Tag Archives: 17 May

Portugal Leaves Bailout Program With 214Bn Euro Debt, 4% Lower GDP – 17 May 2014

RT logoPortugal exited its international bailout program on Saturday, regaining its economic sovereignty, which it lost after the European debt crisis. However, the country’s GDP is four percent lower than in 2010, a year before it asked for financial help.

The country will become the second eurozone country to leave the bailout after Ireland. Portugal underwent three years of painful austerity, in order to receive a 78-billion euro loan (106 billion US dollars), to help a nation that was on the verge of bankruptcy.

However, not everything has gone smoothly for Portugal, with the end of the bailout coming at a time when data has shown the country’s economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Overall, the country’s GDP is four percent lower than in 2010, a year before they asked the International Monetary Fund for financial help.

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Russian Anti-GMO Activists Raise Funds For ‘First-Ever’ Independent Intl Research – 17 May 2014

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GMO production and distribution is likened to terrorism by the authors of a draft bill submitted to the Russian parliament earlier this week. It’s not the first comparison of the kind, according to Elena Sharoykina, director of the Genetic Safety Public Association (GSPA), a 10-year-old NGO in Moscow, Russia’s major campaigner for GM-free food and agriculture.

In an interview to RT, Sharoykina recalled a statement made by the NATO Committee on the Challenges to Modern Society in the Belgian city of Liege in 2004, in which it warned that GMOs may be used as a genetic weapon.

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Record Balkan Floods: At Least 20 Killed, Tens Of Thousands Forced To Flee – 17 May 2014

RT logoAt least 20 people were killed, tens of thousands evacuated, over 250,000 households left without power in what has been branded the ‘worst flooding’ on record across the Balkans.

Officials in Bosnia say 12 people have died and more bodies could emerge as the water recedes from dozens of cities flooded in the past three days. Serbia has seen eight deaths, AP reported.

“This is the greatest flooding disaster ever. Not just in the past 100 years; this has never happened in Serbia’s history,” Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told a news conference on Thursday.

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IrishExaminer – Draghi Urged To Tap Bailout Funds Debt – 17 May 2014

Irish Examiner

Mario Draghi could end the search for an asset worth buying if he would only turn to the euro area’s jointly issued crisis bonds.

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ZeroHedge – “Feeding The Homeless” Is A Crime In Increasingly More US Cities – 17 May 2014

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

Have you ever given food to a homeless person?  Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you live.  Right now, there are dozens of major U.S. cities that have already passed laws against feeding the homeless.  As you will read about below, in some areas of the country you can actually be fined hundreds of dollars for just trying to give food to a hungry person.  I know that sounds absolutely insane, but this is what America is turning into.  Communities all over the country are attempting to “clean up the streets” by making it virtually illegal to either be homeless or to help those that are homeless.  Instead of spending more money on programs to assist the homeless, local governments are bulldozing tent cities and giving homeless people one way bus tickets out of town.  We are treating some of the most vulnerable members of our society like human garbage, and it is a national disgrace.

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Méline Portia Lafont – Tsolians On Integrating The Cosmic Divine Source Of Your I AM And On Infrared Spectrum – 17 May 2014

MélineTo know more about the Tsolians and their first message: http://pleiadedolphininfos.blogspot.be/search/label/Tsolians

We greet you in this day of auspicious shifts into your reality of being. We are the Tsolians of the Delta Quadrant of this Cosmic multiverse and once again we come forth with a message of peace and exhilarated energies to uplift and assist the Cosmic reawakening within the Self. Continue reading

John Ward – Cameron ‘Powerless’ As Chilcot Enquiry Into Caligulan Rome Remains Unpublished, But Government Takes Powers To Hire Westminster Army And Privatise Paedophile Meat – 17 May 2014

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New Dinosaur found alive ‘is Labour donor’ says BBC

I fell about laughing yesterday on the news that Jean-Claude Juncker (managing director of Radio Luxembourg and EC Bigwig) has accused Alexis Tsipras as being unfit to run Greece, let alone run for Juncker’s sinecure in the Euro-elections this weekend. Dipping a gently grilled lark’s cock into his mouth while masturbating a pig and anally shagging a goat at the same time, Caligula told the Empire Chronicle last week that Claudius was unfit to run Rome. Continue reading

Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP Joins Pay Revolt As Kentz And Chime Feel The Anger Of Shareholders – 17 May 2014

The Independent

By Nick Goodway , Gideon Spanier
The engineer Kentz and the PR firm Chime yesterday became the latest companies to feel the wrath of shareholders over their pay policies, capping a week of investor unrest at a string of companies including ITV and BG Group.
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TheIndependent – Deutsche Bank Boss’ Video Message To Traders: ‘Stop Being Boastful And Vulgar’ – 17 May 2014

The Independent

Colin Fan told employees he had ‘lost patience’ with their behaviour

By James Moore

City traders have been told to clean up their acts or face “serious consequences” by a senior executive at one of the City’s top investment banks.

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TheAustralian – Welfare Leaders Back GST Reform – 17 May 2014

The Australian

By PHILLIP HUDSON AND JARED OWENS

SOCIAL justice campaigner Tim Costello has called for the GST to be expanded to cover private school fees, fresh food, water, sewerage, childcare and health to fix structural problems in government budgets.

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