(SteveWatson) – Police powers to stop and search anyone without reasonable suspicion under terrorism laws have been revoked by the British government following a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that stated they were illegal.
The Home Secretary Theresa May today stated:
“In order to comply with the judgment, but avoid pre-empting the review of counter-terrorism legislation, I have decided to introduce interim guidelines for the police.”
“I am therefore changing the test for authorisation for the use of section 44 powers from requiring a search to be ‘expedient’ for the prevention of terrorism, to the stricter test of it being ‘necessary’ for that purpose. And, most importantly, I am introducing a new suspicion threshold.” the home secretary told the Commons.
She added: “Officers will no longer be able to search individuals using section 44 powers. Instead they will have to rely on section 43 powers, which require officers to reasonably suspect the person to be a terrorist. And officers will only be able to use section 44 in relation to the searches of vehicles. I will only confirm these authorisations where they are considered to be necessary, and officers will only be able to use them when they have ‘reasonable suspicion’.” Continue reading →
Leader of Nazi Germany, progenitor of genocides and arguably solely responsible for the European half of the second World War, Adolf Hitler (considered to be one the most evil persons the world has ever known), probably needs no introduction.
In the decades since Hitler’s death many commentators have concluded that he must have been mentally ill, and that if he wasn’t when he started his rule the pressures of his failed wars must have driven him mad. Given that he ordered genocide and ranted and raved, it is easy to see why people have come to this conclusion, but it’s important to state that there is no consensus among historians that he was insane, or what psychological problems he may have had.
Hitler wasn’t insane and didn’t rant and rave because he was mentally ill.
In 1912 he was brainwashed at his grandfather’s Society for Psychical Research (SPR) most likely at the British Military Psych-Ops War School at Tavistock in Devon and in Ireland.
(SteveWatson) – Several more autocratic international voices have added their weight behind proposals to vastly empower the EU with greater authority to govern over nation states in Europe, in the wake of the sovereign debt crisis. Meanwhile, one leading commentator has described the move as “fiscal fascism”. Continue reading →
This time Max Keiser and co-host Stacy Herbert look at the scandals of perfect trading days; PIIGS flying only to fall to earth five minutes later when markets realize the Euro-Tarp financiers are themselves bankrupt debt pigs; and Max Keiser explains high frequency terrorism in the Manchurian candidate markets. In the second half of the show, Max interviews post-neoclassical economic philosopher Damon Vrabel about the European bailout, the financial empire and the IMF, and how the right kind of republic can provide some solutions.
(SteveWatson) – The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has revealed a set of proposals to fully integrate the economies of the EU member states and centralize power under a federalized union.
“The People of Greece Are Fighting for the Whole of Europe”
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund have approved a nearly $1 trillion package to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spilling beyond its borders into the rest of the eurozone. Stocks surged in Europe, Asia and the United States Monday after EU leaders agreed to a $960 billion package to contain Greece’s financial troubles. Meanwhile, the austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the European Union as a condition of their loan are continuing to exact their toll. Greece’s two main unions have continued to hold protests against the reforms. In a statement, one of the unions said, “The crisis should be paid by…all those who looted public finances.” Last week nearly 100,000 people participated in a mass demonstration and a twenty-four-hour general strike against the austerity measures. Video Link Here
(Reuters) – UPDATE 2-U.N. on target for Iran sanctions by mid-June-sources
A new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran will be ready by mid-June, European diplomatic sources said on Friday, but it remained uncertain how soon a draft proposal will be put to the Security Council. Read More Here
(BusinessWeek) – KBR to Get No-Bid Army Work as U.S. Alleges Kickbacks
The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts. Read More Here
(AlterNet) – Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War
Judging by the Barack Obama administration’s reports, pronouncements and actions in recent months point to even greater war-making across the planet. Read More Here
(Haaretz) – Report: IAEA to discuss Israel’s nuclear activities for first time
Israel’s secretive nuclear activities may undergo unprecedented scrutiny next month, with a key meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency tentatively set to focus on the topic for the first time, according to documents shared Friday with The Associated Press. Read More Here
(CounterPunch) – The Downward Slope of Empire – Talking With Chalmers Johnson
Chalmers Johnson, president of the Japan Policy Research Institute, is the author of the bestselling Blowback and The Sorrows of Empire. He appeared in the 2005 prizewinning documentary film Why We Fight. Read More Here
(LewRockwell) – What I Learned in Afghanistan – About the United States – Read More Here
(RawStory) – ‘Severe consequences’ for Pakistan over terror plots:US
Pakistan faces “very severe consequences” if a terror plot like the failed Times Square bombing was traced to that country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in remarks made public on Saturday. Read More Here
(IslamMemo) – Israel threatens to bomb Auxiliary ships Gaza – Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Vice President Biden: Iran is a Threat to Global Security
The following is an excerpt from Vice President Jo Biden’s address to the European parliament, which calls for the deployment of “the phased, adaptive missile defense program to deter and defend against missile attacks on this continent — on this continent.” Biden points to Iran as the enemy of the Western World. He also underscores the American-European alliance and the need for integration in military and civilian affairs: Read More Here
(AntiWar) – Pentagon: More Money for Weapons, Less for Troops
A decade of massive annual increases in military spending have given the Pentagon record budgets, but officials are warning that, as financial problems make more hikes unlikely, the pay raises and benefits packages Congress has given to troops are “unsustainable.” Read More Here
(PressTV) – Israel defiant on its ‘nuclear arsenal’
A senior Israeli official insists that Tel Aviv will not change its nuclear policies despite international calls for the denuclearization of the Middle East.
Under an “ambiguity” policy, Tel Aviv neither confirms nor denies having nuclear weapons. However, according to the British Jane’s Defense Weekly, security experts believe Tel Aviv is in the possession of 100 to 300 atomic warheads. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Russia says Iran attack ‘disastrous’
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has highlighted the “necessity” of political discourse with Iran in ending an impasse over its civilian nuclear program. Read More Here
(PressTV) – US mulls force expansion in Pakistan
The US is looking to expand its military presence in Pakistan in the wake of the unsuccessful Times Square bombing that allegedly involved a Pakistani American. Read More Here
(PressTV) – In NY, Ahmadinejad meets with rabbis
The Iranian president praised the Jewish leaders who had shown the dark side of Zionism to the world by distancing themselves from pro-Zionist policies. Read More Here
(PaulWatson) – European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet’s announcement that the Bank for International Settlements is to become the primary engine for global governance is a shocking admission given the fact that this ultra-secretive menagerie of international bankers was once controlled by top Nazis who, in collusion with global central banks, funneled money through the institution which directly financed Hitler’s war machine.
(Rense) – FIRA – The 800 LB Gorilla In The Financial ‘Reform’ Bill – Joel Skousen
The lackluster Republican opposition to Senator Dodd’s Financial Reform bill is focused on whether or not the Democratic proposal allows for or prohibits additional bailouts. A secondary hot topic is the supposed derivative limitations. Frankly, these are both red herrings. They serve to mask an even larger danger that no one is talking about: a huge new government agency that will control all financial institutions in the US–and not just the “too big to fail” ones. Read More Here
(BBC) – UK unemployment increases to 2.5 million
The number of people unemployed in the UK rose by 43,000 to 2.5 million during the three months to February, official figures have shown. Read More Here
(WSJ) – 2nd UPDATE: US Regulators Close Seven Illinois Banks – Read More Here
(EPJ) – Understanding Just How Dangerous a Value-Added Tax Is – Read More Here
(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Here’s the Serious Situation that Could Blow Goldman Sachs Out of the Water – Read More Here
(WSWS) – Collapse of the Standard of Living in the USA
Studies Reveal Declining Living Standards and Increasing Anger Read More Here
(NPR) – Goldman Sachs Boasted As The Meltdown Unfolded
E-mails released Saturday morning show top executives at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boasting about the money the firm was making as the national housing market collapsed in 2007. Read More Here
(MyBudget360) – The Futile Act of Saving in America Today – No Money Down Car Purchases, Low Down Payment for a big Mortgage, and High Interest Credit Cards for Everyday Spending – Read More Here
(BigGovernment) – IndyMac Attack: Did Schumer, Paulson, Soros, and the CRL Kill the Bank and Profit From Its Collapse? – Read More Here
(WSWS) – Obama Reassures Wall Street on Bank Regulation Bill
President Barack Obama went to lower Manhattan Thursday to deliver a message to Wall Street: Your profits and bonuses will not be disturbed by the regulatory overhaul making its way through Congress. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – Greece Welcomes Its New IMF Overlords With Day Of Rioting And National Strikes – Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – For nations living the good life, the party’s over, IMF says
In the lingo of the International Monetary Fund, the future of the world hinges on “rebalancing and consolidation,” antiseptic words that would not seem to raise a fuss.
(GlobalResearch) – Mortgage Madness: Financial Fraud in the Housing Market – Mike Whitney – Read More Here
(TruthDig) – The Story of the Financial Debacle: Goldman Plays, We Pay
The story of the financial debacle will end the way it began, with the super-hustlers from Goldman Sachs at the center of the action and profiting wildly. Never in U.S. history has one company wielded such destructive power over our political economy, irrespective of whether a Republican or a Democrat happened to be president. Read More Here
(WashingtonPost) – The best financial reform? Let the bankers fail
The trouble with Wall Street isn’t that too many bankers get rich in the booms. The trouble, rather, is that too few get poor — really, suitably poor — in the busts. Read More Here
(BoomBustBlog) – What We’re Looking For To Go Splat!
We have started picking new companies for forensic analysis, along with the ongoing study of the Pan-European Debt Crisis. Below you will find a sneak peak of what we have unearthed but first, the obligatory romp through recent news… Read More Here
(GoldScents) – On The Bring of an Asset Explosion II
Let me start off by saying the market should be correcting. Sentiment has reached ridiculous bullish extremes, the kind of extremes that led to the January /February correction. Read More Here
(UPI) – The European Union’s top climate official called for an energy tax to boost the bloc’s climate protection efforts.
EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard told Monday’s Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung that “energy taxes are among the instruments we should use for climate protection in the EU, because that’s how energy consumption is reduced.” Continue reading →
(Euractiv) – In a controversial move, the European Commission yesterday (2 March) gave the green light for the first genetically-modified potato to be cultivated in the European Union. Continue reading →
(GovernmentAgainstThePeople) – There’s no telling if the two events are connected, but their timing is mighty interesting.
The Polish government and the National Bank of Poland, in a “rare moment of unity,” agree to weaken Poland’s currency, the zloty, in an act that would benefit Poland’s exporters at the expense of Poland’s trading partners—that is, the European Union, among others. Then, the next day, Poland’s president and the president of its national bank die in a plane crash.Continue reading →
Although there is a need for Canada to expand its trade horizons, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) currently being negotiated with the European Union (EU) appears to be based on the flawed NAFTA model. Many view it as an opportunity to decrease its trade reliance on the U.S., but it could serve to accelerate the corporate takeover of the country. The deal would exceed NAFTA in its scope and with the third round of negotiations scheduled for April 19-23 in Ottawa, there are lingering concerns regarding its lack of transparency. A Canada-EU CETA could be used to expand NAFTA, strengthen U.S.-EU economic relations and further advance the transatlantic agenda. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission (EC) have been working on establishing dosage limits on vitamins and supplements within the European Union (EU) using flawed toxicology risk assessment methods to make such determinations. A recent paper published in the journal Toxicology exposes the approach as “fatally flawed,” citing the junk science being used to try to limit access to effective doses of nutritional supplements. Continue reading →
Herman Van Rompuy, the EU’s new president, has submitted a text calling for the creation of an “economic government” that shifts responsibility for economic planning from national authorities to the “EU level”
(France24) – Germany’s foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, backed the idea of a permanent European army Saturday. While speaking to the Munich Security Conference, Westerwelle said a parliamentary run army would help the EU in its role as a “global player”. Continue reading →
(WSWS) – Stock markets in Europe and Asia fell sharply Friday in the second day of a near-panic selloff fueled by fears that the debt crisis facing weaker European economies will throw the world economy into a “double-dip” recession. Continue reading →
The world is cooling and “global warming” is a fraud, Nick Griffin MEP told a shocked European Parliament this afternoon. “After Copenhagen, let us reassess the whole global warming story,” Mr Griffin started out by saying.
“At Copenhagen we had the irony not just of Climategate Two, but also the onset of one of the harshest winters in decades. Continue reading →
(LondoBell) – For some context I think I’ll open with the old classic video of Mr. Barroso denying that there has been any loss of national sovereignty for the member states of the European Union. He refers to it as a ‘pooling of sovereignty’. Various newspapers and assorted ‘normal people’ who you will have the displeasure of seeing daily in the streets continue to parrot this belief in one way or another. Continue reading →
TWO days ago, at almost six o’clock in the evening Cuban time and when, given its geographical location, night had already fallen in Haiti, television stations began to broadcast the news that a violent earthquake – measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale – had severely struck Port-au-Prince. The seismic phenomenon originated from a tectonic fault located in the sea just 15 kilometers from the Haitian capital, a city where 80% of the population inhabit fragile homes built of adobe and mud. Continue reading →
(Guardian) – It is little wonder that José Manuel Barroso is seldom seen without a grin on his face these days. For the European commission chief is one of the luckiest guys in international politics. First, the appointment of a low-profile Belgian as the EU’s first permanent president has meant that Barroso will be able to keep on behaving as if he is the most powerful man in Brussels. And now, it looks likely that Barroso won’t need to lose any sleep about assembling his new team of commissioners (even if they don’t formally start work until January, a few months later than originally expected). Continue reading →
Over the past few years a growing number of white people have joined the longstanding indigenous people’s critique of the holocaust denial that is at the heart of the Thanksgiving holiday. In two recent essays I have examined the disturbing nature of a holiday rooted in a celebration of the European conquest of the Americas, which means the celebration of the Europeans’ genocidal campaign against indigenous people that is central to the creation of the United States. Continue reading →
(JPost) – Israel and the United States, amid growing tensions with Iran, will simulate interoperability between missile defense systems this week during the biennial Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise. Continue reading →
(Haaretz) – The Hamas Health Ministry is claiming that since the Israel Defense Forces operation in Gaza last winter, a higher percentage of children have been born with birth defects, the Ma’an news agency has reported. Continue reading →
A leading member of the Icelandic parliament called Monday night for the country to declare a debt moratorium and stop attempting to pay the $6 billion which the British and Netherlands governments are seeking to extort from Iceland with the help of the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission in Brussels. Continue reading →
(Bloomberg) – New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini said stock markets may drop and billionaire George Soros warned the “bankrupt” U.S. banking system will hamper its economy, highlighting doubts about the sustainability of the global recovery. Continue reading →
France has indicated that even if the Irish vote No in their referendum on the Lisbon Treaty on Friday, it will not hinder the European Union from taking steps towards further integration. Continue reading →
Bilderberg has had front-men call anew for creating a global currency and establishing major European Union-style regions for the administrative convenience of a planned world government. Continue reading →
Those of you who are aware that many of the global elite are eugenicists and want to reduce the population by 80% and who have the common sense to see that there will eventually come a point where (some) people will revolt against their global political and financial agenda, will find this document of particular interest. Continue reading →
The vast majority of German Jews “vehemently rejected Zionism as an enemy from within.” They were Germans. Eighty thousand had fought in the trenches and 12,000 had died. “Nowhere was the opposition of Jews [to Zionism] so widespread, principled, and fierce as in Germany,” a Zionist historian wrote. (168) Continue reading →
Fluoridated water must be treated as a medicine, and cannot be used to prepare foods. That is the decision of the European Court of Justice, in a landmark case dealing with the classification and regulation of ‘functional drinks’ in member states of the European Community. (HLH Warenvertriebs and Orthica (Joined Cases C-211/03, C-299/03, C-316/03 and C-318/03) 9 June 2005) Continue reading →