Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

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

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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

ActivistPost – Katitza Rodriguez – The Day We Fight Back: Poland Fights Back Against Unchecked Surveillance – 10 February 2014

Logo_activistpost-comElectronic Frontier Foundation

In 2013, we learned digital surveillance by the world’s governments knows no bounds. The NSA and other investigative agencies are capturing our phone calls, tracking our location, peering into our address books, and collecting our emails. They do this in secret, without adequate public oversight, and in violation of our human rights. We won’t stand for this anymore. On Tuesday February 11, the world is fighting back. Continue reading

Perpetual Plastic Project – 10 February 2014

Uploaded on 28 November 2012 by Bart Bleijerveld http://www.perpetualplasticproject.com by design collective http://www.betterfuturefactory.com Junk to Jewlery! In 4 steps from used plastic cup to a 3D printed model. The Perpetual Plastic Project @ the Dutch Design Week 2012, Video shot by Purac Company in the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven, using Ultimaker 3D Printers, and GroenBeker cups, many thanks to everyone who made this increadible project possible. See the full video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_C4x-…

Aisha North – Short Update On The Energies – 10 February 2014

AishaNorthBy now, much has started to churn around because of these incoming energies, and we are of course referring to attributes that cover a wide spectrum, from both the physical planes to the more esoteric ones. Indeed, there is perhaps not a single source of information that has not reported a lot of disturbances, and we do mean this in the very best way. You see, all of these so-called disturbances are tangible proofs of the great shift you are entering, and as such, nothing will be left untouched as this phase of the operation starts to unfold in earnest. Continue reading

Barclays And Regulators Look At Possible Theft Of Customer Data – 10 February 2014

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By JENNY ANDERSON

The headaches keep coming for Barclays.The bank, one of the largest in Britain, announced on Sunday that it was investigating the possible theft and sale of personal data concerning at least 2,000 customers. British regulators also are looking into the case.

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Barclays To Report 2013 Pretax Profit Of $8.5 Billion – 10 February 2014

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By CHAD BRAY

LONDON – The British lender Barclays said Monday that it would report 2013 adjusted profit before tax of 5.2 billion pounds, or about $8.5 billion, below analysts’ expectations.

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TheIndependent – ‘Big Six’ Energy Prices Should Be Investigated, Says Ed Davey – 10 February 2014

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By Tom Foot

Profits made by the “Big Six” gas and electricity energy companies are far higher than previously thought and warrant investigation, according to the Energy Secretary.

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