Daily Archives: April 24, 2014

DealBook – Cutting Costs And Plotting Mergers – 24 April 2014


ActivistPost – Catherine J. Frompovich – Silenced: Three Whistleblowers Talk – 24 April 2014

Thomas Drake—John Kiriakou—Jesselyn Radack

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Before I tell you about the new movie highlighting three famous U.S. whistleblowers that opened in April 2014 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, please know that one of its main characters, CIA-torture-whistleblower John Kiriakou, now in prison, has experienced more harassment at the hands of those in charge at the federal prison in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and a concerted effort is being launched now to spare John Kiriakou any more such treatment.

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Up For Shale: Fracking Lobby Claims UK Gas Could Draw $55Bn In Investment – 24 April 2014

RT logoThe exploitation of the UK’s shale gas reserves could create thousands of jobs and draw over $55 billion in investment, a report says. The British government has championed the practice of fracking despite protests over the environmental consequences.

A study published by Ernst & Young and commissioned by shale gas trade body UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG), estimates the exploitation of shale gas in the UK could bring 33 billion pounds ($55 billion) of investment and 64,000 jobs. The UK is thought to have abundant resources of shale gas, especially in the North which is estimated to contain around 1,329 trillion cubic feet, many times more than the annual gas consumption of 3 tcf.

To extract the hidden resources a controversial process known as fracking has to be employed. The practice entails the pumping of water and chemicals thousands of meters under the earth into fissures in the rock to release gas deposits. Reports by environmental groups have shown the practice can have detrimental effects on the environment, contaminating local water supplies and causing minor earthquakes.

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ZeroHedge – US/European Equity Indices Are Tumbling As WWIII Trumps Buybacks – 24 April 2014

It seems potential WWIII trumps a buyback-driven exuberance in stocks…US indices losing it… S&P almost unch

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ZeroHedge- Frontrunning – 24 April 2014

  • ZeroHedgeUkraine forces kill up to five rebels, Putin warns of consequences (Reuters)
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are ‘teed up’ (AP)
  • Vienna Banks Bemoan Russia Sanctions Testing Cold War Neutrality (BBG)
  • GE’s $57 Billion Cash Overseas Said to Fuel Alstom Deal (BBG)
  • GM posts lower first-quarter profit after recall costs (Reuters)
  • Apple Stock Split Removes Obstacle to Inclusion in Dow (BBG)
  • U.S. regulators to propose new net neutrality rules in May (Reuters)
  • U.K. Resurrecting Loans for 95% of Value Seen as Risky (BBG)
  • Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asia allies (Reuters)
  • Bank Cutting Commodities Trade Severs Link With Equities (BBG)
  • The left’s secret club (Politico)
  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country (AP)

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Russia ‘Forced’ To Launch Military Drills At Border In Response To Ukraine Op – Moscow – 24 April 2014

RT logoRussia has begun extensive military exercises in Ukrainian border area following the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.

“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official meeting in Moscow.

“War games by NATO in Poland and the Baltic states are not helping the normalization of the situation. We are forced to react to the situation.”

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Netherlands To Become Net Gas Importer In 10 Years – IEA – 24 April 2014

RT logoEurope’s second largest gas producer, the Netherlands, could shift from exporter to importer within a decade, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). The study suggests seeking alternative energy sources in nuclear, unconventional fuels or renewables.

Declining production at the large Groningen gas field will turn the Netherlands into a net importer of natural gas, the IEA report says.

The IEA sees opportunities for developing indigenous resources, as well as re-assessing its energy security and looking at different cost-effective paths.

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Peter, Lucas, Colin And Rena – Double Dutch Radio Show Reminder Friday 25th April – 24 April 2014

ddlogo Friday 25 April 2014 SHOW REMINDER – LISTEN IN!

This week there is (if the recording goes well on thursday late night) a Viewpoint in the now with Judith Dagley.

Link to show

The Show starts on the times shown below.

Friday the 25th of April 2014 is our new radio show episode, make a note and listen in! Call in with your questions!

NEW TIMES: Due to the change day light savings …. times and ongoing schedule problems with blogtalk.

Show starts NewYork -EDT at 7.00 am – in mainland Europe, CEST 13.00 pm – and  21.00 pm Canberra Australia EST time.

Call in to speak with the host (646) 595-2459

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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – Elsevier Journal Boycott Announced; Sign The Petition To End Seralini GMO Study Censorship – 24 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) The publisher of the scientific journal that retracted Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini’s study on tumor-ridden rats fed Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn is the subject of a new academic boycott. Hundreds of members of the scientific community in support of honesty and transparency are calling on researchers everywhere to stop purchasing, publishing in and supporting the Elsevier group, which owns the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), until the Seralini study is reinstated and a formal apology issued. Continue reading

NaturalNews – L.J. Devon – GMO Eggplant Fails To Resist Pests In Bangladesh – 24 April 2014

Naturalnews-Logo2(NaturalNews) In January of this year, 20 Bangladesh farmers were given a new type of eggplant seed to try out. The new GMO eggplant seeds were engineered by Monsanto and developed by Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company Ltd. (Mahyco) in an agreement with the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute. The corporate takeover of Bangladesh brinjal (eggplant) seeds included nine local varieties, all of which were spliced with the Bt gene.

The seeds were marketed as a way to increase production yields and were approved by the Bangladesh government. Continue reading