Daily Archives: February 15, 2015

ActivistPost – Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed – 15 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comCatherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

“…[B]y enabling two-way, real-time communications, smart meters can give customers the information they need to control their own energy use and reduce their electricity cost,” so said Jim Marston, a ‘smart meter’ supporter with the Environmental Defense Fund. [1] [CJF emphasis added]

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Greece: Yes To ‘National Reform Plan,’ No To Strings Attached – 15 February 2015

RT logoThe Greek government has agreed to an EU proposal to introduce a ‘national reform plan’ to address economic issues that have been neglected for decades. But this time Greece won’t accept a bailout program on the same terms as before.

The new Syriza-led Greek authorities won’t agree to any eurozone bailouts under the same constraints as former governments did. However, a “national reform plan” to deal with decades-long economic issues is required, a government spokesperson told national media.

“[Greece] will not continue with a program which has the characteristics of the program of previous governments,” government’s spokesperson Gabriel Sakellaridis told Greek TV in an interview on Sunday.

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Hackers Steal ‘$300 Million In 100 Banks’ In Massive Heist – 15 February 2015

RT logoSome $300 million were stolen from 100 banks in 30 countries in 2013, according to a new report revealed by The New York Times.

The attack was allegedly carried out by European, Russian, and Chinese hackers, who used malicious software to penetrate the banking systems – via sending e-mails to employees.

Once gaining access, hackers found out what employees were responsible for cash transfers or ATMs, and installed a remote access tool: a program that can take screenshots from employees’ computers, according to the NYT.

Then, they transferred the sums to bank accounts in different countries.

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Jon Rappoport – Fake Disney Measles Outbreak: Send In The Clowns – 15 February 2015

jon7“Lacking any real science proving we have a serious 2015 measles outbreak, and lacking any science supporting the idea that the measles vaccine is safe and effective, we’re looking at a psyop called The Disney Story. A fake horror movie happening at ‘the happiest place on Earth,’ Disneyland. It’s a perfect way to scare the moms into vaccinating their kiddies. If the happiest place on Earth isn’t safe, then where is safety? ‘Mickey Mouse infects children.’ Cue the ominous music. ‘Cotton candy dream turns into nightmare.’ ‘Send in the clowns, carriers of the virus.’” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

150 measles cases. No deaths.

Dangerous outbreak? Are you kidding? Continue reading

‘Observed In General’: France, Germany, Kiev & Rebels Agree Truce Holding – 15 February 2015

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A ceasefire that came into force midnight in eastern Ukraine is being observed in general, France and Germany declared in a joint statement. Donetsk officials say they will withdraw heavy weapons in accord with the timeline set by the Minsk deal.

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine was being generally observed despite local incidents, which were quickly resolved, said France and Germany’s joint statement, issued by the Elysees Palace on Sunday. The statement was published after President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel held a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin and President Petro Poroshenko.

The Normandy Four leaders are also set to continue talks Monday, according to Ukraine’s presidential website.

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‘Biggest Failure’? Obama Aide Regrets Not Securing UFO Files Disclosure – 15 February 2015

RT logoOutgoing senior US presidential adviser John Podesta has revealed that the main regret of the past year of his service at the White House was keeping Americans away from learning the truth about UFOs.

READ MORE: ‘It was us’: CIA ‘fesses up on UFO sightings in 1950-60s

Law professor Podesta, 66, published in his Twitter microblog on Friday – his last day as Obama’s counselor with a special interest in climate and energy matters – a list of his “favorite memories” of the year, concluding with his biggest regret that once again proves his fascination with aliens and TV show “The X-Files”, of which he is known to be a huge fan.

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John Ward – Analysis : If You’re A Genuine Believer In Functional Democracy, The Only Responsible Position Today Is That Of Radical Reformer – 15 February 2015

benthamIn 2015, only four democracies are enacting the Will of the People

I realise these days I’m becoming a repetitive old git, but in the midst of the media’s superficial (and generally negative) obsession with a brave attempt by intelligent Greek thinkers to bring sanity to the EU table, I thought it might be useful to restate what’s new in a historical sense, rather than what just happened on the news. Continue reading