Daily Archives: February 19, 2014

TheIndependent – Hacking Trial: Tony Blair Advised Rebekah Brooks Before Her Arrest, Jury Told – 19 February 2014

The Independent

She sought his guidance at height of crisis at the News of the World, say prosecutors

By Adam Withnall

Tony Blair offered his services as an “unofficial adviser” to Rebekah Brooks six days before her arrest at the height of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World, a court has heard.

Read the full story at: www.independent.co.uk / link to original article

TheIndependent – UK: Universal Credit: Government’s Welfare Reform ‘May Be Scrapped After Next Election’ – 19 February 2014

The Independent

IT glitches and low numbers threaten £2bn project

By Nigel Morris

The future of the Government’s major £2bn welfare reform was thrown into fresh doubt on Wednesday night after it emerged that just a handful of claimants have been enrolled into the new system.

Read the full story at: www.independent.co.uk / link to original article

TheAustralian – Joe Hockey Fights G20 Push On Bank Rules – 19 February 2014

The Australian

DAVID CROWE –  The AustralianFebruary 20, 2014 12:00AM

JOE Hockey is countering attempts to impose new constraints on Australian banks at an international summit this weekend, amid fears the new rules could drive up costs and stifle lending.

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

Steve Lendman – US-Stoked Violence Rocks Ukraine – 19 February 2014

StevelendmanWashington bears full responsibility for three months of street protest violence. At issue is toppling Ukraine’s democratically elected government. More on this below.
On Sunday, Ukraine offered amnesty to anti-government protesters. It did so provided they vacated occupied public buildings. An official statement said:
Amnesty “comes into force from February 17, 2014 and stipulates that charges against the people having committed offenses…will be dropped.” Continue reading

Sandra Walter – Transcendence: Permanent Shift In Vibration – 19 February 2014

SandraWalterAs a prerequisite to this article, please review my definition of AscensionYou cannot be pressured into Ascension, because it must be a personal choice to raise one’s consciousness. Wayshowers set an example, provide intel, teach, and walk hand-in-hand, heart-to-heart with those dedicated to the Shift in Consciousness. Sometimes we run ahead so we can tell people what is down the road, or what is on the other side of an unopened door. Continue reading

DealBook – Morgan Stanley Chief Discloses Stock Gift – 19 February 2014



James P. Gorman, the chief executive of Morgan Stanley, gave away nearly $1 million worth of stock he owned in the bank last week.

Quote: Nearly all of the donated stock came from something called a “grantor retained annuity trust,” which is a tax-efficient vehicle from which people typically donate to charity or family. Mr. Gorman is left with 35,558 shares in the trust after last week’s transaction.

www.dealbook.nytimes.com/link to original  article

ZeroHedge – It Begins: Ukraine Army Given Power To Use Weapons On Civilians – Live Feed – 19 February 2014

ZeroHedgeJust as we warned earlier, the stealing of the weapons cache and labeling of the break-away region as having undertaken “terrorist acts” has led to the military getting involved:


Under the “anti-terrorist” operation, Ukraine is a close to civil war as it has been so far. As Martin Armstrong concludes: “there is no peaceful resolution” no matter how many sanctions and condemnations the West makes. Continue reading