Daily Archives: January 25, 2014

Steve Lendman – Netanyahu And Rohani In Davos – 25 January 2014

StevelendmanDavos, Switzerland hosts the annual World Economic Forum (WEF). It’s a money power celebration. It’s a billionaire’s ball. It’s a convocation of rich, powerful, privileged elites.
They’re “committed to improving the state of the world” for greater personal power and enrichment.
Numerous heads of state show up. Central bankers and other policymakers join them. So do hundreds of corporate bosses, investors and economists.  Continue reading

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – 26 Jan 2014 Interview 812 – The Asia-Pacific Perspective With Broc West – 25 January 2014

Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month’s conversation: Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Which Door Will Yellen Chose? – 25 January 2014

ZeroHedgeTwo theories to explain the year-to-date global dumpathon. The first is that it’s all local issues – no single macro story explains the depth of the sell off. Some examples (and why they are individually no big deal):

+ Turkey is facing big domestic political/economic problems – it’s no surprise that some of the ‘air’ is coming out of the currency, bonds and equities that were so recently loved. All in, Turkey is now cheap – one should buy this dip.

+ South Africa is facing labor issues. This explains the drop in the Rand. This is not a ‘contagion’ story. It’s an isolated case. Continue reading

ActivistPost – Mississippi Is Tenth State To Consider Legislation To Ban Cooperation With NSA – 25 January 2014

Logo_activistpost-comWith the introduction of the Fourth Amendment Protection Act this week, Mississippi became the tenth state in the country to consider legislation to make life difficult for the NSA’s ongoing mass surveillance programs.

Senate Bill 2438 (SB2438), introduced by Sen. Chris McDaniel, would make it the official policy of Mississippi to “refuse material support, participation or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation or order which purports to authorize the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person(s) pursuant to any action not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person(s), place(s) and thing(s) to be searched or seized.”

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SGT-Report – Drone Footage: Divided Kiev – 25 January 2014

From RussiaToday:

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John Ward – Breaking…Ed Balls’s 2020 Vision – 25 January 2014

ballshockfinalEd Balls is about to make a speech to the Fabian Society, and we are reliably informed it will say these among other things:

“The next Labour government will balance the books and deliver a surplus on the current budget, and falling national debt, in the next parliament….where this government has failed, we will finish the job. We will abolish the discredited idea of rolling five-year targets and legislate for our tough fiscal rules within 12 months of the general election…We will get the current budget into surplus as soon as possible in the next Parliament. How fast we can go will depend on the state of the economy and public finances we inherit.” Continue reading

Karzai Demands US Enters Peace Talks With Taliban – 25 January 2014

common-dreamsAfghan president denounces US-paid propaganda pushing for implementation of the Bilateral Security Agreement

– Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Afghan president Hamid Karzai said he will not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement unless the United States enters into peace talks with the Taliban.”In exchange for this agreement, we want peace for the people of Afghanistan. Otherwise, it’s better for them to leave and our country will find its own way,” Karzai told a Kabul news conference Saturday.”Starting peace talks is a condition because we want to be confident that after the signing of the security agreement, Afghanistan will not be divided into fiefdoms,” he continued.

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