Daily Archives: March 7, 2014

Ben Swann – Facebook Announces Gun Policy Changes – 7 March 2014

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(Lucas : This article for me is about not guns but about how it came about that a company having a worldwide social network hub got into politics, censorship and making rules that are making freedom of speech not really honoured… it is about the corporatising of this world which you all forget to see…. wake up!)

Buckling under pressure from Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages, Facebook announced changes to its policy on March 5.

Facebook calls these changes “educational and enforcement” measures regarding discussion of guns and other regulated items on its social networks. Continue reading

DealBook – 2 Senior Citigroup Executives Retiring – 7 March 2014

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By MICHAEL CORKERY

Two senior executives are retiring from Citigroup, the company said Thursday, leading to changes at the top of the bank’s international and consumer banking operations.

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

Steve Lendman – Putin v. Obama: Geopolitical Opposites – 7 March 2014

StevelendmanIt bears repeating what other articles stressed. Putin supports peace and stability. Obama wages one war after another.
Putin affirms UN Charter and other rule of law principles. Obama ignores them. He claims a divine right to achieve unchallenged hegemony. He does it belligerently.
Putin believes nation-state sovereignty is inviolable. Obama wants pro-Western puppet governments replacing independent ones.
The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) is the leading post-Soviet opinion research company. Continue reading

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Interview 836 – Ryan Dawson Looks For A Third Way In The Ukraine Crisis – 7 March 2014

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Ryan Dawson of The ANC Report joins us once again to discuss the Ukraine crisis and the failures of coverage of the event in both the mainstream and alternative media. We talk about the history of Ukraine and how it provides important context to the current events. We also discuss the tendency of some alternative media to paint Putin as the “good guy” in a simplistic good guy / bad guy narrative and reflect on how we can avoid the either / or trap.

www.corbettreport.com / link to original article

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Interview 835 – New World Next Week With James Evan Pilato – 7 March 2014

Welcome to http://NewWorldNextWeek.com — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Osama bin Laden’s Son-in-Law Continue reading

ZeroHedge – China Expands Defense Budget Over 12% To $132 Billion – 7 March 2014

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by Ankit Panda via The Diplomat,

The biggest Asia-Pacific defense story this week is China’s decision to increase its defense budget by 12.2 percent to about $132 billion for the next fiscal year. Notice that the figure is noticeably uncorrelated with China’s 7.7 percent actual growth rate (with a 7.5 percent target rate). The numbers are expected, of course, and send a clear signal across the region that China is taking its investments in military hardware seriously. Contrast the Chinese trend with the United States’ belt-tightening on defense spending. The United States and China are, of course, nowhere near to a convergence in defense spending. Our China editor Shannon Tiezzi takes a look at the similarities and differences between the two budgets.

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

ActivistPost – State Department Restricts Travel Of Syrian Envoy – 7 March 2014

Logo_activistpost-com(Lucas: Some things I see pop up in certain outlets…. just know that a lot of the news that is fed to you is propanda or just telling certain elements of the bigger story or is even just very speculative and this would lead you to have an other understanding of things than the real story if it was told would have…. So in short always discern yourselves! We know already enough about false-flags, media manipulations and misinformation! )

With a recent decision restricting the movement of the Syrian envoy to the UN inside the United States, it is now apparent that the Obama administration is incapable of controlling its affronts against foreign nations despite those nations having posed no threat to them.

During the midst of an intense crisis in Ukraine as well as the continuing Western-inspired tragedy in Syria, the United States government has now taken the irrational step of limiting the movement of the Syrian envoy to the United Nations, Bashar Al-Jaafari, to the distance of 25 miles within New York City.

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

ActivistPost – Town Violates Man’s Property Rights, Arrests Him For Complaining – 7 March 2014

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Mish/ Mike Sheldlock – Blank Check Proposal For More Tax Hikes Heads For illinois Legislature; Picking-Your-Pocket Numbers: How Much More Will You Pay? – 7 March 2014

MishMikeShedlockCurrently the Illinois state constitution requires a flat tax on income. Even with the flat tax, Democrats have hiked taxes again and again, on individuals and corporations.

The results speak for themselves – Illinois population is shrinking. Illinoisans exited the state for Indiana, Wisconsin, and Texas.

For details please see Jobs Bowl: Illinois vs. Texas and Indiana.
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John Ward – The Media : Profound Shock May Lead To Enquiry And Investigation So We Can All Be Clear About The Need To Coll Heads And Crackdowns, Not Hotheads Needing Cold Baths – 7 March 2014

JohnWHere is the news as it happened this Thursday on CNNMNBBCITVSky.

Everyone in Westminster was profoundly disturbed today. The Prime Minister in particular was profoundly shocked, while the Foreign Secretary said he was profoundly sorry. In Brussels, it was Thursday and so everyone was profoundly concerned about actions that it found totally unacceptable, while in Washington where it was still Wednesday, the President warned that there would be serious consequences. In Australia, where it will soon be tomorrow, the Premier fell deeply silent after being asked about whether he was profoundly incompetent. Continue reading