Tag Archives: 29 September

UK Fracking Firm Accused Of ‘Bribing’ Land And Property Owners – 29 September 2014

RT logoActivists accuse fracking firm Ineos of taking a “bribes and bulldozers” approach to shale gas exploration in the UK, as it offers landlords and communities affected a 6 percent future profit share.

In a bid to replicate the industry’s progress in the US, where the sharing of shale gas profits is commonplace, Ratcliffe hopes to incentivize landowners and residents to agree to fracking in their neighbourhoods.

“We think this is a game changer for Britain,” Ratcliffe said in a company statement. “Giving 6 percent of the revenues to those living above our shale gas operations will give them a real stake in the success of the venture and encourage the development of the whole shale gas industry”.

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Kazakh President Proposes Free Trade Zone With Russia, Iran, Other Caspian States – 29 September 2014

RT logoKazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested establishing a free trade zone involving Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan; all bordering the Caspian Sea and oil-rich.

Nazarbayev suggested the idea at the fourth Caspian Summit, where leaders from the five countries have gathered in Astrakhan, Russia, on Monday.

“Taking into consideration the situation on the world market, we could investigate the possibility of bringing the economies of our countries closer to involve mutual trade. Before regulating the legal status of the Caspian [Sea] we may lay down the foundations for mutual economic activities. I suggest looking into the suggestion of creating a Caspian free trade zone,” Nazarbayev said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

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John Ward – Iraq/Syria Bombing: The Tediously Insane Saga Of Obama, Saudis, Iraqis, Syrians, Palestinians, Jordanians, Cameron, IS, Al-Nusra, Salafists, Bombs And Oil – 29 September 2014

arabcart1arabcart2.2Arabcart3.2The unifying power of a bombing campaignThis went up on Twitter today:


Well now, there’s a surprise: you give IS money to look good among Muslims, I get to bomb them and look good among Americans, and both of us stop Jihadists from controlling the oil. Except that nothing is ever quite that simple. Pay attention: there’s a lot to remember here. Continue reading

Tories To Axe 55% ‘Death Tax’ In Pre-Election Bid To Woo UK Voters – 29 September 2014

RT logoChancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is expected to announce plans to scrap a 55 percent tax on inherited pension savings at the Conservatives’ conference in Birmingham, as part of a broader Tory pitch to win the next general election.

During his speech to delegates at the conference, which began on Sunday and is due to come to a close on Wednesday, Osborne is expected to unveil a £150 million pre-electoral tax break that could reap benefits for hundreds of thousands of Britons. Following its implementation in 2015, the policy shift will abolish a 55 percent tax on pensions passed on to deceased UK citizens’ family members.

The tax cut is set to be confirmed in Osborne’s autumn statement scheduled later this year, and will come into effect in April 2015.

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Turkey Undergoing ‘Authoritarian Drift’ Under Erdogan – HRW – 29 September 2014

RT logoTurkey under the helm of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has seen the erosion of human rights via a crackdown on media freedom, dissent and a weakening of the rule of law, Human Rights Watch (HWR) warned in its latest report.

The 38-page report outlining the “worrying rollback” of human rights over Ergodan’s 12-year reign was published on Monday.

Erdogan, who won the presidential poll in August after serving as prime minister for over a decade, has increasingly come under fire amidst mounting opposition protests and corruption allegations targeting both him and his inner circle. Damaging leaks linked to the influential Gülen movement, led by the US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen, and the violent crackdown on the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul and other cities in May-June 2013 have spurred Erdogan to react with increasingly authoritarian measures.

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Brenda Hoffman – Expect and Accept – The Living Is Easy – 29 September 2014

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Summary of Brenda’s September 27, 2014 free, 15-minute, channeled “Creation Energies” show at  http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/brenda-hoffman:  You’ve transitioned from an AM to FM frequency. So you feel as if you know where you want to be, but have no idea how to get there. Your physical body is adjusting to the new you. Self-love is the key. Try being of earth for 24 hours without belittling yourself in some way. If you feel joyful radiating peace to those of earth, that is one of your roles. But if you don’t, please don’t allow guilt or narcissism to enter your thought processes. Continue reading

‘Lost Decade’: UK Workers Face Real Wages Drop Until 2017 – 29 September 2014

RT logoYoung people and the “squeezed middle” classes will face a fall in real wages beyond 2017, amounting to a “lost decade” despite signs of economic recovery, claims an economic forecaster.

Real take-home pay, representing workers’ spending power, will still lag behind pre-crisis levels by 2017, falling short of the 4.5 percent to 5 percent annual rises seen before the 2008 financial crisis.

The EY Item Club survey claims median pay in real terms will fall from £18,852 in 2008 to £17,827 by 2017.

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