Daily Archives: March 18, 2015

ZeroHedge – Greek PM To Meet With Putin Amid Cash Crunch – 18 March 2015

ZeroHedgeWith Greece digging around in the couch cushions to try and scrape up €2 billion by Friday in order to make payments to the IMF, the ECB, and Goldman, and with celebrity FinMin Yanis Varoufakis doing his absolute best to sink the entire ship with a series of epic PR faux pas, one is left to wonder just where Athens will turn when Berlin and Brussels finally reach the end of their ropes with what increasingly looks like gross incompetence in the Aegean. We may have gotten the answer to that question today via Reuters:

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Moscow on April 8 after being invited to talks by Russian President Vladimir Putin, a Greek government official said on Tuesday.

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NaturalNews – J.D. Heyes – GMO Imperialism: Bill Gates And Biotech Industry Are Forcing Unwilling African Countries To Accept Costly, Untested GMOs – 18 March 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) A number of American corporations and foundations are spearheading efforts to spread genetically modified organisms to the African continent, including agri-giant Monsanto and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a just-released report.

“The U.S., the world’s top producer of GM crops, is seeking new markets for American GM crops in Africa,” said Haidee Swanby of the African Center for Biosafety, which authored the report commissioned by Friends of the Earth International. “The U.S. administration’s strategy consists of assisting African nations to produce biosafety laws that promote agribusiness interests instead of protecting Africans from the potential threats of GM crops.” Continue reading

ActivistPost – US Warns Allies Not To Join China-led Development Bank – 18 March 2015

Logo_activistpost-comEric Blair
Activist Post

How do you know a dollar collapse is coming? Because the rest of the world is preparing for it.

Western allies are flocking to join the new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), while the United States and World Bank sit on the sidelines and lecture them about “appropriate” financial governance.

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High-Rise In Paris La Defense District On Fire, No Reports Of Casualties – 18 March 2015

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ECB Protesters Clash With Frankfurt Police, Tear Gas Deployed – 18 March 2015

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Clashes have taken place in Frankfurt between Blockupy protesters and police on the day the European Central Bank headquarters open in the city, RT’s Peter Oliver reports from the scene. Tear gas has been deployed to disperse the demonstrators.

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A helicopter is buzzing over the head, the tear gas is very much thick in the air,” Peter Oliver reports from Frankfurt center. “The police have an iron cordon set around the new ECB building.

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ActivistPost – Bill To Pull Plug On NSA Introduced In Texas – 18 March 2015

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Legislation would Turn Off Water and Electric to San Antonio Facility

A Texas legislator introduced a bill that would stop the independent Texas power grid from being used to power mass, warrantless surveillance by the NSA last week.

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‘Compromised & Gone’: Pentagon Lost $500Mn Of Weapons, Equipment In Yemen – 18 March 2015

RT logoAmerican military officials admitted to members of Congress that they have lost track of millions in small arms, ammunition, night vision goggles, patrol boats, vehicles and other supplies donated by the US to the Yemeni government.

The US has supplied more than $500 million in military aid to Yemen since 2007 through programs managed by the Defense Department and State Department. But in January, the Yemeni government was toppled by Shiite Houthi rebels, backed by Iran and critical of US drones strikes in the country, who also took over government military bases in the north.

Since then, the Defense Department has lost its ability to monitor the whereabouts of weaponry and equipment. The situation has only grown worse since the US closed its embassy in Sanaa, the capital, in February and withdrew military advisers.

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GCHQ Empowered To Hack Any Device Anywhere Without Terrorist, Criminal Threat – UK Court Doc – 18 March 2015

RT logoThe government has admitted to possessing far-reaching hacking powers to break into computers, phones and communications networks anywhere across the globe in the absence of national security and criminal threats, a court document reveals.

The startling revelation surfaced after civil rights group Privacy International (PI) filed a legal challenge in 2014 questioning the hacking powers of UK government intelligence agency GCHQ.

The legal challenge sought to examine allegations relating to “state-sponsored hacking” uncovered by ex-NSA computer analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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ActivistPost – Boy Suspended For Year And Prosecuted For Bringing A Leaf To School – 18 March 2015

Logo_activistpost-comCarey Wedler
Activist Post

An 11-year-old boy has endured relentless attacks from the government for bringing a leaf to school that tested negative for marijuana. Nevertheless, he was suspended from school for a 364 days and charged with possession of marijuana – even after it was proven on multiple occasions that the plant was not weed.

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EPA Plumbing New Depths To Save Water With ‘Fix A Leak Week’ – 18 March 2015

RT logoAmericans are flushing billions of dollars down the toilet every year ‒ along with a trillion gallons of needlessly wasted water ‒ thanks to leaky plumbing. Now the Environmental Protection Agency is channeling Mr. Fix-It to get a handle on the problem.

The average household’s leaks ‒ like dripping faucets, singing toilets or malfunctioning sprinkler systems ‒ can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, according to the EPA. Ten percent of American homes have leaks that waste at least 90 gallons of water per day.

Nationwide, more than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted annually, which is equal to the annual household water use of more than 11 million homes. If that spilled water was conserved and transported to California, it would account for 40 percent of the drought-ridden state’s water requirements for a year. With the Golden State having only a year’s worth of water left, it’s also 9 percent of the total water needed to end that multi-year dry spell.

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