Daily Archives: May 22, 2014

Lawmakers Warn Russian Banks Against Giving Up Data Under US FATCA – 22 May 2014

RT logoThe head of the Lower House financial markets committee said that until Russia passes a law, any report to US tax authorities about a client accounts in Russian banks would be considered a violation of bank secrecy.

MP Natalya Burykina (United Russia) added that bank employees who permit it could face criminal prosecution. She also said that if the United States applies sanctions to Russian banks for refusing to comply with the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Russia would reciprocate with similar sanctions.

Under current Russian law, the illegal collection of data that falls under the definition of commercial, tax or bank secrets is punished by fines of up to 80,000 rubles (about $2,285), or up to two years behind bars. Illegal disclosure or use of such information without the consent of its owner can be punished by up to 200,000 rubles in fines ($5700), a prison term of up to 3 years, and a 30-year ban on occupying certain official or commercial posts.

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Ukraine Dangerously Interfering With Press Freedom – Human Rights Watch – 22 May 2014

RT logoHuman Rights Watch (HRW) says Ukraine’s military and security services are “dangerously interfering with press freedom” by detaining journalists working with Russian news agencies and denying others entry into the country.

The New-York-based advocacy group called on Ukrainian authorities to “immediately” explain the recent detention of three journalists, one of whom has since been released.

“We’re deeply worried about the fate and whereabouts of these three journalists,” said Rachel Denber, deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Detaining journalists and then failing to provide information on what’s happening to them or to respect their due process rights are serious violations that have to end.”

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Lisa Gawlas – The Recalibration Thru The Venous System…- 22 May 2014

lisagawlas2There is only one word that comes to my mind this morning… recalibration.   For weeks now, I have felt so out of sync with myself, with my daily routines to say the least.  Mornings have always been that time, that previous time when I would wake up and pour my Self back into my body, sparked by my morning sharings, elongated thru my day of readings.  Now, hell, lately, it is more like I have got to squeeze myself back into myself and stay focused there or I will drift off… kinda like drifting off into la la land. Continue reading

Secret Payments: UK Splashes Cash To Embassies For Migrant Deportation – 22 May 2014

RT logoThe UK Home Office is reportedly dolling out ‘secret’ payments to embassies to expedite the removal of illegal migrants from Britain.

The payments, which could amount to millions of pounds and do not appear in the department’s annual report, are used to purchase travel documents necessary to deport asylum seekers and other migrants from the country, the Guardian reports. Under British law, foreign nationals cannot be removed without travel documents.

Diplomatic sources from embassies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East told the Guardian how money had been offered in exchange for facilitating the acquisition of the necessary papers.

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Military Coup In Thailand: Constitution Suspended, All TV & Radio Broadcasts Halted – 22 May 2014

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Thailand’s army has temporarily suspended the constitution and imposed a curfew, also ordering TV and radio stations to broadcast only army material. The proclaimed military coup follows months of political stalemate and turmoil.

All radio and television stations, satellite and cable, must stop normal programming and broadcast army content until told otherwise,” Winthai Suvaree, a deputy army spokesman, said in a televised statement.

Winthai also declared the country’s constitution of 2007 temporarily suspended and told the protesters to disband. Gatherings of more than five people are banned with one year prison term for violators. A 10pm to 5am curfew has been proclaimed.

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John Ward – Breaking …More Bad Data From The US – 22 May 2014

Just posted on Twitter:

ScreenHunter_77 May. 22 14.44Irene Marquita The Human Tabulator just put up these two roosting chickens: Jobless claims remain stubbornly unwilling to go down, and new claims showed a steep 8% rise to a level well above the consensus of expectations.

This isn’t going to play well on Wall St.

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NaturalNews – Mike Adams – Can Cancer Be Stopped In Its Tracks? Even Cured? The Cancer Documentary Event Of The Year Has Now Arrived – 22 May 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) The most important cancer documentary series ever produced — what I’m calling the “Healing event of the year!” — has now arrived. It’s called The Truth About Cancer and it’s a professionally-produced video documentary series that launches in just a few days, on May 26th.

The Truth About Cancer features video interviews with 29 amazing experts, including people I consider to be the very top cancer experts in the world today. In this series, you’ll hear from people like: Continue reading

US Military Failed To Recapture Seized Nuclear Weapon In Test Attack – Internal Review – 22 May 2014

RT logoGuards at a US nuclear missile base failed last summer drill, which was meant to test their ability to withstand a hostile takeover, reports AP citing an internal review. US Air Force called it a “critical deficiency.”

In the drill the security team of the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana was required to respond to a simulated capture of a Minuteman 3 nuclear missile silo. The guards had to recapture the seized nuclear weapon in the silo, but failed to do so, the report obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request indicated.

The partially censored document cited a failure to take “all lawful actions necessary to immediately regain control of nuclear weapons,” without specifying those actions. The scenario, under which a hostile force, possibly terrorist, would seize a nuclear missile silo aiming to capture the missile warhead is called ‘Empty Quiver’, and the internal report said the security team demonstrated called a “critical deficiency,” in failing to properly respond to it.

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John Ward – It’s Euro Election Day – Let Joy Be Unconfined! – 22 May 2014

JohnWIT’S EURO ELECTION DAY – LET JOY BE UNCONFINED!

The Slog isn’t voting. But even an abstainer has to regard the anti-UKip bias as disgraceful

Right across the continent, we’ll all be voting to ensure the continuing good health of this, our Greatest European Project (Gestapo). And it’s looking like a close contest, with lots of lively insults, fraud, apparent mysteries, and dirty tricks….a fight to the finish, in fact. Or more accurately, the beginning of the end. The Slog looks at the real and unreal lead-up to the elections…and finds himself, however grudgingly, feeling sorry for UKip. Continue reading

​NSA Spies On OSCE HQ In Vienna – Report – 22 May 2014

RT logoAmong the many targets for the UN National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance is the Vienna-based headquarters of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Austrian media reported.

The OSCE is mentioned among the targets for NSA in the National Intelligence Priorities Framework (NIPF), a confidential document outlining intelligence gathering priorities, reported on Wednesday Austrian newspaper Die Presse. It cites German journalist Holger Stark with Der Spiegel magazine, who has access to NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

The NIPF update from April 9, 2013, lists OSCE’s foreign policy as a Level 4 point of interest for the US and its involvement in arms trade control as a Level 3 point of interest, Stark told the newspaper. Level 3 information is considered important enough by the US intelligence community to make its way to the US secretaries of defense and state, he added.

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