Daily Archives: February 13, 2014

John Ward – Smoke Signals – 13 February 2014

JohnWDisturbing signs and worrying whispers about two big UK financial institutions.

Jesse Norman, Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire and a member of the Commons Treasury select committee, has been on Channel 4 pushing the usual RBS line about “yes these charges [of defrauding SMEs] are serious, but do they stand up?”. Even Mr Norman had to admit that the new charges “look bad, and yes, this is the third set of charges against the bank” – to be a little more accurate about it, the bank currently faces some 1700 law suits from allegedly defrauded SMEs. However, my interest in the RBS saga is not if or indeed how the crimes were committed, but why. Continue reading

CommonDreams – Trade Legislators Push For Transparency On ‘NAFTA On Steroids’ – 13 February 2014

Open letter says secrecy must be lifted for public debate

– Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Photo: Stop Fast Track/cc/flickr

A group of senior legislators representing seven of the 12 countries involved with the Trans-Pacific Partnership has urged that the veil of secrecy be lifted from the agreement dubbed ‘NAFTA on steroids‘ in order to allow for “effective legislative scrutiny and public debate.”

The call was made in an open letter published Tuesday with dozens of signatories from Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand and Peru.

The jointly-signed text reads:

“We, the undersigned legislators from countries involved in the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, call on the parties to the negotiation to publish the draft text of the agreement before any final agreement is signed with sufficient time to enable effective legislative scrutiny and public debate.”

Critics have slammed the secrecy that has surrounded the agreement, and what is known about it—that it will be a win for the ‘corporate agenda’, harm public health, lead to job loss, fuel inequality and threaten Internet users’ rights— has been made known only through leaks of the document.

The twelve countries, which also includes the United States, Chile, Singapore, Brunei and Vietnam, are set to hold a ministerial meeting in Singapore from Feb. 22-25.

www.commondreams.org / link to original article

Iran’s Supreme Leader Tells Students To Prepare For Cyber War – 13 February 2014

RT logoAyatollah Ali Khamenei has delivered a sabre-rattling speech to Iran’s ‘Revolutionary foster children’ (in other words, university students) to prepare for cyber war.

The supreme leader has urged his country’s students – whom he called “cyber war agents” – to prepare for battle, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported Wednesday.

“You are the cyber-war agents and such a war requires Amman-like insight and Malik Ashtar-like resistance. Get yourself ready for such war wholeheartedly,” wrote Khamenei.The supreme leader was referring to two of Prophet Mohammad’s warrior companions in early Islamic history.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com/ link to original article

‘Greeks Know 80% Of Bailout Money Goes To German & French Banks’ – 13 February 2014

RT logoGreeks are furious that European banks are pocketing the bailout money, while some feel their government should have left the euro rather than enduring all this austerity, and devalue the currency, journalist and author Robert Harneis told RT.

RT: Why would a group target a Germany embassy and business interests?

Robert Harneis: Well, there is a lot of ill feeling [among] Greeks against Germany, because of the austerity measures which have been forced on the Greek people. And it is thought in Greece that it is by the Germans and therefore there is resentment. In the background, you must not forget that Greece was occupied by Germany during WWII in the most brutal way, and there are a lot of Greeks still alive today who can remember that and it obviously colors the way they feel about things.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

Greece On High Alert After Extremists Declare War On ‘German Capitalist Machine’ – 13 February 2014

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Greek authorities have stepped up security after a leftist extremist group declared war on the “German capitalist machine.” The group has claimed responsibility for attacks on a Mercedes-Benz branch and on the German ambassador’s residence in Athens.

An anarchist group calling itself the Popular Fighters has come forward, claiming to be behind a botched rocket attack on the offices of German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz in the Greek capital.

The attack itself was carried out on January 12. Investigators found evidence this week that showed the rocket was fired from the near vicinity of the factory, but veered off course and landed in a field.

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

Nancy Tate – Wake Up Call – Avenda – 13 February 2014

NancyTateAvenda,

I am here and I am your other self, the only other one that is with you at all times. I ask that you allow yourself to speak as you feel at whatever level you feel most appropriate. I am going to whisper a clarity into your soul and then ask that you relay it to the others that you care to share it with. It is a very simple message and it comes with the utmost love for all of mankind, all of life on earth and in our universe. Continue reading

Marilyn Raffaele – Ascension Symptoms, Or “What Is Happening To Me?” – Part 1/3 – 13 February 2014

marilynraffaeleAscension Symptoms, or “What is Happening to Me?” – Part 1/3

Have you been wondering lately why you seem so tired – almost to the point of exhaustion, or feeling irritable, angry, lonely, sad, frustrated, or all of the above, and you can’t figure out why? Have you been asking yourself why you’re behaving in ways, or feeling things, that don’t seem to fit with who you know yourself to be, or that just don’t make any sense?

Or wondering why the people in your life seem to be reacting differently to you? Either they’re more excited than ever to be with you, or the complete opposite, they’re picking fights with you or being upset with you for no apparent reason? Continue reading

UK Column Live – 12 th Febr. – 13 February 2014

Uploaded on 12 February 2014 by ukcolumn  Louise Collins and Brian Gerrish with a news update from the UK Column.

I-UV Sweden – Oliver Troll – Questions With “No” answers –

I-UV Sweden

Generally I think questions are a very good way forward for humanity in order to “learn”  but as with most things there are exemptions, I will talk about this below, yesterday I was so drained by this discussion on Skype so I’ve got to share parts of it. I know I choose to “engage” and get emotional but when people say that you don’t care about other people based on answers that does not fit them that catches a fire within me. Continue reading

Hyper Report – 140213 – Fighting Over Food – 13 February 2014

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