation of the unemployment allowance at the level and duration that applies today, in other words six months.
“For the first time, however, with the introduction of the new system, our fellow citizens who continue to be unemployed will be able to continue to live with dignity, since they will be receiving the Guaranteed Minimum Income,” Anastasiades added.
“The single but absolutely necessary precondition is that they don’t refuse to accept offers for employment and to participate in the policies of continuous employment that are determined by the state,” he said.
The policies of active employment will be financed mainly by the European Social Fund, and they will aim to encourage and to facilitate the unemployed in their effort to find employment. They will concern programs for education, practical training or subsidized employment.
Beyond the Guaranteed Minimum Income, the Unemployment Allowance, and the policies of active employment, the new social welfare policy of the state will be supplemented through separate allowances that concern other groups of the population which have certifiable needs, such as, for example, paraplegics and the children with special needs and a stack of other similar categories.
He said the troika had accepted the government’s proposal “for a modern conceptualization on the policy of social welfare and prosperity”.
He said dialogue would start immediately for implementation of the new system by June 2014.
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* August 2013
Pope Francis names Pietro Parolin as secretary of state
|Pietro Parolin was the Vatican’s representative
31 August 2013 Last updated at 10:31 ET
Pope Francis names Pietro Parolin as secretary of state
Pope Francis has named a new secretary of state, in what is seen as his most significant appointment since he became leader of the Catholic Church in March.
Archbishop Pietro Parolin, a 58-year-old Vatican diplomat, replaced Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, 79, who is retiring.
Cardinal Bertone, appointed by Francis’ predecessor Pope Benedict, had been widely criticised over last year’s so-called “Vatileaks” scandals.
Leaked documents revealed corruption and infighting at the Vatican.
The secretary of state heads the Roman Curia, the central administration of the Catholic Church, and is the Pope’s chief adviser.
There has been a lack of co-ordination within the various dicasteries or administrative sections which form the Roman Curia or central government of the Roman Catholic Church during the past two decades.
The late Pope John Paul II was in poor health for almost a decade before his death in 2005 and left many decisions to his aides. His successor Pope Benedict has not been seen as a successful administrator.
Pope Francis has already set in motion the reform of the Vatican Bank which has allegedly been turning a blind eye to money-laundering by some of its clients.
But the appointment of his new secretary of state is by the most important single administrative act carried out by the new Pope since his election last March.
Pope reforms hit corridors of power
Archbishop Parolin, an Italian, is currently the Vatican’s nuncio – or ambassador – in Venezuela.
In a statement, he said he would give the Pope his “completely availability to work with him and under his guidance for the greater glory of God, the good of the holy Church and the progress and peace”.
The BBC’s David Willey in Rome says his appointment marks the beginning of the replacement or dismissal of several former key members of Benedict’s administrative team.
Pope Francis has also promised to stamp out abuses at the Vatican bank – officially known as the Institute for Religious Works.
Shortly after his appointment, he set up a commission to investigate the bank and report back to him personally.
He later issued a decree to combat money-laundering.
The Vatileaks scandals erupted in 2012, when former Pope Benedict’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, published confidential documents from Vatican offices alleging widespread corruption and mismanagement.
Gabriele was convicted and sentenced to 18 months in jail for stealing the papers, but he was subsequently pardoned by Benedict.
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New Trend? Droves of People have exited the Central Banker’s Rigged Markets
Aug 28, 2013
US equity trading volume in August of 2013 is the lowest on average in 16 years… and all-time highs, middle-east war, taper, weak macro, housing un-recovery, German elections, Asian FX crisis will do little to improve that risk-appetite for the retiring boomer army.
August US Equity Trading Volume Plunges To Lowest In 16 Years
Insiders DUMPING Monsanto stock – Including Own Executives
UK govt keenest of all on Syria intervention, decision already made – Farage
Published time: August 27, 2013
“The British government is the most enthusiastic country in the entire international community to get involved in Syria, and the decision on intervention has already been made, believes leader of UK Independence Party Nigel Farage.
The UK Parliament is to be recalled on Thursday to discuss possible responses to an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria last week. The country’s Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for “specific” military action against the country, adding that so far no decision has been made on possible responses. He also pointed out that the UK is not considering getting involved in a Middle East war.
However, as Nigel Farage told RT, the government has already made its decision. The reported build-up of warplanes in Cyprus proves that, he added.”
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Investigative Journalist GREG PALAST reports collusion and connections with:
WTO, Federal Reserve System, US Treasury, Larry Summers, Pascal Lamy, Timothy Geithner, John Corzine, David Kamanski, David Coulter, John Reed, Walter Shipley, and others Just prior to current governor Ben Bernanke chairman of the Federal Reserve steps down. Larry Summers is leading nominee for the chair according to corp. controlled media reports.
08/18/2013 – 09:50
On the surface, there is nothing spectacular about the weekend news that JPMorgan is seeking to sell its 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza office building. After all, the former headquarters of Chase Manhattan Bank, located deep in the heart of the financial district and which was built by its then chairman David Rockefeller, is a remnant to another time – a time when banking was about providing loans, not about managing and trading assets which has become the realm of Midtown New York, and since JPM already has extensive Midtown exposure with its offices at 270, 270 and 245 Park, the 1 CMP building always stood out as a bit of a sore thumb. Of course, as Zero Hedge readers first learned, the big surprise is literally below the surface, some 90 feet below street level to be exact, where the formerly secret JPM gold vault is located, which also happens to be the biggest commercial gold vault in the world.
U.S. Justice Department Files Appeal to Block Bernanke From Testifying in Court
Published: Friday, 16 Aug 2013
Court officially declares Bitcoin a real currency
Court officially declares Bitcoin a real currency
Published time: August 08, 2013 15:54 Get short URL
A federal judge has for the first time ruled that Bitcoin is a legitimate currency, opening up the possibility for the digital crypto-cash to soon be regulated by governmental overseers.
United States Magistrate Judge Amos Mazzant for the Eastern District of Texas ruled Tuesday that the US Securities and Exchange Commission can proceed with a lawsuit against the operator of a Bitcoin-based hedge fund because, despite existing only on the digital realm, “Bitcoin is a currency or form of money.”
Trendon Shavers of Bitcoin Savings & Trust (BTCST) was accused last year of scamming customers out of roughly $4.5 million worth of the cryptocurrency through his online hedge-fund. Shavers promised investors a weekly return of 7 percent, according to the federal complaint, but shut-down his site after collecting upwards of 700,000 bitcoins. When the SEC charged Shavers last month with operating a Ponzi scheme, he fought back by saying Bitcoin is not actual currency and can’t be regulated.
“The SEC asserts that Shavers made a number of misrepresentations to investors regarding the nature of the investments and that he defrauded investors. However, the question currently before the Court is whether the BTCST investments in this case are securities as defined by Federal Securities Laws,” Judge Mazzant wrote this week. “Shavers argues that the BTCST investments are not securities because Bitcoin is not money, and is not part of anything regulated by the United States. Shavers also contends that his transactions were all Bitcoin transactions and that no money ever exchanged hands. The SEC argues that the BTCST investments are both investment contracts and notes, and, thus, are securities.”
Despite Shavers’ argument, Mazzant weighed in this week with an opinion that’s not only quite the contrary, but could have widespread repercussions in the world of Bitcoin.
“It is clear that Bitcoin can be used as money,” Mazzant wrote. “It can be used to purchase goods or services, and as Shavers stated, used to pay for individual living expenses. The only limitation of Bitcoin is that it is limited to those places that accept it as currency. However, it can also be exchanged for conventional currencies, such as the US dollar, Euro, Yen and Yuan. Therefore, Bitcoin is a currency or form of money, and investors wishing to invest in BTCST provided an investment of money.”
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New York banks ganging up on the Bank of America: Paul Craig Roberts
Published on Aug 7, 2013
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Removing the Shackles: The Beginning of the Lie…. oh my!
August 3, 2013
Treaty of 1213 – The Beginning of the Lie
Our History lesson for this morning starts in 1066 is jolly ol’ England….. enjoy!
And remember: these articles are just a quantum jumping pad to doing your own research…. on you go!
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* September 2013
(Take a moment to review some of the decision points coming up this month. We are watching a scramble for market share and cash flows.
Commodities still down. Emerging markets falling. Will the North American and European stock markets correct? After all, September has historically been the worst month for stocks.
And what about bonds? All eyes are on interest rates as political leadership and central bankers meet and greet.
September 2: Japan announces radiation many times worse than originally stated
September 5-6 G20 Leaders gather in St. Petersburg this week; G-7 presents their tax proposals
September 6: US payroll data for August announced
September 9: US Congress returns to decide on military action in Syria, continue budget talks to finalize a 2014 budget by October 1 and raise the debt limit by mid-October
September 17 – 18 – Fed Meeting to discuss the tapering monthly bond purchases
September 22 – German Election
Ongoing: Whose the next Fed Chairman? Yellen, a dark horse or Larry the Liquidator.
Not on the calendar – millions of entrepreneurs and small business people building the economy and the future, ignoring the grand chessboard.)
Sept. 20, 2013
[I have not been able to verify this, however this will serve as a archive for future revelations, I expect to learn. Officer Deryl Zeleny is in that mental representation of a warrior and he has stated his support of the People who are asking the wars to end and honor personal sovereignty, healing, and prosperity for all of the Earth. ~ Ron]
CONSCIOUS LIVING on Global F.A.C.T. Radio.
On this episode, our guest Lieutenant General Deryl Zeleny, Military Forces Chief of Staff, UNO-GSE, will be updating us on what’s been happening since the OPPT filings and answereing questions on his current assignment and the SWISSINDO Trust.
About Last Week’s “Busted” Treasury Auction
The dealer in question is Wall Street’s biggest pure-play hedge fund (excluding JPM’s CIO office, and the Federal Reserve of course) Goldman Sachs, whose order at the September 9 3-Month bill auction did not come through, making it seem that there was far less demand for the paper, and resulting in a brief spike in the yield of 3 Month bills, which priced at a 0.02% yield, or about 50% higher than the 0.013% yield for the complex before the auction.
The Treasury, meanwhile, scrambling to remedy the situation, had no choice but to boost allocation to Goldman in the concurrent 6 Month Bill auction. As WSJ reports, “The Treasury made the decision to give Goldman more six-month T-bills than it had bid for in the two-minute span between the auction ending and the results being disseminated to the market. In making this decision, the Treasury chose to break one of its own rules for its debt auctions. The Treasury limits the amount of debt any one buyer can obtain in an auction to 35 %.… [as a result] the six-month bill auction appeared to have more demand and the bills sold at a lower rate than expected, at 0.035%. That is a tumble from comparable bills yielding 0.048% before the auction. Six-month bill yields fell to as low as 0.02% after the results were released. ”
Sadly, the Treasury has no problem with allowing the Fed to monetize up to 70% of any one CUSIP, albeit it happens in the secondary market from the same Primary Dealers who buy paper outright. So it is not technically “monetization.”
The WSJ correctly observes that the, “incident rattled the short-term debt market at a time when investors in U.S. government debt are adjusting their portfolios amid concern about the path of interest rates.”
Luckily this time it was just a Bill auction, which is not as closely scrutinized by the broader public, although the vast majority of money-markets, banks and corporations are very active participants in the cash-equivalent space. However, what if the TAAPS system encountered a “Taps” moment, and shut off not just Goldman but the majority of Primary Dealers (we hope the Syrian Electronic Army isn’t getting any ideas here), in a much more important benchmark security, say the 10 Year? How would the already jittery market react if instead of pricing just around the When Issued, the 10 Year were to price some 50% higher for some unknown reason?
One can only imagine the cross asset cataclysm that would ensue as the panic gripped the kneejerky, HFT-dominated bond markets, who, unclear what had just happened, decided to follow suit and dump it all…
Unidentified Navy Chief Sums It Up!
Posted on September 1, 2013
whether or not this is a real member of the US armed forces is unknown but we suspect it sums up many of their perspectives as Obama punts to Congress.
#IDidntJoin Goes Viral On Twitter! US Military Speaks Out Against Obama & The New World Order’s Plans To Launch Terrorist Attacks Against Syria
I didn’t join the armed forces to fight for Al Qaeda in Syria
#IDidntJoin: Stunning Photos Of U.S. Service Members Publicly Saying No To War With Syria
#IDidntJoin: Stunning Photos Of U.S. Service Members Publicly Saying No To War With Syria
What do members of the U.S. military think about the possibility of a war with Syria? So far, they appear to be overwhelmingly against it just like the rest of the general public. In fact, a new Twitter hashtag (#IdidntJoin) has been flooded with messages from service members expressing their displeasure with the idea of being forced to fight for al-Qaeda in Syria. This is consistent with what we have been hearing from other sources as well. For example, U.S. Representative Justin Amash recently sent out a tweet with the following message: “I’ve been hearing a lot from members of our Armed Forces. The message I consistently hear: Please vote no on military action against #Syria.” Of course there are probably a few members of the military that would love a war with Syria, but they appear to be very much in the minority. Hopefully the Obama administration and members of the U.S. Congress are listening.
Posted below are photos taken from Twitter of American service members publicly declaring that they do not want war with Syria. In these photos they are wearing their uniforms, but they are obscuring their faces because they could potentially get in a lot of trouble for publicly defying the Obama administration.
We should applaud these brave service members for being willing to publicly take a stand like this…
There are now multiple sources claiming that we, the People of Earth have achieved the shift and the debts have been settled and now is the time to inform the various corporate fictional entities of this.
OPPT, Kevin Annett People’s Court http://itccs.org/, and now the video above shows Divine Province!
Deception/Illusion is their number one tactic.
Here, below, is archive video to share the evidence of rampant and systemic problems within the institution known as the Catholic Church. IMHO, protecting the institution and doing the just act are opposing actions. Thus protecting the institution will entail deception, cover-ups, scapegoating, and misuse of authority to survive.
Dismantling (re-purposing?) institutions would usher in a SHIFT of AGES and SHIFT of CONSCIOUSNESS nurturing personal sovereignty in the People of Earth.
Published on Sep 1, 2013
This is a grassroots David and Goliath campaign to create a landmark model for how communities can take control of their energy future: http://igg.me/at/localpower
You can support this effort on Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/localpower
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* October 2013
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ObamaCare: What You’re Not Being Told
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, a large percentage of the public is completely misinformed about what the [legislation] actually entails.
ObamaCare is designed to force every person in the United States to acquire health insurance from private companies, regardless of where you get it. If your employer doesn’t provide it then you must purchase it on your own. If you don’t, you will be penalized and that penalty will be collected by IRS. This is referred to as the individual mandate. According to a recent Gallup poll 43% of uninsured Americans are completely unaware that the individual mandate (and the penalty associated with it) exists at all. The IRS however will clear that up for people soon enough.
40% unaware of individual mandate: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/308799-poll-many-uninsured-are-unaware-of-individual-mandate
ObamaCare is modeled after the system put in place in Massachusetts by Mitt Romney (aka RomneyCare). Both sides were hoping you wouldn’t notice that little detail.
Heritage Foundation invented the individual mandate: http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2011/10/20/how-a-conservative-…
Heritage Foundation attacking ObamaCare: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/10/28/obamacare-hurts-america-the-story-of…
How RomneyCare foretells Obamacare’s failure: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20131029/OPINION01/310290010/Romneycare-foretells-Obamacare-failure
There has also been quite a bit of disinformation surrounding the penalties. The penalty for not buying insurance was set up to increase gradually. In 2014 the minimal penalty is $95 or 1% of taxable income (whichever is larger), in 2015 it is $325 or 2% of taxable income, and in 2016 it is $695 or 2.5% of taxable income. The maximum penalty per family is currently capped at no more than 300% of the minimum penalty (so in 2016 that would be $695 x 300% = $2,085). Of course you’d have to be pretty naive to think that these minimum penalties won’t be increased over time. Remember when the income tax was first implemented most of the population only had to pay 1% of their paychecks to the Federal government. The percentage is obviously much higher now.
Read more: http://stormcloudsgathering.com/obamacare-what-youre-not-being-told
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Posted October 25, 2013
Is A Massive Chinese Order Causing a Silver Shortage in Europe?
Submitted by Cyrille Jubert, Author of Silver Throughout History
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DHS Spends $80 Million Preparing for November 1st Riots Over EBT!
Fox News reports Homeland Security states they will spend $80 Million for ARMED GUARDS to protect IRS and other government buildings in New York “not from terrorist, mind you, but from American Citizens”.
Because on November 1st the FOOD STAMP PROGRAM will decrease funding and services to the poor.
[is the report below related? Mounting funding difficulties for U.S. Agencies…]
Published on Oct 23, 2013
The European Parliament has voted to suspend its SWIFT data exchange agreement with the U.S.
They’ve called for US access to the SWIFT database to be halted following concerns that the US is spying on the EU, and not simply trying to combat terrorism.
EU lawmakers suspect that the US has abused an agreement giving it limited access to SWIFT.
As such, they voted to freeze Washington’s capacity to track international payments through the site.
The worry comes after leaked American documents indicating the US was covertly tapping into SWIFT were aired on Brazilian television. The US denies any wrongdoing.
Although the vote is not conclusive, it does reflect public anger at recent reports that US security agency the NSA is spying on European citizens.
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Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Just hours after winning a coveted place on the U.N. Security Council for the first time, Saudi Arabia did a stunning about-face Friday and rejected the seat, denouncing the body for failing to resolve world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.
The unprecedented move at the United Nations appeared largely directed at Saudi Arabia’s longtime ally, the United States, reflecting more than two years of frustration.
The oil giant and the world’s superpower are at odds over a number of Mideast issues, including how Washington has handled some of the region’s crises, particularly in Egypt and Syria. It also comes as ties between the U.S. and Iran, the Saudis’ regional foe, appear to be improving somewhat.
The Saudis were displeased that the U.S. backed off threats of military strikes against Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons. In Egypt, Washington has been critical of the military after it toppled President Mohammed Morsi, while Saudi Arabia has strongly backed the coup, giving billions of dollars to the new army-backed government.
Saudi Arabia’s reversal surprised U.N. diplomats and officials who had just welcomed the kingdom to a two-year term on the U.N.’s most powerful body for the first time. Several noted that the Saudis were lobbying for support right up until the vote.
READ MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/saudi-arabia-rejects-seat-un-security-council-090849059.html
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Dollar’s Decline Accelerating
- #1 Chinese credit rating agency Dagong has downgraded U.S. debt from A to A- and has indicated that further downgrades are possible.
- #2 China has just entered into a very large currency swap agreement with the eurozone that is considered a huge step toward establishing the yuan as a major world currency. This agreement will result in a lot less U.S. dollars being used in trade between China and Europe…
Back in June, China signed a major currency swap agreement with the United Kingdom. This was another very important step toward internationalizing the yuan.
- #3 China currently owns about 1.3 trillion dollars of U.S. debt, and this enormous exposure to U.S. debt is starting to become a major political issue within China.
Mei Xinyu, Commerce Minister adviser to the Chinese government, warned this week that if the U.S. government ever does default that China may decide to completely stop buying U.S. Treasury bonds.
According to Yahoo News, China has already been looking for ways to diversify away from the U.S. dollar…
Xinhua, the official news agency of China, called for a “de-Americanized world” this week…
Xinhua also said the following about the U.S. debt deal on Thursday: “[P]oliticians in Washington have done nothing substantial but postponing once again the final bankruptcy of global confidence in the U.S. financial system”. The commentary in the government-run publication also declared that the debt deal “was no more than prolonging the fuse of the U.S. debt bomb one inch longer.”
HOW MUCH GOLD Does China Have?
Estimates have been bandied about ranging from 3000 – 7000 Tons of Gold:
Money manager Stephen Leeb says that his sources are telling him that China plans to buy another 5,000 tons of gold. China is the largest producer of gold in the world, and it has also been importing an absolutely massive amount of gold from other nations.
- Has the Euro jumped from the U.S. Titanic ship?
ECB throws dollar under the bus as Draghi supports gold accumulation!
the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) is changing his tune, and is now advocating the importance of gold accumulation by central banks…
The U.S. Debt Clock from NationalDebtClock.Org reports:
U.S. TOTAL DEBT (meaning?) = $60.0 Trillion
U.S. National Debt = $17.024 Trillion
Largest Budget Items:
#1 Medicare/Medicaid $859.5 Billion
#2 Soc Sec $812 Billion
#3 War Dept & wars $607 Billion
U.S. Population = 317 Million citizens
Total National Assets = $105.1 Trillion
Household Assets = $76.4 Trillion
Corporate Assets = $20.1 Trillion
Small Business Assets = $8.6 Trillion
CITIZENS are a revenue source aka MONEY TREE and CASH COWS.
Black budget & black projects are not accounted for?
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Debt Ceiling: China Calls for World to Be ‘De-Americanised’
It is not the first time Chinese leadership and newspapers have criticised Washington over a policy paralysis that threatens to devalue its dollar assets.
China’s official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands of a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government.
Heaping criticism and caustic ridicule on Washington, the Xinhua news agency called the US a civilian slayer, prisoner torturer and meddler in others’ affairs, and said the ‘Pax Americana’ was a failure on all fronts.
It also called for an end to the use of the US dollar as the international reserve currency, a step that would ensure the international community could maintain a safe distance from the side-effects of domestic political turmoil in the United States.
Just one day after President Barack Obama signed into law a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default, the U.S. debt surged a record $328 billion in one day, the first day the government was able to borrow money.
“Usually Congress sets a borrowing limit, or debt ceiling, that caps the total amount the government can be in the red,” according to the report. “But under the terms of this week’s deal, Congress set a deadline instead of a dollar cap. That means debt will rise by as much as the government spends between now and the February 7 deadline.”
If the rate of spending continues as it has over the last five months, U.S. debt may eventually increase by as much as $700 billion or $0.7 trillion before it must apply for another increase to the debt ceiling.
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Foodstamp Nation In Turmoil: EBT System Goes Dark, “Glitch” Blamed
Oct. 12, 2013
[NOTE: Ask was this possibly a test to confirm reactions? Earlier this year banks appear to have tested their new system too, with the same ‘Glitch’ excuse. ~Ron]
In the past five years it has become apparent that America can survive a near-fatal financial system collapse, an economy teetering on the edge and kept ticking only thanks to the Fed’s now perpetual QE, a collapsing standard of living for everyone but the wealthiest 0.1%, declining wages, zero interest rates, surging food, energy, rent, tuition and welfare costs, and pretty much everything else, as long as the welfare state keeps humming along. Any be welfare state we mostly mean providing the daily bread to the nearly 50 million Americans living in poverty and surviving only thanks to the only thing to have exploded to epic record highs under Obama (in addition to the Fed’s balance sheet of course): foodstamp usage. However, the true stability of the US may be tested very soon following reports that due to a “possible computer glitch” the Electronic Benefits Transfer System, aka EBT, ala Foodstamps, is offline. Cue mass panic among the best-weaponized population in the world. Naturally, this latest fiasco involving a country that has grown accustomed to sucking on the government’s teat was immediately blamed on a “glitch” – just like everything else that is slowly but surely breaking in the New Normal.
Reports from around the country began pouring in around 9 a.m. on Saturday that customers’ EBT cards were not working in stores. The glitch, however, did not appear to be part of the government shutdown. At 2 p.m., an EBT customer service representative told CBS Boston that the system was currently down for a computer system upgrade.
The representative said the glitch is affecting people nationwide. She could not say when officials expected the system to be restored.
People calling the customer service line were being told to call back later.
State officials said they were preparing a statement to further explain the issue.
The federal EBT website was unavailable due to the government shutdown.
People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn’t access their benefits.
Ohio’s cash and food assistance card payment systems went down at 11 a.m., said Benjamin Johnson, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Ohio’s cash system has been fixed, however its electronic benefits transfer card system is still down. All states that use Xerox systems are affected by the outage.
Xerox spokeswoman Karen Arena confirmed via email Saturday afternoon that some EBT systems are experiencing temporary connectivity issues. She said technical staff is addressing the issue and expects the system to be restored soon.
As a reminder, this is how many Americans and households were on foodstamps as of the most recent monthly update (hint: a record).
Xerox Statement on Temporary EBT Systems Outage
During a routine test of our back-up systems Saturday morning, Xerox’s Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system experienced a temporary shutdown. While the system is now up and running, beneficiaries in the 17 affected states continue to experience connectivity issues to access their benefits. This disruption impacts EBT beneficiaries who rely on the system for SNAP and WIC. Technical staff is addressing the issue and expect the system to be restored soon. Beneficiaries requiring access to their benefits can work with their local retailers who can activate an emergency voucher system where available. We appreciate our clients’ patience while we work through this outage as quickly as possible.
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US nuclear force facing series of missteps: Report
A series of missteps in US nuclear bases spell trouble for a nuclear force doubted by some for its relevance, the Associated Press reported on Friday.
The recent setbacks include a failed safety and security inspection at a base in Montana in August, followed by the firing of the colonel there in charge of security forces, the report said.
In May, 17 Minuteman 3 missile launch control officers at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., had been taken off duty over what one officer called “rot” inside the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) force.
The AP disclosed that launch crews at Minot scored the equivalent of a “D” grade on missile operations. The officer in charge of training and proficiency of Minot’s missile crews was fired in June.
The fired nuclear launch officers were “not taking the job seriously enough,” making their bosses concerned that they did not understand what it takes to “stay up to speed” on nuclear missile operations, the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Mark Welsh, told Congress in May. What it boiled down to, he said, was a lack of “proper attitude.”
Capping the problems facing the US nuclear force, a two-star US general in charge of the Air Force’s nuclear intercontinental missiles was fired on Friday due to personal misbehavior.
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for maintaining a total of 450 ICBMs at three bases across the US.
On Wednesday, Vice Admiral Tim Giardina, deputy commander at US Strategic Command, which oversees all nuclear war-fighting forces, was also fired for illegal gambling activities.
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The latest step in the evolution of America’s police state
So say many Americans. And many Germans as well.
But one German, Ilija Trojanow, would disagree. He has lent his name to published documents denouncing the National Security Agency (NSA), and was one of several prominent German authors who signed a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to take a firm stance against the mass online surveillance conducted by the NSA. Trojanow and the other authors had nothing to hide, which is why the letter was published for the public to read. What happened after that, however, was that Trojanow was refused permission to board a flight from Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, to Miami on Monday, September 30. Without any explanation.
Trojanow, who was on his way to speak at a literary conference in Denver, told the Spiegel magazine online website that the denial of entry might be linked to his criticism of the NSA. Germany’s Foreign Ministry says it has contacted US authorities “to resolve this issue”.
In an article published in a German newspaper, Trojanow voiced his frustration with the incident: “It is more than ironic if an author who raises his voice against the dangers of surveillance and the secret state within a state for years, will be denied entry into the ‘land of the brave and the free’.”
Further irony can be found in the title of a book by Trojanow: “Attack on freedom. Obsession with security, the surveillance state and the dismantling of civil rights.”
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr., who oversees the NSA and other intelligence agencies, said recently that the intelligence community “is only interested in communication related to valid foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes.”
It’s difficult in the extreme to see how this criterion would apply in any way to Ilija Trojanow.
The story is a poignant caveat on how fragile is Americans’ freedom to criticize their Security State. If a foreigner can be barred from boarding a flight merely for peaceful, intellectual criticism of America’s Big Brother (nay, Giant Brother), who amongst us does not need to pay careful attention to anything they say or write.
Very few Americans, however, will even be aware of this story. A thorough search of the Lexis-Nexis media database revealed a single mention in an American daily newspaper (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch), out of 1400 daily papers in the US. No mention on any broadcast media. A single one-time mention in a news agency (Associated Press), and one mention in a foreign English-language newspaper (New Zealand Herald.)
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U.S. Whistleblowers Reveal Criminal Institutions
‘US unchained itself from constitution’: Whistleblowers on RT after meeting Snowden
U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden wins ‘integrity’ award
NSA Whistleblower J. Kirk Wiebe Statement Before EU Parliament Committee
GAP Client & NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake Testifies before EU Parliament Committee
GAP’s Jesselyn Radack reads Edward Snowden’s Statement for EU Parliament Committee
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* November 2013
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Lawsuit in U.S. District Court accuses the Fed of “embezzling” $7 Trillion from the United States.
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From the CFTC:
Statement of Commissioner Bart Chilton, Dodd-Frank Meeting on Position Limits
November 5, 2013
Chilton’s full statement on position limits & resigning from the CFTC is at:
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* December 2013
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Bank Rankings – Top Banks in the World
These bank rankings are compiled from balance sheet information included on Bankers Almanac available at 19 August 2013. The information available at this date is used to compile the full world and country rankings.
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|1||(3)||Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited , Beijing , China||*2,815,042||+13.34%||56,104.37||31.12.12|
|2||(1)||Deutsche Bank AG , Frankfurt am Main , Germany||*2,655,839||-7.01%||3,141.08||31.12.12|
|3||(2)||BNP Paribas SA , Paris , France||*2,517,210||-2.95%||35,256.70||31.12.12|
|4||(4)||Crédit Agricole SA , Montrouge , France||*2,431,518||+6.89%||9,890.46||31.12.12|
|5||(5)||Barclays Bank PLC , London , UK||*2,420,044||-4.65%||23,529.22||31.12.12|
|6||(6)||JAPAN POST BANK Co Ltd , Tokyo , Japan||2,362,977||+1.23%||42,234.83||31.03.12|
|7||(7)||China Construction Bank Corporation , Beijing , China||*2,242,254||+13.77%||40,119.87||31.12.12|
|8||(8)||Agricultural Bank of China Limited , Beijing , China||*2,125,352||+13.42%||52,120.48||31.12.12|
|9||(9)||The Royal Bank of Scotland plc , Edinburgh , UK||*2,084,860||-10.36%||10,728.90||31.12.12|
|10||(10)||Bank of China Limited , Beijing , China||*2,034,889||+7.19%||44,795.40||31.12.12|
|11||(11)||The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd , Tokyo , Japan||1,948,128||+5.21%||20,658.36||31.03.12|
|12||(12)||JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association , New York , USA||*1,896,773||+4.70%||1,785.00||31.12.12|
|13||(15)||Banco Santander SA , Boadilla del Monte , Spain||*1,675,634||+1.45%||6,811.40||31.12.12|
|14||(13)||Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation , Tokyo , Japan||*1,668,295||+4.17%||21,370.77||31.03.12|
|15||(14)||Société Générale , Paris La Défense , France||*1,650,648||+5.87%||1,286.79||31.12.12|
|16||(16)||Lloyds TSB Bank plc , London , UK||*1,530,510||-4.61%||2,555.19||31.12.12|
|17||(17)||BPCE , Paris , France||*1,514,479||+0.80%||23,098.85||31.12.12|
|18||(18)||Bank of America NA , Charlotte , USA||*1,474,077||+1.52%||3,020.04||31.12.12|
|19||(19)||UBS AG , Zürich , Switzerlandtd>||*1,375,458||-11.13%||419.44||31.12.12|
|20||(20)||HSBC Bank plc , London , UK||*1,323,833||-1.51%||1,293.83||31.12.12|
|21||(21)||Citibank NA , New York , USA||*1,313,401||+1.93%||751.00||31.12.12|
|22||(22)||Wells Fargo Bank NA , San Francisco , USA||*1,266,125||+9.01%||519.00||31.12.12|
|23||(23)||UniCredit SpA , Milan , Italy||*1,223,212||+1.45%||25,931.04||31.12.12|
|24||(27)||China Development Bank Corporation , Beijing , China||*1,206,688||+20.28%||49,218.66||31.12.12|
|25||(26)||Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank , Paris La Défense , France||*1,194,787||+9.60%||9,575.03||31.12.12|
|26||(24)||ING Bank NV , Amsterdam , Netherlands||*1,103,429||-13.02%||692.89||31.12.12|
|27||(28)||Rabobank Nederland , Utrecht , Netherlands||*993,018||+2.84%||10,574.11||31.12.12|
|28||(25)||Credit Suisse AG , Zürich , Switzerland||*991,983||-12.24%||4,806.12||31.12.12|
|29||(30)||Mizuho Bank Ltd , Tokyo , Japan||914,210||+3.20%||16,942.98||31.03.12|
|30||(31)||Bank of Scotland plc , Edinburgh , UK||*911,417||+0.59%||9,491.88||31.12.12|
|31||(32)||Nordea Bank AB (publ) , Stockholm , Sweden||*894,048||-5.42%||5,345.12||31.12.12|
|32||(33)||Intesa Sanpaolo SpA , Milan , Italy||*888,837||+5.36%||11,278.87||31.12.12|
|33||(34)||The Norinchukin Bank , Tokyo , Japan||*872,003||+3.48%||41,340.75||31.03.12|
|34||(35)||Bank of Communications Co Ltd , Shanghai , China||*846,232||+14.36%||11,917.16||31.12.12|
|35||(36)||Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA , Madrid , Spain||*841,738||+6.71%||3,523.82||31.12.12|
|36||(37)||Commerzbank AG , Frankfurt am Main , Germany||*839,221||-3.91%||10,827.50||31.12.12|
|37||(41)||Royal Bank of Canada , Montréal , Canada||*824,853||+3.94%||19,130.26||31.10.12|
|38||(38)||The Toronto-Dominion Bank , Toronto , Canada||*810,863||+10.28%||22,079.38||31.10.12|
|39||(39)||National Australia Bank Ltd , Melbourne , Australia||*790,112||+1.24%||23,857.94||30.09.12|
|40||(40)||The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited , Hong Kong , Hong Kong||*782,552||+8.16%||7,608.22||31.12.12|
|41||(42)||Commonwealth Bank of Australia , Sydney , Australia||*735,212||+7.54%||25,770.29||30.06.12|
|42||(43)||Westpac Banking Corporation , Sydney , Australia||*698,866||+0.71%||27,288.26||30.09.12|
|43||(44)||Natixis , Paris , France||*697,334||+4.07%||6,517.09||31.12.12|
|44||(45)||Credit Suisse International , London , UK||*693,050||-2.72%||3,108.00||31.12.12|
|45||(49)||Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW) , Frankfurt am Main , Germany||*675,230||+3.40%||4,355.29||31.12.12|
|46||(46)||The Bank of Nova Scotia , Toronto , Canada||*667,844||+12.39%||17,517.74||31.10.12|
|47||(47)||Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited , Docklands , Australia||*664,865||+6.27%||24,788.78||30.09.12|
|48||(48)||Postal Savings Bank of China Co Ltd , Beijing , China||655,197||+21.64%||6,513.11||31.12.11|
|49||(50)||Standard Chartered PLC , London , UK||*636,518||+7.40%||1,207.00||31.12.12|
|50||(51)||National Westminster Bank Plc , London , UK||*616,825||+3.38%||2,724.03||31.12.12|
|* Figures are consolidated|
* March 2014
(Reuters) – European Union member states have agreed the [document] of sanctions on Russia, including travel restrictions and asset freezes…
an annex to the sanctions document seen by Reuters – is expected to focus on targets close to Putin in the security services and military establishment as well as on prominent members of the Russian parliament.
In the past, EU sanctions against countries such as Syria, Libya and Iran have started with a list of around 20 people and entities linked to them, although Russia is a far larger country with more complex interconnections with the EU.
“The annex shall also contain, where available, the information necessary to identify the natural or legal persons, entities or bodies concerned,” reads the sanctions document.
“With regard to legal persons and entities, such information may include names, place and date of registration, registration number and place of business.”
Russian Federation masses 80,000 Troops near Ukraine’s border
Posted 13 March 2014
A bank run appears to have begun in Crimea as citizens lined up Thursday to withdraw funds from Ukraine’s largest bank, Oshad.
Read More: http://www.silverdoctors.com/bank-runs-begin-in-crimea/
U.S. Prior to the Crimea citizen’s vote States The Western Bloc Will Not Recognize The Will Of The People!
March 14, 2014
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT America to discuss the upcoming public vote referendum in Crimea, and the growing tensions between the US and Russia.
Draitser explains how the Obama administration’s rhetoric is designed to shape a narrative of Russian aggression and undermine the Crimean public vote referendum 16 March 2014.
He provides his analysis of the geopolitical agenda shaping the entire conflict, and how it should inform our understanding of events in Ukraine.
Red Alert: Possible Ukraine False Flag This Weekend or month
Posted 14 March 2014
War is a Racket!
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Bundy Ranch – What You’re Not Being Told
Posted 14 April 2014
There are some very powerful people who have done their best to cover up what really happened at the Bundy ranch in Clark County Nevada.
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Want Proof Foreign troops are here now?
Uploaded on Dec 7, 2008
So many Foreign troops here on U.S. soil? why…
Think about it…
Last time I heard over a MILLION are here spread out..waiting for what?
Wake up people.
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