Daily Archives: February 5, 2015

BFP – Empire, Power & People With Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 136 – 5 February 2015

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Economic Diplomacy & Global Financial Governance

We know well the world of political diplomacy and international relations between states, where presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers and secretaries of state engage in a game of power politics, expanding empire and using leverage to serve their own interests and desires. The same holds true for the world of economic diplomacy, dominated by the theocracy of the global mafiocracy, the technocratic central bank governors, finance ministers, heads of international organizations and others who meet (often in secret) at the Group of Seven, the G20, annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF, at think tanks and forums like Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, World Economic Forum, at industry events such as the Institute of International Finance meetings, the International Monetary Conference (IMC), and with the Group of Thirty, among others.

These meetings, forums, and institutions socialize the technocrats of finance and bring them together in attempting to manage the economic relations and power politics between nations (and within nations) and to better construct a world of global financial governance, often in secret and in cooperation with the world’s top bankers, corporations and oligarchs. This is the world of economic diplomacy and global financial governance.

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ZeroHedge – The Latest US Invasion Of Iraq Begins: US Military Search And Rescue Teams Arrive In Northern Iraq – 5 February 2015

ZeroHedgeDespite numerous explanations that no boots-on-the-ground will be on-the-ground in Iraq in the war against Islamic State, it appears, as CNN reports, that the US military has moved Search-and-Rescue (S&R) assets to Northern Iraq as part of a “constant rebalancing” depending on the evolving airstrike-only mission.

Of course, as the ‘unnamed source’ was so quick to explain, this was in no way a response to threats from The UAE to pull out of the coalition unless S&R assets were placed in Iraq since, cynically speaking, the UAE demands are only the result of US demands that it demand it anyway.

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – ECB Revokes Greek Bonds As Collateral; ECB vs. Novices; Brass Knuckles – 5 February 2015

MishMikeShedlockIt’s difficult keeping up with the news. As soon as I finished Germany’s “Time Pressure” Thesis; Noose Tightens on Europe, significant news on the debt standoff hit the press.

ECB Cancels Acceptance of Greek Bonds as Collateral

An ECB press release today discusses Eligibility of Greek bonds used as collateral in Eurosystem monetary policy operations. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – President Of Euro Parliament Warns Greece Risks National Bankruptcy; Varoufakis Replies: “Greece Already Is Bankrupt” – 5 February 2015

ZeroHedgeWith the ECB escalating matters this afternoon, the craziness of European leaders talking past one another in an effort to create the next headline-driven narrative continued to gather pace today. That idiocy was nowhere more obvious than when European Partliament President Martin Schulz warned ominously that Greece risks national bankruptcy if it continues down the path of non-agreement when Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has previously explained quite clearly that Greece is already bankrupt

As Reuters reports, the new Greek government must uphold its commitments to European partners and risks national bankruptcy if it does not, European parliament President Martin Schulz said in a newspaper interview…

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NaturalNews – J.D. Heyes – Mainstream Media Wages Vile Campaign Of Hate Speech Against Unvaccinated Children – 5 February 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Should parents who choose not to vaccinate their children be jailed and have their children taken away? Yes, according to a surprising number of vaccine activists who believe that the state’s power supersedes that of parents on this and other public health issues.

Writing in USA Today recently, Alex Berezow, a member of the paper’s Board of Contributors, couched his statements in the context of the current measles outbreak in California, which he says was “entirely preventable” and which continues to spread: Continue reading

Laura Bruno – Which Shall It Be? The Mind/Body/Earth/Goddess/Universe Communion? Or The Mind’s Masculist Mechanical Mimic – 5 February 2015

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Yes! What Ann shares is very much in alignment with my own thoughts and feelings. Although I have not myself been pregnant, I have acted many a time as spiritual midwife for mothers-to-be or for those with fertility challenges — helping to strengthen the bridge from one world to the next. A (male) friend and I have recently delved deeply into the writings and artwork of Monica Sjoo, who offers quite the antidotal vision and herstory compared to Monsanto, A’con’s and their transhumanist agenda. Continue reading

Iran Threatens Nuclear Enrichment Expansion If US Pursues Sanctions – 5 February 2015

RT logoTehran will resume the expansion of its uranium enrichment capacity should Washington introduce more sanctions against the country, Iran’s senior diplomat told reporters at the country’s embassy in Moscow.

READ MORE: Obama promises to veto new sanctions on Iran

“Naturally, if there is no agreement on the issue [Iran’s nuclear program] then both sides can return back to their previous positions,” the general director of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Political and International Security Department, Hamid Baedinejad said. “Iran can continue to develop its nuclear program from the perspective that benefits the country’s national interests. Iran will continue its development and we will install more centrifuges.”

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James Corbett – The Corbett Report -The Well-Read Anarchist #006 – “What is Property?” By Pierre-Joseph Proudhon – Chapter Four – 5 February 2015

wralogoThe Well-Read Anarchist podcast continues its exploration of the works of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon with a reading of his first major work, “What is Property?” published in 1840. Today we read Chapter Four of the book, “That Property is Impossible.”

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Tall Story: NBC’s Brian Williams Tetracts Fake Iraq War Tale After Soldiers Protest – 5 Februay 2015

RT logoIn a recent broadcast paying tribute to an Iraq War veteran, NBC’s Brian Williams said that he was onboard a helicopter brought down by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003. However, he has now retracted the story after soldiers present exposed his claim as a lie.

Williams addressed his “bungled” story on his show Wednesday night. He also recanted the story in an interview with the military newspaper Stars and Stripes, also published Wednesday.

I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. “I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft.”

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Marijuana ‘Can Be Helpful’ For Some Medical Conditions, Surgeon General Says – 5 February 2015

RT logoDr. Vivek Murthy, the new US Surgeon General, took a subtle swipe at the Controlled Substances Act on Wednesday when he said that he wants science to drive policy on marijuana – which “can be helpful” for treating some medical conditions.

Currently, 23 states in the US – including Washington, DC – have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, but the federal government still lists marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug in the Controlled Substance Act, which means that it has “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Murthy said there have been long discussions about the risks and benefits of marijuana, adding that there is a national experiment going on as states mull legalization for the drug.

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