Tag Archives: 23 October

John Ward – Scene Around: Fun And Games On The Internet – 23 October 2014

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Eurozone Crisis Might Not Be Over, S&P Warns – 23 October 2014

RT logoThe eurozone may be entering another stage of recession as governments, banks and companies struggle to cut their massive debts in a period of weak economic growth, rating agency Standard & Poor’s has warned.

The European currency block is entering a new stage of economic crisis, S&P said in a report on Thursday.

“We think the eurozone might be entering a stubborn phase of subdued growth as deleveraging continues and the world economy weakens,” the paper reads.

READ MORE: Eurozone inflation slumps to 5yr low risking triple-dip recession

The warning followed manufacturing data which showed a slump in France in October. The Markit Flash Euro Zone Composite Output Index fell to 48.0 comparing to 48.4 in September. That is the lowest since February. A reading below 50 marks a contraction in private sector activities. France’s economy has been nicknamed the ‘sick man’ of Europe in recent months.

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Hindu Diwali Holiday Triggers 450% Gold Surge In India – 23 October 2014

RT logoIndia will be glistening with gold in the next few days, as millions celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. The holiday has pushed up demand for gold. In September the country imported $3.75 billion worth of gold jewelry in preparation.

Diwali, known as the festival of lights, is a five-day celebration with fireworks, candles, sparklers, and other lighting displays by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The first day this year is October 23, and it usually falls between the last two weeks of October and the first two of November.

During the five-day festival, people dress in their best new clothes, and of course, gold jewelry. Nearly 20 percent of annual jewelry sales are attributed to the holiday.

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John Ward – UK Opts For Wind Strategy Just Dumped By China. Ed Miliband Tweets ‘Lovely Evening Celebrating Diwali With Hindus, Sikhs, Jains And Buddhists From Around London This Evening At The @UKLabour Diwali Reception’ – 23 October 2014

2edsptnetWant to opt for No Change next May? Vote Labour

If you ever get the feeling that barely a single Westminster policy is being done with us in mind, then congratulations, you’re sane. It’s all done in our name, of course…which is why, when it goes wrong, we always wind up paying for it.

And talking of wind, here’s yet another sign that our energy policy is all over the place. Taking the easy route out of wind power by avoiding Nimby on land, Owen Paterson dec. Minister of Defra decided to stick with offshore…this despite the fact that the upkeep costs involved in that are horrendous. Continue reading

Laying Charges: UK Police Taser Use On Rise Against Mentally Ill, Minorities – 23 October 2014

RT logoHome Secretary Theresa May has ordered an inquiry into police use of Taser stun guns, after it emerged the weapons were increasingly and disproportionately used against black Londoners and the mentally ill.

On Thursday, May said she wanted to see clear data on the reasons why officers deployed Tasers in specific incidents. The weapons were introduced to UK police forces in 2004.

“Taser is an important operational tactic which can protect the public, but we are right to demand transparency,” the Home Secretary said.

“So I have asked the national policing lead and Home Office officials to conduct an in-depth review of the publication of Taser data and other use of force by police officers.

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Tuberculosis Epidemic Much Worse Than People Think – WHO – 23 October 2014

RT logoThe world’s preoccupation with the Ebola virus has eclipsed almost any attention to other health hazards. But the tuberculosis epidemic is now considered to be much more severe than before, the WHO has claimed in a report.

Back in the day tuberculosis (TB) was known as the ‘white plague’ for its tendency to make people skinny and pale, accompanied by frequent blood-flecked coughing. It was also known as ‘consumption’, with such famous patients as Anton Chekhov and George Orwell succumbing to the disease.

TB is considered to be the world’s second most ruthless killer after HIV/AIDS. Hopes of eradicating it completely are experiencing a considerable setback: the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday that last year saw twice as many new cases appear than previously estimated.

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James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Ebola Vaccine, Petrodollar Plane Crash, Citizen’s Arrest – 23 October 2014

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

Story #1: Ebola Vaccine Trials in West Africa Expected to Start in January Continue reading

Ottawa Gunman ‘Identified’ As recent Muslim Convert, High-Risk Traveler – 23 October 2014

RT logo(Lucas : Interesting developments and possible pretext for a bigger lock down and more restrictions on your rights and freedoms if there are still any left.  The shooter of course labelled a muslin convert which possibly will be connected to ISIS. Gladio B scenario like developments are likely to be rolled out. A new enemy is created within the States in racial and class tensions, in religious tensions and outside the states by fear of infections (Ebola scare), a new enemy that is conglomerated to be called ISIS and Russia being revived in a new cold war scenario stand-off.  The democracy and powers of the people are systematically hollowed out. Are you all gonna be the silent lambs and sheeple that walk the way the leader says or are you all gonna discern and express what is yours always : being free and not being bound to unjust, immoral behaviour of the ones you still give your powers to in government and parliament. Rethink: we can live without these power and greed structures that are all corporatized and conglomerated into monopolies of power without any regard towards humanity as a free species without any bonds or leashes to anyone. There is enough upon this world for everyone, let us share and care equally and begin our transition into a new way of living as individuals working together and honoring our natural freedom without hurting anyone. You are the ones that can start change within and being example. We need no more war and terror stories, instigated wars, fear  porn and health degradation by vaccines and drugs for profit and world depopulation agendas.  Get thinking and step out of the corporate main stream media which still is the outlet for the ones trying to rule your world for their own benefit, power and ideas. Change within will bring change on the outside.)

While the name of the Ottawa gunman is yet to be announced, a number of officials told numerous media that the shooter is believed to be Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a recent Muslim convert, allegedly designated as a high-risk traveler.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall north of Montreal, two US officials told Reuters, claiming that American law enforcement agencies have been advised that the attacker recently converted to Islam.

AP sources also identified the man to be Zehaf-Bibeau. A Twitter account associated with Islamic State militants tweeted a photo they identified as the Ottawa shooter. The Globe and Mail reports that the shooter was designated a “high-risk traveler” by the Canadian authorities with his passport seized.

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ZeroHedge – It’s Not Just Spying – How The NSA Has Turned Into A Giant Profit Center For Corrupt Insiders – 23 October 2014

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Dear NSA Employees, You Now Have a Green Light to Loot and Pillage. It’s Time to Get Paid:

Are you just another one of those frustrated NSA employees who feels that unconstitutionally spying on your fellow citizenry under false pretenses isn’t giving you same thrill it once did? If so, have no fear.

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‘Fracking Loophole’ Allows Drilling Companies To Use Unregulated Toxins – Report – 23 October 2014

RT logoA number of US oil companies are taking advantage of the so-called “Halliburton Loophole” to circumvent federal legislature regulating diesel-based fluids in fracking, instead exploiting the environment with even more toxic chemicals, new report says.

“Because of a gap in the Safe Drinking Water Act, companies are allowed to inject other petroleum products (beyond diesel) without a permit, and many of these non-diesel drilling fluids contain even higher concentrations of the same toxins found in diesel,” reportby the Environmental Integrity Project released on Wednesday reads.

Titled “Fracking’s Toxic Loophole”, the report says that the 2005 Energy Policy Act authorities the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) to “regulate diesel-based fracking fluids because of the toxicity of BTEX compounds” found in diesel.

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