Daily Archives: October 2, 2014

UK Column News – 2 October 2014

Iraq Military Gets Advanced Russian Air Defense, Flame Weapons – 2 October 2014

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Russia continues to deliver weapons to Iraqi troops, who got their first batch of state-of-the-art close-range air defense complexes and multiple-launch heavy flame-blast systems to eliminate Islamic State militants.

Iraq’s Defense Ministry has published photos of Russian arms delivered to the country in accordance with the $4.2 billion contract signed by Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his former Iraqi counterpart Nouri Al-Maliki back in October 2012.

So far Baghdad has received an unspecified number out of the ordered 48 Pantsir-S1 mobile air defense system vehicles, Igla-S MANPADs and some stationary double-barreled Djigit surface-to-air missile launchers. The contract that came into force in 2013 also included delivery of 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles for the abovementioned systems.

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‘Poo Power’: ​UK Firm Turns Human Waste Into Clean Energy – 2 October 2014

RT logoA UK power company has revolutionized the supply of gas to homes in a method that extracts energy directly from human waste.

Severn Trent Water (SVT) claims to be the first power company in the UK to provide biomethane gas, created by breaking down the ‘sludge’ in Britain’s sewers. The sludge is a combination of human waste compounds and biodegradable matter.

The cocktail of waste is then cleaned and compressed, before tests ensure it performs like regular gas. Human waste can also be broken down into carbon dioxide, which can then be further refined into biomethane.
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Sophia Love – Still Waking Up… – 2 October 2014

Sophia Love

Sophia Love

Three years ago this video was produced. It’s message is relevant and timely still today. We’ve come such a long distance since then. The lead up to and let down after 12.21.12 has changed all of us. We’ve perhaps been through anger and hope and depression and waiting, always there is the waiting.

There are still today a variety of versions of prophecies and prophets. Many dates have come and gone, along with their promises of prosperity, enlightenment, collapse or spaceships.

What was then and is today a constant – is you. Every answer,  and all value, healing, abundance and love is found in your very own soul.

In 2011 these were the words we hoped “someone” would “make come true” for us, without completely understanding how that would happen. We know better now.

“Time”, trial and error bring us back here at every turn. Home.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

~Sophia

1 Month To Stop Ebola Before It’s ‘Totally Out Of Control’ – Global Aid NGO – 2 October 2014

RT logoThe International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of 34 NGOs battling Ebola in West Africa, has warned that the number of cases is doubling roughly every three weeks and the globe has only four weeks to stop the crisis from spiraling out of control.

Aid organizations have called for a six-point plan to combat the virus at an international summit convened in London to tackle the epidemic.

The charity Save the Children warned that five people are being infected with the virus every hour.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced earlier this week that more than 3,000 people have died from Ebola so-far in West Africa. 6,500 cases have been officially recorded, but the real number is expected to be far higher, as many victims are dying unreported.

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John Ward – Petrodollar politics : How The Us Is Oiling The Wheels Of Russian Instability – 2 October 2014

putinpressureWhy the oil price drop and the Dollar’s rise look more like manipulation than coincidence

Two odd things appear to be happening in tandem at the moment: the $US is rising, and the price of oil is falling.

I say odd, but there are plenty of available explanations for these parallel events. Forbes, for example, says there is a growing feeling among US monetarists that a cheapened Dollar increases the likelihood of its decline in power as both a reserve and oil-based transaction (‘petrodollar’) currency. MBN suggests that investors’ expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates are driving the desire to be early on the bandwagon. They also add that ‘wobbly growth data coming out of China, Japanese consumer demand that has dried up since its sales tax hike in April, and a Eurozone GDP standstill’ are other key factors in its rising value. The FT (as the Pinkun would) says it’s all down to US growth, and the coming recovery there. And one or two pundits think the Hong Kong democracy riots have caused a move out of the Yuan. Continue reading

Toxic Finance: Reckless Payday Lender Wonga Wipes Mountain Of Debt – 2 October 2014

RT logoThousands of customers who took loans with controversial pay day lender Wonga are to have their debts written off, in an action expected to cost the ‘legal loan shark’ more than 200 million pounds.

The company will wipe the debts of 330,000 customers who are trapped in arrears of 30 days or more, while a further 45,000 customers will get to repay their loans exempt from interest.

The move is a “consequence” of Wonga’s discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), who said the firm “was not taking adequate steps to assess customers’ ability to meet repayments in a sustainable manner.”

The FCA also said that Wonga did not do enough to vet customers and their ability to pay back the interest incurred on loans, which can be higher than 5,000 percent.

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Europe Still A Key Partner For Russia, But China A Priority – Putin – 2 October 2014

RT logoTrade with Russia’s largest partner Europe will continue, but cooperation with Asian countries, especially China, are a priority for the Kremlin.

“This is our conscious choice and it wasn’t just made yesterday, or the day before. We made it many years ago, on par with the trends of the global economy,” Putin said, addressing a panel at VTB Capital’s investment forum Russia Calling! on Thursday.

The expanding growth of Asian economies can be used to harness growth elsewhere, the Russian President said.

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Russia To Quality Control Resumed Chinese Pork Deliveries – 2 October 2014

RT logoTwo Chinese companies will deliver pork to Russia through Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg, as well as two land crossings in the country’s Far East. It is expected to partially substitute for Western supplies halted by Moscow’s food ban.

In line with Rosselkhoznadzor’s instructions, pork exports from China will reach Russia via the motor and railway transport check point Pogranichny-Suifenhe and via the seaports of Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg and Vladivostok,” TASS quotes a Rosselkhoznadzor spokesman.

The pork will be exported by two butchering companies, Heilongjiang Baoquanling Shuanghui Food Industry Co. and Wangkui Shuanghui Beidahuang Food Co., Ltd., both headquartered in China’s Heilongjiang province which borders Russia.

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Aisha North – A Short Update On The Energies – 2 October 2014

AishaNorthYou have by now taken a whole lot of pressure off your shoulders dear ones, and even if you might argue that it feels more like the opposite is true, this is indeed the case. For as you have allowed yourselves to further this expansion, you have also served to alleviate the pressure from the old. For even if many of you like to think that it is the incoming energies that are adding to the pressure, it is more correct to say that it is in fact the imbalance between the old and the new that constitutes this pressure, and now, as you have managed to create spaces that allow this flow between them to travel in a much more efficient way, you have also allowed yourself the benefit of equaling out the difference between your current state and the upcoming one to such a degree, it will feel lighter for you to step through the divide. Continue reading