Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

The War On The Poor And Working Families – 10 February 2014

Uploaded on 6 February 2014 by MoveOn.org Robert Reich connects the dots to show how a range of positions, on issues ranging from the minimum wage to unemployment insurance to food stamps, work together to keep poor and working families in desperate situations — and calls on all of us to do something about it. We can get started by calling our senators via the Senate Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and urging them to extend emergency unemployment insurance. This video is the latest Robert Reich collaboration with MoveOn.org Civic Action.

POOF Ness – Susan& ZAP – “Don’t Worry” – 10 February 2014

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Some European Banks Need To ‘Die In An Orderly Fashion’– New Bank Supervisor – 10 February 2014

RT logoWeak banks need to fail in order for the European Central Banks’ stress tests on lenders to be successful and credible, the new chair of the supervisory arm of the bank Daniele Nouy said. Only “good” banks with strong capital will survive.

“We have to accept that some banks have no future,” Nouy told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview published February 10, 2014. Nouy will serve a five-year term.

The single supervisory mechanism (SSM) is a regulatory body of the EBC that along with the London-based European Banking Authority, will conduct an asset quality review, and the health of 130 banks that hold about 80 percent of all bank assets in the 18-member currency bloc.

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UK ‘Borrowed’ US Drones To Carry Out Unreported Strikes In Afghanistan – 10 February 2014

RT logoThe UK has used American drones over 250 times to carry out previously unreported attacks in Afghanistan, the MoD has admitted. The reports prompted a sharp reaction from British rights groups who slammed the lack of transparency in the UK military.

In response to a freedom of information request by British rights group Drone Wars UK, the Ministry of Defense said it had launched 39 missile strikes from unmanned US craft in Afghanistan. This the first time the Ministry of Defense has admitted to the use of American craft in conflict zones to carry out strikes.

“Of the 2,150 missions flown by UK personnel, there were 271 missions in Afghanistan when UK personnel utilized a US Reaper, as a UK Reaper was unavailable. During these missions, UK personnel released 39 weapons. I am withholding information about weapons released by UK personnel embedded with the United States Air Force on operations in Afghanistan and Libya under Section 27 [of the Freedom of Information Act],” said a statement from the MoD.

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Navalny Caves In To Freemasons, Renames Party – 10 February 2014

RT logoAleksey Navalny has decided to stop a seemingly-endless court battle with Greens and freemasons by giving his future party a new name, chosen at a secret meeting. It will now be called ‘Party of Progress’.

Navalny personally announced the news on his Twitter feed, adding that the rebranding was a forced move after competitors, to whom the popular blogger referred as “Kremlin crooks,” “stole and registered” the original name ‘People’s Alliance’. The blogger added that the new name was invented just a day earlier in strict confidence so that the enemies could not steal it as well and rename “one of their parties.”

The incident mentioned by Navalny took place in December last year. Then, the Justice Ministry re-registered the Rodnaya Strana (Native Country) party – founded by professional political consultant and the Grand Master of Russia’s Great Masonic Lodge Andrey Bogdanov – under the name People’s Alliance. Prior to that, the ministry had rejected applications from Navalny’s supporters for procedural reasons and various minor violations.

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Obama’s ‘Housing Rebound’ Lies Laid Bare: Total Range Of Data Shows That This Is Still The ‘Glitz Bricks’ Phenomenon – 10 February 2014


Four times more foreclosure sales, two thirds fewer first time buyers.Yesterday I posted about how – among a host of other mendacious myths – President Obama’s ‘rebounding housing market’ is obviously a load of old toss. So today I am delighted that various US Sloggers have pointed out to me a source that not only supports the idea, but also got there two weeks before I did. Continue reading

Laura Bruno – Orgone And Indoor Plants – 10 February 2014

laura-of-the-rocksMy initial order of orgone pucks impressed me so much that I very soon after ordered twelve more, which we’ve since scattered around the house and property. I have two outside plants in terra cotta pots that I bring inside every winter. Between the heating vent near the southern exposure window and the way pretty terra cotta pots wick moisture away from the soil, the over-wintering of these plants always stresses them out. Normally by this time of year, they look pretty straggly, and with the frequent negative temperatures, we’ve needed to run our heat more often than other years. As an experiment, I decided to put orgone pucks in each of the terra cotta pots to see what happened. Continue reading