Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

ZeroHedge – “We Have Been Captured… We Are Parented, Not Represented” – 17 January 2015

Today I was debating the idea of Western domination.  And one of the things that came up was the idea of how ‘lucky’ the world is that China and Russia have been able to  maintain a sense of independence from the Western front.  Imagine a world completely unchallenged by Western dominance, which we know is precisely the goal of our ambitious Western leaders.  The goal, as stated by many Western leaders including George Bush Senior whilst President in an address to the nation, is to come to some New World Order of centralized control, with unified laws and principles enforced from one power centre.

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DEA Admits To Collecting Phone Records Of Americans – 17 January 2015

RT logoYet another federal agency of the United States government maintained a database of phone records pertaining to Americans who were not necessarily suspected of any wrongdoing, the Justice Department has admitted.

In addition to the database of telephony metadata maintained by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and revealed to the world through classified documents via former government contractor Edward Snowden, a Justice Department official acknowledged in a court filing this week that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) operated a similar system for roughly a decade.

The admission was made on Thursday by way of an official declaration entered in federal court by Robert Patterson, an assistant special agent in charge at the DEA, concerning a previous Department of Homeland Security investigation that helped authorities narrow in on a suspect charged with violating the trade embargo between the US and Iran.

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Monsanto Gets Approval For New GMO Corn, Soybeans Designed For Potent New Biocide – 17 January 2015

RT logoMonsanto has won final approval from the US for its new genetically-modified soybeans and cotton, designed to withstand a dominant biocide that fights weed resistance built up as a result of the company’s glyphosate-based Roundup herbicide already in use.

The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced Thursday that the powerful biotechnology corporation’s GMO cotton and soybean plants have been given “non-regulated” status.

Monsanto now awaits approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the new herbicide – a mix of the formidable chemical dicamba and glyphosate, which the company has developed for use on the newly-approved GMO crops.

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Steve Lendman – US/UK Special Relationship: Partners In High Crimes Against Humanity – 17 January 2015

StevelendmanObama hosts British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House today. Focusing on mutual issues.

Anti-populist ones. Imperial ones. Geopolitical ones. Sinister ones. Ongoing wars. Escalation plans. Choosing new targeted countries.

Stepped up cyber and other forms of surveillance. New police state crackdowns. Economic and financial issues benefitting monied interests alone.

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West Sends Mixed Signals Over Russia Sanctions, G7, Ukraine Crisis – 17 January 2015

RT logoThe EU has been voicing mixed opinions on Russia. Germany has insisted that sanctions against Moscow “will remain in place,” while other bloc members have united in calls to ease restrictions which they say will be “very dangerous” for the entire world.

On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her stance that sanctions against Russia cannot yet be lifted.

“In spring we will discuss the question how to deal with the sanctions that we decided to impose after Russia’s annexation of Crimea,” Merkel said. “Given the current situation, they will remain in place.”

In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, Merkel stressed that “at this point” Russia will not be invited to the June meeting of G7 leaders in Bavaria.

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Police Ramp Up Patrols In Jewish Areas After Paris Attacks – Scotland Yard – 17 January 2015

RT logoPolice will step up patrols in Jewish areas of British cities amid fears of copycat terror attacks following last week’s massacre in Paris.

Britain’s chief counter-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley, said there is a “heightened concern” for the Jewish community in the UK, citing an increase in anti-Semitic abuse and attacks on Jews abroad.

The Metropolitan Police reviewed the terror threat following attacks in Paris last week, where an Islamist gunman took hostages at a kosher supermarket.

Three hostages and the gunman were killed during the siege.

The global picture of terrorist activity does give us heightened concern about the risk to the Jewish community in the UK,” Rowley said.

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ZeroHedge – Behold, The Great Wall Of Saudi Arabia: 600-Miles Of Protection From ISIS – 17 January 2015

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Oh the irony. You just have to laugh when you see this closed, autocratic regime scramble to build a neo-feudal wall in order to protect itself from radical terrorists of its own creation. In fact, it reminds me a lot of U.S. foreign policy. In case you aren’t up to speed on the Saudi relationship to ISIS, I suggest you read the following post: America’s Disastrous Foreign Policy – My Thoughts on Iraq. Here are a couple of excerpts from that piece:

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Only 12 Percent Effective In Adults – CDC – 17 January 2015

RT logoThe US’s seasonal flu vaccine was only 12 percent effective, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate. Nearly 70 percent of flu viruses have “drifted” from the form used in the immunizations, the government body said.

The CDC states in its weekly Morbidity and Mortality Report, released Thursday, that: “Overall, the estimate suggests that the 2014-15 influenza vaccine has low effectiveness against circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses.”

It stated that the seasonal flu shot offered less protection because of the widely varied nature of the flu viruses in the US. Seventy percent of flu viruses were a different strain or had “drifted” from the virus used to produce the vaccination.

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Nuclear Waste Trains To Carry UK Passengers – 17 January 2015

RT logoA state-owned British train company that transports the nation’s nuclear waste is due to offer a passenger service along the Cumbria coast in northwest Britain, as demand for train travel rises and the UK’s railway network struggles to keep up.

Direct Rail Services, a subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, operates freight trains, and is expected to start passenger services next week, the Financial Times reports.

The Department for Transport reportedly brokered the deal to prevent a crisis due to a shortage of trains in the north of England.

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ZeroHedge – Lessons For Winning Liberty In A World Of Statism – 17 January 2015

Friends of freedom often become despondent when it seems that every day brings another growth and intrusion of government over people’s lives. But there is no reason to be disheartened, because there are lessons for winning liberty – from the opponents of freedom.

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