Daily Archives: February 22, 2015

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Is “The Lord Of The Rings” An Allegory? – Questions For Corbett #020 – 22 February 2015

In this edition of the “Questions For Corbett” series, James tackles your questions on constitutional challenges to the Federal Reserve, the 28 pages and 9/11, Steve Jobs and the New World Order, political interpretations of “The Lord of the Rings” and much more.

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3-Parent Babies Against EU Law And Could ‘Affect Humanity’ – EU MEP’s – 22 February 2015

RT logoMEP’s have claimed the UK has infringed EU law by allowing three parents babies to be created. Britain has become the first country to allow the procedure, but critics say the country has “violated human dignity,” and could affect the human race.

The decision has caused uproar amongst European politicians, with a group of Italian MPs writing to the House of Lords to reconsider green lighting the controversial technique. They have also invited the European Commission to step in and look into the case.

In a letter to the Times newspaper, the Italian MP’s said the legislation, “could have uncontrollable and unforeseeable consequences, affecting future generations and modifying genetic heritage in an irreversible way, inevitably affecting the human species as a whole.”

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Fresh Leak At Fukushima Nuclear Plant Sees 70-Fold Radiation Spike – 22 February 2015

RT logoAnother radioactive water leak in the sea has been detected at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the facility’s operator TEPCO announced. Contamination levels in the gutter reportedly spiked up 70 times over regular readings.

The sensors are connected to the gutter that pours rain and ground water from the plant to a bay adjacent to the facility.

The levels of contamination were between 50 and 70 times higher than Fukushima’s already elevated radioactive status, and were detected at about 10 am local time (1.00 am GMT), AFP reported.

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Jon Rappoport – Exit From Old Mind: Notes From The Underground – 22 February 2015

jon7Here are notes from my work-in-progress, The Underground. They come from the 2008-10 period, as I was preparing my collection, Exit From The Matrix, with its dozens of techniques that engage the imagination with new space, energy, and time:

“Old repetitive thoughts mean old repetitive space, because thoughts occur in space. Carrying forward old space results in the depletion of energy. The alive energy of the mind is always looking for new space.”

“Mind control is a method of installing old space and keeping it in place. It has the effect of standing in a museum and looking at one panting, a painting you don’t even admire.” Continue reading

‘Combat Zone Tales’: Fox News’ O’Reilly In 10-Minute Rant, Another Journo Speaks Out – 22 February 2015

RT logoFox News host Bill O’Reilly slammed the Mother Jones journalist, who accused him of lying about reporting from the Falklands War. O’Reilly’s former colleague, Eric Engberg, also added fuel to the fire, saying O’Reilly “behaved unprofessionally.”

O’Reilly, 65, used a whole 10-minute segment of his Friday episode of the O’Reilly Factor to tear Corn apart for the article at the left-leaning magazine Mother Jones that features investigative and breaking news reporting. The dispute came just a week after NBC news anchor Brian Williams took himself off air for lying about his time in Iraq.

O’Reilly, a former CBS News reporter, pointed out: “Mother Jones, which has low circulation, is considered by many the bottom rung of journalism in America. However, in this internet age, the defamation they put forth gets exposure.”

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#NoTAV: Thousands Of Italians Protest High-Speed Railway Construction In Turin – 22 February 2015

RT logoSeveral thousand people gathered in the center of Turin to protest against a controversial high-speed rail link between the city and Lyon. The line is slated to run through a small Alpine village.

According to the rally’s organizers, up to 10,000 people from all over Italy took to Turin’s streets on Saturday. Local media estimated the number at 4,000 people, La Repubblica newspaper reported. The Italians were protesting the costly project that could also ruin the Susa Valley’s ecology.

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White Elephants In The Room: How EU Projects Blow Billions Of Euros Amidst Austerity Talks – 22 February 2015

RT logoAusterity may be hitting some countries hard, but looking at certain EU funded projects, one would never know. From Brandenburg Airport to Donkeypedia, these and other white elephants are flushing billions of taxpayer’s euros down the drain.

Looking at some of the projects the EU has funded over the last decade, one would think the organization had limitless funds at its disposal. Millions across the continent are currently living in poverty following the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. One in three Greeks is living below the poverty line, while the nation has an unemployment rate of nearly 30 percent. However, that figure is double amongst the country’s youth. Spain is not fairing much better, with almost a quarter of the working population unable to find a job.

Despite pressing needs to address these problems, the EU has been lavishing billions of euros on extravagant projects, with poor oversight into what will happen to these schemes when completed. RT looks at six ‘white elephants’ the EU has funded, which are leaving taxpayers around the European Union thinking why this was ever built.

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Biggest US Refinery Joins Nationwide Strike Stretching Into 4th Week – 22 February 2015

RT logoWorkers at three refineries, one them the largest in the US, have joined a mass nationwide strike affecting some 20 percent of US refining capacity. The USW union strike has hit its fourth week, after failing to reach an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell.

The mass walkout of refinery workers – the first since 1980 – which started on February 1, has now expanded to four more plants. The union, which represents more than 30,000 American oil workers at more than 200 refineries, urged workers at the Motive refinery in Port Arthur, Texas to join the nationwide strike.

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ZeroHedge – Three Questions To Be Answered This Week – 22 February 2015

ZeroHedgeThe Greek issue has been sufficiently resolved for now that investors’ focus will shift elsewhere in the week ahead.   The answers to three questions will dominate the market’s attention.

* How strong are the deflationary forces?

* Are the cyclical recoveries still intact?

* What is the outlook for Fed policy?

The January inflation readings from the US, EMU and Japan will be released in the coming days.  The euro area preliminary data has already been reported.  This week’s report is expected to confirm the -0.6% year-over-year headline rate and a 0.6% core rate.

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3 British Teen ‘Jihadi Brides’ Already Crossed Into Syria – Report – 22 February 2015

RT logoAn International search and intercept effort for British teenage ‘jihadi brides’ has been in vain, as the trio have apparently made their way from Turkey to Syria to join the Islamic State caliphate’s cause.

The three girls, all students at Bethnal Green Academy in London, were reported to have flown from Gatwick to Istanbul on Tuesday during their half-term break.

Intelligence sources in Turkey now told the Telegraph that Amira Abase, 15, Shamima Begum, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, crossed into Syria on Friday by car and are presumed to be in the ISIS-run town of Tal Abyad.

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