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  • New sanctions on Iran to hurt peace prospects

    09/08/2014 1:23:00 PM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies
    Japan TImes ^ | 9/8/14 | Chelala
    New sanctions on Iran to hurt peace prospects The new sanctions on Iran recently announced include eight individuals, six ships, five banks and 15 other entities. U.S. Treasury officials claim that companies based in Turkey, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates have served as front companies to help Iranian Mahan Air to purchase airplane engines and other parts. Because of their limited scope, the new sanctions will be ineffectual and only damage prospects for peace with that nation. According to the Geneva “interim” agreement reached last November between Iran and the so-called P5-plus-1 group (United States, Britain, France, China, Germany...
  • Number of Syrian Refugees Tops 3 Million (Obama's World)

    09/07/2014 6:55:53 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The Scoop ^ | 9/4/2014 | UN Agency
    The parents and children of this Syrian family sleep on the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. They are among the 3 million refugees from Syria, many of whom live in desperate conditions. Photo: UNHCR/S. Baldwin 29 August 2014 – Three million Syrians will have registered as refugees outside of their country today, the UN refugee agency reported, amid accounts of increasingly horrifying conditions inside their homeland – cities where populations are surrounded, people are going hungry and civilians are being targeted or indiscriminately killed. A news release issued by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that a further...
  • Egypt charges ex-president Morsi with passing state secrets to Qatar

    09/06/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    Yahoo finance ^ | 9/6/14 | Lin
    Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with passing state secrets to Qatar Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi stands behind bars during his trial at a court in Cairo . Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and several other people on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, dealing a further blow to his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between Qatar, a Gulf Arab state, and Egypt have been icy since July 2013, when then-Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Mursi after mass unrest against his rule. Qatar had supported Mursi, who is already in jail...
  • IHS pays $2bn to buy MTN telecoms towers

    09/04/2014 3:19:00 PM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    FT ^ | 9/41/14 | Thompson
    IHS, the African mobile infrastructure group, will double the size of its business following a $2bn deal to acquire more than 9,000 telecoms towers from MTN, the South African-based telecoms group. The deal with IHS, which is raising equity from investors to help fund the transaction, will be the largest transaction for towers in Africa. Issam Darwish, IHS chief executive, declined to comment on the value of the deal but added that it would double the size of the group’s asset value. He said Nigeria was of particular importance in the regional telecoms industry. “Nigeria is at the heart of...
  • China accuses MPs of Hong Kong 'interference'

    09/03/2014 6:40:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/1/14 | laura
    The Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs, Newsnight has learned. They are trying to block an influential Westminster committee from carrying out an inquiry into the ongoing tensions in Hong Kong. The Chinese ambassador to the UK has also tried to warn the MPs off. It comes as thousands of activists in Hong Kong protest at Chinese government moves which they say will limit democratic elections in the territory. In a strongly worded letter, the Chinese Foreign Affairs Committee accuses its UK counterpart of carrying out a "highly inappropriate act which constitutes interference in...
  • Russia Hails Ties with Iran

    09/02/2014 1:11:48 PM PDT · by mgist · 15 replies
    Global Post ^ | 8/28/14 | Xinua
    MOSCOW, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Russia said Thursday that its relations with Iran have been growing, citing shared approaches on several major international and regional affairs. "The intensity of political contacts is growing and there is obviously positive dynamics in the areas of practical interaction," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a commentary ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's visit to Moscow. Positions of the two countries coincide to a large extent on such issues as the Syrian crisis, anti-drug efforts in Afghanistan as well as the disputed Iranian nuclear program, it said. In particular, Moscow sees good opportunity...
  • Islamic State or Russia? (Shadow governments exposed)

    09/02/2014 4:39:10 AM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | DK Matai
    Islamic State or Russia? Ten Key Questions Towards Pragmatism Politics / GeoPolitics Sep 01, 2014 - 01:03 PM GMT By: DK_Matai There are insufficient resources and bandwidth to counter the rising threat of global destabilisation from the barbaric ambitions of the Islamic State operatives and Russia’s increasing belligerence and military interventions in Eastern Europe simultaneously. At some stage, a clear and present danger based priority needs to be established. At that point, some strategic questions need to be asked. It is in the context of prioritisation that the ATCA 5000 Research and Analysis Wing and the mi2g Intelligence Unit have...
  • Kenya: President Kenyatta Witnesses Destruction of Kshs 1b Heroin Haul

    09/01/2014 6:14:47 PM PDT · by mgist · 2 replies
    all Africa ^ | 8/29/2014 | chai
    Photo: Mombasa County Government Drug ship destroyed at Mombasa. By Kazungu Chai Mombasa — President Uhuru Kenyatta today sent a clear signal to drug traffickers that they will not be allowed to continue the illegal trade at the expense of the dreams of the Kenyan youth. He personally led an operation to blow up a ship and destroy heroin worth over Kshs 1 billion. The President - aboard a Kenya Air Force chopper and the Kenya Navy in their modern warship KNS Jasiri - led journalists, security personnel and anti-narcotic officials as the ship and the drugs were blown off...
  • I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes

    09/01/2014 7:48:06 AM PDT · by mgist · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9/1/14 | rachel Alexander
    I Can Destroy Your Reputation and Career in Two Minutes Rachel Alexander | Sep 01, 2014 There is a new form of cyberbullying out there and it is scary, because it could derail the professional career of any conservative - even those working in apolitical jobs. Slimy folks like “Busta Troll” are hijacking Facebook pages of conservatives, replacing the content with goats and anti-conservative messages. Some believe a goat is used because it is a Satanic symbol; many of the conservatives are targeted because of their Christian or Jewish views. The conservative Citizens’ Post page on Facebook was hijacked by...
  • Robert Richards, Marine Guilty in Taliban Desecration, Dies at 28

    08/30/2014 7:02:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 51 replies
    NY TImes ^ | 8/15/14 | Na
    Robert Richards, Marine Guilty in Taliban Desecration, Dies at 28 Robert W. Richards, a former sergeant who helped provoke international outrage when he and three other Marines were seen on videotape urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2011, died on Wednesday at his home in Jacksonville, N.C., near Camp Lejeune, where he had once been based. He was 28. His lawyer, Guy Womack, confirmed the death, saying there were no signs of foul play or self-inflicted wounds, The Associated Press reported. Mr. Womack said he suspected that a combination of medications that Mr. Richards had been...
  • Soros Clones: 5 Liberal Mega-Donors Nearly as Dangerous as George Soros

    08/28/2014 6:06:29 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 8/26/14 | Ciandella
    As the 2014 midterm elections approached, the media were quick to criticize conservative donors like the Koch brothers for backing issues important to them. But journalists largely ignored the incredible financial power being used to promote the liberal agenda. Five top donors – Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Steyer and George Soros’s own son, Jonathan – are major funders of the left. Together, they have contributed at least $2.7 billion since 2000 to groups pushing abortion, gun control, climate change alarmism and liberal candidates. That’s not how major media depicted them. Broadcast networks applauded when billionaire hedge fund...
  • CDC whistleblower makes statement regarding cover up of relationship of MMR and autism

    08/28/2014 8:24:02 AM PDT · by mgist · 89 replies
    Morgan Verkamp ^ | 8/27/14 | William Thompson
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 27,2014 STATEMENT OF WILLIAM W. THOMPSON, Ph.D., REGARDING THE 2004 ARTICLE EXAMINING THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MMR VACCINE AND AUTISM My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report...
  • US Sen. Bernie Sanders visits North Carolina with 2016 on his mind

    08/27/2014 3:38:11 PM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    news observer ^ | 8-27-14 | John Frank
    US Sen. Bernie Sanders visits North Carolina with 2016 on his mind Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent, addresses a rally in front of the White House against proposed changes to Social Security benefits, on April 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. KEVIN G. HALL — MCT A potential 2016 contender is visiting Raleigh on Wednesday and getting a boost from the state Democratic Party. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who aligns with Democrats, will host a town hall forum at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. The topic: “The fight for economic justice.” Sanders is not considered a serious contender for...
  • Op-Ed: 1,400 kids sexually abused in one UK town, cops knew, did nothing

    08/27/2014 9:37:43 AM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 8/26/14 | Paul Wallis
    Op-Ed: 1,400 kids sexually abused in one UK town, cops knew, did nothing Rotherham - It must surely be one of the most inglorious moments in British history. A report indicates that a place called Rotherham was for years a centre of serious sexual violence and abuse of children over a period of 16 years. Worse, police were allegedly aware of the abuse and did nothing. Sydney Morning Herald Reading descriptions of the abuse makes it hard to imagine that nothing was done for so long. The report described rapes by multiple perpetrators, mainly from Britain's Pakistani community, and how...
  • Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Deaths (Propaganda)

    08/27/2014 7:45:57 AM PDT · by mgist · 42 replies
    JAMA ^ | 8/26/14 | Kuehn
    Author Insights: Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Reduce Opioid Deaths BY BRIDGET M. KUEHN on AUGUST 26, 2014 Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and colleagues found that states that legalize marijuana experience lower rates of opioid deaths, on average, compared with states that don’t allow medical marijuana. Image: University of Pennsylvania Opioid-overdose deaths increased in states across the country between 1999 and 2010, but states that legalized medical marijuana saw less-steep increases than those without, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine this week. Growing use...
  • Who is whistle-blower David Danon, who is suing Vanguard?

    08/26/2014 3:30:13 PM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 8/25/14 | DiStefano
    Who is David Danon, and what drove him to take on his old bosses at Vanguard Group Inc., alleging that its nearly $3 trillion in assets were built on an illegal tax strategy? The son of a refugee from Bulgaria, Danon got in scraps as a schoolboy in Tenafly, N.J., where his short stature and harelip made him a target for bullying. "The teachers didn't do anything," Danon said. "I got into lots of fights that I should never have had to." The struggle with Vanguard, where he worked for nearly five years as a tax lawyer, is Danon's toughest...
  • The Mega Debt and Sustainable Capitalism

    08/26/2014 7:41:37 AM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    market Oracle ^ | 8/24/2014 | Tom Naysburn
    The Mega Debt and Sustainable Capitalism Economics / Credit Crisis Bailouts Tom Naysburn writes: Accepted thought acknowledges the financial crisis of 2008 was a near apocalyptic event which needed the citizens of the Anglo American dominated financial world to bailout the banking system to the conservative tune of $10 trillion in the US, and at least £1 trillion by UK taxpayers. For perspective, the entire cumulative national government debt in the UK stood at £350bn at the turn of the century. Why then was a bailout required? Would we have woken and the sky had fallen? No. The answer given...
  • Investor Soros sues BONY for unpaid Argentina bonds

    08/25/2014 7:14:20 PM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    Bueos Aires Herald ^ | 3/28/14 | NA
    Monday, August 25, 2014 Investor Soros sues BONY for unpaid Argentina bonds Billionaire United States investor George Soros and Kyle Bass, the founder of hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, have opened a lawsuit against the Bank of New York Mellon (BONY) for failing to distribute 226 million euros in Argentine bonds to creditors. According to a report from Bloomberg, the litigation was initiated due to the BONY's refusal to pass on to bondholders a payment made by Argentina on June 26, which was blocked by a ruling from New York judge Thomas Griesa as part of the dispute with holdout...
  • China’s Eye in the Sky Zooms In on Illicit Activity

    08/25/2014 8:10:19 AM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/25/14 | Geogh
    The biggest tracts of cannabis to have been detected in China since the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949 are in the northern provinces of Jilin and Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolia is also home to extensive fields of illicit opium poppies, as are the provinces of Heilongjiang and Hebei. These and other discoveries were made possible by images transmitted from space by Gaofen-1, China’s first high-resolution imaging satellite, the official China News Service reported on Monday. Launched into space on the back of a Long March rocket in April 2013, the Gaofen-1 has been orbiting the Earth at an...
  • G20 Edging Towards 'Bail-In' Global Banking Reform Deal

    08/23/2014 4:38:23 AM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/21/14
    Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the world's top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come to the rescue, industry and G20 officials said. The bonds, known as "gone concern loss absorption capacity" or GLAC, are seen by regulators as essential to stopping the world's 29 biggest lenders from being "too big to fail". The plans are being drafted by the Financial Stability Board, the regulatory task force of the Group of 20 economies which declined to comment ahead...
  • ISIS, Mexican Drug Cartels Teaming Up?

    08/21/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT · by mgist · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/2014 | Leah Barkoukis
    The relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism has long existed, and can take many forms depending on the goals and needs of each party. Sometimes hybrid criminal-terrorist organizations form in which terrorist groups become involved in the drug trade to fund operations, purchase equipment, and pay foot soldiers. In return, they provide safe passageways for the drugs and give traffickers tips for circumventing customs and security forces. Other times a localized criminal organization or terrorist group lacks expertise, so increased contacts and business with major drug cartels helps advance the sophistication of their operation. Ultimately, though, both have logistical needs...
  • Slain journalist James Foley on praying the rosary in captivity

    08/21/2014 8:00:37 AM PDT · by mgist · 17 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 8/20/14 | Catherine Harmon
    The news broke late yesterday that Islamic State jihadists executed freelance journalist James Foley and posted a video of his beheading. Foley, 40, had been missing for two years while covering the conflict in Syria. I am not going to link to the video or include screen shots from it, but I will share another link that has been circulating since the news of FoleyÂ’s brutal death: an article he wrote for the alumni magazine of Marquette University, his alma mater. The piece is about the time Foley spent imprisoned in Libya in 2011: I began to pray the rosary....
  • The Size of the Bank Bailout: $29 Trillion (Throwback Thursday)

    08/21/2014 6:58:15 AM PDT · by mgist · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/11/2014 | John Carney
    So this guy from (let's say) Morgan Stanley walks into a bar. He orders drink after drink. Downs a dozen or so high-quality glasses of Scotch. Does a few shots of tequila. Maybe grabs a beer at the end of the night. The bar manager sees the condition the guy is in, takes a look at his tab. Sees the total amount of drinks he’s been served. Grabs the bartender aside and asks him a question. “Bartender Ben, how many drinks did you serve that guy?” “Just one,” Bartender Ben says. “Ben! Be straight with me. I’m looking at his...
  • Fifty human trafficking victims are discovered in Britain each WEEK

    08/20/2014 9:58:35 AM PDT · by mgist · 1 replies
    Express UK ^ | 8/20/14 | Perring
    Fifty human trafficking victims are discovered in Britain each WEEK ALMOST 50 immigrants are smuggled into Britain each WEEK, government figures have revealed - as police continue to probe two separate cases of human trafficking. Last year 1,746 potential trafficking victims were found in the UK - a rise of 47 per cent on the previous 12 months. In the first three months of this year 392 adults and 174 children were found as victims of human trafficking in the UK - the most common countries of origin being Albania, Slovakia, Nigeria and Vietnam. The figures, recorded by the National...
  • Obama's Attention to Border Crisis Outrages Blacks

    08/20/2014 6:44:13 AM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/19/2014 | Tod Beamon
    Many blacks, who twice voted for Obama in record numbers to elect him as the nation's first African-American president, are angry that he has neglected the problems facing inner cities while working on the border crisis. These big-city ills include chronic black unemployment, poor housing conditions, steep prices for food and services, low high-school graduation rates, and high crime rates. "Black people are being played," Herman Cain... By all accounts and as reported by Brietbart.com, the number of Border Patrol arrests of illegal immigrants since Oct. 1 stands at 174,000 and is still rising. Cain and other African-American conservatives charge...
  • This Black Former NFL Star Has a Plan to Take Down Obama

    08/19/2014 7:30:07 AM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 8/16/14 | Na
    This Black Former NFL Star Has a Plan to Take Down Obama August 16, 2014 Although President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder like to paint disagreement with this president’s positions and policies as racist, increasing opposition to the president’s agenda from blacks calls those claims into serious question. Talk show host Larry Elder has argued that Obama’s withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq was premature and not well thought out. Reverend Billy Owens called Obama “the most immoral president we’ve ever had.” And Georgia Congressman David Scott, a Democrat, has said that he has been “very disappointed”...
  • Armed Men Raid Liberia Ebola Quarantine Center

    08/18/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT · by mgist · 18 replies
    VOA ^ | 8/17/14
    Armed Men Raid Liberia Ebola Quarantine Center Last updated on: August 17, 2014 3:34 PM A group of young men armed with clubs, claiming that "there's no Ebola" in Liberia, raided a quarantine center for the deadly disease in Monrovia overnight, prompting about 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee, a witness said Sunday. Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after the looters chased off Ebola patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses. "They broke down the door and looted the place. The patients have all gone," said Rebecca Wesseh,...
  • UN says criminal activities threaten Yangon’s stability

    08/18/2014 2:22:45 PM PDT · by mgist
    The Peninsula ^ | 8/19/14
    UN says criminal activities threaten Yangon’s stability August 19, 2014 - 12:14:20 am YANGON: The UN yesterday warned that widespread criminal activity in Myanmar was undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle “significant” crime and drug problems in the impoverished country. Myanmar -- the world’s second largest opium producer after Afghanistan and Southeast Asia’s biggest synthetic drug maker -- has signed a “landmark” agreement to work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at it grapples with narcotics and illicit trafficking. “Criminal activity in Myanmar is undermining development efforts,...
  • Review: DOPE, Inc. Britain’s Opium War Against the World (Prophetic)

    08/18/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT · by mgist · 6 replies
    Phibetaiota ^ | 2/20/12 | NA
    Review: DOPE, Inc. Britain’s Opium War Against the World (and Lydon LaRouche’s War Against Henry Kissinger) Amazon Page Editors, Executive Intelligence Review 4.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Six on Detail, Loses Credibility on Mistakes,February 20, 2012 I have never been one to seek out conspiracy books. Reading in 98 categories, it was not until the combination of 9/11 and the multiple legalized crime bubbles that exploded in 2008-2010 that I finally realized I had been oblivious to the obvious that books such as this have been addressing for years, with more mainstream books finally starting to come into play....
  • Man who broke Bank of England increases bet against US stock market

    08/17/2014 3:17:08 PM PDT · by mgist · 21 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8/15/14 | Ping Chang
    Billionaire investor George Soros increased his bet against the US stock market by more than 600pc in the second quarter, regulatory filings show. The man dubbed "the man who broke the Bank of England" for his $10bn bet against sterling in the 1990s, has now taken out a $2.2bn bet that the S&P 500 will fall, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • iran Sanction Revised?

    08/16/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    US Treasury ^ | 7-19-2016 | Valerie Jarret?
    On July 19, 2014, the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, coordinated by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton) and Iran affirmed that they will continue to implement the commitments described in the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) and the U.S. government has extended through November 24, 2014, the sanctions relief provided for in the JPOA. This extended relief comes into effect on July 21, 2014. The following documents are key components of the implementation of the JPOA as extended. Guidance Relating to the Provision Of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief in Order to Implement the Joint...
  • Obama: The Whole Untold Story

    08/15/2014 4:01:18 AM PDT · by mgist · 52 replies
    helptheearth ^ | NA | NA
    Behind the waves, smiles, teleprompters and photo ops, nobody really knows who the hell the President Of The United States really is! Why are Obama's college records still "sealed" (hidden). No one can investigate what classes he took, what subjects he studied, or what papers he wrote. Nobody knew him or even remembers him from Columbia University. Fox News contacted 400 Columbia University students from the period when Obama claims he was there, but none remembered him. None ever heard of him at the class reunion. Obama's photograph isn't in the school yearbook. Obama consistently refuses to talk about his...
  • Ebola: Panic or Pandemic? – An open source investigation

    08/14/2014 12:57:52 PM PDT · by mgist · 12 replies
    Corbett Report ^ | 8/7/2014 | Corbett
    Ebola: Panic or Pandemic? – An open source investigation This post is intended as a round-up of available information on the current Ebola outbreak from various sources around the web. Corbett Report members are encouraged to debate and discuss the situation in the commments thread below, ask questions, suggest links, and otherwise contribute to this investigation. The comments will be used to piece together an upcoming episode of The Corbett Report Podcast on this subject. [Not a Corbett Report member? Sign up today.] Overview: Official information on Ebola virus Ebola haemorrhagic fever is the human disease caused by the Ebola...
  • Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near Quito

    08/13/2014 7:14:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2014 | Na
    Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito caused landslide at a quarry that left workers dead People watch dust sweep the pan-American highway after the earthquake near Quito. Photograph: Dolores Ochoa/AP Two people have been killed in an earthquake in Ecuador, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free those trapped. The 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito triggered a landslide at a quarry that killed two workers there, the national risk control agency said, adding that firemen were searching for three others. "Obviously the landslide was caused by the tremor,...
  • Hilton is engaged! Heiress is 'incredibly happy' banker James Rothschild proposed in Italy

    08/12/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by mgist · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2014
    Nicky Hilton is engaged! Heiress is 'incredibly happy' after banker boyfriend James Rothschild proposed in Italy The couple met at Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt's Italy wedding in 2011 Mr Rothschild apparently flew from the UK, where he is based, to the U.S. to ask Ms Hilton's parents for her hand in marriage The heiress has been married before - she wed childhood friend Todd Andrew Meister in Las Vegas in 2004
  • “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption

    08/12/2014 11:39:19 AM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    Narco News ^ | 3/1/2014 | Bill Conroy
    Narco-Villain “El Chapo’s” Arrest Packaged for Media Consumption Posted by Bill Conroy - March 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm Former DEA Supervisor Contends Guzman’s Capture Was An “Arranged” Event The recent capture of the notorious Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, longtime leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa narco-trafficking organization, was not what it appeared to be, according to a former DEA supervisory agent who still has a deep network of contacts in Mexico. Guzman’s takedown, despite the media script portraying it as a daring predawn raid, was, in fact, an “arranged thing,” claims the retired DEA agent, Hector Berrellez, who led the...
  • Fifty million dollars down the toilet: Australia drug bust

    08/12/2014 5:46:36 AM PDT · by mgist · 10 replies
    Police arrest 33-year-old man after $50 million drug bust 50 kilograms of ice was hidden in a container full of imported toilets The container was shipped to Melbourne from China $130 million worth of ice was also seized in Melbourne on Tuesday Customs officials have seized 50 kilograms of ice, smuggled into Melbourne in a container full of toilets. The haul, worth around $50 million at street value, was discovered amongst 70 boxes of porcelain toilets. Police have arrested a 33-year-old man from Kings Park, who potentially faces life in prison. The shipment from China led police to the man's...
  • Espirito Santo Group: How it all started

    08/11/2014 6:29:36 PM PDT · by mgist · 3 replies
    DW ^ | 7/24/14 | Jjasper Sky
    Espirito Santo Group: How it all started Two linked companies, Espirito Santo Group and RioForte, have applied to Luxembourg courts for protection from their creditors in recent days. The Portuguese family dynasty that owns both companies is at a crossroads. Jose Maria do Espirito Santo e Silva, born in Lisbon on May 13, 1850, didn't know who his father was. His baptismal certificate recorded his paternity as "unknown." But his own children and children's children have been keenly aware of their parentage. Jose founded Portugal's most powerful banking dynasty, and started one of Europe's great family fortunes. His heirs would...
  • Donations from West mask ‘US$60bn looting’ of Africa

    08/11/2014 3:04:04 PM PDT · by mgist · 5 replies
    Herald Zimbabwe ^ | 8-11-14 | Mark Anderson
    Donations from West mask ‘US$60bn looting’ of Africa August 11, 2014 Opinion & Analysis Mark Anderson WESTERN countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the “sustained looting” of the continent as it loses nearly US$60 billion a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed.Although sub-Saharan Africa receives US$134 billion each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released last week by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that US$192 billion leaves the region, leaving a US$58...
  • Leaked Rand Corporation terrifying memo about swift crackdown in Ukraine

    08/11/2014 3:24:58 AM PDT · by mgist · 29 replies
    news Voice ^ | 7/2014 | Torbjörn
    Leaked Rand Corporation terrifying memo about swift crackdown in Ukraine – July 2014 This alleged Rand Corporation classified document is claimed to be leaked to the internet on July 3, 2014. RT.com seem to be the first international media outlet to pick this up and write about it. NewsVoice decided to publish the original document in plain text format. NewsVoice cannot at this moment confirm the authenticity of the document. / The editor A leaked memorandum from the RAND corporation think tank suggests that Kiev should engage in an all-out war in the eastern regions, including shutting down all communications,...
  • Dare Anyone Call it Treason?

    08/10/2014 5:46:19 PM PDT · by mgist · 32 replies
    Family Security ^ | 7/18/2015 | Sellin PHD
    Dare one call it treason? by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD July 18, 2014 The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see - Ayn Rand Many Americans believe that the US Government, the Democrat and Republican Parties and the media are deliberately misleading the American people, hiding the most heinous fraud and Constitutional crisis in the history of the United States. Individuals at the highest levels of the federal government may have aided and abetted a deception, which included willful ignorance, misinformation, false interpretations of the Constitution, outright lies and the creation of fraudulent...
  • J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism

    08/09/2014 4:37:16 PM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/8/14 | Greenfiels
    J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism August 8, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 20 Comments After Hamas violated yet another ceasefire, anti-Israel group J Street stepped up to do what it does best. Attack Jews and Israel. Jeremy Ben Ami, Soros’ J Street errand boy, began his missive by lying and claiming that Hamas did not break the ceasefire. “With the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza at the very moment the cease-fire expired this morning, all of us at J Street feel sick that the fighting is starting up again. “ Even the New York Times...
  • JPMorgan, RBC Capital consider Jersey City offices (Crony Capitalism)

    08/09/2014 4:55:13 AM PDT · by mgist · 8 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | 5/15/2014 | Mark Maurer
    JPMorgan, RBC Capital consider Jersey City offices New Jersey board to vote on request for millions in subsidies May 15, 2014 JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets are seeking incentives from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in an effort to open offices in Jersey City. RBC Capital wants $7.9 million in tax incentives, while JPMorgan is asking for $22.5 million over a decade. Last week, the Bank of New York Mellon said it is considering moving the company’s Wall Street headquarters in the first quarter to either a 2.7 million-square-foot tower at 225 Liberty Street, or...
  • Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. [2011]

    08/07/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 80 replies
    http://presscore.ca ^ | Saturday, June 18th, 2011 | Posted by Paul W Kincaid
    Occidental College transcripts provides concrete evidence to annul Obama presidency. The smoking gun evidence that annuls Obama’s presidency is Obama’s college transcripts regarding his application for and receiving of foreign student aid. Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript from Occidental College shows that Obama (Barry Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship (scholarship) for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program – an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S....
  • African leader of Obama’s Africa summit from bank that violated money-laundering regulations

    08/06/2014 4:14:50 PM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/6/14 | Scher
    THE ROTHSCHILDS One of the African leaders at the forefront of President Barack Obama’s Africa summit headed a bank that was fined eight figures for violating money-laundering regulations and is closely associated with the foundations of liberal billionaire George Soros and the Clinton family. Nigerian Tony Elumelu—a “banking titan” and one of Africa’s richest men—is acting as a spokesperson for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit this week. He penned an op-ed last week in the Wall Street Journal calling the event a “defining moment” for both the African continent and “for the United States as it formally recognizes the strategic importance...
  • Police Chief Insist Judges are Very Lenient with Drug Dealers

    08/06/2014 2:48:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    laCrosse Tribune ^ | 2/2014 | Jungen
    “Too often our department spends weeks or months developing a case, make(s) a great arrest of a drug dealer, and (the defendant is) back out on the street within 24 hours.” Ron Tischer, police chief “If people believe that everyone can be locked up without bond because they’re arrested, before they’re convicted, that’s not a realistic expectation.” Circuit Judge Scott Horne A dispute over the setting of bonds and sentences in La Crosse County Circuit Court isn’t over. While both La Crosse Police Chief Ron Tischer and the county’s judges agree they need to meet, they won’t do so until...
  • How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations

    08/06/2014 7:39:33 AM PDT · by mgist · 22 replies
    First Look ^ | 2/2014 | Greenwald
    A page from a GCHQ top secret document prepared by its secretive JTRIG unit One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four...
  • Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

    08/05/2014 12:01:29 PM PDT · by mgist · 44 replies
    Corbett Report ^ | 7/6/14 | Corbett
    Part One: The Origins of the Fed (good video at link) “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson.” – FDR letter to Colonel Edward House, Nov. 21 1933 All our lives we’ve been told that economics is boring. It’s dull. It’s not worth the time it takes to understand it. And all our lives, we’ve been lied to. War. Poverty. Revolution. They all hinge on economics. And economics all rests on one key concept: money. Money....
  • Peter Goldmark - Thel Man Behind the Global Warming Scheme

    08/04/2014 6:51:50 PM PDT · by mgist · 30 replies
    Politco ^ | not sure | The Arena
    Arena Profile: Peter Goldmark Peter Goldmark currently directs the Climate and Air program for Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to joining Environmental Defense, he was Chairman and CEO of the International Herald Tribune. Peter has had exceptional careers in both the public and private sectors. His public service was highlighted by his tenure as Budget Director for the State of New York during the 1970s city- and state-wide fiscal crisis where he was an architect of its rescue; and as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey through to 1983. He served as president of the...
  • Meet the journalist who accuses Mexican presidents of links to drug cartels

    08/03/2014 1:50:59 PM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    Global Post ^ | 7/21014 | Grillo
    ENLARGE Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez says "Narcoland" reaches the highest level of government. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY — It is not easy for any reporter to cover drug trafficking in Mexico, a country where more than 80 journalists have been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned to death or decapitated since 2006. But despite the risks, journalist and author Anabel Hernandez not only covers the issue, but also levels accusations of narco corruption in the country’s most powerful institution: the presidency. In articles and books, she has alleged links between kingpins such as Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman and a series of Mexican presidents,...